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Acne vulgaris

James J Leyden, Vilma Sniukiene, David R Berk, Alexandre Kaoukhov
BACKGROUND: There is a need for new oral antibiotics for acne with improved safety profiles and targeted antibacterial spectra. Sarecycline is a novel, tetracycline-class antibiotic specifically designed for acne, offering a narrow spectrum of activity compared with currently available tetracyclines, including less activity against enteric Gram-negative bacteria. This phase 2 study evaluated the efficacy and safety of three doses of sarecycline for moderate to severe facial acne vulgaris...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
James Q Del Rosso, Linda Stein Gold, Sandra Marchese Johnson, Maria Jose Rueda, Hilary Baldwin, Edward L Lain, Megan Landis, Marta Rendon, Emil Tanghetti, Jonathan Weiss
INTRODUCTION: Acne treatment guidelines suggest a combination approach with topical therapy including a topical retinoid, benzoyl peroxide and an oral antibiotic, or oral isotretinoin (OI), as first-line treatment options for severe acne vulgaris (AV). This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of a daily regimen of 0.3% adapalene and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide (0.3% A/BPO) gel and oral doxycycline 100 mg twice daily in severe (nonnodulocystic, non-conglobate) inflammatory AV. METHODS: This was a phase 4, 12-week, single-arm, openlabel, multi-center investigational study...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Tom Kovitwanichkanont, Tim Driscoll
Isotretinoin has revolutionized the treatment of severe acne vulgaris, a condition which if left untreated may result in significant socio-psychological implications for those affected. Timely access to isotretinoin therapy is important to avoid the risks of potential physical and emotional scarring. However, due to its high risks of teratogenicity, isotretinoin must be used with care in females of childbearing potential. Since isotretinoin's introduction, numerous risk management programs have been implemented across the world in an attempt to prevent isotretinoin use in pregnancy...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
Adel A Ibrahim, Rehab M Salem, Ola S El-Shimi, Shaymaa M A Baghdady, Shimaa Hussein
BACKGROUND: Despite the several studies suggesting the genetic basis of acne vulgaris, the exact genetic architecture of this very common condition is not yet clear. AIM OF THE WORK: This study aimed to investigate the association between IL-1A (-889) gene polymorphism and acne vulgaris in a sample of patients. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: Blood samples from 100 patients with acne vulgaris and 100 healthy age, sex, and BMI matched controls were obtained...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Paolo di Russo, Carlo Tascini, Maria Elena Benini, Carlotta Martini, Paolo Lepori
Background: Propionibacterium acnes ( P. acnes ) is a microaerophilic anaerobic Gram-positive rod responsible for acne vulgaris. Although it is often considered to be a skin contaminant, it may act as a virulent agent in implant-associated infections. Conversely, spontaneous infectious processes have been rarely described. Case Description: Here, we describe a 43-year-old female with C1-C2 spondylodiscitis attributed to P. acnes infection. Despite long-term antibiotic treatment, computed tomography demonstrated erosion of the C1 and C2 vertebral complex that later warranted a fusion...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Lawrence C Nwabudike
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a self-limiting disorder of the pilosebaceous unit. The aesthetic aspect of the disorder may provoke depression and diminish the quality of life. A number of agents are used for acne treatment, e.g., retinoids, antibiotics, benzoic acid, azelaic acid, and hormones. These agents have side-effects, sometimes severe ones. CASE REPORTS: Presented are 2 cases of severe acne treated with individualized homeopathic medicines. Both patients were treated using the classical method of homeopathy, i...
2018: Complementary Medicine Research
E Forbat, F R Ali, F Al-Niaimi
Whilst the use of isotretinoin has revolutionized the treatment of acne vulgaris, isotretinoin is increasingly recognized as a useful therapeutic option for many other cutaneous conditions. We review the evidence underlying the use of isotretinoin for a variety of dermatological indications including hidradenitis suppurativa, sebaceous gland pathology, rosacea, scarring alopecia, cosmetic dermatology and non-melanoma skin cancer prophylaxis amongst other uses, and thus consider alternative uses within dermatology practice...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Kosuke Watanabe, Takashi Yoshino, Misaki Takahashi, Shinya Kondo, Minako Takahashi, Shoko Matsukuma, Hideki Mukai, Hidetsugu Fukuda
The usefulness of stratum corneum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin and stratum corneum galectin-7 as biomarkers of acne vulgaris was studied. A comparison of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin levels on the cheeks of patients with acne vulgaris at the start of the study and at the time of symptom improvement showed a significant decrease. On the other hand, the galectin-7 levels at the time of symptom improvement were significantly higher than those at the start of the study. Therefore, because the inflammation in the epidermis and hair follicles was reduced after therapy, as a result of the solution of the inflammatory eruptions caused by acne vulgaris, the neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin level also showed a significant decrease after therapy...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
Parvin Mansouri, Zahra Azizian, Zeinab Najafi, Somaye Hejazi, Shima Younespour
BACKGROUND: Oral Isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid)is a gold standardtreatment for severe forms of acne with cheilitis as a most frequent complication.we designed this novel study to investigate the therapeutic effect of Trichloroacetic Acid(TCA) 33% as compared with placebo to treat cheilitis. METHODS: In this pilot study, 90 acne vulgaris patients between 18 to 50 years, who refered dermatologic clinic with cheilitis, were assigned to either case (TCA) or control (Vaseline) group using permuted-block randomization from 2013 to 2015,with data analysis in 2016...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Kurt Gebauer
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris affects more than 90% of Australian adolescents aged 16-18 years. It may have a significantly deleterious effect on their self-esteem and emotional state. Moderate-to-severe acne can lead to scarring. There are many treatment options available. Most teenagers obtain information from their peers or from the internet. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to inform general practitioners (GPs) of the pathogenesis, physiology and description of acne, as well as therapeutic options, including topical and systemic therapies...
December 2017: Australian Family Physician
Susan C Taylor, Fran E Cook-Bolden, Amy McMichael, Jeanine B Downie, David A Rodriguez, Andrew F Alexis, Valerie D Callender, Nancy Alvandi
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris (acne) is prevalent in individuals with skin of color, often with more frequent sequelae than in patients with lighter skin color. It is important to determine if there are also differences in response to medications. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of once-daily dapsone gel, 7.5% in patients with acne, stratified by Fitzpatrick skin phototype. METHODS: Data were pooled from 2 identically designed, phase 3, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled studies in patients aged 12 years and older with moderate acne...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Thomas Stringer, Arielle Nagler, Seth J Orlow, Vikash S Oza
PURPOSE: Washing and over-the-counter cleansers are common interventions in acne vulgaris (AV), but the clinical evidence for their benefit is poorly understood. This systematic review presents clinical studies of washing and cleanser efficacy in acne vulgaris to guide treatment recommendations of dermatologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We surveyed English-language articles indexed in MEDLINE (1951-March 2017) and EMBASE (1974-March 2017). Articles were required to be prospective studies of a single over-the-counter cleanser or washing intervention in AV with an objective AV outcome measurement published in a peer-reviewed journal...
February 25, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Mohammed Abu El-Hamd, Moustafa A El Taieb, Hassan M Ibrahim, Sanaa S Aly
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Acne vulgaris is a common inflammatory skin disease. Vitamin D deficiency plays a role in many inflammatory skin diseases. It may play a role in pathogenesis of acne vulgaris. This study aimed to assess serum levels of 25 hydroxy vitamin D in patients with acne vulgaris before and after treatment with isotretinoin and its relation with acne vulgaris severity. METHODS: Ninety patients with acne vulgaris and 60 age-sex matched healthy subject as controls have been recruited in this study...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Marlon R Schneider, Christos C Zouboulis
Sebocytes, the major cell type in sebaceous glands (SGs), are differentiated epithelial cells that gradually accumulate lipids and eventually disrupt, releasing their content (sebum) in a secretory process known as holocrine secretion. Via the hair canal, sebum reaches the skin surface, where it has several known or postulated functions, including pheromonal, thermoregulatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. Altered sebum secretion and/or structural SG changes have also been involved in the pathogenesis of skin diseases, such as acne vulgaris and some forms of alopecia...
February 16, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
John K Lee, Andrew D Smith
The purpose of this literature review is to evaluate the use of metformin as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of moderate-to-severe acne in those not diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or androgen excess. The authors conducted independent literature searches. Results were limited to clinical trials and randomized controlled trials. Studies with participants diagnosed with moderateto-severe acne vulgaris taking metformin versus placebo or other active treatment were included;studies with participants diagnosed with PCOS or androgen excess were excluded...
November 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
F M C de Vries, A M Meulendijks, R J Driessen, A A van Dooren, E P M Tjin, P C M van de Kerkhof
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a multifaceted skin disorder, affecting more than 85% of young individuals worldwide. Pharmacological therapy is not always desirable because of the development of antibiotic resistance or the potential risk of adverse effects. Non-pharmacological therapies can be viable alternatives for conventional therapies. However, sufficient evidence based support in the efficacy and safety of non-pharmacological therapies is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of several non-pharmacological therapies in the treatment of acne vulgaris...
February 14, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Gaurav Gupta, Shruti Sureka
OBJECTIVE: The current work was attempted to formulate and evaluate the topical sustained release delivery systems potential of bicontinuous cubic monoglyceride -water phases - 'cubosomes' containing Tretinoin with an opinion to sustain the release of drug in the acne treatment. METHODS: Tretinoin loaded cubosomes were prepared by bottom-up technique, by varying the concentration of lipid and surfactant and keeping the drug concentration constant, made a total of nine formulations of tretinoin as TCF...
February 13, 2018: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
Gita Faghihi, Fatemeh Mokhtari, Nasrin Motamedi Fard, Narges Motamedi, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini
Objective: This study was conducted to compare the effect of low-dose isotretinoin with its conventional dose in patients with moderate and severe acne. Methods: This was a clinical trial conducted on 60 male and female patients with moderate and severe acne vulgaris. The patients were divided into two treatment groups: 0.5 mg/kg/day isotretinoin capsule and low-dose isotretinoin capsule (0.25 mg/kg/day). Patients in both groups received 6-month treatment. At the end of the 6th month and 12th month (6 months after the end of the treatment), they were examined again, and their improvement was determined and compared...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
Fatemeh Mokhtari, Maryam Gholami, Amir Hossein Siadat, Tohid Jafari-Koshki, Gita Faghihi, Mohammad Ali Nilforoushzadeh, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, Bahareh Abtahi-Naeini
Objective: Acne vulgaris is a disease of pilosebaceous unit with multifactorial pathogenesis and threats patients' social functioning. There is a growing research to find faster, more effective, and easy to use treatments. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of benzoyl peroxide 5% (BP) with and without concomitant intense-pulsed light (IPL) therapy in mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris. Methods: In this controlled trial, 58 eligible patients with mild-to-moderate acne and Fitzpatrick skin phototype III and IV were randomly allocated to two groups...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
Eun-Jeong Choi, Hyun Gee Lee, Il-Hong Bae, Wanil Kim, Jungwon Park, Tae Ryong Lee, Eun-Gyung Cho
Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory disease occurring in the pilosebaceous unit and is the most common skin condition in young people. A gram-positive bacterium, Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), has been suspected to contribute to the development of acne. Here, we report that P. acnes constitutively releases extracellular vesicles (EVs) exhibiting typical EV morphology and size. Moreover, the P. acnes-derived EVs (PEVs) can induce acne-like phenotypes in human epidermal keratinocytes and a reconstituted human skin model...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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