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Bouzari Navid - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Some laser irradiation parameters such as wavelength, fluence, pulse duration, and spot size have been shown to influence the damage of any target inside the skin, however, the role of some patients' factors such as hair growth cycle is still under debate. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of treatment ...
Kang Sewon - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Long-term (>1 year) placebo-controlled studies of tretinoin in the treatment of photodamaged skin have not been conducted. Recently, we conducted a 2-year placebo-controlled study of tretinoin emollient cream 0.05%, including histopathologic assessment of safety and analysis of markers of collagen deposition. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to ...
Fodor Lucian - - 2005
Applications for intense pulsed light (IPL) for hair removal are gaining favor among other methods, including lasers, because of its noninvasive nature, versatility regarding different skin and hair types, safety, and ease of use. Hair removal using IPL was performed from January 2002 to December 2003 on 108 consecutive patients. ...
Emmanuel M - - 2005
Paucibacillary (PB) patients form a large segment of newly diagnosed leprosy patients and those who present with only two or three skin lesions could have problems with compliance. With prolonged anti-leprosy drug regimens that last over six months. ROM therapy, a one-dose regimen, offers an attractive alternative in treating such ...
Kadhim K A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The periorbital region serves as a barometer of chronological and environmental age and, as such, persons often seek its cosmetic rejuvenation. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine the efficacy and safety of repeated, medium-depth chemical peels in the treatment of periorbital wrinkles in dark-skinned individuals. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: ...
Torok Helen Mary - - 2005
This article describes a long-term, multicenter, open-label, 12-month study of once-daily fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%, hydroquinone 4%, tretinoin 0.05% (Tri-Luma Cream, hereinafter called TC [triple combination]) application in the treatment of melasma. A total of 228 patients with facial melasma were enrolled and treated; 173 patients (76%) completed the study. Most ...
Khaitan BinodK, Mittal Rashmi, ...
BACKGROUND: Extensive alopecia areata is known to respond to daily oral corticosteroids. To minimize the side effects of daily corticosteroids, oral mini-pulse therapy with betamethasone has been used in vitiligo and other dermatoses. There are a few studies in alopecia areata also. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of oral mini-pulse ...
El-Domyati Moetaz M - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Topical tretinoin is a recognized treatment for photoageing. AIM: To evaluate the microscopic changes induced by topical tretinoin used to treat mild to moderate photodamage in dark-skinned patients aged 30 to 50 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Biopsy specimens were obtained from the facial skin of 11 patients before and ...
Retamar R A - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The flashlamp-pumped pulsed dye laser (585 and 577 nm) has proved to be an effective and safe treatment option in the therapy of linear and spider facial telangiectasia. Nevertheless, the postoperative purpura, which most patients see as cosmetically disfiguring, has always been a matter of concern. AIMS: To test ...
Mehra A - - 2005
We prospectively assessed 20 patients following uncomplicated total knee replacement (TKR). Clinical status, skin temperature and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured preoperatively and at intervals up to 18 weeks. The CRP rose postoperatively up to 5-7 days but returned to normal values by 6 weeks. The skin temperature remained elevated ...
Khaitan Binod K - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Extensive alopecia areata is known to respond to daily oral corticosteroids. To minimize the side effects of daily corticosteroids, oral mini-pulse therapy with betamethasone has been used in vitiligo and other dermatoses. There are a few studies in alopecia areata also. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of oral mini-pulse ...
Gold Michael H - - 2004
Treatment of SGH by ALA-PDT with Blue Light Source or Intense Pulsed Light Activation. Sebaceous gland hyperplasia (SGH) lesions often present as a sign of photoaging and have proven difficult to treat. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) may be an effective treatment option. Twelve patients with SGH received PDT with 5-aminolevulinic acid ...
Mulekar Sanjeev V - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term efficacy and safety of melanocyte-keratinocyte cell transplantation in the management of segmental and focal vitiligo. DESIGN: A simpler and modified method based on that of Olsson and Juhlin was performed. This method uses a shaved biopsy skin sample up to one tenth the size of the ...
Hurwitz Dennis J - - 2004
Skin redundancy of the trunk and thigh is treated by a circumferential abdominoplasty and a lower body lift. Despite preservation and tight approximation of the subcutaneous facial system, the authors have failed to adequately correct severe saddlebag deformity and midthigh laxity in the massive weight loss patient. The technique used ...
Devoto Martín H - - 2004
PURPOSE: To evaluate the appearance of the skin incision in external dacryocystorhinostomy 6 weeks and 6 months after surgery. METHODS: A prospective, interventional, noncomparative case series of consecutive cases of external dacryocystorhinostomy was performed by 3 surgeons. At 6 weeks and 6 months after surgery, patients were asked to grade ...
Thai Keng-Ee - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratoses are the most common actinic lesions on Caucasian skin. Cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen is commonly used to treat actinic keratoses, but there have been few studies examining the true rate of cure in everyday dermatologic practice. AIM: To determine prospectively the true efficacy of cryosurgery as a ...
Wang Chia-Chen - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Patients with dermal or mixed-type melasmas are often refractory to various treatments. Intense pulsed light has been used to treat melanocytic lesions with promising results. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to clarify the effectiveness of intense pulsed light for refractory melasma in Asian persons. METHODS: Seventeen patients ...
Khatri Khalil A - - 2004
BACKGROUND: It is generally believed that any intervention in skin while on isotretinoin or within 6 months after the treatment can lead to prolonged healing and scarring. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the side effects of laser hair removal in patients undergoing isotretinoin treatment. METHODS: Seven female patients undergoing ...
Alexiades-Armenakas Macrene R - - 2004
Actinic cheilitis (AC) is a common precancerous condition for which a safe, effective, rapid, and cosmetically favorable treatment is needed. The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the long-pulsed pulsed dye laser (LP PDL) (595 nm) with photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of ...
Criado Germán Rodríguez - - 2004
Infantile systemic hyalinosis (ISH) is a presumed autosomal recessive connective tissue condition. Symptoms usually begin at birth or shortly thereafter, and are characterized by pain when handled, painful and swollen joints and, later on, dermal anomalies, diarrhea, failure to thrive and recurrent infections, which usually lead to death around the ...
Heitland A - - 2004
The clinical use of an artificial skin substitute (Integra) has been celebrated enthusiastically as an improvement in burn therapy over a period of more than 10 years. Many case-reports have shown the positive effects of the treatment with Integra as a skin substitute. In this study we examine the alterations ...
Farah Andréia Bufoni - - 2004
Abdominal skin hypesthesia may occur after abdominoplasty. The purpose of this study was to find out (1) which sensibility modalities are decreased and (2) which areas of the abdominal wall are affected, so that patients can be warned preoperatively about this condition. Forty patients were divided in two groups of ...
Cummins D L - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Thalidomide is an anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory agent with proven efficacy in several refractory inflammatory skin conditions including photoexacerbated skin diseases. The effects of thalidomide on ultraviolet (UV)-induced cutaneous damage in humans have not been extensively studied. We describe the results of minimal erythema dose (MED) testing in nonlesional skin ...
Balkrishnan R - - 2004
Melasma is a common hyperpigmentation of the face or neck that can have severe adverse psychological and emotional effects on affected individuals. Although a variety of treatments have been used over the years, results have typically been less than satisfactory. An open-label, community-based trial was undertaken at 393 centers in ...
Sansbury Julia C - - 2004
Scleromyxedema is a generalized, papular, and sclerodermoid form of lichen myxedematosus associated with monoclonal gammopathy and systemic changes. Despite anecdotal reports of success with various agents, no satisfactory treatments are currently available. We report 3 adult patients with recalcitrant scleromyxedema associated with paraproteinemia who were treated with thalidomide. All 3 ...
Momose Akishi - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Although a close relationship between uraemic pruritus and serum calcium levels has been demonstrated for some time, the degree of pruritus was not always correlated with calcium concentrations. In the present study, we assessed calcium ion distribution in the skin of chronic haemodialysis patients with and without pruritus. METHODS: ...
Ho Wai Sun - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that intense pulsed light can be useful in treating port wine stains that were resistant to previous pulsed dye laser therapy. Asian persons with high epidermal melanin context can be at a higher risk of complication. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to conduct ...
Harder Y - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Preconditioning induces the expression of heat shock proteins (HSPs), which can help a cell survive an acute episode of stress. Similar to the induction of HSP expression, the cell protection is independent of the type of stress. The aim of this study was to test in a large, randomized ...
Kligman Douglas E - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Emollient creams of 0.02% and 0.05% tretinoin are currently used for improving the appearance of photoaged skin. At these concentrations, using this vehicle, the clinical results take many months. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to formulate and test a higher strength tretinoin that enhances penetration of the active molecule through ...
Dahan Serge - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Nonablative remodeling has been recently proposed as a new, no-down-time, anti-aging treatment. Objective. The objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of nonablative skin remodeling with a 1540-nm Er:Glass laser on neck lines and forehead rhytids. METHODS: Twenty female patients (mean age 45 years) were enrolled. Skin thickness ...
Sadick Neil S - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: The present study examined the long-term photoepilatory effect on blond and white hair of a combined intense pulsed light (680-980 nm) device with a bipolar radiofrequency component producing electrical current at a depth of 4 mm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six adult women with white and blond hair (skin phenotypes ...
Sadick Neil S - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Multiple lasers and intense pulsed light sources have been shown to provide long-term hair removal; however, the management of all dark skin phenotypes and light-colored hair remains problematic. The present study examined the long-term photoepilatory effect of a combined intense pulsed light (IPL) (680-980 nm)/radiofrequency (RF) (10-30 J/cm3) light ...
Levy Jean Luc - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Non-ablative remodeling has recently been proposed as a new anti-aging treatment with no downtime. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate objectively, with a three-dimensional (3D) in vivo profilometric study, the efficacy and safety of non-ablative skin remodeling with an 810 nm diode laser on periorbital wrinkles with an 8-month ...
Coimbra Maria - - 2004
Aged skin is characterized by rhytides but also by epidermal and dermal atrophy, rough skin texture, irregular pigmentation, telangiectasias, and laxity. Microdermabrasion is an office-based mechanical resurfacing technique alternative to traditional dermabrasion. It has been used in Europe since 1992 with great acceptance. The purpose of this study was to ...
Atkinson Sara E - - 2004
This study demonstrates the presence of IL-10 and IL-6, by immunohistochemistry, in the skin lesions of patients with Type 1 reactions. Fifteen patients with Type 1 reaction from Hyderabad, India were included in this study. They were all receiving standardized treatment for Type 1 reactions: a reducing course of daily ...
Nanda Soni - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In recent years, chemical peels have become increasingly popular in the treatment of melasma. However, postpeel hyperpigmentation is a frequently encountered side effect, especially in dark-skinned individuals. The role of priming agents in preventing this complication has not been adequately evaluated. Hence, we studied the effect of ...
Aygenc Erdinc - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the prophylactic effect of pentoxifylline (Ptx) on complications related to radiation. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Seventy-eight patients who had postoperative radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck were enrolled into a prospective study. Patients were randomly assigned to ...
Lacombe Victor G - - 2004
Laser hair removal is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that is well suited to the office-based practice. A great deal of improvement has occurred in the past 5 years with the technology and the understanding of how and for whom the procedure works. A review of the physics of laser-skin ...
Schroeter Careen A - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Long-term hair removal in hirsute women remains a challenging issue. Various laser and laser-like devices are currently in use for hair removal, but little is known about the permanence of their results. This study deals with the permanence of hair removal using the intense pulsed light source (IPLS). OBJECTIVE: ...
Miguel Graça - - 2004
The concentration of anthocyanins in fruits of "Assaria" pomegranate, a sweet Portuguese cultivar typically grown in Algarve (south Portugal), was monitored during storage under different conditions. The fruits were exposed to cold storage ( $5^{\circ}$ C) after the following treatments: spraying with wax; spraying with $1.5$ % CaCl(2); spraying with ...
Kimura Tohru - - 2004
The depigmenting and anti-aging effects of kinetin (KN) solutions on the aged skin of hairless dogs were clinically and histologically investigated. Grossly, all KN-treated sites became mildly depigmented. At 50 days of topical treatment with KN solutions, apparent improvement was observed in the skin texture, wrinkling, and pigmentation. At 100 ...
Arca Ercan - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is undoubtedly the most common form of hair loss in males. It is a condition which may cause cosmetic and psychosocial problems in androgen-dependent cases. In this open, randomized and comparative study we evaluated the efficacy of oral finasteride and 5% topical minoxidil treatment ...
Tanzi Elizabeth L - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Although there are several different laser systems available for the reduction of unwanted hair, no single system has been shown to be superior in providing safe and effective hair removal in every skin type. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a high-energy, ...
Gundogan Cuneyt - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Alopecia areata is a common disease of unknown etiology; it causes significant cosmetic and psycho-social distress for most of the people it affects. We report on an innovative form of treatment in two patients with typical alopecia areata on the capillitium. STUDY DESIGN/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We successfully ...
Jasim Zaid F - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The pulsed dye laser (PDL), especially the 585-nm short-pulse width (450 micros) laser, has been extensively used in the treatment of facial telangiectasias. However, the resultant posttreatment purpura lasts for days and may not be cosmetically acceptable. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of long-pulsed (6 ms) PDL at subpurpuric ...
Avram David K - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Photorejuvenation involves the use of a light source or laser in reversing the signs of aging. The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) has demonstrated effectiveness in treating signs of photodamage. Photodynamic therapy is a relatively new and promising treatment for actinic keratoses. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of ALA-IPL in ...
Sadick Neil S - - 2004
This multi-center study evaluating the role of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) in the non-ablative rejuvenation of Type I and Type II photoaged skin study was conducted in order to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of using IPL in treating clinical indications associated with photoaged skin. Ninety-three patients of Fitzpatrick ...
Manstein Dieter - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We introduce and clinically examine a new concept of skin treatment called fractional photothermolysis (FP), achieved by applying an array of microscopic treatment zones (MTZ) of thermal injury to the skin. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two prototype devices emitting at 1.5 microm wavelength provided a pattern of ...
Weaver Seymour M SM - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) is a foreign body inflammatory condition that is caused by in-grown hairs of the face and body. An effective treatment to alleviate this condition without the risk of side effects has yet to be found. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the Lyra ...
Galadari I - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP) has been reported to be an effective topical immunotherapy of extensive alopecia areata (AA) with highly variable reported results. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to assess the efficacy, side effects, and adverse prognostic factors in the treatment of alopecia areata with DPCP. METHODS: 21 patients ...
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