Considerations in treating psoriasis, rosacea, and other conditions in pigmented skin will be featured during the 4th annual Skin Spectrum Summit in Montreal (May 12) and Vancouver (June 2). Find out more about the one-day Canadian conference on ethnodermatology at www.skinspectrum.ca.
Findings suggest a smartphone app is a good platform for determining sun exposure, and that the accessibility and low cost of the system would allow it to be an effective way to assess how well skin cancer prevention programs are working, particularly in younger age groups.
“While it’s not surprising that parents who have tanned themselves would have favourable attitudes toward their children’s indoor tanning, it’s important for all parents to understand the dangers of tanning at a young age and communicate those dangers to their children,” said Dr. Asgari.
Rosacea may appear more often in people with skin of colour than previously suspected and may be underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, according to a researcher for the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada.
“Emerging research is showing rosacea is more common in those of various ethnicities and darker skin phototypes than previously thought,” said Dr. Jerry Tan, medical director of Healthy Image Centre for Cosmetic D...
After a median follow-up of 15 months, 135 of the 514 patients treated with pembrolizumab
and 216 of the 505 patients treated with placebo had been diagnosed with recurrent disease or had died. Additionally, 14.7% of participants in the pembrolizumab group experienced adverse events related to the trial regimen, compared to 3.4% of patients in the placebo group. One treatment-related death due to myositis w...
"Our study suggests that assessing the abundance of macrophages and the contextual presence of CD8 T-cells—for example by measuring genes that are specifically expressed by these cells—may serve to stratify patients who are amenable to more effective immunotherapy combinations"
Genital involvement in psoriasis is more common than many physicians believe, and it can have a profound impact on patient quality of life— even greater than with face and hand involvement, said Dr. Lyn Guenther, speaking at Dermatology Update in Vancouver in October.
Results from various questionnaires suggest the prevalence of genital psoriasis ranges from 29% to 46%, said Dr. Guenther, professor of dermato...
Specifically, these factors include genetic predisposition to skin barrier defects, use of infant cleansing wipes that leave soap residue, skin exposure to allergens such as dust, and skin exposure to food allergens from caregivers.
Given the common nature of these growths and the frequency with which patients seek treatment for them, we wanted to clearly demonstrate at the cellular level the degree of injury and, most importantly, pigmentary changes, from both the gold standard cryosurgery and a newly approved approach, A-101 topical solution.