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JDD December Issue Highlights: From Plaque Psoriasis to CBD Gel

The December issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology focuses on a variety of topics ranging from plaque psoriasis and infantile hemangioma to suturing wounds under tension and cannabinoid gel on sensitive dry skin. And an incredible line-up of articles to finish 2020 strong!  Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights:

Oxytocin Levels Inversely Correlate With Skin Age Score and Solar Damage explores clinical evidence of oxytocin levels correlating to the skin’s appearance.

Authors aim to determine whether add-on topical therapy with C/BD could improve response in Apremilast With Add-On Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate for Treating Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis.

Evaluation of Clinical Properties and Treatment Responses of Infantile Hemangioma investigates treatment methods and factors affecting treatment response.

Racial Differences in Treatment Preferences of Acne Vulgaris: A Cross-Sectional Study shows variations in perception, treatment preferences, and treatment valuation.

Authors discuss the results of the addition of APM and exogenous rhTE to human dermal fibroblasts in Novel Recombinant Tropoelastin Implants Restore Skin Extracellular Matrix.

Investigator assessment showed good tolerance and improvement in Tolerability of Six Months Indirect Cold (Physical) Plasma Treatment of the Scalp for Hair Loss.

A bakuchiol nature-based anti-aging moisturizer is well tolerated and effective in individuals with sensitive skin in Clinical Evaluation of a Nature-Based Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin.

Assessing Patients’ Satisfaction With Hydrogen Peroxide Topical Solution, 40% for Treatment of Raised Seborrheic Keratoses supports the use of HP40 for raised SKs.

Dermatologists may be the first healthcare provider seen by a patient with uveitis and/or the first provider to recognize the need for ophthalmologic care in Uveitis for Dermatologists: A Review.

Immediate Use After Reconstitution of a Biostimulatory Poly-L-Lactic Acid Injectable Implant evaluates and validates an immediate-use procedure for reconstituting a PLLA-containing injectable device.

An Observational Study of the Application of a Topical Cannabinoid Gel on Sensitive Dry Skin aims to explore the effects of CBD in individuals with self-reported eczema.

Authors evaluate the inclusion of skin circadian rhythm-based concepts in a topical skincare regimen in Clinical Benefits of Circadian-based Antioxidant Protection and Repair.

Topical platelet-rich plasma must demonstrate stability to insure biologic activity in aesthetic medicine in The Role of Platelet Homeostasis in a Novel Topical PRP Formulation.

Results were durable out to 12 months, and there were no unexpected safety findings in Correction of Skin Depressions of the Hands and Décolletage With VYC-17.5L: A Prospective, Single-Center Study.

Incorporating an earlier visit when prescribing a medication may be a means to improve adherence in Time Intervals Until the First Return Office Visit After New Medications.

Authors evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of metformin as adjunctive treatment in adolescent patients in Metformin as Adjunctive Therapy for Pediatric Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

Authors assess the “fast responder” patient profile, predicting it from the preliminary CBC and clinical examination in Predicting Secukinumab Fast-Responder Profile in Psoriatic Patients: Advanced Application of Artificial-Neural-Networks (ANNs).

As practices continue to adopt new telemedical platforms, more studies are needed to better understand which patients are being lost to care in Teledermatology: Improving Access or Widening Healthcare Disparities?

Despite the challenges commonly stated, studies have found teledermatology to be an effective modality in triaging pediatric patients in Effectiveness of Pediatric Teledermatology.

Timolol was effective in healing challenging wounds such as radiation dermatitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and malignancy-related wounds among others in Use of Topical Timolol Maleate as Re-Epithelialization Agent for Treatment of Recalcitrant Wounds of Varying Etiologies

Widespread preconceptions and targeted advertising take advantage of mainstream beauty norms in Hispanic/Latinos and Skincare: Disparities in Product Development, Marketing, and Toxicity.

A simple, safe, non-cumbersome method to help close a wound under tension is described in The Pinch Stitch: A Pearl for Suturing Wounds Under Tension.

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