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  • The RRDi is looking for volunteer professional or amateur grant writers who would be willing to apply for corporate grants in behalf of the institute. Our volunteers have received three educational grants from Galderma, and if you are willing to learn how to become a grant writer, jump through all the hoops Galderma requires you to jump through, you could receive a portion of the grant money as a service to the RRDi since this is allowed in our charter. If you are a professional grant writer who has rosacea please consider spending some volunteer time organizing the RRDi's amateur grant writers committee. We prefer grant writers who have rosacea but if you don't have rosacea we still warmly invite you to write grants for our non profit organization. Anyone who wants to join the RRDi as a corporate member may volunteer to learn how to write grants as a volunteer amateur for the RRDi and become in time a professional grant writer. Please join. After logging into your account, contact us that you want to write grants for the RRDi. We will steer you into the correct direction, but basically you will be a volunteer writing grants for the RRDi and if you receive a grant you will be compensated. You may also receive a letter of recommendation if you volunteer for our non profit writing grants, get compensated, and help our non profit receive grants for rosacea research. 

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    Grant Writers Needed

    The RRDi will pay compensation to the grant writer upon successful allocation of money donated to the RRDi. Applying for Education Grants to Galderma has been our focus. You can also apply for grants to other sources.

    Grant writers are enouraged to join the RRDi and use the private members forum in the GRANT WRITERS forum to discuss a team approach and discuss their concerns in the ASK THE MAC forum with our volunteer Medical Advisory Committee members.

    If you are interested please join the RRDi and enter the members forum and look for the public and private grant writers sections. When you join online, please mention in the volunteer skills box that you are a grant writer or would like to write grants for the RRDi.

    If you have any further questions please use our contact form.

    Steps to Begin the Process to Be a Grant Writer for the RRDi

    (1) Join the RRDi as a member

    Be sure to fill in your contact details in your member profile including your mobile number, mailing address and at least two email addresses. You will be REQUIRED to confirm your primary email address to complete your registration, so please look for the confirmation email and follow the directions. 

    (2)  Be sure to login AFTER you have done step 1 above and be sure that your profile shows all your contact information. 

    (3) Contact us using our contact form indicating you have joined the RRDi as a grant writer volunteer.

    (4) Read ALL the posts in the Grant Writer Public Forum

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    10 Things You Wish You Knew About Grant Writing

    Volunteer Grant Writers

    The RRDi relies on volunteer grant writers. However, if you are successful, we do reward your efforts. If you suffer from rosacea, that is definitely a plus for our organization that you understand what rosacea sufferers are going through and are actually doing something, writing rosacea grants, totally involved in trying to find the cure for rosacea, educating newbie rosaceans, or investigating the cause of rosacea through scientific study. 



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    • Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2023 May 29;69(6):e20230256. doi: 10.1590/1806-9282.20230256. eCollection 2023. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: We aimed to detect the frequency of fibromyalgia syndrome in patients with rosacea and determine whether this frequency was affected by the severity of rosacea and the quality of life. METHODS: In this prospective, controlled, cross-sectional study, a total of 94 consecutive rosacea cases and 87 age- and sex-matched controls were enrolled. The severity of rosacea was assessed in light of the findings of the National Rosacea Society Ethics Committee. Dermatology Life Quality Index and Rosacea-specific Quality-of-Life instrument had been applied to the cases of rosacea. The diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome was established according to the 2016 revised fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria, and the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire was used to determine the functional disability. RESULTS: The frequency of fibromyalgia syndrome was higher in the rosacea group than in the control group (p=0.01), and Dermatology Life Quality Index and Rosacea-specific Quality-of-Life instrument were higher in patients with rosacea with fibromyalgia syndrome (p=0.006 and p=0.004, respectively). A statistically significant weak positive correlation was observed between Dermatology Quality-of-Life Index, Rosacea-specific Quality-of-Life instrument, and Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire; symptom severity scale scores; and fibromyalgia score (r=0.35, r=0.259, and r=0.32 and r=0.376, r=0.305, and r=0.312, respectively). CONCLUSION: The patients with rosacea have higher rates and disability scores of fibromyalgia syndrome than healthy controls, independent of rosacea severity, and quality of life is correlated with fibromyalgia scores. We might point out that fibromyalgia syndrome accompanying rosacea has more restrictions in their daily routine activities than rosacea alone. As such, physicians should be aware of the possible coexistence of rosacea and fibromyalgia syndrome. PMID:37255090 | DOI:10.1590/1806-9282.20230256 {url} = URL to article
    • Front Pharmacol. 2023 May 11;14:1169916. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2023.1169916. eCollection 2023. ABSTRACT Background: Antibiotics are considered the backbone of rosacea management, especially for controlling inflammatory papules and pustules. We aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of varied prescriptions and doses of antibiotics in treating rosacea by network meta-analysis. Methods: In this study, we compared all available randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that have studied systemic and topical antibiotics and placebo in rosacea therapy. We searched databases such as the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed, Web of Science, and LILACS for published and unpublished RCTs on ClinicalTrials.gov before April 2023. The primary outcome was the improvement of the Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) scores, and the secondary outcomes consisted of the improvement of the Patient's Global Assessment (PaGA) scores, Clinician's Erythema Assessment (CEA) scores, and adverse events (AEs). We used Bayesian random effects models for multiple treatment comparisons. Results: We identified 1,703 results through these databases. Thirty-one randomized trials with 8,226 patients were included. The heterogeneity and inconsistency between the trials were low, with a low risk of bias of all trials. Oral doxycycline 40 mg, minocycline 100 mg, and minocycline 40 mg, as well as topical ivermectin and metronidazole 0.75%, were effective in treating papules and pustules, thereby decreasing IGA in rosacea. Among these, minocycline 100 mg ranked top in efficacy. As for improving the PaGA scores, topical ivermectin, metronidazole 1%, and systemic oxytetracycline were effective, of which oxytetracycline worked the best. Both doxycycline 40 mg and metronidazole 0.75% presented no therapeutic effect for erythema. Considering the safety of the agents, systemic application of azithromycin and doxycycline 100 mg significantly increase the risk of AEs. Conclusion: Our review suggests that a high dosage of systemic minocycline is the most effective in treating rosacea phenotypes with papules and pustules with a low risk of AEs. However, there were no sufficient evidence-based data in exploring the influence of antibiotics on erythema. The phenotype of rosacea should be taken into consideration along with benefit and safety when making prescriptions due to AEs. Clinical Trial Registration: NCT(2016): http://cochranelibrary-wiley.com/o/cochrane/clcentral/articles/962/CN-01506962/frame.html NCT(2017): http://cochranelibrary-wiley.com/o/cochrane/clcentral/articles/764/CN-01565764/frame.html. PMID:37251342 | PMC:PMC10210163 | DOI:10.3389/fphar.2023.1169916 {url} = URL to article
    • Taiwan J Ophthalmol. 2023 Jan 5;13(1):80-83. doi: 10.4103/tjo.TJO-D-22-00079. eCollection 2023 Jan-Mar. ABSTRACT A 24-year-old woman visited our emergency department due to intermittent dull pain in the right eye, blurred vision, foreign body sensation for 3 weeks, and progressive facial rash with pustules for 3 months. She had a history of recurring skin rash on her face and extremities since early adolescence. Peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) was diagnosed based on slit-lamp examination and corneal topography and then granulomatous rosacea (GR) based on clinical manifestations and skin pathology. Topical prednisolone, artificial tears, oral doxycycline, oral prednisolone, and topical clindamycin were administered. After 1 month, PUK progressed to corneal perforation probably due to eye rubbing. The corneal lesion was repaired with a glycerol-preserved corneal graft. A dermatologist prescribed oral isotretinoin for 2 months in conjunction with topical betamethasone gradually tapered for 14 months. After 34 months of follow-up, no signs of skin and ocular recurrence were noted, and the cornea graft was intact. In conclusion, PUK may present with GR, and oral isotretinoin may be an effective therapy for PUK in the setting of GR. PMID:37252167 | PMC:PMC10220430 | DOI:10.4103/tjo.TJO-D-22-00079 {url} = URL to article
    • Diagnostics (Basel). 2023 May 12;13(10):1718. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics13101718. ABSTRACT Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis are commonly present on facial skin and frequently noted via Reflectance Confocal Microscopy (RCM) examination. These mites inhabit follicles and are often seen in groups of two or more, although D. brevis is usually found as a solitary mite. When observed through RCM, they are typically present as refractile, round groupings seen on a transverse image plane inside the sebaceous opening, as they are vertically oriented, and their exoskeletons refract under near-infrared light. Inflammation may occur, leading to a variety of skin disorders; nonetheless, these mites are considered to be part of normal skin flora. a 59-year-old woman presented to our dermatology clinic for confocal imaging (Vivascope 3000, Caliber ID, Rochester, NY, USA) of a previously excised skin cancer for margin evaluation. She did not exhibit symptoms of rosacea or active inflammation of the skin. Incidentally, a solitary demodex mite was noted in a milia cyst nearby the scar. The mite appeared to be trapped in the keratin-filled cyst and was positioned horizontally to the image plane such that its entire body was captured in a coronal orientation as a stack. Demodex identification using RCM can provide clinical diagnostic value in the context of rosacea or inflammation; in our case, this solitary mite was thought to be part of the patient's normal skin flora. Demodex are practically ubiquitous on the facial skin of older patients and are frequently noted during RCM examination; however, the orientation of the mite referenced herein is uncommon, allowing for a unique view of its anatomy. The use of RCM to identify demodex may become more routine as access to technology grows. PMID:37238202 | PMC:PMC10217450 | DOI:10.3390/diagnostics13101718 {url} = URL to article
    • Skin Res Technol. 2023 May;29(5):e13328. doi: 10.1111/srt.13328. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: This study aims to introduce compound glycyrrhizin injection for the treatment of rosacea by mesoderm therapy, and further analyze the therapeutic and aesthetic effects of this treatment method and its impact on the dermatological quality of life index, which provides new ideas and methods for cosmetic dermatology treatment of rosacea. METHODS: The recruited rosacea patients were divided into Control group (n = 58) and observation group (n = 58) according to the random number table. The control group was treated with topical metronidazole clindamycin liniment, and the study group was additionally used mesoderm introduction of compound glycyrrhizin injection. The transepidermal water loss (TEWL), water content in corneum, and dermatology life quality index (DLQI) in rosacea patients were evaluated. RESULTS: Our results showed that the scores of erythema, flushing, telangiectasia, and papulopustule were significantly reduced in the observation group. In addition, the observation group significantly decreased TEWL and increased the water content of the stratum corneum. Furthermore, the observation group significantly reduced the DLQI of rosacea patients compared to the control group. CONCLUSION: The use of mesoderm therapy combined with compound glycyrrhizic acid has a therapeutic effect on facial rosacea and improves patient satisfaction. PMID:37231926 | DOI:10.1111/srt.13328 {url} = URL to article
    • Dermatol Clin. 2023 Jul;41(3):377-392. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2023.02.004. Epub 2023 Apr 18. ABSTRACT Identification of specific patterns, shades, and intensity of erythema in the skin has always been critical and fundamental to diagnostic accuracy in dermatology. Erythema is often less noticeable in darker skin types. The interplay of inflammation and variance of skin tone contributes to appreciable differences in the clinical appearance of cutaneous disease in darker complexions. In this article, we discuss common disorders that present with facial erythema in skin of color and offer distinguishing features of each disorder to assist the clinician with diagnosing these conditions in the presence of deeply pigmented skin. PMID:37236708 | DOI:10.1016/j.det.2023.02.004 {url} = URL to article
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