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Pro-inflammatory dietary patterns are not associated with the risk of incident psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis (PsA) or atopic dermatitis (AD), a recent study has found.
2 days ago
Immunosuppressed patients are at increased risk for postoperative complications, such as surgical site infection and wound dehiscence, following Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) due to solid organ transplant and immunosuppressive therapy use, according to a new study.
Elvira Manzano, 04 Jun 2019
Treatment with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) nintedanib reduces pulmonary function decline in patients with systemic sclerosis–associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD), according to the phase III SENSCIS* trial which is touted as the largest randomized controlled trial in SSc-ILD thus far.
28 May 2019
Trifarotene is safe, well-tolerated and effective in treating both facial and truncal acne, according to two phase III trials.
28 May 2019
There is a high rate of mortality among patients with haematologic malignancy (HM)-related paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP), suggests a new study. The independent survival factors in HM-related PNP include toxic epidermal necrolysis–like and lung bronchiolitis obliterans (BO)-associated forms.
27 May 2019
Treatment of morphoea with hydroxychloroquine results in a high response rate among patients, with a low rate of adverse effects, according to a recent study. However, prospective studies are warranted to establish its true efficacy.
26 May 2019
A recent study suggests the use of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) for eyelid sebaceous carcinoma (SC) without orbital involvement to help prevent its recurrence. However, MMS has not succeeded in changing the long-term outcomes regarding metastasis or tumour-related mortality.
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).