2020 Index for Skin Therapy Letter – Dermatology Edition
This index covers all new skin treatments introduced in Skin Therapy Letter Dermatology Edition articles in 2020.
Update on Drugs & Devices: January-February 2021
The latest drug & device update covers: Orladeyo™ (BioCryst Pharmaceuticals), KPL-716 (Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals), Sklice® (Arbor Pharmaceuticals) and Picato® (Leo Pharma)
Pediatric Psoriasis Comorbidities
While the association between psoriasis and various comorbidities is well documented in adults, questions remain as to whether the same relationships exist in the pediatric population.
Nicotinamide: An Update and Review of Safety & Differences from Niacin
Oral nicotinamide is an affordable over-the-counter supplement with demonstrated benefit in the treatment of a range of skin conditions, most notably AK and NMSC.
Update on Drugs & Devices: November – December 2020
This update covers: Gene therapy for DEB (AGLE-102), Golimumab for IV use (Simponi® Aria™), Clascoterone 1% cream (Winlevi®), Triplet melanoma therapy (Tecentriq® + Cotellic® and Zelboraf®), Ustekinumab for SC use (Stelara®), Calcipotriene + betamethasone dipropionate cream (Wynzora®), Abametapir 0.74% lotion (Xeglyze™), Sonidegib capsules (Odomzo®) and Halobetasol propionate + tazarotene lotion (Duobrii™).
Dermatologic Applications and Safety Considerations of Janus Kinase Inhibitors
Janus kinase inhibitors, also known as JAK inhibitors or jakinibs, represent a new class of medication that have broad potential to treat dermatologic disease.
Elective Treatment of Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra: A Review of Treatment Modalities
Dermatosis papulosa nigra is a benign skin lesion found most frequently on the face of patients with skin of color. This article compares treatment modalities for DPN.
Update on Drugs & Devices: September-October 2020
This update covers: Guselkumab SC use (Tremfya®), Adalimumab-fkjp SC use (Hulio®), Collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes SC use (Qwo™), Protein replacement therapy for XLHED (ER-004), Pembrolizumab IV use (Keytruda®), Minocycline 1.5% foam (Zilxi™), Microbiome-based non-aqueous ointment (ATR-12), Dupilumab SC use (Dupixent®) and Selumetinib capsules (Koselugo™)
Risankizumab, an IL-23p19 Inhibitor for Psoriasis: A Review of the Current Literature
The addition of biologics that target IL-23p19 (Risankizumab) to our therapeutic armamentarium has succeeded in improving outcomes in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
Management of Primary Small-Vessel Vasculitis
Small-vessel vasculitides (SVV) are a group of disorders that occur due to primarily systemic inflammation or as sequelae of an infection, malignancy, or other rheumatic disease.
Update on Drugs & Devices: May – June 2020
Update on Selumetinib capsules (Koselugo®), Crisaborole 2% ointment (Eucrisa®), Infliximab biosimilar for IV injection (Avsola™) and Baricitinib tablets (Olumiant®)
Use of Topical Crisaborole for Treating Dermatitis in a Variety of Dermatology Settings
The discussed cases reflect the panels’ real-world clinical experience with crisaborole for the treatment of patients with AD and the off-label treatment of irritant dermatitis.
A Novel Topical Retinoid for Acne: Trifarotene 50 μg/g Cream
In two large randomized vehicle-controlled 12-week trials and in a 52-week open label study of moderate-to-severe acne at the face and trunk in subjects aged 9 years and older, trifarotene 50 μg/g cream demonstrated efficacy, safety, and cutaneous tolerability.
An Anti-Wrinkle Diet: Nutritional Strategies to Combat Oxidation, Inflammation and Glycation
A number of research studies have documented the link between diet and skin aging. These results may be used to develop dietary recommendations that combat the forces of oxidation, inflammation, and glycation.
Skin Treatments Introduced in 2019
A variety of new skin treatments introduced in 2019.
Update on Drugs & Devices: March – April 2020
This update covers Tazemetostat tablets/Tazverik™ (Epizyme, Inc.), Tazarotene lotion 0.045%/Arazlo™ (Ortho Dermatologics, Bausch Health) and Rituximab biosimilar for IV injection/ABP 798 (Amgen, Allergan).
Hydrogen Peroxide Topical Solution, 40% (w/w) for the Treatment of Seborrheic Keratoses: A Review
Given our current options for the treatment of Seborrheic Keratoses include only more invasive, non-topical therapies, Hydrogen Peroxide Topical Solution (40%) fills a void in our therapeutic repertoire as the first FDA-approved topical therapy for SKs.
Management of Ichthyosis: A Brief Review
Ichthyosis management requires a multimodal approach, including topical and oral agents in addition to lifestyle modifications.
Update on Drugs & Devices: January – February 2020
This update covers Lebrikizumab SC injection (Dermira), Infliximab-axxq for IV injection (Avsola™, Amgen), Trifarotene cream 50 mcg/g (Aklief®, Galderma), Adalimumab-afzb for SC injection (Abrilada™, Pfizer), Lidocaine + tetracaine (7%/7%) local anesthetic cream (Pliaglis®, Crescita Therapeutics), Maralixibat oral solution (Mirum Pharmaceuticals), Cetirizine hydrochloride for IV injection (Quzyttir™, TerSera Therapeutics) and Minocycline foam 4% (Amzeeq™, Foamix)
Index for STL Volume 24 (2019)
Index of STL articles for Volume 24 (2019). Articles are indexed by drug names, trade names and disease terms. Use the main navigation (A, B, C..) to navigate through this index and use the reference links (i.e. 4:5-9) to see the sources.
Tildrakizumab for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis
Tildrakizumab is a promising therapeutic option for patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. The specificity of the drug in targeting the p19 subunit of IL-23 allows for the high efficacy and safety of long-term treatment as demonstrated in clinical trials.
Brief Update on Dermatologic Uses of Methotrexate
Methotrexate has been an important agent in the management of dermatologic conditions for decades. Although first indicated for the treatment of psoriasis, MTX has been shown to be a successful treatment option for a wide array of skin diseases.
Update on Drugs & Devices: November – December 2019
The latest drug & device update covers: Trifarotene 0.005% cream (Aklief®, Galderma), Afamelanotide implant (Scenesse®, Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals), Rituximab for IV use (Rituxan®, Genentech), Jynneos™ (Bavarian Nordic), Aczone® (Almirall) and Juvéderm Voluma® XC (Allergan)
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): Current Applications in Dermatology
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous serum containing high concentrations of platelets and growth factors. PRP continues to evolve as an important treatment modality with many applications in dermatology, particularly in the areas of hair restoration, skin rejuvenation, acne scars, dermal augmentation, and striae distensae.
Skin, Hair and Nail Supplements: An Evidence-Based Approach
Dermatology supplements, often marketed as “skin, hair, and nail” supplements, are becoming increasingly popular. However, many consumers lack an understanding of the science of dietary supplements or the specifics of the supplement industry.
Update on Drugs & Devices: September – October 2019
The latest drug & device update covers: Adalimumab-bwwd for SC injection (Hadlima™), Apremilast tablets (Otezla®), Calcipotriene + betamethasone dipropionate (Enstilar® foam Taclonex® topical suspension), Bempegaldesleukin + nivolumab for IV use (NKTR-214 + Opdivo®), Dupilumab for SC injection (Dupixent®), Magnetic muscle stimulation for body contouring (CoolTone™), Laser device for body contouring (eon™ FR).
A Closer Look at the Data Regarding Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in Psoriasis Patients: The Case of Brodalumab
There is no clear evidence that monoclonal antibodies influence neurological function and modulate behavior in humans. More research in this area is necessary in order to begin to understand the potential effects of..
Shingrix for Herpes Zoster: A Review
Shingrix®, a new recombinant subunit vaccine, has shown a great deal of promise in the prevention of HZ in adults over the age of 50. The combination of zoster viral glycoprotein E and the AS01B adjuvant system make it a safe, efficacious option for the elderly as well as immunosuppressed individuals.
Update on Drugs & Devices: July – August 2019
Latest drug update covers Belimumab for IV use (Benlysta, GSK), Etanercept-ykro (Eticovo®, Samsung Bioepis), Halobetasol propionate 0.01% + tazarotene 0.045% lotion (Duobrii™, Bausch Health), Protein replacement therapy for SC injection (PTR-01, Phoenix Tissue Repair), Risankizumab for SC injection (Skyrizi™, AbbVie), Ruxolitinib tablets (Jakafi®, Incyte Corporatio), and Oral MEK inhibitor (PD-0325901, SpringWorks Therapeutics).
Topical Diacerein Ointment for Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex: A Review
This review examines the clinical trials of topical diacerein and its role in Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex. Diacerein cream was recently US FDA-approved in May 2018 for treatment of patients with EBS.
Update on the Management of Vitiligo
Vitiligo is a psychosocially debilitating disease requiring a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Patients should be made aware of all of the options available geared at repigmentation and depigmentation prior to formulating a treatment plan.
Update on Drugs & Devices: May – June 2019
Latest drug update covers Pembrolizumab for IV injection (Keytruda®, Merck & Co.), Guselkumab for SC injection (Tremfya®, MorphoSys/Janssen), Dupilumub for SC injection (Dupixent®, Regeneron), and Risankizumab for SC injection (Skyrizi™, AbbVie).
Glycopyrronium Tosylate (Qbrexza) for Hyperhidrosis
Glycopyrronium tosylate (Qbrexza), a topical anticholinergic therapy, has been shown to be effective in the treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis.
Crisaborole 2% Ointment (Eucrisa) for Atopic Dermatitis
Crisaborole represents a novel and efficacious therapeutic approach for the treatment of mild to moderate Atopic Dermatitis and demonstrates early and continued decrease in pruritus, which improves quality of life and reduces the potential risk of infection and scarring.
Skin Treatments Introduced in 2018
A list of skin treatments introduced in 2018, categorized by type/class of therapy. The content primarily focuses on approvals issued by US and Canadian drug regulatory agencies and is sourced from both regulatory and industry news releases.
Update on Drugs & Devices: March – April 2019
Latest drug update covers Pembrolizumab, Oral JAK + SYK dual inhibitor, Lidocaine 7% + tetracaine 7% local anesthetic cream and PrabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs.
The Treatment of Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis
Primary focal hyperhidrosis afflicts a significant number of patients in the United States and greatly impacts their quality of life. Treatment decisions should take into consideration disease location, severity and patient preference.
Update on Immunotherapeutics in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma
There are many new immunotherapeutics that have been approved or are in clinical and pre-clinical trials to expand our arsenal in the treatment of melanoma and other previously difficult to treat malignancies.
Update on Drugs & Devices: January – February 2019
Update on Dalbavancin hydrochloride for IV infusion (Xydalba™), Omadacycline for IV and oral use (Nuzyra™), Tildrakizumab-asmn for SC injection (Ilumya™), Adalimumab-adaz for SC injection (Hyrimoz™) and other new drugs and treatments.
Index for STL Volume 23 (2018)
Articles are indexed by drug names, trade names and disease terms. Bold entries refer to major references. Use the main navigation (A, B, C..) to navigate through this index and use the reference links (i.e. 4:5-9) to see the sources.