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Actinic Keratosis: Diagnosis and Overview (OnlineDermClinic)

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Actinic Keratoses - Evaluation & Management

Painless PDT: The next stage in the evolutionShort ALA incubation coupled with blue light therapy yields effective, pain-free results.
Photodynamic therapy uses broaden as more data emergesPhysicians have greatly changed the ways in which they use photodynamic therapy (PDT) since it was introduced, according to an expert who spoke at the South Beach Symposium recently.
Update: Actinic Keratoses | Guidelines aim to standardize, advance actinic keratoses treatments
Update: Actinic Keratoses | Guidelines aim to standardize, advance actinic keratoses treatmentsDermatologists and other medical specialists around the world who treat patients with actinic keratoses (AKs or solar keratoses) will soon be able to refer to new evidence-based (S3) guidelines for management.
Cryotherapy outperforms CO2 lasers in treating AKs
Cryotherapy outperforms CO2 lasers in treating AKsCryotherapy may be more effective than CO2 laser ablation in treatment of actinic keratosis (AKs) on the face and scalp, according to a recent study.
Rising skin cancer rate spurs drive for new therapies
Rising skin cancer rate spurs drive for new therapiesThe commercialization of ingenol mebutate (Picato, LEO Pharma) a medication that is currently approved in the United States and many other countries for the treatment of actinic keratosis, is an example of how enthusiasm and commitment can drive innovation, a LEO Pharma general manager says.
5 clinical pearls for treating facial actinic keratoses
5 clinical pearls for treating facial actinic keratosesAt the MauiDerm 2014 meeting, conference organizer George Martin, M.D., shared five clinical pearls for treating facial actinic keratosis (AK).
5-fluorouracil may put some patients at risk
5-fluorouracil may put some patients at riskA new study suggests that topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) may increase the risk of morpheaform basal cell carcinoma (mBCC) in patients with previous skin cancers.
Topical treatment alone insufficient for many NMSCs
Topical treatment alone insufficient for many NMSCsExcept in limited instances, an expert says, topical therapies for medical management of nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) work best as adjuncts to surgery.
Reformulated drugs for actinic keratosis address issues with field therapy
Reformulated drugs for actinic keratosis address issues with field therapyNew topical agents such as ingenol mebutate (Picato, Leo Pharma), reformulations of standing local treatments as well as combination therapies are not only proving to be very useful in the clearance of actinic keratosis (AK), but they also help address the common issues regarding field therapy.
Laser resurfacing clears photodamage, AKs
Laser resurfacing clears photodamage, AKsA fractional resurfacing technique that uses a 1927 nm nonablative thulium laser reduces the number of facial actinic keratosis and provides noticeable clearance of photodamage, results of a recent study indicate.