COMPLICATIONS AND ADVERSE EVENTS

Mar
2007
Vol. 26. No. 1

Introduction

This issue of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery will focus on the various complications and adverse events that arise in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. We are entering an exciting time for our specialty, with numerous advances in technology and the development of new medications and products which allow us to offer unparalleled treatment options for our patients. Yet along with this progress and increased number of medical and surgical interventions comes a growing group of complications, adverse events, and side effects that can interfere with appropriate patient outcomes.

Complications and Adverse Events, Introduction

Isaac M Neuhaus, MD

This issue of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery will focus on the various complications and adverse
events that arise in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. We are entering an exciting time for our specialty, with
numerous advances in technology and the development of new medications and products which allow us to offer unparalleled treatment options for our patients.

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Complications and Adverse Reactions in the Use of Newer Biologic Agents

Jeffrey P Callen, MD

New developments in genetic engineering and biotechnology have allowed the creation of bioengineered molecules that target specific steps in the pathogenesis of several immunemediated disorders, including Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, pemphigus, and B-cell lymphoma.

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Complications of Sclerotherapy

Girish S. Munavalli, MD, Mhs | Robert A Weiss, MD, FAAD, FACPh

Sclerotherapy is the systematic, targeted elimination of intracutaneous and subcutaneous varicose, reticular, telangiectasias by the injection of a locally irritating chemical substance, called a sclerosant. The endpoint of this process is functionally analogous to surgical removal of a vein.

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