January 1, 2018 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

Industry News

  • The 13th Annual AARS Reception will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PT at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center in San Diego, CA.

    Register now: https://acneandrosacea.org/initiatives/annual-reception

  • 2017 saw record number of FDA approvals for drugs.

New Medical Research

  • Association of the CYP17 MSP AI (T-34C) and CYP19 codon 39 (Trp/Arg) polymorphisms with susceptibility to acne vulgaris.
  • Selective delivery of adapalene to the human hair follicle under finite dose conditions using polymeric micelle nanocarriers.
  • Using Network Oriented Research Assistant (NORA) technology to compare digital photographic with in-person assessment of acne vulgaris.
  • Combination of platelet rich plasma in fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment increased clinical efficacy of for acne scar by enhancement of collagen production and modulation of laser-induced inflammation.
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa treated with wide excision and second intention healing: A meaningful local cure rate after 253 procedures.
  • Long-pulsed 1064-nm Nd: YAG laser ameliorates LL-37-induced rosacea-like skin lesions through promoting collagen remodeling in BALB/c mice.
  • The association between stress and acne among female medical students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Serum homocysteine levels in acne patients.
  • Quality of life, anxiety prevalence, depression symptomatology and suicidal ideation among acne patients in Lithuania.

Clinical Reviews

  • Acne vulgaris: The metabolic syndrome of the pilosebaceous follicle.
  • Radiofrequency-assisted subcision for postacne scars.
  • How acne bumps cause the blues: The influence of acne vulgaris on self-esteem.
  • Acne keloidalis nuchae in Asian: A single institutional experience.
  • Successful treatment of a childhood synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome with subcutaneous methotrexate: A case report.
  • Acne in South African black adults: A retrospective study in the private sector.

Patient Counseling / Communication

  • Generational influence on patient learning preferences in dermatology.
  • Characterization of patients' quality of life and experience in the course of acne treatment.
  • The patient-centered acne severity scale study.

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