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Lichen planus is an inflammatory condition that causes purplish, itchy, flat-topped bumps on the skin. On mucous membranes, the condition forms lacy white patches, sometimes with painful sores. Genital or vulval lichen planus may have a disabling effect on a patient’s quality of life, and evidence-based management guidelines are lacking. A study published in the Journal […]
What is the prevalence of allergic contact dermatitis as a reaction to sunscreen chemicals? Previous studies have found that allergic contact dermatitis to sunscreen is rare, although irritant reactions are more common, with reactions to excipients in sunscreens occurring twice as frequently as reactions to sunscreen actives.
Do you know how to turn a dissatisfied patient into a happy patient? In this month’s webinar with our CEO Paul Elmslie, we shared the best approaches for turning dissatisfied patients into happy ones, with tips on how you can measure the NPS score of your practice.
The relevance of phototherapy in current dermatology practice was discussed at the 2018 Dermcoll, the 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, which was held in May on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
What electrocardiographic (ECG) changes are associated with hidradenitis suppurativa? Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease, recently associated with metabolic syndrome, sub-clinical atherosclerosis and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
A study sought to determine the impact of dupilumab on rates of skin and other infections in patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is characterised by skin barrier defects, T helper type 2 cell activation, and increased risk for cutaneous and extracutaneous infections. In clinical trials, dupilumab appeared to decrease rates of skin […]
Plane warts are a common therapeutic problem. A study published in the International Journal of Dermatology sought to assess the efficacy and safety of oral versus topical isotretinoin in the treatment of plane warts.
Patients with severe alopecia areata and vitiligo, along with their treating physicians, have been frustrated by the lack of effective therapies for these two common disorders. Both alopecia areata and vitiligo affect one to two per cent of the population and both have marked negative impacts on quality of life. Further, atopic dermatitis affects up to […]
Will artificial intelligence reduce the need for skilled dermatologists in the future? In a commentary recently published in the Conference Review of the 76th American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting 2018, Dr S. Swetter discussed whether artificial intelligence will “do us out of a job”.
In this month’s webinar with our CEO Paul Elmslie, we shared the most common exit strategy options for medical professionals. Do you know all your options and potential exit strategies as a practice owner? Preparing your clinic for your retirement can be a difficult task. As you approach this milestone in the near or distant […]