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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667763/prospective-randomized-study-of-sexual-function-in-men-taking-dutasteride-for-the-treatment-of-androgenetic-alopecia
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Tsen-Fang Tsai, Gwang Seong Choi, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Bum Kim, Chi Fai Ng, Puja Kochhar, Stacy Jasper, Betsy Brotherton, Barbara Orban, Zrinka Lulic
Treatment with 5α-reductase inhibitors has been associated with sexual adverse events such as impotence (erectile dysfunction) and decreased libido. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate adverse events related to sexual function, based on their frequency, duration, persistence and associated treatment discontinuations, in men treated with dutasteride for androgenetic alopecia. Participants were randomized to receive double-blind dutasteride 0.5 mg or placebo once daily for 24 weeks, followed by open-label dutasteride 0...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659116/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-new-5-minoxidil-formulation-in-male-androgenetic-alopecia-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-noninferiority-study
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Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Zahida Issiakhem, Stephanie Gautier, Jan Kottner, Walter Wigger-Alberti, Tobias Fischer, Rolf Hoffmann, Françoise Tonner, Athmane Bouroubi, Jean-Jacques Voisard
BACKGROUND: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Topical minoxidil solutions can help to treat AGA but have to be applied continuously to be effective. OBJECTIVES: A new minoxidil formulation with improved cosmetic characteristics (DC0120, Pierre-Fabre Dermatologie) was tested for noninferiority vs a comparator minoxidil product (ALOSTIL® , Johnson & Johnson) in stimulating hair growth in men with AGA. METHODS: Two 10 cm2 areas on the scalp of each subject were randomized to receive DC0120, the comparator, or one of their corresponding vehicles, applied twice per day for 16 weeks...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601622/a-systematic-review-of-topical-finasteride-in-the-treatment-of-androgenetic-alopecia-in-men-and-women
#3
Sung Won Lee, Margit Juhasz, Pezhman Mobasher, Chloe Ekelem, Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska
INTRODUCTION: Currently, only topical minoxidil (MNX) and oral finasteride (FNS) are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Although FNS is efficacious for hair regrowth, its systemic use is associated with side effects limiting long-term utilization. Exploring topical FNS as an alternative treatment regimen may prove promising. METHODS: A search was conducted to identify studies regarding human in vivo topical FNS treatment efficacy including clinically relevant case reports, randomized controlled trials (RCTs), and prospective studies...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569785/sex-and-age-adjusted-prevalence-estimates-of-five-chronic-inflammatory-skin-diseases-in-france-results-of-the-%C3%A2-objectifs-peau-%C3%A2-study
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Marie-Aleth Richard, Florence Corgibet, Marie Beylot-Barry, Annick Barbaud, Christine Bodemer, Véronique Chaussade, Michel D'Incan, Pascal Joly, Marie Thérèse Leccia, Jean Marie Meurant, Antoine Petit, Brigitte Roy Geffroy, Jean François Sei, Charles Taieb, Laurent Misery, Khaled Ezzedine
BACKGROUND: There are few population-based studies assessing the prevalence of skin diseases. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of five chronic skin inflammatory diseases, i.e. atopic dermatitis (AD), psoriasis, alopecia areata (AA), vitiligo and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) in France, using validated self-diagnostic questionnaires. METHODS: Population-based study using a representative sample of the French general population aged more than 15 years and sampling-with-replacement design...
March 23, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490767/association-of-alopecia-areata-with-atopic-dermatitis-and-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
#5
Eli Magen, Tinatin Chikovani, Dan-Andrei Waitman, Natan R Kahan
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic studies report that alopecia areata (AA) is related to various atopic and autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this study was to identify clinical characteristics and the prevalence of comorbid conditions in Israeli patients with AA. METHODS: This retrospective, matched, case-control study was based on data from an electronic patient record data base. The patients with an electronically documented diagnosis of AA were included in the AA group...
March 1, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483947/metabolic-syndrome-and-the-skin-a-more-than-superficial-association-reviewing-the-association-between-skin-diseases-and-metabolic-syndrome-and-a-clinical-decision-algorithm-for-high-risk-patients
#6
REVIEW
Ellie C Stefanadi, Georgios Dimitrakakis, Christos-Konstantinos Antoniou, Dimitrios Challoumas, Nikita Punjabi, Inetzi Aggeliki Dimitrakaki, Sangeeta Punjabi, Christodoulos I Stefanadis
There is ongoing scientific interest regarding comorbidities associated with the metabolic syndrome (MeTS). MeTS comprises a combination of parameters that predispose individuals to the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Three or more of the following criteria are necessary: fasting glucose > 110 mg/dl (5.6 mmol/l), hypertriglyceridemia > 150 mg/dl (1.7 mmol/l), HDL levels < 40 mg/dl (men)/< 50 mg/dl (women), blood pressure > 130/85 mmHg, waist circumference (values for Mediterranean populations > 94 cm (men)/> 89 cm (women)...
2018: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457012/impact-of-folliculitis-decalvans-on-quality-of-life-and-subjective-perception-of-disease
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Cristina Pindado-Ortega, David Saceda-Corralo, Laura Miguel-Gómez, Diego Buendía-Castaño, Pablo Fernández-González, Oscar M Moreno-Arrones, Pablo Fonda-Pascual, Adrian Alegre-Sánchez, Rita Rodrigues-Barata, Sergio Vañó-Galván
Folliculitis decalvans (FD) is a primary neutrophilic scarring alopecia characterized by perifollicular papules, crusts, and pustules frequently located on the vertex. FD may affect young men and women. Since it may lead to hair loss, it can have a negative impact on patients' quality of life. Nevertheless, studies have focused on clinical, prognostic, and therapeutic aspects without considering the psychological impact of FD. In our study, we found that FD patients experienced a considerable impact on their quality of life...
January 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457005/effectiveness-of-platelet-rich-plasma-for-androgenetic-alopecia-a-review-of-the-literature
#8
REVIEW
Jessica Cervantes, Marina Perper, Lulu L Wong, Ariel E Eber, Alexandra C Villasante Fricke, Tongyu Cao Wikramanayake, Joaquin J Jimenez
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a hair loss disorder affecting 80% of men and 50% of women throughout their lifetime. Therapies for AGA are limited and there is no cure. There is a high demand for hair restoration. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a treatment modality shown to promote wound healing, has also been explored as a treatment for AGA. This literature review was conducted to assess the effectiveness of PRP treatment for AGA. Twelve studies conducted from 2011 to 2017 were evaluated and summarized by study characteristics, mode of preparation, and treatment protocols...
January 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407002/a-hypothetical-pathogenesis-model-for-androgenic-alopecia-clarifying-the-dihydrotestosterone-paradox-and-rate-limiting-recovery-factors
#9
Robert S English
Androgenic alopecia, also known as pattern hair loss, is a chronic progressive condition that affects 80% of men and 50% of women throughout a lifetime. But despite its prevalence and extensive study, a coherent pathology model describing androgenic alopecia's precursors, biological step-processes, and physiological responses does not yet exist. While consensus is that androgenic alopecia is genetic and androgen-mediated by dihydrotestosterone, questions remain regarding dihydrotestosterone's exact role in androgenic alopecia onset...
February 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403185/standardization-of-smp-procedure-and-its-impact-on-outcome
#10
Rachita S Dhurat, Sujit J S Shanshanwal, Ameet L Dandale
Background: Cosmetic deformities can result from various types of alopecia or even post hair transplantation procedures. Patients with such deformities seek aesthetically appealing longer-lasting options. Scalp concealers are commonly used by men and women to camouflage these deformities. Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is one of the concealers recently gaining popularity. Objectives: SMP is a novel technique wherein microdot tattoos are placed in a stippling pattern to mimic hair follicles that are cut close to the scalp and various variables affecting its outcome were evaluated...
July 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376219/selenium-for-preventing-cancer
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REVIEW
Marco Vinceti, Tommaso Filippini, Cinzia Del Giovane, Gabriele Dennert, Marcel Zwahlen, Maree Brinkman, Maurice Pa Zeegers, Markus Horneber, Roberto D'Amico, Catherine M Crespi
BACKGROUND: This review is the third update of the Cochrane review "Selenium for preventing cancer". Selenium is a naturally occurring element with both nutritional and toxicological properties. Higher selenium exposure and selenium supplements have been suggested to protect against several types of cancer. OBJECTIVES: To gather and present evidence needed to address two research questions:1. What is the aetiological relationship between selenium exposure and cancer risk in humans?2...
January 29, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363345/androgenetic-alopecia-drug-safety-and-therapeutic-strategies
#12
REVIEW
Ion G Motofei, David L Rowland, Daniela L Baconi, Mircea Tampa, Maria-Isabela Sârbu, Stana Păunică, Vlad D Constantin, Cristian Bălălău, Ioana Păunică, Simona Roxana Georgescu
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a benign condition with variable psychosocial impact, with some individuals adapting well while others needing therapeutic support. Although 5α-reductase inhibitors like finasteride and dutasteride have proven effective in ameliorating AGA, their use/selection is currently a subject of debate. Areas covered: Treatment of AGA with 5α-reductase inhibitors lead to variable adverse effects and relatively unstable results (therapeutic efficacy ending with treatment cessation), so the choice of optimal therapy is not straightforward...
April 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362834/-postmenopausal-lichen-planopilaris-also-known-as-fibrosing-frontotemporal-alopecia-kossard-an-evidence-oriented-practical-guide-to-treatment-from-the-university-of-the-saarland-hair-research-center-of-the-dr-rolf-m-schwiete-foundation
#13
REVIEW
T Vogt, C Thomas, J Reichrath, L Schilling, D Mawlood, R Christmann, B Loretz, U Schäfer, C-M Lehr, C Müller
Postmenopausal lichen planopilaris (PLPP), also known as fibrosing frontotemporal alopecia Kossard (FFAK), is a not uncommon inflammatory scalp disease affecting approximately 5% of patients at specialized hair centers. The overall incidence of sporadic occurrence is believed to be just under 1% in the older, predominantly female, general population. Since the disease is often undiagnosed, it is statistically likely to be underrepresented. It especially occurs in postmenopausal women who are in the 6th and 7th decade of life (90%), but also in about 10% of premenopausal women, and in men it is documented only in isolated cases...
February 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330930/gender-specific-risk-factors-for-androgenetic-alopecia-in-the-korean-general-population-associations-with-medical-comorbidities-and-general-health-behaviors
#14
Bo-Kyung Kim, Sung Jay Choe, Hee-Chul Chung, Sung-Soo Oh, Won-Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: The relationships between androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and various factors related to metabolic syndrome have been demonstrated in previous studies. However, it remains unclear because of inconsistent results. We investigated the associations between AGA and various risk factors related to metabolic syndrome according to gender. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cross-sectional survey of 2028 Koreans (1050 men, 978 women). The basic and specific (BASP) classification was used for diagnosis of AGA...
February 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250710/a-review-of-monochromatic-light-devices-for-the-treatment-of-alopecia-areata
#15
REVIEW
Evan Darwin, Harleen Arora, Penelope A Hirt, Tongyu Cao Wikramanayake, Joaquin J Jimenez
There are many laser technologies that are being tested that claim to support hair regrowth for patients with alopecia areata (AA). In this paper, we will determine whether the body of evidence supports the use of devices using monochromatic light sources to treat AA. Articles were gathered from PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane database using these keywords: lasers, excimer laser, low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-level light therapy, alopecia, alopecia areata, and hair loss with a category modifier of English...
February 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241756/gynecologic-and-andrologic-dermatology-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
#16
Maria Magdalena Roth, Nicholas Leader, George Kroumpouzos
The relationship of sex hormones to obesity and inflammation has been extensively studied. Research on endogenous and exogenous sex steroids, including studies on animal models of metabolic syndrome (MetS), has indicated that sex hormones are involved in metabolic pathways relevant to MetS. Lower testosterone levels in men and higher levels in women increase risks of MetS and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Lower levels of sex hormone-binding globulin increase risks of MetS and T2DM in both sexes. Skin diseases that are sex hormone mediated, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, acanthosis nigricans, acne vulgaris, and pattern alopecia, have been associated with insulin resistance...
January 2018: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241753/alopecia-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
#17
Cheryl Lie, Choon Fong Liew, Hazel H Oon
Hair loss is a common condition that affects most people at some point in their lives. It can exist as an isolated problem or with other diseases and conditions. Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and its association with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) have received increasing interest since 1972, when the first link between cardiovascular risk factors and hair loss was raised. We have reviewed studies concerning the relationship between alopecia and MetS. Many studies have investigated the relationship among AGA and MetS and its individual components, particularly in men, where a disproportionately large number of these studies supports this association...
January 2018: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237093/serum-androgens-and-prostate-specific-antigen-levels-in-androgenetic-alopecia-is-there-a-difference-between-frontal-and-vertex-baldness
#18
A Lis-Święty, H Arasiewicz, I Ranosz-Janicka, L Brzezińska-Wcisło
BACKGROUND: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) seems to be a marker of increased risk of prostate cancer (PCa). OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate potential pathophysiological differences between frontal and vertex balding that might have the impact on the incidence of PCa. METHODS: Serum concentrations of testosterone (T), dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) were measured in 88 subjects with AGA. RESULTS: We have examined sixty patients with frontal baldness and 28 patients with vertex baldness...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224108/negative-impact-of-testosterone-deficiency-and-5%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitors-therapy-on-metabolic-and-sexual-function-in-men
#19
Abdulmaged M Traish
Androgens are steroid hormones with pleotropic and diverse biochemical and physiological functions, and androgen deficiency exerts a negative impact on human health. Testosterone (T) either directly or via its transformation into the more potent metabolite 5α-dihydrotestosterone (5α-DHT) or via aromatization into estradiol (E2 ) modulates important biochemical signaling pathways of human physiology and plays a critical role in the growth and/or maintenance of functions in a host of tissues and organs. T and 5α-DHT play an important role in regulating physiology of the muscle, adipose tissue, liver, bone, and central nervous system, as well as reproductive and sexual functions...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204389/platelet-rich-plasma-by-single-spin-process-in-male-pattern-androgenetic-alopecia-is-it-an-effective-treatment
#20
Azin Ayatollahi, Hamed Hosseini, Majid Shahdi, Saman AhmadNasrollahi, Mansour NassiriKashani, Somaye Yadangi, Farid H Firooz, Alireza Firooz
Introduction and Objective: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous preparation of platelets in concentrated plasma. The platelet is a natural source of different growth factors and cytokines. These growth factors act on stem cells in the bulge area of the follicles and stimulate the development of new follicles, and promote neovascularization. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of PRP injections in androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in men. Patients and Methods: Fifteen male patients (mean age: 39 ± 9...
November 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
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