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Aktuelle Standards in der Akne-Therapie

Akute und langfristige Ziele und ihre Umsetzung in der Behandlung.

Ohne eine effektive Therapie kann Akne zu dauerhaften Narbenbildungen, psychosozialen Einschränkungen und geminderter Lebensqualität führen. Ziele der Akne-Therapie sind deshalb eine schnelle Besserung der Läsionen, sowie eine Minimierung von Rezidiven [3]. Der Therapieerfolg nach der initialen Phase sollte durch eine langfristige Erhaltungstherapie aufrechterhalten werden.

Topic: Dermatology issue: 12/2014

Schwere Handekzeme erfordern ein Langzeitmanagement

Mittagsseminar „Handekzem – mehr als eine Hautkrankheit?” am 22.07.2014 im Rahmen der 24. Fortbildungswoche für praktische Dermatologie und Venerologie, München. Unterstützt von Stiefel, ein Geschäftsbereich von GSK.

Topic: Dermatology issue: 11/2014

Insulin deter versus neutral protamine Hagedorn insulin: efficacy and safety

Insulin-replacement therapy is the only effective treatment for type 1 diabetes; it is also used to treat many patients with type 2 diabetes. Additionally, it is one of the forms of intensive diabetes therapy that can delay the development and progression of chronic diabetes-related vascular complications in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Topic: Diabetes and Endocrinology issue: 4/2014

Effect of insulin detemir on hypoglycaemia: evidence in different patient populations

Hypoglycaemia may occur as a corollary of glucose-lowering therapies in patients with diabetes. Restoring glycaemic control is fundamental to the management of both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes and helps to reduce the risk of vascular complications; however, glucose-lowering therapy is also often associated with a concurrent increase in the risk of hypoglycaemia.

Topic: Diabetes and Endocrinology issue: 3/2014

Weight gain with insulin therapy: are there any differences between different basal insulins?

Obesity levels have more than doubled worldwide since 1980 and continue to increase each year. Excess body weight is a known risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes, which has also reached epidemic status. In 2013 there were 382 million people with diabetes worldwide and this figure is predicted to rise to 592 million people by 2035.

Topic: Diabetes and Endocrinology issue: 2/2014

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