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[3 min read] Half of health care workers have experienced dermatitis


Almost half of health care workers have experienced dermatitis, according to research by the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. A retrospective study of health care workers assessed in Australian dermatology clinics found that 49.7 per cent had experienced allergic contact dermatitis.

[5 min read] Australian healthy skin guidelines

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The Australian Healthy Skin Consortium has published the inaugural ‘National Healthy Skin Guideline: for the Prevention, Treatment and Public Health Control of Impetigo, Scabies, Crusted Scabies and Tinea for Indigenous Populations and Communities in Australia.’ The aim of the guidelines is to help healthcare providers recognise, diagnose, treat and prevent skin infections in Indigenous communities.

[3 min read] Venous leg ulcers: exercise with compression vs compression alone

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Is an exercise regimen combined with compression more effective at treating venous leg ulcers than just compression alone? Exercise is recommended as an adjuvant treatment for venous leg ulceration to improve calf muscle pump function. However, the association of exercise with leg ulcer healing has not been properly aggregated, and the effectiveness of different exercise interventions […]

[3 min read] Conjunctivitis in atopic dermatitis patients treated with dupilumab


What factors are associated with the development of conjunctivitis in patients treated with dupilumab for atopic dermatitis? Clinical trials of dupilumab for atopic dermatitis have reported an increased incidence of conjunctivitis in patients who received dupilumab compared with those who received placebo.

[4 min read] Filaggrin mutations: association with eczema, asthma and healthcare costs


Are filaggrin mutations associated with increased prescribing for eczema and asthma, and is increased prescribing associated with increased healthcare costs? 

[WEBINAR] How to employ staff for your medical practice under the Australian federal employment system

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Are you up-to-speed on how to employ staff for your medical practice under the Australian federal employment system? In this month’s webinar, Chief Operating Officer, Matt Woollard and Manager, People & Culture, Karen Kennedy discussed how they manage the compliance side of employing staff at National Skin Cancer Centres.

[3 min read] Do cleansers help relieve acne?

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Do over-the-counter cleansers help relieve symptoms of acne? Over-the-counter cleansers and washers are common interventions in acne vulgaris but the clinical evidence for their benefit is poorly understood.

[3 min read] Do antihistamines help to treat atopic dermatitis?

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Do antihistamines help to treat atopic dermatitis? Antihistamines are often used to treat itchiness associated with the skin condition, even though there is a lack of evidence for their efficacy. The American Academy of Dermatology does not recommend the general use of antihistamines in the management of atopic dermatitis. However, the value of short-term sedating […]

[3 min read] Which laser therapy is best for treating melasma?


With recent research suggesting that melasma may have a vascular component, vascular-targeting lasers and light therapies may be a therapeutic option that will benefit patients who suffer from the skin condition in which brown patches appear on the face.

[WEBINAR] How to run effective team meetings in a medical practice


[WEBINAR] Do you know how to run effective team meetings in a busy medical practice? A clear communication process is essential for any clinic, as it is the key to a dynamic and coherent team structure. In this month’s webinar, our CEO Paul Elmslie shares his experiences on how to hold internal team meetings, develop […]