Volume: August 2021, Issue 2

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Hot Topics at a Glance


New Medical Research

  • Spironolactone for adult female acne (SAFA): protocol for a double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III randomized study of spironolactone as systemic therapy for acne in adult women.
  • Investigation of relapse rate and factors affecting relapse after oral isotretinoin treatment in patients with acne vulgaris.
  • Tranexamic acid versus fractional carbon dioxide laser in post-acne hyperpigmentation.
  • Safety and efficacy of fractional radiofrequency for the treatment and reduction of acne scarring: A prospective study.
  • Split-face clinical comparative study of fractional Er:YAG (2940nm) laser versus long pulsed Nd:YAG (1064nm) laser in treatment of atrophic acne scar.
  • The significant health threat from sunbed use as a self-treatment in patients with acne.
  • Could endocrine disruptors be a new player for acne pathogenesis? The effect of bisphenol A on the formation and severity of acne vulgaris: A prospective, case-controlled study.
  • Improvement in hidradenitis suppurativa and quality of life in patients treated with adalimumab: Real-world results from the HARMONY study.
  • Ultrasound-guided injection of intralesional steroids in acute hidradenitis suppurativa lesions: A prospective study.
  • Anti-androgen therapy in hidradenitis suppurativa: Finasteride for females.
  • Patient experiences with hidradenitis suppurativa: the Hidradenitis Patient Experience survey.
  • Comparison of the skin microbiota of patients with acne vulgaris and healthy controls.

Clinical Reviews

  • The impact of acne treatment on skin bacterial microbiota: A systematic review.
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa: Where we are and where we are going.
  • How safe and effective is prescribing oral isotretinoin to treat acne in renal dialysis patients? A systematic review.
  • Isotretinoin for acne vulgaris - an update on adverse effects and laboratory monitoring.
  • Treatment outcomes of IL-17 inhibitors in hidradenitis suppurativa: A systematic review
  • Pyogenic arthritis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and acne syndrome in a Chinese family: A case report and review of literature.
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa: Basic considerations for its approach: A narrative review.
  • Clinical implementation of biologics and small molecules in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Serum sickness-like reaction in an adolescent taking minocycline for acne.
  • Unexpected complications: A case of rosacea fulminans in pregnancy.


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