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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 ...
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 ...
Gupta Subhas C SC Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2040 W. Charleston Boulevard, Suite 301, Las Vegas, NV 89102-2227, - - 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 ...
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 JS RAFT Institute of Plastic Surgery, Mount Vernon Hospital, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2RN, - - 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 ...
Moreno-Arias Gerardo A - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Intense pulsed light (IPL) is an effective and safe method of hair removal. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical response of hairy grafts and flaps of different anatomic areas to an IPL source. METHODS: Four patients (three men, one woman; 17-72 years old) with hairy skin grafts (n = 2) ...
Susser Wendy S - - 2002
Pretibial myxedema is a known manifestation of Graves' disease. Much less common is the elephantiasis nostras variant, which is often refractory to treatment. We therefore elected to try a new therapy, often used for the management of chronic lymphedema, called complete decongestive physiotherapy. After 6 weeks of intensive treatment, our ...
Rogachefsky Arlene S - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Laser hair removal is based on the dual concepts of selective photothermolysis and thermal relaxation time. In most laser hair removal systems, light with emitted pulse durations of 2-50 msec targets hair follicles. A novel concept of laser hair removal uses the thermal damage time rather than the thermal ...
Miller Brigitte E - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the use of the cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator (CUSA) for the treatment of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) as it combines the advantage of laser removal of the superficial dermal layers without scars and the advantage of resection with collection of a ...
Tsai Ya-Ming - - 2002
Growing evidence shows alopecia areata (AA) to be a T cell-mediated organ-specific autoimmune disease. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of high-dose steroid pulse therapy in Taiwanese patients with severe widespread AA exceeding 40% of the scalp. A total of 17 Taiwanese patients with severe AA lasting less than ...
Fitzpatrick Richard E - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Aging of the population, in particular the "baby boomers," has resulted in increased interest in methods of reversal of photodamage. Non-invasive treatments are in high demand, and our knowledge of mechanisms of photodamage to skin, protection of the skin, and repair of photodamage are becoming more sophisticated and complex. ...
Pandhi R - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate dimethylsulphoxide (DMSO) as a topical therapeutic agent for the treatment of two major variants of primary, localized, cutaneous amyloidosis -- macular amyloidosis (MA) and papular/lichen amyloidosis (LA) -- using a monocentric, open, prospective trial. METHODS: A total of 25 patients with histopathologically proven cutaneous amyloidosis - MA, ...
Boyce Steven T - - 2002
Comparison of cultured skin substitutes (CSS) and split-thickness skin autograft (AG) was performed to assess whether donor-site harvesting can be reduced quantitatively and whether functional and cosmetic outcome is similar qualitatively in the treatment of patients with massive cutaneous burns. Cultured skin substitutes consisting of collagen-glycosaminoglycan substrates populated with autologous ...
McCoy Sue - - 2002
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The histology of hair follicles in both animal and human skin treated with ruby lasers has been evaluated to a limited extent in previous studies. We have previously looked at such follicles up to 2 months after treatment. This study examines the longer-term effects at a microscopic ...
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BACKGROUND: Finasteride 1 mg (Propecia) is indicated for the treatment of men with androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss, MPHL). However, the long-term (> 2 years) efficacy and safety of finasteride in this population has not been previously reported. Objectives. To assess the efficacy and safety of finasteride in men ...
Lorenz Susanne - - 2002
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate the efficacy, side effects, and the long-term results of a long pulsed Nd:YAG-Laser for hair removal in different hair colors and skin types. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective clinical study with 29 volunteers. Treatment was performed on the lower ...
Dimofte Andreea - - 2002
To measure the fluence at tissue surface for patients in our Phase II clinical trial of motexafin lutetium (MLu)-mediated chest wall photodynamic therapy for recurrent breast carcinoma and to compare it to the calculated irradiance. The spatial and time dependence of light fluence (rate) was monitored in vivo on the ...
Sriprachya-anunt Suchai - - 2002
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Though post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is probably the most common complication of laser resurfacing and appears to correlate directly with the intensity of the patient's natural pigmentation, there is very little data that specifically addresses the risks of dyspigmentation in more darkly pigmented patients (Fitzpatrick skin types IV ...
Uno Hideo - - 2002
Latanoprost, a selective FP prostanoid receptor agonist used in the treatment of glaucoma, has a hypertrichotic side effect. Using the macaque model of androgenetic alopecia, we examined the effect of latanoprost on hair growth. Eight monkeys were divided into 2 groups; one group received a daily topical application of 50 ...
Negishi Kei - - 2002
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: For Asian skin, recent "non-ablative" skin rejuvenation techniques have become the focus of attention for darker complected patients. In our earlier research, we have shown that intense pulsed light (IPL) technology can be applied to Asian skin with a high degree of safety and efficacy. In this ...
Rols M P - - 2002
Sarcoids are skin spontaneous tumours detected in horses. It can be cured by chemotherapy by using cisplatin. A multisequence treatment must be performed. Problems are present due to the poor diffusion of the hydrophilic product in the tumours. Electropulsation is known to drastically enhance the effect of antitumoral drugs in ...
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