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A 38 year old woman of South Asian ancestry has polycystic ovarian syndrome and

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A 38 year old woman of South Asian ancestry has polycystic ovarian syndrome and is distraught with excessive facial hair. She has failed medical treatment (eflornithine cream and oral contraceptives) and is seeking advice on laser /light based treatment. Please review the evidence on use of lasers and intense pulsed light strategies in the management of hair growth to advise this patient.
Background discussion of topic Maximum of 20 marks
Criteria to consider:
1 Effective summary of topic including definition and diagnosis of hirsutism versus hypertrichosis
2 Summary of relevant laser and light based treatments with no restriction to one specific area
3 Provides a comprehensive discussion of various issues which must be considered for choosing the appropriate laser or light based treatment
4 Demonstrates understanding through an appropriate interpretation of the literature
Patient Assessment Maximum of 25 marks
Criteria to consider:
1 Describes clinical assessment criteria for choosing the right laser or light based treatment
2 Demonstrates thorough knowledge to provide a full consultation including the need for psychological assessment, preventative measures associated with lifestyle
3 Understands the role of consent taking, clinical photographs
4 Describes strategies to identify at risk patients
Therapeutics Maximum of 25 marks
Criteria to consider:
1 Discusses the various treatment options available and includes a typical treatment regime for hair growth management
2 Demonstrates knowledge of mechanisms of action of different types of lasers and light based devices available for the patient.
3 Critically appraises the evidence for use of lasers and light based devices
4 Provides examples of other therapeutic uses of lasers and light based treatments and reviews recent and forthcoming treatments.
5 Demonstrates thorough understanding of undesirable effects of laser and light based treatments and their management.
Discussion and interpretation of results Maximum of 25 marks
Criteria to consider:
1 Summarizes the discussion on assessment and treatment of the condition with lasers and light based devices
2 Draws conclusions from their above discussions to answer the chosen question
3 Suggests measures to improve patient outcomes and improve safety in laser and light based treatments
Structure and style Maximum of 5 marks
The maximum of 5 marks will only be awarded if:
There is an acceptable standard of grammar and spelling
Subject matter is clearly described and easy to understand
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