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  1. This is to announce that Emma Guttman, M.D., has graciously volunteered on the RRDi MAC. Dr. Guttman is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Immunology and Director of Occupational/Contact Dermatitis, Director of the Laboratory of Inflammatory Skin Diseases in the Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai, New York, New York. The RRDi appreciates Dr. Guttman's volunteer spirit. The RRDi continues to reach dermatologists who volunteer to assist the RRDi. If you want to volunteer for the RRDi please join. If you can't volunteer, join anyway to increase our membership. You don't have to volunteer if you don't want to, just join.
  2. "Our MultiStat technology has shown significant improvement in the appearance of skin, by promoting the maintenance, healing and repair," said Bernd Liesenfeld, Quick-Med President. "We are pleased that this granted patent will allow us to license our MultiStat patent estate to help a broad population looking for products that provide relief from Rosacea skin conditions." Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
  3. The Hull Daily Mail reports that rosacea affects 6 million Britons.
  4. Mail Online http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2201274/Rosacea-Heat-gun-blast-away-rosacea-flash.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
  5. The Star Online published an article posting a photo of former president, Bill Clinton, entitled, Rosacea: Red Skin Disorder, stating that the former president suffers from rosacea. Image courtesy of The Star Online
  6. An article in Dermatology Times, Topical gel quells persistent erythema of rosacea, discusses a new topical gel for rosacea. The article quotes the principal investigator of the multicenter study of 269 patients, Joseph Fowler, M.D., who is a member of the RRDi MAC. For more info on Sansrosa
  7. In the past week there have been numerous headlines in the media about demodectic rosacea. http://www.scienceda......- Skin Care) Bacterial Cause Found for Skin Condition Rosacea NBC News http://vitals.nbcnew....e-rosacea?lite Tiny mites on your face may cause rosacea Time Magazine http://healthland.ti....-facial-pores/ Rosacea: Caused by Mite Poop in Your Facial Pores? New Scientist http://www.newscient....our-pores.html Rosacea may be caused by mite faeces in your pores Dermatology Times http://dermatologyti...l/787502?ref=25 Bacteria-laden mites may cause rosacea New York Daily News http://www.nydailyne...1#ixzz25kIcWNDW New discovery may hold clues to rosacea cure; Red bumps may be linked to mites living on the face ABC News http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/health&id=8792589 Rosacea caused by bacteria from tiny mites? Glamour http://www.glamour.c...l#ixzz25kK66pNH Health & Beauty: Could These Tiny Mites Be Causing Your Rosacea? The Atlantic Wire http://www.theatlant...te-feces/56390/ Rosacea Comes From Mite Feces ABC News Medical Unit http://abcnews.go.co...ld-be-bacteria/ That Rose in Your Cheeks Could Be Bacteria Business Standard http://www.business-...ia-study/49985/ Rosacea may be caused by skin bacteria: study Cosmetics Design http://www.business-...ia-study/49985/ Researchers Claim to be Closer Towards Effective Treatement of Rosacea French Tribune http://frenchtribune...ly-skin-disease Face Bacteria Only Cause Deadly Skin Disease Smart Planet http://www.smartplan...-you-pores/9936 The secret to rosacea: mite poop in you pores The Atlantic Wire http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2012/08/strange-heartland-virus-discovered-rosacea-comes-mite-feces/56390/ Rosacea caused by mite poop Newsday http://www.newsday.com/news/health/could-bacteria-in-skin-mites-help-cause-rosacea-1.3938011 Could Bacteria in Skin Mites Help Cause Rosacea? NewScientist http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22227-rosacea-may-be-caused-by-mite-faeces-in-your-pores.html Rosacea may be caused by mite faeces in your pores CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57503771-10391704/red-skin-condition-rosacea-may-be-due-to-bacteria-in-skin-mites/ Red skin condition rosacea may be due to bacteria in skin mites
  8. Report from Medical News Today: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/249664.php
  9. BY KATE SULLIVAN, WRITER , AUGUST 31, 2012, 12:20:17 PM http://www.allure.com/beauty-trends/blogs/daily-beauty-reporter/2012/08/beauty-news-week-of-august-31.html
  10. Bacteria From Tiny Bugs May Be at the Root of Troubling Skin Condition http://www.webmd.com...ng-your-rosacea for more info
  11. Male patients with telangiectasia, rosacea tend to wait to seek treatment Dermatology Times, Publish date: Jul 1, 2012 By: Paula Moyer
  12. It is with sad hearts that we announce that Warren Stuart passed away. He was instrumental in forming the RRDi and served as the assistant director and on the board of directors. He tirelessly worked on this forum for many hours, donating countless hours as well as his funds to support our cause. Warren formed the Rosacea Forum which was a sister site to the RRDi when Warren was alive (David Pascoe now owns the Rosacea Forum).
  13. Rosacea is generally adult onset. However, there are rare reports of children receiving a diagnosis of rosacea. Severe rosacea in a child A case of pediatric rosacea-Skin and ocular involvement See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. More info on diagnosing rosacea.
  14. Dr. Randy Shuck, answers a question about rosacea on a Florida television station. Click here
  15. David Pascoe has announced that a company in Germany is starting a chemical trial with a new product called Rossoseq. For more info click here.
  16. You may want to verbally ask your dermatologist to volunteer for the RRDi MAC. You may also provide the following link to your dermatologist to fill out an online application request form: http://irosacea.org/macapplication.php If you prefer to write a letter to your doctor about this you may use the following sample letter: http://irosacea.org/sample.php
  17. Image courtesy of sodahead.com Whenever the subject of demodex mites (demodectic rosacea) comes up there is the age old quandary, which came first the demodex or the rosacea? This question was first proposed by Frank Powell, M.D., in an article, Something to Blush About, in the Ivanhoe Newswire. [1] The NRS published an article in July 2012 that states, “now there may be some evidence that the “chicken” —Demodex mites — and not the “egg” comes first, according to a recent scientific report.” [2] This article comments on the work of “researcher Dr. F.M.N. Forton [who] has championed the mite as a key culprit behind the development of the condition, noting it may be the missing link in understanding the onset of subtype 2 (papulopustular) rosacea.” David Pascoe published an editorial on this subject where he states under the subheading, Dreaming, that “this theory is pretty far fetched.” [3] While neither Powell or Forton dogmatically say whether the demodex or the rosacea is first, both are saying the evidence points to the demodex mites as coming first. No one really knows for sure. The articles written about demodex and rosacea are prolific. [4] There doesn’t seem to be any end to researchers writing about demodectic rosacea which, without a doubt, more will be coming down the pipeline for us to read about and comment on. For example, there is a report that two proteins from B.oleronius found on demodex mites may cause an inflammatory response in rosacea patients. [5] So which comes first the bacteria or the mites? Does it really make any difference? Apparently to some which comes first is very important. Now there is evidence of at least five types of bacteria associated with demodex. A paper in 2017 continues to explain the quandary. "Many studies have shown higher density of the parasites in diseased inflammatory skin than in normal skin, but whether it is the cause or result of the inflammation remains unclear." [6] A paper in 2018 may help to resolve this issue because for the first time it has been discovered that Demodex mites secrete bioactive molecules that reduced TLR2 expression in sebocytes. [7] So while the jury is still out on this subject, What do you think? Which comes first, the demodex or the rosacea? Does it even matter? The point is that there is evidence that demodectic rosacea needs to be ruled out, especially when you consider the gold standard of rosacea treatment is now Soolantra, which the active ingredient is ivermectin, an insecticide, and Oracea. So if you make a choice, which comes first, be careful. Being dogmatic on this subject might get some egg on your face. End Notes [1] Powell is quoted as saying: “In other words, which came first: the mites or the rosacea?” study author Frank Powell, M.D., consultant dermatologist at Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, was quoted as saying. “And now there is evidence that it might be the mites.” Something to Blush About, Medical Breakthoughs, Ivanhoe Newswire, December 11, 2007 [2] The Chicken, not the Egg? National Rosacea Society, Thursday, July 5, 2012 [3] More Demodex Dreaming: Mites are the Chicken? by David Pascoe, July 24th, 2012 [4] For a partial list of papers on demodex and rosacea click here [5] Positive correlation between serum immuno-reactivity to Demodex-associated Bacillus proteins and Erythematotelangiectic Rosacea. O’Reilly N, Menezes N, Kavanagh K. Br J Dermatol. 2012 Jun 18. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2012.11114.x. [6] Iran J Parasitol. 2017 Jan-Mar; 12(1): 12–21. PMCID: PMC5522688 Human Permanent Ectoparasites; Recent Advances on Biology and Clinical Significance of Demodex Mites: Narrative Review Article Dorota LITWIN, WenChieh CHEN, Ewa DZIKA, and Joanna KORYCIŃSKA [7] Demodex TLR2 Expression in Sebocytes Demodex Density Count - What are the Numbers?
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