Dermatology Times editorial advisor Dr. Elaine Siegfried talks with Jim Leyden, M.D., emeritus professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania about the art and science of isotretinoin therapy. Dr. Leyden, aside from being a member of the famed Acne Mafia, was a really active participant in the drug development process for isotretinoin, a drug for which, the institutional memory about that process may be fading. The two discuss many of the important initial clinical observations and those that others have made over the years.
Uncover the ways in which psychological problems may be impacting the skin, or vice versa. Learn more.
Teledermatology eases disease management for young acne patients.
Studies are available that show promising application of tea tree oil for various dermatologic infections such as bacterial and fungal conditions and molluscum as well as inflammatory conditions such as acne
“The increased strength of adapalene (a retinoid) is a valuable ingredient to explore in view of the growing incidence of drug resistance and the fact that it apparently worked in moderate to severe acne patients is a very good sign," says an expert. Learn more.
New and evolving therapies targeting inflammation could therefore be tried to help quell the symptoms of these diseases and conditions. learn more.
These are Dr. H.L. Greenberg’s top tips for treating (and preventing) acne.
Many dermatologists may have wondered, however, why patients who use noncomedogenic products still develop acne.
Probiotics, which are helpful bacteria that protect the body from harmful bacteria, are literally everywhere. In light of increasing antibiotic resistance due to over- and misuse, coupled with patients’ preferences for more holistic, natural approaches to healing, are we entering an era of anti-antibiotics and pro-probiotics?
A doctor who prescribed oral retinoids to an acne patient is sued by the patient's family after the patient commits suicide. The doctor's career, practice, reputation and everything he holds dear are at risk simply because he tried to be a good doctor. Should he try to defend himself? Will he lose the case at trial?