Practice-updates

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes: Published Apr 2024TAKE-HOME MESSAGEThis study used data from the FAST-MI program to examine the effect of lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) (atorvastatin ≥40 mg or equivalent or any combination of a statin and ezetimibe) intensity on long-term mortality in 2258 patients aged 80 years or older who ex...
Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology: Published: October, 2023Dental extraction is the most common oral surgical procedure in the worldwide population. Similarly, antiplatelet therapy (APT) is considered 1 of the most prescribed therapies due to the high worldwide prevalence of ischemic and cardiovascular diseases.Pati...
AI-powered Derma Diagnosis & Management Tool (Derma AI Opinion) Artificial Intelligence (AI) has shown significant promise in the field of Dermatology disease diagnosis and management that can improve accuracy and efficiency in patient care. Navigating the Derma AI Opinion: A Step-by-Step GuideInteractive Quick Diagnosis & Management Tool: S...
International Journal of Molecular Science: Published on January 2024Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disease of the digestive system with a worldwide prevalence of 8 to 33% and is characterized by the persistent reflux of gastroduodenal content that ascends through the esophageal tube, causing esophageal and extraesophageal...
Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism Journal: Published: December 2023Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and liver diseases are closely associated. T2D is an independent risk factor for chronic liver diseases, including metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma...
Ophthalmology: The American Academy of Ophthalmology: Published: January, 2024Sight loss from glaucoma is often preventable with early diagnosis and treatment. Reducing IOP is the only proven effective treatment for glaucoma. Better IOP control at an early stage reduces the risk of further progression. Primary treatment options for advanced gl...
PubMed Central: Published June, 2019Onychomycosis is a fungal infection occurring in the nails and may affect the adjacent skin. Typically, it manifests as discoloration of the nail, nail plate thickening, and onycholysis. It is the most common nail pathology and accounts for about 90% of toenail infections worldwide.At present, there are sever...
Due to the changing face of dermatophytosis in India, many dermatologists practice different dosing patterns of itraconazole (ITZ). Recently, a new form of ITZ, super-bioavailable ITZ (SBITZ), has been commercialized to overcome the pharmacokinetic challenges of conventional ITZ (CITZ). ITZ is a weak base lipophilic molecule with a limite...
Artificial Intelligence (AI)—the intelligence possessed by machines is having a profound impact on every aspect of the healthcare ecosystem, and dermatology is no exception.AI introduces a paradigm shift—a fundamental change—in the way we practice making it necessary for every dermatologist to have a broad understanding of AI. RemoveAvailable N...
Journal of Investigative Dermatology: May 2021The presentation of skin disease varies widely across skin types, disease acuity, immune status, and treatment history. Thus, dermatological diagnosis remains challenging.The broad range of possible skin diseases and presentations of those diseases makes this challenge particularly well suited for a...
Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: Published November 2023Dry eye disease has public health and economic significance. Platelet-rich plasma is rich in anti-inflammatory agents and growth factors, both beneficial for ocular surface repair. This study aimed to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the benefits of platelet-rich plas...
Oral Diseases Journal: September. 2023This study was aimed to evaluate the safety and benefit of short-term application of hydroxychloroquine in the management of atrophic/erosive/ulcerative oral lichen planus (OLP).TAKE-HOME MESSAGEIn this study, after 4 weeks of treatment, the systemic use of hydroxychloroquine and the topical use of dexameth...