Feb 27, 2020
Low-dose naltrexone can suppress inflammatory markers, making it a potential therapy for some inflammatory skin conditions with a pruritic component. In this resident takeover, Dr. Daniel Mazori talks to Dr. Nadine Shabeeb about the benefits of off-label low-dose naltrexone (LDN) for the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions. “These anti-inflammatory effects aren’t seen at the higher doses of naltrexone; they’re only seen at the lower dose,” Dr. Shabeeb notes. She provides a practical perspective on prescribing LDN in the dermatology setting and discusses how to counsel patients about potential side effects, including concerns about its abuse potential.
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We also bring you the latest in dermatology news and research:
1. Advising patients on morning and evening skin
MDedge Dermatology Editor Elizabeth Mechcatie speaks with Dr. Brooke C. Sikora about what clinicians can recommend for their patients for skin protection, both in the morning and in the evening.
2. Patient counseling about expectations with noninvasive
skin tightening is key
Dr. Nazanin Saedi advised that it is important to counsel patients about the degree of improvement to expect with noninvasive skin-tightening procedures.
3. Banning indoor tanning devices could save lives and
Banning indoor tanning devices outright in the United States, Canada, and Europe could prevent as many as 448,000 melanomas and save billions of dollars.
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Things you will learn in this episode:
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Hosts: Nick Andrews; Daniel R. Mazori, MD (State University of New York, Brooklyn)
Guests: Nadine Shabeeb, MD, MPH (University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison); Brooke C. Sikora, MD, is in private practice in Chestnut Hill, Pa.; Nazanin Saedi, MD (Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia
Show notes by: Alicia Sonners, Melissa Sears, Elizabeth Mechcatie
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