imiquimod

Imiquimod Cream Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Imiquimod Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Jessica Kalen, MD on
In this month’s installment of our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet Series, we will review the topical immunomodulatory agent imiquimod. Originally approved for the treatment of external genital warts, FDA approval has expanded to include use as field therapy for actinic keratoses as well as treatment of superficial basal cell carcinomas. Here’s what you need to know about imiquimod. [caption id=" …
Combination Topical Chemotherapy for the Treatment of an Invasive Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Invasive Invasive Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
JDD Authors Rachel Fayne BA, Sonali Nanda MS, Anna Nichols MD PhD, and John Shen MD report a case of biopsy-proven invasive SCC in an 86-year-old Caucasian male with history of multiple actinic keratoses and no previous skin cancers. The patient declined surgical treatment due to concerns about cosmetic outcomes. A combination of topical 5% imiquimod cream, 2% 5-FU solution, and 0.1% tretinoin cre …
Management of Keloids: Beyond the Surgical Approach
Medical and Surgical Management of Keloids
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
Although this may be a big assumption, I would venture to guess that training in the management of keloids has, for many residents, consisted primarily of topical and intralesional therapies—namely steroids and silicone. While steroids and silicone may be a fantastic name for a reality television show about the exciting lives of female bodybuilders, in real life it can be a pretty unimaginative …
Journal Review Series: July-September 2018
Journal Review Series
by Ramya Kollipara, MD on
Derm In-Review Advisory Council Member, Dr. Ramya Kollipara, searched the journals so that you don’t have to! She reports on important take-aways from different dermatology journals for the months of July, August, and September of 2018. It is key to keep in mind that “important” is subjective and what is contained in this review is one person’s view of what should be remembered from the …