AARS Hot Topics - November 1, 2017 Issue


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Hot Topics at a Glance


Industry News

  • EADV touts specific acne quality-of-life tools: EADV experts recommend six quality-of-life measures including the DLQI and Skindex-29 for acne treatment and research.

New Medical Research

  • A feasibility study for a triple-blind randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of oral isotretinoin on mood and quality of life in patients with acne vulgaris.
  • Use of supplementary patient education material increases treatment adherence and satisfaction among acne patients receiving adapalene 0.1%/benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel in primary care clinics: a multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical study.
  • Silicone gel enhances the efficacy of Er:YAG laser treatment for atrophic acne scars: a randomized, split-face, evaluator-blinded, placebo-controlled, comparative trial.
  • The preadolescent acne microbiome: A prospective, randomized, pilot study investigating characterization and effects of acne therapy.
  • Pharmacokinetic comparison of once-daily topical minocycline foam 4% vs. oral minocycline for moderate-to-severe acne.
  • Studies on staphylococcus aureus isolated from pimples.
  • Efficacy and tolerability of liposomal polyvinylpyrrolidone-iodine hydrogel for the localized treatment of chronic infective, inflammatory, dermatoses: an uncontrolled pilot study.

Clinical Reviews

  • Acne, sexual orientation, and mental health among young adults in the United States: A population-based, cross-sectional study.
  • Demographic and healthcare service utilization by 4,417 patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Dietary supplements, iIsotretinoin, and liver toxicity in adolescents: A retrospective case series.
  • Use of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres collagen to treat atrophic acne scars.
  • Incidence of hidradenitis suppurativa among tobacco smokers: a population based retrospective analysis in the United States.
  • Increased suicide risk in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.

Patient Counseling / Communication

  • New treatments up the ante against acne.
  • Cultural competence for the 21st century dermatologist practicing in the United States.

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