STL Volume 12 Number 5

STL Volume 12 Number 5
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Update on Drugs and Drug News – June 2007

Update on Retapamulin Ointment 1% Altabax® GlaxoSmithKline, Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Recombinant Vaccine Gardasil® Merck, Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Recombinant Vaccine AERIUS®/ AZOMYR®/ NEOCLARITYN® Schering-Plough.
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Use of Cutaneous Lasers and Light Sources: Appropriate Training and Delegation

In recent years, there has been increasing concern that laser, light, and cosmetic surgery are being used by poorly trained professionals, resulting in preventable injuries to patients. These guidelines delineate appropriate qualifications, and also describe the circumstances and settings in which delegation is appropriate.
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ECP versus PUVA for the Treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) and psoralen plus ultraviolet A therapy (PUVA) are widely accepted types of photochemotherapy used for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL). The best efficacy data derived from prospective case studies and meta-analysis are reviewed here.