STL Volume 11 Number 1
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An index for drug names and conditions including Accutane®, Aczone®, Adalimumab, Agalsidase Alfa, Aldara®, Alefacept, Alesion® Dry Syrup 1%, AlloDerm®, AMEVIVE® and other drugs.
The use of nonabsorbable sutures for lifting lax, aging skin is an increasingly popular option for cosmetic surgeons. Contour Threads™ (Surgical Specialties Corp.) are novel modified polypropylene sutures recently approved for this purpose by the US FDA.
Etanercept has recently been approved for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis at a dose of 50mg twice per week for 12 weeks followed by a maintenance dose of 50mg once weekly thereafter. Clinical studies have shown excellent efficacy and a good safety profile in patients with psoriasis.