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New canadian acne guidelines spearheaded by local dermatologist

New canadian acne guidelines spearheaded by local dermatologist

A new guideline aims to help treat Canadian children and adults with acne, a common disease that can negatively affect quality of life and leave scars. The guideline, published on November 16, 2015 is available online at Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2015/11/16/cmaj.140665 and updates one that is now 15 years old.

“With early diagnosis, treatment of active lesions and prevention of adverse potential sequelae (e.g. scarring, dyspigmentation and psychosocial impact), the health of the many Canadians with acne may be ...

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Improving the measurement of skin disease

Improving the measurement of skin disease

A. Grading acne severity

  1. Tan J, Wolfe B, Weiss J, Stein-Gold L, Bikowski J, Del Rosso J, Webster GF, Lucky A, Thiboutot D, Wilkin J, Leyden J, Chren MM. Acne Severity Grading: determining essential clinical components and features using a Delphi consensus. Jour Am Acad Derm 2011, accepted for publication Sept 6, 2011.
  2. Tan, JKL. Current measures for the evaluation of acne severity. Expert Review of Dermatology October 2008, 3(5): 595-603.
  3. Tan JKL, Tang J, Fung K, Gupta AK , Thomas DR , ...
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Treatment decision support for patients with skin disease:

Treatment decision support for patients with skin disease:

A. Supporting treatment decisions for psoriasis patients

  1. Tan J, Stacey D, Fung K, Barankin B, Bissonnette R, Gulliver W, Lui H, Shear N, Jackson C, Zhang X. Treatment decision needs of psoriasis patients: a cross-sectional survey. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine & Surgery, 2010 ;14(5)233-9.
  2. Tan JKL. Challenges and solutions in selecting systemic antipsoriatic agents. Jour Cutan Med Surg 2007; 11:S48-53.

B. Supporting treatment decisions – the doctors perspective

Tan J, Stacey D, Barankin B, Bissonnette R, Gulliver W, Lui H, Shear N, Bhatti S. ...

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