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Does isotretinoin therapy have any effects on electrocardiography, heart rate and blood pressure?
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PMID:  21254889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Background: Isotretinoin therapy is associated with numerous adverse effects of various systems. Although some cases have been reported, cardiac side effects are rare following isotretinoin treatment. Objective: To investigate the effects of isotretinoin on the cardiovascular system. Methods: Seventy patients with acne vulgaris were enrolled in the study. The patients were treated with a dose of 0.5-1.0 mg/kg per day of isotretinoin. Screening for biochemical and hematologic parameters, heart rate, blood pressure and electrocardiographic parameters were done before treatment and after 3 months of isotretinoin treatment. Results: Heart rate, systolic/diastolic tension and electrocardiographic parameters (P-wave duration and QTc duration) were not statistically different before compared with after treatment. Conclusion: As far as we know, there is no study researching the effect of isotretinoin on P- and QT-wave measurements in the literature. We found that isotretinoin did not affect P- and QT-wave measurement. Further studies with longer periods of follow-up are needed to understand the effect of isotretinoin on the cardiovascular system.
Ayse Serap Karadag; Hasan Ali Gumrukcuoglu; Serap Gunes Bilgili; Hatice Uce Ozkol; Derun Taner Ertugrul; Hakki Simsek; Musa Sahin; Omer Calka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatological treatment     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-1753     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8918133     Medline TA:  J Dermatolog Treat     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Yuzuncu yil University, Van, Turkey.
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