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Launch of Virtual Skin Clinic at the 5th National Conference of Indian Society of Teledermatology (INSTED)

Press Release Chennai, 24th August, 2014: Virtual Skin Clinic is an online skin care consultation platform launched by Indian Society of Teledermatology (INSTED). This unique clinic connects dermatologists with patients from various parts of the world for consulting and second opinion. A best choice to reach dermatology experts globally as… 

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India lags behind other countries in measles reduction

Worldwide, the incidence of measles has fallen dramatically, from 4.6 cases per 1,000 people in 2000, to 1.6 cases per 1,000 in 2010, according to a newly issued report. Improvements in measles outcomes have not been keeping pace in India, however. “…The practicing pediatrician should scan through the vaccination card… 

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Caffeine in coffee tied to lower risk of basal cell carcinoma

Caffeine consumption may result in a lower risk of skin cancer—specifically basal cell carcinoma, a recent study found. World coffee consumption is approximately 140 million to 145 million bags (60 kg per bag) per year, and it’s predicted that India’s consumption levels will

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NSAID use may be associated with decreased risk of skin cancer

A meta-analysis has found that the use of NSAIDs—including ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen—was associated with a decreased risk of skin cancer. “This study is interesting, but a concern of long-term use of NSAIDs includes renal and gastric complications.” -Saumen Chaudhuri, MD, medical officer, State Public Health Services, South Dinajpur Hospital,… 

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Psoriasis guidelines provide updates on pharmacotherapy, guidance on special populations

New consensus guidelines for the management of plaque psoriasis include updates on pharmacotherapy options and the treatment of special populations such as children, pregnant women and their partners, nursing mothers, the elderly, and patients diagnosed with cancer, HIV, or hepatitis B or C. Key Point: Biologics and other immunosuppressive agents… 

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Non-sedating antihistamines recommended to treat urticaria

Most doctors know how complex the management of urticaria— particularly chronic urticaria—can be. New clinical guidelines will help you identify and treat your patients with this condition. Specifically, the Consensus Statement, published recently in the Indian Journal for Dermatology, provides helpful information on pharmacotherapeutic management of urticaria. “This Consensus Statement… 

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