isotretinoin

Paradigm Shifts in Lab Monitoring
Lab Monitoring
by Edita Newton, MD on
How to Mitigate Risk without Compromising Care If you were to counsel a patient on every possible risk of a given medication, it would be a long list of extreme and rare potential outcomes and almost certainly leave the patient in doubt whether it is safe even to take. Frequent lab monitoring has been common practice and often used to reduce the perception of risk with systemic medication …
Prescribing Isotretinoin for Transgender Patients
isotretinoin for transgender patients
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Case Scenario A 26-year-old patient presents to the dermatology clinic with severe nodulocystic scarring acne. The patient identifies as a transgender male and notes that he has been receiving hormone replacement therapy for the past 4 years with weekly intramuscular testosterone injections. He has not had any gender-affirming surgeries and reports being currently amenorrhoeic. He is curren …
JDD February 2021 Issue Highlights: From Acne and Depression to “Inflammaging”
Acne
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The February issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding line-up of articles with topics ranging from acne and depression to "Inflammaging. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Efforts are needed to implement a clinically useful definition of moderate plaque psoriasis in Dermatologists’ Perspectives on Defining Moderate Ps …
JDD January 2021 Issue Highlights: From COVID-19 Vaccine to Facial Rejuvenation
COVID-19 vaccine
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The January issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology focuses on Aesthetics Treatments, featuring an outstanding line-up of original articles from COVID-19 vaccine to facial rejuvenation. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Aesthetic Office Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan is a proactive approach for aesthetic treatment offices to manage a …
Botanical Medicine in Dermatology: Safety, Availability, and Evidence
botanical medicine in dermatology
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
The history of botanical medicine dates back to hundreds of thousands of years ago. The many beneficial properties of plants have recently been incorporated into pharmaceuticals. Reviewing the pathophysiology of certain skin diseases such as acne, we can understand how herbal medicine may be a beneficial adjunctive treatment. Specifically, pomegranate juice has the potential to attenuate oxidative …