STL Volume 6 Number 10

STL Volume 6 Number 10
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Aminolevulinic Acid (Levulan®) in Photodynamic Therapy of Actinic Keratoses

The role of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of in situ neoplasias and tumors of the skin is steadily increasing. Its principles of photodynamic action include an intratumoral enriched photosensitizer and light activation.
Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: September 2001

Updates on: Aminolevulinic Acid Levulan® Kerastick™ photodynamic therapy Infliximab Remicade™ Butenafine HCl Mentax®Clotrimazole/Betamethasone Dipropionate
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Vulvovaginal Dryness and Itching

Dryness and itching in the vulvovaginal area is an increasing problem as our female population ages and becomes menopausal. This dryness and itching is often the result of estrogen deficiency, and there are typically two types of treatment: Specific Therapy (or hormone replacement therapy), and Nonspecific Therapy.