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The Weekly Roundup: July 24-28


ICYMI, this week we had stories about the psychological effects of cosmetic procedures, upadacitinib phase 3 trial for hidradenitis suppurativa, decreased levels of vitamin D associated with psoriasis severity, and more.

Psychological Effects of Cosmetic Procedures Extend Far Beneath the Surface

Understanding the underlying motivation for seeking out minimally invasive cosmetic procedures is important to provide individualized and holistic care to patients.

AAD, Janssen, and Kenvue Partner to Mentor Next Generation of Dermatologists

Daphne Chan, PhD, MHEcon, discusses the Pathways program, a partnership between the AAD, Janssen, and Kenvue to mentor young, aspiring dermatology providers.

Children of Mothers With Alopecia Areata More Likely to Develop Certain Disorders

A study found that maternal alopecia areata led to a significantly higher incidence of childhood development of autoimmune, psychiatric, thyroid, and other disorders.

First Patient Receives Upadacitinib in Phase 3 Trial For Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

AbbVie announced that treatment has begun in the first randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter study.

Ritlecitinib and Nivolumab Receive Positive CHMP Opinions

Both therapies for alopecia areata and completely resected stage IIB/C melanoma could be approved by the EC for patients aged 12 years or older.

Guselkumab, Ustekinumab Led to 2 Years of Sustained Improvements in Patients With Psoriasis

In the PERSIST study, improvements were sustained through week 104.

Facial Cosmetics: The Creation of Illusion

In this month's Cosmetic Conundrums column, Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, reviews recent advances in cosmetics and the illusions they create.

Systemic Oxidative Stress Plays Role in Etiopathogenesis of Melasma

Researchers noted that serum levels of malondialdehyde and vitamin C are indicators of the impairment caused by systemic oxidative stress.

POLL: Do You Encounter Patients Who Are Unaware of the Risks of Skin Lightening Products?

Click here to answer this week's poll.

Masters of Pediatric Dermatology Course Offered to Healthcare Providers

LiVDerm and the Masters of Pediatric Dermatology Symposium have developed a 6-module course that covers some of the most common skin care conditions in pediatric patients.

Skin Microbiome Diversity Lower With Soap and Water Compared With Hand Sanitizer Use

Using hand washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizer use during the COVID-19 pandemic as a baseline, researchers evaluated the effects of these behaviors on the skin’s microbiome.

Canadian Skin of Colour & Diversity Scholarship Program Will Improve Care for Underrepresented Populations

Programs will address an education or care gap in skin of color that is not being met in dermatological care.

Staphylococcus Aureus Mutations During Treatment For Atopic Dermatitis

Researchers found that treatment for atopic dermatitis could contribute to a higher mutation rate.

Improving the Quality of Life for Patients With Albinism

Quality of life is impacted far beyond the physical challenges for those with oculocutaneous albinism.

1 in 3 Dermatologists Do Not Counsel Patients With HS on Wound Care

Furthermore, a survey showed that more than half of providers do not discuss clothing modifications, and half report providing patients with wound care supplies that are covered by insurance.

Journal Digest: July 26

This week’s collection of the latest dermatologic studies covers benzoyl peroxide gel with oral doxycycline compared to lymecycline, interactions between the aesthetic device industry and dermatologists, nasal soft tissue pliability, and Merkel cell carcinoma in situ with reticulated infundibulocystic proliferation.

Genetic Variations May Play Role in Acne Vulgaris, According to Lipid Profile Variation Estimates

Researchers found that lipid profile levels were higher in patients with acne vulgaris compared to otherwise healthy patients.

Risankizumab Met Co-Primary Endpoints in Patients With Moderate Plaque Psoriasis

AbbVie announced that patients treated with risankizumab achieved significantly higher results than those given apremilast.

Delivery Method Of Hyaluronic Acid In Infraorbital Region Affects Adverse Events Outcome

Study authors found that injection with a needle resulted in a higher incidence of ecchymosis.

Survey Finds Women With HS Possess Higher Infertility Rates

An anonymous, online survey was conducted through HS support groups from June 2022 to July 2022.

New Hope for Treating the 4 Main Types of Epidermolysis Bullosa

Recent advancements in the understanding of epidermolysis bullosa have resulted in a fine-tuning of the classification of the disease group as well as the development of new possible therapies.

Survey Finds That Laser Treatments Are Often Not Covered By Insurance

The National Rosacea Society survey revealed only 3% of patients had coverage for laser treatments.

Decreased Levels of Vitamin D Share Linear Link With Psoriasis Severity

These findings come from one of the largest related studies to date.

Organization Empowers Communities, Individuals to Celebrate the Skin They Are In

Celebrating the Skin We're In seeks to advocate for health equity through community outreach and education efforts.

Merck and Moderna Initiate Phase 3 Study Evaluating V940 in Combination With Pembrolizumab for Resected Stage IIB-IV Melanoma

V940-001 is the first phase 3 study of a planned comprehensive clinical development program initiated after the positive primary analysis of the phase 2b KEYNOTE-942/mRNA-4157-P201 trial.

Patients With Palmar Hyperhidrosis Not Sweating Over Quality of Life With Oxybutynin

Researchers assessed the effectiveness of oxybutynin in the gel and nanoemulgel forms and found both reduced scores on the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale.

Skin Responses Differ Among Patients With Seborrheic Dermatitis and Rosacea

Skin responses to lactic acid sting and capsaicin tests varied, according to researchers.

Young Patients With Dermatologic Conditions Face Increased Risk of Attachment Insecurity

This increased risk was particularly heightened among pediatric patients who fell under an anxious pre-occupied subcategory.

What's Trending in Skin Care: July 2023

Each month, Dermatology Times® features a roundup of products trending in consumer skin care. Find out what products are popular for the month of July.

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