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The Role of Psychological Stress in Acne: Insights for Improved Outcomes


While researchers have not pinpointed the exact mechanism of how stress affects the skin, one theory posits that it acts as a signal exchange with the endocrine, nervous, and immune systems.

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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Acne Scars Reduced, Prevented With Topical Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide


Additional studies are warranted, particularly among those with severe acne, confirm these results and evaluate the best treatment regimen for further reducing atrophic acne scars.

Combination Therapy for Acne May Be Good Alternative to Isotretinoin


On subject questionnaire, 83.2% participants reported being "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with study treatment, and 90.2% subjects reported moderate symptomatic improvement.

Sarecycline Safe, Effective for Treatment of Acne Vulgaris


Although this study is limited by its small sample size, the evidence suggests that oral sarecycline 1.5 mg/kg administered once daily may be a viable treatment option for moderate to severe acne.

Assessment of Quality of Life in Acne a Key Component to Disease Management


An association between impaired QoL in patients with acne and significant psychological problems was consistently noted.

Psychiatric, Somatic Comorbidities Common in Hidradenitis Suppurativa


Among the somatic comorbidities evaluated were acne, type 1 diabetes, Down syndrome, hypertension, inflammatory bowel diseases, inflammatory joint diseases, metabolic syndrome, obesity, pilonidal sinus, and thyroid disorders.

Warning Patients About Medication Cost May Help Improve Acne Treatment Adherence


Physician-level interventions designed to improve primary adherence with acne medications may have an impact on nonadherence with expensive medications.

Superficial Chemical Peels Generally Safe in Darker Skin Types


The investigators sought to determine the frequency of complications and adverse effects linked to the use of superficial chemical peels in patients with skin types III to VI.

Patients Rate Blunt Cannula Subcision Best for Acne Scars

After three months of treatment, patients satisfied with blunt cannula subcision but not Nokor needle subcision.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Associated With Insulin Resistance


The study results suggest that hidradenitis suppurativa is both a cutaneous disease and a chronic systemic inflammatory condition.

Tape-Stripping Method Shows Promise for Detecting Acne Vulgaris Changes


The results obtained from the study were not deemed to be sufficiently valid to predict acne symptoms, since aberrant expression of these skin proteins must indicate some specific tissue conditions.

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