August 1, 2019 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

Industry News

  • Glycemic index associated with acne occurrence. 
  • BioPharmX announces positive topline results from phase 2b trial of BPX-04 for papulopustular rosacea. 

New Medical Research

  • A new superficial needle-scraping method for assessing Demodex density in papulopustular rosacea. 
  • First use of optical coherence tomography on in vivo inflammatory acne-like lesions: a murine model. 
  • Chronic non-bacterial osteomyelitis: a comparative study between children and adults. 
  • Long-term safety and efficacy of trifarotene 50μg/g cream, a first-in-class RAR-γ selective topical retinoid, in patients with moderate facial and truncal acne. 
  • Twenty-four-week interim analysis from a phase 3 open-label trial of adalimumab in Japanese patients with moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa. 
  • Assessment of autonomic nervous system functions and cardiac rhythms in patients using isotretinoin. 
  • High body mass index is a risk factor for acne severity in adolescents: a preliminary report. 

Clinical Reviews

  • The use of noncultured regenerative epithelial suspension for improving skin color and scars: a report of 8 cases and review of the literature. 
  • The role of the skin microbiota in acne pathophysiology. 
  • Microneedling as a treatment for acne scarring: a systematic review. 
  • The treatment of acne scars, a 30-year journey. 
  • SAPHO: has the time come for tailored therapy? 
  • Patient-focused solutions in rosacea management: treatment challenges in special patient groups.
  •  What is PFE? It may just be time you found out. 
  • Treatment consideration for US military members with skin disease. 
  • Coprescription of isotretinoin and systemic corticosteroids for acne: an analysis of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.
  • Efficacy of azithromycin in treatment of acne vulgaris: a mini review. 
  • Surgery combined with photodynamic therapy in the treatment of disfiguring acne inversa: the efficacy of reconditioning. 
  • The potential uses of n-acetylcysteine in dermatology: a review. 
  • Development of the powder formulas for acne treatment. 

Patient Counseling/Communication

  • Patient awareness of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use in acne vulgaris. 

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