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OBJECTIVE To elucidate the role of endogenous hormones like testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, insulin-like growth factor, insulin and glucocorticoids in a common skin condition acne vulgaris. DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a systematic review of the literature and abstracted the data for every published cut point. RESULTS We screened more than 1000(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to find lipid profile and hormone levels in patients with severe acne vulgaris and to correlate lipid profile with hormone levels. DESIGN AND METHODS Prospective study was performed in the 60 patients of severe acne vulgaris. Lipid profile and serum testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone levels were measured in three(More)
OBJECTIVE Renal function is influenced by thyroid status. Therefore, this study was done to determine the relationship between renal function and different degrees of thyroid dysfunction. DESIGN AND METHODS Thyroid and kidney function tests were analyzed in 47 patients with overt (TSH ≥ 10.0 μIU/L) and 77 patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (TSH(More)
Acne is a pleomorphic disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, characterized by both infl ammatory and non-infl ammatory lesions. There are four primary pathogenic factors, which interact in a complex manner to produce acne lesions: follicular hyperkeratinization, excessive sebum production, hypercolonization of the duct by Propionibacterium acnes and direct or(More)
Background Healthy life expectancy (HALE) and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) provide summary measures of health across geographies and time that can inform assessments of epidemiological patterns and health system performance, help to prioritise investments in research and development, and monitor progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals(More)
BACKGROUND Acne vulgaris is one of the most common skin conditions affecting young adults. The relationship between lipid profile or lipid ratios and acne is not widely reported. METHODS A case control study was performed in 90 females with severe acne vulgaris. Lipid profiles were measured, lipid ratios were calculated, and results were compared with 90(More)
BACKGROUND Non-fatal outcomes of disease and injury increasingly detract from the ability of the world's population to live in full health, a trend largely attributable to an epidemiological transition in many countries from causes affecting children, to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) more common in adults. For the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and(More)
Selfie culture has emerged as a ubiquitous instrument for selfportrayal in recent years. To portray themselves differently and attractive to others, individuals may risk their life by clicking selfies in dangerous situations. Consequently, selfies have claimed 137 lives around the world since March 2014 until December 2016. In this work, we perform a(More)
Adequate levels of circulating thyroid hormones are of primary importance for normal reproductive function. Patients with subclinical hypothyroidism have no symptoms or very few symptoms related to thyroid disease, but may have adverse outcome on fertility but are not referred to infertility clinics. Galactorrhea and hyperprolactinemia patients may have(More)