August 1, 2018 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance


Industry News

  • LEO Pharma to expand its lead in medical dermatology with acquisition of Bayer’s prescription dermatology unit. 
  • Link between diet and skin disease takes center stage at summer AAD. 
  • BioPharmX: FDA grants CARC waiver; Post-hoc analysis for BPX-01 complete.

New Medical Research

  • Target site pharmacokinetics of doxycycline for rosacea in healthy volunteers is independent of food-effect (PI Markus Zeitlinger). 
  • Evaluation of long-term efficacy, safety, and effect on life quality of pulsed dye laser in rosacea patients. 
  • Topical photodynamic therapy with 5-aminolevulinic acid in Chinese patients with rosacea. 
  • Brimonidine tartrate gel plus topical steroid for the prevention of laser therapy-related postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. 
  • Biofilm production and antibiotic susceptibility of staphylococcus epidermidis strains from hidradenitis suppurativa lesions. 
  • Effect of a botanical cleansing lotion on skin sebum and erythema of the face: A randomized controlled blinded half-side comparison. 
  • Oral isotretinoin for the treatment of Aripiprazol-induced acneiform rash. 
  • An evaluation of peripapillar choroidal thickness in patients receiving systemic isotretinoin treatment. 
  • Reliability of the hidradenitis suppurativa clinical response in the assessment of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa. 

Clinical Reviews

  • Chemical peels in the treatment of acne: patient selection and perspectives. 
  • Spironolactone effectively treats acne in adolescent females. 
  • Antiandrogen therapy with spironolactone for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa. 
  • Current and future treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa. 
  • The practice of compounding, associated compounding regulations, and the impact on dermatologists. 

Patient Counseling/Communication