March 1, 2020 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance


AARS Announcements

  • Register Now for Our 15th Annual AARS Networking Reception
  • Save the Date for the inaugural AARS Global Research Summit

Industry News

  • With Foamix merger weeks away, Menlo itching drug fails a phase 2 test. 
  • Foamix’s rosacea candidate shows promise in phase 3 studies.
  • Ortho Dermatologics launches telemedicine on Dermatology.com, US cash-pay prescription program.

New Medical Research

  • Efficacy and safety of plasma gel as a new modality in treatment of atrophic acne scars.
  • Can monocyte/HDL show inflammatory activity of isotretinoin treatment in acne patients?
  • Identifying the impacts of acne: A Delphi survey of patients and clinicians.
  • Treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa: Surgery and yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)-exclusion diet. Results after 6 years.
  • Alopecia areata and isotretinoin; coincidence or causal relation.
  • Baseline characteristics from UNITE: An observational, international, multicentre registry to evaluate hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) in clinical practice.
  • Assessing adherence to evidence-based guidelines of care for acne vulgaris.
  • Exploring the anti-acne potential of impepho [helichrysum odoratissimum (l.) sweet] to combat cutibacterium acnes virulence.
  • PsAPASH: a rare and recent autoinflammatory syndrome associated with hidradenitis suppurativa.

Clinical Reviews

  • Long-term safety of adalimumab for patients with moderate-to-severe hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Optimizing isotretinoin treatment of acne: Update on current recommendations for monitoring, dosing, safety, adverse effects, compliance, and outcomes.
  • Selective RAR agonists for acne vulgaris: A narrative review.
  • Surgical and post-surgical wound care in hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • The top 100 most cited articles in rosacea: A bibliometric analysis.
  • Conventional and novel treatment modalities in rosacea.
  • Biologic therapies for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Acne vulgaris and risk of depression and anxiety: A meta-analytic review.
  • Treatment of acne with spironolactone: A retrospective review of 395 adult patients at mayo clinic, 2007-2017.
  • Abnormal baseline lab results rarely lead to treatment modification for patients on isotretinoin.
  • Successful use of guselkumab in the treatment of severe hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Depression in transgender adolescents under treatment with isotretinoin.
  • Nanocarriers as versatile delivery systems for effective management of acne.
  • Minocycline, focused on mechanisms of resistance, antibacterial activity, and clinical effectiveness: Back to future.

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