Blood Test for Patients on Acne Medication Deemed Unnecessary

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FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 -- Certain eating habits, high levels of stress and exposure to pollution are among the greatest factors associated with acne, researchers say. They studied links to acne in more than 6,700 people from six countries in Europe...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Authors: Sheriff T, Lin MJ, Dubin D, Khorasani H Abstract Cannabis is increasingly being used world-wide to treat a variety of dermatological conditions. Medicinal cannabis is currently legalized in Canada, 31 states in America and 19 countries in Europe. The authors reviewed the literature on the pharmacology and use of cannabinoids in treating a variety of skin conditions including acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, skin cancer, pruritus, and pain. Cannabinoids have demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, anti-ageing, and antimalignancy properties by various mechanisms including interacting with the newly ...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Conclusion: A masculine second to fourth digit ratio in female patients could anticipate acne vulgaris development, its duration and severity. Moreover, this ratio is associated with an upregulation of cutaneous androgen receptors. Taken together, second to fourth digit ratio could help in designing plans for treatment of acne vulgaris.
Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study results showed the relationship between the DER and acne vulgaris. The ignorance of this relationship while evaluating patients with acne may result in anxiety and depression symptoms and impairment in the QoL in the future. Hence, psychopathologies should be considered in acne treatment and patients should gain the ability of regulating their emotions through appropriate therapeutic approaches.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe prevalence of heterozygousCYP21A2 mutation detected in patients with acne, hirsutism, or both was significantly higher than in the general population. Whether the heterozygous mutation ofCYP21A2 is the cause of clinical symptoms needs further assessment.
Source: Endocrine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractAcne is a chronic skin disease of the pilosebaceous unit resulting fromPropionibacterium acnes(P. acnes), a commensal microorganism. Although numerous therapies are available for acne, there is still a need for the development of effective therapies. Erythroid differentiation regulator 1 (Erdr1) has been suggested to be beneficial during inflammatory skin diseases. In the current study, we first showed that Erdr1 expression level was lower in inflammatory acne skin compared to the normal skin, suggesting that Erdr1 was negatively regulated in acne skin. To evaluate the effect of Erdr1 further, Erdr1 was injected su...
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 October 2019Source: Reproductive ToxicologyAuthor(s): Katerine S. Saili, Todor Antonijevic, Todd J. Zurlinden, Imran Shah, Chad Deisenroth, Thomas B. KnudsenAbstractEndoderm gives rise to the gut tube in the early embryo. We differentiated human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to embryonic endoderm to identify a tipping point at which the developing system did not recover from perturbations caused by exposure to all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA). Differentiating iPSC-derived endoderm exposed to five concentrations of ATRA between 0.001 and 10 µM at 6 h, 96 h, or...
Source: Reproductive Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
Condition:   Acne Vulgaris Intervention:   Drug: Anti-Acne Preparations for Topical Use Sponsor:   Sukma Skin Treatment Not yet recruiting
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Trifarotene cream 0.005% (Aklief), approved for patients aged 9 years or older, is the first topical treatment specifically studied and proven to treat acne vulgaris on both the face and trunk.FDA Approvals
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news
Updated Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
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