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November 2017

Assessing the effectiveness of knowledge-based interventions in increasing skin cancer awareness, knowledge, and protective behaviors in skin of color populations.
Kailas A, Botwin AL, Pritchett EN, Jackson-Richards D, Lewis S, Sadhwani D, Desai SR, Taylor SC.
Cutis. 2017 Oct;100(4):235-240. Review.

Cosmetic concerns among ethnic men.
Henry M.
Dermatol Clin. 2018 Jan;36(1):11-16. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2017.09.002. Review.

October 2017

Considerations when treating cosmetic concerns in men of color.
Awosika O, Burgess CM, Grimes PE.
Dermatol Surg. 2017 Nov;43 Suppl 2:S140-S150. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001376. Review.

Treatment of keloid scars using light-, laser- and energy-based devices: a contemporary review of the literature.
Forbat E, Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F.
Lasers Med Sci. 2017 Oct 18. doi: 10.1007/s10103-017-2332-5. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Traction alopecia: A neglected entity in 2017.
Akingbola CO, Vyas J.
Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2017 Nov-Dec;83(6):644-649. doi: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_553_16. Review.

September 2017

Nonablative fractional laser resurfacing in skin of color: Evidence-based review.
Kaushik SB, Alexis AF.
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2017 Jun;10(6):51-67. Epub 2017 Jun 1. Systematic review.

Acral melanoma foot lesions. Part 1: epidemiology, aetiology, and molecular pathology.
Desai A, Ugorji R, Khachemoune A.
Clin Exp Dermatol. 2017 Sep 22. doi: 10.1111/ced.13243. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation: A comprehensive overview: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and noninvasive assessment technique.
Silpa-Archa N, Kohli I, Chaowattanapanit S, Lim HW, Hamzavi I.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Oct;77(4):591-605. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.01.035. Review.

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation: A comprehensive overview: Treatment options and prevention.
Chaowattanapanit S, Silpa-Archa N, Kohli I, Lim HW, Hamzavi I.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Oct;77(4):607-621. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.01.036. Review.

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia: New insights and a call for action.
Dlova NC, Salkey KS, Callender VD, McMichael AJ.
J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2017 Oct;18(2):S54-S56. doi: 10.1016/j.jisp.2017.01.004. Review.

Pressure injuries in people with darker skin tones: A literature review.
Oozageer Gunowa N, Hutchinson M, Brooke J, Jackson D.
J Clin Nurs. 2017 Sep 8. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14062. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Diversity in dermatology residency programs.
Van Voorhees AS, Enos CW.
J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2017 Oct;18(2):S46-S49. doi: 10.1016/j.jisp.2017.07.001. Review.

The importance of patient registries in skin of color.
Hinojosa JA, Pandya AG.
J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2017 Oct;18(2):S31-S33. doi: 10.1016/j.jisp.2017.01.002. Review.

August 2017

Skin hyperpigmentation treatment using herbs: A review of clinical evidences.
Kanlayavattanakul M, Lourith N.
J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2017 Aug 30. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1368666. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Laser and light treatments for hair reduction in Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI: A comprehensive review of the literature.
Fayne RA, Perper M, Eber AE, Aldahan AS, Nouri K.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017 Aug 8. doi: 10.1007/s40257-017-0316-7. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

July 2017

Melasma: an up-to-date comprehensive review.
Ogbechie-Godec OA, Elbuluk N.
Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2017 Jul 19. doi: 10.1007/s13555-017-0194-1. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Practical strategies for the diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis.
Eichenfield LF, Stein Gold LF.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2017 Mar;36(2 Suppl 2):S36-S38. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2017.009. Review.

June 2017

Atopic dermatitis: Racial and ethnic differences.
Mei-Yen Yong A, Tay YK.
Dermatol Clin. 2017 Jul;35(3):395-402. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2017.02.012. Epub 2017 May 6. Review.

Acne in ethnic skin - Part 2: Approach to management in patients with skin of colour.
Govender K, Dlova NC.
Dermatology in Practice. 2017 Summer;23(2):38-44. Review.

May 2017

Dermatologic conditions in patients of color who are pregnant.
Jeon C, Agbai O, Butler D, Murase J.
Int J Womens Dermatol. 2017 Mar 24;3(1):30-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2017.02.019. eCollection 2017 Mar. Review.

Updates in the understanding and treatments of skin & hair disorders in women of color.
Lawson CN, Hollinger J, Sethi S, Rodney I, Sarkar R, Dlova N, Callender VD.
Int J Womens Dermatol. 2017 Feb 16;3(1 Suppl):S21-S37. doi: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2017.02.006. eCollection 2017 Mar. Review.

A review of laser and light therapy in melasma.
Trivedi MK, Yang FC, Cho BK.
Int J Womens Dermatol. 2017 Mar 21;3(1):11-20. doi: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2017.01.004. eCollection 2017 Mar. Review.

April 2017

Efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid in melasma: A meta-analysis and systematic review.
Kim HJ, Moon SH, Cho SH, Lee JD, Kim HS.
Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Apr 4. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2668. [Epub ahead of print]. Systematic review.

The efficacy and safety of the fractional radiofrequency technique for the treatment of atrophic acne scar in Asians: A meta-analysis.
Dai R, Xie H, Hua W, Li XH, Li BD.
J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2017 Apr 7. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1314507. [Epub ahead of print]. Systematic review.

Updated review of genetic reticulate pigmentary disorders.
Zhang J, Li M, Yao Z.
Br J Dermatol. 2017 Apr 13. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15575. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Microneedling in all skin types: A review.
Bonati LM, Epstein GK, Strugar TL.
J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Apr 1;16(4):308-313. Review.

The biology and genetics of curly hair.
Westgate GE, Ginger RS, Green MR.
Exp Dermatol. 2017 Mar 31. doi: 10.1111/exd.13347. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.


March 2017

Primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis: A systematic treatment review.
Weidner T, Illing T, Elsner P.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017 Mar 24. doi: 10.1007/s40257-017-0278-9. [Epub ahead of print]. Systematic review.

Acne in ethnic skin - Part 1: Epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis and clinical manifestations.
Govender K, Dlova NC.
Dermatology in Practice. 2017 Spring;23(1):4-9. Review.

Fifty shades of African lightness: A bio-psychosocial review of the global phenomenon of skin lightening practices.
Jacobs M, Levine S, Abney K, Davids L.J Public Health Afr. 2016 Dec 31;7(2):552. doi: 10.4081/jphia.2016.552. eCollection 2016 Dec 31. Review.

Tranexamic acid in the treatment of melasma: A review of the literature.
Perper M, Eber AE, Fayne R, Verne SH, Magno RJ, Cervantes J, ALharbi M, ALOmair I, Alfuraih A, Nouri K.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s40257-017-0263-3. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


February 2017

Melasma: systematic review of the systemic treatments.
Zhou LL, Baibergenova A.
Int J Dermatol. 2017 Feb 27. doi: 10.1111/ijd.13578. [Epub ahead of print]. Systematic review.

Skin whitening agents: medicinal chemistry perspective of tyrosinase inhibitors.
Pillaiyar T, Manickam M, Namasivayam V.
J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem. 2017 Dec;32(1):403-425. doi: 10.1080/14756366.2016.1256882. Review. 


January 2017

Tranexamic acid in treatment of melasma: A comprehensive review of clinical studies.
Taraz M, Niknam S, Ehsani AH.
Dermatol Ther. 2017 Jan 30. doi: 10.1111/dth.12465. [Epub ahead of print] Systematic review.

[Melasma : An update on the clinical picture, treatment, and prevention].
Becker S, Schiekofer C, Vogt T, Reichrath J.
Hautarzt. 2017 Jan 13. doi: 10.1007/s00105-016-3927-7. [Epub ahead of print] Review. German.

Chemical pharmacotherapy options for managing adult acne.
Vera N, Patel N, Cardwell LA, Saleem M, Feldman SR.
Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2017 Jan 23:1-11. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2017.1282460. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.


December 2016

Laser treatments for postinflammatory hyperpigmentation: A systematic review.
Agbai O, Hamzavi I, Jagdeo J.
JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Dec 14. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.4399. [Epub ahead of print]. Systematic review.

Acne keloidalis nuchae: prevalence, impact, and management challenges.
Ogunbiyi A.
Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2016 Dec 14;9:483-489. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S99225. Review.

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia in children: A case series and review of the literature.
Eginli AN, Dlova NC, McMichael A.
Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Dec 16. doi: 10.1111/pde.13046. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Facial hyperpigmentation in skin of color: Special considerations and treatment.
Vashi NA, Wirya SA, Inyang M, Kundu RV.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2016 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Diversity in the dermatology workforce.
Hinjosa JA, Pandya AG.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;36(4):242-245. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.063. Review.

Cosmetic approach to the Asian population.
Eshagh K, Rokhsar CK.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):238-241. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.066. Review.

Cosmeceuticals in skin of color.
Baumann L.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):233-237. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.056. Review.

A review of melasma treatment focusing on laser and light devices.
Li JY, Geddes ER, Robinson DM, Friedman PM.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):223-232. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.060. Review.

What devices to use or not use in skin of color.
Alam M.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):218-222. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.061. Review.

Combination therapy in skin of color including injectables, laser, and light devices.
Guss L, Bolton JG, Fabi SG.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):211-217. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.059. Review.

Hair-care practices in African American women: potential for allergic contact dermatitis.
Stallings A, Sood A.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):207-210. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.058. Review.

Evolution of skin and hair in African Americans.
Kyei A, Hogan S.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):201-206. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.057. Review.

Pediatric disorders of pigmentation commonly seen in skin of color.
Ascha M, Irfan M.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):191-200. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.064. Review.

Common conditions in skin of color.
Hadi A, Elbuluk N.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):184-190. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.065. Review.


November 2016

Skin color and pigmentation in ethnic skin.
Visscher MO.
Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Feb;25(1):119-125. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2016.08.011. Review.

Theoretical review of the treatment of pigmented lesions in Asian skin.
Kono T, Shek SY, Chan HH, Groff WF, Imagawa K, Akamatsu T.
Laser Ther. 2016 Oct 1;25(3):179-184. Review.

Primary cicatricial alopecia: Other lymphocytic primary cicatricial alopecias and neutrophilic and mixed primary cicatricial alopecias.
Bolduc C, Sperling LC, Shapiro J.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Dec;75(6):1101-1117. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2015.01.056. Review.

Facial hyperpigmentation in darker skin types: Part 2.
Bala HR, Rodrigues M.
Dermatology in Practice. 2016 Winter;22(4):105-108. Review.


October 2016

Breaking the cycle of hair breakage: pearls for the management of acquired trichorrhexis nodosa.
Haskin A, Kwatra SG, Aguh C.
J Dermatolog Treat. 2016 Oct 28:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Is UV an etiological factor of acral melanoma?
Liu L, Zhang W, Gao T, Li C.
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2016 Nov;26(6):539-545. doi: 10.1038/jes.2015.60. Review.

Diagnostic clues to frontal fibrosing alopecia in patients of African descent.
Callender VD, Reid SD, Obayan O, Mcclellan L, Sperling L.
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2016 Apr;9(4):45-51. Review.


September 2016

Fractional resurfacing in the Asian patient: Current state of the art.
Wat H, Wu DC, Chan HH.
Lasers Surg Med. 2016 Sep 8. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22579. [Epub ahead of print] Systematic review.

Cutaneous melanoma in Asians.
Kim SY, Yun SJ.
Chonnam Med J. 2016 Sep;52(3):185-93. doi: 10.4068/cmj.2016.52.3.185. Epub 2016 Sep 23. Review.

Histopathological diagnosis of acral lentiginous melanoma in early stages.
Fernandez-Flores A, Cassarino DS.
Ann Diagn Pathol. 2016 Aug 20. pii: S1092-9134(16)30100-9. doi: 10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2016.08.005. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Melanoma disparities among US Hispanics: Use of the social ecological model to contextualize reasons for inequitable outcomes and frame a research agenda.
Harvey VM, Oldfield CW, Chen JT, Eschbach K.
J Skin Cancer. 2016;2016:4635740. doi: 10.1155/2016/4635740. Epub 2016 Aug 29. Review.

Energy based device treatment of melasma: An update and review of the literature.
Posnick D, Dunbar S, Bloom B, Goldberg DJ.
J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2016 Sep 3:1-28. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Skin hyperpigmentation in Indian population: Insights and best practice.
Nouveau S, Agrawal D, Kohli M, Bernerd F, Misra N, Nayak CS.
Indian J Dermatol. 2016 Sep-Oct;61(5):487-95. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.190103. Review.

Lichen planus pigmentosus: The controversial consensus.
Ghosh A, Coondoo A.
Indian J Dermatol. 2016 Sep-Oct;61(5):482-6. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.190108. Review.

Keloids: Current therapies in Barbados.
Nelson OJ, Ward J, Forde AL, Ojeh N.
West Indian Med J. 2016 Mar 10. pii: wimj.2015.322. doi: 10.7727/wimj.2015.322. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Pityriasis alba - common disease, enigmatic entity: up-to-date review of the literature.
Miazek N, Michalek I, Pawlowska-Kisiel M, Olszewska M, Rudnicka L.
Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Nov-Dec;32(6):786-91. doi: 10.1111/pde.12683. Epub 2015 Oct 19. Review.


August 2016

Intravenous glutathione for skin lightening: Inadequate safety data.
Davids LM, Van Wyk JC, Khumalo NP.
S Afr Med J. 2016 Jul 6;106(8):782-6. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i8.10878. Review.

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia: challenges and solutions.
Herskovitz I, Miteva M.
Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2016 Aug 17;9:175-81. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S100816. eCollection 2016. Review.

Facial hyperpigmentation in darker skin types: Part 1.
Bala HR, Rodrigues M.
Dermatology in Practice. 2016 Autumn;22(3):79-82. Review.


July 2016

Treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae: A systematic review of the literature.
Maranda EL, Simmons BJ, Nguyen AH, Lim VM, Keri JE.
Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2016 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print] Systematic review.

The impact of skin colour on human photobiological responses.
Fajuyigbe D, Young AR.
Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2016 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12511. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Meeting the challenges of acne treatment in Asian patients: A review of the role of dermocosmetics as adjunctive therapy.
Goh CL, Noppakun N, Micali G, Azizan NZ, Boonchai W, Chan Y, Cheong WK, Chiu PC, Etnawati K, Gulmatico-Flores Z, Foong H, Kubba R, Paz-Lao P, Lee YY, Loo S, Modi F, Nguyen TH, Pham TL, Shih YH, Sitohang IB, Wong SN.
J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2016 Apr-Jun;9(2):85-92. doi: 10.4103/0974-2077.184043. Review.

Infraorbital dark circles: A review of the pathogenesis, evaluation and treatment.
Vrcek I, Ozgur O, Nakra T.
J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2016 Apr-Jun;9(2):65-72. doi: 10.4103/0974-2077.184046. Review.

Practice and educational gaps in abnormal pigmentation.
Mohammad TF, Hamzavi IH.
Dermatol Clin. 2016 Jul;34(3):291-301. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2016.02.005. Review.


June 2016

Skin pigmentation and pigmentary disorders: Focus on epidermal/dermal cross-talk.
Bastonini E, Kovacs D, Picardo M.
Ann Dermatol. 2016 Jun;28(3):279-89. doi: 10.5021/ad.2016.28.3.279. Epub 2016 May 25. Review.

Primary scarring alopecias.
Rigopoulos D, Stamatios G, Ioannides D.
Curr Probl Dermatol. 2015;47:76-86. doi: 10.1159/000369407. Epub 2015 Feb 20. Review.

Laser and light-based aesthetics in men.
Green JB, Metelitsa AI, Kaufman J, Keaney T.
J Drugs Dermatol. 2015 Sep;14(9):1061-4. Review.


May 2016

Heterogeneous pathology of melasma and its clinical implications.
Kwon SH, Hwang YJ, Lee SK, Park KC.
Int J Mol Sci. 2016 May 26;17(6). pii: E824. doi: 10.3390/ijms17060824. Review.

Melasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation: management update and expert opinion.
Sofen B, Prado G, Emer J.
Skin Therapy Lett. 2016 Jan;21(1):1-7. Review.

Pseudofolliculitis barbae: understanding the condition and the role of facial grooming.
Gray J, McMichael AJ.
Int J Cosmet Sci. 2016 Jun;38 Suppl 1:24-7. doi: 10.1111/ics.12331. Review.   

Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis: A review of its etiology, pathogenesis, findings, and treatments.
Juntongjin P, Laosakul K.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2016 May 20. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Hair breakage in patients of African descent: Role of dermoscopy.
Quaresma MV, Martinez Velasco MA, Tosti A.
Skin Appendage Disord. 2015 Sep;1(2):99-104. doi: 10.1159/000436981. Epub 2015 Aug 18. Review.    

Dermal melanocytosis and associated disorders.
Franceschini D, Dinulos JG.
Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Aug;27(4):480-5. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000247. Review.  

Pitfalls in clinical trials reveal need for well tolerated, more effective depigmenting agents.
Saxena S, Andersen RM, Maibach HI.
J Dermatolog Treat. 2015 Oct;26(5):440-50. doi: 10.3109/09546634.2014.998609. Epub 2015 Feb 11. Systematic review.


April 2016

All hairstyles are not created equal: What the dermatologist needs to know about black hairstyling practices and the risk of traction alopecia (TA).
Haskin A, Aguh C.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Apr 21. pii: S0190-9622(16)01398-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.02.1162. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in periocular cutaneous malignancies.
Broadbent T, Bingham B, Mawn L.
Semin Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr 21:0. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Current data on risk factor estimates does not explain the difference in rates of melanoma between Hispanics and Non-Hispanic whites.
Kamath S, Miller KA, Cockburn MG.
J Skin Cancer. 2016;2016:2105250. doi: 10.1155/2016/2105250. Epub 2016 Mar 22. Review.

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