December 15, 2018 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

AARS Event

  • Save the Date: 14th Annual AARS Reception, Friday, March 1, 2019 6P – 9PM, Washington, DC


Industry News

  • Almirall and X-Chem team up to develop oral compounds for dermatological diseases. 
  • Crown Laboratories acquires select healthcare brands from GlaxoSmithKline.

New Medical Research

  • The IL-1 pathway is hyperactive in hidradenitis suppurativa and contributes to skin infiltration and destruction. 
  • Does isotretinoin cause depression and anxiety in acne patients? 
  • Anti-acne properties of hydrophobic fraction of red ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) and its active components. 
  • Standardized laboratory monitoring with use of isotretinoin in acne. 
  • Enhanced skin targeting of retinoic acid spanlastics: In-vitro characterization and clinical evaluation in acne patients. 
  • Enhancement of lipid content and inflammatory cytokine secretion in SZ95 sebocytes by palmitic acid suggests a potential link between free fatty acids and acne aggravation. 
  • Use of an alternative method to evaluate erythema severity in a clinical trial: Difference in vehicle response with evaluation of baseline and postdose photographs for effect of oxymetazoline cream 1.0% for persistent erythema of rosacea in a phase 4 study. 
  • Clindamycin versus clindamycin plus rifampicin in hidradenitis suppurativa treatment: Clinical and ultrasound observations. 
  • Topical nano-emulgel for skin disorders: Formulation approach and characterization. 
  • Topical oxymetazoline cream 1.0% for persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea: Pooled analysis of the two phase 3, 29-day, randomized, controlled REVEAL trials. 
  • Once-daily topical dapsone gel, 7.5%: Effective for acne vulgaris regardless of baseline lesion count, with superior efficacy in females. 
  • Integrated cooling-vacuum-assisted non-fractional 1540-nm Erbium:Glass laser: A new modality for the simultaneous effective treatment of acne lesions and scars. 
  • Clinical evaluation of safety and efficacy of fractional radiofrequency facial treatment of skin type vi patients. 

Clinical Reviews

  • Clindamycin as unique antibiotic choice in hidradenitis suppurativa. 
  • Correlation of the refined Hurley classification for hidradenitis suppurativa with patient reported quality of life and objective disease severity assessment. 
  • Knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of cannabinoids in the dermatology community.
  • Oral isotretinoin for acne. 
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa. 
  • Acne vulgaris in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa. 
  • Afamelanotide in the treatment of dermatologic disease. 
  • The therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in dermatology. 

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