October 15, 2018 Issue

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Hot Topics at a Glance

Industry News

  • FDA approves tretinoin lotion acne treatment. 

  • Seysara: Oral antibiotic is first approved for dermatology in 40 years. 


New Medical Research

  • The assessment of the effects of the combination of microdermabrasion and cavitation peeling in the therapy of seborrhoeic skin with visible symptoms of acne punctata. 

  • Demographic and clinical features of hidradenitis suppurativa in Korea. 

  • Brimonidine displays anti-inflammatory properties in the skin through the modulation of the vascular barrier function. 

  • Comparative efficacy of short-pulsed intense pulsed light and pulsed dye laser to treat rosacea. 

  • Estimated cost efficacy of US Food and Drug Administration approved treatments for acne.

  • Licochalcone A attenuates acne symptoms mediated by suppression of NLRP3 inflammasome.

  • Improvement of dermal delivery of tetracycline using vesicular nanostructures

  • Inhibitory effects of Euphorbia supina on Propionibacterium acnes-induced skin inflammation in vitro and in vivo. 

  • Low-dose blue light irradiation enhances the antimicrobial activities of curcumin against Propionibacterium acnes. 

  • Comparative analyses of biofilm formation among different Cutibacterium acnes isolates. 


Clinical Reviews

  • Approaches to limit systemic antibiotic use in acne: Systemic alternatives, emerging topical therapies, dietary modification, and laser and light-based treatments. 

  • Acute localised exanthematous pustulosis due to metronidazole. 

  • Long-term clinical safety of clindamycin and rifampicin combination for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa: A critically appraised topic. 

  • Host-microbiome interactions and recent progress into understanding the biology of acne vulgaris. 

  • Trends in utilization of topical medications for treatment of rosacea in the United States (2005-2014) - a cohort analysis. 

  • Overall and subgroup prevalence of acne vulgaris among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.


Patient Counseling/Communication

  • Acne stigma linked to lower overall Q of L. 

  • Is teen acne a sign of future financial success? 


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