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Seul-Ki Lim, Jeong-Min Ha, Young-Ho Lee, Young Lee, Young-Joon Seo, Chang-Deok Kim, Jeung-Hoon Lee, Myung Im
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D plays an important role in the immune system, and its deficiency has been implicated in various skin diseases, including atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Acne is a common inflammatory skin disease; however, the association with vitamin D remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated vitamin D levels in patients with acne to determine the effect of vitamin D supplementation. METHODS: This study included 80 patients with acne and 80 healthy controls...
2016: PloS One
Theresa N Canavan, Edward Chen, Boni E Elewski
Acne is a very common non-infectious skin condition that is frequently treated in dermatological practices. Because acne is often chronic and may persist for years, safe and effective long-term maintenance therapy is often required. Given the increasing frequency of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the gravity of the consequences of this trend, it behooves dermatologists to maximize use of non-antimicrobial therapy when treating acne. In this review of the literature we present data regarding the efficacy and appropriate use of non-antimicrobial treatments for acne...
August 19, 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
Anna D Holmes, Martin Steinhoff
Rosacea is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disease with high prevalence world-wide. Recent research suggests that dysregulation of innate and adaptive immune pathways as well as neuro-vascular changes are present, with different degrees of importance in the various subtypes. Neither the etiology, genetics, nor pathophysiological basis of the vascular, inflammatory or fibrotic changes are well understood. The clinical spectrum comprises a huge variability from erythema (vasodilation) to papules/pustules (inflammatory infiltrate) to phymata (fibrosis, glandular hyperplasia) making it a valuable human disease model to understand the interplay between the neurovascular and immune systems as well as the progression from chronic inflammation to fibrosis in skin...
July 4, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
Shelby Hopp, Tyler L Quest, Karolyn A Wanat
The article highlights different educational and practice gaps in infectious diseases as they pertain to dermatology. These gaps include the use of antibiotics in relation to atopic dermatitis and acne vulgaris, treatment of skin and soft tissue infection, and diagnosis and treatment of onychomycosis. In addition, practice gaps related to use of imiquimod for molluscum contagiosum, risk of infections related to immunosuppressive medications and rates of vaccination, and the use of bedside diagnostics for diagnosing common infections were discussed...
July 2016: Dermatologic Clinics
Avner Shemer, Joseph Shiri, Jacob Mashiah, Renata Farhi, Aditya K Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Tyng Hwey Tan, Rachel Hallett, Paul Devakar Yesudian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Gurkirti Brar, Parbeer Grewal, Christina Korownyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
Neal Bhatia, Varsha Bhatt, Gina Martin, Radhakrishnan Pillai
Topical therapy of acne vulgaris (acne) is very common, however cutaneous tolerability can influence patient adherence, and concerns about skin irritation have lead to a number of comparative split-face studies. Advances in formulation technology have provided new fixed combinations with lower concentrations of potentially irritating ingredients without compromising efficacy. These developments now afford the opportunity to formulate fixed combinations with higher concentrations of active ingredients that may provide the greater efficacy needed in more severe disease with good tolerability...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Andrej Petrov, Vesna Pljakovska
BACKGROUND: Scars appear as a result of skin damage during the process of the skin healing. There are two types of acne scars, depending on whether there is a loss or accumulation of collagen: atrophic and hypertrophic. In 80-90% it comes to scars with loss of collagen compared to smaller number of hypertrophic scars and keloids. AIM: The aim of the study was to determine efficiency and safety of fractional carbon dioxide laser in the treatment of acne scars. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was carried out in Acibadem Sistina Clinical Hospital, Skopje at the Department of Dermatovenerology, with a total of 40 patients treated with fractional carbon dioxide laser (Lutronic eCO2)...
March 15, 2016: Open Access Maced J Med Sci
James Q Del Rosso, Nanette Silverberg, Joshua A Zeichner
Acne vulgaris (AV) is considered a straightforward diagnosis made clinically without specific diagnostic testing. However, certain disorders may simulate AV, such as multiple small epidermal cysts or deep milia, multiple osteoma cutis, multiple small adnexal neoplasms, and follicular and/or infections characterized by multiple small papules and/or pustules such as gram-positive folliculitis, gram-negative folliculitis, Malassezia folliculitis, keratosis pilaris, and flat warts. This can lead to an erroneous diagnosis and improper management...
April 2016: Dermatologic Clinics
Rania Abdel Hay, Khalid Shalaby, Hesham Zaher, Vanessa Hafez, Ching-Chi Chi, Sandra Dimitri, Ashraf F Nabhan, Alison M Layton
BACKGROUND: Acne scarring is a frequent complication of acne and resulting scars may negatively impact on an affected person's psychosocial and physical well-being. Although a wide range of interventions have been proposed, there is a lack of high-quality evidence on treatments for acne scars to better inform patients and their healthcare providers about the most effective and safe methods of managing this condition. This review aimed to examine treatments for atrophic and hypertrophic acne scars, but we have concentrated on facial atrophic scarring...
April 3, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Lisa A Zaleski-Larsen, Sabrina G Fabi, Timothy McGraw, Mark Taylor
BACKGROUND: Acne scarring can be classified into atrophic icepick, boxcar, and rolling scars in addition to keloidal and hypertrophic scars. Additionally, these scars can be erythematous, hyperpigmented, and/or hypopigmented. Each scar type has a different structural cause warranting a customized approach. Many cosmetic options exist to address these changes individually, but little literature exists about the safety and efficacy of combining such procedures and devices. METHODS: A Medline search was performed on combination treatments because it relates to facial acne scarring, and results are summarized...
May 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
C I Wootton, R P E Cartwright, P Manning, H C Williams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2014: British Journal of Dermatology
Catherine M Nguyen, John Koo, Kelly M Cordoro
Atopic dermatitis (AD) and acne vulgaris are among the most-prevalent skin diseases in children. Both have been well documented in the literature to have significant negative effects on quality of life. Herein, we discuss the results of a comprehensive literature review aimed at assessing the impact of acne and AD on self-esteem and identity. We highlight clinical tools for their assessment and offer coping strategies for patients and families. Multiple factors including relationships with parents and classmates, sports participation, and the sex of the patient contribute to the development of self-esteem and identity in individuals with AD and acne...
March 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
J R Ingram, P N Woo, S L Chua, A D Ormerod, N Desai, A C Kai, K Hood, T Burton, F Kerdel, S E Garner, V Piguet
More than 50 interventions have been used to treat hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), and so therapy decisions can be challenging. Our objective was to summarize and appraise randomized controlled trial (RCT) evidence for HS interventions in adults. Searches were conducted in Medline, Embase, CENTRAL, LILACS, five trials registers and abstracts from eight dermatology conferences until 13 August 2015. Two review authors independently assessed study eligibility, extracted data and assessed methodological quality...
May 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Timothy R Walsh, John Efthimiou, Brigitte Dréno
Topical and oral antibiotics are routinely used to treat acne. However, antibiotic resistance is increasing, with many countries reporting that more than 50% of Propionibacterium acnes strains are resistant to topical macrolides, making them less effective. We reviewed the current scientific literature to enable proposal of recommendations for antibiotic use in acne treatment. References were identified through PubMed searches for articles published from January, 1954, to March 7, 2015, using four multiword searches...
March 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Andrea L Zaenglein, Arun L Pathy, Bethanee J Schlosser, Ali Alikhan, Hilary E Baldwin, Diane S Berson, Whitney P Bowe, Emmy M Graber, Julie C Harper, Sewon Kang, Jonette E Keri, James J Leyden, Rachel V Reynolds, Nanette B Silverberg, Linda F Stein Gold, Megha M Tollefson, Jonathan S Weiss, Nancy C Dolan, Andrew A Sagan, Mackenzie Stern, Kevin M Boyer, Reva Bhushan
Acne is one of the most common disorders treated by dermatologists and other health care providers. While it most often affects adolescents, it is not uncommon in adults and can also be seen in children. This evidence-based guideline addresses important clinical questions that arise in its management. Issues from grading of acne to the topical and systemic management of the disease are reviewed. Suggestions on use are provided based on available evidence.
May 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Behrooz Barikbin, Zahra Akbari, Maryam Yousefi, Yahya Dowlati
BACKGROUND: Subcision is the mainstay of atrophic acne scar treatment but the efficacy and safety of the procedure is controversial. OBJECTIVE: To improve the efficacy of the subcision procedure, a blunt subcision blade was designed and evaluated. METHODS: Eighteen patients with bilateral atrophic acne scars considered eligible for subcision were enrolled. Before subcision, a tumescent solution was injected subdermally to anesthetize the treatment area and aid the dissection of the dermal-subcutaneous tissue...
February 15, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Hiroaki Ida
Autoinflammatory syndrome is characterized by: 1) episodes of seemingly unprovoked inflammation, 2) the absence of a high titer of autoantibodies or auto-reactive T cells, and 3) an inborn error of innate immunity. In this decade, many autoinflammatory syndromes have been reported in Japan, and so many Japanese physicians have become aware of this syndrome. Monogenic autoinflammatory syndromes present with excessive systemic inflammation including fever, rashes, arthritis, and organ-specific inflammation and are caused by defects in single genes encoding proteins that regulate innate inflammatory pathways...
October 2015: Rinsho Byori. the Japanese Journal of Clinical Pathology
M Schaller, M Sebastian, C Ress, D Seidel, M Hennig
BACKGROUND: Mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris is treated with a range of mono- and combination therapies; however, clinical evidence is still required to optimize treatment recommendations. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy, tolerability and safety of a combination of benzoyl peroxide 3% and clindamycin 1% (BPO + CLN) with azelaic acid 20% (AzA) for the topical treatment of mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris. METHOD: This was a randomized, assessor-blinded, parallel-group, multicentre study conducted in Germany...
June 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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