• Rosacea Research

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    RRDi Education Grants

    The RRDi has funded educational grants sponsored by Galderma. For more information click here.

    Rosaceans can make a difference in rosacea research by joining the RRDi as a corporate member. Please join. The RRDi is planning on doing some novel rosacea research. You can become involved with this volunteer movement of rosaceans making a difference in the direction of the research. Never underestimate the power of rosaceans volunteering. For example, you could volunteer as a grant writer (if you have no experience you could learn how).

    Joel T. Bamford, M.D., wrote an article in the Journal of the RRDi entitled, "Is it possible for rosaceans to do research?" The answer to that question is joining our cause and making this possible. The RRDi is in the forefront of the medical digital revolution which you can be a part of. For more information click here.

    According to Michael Detmar, M.D., in 2003, only one paper was published for every 144,000 rosacea patients in the United States, compared to a 1-to-11 ratio for melanoma and 1 to 4,900 for psoriasis. [Source]

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    If you are a professional grant writer, or would like to learn how to write grants for rosacea research, please click here.

    Rosacea Treatment Studies Scrutinized by Reviewers
    Better-quality assessments essential to evaluate treatments, analysis shows

    Dermatology Times, Publish date: Feb 1, 2005 By: Cheryl Guttman click here.



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    • "According to the researchers, while both the 532 and 940nm wavelength lasers are effective for facial telangiectasias, they lacked evidence to support whether one wavelength was superior to the other until now.....Given the efficacy and safety of the 940nm wavelength laser, the researchers recommend this wavelength be added to the standard treatment facial vasculature." Better Laser For Treating Facial Spider Veins Identified By BUSM Researchers, Medical News Today
    • Related Articles Alcohol intake and risk of rosacea in US women. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Apr 01;: Authors: Li S, Cho E, Drucker AM, Qureshi AA, Li WQ Abstract
      BACKGROUND: The epidemiologic association between alcohol and rosacea is unclear and inconsistent based on the previous cross-sectional or case-control studies.
      OBJECTIVE: We conducted a cohort study to determine the association between alcohol intake and the risk of rosacea in women.
      METHODS: A total of 82,737 women were included from the Nurses' Health Study II (1991-2005). Information on alcohol intake was collected every 4 years during follow-up. Information on history of clinician-diagnosed rosacea and year of diagnosis was collected in 2005.
      RESULTS: Over 14 years of follow-up, we identified 4945 cases of rosacea. Compared with never drinkers, increased alcohol intake was associated with a significantly increased risk of rosacea (Ptrend <.0001). The multivariate-adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) and confidence intervals (CIs) were 1.12 (95% CI 1.05-1.20) for alcohol intake of 1-4 g/day and 1.53 (1.26-1.84) for ≥30 g/day. The associations remained consistent across categories of smoking status. Further examination of types of alcoholic beverage consumed revealed that white wine (Ptrend <.0001) and liquor intake (Ptrend = .0006) were significantly associated with a higher risk of rosacea.
      LIMITATIONS: This was an epidemiologic study without examination into etiologic mechanisms.
      CONCLUSIONS: Alcohol intake was significantly associated with an increased risk of rosacea in women.
      PMID: 28434611 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] {url} = URL to article
    • Related Articles Disseminated extrafacial rosacea with papulonecrotic lesions. J Dermatol Case Rep. 2016 Dec 31;10(4):68-72 Authors: Demitsu T, Tsukahara R, Umemoto N, Nakamura S, Nagashima K, Yamada T, Kakurai M, Tanaka Y, Kakehashi A, Miyata T Abstract
      BACKGROUND: Rosacea is a common skin disease and predominantly affects on the face of middle-aged women. It exceptionally occurs on the extrafacial areas such as ear, neck, axilla, and upper extremities, and has been reported as disseminated rosacea.
      MAIN OBSERVATION: A 40-year-old Japanese female presented with one-month history of erythematous skin eruption with burning sensation on the face, neck, and upper limbs. Physical examination showed rosacea-like eruption on the face as well as multiple papules disseminated on the neck, forearms, and hands. These extrafacial lesions demonstrated papulonecrotic appearance. Bilateral conjunctiva showed marked hyperemic which was consistent with ocular rosacea. Corneal opacity was also seen. Histology of the umbilicated papule on the neck revealed necrobiotic granulomas around the hair follicle with transepidermal elimination. Another tiny solid papule on the forearm suggesting early lesion also demonstrated necrobiosis with palisading granuloma but no transepidermal elimination. Systemic administration of minocycline and topical tacrolimus therapy promptly improved the skin lesions. Topical application of fluorometholone in temporary addition with levofloxacin improved ocular involvement 12 weeks after her 1st visit. The clinical course of the skin lesion and ocular symptoms mostly correlated. Then, the skin lesion and ocular symptoms often relapsed. Rosacea uncommonly associates with the extrafacial involvement as disseminated rosacea. The present case is characterized by the disseminated papulonecrotic lesions of the extrafacial areas histologically showing transepidermal elimination of necrobiotic granulomas.
      CONCLUSIONS: Dermatologists should recognize that papulonecrotic lesions of the neck and upper extremities might be extrafacial rosacea when the patient has rosacea on the face.
      PMID: 28435478 [PubMed - in process] {url} = URL to article
    • "I have one other suggestion. One of my patients finds that when she follows a strict sugar-free diet, her facial redness fades almost completely. But if she has so much as a chocolate biscuit, the redness flares up again the next day. There’s no evidence to back this up, but I’ve seen that it works for her. Why not try it?" How CAN I banish my embarrassing rosacea? DR MARTIN SCURR answers questions from readers, Martin Scurr, Daily Mail 
       
    • "Dermatologist Mara Weinstein says, "Rose hip oil is packed full of vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin C) and antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce the redness associated with rosacea and acne-prone skin, which is sensitive skin. Just make sure that whatever formulation you pick up is noncomedogenic (doesn't clog pores)." Red in the face: What to do about rosacea, Ellen Warren, Chicago Tribune