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    • Acuri reports using aspirin improves flushing (at RF).
    • I haven’t figured out how to get the full article. Sometimes in the author information it shows an email address and I ask for the full article and one of authors sometimes sends a copy. If anyone would volunteer to figure out how to get copies of articles like this (without paying for it!) that would be most helpful. We are searching for volunteers!
    • Related Articles Effect of in-office samples on dermatologists' prescribing habits: a retrospective review. Cutis. 2020 Jan;105(1):E24-E28 Authors: DeNigris J, Malachowski SJ, Miladinović B, Nelson CG, Patel NS Abstract The relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical companies has caused the medical community to question the degree to which pharmaceutical interactions and incentives can influence physicians' prescribing habits. Our study aimed to analyze whether a change in institutional policy that restricted the availability of in-office samples for patients resulted in any measurable change in the prescribing habits of faculty physicians in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of South Florida (USF)(Tampa, Florida). Medical records were retrospectively reviewed for common dermatology diagnoses-acne vulgaris, atopic dermatitis, onychomycosis, psoriasis, and rosacea-before and after the pharmaceutical policy changes, and the prescribed medications were recorded. These medications were then categorized as brand name, generic, and over-the-counter (OTC). Statistical analysis using a mixed effects ordinal logistic regression model accounting for baseline patient characteristics was conducted to determine if a difference in prescribing habits occurred. PMID: 32074163 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] {url} = URL to article
    • Hi Steven, I read your post, and I sympathize. We are all part of this community trying to help each other with trial and error solutions. After 20 years of rosacea, I decided to research everything I could about the disease. Most of what I learned came from the rosaceagroup.org website and this one. Together they are a fantastic resource and you can read about things you never would have thought of. I am one of the lucky ones who had great success with finding a "cure" which involved multiple components: gut health, (I did a cleanse, a fast and a heavy metal detox), adding specific supplements, changing/reducing the products I used on my face, and treating my skin for demodex mites. I never took oral antibiotics and since November I have not used any medications on my face. Your answers will likely be different than mine, but reading and researching are key. I'm always interested when people say their rosacea came on suddenly. What changed? Environment? Job? Housing? Diet? Lifestyle? Chemical exposure? Relationship? There was probably something; you just have to put the pieces together. That will help you to address the cause, not just treat the symptoms.  Keep us posted!
    • Related Articles Ecological niche differences between two polyploid cytotypes of Saxifraga rosacea. Am J Bot. 2020 Feb 17;: Authors: Decanter L, Colling G, Elvinger N, Heiðmarsson S, Matthies D Abstract PREMISE: Different cytotypes of a species may differ in their morphology, phenology, physiology, and their tolerance of extreme environments. We studied the ecological niches of two subspecies of Saxifraga rosacea with different ploidy levels: the hexaploid Central European endemic subspecies sponhemica and the more widely distributed octoploid subspecies rosacea. METHODS: For both cytotypes, we recorded local environmental conditions and mean plant trait values in populations across their areas of distribution, analyzed their distributions by niche modeling, studied their performance at two transplant sites with contrasting conditions, and experimentally tested their cold resistance. RESULTS: Mean annual temperature was higher in hexaploid than in octoploid populations and experiments indicated that frost tolerance of the hexaploid is lower than that of the octoploid. Reproduction of octoploids from Central Europe was higher than that of hexaploids at a transplant site in subarctic Iceland, whereas the opposite was true in temperate Luxembourg, indicating adaptation of the octoploids to colder conditions. Temperature variables were also most important in niche models predicting the distribution of the two cytotypes. Genetic differences in survival among populations were larger for the octoploids than for the hexaploids in both field gardens, suggesting that greater genetic variability may contribute to the octoploid's larger distributional range. CONCLUSIONS: Our results support the hypotheses that different cytotypes may have different niches leading to spatial segregation, and that higher ploidy levels can result in a broader ecological niche and greater tolerance of more extreme conditions. PMID: 32067225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] {url} = URL to article
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