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  1. IP.Content allows you to promote posts from your forums to articles in the IP.Content Articles database. The administrator can configure the specifics of this feature in the ACP under My Apps -> IP.Content -> Promote Article Settings. You can turn the system on and off, control which groups can copy and move posts to the articles section, and specify a few other details for the feature. A new hook is included with IP.Content which adds a button to each post labeled "Promote to Article". This button only shows up if you have permission to use the feature based on the ACP configuration. When clicked, the button will take you to a new form where you can formalize the details of the new article. You can tweak the text and title, upload an image, and specify other pertinent details. If you are able to both move and copy posts to the articles section, you will also be asked which type of promotion you wish to use. Upon submitting the form, IP.Content handles the rest. This new feature can be used to showcase important content otherwise hidden in your forums by pushing this content to your frontpage. It is then up to you whether you want a copy made in the articles section (leaving the original post in tact), whether you want to actually move the post to the articles section, and whether you want any cross-linking left in place. With such powerful options, we are sure you will find many uses for this great tool available in IP.Content.
  2. I am pleased to announce the inaugural edition of the Journal of the Rosacea Research & Development Institute is now available from iUniverse. The proceeds of the sale of this journal will be used to further the journal's publication and lead to some novel rosacea research. This journal took over two years to develop and the RRDi had many volunteers to publish this. Joanne Whitehead, Ph.D., is the editor in chief of the Journal of the RRDi and she worked countless hours making this a reality. Thanks for your support by purchasing a copy.
  3. Some of the MAC Members reply to questions by email to me and I then publish the answers for them. Here is a reply from Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, PhD regarding this topic question: BEGIN REPLY: It is known that patients with papulopustular rosacea have a higher density of Demodex folliculorum mites on their faces than normal subjects but their role in initiating inflammation is disputed. It was reported that when the number of Demodex mites increases, there is a higher chance to develop a bacterial infection and inflammation, which could be considered as a result of the mite activity and damage caused. Selective antibiotics are effective in reducing the inflammatory changes of papulopustular rosacea, but their mode of action is unknown. Lately, a bacterium (Bacillus oleronius) was isolated from a D. folliculorum mite extracted from the face of a patient with papulopustular rosacea. To investigate whether this mite-related bacterium was capable of expressing antigens that could stimulate an inflammatory immune response in patients with rosacea, Lacey et al. (2007) investigated patients with rosacea and control subjects and found that in the presence of bacterial antigens, the proliferation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells was significantly higher in patients with rosacea than in control subject. Accordingly, it is thought that mite-related bacteria have the potential to stimulate an inflammatory response in patients with papulopustular rosacea. Li et al. (2010) investigated the correlation between ocular Demodex mite infestation and sero-positivity of the patients to B. oleronius in 49 patients with facial rosacea. Facial rosacea, lid margin, and ocular surface inflammation were documented by photography. There was a significant correlation between serum immunoreactivity (presence of the bacterium) and facial rosacea, lid margin inflammation, and ocular Demodex infestation. The Demodex count was significantly higher in patients with positive facial rosacea. The strong correlation provides a better understanding of co-morbidity between Demodex mites and their symbiotic B. oleronius in facial rosacea and blepharitis. Treatments directed to both warrant future investigation. References: Li J, O'Reilly N, Sheha H, Katz R, Raju VK, Kavanagh K, Tseng SC. Correlation between Ocular Demodex Infestation and Serum Immunoreactivity to Bacillus Proteins in Patients with Facial Rosacea. Ophthalmology. 2010 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] Lacey N, Delaney S, Kavanagh K, Powell FC. Mite-related bacterial antigens stimulate inflammatory cells in rosacea. Br J Dermatol. 2007 Sep;157(3):474-81. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, PhD END REPLY
  4. This is to announce that two new MAC members have volunteered to serve on the RRDi MAC: Craig A. Elmets, M.D., Chairman, Department of Dermatology University of Alabama School of Medicine and Alan B. Fleischer Jr, M.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest University The RRDi appreciates these two physicians volunteering to help us.
  5. Here are replies by email: From: Robert Brodell, MD Subject: Re: Questions for the RRDi MAC Members Date: February 12, 2010 2:49:14 AM HST To: Barrows Brady Misdiagnosed Rosacea Why do you think there are reports of misdiagnosed rosacea? The diagnosis is rosacea is easy of a patient has acne papules and pustules in association with a red face. However, some patients have a form of rosacea with mostly redness and telangiectasias. Without the acne component visible, the differential diagnosis includes chronic sun-damaged skin, flushing and blushing, acute lupus, drug induced erythema, and other conditions. In some cases, patients have a combination of several causes for their facial redness. While in most patients the diagnosis of acne rosacea is easy, some patients with facial redness due to other causes may be called rosacea, and some patients with rosacea may be missed even when physicians are smart and mean well. Robert Brodell, MD _____________________________________________________________ Reply from Brady Barrows to Dr. Brodell: Here is the evidence for misdiagnosed rosacea: Click Here _____________________________________________________________
  6. Replies sent by email: From: Robert Brodell,MD Subject: Re: Questions for the RRDi MAC Members Date: February 12, 2010 2:49:14 AM HST To: Barrows Brady Oracea Long Term Use How long should Oracea be prescribed? Oracea is a low-dose doxycycline formulated to have a slow release component so that the level of drug in a patient's system is lopw at any given time. This insures that the doxycycline is working as an anti-inflammatory drug rather than an antibiotic which minimizes side effects including stomach upset, yeast infections, and the potential for developing bacteria that are resistant to this drug. This makes it an excellent drug for rosacea. While physicians never want patients to be on any oral drug longer than they need it, some patients with rosacea require long term treatment. I have patients who have been on Oracea for years since every time I try to stop the medication their condition flares up, despite attempts to suppress their rosacea with a variety of topical medications. So, How long should Oracea be prescribed? Ans> As long as needed to keep rosacea under control....and,.... as short as possible! Robert Brodell, MD ____________________________________________________________
  7. Galderma after it acquired Collegenex's brand Oracea, which is described as "Capsules 40 mg are hard gelatin capsule shells filled with two types of doxycycline beads (30 mg immediate release and 10 mg delayed release) that together provide a dose of 40 mg of anhydrous doxycycline," is marketing this as a first line of treatment for rosacea and as the 'only FDA approved oral medication for rosacea." The Prescribing Information Sheet from Galderma says that "Efficacy beyond 16 weeks and safety beyond 9 months have not been established." There are numerous reports that Oracea has been prescribed well over 9 months. What do you think about prescribing Oracea beyond the safety threshold described in the sheet mentioned above? Should rosaceans expect to be prescribed Oracea long term in amount such as years?
  8. The subject of misdiagnosed rosacea usually comes up when there is a discussion or articles about rosacea. I am curious what the MAC members think about misdiagnosed rosacea and why it occurs? What would be the most obvious reason a misdiagnosis occurs? Is it because the definition of rosacea is sometimes vague? The initial history and physical exam is cursory? Or is there another reason why this occurs? If there are several reasons what might they include? Here is list of articles and anecdotal reports of misdiagnosing rosacea.
  9. Tanweer A. Syed (Timothy Syed Andersson) is no longer affiliated in any way with the RRDi.
  10. This is to announce that Noah Scheinfeld, M.D. has joined our Medical Advisory Committee [MAC] as a consultant to the RRDi and you may view his photo and CV at this page. Dr. Scheinfeld has a background not only in dermatology serving on the faculty at Columbia University but also a background in law having graduated from Harvard law school. The RRDi greatly appreciates his volunteering to help us.
  11. The following replies to this thread were sent to me by email: From: Robert Brodell, M.D. Subject: Re: Calcium, Vitamin D(3), And Retinoic Acid Date: January 23, 2010 2:16:31 AM HST To: Barrows Brady Basic science research is important because it often points up approaches to disease treatment that would not be otherwise apparent. HOWEVER, acne rosacea is a complicated process and I would not recommend any changes to the treatment of patients without clinical evidence of efficacy. Bob -------------------------------------------------------
  12. A new PubMed article abstract by Dr. Gallo concludes: "These findings show that the expression and activity of KLK are under fine control and can be distinctly influenced by variables such as differentiation, calcium, vitamin D, and RA. Thus, these variables may further control the functions of antimicrobial peptides in the skin." Does this mean that rosaceans should increase their intake of calcium, vitamin D and RA? What comments do you have about this research?
  13. A new study which Dr. Tseng participated in entitled, Correlation between Ocular Demodex Infestation and Serum Immunoreactivity to Bacillus Proteins in Patients with Facial Rosacea, was just announced today on PubMed. Could Dr. Tseng or any of the other MAC members interpret what the results of this study might mean for us? It is rather scientific and needs some translation into layman's tongue with your thoughts on this study, please.
  14. Thanks Dr. Jones. From what I have been learning from the MAC members is that what the public thinks about rosacea research grants is quite different from what the medical or scientific community thinks. Do you have any comments on the current published or non published rosacea research being sponsored by the NRS or the AARS?
  15. Some of the RRDi MAC Members have replied to my question by email and here is the list: From: Latkany, MD Robert Subject: RE: Question for RRDi MAC Members Date: December 24, 2009 12:52:11 AM HST To: Barrows Brady Not all grant recipients publish their results but the majority should. A submission of a paper should be required but not all papers are guaranteed acceptance. But if you are given money a paper should be submitted. The results should not influence additional funding as this introduces conflict of interest. Robert Latkany, MD ___________________________________________________________________________________________ From: Robert Brodell Subject: Re: Question for RRDi MAC Members Date: December 24, 2009 2:38:30 AM HST To: Barrows Brady Picking a winner is as difficult in funding research as it is in horse racing. Several approaches can be taken. The most common approach is to have a committee of experts review grant applications and choose grantees that 1) have a proven track record in previous research in the area; 2) Have a solid plan that is feasible; 3) will provide important basic science information that can, hopefully, be translated into clinical treatments. However, this is by no means the only approach to funding research. The American Cancer Society saw a problem with research funding 50 years ago. Young researchers could not get their first grant to get started because it would be impossible for them to have a track record. Therefore, they began funding young researchers for their first grant...only requiring that they perform research applicable to the cancer problem. This approach has led to the initial funding of 43 investigators who have won the Nobel Prize in Science! My conclusion, develop a thoughtful system utilizing stakeholders with rosacea and noted clinicians and scientists. Stick to your guns and don’t put pressure on anyone to do anything BUT, make an effort to publish their research. Recognize that research that does not pan out is harder to get into the literature than research that identifies positive findings. Therefore, it is not the fault of the investigator if their reseach does not get published...they must, however, make a good faith effort. Robert Brodell, MD __________________________________________________________________________________________ From: raymond peat Subject: Re: Question for RRDi MAC Members Date: December 31, 2009 7:14:51 PM HST To: Barrows Brady It's good to be able to consult experts when judging the applications, but I think it's important to have some judges who aren't dermatologists. The existence of a large group of interested people communicating through the website could itself make a considerable contribution to productive research. Raymond Peat, Ph.D. ______________________________________________________________________________ From: Peter Drummond Subject: RE: update on the Journal of the RRDi Date: January 2, 2010 4:36:47 PM HST To: Barrows Brady I have thought a little bit about the questions you posted on the forum about supporting rosacea research. I agree that one of the primary criteria for supporting research grant applications should be the track record of the applicants (whether publications have arisin from previous support, number of PhD students supervised, presentations at conferences etc). Of course the ultimate aim is to advance treatments for rosacea, but as progress has to depend on insights into pathophysiology it would be important to support fundamental as well as applied research. Regards, Peter Drummond, Ph.D. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  16. This is an open question to the RRDi MAC members about grant writing since we hope someday that the RRDi will be sponsoring our own grants and would like to know more about the process of grant writing and how it works. We hope the MAC members will give us some insight into what kinds of grants we should sponsor and thoughts on the following questions: There are now two non profit organizations taking the lead in sponsoring rosacea research grants: National Rosacea Society American Acne & Rosacea Society The NRS has the lead in sponsoring rosacea research by spending over the past 12 years a reported $962,696 on 45 reported grants. The AARS has spent $30,000 on three grants. My questions are the following: Of the total of 45 grants sponsored by the NRS only nine have been published. The three grants by the AARS haven't been published yet. Shouldn't the sponsors of grants look for awarding grants to those who get published, or does this matter? Secondly, of the nine grants that were published (or for that matter all the grants sponsored), shouldn't the results of new treatments be one of the criteria for judging whether or not to continue sponsoring further research on a subject? I haven't heard of any new treatments as the result of any of the grants sponsored by the NRS or the AARS. Are there any new treatments resulting from any of the sponsored research so far? Here is a breakdown of the published results of completed NRS sponsored research: (1) The role of vascular endothelial growth factor in rosacea Dr. Mina Yaar, professor of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine. Publication of results: Kosmadaki MG, Yaar M, Arble BL, Gilchrest BA. UV induces VEGF through a TNF-alpha independent pathway. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal 2003;17:446-448. (2) Influence of skin temperature on bacteria in rosacea Dr. Mark V. Dahl, chairman of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, and Dr. Patrick M. Schlievert, professor of Microbiology, University of Minnesota Medical School. Publication of results: Dahl MV, Ross AJ, Schlievert PM. Temperature regulates bacterial protein production: possible role in rosacea. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2004;50:266-272. (3) Immune system may trigger onset of rosacea symptoms Dr. Richard Gallo, associate professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of California - San Diego and Dr. Masamoto Murakami, postdoctoral scientist, Veterans Medical Research Center. Publication of results: Yamasaki K, Barden A, Taylor K, Wong C, Ohtake T, Murakami M, Gallo RL. Expression and potential pathological role of cathelicidin expression in rosacea [abstract]. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2004;122:A51. Abstract 301. (4) The role of bacterial antigen(s) in the etiology and persistence of papulopustular bacteria. Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, Department of Biology, National University of Ireland - Maynooth, and Dr. Frank Powell, consultant dermatologist, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin. Publication of results: Lacey N, Delaney S, Kavanagh K, Powell FC. Mite-related bacterial antigens stimulate inflammatory cells in rosacea. British Journal of Dermatology 2007;157:474-481. (5) Perceptions of self in persons with rosacea. Karol Burkhart Lindow, RN, C, CNS, assistant professor of nursing; Deb Shelestak, RN, MSN; Joan Lappin, RN, MSN, Kent State University. Publication of results: Lindow KB, Shelestak D, Lappin J. Perceptions of self in persons with rosacea. Dermatology Nursing 2005;17(4):249-254,3 (6) Glycomics analyses of tear fluid for the diagnostic detection of ocular rosacea. Dr. Mark J. Mannis, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California - Davis. Publication of results: An HJ, Ninonuevo M, Aguilan J, Liu H, Lebrilla CB, Alvarenga LS, Mannis MJ. Glycomics analyses of tear fluid for the diagnostic detection of ocular rosacea. Journal of Proteomic Research 2005 Nov-Dec;4(6):1981-7. (7) Allergy-like reaction may trigger inflammation in rosacea Dr. Richard L. Gallo, associate professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of California - San Diego, and Dr. Kenshi Yamasaki, Veterans Medical Research Center Publication of results: Yamasaki K, DiNardo A, Bardan A, et al. Increased serine protease activity and cathelicidins promotes skin inflammation in rosacea. Nature Medicine 2007;13:975-980. (8) Cell biologic effects of ATP on endothelial cells Dr. Richard Granstein, chairman, Department of Dermatology, Cornell University. Publication of results: Seiffert K, Ding W, Wagner JA, Granstein RD. ATPγS enhances the production of inflammatory mediators by a human dermal endothelial cell line via purinergic receptor signaling. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2006;126:1017-1027 (9) Mite-related bacteria may induce rosacea inflammation Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, Department of biology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and Dr. Frank Powell, Consultant Dermatologist, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin. Publication of results: Lacey N, Delaney S, Kavanagh K, Powell FC. Mite-related bacterial antigens stimulate inflammatory cells in rosacea. British Journal of Dermatology 2007;157:474-481. Source of the above published results ________________________________ Do you have any comments on any of the sponsored published rosacea research that would enlighten us on what the RRDi should be looking at to sponsor?
  17. It is with sorrow that we just learned that Karl Rebert passed away October 9, 2009 at the age of 29. Karl joined the RRDi April 5, 2008. He had a background in pharmaceutical chemistry and was quite knowledgeable about rosacea treatment. He volunteered to help edit the new journal and I asked him if he would volunteer also to serve on the board of directors which he gladly did. He worked many hours of volunteer service to the RRDi editing and proof reading the journal. Karl will be missed.
  18. Dr. Tseng, Could you answer a couple of questions about the following report: Study finds cause of rosacea Can you explain if you feel that the cause of rosacea has really been found as the article above suggests? What can you tell us about this study and is there an abstract available on this study with PubMed? Thanks.
  19. Thanks for the tip mchatham. I haven't heard of this product before. Maybe we will hear more good reports like yours with this product? I can't find how to buy this stuff on the the net. What is the link?
  20. The RRDi is please to announce that Joanne Whitehead, Ph.D., has been appointed to serve on the board of directors: http://irosacea.org/....php#jwhitehead Dr. Whitehead has written an article for the RRDi which will be published later this year by the RRDi and has been pre-published by Elsiever: http://www.ncbi.nlm....5?dopt=Abstract The RRDi is a non profit organization of volunteer rosacea sufferers who have come together to find the cure for rosacea.
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  22. Valerie Fox has announced her resignation from the board of directors. Valerie graciously volunteered to serve on the RRDi board of directors from the start of this organization but is too busy to serve on the board anymore. I personally what to thank Valerie for all her volunteer efforts and how she was instrumental in getting our non profit status approved by the State of Hawaii and the IRS. We will miss Valerie and wish her the best in her career.
  23. If you are newly diagnosed, post your question in this thread or in the FAQs that are already posted. Ask about anything. However, if you browse the FAQs, usually your question has already been asked so you might want to browse through the FAQs for a while and see if your question is posted already. Please understand and forgive us when we REPEAT over and over the same point, since when we do, we are emphasizing something we know is important and you should consider carefully. It would be good to get a diagnosis of what skin condition you are suffering from since you may NOT have rosacea but something else. Read this post about self diagnosis or this one on internet diagnosis. As for treating rosacea from the inside (oral treatment), you may want to read this post on nutritional deficiencies or this post on the gut. As for what topicals, there is not one treatment, whether oral or topical that works for every rosacean, which is what we have dubbed the rosacea x-factor. Usually, with a well informed dermatologist, the current state of the art treatment for rosacea is Oracea and Soolantra, the gold standard currently. If after a month or more with this treatment the skin isn't improved, there are a number of other treatments used when rosacea isn't responding to the standard treatments. One particularly popular treatment is horse paste. There are others as well as Diaper Treatment and the list keeps growing. As for alternative treatments, i.e. natural, or over the counter treatments, the number has grown to such a huge array in the armamentarium treatment for rosacea which is a multi-million dollar industry for both prescription and non prescription treatments, that sorting through these can be bewildering. So, that is why the RRDi exists, since the common bond of members is we are all searching for a better way to control rosacea. But first, you need to be sure what skin condition you are suffering from, since you need to rule out a number of rosacea mimics or other skin conditions. The RRDi recognizes thirteen rosacea variants, so it would be important to get a proper diagnosis. We can't over emphasize this, and we are redundant in recommending this. Differentiating Rosacea from Other Skin Conditions. So the question is whether you have been properly diagnosed with rosacea and what phenotype? Can you get a diagnosis on the internet? It has been stated in some papers on rosacea when treatment for acne exacerbates the condition that a diagnosis of rosacea may be a consideration (more info on diagnosing rosacea). Rosacea skin is usually described as sensitive so sometimes it is best to be careful not to use too many treatments at the same time since you may be making it worse. Sometimes you may need to let your skin heal on its own for a few days to allow your skin some time to recover from the treatments which may have done more harm than good. There isn't one treatment for rosacea since what condition you may have could result in a different diagnosis later, such as a rosacea mimic or a rosacea variant. The RRDi recognizes thirteen variants of rosacea. Yes, we repeat information to emphasize points. Since there isn't one treatment that works for every rosacean we have dubbed this the Rosacea X-Factor. Rosacea has been described by one doctor as "probably a collection of many different diseases that are lumped together inappropriately." There has been a controversy on the subtype classification of rosacea since it was announced in 2002. The RRDi has endorsed the Phenotype Classification of rosacea which is a superior classification than subtypes. So if your physician says you have a subtype, your physician isn't keeping up with the latest state of the art diagnosis of rosacea. Most rosacea sufferers follow the advice of a physician. You should at the very least be sure to get a proper diagnosis of what your skin condition is. Some who have followed the advice of their physician are successfully treated and remain happy campers. Usually these patients never post in forums like this one, since they have moved on in life and follow the advice of their physician and have their rosacea controlled with prescription treatment. If you have never been diagnosed and decide to see a dermatologist you may want to know what to ask your physician. Others, who join this forum, usually are frustrated with the treatment offered and find rosacea confusing and a bewilderment. Some others claim that this isn't the case at all and have rosacea all under control. There are a significant number of rosaceans who have been misdiagnosed and you should be aware, this may happen to you. There are a significant number of rosaceans who use the various light therapy devices, whether offered by a physician or simply purchase their own light devices. However, even these, after some time find these light devices wanting. There are a significant number of rosaceans in this forum who have tried all the various treatments offered by dermatologists and the pharmaceutical prescription treatments and found them wanting and use various over the counter or non prescription or natural treatments to control their rosacea. The number of treatments stagger the imagination and the list keeps growing. Our store offers a mere fraction of these treatments (our non profit organization receives a small fee if you purchase an item through our affiliate store). One recommendation is to just take a few days to let your skin heal on its own and only apply cool water to your skin. You may find that you have simply used too many treatments on your rosacea sensitive skin and you just need your skin to heal on its own. Then, apply one rosacea treatment at a time to see what happens rather than multiple treatments since you have no idea what may be exacerbating your skin if you are using multiple treatments. Browse and read the posts in this forum to educate yourself on what others are doing to control their rosacea. You will quickly discover that what works for one rosacea sufferer does not necessarily work for another. There are a number of alternative and non prescription (over the counter) treatments for rosacea that some report work for them. Try using one (or two) treatments at a time since it is difficult to know what is working and not working for your skin if you are using three or more treatments on your skin. Using more than one treatment, especially three or more will be extremely difficult to decide what treatment is actually working. If you decide to take oral treatments (prescription or non prescription) for rosacea, you may want to try them one at a time, slowly increasing another oral treatment to see what is working or what is not working. Others have tried trigger avoidance, which is an accepted medical treatment for rosacea, and is usually always mentioned by physicians. Probiotic treatment for rosacea is now an acceptable medical treatment for rosacea. The gold standard state of the art treatment is usually what a well informed dermatologist will prescribe to rule out demodectic rosacea. If your rosacea isn't responding to standard treatments, you may want to consider When Rosacea Resists Standard Therapies. Finally, post questions in the different threads and also post what results you are experiencing. Others with similar experiences may help you. Be positive and try to remain calm, you will get your rosacea under control, as many in this forum have reported. If you are concerned about joining the RRDi all you need to join and post is an email address and you can hide behind a cryptic display name of your choosing so no one knows who you are. Read this post if you still have concerns about your privacy. We encourage you to post and become actively involved with the RRDi forum. We really need rosaceans who want to volunteer. Of course, you don't have to volunteer, which is what the word means, "a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task." You should volunteer because you want to volunteer.
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    Use this forum for FAQs about rosacea. Browse through the questions before you ask, since it probably has already been asked. However, if you do have a question not listed in this category, please feel free to post your question by clicking on START NEW TOPIC button at the top level of FAQs. Or you may search the entire forum for a topic that interests you by typing in the search box top right corner your inquiry or look at all the category of rosacea topics.
  25. The RRDi is sponsoring a new publication, RRDi Report, Volume 1, No. 1, which will be released in 2008. We are asking for the MAC members to volunteer to write an article on rosacea and conribute for this project as a volunteer. We will publish this as a print on demand book and the profit for the sale of this book will be used to put in the general fund to use for rosacea research. If you would like to volunteer for this project let me know in this topic whether you could help in either of these two ways: (1) Work on the editorial staff (let me know your skills) (2) Write an article for this publication So far I have received a few replies from the MAC members: (1) From: Neil Shear, MD Subject: RE: volunteering to write an article for a book Date: September 6, 2007 2:14:24 AM HST I would be very interested to provide a chapter on the place of camouflage makeup. I have over 20 years experience in the area, and run a camouflage clinic at our University Hospital. I know this is of great value to our rosacea patients. Neil Shear _____________________________________________ (2) Edit out _____________________________________________ (3) From: Peter Drummond, Ph.D. Subject: RE: volunteering to write an article for a book Date: September 6, 2007 6:12:50 PM HST Hello Brady, My student, Daphne Su, and I would be interested in writing a chapter on psychological aspects of rosacea for the book. Best wishes, Peter Drummond _____________________________________________ (4) From: Raymond Peat, Ph.D Subject: Re: volunteering to write an article for a book Date: September 13, 2007 9:12:23 AM HST I'll send you a draft of an article in a few days. _____________________________________________ (5) From: Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, PhD Subject: RE: Volunteering to write an article Date: September 22, 2007 3:38:15 AM HST Dear Mr. Barrows, Dr. Akilov and myself would be interested in writing a chapter in the future book on the role of Demodex mites in Rosacea and other dermatoses. However, we would need 3-4 months to deliver the manuscript. Best Regards †Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, PhD _____________________________________________ Helen Cooper RRDi Corporate Member Submitted an article: THE EFFECT OF DIETARY SALT ON ROSACEA _____________________________________________ The following MAC members are too busy and replied that they could not contribute an article: Marianne Boes, PhD Robert T. Brodell, MD Sandra Creamers, MD Robert Latkany, MD Michelle Pelle, MD Gerd Plewig, MD _____________________________________________ We have yet to hear from 15 MAC members, so based on the replies so far, it will be a long project before we are finished. But I am confident that the first publication the RRDi sponsors will be important and increase respect for this non profit organization of volunteers and increase membership. Let me know if you want to be a part of this project?
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