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Adult acne

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
Visalini Nair-Shalliker, Sarsha Yap, Carlos Nunez, Sam Egger, Jennifer Rodger, Manish I Patel, Dianne L O'Connell, Freddy Sitas, Bruce K Armstrong, David P Smith
Prostate cancer (PC) is the most common non-cutaneous cancer in men worldwide. The relationships between PC and possible risk factors for PC cases (n=1181) and male controls (n=875) from the New South Wales (NSW) Cancer, Lifestyle and Evaluation of Risk Study (CLEAR) were examined in this study. The associations between PC risk and paternal history of PC, body mass index (BMI), medical conditions, sexual behaviour, balding pattern and puberty, after adjusting for age, income, region of birth, place of residence, and PSA testing, were examined...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Deepak Dimri, Venkatashiva Reddy B, Amit Kumar Singh
Background. The pattern of skin morbidity in an area depends on climate, geography, socioeconomic status, nutrition, genetics, and habits of the community. Objective. The objective of the present study was to describe the morbidity profile of patients attending dermatology outpatient department in a tertiary care centre of Garhwal hills, North India. Methodology. This is a record based study carried out using the morbidity registers. Patient details, diagnosis, and treatment provided by physicians were documented in the morbidity register...
2016: Dermatology Research and Practice
Jennifer J Schoch, Stanislav N Tolkachjov, Jonathan A Cappel, Lawrence E Gibson, Dawn Marie R Davis
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a neutrophilic dermatosis rarely seen in children. Its features have not been well characterized in children. We sought to characterize the clinical features, etiologic associations, and treatment of PG in children younger than 18 years. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of children younger than 18 years with PG at the Mayo Clinic from January 1976 to August 2013. RESULTS: Thirteen children with PG were identified (n = 8; 62% female)...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
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
Asma Bashir, Preben Sørensen
BACKGROUND: We have previously suggested that surgical gloves could be a possible means for transferring microorganisms from skin flora to shunt material during surgery. The objectives of this study were to examine (1) whether the rate of shunt infections was reduced after introducing intraoperative glove change before handling the shunt material; (2) clinical presentation of shunt infections, microbiological data, and treatment management; and (3) predictors of shunt infections. METHODS: A retrospective study of 432 shunt operations in 295 adults was undertaken over a 7-year period...
September 14, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
WenChieh Chen, Gerd Plewig
Hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa is a diverse, enigmatic and distressful disease that has aroused growing interest in specialists from different disciplines. Both names describe its classical manifestations in the intertriginous regions and reflect the historical view of the disease definition, but cause confusions in the understanding of its pathogenesis and classification. In light of the advance in clinical, histopathological and pathophysiological findings, we propose the term "dissecting terminal hair folliculitis" (DTHF) to characterize its disease nature as folliculitis instead of acneiform disease or apocrine gland disorder...
September 13, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
Pedro Berjano, Jorge H Villafañe, Dario Lo Re, Maryem Ismael, Marco Damilano, Lucia Bertozzi, Carlo L Romanò, Lorenzo Drago
INTRODUCTION: To systematically review the evidence linking Propionibacterium acnes with the development of symptomatic degenerative disc disease. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Data were obtained from MEDLINE from their inception to October 2015. Two authors independently conducted the searches, extracted data and completed methodological quality assessments. Articles were included if they investigated the presence of P. acnes in symptomatic degenerative disc disease through intra- operative cultural examination...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
G Fabbrocini, M Bertona, Ó Picazo, H Pareja-Galeano, G Monfrecola, E Emanuele
Systemic supplementation with probiotics is increasingly being explored as a potential treatment strategy for skin disorders. Because both the gut-skin axis and dysregulation of insulin signalling have been implicated in the pathogenesis of adult acne, we designed the current study to evaluate the effect of supplementation with the probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus SP1 (LSP1) on skin expression of genes involved in insulin signalling and acne improvement in adult subjects. A pilot, randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study was conducted with 20 adult subjects (14 females and 6 males; mean age: 33...
September 6, 2016: Beneficial Microbes
Dan Lebowitz, Benjamin Kressmann, Shpresa Gjoni, Besa Zenelaj, Olivier Grosgurin, Christophe Marti, Matthieu Zingg, Ilker Uçkay
Some patient populations and types of orthopaedic surgery could be at particular risk for anaerobic infections. In this retrospective cohort study of operated adult patients with infections from 2004 to 2014, we assessed obligate anaerobes and considered first clinical infection episodes. Anaerobes, isolated from intra-operative samples, were identified in 2.4% of 2740 surgical procedures, of which half (33/65; 51%) were anaerobic monomicrobial infections. Propionibacterium acnes, a penicillin and vancomycin susceptible pathogen, was the predominantly isolated anaerobe...
August 31, 2016: Infectious Diseases
Angela B Javurek, William G Spollen, Sarah A Johnson, Nathan J Bivens, Karen H Bromert, Scott A Givan, Cheryl S Rosenfeld
Our prior work showed that a novel microbiome resides in the seminal vesicles of wild-type and oestrogen receptor α (Esr1) knock-out mice and is impacted by the presence of functional Esr1 genes. The seminal fluid microbiome (SFM) may influence the health and reproductive status of the male, along with that of his partner and offspring. A high-fat diet (HFD) alters metabolites and other factors within seminal fluid and might affect the SFM. Adult (~15 weeks old) male mice were placed for 4 weeks on a control or high-fat diet and seminal fluid and fecal samples were collected, bacterial DNA isolated and subjected to 16s rRNA sequencing...
August 29, 2016: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
Anna Di Landro, Simone Cazzaniga, Francesco Cusano, Angela Bonci, Cardinali Carla, Maria Letizia Musumeci, Annalisa Patrizi, Vincenzo Bettoli, Enrico Pezzarossa, Marzia Caproni, Anna Belloni Fortina, Elena Campione, Vito Ingordo, Luigi Naldi
BACKGROUND: The reasons for the appearance of acne in adulthood are largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: We explored the role of personal and environmental factors in adult female acne. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter case-control study in the outpatient departments of 12 Italian cities. Cases (n = 248) were consecutive women ≥25 years of age with newly diagnosed acne of any grade. Controls (n = 270) were females diagnosed with conditions other than acne...
August 16, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Lawrence F Eichenfield, Ted Lain, Ellen H Frankel, Terry M Jones, Joan-En Chang-Lin, David R Berk, Shiling Ruan, Alexandre Kaoukhov
BACKGROUND: Dapsone gel, 5% is administered twice daily for the treatment of acne vulgaris, and some patients may find adherence challenging.<BR /> OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to assess the efficacy and safety, compared with vehicle, of acne treatment with a recently FDA-approved, once-daily formulation of dapsone gel, 7.5%, with a 50% greater concentration of dapsone.<BR /> METHODS: This 12-week, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, multicenter clinical trial enrolled patients aged 12 years and older with 20-50 facial inflammatory lesions, 30-100 facial noninflammatory lesions, and an acne grade of 3 (moderate) on the Global Acne Assessment Score (GAAS)...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Manu N Capoor, Filip Ruzicka, Tana Machackova, Radim Jancalek, Martin Smrcka, Jonathan E Schmitz, Marketa Hermanova, Jiri Sana, Elleni Michu, John C Baird, Fahad S Ahmed, Karel Maca, Radim Lipina, Todd F Alamin, Michael F Coscia, Jerry L Stonemetz, Timothy Witham, Garth D Ehrlich, Ziya L Gokaslan, Konstantinos Mavrommatis, Christof Birkenmaier, Vincent A Fischetti, Ondrej Slaby
BACKGROUND: The relationship between intervertebral disc degeneration and chronic infection by Propionibacterium acnes is controversial with contradictory evidence available in the literature. Previous studies investigating these relationships were under-powered and fraught with methodical differences; moreover, they have not taken into consideration P. acnes' ability to form biofilms or attempted to quantitate the bioburden with regard to determining bacterial counts/genome equivalents as criteria to differentiate true infection from contamination...
2016: PloS One
Christos C Zouboulis
INTRODUCTION: Hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory, recurrent, debilitating skin disease of the hair follicle that usually presents after puberty with painful, deep-seated, inflamed lesions in the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the body, most commonly the axillae, inguinal and anogenital regions. A mean disease incidence of 6.0 per 100,000 persons-years and a varying prevalence of 0.05-1% have been reported worldwide. AREAS COVERED: This manuscript summarizes the current evidence on chemistry, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, as well as clinical efficacy, safety and tolerability of the currently approved biologic drug adalimumab in the treatment of active moderate to severe HS in adults...
October 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Chinmanat Tangjaturonrusamee, Pinyo Rattanaumpawan, Chérie M Ditre
Acne vulgaris is a common and distressing condition that typically presents in adolescents and young adults. The aim of this split-face, single-blind, randomized, controlled study was to determine if combination therapy with pneumatic broadband light (PBBL) plus adapalene gel 0.3% is superior to adapalene gel 0.3% monotherapy in the treatment of acne. Results indicated that the addition of PBBL to topical regimens may lead to quicker results and therefore may improve treatment adherence to topical therapies in acne patients...
July 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Cecilia Martín-Gandul, M J Mayorga-Buiza, E Castillo-Ojeda, M J Gómez-Gómez, M Rivero-Garvía, M V Gil-Navarro, F J Márquez-Rivas, M E Jiménez-Mejías
BACKGROUND: Evidence for the effectiveness of linezolid in neurosurgical infections (NSIs) is growing. The comfortable oral dosage and tolerance of linezolid opens the possibility for sequential antimicrobial treatment (SAT) in stable patients after a period of intravenous treatment. METHODS: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of SAT with oral linezolid in patients with NSI and to analyse the cost implications, an observational, non-comparative, prospective cohort study was conducted on clinically stable consecutive adult patients at the Neurosurgical Service...
October 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Sarabjit Kaur, Poonam Verma, Ankita Sangwan, Surabhi Dayal, Vijay Kumar Jain
Acne vulgaris is usually considered as a skin disorder that primarily affects adolescents reaching a peak at the age of 14-17 years in females and 16-19 years in males. However, recent epidemiologic studies have shown that a significant number of female patients aged >25 years experience acne. As it is regarded as a disease of teenagers, adults are more apprehensive and experience social anxiety. Hence, adult onset acne has become a matter of concern.
July 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Aurélie Comptour, Marion Rouzaire, Corinne Belville, Damien Bouvier, Denis Gallot, Loïc Blanchon, Vincent Sapin
Animal models of vitamin A (retinol) deficiency have highlighted its crucial role in reproduction and placentation, whereas an excess of retinoids (structurally or functionally related entities) can cause toxic and teratogenic effects in the embryo and foetus, especially in the first trimester of human pregnancy. Knock-out experimental strategies-targeting retinoid nuclear receptors RARs and RXRs have confirmed that the effects of vitamin A are mediated by retinoic acid (especially all-trans retinoic acid) and that this vitamin is essential for the developmental process...
October 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
David Veale, Lucinda J Gledhill, Polyxeni Christodoulou, John Hodsoll
Our aim was to systematically review the prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in a variety of settings. Weighted prevalence estimate and 95% confidence intervals in each study were calculated. The weighted prevalence of BDD in adults in the community was estimated to be 1.9%; in adolescents 2.2%; in student populations 3.3%; in adult psychiatric inpatients 7.4%; in adolescent psychiatric inpatients 7.4%; in adult psychiatric outpatients 5.8%; in general cosmetic surgery 13.2%; in rhinoplasty surgery 20...
September 2016: Body Image
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