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The Weekly Roundup: July 2-8


ICYMI, this week we had stories about burn management and treatment in light of the July 4 holiday, pearls from the 2023 World Congress of Dermatology meeting in Singapore, acral lentiginous melanoma in AAPI patients, and more.

Laser Treatments Effective In Treating a Variety of Facial Lesions

Safety data is promising, but clinicians are encouraged to utilize proper skin cooling mechanisms.

POLL: Do Your Treat Burns in Your Practice/Clinic?

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Microencapsulated Benzoyl Peroxide Reduces Rosacea Lesions

The recent formulation of benzoyl peroxide in a microencapsulated form improves tolerability while reducing lesions in individuals with rosacea.

Payers Reveal Most Significant Factors Impacting Biosimilar Coverage Decisions

It was found that cancer treatment, pediatric population, and coverage restriction of reference products were revealed as some of the strongest factors associated with biosimilar coverage decisions by US commercial health plans relative to reference products.

Burn Treatment and Management

Cookouts and fireworks on the 4th of July bring the risk of burns, sometimes severe. Long days at the pool, lake, and beach also increase the risk of sunburn. Here you can check out some past articles that highlight innovations in the treatment of burns and what to look for in sun protection.

Study Review Finds Vitamin C is Effective in Treating Signs of Photoaging

Studies found that skin treated with vitamin C was smoother and less wrinkled than skin treated with a placebo.

Pointers With Portela: Interview With Ron Robinson

In this week’s Pointers With Portela, the 208SkinDoc interviews Ron Robinson, a well-known cosmetic chemist in the skin care industry.

Trained Immunity May Play a Role in the Pathogenesis of Vitiligo

Trained immunity may act as an enhancer and continuous trigger in the disease’s pathogenesis.

Plaque Psoriasis Symptoms Improved With Deucravacitnib Treatment

Investigators reported that deucravacitnib improved quality of life and clinical outcomes scores in those with moderate to severe psoriasis.

Ruxolitinib Granted Marketing Authorization in United Kingdom

The authorization comes just over 2 months after the drug’s approval in the European Union.

Alan Mendelsohn, MD, Reviews Phase 3 TMB-001 PK Data for Congenital Ichthyosis

New pharmacokinetic phase 3 data will be presented at the 2023 Society for Pediatric Dermatology meeting next week.

A Snapshot of the Correlation Between Acne, Social Media, and Mental Health

The American Acne and Rosacea Society brings attention to the negative emotional effects of acne.

6 Months in Review: ​Vitiligo in the First Half of 2023

As we have surpassed the halfway mark of 2023, Dermatology Times is spotlighting vitiligo coverage and news from the first half of year.

Eczema Associated With Heightened Risk of Peanut Allergy in Infants

Pediatric patients with moderate to severe eczema demonstrated an increased risk of experiencing the food allergy.

Oral Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis Achieves Primary and Secondary Endpoints in Trial

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies announced its oral treatment for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis will be taken to Phase 3 clinical trials.

Facial Squamous Cell Carcinomas Successfully Treated with Topical Solution and Laser Therapy

Aminolevulinic acid 20% topical solution activated by pulsed dye laser and blue light achieves positive results in treating squamous cell carcinoma.

Acral Lentiginous Melanoma More Common in Southeast Asian Patients Than Other Asian American & Pacific Islander Groups

A poster presentation from the 19th Annual Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium analyzed the differences in presentation of cutaneous melanoma among Asian American and Pacific Islander patients.

Kidney Disease-Associated Pruritus and Managing Prurigo Nodularis: Treatment Pearls From Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD

As the 25th World Congress of Dermatology winds down this week, Chovatiya shares highlights from his sessions in Singapore.

Multi-Peptide Eye Serum Reduces Number of Lines and Wrinkles

The study found that using the multi-peptide eye serum twice a day resulted in improved elasticity and firmness.

Partner with Hair Stylists and Give Them the Knowledge to Spot Scalp Concerns

The HEROES program wants to make it easier for stylists to recognize scalp conditions and advise their clients to seek medical help.

PMC48 Probiotic Strain Demonstrates Promise in Hyperpigmentation

Pediococcus acidilactici demonstrated significant clinical efficacy and potential in treating hyperpigmentation.

Tildrakizumab Data Reveals Significant Wellbeing Improvement in Patients With Plaque Psoriasis

Data presented in a poster presentation at the 2023 World Congress of Dermatology meeting in Singapore showed significant improvements to patient quality of life.

Molecular Differentiation of Dermatologic Therapeutics With Christopher Bunick, MD, PhD

Bunick presented 3 sessions at the 2023 World Congress of Dermatology meeting in Singapore.

Intelligent Scalpel Uses Artificial Intelligence to Increase Safety of Surgery

Steven Hacker, MD, explains how the electromagnetic resonant scalpel provides a digitized record of the in vivo scalpel path.

Dupilumab Effective in Reducing New Allergies and Slowing Atopic March

Findings indicate no rebound effect when participants discontinue dupilumab.

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