Diane S Berson

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The Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne published recommendations for the management of acne as a supplement to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2003. The recommendations incorporated evidence-based strategies when possible and the collective clinical experience of the group when evidence was lacking. This update reviews new(More)
The prevalence and degree of myopia were measured in 870 teenagers, males and females. We found a statistically significant higher prevalence and degree of myopia in a group of 193 Orthodox Jewish male students who differed from the rest in their study habits. Orthodox schooling is characterized by sustained near vision and frequent changes in accommodation(More)
Acne is one of the most common disorders treated by dermatologists and other health care providers. While it most often affects adolescents, it is not uncommon in adults and can also be seen in children. This evidence-based guideline addresses important clinical questions that arise in its management. Issues from grading of acne to the topical and systemic(More)
Human cataractous lens nuclei extract inhibited, in a dose-dependent fashion, [3H]ouabain binding to rat brain synaptosomes and microsomal Na(+)- and K(+)-dependent adenosine triphosphate (Na+, K(+)-ATPase) activity and interacted with anti-digoxin antibodies. The compounds responsible for these activities, termed digitalis-like compounds (DLC), were also(More)
Acne vulgaris is a common and chronic disorder of the pilosebaceous unit. Standard treatment protocols include topical retinoids, topical and oral antimicrobials, and isotretinoin. Hormonal therapies can be added to the regimen in some patients. This article will review the hormonal pathogenesis of acne, discuss the basics of an endocrine evaluation, and(More)
BACKGROUND Acne vulgaris is increasingly recognized in adult women; however, few studies have formally evaluated the clinical presentation and factors associated with acne in this population. METHODS This prospective, observational international study evaluated the clinical characteristics and lifestyle correlates of acne in adults (≥25 years) at a(More)
Chemical peeling is a popular, relatively inexpensive, and generally safe method to refresh and rejuvenate skin. This review focuses on superficial chemical peels and their use in routine clinical practice. A wide variety of peels are available, utilizing various actives and concentrations, including a recently introduced salicylic acid derivative,(More)