• Dry Cracked Skin
  • General Dermatology
  • Impetigo
  • Eczema
  • Alopecia
  • Aesthetics
  • Vitiligo
  • COVID-19
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Precision Medicine and Biologics
  • Rare Disease
  • Wound Care
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Surgery
  • Melasma
  • NP and PA
  • Anti-Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Drug Watch
  • Pigmentary Disorders
  • Acne
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Practice Management
  • Inflamed Skin

The Weekly Roundup: July 30-August 5


ICYMI, this week we had stories about laser treatments for port wine stain birthmarks, Abeona's briefing package filing for the BLA for its anticipated epidermolysis bullosa drug, using digital apps to detect skin cancers, and more.

Application of CO2-Emitting Mask Shows Positive Improvement in Skin Appearance

Researchers found that topical application of the carboxy mask led to improvements in skin firmness, sagging, tone, and wrinkles.

Multiple Laser Treatments Effective In Reducing Appearance of Port Wine Stains

Study authors also found that location of the birthmark and skin tone affected degree of improvement.

AAD Provides Nail Injury Treatment, Care Guidance

Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, FAAD, shared advice for providers and patients in the event of nail injuries.

Abeona Files Briefing Package For EB-101 Pre-Biologics License Application

The company is set to meet with the FDA in August to discuss the epidermolysis bullosa drug’s anticipated BLA.

Discovering Dermatology Times: July 2023

Learn more about the in-depth topics covered in the July 2023 issue of Dermatology Times®.

Expert Witness and Perjury

In this month’s Legal Eagle column, learn the ins and outs of being called as an expert witness in a medical malpractice case.

4 Key Tools to Protect Personal and Practice Assets

Discover why exempt assets, tenancy by the entirety, limited liability companies, and trusts can be key tools in finance management.

Specially Designed Fabric Helps Maintain Skin Homeostasis For Those With Atopic Dermatitis

Specially Designed Fabric Helps Maintain Skin Homeostasis For Those With Atopic Dermatitis

Replimune and Incyte to Collaborate on Clinical Trial to Study RP1 in Combination With INCB99280 for CSCC

Both companies are hoping to make a positive impact in the neoadjuvant setting of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Platinum Dermatology Partners: After Merge, Platinum And West Rebrand

Platinum Dermatology Partners and West Dermatology merged in June 2022 and now have completed a post-integration rebranding.

The Cutaneous Connection: Combatting Treatment Skepticism in Advanced Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis

Peter Lio, MD, discusses pearls and takeaways from the atopic dermatitis panel he participated in at the 2023 Society of Pediatric Dermatology meeting.

Melanoma Treatment at Stage II Depends on Histologic Subtype

Researchers found significant difference in survival rates between lentigo maligna melanoma, nodular malignant melanoma, and superficial spreading melanoma.

Digital App Successfully Detects Skin Cancers

Study finds that use of mHealth app could be useful in early detection of skin cancer but cautions that overdiagnosis is a possibility.

Combination Compound Glycyrrhizin Tablets, Excimer Laser Efficacious in Vitiligo

A systematic review found that combination therapy proved more efficacious in treating patients with vitiligo as opposed to the excimer laser alone.

Skin Cancer Screening Does Little To Improve Melanoma Outcome Disparities

In ethnic and racial minority populations, more than 12,000 standard skin cancer screenings would be done to identify 1 case of melanoma, according to a recent study.

Survey Finds US Adults Spend Time Outside to Produce Vitamin D

Respondents did not know how long they needed to be outside to get adequate vitamin D.

Researchers Report Successful Off-Label Use of Q-Switched Ruby Laser in Vitiligo

A pediatric patient with treatment-resistant vitiligo experienced improvements in depigmentation in as few as 9 treatments.

Clinical Study Examining Biological, Molecular Signals of Vitiligo Underway at UMass Chan Medical School

The multi-million-dollar study will identify signatures of at-risk patients that may predispose them to developing vitiligo.

Matt Leavitt, DO, Discusses the Importance of Hair Loss Awareness Month

Hair loss affects self-esteem and feelings of well-being, but exciting treatments are on the horizon.

In Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Cosibelimab Led to Enduring Responses

The phase 1 study evaluated patient responses to cosibelimab in cases of locally advanced or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Journal Digest: August 2

This week’s collection of the latest dermatologic studies covers defining biomarkers to predict treatment outcome based on immune checkpoint inhibitors, erythrodermic psoriasis in pediatric patients, surgical treatment of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma, and new and existing therapies for hand eczema.

JAK Inhibitors Demonstrate Safe, Effective Hair Growth in Patients With Alopecia Areata

The meta-analysis showed that patients treated with oral JAK inhibitors experienced more hair regrowth than those treated topically.

Amino Acid- Containing Supplement May Improve Clinical Efficacy of Hair Loss Treatments

Supplements were based on amino acids and hydrolyzed collagen and were tested in patients with androgenic alopecia and chronic telogen effluvium.

In Health Care Professionals, Skin Reactions Can Be Traced Back to PPE Use

Researchers found that use of personal protective equipment could be associated with skin problems; however, protective applications reduced these skin-related problems.

Patients With Advanced Melanoma May Benefit From Vitamin D Maintenance

"The analysis showed a statistically significant, positive effect of normal serum vitamin D levels on increasing ORR and PFS as a result of anti-PD‐1 immunotherapy in patients with locally advanced inoperable or metastatic melanoma,” according to a recent study.

Pointers With Portela: Minoxidil for Hair Loss

In this week’s Pointers With Portela, the 208SkinDoc reviews the benefits of oral minoxidil for hair loss.

Juvéderm Day Highlights The Line of Products Used For Filling Facial Lines

Clinicians can offer specials to patients, encouraging them to try new products or return for a refresh.

Compared to Cryotherapy, Plasma Exeresis Yields Greater Lesion Clearance in Seborrheic Keratosis

While both cryotherapy and plasma exeresis are effective in clearing seborrheic keratosis lesions, researchers observed more statistically significant clearance in patients treated with plasma exeresis.

Sex, Age, and Gender Differences Play Role in Alopecia Comorbidities

The most common comorbidities identified included anxiety, dermatitis, hyperthyroidism, hyperlipidemia, and vitamin D deficiency.

Fractional Picosecond Laser is an Effective Treatment For Atrophic Acne Scars

The fractional picosecond laser had a lower incidence of adverse events compared to fractional lasers.

Hair Regrowth Serum With Exosomes Stimulates Hair Follicles

The effects of the serum, Refine, can be seen in 6 to 12 months.

Alternatives, Advancements, and Adherence in Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis Management

Leading atopic dermatitis experts delve into integrative approaches, prescription options, and strategies to encourage patients to stick with their treatment plan.

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