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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338214/light-therapies-for-acne-abridged-cochrane-systematic-review-including-grade-assessments
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REVIEW
J Barbaric, R Abbott, P Posadzki, M Car, L H Gunn, A M Layton, A Majeed, J Car
We undertook a Cochrane review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the effects of light-based interventions for acne vulgaris. We searched the Cochrane Skin Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS, ISI Web of Science, and grey literature sources (September 2015). We used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation Working Group approach to assess the quality of evidence (QE). We included 71 RCTs (4211 participants, median sample size 31). Results from a single study (n = 266, low QE) showed little or no difference in effectiveness on participants' assessment of improvement between 20% aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photodynamic therapy (PDT), activated by blue light, versus vehicle plus blue light, whereas another study (n = 180) of a comparison of ALA-PDT (red light) concentrations showed 20% ALA-PDT was no more effective than 15%, but better than 10% and 5% ALA-PDT...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330814/ala-pdt-suppressing-the-cell-growth-and-reducing-the-lipogenesis-in-human-sz95-sebocytes-by-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-vitro
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Jiang Tuo, Qianqian Wang, Ye Liu, Ying Ma, Li Ma, Jiayi Ying, Chengfeng Zhang, Leihong Xiang
BACKGROUND: 5-Aminolevulinic acid mediated -photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) is known to be effective in treating acne vulgaris and other sebaceous gland-related diseases. However, thetherapeutic mechanisms of ALA-PDT still remain undetermined. In this study, we aimed to investigate theeffects and mechanisms of ALA-PDTon the cell growth and lipogenesis of human SZ95 sebocytes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Human SZ95 sebocytes were treated with different concentration of ALA-PDT...
March 19, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330105/deciphering-the-effect-of-novel-bacterial-exopolysaccharide-based-nanoparticle-cream-against-propionibacterium-acnes
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Abraham P Karlapudi, Vidya P Kodali, Krishna P Kota, Sabiha S Shaik, N S Sampath Kumar, Vijaya R Dirisala
Acne vulgaris (acne) is a chronic inflammatory disease prevalent among adolescents and adults, with significant psychological effects. The aetiology of acne is multifactorial. Several pathophysiological associations have been identified in which Propionibacterium acnes plays a major role. This bacteria primarily affects areas containing oil glands including the face, back and trunk, where it causes the formation of seborrhoea and inflammatory lesions. The treatment methods currently in place have side effects...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329522/multiple-miliary-osteoma-cutis-of-the-face-associated-with-albright-hereditary-osteodystrophy-in-the-setting-of-acne-vulgaris-a-case-report
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Joseph V Caravaglio, Rema Gupta, David Weinstein
Osteoma cutis is a condition characterized by theformation of bone within the skin. Such aberrantossification of the skin and subcutaneous tissue isconsidered primary when it arises in the absence ofunderlying tissue damage or a preceding cutaneouslesion. Conversely, secondary osteoma cutis occurswhen skin ossification is the result of a pre-existingskin lesion, trauma, or inflammatory process [1,2].Although rare, primary osteoma cutis has beenassociated with a number of different geneticdisorders. Albright hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO),a condition first described in 1942 by Fuller Albright,is an autosomal dominant metabolic disorder causedby a mutation in the GNAS1 gene [3]...
March 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300850/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-acne-scarring-among-patients-consulting-dermatologists-in-the-unites-states
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Jerry Tan, Sewon Kang, James Leyden
Although there have been few formal studies, scarring is a known bothersome companion of acne vulgaris. We performed a prospective study of subjects consulting a dermatologist for active acne to assess the frequency of acne scarring. Investigators performed a short questionnaire on all acne patients seen at their office for one consecutive 5-day work week to assess scar frequency. Additionally, the first four subjects with acne scars identified were enrolled for a second phase (scar cohort) of the study during which the investigator collected further medical history and performed a clinical evaluation and the patient completed a self-administered questionnaire about scar perceptions and impact on quality of life...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295859/adverse-effects-of-isotretinoin-a-large-retrospective-review
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Piotr Brzezinski, Katarzyna Borowska, Anca Chiriac, Janusz Smigielski
Acne is a very common and disfiguring disease that affects mostly adolescents and, to some extent, adults. The objective of our study was to estimate the adverse effects after isotretinoin by treatment of 3,525 patients due to acne vulgaris in a 5-year observation. Retrospective, comparative study was carried out in Poland and Romania from January 2012 to August 2016. Inclusion criteria into this study were moderate, severe, and nodulocystic inflammatory acne vulgaris. Exclusion criteria were mild acne, pregnant, and lactating women...
March 14, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295516/twelve-week-multicenter-placebo-controlled-randomized-double-blind-parallel-group-comparative-phase-ii-iii-study-of-benzoyl-peroxide-gel-in-patients-with-acne-vulgaris-a-secondary-publication
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Makoto Kawashima, Shinichi Sato, Fukumi Furukawa, Kayoko Matsunaga, Hirohiko Akamatsu, Atsuyuki Igarashi, Yuichiro Tsunemi, Nobukazu Hayashi, Yuki Yamamoto, Toshitaka Nagare, Tsuneo Katsuramaki
A placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, comparative, multicenter study was conducted to investigate the efficacy and safety of benzoyl peroxide (BPO) gel, administrated once daily for 12 weeks to Japanese patients with acne vulgaris. Efficacy was evaluated by counting all inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions. Safety was evaluated based on adverse events, local skin tolerability scores and laboratory test values. All 609 subjects were randomly assigned to receive the study products (2...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276005/the-role-of-photodynamic-therapy-in-acne-an-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
Monica Boen, Joshua Brownell, Priyanka Patel, Maria M Tsoukas
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a highly prevalent skin disorder that affects almost all adolescents and can persist into adulthood. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an emerging treatment for acne that involves the use of a photosensitizer in combination with a light source and oxygen. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature and critically evaluated the studies. Sixty-nine clinical trials, four case reports, and two retrospective studies met the inclusion criteria, and seven of the studies were high quality...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274358/therapeutic-approaches-to-reducing-atrophic-acne-scarring
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Athanasios I Pavlidis, Andreas D Katsambas
Atrophic acne scars are a common and undesirable outcome of acne vulgaris related to both its severity and delay in treatment. Such scars can be classified according to the depth and shape of the collagen loss: ice pick, boxcar, or rolling. The presence of atrophic acne scars can compromise the self-esteem and psychologic well-being of patients, creating a challenge for both the patient and the dermatologist.
March 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274357/laser-and-light-based-treatments-of-acne-and-acne-scarring
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Macrene Alexiades
The treatment of acne and acne scarring with lasers and light-based and energy-based technologies has become an integral component of our therapeutic arsenal. Lasers including infrared wavelengths and pulsed dye lasers; light devices including blue light, red light, and broadband light; and photodynamic therapy with aminolevulinic acid and methylaminolevulinic acid have been shown to be effective in the treatment of acne vulgaris. The optimal outcomes are achieved with photodynamic therapy combined with medical therapy...
March 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274351/objective-assessment-of-acne
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Markus Becker, Thomas Wild, Christos C Zouboulis
A precise and reliable assessment of acne severity is unarguably the most essential clinical method when it comes to monitoring and choosing optimal treatment in the daily practice. Since the early 1960s, different severity assessment systems have been described in the literature. The two commonly used concepts are global gradings and lesion counting. Both systems have been controversially discussed as to which is more reliable and providing an objective outcome measurement tool; however, both have some subjectivity involved...
March 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274348/understanding-the-role-of-propionibacterium-acnes-in-acne-vulgaris-the-critical-importance-of-skin-sampling-methodologies
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Hélène Omer, Andrew McDowell, Oleg A Alexeyev
Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin condition classified by the Global Burden of Disease Study as the eighth most prevalent disease worldwide. The pathophysiology of the condition has been extensively studied, with an increase in sebum production, abnormal keratinization of the pilosebaceous follicle, and an inflammatory immune response all implicated in its etiology. One of the most disputed points, however, is the role of the gram-positive anaerobic bacterium Propionibacterium acnes in the development of acne, particularly when this organism is also found in normal sebaceous follicles of healthy skin...
March 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262172/alexithymia-in-different-dermatologic-patients
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Fahimeh Dehghani, Farideh Dehghani, Parichehr Kafaie, Mohammad Reza Taghizadeh
Alexithymia is a personality trait characterized by difficulties in differentiating and describing feelings. Research indicates that alexithymia can be considered as a possible risk factor for a variety of medical conditions. The purpose of our study was to compare and assess the prevalence of alexithymia in patients with psoriasis, alopecia areata, vitiligo and acne vulgaris. 120 consecutive subjects referred to dermatologic clinic with psoriasis, alopecia areata, vitiligo and acne vulgaris and 30 subjects selected from hospital staff and relatives of patients were enrolled in patient and control groups of our study respectively...
February 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256050/prevalence-of-acne-vulgaris-and-its-impact-of-the-quality-of-life-among-secondary-school-aged-adolescents-in-sohag-province-upper-egypt
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Mohammed Abu El-Hamd, Essam El-Din Abdel-Aziz Nada, Mohammed Abdel-Kareem Moustafa, Rehab Ahmed Mahboob-Allah
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is the most common dermatological condition encountered in adolescents. AIM: It was to determine the prevalence of acne vulgaris and its impact of the quality of life among adolescents attending secondary schools in Sohag Province, Upper Egypt. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in randomly selected governmental and technical secondary schools in Sohag Province, Upper Egypt. Approval was taken from the scientific research committee of Sohag Faculty of Medicine and also from Ministry of Education...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255924/oral-antibacterial-therapy-for-acne-vulgaris-an-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
Amanda Bienenfeld, Arielle R Nagler, Seth J Orlow
BACKGROUND: To some degree, acne vulgaris affects nearly every individual worldwide. Oral antibiotic therapy is routinely prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe inflammatory acne; however, long-term use of oral antibiotics for acne may have unintended consequences. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide a systematic evaluation of the scientific evidence on the efficacy and appropriate use of oral antibiotics in the treatment of acne. METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE was conducted to identify randomized controlled clinical trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses evaluating the efficacy of oral antibiotics for acne...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249066/global-skin-disease-morbidity-and-mortality-an-update-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
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Chante Karimkhani, Robert P Dellavalle, Luc E Coffeng, Carsten Flohr, Roderick J Hay, Sinéad M Langan, Elaine O Nsoesie, Alize J Ferrari, Holly E Erskine, Jonathan I Silverberg, Theo Vos, Mohsen Naghavi
Importance: Disability secondary to skin conditions is substantial worldwide. The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 includes estimates of global morbidity and mortality due to skin diseases. Objective: To measure the burden of skin diseases worldwide. Data Sources: For nonfatal estimates, data were found by literature search using PubMed and Google Scholar in English and Spanish for years 1980 through 2013 and by accessing administrative data on hospital inpatient and outpatient episodes...
March 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247091/review-and-management-of-acneiform-eruptions-in-patients-with-immune-disorders
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Priyanka Vedak, Jessica St John, Daniela Kroshinsky
Immune disorders are associated with acne or acneiform lesions secondary to the occurrence of acne vulgaris or acneiform eruptions arising as a result of immunosuppressive medication or infection. In this review, we aim to provide an overview of acne and acneiform eruptions that can arise in the immunosuppressed host. Tips for differentiating between various acneiform entities are discussed, as well as a brief overview of treatment considerations.
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239832/silk-textile-with-antimicrobial-aem5772-5-dermasilk-a-pilot-study-with-positive-influence-on-acne-vulgaris-on-the-back
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Caroline Schaunig, Daisy Kopera
BACKGROUND: The use of special silk textiles (Dermasilk) has shown positive effects on chronic inflammatory diseases like lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, atopic dermatitis, diabetic ulcerations, and vulvovaginal candidiasis. OBJECTIVE: Wearing T-shirts of this particular fabric could be useful in the management of patients with acne vulgaris on the back and trunk. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Dermasilk T-shirts were given to 14 patients with acne vulgaris papulopustulosa on the back...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238164/excessive-serous-retinal-detachment-during-the-use-of-isotretinoin
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Mehmet Citirik, Kemal Tekin
PURPOSE: To report a case unilateral excessive subretinal fluid during the use of isotretinoin. METHOD: A case report. A patient who used isotretinoin orally for nodular-cystic acne vulgaris developed concurrent unilaterally excessive subretinal fluid and serous retinal detachment. RESULTS: Fluorescein angiography did not demonstrate the leakage points throughout the subretinal fluid. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography showed the excessive subretinal fluid and serous retinal detachment at macula...
February 25, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228751/prospects-of-phage-application-in-the-treatment-of-acne-caused-by-propionibacterium-acnes
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REVIEW
Ewa Jończyk-Matysiak, Beata Weber-Dąbrowska, Maciej Żaczek, Ryszard Międzybrodzki, Sławomir Letkiewicz, Marzanna Łusiak-Szelchowska, Andrzej Górski
Propionibacterium acnes is associated with purulent skin infections, and it poses a global problem for both patients and doctors. Acne vulgaris (acne) remains a problem due to its chronic character and difficulty of treatment, as well as its large impact on patients' quality of life. Due to the chronic course of the disease, treatment is long lasting, and often ineffective. Currently there are data regarding isolation of P. acnes phages, and there have been numerous studies on phage killing of P. acnes, but no data are available on phage application specifically in acne treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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