Weekly Roundup: March 22-26, 2021

March 26, 2021
Morgan Petronelli, Associate Editor

ICYMI, some of this week’s featured content includes 2021 updates for acne, the link between collagen degeneration and rosacea, the effects of COVID-19 on the healthcare industry, plus more.

POLL: What do you most commonly treat patients for?

The Mainstream Patient: March 22, 2021

This week’s edition of The Mainstream Patient features stories on aloe vera in skincare, fungal acne, the COVID-19 plastic surgery boom, plus more.

Study Finds Genetic Variants in Skin Pigmentation Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

This was the first genome-wide association study of skin pigmentation in African Americans, according to the study authors.

2021’s Top Challenges Facing Physicians

In late 2020, our sister publication, Medical Economics®, conducted a Physicians Report asking physician audiences what they thought would be the most challenging issues they will face this year. Here is what the respondents said.

What's New in Truncal Acne?

Recent observations highlight new treatment efficacy in women and skin of color patients with truncal acne.

2021 Acne Updates: New Drugs and Research

A presentation from Maui Derm Live 2021 featured insights on new drugs and data in acne.

Combination Treatment Improves Relapse-Free Survival Time

Treatment pairing dabrafenib and trametinib could have expanded benefits for patients with melanoma.

Collagen Degeneration Linked to Rosacea

Findings from a recent study indirectly support therapeutic approaches aimed at restoring the dermal matrix.

Should Some Infants be Screened Before Peanut Introduction?

An investigation examines which infants might require screening before peanut introduction.

Shingles Vaccination Counseling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC advises not to delay shingles vaccination.

How Will COVID-19 Disrupt Healthcare Going Forward?

A new survey identifies what executives think could be the biggest disruptions in the next year for hospitals and health care groups.

Half Opposed COVID-19 Vaccine in Late 2020

An online survey conducted in late-2020 shows what drove vaccine hesitancy.

Disseminated Erythema Migrans as a Result of Lyme Disease

A 17-year-old male patient presents with multiple lesions developed on his trunk, face, and extremities that had previously been solitary, red expanding lesion on his right arm at the site of a tick bite that occurred during a hike.