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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403275/a-difference-in-cutaneous-pigmentary-response-to-led-versus-halogen-incandescent-visible-light-a-case-report-from-a-single-center-investigational-clinical-trial-determining-a-minimal-pigmentary-visible-light-dose
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Teo Soleymani, Nicholas A Soter, Lorcan M Folan, Nada Elbuluk, Uchenna R Okereke, David E Cohen
<p>BACKGROUND: While most of the attention regarding skin pigmentation has focused on the effects on ultraviolet radiation, the cutaneous effects of visible light (400 to 700nm) are rarely reported. In this report, we describe a case of painful erythema and induration that resulted from direct irradiation of UV-naïve skin with visible LED light in a patient with Fitzpatrick type II skin.</p> <p>METHODS AND RESULTS: A 24-year-old healthy woman with Fitzpatrick type II skin presented to our department to participate in a clinical study...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403274/the-transposition-flap-for-the-reconstruction-of-lower-cutaneous-lip-defects
#2
Euphemia W Mu, Steven S Greenbaum
<p>The lower cutaneous lip is a highly visible and functionally sensitive unit, and numerous factors must be considered when deciding on the optimal repair for defects in this area. The transposition flap represents an excellent option in the reconstruction of larger lower cutaneous lip defects. We describe the use of random pattern transposition flaps for the repair of lower lateral cutaneous lip defects.</p> <p><em>J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(4):385-387.</em></p>.
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403273/the-mechanisms-and-potential-impact-of-stem-cell-activation-in-skin-rejuvenation-an-evidence-based-analysis
#3
Hema Sundaram
<p>Stem cells can propagate indefinitely in an undifferentiated state; or, with appropriate signals, differentiate into various types of mature cells. Strong interest in stem cell therapies for degenerative diseases has extended to skin aging, itself a degenerative process. This article reviews mechanisms of skin aging, and enables an evidence-based approach to topical skin rejuvenation - specifically, to formulations labeled as stem cell products.</p> <p><em>J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(4):378-384...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403272/examining-hiv-viral-load-in-a-matched-cohort-of-hiv-positive-individuals-with-and-without-psoriasis
#4
Jashin J Wu, Kathleen E Gilbert, Michael Batech, Iviensan F Manalo, William J Towner, Rui André Saraiva Raposo, Douglas F Nixon, Wilson Liao
<p>BACKGROUND: HIV-associated psoriasis is well-documented. Genetic, cellular, and cytokine profiles have been used as evidence to suggest psoriasis activates antiviral pathways. There has been a lack of epidemiologic evidence investigating whether psoriasis patients have lower HIV viral counts compared to non-psoriasis patients.</p> <p>OBJECTIVE: Compare the viral load set point of HIV positive patients with and without psoriasis.</p> <p>METHODS: A retrospective matched cohort study of HIV positive patients with and without psoriasis using the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Health Plan database...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403271/clinical-assessment-of-immediate-and-long-term-effects-of-a-two-step-topical-hyaluronic-acid-lip-treatment
#5
Elizabeth T Makino, Priscilla Tan, Kun Qian, Michael Babcock, Rahul C Mehta
<p>Key features of lip aging include loss of volume, color, and definition as well as increases in lines/wrinkles and uneven skin texture. A single-center, open-label clinical study was conducted to assess the efficacy and tolerability of a novel, topical two-step lip treatment (HA5 LS) in female subjects presenting with mild to moderate lip dryness and mild to severe lip condition. Subjects were instructed to apply HA5 LS at least three times a day to ensure coverage 8 hours a day for four weeks. Clinical assessments for efficacy and tolerability were conducted at baseline, baseline post-application, week 2, and week 4...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403270/evidence-for-anti-aging-south-korean-cosmeceuticals
#6
Ellinor R Quay, Yunyoung C Chang, Emmy Graber
<p>As the market for South Korean skin care products grows in the U.S. and worldwide, consumers will increasingly seek advice from dermatologists regarding their efficacy. In this paper, the evidence behind the anti-aging and skin whitening activity of ingredients in the most popular South Korean skin care products was reviewed and critically evaluated. Industry profit data from Euromonitor was obtained to identify the top cosmeceutical brands by retail value in South Korea. The top selling products and their ingredients were then identified from individual brand websites...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403269/mid-face-volumization-with-hyaluronic-acid-injection-technique-and-safety-aspects-from-a-controlled-randomized-double-blind-clinical-study
#7
Welf Prager, Karla Agsten, Maria Kravtsov, Prof Martina Kerscher
<p>BACKGROUND: Injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) volumizing fillers in the malar area is intended for rejuvenation of the mid-face. The choice of products, depth, and technique of injection depends on the desired level of volume enhancement and practitioners' preferences.</p> <p>OBJECTIVE: To describe a volumizing injection technique in the scope of a controlled, randomized, double-blind, single-center, split-face clinical study. MATERIALS & METHODS: A total of 45 subjects with bilateral symmetrical moderate to severe volume loss in the malar area received a single 2 mL injection of CPM®-26 (Cohesive Polydensified Matrix®) on one side and VYC®-20 (VYCROSS®) on the contralateral side of the face...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403268/quality-of-life-in-a-vitiligo-support-group
#8
Saba Zabetian, Gordon Jacobson, Henry W Lim, Melody J Eide, Richard H Huggins
<p>BACKGROUND: No study has examined the impact of vitiligo support group membership on vitiligo patient quality of life (QoL).</p> <p>OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the QoL impact of vitiligo support groups by comparing QoL and associated patient characteristics between vitiligo patients who are and are not members of a vitiligo support group.</p> <p>METHODS: Members of a Henry Ford Hospital-sponsored, Southeast Michigan Vitiligo Support Group were compared to non-member vitiligo patients recruited from a previous study cohort...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403267/the-current-state-of-dermatologists-familiarity-and-perspectives-of-biosimilars-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-a-global-cross-sectional-survey
#9
Iviensan F Manalo, Kathleen E Gilbert, Jashin J Wu
<p>BACKGROUND: Biologic patent expiration, accelerated approval pathways, and business interests of third party payers and the biopharmaceutical industry are driving the development of biosimilars to treat immune-mediated disorders like psoriasis. No studies have investigated dermatologists' familiarity and perspectives of biosimilars.</p> <p>OBJECTIVES: To assess: (1) dermatologists' familiarity with biosimilars and interchangeability and (2) their perspectives toward biosimilar properties, including interchangeability, indication extrapolation, and immunogenicity risk...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403266/laser-assisted-photodynamic-therapy-two-novel-protocols-for-enhanced-treatment-results
#10
Mary L Stevenson, Julie K Karen, Elizabeth K Hale
<p>Photodynamic therapy (PDT) uses a topical photosensitizing agent which is activated by a light source to cause destruction of specific cells. Commonly used for the treatment of actinic keratoses and photodamage, PDT can also be used for other conditions including acne and sebaceous hyperplasia. Here we report our experience with two treatment protocols. The first protocol utilizes laser assisted delivery of topical 5-aminolevulinic acid for enhanced efficacy of blue light photodynamic therapy in the treatment of actinic keratoses and photodamage...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403265/improvement-of-atrophic-acne-scars-in-skin-of-color-using-topical-synthetic-epidermal-growth-factor-egf-serum-a-pilot-study
#11
Marie Alexia Stoddard, Jennifer Herrmann, Lauren Moy, Ronald Moy
<p>BACKGROUND: Atrophic scarring in skin of color is a common, permanent, and distressing result of uncontrolled acne vulgaris. Ablative lasers and chemical peels are frequently used to improve the appearance of atrophic scars, primarily through the stimulation of collagen and elastin; however, these treatment modalities are associated with risks, such as dyspigmentation and hypertrophic scarring, especially in patients with darker skin.</p> <p>OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy of topically applied synthetic epidermal growth factor (EGF) serum in reducing the appearance of atrophic acne scars in skin of color...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403264/a-retrospective-review-of-treatment-results-for-patients-with-central-centrifugal-cicatrical-alopecia
#12
Ariana Eginli, Emily Dothard, Courtney W Bagayoko, Karen Huang, Alyssa Daniel, Amy J McMichael
<p>INTRODUCTION: Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) is a form of scarring alopecia primarily affecting women of African descent on the crown of the scalp. Limited data exists regarding evidence-based treatment for CCCA.</p> <p>OBJECTIVE: To examine photos of subjects with CCCA before and after treatment in order to evaluate results of treatment and compare results of different treatment regimens.</p> <p>METHODS: Photographs of 15 subjects with CCCA before and after treatment were evaluated by two blinded investigators who assigned disease severity scores to photographs based on a published scale: Central Scalp Alopecia Photographic Scale in African American Women...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403263/microneedling-in-all-skin-types-a-review
#13
Lauren Meshkov Bonati, Gorana Kuka Epstein, Tamara Lazic Strugar
<p>INTRODUCTION: Microneedling procedures are growing in popularity for a wide variety of skin conditions. This paper comprehensively reviews the medical literature regarding skin needling efficacy and safety in all skin types and in multiple dermatologic conditions.</p> <p>METHODS: A PubMed literature search was conducted in all languages without restriction and bibliographies of relevant articles reviewed. Search terms included: "microneedling," "percutaneous collagen induction," "needling," "skin needling," and "dermaroller...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403262/combination-of-in-office-chemical-peels-with-a-topical-comprehensive-pigmentation-control-product-in-skin-of-color-subjects-with-facial-hyperpigmentation
#14
Jeanine Downie, Katie Schneider, Lisa Goberdhan, Elizabeth T Makino, Rahul C Mehta
<p>Dyschromia is one of the primary complaints for patients with skin of color. Treatments need to achieve a balance between tolerability and efficacy to address existing hyperpigmentation without causing additional damage that could trigger post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). An open-label, single-center study was conducted to assess the efficacy of a novel comprehensive pigmentation control serum (LYT2) combined with a series of three very superficial chemical peels (VP) in skin of color subjects...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301628/recurrent-herpes-labialis-in-adults-new-tricks-for-an-old-dog
#15
Ted Rosen
<p>Herpes labialis remains a common worldwide affliction. Recent advances in understanding the basic pathogenesis have led to new therapeutic intervention, both on-label and off-label. Aside from reducing the duration and symptomatology of acute outbreaks, another goal of treatment is to decrease the frequency of future episodes. Oral and topical acyclovir and its analogues are the mainstay of both chronic suppressive and episodic therapy. A new muco-adhesive formulation of acyclovir provides a decrease in outbreaks, probably due to a diminution of herpesvirus load in all reservoir sites...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301627/single-staged-tunneled-cheek-interpolation-flap-with-cartilage-batten-graft-for-repair-of-nasal-ala-defect
#16
Tatyana A Petukhova, Jayne S Joo, Daniel B Eisen
<p>Surgical defects located within 5 mm of the nasal alar margin are at risk for alar elevation or collapse of the external nasal valve during wound healing. To reduce the chance of such complications, free cartilage grafts may be used as part of the reconstruction. However, if the defect is large enough so that the free cartilage graft does not fill most of the defect, wound contraction can still lead to alar displacement. In these situations, skin may need to be recruited from either the forehead or cheek in the form of an interpolation flap to cover both the free cartilage graft and the residual cutaneous defect...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301626/zoon-balanitis-revisited-report-of-balanitis-circumscripta-plasmacellularis-resolving-with-topical-mupirocin-ointment-monotherapy
#17
Michael A Lee, Philip R Cohen
<p>INTRODUCTION: Zoon balanitis is an idiopathic benign inflammatory condition of the glans penis and prepuce. A patient with biopsy confirmed diagnosis of Zoon balanitis who was successfully treated with topical mupirocin ointment monotherapy is described.</p> <p>METHOD: A search using PubMed database was performed using the following terms: Zoon balanitis (cases, diagnosis, treatment of), balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis, and mupirocin. Relevant papers and their reference citations were reviewed and evaluated...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301625/successful-treatment-of-generalized-essential-telangiectasia-with-6-mercaptopurine
#18
Alex M Glazer, Bryan D Sofen, Darrell S Rigel, Jerome L Shupack
<p>Generalized essential telangiectasia (GET) is a notoriously difficult to treat disorder with no current satisfactory treatments. This case and discussion report the use of 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) as a successful treatment for GET. Moreover, we show that GET may represent a state of increased angiogenesis, a paradigm shift from the current understanding that these telangiectasias represent dilatations of only pre-existing vessels. This new view of GET may drive others to look at novel agents for treatment...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301624/photodynamic-therapy-effectively-treats-actinic-keratoses-without-pre-illumination-incubation-time
#19
Jessica Gandy, Brian Labadie, Dina Bierman, Christopher Zachary
<p>BACKGROUND: Actinic keratoses (AKs) are dysplastic lesions of the epidermis that have the potential to progress to non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC). Traditional photodynamic therapy (PDT) requires a pre-illumination incubation time, which adds to overall in-office time and has been linked to pain. Our group has found a novel protocol to effectively treat AKs with PDT that eliminates the pre-illumination incubation period and uses 2 back-to-back cycles of 16 minute 40 seconds.</p> <p>METHODS: The patient was prepped with soapy water and isopropyl alcohol, and thick AKs were descaled with a curette...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301623/subungual-melanoma-in-situ-treated-with-imiquimod-5-cream-after-conservative-surgery-recurrence
#20
Jorge Ocampo-Garza, Nilton Gioia Di Chiacchio, Eckart Haneke, Francisco le Voci, Francisco Macedo Paschoal
<p>Subungual melanoma is a rare variant of acral lentiginous melanoma that often has a poor prognosis compared with other types of melanoma. The aim of the present study is to report a case of a patient with recurrence of subungual melanoma treated with imiquimod 5%, which presented a total regression of the lesion and no recurrence for 4 years.</p> <p><em>J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(3):268-270.</em></p>.
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