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How effective is methotrexate in paediatric alopecia areata?

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How effective is methotrexate for treating paediatric alopecia areata? A study in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment reviewed the efficacy and safety of methotrexate in 14 paediatric patients with alopecia areata.

What is the relationship between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome?

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What is the relationship between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome? A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology sought to determine the association between the two conditions. Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches. Several studies have suggested a relationship between psoriasis and […]

Hand Eczema in Healthcare Workers

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Eczema on the hands is more common in healthcare workers than in the general population, as the hands of doctors, nurses and other medical staff are subject to increased washing and sterilisation as a result of mandatory hygiene regulations. Is there a way to curb the rate of hand eczema while maintaining workplace health standards? […]

Are light therapies effective for treating acne?

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There is no clinical evidence to prove the effectiveness of light therapies for the treatment of acne, according to a review published in JAMA Dermatology Clinical Evidence Synopsis. The American Medical Association journal found that although a wide range of light therapies of different wavelengths, doses and active substances are purported to safely and effectively treat […]

[WEBINAR]: Five key elements to set up a successful practice


In this month’s webinar with our CEO Paul Elmslie, we introduced the five key elements you need to set up a successful medical practice. Establishing a new medical practice from the ground up can be a daunting task. How do you choose the premises and negotiate the lease? How do you build a realistic budget, […]

Vitiligo: Factors Affecting Patients’ Quality of Life


Little is known about factors affecting the quality of life of patients with vitiligo. Vitiligo is a chronic depigmentation disorder characterised by well-demarcated white macules and patches, reflecting selective melanocyte destruction. The condition affects about two per cent of the population and remains a major challenge in dermatology. Although vitiligo is generally asymptomatic, it profoundly […]

Pigment Changes in Patients Treated with Targeted Anticancer Agents

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For patients undergoing treatment with targeted anticancer agents, what is the risk of experiencing pigment changes to the skin and hair? A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology determined the incidence and risk of patients experiencing pigment changes after undergoing therapy with anticancer drugs.

Preventing Skin Problems in Newborn Babies


What is the most effective skincare routine for reducing skin problems in newborn babies? More than 50 per cent of newborns have skin problems such as diaper dermatitis, seborrheic eczema and prickly heat. This is because newborns’ skin can easily become dry, leaving the skin vulnerable. An effective newborn skincare protocol has not been established […]

New Eczema Treatment Puts Sufferers Into Remission


A new eczema treatment approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration has been shown to put chronic sufferers into remission. In a two-year trial of the drug Dupixent, some patients’ eczema completely disappeared within eight weeks.

[WEBINAR]: How to maximise the performance of your clinical team

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In this month’s webinar with our CEO Paul Elmslie, we introduced strategies on how to manage your clinical team to deliver the best support to you and your patients. What is the secret to a well-run practice that delights patients? Efficient clinical support staff are crucial in facilitating your work and maximising productivity in a fast-paced general […]