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Bernardo Olga - - 2003
Topical nitrogen mustard is an alkylating agent. Its efficacy in treating alopecia areata was reported in an uncontrolled study. We present a preliminary, half-head, controlled 16-week study showing that topical nitrogen mustard was of benefit in 1 of 6 patients treated with 50% to 100% scalp involvement. Another 4 patients ...
Massiha Hamid - - 2003
In the past 8 years, short-scar cervicofacial rhytidectomy has been used with great success and a high level of patient satisfaction. The operation involves limited incisions in the sideburn and preauricular areas, extending just around the fold of the ear lobule. Extensive undermining of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS)/platysma is ...
Mackay Sean - - 2003
The assessment of surgical technical skills has become an important topic in recent years. This study presents the validation of a 6-task skills examination for junior surgical trainees (at the level of the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons). Six tasks were evaluated in a project that also examined ...
Tanghetti Emil A - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Pulse dye lasers (PDLs) alter structural proteins in scars and photodamaged skin, in addition to their effects on dermal vasculature. The PDL has become an option in the treatment of photodamage. Although improvements to skin texture are generally modest when compared with ablative resurfacing, PDL offers a treatment with ...
Tosti Antonella - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of topical steroids in alopecia areata is still discussed. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of clobetasol propionate 0.05% ointment under occlusion in 28 patients with alopecia areata totalis (AT) or AT/alopecia universalis. METHODS: A total of 28 patients were instructed to apply ...
Paithankar Dilip Y - - 2003
A new nonablative laser device, Smoothbeam, has been under evaluation for nonablative wrinkle reduction in skin with minimal side effects. This device incorporates a laser at 1450-nm wavelength to heat the dermis and cryogen spray cooling to prevent epidermal damage. The thermal injury created is internal and imperceptible. The wound-healing ...
Dayan Steven H - - 2003
Lasers with infrared wavelength ranges have been used in nonablative rejuvenation of skin. In this process, cooling of the epidermis allows for laser energy heat-induced injury to the dermis without ablation of the epidermal layer. This dermal injury is theorized to produce improvements in skin quality. In addition, long-pulse Nd:YAG ...
Yeh C-J - - 2003
Wide excision and skin or mucosa grafting has been the primary form of therapy for verrucous hyperplasia and verrucous carcinoma. But those with wide involvement often make the procedures complicated. A simple management, shave excision followed by simple cryosurgery, is presented. The treatment modality described is simple, and less traumatic. ...
Tanghetti Emil - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The pulsed dye laser (PDL) has been used for the treatment of facial and leg telangiectasia, where it provides safe and effective treatment. Often, a single treatment with the PDL can provide acceptable vessel clearance. Unfortunately, the hallmark of PDL treatment is transient purpura, which can be cosmetically unacceptable ...
Blalock H Jason - - 2003
PURPOSE: We reviewed our experience in treating patients with a trapped penis due to phimosis following newborn circumcision. The outcome of treatment of this condition at the outpatient clinic was examined. Possible etiological factors leading to this complication were determined. METHODS: A total of 521 pediatric patients underwent Gomco circumcision ...
Humbert Philippe G - - 2003
Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant potential and activity in the collagen biosynthetic pathway. Photoprotective properties of topically applied vitamin C have also been demonstrated, placing this molecule as a potential candidate for use in the prevention and treatment of skin ageing. A topically applied cream containing 5% vitamin ...
Taub Amy Forman - - 2003
Rosacea is a chronic disease that affects millions of men and women. Topical and oral antibiotics are effective, yet often leave individuals with treatment plateau associated erythema and persistent flushing. We investigated the use of intense pulsed light for treatment of the redness, flushing, and breakouts associated with rosacea. Thirty-two ...
Freyschmidt-Paul Pia - - 2003
It is the aim of this article to review and appraise available data on treatments for alopecia areata (AA) according to the demands of evidence based medicine. Studies evaluating the efficacy of a treatment for AA should include appropriate controls, use cosmetically acceptable hair regrowth as a parameter for treatment ...
Adatto M A - - 2003
A 55 year old Spanish patient, photo type III, wanted a cosmetic improvement of her forearms. She disliked the hyperpigmentation which made her look older. METHOD: After having tried several chemical peelings (50% glycolic acid plus 10% kojic acid followed by 15% MM TCA), there was no improvement in the ...
Alster Tina - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Multiple-pass carbon dioxide (CO2) laser skin resurfacing has been a favored treatment modality for photodamaged and acne-scarred skin over the past several years. Its association with numerous side effects and complications, particularly prolonged erythema and dyspigmentation, however, has dampened the initial enthusiasm reserved for its use. By reducing the ...
Fitzpatrick Richard E - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Interest in the reversal of facial photodamage has increased significantly among patients and physicians in the past decade. Though surgical procedures may be very effective, the associated healing time and potential risks have spurred the development of non-surgical treatments. There has also been an increasing depth of knowledge regarding ...
Bjerring P - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this clinical study was to evaluate the efficacy of an intense pulsed light (IPL) irradiator system for the treatment of port-wine stains (PWS) resistant to multiple pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen PWS patients, who were previously found to be resistant to multiple ...
Trelles Mario A - - 2003
BACKGROUND: A relatively inexpensive, portable epilation system based on unfiltered flashlamp technology (Spa Touch, Epilast, Paris, France)was macroscopically and histologically evaluated for efficacy and duration of hair removal. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten patients participated (eight female, two male, aged 22-62 years, skin types I-V). The system delivers a 35 ms ...
Acikel Cengiz - - 2003
Various surgical methods have been used in the treatment of small stable vitiliginous areas, but there is no established surgical approach for larger vitiligo areas and therapy-resistant anatomic sites, such as the hands. Two years ago, we successfully treated large burn scar depigmentation areas at different anatomic sites using carbon ...
Hussain Mussarat - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Alexandrite laser hair removal can be quite successful in lighter skin types. Effective hair removal in Asians can be difficult, and multiple treatments are usually required for effective treatment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of alexandrite laser hair removal in Asian skin, to determine the benefit of ...
Yoshimura Kotaro - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Although an aggressive use of tretinoin along with hydroquinone enables an efficient treatment of hyperpigmented skin lesions, irritant dermatitis remains to be solved. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency and adverse effects of 10% all-trans retinol (ROL) gel for improvement of skin hyperpigmentation. METHODS: Ten-percent ROL gel was used instead ...
Haddad Alessandra Lima - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: To compare, in a double-blind, randomized, prospective study, the clinical improvement of hyperpigmentation in 30 patients with melasma using hydroquinone or skin whitening complex topically on one side of the face vs. a placebo cream on the other. The study was performed during the period November 2000 to March ...
Ho Wai Sun - - 2003
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Postburn hyperpigmentation is a common phenomenon among Asian especially over grafted areas and sometimes over donor sites and healed wounds without skin graft. This condition is difficult to treat and can cause severe psychological distress. Intense pulsed light (IPL) has been used to treat melanocytic lesions with ...
Rohrer Thomas E - - 2003
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a small, low energy light based system for hair removal, when used by non-healthcare professionals ("patients") for self treatment in home-like environment following instructions and guidance provided by a physician. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total ...
Fiskerstrand Eli Janne - - 2003
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim was to study hair removal efficacy, and possible side effects of two commercially available long pulsed diode lasers. The radiant exposure was selected to a value of 35 J/cm2, which is frequently used in the clinic in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: ...
Terheyden Patrick - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Scleromyxoedema is a rare disease of unknown aetiology that is characterized by deposition of mucin and sclerotic induration of the skin; it is associated with paraproteinaemia. Patients suffer from progressive disability due to immobilization and cosmetic disfigurement. Treatment of scleromyxoedema is a therapeutic challenge. The antimalarial hydroxychloroquine has a ...
de Rie M A - - 2003
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of medium-dose UVA1 phototherapy in patients with localized scleroderma. METHOD: A controlled pilot study with medium-dose UVA1 (48 J/cm2) was performed. The results were evaluated by means of a skin score and two objective methods for quantifying sclerosis (cutometer and fast Fourier transform method). Patients ...
Allison K P - - 2003
Lasers have been established as effective treatment for hair removal, with possible long-term suppression of hair growth in treated areas. The purpose of this study was to assess long-term hair regrowth after treatment with the ruby laser. Volunteers recruited into the 1997-99 study were divided between three treatment groups, each ...
Granlund Håkan - - 2003
We evaluated the outcome of both realtime teleconsultations and face-to-face consultations in dermatology. Forty-six patients were enrolled in an open controlled study. Twenty-nine patients (60%) answered the questionnaire sent to them after six months. Over the six-month follow-up, similar proportions of the two patient groups had visited a general practitioner ...
Gupta Subhas C - - 2002
Clinical reports of full-thickness skin necrosis have raised concern about the thermal and dermal ischemic effects of ultrasound-assisted liposuction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate skin perfusion in patients treated with ultrasound-assisted liposuction or suction-assisted liposuction. Patients (n = 75) were studied prospectively in the perioperative period surrounding ...
Weiss Robert A - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Photorejuvenation involves the use of lasers or light sources to reverse signs of photoaging. Multiple devices have been shown to be effective over the short-term. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term clinical results on the face, neck and chest at 4 years using filtered flashlamp intense pulsed light (IPL) for ...
Pianigiani Elisa - - 2002
BACKGROUND: TEN is a severe form of exfoliative dermatitis. Its course is acute and its outcome fatal in 40% of cases. Wound cover to prevent fluid/protein loss and infections and to control pain, is the first step, as for burns. Skin allograft can be successfully used for this purpose. OBJECTIVE: ...
Holm C - - 2002
Laser-induced fluorescence of indocyanine green (ICG) is a new method for evaluating skin perfusion, which is superior to conventional fluorescein angiography. In a prospective clinical study ICG fluorescence video-angiography was used for the intraoperative evaluation of skin-flap perfusion. The results of ICG imaging were compared with clinical outcome 1 week ...
Hernández-Pérez Enrique - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a noncoherent, nonlaser, filtered flashlamp, emitting a broadband visible light. Its efficacy has been reported recently in the treatment of photodamaged facial skin, promoting the production of neo collagen and ordering of elastic fibers. We don't know however, its efficacy in the treatment of ...
Moreno-Arias Gerardo A - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Intense pulsed light (IPL) has been successfully used as an efficient hair removal system; however, possible side-effects have been not specifically addressed in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To assess all possible side-effects after IPL hair removal in a series of 49 females with facial hirsutism during a total of 390 ...
Monfrecola Giuseppe - - 2002
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) is an alternative tool for the treatment of superficial non-melanoma skin cancers. Recently ALA-PDT has been employed with encouraging results also for warts, condylomata and psoriasis. In this study the effects of topical ALA plus irradiation with visible light on intact human skin ...
Fournier Nathalie - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Nonablative remodeling has been recently proposed as a new antiaging treatment with no downtime. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of nonablative skin remodeling with a 1540 nm Er:glass laser and contact cooling on perioral and periorbital rhytides at 14 months follow-up. METHODS: Forty-two female patients (mean age ...
Khandpur Sujay - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Treatment of white piedra remains an area of therapeutic frustration. Several topical and systemic antifungal agents have failed to eradicate the fungus and prevent disease recurrence. Itraconazole is a safe and effective systemic antifungal agent for various superficial and deep mycotic infections of the skin and hair. In vitro ...
Chin Taiwai - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Buried penis is a result of penile skin deficiency and inadequate attachment of the skin to the Buck's fascia. A modified prepuce unfurling technique and the results are reported. METHODS: Thirty-two boys with buried penis, aged 14 months to 12 years, underwent the surgical procedure. A circumferential incision is ...
Brandy Dominic A - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The author presents an evaluation system that helps optimize the chances of achieving good results with alopecia-reducing procedures. OBJECTIVE: To help hair restoration surgeons select patients properly for alopecia-reducing procedures. METHODS: Twenty criteria are scrutinized by the hair restoration surgeon during the initial consultation and given a score of ...
Brooks P A - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To compare single dose oral ivermectin with topical benzyl benzoate for the treatment of paediatric scabies. METHODS: An observer-blinded randomized controlled trial was undertaken at Vila Central Hospital, Vanuatu. One hundred and ten children aged from 6 months to 14 years were randomized to receive either ivermectin 200 micro ...
Lin Jeng-Hsien - - 2002
Finasteride 1 mg/day is effective in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Our open-label study assessed the efficacy and safety of finasteride for the treatment of Taiwanese men with AGA. We enrolled 34 Taiwanese men (aged 18-40 yr) with AGA of modified Norwood/Hamilton scale (MNHS) grade II-V. In investigator assessments ...
Ross E Victor - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Pseudofolliculitis barbae affects a large number of individuals with coarse curly hair, and present treatment options are suboptimal. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the safety and efficacy of a long-pulsed neodymium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser in the treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae. METHODS: This was a two-phase observational study conducted at a ...
Aste Nicola - - 2002
We report a series of 9 patients, 6 men and 3 women, who presented nail hyperpigmentation arising between 6 and 24 months from the start of hydroxyurea therapy. The most commonly observed clinical pattern was that of longitudinal melanonychia. In only 1 patient, who was affected in all 20 nails, ...
Chana Jagdeep S - - 2002
The goal of this study was to prospectively assess the long-term results of ruby laser depilation in 346 consecutive patients who underwent hair removal at 402 anatomical sites. The patients were treated using a ruby laser, with mean power ranging from 8.6 J to 15.7 J according to skin type. ...
Sharquie Khalifa E - - 2002
Alopecia areata is a patchy, non-scarring hair loss condition. Any hair-bearing surface may be involved, and different modalities of treatment have been used to induce hair regrowth. This study was designed to test the effectiveness of topical crude onion juice in the treatment of patchy alopecia areata in comparison with ...
Vexiau P - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Hormone studies have demonstrated the androgen-dependent character of female androgenetic alopecia, but there have been few controlled studies of therapies for alopecia in women. OBJECTIVES: To compare topical minoxidil 2% and cyproterone acetate in the treatment of female alopecia. METHODS: Sixty-six women with female-pattern alopecia were randomly assigned for ...
Alam Murad - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Glycolic acid peels and microdermabrasion are widely recommended by dermatologists and others for facial skin rejuvenation, but few studies have assessed their clinical efficacy. OBJECTIVE: To compare the relative efficacy of glycolic acid peels and microdermabrasion for facial skin rejuvenation. METHODS: An unblinded, randomized controlled trial was used. Each ...
Zhang L - - 2002
This paper reports the first clinical safety study of human tolerance of electrical sensation using non-invasive, flexible surface-type electrodes and exponentially decaying electric pulses. The study evaluated the effect of electric fields in the absence of a drug and an anesthetic, and was performed in light of potential applications in ...
Mottura A Aldo - - 2002
The purpose of this paper is to describe what I have studied and experienced, mainly regarding the control and prediction of the postoperative edema; how to achieve an agreeable recovery and give positive support to the patient, who in turn will receive pleasant sensations that neutralize the negative consequences of ...
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