February 1, 2019 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

AARS Event

  • Register Now: AARS 14th Annual Member Reception, Friday, March 1, 2019 6PM – 8PM, Washington, DC


Industry News

  • Almirall launches Seysara™ (sarecycline). 


New Medical Research

  • Clinical efficacy of 0.5% topical mangosteen extract in nanoparticle loaded gel in treatment of mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris: A 12-week, split-face, double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial. 
  • The anti-inflammatory potency of biologics targeting TNF-α, IL-17A, IL-12/23 and CD20 in hidradenitis suppurativa: An ex vivo study. 
  • The microbiome in preadolescent acne: Assessment and prospective analysis of the influence of benzoyl peroxide. 
  • Sarecycline: First global approval. 
  • Novel tretinoin 0.05% lotion for the once-daily treatment of moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris in a preadolescent population. 
  • Nicastrin haploinsufficiency alters expression of type I interferon-stimulated genes: The relationship to familial hidradenitis suppurativa. 
  • SAPHO syndrome with pathological fractures of vertebral bodies: A case report.
  • A phase 1 randomized, placebo-controlled trial with a topical inhibitor of stearoyl-coenzyme a desaturase 1 under occluded and nonoccluded conditions. 
  • Long-wave medical infrared thermography: A clinical biomarker of inflammation in hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa. 
  • Short lipopeptides specifically inhibit the growth of propionibacterium acnes with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory dual action.
  • Hop extract acts as an antioxidant with antimicrobial effects against propionibacterium acnes and staphylococcus aureus. 
  • Interruption of oral clindamycin plus rifampicin therapy in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa: An observational study to assess prevalence and causes. 
  • Novel tretinoin 0.05% lotion for once-daily treatment of moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris in a Hispanic population. 

Clinical Reviews

  • Topical retinoids in acne vulgaris: A systematic review. 
  • Use of isotretinoin and risk of depression in patients with acne: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 
  • Trends in oral antibiotic prescription in dermatology, 2008 to 2016. 
  • Acne, the skin microbiome, and antibiotic treatment.
  • Models for acne: A comprehensive study. 

Patient Counseling / Communication

  • What Italians think about acne: Results of a survey on 2.327 patients and 2.327 mothers.


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