December 1, 2017 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

Industry News

  • Novan plans to complete development of SB204 acne candidate via third party funding and execution.

New Medical Research

  • Topical 15% resorcinol for hidradenitis suppurativa: An uncontrolled prospective trial with clinical and ultrasonographic follow-up.
  • Novel device-based acne treatments: comparison of a 1,450-nm diode laser and micro-needling radiofrequency on mild to moderate acne vulgaris and seborrhea in Korean patients through a 20-week prospective, randomized, split-face study.
  • Comparative study of buffered 50% glycolic acid (pH 3.0) + 0.5% salicylic acid solution vs. Jessner's solution in patients with acne vulgaris.
  • Serum homocysteine levels in acne patients.
  • An extension of a multicenter, randomized, split-face clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of chromophore gel-assisted blue light phototherapy for the treatment of acne.
  • Clinical behavior of a cohort of adult women with facial acne treated with combined oral contraceptive: ethinylestradiol 20 µg/dienogest 2 mg.
  • Diagnostic accuracy of pediatric teledermatology using parent-submitted photographs: A randomized clinical trial.
  • Using normal and high pulse coverage with picosecond laser treatment of wrinkles and acne scarring: Long term clinical observations.
  • Decrease in diversity of propionibacterium acnes phylotypes in patients with severe acne on the back.
  • Longitudinal observational study of hidradenitis suppurativa: impact of surgical intervention with adjunctive biologic therapy.
  • A cross-sectional epidemiological study of hidradenitis suppurativa in an Irish population.
  • Population-based clinical practice research Datalink study using algorithm modeling to identify the true burden of hidradenitis suppurativa.

Clinical Reviews

  • Skin barrier and microbiome in acne.
  • Cutibacterium (formerly propionibacterium) acnes infections associated with implantable devices.
  • PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT OF ACNE FOR CLINICIANS An International Consensus from the Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne.
  • Rosacea and alcohol intake.
  • Management of severe acne vulgaris with topical therapy.
  • Lasers, light, and the treatment of acne: A comprehensive review of the literature.
  • Comorbidities in rosacea: A systematic review and update.
  • An atypical localized form of hidradenitis suppurativa of the jawline and neck mimicking severe cystic acne on presentation.
  • Algorithm for acne treatment: Ibero-Latin American consensus.

Patient Counseling / Communication

  • Recommending efficacious cleansers for your patients.
  • Debunking acne myths: Does back acne need to be treated?

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