An overview of treatment advances for atopic dermatitis and the role of the nurse practitioner and physician assistant in educating patients on treatment options and helping them gain access to more novel approaches.
EP. 1: Atopic Dermatitis: A Form of Eczema
Opening a discussion regarding best practices in managing patients with atopic dermatitis, Douglas DiRuggiero, DMSc, PA-C, describes its relationship to eczema and explains at what age it commonly presents in patients.
EP. 2: Differences in Atopic Dermatitis Clinical Presentation
The differences in early skin immune changes in pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) versus long-standing adult AD and variations in the condition’s presentation among patients of color.
EP. 3: Atopic Dermatitis: Early Referral to Dermatology Clinics
Recommendations on educating primary care physicians about atopic dermatitis and the importance of early referral to dermatologists.
EP. 4: Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Atopic Dermatitis
Non-pharmacological strategies that can help patients with atopic dermatitis cope with symptoms and advice to help healthcare professionals counsel patients on proper use of these products and techniques.
EP. 5: Topical Treatments for Atopic Dermatitis
Best practices using topical therapies to treat atopic dermatitis and managing treatment-related adverse events.
EP. 6: Systemic Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis
The rationale for using systemic therapies such as methotrexate, azathioprine, phototherapy, or others to treat patients with severe, persistent atopic dermatitis.
EP. 7: Dupilumab for Atopic Dermatitis
Keri Holyoak, PA-C, MPH, reacts to the FDA approval of dupilumab for atopic dermatitis and explains what makes this therapy unique compared to other treatment options.
EP. 8: Dupilumab for Atopic Dermatitis: Safety & Efficacy Explored
Reactions to the efficacy and safety of dupilumab treatment for atopic dermatitis as demonstrated by clinical trial data and real-world experience.
EP. 9: Atopic Dermatitis and Drug Accessibility
Key players in dermatology clinics and steps taken to help patients receive access to newer therapies available to treat atopic dermatitis.
EP. 10: Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment Selection
Patient factors and disease characteristics that impact one’s treatment approach for atopic dermatitis.
EP. 11: Techniques Used to Diagnose Atopic Dermatitis
Strategies used to evaluate patients and accurately diagnose atopic dermatitis in children and adults.
EP. 12: Novel Therapies Under Investigation for Atopic Dermatitis
Current barriers faced by healthcare professionals who treat atopic dermatitis and anticipation regarding opportunities emerging in the field.
EP. 13: Atopic Dermatitis: Integrating Newer Therapies into Clinical Practice
Considerations regarding how to best select from and use newer therapies for atopic dermatitis.
EP. 14: Atopic Dermatitis: Partnering With Patients for Best Outcomes
The importance of partnering with patients who have atopic dermatitis to best support them throughout their long-term journey with the condition.
EP. 15: Support for Patients With Atopic Dermatitis
Advice for healthcare professionals who treat atopic dermatitis to help them best manage patients and connect them to other supportive resources.
EP. 16: Atopic Dermatitis: Counseling Patients About Their Disease
Strategies that can be used by healthcare professionals to help address patient concerns around atopic dermatitis.
EP. 17: Optimizing Therapy for Patients With Atopic Dermatitis
Clinical pearls regarding the management of patients with atopic dermatitis with newer treatment approaches as the field continues to evolve.