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Gösling Thomas - - 2004
Femoral nail removal has been suggested as a routine procedure for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether asymptomatic patients have long-term complaints after femoral nail removal. Additionally, factors that might extend operation time and effect soft tissue healing negatively were analyzed. A retrospective ...
Gade Jay N JN Dermatology and Laser Center of Roseburg, Oregon 97470, USA. - - 2004
Alefacept was the first of the biologic agents to be approved for the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. This fully human fusion protein inhibits the activation of and reduces levels of memory (CD45RO+) T cells, a subpopulation of ...
Doggrell Sheila A - - 2004
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder characterised by inflammation producing red, thickened areas with a flaky white build-up. Efalizumab is a humanised monoclonal IgG1 antibody that inhibits the binding of T lymphocytes to endothelial cells and their subsequent migration. In patients suffering from plaque psoriasis, there was improvement in 51-52% ...
Koh D - - 2004
INTRODUCTION: We compared the salivary immunoglobulin A (IgA) and lysozyme concentration and secretion rates among mild and severe psoriasis patients and controls in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-one psoriasis patients and 24 controls participated in the study. None of the patients were on immunosuppressive therapy. The Psoriasis Area and Severity ...
Young Park Je - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Facial involvement in psoriasis has received little attention in standard descriptions of the disease because the face has long been thought of as rarely involved. A few reports have suggested that facial involvement might be a sign of severe psoriasis. However, there have been no comparison studies on the ...
Gargoom A M - - 2004
Eighteen patients with a clinical diagnosis of vitiligo, aged between three and 12 years (mean 8.9 years), were enrolled in this study in order to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of topical calcipotriol in the treatment of childhood vitiligo. Six patients (33.3%) were males and 12 were females (66.7%). Fourteen ...
Young Helen S - - 2004
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)--a stimulus of angiogenesis--is produced by epidermal keratinocytes, and elevated levels have been found in plaques of psoriasis. Polymorphisms in the VEGF gene regulate production of VEGF. We postulated that patients with psoriasis may have altered systemic expression of VEGF consequent upon programming at the genomic ...
Alper M - - 2004
The aim of the present study was to measure full epidermal thickness, stratum corneum thickness, rete length, dermal papilla widening and suprapapillary epidermal thickness in psoriasis patients using a light microscope and computer-supported image analysis. The data obtained were analyzed in terms of patient age, type of psoriasis, total body ...
Erbagci Ibrahim - - 2003
Ocular manifestations in patients with psoriasis vulgaris have been investigated in only a small number of studies. Our purpose was to identify tear film function and ocular pathologies associated with psoriasis vulgaris in patients who had received neither oral retinoids nor phototherapy. We examined 62 eyes of 31 patients with ...
Kaur Inderjeet - - 2003
Three hundred leprosy patients were recruited to study the pattern and frequency of nail changes. Nail changes, like longitudinal ridging in finger nails, transverse striations involving both finger and toe nails etc. which occurred with similar frequency in the PB and MB patients in comparison with the control group, were ...
Dogra Sunil - - 2003
The relationship between leprosy and psoriasis has been controversial since ancient times. Based on the fundamental importance of nerve involvement in the pathogenesis of leprosy and psoriasis, it has been hypothesized that leprosy patients may be protected from developing psoriasis. There are only sporadic reports of coexistence of these two ...
Nakamura M - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Although some patients with psoriasis vulgaris also complain of severe pruritus, the data available regarding pruritus in psoriasis are sparse. OBJECTIVES: To clarify the mechanism and mediators involved in the pruritus of psoriasis vulgaris, we compared itch-associated factors in lesional skin from psoriatic patients vs. skin without pruritus quantitatively ...
Tsitsami Elena - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: In the 1997 revision of the International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) criteria for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), a family history of psoriasis is an exclusion for the oligoarthritis category. We investigated whether psoriasis in a first or second degree relative influences the clinical expression and course of ...
Hoefnagel J J - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Therapy with fumaric acid esters (FAE) has been shown to be safe and effective in patients with severe psoriasis in several clinical studies with limited follow-up periods. In view of the chronic character of psoriasis, long-term safety aspects are of major importance in determining the suitability of a drug ...
Mazzotti E - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Quality of life is increasingly recognized as an important outcome measure in dermatology. The Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) is a self-administered questionnaire designed to measure the impact of skin diseases on patients' quality of life. OBJECTIVES: To assess the responsiveness of the DLQI to variations in clinical status ...
Fortune Dónal G - - 2003
Information processing biases relate to the manner in which people attend to particular types of information more readily than others. This bias, which is central to cognitive models of disorder, has not been explored in patients with psoriasis. The purpose of this study was to examine whether patients with psoriasis ...
Heim M - - 2003
This contribution presents the case histories of two patients who underwent limb amputation. One patient suffered from psoriasis prior to the surgery and the second developed psoriatic lesions post surgery. Both patients were provided with a prosthesis and despite the multiple cutaneous complications of the psoriasis both patients ambulate. It ...
Queiro Rubén - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To analyze whether HLA antigens may influence the age of onset of both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: One hundred thirty-five patients with PsA (77 men, 58 women, mean age 47 +/- 12 yrs) were analyzed. All were studied with a standard protocol and consecutively recruited to evaluate ...
Gandhi V - - 2003
One hundred consecutive patients with alopecia areata were examined for presence of nail abnormalities. Nail changes were seen in 44/100 (44%) of patients with most frequent occurrence in multifocal variety (30/44=68%). The commonest abnormality observed was superficial pits seen in 28 (64%) patients. Presence and severity of nail changes may ...
Tanghetti Emil A - - 2003
The cause of the selective melanocyte destruction in vitiligo may be due to an autoimmune disorder. A series of 15 patients with vitiligo were treated with a topical immunomodulator, tacrolimus ointment 0.1%, twice daily for a minimum of 45 days. Thirteen patients (87%) experienced at least partial repigmentation, and 3 ...
Larsen Gitte Kiellberg - - 2003
Onychomycosis among psoriasis patients is reported with varying prevalence. This prospective, controlled study investigates the occurrence of onychomycosis among inpatients with psoriasis versus inpatients with other skin diseases. The inclusion period was 15 months. Scrapings from clinically abnormal nails (both fingernails and toenails) were examined using microscopy and culture. The ...
Novak N - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Monocyte (Mo) subsets exhibiting distinct phenotypic and functional properties identified in peripheral blood are assumed to be under the control of soluble factors from their surrounding micromilieu. Atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome (AEDS) is accompanied by humoral and cellular alterations among which an increased expression of the high-affinity receptor for IgE ...
Vardy D - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis may have a severe impact on patients' quality of life (QOL) in several ways, an impact mediated by the mental or physical difficulties they have to deal with during the course of the disease and the various treatment regimens. In addition, psoriatic patients often suffer from experiences of ...
Okita Hiroshi - - 2002
1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D is the biologically active form of vitamin D for the treatment of skin eruptions in patients with psoriasis. 1,25-(OH)(2)D(3) elicits its action on skin eruptions through the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Allelic frequencies of VDR were studied in 86 normal subjects and 50 patients with psoriasis. Genomic DNA ...
Fortune D G - - 2002
There is a paucity of research on the types of strategies that patients with psoriasis use to cope with the impact of their condition. By contrast there are a number of studies assessing coping by patients with nondermatological disease. The purpose of the present study was to examine strategies for ...
Preisz Klaudia - - 2002
Authors report a 41-year-old male patient with multiple symmetric lipomatosis, who also had psoriasis. In addition he suffered from peripheral neuropathy, acro-osteolysis and malum perforans pedis fulfilling the criteria of Bureau-Barrière syndrome. Considering the severe peripheral neuropathy and the preliminary report on the efficacy of carbamazepine in psoriasis, a carbamazepine ...
Schlesinger N - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Involvement of the nail unit in pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is thought to be rare. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of nail changes among patients with PV. METHODS: Nail changes were recorded in patients with PV and were analysed retrospectively. Biopsies were taken from the nail bed and nail matrix ...
Kim S D - - 2002
Psoriasis is recognized as a chronic, relapsing disorder of the skin, and its clinical course is influenced by various environmental factors. However, only a few articles have addressed the effect of low epidermal hydration status as an exacerbating factor of psoriasis. Our study was performed to investigate the relationship between ...
Gudjónsson Jóhann E - - 2002
Psoriasis is associated with HLA-Cw6, and Caucasians who carry this allele have about a 10-fold increased risk of developing psoriasis. We have HLA-C typed 369 patients with familial psoriasis and compared the clinical features of the patients carrying HLA-Cw6 against those carrying other HLA-C types. Some striking clinical differences were ...
Queiro R - - 2002
The aim of this study was to analyse retrospectively the prevalence and the clinical features of clinically asymptomatic axial involvement in patients with psoriasis and axial radiological features of spondyloarthropathy (PsSpA). We performed a cross-sectional study based on the clinical records of 70 patients, 44 men and 26 women, with ...
Alajbeg I - - 2001
This study aimed to prove the similarity of the composition of non-aromatic Croatian naphthalane (NAN) with brown naphthalane (BN), which is used in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris. The comparison of the compositions was performed by obtaining GC fingerprints, which were supported by GC-MS data. In spite of remarkable differences ...
Grzybowski A - - 2001
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is an estimation of the visual evoked potentials (VEP) in patients with psoriasis vulgaris. The role of the nervous system was pointed out in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Also epidemiologic research confirms that patients with psoriasis are at increased risk of MS development. MATERIALS ...
Del Pozo J - - 2001
Methotrexate (MTX) inhibits DNA synthesis by competition with dihydrofolate reductase. Adverse cutaneous reactions to MTX are usually dose-related and have been mainly reported in patients receiving extremely large doses of chemotherapy. Painful erosion of psoriatic plaques has been often reported as an early sign of MTX toxicity, but cutaneous ulceration ...
Takeda H - - 2001
In psoriasis vulgaris, there are immunological abnormalities of T cells and monocytes. We previously demonstrated that monocytes in the peripheral blood of patients with psoriasis vulgaris are activated and produce an excess of inflammatory cytokines. It has long been suggested that fat metabolism is impaired in patients with this illness. ...
Umezawa Y - - 2001
Cyclosporin (CYA) is a therapeutic agent used in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris. However, the effectiveness of CYA therapy varies among patients. In the present study, due to the fact that CYA mainly acts on lymphocytes, we hypothesized that a measurement of the sensitivity of lymphocytes to CYA in vitro ...
Gerritsen M J - - 2001
To assess the topical and systemic safety and tolerance of twice-daily application of 3 microg g(-1) 1alpha25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (calcitriol) ointment (Silkis ointment, Galderma Laboratories) in the long-term treatment of patients suffering from chronic plaque psoriasis, we performed an open-design, multicentre study. Two hundred and fifty-three patients (155 males, 98 females) ...
Okamoto F - - 2001
PURPOSE: To evaluate the changes in aqueous flare in psoriasis patients and to identify the factors that influence the level of aqueous flare. METHODS: We examined the 68 eyes of 34 psoriasis patients and the 68 eyes of 34 healthy subjects with a laser flare-cell meter. Complete dermatologic and ophthalmic ...
Pietrzak A - - 2000
INTRODUCTION: Interleukin-8 is a chemotactic agent for neutrophils which causes their simultaneous activation. This cytokine of the chemokines family contributes considerably to the processes observed in the psoriatic epidermis with the participation of neutrophils. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The level of IL-8 in plasma of psoriatic patients during the period of ...
Robinson J B - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine whether cavitational ultrasonic surgical aspiration (CUSA) is effective and safe for treating vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 46 patients who were treated with CUSA for VAIN in a single gynecologic oncology practice between 1981 ...
Krueger G G - - 2000
The definitions of psoriasis severity and clinically significant improvement in psoriasis are used to classify treatments, obtain Food and Drug Administration approval, and determine product labeling and reimbursement. The Medical Advisory Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation has addressed these issues because of their importance in the clinical trials that ...
Bukulmez G - - 2000
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity is a nonspecific marker of T cell activation. T cell activation is thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Our purpose was to assess the significance of serum ADA activity in psoriasis and its relevance to disease activity. ADA activity was determined ...
Bhushan M - - 2000
Changes in the microvasculature are considered to play an important part in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and its associated arthritis. The novel method of nailfold video capillaroscopy is an extension of the technique of widefield nailfold microscopy which has been of diagnostic and predictive use in the in vivo study ...
Hussain S - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Onycholysis has been reported in association with the use of several noncytotoxic drugs and with chemotherapy in 135 patients. Onycholysis may be precipitated by exposure to ultraviolet radiation. METHODS: The authors studied 91 patients who received paclitaxel and 187 patients who received doxorubicin. RESULTS: Onycholysis occurred in 5 of ...
Ellis C N - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is often treated with agents that activate nuclear hormone receptors for glucocorticoids, retinoids, and vitamin D. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARgamma) is a related nuclear hormone receptor that can be activated by its ligands, including the thiazolidinediones. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether treatment with troglitazone, a currently available thiazolidinedione ...
Grundmann-Kollmann M - - 2000
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), a widely used immunosuppressant in organ transplantation, is a recent addition to the therapeutic armamentarium of autoimmune and inflammatory skin disorders in dermatology. We describe 5 patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis and 6 patients with psoriatic arthritis that was refractory to conventional systemic and/or ...
Hann S K - - 2000
Segmental vitiligo usually has an onset early in life and spreads rapidly within the affected area. Among 1,300 patients with vitiligo, 191 patients with segmental vitiligo involving the face were evaluated. In this study, the distribution of segmental vitiligo on the face could be classified into 5 patterns which have ...
Turner R J - - 2000
BACKGROUND: We have observed, in patients undergoing high-dose PUVA treatment, a type of keratosis not previously described. The lesions usually occur on the sides of the palms or soles and are clinically distinct. They are generally painless and often go unnoticed by patients. OBJECTIVE: We sought to further characterize these ...
Sadri M F - - 2000
The objective of this study is to define the frequency of tinea pedis in patients with tinea cruris. Sixty patients (46 males and 14 females) entered our study. Epidermophyton floccosum was the most frequently isolated fungus in tinea cruris. Four patients (6.4%) had concurrent tinea pedis and the only isolate ...
Michaëlsson G - - 2000
In a previous screening study, 16% of patients with psoriasis had IgA and/or IgG antibodies to gliadin (AGA). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a gluten-free diet (GFD) in 33 AGA-positive and six AGA-negative psoriasis patients. Of the 33 AGA-positive patients, two had IgA ...
Baek H J - - 2000
We assessed the prevalence and clinical features of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in Korean patients with psoriasis. The prevalence of PsA in patients with psoriasis was 9%. Patients with PsA were older and had a longer duration of skin disease than those with psoriasis alone (median age, 40 vs 35 years, ...
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