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Yesterday
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 01 - 15 October 2019 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
29 Sep 2019
Majority of patients with dermatitis herpetiformis are unable to regain gluten tolerance, a recent study has shown. A lifelong gluten-free diet therefore remains warranted as a treatment option.
29 Sep 2019
There is a strong request for almost complete or complete skin clearance among patients with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis (AD), according to a recent study.
25 Sep 2019
Thiazide and thiazide-like diuretics carry a photosensitizing potential and may increase the risk of skin cancer, a recent study has found.
Tristan Manalac, 25 Sep 2019
Aqueous cream moisturizers that do not contain sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) are less irritating to the skin than SLS-containing ones, while achieving similar levels of hydration and skin barrier integrity, according to a recent Singapore study.
24 Sep 2019
Generalized and localized dry skin is prevalent among middle-aged and elderly adults, a recent study has found.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 24 Sep 2019

Once-daily oral omadacycline demonstrated noninferiority to twice-daily linezolid in treating acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI), the phase III OASIS-2* study showed.

Special Reports
26 Mar 2019
Sunscreen products commonly contain only filters against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. At a recentdinner symposium organized by Eucerin, Dr Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha discussed whythis is insufficient and what is required for effective protection against the damaging effects ofsunlight on the skin
22 Jan 2019
In conjunction with the launch of QV Intensive with Ceramides (Ego Pharm), the important role of ceramides in themanagement of atopic dermatitis (AD) was highlighted by two distinguished speakers, Dr Agnes Heng of KPJ and Pantai Hospital Ipoh, as well as Dr Fabrizio Spada of Ego Pharmaceuticals, Australia.
01 Nov 2018
The prevalence of allergic diseases in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to rise over the next 20 years, driven by rapid economic development and urbanization. Allergic diseases have high socioeconomic impact by impairing productivity and quality of life, and the impact may be greater in Asia-Pacific than in Europe due to the presence and predominance of perennial allergens.
31 Jul 2018
A wound is a disruption of the normal structure and function of the epidermis. Wounds maybe caused by acute traumatic injury to the skin, or other aetiologies that cause initially intact skin to break down. Recently, Dato’ Dr Ho Teik Kok shared his insights into the importance of micronutrients for wound recovery, stressing on the importance of treating the underlying diseases that may impede wound healing.
Dr. Steven Ang, Dr. Leo Kah Woon, 11 Jul 2018
DCH Auriga recently held their first Aesthetics and Suturing Workshop under the IMPACT continuing medical education series – a scientific platform that aims to cascade the latest updates on disease management and share best clinical practices among healthcare professionals in Singapore. Two experts on aesthetics and aesthetic surgery shared their insights on suturing techniques and current approaches for scar prevention and management.
22 Dec 2017
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that can present in many different forms. However, it is principally characterized by dry skin, intense itching, and the presence of inflammatory skin lesions. [J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2016;30:604-618; N Engl J Med 2008;358:1483-1494; Lancet 2016;387:1109-1122]
04 Dec 2017
At the 42nd Annual Dermatology Conference 2017 held recently in Kuala Lumpur, Professor Michael J. Cork spoke on the interaction between genetic and environmental factors as a primary event in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) and highlighted the role of topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) in the management of AD.
Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 25 Mar 2019

Patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) were more likely to have clinically meaningful responses when treated with dupilumab at doses of 300 mg either weekly or every 2 weeks compared with those on placebo, according to a post hoc analysis of the phase III SOLO 1 and SOLO 2* trials presented as a poster at AAD 2019.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 20 Mar 2019

The fully human monoclonal antibody secukinumab triumphed over ustekinumab once again in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, according to the phase IIIb CLARITY* trial presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD 2019).

Audrey Abella, 20 Mar 2019
The humanized immunoglobulin G1 monoclonal antibody risankizumab provided durable clinical efficacy compared with ustekinumab in individuals with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, according to integrated analyses of UltIMMa-1 and 2* presented at AAD 2019.
Audrey Abella, 19 Mar 2019
Long-term use of the humanized immunoglobulin G1K monoclonal antibody tildrakizumab generated durable responses in adult patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis*, according to the results of the 3-year extension phases of reSURFACE 1** and 2*** presented at AAD 2019.

Audrey Abella, 14 Mar 2019
The novel Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor delgocitinib exhibited favourable efficacy and safety for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), according to a phase III study presented at AAD 2019.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 21 Jan 2019

The benefits of the fully human monoclonal antibody secukinumab at doses of either 150 or 300 mg weekly in patients with active psoriatic arthritis are sustained even after 4 years, according to updated results of the FUTURE 2* study presented at the Inflammatory Skin Disease Summit (ISDS 2018).

Elaine Soliven, 19 Jan 2019
Treatment with risankizumab, an interleukin-23 inhibitor, significantly improves skin appearance in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, according to the IMMvent* study presented at the Inflammatory Skin Disease Summit (ISDS).