November 1, 2019 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

Industry News

  • Going for the gold: Sebacia microparticles help direct lasers to the source of acne.
  • FDA approves Amzeeq minocycline foam from Foamix. 
  • Foamix update: Nine trials in five posters. 
  • Altreno: Exclusive size available for dermatologist dispensing.

New Medical Research

  • Clinical evaluation of microneedling therapy in the management of facial scar: A prospective randomized study. 
  • Comparison of fractional neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) 1064-nm picosecond laser and fractional 1550-nm erbium fiber laser in facial acne scar treatment. 
  • Down-regulation of S100a7a antimicrobial peptide in acne vulgaris patients after isotretinoin therapy. 
  • Clinical response rate and flares of hidradenitis suppurativa in the treatment with adalimumab. 
  • Weekly adalimumab treatment decreased disease flare in hidradenitis suppurativa over 36 weeks: Integrated results from the phase 3 PIONEER trials. 
  • An open-label, intra-individual study to evaluate a regimen of three cosmetic products combined with medical treatment of rosacea: Cutaneous tolerability and effect on hydration. 
  • The efficacy and safety of permethrin 2.5% with tea tree oil gel on rosacea treatment: A double-blind, controlled clinical trial. 
  • Difficulties in emotion regulation and quality of life in patients with acne.
  •  A real-life, international, observational study demonstrating the efficacy of a cosmetic emulsion in the supportive care of mild-to-moderate facial acne. 
  • Topical 2% ketoconazole cream monotherapy significantly improves adult female acne: A double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial. 
  • Novel tretinoin 0.05% lotion for the once-daily treatment of moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris in a preadolescent and adolescent population. 

Clinical Reviews

  • Safety of combination laser or intense pulsed light therapies and doxycycline for the treatment of rosacea. 
  • Comment on "The effects of isotretinoin therapy on serum homocysteine, folate and vitamin B12 levels in patients with acne": May retinoids be useful to treat hyperhomocysteinemia found in patients affected by hidradenitis suppurativa?
  • Efficacy of photodynamic therapy for the treatment of inflammatory acne vulgaris: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 
  • Pediatric ocular acne rosacea: Clinical features and long-term follow-up of sixteen cases. 
  • Analysis of acne-related judicial precedents from 1997 to 2018 in South Korea. 
  • A comparison of international management guidelines for hidradenitis suppurativa. 
  • Adalimumab dose intensification in recalcitrant hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa. 
  • Acne vulgaris: Diagnosis and treatment. 
  • Real life experience on effectiveness and tolerability of topical ivermectin in papulopustular rosacea and anti-parasitic effect on Demodex mites. 

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