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Baptiste Couvy-Duchesne, Victoria O'Callaghan, Richard Parker, Natalie Mills, Katherine M Kirk, Jan Scott, Anna Vinkhuyzen, Daniel F Hermens, Penelope A Lind, Tracey A Davenport, Jane M Burns, Melissa Connell, Brendan P Zietsch, James Scott, Margaret J Wright, Sarah E Medland, John McGrath, Nicholas G Martin, Ian B Hickie, Nathan A Gillespie
PURPOSE: The Nineteen and Up study (19Up) assessed a range of mental health and behavioural problems and associated risk factors in a genetically informative Australian cohort of young adult twins and their non-twin siblings. As such, 19Up enables detailed investigation of genetic and environmental pathways to mental illness and substance misuse within the Brisbane Longitudinal Twin Sample (BLTS). PARTICIPANTS: Twins and their non-twin siblings from Queensland, Australia; mostly from European ancestry...
March 17, 2018: BMJ Open
Andrea O Rossetti, Kaspar Schindler, Vincent Alvarez, Raoul Sutter, Jan Novy, Mauro Oddo, Loane Warpelin-Decrausaz, Stephan Rüegg
Continuous video-EEG is recommended for patients with altered consciousness; as compared to routine EEG (lasting <30 minutes), it improves seizure detection, but is time- and resource-consuming. Although North American centers increasingly implement continuous video-EEG, most other (including European) hospitals have insufficient resources. Only one study suggested that continuous video-EEG could improve outcome in adults, and a recent assessments challenge this view. This article reviews current evidence on the added value for continuous video-EEG in clinical terms and describes a design for a prospective study...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
Isabelle Beuchat, Daria Solari, Jan Novy, Mauro Oddo, Andrea O Rossetti
INTRODUCTION: Standardized EEG patterns according to the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) ("highly malignant", "malignant" and "benign") demonstrated good correlation with outcome after cardiac arrest (CA). However, this approach relates to EEGs after target temperature management (TTM), and correlation to other recognized outcome predictors remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between categorized EEG and other outcome predictors, during and after TTM, at different temperatures...
March 9, 2018: Resuscitation
David R M Smith, F Christiaan K Dolk, Timo Smieszek, Julie V Robotham, Koen B Pouwels
OBJECTIVES: To explore the causes of the gender gap in antibiotic prescribing, and to determine whether women are more likely than men to receive an antibiotic prescription per consultation. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of routinely collected electronic medical records from The Health Improvement Network (THIN). SETTING: English primary care. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who consulted general practices registered with THIN between 2013 and 2015...
February 22, 2018: BMJ Open
Pınar Kocaay, Zeynep Siklar, Sema Buyukfirat, Merih Berberoglu
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder characterized by hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation, which affects 5-10% of reproductive age females. Diagnosis of adult patients with PCOS is made easily with clinical and laboratory methods and the antimullerian hormone (AMH) level are accepted as a good indicator. However, there is still no complete consensus on the diagnosis of PCOS in adolescents. DESIGN: and Settings: Prospective cohort study, December 2013 to November 2014 PARTICIPANTS: The study was conducted on adolescent girls with oligomenorrhea, with at least two years since menarche...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Marco A Rocha, Ediléia Bagatin
Acne is a multifactorial and inflammatory disease of pilosebaceous follicles, which affects most adolescents. Recent epidemiological data revealed a difference in adults affected by this disease. Women have a high prevalence and incidence when compared with men, especially after 25 years of age. In contrast to what was initially thought, most of these patients do not present endocrinopathy capable of leading to the development of the lesions. When present, polycystic ovarian syndrome is the main cause. However, in these cases, acne is rarely the only dermatological manifestation; hirsutism and acanthosis nigricans are often present...
2018: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
Gabriella Fabbrocini, Sara Cacciapuoti, Giuseppe Monfrecola
INTRODUCTION: The negative impact of acne on aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQL) has been demonstrated in many quantitative studies; however, there has been relatively little qualitative research exploring the impact of acne and the use of topical treatment. The study aimed to explore the impact of moderate-severe acne on HRQL in adolescents and adults with inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions and to develop a conceptual model to illustrate the impact. In addition, the study aimed to identify the attributes of topical acne treatments that are most important for patients...
March 2018: Dermatology and Therapy
E Buchanan
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February 1, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Nevena Skroza, Ersilia Tolino, Alessandra Mambrin, Sara Zuber, Veronica Balduzzi, Anna Marchesiello, Nicoletta Bernardini, Ilaria Proietti, Concetta Potenza
Background: Acne is predominantly known as a skin disorder of the adolescent population. However, current research indicates that the prevalence of adult patients with acne, especially among women, is increasing. Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate differences between adults and teenagers with regard to acne prevalence, patient sex, acne severity, and quality of life. In adult patients, we considered differences in family history of acne, onset, and smoking habits. Design: We performed a retrospective study of a total of 1,167 patients with acne who attended our outpatient clinic from January 2008 to March 2015...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Jun-Jun Lee, Chia-Yi Lien, Chun-Chih Chien, Chi-Ren Huang, Nai-Wen Tsai, Chiung-Chih Chang, Cheng-Hsien Lu, Wen-Neng Chang
Anaerobic infection is a very uncommon condition in adult bacterial meningitis (ABM), and its clinical characteristics have yet to be clarified. We enrolled 540 patients with culture-proven bacterial meningitis during a study period of 30 years (1986-2015), of whom 13 (2.4%) had anaerobic infections. These 13 patients were eight men and five women, aged 22-77 years. Among them, 53.8% (7/13) had a postneurosurgical state as the preceding event, and 79.6% (10/13) had underlying medical conditions including diabetes mellitus, malignancy, liver cirrhosis, cerebral infarct and alcoholism...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Louise Muguet Guenot, Morgane Vourc'h Jourdain, Mélanie Saint-Jean, Stéphane Corvec, Aurélie Gaultier, Amir Khammari, Marie Le Moigne, Aurélie Boisrobert, Charlotte Paugam, Brigitte Dréno
BACKGROUND: Acne is an inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous follicle, affecting 41-54% of adult women, with a particular form that involves the mandible. METHODS: We characterized infundibulum morphology in two groups of adult women using reflectance confocal microscopy. First, we investigated acne visually "healthy zones" on the forehead in 15 adult women with diffuse acne and compared with acne-free controls. We then compared healthy forehead and affected mandibular zone in 15 acne patients with mandibular involvement...
January 25, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
Laura Novello, Phyllis W Speiser
Adrenarche is when a child's adrenal cortex starts to secrete adrenal androgen precursors. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is the most abundant product of the adrenal cortex, and is a weak androgen agonist thought to be responsible for the clinical signs of pubarche by conversion to more potent androgens, testosterone, and dihydrotestosterone. DHEA's extra-adrenal sulfation product, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, is a stable marker for adrenal androgenic activity. Pubarche is the physical manifestation of androgenic hormone production, and includes the development of pubic and axillary hair, adult body odor, and acne...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
Robert L Skaggs, Emily Hix, Karen E Huang, Steven R Feldman
Few studies provide qualitative data on the acne treatment experience. This study describes patients' personal experiences of acne treatment. Video interviews were made of 27 teenagers and young adults with acne treated for 12 weeks with adapalene/benzoyl peroxide gel. Transcripts were then coded and qualitatively analyzed. Four thematic domains affecting quality of life and experience were identified: clinical manifestations, self-perception, social placement, and perception of control. Successful treatment increased self-esteem and performance at work and school...
2017: Skinmed
Alexia S Peña, Michael Metz
The diagnostic criteria for adolescent polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been derived from adult criteria, which makes diagnosis challenging as criteria include normal physiological events that occur during puberty such as acne, hirsutism, menstrual irregularities, high androgen levels and polycystic ovarian morphology on pelvic ultrasound. The only criteria that applies from the adult criteria is exclusion of other conditions that mimic PCOS. Clinical findings consistent with hyperandrogenaemia during adolescence include inflammatory acne, hirsutism, alopecia and/or menstrual irregularities, which are severe and present 2 years after menarche...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
A Svensson, R F Ofenloch, M Bruze, L Naldi, S Cazzaniga, P Elsner, M Goncalo, M-L Schuttelaar, T L Diepgen
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of prevalence data on skin diseases in the general adult population, most studies were carried out in small, national or consecutive clinical samples. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of common skin disease in the general European population and to additionally assess differences in the characteristics of treatment between countries. METHODS: A random sample consisting out of 12,377 subjects aged 18 to 74 years was drawn from the general population of five European countries (Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden)...
December 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
Grace L Lee, Amy Y-Y Chen
Neutrophilic dermatoses are a group of inflammatory skin disorders characterized by an overactive innate immune system with dysregulation of neutrophils without underlying infectious etiology. The major representative conditions discussed are Sweet syndrome; pyoderma gangrenosum; neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis; palmoplantar eccrine hidradenitis; subcorneal pustular dermatoses; bowel-associated dermatosis arthritis syndrome; and synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis. We will also discuss other neutrophilic conditions present almost exclusively in the pediatric population, including congenital erosive and vesicular dermatosis with reticulated supple scarring and the recently described group of autoinflammatory diseases...
November 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
Manmohan K Kamboj, Andrea E Bonny
Controversy continues about the underlying etiopathogenesis, diagnostic criteria, and recommendations for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in adolescents. Recent literature has recognized these deficiencies and evidence based expert recommendations have become more available. The purpose of this chapter is to offer primary care providers a practical understanding and approach to the diagnosis and treatment of PCOS in adolescents. Although the presence of polycystic ovary morphology (PCOM) is included as a key diagnostic criterion of PCOS in adults, it is currently not recommended for the diagnosis in adolescents...
October 2017: Translational pediatrics
John Palacio-Cardona, Diana María Caicedo Borrero
Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disease. It affects the young adult female population and generates great impact on physical and mental health. One of the treatments with good results for affected women is combined oral contraceptive pills (COCPs). The aim of this study was to determine the clinical effect of facial acne management with ethinylestradiol 20 µg/dienogest 2 mg in a cohort of Colombian adult women. A cohort of 120 female university students was followed for 12 months. These participants were enrolled in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program of the Santiago de Cali University...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
Rhae Riegel, Kevin Sweeney, Gino Inverso, Peter D Quinn, Eric J Granquist
PURPOSE: Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a rare complication of temporomandibular joint replacement (TJR). This study evaluated TJR PJIs at the authors' institution over a 20-year period, including micro-organisms cultured, antibiotic resistance patterns, and intraoperative protocols of TJR. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were identified using Current Procedural Terminology and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes and surgical logs from January 1995 through 2015...
February 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Alisa Wilantho, Pamornya Deekaew, Chutika Srisuttiyakorn, Sissades Tongsima, Naraporn Somboonna
Background: Skin microbiome varies from person to person due to a combination of various factors, including age, biogeography, sex, cosmetics and genetics. Many skin disorders appear to be related to the resident microflora, yet databases of facial skin microbiome of many biogeographies, including Thai, are limited. Methods: Metagenomics derived B-RISA and 16S rRNA gene sequencing was utilized to identify the culture-independent bacterial diversity on Thai male faces (cheek and forehead areas)...
2017: PeerJ
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