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In this month’s webinar with our CEO Paul Elmslie, we introduced strategies on how to move from bulk-billing to private billing. With Medicare rebates remaining low, how do you meet the increasing cost of providing medical care in your practice? Doctors are forced to take a pay-cut, see more patients, or charge more. Most GPs will […]
A recent study published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment sought to assess the efficacy and safety of combining a potent corticosteroid with a retinoid in the treatment of vulvar lichen sclerosus. Researchers retrospectively compared 21 patients treated with mometasone furoate and tretinoin in short-contact therapy (Group A), and 20 patients treated with cold cream […]
How safe and effective are biologic treatments for elderly patients with psoriasis? The number of elderly psoriasis patients is steadily increasing. However, biologic treatment is generally considered to be challenging in older patients due to their increased risk of complications compared with younger patients. A retrospective study in Japan aimed to evaluate the safety and […]
What is the link between obesity and rosacea? This poorly understood relationship was the focus of a study recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The cohort study was the first to determine the association between obesity and the risk of incident rosacea, and included 89,886 participants from the Nurses’ Health […]
Patients with paediatric psoriasis should be routinely screened to identify risk factors for disease comorbidities, according to recent consensus guidelines. A panel specialising in paediatric psoriasis and dermatology has developed the first guidelines for comorbidity screenings among patients with the disease. The authors of the guidelines wrote that a key part of managing psoriatic patients’ […]
Standard sunscreen application does not provide effective body coverage, leaving 11 percent of the body exposed to UV radiation, according to new research. A study recently published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science assessed sunscreen application habits and relative body coverage after single whole-body application. Fifty-two volunteers were asked to follow their usual sunscreen […]
Are vitamin D supplements an effective treatment for psoriasis in older patients? Vitamin D deficiency does not cause psoriasis, but it may impair the body’s ability to keep skin healthy. Vitamin D deficiency is quite common in people with chronic plaque psoriasis. A recent study published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment investigated the clinical […]
Biologic therapy is effective for treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis but may be associated with an increased risk for serious infection. A recent study looked at the serious infection rate among psoriasis patients treated with biologic, as compared with non-biologic systemic agents. Researchers identified 5,889 adult psoriasis patients who had been treated with systemic therapies.
How does topical corticosteroid phobia affect treatment adherence in patients with atopic dermatitis? Topical corticosteroid phobia refers to the negative feelings and beliefs related to topical corticosteroids experienced by patients and their caregivers. This phenomenon may be a major contributing factor in treatment failure in patients with atopic dermatitis, yet is sparsely described in literature.
Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a chronic scarring alopecia with an unpredictable evolution. There are currently no classifications of this disease which may predict its prognosis. A recent study sought to analyse the differences in clinical presentation and evolution of frontal fibrosing alopecia patients to create a clinical and prognostic classification. A cohort of 242 female […]