STL Index for: Kraft N. John

Bilastine – A Novel Antihistamine for Allergic Rhinitis and Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

Bilastine has a proven, long-term safety record with use by over 71 million patients in over 104 countries. This article describes the evolution from first generation antihistamines, second generation antihistamines, and where Bilastine comes in.

Chronic Hand Dermatitis: Case-based Approaches to Management

Practical guidelines for the management of Chronic Hand Dermatitis were published in the Skin Therapy Letter, Family Practice Edition (October 2016). This series of cases using Alitretinoin (Toctino®), is a follow on to that publication to put the guidelines into context.

Acitretin Revisited

Acitretin over the last 20 years has proven useful in a number of dermatologic diseases. Evidence of efficacy, side-effect profile, and approach to its use will be reviewed.

Moisturizers: An Essential Component in Eczema Management

Atopic dermatitis (AD) or eczema is a chronic, relapsing form of skin inflammation that is attributable to multiple pathogenic, genetic, and environmental factors, as well as a dysfunctional epidermal barrier. Immune responses involved in AD culminate in dry skin, pruritus, and IgE mediated sensitization to food and environmental allergens.

Novel Agents for Intractable Itch

There exists a multitude of medical conditions that cause intractable itch, or pruritus. These novel antipruritic agents will be explored in this review.

Skin Care as an Adjunct Treatment for Skin Disease

This article describes how pharmacists can play an important role in providing for patients with their skin concerns and counselling patients on effective management and behavioral strategies as well as prescribing. Reactive and proactive communication approaches are described.

Hyperpigmentation and Its Topical Treatments

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and melasma are common problems that dermatologists see. Various bleaching options are considered.

Topical Treatments for Melasma and Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation disorders of the skin are common and can be the source of significant psychosocial distress for patients. Topical applications are the mainstay of treatment and include phenols, retinoids, corticosteroids, and their combinations.

Moisturizers: What They Are and a Practical Approach to Product Selection

Moisturizers are widely used products that are important in many dermatologic and cosmetic skin therapies. They contain varying combinations of emollients, occlusives, and humectants to achieve their beneficial effects, and there is an overwhelming number of formulations available.

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