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Hisamichi Katsuya - - 2002
We present two Japanese cases of involutional lipoatrophy. The first case is that of a 30-year-old woman, who first appeared at our hospital complaining of a localized, well-demarcated depression, approximately 3 x 4 cm in size, normal to slightly erythematous in coloration, on the lateral side of the left upper ...
Hartmann Karin - - 2002
Cutaneous mastocytosis (CM) encompasses several distinct patterns of disease which can be distinguished by the type of skin lesions, age of onset, familial occurrence, noncutaneous involvement, associated c-kit mutations, and prognosis. A clear distinction of the type of CM in individual patients has important implications regarding patient management and prognosis.
van Doorn Remco - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinicopathologic features and the disease course of patients with follicular mycosis fungoides (MF). DESIGN: A multicenter, 14-year, retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING: Dutch Cutaneous Lymphoma Group. PATIENTS: Fifty-one patients with the clinicopathologic features of follicular MF with (n = 49) or without (n = 2) associated follicular ...
Dziankowska-Bartkowiak Bozena - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The etiopathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc)--an autoimmunological disease characterized by excess collagen and other connective tissue components in skin and internal organs--remains unclear. Given the potential role of matrix enzymes, metalloproteinases, and their tissue inhibitors in pulmonary fibrosis, we assayed the serum concentration of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 2 ...
Kim Kyoung Jin - - 2002
Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) denotes a group of eruptions characterized by slowly migrating annular or configurate erythematous lesions. It can be classified histopathologically as the deep or superficial type. Although there are many case reports of EAC associated with various underlying conditions, no recent clinicopathologic studies exist. The purpose of ...
Lodén Marie - - 2002
Moisturizing creams have beneficial effects in the treatment of dry, scaly skin, but they may induce adverse skin reactions. In a randomized double-blind study, 197 patients with atopic dermatitis were treated with one of the following: a new moisturizing cream with 20% glycerin, its cream base without glycerin as placebo, ...
Bertheim Ulf - - 2002
Glycosaminoglycans are important components of all extracellular matrices. One of the glycosaminoglycans is hyaluronan, which is ubiquitously distributed throughout the connective tissue. Hyaluronan is especially abundant in the skin, in which it is of both structural and functional importance. This study describes the localization and distribution of hyaluronan in the ...
Indrekvam K - - 2002
We treated 19 patients with piriformis muscle syndrome. All patients complained of pain in the buttocks and the posterior thigh. Clinically the buttock was tender and passive stretching increased the pain. In ten patients skin sensation was reduced and three had a limp. All patients were treated with tenotomy. At ...
Braham Catherine - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Somatotropic effects are described in the skin. Indeed, acromegaly is in part clinically recognized by cutaneous coarsening. The actual changes in tensile properties associated with the cutaneous manifestations are largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: To study the relationships between the skin tensile properties and the severity of acromegaly as assessed by ...
A MOMENI; Department of ...
Introduction: Leishmania recidivans, also known as Lupoid Leishmaniasis is one of the uncommon clinical picture of cutaneous Leishmaniasis occurs in 5-7 percent of patients. In this clinical picture the lesions reactivate after a few months or years. The reason for reactivation is not clear, yet. The most popular hypothesis is ...
Amann-Vesti B R - - 2001
"Lipedema," a special form of obesity syndrome, represents swelling of the legs due to an increase of subcutaneous adipose tissue. In 12 patients with lipedema of the legs and in 12 healthy subjects (controls), fluorescence microlymphography was performed to visualize the lymphatic capillary network at the dorsum of the foot, ...
Ammer K - - 2001
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Asymmetry of normal skin temperature patterns has been reported in patients with herpetic disorders. The aim of the study was to describe the temperature distribution in patients suffering from acute herpes zoster or post-herpetic neuralgia. METHODS: Biographic data, including age, gender and time of onset of the skin lesions, ...
Tu C - - 2001
In order to study the possible role of neuropeptide-Y (NPY) in the pathogenesis of vitiligo, the authors measured the levels of NPY in the plasma from 47 patients with vitiligo compared with 25 healthy volunteers, and the tissue fluids of skin lesions and uninvolved skin from 32 patients, employing a ...
Vano E - - 2001
This study investigates the incidence of skin injuries and retrospectively estimates skin doses in a sample of patients who had multiple coronary angiographies and who underwent more than four percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties (PTCAs), performed primarily by the same team of cardiologists in a university hospital. A database of 7824 ...
Herr H - - 2001
Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells'syndrome) is an uncommon skin disorder. We report two adult male patients who had recurrent erythematous plaques and a nodular lesion on the abdomen. The histopathologic feature of their skin biopsies similarly indicated a marked infiltrate of eosinophils in the dermis with the fashion of "flame figures". One ...
Sugita T - - 2001
Members of the genus Malassezia, lipophilic yeasts, are considered to be one of the exacerbating factors in atopic dermatitis (AD). We examined variation in cutaneous colonization by Malassezia species in AD patients and compared it with variation in healthy subjects. Samples were collected by applying transparent dressings to the skin ...
Nahas F X - - 2001
An objective classification for abdominoplasty based on subcutaneous and skin deformities is described. Type 0 patients are those who present excess fat with very little excess skin or without surplus skin, on which liposuction is indicated. Types I, II, and III are patients that demonstrate various degrees of excess skin ...
Goon A T - - 2001
INTRODUCTION: This is an epidemiologic study to compare allergic contact dermatitis patients in the private and subsidized clinics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients diagnosed to have allergic contact dermatitis in the National Skin Centre from January 1999 to June 1999 were studied retrospectively. RESULTS: More private patients were evaluated for ...
Chen Y C - - 2001
A total of 22 patients were found to have Behçet's disease during the period from 1991 through 1999 in the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Diagnosis of Behçet's disease was made according to the criteria proposed by the International Study Group for Behçet's Disease. Oral lesions were found ...
Hogan W J - - 2001
POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes) is a plasma cell dyscrasia that differs substantially from classic multiple myeloma. It is often associated with disabling polyneuropathy in younger patients. Current therapeutic approaches are frequently inadequate and leave many patients wheelchair-bound with significant deterioration in quality and length ...
Brennan H G - - 2001
The spectrum system of skin rejuvenation has proven to be a universal method adaptable to virtually every skin type without exception. It is a simple, logical approach that is easily understood by the patient, the staff, and the physician. It is remarkably inexpensive, user friendly, and achieves consistently successful results. ...
Chen H J - - 2001
OBJECT: Transthoracic endoscopic T2-3 sympathectomy is currently the treatment of choice for palmar hyperhidrosis. Compensatory sweating of the face, trunk, thigh, and sole of the foot was found in more than 50% of patients who underwent this procedure. The authors conducted this study to investigate the associated intraoperative changes in ...
Haghdoost S - - 2001
PURPOSE: To develop predictive tests for individual radiosensitivity of tumor patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Acute skin reactions were clinically scored among 40 women after 46 Gy, given with 2 Gy fractions to breast and regional lymph nodes, adjuvant after surgery. The acute skin reactions were compared to the excretion of ...
Sami N - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Penile skin involvement in patients with pemphigus vulgaris has been rarely reported. This study describes the involvement of penile skin in 12 patients with pemphigus vulgaris. OBSERVATIONS: Of the 12 patients, 10 had involvement of the skin and mucous membranes. Two patients had involvement of the oral mucosa only ...
Caksen H - - 2001
Anthrax, caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is rarely seen in industrial nations but is common in developing countries. Cutaneous anthrax (CA), the most common form of the disease, accounts for 95% of cases and usually develops on exposed sites. This study reviews the clinical and laboratory findings of ...
Handa S - - 2001
Parthenium hysterophorus is the commonest cause of airborne contact dermatitis in northern India. Treatment is mostly palliative and consists of repeated courses of antihistamines and topical and/or systemic corticosteroids. We have evaluated the effect of oral hyposensitization as an alternative therapeutic modality. In 70% of those patients who completed the ...
Hsu T S - - 2001
The most common active ingredient in hair coloring is para-phenylenediamine (PPDA), which can produce contact dermatitis, particularly in persons who dye their scalp hair and in hairdressers. We have identified another group of patients also at risk, namely men from Arab countries, who commonly grow beards and dye them. We ...
Koppel R A - - 2001
The task of evaluating a cutaneous eruption in the patient receiving chemotherapy can be quite formidable. Most of the time, these patients are receiving a multitude of agents and have profound immunosuppression. These factors may alter the more common manifestations of cutaneous eruptions. This article presents some of the more ...
Schanbacher C F CF Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2001
To describe the clinical and laboratory findings in patients with pseudoporphyria. This retrospective review identified 261 patients with either porphyrin metabolism abnormalities or pseudoporphyria who were seen at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, between 1992 and 1996. All patients with documented porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT), noncutaneous porphyrias, or variegate ...
Wilmer W A - - 2001
Calciphylaxis is a severe complication of chronic renal failure, confined almost exclusively to patients on dialysis therapy. Histological characteristics of calciphylaxis include small-vessel calcifications of skin, subcutaneous tissue, and visceral organs. These vascular changes promote tissue ischemia that often results in tissue necrosis. In this study, we investigated the extent ...
De Simone C - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Cis-urocanic acid (cis-UCA), formed from the naturally occurring trans-isomer in the epidermis on ultraviolet (UV) radiation, initiates some of the changes leading to UV-induced immunosuppression, but its role in cutaneous carcinogenesis has not been fully investigated. OBJECTIVES: To measure the concentration of UCA isomers in the photoexposed and non-photoexposed ...
Avril M F - - 2001
Identifying groups of subjects at high risk for the development of melanoma is crucial for the early diagnosis of curable tumours. In the present study, we performed a skin examination in a group of 63 patients followed up after treatment of germ cell tumours (GCTs) who were referred to the ...
Roszkiewicz J - - 2001
A case of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) in a 22-month-old patient is discussed, emphasizing the importance of screening for CTCL even in very young patients with atypical symptoms of eczema, atopic dermatitis, or parapsoriasis. The clinical, histologic, and immunologic diagnostics can now be supported by molecular methods; therefore, patients at ...
Hanifin J M - - 2001
A total of 632 adults with atopic dermatitis applied tacrolimus ointment (0.03% or 0.1%) or vehicle twice daily for up to 12 weeks in two randomized, double-blind studies. This report focuses on the efficacy of tacrolimus ointment in these studies. The mean percent body surface area (%BSA) affected at baseline ...
Klinge U - - 2001
The late appearance ofincisional hernias several years after laparotomy and the high recurrence rates after operation strongly imply the presence of a disorder of the connective tissue, although a specific defect in patients with incisional hernias has not yet been identified. In the present study we used both immunohistochemistry and ...
Miyamoto T - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyolysis has been described most commonly after muscle injury but may also result from coma due to alcohol intake or drug abuse. Its clinical findings usually occur as muscular pain and swelling, but these symptoms are also seen in as many as 60% of patients with nontraumatic rhabdomyolysis. The ...
Sullu Y - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Bcl-2 expression in leukocytes plays an important role in autoimmune and inflammatory disease. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we investigated the Bcl-2 expression in the skin pathergy reaction (SPR) of Behçet's disease (BD). METHODS: The skin pathergy test (SPT) was performed on 23 patients with BD and 7 healthy ...
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The Mega 2000 return electrode, manufactured by MegaDyne Medical Products, is a reusable, capacitively coupled return electrode used in monopolar electrosurgery. It consists of a large--almost two feet by three feet--sheet of flexible conductive fabric that is enclosed in a nonlatex, urethane insulating material. Unlike conductive return electrodes, which are ...
Buhrer-Sekula S - - 2000
Leprosy control services face the problem of leprosy patients being misclassified by the lack of or the poor quality of skinsmear examination services. Misclassification increases the risk of relapse due to insufficient treatment if a multibacillary (MB) patient is classified as paucibacillary (PB), thereby also prolonging the time that the ...
Kayser M - - 2000
Mosaic trisomy 7 is a rare condition that can be seen in individuals with Blaschkolinear skin pigmentary variation, somatic asymmetry, and variable other clinical anomalies. In any patient presenting with Blaschkolinear skin pigmentary variation, varying degrees of asymmetrical growth disturbance, developmental delay, and a normal lymphocytic karyotype, chromosomal mosaicism may ...
Keberle M - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: We used colour Doppler ultrasound (CDU) to differentiate primary from secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (pRP and sRP, respectively) and to assess digital vascular damage in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD). METHODS: Vascularity in the nailbeds of 15 healthy controls and 35 patients with CTD (systemic sclerosis or systemic lupus ...
Saxon M - - 2000
Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs) encompass a wide variety of lymphomas that are characterized by the localization of the malignant lymphocytes to the skin at presentation. They are slow-growing and rare, occurring in fewer than 1,000 people annually. Patients may go for months to years with skin abnormalities before being ...
Dawe R S - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognosis for resolution of abnormal cutaneous photosensitivity in patients with chronic actinic dermatitis (also known as the photosensitivity dermatitis and actinic reticuloid syndrome). DESIGN: Historical cohort study involving follow-up of patients for up to 24 years from diagnosis. SETTING: A Scottish tertiary referral center for investigation ...
Ad-El D D - - 2000
Warfarin induced skin necrosis occurs in 0.01-0.1% of warfarin treated patients. The usual presentation is that of painful lesions developing in obese women after the initiation of warfarin treatment. The lesions usually evolve into full thickness skin necrosis within a few days. Although the exact mechanism is not totally clear, ...
Karvonen S L - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromas represent proliferation of the connective tissue cells of peripheral nerves and deposition of collagenous extracellular matrix. There is evidence that the appearance and growth of neurofibromas may be associated with prior or ongoing mechanical trauma in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). OBJECTIVE: To study the histologic characteristics ...
Weide B - - 2000
BACKGROUND: The aetiology of morphoea is still unknown. Borrelia burgdorferi as a causative agent of morphoea has been discussed since 1985, but the relationship remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to find evidence for infection with B. burgdorferi by combined evaluation of different clinical and laboratory data in a group of ...
Al-Qattan M M - - 2000
The technique and results of surgery in 23 patients with skin dyspigmentation of the upper limb are presented. The study population was divided into two groups. Group A (n=15 patients) had hyperpigmented skin grafts in the palm or the palmar aspect of the digits. All patients underwent excision of the ...
SzymaƄska E - - 2000
This study presents the detailed construction and the principle of performance of high frequency (HF) ultrasound scanner for skin examination. The aim of this study was to show a difference between diseased and healthy skin and to evaluate the usefulness of the scanner in monitoring of therapeutic efficacy of morphea ...
Tamaoka A - - 2000
Distinct vascular and periadnexal immunoreactivity have been observed for amyloid b protein (Abeta) in skin from patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We used an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to make a more quantitative comparison of Abeta concentrations between ALS patients and controls. The insoluble fractions of skin samples from ALS ...
Leroy D - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of polymorphic light eruption (PLE) is based on the patient's history, the morphology of the lesions and the results of phototesting. Skin lesions of PLE can be provoked by repetitive UVB or UVA irradiation. However, about 20% of the patients with PLE have negative phototests. As 24% of ...
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