November 15, 2017 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

AARS Announcements

Industry News

  • Former pharma exec nominated for top HHS post.
  • BioPharmX receives concurrence from FDA on phase 3 acne study plans.

New Medical Research

  • MABp1 targeting interleukin-1alpha for moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa not eligible for adalimumab: A randomized study.
  • Heritability and GWAS analyses of acne in australian adolescent twins.
  • PPARγ Pro12Ala and C161T polymorphisms in patients with acne vulgaris: Contribution to lipid and lipoprotein profile.
  • The antimicrobial effect of CEN1HC-Br against propionibacterium acnes and its therapeutic and anti-inflammatory effects on acne vulgaris.
  • Real-world efficacy of azelaic acid 15% gel for the reduction of inflammatory lesions of rosacea.
  • Standard classification and pathophysiology of rosacea: The 2017 update by the National Rosacea Society Expert Committee.
  • Towards global consensus on core outcomes for hidradenitis suppurativa research: An update from the HISTORIC consensus meetings I and II.
  • Efficacy of microneedling with 70% glycolic acid peel vs microneedling alone in treatment of atrophic acne scars-A randomized controlled trial.
  • Antibacterial activity of gold nanorods against staphylococcus aureus and propionibacterium acnes: misinterpretations and artifacts.
  • IL-36 in hidradenitis suppurativa: Evidence for a distinctive pro-inflammatory role and a key factor in the development of an inflammatory loop.

Clinical Reviews

  • Targeted treatments for hidradenitis suppurativa: A review of the current literature and ongoing clinical trials.
  • Role of topical oxymetazoline for management of erythematotelangiectatic rosacea.
  • Assessing the need for a comprehensive acne quality-of-life scale for face and torso acne.
  • Evidence-based update on rosacea comorbidities and their common physiologic pathways.
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa and diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • Obesity and risk for incident rosacea in US women.
  • Severe rosacea: A case report.
  • Review of current immunologic therapies for hidradenitis suppurativa.

Patient Counseling / Communication

  • Association of resilience with depression and health-related quality of life for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Pain, psychological comorbidities, disability, and impaired qualify of life in hidradenitis suppurativa.

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