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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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61. 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

62. 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

63. 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

64. Low glycemic load or index diet in association with acne vulgaris: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Low glycemic load or index diet in association with 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

2016 PROSPERO

65. Exploration of social and psychological difficulties related to acne by the general practitioner: a systematic review

Exploration of social and psychological difficulties related to acne by the general practitioner: 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

2016 PROSPERO

66. Management of acne

Management of acne Guidelines CMAJ ©2015 8872147 Canada Inc. or its licensors CMAJ 1 CME A cne is one of the most burdensome dis­ eases globally. 1,2 Its prevalence among those aged 12 to 24 years is estimated to be 85%, although it can persist beyond young adulthood despite treatment. 3–5 Acne can adversely affect quality of life 6–13 and may lead to emotional distress and physical scarring. 14,15 The clinical presentation of acne (Figure 1) varies from primarily comedonal to mixed comedonal (...) and inflammatory acne. 16 Since the last Canadian acne guideline was published in 2000, 17 evidence for multiple addi­ tional treatments has been published. Thus, there was an unmet need for an updated, systematic­ ally developed, evidence­ based Canadian acne clinical practice guideline. This guideline pro­ vides recommendations adapted to the Canadian health care system to assist Canadian health care providers in the diagnosis of acne vulgaris, including investigations where appropriate; it also provides

2015 CPG Infobase

67. Complementary therapies for acne: do they hit the spot?

Complementary therapies for acne: do they hit the spot? Complementary therapies for acne: do they hit the spot? - Evidently Cochrane Search and hit Go By February 6, 2015 // What a misery acne can be and few teens escape it completely. It can last well into adulthood too. There are many treatments available, both over-the-counter and on prescription. Many people look to alternatives to medical treatment, such as herbal preparations and changes to their diet. Are they any good? A team from set (...) out to find out. Their brought together the best available evidence from randomised controlled trials on complementary therapies for acne. There are 35 trials (over 3000 people) looking at herbal medicine, acupuncture, wet cupping, diet, purified bee venom, and tea tree oil. Here’s what they found: Low- versus high-glycaemic load diets were compared. There was no clear evidence of a difference between groups in the number of non-inflammatory lesions after 12 weeks (2 studies combined). The low

2015 Evidently Cochrane

68. Complementary therapies for acne vulgaris. (PubMed)

Complementary therapies for acne vulgaris. Acne is a chronic skin disease characterised by inflamed spots and blackheads on the face, neck, back, and chest. Cysts and scarring can also occur, especially in more severe disease. People with acne often turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, and dietary modifications, because of their concerns about the adverse effects of conventional medicines. However, evidence for CAM therapies has not been (...) systematically assessed.To assess the effects and safety of any complementary therapies in people with acne vulgaris.We searched the following databases from inception up to 22 January 2014: the Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2014,Issue 1), MEDLINE (from 1946), Embase (from 1974), PsycINFO (from 1806), AMED (from 1985), CINAHL (from 1981), Scopus (from 1966), and a number of other databases listed in the Methods section of the review

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2015 Cochrane

69. Antihistamine: A Useful Medication with Minimal Adverse Drug Reactions to Improve Acne Symptoms and Reduce Sebum Production

Antihistamine: A Useful Medication with Minimal Adverse Drug Reactions to Improve Acne Symptoms and Reduce Sebum Production "Antihistamine: A Useful Medication with Minimal Adverse Drug Reactions" by Lorraine Wang < > > > > > Title Author Date of Graduation Summer 8-8-2015 Degree Type Capstone Project Degree Name Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies First Advisor David Keene PA-C Rights . Abstract Background: Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease that affects not only teenagers (...) but also the general population. Although acne is not physically disabling, its psychological impact can be striking, contributing to low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. As a result, there is a significant demand for effective acne therapies. Antihistamine is a widely used medication to treat several allergic skin conditions and yet it also has been found to decrease complications of acne and improve acne symptoms. For the severe cystic acne vulgaris, oral retinoids such as isotretinoin

2015 Pacific University EBM Capstone Project

70. The Effects of a Low Glycemic Load Diet on Acne Vulgaris in Adolescents and Young Adults

The Effects of a Low Glycemic Load Diet on Acne Vulgaris in Adolescents and Young Adults "The Effects of a Low Glycemic Load Diet on Acne Vulgaris in Adolescent" by Andrew White < > > > > > Title Author Date of Graduation Summer 8-8-2015 Degree Type Capstone Project Degree Name Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies First Advisor Mark Pedemonte, MD Second Advisor Annjanette Sommers, PA-C, MS Rights . Abstract Background: Acne vulgaris is a common disease amongst adolescents in Western (...) societies. It is an interesting problem because, while it is very common among this particular population, it is very rare in non-Westernized societies. This observation has lead to recent exploration of what factors in Western society may, at least in part, be responsible for this. Recently there have been several epidemiological studies linking certain foods to acne. Of the foods showing a positive correlation, high glycemic load foods have been the most extensively studied. There have been a number

2015 Pacific University EBM Capstone Project

71. The effect of psychosocial and educational interventions in patients with acne vulgaris: a systematic review

The effect of psychosocial and educational interventions in patients with 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

2015 PROSPERO

72. Systematic review of acupuncture for acne vulgaris

Systematic review of acupuncture for acne vulgaris 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

2015 PROSPERO

73. Topical benzoyl peroxide for acne [Cochrane Protocol]

Topical benzoyl peroxide 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

2015 PROSPERO

74. Topical azelaic acid, salicylic acid, nicotinamide, and sulphur for acne [Cochrane Protocol]

Topical azelaic acid, salicylic acid, nicotinamide, and sulphur 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

2015 PROSPERO

75. Clinical and sebumetric evaluation of topical emulsions in the treatment of acne vulgaris. (PubMed)

Clinical and sebumetric evaluation of topical emulsions in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Numerous plant products described in the scientific literature show distinct activities on the skin, such as moisturizing, antioxidant, sunscreen, anti-acne and depigmentation.The main objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of emulsion formulations containing plant extracts (Hippophae rhamnoides and Cassia fistula) and placebo (without plant extracts) on acne patients.A single-blind (...) , randomized, placebo-controlled, split-face study was designed. Two groups of 25 patients each (aged 18-37 years) with grade I and grade II acne vulgaris received active formulations on the left side of their cheeks and placebo on the right side of their cheeks twice daily for 12 weeks. Prior to the study, signed consent was obtained from each patient. The anti-bacterial activity of the extracts and formulations was tested in vitro. The skin sebum contents of patients were evaluated by the sebumeter(®

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2014 Postepy dermatologii i alergologii Controlled trial quality: uncertain

76. The effect of Isotretinoin on depressed mood and suicidal ideation in patients with severe acne: an updated systematic review

The effect of Isotretinoin on depressed mood and suicidal ideation in patients with severe acne: an updated 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

2014 PROSPERO

77. Methyl aminolevulinate (Visonac) photodynamic therapy for acne vulgaris

Methyl aminolevulinate (Visonac) photodynamic therapy for acne vulgaris Methyl aminolevulinate (Visonac) photodynamic therapy for acne vulgaris Methyl aminolevulinate (Visonac) photodynamic therapy for acne vulgaris NIHR HSC Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation NIHR HSC. Methyl aminolevulinate (Visonac) photodynamic therapy (...) for acne vulgaris. Birmingham: NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre (NIHR HSC). Horizon Scanning Review. 2013 Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Acne Vulgaris; Aminolevulinic Acids; Photochemotherapy Language Published English Country of organisation England English summary An English language summary is available. Address for correspondence The NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre, Department of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, School of Health&Population

2013 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

78. Acne vulgaris. (PubMed)

Acne vulgaris. Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous unit resulting from androgen-induced increased sebum production, altered keratinisation, inflammation, and bacterial colonisation of hair follicles on the face, neck, chest, and back by Propionibacterium acnes. Although early colonisation with P acnes and family history might have important roles in the disease, exactly what triggers acne and how treatment affects the course of the disease remain unclear. Other factors (...) such as diet have been implicated, but not proven. Facial scarring due to acne affects up to 20% of teenagers. Acne can persist into adulthood, with detrimental effects on self-esteem. There is no ideal treatment for acne, although a suitable regimen for reducing lesions can be found for most patients. Good quality evidence on comparative effectiveness of common topical and systemic acne therapies is scarce. Topical therapies including benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics when used in combination

2011 Lancet

79. Meta-analysis comparing efficacy of benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide with salicylic acid, and combination benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin in acne

Meta-analysis comparing efficacy of benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide with salicylic acid, and combination benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin in acne Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2010 DARE.

80. Acne best practice management

Acne best practice management RACGP - Acne – best practice management Search the RACGP website Latest issue December 2017 Vol 46(12) 881-960 Articles in the December issue discuss various health issues affecting school-aged children, including acne, eczema and growth disorders. Australian Family Physician Joint pain September 2010 / / / / Clinical Acne Best practice management Pages 656-660 David Cook George Krassas Tom Huang Background Acne vulgaris can have a substantial impact on a patient’s (...) quality of life; there can be significant psychosocial consequences and it can leave permanent physical scarring. Early and effective acne treatment is important. Objective/s To describe the outcome of an accredited clinical audit investigating general practitioner management of acne vulgaris and to provide an outline of current ‘best practice’ acne management. Discussion The audit was conducted over two cycles with GPs receiving educational material between cycles. Eighty-five GPs contributed data

2010 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners