December 15, 2017 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

Industry News

  • FDA launches tool to improve management of antibiotic use.

New Medical Research

  • Long-term administration of oral macrolides for acne treatment increases macrolide-resistant propionibacterium acnes.
  • Microneedling combined with platelet-rich plasma or trichloroacetic acid peeling for management of acne scarring: A split-face clinical and histologic comparison.
  • Investigational drugs in clinical trials for hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Acne in late adolescence and risk of prostate cancer.
  • Suppressed adiponectin levels and increased adiponectin response to oral glucose load in lean women with severe acne normalizes after isotretinoin treatment.
  • A cross-sectional study of clinical factors associated with acne facial scarring in patients with active acne.
  • Human skin permeation studies with PPARγ agonist to improve its permeability and efficacy in inflammatory processes.
  • Prevalence of flp pili-encoding plasmids in cutibacterium acnes isolates obtained from prostatic tissue.
  • Calcifying acne: An unusual extraoral radiographic finding.
  • Immunohistochemical expression of cyclo-oxygenase 2 and liver X receptor-α in acne vulgaris.

Clinical Reviews

  • Price discrepancies among mobile medication applications for common dermatologic prescriptions: observational cost analysis.
  • State-of-the-art lasers and light treatments for vascular lesions: from red faces to vascular malformations.
  • Evaluation of the effects of acne vulgaris on quality of life in Turkey by using TAQLI.
  • Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation: epidemiology, clinical presentation, pathogenesis and treatment.
  • Examining the potential preventative effects of minocycline prescribed for acne on the incidence of severe mental illnesses: A historical cohort study.
  • The role of zinc in the treatment of acne: A review of the literature.
  • Diet and rosacea: the role of dietary change in the management of rosacea.

Patient Counseling / Communication

  • Social media creates anxiety for teenagers with acne.
  • Which skin type is prevalent in Korean post-adolescent acne patients?: A pilot study using the Baumann Skin Type Indicator.
  • Acne across Europe: an online survey on perceptions and management of acne.

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