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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896620/antimicrobial-activity-of-topical-agents-against-propionibacterium-acnes-an-in-vitro-study-of-clinical-isolates-from-a-hospital-in-shanghai-china
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Ying Ma, Nanxue Zhang, Shi Wu, Haihui Huang, Yanpei Cao
This study aimed to compare the antimicrobial activities of topical agents against Propionibacterium acnes isolated from patients admitted to a hospital in Shanghai, China. The minimal inhibitory concentrations of the cultured P. acnes were determined in accordance with the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Susceptibilities to clindamycin and erythromycin were compared in terms of gender, age, disease duration, previous treatment, and disease severity. A total of 69 P. acnes strains were isolated from 98 patients (70...
November 28, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890236/the-critical-and-multifunctional-roles-of-antimicrobial-peptides-in-dermatology
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Toshiya Takahashi, Richard L Gallo
Antimicrobial peptides are central effector molecules in skin immunology. The functions of antimicrobial peptides in skin diseases include the ability to act as cytokines or growth factors, driving disorders such as psoriasis and rosacea, as well as their action as natural antibiotics to control bacteria that influence diseases such as atopic dermatitis and acne.
January 2017: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888792/case-study-an-intraoperative-finding-of-black-bone-disease-in-a-podiatric-surgery-patient
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Robyn L Carter-Wale, Trevor D Prior
Black bone disease has been recognised as a potential consequence of long-term treatment with tetracycline antibiotics. Largely documented affecting structures in the head and skull, there are few reported cases of black bone disease in the foot and ankle. The case of a 55 years old patient, who as a teenager, had undergone treatment with minocycline hydrochloride for chronic acne, and was found to have bone discolouration consistent with minocycline induced black bone disease (MIBBD) during the course of hallux valgus corrective surgery some 40 years later, is presented...
September 20, 2016: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887873/a-rapid-method-for-detecting-propionibacterium-acnes-in-surgical-biopsy-specimens-from-the-shoulder
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Scott Holmes, Ana M Pena Diaz, George S Athwal, Kenneth J Faber, David B O'Gorman
BACKGROUND: Propionibacterium (P) acnes infection of the shoulder after arthroplasty is a common and serious complication. Current detection methods for P acnes involve anaerobic cultures that require prolonged incubation periods (typically 7-14 days). We have developed a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) approach that sensitively and specifically identifies P acnes in tissue specimens within a 24-hour period. METHODS: Primers were designed to amplify a unique region of the 16S rRNA gene in P acnes that contained a unique HaeIII restriction enzyme site...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879178/-minocycline-induced-hyperpigmentation-not-uncommon-but-nonetheless-important-to-recognise
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P J G M Voets, D Blommaert, R R M C Keijsers, H A C Alkemade
BACKGROUND: Minocycline, a broad-spectrum antibiotic from the group of tetracyclins, is frequently prescribed for acne vulgaris and rosacea. Hyperpigmentation is a relatively common side effect of this drug and can lead to multiple unsightly skin lesions, which are not always reversible. It can take a long period, from a few months to several years, before the lesions have completely vanished. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 24-year-old male was seen in our outpatient clinic because of slowly progressive pigmented lesions on his shins...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863184/lipase-sensitive-transfersomes-based-on-photosensitizer-polymerizable-lipid-conjugate-for-selective-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-of-acne
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Hyung Park, Jonghwan Lee, Songhee Jeong, Byeong Nam Im, Min-Kyoung Kim, Su-Geun Yang, Kun Na
Acne vulgaris is a common skin problem affecting nearly 90% of adolescents and its development is associated with a colonization of Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes). Although antibiotics have commonly been used to treat acne, antibiotic resistance of P. acnes is an emerging issue to be solved. In this study, a new way of photodynamic acne therapy is developed using P. acnes lipase-sensitive transfersome (DSPE-PEG-Pheo A (DPP) transfersome). For enhanced selectivity and skin penetration efficiency, DPP transfersomes are prepared from 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[amino(polyethylene glycol)-2000], pheophorbide A (Pheo A), cholesterol, and Tween-80...
November 10, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853192/doxycycline-metronidazole-and-isotretinoin-do-they-modify-microrna-mrna-expression-profiles-and-function-in-murine-t-cells
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Eugenia Becker, Susan Bengs, Sirisha Aluri, Lennart Opitz, Kirstin Atrott, Claudia Stanzel, Pedro A Ruiz Castro, Gerhard Rogler, Isabelle Frey-Wagner
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may develop due to an inflammatory response to commensal gut microbiota triggered by environmental factors in a genetically susceptible host. Isotretinoin (acne therapy) has been inconsistently associated with IBD onset and flares but prior treatment with antibiotics, also associated with IBD development, complicates the confirmation of this association. Here we studied in mice whether doxycycline, metronidazole or isotretinoin induce epigenetic modifications, and consequently change T-cell mRNA expression and/or function directly after treatment and after a 4 week recovery period...
November 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848173/assessing-pharmacists-readiness-to-prescribe-oral-antibiotics-for-limited-infections-using-a-case-vignette-technique
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Elizabeth Ung, Petra Czarniak, Bruce Sunderland, Richard Parsons, Kreshnik Hoti
Background Pharmacist's skills are underutilized whilst they are directly involved with antibiotic supply to the community. Addressing this issue could lead to better use of antibiotics and hence decreased resistance. Objective Explore how pharmacists can prescribe oral antibiotics to treat a limited range of infections whilst focusing on their confidence and appropriateness of prescribing. Setting Community pharmacies, Western Australia. Method Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire also containing case vignettes...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829959/propionibacterium-acnes-time-to-positivity-in-standard-bacterial-culture-from-different-anatomical-sites
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Rasha Abdulmassih, Jina Makadia, James Como, Michelle Paulson, Zaw Min, Nitin Bhanot
BACKGROUND: Propionibacterium acnes infections are likely under-recognized and underreported. This is partly because of low clinical suspicion, perceived non-pathogenicity, or lack of adequate culture incubation time. We conducted a study to assess the optimal incubation period to recover P. acnes from specimens acquired during the workup of suspected clinical infections. METHODS: A 5-year retrospective chart review was conducted between January 2010 and December 2014 at a single tertiary-care hospital...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829389/chronic-post-operative-iris-prosthesis-endophthalmitis-in-a-patient-with-traumatic-aniridia-a-case-report
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Kevin C Firl, Sandra R Montezuma
BACKGROUND: Post-operative endophthalmitis is a serious complication of intraocular surgery which may present acutely or chronically. Chronic post-operative endophthalmitis is characterized by decreased visual acuity, mild pain, and low-grade uveitis several weeks or months after intraocular surgery which may be responsive to corticosteroids, but recur upon tapering. Low virulence organisms such as Propionibacterium acnes are the most common culprit organisms, and treatment most often consists of both intravitreal antibiotic injections and surgery...
November 9, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822528/urban-transit-system-microbial-communities-differ-by-surface-type-and-interaction-with-humans-and-the-environment
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Tiffany Hsu, Regina Joice, Jose Vallarino, Galeb Abu-Ali, Erica M Hartmann, Afrah Shafquat, Casey DuLong, Catherine Baranowski, Dirk Gevers, Jessica L Green, Xochitl C Morgan, John D Spengler, Curtis Huttenhower
Public transit systems are ideal for studying the urban microbiome and interindividual community transfer. In this study, we used 16S amplicon and shotgun metagenomic sequencing to profile microbial communities on multiple transit surfaces across train lines and stations in the Boston metropolitan transit system. The greatest determinant of microbial community structure was the transit surface type. In contrast, little variation was observed between geographically distinct train lines and stations serving different demographics...
May 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816123/consensus-based-acne-classification-system-and-treatment-algorithm-for-spain
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J L López-Estebaranz, P Herranz-Pinto, B Dréno
Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease whose psychosocial effects can greatly impair quality of life. Various scales are used to classify the severity of acne, and several treatment algorithms are currently applied: no consensus on a common scale or treatment guidelines has been reached. A group of Spanish experts therefore met to identify a scale the majority could accept as the most appropriate for classifying severity and treating accordingly. The group chose the following classifications: comedonal acne, mild or moderate papulopustular acne, severe papulopustular acne, moderate nodular acne, and nodular-cystic acne (or acne tending to leave scars)...
November 2, 2016: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801379/in-vitro-antimicrobial-susceptibility-patterns-of-propionibacterium-acnes-isolated-from-patients-with-acne-vulgaris
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Indu Biswal, Rajni Gaind, Neeraj Kumar, Srujana Mohanty, Vikas Manchanda, Niti Khunger, Ramesh V, Monorama Deb
INTRODUCTION: Propionibacterium acnes has been implicated in the development of acne vulgaris. Rampant use of topical and systemic antibiotics for acne vulgaris has led to resistance due to selective pressure. This study aimed to determine antibiotic resistance of P. acnes. METHODOLOGY: A total of 102 samples were collected from acne lesions and cultured onto sheep's blood agar and brain-heart infusion agar supplemented with 5 g/L glucose and 2 mg/L furazolidone) (BHIg) under aerobic and anaerobic conditions...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775462/reduced-ability-to-detect-surface-related-biofilm-bacteria-after-antibiotic-exposure-under-in-vitro-conditions
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Christen Ravn, Ulrika Furustrand Tafin, Bertrand Bétrisey, Søren Overgaard, Andrej Trampuz
Background and purpose - Antibiotic treatment of patients before specimen collection reduces the ability to detect organisms by culture. We investigated the suppressive effect of antibiotics on the growth of non-adherent, planktonic, and surface-related biofilm bacteria in vitro by using sonication and microcalorimetry methods. Patients and methods - Biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, Escherichia coli, and Propionibacterium acnes were formed on porous glass beads and exposed for 24 h to antibiotic concentrations from 1 to 1,024 times the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of vancomycin, daptomycin, rifampin, flucloxacillin, or ciprofloxacin...
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773990/propionibacterium-acnes-susceptibility-and-correlation-with-hemolytic-phenotype
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Travis E Wright, K Keely Boyle, Thomas R Duquin, John K Crane
BACKGROUND: Many studies have noted an increase in the number of recognized cases of invasive infections due to Propionibacterium acnes, especially after shoulder replacement surgery. The increase in the number of recognized cases of P. acnes, a nonspore-forming, anaerobic, Gram-positive organism, appears due to both an increase in the number of shoulder operations being performed and more specimens being sent for anaerobic cultures. Nevertheless, the optimal surgical and antibiotic management of P...
2016: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757036/new-developments-in-acne-treatment-role-of-combination-adapalene-benzoylperoxide
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Su Youn Kim, Falk R Ochsendorf
The fixed-dose combination adapalene 0.1%/benzoylperoxide 2.5% (A/BPO) was introduced as an acne vulgaris therapeutic in 2007. It combines anti-inflammatory, keratolytic, comedolytic, and antibacterial properties. Thus, it addresses several pathophysiological factors involved in the pathophysiology of acne. This review highlights the rationale for the use of this fixed-dose combination product, its therapeutic efficacy including effects on adherence and quality of life, its use for different forms of acne, and the side-effect profile...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749618/clinical-presentation-and-bacteriology-of-eyebrow-infections-the-massachusetts-eye-and-ear-infirmary-experience-2008-2015
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Anaïs L Carniciu, Jonathan Chou, Ilya Leskov, Suzanne K Freitag
PURPOSE: This study retrospectively reviews preseptal cellulitis and abscesses involving the eyebrow to elucidate the bacteriology and potential causative factors. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted to identify patients who had been diagnosed with preseptal cellulitis or abscess involving the eyebrow at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary between 2008 and 2015. Demographic, clinical, and microbiological data were collected. RESULTS: Eighty patients with eyebrow infections were identified, of whom 49 (61...
October 5, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741335/adalimumab-treatment-in-women-with-moderate-to-severe-hidradenitis-suppurativa-from-the-placebo-controlled-portion-of-a-phase-2-randomized-double-blind-study
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Alice Gottlieb, Alan Menter, April Armstrong, Christopher Ocampo, Yihua Gu, Henrique D Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), also known as acne inversa, is a painful, chronic, debilitating, inflammatory skin disease and has shown response to anti-TNF-α therapy. Efficacy and safety of the anti-TNF-α agent, adalimumab, was assessed in a post hoc analysis of women from the first 16 weeks of a phase 2 study of men and women with HS. METHODS: Patients with moderate-to-severe HS in at least 2 body areas, unresponsive or intolerant to oral antibiotics for treatment of their HS, and with no previous anti-TNF-a or systemic non-biologic treatment, were randomized 1:1:1 to 40 mg adalimumab-weekly or every-other-week, or placebo...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730658/synergistic-antimicrobial-activity-of-boswellia-serrata-roxb-ex-colebr-burseraceae-essential-oil-with-various-azoles-against-pathogens-associated-with-skin-scalp-and-nail-infections
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S Sadhasivam, S Palanivel, S Ghosh
: Antimicrobials from natural sources have gained immense importance in recent times to combat the global challenge of antibiotic resistance. Essential oils are implicated in antimicrobial action against several species. Here, we have screened nine commercially available essential oils for their antimicrobial activity against organisms associated with skin, scalp and nail infections mainly Propionibacterium acnes, Malassezia spp., Candida albicans and Trichophyton spp. Among nine essential oils, Boswellia serrata essential oil demonstrated superior antimicrobial activity against all the micro-organisms and surprisingly it showed maximum activity against Trichophyton spp...
December 2016: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730042/sapho-syndrome-with-acne-fulminans-and-severe-polyosteitis-involving-axial-skeleton
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B Lakshmi Divya, P Narasimha Rao
SAPHO syndrome (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, osteitis), a rare inflammatory disorder, is an association of distinct skin disorders with pustules with osteoarticular inflammation. Its etiology remains unclear, and various treatment regimens frequently fail to control the disease. An 18-year-old male patient presented to the outpatient department with severe nodulocystic acne on the face with pain at both the wrists and lower back associated with high-grade fever and chills. On physical examination, he had severe tenderness at both wrist joints and lower back, along with swelling of right wrist...
September 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
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