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Dermatology

Diagnosis and management of lentigo maligna: a review

Authors: Julia M Kasprzak, Yaohul G Xu

In lentigo maligna, the ill-defined nature and potentially large size of lesions can pose significant diagnostic and treatment challenges. The goal of therapy is to cure the lesions in order to prevent development of invasive disease. In this article the authors describe techniques for surgical excision, which is currently the treatment of choice to achieve clear histological margins, and review the evidence for nonsurgical treatment modalities.

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The cost of biologics for psoriasis is increasing

Authors: Judy Cheng, Steven R Feldman

Biologic agents have revolutionized the management of psoriasis but at a higher cost compared with “traditional” agents. Cost must be considered when evaluating management options for psoriasis. This piece of original research To estimates the annual cost of treatment of psoriasis using biologic agents and assess the trend over the past decade.

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Metastatic melanoma – a review of current and future drugs

Authors: Tiago Rodrigues Velho

A systematic search of literature was conducted, and studies providing data on the effectiveness of current and/or future drugs used in the treatment of metastatic melanoma were selected for review. This review discusses the advantages and limitations of these agents, evaluating past, current and future clinical trials designed to overcome such limitations.

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