Posted: 10/21/2008

A new study funded by the National Rosacea Society provides further evidence that rosacea may be far more common than widely believed, and also assesses the potential significance of sun exposure.

The recently completed study, presented at the 2008 British Association of Dermatologists meeting by Dr. Maeve McAleer and colleagues at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and the School of Public Health and Population Science, University College, Dublin, found that 14.4 percent of 1,000 subjects examined in Ireland had rosacea.

Posted: 10/01/2008

A new section on Seborrheic Dermatitis, the most common concurrent condition with rosacea, is now featured on rosacea.org. Here readers will find information on the signs and symptoms, potential causes and treatment of this other common disorder.

Posted: 09/15/2008

In an article [PDF] in Experimental Dermatology, Dr. Richard Gallo and colleagues at the University of California-San Diego reported that vitamin D3 may be a critical step in an inflammatory pathway that could be a therapy target against the bumps and pimples of rosacea.1

Posted: 08/25/2008

The Summer 2008 Rosacea Review is now online at rosacea.org. This issue highlights two new studies that trace the effect of rosacea triggers in the search for the cause or causes of this chronic disorder, as well as information on how rosacea patients can track their own triggers in an effort to better manage their condition.

Posted: 08/13/2008

In addition to complying with medical therapy, an important part of managing rosacea for many patients is to identify and avoid environmental and lifestyle factors that may trigger or aggravate their individual conditions.

"In essence, rosacea patients can often benefit by playing the role of detective, examining suspects and evidence carefully to determine the culprits that are responsible for a rosacea flare-up," said Dr. John Wolf, chairman of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Posted: 07/23/2008

While the various potential signs and symptoms of rosacea may mimic a variety of other disorders from acne to lupus erythematosus, an accurate diagnosis may be especially important to rule out the possibility of carcinoid syndrome, a rare cancer caused by a tumor that is often curable if detected early but may be fatal if left untreated.

Posted: 06/19/2008

Now you can make your voice heard with the simple click of a mouse. For the first time ever, the Reader Survey that long has been a staple of the Rosacea Review newsletter is available in an interactive format on rosacea.org.

Posted: 06/10/2008

Rosacea, a chronic and often embarrassing disorder of the facial skin that affects an estimated 14 million Americans, may be linked to genetics, according to a new survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) and published in Rosacea Review.

The NRS survey of 600 rosacea patients found that nearly 52 percent of the respondents had a relative who also suffered from the condition and that people of some nationalities are more likely than others to develop the disorder.

Posted: 05/22/2008

The Spring 2008 Rosacea Review is now online at rosacea.org. This issue highlights the National Rosacea Society's efforts to increase visibility of the condition during Rosacea Awareness Month, including evidence of rosacea's impact and prevalence and news of a college student's project that raised both public awareness and funds for the NRS research grants program.

Posted: 05/01/2008

The skin of individuals with rosacea has a greater sensitivity to heat, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Patients with rosacea "often complain of increased skin sensitivity and frequently describe a burning sensation," said Dr. Daniela Guzman-Sanchez and colleagues of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. They noted that although this heightened sensitivity is well recognized in practice, there had been no formal research on the phenomenon.

Posted: 04/01/2008

While rosacea has grown increasingly common as the baby boom generation enters the most susceptible ages, mounting evidence has shown that this conspicuous red-faced disorder may be more devastating and prevalent than widely believed. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to this chronic and often embarrassing condition now estimated to affect well over 14 million Americans.

Posted: 03/19/2008

Results of two recent studies provide new understanding of how and when angiogenesis -- the formation of new blood vessels -- may contribute both to the initial development of rosacea and its persistent presence.

In a study of skin samples with and without rosacea, Dr. Amal Gomaa and colleagues at Boston University found evidence of angiogenesis in both the blood and lymphatic circulatory systems in skin with rosacea lesions. [1]

Posted: 03/06/2008

Although rosacea rarely appears in children, its potential occurrence should be considered during medical examinations because of the possible severity of ocular (eye) involvement, according to a report in the February 2008 issue of the Archives of Dermatology. Researchers Dr. Mélanie Chamaillard and colleagues at the National Reference Center for Rare Skin Disorders, Bordeaux, France, suggested that an ophthalmologic (eye) examination be carried out for all children with skin signs of rosacea.

Posted: 02/20/2008

The Frequently Asked Questions section of Rosacea.org has been updated and expanded to include new information on rosacea and answers to additional questions. To view the new rosacea FAQs, click here. This section was reviewed and edited by Dr. Mark Dahl, chairman of dermatology at the Mayo Clinic Arizona, former president of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the National Rosacea Society medical advisory board.

Posted: 02/20/2008

As rosacea becomes more familiar to the public, the "frequently asked questions" about the condition have evolved. So, the National Rosacea Society has updated the FAQ page on rosacea.org with new questions, including:

Posted: 02/13/2008

The Winter 2008 Rosacea Review is now online at rosacea.org.

Posted: 02/07/2008

Although surveys have found rosacea can inflict significant damage to quality of life and emotional well-being as it becomes increasingly severe, medical help is available to control or prevent its potentially devastating effects on facial appearance. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the warning signs of this chronic and conspicuous disorder of the facial skin, now estimated to affect more than 14 million Americans.

Posted: 01/29/2008

Rosacea can be a trying condition under the best of circumstances, but it can be particularly vexing to women during menopause and even their monthly cycle.

Many women report more flushing episodes and increased numbers of bumps and pimples during these times, according to Dr. Wilma Bergfeld, head of the clinical research section of the dermatology department at Cleveland Clinic and former president of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Posted: 01/16/2008

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) announced that four new studies have been awarded funding as part of its research grants program to advance scientific knowledge of the potential causes and other key aspects of this chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder that affects an estimated 14 million Americans.

Posted: 11/29/2007

The Fall 2007 Rosacea Review is now online at rosacea.org.


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