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Ancona Dvora - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of a new fractional CO2 laser system for improving periorbital rhytids, tightening skin and elevating the eyebrow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred subjects with periocular wrinkles, tissue laxity, photoaged skin and moderate dermatochalasis of the ...
Moreni Sue L - - 2010
Objective. When pathologic discrepancy arises between high-grade cytology on Papanicolaou (Pap) smear and low-grade histology on cervical biopsy, Loop Electrosurgical Excisional Procedure (LEEP) is one management alternative. Our objective was to determine whether the time from initial HGSIL Pap to LEEP affects the pathologic grade of the LEEP specimen. Study ...
Yang Shih-Wei - - 2010
To evaluate the clinically associated factors of malignant transformation in patients who received laser surgery for oral dysplastic leukoplakia. The clinicopathological data of patients receiving laser surgery for dysplastic leukoplakia from 2002 to 2008 and HPV genomic DNA extracted from paraffin-embedded specimens were analyzed statistically. A total 114 patients, 90 ...
Pathak Bhuvan - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The risk of iatrogenic rupture of membranes (IROM) is 5-30% after operative fetoscopy. The aim of this study was to describe outcomes of patients with IROM following selective laser photocoagulation of communicating vessels (SLPCV) for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) who were subsequently treated with amniopatch therapy. METHODS: A review ...
Youssef Tarek Fouad - - 2010
An experimental study was undertaken to investigate the use of a CO(2) laser welding technique in myringoplasty. Albumin solder was used to fix a temporal fascia graft via an overlay transcanal approach. The results of the operative procedure were assessed by microscopic and histopathologic examination over an interval of 1, ...
Sarafoleanu Codrut - - 2010
To evaluate the outcomes of endoscopic LASER assisted dacryocystorhinostomy without stenting, a total of 39 patients (41 eyes) with complains of epiphora and diagnosed with nasolacrimal duct obstruction were included in a prospective study. All the patients had the same preoperative assessment, including radiological and ophthalmologic evaluation, with repeated lacrimal ...
Castiñeiras Iria - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Actinic cheilitis (AC) is a precancerous lesion of the lip. Treatment of AC is indicated for prevention of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), although the exact transition rate of AC to SCC is unknown. Carbon dioxide (CO(2)) laser vaporization seems to be an adequate therapy for AC, but there are ...
Papanna R - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare a laparoscopy-assisted fetoscopic approach with an ultrasound-directed percutaneous approach for laser photocoagulation of placental anastomoses in cases of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) with anterior placentation. METHOD: We performed a retrospective review of all cases that underwent laser ablation of placental anastomoses for TTTS with an anterior placenta ...
Vetrano G - - 2010
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of laser CO2 vaporization in high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasias and to assess the diagnostic reliability of cytology, colposcopy, microbiology and HPV tests in predicting recurrence in a long-term outcome. METHODS: Forty-four patients affectd by high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-CIN) were submitted to laser CO2 vaporization ...
Wattanakrai Penpun - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Pigment lasers have been used in melasma with unsatisfactory results. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness and safety of 1,064-nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (QS-Nd:YAG) laser treatment of melasma in Asians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Split-face randomized study comparing combination QS-Nd:YAG laser and 2% hydroquinone with topical treatment in dermal ...
Stemer Andrew B - - 2010
Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator is the only proven therapy for acute ischemic stroke. Not enough patients are eligible for treatment and additional new therapies are needed. Recently, laser technology has been applied to acute ischemic stroke. This noninvasive technique uses near-infrared wavelengths applied to the scalp within 24 h of ...
Mauskopf Josephine - - 2010
Darunavir is a new protease inhibitor (PI) that is co-administered with low-dose ritonavir and has demonstrated substantial efficacy in clinical trials of highly treatment-experienced patients when combined with an optimized background regimen (with or without enfuvirtide). This study estimates the cost effectiveness of darunavir with ritonavir (DRV/r) in this population ...
Moeremans Karen - - 2010
Using data from the phase IIb POWER trials, darunavir boosted with low-dose ritonavir (DRV/r; 600/100 mg twice daily; bid)-based highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) was shown to be significantly more efficacious and cost effective than other protease inhibitor (PI)-based therapy in highly treatment-experienced, HIV-1-infected adults. Furthermore, in the phase III ...
Duvan Candan İltemir Cİ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Fatih University, Ankara, - - 2010
To analyse the compliance of patients and side effects of Implanon® during breast feeding. Prospective study of 61 postpartum women who chose Implanon® for long term contraception between April 2007 and December 2009. Compliance, side effects and removals were recorded. Amenorrhoea, prolonged bleeding, frequent bleeding and infrequent bleeding were reported ...
Ortved K F KF Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, - - 2010
Caudal descent of the larynx has been proposed to be associated with intermittent dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) as it leads to a loss of the seal between the epiglottis and soft palate but further investigation of this theory is required. To evaluate laryngohyoid position of horses with ...
Anchala Praveen R - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of endovenous laser ablation as a treatment for recurrent symptomatic saphenous insufficiency occurring after saphenous vein ligation and stripping. A single-center retrospective review of patients who received endovenous laser ablation as a treatment for recurrent symptomatic saphenous insufficiency ...
Hazen Paul G - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a disease associated with significant patient morbidity and less-than-ideal therapies. OBJECTIVES: To determine the long- and short-term benefits of carbon dioxide (CO(2)) laser excision and marsupialization in the management of persisent lesions of HS. METHODS: Patients with long-standing lesions of HS were treated using a ...
Carney A S - - 2010
A variety of treatment modalities are currently used to treat recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. We aimed to study the efficacy of radiofrequency cold ablation (coblation) for the treatment of laryngotracheal recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, by comparing treatment intervals for coblation and CO2 laser vaporisation. Retrospective case series of adult patients with advanced ...
Dave Rajesh M - - 2009
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a modified laser catheter designed for the endovascular treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) affecting the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and proximal popliteal artery. METHODS: The CliRpath Excimer Laser System to Enlarge Lumen Openings (CELLO) study was a single-arm, prospective registry conducted ...
der Kinderen Daan J - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There has been hesitation to use endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for the treatment of incompetence of the below-the-knee great saphenous vein (GSV). OBJECTIVE: To assess early pathologic changes in the below-the-knee nonvaricose GSV and adjacent tissue after EVLA in legs scheduled for below-the-knee amputation. METHODS: The below-the-knee GSV in ...
Cho Sung Bin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules (ABNOM), or Hori's nevus, is a common dermal melanocytic hyperpigmentation in Asians. AIM: To describe the effect of 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (QSNY) with low fluence in South Korean patients with ABNOM. METHODS: Fifteen South Korean patients (13 women and two men; mean ...
Civas Ekrem - - 2009
BACKGROUND: A neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser has been used with good results for the treatment of various vascular lesions. OBJECTIVE: To report our experience with a variable long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser for the treatment of different vascular lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred ten patients with different vascular skin ...
Cuda Domenico - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare 3 different devices used to perforate the stapes footplate in otosclerotic patients. STUDY DESIGN: The study design was a prospective unblinded study. It was conducted at the ENT Department of a general hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety subjects undergoing primary stapedotomy for otosclerosis by a senior surgeon ...
Weiss Robert A - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Potential benefits of laser-assisted liposuction include enhanced body shaping and skin tightening with reduced patient downtime. In this clinical study, we investigate whether additional safety and efficacy are achieved with a diode laser system that includes a novel 924 nm lipid-selective wavelength. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical ...
de Magalh?es Miriam Tomas - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effects of diode laser irradiation on human dental enamel treated by bleaching and acidulated phosphate fluoride gels (APF) according to microhardness analysis. BACKGROUND DATA: The high interest of patients for aesthetics in cosmetic dentistry has led to new ...
Rizzo Carina - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Laser treatment of childhood hemangiomas remains controversial. Previous studies have used outdated technology, resulting in a potential overrepresentation of adverse outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes of hemangiomas treated with the most current laser technology. METHODS: A retrospective chart analysis of 90 patients with a median age of 3.0 months ...
Karsai Syrus - - 2009
Treating xanthelasma palpebrarum may prove difficult because of its delicate location on the eyelid. Various forms of nonablative laser techniques have been examined, and Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser therapy has shown promising preliminary results. To determine the efficacy of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser treatment for xanthelasma removal. Thirty-seven ...
Liang Jun - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To determine the safety and efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical application of 20% wt/vol aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (ALA) in the treatment of condylomata acuminata (CA). STUDY DESIGN: Patients with CA were randomly allocated into the ALA-PDT group and the CO(2) laser group in an allocation ratio of ...
Cho Sung Bin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The nonablative 1,550-nm erbium-doped fractional photothermolysis system (FPS) has been effectively used for scar treatments, but it seems that several sessions of treatment must be delivered to achieve satisfactory improvement. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combined use of two treatment modes of an ablative 10,600-nm ...
Kim Jin-Sung JS Department of Neurosurgery, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea. - - 2009
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of CO2 laser dissection in patients who had undergone lumbar discal cyst removal. Clinical and radiological data were reviewed for 14 patients who underwent single lumbar level CO2 laser dissection followed by lumbar discal cyst removal between 2003 and ...
Serino F - - 2010
This prospective study aims to evaluate the impact of the excimer laser technology as the first-line endovascular treatment of critical limb ischaemia (CLI) in diabetic patients. The protocol allowed the use of laser ablation of obstructive lesions when conventional endoluminal guidewire crossing of the plaque was unsuccessful. We extrapolate the ...
Dainichi Teruki - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Fractional laser resurfacing is a new procedure for skin rejuvenation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the skin remodeling effect of fractional laser treatment. METHODS: Twelve Asian patients with acne were irradiated using a fractional 1,540-nm erbium glass laser on a random half of the face twice with a 4-week interval. RESULTS: ...
Kanellopoulos Anastasios John - - 2009
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel femtosecond laser-assisted technique for intrastromal administration of riboflavin and higher fluence ultraviolet a (UVA) light in collagen cross-linking (CXL) for keratoconus. METHODS: Ten eyes with early keratoconus were treated with CXL and followed for a mean of 26 months (range: ...
Coelho Roberto P - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To compare the results of preoperative Nd:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy versus two-stage continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) in phacoemulsification of eyes with white intumescent cataracts and liquefied cortex. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-three eyes with white intumescent cataract were consecutively randomized for phacoemulsification with preoperative Nd:YAG laser anterior capsulotomy ...
Lin C-M - - 2009
PURPOSE: This study aimed to report the results of endoureterotomy for benign ureteral strictures using the holmium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nineteen patients (8 men and 11 women, mean age 51.47 years) underwent holmium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser endoureterotomy for benign ureteral strictures (8 proximal, 3 middle, and 8 distal) using ...
Gold Michael H - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Fractional photothermolysis with a CO2 laser shows promise in the treatment of photodamaged skin. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a fractional CO2 laser device (SmartSkin, Cynosure, Westford, MA) for the treatment of facial photodamage. METHODS: Twelve subjects seeking treatment of facial hyperpigmentation, skin laxity, ...
Deng Hui - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a 2940 nm fractional photothermolysis laser in the treatment of acne scarring in Chinese people. METHODS: Twenty-six patients with moderate-to-severe atrophic scarring were treated with a 2940 nm-wavelength fractional photothermolysis laser. RESULTS: All patients had encouraging results. Both skin elasticity and moisture ...
Lim Shueh-Wei - - 2009
The cosmetic deformity produced by rhinophyma is characterized by nodular hypertrophy of the nasal skin. A retrospective review and analysis of nine consecutive patients with moderate and major rhinophyma treated with scanned carbon dioxide laser was performed. A particular method of continuous scanner use is described. This report demonstrates excellent ...
Knudsen Bodo - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the durability of 4 next-generation flexible ureteroscopes in a randomized, multi-institutional, prospective study. METHODS: Patients at 3 institutions were randomized to 1 of 4 flexible ureteroscopes: the Wolf Viper, Olympus URF-P5, Gyrus-ACMI DUR-8 Elite (DUR-8E), and Stryker FlexVision U-500. Each center used 1 scope from each manufacturer ...
Lin S-Z - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To observe the long-term effect of laser occlusion of the posterior semicircular canal for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. METHOD: Case report and review of the relevant world literature. RESULTS: We treated a patient with refractory benign paroxysmal positional vertigo using laser occlusion of the posterior semicircular canal, and achieved ...
Gnessin Ehud - - 2009
PURPOSE: We assessed the long-term outcome of laser endoureterotomy for benign ureteral stricture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From a database of 69 patients who underwent retrograde laser endoureterotomy from October 2001 to June 2007 we identified 35 with a benign ureteral stricture. Clinical characteristics, operative results and functional outcomes were investigated. ...
Desmytt?re J - - 2010
AIM: This study aims to demonstrate the treatment outcomes of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of incompetent small saphenous veins (SSVs) with a 980-nm diode laser. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1 June 2003 and 30 June 2006, 128 patients (147 limbs) with varicose veins and reflux in the SSV on duplex ...
Cho S B - - 2009
The efficacy of a 1064-nm Q-switched neodymium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (QS Nd:YAG) laser with low pulse energy in the treatment of melasma in 25 women was assessed by retrospective analysis of clinical photographs and patient satisfaction rates. Follow-up results 2 months after the last treatment revealed that, as defined by our grading scale, ...
Cury Vivian - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Some studies have shown that laser phototherapy is able to increase skin flap viability by decreasing the necrotic area and increasing neoangiogenesis. However, the mechanism by which laser acts on cells is not fully understood. The present study investigated the effects of two different laser wavelengths at ...
Sun Yinghao - - 2009
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of the high-power (70 W) holmium laser in percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL) for staghorn calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From December 2004 to March 2008, 438 consecutive patients (456 renal units) with > or =4-cm staghorn stones underwent PCNL with a pulsed holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser ...
Cho Sung Bin - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We have used an ablative 10,600-nm carbon dioxide fractional laser system (CO(2) FS) for suppurative diseases in order to attempt improvement. The purpose of our study was to demonstrate the effect of CO(2) FS on the course of inflammatory reactions in suppurative diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We ...
Kim Hee Jung - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Acne scarring is a common complication of acne but no effective single treatment modality has been developed. To compare the efficacy of 1,550 nm Er:Glass fractional laser and chemical reconstruction of skin scar (CROSS) method in the treatment of acne scars. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: A split-face ...
Lau Rufina W L - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in managing postmastectomy lymphedema. BACKGROUND DATA: Postmastectomy lymphedema (PML) is a common complication of breast cancer treatment that causes various symptoms, functional impairment, or even psychosocial morbidity. A prospective, single-blinded, controlled clinical trial was conducted to examine the ...
Bhola Rahul - - 2009
PURPOSE: To study the effect of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) on the incidence of threshold retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all neonates who received GCSF at our neonatal intensive care unit over a period ranging from January 2003 to September 2007 was performed. Of the ...
Assaf S A - - 2010
To investigate perioperative changes in fetal heart rate (FHR) associated with sequential vs standard selective laser photocoagulation of communicating vessels for the treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Women with TTTS were treated with the intent of using the sequential procedure. Those who failed this treatment were categorized as having ...
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