Volume: April 2021, Issue 1

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Industry News

  • Survey: Parents extremely worried about the physical and emotional toll that severe acne takes on teens.

New Medical Research                                   

  • Effects of metformin on experimentally induced acne on rabbit ear.
  • An efficacy study of a new radical treatment for acne vulgaris using fat injection.
  • Oral sarecycline for treatment of papulopustular rosacea: Results of a pilot study of effectiveness and safety.
  • Inhibitory effect of quercetin on propionibacterium acnes-induced skin inflammation.
  • Elucidating the immune infiltration in acne and its comparison with rosacea by integrated bioinformatics analysis.
  • Effect of oral isotretinoin on muscle strength in patients with acne vulgaris: A prospective controlled study.
  • Patient-reported outcome measures for acne: A mixed-methods validation study (acne PROMs).
  • Hexyl-aminolevulinate ethosome-mediated photodynamic therapy against acne: in vitro and in vivo analyses.
  • Psychiatric disorders and suicidal behavior in patients with acne prescribed oral antibiotics versus isotretinoin: Analysis of a large commercial insurance claims database.
  • Preliminary prospective and randomized study of highly purified polynucleotide versus placebo in treatment of moderate to severe acne scars.
  • Growth in a biofilm sensitizes cutibacterium acnes to nanosecond pulsed electric fields.
  • Safety and pharmacokinetics of FMX103 (1.5% minocycline topical foam) in subjects with moderate-to-severe papulopustular rosacea under maximum-use treatment conditions.

Clinical Reviews

  • Teratogenic effect of isotretinoin in both fertile females and males.
  • Gene variants associated with acne vulgaris presentation and severity: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • The factors influencing the unmet effects of alpha hydroxy acid peels on acne vulgaris: A single tertiary center experience.
  • Clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome: A systematic review and quality assessment study.
  • Pharmacological management of synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis syndrome: A proposal of a treatment algorithm.
  • Quasi long-pulsed 1064nm Nd:YAG (micro pulsed) technology for the treatment of active acne: A case series.
  • Topical preparations for the treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris: Systematic review and network meta-analysis.
  • Combined treatment of rolling acne scars in ethnic skin using extensive subcision, trichloracetic acid peel, and fractional ablative erbium laser.
  • Evidence of barrier deficiency in rosacea and the importance of integrating OTC skincare products into treatment regimens.


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