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Kim Suk Chul - - 2005
BACKGROUND: There are no studies that have directly investigated the incremental reduction in sensory morbidity that lymphoscintigraphy images (LS) and triangulated body marking or other skin marking techniques provide during sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) compared to using only the probe without LS and skin marking or using only dye. ...
Citron N D - - 2005
We studied the influence of the type of skin incision on the recurrence rate following fasciectomy for Dupuytren's disease. Patients were randomized to a longitudinal incision closed with Z-plasties or a modified Bruner incision closed by Y-V plasties. Follow-up was for at least 2 years or until a recurrence was ...
Sheela S R - - 2005
We describe a child with classical Menkes disease with a novel ATP7A mutation, intractable seizures, severe hypotonia and developmental delay, hypopigmentation of the skin and hair, and failure to thrive, who was treated with daily subcutaneous copper histidine injections for 2(1/2) years, beginning at 15 months of age. He became ...
Milne Catherine T - - 2005
Skin tears are a common phenomenon in elderly institutionalized adults (EIAs). Incidence ranges from 0.92 to 2.5 per person/year. Little supportive literature exists regarding optimal treatment with many regimens reported. A convenience sample of 20 patients with Payne-Martin Category II and III skin tears of less than 8 hours' duration ...
Dombrowski Nicole C - - 2005
Alopecia areata is relatively benign and often resolves on its own, although its psychosocial impact on children and young adults can be severe. Some form of treatment is usually required. Because current treatments may not show results for 3 to 6 months, reassuring the patient and the parents and informing ...
Bouzari Navid - - 2005
BACKGROUND: It is generally accepted that multiple laser treatments yield more effective clinical results; however, it is not clearly known whether increasing the number of treatments would affect the incidence of adverse effect. The main objective of the study was to assess the role of the number of treatments in ...
Mohamed Z - - 2005
Twenty-five patients with alopecia totalis (AT) or alopecia universalis and 124 patients with alopecia areata (AA) were treated with photochemotherapy, combining topical 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) with UV irradiation of the scalp at a phototoxic dose. The mean energy required was 15 J/cm2 for AA and 42 J/cm2 for AT. Ninety-four patients ...
Sturgill William H - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Improvement in photoaging using laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) modalities is well documented in the literature. We report a prospective study evaluating the safety and efficacy of a novel flash lamp IPL system incorporating a spectral filtration system designed to maximize improvement of facial dyschromias, telangiectases, ...
Finzi Eric - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Redundant facial and neck skin is a major feature of aging and historically has been corrected surgically. Recently, monopolar radiofrequency application has been introduced for nonablative tissue tightening of skin by volumetric heating of the deep dermis. It has been able to improve neck and cheek laxity and periorbital ...
Alajlan Abdulmajeed - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Hair removal using lasers or broadband intense pulsed light has become one of the most ubiquitous medical procedures. At our center a small proportion of patients have spontaneously reported what they believed to be increased hair growth at sites of previous laser epilation. We sought to retrospectively review the ...
Ang Gina Charlene - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To observe whether the use of antimalarials in combination resulted in significant improvement in the cutaneous signs and symptoms of patients with dermatomyositis who did not otherwise respond to the use of single-agent antimalarial therapy. DESIGN: Retrospective case series of 17 patients treated between January 1, 1991, and December ...
Clementoni Matteo Tretti - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Facial teleangectasias can be a relevant cosmetic problem, which the patient usually hides with a thick layer of makeup. This study will describe the response on these vascular lesions using the intense pulsed light (IPL) source. METHODS: Five hundred eighteen consecutive patients were treated with Photoderm VL ...
Kulick Michael - - 2005
Nonablative wrinkle reduction or skin tightening is desired by individuals who, ideally, hope to have the skin improvement associated with chemical or laser ablative techniques but without the undesirable recovery process. Electro-optical synergy (ELOS) technology that combines radio frequency (RF) and diode laser energy (900 nm) was used to treat ...
Prieto Victor G - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Light and radiofrequency (RF) devices have recently been used to treat acne in selected patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of a combination of pulsed light and RF energy for the treatment of acne. Materials and methods. Thirty-two patients with moderate acne were treated twice weekly for ...
Trelles Mario - - 2005
The prolonged crusting and erythematic phases following chemical and laser skin resurfacing create discomfort and aggravate patients. Depending on the aggressiveness of the procedure, post-procedure erythema may last from three weeks to several months. iClearXL (CureLight Ltd) is a non-contact, non-thermal blue (405-420 nm)/near infrared (850-900 nm) dual-band light source ...
Tannous Zeina S - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Multiple treatment modalities have been employed for the management of melasma with minimal to no success. OBJECTIVE: We propose fractional resurfacing as a new treatment modality for melasma. METHODS: A 31-year-old Caucasian female with facial epidermal and dermal melasma, resistant to multiple courses of topical therapies, was treated with ...
Bari Arfan Ul - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Chemical peeling is a skin-wounding procedure that may have some potentially undesirable side-effects. AIMS: The present study is directed towards safety concerns associated with superficial chemical peeling with salicylic acid in various facial dermatoses. METHODS: The study was a non-comparative and a prospective one. Two hundred and sixty-eight patients ...
Smith Eric P - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Laser hair removal is a well-established therapy for pseudofolliculitis barbae, but there have been few studies on the use of a very-long-pulse 810 nm diode laser for this condition. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy and tolerability of a modified 810 nm superlong-pulse diode laser (Palomar Medical, Burlington, MA, USA) ...
Gilbert Dore J - - 2005
Actinic keratoses (AKs) are traditionally treated with cryotherapy, curettage, and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU, Efudex, ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), all of which are associated with adverse effects. Although photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) offers a treatment alternative, current protocols require 14 to 18 hours incubation with ALA and patients experience ...
Zelickson Brian - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a novel light patch formulated for blue light delivery and topical activation of gamma-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) during photodynamic therapy for the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten volunteers with past unsuccessful treatment of AK were enrolled. Areas with AK lesions were treated with 20% ...
Zager Warren H - - 2005
Many procedures have been developed in an attempt to improve facial ptosis. These have ranged from subcutaneous dissections with skin excision to deeper dissections focused on supporting the superficial musculoaponeurotic system and even the periosteal layer. These deeper dissections, although theoretically giving better and longer lasting results, also carry an ...
Abraham Manoj T - - 2005
With the multitude of treatment options and emerging technology available for rejuvenation of the lower face and neck, it is often difficult to determine which specific treatment would benefit an individual patient. Monopolar radiofrequency (MRF) nonablative skin rejuvenation is a promising new procedure that is utilized to tighten and contour ...
Gillett Michael D - - 2005
PURPOSE: We review the use of split-thickness skin grafting in children with concealed penis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records were retrospectively reviewed for all patients younger than 20 years seen at our institution from 1995 to 2003 with a diagnosis of concealed penis. Patients were separated into "primary" and "secondary" ...
Bhawan Jag - - 2005
Morphologic changes that take place in aging skin or photodamaged skin are the subject of this article. Long-term safety of retinoid use has been established through continued use for more than 30 years and through the clinical trials that were performed to study their histologic effect. Aging skin changes are ...
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 DJ University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Magee Woman's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, - - 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 ...
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 ...
Farah Andréia Bufoni AB Division of Plastic Surgery, Federal University of São Paulo, and the Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Hospital Jaraguá, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil. - - 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 ...
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: ...
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