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"The greater efficacy of calcipotriol plus 5-FU versus Vaseline plus 5-FU treatment in eliminating actinic keratoses
remained highly significant after controlling for the baseline actinic keratosis count, age, and sex of the participants," they wrote (J Clin Invest.
The subjects had a mean of 46 to 48 actinic keratoses
Methodology: One hundred outpatients who had a clinical diagnosis of actinic keratoses
on face or scalp with at least five lesions were enrolled in the study.
26 January 2012 - Danish dermatologic and thrombotic drugs developer and marketer LEO Pharma A/S said today the US drug watchdog FDA had cleared Picato (ingenol mebutate) gel (0.015%, 0.05%) to treat actinic keratoses
(AK) on the face, scalp, trunk and extremities.
Laser therapy can vaporize the top layer of skin, erasing sandpaper-like spots known as actinic keratoses
(AKs) that are caused by sun exposure.
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that the NSAID Celebrex may help prevent some non-melanoma skin cancers from developing in patients who have pre-cancerous actinic keratoses
lesions and are at high risk for having the disease.
<p>Healthcare supplier Perrigo Company (Nasdaq:PRGO) declared on Wednesday the receipt of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture and market Imiquimod Cream, 5%.</p><p>The company said it will vertically integrate Imiquimod Cream, 5% with its own API.</p><p>According to Perrigo this product is the generic equivalent of Graceway Pharmaceuticalsa[euro](tm) Aldara Cream, 5%, a topical treatment for actinic keratoses
on the face or scalp, superficial basal cell carcinoma, and external genital and perianal warts in patients 12 years old or older.</p><p>Aldara recorded sales of approximately USD382m prior to generic market formation, according to Wolters Kluwer Health.</p>
We are now into September so, sunshine or not, here is a short lesson about actinic keratoses
. If you have suffered extensive exposure to sunlight over a prolonged period your skin can no longer repair the damage it has received.
Over time, the number of actinic keratoses
increased in the total group.
They said Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s (Aliso Viejo CA) cream Efudex, which is used to treat actinic keratoses
, a precancerous form of squamous cell carcinoma, improved the appearance of skin, smoothing out rough spots and wrinkles, improving skin color, and erasing brown spots.
KYOTO, JAPAN -- Clinically diagnosed actinic keratoses
progress to squamous cell carcinoma at a far greater rate than previously estimated, according to the first large study to examine the issue in 20 years.
Aldara is approved for genital warts, actinic keratoses
, and basal cell carcinoma.