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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 ...
Kopera Daisy - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The goal of hair removal methods has always been permanent or at least long-term epilation. Laser technology and the axiom of selective photothermolysis allowed a new approach to this subject. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the long-term efficacy of a solid state, 800nm pulsed ...
Goh C L - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and effectiveness of a long pulsed Nd:YAG (1064nm) laser compared to a shorter wavelength intense pulse light system for assisted hair removal in volunteers with skin type 1V, V and VI. METHODS: Eleven patients of Fitzpatrick skin type IV-VI were recruited into the study. The ...
Pokorny Marie E - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a major problem after cardiovascular surgery, occurring in 9.2% to 38% of patients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of a skin care intervention program in preventing development of ulcers or progression from one stage to another and to determine the extent to which selected risk factors ...
Alexiades-Armenakas Macrene R - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of the long-pulsed pulsed dye laser (LP PDL) (595 nm) with photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs). DESIGN: Prospective, controlled study with 10-day and 2-, 4-,6-, and 8-month follow-ups. SETTING: Clinical research center. PATIENTS Volunteer sample of 41 patients (age ...
Singh Devinder - - 2003
The POEMS syndrome, also known as Crow-Fukase disease, is a rare multisystem disorder, which may take several years to evolve fully. The combination of symptoms and signs is highly complex and some of the features are detected at sub-clinical level requiring high level of suspicion. The clinical data on POEMS ...
Quaedvlieg Patricia J F - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratosis is an exceedingly common premalignant lesion that can develop into squamous cell carcinoma. There is an increasing prevalence of actinic keratosis with increasing age. Numerous treatment options are available for the treatment of actinic keratosis on the scalp. Although we know that atrophic skin heals slowly, one ...
Yamauchi Takahiro - - 2003
We describe the successful treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) that developed in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). A 63-year-old Japanese man with MDS was admitted to our hospital because of a large skin ulcer on his neck in November 2001. The initial diagnosis was infectious dermatitis, and antimicrobial therapy ...
El-Domyati Moetaz M - - 2003
The tumour suppressor protein p53 is a phosphoprotein that is activated by DNA damage. It is involved in the decision whether the cells should stop replication and proceed to repair their DNA, or to die by apoptosis. In the present study, we evaluate the effect of some treatment modalities on ...
Chiu Chun-Hung - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Pulsed dye laser (PDL) in conjunction with cryogen spray cooling (CSC) is effective in improving efficacy and safety for treatment of port wine stains (PWSs) in whites. However, for dark-skinned patients such as Chinese, only retrospective studies have been performed. OBJECTIVES: To compare prospectively clinical efficacy in terms of ...
Kivanç-Altunay Ilknur - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Trichodynia refers to pain, discomfort, and/or paresthesia in the skin of the scalp or the hair. There may be an associated psychologic comorbidity. Although androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and telogen effluvium (TE) are different entities in terms of pathogenesis, etiology, and clinical picture, both may be influenced by psychologic stress ...
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 ...
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 ...
Massiha Hamid H Department of Plastic Surgery, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Metarie, USA. - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Acikel Cengiz C Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burn Unit, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Haydarpasa Hospital, 81327 Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey. - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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