July 1, 2018 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

Industry News

  • UVBioTek launches POLY Go portable LED light therapy.
  • LEO Pharma and Advancing Innovation in Dermatology partner to help finance Accelerator Fund.  
  • New patient-centered panel helps BioPharmX define its role in the future of dermatology
  • Galderma global survey assesses burden of rosacea.

New Medical Research

  • Severe acne in monozygotic twins treated with photodynamic therapy.
  • Fractional carbon dioxide laser resurfacing of skin grafts: long-term results of a prospective, randomized, split-scar, evaluator-blinded study.
  • Combined fractional carbon dioxide laser and long-pulsed neodymium: yttrium-aluminium-garnet (1064 nm) laser in treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa; a prospective randomized intra-individual controlled study.
  • Clindamycin phosphate 1.2%/benzoyl peroxide 3% fixed-dose combination gel versus topical combination therapy of adapalene 0.1% gel and clindamycin phosphate 1.2% gel in the treatment of acne vulgaris in Japanese patients: A multicenter, randomized, investigator-blind, parallel-group study.
  • The rapid effect of pulsed dye laser on demodex density of facial skin.
  • The effect of an anti-inflammatory botanical cleanser/night mask combination on facial redness reduction.
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa with SAPHO syndrome maintained effectively with adalimumab, methotrexate, and intralesional corticosteroid injections.
  • Case report: successful treatment of refractory SAPHO syndrome with the JAK inhibitor tofacitinib.
  • Characterization of cutibacterium acnes phylotypes in acne and in vivo exploratory evaluation of Myrtacine®.
  • Comparative efficacy of oral contraceptive versus local treatment versus intense pulsed light combined with vacuum in endocrine acne in women.
  • In-vitro investigation of anti-acne properties of Mangifera indica L. kernel extract and its mechanism of action against Propionibacterium acnes.

Clinical Reviews

  • Radical resection and local coverage of hidradenitis suppurativa - acne inversa: analysis of results.  
  • A systematic literature review of the human skin microbiome as biomarker for dermatological drug development.  
  • A biologically based approach to acne and rosacea.  
  • Cutibacterium acnes (Propionibacterium acnes) and acne vulgaris: a brief look at the latest updates.  
  • Aromatherapy, botanicals, and essential oils in acne.


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