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Pain specialists can now prescribe treatments that attack moderate-to-severe chronic pain using targeted electromedical modalities, such as spinal cord stimulators, electroanalgesic delivery systems, and pulsed radiofrequency therapies.



Pain Management in Dementia

Proper assessment of pain in elderly patients is challenging.



Comparison of Methohexital and Propofol Anesthesia in Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Ideal Agent

The ideal anesthetic agent for ECT should have a rapid onset of action and short recovery time.



Opportunities for Health Information Technology in Clinical Neurology

Health information technology is impacting clinical neurology in the areas of stroke treatment and home monitoring of patients using blood thinners; it also offers exciting potential in the management of patients with epilepsy.



Antipsychotic Use for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

During the moderate and late stages of dementia, patients experience behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, psychosis, and aggression.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: What a Pharmacist Should Know 7/17/2013

This life-threatening mucocutaneous reaction is often drug-induced.

Advances in Wound Management 6/21/2013

Developments include vacuum-assisted closure and dressings that facilitate wound healing.

Angioedema: An Overview 6/21/2013

Angioedema, a disease involving self-limited, localized, nonpruritic swelling, occurs in approximately 15% of the population.

Fungus of the Feet and Nails 6/21/2013

Superficial fungal infections are caused by dermatophytes (pathogenic fungi on the skin), which can infect the skin, hair, and nails.

Impetigo in Children and Adolescents 6/21/2013

This common, highly contagious skin infection is caused primarily by gram-positive bacteria.

Incidence and Mortality Rates of Cancers Affecting the Skin 6/21/2013

The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Cancer Statistics Review estimated that 15% of patients would die from skin cancer in 2012.

Is It Dandruff or Seborrheic Dermatitis? 6/21/2013

These two closely related dermatologic conditions can be successfully self-treated.

Management of Common Oral Sores 6/21/2013

The two most common types are canker sores and cold sores.

Shedding Light on Female Alopecia 6/21/2013

Traditionally, more attention has been paid to male-pattern baldness; however, alopecia is common in females as well.

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Tattoos and Body Piercings 6/21/2013

Along with the surge in popularity of body art has come a dramatic increase in the number of tattoo-removal procedures performed annually.

Acne Pharmacotherapy: A Review 5/21/2013

Acne, once viewed as strictly an adolescent health problem, now affects an increasing number of adults.

Atopic Dermatitis in the Pediatric Population: Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Quality of Life Issues 4/23/2012

Although various agents can help relieve the pain, itching, and inflammation, there is no cure for pediatric eczema.



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Burns 4/23/2012

They are usually categorized as first-, second-, or third-degree burns, depending upon their severity.


Drug-Induced Skin Disorders 4/23/2012

Acute or chronic adverse dermatologic reactions caused by medication exposure are common.

Melanoma Review: Background and Treatment 4/23/2012

Melanoma, the fifth most common cancer in the United States, accounts for fewer than 5% of skin cancer cases but is the most serious form of the disease, causing up to 75% of skin cancer–related deaths.

Scleroderma: Managing Systemic Sclerosis and Its Complications 4/23/2012

The treatment of systemic sclerosis and its complications is complex and requires careful evaluation and collaboration between the pharmacist and other practitioners.

Selected Dermatologic Conditions 4/23/2012

Spider veins, hair loss, and cold sores are among the variety of skin conditions afflicting millions of Americans.


Shining the Light on Sunscreen 4/23/2012

Public awareness of the detriments of sun exposure and the necessity of using sunscreen for skin protection has increased.

Treatment Options for Vitiligo 4/23/2012

Vitiligo is a pigment disorder that involves the skin, the hair, and occasionally the mucous membranes.

New Labeling Guidelines Issued for Sunscreen 8/19/2011



Corticosteroid Creams Safe for Kids With Eczema 5/18/2011



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Melanoma 4/21/2009

Melanoma is the least common but most dangerous form of skin cancer.

Appropriate Use of Nonprescription Hydrocortisone 4/20/2009

Despite numerous critical instructions and warnings on the labels, research has shown that these products are often used incorrectly.


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Evaluating the Link Between Diet and Acne 4/20/2009

The connection between food intake and this condition remains uncertain, but regulation of carbohydrate consumption is safe and may be beneficial in combination with other regimens.


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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections 4/20/2009

Systemic and topical therapies, both current and in development, are showing promise for the prevention and management of this growing health concern.


Transdermal Patches and Burns 4/20/2009

Patients should be educated about the risk of burns and other problems that could result from wearing topical delivery systems during MRI scanning or while exposed to the sun or excessive heat.

Trends in the Practice of Dermatology 4/20/2009

Ambulatory medical care in a physician's office is the largest and most widely used segment of the U.S. health care system, and in 2004 it comprised 25% of all health care spending.


Data on Genetics and Adverse Drug Events Released 3/18/2009



Pyemotes, the Mysterious Itch Mite 5/20/2008

A 41-year-old man presents to a dermatology clinic with a three-day history of pruritic lesions...

Psoriasis Linked to Serious Diseases 5/20/2008

A task force of the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board discovered that "people with more severe cases of psoriasis appear to have an increased incidence of psoriatic arthritis, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, depression, obesity, and even other immune-related conditions."

FDA’s Proposed Ruling on Sunscreen Protection Products 4/18/2008

Although the first sunscreen product was developed in 1928, it was not until the 1940s that the FDA began to regulate these products.

An Overview of Compression Hosiery 4/18/2008

Approximately 25 percent of Americans are affected by chronic venous insufficiency.

The Description and Treatment of Raynaud’s Disease/Phenomenon 4/18/2008

Raynaud's phenomenon was named for French physician Maurice Raynaud (1834-1881) and was first described in 1862.

Cutaneous Adverse Reactions: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome 4/18/2008

A mong all adverse reactions to medications, 6% to 10% are allergic in nature.

Rashes: Causes and Treatments 4/18/2008

Rashes are ubiquitous in the American population, being one of the more common reasons for pharmacy and physician visits.

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Keratosis Pilaris 4/14/2008

Keratosis pilaris is a common, easily recognized, benign skin disorder that is characterized by patches of tiny, hard bumps resembling small pimples on the skin’s surface.

Dermatologic Toxicities of Chemotherapeutic Agents 2/20/2008

ABSTRACT: Despite advancements in chemotherapy treatments, dermatologic complications continue to be associated with chemotherapeutic agents.

Treating Rosacea 9/19/2007

Rosacea is a common, chronic skin disorder characterized by transient or persistent central facial erythema, telangiectasia (visible blood vessels), inflammatory episodes with papules and pustules,  and, in severe cases, rhinophyma.

Insect Stings and Bites of Summer 6/19/2007

With the advent of warmer weather, seasoned pharmacists anticipate an onslaught of patients seeking assistance with summer-related illnesses, such as sunburn, poison ivy, and insect-related problems.

Chronic and Acute Effects of Sun Exposure on the Skin 4/17/2007

In the United States, the most common types of cancer are those affecting the skin, and most skin cancers occur in the elderly population.

Indoor Tanning 4/17/2007

In the United States, the indoor tanning industry (ITI)--currently estimated at $5 billion--inaccurately advertises vitamin D production and UV (ultraviolet) protection as health benefits of tanning.

Therapeutic Options for Patients with Keloid Scars 4/17/2007

Cheloid, derived from the Greek word chele (meaning "crab claw"), refers to the way in which lesions grow laterally from an original scar into normal tissue.

Update on Isotretinoin and the iPLEDGE System 4/17/2007

Topical isotretinoin (Retin-A) was introduced to the market in the early 1970s.

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