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Patient Advocacy in the Spotlight: Vitiligo Support International

Posted on: February 5, 2018

Vitiligo Support International (VSI) evolved from the frustrations of one person, Randy Salter.  After developing vitiligo in 1994, he was told by doctors that there were no treatments and that he should just be glad that he didn’t have cancer. … Read More

Psoriasis & Alcohol-Related Mortality

Posted on: February 5, 2018

It is common knowledge that patients with severe psoriasis have a premature mortality rate compared to the general population, even those with less severe disease.  The origins have typically been unclear, but past studies have associated excess alcohol intake, mental … Read More

Broadband UVB Revisited

Posted on: January 4, 2018

One of the more interesting sales trends seen within Daavlin’s Clinical department has been a slight uptick in conventional UVB broadband lamp machines (also known as “FS” type or color /12 lamps).   In our investigation into this phenomena, we have … Read More

Treating Eczema & Winter Itch with Phototherapy

Posted on: December 28, 2017

The return of cold winter weather in the northern hemisphere calls for hats, gloves, and scarves; the dry, cold air also means the arrival of seasonal wintertime itch for some and more painful flareups for others living with chronic eczema. … Read More

Product Spotlight: The M Series Hand & Foot Units

Posted on: December 28, 2017

Those who suffer from hand and foot psoriasis know how debilitating the autoimmune skin disease can be.  Painful, cracked skin can make even the most basic of tasks unbearable, often robbing those living with the condition of their mobility and … Read More

Patient Advocacy in the Spotlight:  The National Psoriasis Foundation

Posted on: December 5, 2017

Based in Portland, Oregon, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the leading patient advocacy group for over 8 million Americans living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.  The NPF, who is celebrating 50 years of education, outreach, and advocacy, is the … Read More

Single Course of NBUVB Phototherapy Reduces Prescription Burden

Posted on: December 4, 2017

Some of the more interesting phototherapy research comes from Scotland.  Having, in practice, adopted narrowband UVB phototherapy some five plus years earlier than in North America, they have many years of excellent, prospective, record keeping coupled with a stable population … Read More

UVA-1 Phototherapy Expands Treatment Options

Posted on: December 4, 2017

Ultraviolet (UV) phototherapy, in one form or another, has been used by the medical community since the 1950’s to treat a variety of skin conditions, with the most common being psoriasis, vitiligo and eczema.  In the last decade, advancements in … Read More

Men face a higher prevalence of severe psoriasis

Posted on: November 7, 2017

Researchers have long believed that men are more affected by severe psoriasis than women.  A recently published study of 5,438 Swedish psoriasis patients compared psoriasis registers and gender care costs and concluded that there is a higher prevalence of the … Read More

Exciting research for Home Phototherapy in the works at the University of Pennsylvania

Posted on: November 7, 2017

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) recently awarded an $8.6 million grant to Joel M. Gelfand, MD MSCE, professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania.  The purpose of the grant is to … Read More