August 15, 2019 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

Industry News

  • Private equity-backed groups acquiring more dermatology practices. 
  • FDA accepts NDA for tazarotene lotion for acne.
  • Ortho Dermatologics announces U.S. FDA filing acceptance for IDP-123 treatment for acne vulgaris in lotion form.
  • Foamix submits new drug application to U.S. FDA for FMX103 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe papulopustular rosacea. 
  • Ortho Dermatologics announces cash-pay prescription program,, to be available at Walgreens stores nationwide. 

New Medical Research

  • Artemisinin, a potential option to inhibit inflammation and angiogenesis in rosacea. 
  • Comparing cannula-based subcision with the common needle method: A clinical trial. 
  • The safety and impact of a model of intermittent, time-restricted circadian fasting ("Ramadan fasting") on hidradenitis suppurativa: Insights from a multicenter, observational, cross-over, pilot, exploratory study. 
  • Plasma dermcidin levels in acne patients and the effect of isotretinoin treatment on dermcidin levels. 
  • The role of adolescent acne treatment in formation of scars among patients with persistent adult acne: Evidence from an observational study. 
  • Microbiological tests of natural limonene and the compounds obtained after isomerization of limonene in the presence of ti-sba-15 catalyst-α-terpinene, γ-terpinene, terpinolene, and p-cymene. 

Clinical Reviews

  • Complementary and alternative medicine use in hidradenitis suppurativa. 
  • Remission of severe hidradenitis suppurativa following chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma. 
  • Chlorin, phthalocyanine, and porphyrin types derivatives in phototreatment of cutaneous manifestations: A review. 
  • Acne vulgaris: New evidence in pathogenesis and future modalities of treatment. 
  • Recommendations for rosacea diagnosis, classification and management: Update from the global ROSacea COnsensus (ROSCO) 2019 panel. 
  • Concomitant psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa responsive to adalimumab therapy: A case series.
  • Identifying anemia in a cohort of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa. 
  • Prolonged serum alanine aminotransferase elevation associated with isotretinoin administration.
  • What’s new in the management of acne vulgaris. 
  • Establishing the diagnosis of rosacea in skin of color patients. 
  • Acne keloidalis in an Asian female patient. 
  • Association of antibiotic resistance with antibiotic use for epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor-related papulopustular eruption. 
  • Topical tretinoin: A versatile option for adult female acne. 

Patient Counseling/Communication

  • Update on diet and acne. 

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