Tag: dermatology

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The State of Gene Therapy in Dermatology

When it comes to dermatologic conditions, gene therapy is still in its very early stages. However, we are seeing promising potential solutions for some rare genetic dermatology diseases, as well as ongoing research in more common skin conditions. The success of gene-based therapies relies on three critical elements:1 A well-defined disease geneA therapeutic geneAn efficient...

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Gene Therapy in Dermatology: Transfer Techniques and Delivery Systems

Gene therapy holds the potential of long-term efficacy or even a cure for diseases with an underlying genetic basis, offering hope to patients with currently incurable diseases. The use of gene therapy for dermatologic conditions is attractive for many reasons:1 As the largest organ of the human body, skin is easily accessible for gene deliveryThe...

Medical Device and Dermatology Experts Presenting at MAGI East Conference

DURHAM, N.C., May 3, 2019 — Two of our top experts, Joanne Emmett, Vice President of Clinical Development Services for Medical Device and Diagnostics, and Jasmina Jankicevic, MD, MSc, CCRP, Dermatologist, Executive Director, Medical Affairs, will participate in three sessions at the MAGI 2019 East Clinical Research Conference in Boston. Emmett, head of medical devices,...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Understanding Recent Updates to the Classification of Rosacea

Since 2002, doctors and researchers have used a standard rosacea classification system to provide consistent terminology as well as to facilitate studies, clinical diagnosis, and treatment. However, in 2018, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology published a new standard classification system that replaces the previous one[1]. Below is some of the most important...

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Current Rosacea Treatment Algorithms: Guide to Subtypes and Existing Therapies

Rosacea is a common condition occurring on the convexities of the face and affecting middle-aged persons. It may be caused or worsened by a variety of different factors, including genetics; problems with the blood vessels in the face, the nervous system, and/or the immune system; the presence of Demodex mites; and environmental factors. It is...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

From Psoriasis to Behçet’s: The Evolution of Biologics in Dermatology

Over the last two decades, biologics have improved the management of patients with psoriasis and advanced melanoma, many of whom either did not respond to traditional treatments or experienced severe side effects from them. With their success in deadly forms of melanoma and more common chronic inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis, drug developers are now targeting rarer...

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Digital Disruption in Dermatology: The Role of E-Health Technologies in Clinical Care and Research

In a fast-paced digital world, healthcare has had to adapt to better serve consumers who increasingly prefer or rely on web- or app-based services. Telehealth (or e-health) solutions are providing increased access to care, making it easier not only for patients to receive care, but also for healthcare professionals to deliver that care. For healthcare professionals...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

3 Strategies for Treating Psoriasis

We’ve previously discussed several issues around psoriasis, including the pathogenesis of the condition and the challenges (and solutions!) of conducting psoriasis clinical trials. Today we turn toward three strategies for treating it. Although moisturizer may be an effective solution for some cases of mild psoriasis, many patients require medical intervention to ease their symptoms and...

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7 New and Emerging Acne Treatments

Acne is a common, complex skin disorder most people experience at some point in their lives. While many treatments are currently available, options for severe acne are limited. Additionally, clinicians are aiming to reduce long-term broad-spectrum antibiotic use, which is becoming less effective as antibiotic resistance becomes more common. Possible solutions? More effective topical treatments and targeted therapies. Here...

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6 Existing Therapeutic Strategies for Acne Management

Acne is a common chronic inflammatory skin condition with a complex pathophysiology involving multiple factors. Effective types of treatment involve both prescription and over-the-counter remedies that may be topical or systemic. While many popular therapies have been available for decades, today’s patients and physicians have more options for acne management. Additionally, new research and novel...