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The association between stress and acne among female medical students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

DOI: CCID.S148499  PMCID: PMC5722010  PMID: 29255370   Although there is widespread acceptance of a relationship between stress and acne, not many studies have been performed to assess this relationship. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between stress and acne severity.A cross-sectional study was conducted among 144 6th year female …

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[Drug therapy of acne inversa].

DOI: s00105-017-4094-1  PMID: 29234829   Acne inversa is a chronic inflammatory destructive skin disease that affects about 1% of the population. The therapy should be personalized and consists of surgical and conservative procedures. Antibiotics are administered either topically or systemically. Combination therapy with clindamycin and rifampicin for 10-12 weeks can be very effective. Furthermore, …

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Long-term administration of oral macrolides for acne treatment increases macrolide-resistant Propionibacterium acnes.

DOI: 1346-8138.14178  PMID: 29235673   Macrolide-resistant Propionibacterium acnes are frequently isolated from patients with acne vulgaris, and the most resistant isolates (>90% resistance) have the 23S rRNA mutation. An increase in resistant P. acnes with this mutation is thought to be caused by the inappropriate use of antimicrobials. Therefore, we studied the mutation …

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Calcifying Acne: An Unusual Extraoral Radiographic Finding.

DOI: 3514936  PMCID: PMC5688257  PMID: 29230330   Calcinosis cutis is a condition of accumulation of calcium salts within the dermis leading to the formation of a calcified mass. This complication has been reported in acne vulgaris and other systemic metabolic disorders. This paper presents a rare case of calcinosis cutis in a 14-year-old …

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Microneedling combined with platelet-rich plasma or trichloroacetic acid peeling for management of acne scarring: A split-face clinical and histologic comparison.

DOI: jocd.12459  PMID: 29226630   Minimally invasive procedures provide effective, safe, relatively long-lasting, and natural results without large damage to the skin. A combination treatment is considered an approach that includes at least 2 different and unrelated modalities.This study aims to evaluate the use and effectiveness of some combined minimally invasive procedures …

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Examining the potential preventative effects of minocycline prescribed for acne on the incidence of severe mental illnesses: A historical cohort study.

DOI: 0269881117743483  PMID: 29215319   Animal studies suggest that the antibiotic and microglial activation inhibitor, minocycline, is likely to have a protective effect against the emergence of psychosis but evidence from human studies is lacking. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of exposure to minocycline during adolescence on …

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Immunohistochemical Expression of Cyclo-oxygenase 2 and Liver X Receptor-α in Acne Vulgaris.

DOI: 28754.10577  PMCID: PMC5713839  PMID: 29207817   Acne Vulgaris (AV) is a common inflammatory disease of pilosebaceous units. Liver X Receptor-α (LXR-α) is a ligand activated transcription factor. It controls transcription of genes involved in lipid and fatty acid synthesis. Cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX2) is a rate limiting enzyme in prostaglandin synthesis. It plays …

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A cross-sectional study of clinical factors associated with acne facial scarring in patients with active acne.

DOI: jdv.14726  PMID: 29194788   Scarring may occur in 45% to 55% of acne patients, it may produce significant psychopathology, and it is challenging to treat.1,2,3 Identifying factors associated with acne scars may assist in their prevention strategy. We conducted a cross-sectional study to investigate clinical factors associated with acne facial scarring …

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Acne across Europe: an online survey on perceptions and management of acne.

DOI: jdv.14719  PMID: 29194802   Acne is common among young people.To describe the burden, management and sources of advice, of acne in a representative sample of young people in Europe.This cross-sectional survey was conducted in a representative sample of individuals aged 15-24 years from Belgium, Czech and Slovak Republics, France, Italy, Poland …

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