Optimizing Care in Atopic Dermatitis: Advanced Practice Provider Insights on Biologic and Systemic Therapies - Episode 6

Key Takeaways From The Newly Updated Guidelines On AD Management

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Advanced practice providers in dermatology discuss the key updates on the newly released guidelines on the management of AD and what this means for clinical practice.

This is a video synopsis/summary of a panel discussion involving Melodie Young, NP, and Andrea Nguyen, PA.

The experts discuss a notable update in the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) guidelines for atopic dermatitis (AD), describing it as a dramatic shift in the field. The conversation explores key aspects of the updated guidelines, emphasizing the need for rapid adoption by dermatology colleagues.

The response highlights a substantial evolution in AD treatment, moving away from conventional therapies to focus on targeted biologic therapies and oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. Mentioned biologics include dupilumab and tralokinumab, with a strong recommendation for systemic therapies. Oral JAK inhibitors are introduced as a new class of agents in dermatology, already utilized in other therapeutic areas.

The discussion underscores the imperative for dermatologists to familiarize themselves with these advanced therapeutic options and establish best practices for their use. The central theme emerges as the importance of disease control as a treatment goal, with a focus on achieving high levels of skin clearance in AD patients through revolutionary therapies. The surprising achievement of unprecedented disease control signals a shift in the traditional approach to AD treatment.

The summary concludes by highlighting the overarching theme of disease control as a pivotal aspect of this paradigm shift. The updated guidelines recommend considering biologics or oral JAK inhibitors and systemic therapy for AD, reflecting the significant disease control achievable with these advanced therapeutic options.

This segment illuminates the transformative impact of updated guidelines and the availability of novel therapeutic options in atopic dermatitis, promising a shift towards comprehensive disease control rather than mere symptom relief.

Video synopsis is AI-generated and reviewed by HCPLive editorial staff.