January 15, 2019 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance


AARS Special Announcements

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

New Medical Research

  • Gender- and age-related differences in facial sebaceous glands in Asian skin, as observed by non-invasive analysis using three-dimensional ultrasound microscopy. 
  • A microtube array membrane (MTAM) encapsulated live fermenting staphylococcus epidermidis as a skin probiotic patch against Cutibacterium acnes. 
  • Tranexamic acid ameliorates rosacea symptoms through regulating immune response and angiogenesis. 
  • Treatment of acne with a combination of propolis, tea tree oil, and aloe vera compared to erythromycin cream: Two double-blind investigations. 
  • New study to assess treatments for antibiotic-resistant skin infections.
  • Microneedling by dermapen and glycolic acid peel for the treatment of acne scars: Comparative study. 
  • Association of caffeine intake and caffeinated coffee consumption with risk of incident rosacea in women. 
  • Association between market competition and prices of generic topical dermatology drugs. 
  • BPX-01 minocycline topical gel shows promise for the treatment of moderate-to-severe inflammatory acne vulgaris. 

Patient Counseling / Communication

  • Metabolic Syndrome in Dermatology: Treatment and Management for Dermatologists. 
  • Dermatology today and tomorrow: From symptom control to targeted therapy. 
  • A 12-Year Experience of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Management. 
  • New concepts, concerns, and creations in acne. 
  • Comorbidities in dermatology: What's real and what's not. 
  • Interventions for rosacea based on the phenotype approach: An updated systematic review including GRADE assessments. 
  • British Association of Dermatologists guidelines for the management of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) 2018. 
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa: A systematic review integrating inflammatory pathways into a cohesive pathogenic model. 
  • Propionibacterium (cutibacterium) acnes bacteriophage therapy in acne: Current evidence and future perspectives. 
  • A brief compendium of some long-forgotten remedies for dermatology.  Is it time to drop the one-size-fits-all approach and consider remedies of the past? 
  • Rosacea update: New findings on risks and impact. Understanding rosacea risk factors can allow for earlier, more effective treatment.
  • Acne and scarring: Facing the issue to optimize outcomes. 
  • Evaluation, prevention, and management of acne scars: Issues, strategies, and enhanced outcomes.
  • Micromanagement: Microparticles enhance outcomes of energy-based acne care. With recent FDA-clearance, microparticles are available to support Nd:YAG based treatment of inflammatory acne. 
  • Retinoids in acne management: Review of current understanding, future considerations, and focus on topical treatments. 

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