AAD: Isotretinoin Exposure for Acne Not Linked to Depression Risk

FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- For patients with acne, exposure to isotretinoin is not associated with an increased risk for being diagnosed with depression, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, held...
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This study aimed to determine the contribution of children and young people (CYP) to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Yellow Card Scheme (YCS), and to develop age appropriate information with CYP through focus groups to help aid future reporting by this cohort.MethodsReports for suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in patients  
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(University of California - Riverside) Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide, a study recommends.
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AbstractAcne vulgaris is the most common skin disease treated by dermatologists. It can be severe and result in permanent scars. Isotretinoin is the most effective treatment for acne and has the potential for long-term clearance. Prescribing and monitoring protocols can vary widely among prescribers. Recent studies, reports, and consensus statements help shed light on optimizing the use of isotretinoin for acne. A recent literature review is summarized in this article to help the practitioner optimize isotretinoin use for acne. The article outlines the advantages and disadvantages of standard, high-dose, and low-dose isotr...
Source: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Dermatologists are aware of psychological suffering among acne patients yet extant literature regarding their relationship yields inconsistencies. Results of a meta-analysis showed a significant association of acne vulgaris with depression and anxiety. Patients should have access to effective acne treatment and clinicians may consider incorporating psychiatric screening or referral systems.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundHidradenitis suppurativa (HS), also known as acne inversa, is a recurring, painful, chronic, and sometimes disfiguring inflammatory skin disease.ObjectivesOur objective was to report the baseline clinical characteristics, natural history, and associated outcomes of patients with HS from the ongoing, prospective, non-interventional UNITE registry that is collecting data regarding the natural history and associated outcomes of HS.MethodsPatients with inflammatory HS lesions were enrolled, including adolescents (aged 12 to
Source: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Today I'd like to share a collection of funny quotes. Why? Because of the simple power of taking a laugh break. A laugh break is just 5-15 minutes when you watch, read or listen to something that makes you laugh. Like: One or a couple of Youtube-videos. Half an episode that one sit-com that makes you laugh the most. A comic strip on paper on online. An episode of a podcast or your favorite radio show. Or simply hanging out for a while with your funniest co-worker, friend or family member. But why take a laugh break? Because it’s – in my experience – one of the most reliable and quick-acting ways to rel...
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Vol. 13, No. 2 • February 2020 Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the February 2020 issue of The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. We begin the issue with original research from Hosney Ahmed et al, titled, “Influential Factors of Depression in Patients with Moderate and Severe Acne.” Here, the authors assessed whether serum levels of […]
Source: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Current Issue Editorial Message Source Type: research
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2020;13(2)13–16 by Sherine Hosny Ahmed, MD; Amira Ahmed El-Kelish, MSc; Neveen Abdel Hafeez, MD; and Shewikare Taweek El-Bakry, MD All authors are with the Faculty of Medicine, Benha University in Benha, Egypt. FUNDING: No funding was provided for this study. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the […]
Source: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Acne Current Issue Depression Original Research BDI folic acid GAGS vitamin B12 Source Type: research
Kupfer J Abstract The link between acne and psychiatric morbidities has been demonstrated in many studies; however, large scale studies aiming to reveal the psychosocial impact of acne are rare. The aim of this study was to assess the psychological burden of adult acne patients. This analysis was based on a multicenter study including 213 acne patients and 213 controls from 13 European countries. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Dermatology Life Quality Index, and EuroQol 5 dimensions 3 levels scores of the patients with acne were analyzed. Patients with acne (n = 213) had higher HA...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We found lack of evidence to address our review question: for most of our interventions of interest, we found no eligible studies. The neurokinin 1 receptor (NK1R) antagonist serlopitant was the only intervention that we could assess. One study provided low-certainty evidence suggesting that serlopitant may reduce pruritus intensity when compared with placebo. We are uncertain of the effects of serlopitant on other outcomes, as certainty of the evidence is very low. More studies with larger sample sizes, focused on patients with CPUO, are needed. Healthcare professionals, patients, and other stakeholders may h...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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