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Hand Foot Skin Reaction Associated With Palbociclib

INTRODUCTION Palbociclib is one of three new small-molecule inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinase 4 and 6 (CDK4/6) approved for use in the treatment of hormone receptor positive (HR+) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (Her2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer. CDK4/6 inhibitors have a good overall safety profile but reported side effects include cytopenias, …

Special Focus on Acne and Rosacea

The June issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology focuses on the topics of acne and rosacea, and features additional articles on topics such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Guest Editor James Q. Del Rosso discusses roadblocks that impede patient ability to obtain …

Treatment of Periorificial Dermatitis With Novel Narrow Spectrum Sarecycline

Broad spectrum tetracyclines are a well-known, widely used, and often successful treatment for use in inflammatory skin pathologies such as acne and rosacea. However, the steady rise of antibiotic resistance and gut dysbiosis associated with broad spectrum tetracyclines emphasizes the importance and responsibility of antibiotic stewardship. Narrow spectrum antibiotics have become increasingly important therapies to …

From Port-Wine Stain Treatments to Bovine Colostrum, Telomeres, and Skin Aging

The May issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features dermatology articles on topics ranging from treatment updates on Port-Wine stain to the protective effect that liposomal bovine colostrum exerts on skin aging using telomere length as an aging biomarker. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Authors analyze extrusion …

Prescribing Isotretinoin for Transgender Patients

Case Scenario A 26-year-old patient presents to the dermatology clinic with severe nodulocystic scarring acne. The patient identifies as a transgender male and notes that he has been receiving hormone replacement therapy for the past 4 years with weekly intramuscular testosterone injections. He has not had any gender-affirming surgeries and reports being currently amenorrhoeic. He …

Recalcitrant Dyshidrotic Eczema Treated With Dupilumab

The following two cases presented by JDD authors Ryan A. Gall MD, John D. Peters MD, and Alyson J. Brinker MD add to the growing literature supporting the use of dupilumab in the treatment of patients with recalcitrant dyshidrotic eczema, both with and without diagnosed contact allergens. Introduction Dyshidrotic eczema, also known as dyshidrosis or …

From COVID-19 Vaccines and Soft Tissue Filler Reactions to Biologic Therapy for Psoriasis

The April issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features the perfect mix of medical, aesthetic, and surgical dermatology articles on topics ranging from COVID-19 Vaccines and Soft Tissue Filler Reactions to Biologic Therapy for Psoriasis. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: A survey was designed to capture the …

Tranexamic Acid to Prevent and Treat Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

ABSTRACT The risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) in patients undergoing dermatologic procedures is well known. It is especially common after laser procedures and chemical peels but can be seen with any procedure. PIH is also a sequela of acne, burns, and other trauma. High-risk patients are thought to have excessive production and abnormal distribution of …

The Pinch Stitch: A Pearl for Suturing Wounds Under Tension

Closing defects under tension in areas such as the scalp and back may be challenging during dermatologic surgery. Different techniques have been advocated to ease the placement of the first deep suture under tension, including the slip-knot stitch, pully stitch, horizontal mattress suture, pulley set-back dermal suture, and tandem pulley stitch. INTRODUCTION Closing defects under …

JDD March 2021 Issue Highlights: From OTC Products for Acne to MMS for Genital Skin Cancer

The March issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding line-up of articles with topics ranging from OTC products for acne to Mohs Micrographic Surgery for genital skin cancer. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Advisors agreed that OTC products and skincare recommendations, in addition to the …