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[WEBINAR]: How to maximise the performance of your clinical team

Webinar 2 - Support staff

In this month’s webinar with our CEO Paul Elmslie, we introduced strategies on how to manage your clinical team to deliver the best support to you and your patients. What is the secret to a well-run practice that delights patients? Efficient clinical support staff are crucial in facilitating your work and maximising productivity in a fast-paced general […]

Acne Patients at Significantly Higher Risk of Major Depression

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People with acne have a significantly increased risk of developing major depression, but only in the first five years after diagnosis, according to a study recently published in the British Journal of Dermatology. Canadian researchers conducted an analysis of nearly two million people and found that people with acne are at greatest risk for major […]

Unintended sunburn: the prevalence, risks and considerations

unintended sunburn

How often do people receive unintended sunburn, and how can sun protection messages be refined to target these people? Sunburn causes DNA damage to the skin, accelerates skin ageing, and increases a person’s lifetime risk of skin cancer. In fact, sustaining just five sunburns in youth increases a person’s melanoma risk by 80 per cent. […]

What is the effect of fluorouracil cream on photoageing?

photoageing

What is the effect of a standard course of topical fluorouracil cream on photoageing? Photoageing – premature skin ageing caused by long-term UV exposure – is of aesthetic concern to many patients. A study in JAMA Dermatology investigated the effect of topical fluorouracil (five per cent) cream in treating the condition. The Veterans Affairs Keratinocyte […]

Is Sunscreen Effective in Preventing DNA Damage?

DNA damage

Are topical sunscreens effective in preventing UV radiation-induced DNA damage in vivo? There is strong evidence that topical sunscreens, designed to protect against UV radiation-induced erythema, decrease the amount of UVR to which the skin is exposed. However, their effectiveness in reducing UV radiation-induced DNA damage in vivo has not been well quantified.

Best Dilution of Corticosteroid to Treat Alopecia

corticosteroid

What is the best dilution of corticosteroid in the treatment of alopecia areata in adults? A study in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment compared the clinical efficacy and safety of triamcinolone acetonide and betamethasone dipropionate injections at different concentrations in scalp and beard alopecia. Intralesional injection of triamcinolone acetonide and betamethasone dipropionate in three different […]

Is there a causal relationship between dysbiosis and atopic dermatitis?

dysbiosis

Is there a causal relationship between dysbiosis and atopic dermatitis? A study in the British Journal of Dermatology looked at the skin microbiome in atopic dermatitis and addressed whether there is a causal relationship between dysbiosis – a microbial imbalance inside the body – and atopic dermatitis. Dysbiosis is a hallmark of atopic dermatitis, but […]

Treating Female Pattern Hair Loss

pattern hair loss

Are oral antihypertensives effective in stimulating hair growth for women with pattern hair loss? A study in the International Journal of Dermatology sought to determine the efficacy of minoxidil and spironolactone in treating female pattern hair loss. Women newly diagnosed with a Sinclair stage 2-5 pattern hair loss were scored for hair shedding and hair […]

[WEBINAR] How to move your practice from bulk-billing to private billing

webinar

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 […]

Treatment of Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

vulvar lichen sclerosus

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 […]

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