Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2018). Picosecond lasers. Dermnet New Zealand. August 2018. Available at: (accessed 31 August 2018).


Ali FR. (2018). Oral tranexamic acid for the treatment of melasma. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology [in press]


Ali FR. (2018). Tranexamic acid. Dermnet New Zealand. August 2018. Available at: (accessed 20 August 2018).


Forbat E, Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2018). Dermatological indications for isotretinoin beyond acne. Journal of Dermatological Treatment. 2018; Mar 14: 1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 1445194.


Sinha K, Ali F, Orchard G, Rickaby W, Shams M, Mallipeddi R, Patalay R. (2018). Use of a novel 1-hour protocol for rapid frozen section immunocytochemistry, in a case of squamous cell carcinoma treated with Mohs micrographic surgery. Clinical & Experimental Dermatology. 43(4): 454-457. PMID: 29396855.


Forbat E, Ali FR, Mallipeddi R, Al-Niaimi F. (2017). Laser corrective surgery following full thickness skin grafts. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery. 2017 Jul-Sep; 10(3):157-159. PMID: 29403188.


Forbat E, Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. Treatment of keloid scars using light, laser and energy based devices: a contemporary review of the literature. Lasers in Medical Science. 32(9): 2145-2154. PMID: 29047002.


Ali FR, Kingston TP. (2017). Social enterprise in Macclesfield: a future paradigm for dermatology? British Association of Dermatologists Newsletter. Autumn 2017.


Ali FR. (2017). Psoriatic arthritis. New England Journal of Medicine. 376(21): 2095.


Forbat E, Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2018). Intravenous immunoglobulins in dermatology: biological mechanisms and methods of administration. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 43(6): 659-666. PMID: 29774587.


Forbat E, Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2018). Intravenous immunoglobulins in dermatology: clinical indications and outcomes. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 43(5): 513-517. PMID: 29774583.


Forbat E, Al-Niaimi F, Ali FR. (2017). Treatment of molluscum contagiosum. Pediatric Dermatology. 34(5): 504-515. PMID: 28884917.


Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2017). Treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer using laser-assisted drug delivery. Dermatologic Surgery. 44(2): 310.


Lynch M, Ali F, Mallipeddi R. (2017). A pedunculated nasal nodule. BMJ. 2017; 356: j763.


Ali FR. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting 2017. British Association of Dermatologists Newsletter. Summer 2017.


Forbat E, Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2017) Applications of picosecond lasers beyond tattoos: pigment reduction and tissue remodelling. Lasers Med Sci. 2017; 32(5): 1219. PMID: 28185088.


Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F, Craythorne EE, Patalay R, Mallipeddi R. (2017). Patient satisfaction and the waiting room in Mohs surgery: appropriate pre-warning may abrogate boredom. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 31(7): e337-e338. PMID: 28107578.


Ali FR, Forbat E, Al-Niaimi F. (2016). Laser treatment of keloid scars. Dermatologic Surgery. 43(2): 318. PMID: 28002104.


Ali FR, Craythorne EE, Al-Niaimi F. (2017). Plant products for practising procedural dermatology. Australasian Journal of Dermatology. 58(4): e253. PMID: 28636258.


Ali FR, Craythorne EE, Al-Niaimi F. (2016). Chemoprevention of basal cell carcinoma. British Journal of Dermatology. 175(6): 1404. PMID: 27510573.

Collier NJ, Ali FR, Lear JT. (2016). The safety and efficacy of sonidegib for the treatment of locally advanced basal cell carcinoma. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy. 16(10): 1011-1018. PMID: 27636236.


Ali FR, Craythorne EE, Sheth N, Mallipeddi R, Al-Niaimi F. (2016). Our experience of carbon dioxide laser ablation of angiofibromas: case series and literature review. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. 18(7): 372-375. PMID: 27331628.


Ali FR, Kirk M, Madan V. Papular Acne Scars of the Nose and Chin: An Under-recognised Variant of Acne Scarring. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery. 2016; 9(4): 241-243. PMID: 28163455.


Forbat E, Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2017). The role of fillers in the management of acne scars. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 42(4): 374-380. PMID: 28397293.


Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2016). Talkaesthesia. BMJ. 2016; 354: i3033.


Forbat E, Al-Niaimi F, Ali FR. (2017). Use of nicotinamide in dermatology. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 42(2): 137-144. PMID: 28052374.


Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2016). Justinus Kerner and sausage poisoning: the birth of Botulinum toxin. International Journal of Dermatology. 55(11): 1295-1296. PMID: 27496373.


Ali FR, Healy C, Mallipeddi R. (2016). Ring cushions for chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis: piling off the pressure. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 75(2): e65-66. PMID: 27444092.


Ali FR, Craythorne EE. (2016). Management of skin cancer in the elderly. Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 7(3): 219-220. PMID: 27103311.


Khoo AB, Ali FR. (2016). Written action plans for atopic dermatitis in the era of mobile technology. Pediatric Dermatology. 33(5): 561. PMID: 27595877.


Forbat E, Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2016). Non cosmetic dermatological uses of Botulinum neurotoxin. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 30(12): 2023-2029. PMID: 27421250.


Ali FR, Craythorne EE. (2016). GROMMETs as mapping adjuncts to in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 75(3): e103-104. PMID: 27543230.


Ali FR, Craythorne EE. (2017). The integration of reflectance confocal microscopy into clinical practice for the management of lentigo maligna. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 42(5): 593-595. PMID: 28556434.


Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2016). Occupational dermatitis in instrumentalists: note the accessories. Dermatitis. 27(3): 151-152. PMID: 27172315.


Ali FR, Orchard GE, Mallipeddi R. (2017). Haematoxylin in history. JAMA Dermatology. 153(3): 328.


Ali F, Chiang YZ, Ghura V. (2016). Undermining the opposition: ballistic tips for improving the island pedicle flap. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 74(6): e127-129. PMID: 27185453.


Khoo A, Ali F. (2016). CUTTING the complexity of a topical treatment reducing regimen. Community Practitioner. 89(4): 8. PMID: 27183742.


Khoo AB, Ali FR, Yiu ZZN, Ferguson JE. (2016). Carbamazepine-induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome. BMJ Case Reports. 2016: Mar 11; 2016. pii: bcr2016214926. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-214926. PMID: 26969368.


Ali FR, Bakkour W, Ferguson JE, Madan V. (2016). Carbon dioxide laser ablation of dermatosis papulosa nigra: high satisfaction and few complications in patients with pigmented skin. Lasers in Medical Science. 31(3): 593-595. PMID 26868030.


Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2016). Laser-assisted drug delivery in dermatology: from animal models to clinical practice. Lasers in Medical Science. 31(2): 373-81. PMID: 26694489.


Khoo AB, Ali FR, Lear JT. (2016). Defining locally advanced basal cell carcinoma and integrating smoothened inhibitors into clinical practice. Current Opinion in Oncology. 28(2): 180-4. PMID: 26780190.


Griffin LL, Ali FR, Lear JT. (2016). Non melanoma skin cancer. Clinical Medicine. 16(1):62-65. PMID: 26833519.


Hanley T, Ali FR. (2015). Management of actinic keratoses. GM: Geriatric Medicine. 45 (Nov 2015): 27-32.


Ali FR, Yiu ZZ, Ogden S. (2015). Minocycline-induced pigmentation of the skin and nails. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 91(1081): 662. PMID: 26500011.


Ali FR. (2015). Management of psoriasis in older adults. GM: Geriatric Medicine. 45 (Sept 2015): 27-29.


Ali FR, Young HS. (2015). Posterior scleritis and necrobiotic xanthogranuloma. Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. 24(1): 91-2. PMID: 26717063.


Ali FR, Young HS. (2016). Ophthalmological considerations in necrobiotic xanthogranuloma. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 41(5): 563-4. PMID: 26936405.


Collier NJ, Ali FR, Lear JT. (2015). No age-related decline in efficacy of photodynamic therapy for basal cell carcinoma. British Journal of Dermatology. 173(6): 1564-5. PMID: 26286806.


Yiu ZZN, Ali FR, Griffiths CEM. (2016). Paradoxical exacerbation of chronic plaque psoriasis by sorafenib. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 41(4): 407-9. PMID: 26667599.


Ali FR, Ho P, Chaudhry IH, Motta L, Chalmers RJG. (2015). Dössekker's atypical tuberous myxoedema, a rare variant of scleromyxoedema. The Lancet. 385 (9983): 2222. PMID: 26068270.


Ali FR, Yiu ZZN, Fitzgerald D. (2015). Inflammation of actinic keratoses during paclitaxel chemotherapy. BMJ Case Reports. 2015 Jun 8. PMID: 26055606.


Ali FR. (2015). The unadulterated smartphone camera: obviating the need for apps. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 72(5): e119. PMID: 25890472.

Ali FR, Madan V. (2015). Laser (check)lists, licensing and learning log. Dermatologic Surgery. 41(5): 650. PMID: 25856289.


Ali FR, Madan V. (2015). Facial angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia: sustained remission following treatment with carbon dioxide laser. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 41(1): 96-8. PMID: 25917269.


Ali FR, Shackleton DP, Kingston TP, Williams JDL. (2015). Occupational exposure to propranolol: a rarely recognised cause of allergic contact dermatitis. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health. 2015; 28(3): 639-40.


Ali FR, Yiu ZZN, Yell J. (2015). Potassium iodide: a Dickensian drug for dermatological disease. Dermatology in Practice. 21(1): 7-8.


Ali FR, Aslam A, Motta L, Lear JT. (2015). Facial spicules and pink papules in a renal transplant recipient. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 40(7): 816-818. PMID: 25753909.


Yiu ZZN, Ali FR, Wilson MS, Mowatt D, Lyon CC. (2014). Giant condylomata acuminata of Buschke and Lowenstein: a peristomal variant. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 5(12): 1014-1017. PMID: 25460461.


Ali FR, Ghura V. (2014). PERFECT-ing technique prior to facial reconstructive surgery: a convenient, inexpensive aid to dermatologic surgical teaching. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 71(5): e203-e204. PMID: 25437991.


Ali FR, Finlayson AET, Fox J. (2014). World War One: The Department of Masks for Facial Disfigurements. JAMA Dermatology. 150(12): 1330. PMID: 25493469.

Ali FR, Collier NJ, Evans DG, Costello M, Webster S, Lear JT. (2014). National survey of patients with Gorlin syndrome highlights poor awareness, multiple treatments and profound psychosocial impact of disease. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 30(2): 371-3. PMID: 25351930.


Ali FR, Chalmers RJG. (2014). Dowling Club 60th Annual Overseas Visit: Moscow & Kazan. British Association of Dermatologists Newsletter. Autumn 2014; 26.


Ali FR, Aslam A, Lear JT. (2014). Sunscreen adherence: proffer patient preference. British Journal of Dermatology. 171(6): 1567. PMID: 24861202.


Ali FR, Madan V. (2014). Dermatologic surgery training in times of austerity. Dermatologic Surgery. 40(8): 930-931. PMID: 25006851.


Ali FR, Lear JT. (2015). Vismodegib. In: Wakelin SH, Maibach HI, Archer CB. (eds) Handbook of systemic drug treatment in dermatology. 2nd edition. CRC Press. ISBN: 9781482222845.


Ali FR, Green R, McMullen E, Motta L, Judge MR. (2014). Cutaneous cytomegalovirus complicating pustular psoriasis. British Journal of Dermatology. 171(3): 670-671. PMID: 24697813.


Ali FR, Shepherd EL, Yell LC, Buckley DA, Williams JD. (2014). Escalating methylisothiazolinone/methylchloroisothiazolinone allergy probably attributable to methylisothiazolinone in leave-on body cosmetics. Contact Dermatitis. 70(5): 316-317. PMID: 24731087.


Eaton LH, Chularojanamontri L, Ali FR, Theodorakopoulou E, Dearman RJ, Kimber I, Griffiths CE. (2014). Guttate psoriasis is associated with an intermediate phenotype of impaired Langerhans' cell migration. British Journal of Dermatology. 171(2): 409-411. PMID: 24628096.


Ali FR, Brown N, Lear JT, Helbert M, Bruce IN, Venning MC. (2014). Lack of awareness of skin cancer amongst immunocompromised patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis: a questionnaire survey. British Journal of Dermatology. 171(1): 193-195. PMID: 24484377.


Ali FR, Samarasinghe V, Russell SA, Lear JT. (2014). Increasing capacity for skin surveillance in a transplant review clinic. Transplantation. 97(8): e48-50. PMID: 24732901.


Collier NJ, Ali FR, Lear JT. (2014). Ingenol mebutate: a novel agent for the treatment of actinic keratoses. Clinical Practice. 11(3): 295-296.


Ali FR, Lear JT. (2014). Mitigating the risk of skin cancer associated with thiopurine use. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 75(1): 55. PMID: 24401978.


Ali FR. (2013). Fifty years: Doctor Who and the ageing enigma. Nature. 504: 33. PMID: 24305142.


Ali FR, Chalmers RJG. (2013). Dowling Club Update December 2013. British Association of Dermatologists Newsletter. 16(4): 28.


Cordingley L, Prajabati R, Plant D, Maskell D, Morgan C, Ali FR, Morgan AW, Wilson AG, Isaacs JD, BRAGGSS, Barton A. (2014). Impact of psychological factors on subjective disease activity assessments in patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. 66(6): 861-868. PMID: 24339425.


Ali AM,  Handuleh J, Patel P, Whitwell S, Harris K, Ali FR, Southgate RJ, Godman B, Al-Hadithy N, Gustafsson LL, Green C, Finlayson AET. (2014). Healthcare in Somalia- the most fragile state. Medicine Conflict & Survival. 30(1): 28-36. PMID: 24684021.


Collier NJ, Ali FR, Lear JT. (2013). Therapy update on HIV and skin disease. Dermatology in Practice. 20(1): 4-7.


Ali FR, Fox J, Finlayson AET. (2013). Hippocrates on ulcers. JAMA Dermatology 149(9):1049. PMID: 24048428.


Ali FR, Finlayson AET. (2013). Pharaonic trichology: the Ebers Papyrus. JAMA Dermatology. 149(8): 920. PMID: 24026454.


Collier NJ, Ali FR, Lear JT. (2015). Efficacy of photodynamic therapy for treatment of basal cell carcinoma in organ transplant recipients. Lasers in Medical Science. 30(4): 1407-9. PMID: 24126943.


Ali FR, Lyon CC. (2013). Tacrolimus toxicity following topical application for perianal Crohn’s disease: an admonitory anecdote. Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis. 7(12): e713. PMID: 24076430.


Collier NJ, Ali FR, Lear JT. (2013). The genetics of basal cell carcinoma. Dermatology in Practice. 19(4): 9-12.


Ali FR, Lear JT. (2013). Systemic retinoids for recurrent keratoacanthomas. New Zealand Medical Journal. 126 (1380): 83-85. PMID: 24126755.


Ali FR, Lear JT. (2013). Systemic agents for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC): the advent of dermato-oncology in BCC. British

Journal of Dermatology. 169(1): 53-57. PMID: 23488543.


Ali FR, Lear JT. (2013). Is dermatitis herpetiformis a proxy of prosperity? British Journal of Dermatology. 169 (1): 231. PMID: 23496160.


Ijaz N, Ali FR, Yell J. (2013). Diagnosis and management of psoriasis. Independent Nurse. Published 22 July 2013.


Ali FR, Fox J, Finlayson AET. (2013). Medicamina Faciei Femineae: Roman skin care. JAMA Dermatology. 149(5): 591. PMID: 23677083.


Ali FR, Kanigicherla D, Ul-Haque H, Russell SA, Lear JT. (2013). Skin surveillance and reduction of immunosuppression following renal transplant failure. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 38(4): 428-429. PMID: 23495758.


Keynejad R, Ali FR, Finlayson AET, Handuleh J, Adam G, Bowen JST, Leather A, Little SJ, Whitwell S. (2013). Telemedicine for peer-to-peer psychiatry learning between UK and Somaliland medical students. Academic Psychiatry. 37(3): 182-6. PMID: 23632929.


Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2013). Acne vulgaris. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 74(5): C6-C8. PMID: 23656986.


Ali FR, Barton A, Smith RhLI, Bowes J, Flynn E, Mangino M, Bataille V, Foerster JP, Worthington J, Griffiths CEM, Warren RB. (2013). An investigation of rheumatoid arthritis loci in patients with early-onset psoriasis validates association of the REL gene. British Journal of Dermatology. 168(4): 864-866. PMID 23106574.


Ali FR, Warren RB. (2013). Psoriasis and susceptibility to other autoimmune diseases: an outline for the clinician. Expert Reviews in Clinical Immunology. 9(2): 99-101. PMID: 23390938.


Wlodek C, Ali FR, Lear JT. (2013). Use of photodynamic therapy for treatment of actinic keratoses in organ transplant recipients. BioMed Research International. 2013: 349526. PMID: 23509711.


Ali FR, Lear JT. (2012). Melanoma in organ transplant recipients: incidence, outcomes and management considerations. Journal of Skin Cancer. 2012: 404615. PMID: 23227339.


Finlayson AET, Greaves F, Ali FR. (2012). Technologies for global health. The Lancet. 370: 1739. PMID: 23158249.


Wlodek C, Ali FR, Lear JT. (2012). Current therapeutic options in the management of actinic keratoses. MIMS Dermatology . Winter 2012: 6-9.


Rutkowski D, Ali FR, Yell J. Hirsutism. Independent Nurse. Published 4 February 2013.


Wlodek C, Ali FR, Yell J. (2012). Severe acne: diagnosis and management. Independent Nurse. Published 5 November 2012.


Bowman C, Ali FR, Yell J. (2012). Managing eczema. Independent Nurse. Published 3 September 2012.


Bowman C, Ali FR, Yell J. (2012). Management of acne vulgaris. Independent Nurse. Published 3 September 2012.


Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F. (2012). The role of the complement system in dermatological disease. Expert Reviews of Dermatology. 7(4): 359-366.


Ali FR, Wlodek C, Lear JT. (2012). The role of ingenol mebutate in the treatment of actinic keratoses. Dermatology & Therapy. 2(1): 8. PMID: 23205331.


Finlayson AET, Ali FR. (2012). Health at the frontier of the post-ageing society. Ethics in Biology Engineering & Medicine. 2(3): 195-198.


Ali FR, Bowen JST, Strachan JM, Handuleh J, Finlayson AET. (2012). Real-time, intercontinental dermatology teaching of trainee physicians in Somaliland using a dedicated social networking portal. Dermatology Online Journal. 18(4): 16. PMID: 22559031.


Ali FR, Griffiths CEM. (2012). So you want to be a Clinical Academic. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 73(2):C23-25. PMID: 22504711.


Ali FR, Ali AM, Finlayson AET. (2012). Outsourced psychiatry: remote care. Science. 336(6078): 152. PMID: 22499919.


Hebert HL, Ali FR, Bowes J, Barton A, Griffiths CEM, Warren RB. (2012). Genetic susceptibility to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: Implications for therapy. British Journal of Dermatology. 166: 474-482. PMID: 22050552.


Bowes J, Ho P, Flynn E, Ali F, Marzo-Ortega H, Coates LC, Warren RB, McManus R, Ryan AW, Kane D, Korendowych E, McHugh N, Fitzgerald O, Packham J, Morgan AW, Bruce IN, Barton A. (2012). Comprehensive assessment of rheumatoid arthritis susceptibility loci in a large psoriatic arthritis cohort. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. PMID: 22328738.


Thomson AC, Finlayson AET, Ali FR. (2011). Technology for Development: Innovation is not enough. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 104(11): 436. PMID: 22048673.


Finlayson AET, Hudson KEM, Ali FR. (2011). Use social media to strengthen health systems. Invited editorial for Science and Development Network. Published 15 September 2011.


Ali FR, Finlayson AET. (2011). Tweet to collaborate with poorer nations.  Nature. 475: 455. PMID: 21796195.


Ali FR, Ward SM. (2011). Parkinson’s disease: caring for the carers. Geriatric Medicine GM2. 41(5): 22-25.


Ali FR, Bowen JST, Finlayson AET. (2011). Redressing the brain drain. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 72(4):234. PMID: 21537244.


Bowen JST, Ali FR, Finlayson AET. (2011). Jostling within the inverse care law. Rapid Response to BMJ 2011;342:doi:10.1136/bmj.d912. Published 18 March 2011.

Ali FR, Finlayson AET. (2011). Promote excellence not indifference. Rapid Response to BMJ 2011;342:doi:10.1136/bmj.d1072. Published 14 March 2011.


Ali FR. (2010). Rising hospital admissions. Support the new gatekeepers. BMJ. 340: c1046. PMID: 20179106.


Ali FR, Kariyawasam DST, Broughton SJ. (2010). Examination of the acutely unwell child. Journal of Clinical Examination. 10: 1-8.


Ali FR, Roberts L, Mistry H, Patel RK, Edmondson RA, Arya R. (2009). Recurrent refractory arterial thromboembolism associated with the JAK2 V617F mutation. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 49: 211-213. PMID: 19174256.


Willis HWM, Willis NM, Willis JW, Ali FR, Ball C. (2009). Coeliac disease in childhood. BMJ. 338: a3066. PMID: 19228764.


Ali FR. (2008). An alternative career? BMJ. 337: a562.


Ali FR. (2008). Timeless iatrogenicity. BMJ. 337: a556.


Ali FR. (2008). Moral imperative protects the most vulnerable. Journal of Medical Ethics E-Letters. Published 4 February 2008.


Ali FR. (2008). Plastic surgery elective. Surgical Research Report 2008-2009. The Royal College of Surgeons of England. 51.


Ali FR. (2007). Obliged to participate. Student BMJ. 15: 131. DOI: 10.1136/sbmj.0703131


Ali FR, Michell AW, Carpenter RHS, Barker RA. (2006). A quantitative oculometric study of Huntington’s disease patients. Experimental Brain Research. 169 (2): 237-245. PMID: 16273398.

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