Volume: October 2021, Issue 2

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Hot Topics at a Glance


Industry News

  • Upsher-Smith introduces isotretinoin capsules in US.

New Medical Research

  • Ethosomes-based gel formulation of karanjin for treatment of acne vulgaris: in vitro investigations and preclinical assessment.
  • Efficacy and safety of a fixed-dose clindamycin phosphate 1.2%, benzoyl peroxide 3.1%, and adapalene 0.15% gel for moderate-to-severe acne: A randomized phase II study of the first triple-combination drug.
  • Isotretinoin-Delonix polymeric nanoparticles: Potentials for skin follicular targeting in acne treatment.
  • Colchicine improves clinical outcomes and quality of life in hidradenitis suppurativa patients: A retrospective study.
  • The effect of depression on treatment adherence among a sample of Saudi patients diagnosed with acne vulgaris.
  • Acne scar treatment using high-energy fractional nanosecond Q-switched 1064 nm laser.
  • Efficacy, tolerability, and safety of montelukast versus finasteride for the treatment of moderate acne in women: A prospective, randomized, single-blinded, active-controlled trial.
  • An in vivo model of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and erythema: Clinical, colorimetric, and molecular characteristics.
  • The surgical management of hidradenitis suppurativa in the United Kingdom: A national survey of care pathways informing the THESEUS study.
  • Clinical efficacy of tanshinone capsules combined with varying concentrations of 5-ALA-PDT in the treatment of cystic acne.
  • Treatment of acne vulgaris by topical spironolactone solution compared with clindamycin solution.
  • Prevalence of helicobacter pylori infection among rosacea and chronic spontaneous urticaria patients in a tertiary hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Double-blind, randomized controlled trial comparing the use of microneedling alone versus chemical peeling alone versus a combination of microneedling and chemical peeling in the treatment of atrophic post-acne scars. An assessment of clinical effectiveness and patients' quality-of-life.

Clinical Reviews

  • Guidance for the pharmacological management of acne vulgaris.
  • The use of light in the treatment of acne vulgaris - A review.
  • Dapsone in hidradenitis suppurativa: A case series of 56 patients.
  • Cannabinoids interaction with transient receptor potential family and implications in the treatment of rosacea.
  • Effect of blue light on acne vulgaris: A systematic review.
  • Don't judge a book by its cover. "Steroid acne": An unrecognized role of malassezia and demodex?
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome treated with individualized homeopathy: A case report.
  • Dermatology: How to manage acne vulgaris.
  • Acne keloidalis nuchae: A staged reconstruction.


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