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Acne treatment and clinical papers

Acne is a common skin condition characterised by whiteheads (or blackheads), pimples and oily skin. It can lead to possible scarring. It is typically caused when hair follicles become inflamed and the sebaceous glands in the skin are overactive. The over production of sebum and a combination of dead skin cells and dirt can clog follicles and pores causing a break out. Acne can affect any age group but it’s more common in adolescents.

There are many ways to treat acne depending on the severity of the case. Treatments include a range of medications such as topical retinoids, antibiotics and in severe cases isotretinoin is prescribed. Research is ongoing to determine the side effects and harms caused by these drugs. Clinical trials and studies are vital to assess treatment.

The Trip Database has an extensive collection of articles on acne ranging from clinical trials, systematic reviews, clinical guidelines and case reports. These can be found via searching the site.

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61. The cost-effectiveness of isotretinoin in the treatment of acne. Part 3: A cost-minimisation pharmaco-economic model

with each treatment strategy. Outcomes assessed in the review The following outcomes were assessed: relapse rate; treatment effectiveness levels corresponding to excellent, fair, and poor responses; success rate; and average treatment period. Study designs and other criteria for inclusion in the review The review included published trials since 1981 fulfilling the following inclusion criteria: (1) studies stating a clear diagnosis of acne vulgaris with success rate or treatment period; (2) randomised (...) Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Acne Vulgaris /drug therapy /economics; Administration, Oral; Androgen Antagonists /economics /therapeutic use; Anti-Bacterial Agents /economics /therapeutic use; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Drug Therapy, Combination; Female; Humans; Isotretinoin /economics /therapeutic use; Keratolytic Agents /economics /therapeutic use; Male; Models, Economic; Recurrence; Treatment Outcome AccessionNumber 21999001498 Date bibliographic record published 31/12/2000 Date abstract record

1999 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

62. Laser resurfacing of the skin for the improvement of facial acne scarring

are required to compare the impact of treatments on patient quality of life. Project page URL Final publication URL URL for DARE abstract Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Acne Vulgaris; Cicatrix /surgery; Laser Therapy; Lasers; Skin /surgery Language Published English Country of organisation England Address for correspondence Elaena Donald-Lopez, West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Coalition, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston (...) Laser resurfacing of the skin for the improvement of facial acne scarring Laser resurfacing of the skin for the improvement of facial acne scarring Laser resurfacing of the skin for the improvement of facial acne scarring Jordan R, Cummins C, Burls A Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Jordan R, Cummins C, Burls A. Laser resurfacing of the skin

1998 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

63. Topical agents alone in acne. A blind assessment study. (Abstract)

Topical agents alone in acne. A blind assessment study. The comparative effectiveness of three comprehensive therapeutic programs was studied in 118 patients with mild to moderate acne vulgaris. A topical program of tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, and water avoidance was found to be as effective as the more commonly employed program of systemic tetracycline therapy with topically applied tretinoin and better than a program using systemic tetracycline therapy with abradant cleansers. At 16 weeks (...) of therapy for all groups, the degree of skin dryness correlated with lack of improvement. Skin dryness is established as an aggravating factor in both the pathogenesis and treatment of acne. The topical program was nonirritating, well accepted by patients, and less expensive than the other two regimens.

1980 JAMA Controlled trial quality: uncertain