February 15, 2020 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance


AARS Announcements

  • Register Now for Our 15th Annual AARS Networking Reception

Industry News

  • Acne pipeline watch: Dermata Therapeutics completes enrollment in phase 2b trial of once-weekly topical DMT310 for acne.
  • Sun Pharma's new ad campaign raises awareness of acne and its impact. 

New Medical Research

  • Effect of isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid) on levels of soluble VEGF receptors (sVEGFR1, sVEGFR2, sVEGFR3) in patients with acne vulgaris.
  • Efficacy of modified qufeng runmian powder () on acne vulgaris with syndromes of dampness and blood stasis: A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
  • Effect of serum 25 hydroxy vitamin d level on isotretinoin-induced musculoskeletal symptoms: A cross-sectional study.
  • Association of race/ethnicity and sex with differences in health care use and treatment for acne.
  • Prediction of neonatal acne based on maternal lipidomic profiling.
  • Efficacy and safety comparison of combination of 0.04% tretinoin microspheres plus 1% clindamycin versus their monotherapy in patients with acne vulgaris: A phase 3, randomized, double-blind study.
  • Sebocyte differentiation as a new target for acne therapy. An in vivo experience.
  • The effect of silymarin on liver enzymes in patients taking isotretinoin: A randomized clinical trial.
  • Psychosocial aspects of adult acne: Data from 13 European countries.
  • Development and initial validation of a multidimensional acne global grading system integrating primary lesions and secondary changes.
  • Cosm-nutraceutical nanovesicles for acne treatment: Physicochemical characterization and exploratory clinical experimentation.
  • Minocycline 1.5% foam for the topical treatment of moderate-to-severe papulopustular rosacea: Results of two phase 3, randomized, clinical trials.
  • Susceptibility of cutibacterium acnes to topical minocycline foam.
  • Tazarotene 0.045% lotion for the once-daily treatment of moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris in adult males.
  • Acne vulgaris in an undergraduate population in Nigeria.

Clinical Reviews

  • Platelet-rich plasma in noninvasive procedures for atrophic acne scars: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • The role of the cutaneous microbiome in hidradenitis suppurativa: Light at the end of the microbiological tunnel.
  • New herbal biomedicines for the topical treatment of dermatological disorders.
  • Evaluating FMX-101 as a promising therapeutic for the treatment of acne.
  • Low dose of isotretinoin: A comprehensive review.
  • Standard management options for rosacea: The 2019 Update by the National Rosacea Society Expert Committee.
  • When bugs and drugs conspire: Driving acneiform skin toxicity.
  • Psychosocial burden of hidradenitis suppurativa patients' partners.
  • Coupled blue and red light-emitting diodes therapy efficacy in patients with rosacea: Two case reports.