July 16, 2019 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance


AARS Updated Rosacea Guidelines

  • Update on the management of rosacea from the American Acne & Rosacea Society (AARS). 

Industry News

  • Positive results seen in phase 3 FMX101 acne study. 

New Medical Research

  • Cutibacterium acnes phylotypes diversity loss: a trigger for skin inflammatory process. 
  • Evaluation of autologous adipose-derived stem cells vs. fractional carbon dioxide laser in the treatment of post acne scars: a split-face study. 
  • Skin microbiome differences relate to the grade of acne vulgaris. 
  • Treatment of acne scarring with a novel dual-wavelength laser.
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa Area and Severity Index (HASI): a pilot study to develop a novel instrument to measure the physical signs of hidradenitis suppurativa.   
  • Homocysteine, folic acid, and vitamin B12 levels in patients on isotretinoin therapy for acne vulgaris: a meta-analysis. 
  • Psychiatric adverse events in patients taking isotretinoin as reported in a food and drug administration database from 1997 to 2017. 
  • The combined effect of tranilast 8% liposomal gel on the final cosmesis of acne scarring in patients concomitantly treated by isotretinoin: prospective double-blind split-face study. 
  • Long-term remarkable remission of SAPHO syndrome in response to short-term systemic corticosteroids treatment in an immunoglobulin E elevated patient: a case report. 
  • Relationship between quinolone use and resistance of staphylococcus epidermidis in patients with acne vulgaris. 
  • Safety and effectiveness of microfocused ultrasound for treating erythematotelangiectatic rosacea. 
  • Analysis of potential genes and pathways involved in the pathogenesis of acne by bioinformatics. 

Clinical Reviews

  • Radiofrequency microneedling: overview of technology, advantages, differences in devices, studies, and indications. 
  • Oral antibiotics in acne: a retrospective single center analysis of current prescribing in primary care and it's alignment with the national antibiotic quality premium. 
  • Acne and rosacea: what's new for treatment? 
  • Difference in vasoconstrictors: oxymetazoline vs brimonidine. 
  • Potential role of the microbiome in acne: a comprehensive review. 
  • Uncommon pretibial bilateral manifestation of Hidradenitis suppurativa (Hurley III) after discontinuation of systemic treatment with adalimumab: a serious reason to prefer surgery as a primary approach? 
  • Increased infection rates associated with tetracycline therapy given for epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor (EGFRI)-associated acneiform eruption: a retrospective study of data from two cancer centers. 
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa and polycystic ovarian syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis. 
  • New evidence but still unmet medical needs in rosacea treatment. 

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