Rosacea News July 2009

Rosacea News July 2009

1. Doxium being trialled as Pulsed Dye Laser adjunct

A new trial is recruiting participants to evaluate the use of calcium dobelisate as a combination therapy, along with Pulse Dye Laser to treat the erythema, flushing and telangectasia associated with erythematotelangietatic rosacea. We know from rosacea and doxium that “Calcium dobesilate is a vasoactive drug with presumed effects on endothelial integrity, capillary permeability and blood viscosity.” Clinical Trial …

2. Calling all Rosacea Researchers: get your grants now !

The National Rosacea Society is calling for grant applications for their 2010 allocation. Good to see that they want an emphasis on research into the cause rosacea. From New Grants Available Monday, July 27, 2009 New grants are available from the National Rosacea Society (NRS) to support research on potential causes and other …

3. Abstracts: Elidel, Bacteria & Ocular prevalence

The following abstracts don’t deserve a Rosacea News item on their own, but are interesting enough to give a mention here in this Abstract Roundup. Elidel no better than Metrogel for lumps and bumps of rosacea. A comparison of metronidazole 1% cream and pimecrolimus 1% cream in the treatment of patients with papulopustular rosacea: a randomized open-label clinical trial. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2009 …

4. Sol-Gel Trialling Benzoyl Peroxide (DER 45 EV) for Rosacea ?

An intriguing Clinical Trial has been listed on the ClinicalTrials.gov web site. The product know only as DER 45 EV Gel (in strengths of 1% and 5%) has been listed in a dose-range trial for the papules and pustules of rosacea. Clinical Trial NCT00940992, A Dose-Range of DER 45-EV in Treatment of Rosacea (SGT-EBPO1-09) …

5. we’ve all been exposed to demodex bacteria proteins ?

An article published today in the Irish Times takes one more step in the direction of showing an association between demodex mites and rosacea. Readers of Rosacea News will know that a lot of research has tried to find a causative link between the presence of demodex mites and rosacea symptoms. Some progress towards a link between the two was …

6. acupuncture, yoga, hat and moisturiser says Daily Mail

We are seeing more and more newspaper health and beauty articles that relate to rosacea. Today the UK’s MailOnline has an intriguingly titled article – How waggling my feet has helped my red face. To save you …

7. accutane and drinking alcohol – no problem, apparently

This just published abstract is suggesting that it appears to be safe to consume alcohol while taking accutane. Whilst the Accutane Prescribing Information does not prohibit the consumption of alcohol, it does suggest that alcohol …

8. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion User Reviews

Recently the manufacturers of Finacea, Intendis, and Coria Laboratories, have begun promoting a new combination package it is calling Finacea plus. This package encourages rosacea sufferers to combine a tube of Finacea with CeraVe Hydrating …

9. Restasis (cyclosporine) as ocular rosacea treatment

It is good to see more published research backing topical cyclosporine (Restasis, Allergan) as a treatment for ocular rosacea. Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05%) has been shown to increase tear production and improve the quality of naturally produced tears and is …

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