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[WEBINAR] Need a refresher on Medicare?

Medicare

Need a refresher on Medicare? In this webinar, National Skin Cancer Centres’ Chief Operating Officer Matt Woollard provides an update for GPs on Medicare basics and skin cancer medicine. Matt speaks about item numbers for consultations and procedures, as well as how to bill results, abnormal aftercare, lesion removals and biopsies, including the difference between […]

[3 min read] Sunscreen use optimised by two consecutive applications

sunscreen

Australians are often inadequately protected from the sun. People can become sunburned from just 10 minutes of sun exposure which heightens their risk of skin cancer and can cause irreversible damage to skin cells, resulting in skin pigmentation issues, moles and freckles, loss of skin elasticity, wrinkles and fine lines.

[3 min read] Update on treatments and prognosis of dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease affecting both skin and muscle. Oral steroids are the first-line treatment, but no consensus exists regarding dosing, length of treatment, tapering speed, or when to add which immunosuppressant in case of steroid resistance.

[6 min read] The increasing demand for aesthetic treatments in Australia

aesthetic treatments

There is an increasing demand for aesthetic treatments in Australia, with Australians now spending over $1 billion every year on cosmetic procedures – 40 per cent greater than Americans per capita. Our enthusiasm for looking our best includes everything from basic peels and laser treatments through to cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers. As the aesthetic […]

[3 min read] Do sweat-resistant sunscreens impede natural sweating?

sunscreen

Sunscreen is an important tool in protecting the skin against sun damage, which can cause complications such as pigmentation, wrinkles and skin cancer. Sweat-resistant sunscreens are recommended for patients who are outside on hot summer days or who do physical activity outdoors, so that sweating will not remove or compromise the protection. But do sweat-resistant […]

[3 min read] Tofacitinib for chronic plaque psoriasis

tofacitinib psoriasis

For patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis, what is the long-term safety and durability of efficacy of tofacitinib?

[3 min read] Psoralen-ultraviolet A for hand eczema treatment

hand eczema

Can hand eczema be effectively treated with psoralen-ultraviolet A? Hand eczema is a common inflammatory dermatosis that causes significant patient morbidity. Studies comparing psoralen–ultraviolet A with narrowband ultraviolet B have been small, non-randomised and retrospective.

[3 min read] Dietary fibre lowers patients’ risk of diet-related diseases

dietary fibre

Observational studies and clinical trials conducted over nearly 40 years have revealed the health benefits of eating at least 25-29 grams of dietary fibre a day.

[5 min read] Hydrogen peroxide to treat seborrhoeic keratoses

hydrogen peroxide for seborrhoeic keratoses

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.

[3 min read] 5-year follow-up of methotrexate and azathioprine for atopic dermatitis

atopic dermatitis

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.

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