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[WEBINAR]: Do you have an exit strategy from your medical practice?

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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 […]

Genital Lesions in Organ Transplant Recipients

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What types of genital lesions are found in organ transplant recipients and at what frequency? A study recently published in JAMA Dermatology assessed the prevalence and types of genital lesions observed in organ transplant recipients.

Correctly Diagnosing Dermatomyositis

Differentiating causes of facial erythema can be challenging. A recent article in the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology Conference Review discussed the importance of recognising clinical clues to correctly diagnose dermatomyositis. Wrong diagnosis leads to mismanagement, sometimes resulting in a fatal outcome for the patient.

Treatment of Prurigo with Methotrexate


Prurigo is a common skin condition characterised by multiple nodules on the backs of the arms and legs that are extremely itchy. Treatment can be very challenging. Methotrexate is effective for the treatment of pruriginous dermatoses, but can it be used for prurigo? A recent study published in the Journal of the European Academy of […]

Can we prevent atopic dermatitis?

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The 76th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology brought together dermatologists and healthcare professionals in dermatology-related specialities from around the world. An interesting question was raised – of particular interest in general practice – as to whether we can prevent atopic dermatitis.

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, […]