Hot Topics Newsletter

Volume: August 2023, Issue 1

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Hot Topics at a Glance


  • AARS 2023 Research Scholar Award Provided to Christopher G. Bunick, MD, PhD
  • AARS Signs on to Joint AADA/APA Comment Regarding REMS Program Administration

Industry News

  • Ortho Recognizes 6 Honorees in Aspire Higher Scholarship Program.

New Medical Research

  • Discovery and characterization of a novel bacteriocin HA2-5 that strongly inhibits propionibacterium acnes.
  • Isotretinoin-associated acne fulminans: A multicenter, retrospective study of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Task Force on Acne, Rosacea and Hidradenitis Suppurativa.
  • Nanotechnology and narasin: A powerful combination against acne.
  • Efficacy and safety of microencapsulated benzoyl peroxide cream, 5%, in rosacea: Results from two phase III, randomized, vehicle-controlled trials.
  • Long-term efficacy and safety of microencapsulated benzoyl peroxide cream, 5%, in rosacea: Results from an extension of two phase III, vehicle-controlled trials.
  • Combining superpulse dynamic CO2 laser and supramolecular salicylic acid in the treatment of dense comedones with higher clearance in a shorter time: A prospective, randomized, split-face clinical trial.
  • Ameliorative effect of lactobacillus plantarum CCFM8661 on oleic acid-induced acne: Integrated the gut microbiota link to the acne pathogenesis.
  • Efficacy and safety of topical flutamide 1% gel as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of patients with acne vulgaris.
  • Modified red light 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy versus low dose isotretinoin therapy for moderate to severe acne vulgaris: A prospective, randomized, multicenter study.
  • Lysine-dendrimer, a new non-aggressive solution to rebalance the microbiota of acne-prone skin.
  • Comparative efficacy between intense pulsed light narrow spectrum and broad spectrum in the treatment of post-acne erythema (PAE).
  • Efficacy of FRO on acne vulgaris pathogenesis.

Clinical Reviews

  • Insights into acne and the skin barrier: Optimizing treatment regimens with ceramide-containing skincare.
  • Treatment of mild to severe acne with 1726 nm laser: A safe alternative to traditional acne therapies.
  • Rosacea in children: A review.
  • Fractional ablative CO2 laser and oral isotretinoin – a prospective randomized controlled split-face trial comparing concurrent versus delayed laser treatment for acne scars.
  • A systematic review to evaluate the efficacy of azelaic acid in the management of acne, rosacea, melasma and skin aging.
  • Comparative efficacy of pharmacological treatments for acne vulgaris: A network meta-analysis of 221 randomized controlled trials.
  • Physiological and Psychological Effects of Isotretinoin in the Treatment of Patients with acne: A narrative review.
  • Obstacles to early diagnosis and treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa: Current perspectives on improving clinical management.