Murad Alam

Guest Editor for the following articles:

Sep
2003
Vol. 22. No. 3

Antibiotics in Cutaneous Medicine: An Update

Eric L Carter, MD

This review discusses the major oral antibacterial agents used in dermatology today, including the beta-lactams, macrolides, tetracyclines, quinolones, sulfonamides, clindamycin, and rifampin.

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Sep
2003
Vol. 22. No. 3

Management of Leg Ulcers

Jonathan Kantor, MD, MSCE

This article summarizes some of the techniques used in the management of these wounds. We discuss the evidence for using compression, vitamin and mineral supplementation, antibiotic use, growth factors, and other interventions in the management of these wounds

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Sep
2003
Vol. 22. No. 3

Psychocutaneous Drug Therapy

John Koo, MD | Chai Sue Lee, MD

This article reviews the current status and future directions of psychopharmacology for the 4 major types of psychopathologies encountered in a dermatology practice (depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and delusional disorder) with the intent of guiding dermatologists in the choice of a psychotropic agent for patients with psychological component to their skin disorder.

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