Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

JUN 2017

An evidence-based, peer-reviewed journal for practicing clinicians in the field of dermatology

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Excerpted Title Goes Here (continued) 14 health-related quality of life. PMID: 25270577 The rosacea patient journey: a novel approach to conceptualizing patient experiences. Kuo S, Huang KE, Davis SA, Feldman SR. Cutis. 2015;95(1):37–43. Review. Synopsis: To help understand the patient perspective on impacts of rosacea on quality of life, the authors searched the literature and summarized the identified experiences of rosacea patients. The authors discuss the rosacea patient journey as a tool for dermatologists to improve patient adherence to treatment and increase patient quality of life. PMID: 25671443 Acne treatment in the Hispanic population Acne knowledge of Hispanic parents of teenagers with mild to moderate acne. Lopez I, Zapata L Jr, Sosa JJ, et al. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016;33(5):e292–293. Epub 2016 Jul 11. Synopsis: To explore attitudes toward acne treatment, authors assessed results of surveys administered to Hispanic and non-Hispanic parents of children with acne. They found that even though most of the Hispanic parents (82%) agreed that mild acne in children should be treated by a health care provider—compared to less than half (40%) of the non-Hispanic parents—they tended to not visit health care providers. PMID: 27397689 Microneedling in skin of color: a review of uses and efficacy. Cohen BE, Elbuluk N. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016;74(2):348–355. Review. Synopsis: The authors reviewed the literature on microneedling in skin of color, Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI, and discuss it as an option to reduce dyspigmentation and scarring. PMID: 26549251 Treatment of actinic (senile) purpura Topical human epidermal growth factor in the treatment of senile purpura and the prevention of dermatoporosis. McKnight B, Seidel R, Moy R. J Drugs Dermatol. 2015;14(10):1147–1150. Synopsis: Researchers assessed how topical application of human epidermal growth factor might affect clinical manifestation of senile purpura in skin thickness and number of lesions. Based on six subjects, the authors observed average skin thickening of 195 µm and decrease in average number of lesions from 15 to 2. The authors concluded that topical human epidermal growth factor diminishes appearance of senile purpura by thickening skin and may help prevent development of late stage dermatoporosis. PMID: 26461827 Eruptive purpuric papules on the arms; a case of chemotherapy-induced inflammation of actinic keratoses and review of the literature. Chambers CJ, Liu H, White CR, et al. Dermatol Online J. 2014;20(1):21246. Review. Synopsis: Here, the authors report on a 67-year-old man with chronic hepatitis B and squamous cell carcinoma of the lung who developed chemotherapy-induced inflammation of actinic keratosis that resembled vasculitis. PMID: 24456949 Laser resurfacing in skin of color Nonablative fractional laser resurfacing for acne scarring in patients with Fitzpatrick skin phototypes IV-VI. Alexis AF, Coley MK, Nijhawan RI, et al. Dermatol Surg. 2016;42(3):392–402. Synopsis: Investigators used a randomized, investigator- and rater- blinded, split-face design to compare two density settings in fractional nonablative laser resurfacing for acne scarring in patients with olive to black skin tones (Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI). They found outcomes to be similar for both densities, with scarring scores improved at both settings, although self-limited post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation was common, especially at the higher treatment density. PMID: 26945321 What devices to use or not use in skin of color. Alam M. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016;35(4):218–222. Synopsis: Here, the author discusses the use of lasers and light sources to treat aging, dyschromic, or textural unevenness in patients with skin of color, and how lower fluence, longer pulse durations, and careful device selection can help reduce risk of scarring and pigmentary abnormality. PMID: 27918004 JCAD journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology June 2017 • Volume 10 • Number 6 JOURNAL WATCH ( continued)

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