June 1, 2018 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

Industry News

  • The 7th Annual AARS Scientific Symposium was a great success!
  • New Dermatologic Surgery textbook by McGraw-Hill enters second printing less than one week after publication.
  • Is acne cool now? How celebrities and influencers are changing the stigma of having acne.

New Medical Research

  • Efficacy and safety of oxymetazoline cream 1.0% for treatment of persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea: Findings from the 52-week open label REVEAL trial.
  • The efficacy and tolerability of 5-aminolevulinic acid 5% thermosetting gel photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris. A two-center, prospective assessor-blinded, proof-of-concept study.
  • Correlations of SOX9 expression with serum IGF1 and inflammatory cytokines IL-1α and IL-6 in skin lesions of patients with acne.
  • Mesotherapy with Botulinum toxin for the treatment of refractory vascular and papulopustular rosacea.
  • New approach in acne therapy: A specific bacteriocin activity and a targeted anti il-8 property in just 1 probiotic strain, the L. salivarius LS03.
  • Concomitant use of 1,550-nm nonablative fractional laser with low-dose isotretinoin for the treatment of acne vulgaris in asian patients: A randomized split-face controlled study.
  • Assessment of rosacea symptom severity by genome-wide association study and expression analysis highlights immuno-inflammatory and skin pigmentation genes.
  • Successful treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae with erbium:YAG laser: a comparative study.
  • The impact of acne and facial post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on quality of life and self-esteem of newly admitted Nigerian undergraduates.
  • Prevention and reduction of atrophic acne scars with adapalene 0.3%/benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel in subjects with moderate or severe facial acne: Results of a 6-month randomized, vehicle-controlled trial using intraindividual comparison.

Clinical Reviews

  • Overall and subgroup prevalence of crohn disease among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa, a population-based analysis in the United States.
  • Japanese Dermatological Association Guidelines: Guidelines for the treatment of acne vulgaris 2017.
  • Dairy intake and acne development: A meta-analysis of observational studies.
  • Prevalence and comorbidities associated with hidradenitis suppurativa: A nationwide population-based study.
  • Light therapies for acne.
  • Topical acne care: Can we treat active lesions and scars at the same time? New findings have intriguing implications for our approach to preventing-and managing-acne scars.

Patient Counseling / Communication

  • Prevent acne-related PIH: Treat acne early.

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