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American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 67th Annual Meeting

March 06 - 10, 2009; San Francisco, California

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Conference News

  • Calcitriol Maintains Suppression of Psoriasis

    In a preliminary analysis, calcitriol ointment as adjunctive therapy to topical steroids was beneficial in continuing to suppress the re-emergence of plaque psoriasis.
    Medscape Medical News, March 17, 2009
  • Laser Plus Photosensitizer Improves Acne Treatment

    A pilot study found that fine-tuning the combined use of photodynamic therapy and photosensitizers can improve treatment for acne.
    Medscape Medical News, March 17, 2009
  • Psoriasis and Arthritis Response to Adalimumab

    A model derived from a trial treating psoriatic arthritis has proven predictive of success in a broader psoriasis trial that did not measure arthritis.
    Medscape Medical News, March 13, 2009
  • Stem-Cell Therapy for Scleroderma Ulcers

    Six months after a solution of stem cells, fibrinogen, and dilute thrombin was sprayed over a wound and then polymerized to hold the stem cells in place, 4 patients' wounds healed completely.
    Medscape Medical News, March 11, 2009
  • Risk for T-Cell Lymphoma Progression

    A retrospective analysis of patients with mycosis fungoides, the most common form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, has revealed patterns of disease onset and progression that upset the current way of looking at the disease; it is not just a disease of older white men.
    Medscape Medical News, March 10, 2009

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