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JDD Issue Highlights | October 2021 | Special Focus: Atopic Dermatitis

With a special focus on atopic dermatitis, the October issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features a great line up of original articles on topics ranging from topical body skincare for toning and tightening, the psychological burden associated with atopic dermatitis, to treatment of toenail onychomycosis in the US and everything in between! Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights:

Fifty Years of Minocycline and Its Evolution: A Dermatological Perspective reviews the history of minocycline, and outlines the evolution of the drug since its inception.

Rationale and Preclinical Evaluation of a Multimodal Topical Body Skincare Product for Toning and Tightening provides the rationale and preclinical support for the use of TTC as a standalone agent or in combination with body contouring procedures.

The Psychosocial Burden Associated With and Effective Treatment Approach for Atopic Dermatitis: A Literature Review explores the extent and severity of psychosocial and emotional burden that patients with atopic dermatitis may potentially experience, and lists up-to-date treatment choices available for symptoms associated with AD.

IncobotulinumtoxinA Demonstrates Safety and Prolonged Duration of Effect in a Dose-Ranging Study for Glabellar Lines further explores clinical trial results indicating increasing doses of botulinum toxin A prolong duration of effect .

Biological Therapy Interruption and Re-Treatment in Chronic Plaque Psoriasis reviews the evidence from clinical trials on efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity for approved biologic agents for chronic plaque psoriasis. 

Alternative medicine use among patients with hidradenitis is common regardless of disease severity; even mild disease may drive patients to seek alternative treatment in A Comparison of Alternative Medicine Users and Non-Users in Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

Therapeutic Recommendations for the Treatment of Toenail Onychomycosis in the US provides important updates to previous guidelines/consensus documents to assist dermatologists and podiatrists in the diagnosis and treatment of toenail onychomycosis.

By optimizing every step of thread placement, the TBFL technique provides an efficient and effective method to reposition facial fat pads in A New Approach to Thread Facelifting

Advances in microscope systems have allowed for more efficient and reliable reading of slides as well as decreased physical strain in Comparison of Modern Super Wide Field Microscopy Systems in Mohs Surgery

Tape stripping combined with LC-ESI-MS analysis demonstrated dermal deposition of tazarotene after application of two topical formulations in Development of a Tape-Stripping Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Method for Evaluating Skin Deposition of Topical Tazarotene

A Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of a Novel, Bioelectric Muscle Activation Device for Muscle Toning and Fat Reduction produced an observable reduction in abdominal contour, which is consistent with ultrasound measurements and blinded expert grading.

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