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Acne treatment and clinical papers

Acne is a common skin condition characterised by whiteheads (or blackheads), pimples and oily skin. It can lead to possible scarring. It is typically caused when hair follicles become inflamed and the sebaceous glands in the skin are overactive. The over production of sebum and a combination of dead skin cells and dirt can clog follicles and pores causing a break out. Acne can affect any age group but it’s more common in adolescents.

There are many ways to treat acne depending on the severity of the case. Treatments include a range of medications such as topical retinoids, antibiotics and in severe cases isotretinoin is prescribed. Research is ongoing to determine the side effects and harms caused by these drugs. Clinical trials and studies are vital to assess treatment.

The Trip Database has an extensive collection of articles on acne ranging from clinical trials, systematic reviews, clinical guidelines and case reports. These can be found via searching the site.

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41. A Review of hormone-based therapies to treat adult acne vulgaris in women Full Text available with Trip Pro

A Review of hormone-based therapies to treat adult acne vulgaris in women Hormone-based therapies including combined oral contraceptive medications and spironolactone are considered effective therapies to treat adult acne in women. Our objective is to provide a concise and comprehensive overview of the types of hormonal therapy that are available to treat acne and comment on their efficacy and safety profiles for clinical practice. A systematic search using the PubMed Database was conducted (...) and spironolactone as adjuvant and monotherapies are safe and effective to treat women with adult acne. However, appropriate clinical examinations, screening, and individual risk assessments particularly for venous thromboembolism risk must be conducted prior to initiating therapy.

2017 International journal of women's dermatology

42. Spironolactone for the treatment of acne in women, a retrospective study of 110 patients Full Text available with Trip Pro

Spironolactone for the treatment of acne in women, a retrospective study of 110 patients There is limited evidence on the safety and efficacy of spironolactone in the treatment of women with acne. Thus, for many dermatologists spironolactone remains an alternative rather than a mainstay treatment for female patients with acne.An electronic medical records search tool was used to select data from a group of women who received spironolactone to treat acne and were evaluated with the comprehensive (...) acne severity scale (CASS) before treatment and at all follow-up visits. Data points were collected for CASS scores at each follow-up visit, concurrent and previous treatments, and side effects. These data points were used to draw conclusions about the safety and efficacy of spironolactone in this patient population.There were 110 patients that met all eligibility requirements. Of these, 94 patients saw an improvement in their CASS score and 61 patients completely cleared their score to 0

2017 International journal of women's dermatology

43. Epiduo (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide) 0.3%/2.5% - acne vulgaris

Epiduo (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide) 0.3%/2.5% - acne vulgaris Epiduo® (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide) 0.3%/2.5% × Insert searchphrase to search the website Insert searchphrase to search the website > > > Epiduo® (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide) 0.3%/2.5% Conclusion Epiduo gel is approved for the treatment of acne vulgaris when comedones, several papules and pustules are present. Epiduo contains a combination of the active substances adapalene 3 mg/g (0.3%) and benzoyl peroxide 25 mg/g (2.5 (...) %) – in the following referred to as 0.3% A/BPO. Epiduo is also available in a lower strength containing adapalene 1 mg/g (0.1%) and benzoyl peroxide 25 mg/g (2.5%) – in the following referred to as 0.1% A/BPO. A statistically significant increase in efficacy has been observed in treatment with 0.3% A/BPO of patients with moderate to severe acne compared to inactive vehicle measured by improvement of acne and change in the number of inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions. After 12 weeks’ treatment with 0.3

2017 Danish Pharmacotherapy Reviews

44. Interventions for acne vulgaris: a mixed treatment network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Interventions for acne vulgaris: a mixed treatment network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web

2017 PROSPERO

45. A systematic review of acne clinical practice guidelines published between September 2013 and December 2016

A systematic review of acne clinical practice guidelines published between September 2013 and December 2016 Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation

2017 PROSPERO

49. Complementary and alternative therapies for acne vulgaris: a systematic review

Complementary and alternative therapies for acne vulgaris: a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing and effect

2017 PROSPERO

50. Oral spironolactone for acne vulgaris in adult females

Oral spironolactone for acne vulgaris in adult females Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing and effect measures Timing

2017 PROSPERO

51. The age-old problem of acne Full Text available with Trip Pro

The age-old problem of acne Acne vulgaris is one of the top three most commonly encountered dermatological problems worldwide in both primary and secondary care. Acne diagnosis and treatment date back to ancient Greek and Egyptian times. This article explores acne through the ages and discusses past theories on etiology and treatment with particular focus on the discovery of retinoids and their impact on women's health.

2016 International journal of women's dermatology

52. Light therapies for acne. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Light therapies for acne. Acne vulgaris is a very common skin problem that presents with blackheads, whiteheads, and inflamed spots. It frequently results in physical scarring and may cause psychological distress. The use of oral and topical treatments can be limited in some people due to ineffectiveness, inconvenience, poor tolerability or side-effects. Some studies have suggested promising results for light therapies.To explore the effects of light treatment of different wavelengths (...) these searches in July 2016 but these results have not yet been incorporated into the review.We included RCTs of light for treatment of acne vulgaris, regardless of language or publication status.We used standard methodological procedures expected by Cochrane.We included 71 studies, randomising a total of 4211 participants.Most studies were small (median 31 participants) and included participants with mild to moderate acne of both sexes and with a mean age of 20 to 30 years. Light interventions differed

2016 Cochrane

53. Interventions for acne scars. (Abstract)

Interventions for acne scars. 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.To assess the effects of interventions for treating acne scars.We searched the following databases up to November 2015: the Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in the Cochrane Library (2015, Issue 10), MEDLINE (from 1946), EMBASE (from 1974), and LILACS (from 1982). We also searched five trials registers, and checked the reference lists of included studies

2016 Cochrane

54. Certain Dairy Products Can Negatively Affect Acne Severity in Young Adult Korean and Malaysian Populations

Certain Dairy Products Can Negatively Affect Acne Severity in Young Adult Korean and Malaysian Populations "Certain Dairy Products Can Negatively Affect Acne Severity in Young Ad" by Velika Lotwala < > > > > > Title Author Date of Graduation Summer 8-13-2016 Degree Type Capstone Project Degree Name Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies First Advisor Saje Davis-Risen, PA-C, MS Second Advisor Annjanette Sommers, PA-C, MS Rights . Abstract Background: Acne vulgaris is a widespread (...) and complex skin condition affecting mainly young adults in developed nations. The correlation between diet and acne has long been debated. Some medical providers routinely advised acne prone patients to refrain from eating excessive sugar and certain foods such as French fries or chocolate however other medical providers dismissed this idea as myth. Recent studies have demonstrated a relationship between certain dairy products and acne severity, particularly in young adult populations. Furthermore

2016 Pacific University EBM Capstone Project

55. Drug-induced hidradenitis suppurativa / acne inversa: a systematic review of case reports with insights into pathogenesis of disease

Drug-induced hidradenitis suppurativa / acne inversa: a systematic review of case reports with insights into pathogenesis of disease Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne

2016 PROSPERO

56. Oral isotretinoin for acne vulgaris: a systematic review of treatment efficacy and adverse events

Oral isotretinoin for acne vulgaris: a systematic review of treatment efficacy and adverse events Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address

2016 PROSPERO

57. A systematic review and critical evaluation of reported pathogenic sequence variants in hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa using ACMG standards and guidelines

A systematic review and critical evaluation of reported pathogenic sequence variants in hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa using ACMG standards and guidelines Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr

2016 PROSPERO

58. Systematic review and qualitative synthesis of people's experiences of acne vulgaris and its related treatments

Systematic review and qualitative synthesis of people's experiences of acne vulgaris and its related treatments Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence

2016 PROSPERO

59. External application of herbal medicines for acne vulgaris: a systematic review and meta-analysis

External application of herbal medicines for acne vulgaris: a systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address

2016 PROSPERO

60. Topical antibiotics for acne [Cochrane Protocol]

Topical antibiotics for acne [Cochrane Protocol] Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing and effect measures Timing and effect

2016 PROSPERO