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P. acnes biofilm impacts antimicrobial agents
P. acnes biofilm impacts antimicrobial agentsBiofilms are increasingly implicated as the reason why currently available acne treatments sometimes prove ineffective in acne vulgaris patients, begging the need for more effective targeted therapies directed against biofilm formation.
Acne research goals should focus on inflammation
Acne research goals should focus on inflammationThe psychological distress caused by scarring and PIH following long-term acne disease can be devastating, begging the need for more effective therapeutic options.
Some unconventional therapies may be worth a closer look
Some unconventional therapies may be worth a closer lookActive chemicals found in the neem tree (Azadirachta indica) have important benefits for a variety of skin disorders, according to one expert who spoke at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Does gluten drive skin disease?
Does gluten drive skin disease?Gluten and gluten-sensitive enteropathy have become hot topics among the lay public and in medical practices. John Zone, M.D., from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, discusses how gluten sensitive enteropathy may impact many areas of dermatology.
Antibiotic dialogue needs to continue
Antibiotic dialogue needs to continueI thoroughly enjoyed the lead article about “antimicrobial stewardship” in the October edition of Dermatology Times (“Antimicrobial stewardship: How dermatologists can be part of the solution, Vol. 34, No. 10). It succinctly and effectively detailed that for healthcare providers in general and dermatologists in specific, it is our duty to utilize antimicrobials appropriately.