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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542914/efficacy-and-adverse-events-of-oral-isotretinoin-for-acne-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
I A Vallerand, R T Lewinson, M S Farris, C D Sibley, M L Ramien, A G M Bulloch, S B Patten
Despite many years of clinical use of isotretinoin, a comprehensive review of evidence for isotretinoin therapy in acne patients is lacking. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central, relevant webpages and bibliographies for randomized controlled trials for acne evaluating isotretinoin vs control (placebo or other therapy). Data were extracted and summarized descriptively. Eleven trials were identified (total n=760 patients randomized), containing mostly males. Mean treatment ages ranged from 18 to 47.9 years and participants generally had moderate-severe acne...
May 19, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535399/dry-skin-and-pressure-ulcer-risk-a-multi-center-cross-sectional-prevalence-study-in-german-hospitals-and-nursing-homes
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Anna Lechner, Nils Lahmann, Konrad Neumann, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Jan Kottner
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a serious health problem in medical and nursing care. Therefore, effective prevention is crucial. Major pressure ulcer risk factors have been identified but the particular role of dry skin (xerosis cutis) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate possible associations between dry skin and pressure ulcers focusing on the sacrum/trochanter and at heel/ankle skin areas. DESIGN: Two multicenter cross-sectional studies...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524050/cutaneous-adverse-effects-during-ipilimumab-treatment-for-metastatic-melanoma-a-prospective-study
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Emi Dika, Giulia Maria Ravaioli, Pier Alessandro Fanti, Bianca Maria Piraccini, Martina Lambertini, Marco Adriano Chessa, Carlotta Baraldi, Simone Ribero, Ardizzoni Andrea, Barbara Melotti, Annalisa Patrizi
Ipilimumab is an immunomodulatory antibody directed against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4), which is administered to patients with advanced melanoma, with a proven positive effect on overall survival. The cutaneous adverse effects (AEs) of ipilimumab are relatively frequent, although described as usually mild and rarely life threatening. To describe a three-year experience of a single institute in detecting and managing cutaneous AEs. A cohort of patients (n = 41) treated with ipilimumab (3 mg/kg/three weeks) for metastatic melanoma, from 2013 to 2016, was investigated for adverse cutaneous events...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510704/skin-disorders-in-egyptian-children-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
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Sameh S Fahmey, Gamal Taha, Abdelaziz El-Refaey, Sherry Adly
Background: Thalassemia major is one of the common genetic disorders in Egypt. Skin disorders are usually neglected and frequently underdiagnosed among these patients. Objective: This work aimed to study the frequency and pattern of skin manifestations in Egyptian children with β-thalassemia. Methods: Fifty-four β-thalassemia major patients being followed at the Hematology Clinic of Beni-Suef University Hospital were selected to participate in this study...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493610/fractionated-aliphatic-alcohols-as-synthetic-precursors-of-ultra-long-chain-monoacylglycerols-for-cosmetic-applications
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Bianca Pérez, Bjørn S Hansen, Pallav A Bulsara, Anthony Vincent Rawlings, Martyn J Clarke, Zheng Guo
BACKGROUND: Xerosis is an abnormally dry and flaky skin condition that is associated with a change in the packing behavior of the lipid matrix in the stratum corneum (SC), the outermost layer of the skin. This skin condition can lead to an increase in transepidermal water loss (TEWL). Since ultralong chain fatty acids have a positive effect on maintaining the packing behavior of the SC lipid matrix, a moisturizer which contains glycerides of ultralong chain fatty acids could act as an semi-occlusive layer on the surface of the skin...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490481/vitamin-a-deficiency-due-to-chronic-malabsorption-an-ophthalmic-manifestation-of-a-systemic-condition
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James Cheshire, Sai Kolli
A 47-year-old woman presented with a 4-week history of progressive loss of vision, first manifesting as night blindness. Additionally, the patient reported frequent severe episodes of diarrhoea over the past month. Her medical history included end-stage renal failure for which she was currently on haemodialysis after a failed renal transplant, chronic pancreatitis and autonomic diabetes mellitus. Ophthalmological examination revealed severe bilateral corneal xerosis, bilateral Bitot's spots and inferior ulceration of the right cornea...
May 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485036/severity-strata-for-easi-measi-oscorad-scorad-adsi-and-bsa-in-adolescents-and-adults-with-atopic-dermatitis
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R Chopra, P P Vakharia, R Sacotte, N Patel, S Immaneni, T White, R Kantor, D Y Hsu, J I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Scoring systems for assessing the signs of atopic dermatitis (AD) are complex and difficult to interpret. Severity strata are helpful to properly interpret these assessments. We sought to confirm previously reported strata for Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI), Scoring AD (SCORAD) and objective component of SCORAD (oSCORAD) and develop strata for the modified EASI (mEASI), Atopic Dermatitis Severity Index (ADSI) and body surface (BSA) for use in adults with AD. METHODS: Skin-examination was performed in 673 adolescents and adults (age ≥13 years) with diagnosed AD in a dermatology practice setting...
May 9, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466423/chronic-pruritus-current-and-emerging-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Manuel P Pereira, Sonja Ständer
Chronic pruritus remains a central societal issue because of its high occurrence and the substantial decrease in quality of life it may cause to affected individuals. Not only dermatological conditions, but also systemic, neurological, or psychiatric diseases may lead to chronic pruritus. Additionally, various underlying conditions may coexist or the cause may be unknown. Due to its heterogeneity, the therapeutic approach is complex and remains a challenge for the clinician. Basic measures such as emollients to avoid xerosis and treatment of the underlying disease should be initiated regardless of the duration of the symptom...
June 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464435/management-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-related-cutaneous-and-gastrointestinal-toxicities
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REVIEW
Derrick Chen-Wee Aw, Eng Huat Tan, Tan Min Chin, Hong Liang Lim, Haur Yueh Lee, Ross A Soo
Patients with advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer with sensitizing epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations using EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as erlotinib, gefitinib and afatinib as first-line treatment had better progression-free survival, overall response rate and quality of life than those on chemotherapy. Although EGFR TKIs are commonly associated with skin-related (rash, xerosis and paronychia) and gastrointestinal-related (diarrhea and stomatitis) adverse events (AEs), these effects are usually mild...
May 2, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436313/longitudinal-thumbnail-fissures-due-to-erlotinib-therapy-for-lung-cancer
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Constantin A Dasanu, Juliana A Argote, Scott M Lippman, Steven C Plaxe
While therapy with epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors leads to meaningful clinical responses in several tumor types, it has also been linked with perplexing toxic effects. Skin effects of these agents such as generalized papulo-pustular rash, trichomegaly, fingertip fissures, xerosis, pruritus and paronichias are now well characterized. Though uncommon, nail atrophic changes have also been described in subjects treated with these classes of agents. We describe herein unusual longitudinal thumbnail fissures caused by erlotinib therapy for metastatic lung cancer...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403910/topical-application-of-jaungo-in-atopic-dermatitis-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Younghee Yun, Youme Ko, Jin-Hyang Ahn, Bo-Hyoung Jang, Kyuseok Kim, Seong-Gyu Ko, Inhwa Choi
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common pruritic inflammatory skin disease with increasing prevalence. It can manifest with many different clinical phenotypes; however, in its chronic stage, hyperpigmentation, excoriation, lichenification, and dryness are the main symptoms. Jaungo comprises two herbs, Lithospermi radix and Angelica gigantis radix, and three carrier oils, and is an approved herbal ointment for xerosis cutis in Korea. In past studies, we demonstrated that Jaungo had anti-inflammatory and antiallergic activity in in vitro and in vivo AD models; however, there are few relevant randomized controlled clinical trials on Jaungo in AD...
April 12, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400639/association-of-dermatoses-with-duration-and-quantum-of-alcohol-intake-a-comparative-cross-sectional-study
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Yugal Kishor Sharma, Pankaj Shukla, Roopa Nayak, Preeti Kothari, Aayush Gupta
BACKGROUND: Chronic alcohol intake impacts skin directly, through organ dysfunction or by modifying preexisting dermatoses. However, dermatoses afflicting chronic alcoholics figure in a few studies only. AIM: This study aims to correlate the spectrum of dermatoses in chronic alcoholics with the quantum/duration of alcohol intake and raised liver transaminases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult males, totaling 196, ascertained to fulfill the Royal College of Psychiatry criteria for chronic alcoholism by the de-addiction center and referred for dermatological consult were enrolled as cases, and similar number of age-/sex-matched teetotallers, as controls...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392643/rosacea-subtypes-visually-and-optically-distinct-when-viewed-with-parallel-polarized-imaging-technique
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In Hyuk Kwon, Jae Eun Choi, Soo Hong Seo, Young Chul Kye, Hyo Hyun Ahn
BACKGROUND: Parallel-polarized light (PPL) photography evaluates skin characteristics by analyzing light reflections from the skin surface. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the significance of quantitative analysis of PPL images in rosacea patients, and to provide a new objective evaluation method for use in clinical research and practice. METHODS: A total of 49 rosacea patients were enrolled. PPL images using green and white light emitting diodes (LEDs) were taken of the lesion and an adjacent normal area...
April 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371078/efficacy-of-an-emollient-containing-diethylene-glycol-dilinoleic-acid-copolymer-for-the-treatment-of-dry-skin-and-pruritus-in-patients-with-senile-xerosis
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Runa Izumi, Osamu Negi, Tamie Suzuki, Mitsutoshi Tominaga, Atsuko Kamo, Yasushi Suga, Shoko Matsukuma, Kenji Takamori
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pruritus frequently reduces quality of life (QOL) in patients with senile xerosis. This study investigated the moisturizing and antipruritic effects of a topical emollient containing a diethylene glycol/dilinoleic acid copolymer (D/DC) in patients with pruritic senile xerosis. METHODS: This single-blind study involved 50 subjects, aged 50-75 years. Patients were randomized to self-applied treatment of the lower legs with 10% (n = 20) or 20% (n = 20) D/DC-containing cream, white petrolatum (n = 5), or no treatment (n = 5) thrice daily for four weeks...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295859/adverse-effects-of-isotretinoin-a-large-retrospective-review
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Piotr Brzezinski, Katarzyna Borowska, Anca Chiriac, Janusz Smigielski
Acne is a very common and disfiguring disease that affects mostly adolescents and, to some extent, adults. The objective of our study was to estimate the adverse effects after isotretinoin by treatment of 3,525 patients due to acne vulgaris in a 5-year observation. Retrospective, comparative study was carried out in Poland and Romania from January 2012 to August 2016. Inclusion criteria into this study were moderate, severe, and nodulocystic inflammatory acne vulgaris. Exclusion criteria were mild acne, pregnant, and lactating women...
March 14, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291206/-potential-for-use-of-hydroxypropyl-guar-in-tear-substitute-therapy
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V V Brzhesky, S Yu Golubev
Of the large number of polymers used in artificial tear formulations, natural polysaccharides - hydroxypropyl guar, sodium hyaluronate, chondroitin sulfate, dextran, etc., are gaining more and more popularity. Hydroxypropyl guar stands out through its ability to form a long-lasting structured matrix adhered to the damaged ocular surface and ensuring good wettability of the latter and regeneration of epithelial cells. At that, the viscosity of hydroxypropyl guar increases with increasing tear pH (which, in turn, correlates with the severity of xerosis) and further prolongs the moisturizing effect...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290623/sequential-monitoring-of-pigmented-lesions-during-dabrafenib-treatment-a-prospective-study-and-a-literature-overview
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Emi Dika, Martina Lambertini, Pier A Fanti, Bianca M Piraccini, Carlotta Gurioli, Giulia M Ravaioli, Marco A Chessa, Alessandro Traniello Gradassi, Barbara Melotti, Francesca Sperandi, Annalisa Patrizi
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapies in melanoma have shown clinical benefit in incrementing the overall survival of metastatic patients. However, cutaneous adverse events have been frequently associated with these drugs. METHODS: We report our experience in the management of patients treated with dabrafenib for metastatic melanoma, focusing on the monitoring of pigmented lesions. Dermatologic evaluation was performed during the first visit, at the start of each treatment and subsequently after every four weeks...
March 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264610/corynebacterium-species-causing-breast-abscesses-among-patients-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-chennai-south-india
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Indira Poojary, Ann Kurian, Jayalekshmi V A, Debora Devapriya J, Thirunarayan M A
BACKGROUND: Corynebacterium species other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae were mostly considered contaminants in the past, but there are reports of their association with wide variety of human infections lately. In this study, we look into Corynebacterium species isolated from breast abscess patients and assess their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and treatment outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pus samples from suspected breast abscess cases were examined from October 2014 to September 2015...
July 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217465/cutaneous-manifestations-in-disorders-of-hepatobiliary-system
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Shashi K Godara, Devinder M Thappa, Biju Pottakkatt, Abdoul Hamide, Jagadisan Barath, Malathi Munisamy, Minu J Chiramel
BACKGROUND: Hepatobiliary diseases are associated with various mucocutaneous changes that are directly and indirectly associated with these diseases. There is a dearth of studies from India dealing with cutaneous manifestations in liver disorders. AIM: This study was conducted to know the spectrum of cutaneous changes and their correlation with liver function tests in patients with disorders of hepatobiliary system. METHODS: This was a descriptive study conducted among in patients and outpatients with primary hepatobiliary disorders at a tertiary care center in South India...
January 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216727/high-altitude-dermatology
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Lt Col G K Singh
Approximately, 140 million people worldwide live permanently at high altitudes (HAs) and approximately another 40 million people travel to HA area (HAA) every year for reasons of occupation, sports or recreation. In India, whole of Ladakh region, part of Northwest Kashmir, Northern part of Sikkim and Tenga valley of Arunachal are considered inhabited areas of HAA. The low quantity of oxygen, high exposure of ultraviolet (UV) light, very low humidity, extreme subzero temperature in winter, high wind velocity, make this region difficult for lowlanders as well as for tourists...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
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