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Acne vulgaris

Leyla Baykal Selçuk, Deniz Aksu Arıca, Hanife Baykal Şahin, Savas Yaylı, Sevgi Bahadır
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the pilosebaceous unit in the skin. Isotretinoin is a synthetic vitamin A derivative regarded as the most effective agent in the treatment of acne. There have recently been increasing reports of adverse effects of isotretinoin on the skeletal system. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the rheumatic side-effects triggered by this drug, and particularly the prevalence of sacroiliitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-three patients receiving isotretinoin due to moderate or severe acne vulgaris were included...
October 20, 2016: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
Monique Narciso Alba, Marli Gerenutti, Valquíria Miwa Hanai Yoshida, Denise Grotto
Acne vulgaris treatments usually cause sensitivity, teratogenicity and bacterial resistance. Investigations of others therapeutic techniques, such as phototherapy, is highly relevant. Thus, we compared the effectiveness of two Acne vulgaris treatments in adolescents: peeling with salicylic acid and phototherapy. Teens were randomly divided in: group I, treatment with salicylic acid peels (10 %) and group II, treatment with phototherapy (blue LED and red laser lights). Photographs were taken before and after ten sessions of each treatment, carried out weekly, and compared...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
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
Nagah M Abo El-Fetoh, Naif G Alenezi, Nasser G Alshamari, Omar G Alenezi
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is the most common cutaneous disorder affecting adolescents and young adults. Small, noninflamed acne lesions may not be more than a slight nuisance, but, in individuals with more severe inflammatory disease, pain, social embarrassment, and both physical and psychological scarring can be life altering. Despite its high prevalence, no previous community-based studies have been conducted in Arar, northern border of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, addressing this issue...
September 2016: Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association
Ichiro Kurokawa, Naoki Oiso, Akira Kawada
The standard management of acne vulgaris in Japan includes a combination of topical treatment with benzoyl peroxide (BPO) and BPO/clindamycin (CLDM), topical adapalene and systemic antimicrobials. However, the treatment of therapy-resistant complications such as postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), erosions with inflamed red papules and atrophic scars has not been established. We performed chemical peeling with glycolic acid and iontophoresis with ascorbyl 2-phosphate 6-palmitate and DL-α-tocopherol phosphate for the treatment of PIH, erosions with inflamed red papules and non-inflamed atrophic scars in 31 patients with acne vulgaris (mild to severe severity), and evaluated the efficacy and safety of these interventions...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
Michael T Jarratt, Terry M Jones, Joan-En Chang-Lin, Warren Tong, David R Berk, Vince Lin, Alexandre Kaoukhov
BACKGROUND: Reducing the dosing frequency of topical acne treatments to once daily may improve adherence. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate pharmacokinetics (PK), safety, and tolerability of 3 formulations of once-daily dapsone gel, 7.5% and of twice-daily dapsone gel, 5% over 28 days in patients with moderate acne vulgaris. METHODS: This phase 1, multicenter, parallel-group study randomized males and females aged 16 to 35 years to 1 of 3 dapsone gel, 7...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Mark A Strom, Girish C Mohan, Peter A Lio
Dermatologists frequently employ combination therapy to treat various diseases, but the evidence to support the use of such combinations is often lacking. Synergy is an appealing although somewhat ambiguous concept in medicine. Utilizing synergy allows clinicians to provide the most efficacious combination of treatments to patients, while potentially minimizing adverse effects and reducing the development of drug resistance. Definitions of synergy vary, but ultimately converge on finding a therapeutic advantage in combining treatments...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Sarah Qureshi, Jennifer Y Lin
Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an emerging modality in the treatment of acne. While ablative fractional lasers have been used to enhance drug delivery into the epidermis, recent evidence suggests that non-ablative fractional photothermolysis may also improve uptake of ALA. We explored the use of non-ablative 1550 nm laser as a safe alternative in the delivery of ALA prior to red-light PDT for refractory inflammatory and cystic acne. Subjects referred for treatment of acne refractory to several topical and oral regimens, including isotretinoin, were pre-treated with non-ablative fractional photothermolysis (NAFP)...
October 14, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
Daulat Ram Dhaked, Ram Singh Meena, Anshul Maheshwari, Uma Shankar Agarwal, Saroj Purohit
BACKGROUND: Oral isotretinoin is highly effective in all forms and grades of acne, even in lower dosages (<0.5 mg/kg/day). There is a paucity of comparative data on the various low-dose regimens of oral isotretinoin in the Indian literature. OBJECTIVES: To assess and compare the efficacy and tolerability of two low-dose oral isotretinoin treatment regimens (20 mg daily and 20 mg alternate days) in moderate to severe acne vulgaris. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 240 patients with moderate to severe acne vulgaris were selected and randomized into two groups and treated with a fixed dose of 20 mg of isotretinoin (Group A - daily and Group B - alternate days) for 24 weeks and followed up for 12 weeks post therapy...
September 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Anika C Jahns, Hinnerk Eilers, Oleg A Alexeyev
Propionibacterium acnes is a well-known commensal of the human skin connected to acne vulgaris and joint infections. It is extensively studied in planktonic cultures in the laboratory settings but occurs naturally in biofilms. In this study we have developed an in vitro biofilm model of P. acnes and studied growth features, matrix composition, matrix penetration by fluorescent-labeled antibiotics as well as gene expression. Antibiotic susceptibility of biofilms was studied and could be enhanced by increased glucose concentrations...
October 7, 2016: Anaerobe
N A Francis, K Entwistle, M Santer, A M Layton, E A Eady, C C Butler
BACKGROUND: Effective management of acne vulgaris in primary care involves support (usually provided over a number of consultations) and prescribing effective treatments. However, consulting and prescribing patterns for acne in primary care are not well described. OBJECTIVE: To describe the rate of primary care consultations and follow-up consultations; prescribing patterns, including overall use of acne related medications (ARM) and initial and follow-up prescribing, for acne vulgaris in the UK...
September 22, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Carly J Roman, Adam S Cifu, Sarah L Stein
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October 4, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Monika V Patidar, Ashish Ramchandra Deshmukh, Maruti Yadav Khedkar
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is the most common disease of the skin affecting adolescents and young adults causing psychological distress. The combination of antibiotic resistance, adverse effects of topical and systemic anti acne medications and desire for high tech approaches have all led to new enthusiasm for light based acne treatment. Intense pulse light (IPL) therapy has three modes of action in acne vulgaris i.e., photochemical, photo thermal and photo immunological. AIMS: (1) to study efficacy of IPL therapy in facial acne vulgaris...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Neirita Hazarika, M Archana
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris causes erythematous papulopustular lesions in active stage and often leave behind residual scarring and pigmentation. Its onset in adolescence may add to the emotional and psychological challenges experienced during this period. AIMS: To assess the impact of acne on the various psychosocial domains of daily life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, cross-sectional study done in the dermatology out-patient department of a tertiary care hospital from January to March 2015...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Hilary Baldwin, Daisy Blanco, Charles McKeever, Nelly Paz, Ynca Nina Vasquez, John Quiring, Carolyn Enloe, Emily De León, Nathan Stasko
OBJECTIVE: To compare efficacy, tolerability, and safety of two concentrations of topical SB204 and vehicle twice daily for 12 weeks in the treatment of acne vulgaris. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, three-arm, Phase 2 study. SETTING: Dominican Republic, Panama, and Honduras. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects with acne, age 12 to 40, with 25 to 70 noninflammatory lesions, 20 to 40 inflammatory lesions, and a baseline Investigator's Global Assessment score of mild, moderate, or severe...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Tamara Agnew, Gareth Furber, Matthew Leach, Leonie Segal
OBJECTIVE: Acne vulgaris is a dynamic, complex condition that is notoriously difficult to evaluate. The authors set out to critically evaluate currently available measures of acne severity, particularly in terms of suitability for use in clinical trials. DESIGN: A systematic review was conducted to identify methods used to measure acne severity, using MEDLINE, CINAHL, Scopus, and Wiley Online. Each method was critically reviewed and given a score out of 13 based on eight quality criteria under two broad groupings of psychometric testing and suitability for research and evaluation...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Jelena Barbaric, Rachel Abbott, Pawel Posadzki, Mate Car, Laura H Gunn, Alison M Layton, Azeem Majeed, Josip Car
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a very common skin problem that presents with blackheads, whiteheads, and inflamed spots. It frequently results in physical scarring and may cause psychological distress. The use of oral and topical treatments can be limited in some people due to ineffectiveness, inconvenience, poor tolerability or side-effects. Some studies have suggested promising results for light therapies. OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of light treatment of different wavelengths for acne...
September 27, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Christine E Campbell, Beverly I Strassmann
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Non-communicable diseases may reflect an evolutionary mismatch between our human ancestry and modern environments. To explore the mismatch hypothesis for Acne vulgaris, we studied the prevalence and severity of acne in Dogon adolescents in Mali, West Africa. METHODOLOGY: We graded the prevalence and severity of acne in 1182 Dogon adolescents aged 11-18 years from nine villages using facial photos taken as part of a prospective cohort study...
2016: Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health
Joshua Brownell, Stephanie Wang, Maria M Tsoukas
Light therapy has been incorporated into the art of healing and cosmesis for thousands of years and currently has found utility in many areas of medicine. Various modalities of cosmetic phototherapy are detailed, as well as the indications and mechanism of action for each modality. These modalities can be used to treat many common cosmetic conditions, including acne vulgaris, solar lentigo, and melasma. Phototherapy is considered a safe and effective option in the treatment of many of these disorders.
September 2016: Clinics in Dermatology
Essam Elden Mohamed, Khaled Tawfik, Mohamed Elsaie
INTRODUCTION: Laser and light-based procedures provide a good and safe modality for treatment of active acne lesions when used properly. AIM: To compare the clinical efficacy of intense pulsed light (IPL) versus 1,064 long-pulsed Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminum- Garnet (Nd: YAG) in treatment of facial acne vulgaris. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy four patients recruited between June 2013 and August 2014 was enrolled in this controlled, single-blind, split-face clinical trial...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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