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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447362/randomized-controlled-trial-split-faced-study-of-595-nm-pulsed-dye-laser-in-the-treatment-of-acne-vulgaris-and-acne-erythema-in-adolescents-and-early-adulthood
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Ramrada Lekwuttikarn, Therdpong Tempark, Susheera Chatproedprai, Siriwan Wananukul
The high prevalence of acne vulgaris in teenagers has increased comorbidities. Lasers offer alternative options for acne treatment because they have rapid action, low systemic adverse effects, and do not require everyday treatment. To study the efficacy and patients' satisfaction of 595-nm pulse dye laser (PDL) treatment of acne vulgaris and acne erythema in adolescents and early adulthood, we designed a blocked-randomized, split-faced 595-nm PDL (fluence 8 J/cm(3) pulse duration 10 ms, spot size 7 mm, 2 session every 2 weeks) study in patients with mild to moderate acne by comparing the laser-treated and non-treated side...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446027/the-prevalence-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-among-dermatology-outpatients-in-shiraz-iran
#2
Ladan Dastgheib, Saman Farahangiz, Zeinab Adelpour, Alireza Salehi
The objective of this study was to assess complementary and alternative medicine use and its related factors among Iranian dermatology outpatients. In this cross-sectional study, a self-structured questionnaire was administered to 600 dermatology outpatients. Mann-Whitney U test, chi-square test, and binary logistic regression test were used. A total of 188 (31.3%) patients had used one of complementary and alternative medicine methods. The most frequent method used was herbal medicine (89.9%). The mean years of duration of the skin condition were significantly higher in complementary and alternative medicine users compared with nonusers ( P = ...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436531/international-inter-rater-agreement-in-scoring-acne-severity-utilizing-cloud-based-image-sharing-of-mobile-phone-photographs
#3
Negar Foolad, Jennifer N Ornelas, Ashley K Clark, Ifrah Ali, Victoria R Sharon, Luluah Al Mubarak, Andrés Lopez, Ali Alikhan, Bishr Al Dabagh, Alireza Firooz, Smita Awasthi, Yu Liu, Chin-Shang Li, Raja K Sivamani
BACKGROUND: Cloud-based image sharing technology allows facilitated sharing of images. Cloud-based image sharing technology has not been well-studied for acne assessments or treatment preferences, among international evaluators. We evaluated inter-rater variability of acne grading and treatment recommendations among an international group of dermatologists that assessed photographs. METHODS: This is a prospective, single visit photographic study to assess inter-rater agreement of acne photographs shared through an integrated mobile device, cloud-based, and HIPAA-compliant platform...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435359/comparative-antimicrobial-efficacy-of-selected-root-canal-irrigants-on-commonly-isolated-microorganisms-in-endodontic-infection
#4
Sandeep Dubey, Suparna Ganguly Saha, Balakrishnan Rajkumar, Tapan Kumar Dhole
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacy of three selected root canal irrigants (BioPure MTAD, metronidazole, aztreonam) against microbes commonly isolated from polymicrobial microbiota of root canal infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was designed with four experimental groups (Group I - Bacteroides fragilis, Group II - Propionibacterium acnes, Group III - Enterococcus faecalis, Group IV - Candida albicans) based on the microbes selected for the study...
January 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434779/a-comparative-study-of-cutibacterium-propionibacterium-acnes-clones-from-acne-patients-and-healthy-controls
#5
H B Lomholt, C F P Scholz, H Brüggemann, H Tettelin, M Kilian
BACKGROUND: Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) acnes is assumed to play an important role in the pathogenesis of acne. OBJECTIVES: To examine if clones with distinct virulence properties are associated with acne. METHODS: Multiple C. acnes isolates from follicles and surface skin of patients with moderate to severe acne and healthy controls were characterized by multilocus sequence typing. To determine if CC18 isolates from acne patients differ from those of controls in the possession of virulence genes or lack of genes conducive to a harmonious coexistence the full genomes of dominating CC18 follicular clones from six patients and five controls were sequenced...
April 19, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432727/efficacy-of-fractionated-microneedle-radiofrequency-with-and-without-adding-subcision-for-the-treatment-of-atrophic-facial-acne-scars-a-randomized-split-face-clinical-study
#6
Gita Faghihi, Nazila Poostiyan, Ali Asilian, Bahareh Abtahi-Naeini, Masoom Shahbazi, Fariba Iraji, Farahnaz Fatemi Naeini, Mohammad Ali Nilforoushzadeh
BACKGROUND: There is no gold standard treatment for facial acne scars, and overall, little literature exists about the combination therapy for treatment of acne scar. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of fractionated microneedle radiofrequency (FMR) vs FMR combined with subcision for the treatment of atrophic acne scars. PATIENTS/METHODS: This was a randomized, split-face clinical study of 25 patients with II-IV Fitzpatrick skin types with moderate to severe facial atrophic acne scars...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420280/enteric-coated-budesonide-for-the-induction-and-maintenance-of-remission-of-crohn-s-disease-in-children
#7
Stanley A Cohen, Marina Aloi, Ramalingam Arumugam, Robert Baker, Kevin Bax, Jaroslaw Kierkuś, Sibylle Koletzko, Paolo Lionetti, Tore Persson, Stefan Eklund
OBJECTIVE: These studies evaluated the safety and efficacy of enteric-coated budesonide for the induction and maintenance of remission of mild-to-moderate Crohn's disease (CD) in children. METHODS: The consecutive, multicenter, open-label, non-comparative studies enrolled patients aged 6-17 years. In the induction study, patients with active CD of the ileum and/or ascending colon received budesonide 9 mg or 6 mg once daily for 8 weeks; in the maintenance study, patients in remission received budesonide 6 mg once daily for 12 weeks...
April 19, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413388/a-case-report-of-cushing-s-disease-presenting-as-hair-loss
#8
Emily G Lefkowitz, Jack P Cossman, John B Fournier
Cushing's syndrome is a rare endocrine disorder that comprises a large group of signs and symptoms resulting from chronic exposure to excess corticosteroids. Most cases of Cushing's syndrome are due to increased adrenocorticotropic hormone production from a pituitary adenoma, which is referred to as Cushing's disease. Most of the signs and symptoms are nonspecific and common in the general population, making a diagnosis often challenging. However, several dermatological manifestations, such as fragile skin, easy bruising, and reddish purple striae, are more discriminatory...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405549/cutaneous-manifestations-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-clinical-study
#9
Mohammad Abid Keen, Iffat Hassan Shah, Gousia Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women, affecting 5-10% of reproductive-aged women. The dermatologic manifestations of hyperandrogenism, chiefly hirsutism, acne vulgaris, androgenic alopecia, and acanthosis nigricans, are among the cardinal manifestations of PCOS. AIM: To study the incidence and prevalence of various cutaneous manifestations in patients with PCOS and to correlate these skin manifestations with hormonal changes...
March 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403266/laser-assisted-photodynamic-therapy-two-novel-protocols-for-enhanced-treatment-results
#10
Mary L Stevenson, Julie K Karen, Elizabeth K Hale
<p>Photodynamic therapy (PDT) uses a topical photosensitizing agent which is activated by a light source to cause destruction of specific cells. Commonly used for the treatment of actinic keratoses and photodamage, PDT can also be used for other conditions including acne and sebaceous hyperplasia. Here we report our experience with two treatment protocols. The first protocol utilizes laser assisted delivery of topical 5-aminolevulinic acid for enhanced efficacy of blue light photodynamic therapy in the treatment of actinic keratoses and photodamage...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403265/improvement-of-atrophic-acne-scars-in-skin-of-color-using-topical-synthetic-epidermal-growth-factor-egf-serum-a-pilot-study
#11
Marie Alexia Stoddard, Jennifer Herrmann, Lauren Moy, Ronald Moy
<p>BACKGROUND: Atrophic scarring in skin of color is a common, permanent, and distressing result of uncontrolled acne vulgaris. Ablative lasers and chemical peels are frequently used to improve the appearance of atrophic scars, primarily through the stimulation of collagen and elastin; however, these treatment modalities are associated with risks, such as dyspigmentation and hypertrophic scarring, especially in patients with darker skin.</p> <p>OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy of topically applied synthetic epidermal growth factor (EGF) serum in reducing the appearance of atrophic acne scars in skin of color...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403263/microneedling-in-all-skin-types-a-review
#12
Lauren Meshkov Bonati, Gorana Kuka Epstein, Tamara Lazic Strugar
<p>INTRODUCTION: Microneedling procedures are growing in popularity for a wide variety of skin conditions. This paper comprehensively reviews the medical literature regarding skin needling efficacy and safety in all skin types and in multiple dermatologic conditions.</p> <p>METHODS: A PubMed literature search was conducted in all languages without restriction and bibliographies of relevant articles reviewed. Search terms included: "microneedling," "percutaneous collagen induction," "needling," "skin needling," and "dermaroller...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401158/histological-identification-of-propionibacterium-acnes-in-nonpyogenic-degenerated-intervertebral-discs
#13
Ye Yuan, Zezhu Zhou, Yucheng Jiao, Changwei Li, Yuehuan Zheng, Yazhou Lin, Jiaqi Xiao, Zhe Chen, Peng Cao
Purpose. Low-virulence anaerobic bacteria, especially the Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), have been thought to be a new pathogeny for a series of disc diseases. However, until now, there has been no histological evidence to confirm this link. The purpose of this study was to confirm the presence of P. acnes in nonpyogenic intervertebral discs via histological observation. Method. Degenerated intervertebral discs were harvested from 76 patients with low back pain and/or sciatica but without any symptoms of discitis or spondylodiscitis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400638/self-medication-for-acne-among-undergraduate-medical-students
#14
Varshaben Vejabhai Karamata, A M Gandhi, P P Patel, M K Desai
AIMS: This study aims to evaluate the knowledge and pattern of self-medication for acne among undergraduate medical students at a tertiary care teaching hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in II MBBS (Group A), III MBBS Part I (Group B), and III MBBS Part II (Group C) students. Prevalidated questionnaire about knowledge, attitude, and practice of self-medication were administered to participants. Data were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance and Chi-square test...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399545/propionibacterium-acnes-incubation-in-the-discs-can-result-in-time-dependent-modic-changes-a-long-term-rabbit-model
#15
Zhi Shan, Xuyang Zhang, Shengyun Li, Tianming Yu, Junhui Liu, Fengdong Zhao
STUDY DESIGN: A case control study of animal model of Modic changes (MCs) on Rabbits. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of inducing of MCs by injection of Propionibacterium acne (P. acnes) into the lumbar intervertebral discs of rabbits. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MCs have been widely observed, and assume to be closely associated with low back pain and P. acnes, but there are few animal models showing the progression of MCs. METHODS: Ten rabbits were used for the study...
April 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398231/antibacterial-activity-of-ethanolic-extract-of-cinnamon-bark-honey-and-their-combination-effects-against-acne-causing-bacteria
#16
Elin Julianti, Kasturi K Rajah, Irda Fidrianny
Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis are the major skin bacteria that cause the formation of acne. The present study was conducted to investigate antibacterial activity of ethanolic extract of cinnamon bark, honey, and their combination against acne bacteria. The antibacterial activity of extract of cinnamon bark and honey were investigated against P. acnes and S. epidermidis using disc diffusion. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) and minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBCs) were attained using Clinical and Laboratory Standard Institute (CLSI) methods...
April 11, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392639/demodex-mite-density-determinations-by-standardized-skin-surface-biopsy-and-direct-microscopic-examination-and-their-relations-with-clinical-types-and-distribution-patterns
#17
Chul Hyun Yun, Jeong Hwan Yun, Jin Ok Baek, Joo Young Roh, Jong Rok Lee
BACKGROUND: Demodicosis is a parasitic skin disease caused by Demodex mites, and the determination of mite density per square centimeter is important to diagnose demodicosis. Standardized skin surface biopsy (SSSB) and direct microscopic examination (DME) are commonly used to determine Demodex mites density (Dd). However, no study has previously compared these two methods with respect to clinical types and distribution patterns of demodicosis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the value of SSSB and DME findings in reference to the clinical types and distribution patterns of demodicosis...
April 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390737/treatment-of-vitiligo-with-the-topical-janus-kinase-inhibitor-ruxolitinib
#18
Brooke Rothstein, Deep Joshipura, Ami Saraiya, Rana Abdat, Huda Ashkar, Yana Turkowski, Vaneeta Sheth, Victor Huang, Shiu Chung Au, Courtney Kachuk, Nicole Dumont, Alice B Gottlieb, David Rosmarin
BACKGROUND: Existing therapies for vitiligo are limited in efficacy and can be associated with undesirable side effects. Topical Janus kinase inhibitors may offer a new therapeutic option for vitiligo. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the role of topical ruxolitinib 1.5% cream, a Janus kinase inhibitor, in vitiligo treatment. METHODS: This 20-week, open-label, proof-of-concept trial of twice-daily topical ruxolitinib 1.5% cream was conducted in 12 patients with a minimum of 1% affected body surface area of vitiligo...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389412/endocarditis-caused-by-anaerobic-bacteria
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M Kestler, P Muñoz, M Marín, M A Goenaga, P Idígoras Viedma, A de Alarcón, J A Lepe, D Sousa Regueiro, J M Bravo-Ferrer, M Pajarón, C Costas, M V García-López, C Hidalgo-Tenorio, M Moreno, E Bouza
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) caused by anaerobic bacteria is a rare and poorly characterized disease. Most data reported in the literature are from case reports [1-3]. Therefore, we assessed the situation of anaerobic IE (AIE) in Spain using the database of the Spanish Collaboration on Endocarditis (GAMES). METHODS: We performed a prospective study from 2008 to 2016 in 26 Spanish centers. We included 2491 consecutive cases of definite IE (Duke criteria)...
April 5, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389164/bactericidal-activity-and-post-antibiotic-effect-of-ozenoxacin-against-propionibacterium-acnes
#20
Shoji Kanayama, Kazuaki Okamoto, Fumiaki Ikeda, Ritsuko Ishii, Tatsumi Matsumoto, Naoki Hayashi, Naomasa Gotoh
Ozenoxacin, a novel non-fluorinated topical quinolone, is used for the treatment of acne vulgaris in Japan. We investigated bactericidal activity and post-antibiotic effect (PAE) of ozenoxacin against Propionibacterium acnes, a major causative bacterium of acne vulgaris. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of ozenoxacin against 3 levofloxacin-susceptible strains (MIC of levofloxacin; ≤4 μg/mL) and 3 levofloxacin-resistant strains (MIC of levofloxacin; ≥8 μg/mL) ranged from 0.03 to 0.06 μg/mL and from 0...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
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