Marianna Donnarumma

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate adherence to therapy in acne patients using mobile phones and Short Message Service (SMS) to communicate. METHODS 160 patients were randomly assigned to two groups: the SMS group received 2 text messages twice a day for a period of 12 weeks; the control group did not receive any messages. Before and after 12 weeks, the following(More)
BACKGROUND Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that involves the terminal hair follicles of apocrine gland-bearing skin areas. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between HS and systemic medical conditions, such as overweight/obesity during adolescence. METHODS Epidemiologic data was collected from January 2014 up(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the individual effectiveness of needling therapy using the Dermapen (Dermapen, Salt Lake City, Utah) and topical therapy with silicone gel (Kelo-cote, Sinclair Pharma, London, England), and their combined effectiveness for the treatment of linear surgical scars, hypertrophic scars, and keloids. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperandrogenism and reduced skin autophagy have been implicated in the pathogenesis of adult female acne (AFA). Here, we tested whether a ready-to-use peel-off facial mask containing myoinositol (an androgen inhibitor) and trehalose-loaded liposomes (as activators of cutaneous autophagy) applied overnight every other day for 60 days can improve(More)
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