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Seborrhoeic keratoses affect all racial groups and commonly appear after the age of 40. Approved topical treatments for the skin condition are an unmet need, so a study in the US evaluated the safety and efficacy of 40% hydrogen peroxide topical solution (HP40) versus vehicle for the treatment of seborrhoeic keratoses.
A recent study in the Netherlands was the first to look at long-term oral treatment for atopic dermatitis. It investigated long-term effectiveness, safety and drug survival of methotrexate and azathioprine.
Do you know the secret to building a successful skin cancer practice? In this month’s webinar with our CEO Paul Elmslie, we talked about the seven pillars of a successful skin cancer practice, which, when executed correctly, can help build a great workplace for your staff, delight your patients, and carry your practice above the […]
Acne vulgaris affects around 85 per cent of Australians at some stage of their lives. Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that can cause significant damage to the skin, ranging from skin congestion to permanent scarring. It is a condition commonly seen in general practice and can greatly affect a patient’s physical, emotional and mental […]
Patients are always keen to try complementary approaches to their skin disorders, and it is useful for primary care practitioners to have some evidence-based advice for these patients. In fact, up to 51 per cent of patients with psoriasis report the use of complementary and alternative medicine in their treatment regimen, although it has hitherto […]
At what rate is contact immunotherapy associated with satisfactory hair regrowth in patients with alopecia areata? Contact immunotherapy with diphenylcyclopropenone or squaric acid dibutyl ester is a preferred treatment for severe alopecia areata; however, the defined criteria for therapeutic hair regrowth and regrowth rate have been highly heterogeneous across studies. An analysis aimed to summarise […]
Professor Liz Isenring, Head of Bond University’s Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program, discusses why Medical Nutrition Management is the must-know information for GPs wanting to address underlying conditions and work towards solutions that will improve patient outcomes.
The World Health Organisation reports that there is a strong relationship between diet and some major chronic diseases. Here are just five of the conditions general practitioners commonly see in primary care that can be better managed when patients receive effective medical nutrition support from their GP.
As a general practitioner, you are in an ideal position to talk with patients about weight management. Here is how you can address this sensitive topic in your day to day practice. Why talk with your patients about their weight? Around 63 per cent of Australian adults are obese. Excess weight puts people at risk […]
Recently, there has been growing interest in the ketogenic diet. Do you have the knowledge to deal with the increasing number of patients asking whether the diet is safe and recommended for them? Despite the recent hype, the ketogenic (or keto) diet has actually been used in medicine for almost 100 years to treat epilepsy, […]