Current Approaches to the Management of Post Herpetic Neuralgia: Part 2 — Non-Systemic
In this article, we examine the other approaches to PHN management. Claims have been made for products ranging from vitamins to snake venom for patients who develop PHN.
Human Skin Equivalent, Apligraf. — Cellular technology benefits wound repairs
In April 1997, Apligraf® (Novartis), an in vitro construct of human skin (human skin equivalent HSE1), gained approval from the HPB in Canada for use in healing venous leg ulcers. This was the first major regulatory body to approve HSE for this indication.
Update on Drugs and Drug News: December, 1996
Update on: Amphotericin B Lipid Complex Injection Abelcet®Butenafine HCl Cream 1% Mentax® Itraconazole Sporanox®Acitretin Soriatane® Penciclovir cream 1% Denavir®Valacyclovir Valtrex®Laser device Sharplan Silktouch laser®Permethrin lotion Nix®Ivermectin Mectizan® (6 mg tablet)
Female Hair Loss
Androgenetic alopecia is a stressful experience for both sexes, but possibly more distressing for women. An overview of the condition, treatments, and considerations surrounding alopecia.
Various treatment modalities for the treatment of scalp psoriasis are considered, as well as their upsides and downsides. A list of practical tips in management are also provided.
Erythromycin 3% & Benzoyl peroxide 5% Gel for Acne
Benzoyl peroxide 5% plus erythromycin 3% (Benzamycin. gel, Dermik) will be evaluated. Although it is not known how effective it is compared with benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin prescribed separately, Benzamycin® is simpler to use and likely to improve patient compliance.