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Isotretinoin in Adolescents: The Ethics of Awkward Discussions


As these medications require contraceptive use, dermatologists may have to navigate confidentiality issues with their adolescent patients who may not want to involve their parents in discussions of their sexuality and contraceptive use.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Acne Associated With Increased Risk for Major Depressive Disorder

These findings suggest that physicians and dermatologists monitor mood symptoms in patients with acne and refer patients to a psychiatrist when needed.

Digital vs In-Person Acne Evaluation: Is Teledermatology Reliable?


The small pilot study indicates that teledermatology can be a reliable clinical tool that may improve access to dermatologic care.

FDA Will Review Sarecycline for Moderate to Severe Acne


The Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review the New Drug Application for a once-daily medication for the treatment of moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients ≥9 years of age.

Long-Term Macrolide Treatment for Acne Increases P. Acnes Resistance

Long-term oral macrolide administration may increase macrolide-resistant Propionibacterium acnes.

Patients With Acne Have High Serum Homocysteine Levels

The researchers found that in both male and female patients, serum homocysteine levels were significantly higher compared to the healthy control group.

Resilience Preserves Quality of Life in Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Depression


The opportunity exists to develop resiliency training programs and to explore their role in mitigating stress levels and depressive symptoms among patients with HS.

Consensus Statement on Effective Acne Management: Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne


An international group of expert dermatologists with an interest in acne research and education have developed a consensus statement on the effective management of acne.

No Link Found Between Acne, Malignant Melanoma in Men


Individuals categorized as overweight or obese had a significantly increased risk for malignant melanoma.

Risk of Diabetes Increased in Hidradenitis Suppurativa


Clinicians should be aware of this increased prevalence and properly screen their patients.

Acne, Sexual Orientation Associated With Mental Health Status


Nearly one-third of this population report a history of depression and suicidal ideation.

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