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Seeing the Light: Dermatologists Weigh In on Light Therapy for Acne

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With minimal adverse effects, light therapy has become an alternative treatment in women of childbearing age who cannot use systemic retinoids due to teratogenic effects.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Long-Term Adalimumab Safe, Effective for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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The investigators sought to evaluate the response to and tolerability of long-term adalimumab use in patients with HS.

Combination YAG Laser Therapy Provides Effective, Sustained Acne Treatment

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After a mean 22.7 months of follow-up, participants showed an 81% reduction in acne lesions, with 60% of participants having 90% or greater reduction.

Azelaic Acid Foam Is a Safe, Effective Treatment for Facial Acne

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The researchers determined efficacy based on the change in facial investigator global assessment and changes in total, inflammatory, and noninflammatory lesion counts between baseline and week 16.

Spironolactone as Effective as Oral Tetracycline Antibiotics for Acne in Women

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The study included women with acne who were started on either spironolactone (n=6684) or an oral tetracycline-class antibiotic (n=31,614) between 2010 and 2016.

Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa With SAPHO Syndrome: A Case Review

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The male patient presented in 2009 with a "3-year history of multiple interconnecting comedones in the axilla and inguinal regions, as well as scarring from previous lesions."

5-Aminolevulinic Acid 5% Thermosetting Gel Photodynamic Therapy Effective, Tolerable for Inflammatory Acne

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The investigators sought to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of red-light (630 nm) PDT with a new 5-aminolevulinic acid "low-dose" topical gel formulation (5%) for the treatment of patients with inflammatory mild to moderate acne vulgaris.

Adalimumab Reduces Skin Pain in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Outcomes were examined in 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group clinical trials: PIONEER I (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01468207) and PIONEER II (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01468233).

Strong Link Observed Between Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Crohn Disease

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Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa are at an increased risk for the development of Crohn disease.

Hormonal Anti-Androgen Therapy Good Alternative to Systemic Antibiotics in Acne

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Although HAAT is not typically used as a first-line systemic therapy in women with acne, HAAT usage is linked to shorter cumulative antibiotic duration.

Benzoyl Peroxide for Acne More Likely to Stain Cotton/Linen vs Synthetic Fabrics

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The investigators selected 6 different black fabrics for analysis: 100% polyester fleece (100% polyester), 100% cotton, 75% nylon/25% spandex, 100% rayon, and 55% linen/45% rayon.

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