Cheryl Guttman
Repurposed antifungal exhibits promising results
Repurposed antifungal exhibits promising results
A novel oral formulation of itraconazole designed to improve bioavailability is leveraging its activity as a Hedgehog pathway inhibitor to provide a low toxicity, effective treatment for patients with BCC Nevus Syndrome. Data show potential for rapid therapeutic benefit.
Pre-cataract surgery OCT means happier patient outcomes
Because a variety of vision-limiting macular pathologies are detectable only with OCT, this imaging should be performed in all patients undergoing cataract surgery.
Suprachoroidal hemorrhage management centers on minimalist techniques
Suprachorodial hemorrhage can be managed effectively with a conservative approach, but if surgical intervention becomes necessary, timing is critical for optimizing the outcome and minimally invasive techniques can be considered, said John W. Kitchens, MD.
New products expand drug and device categories
The therapeutic armamentarium for dermatologic diseases continues to expand with the approval of several new products in 2015, and there appear to be more promising treatments on the horizon.
Differentiating and treating vascular lesions in kids
Sheila Fallon Friedlander, M.D. offers tips for therapeutic decision-making when managing children with vascular lesions. She references a classification tool to improve diagnostic accuracy and discusses uses for and cautions with PDL therapy.

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