June 15, 2018 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance


Industry News

  • Spironolactone may be an alternative to antibiotics in female acne.

New Medical News

  • Is maintenance treatment in adult acne important? Benefits from maintenance therapy with adapalene, and low doses of alpha and beta hydroxy acids.
  • IL-1α and MMP-9 tear levels of patients with active ocular rosacea before and after treatment with systemic azithromycin or doxycycline.
  • Increased expression of IL-33 in rosacea skin and UVB-irradiated and LL-37-treated HaCaT cells.
  • Sustained benefit after treatment of acne vulgaris using only a novel combination of long-pulsed and Q-switched 1064-nm Nd: YAG lasers.
  • Clinical and dermoscopic evaluation of combined (salicylic acid 20% and azelaic acid 20%) versus trichloroacetic acid 25% chemical peel in acne: a RCT.
  • Clinical experience with once-daily dapsone gel, 7.5% monotherapy in patients with acne vulgaris
  • Clinically relevant reduction in persistent facial erythema of rosacea on the first day of treatment with oxymetazoline cream 1.0
  • The efficacy and safety of azelaic acid 15% foam in the treatment of facial acne vulgaris.
  • The evaluation of contact sensitivity with standard and cosmetic patch test series in rosacea patients.
  • Intense pulsed light therapy for acne-induced post-inflammatory erythema.
  • Indicators of phagocytosis in women with acne during comprehensive treatment that included immunotherapy and probiotics.
  • Long-term adalimumab efficacy in patients with moderate-to-severe hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa: 3-year results of a phase 3 open-label extension study
  • Daily oxymetazoline cream demonstrates high and sustained efficacy in patients with persistent erythema of rosacea through 52 weeks of treatment
  • Carboxytherapy versus skin microneedling in treatment of atrophic postacne scars: A comparative clinical, histopathological, and histometrical study.
  • Association between leptin gene rs7799039 polymorphism and lipid profile changes induced by isotretinoin treatment in acne patients.

Clinical Reviews

  • Facial rejuvenation and acne scar treatment with polymethylmethacrylate-collagen gel alone and in combination with other modalities.
  • Topical vehicle formulations in the treatment of acne
  • Frequency of treatment switching for spironolactone compared to oral tetracycline-class antibiotics for women with acne: A retrospective cohort study 2010-2016
  • Applying the phenotype approach for rosacea to practice and research
  • Update in the management of acne in adolescence

Patient Counseling/Communication

  • Who is accountable when patients do not achieve successful treatment for their acne?
  • Fifteen minute test may save 15% or more on rosacea treatment

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