November 15, 2018 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

AARS Event

  • Save the Date: 14th Annual AARS Reception, Friday, March 1, 2019 6P – 9PM, Washington, DC


Industry News

  • Biophotonic system earns CE mark.

  • Almirall updates.

  • Nestlé to explore strategic options for Nestlé Skin Health.
  • Scar-less healing may be on the horizon. 
  • Canfield Scientific acquires leading German dermoscopy company VISIOMED AG. 

New Medical Research

  • Minocycline as foam topical under study in acne.
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of microneedle fractional radiofrequency in Turkish patients with atrophic facial acne scars. 
  • Novel nicotinamide skin-adhesive hot melt extrudates for treatment of acne. 
  • Efficacy of two plant extracts against acne vulgaris: Initial results of microbiological tests and cell culture studies. 
  • The effect of continuous high versus low dose oral isotretinoin regimens on dermcidin expression in patients with moderate to severe acne vulgaris. 
  • Microbiological profile of sarecycline: A novel targeted spectrum tetracycline for the treatment of acne vulgaris. 
  • Rates of antibiotic resistance / sensitivity in bacterial cultures of hidradenitis suppurativa patients.
  • Association between rosacea severity and relative muscle mass: A cross-sectional study.
  • Combination chemical peels are more effective than single chemical peel in treatment of mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris: A split face comparative clinical trial. 
  • Serum zinc levels in hidradenitis suppurativa: A case-control study.
  • Association of caffeine intake and caffeinated coffee consumption with risk of incident rosacea in women.
  • The spectrum and sequelae of acne in black South Africans seen in tertiary institutions. 
  • Efficacy of adalimumab in moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa: Real life data.
  • Characterization of human cutaneous tissue autofluorescence: implications in topical drug delivery studies with fluorescence microscopy. 
  • Association of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics with differences in use of outpatient dermatology services in the United States. 
  • Continuous dark chocolate consumption affects human facial skin surface by stimulating corneocyte desquamation and promoting bacterial colonization. 

Clinical Reviews

  • Laser treatment for facial acne scars: A review. 
  • The treatment of genitoperineal hidradenitis suppurativa: A review of the literature. 
  • Dermatology-related uses of medical cannabis promoted by dispensaries in Canada, Europe, and the United States.
  • Patient-reported outcomes in hidradenitis suppurativa: a review.
  • Collagen deposition in chronic hidradenitis suppurativa: potential role for CD163+ macrophages.

Patient Counseling/Communication

  • Ethical dilemmas for physicians in Catholic healthcare organizations.
  • PRP: What dermatologists should know. 
  • Acne stigma linked to lower overall quality of life.

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