STL Volume 9 Number 3

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Anticoagulants and Blood Thinners During Cutaneous Surgery: Always, Sometimes or Never?

There is no consensus with regard to perioperative blood thinner management in patients undergoing cutaneous procedures. There are many studies that support continuation of blood thinners during cutaneous procedures supporting the conclusion that blood thinners should not be discontinued for cutaneous procedures.
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A Review of Systemic Retinoid Therapy for Acne and Related Conditions

Oral isotretinoin, since its introduction more than 20 years ago, has been and still is the 'gold standard' in the treatment of acne and its variants. This is the only approach to acne with the possibility of a permanent “cure” or long term remission.