Tag: acne

Systemic antibiotics are commonly used in the treatment of acne. However, the impact of their use on the complete bacterial microbiome of skin has not been well studied. In this small cohort study, investigators assessed skin samples from 4 women who were prescribed minocycline across 12 weeks in order...
1. Using the Physician Global Assessment (PGA), patients with acne or psoriasis recorded significant improvement in disease severity at 3-month follow-up. 2. Incorporating the PGA into billing sheets was a feasible method for seamless transition into clinical practice with an observed 100% physician compliance after follow-up. Evidence Rating Level: 2...
Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Acne is a common skin condition. It is caused by inflammation of the hair follicles and oil-producing (sebaceous) glands of the skin. Hair follicles are the tiny structures that grow hair in the scalp. Sebaceous glands produce sebum. On areas where acne develops, sebaceous...
1. Women who reported a history of severe acne were more likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis.  2. A history of severe acne was independently associated with endometriosis.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)             Study Rundown: Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder defined by the presence of extrauterine...
Image: PD  1. Dermatitis, melanoma, nonmelanoma skin cancer, viral skin disease, and fungal skin disease were all adequately studied by the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews relative to their disease burden.  2. Oppositely, decubitus ulcer, psoriasis, and leprosy were over-studied, while acne vulgaris, bacterial skin disease, urticaria, pruritus, scabies, cellulitis, and...
Image: PD 1. Patients receiving 220 mg/kg or more of oral isotretinoin had a significantly decreased risk of acne relapse at 1 year after treatment completion, compared to those receiving <220 mg/kg. 2. The only adverse effect that was significantly more common in the high-dose treatment group was that of skin...