Volume: March 2022, Issue 2

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Hot Topics at a Glance


Industry News

  • Almirall and University of Michigan collaborate to gain understanding of disease drivers in hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Novan, Inc. acquires EPI Health.

New Medical Research

  • Efficacy of individualized homeopathic medicines in treatment of acne vulgaris: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
  • Ex vivo culture models of hidradenitis suppurativa for defining molecular pathogenesis and treatment efficacy of novel drugs.
  • A prospective, randomized, split-face study of concomitant administration of low-dose oral isotretinoin with 30% salicylic acid chemical peeling for the treatment of acne vulgaris in Asian population.
  • A split face study on the effect of an anti-acne product containing fermentation products of enterococcus faecalis CBT SL-5 on skin microbiome modification and acne improvement.
  • Minocycline suppresses lipogenesis via inhibition of p300 histone acetyltransferase activity in human SZ95 sebocytes.
  • Minimum contact time of 1.25%, 2.5%, 5%, and 10% benzoyl peroxide for a bactericidal effect against cutibacterium acnes.
  • Acne information on Instagram: Quality of content and the role of dermatologists on social media.
  • In vitro rheology predicts improved spreadability of tazarotene 0.045% lotion versus trifarotene 0.005% cream.
  • A randomized, double blinded, split-face study of the efficacy of using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with anti-inflammatory agent to reduce post inflammatory hyperpigmentation after picosecond laser.
  • Biophysical and biological tools to better characterize the stability, safety and efficacy of a cosmeceutical for acne-prone skin.

Clinical Reviews

  • Rosacea, an infectious disease: why rosacea with papulopustules should be considered a demodicosis. A narrative review.
  • Efficacy and safety of topical resorcinol 15% versus topical clindamycin 1% in the management of mild-to-moderate hidradenitis suppurativa: A retrospective study.
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa in sexual and gender minorities: A review and considerations for providers.
  • The impact of racial differences on treatment strategies in hidradenitis suppurativa: A retrospective review.
  • Diagnosing and managing hidradenitis suppurativa in pediatrics.
  • Combined effect of microneedling and platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of acne scars: A meta-analysis.
  • Efficacy and safety of dapsone gel for acne: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effects of the ultra-pulse CO2 fractional laser in the treatment of depressed acne scars.


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