Oral vs Topical Isotretinoin in the Treatment of Plane Warts

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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. Continue reading “Oral vs Topical Isotretinoin in the Treatment of Plane Warts”

Will artificial intelligence replace dermatologists?

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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”. Continue reading “Will artificial intelligence replace dermatologists?”

[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 future, you will wonder how you can realise the value of your practice, and how you can best prepare it to optimise its value. Paul provides real-time expert advice on these pressing questions in this month’s webinar. Continue reading “[WEBINAR]: Do you have an exit strategy from your medical practice?”

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. Continue reading “Genital Lesions in Organ Transplant Recipients”

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. Continue reading “Can we prevent atopic dermatitis?”

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 metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Continue reading “What is the relationship between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome?”

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?

A study looked at exposure to hygiene procedures and investigated the associations between occupational hand washing, use of non-sterile gloves and hand disinfectant, and self-reported hand eczema.
Continue reading “Hand Eczema in Healthcare Workers”

[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, finance the clinic and get the right tax advice? Who should you recruit to progress the business and deliver the best service to your patients? Paul answers these questions and more in this month’s webinar.

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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 and doctors can sometimes struggle to offer dependable advice to parents. Continue reading “Preventing Skin Problems in Newborn Babies”

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. Continue reading “New Eczema Treatment Puts Sufferers Into Remission”