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The Psychosocial Impact of Rosacea: Should Dermatologists Be Concerned?


The erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, and ocular forms of rosacea can lead to psychological distress.

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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Dual-Frequency Ultrasound Promising for Treatment-Refractory Rosacea


Additional large-scale, split-face prospective studies are warranted to evaluate the independent efficacy of DFU on rosacea.

Online Forums May Harbor Harmful Information, Untested Treatments for Rosacea


Because of the lack of monitoring and the potential for misplaced trust among patients affected with rosacea, the use of forums may be fraught with detrimental outcomes.

Severe Rosacea Associated With High Out-of-Pocket Treatment Costs


A significant relationship was observed between disease severity and household income, with patients with higher levels of disease severity having lower household incomes.

Topical and Systemic Treatments for Rosacea-Associated Erythema: Weighing Your Options


With limited treatment options available for the medical management of facial erythema, telangiectases, and flushing associated with rosacea, the investigators sought to review the various topical and systemic treatments currently in use to help facilitate decision making in clinical practice.

Rosacea Has Significant Effects on Emotional, Social Well-Being


In both the ETR and PPR groups, Rosacea-Specific Quality-of-Life total and domain scores showed a negative impact associated with rosacea.

Fewer Gastrointestinal Issues in Rosacea Treated With Subantimicrobial vs Conventional Doxycycline


In a subpopulation analysis of 10,949 patients that excluded patients with documented GID in the year prior to initiating doxycycline, patients taking SD-doxycycline were significantly less likely than patients taking CD-doxycycline to experience new-onset GID.

Newly Designed Pulsed-Dye Laser Found Effective for Rosacea

Researchers investigated a pulsed-dye laser using a 15-mm diameter beam for treatment of rosacea among 20 patients.

Once-Daily Topical Treatment Effective for Rosacea-Associated Facial Erythema


Overall, the proportions of participants who attained the primary end point were significantly higher with oxymetazoline once-daily doses vs twice-daily doses.

Disease Severity, Demographics Play Important Role in Rosacea Management


Self-assessment severity scores were significantly higher in participants age <60 compared with participants age ≥60.

Topical Minocycline Foam Safe, Effective for Papulopustular Rosacea


The researchers concluded that FMX103 is a safe and effective therapy for facial papulopustular rosacea.

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