Dermatology

Top Medical News
Roshini Claire Anthony, Yesterday

Upadacitinib may be a suitable treatment for patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who have insufficient response to non-biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (non-bDMARDs), according to results of the phase III SELECT-PsA-1* trial presented at EULAR 2020.

3 days ago
Use of biologic medications to treat erythrodermic psoriasis (EP) is well-tolerated by and induces positive responses in patients, with a weak recommendation and limited quality of evidence in favour of infliximab, ustekinumab, ixekizumab, and guselkumab, a recent study has shown.
4 days ago
Autologous cell-based therapy using dermal sheath cup (DSC) appears to have beneficial effects for the treatment of male (MPHL) and female pattern hair loss (FPHL), suggest the results of a study.
5 days ago
A recent study has assessed the long-term safety of nine systemic medications for psoriasis, revealing the lowest incidence of adverse events with ustekinumab and secukinumab.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 30 Jun 2020
Brodalumab, risankizumab, and ixekizumab rank as the top three best performing biologic drugs for psoriasis, yielding the highest rates of complete clearance of lesions and scoring a high probability of being the most effective in the induction treatment phase, according to the results of a network meta-analysis.
29 Jun 2020
Use of low-dose oral minoxidil is safe and effective in the treatment of androgenic alopecia  and alopecia areata, in addition to demonstrating a big advantage over the topical formulation in terms of convenience and patient compliance, as reported in a systematic review.
Audrey Abella, 26 Jun 2020
Exposure to voriconazole is associated with increased risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in lung transplant recipients, especially after prolonged exposure, a US study suggests.
Special Reports
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.
22 Oct 2019
Topical silicone gel is considered first-line therapy against scars and is used particularly for the treatment of elevated scars,such as hypertrophic and keloid scars. In this report, Dr Yong shares his clinical experience of using silicone gel as part of his scar management strategies.
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.
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).