Dermatology

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Pearl Toh, 4 days ago
The oral selective Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) inhibitor ritlecitinib effectively prevents hair loss in people with alopecia areata (AA) compared with placebo, according to the ALLEGRO study presented at EADV 2021.
5 days ago
B-cell signalling suppression with tirabrutinib appears to promote remission in patients with refractory pemphigus, as shown in a phase II trial. Furthermore, treatment has reduced oral corticosteroid exposure over time without any major safety concerns.
Elaine Soliven, 5 days ago
Maintenance treatment with bimekizumab achieves complete scalp, palmoplantar, or nail clearance in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, according to two phase III trials presented at EADV 2021.
5 days ago
Onychomycosis has a substantial impact on the quality of life of patients and requires effective treatment, results of a systematic review have confirmed.
6 days ago
In recent dermatology literature, the quality of primary endpoint reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) remains below average, according to the results of a recent study.
6 days ago
A recent study that defined the disease course of penile calciphylaxis has reported high mortality among patients with such condition and suggests imaging to aid in its diagnosis. End-stage renal disease, hyperparathyroidism, and normal body mass index are significantly associated with this rare disorder.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 19 Oct 2021

In patients with chronic plaque psoriasis, once-daily treatment with roflumilast improved severity and burden of itch compared with vehicle cream, according to results of the phase III DERMIS-1 and DERMIS-2 trials presented at EADV 2021.

Special Reports
16 Jun 2021
Furfuryl Palmitate
10 Dec 2019
Oral H1-antihistamines are the initial treatment of choice for allergic rhinitis (AR) and chronic urticaria in the primary care setting. However, in a diverse population of patients with AR and urticaria, primary care physicians are faced with the challenge of prescribing the best therapy amid a wide armamentarium of antihistamines available.
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.
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]
12 Apr 2017
CANESTEN HC – Clotrimazole 1% w/w and hydrocortisone 1% w/w cream – Bayer
09 Dec 2016
All patients with acne are potentially at risk of scarring. Professor Goh Chee Leok addresses this issue by focussing on preventing the development of scars in his talk at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Dermatological Society of Malaysia held in Kuching, Sarawak.
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 22 Oct 2021
The oral selective Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) inhibitor ritlecitinib effectively prevents hair loss in people with alopecia areata (AA) compared with placebo, according to the ALLEGRO study presented at EADV 2021.
Elaine Soliven, 22 Oct 2021
Maintenance treatment with bimekizumab achieves complete scalp, palmoplantar, or nail clearance in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, according to two phase III trials presented at EADV 2021.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 19 Oct 2021

In patients with chronic plaque psoriasis, once-daily treatment with roflumilast improved severity and burden of itch compared with vehicle cream, according to results of the phase III DERMIS-1 and DERMIS-2 trials presented at EADV 2021.

Elvira Manzano, 18 Oct 2021
Treatment with the nonsteroidal topical cream tapinarof 1% for up to 52 weeks helps control plaque psoriasis in the phase III PSOARING 3 trial.
Pearl Toh, 16 Oct 2021
The oral selective JAK*1 inhibitor abrocitinib is superior to dupilumab for relieving itch and achieving skin clearance in people with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), according to results from a head-to-head comparison in the JADE DARE trial presented at EADV 2021.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 14 Oct 2021

Baricitinib, an oral, selective Janus kinase (JAK)1/JAK2 inhibitor, may help improve hair growth in patients with severe alopecia areata, according to results from the phase III BRAVE-AA1 and BRAVE-AA2 trials.

Elvira Manzano, 12 Oct 2021
New data presented at EADV 2021 support the efficacy of secukinumab 300-mg dose in a 2-mL autoinjector compared with two 150 mg in 1 mL pre-filled syringes or placebo for psoriasis, with no new safety signals observed within 52 weeks.
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