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JDD December 2023 Issue Highlights

Welcome to the December 2023 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD), where cutting-edge research and advancements in the field of dermatology take center stage. This issue brings together a diverse array of original articles, case reports, brief communications, and letters to the editor and delves into the latest developments, therapeutic breakthroughs, and clinical insights shaping the landscape of dermatological care. From innovative treatment modalities to emerging trends in skincare, our contributors explore the intersection of science and practice to provide valuable perspectives for dermatologists, healthcare professionals, and researchers alike. Join us in navigating the ever-evolving world of dermatology as we showcase the forefront of knowledge in the December 2023 edition of JDD.

Original Articles 

A Single Center, Observational Experience With a Bovine Collagen Wound Dressing for Distal Lower Extremity Surgical Defects presents a successful experience of a BCWD facilitated SIH of surgical wounds on the distal lower extremity.

International Dermatology Outcome Measures (IDEOM): Report From the 2022 Annual Meeting summarizes each workgroup’s updates from 2022 and their next steps as established during the 2022 IDEOM Annual Meeting.

Efficacy of Topical Cholesterol and Statin Combination Therapy in the Treatment of Porokeratosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis provides preliminary evidence supporting the efficacy of topical cholesterol/statin therapy.

Cryosurgery and 5-Fluorouracil Combination Therapy for Treatment of Bowen’s Disease and Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma examines the clinical cure rate of BD and sBCC using a combination treatment.

A Salicylic Acid-Based Dermocosmetic is Effective as an Adjunct to Benzoyl Peroxide for Mild to Moderate Acne and as Monotherapy in Maintenance Post Benzoyl Peroxide shares the results from this randomized, double-blind study conducted in 100 patients with mild to moderate acne.

Recombinant Zoster Vaccine Reduces 3-Year Cardiovascular Risk: Insights From a Multi-Centered Database analyzes three populations in this study of over 7 million patients.

Off-Label Use of Janus Kinase Inhibitors in Inflammatory Cutaneous Diseases demonstrates the clinical benefit of upadacitinib and tofacitinib in various inflammatory cutaneous conditions.

Topical Stabilized Super-Oxidized Hypochlorous Acid for Wound Healing in Hair Restoration Surgery: A Real Time Usage-Controlled Trial Evaluating Safety, Efficacy, and Tolerability gives statistical support for the use of stabilized, super-oxidized HOCl in hair restoration surgery.

Innate Error Immunities of the Th17 Immune Pathway Associated With Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis: A Systematic Review discusses the role of IL-17 in protection against candidiasis.

A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Tolerability of a Topical Combination Serum for the Improvement of Aged Skin shares the positive results of their 12-week study.

Underrepresented Groups and Perceived Educational Barriers for Residency and Fellowship Success spotlights the need for increased focus on mentorship programs and fostering environments.

Do the Words We Choose Matter When Prescribing Medications? suggests that tailoring the discussion to best fit caregivers’ understanding of treatment may be the most beneficial approach.


Successful Treatment of Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars With Systemic and Intralesional Dupilumab suggests that the most recalcitrant keloids may further benefit From one type of treatment over another.

A Massive Case of Cutaneous Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma explores the complications of treating masses that may not be eligible for surgery due to their size.

A Case Series of Patients With Eczematous Eruptions Following IL-17 Inhibitor Treatment for Psoriasis Vulgaris stresses it’s important to consider IL-17 inhibitors as a trigger for spongiotic dermatoses that arise in this patient population.

Checkpoint Inhibitor Induced Neurotoxicity in a Case of Metastatic Melanoma highlights the importance of recognizing checkpoint inhibitor induced neurotoxicity as a potential adverse effect of CPIs when treating metastatic melanoma.

Intralesional Sodium Thiosulfate as Adjuvant Therapy in Severe Calciphylaxis recommends three pillars of treatment for this rare disease.

Multiple Halo Nevi Induced by Intense Sun Exposure points to ultraviolet exposure as one instigating factor in the development of halo nevi, the development of which is incompletely understood. 


Unique Usages of Dehydrated Human Amnion Chorion Membrane Allografts in Dermatology explores the efficacy of using dHACM allografts for the treatment of healing wounds within the field of dermatology.

A Case Series on the Use of Brentuximab Vedotin for the Treatment of Mycosis Fungoides aims to determine the real-world efficacy and adverse effects of BV use in patients with mycosis fungoides (MF) who were treated with BV.


Prior Authorization Timeliness and Success at a Single Center Centralized Pharmacy suggests that a centralized pharmacy involvement in the PA process can be beneficial for increasing patient access to medications

Mpox “Monkeypox” Virus: The Importance of Inclusive Imagery to Prevent Disease Sigma discusses how dermatologists have an opportunity to engage in conversations about the psychosocial impact of visible skin disease.

Perceptions of United States Dermatology Resident Program Directors Regarding Oral Mucosal Dermatology Training examines how dermatology resident training in oral disorders is overall lacking.

Modified Tzanck Smear to Evaluate for Herpes Simplex Virus represents an opportunity to review the applications and techniques of the Tzanck smear in current practice.

Analysis of Online Communities’ Needs Among Psoriasis Patients on Social Media presents how understanding the patient experience is essential in patient-centered clinical practice.

Tocilizumab Treatment in COVID-19 Patients: Comparing Cutaneous Disease and Adverse Drug Effects the important role dermatologists play in sharing and reporting cutaneous findings to deepen their understanding of novel SARS-CoV-2 manifestations. 

Home Is Where the Match Is: Mentorship and Dermatology Residency Match Trends Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic discusses the disadvantages of applicants without home programs.

14-Gauge Coaxial Bone Needle Leads to Superior Results When Injecting Calcinosis Cutis suggests that the delivery technique of this novel therapy be modified to benefit our patients and maximize results.

The Persistence of Nystatin Use for Dermatophyte Infections assesses the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey for all to determine the extent of topical nystatin use in tinea infections.

Topical Moisturizer Meaningfully Reduces Disease Severity in Atopic Patients With Xerosis presents changes regardless of patient adherence.

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