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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 ...
Lévy J L - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Facial hirsutism and hypertrichosis are common problems and a methods are available to clinicians for the unwanted hair in a large number of patients. Several depilatory laser systems are now available and one of these modalities is the long-pulse Nd:YAG laser. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the long-pulse ...
Bjerring P - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this clinical study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the first intense pulsed light source (IPL) with dual mode light filtering for treatment of facial telangiectasias, and to evaluate the incidence of adverse including purpura, pigmentation and scars. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients with facial telangiectasias ...
Geusau A - - 2001
BACKGROUND: After exposure, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is excreted via the faeces, breast milk and epidermal lipids. OBJECTIVES: To determine to what extent TCDD is eliminated via the skin and to evaluate whethe cutaneous elimination can be accelerated by the application of petrolatum. METHODS: In two patients severely intoxicated with TCDD, material ...
Tan M H - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Aluminum oxide crystal microdermabrasion has recently become popular for facial rejuvenation. Although it is a widely used technique with perceptible benefits, the clinical efficacy on photodamaged skin has yet to be established. OBJECTIVE: To measure and quantify the effect of microdermabrasion on photodamaged skin. METHODS: Ten subjects underwent one ...
Nordgarden H - - 2001
Introduction: Ectodermal dysplasias (EDs) involve abnormal development of hair, teeth, nails, and sweat glands. Objectives: (1) To investigate the frequency of extra-oral ectodermal symptoms in persons with oligodontia (> 6 congenitally missing teeth). (2) To examine whole salivary flow rates in oligodontia patients, with special emphasis on persons with EDs. ...
Lodén M - - 2001
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Moisturising creams are useful treatment adjuncts in inflammatory dermatoses and have beneficial effects in the treatment of dry, scaly skin. The effects on dryness and skin permeability of a new moisturising cream with 20% glycerine was compared with its placebo and with a medicinally authorised cream with 4% urea ...
van der Meer J B - - 2001
A 62-year-old female patient is described who developed toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) after medication with phenytoin and oxazepam. Initially phenytoin was discontinued and dexamethasone pulse therapy (1.5 mg/kg on 3 consecutive days) was initiated on the tenth day of skin disease. This resulted in clinical improvement. Histologically re-epithelialization could be ...
Eremia S - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Hypertrichosis is a common problem for which laser hair removal is becoming the treatment of choice. Optimal wavelength, pulse duration, spot size, fluence, and skin cooling parameters for various skin types have not yet been firmly established. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of a 3-msec 755 ...
Chen H J - - 2001
Twenty-five patients (20 men and 5 women) with the chief complaint of facial hyperhidrosis were treated by transthoracic endoscopic T-2, 3 sympathectomy. All patients were essentially in good health except the embarrassment of facial sweating. Fifteen of them also suffered from distressing palmar hyperhidrosis. The ages ranged from 18 to ...
Al-Allaf A W - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: To assess microvascular activity in the skin of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) as compared with normal controls. METHODS: Fifteen patients, who fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology criteria for FMS, and 15 age- and sex-matched healthy controls, were studied. The microvascular activity of the skin overlying the trapezius ...
Lu S Y - - 2001
The laser depilation system, cleared by the Food and Drug Administration since 1995, is evolving rapidly. However, the parameters in the hair removal function of these devices emphasize use for white people with fair skin (Fitzpatrick types I, II, or III). The characteristics of oriental skin and hair are black, ...
Bernstein E F - - 2001
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Carbon dioxide laser skin resurfacing has become a standard treatment for wrinkles and sun-damaged skin. This ablative treatment, however, is associated with undesirable complications and long recovery times. A growing body of evidence suggests that dermal inflammation and subsequent collagen formation can be stimulated without removal of ...
Bohn J - - 2001
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disease involving the apocrine sweat glands which often becomes chronic. The aetiology is not completely known, but the mainstays of medical treatment are antibiotics, which gives temporary relief but do not essentially alter the course of the disease. We describe our results of treating 138 ...
Holland A J - - 2001
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Atypical mycobacterial (AM) lymphadenitis is common in children but rarely occurs outside the cervicofacial region. The authors report their experience in the diagnosis and management of noncervicofacial AM lymphadenitis. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of cases diagnosed at our institution between January 1976 and December 1999, based on ...
Golden D B - - 2001
The decision to discontinue venom immunotherapy requires a great deal of clinical judgement because of the potential for a life-threatening reaction to a sting. The risk of recurrence is a combination of the frequency of reaction and the severity of reaction. Early studies reported a relapse rate of 8-14% in ...
Chou T D - - 2001
The management of upper-extremity burn contractures is a major challenge for plastic surgeons. After approval by the Food and Drug Administration, artificial skin (Integra) has been available in Taiwan since 1997. From January of 1997 to July of 1999, the authors applied artificial skin to 13 severely burned patients for ...
Sator P G - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: We studied the effect of hormonal treatment on skin ageing in menopausal women. METHODS: Twenty-four patients (45-68 years; mean age, 54.9 years) without hormone treatment for at least 6 months were included. Patients were assigned to three therapy groups: 1, oestrogen only (Estraderm TTS 50) (n=6); 2, transdermal oestrogen ...
Alster T S - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and effectiveness of a long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm in effecting long-term hair reduction in patients with darkly pigmented skin. DESIGN: Nonrandomized before-after clinical and histological trial. SETTING: Private practice, ambulatory care facility. PATIENTS: Twenty women with skin phototypes IV through VI and dark ...
Tang K - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether not shaving hair in neurosurgical operations carries an increased infection rate. METHODS: Taking advantage of different practices among neurosurgeons in a single institution, we embarked upon a prospective non-randomised study of 100 consecutive neurosurgical procedures involving 90 paediatric patients aged 7 days to 16.8 years. The ...
Hernandez-Perez E - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Microdermabrasion (MDA) is a new procedure used for the treatment of cosmetic problems, particularly to combat photoaging and intrinsic aging. Though excellent clinical improvement has been well documented, histologic support is limited. OBJECTIVE: To determine if microscopic changes correlate with clinical improvement and to examine the depth of penetration ...
Shim E K - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Microdermabrasion is a widely performed skin rejuvenation procedure. Few studies have examined its efficacy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and histopathologic effects of microdermabrasion. METHODS: Fourteen patients underwent microdermabrasion treatments over 12-14 weeks. Self-rated questionnaires were given before and after the treatment series and were evaluated by a paired ...
Radakovic-Fijan S - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Oral corticosteroid pulse therapy has provided inconsistent results in the treatment of Indian patients with vitiligo. OBJECTIVE: We wanted to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of oral dexamethasone pulse therapy in a cohort of Austrian patients with vitiligo. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with vitiligo were included in the study. ...
Hofer A - - 2001
This study was performed to assess the effectiveness and short-term and long-term safety of oral khellin plus UVA (KUVA) in patients with vitiligo. Twenty-eight patients (13 males and 15 females; mean age, 34 years; [age range, 15-51 years]) most with extensive generalized vitiligo of more than 6 months duration had ...
Romero G A - - 2001
We compared the clinical findings and diagnostic methods for 66 patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis in the state of Bahia, Brazil, who were infected by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis (group A), with those for 68 patients in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, who were mainly infected by Leishmania (Viannia) guyanensis (group B). ...
Baugh W P - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Numerous lasers are currently available for hair removal, yet there are still few studies that have examined the role of fluence, light dose, hair color, and treatment number in laser hair reduction. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of a scanning 800 nm diode laser for hair reduction. ...
Bonilla F - - 2001
White wine was subjected to several fining treatments using baker's yeast at concentrations of 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 g/L. At all these concentration levels, the yeasts decreased the color of the wine in different degrees. The wine samples treated with the higher yeast concentration were subjected to ...
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A multicentric, double-blind, controlled, clinical trial was carried out to compare the efficacy of a combination of rifampicin 600 mg plus ofloxacin 400 mg plus minocycline 100 mg (ROM) administered as single dose with that of standard WHO/MDT/PB six months regimen. The study subjects were 236 previously untreated, smear-negative patients, ...
Goldberg D J - - 2001
BACKGROUND: A variety of lasers and light sources have been used for removal of unwanted hair. A novel, new, flashlamp-based device, with a mechanism of action based on a combination of both emitted light and heat, has been developed for safe and reliable hair removal. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy ...
Chuang J H - - 2001
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The authors reviewed 60 cases of buried penis, treated in a single institution with postoperative follow-up for at least 6 months. The review was aimed at providing information that might help to optimize the results in future surgical correction of this uncommon, but not rare, congenital disorder. METHODS: From ...
Fenig E - - 2001
We evaluated the effects of Biafine and Lipiderm ointments in preventing radiation dermatitis. The study population included 74 patients after conservative surgery for early breast carcinoma who were referred for adjuvant external beam irradiation. Patients were randomized to receive Biafine or Lipiderm or no treatment. Both study preparations were applied ...
Behrens-Williams S C - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata is a burden for many patients and often resistant, even to extensive therapy. Orally administered PUVA therapy has been shown among numerous systemic and topical treatment modalities to be a therapeutic alternative. However, the clinical use of oral PUVA is often limited by systemic side effects. Bath-PUVA ...
Lari A R - - 2001
The important limiting factor in the treatment of the severely burned patient is the lack of autograft donor skin. The method of obtaining uniform widely expanded postage stamp autografts described by Meek in 1963 has been evaluated in this study amongst seven severely burned patients. The expansion ratio of 1:4, ...
Nnoruka E N - - 2001
Currently, several topical scabicides are available but there is yet no oral or parenteral drug which has been established for the treatment of scabies in Nigeria. Ivermectin which is a modified avermectin, known to be an ectoparasiticidal agent in animals, has been used in adults for systemic parasitosis. In Nigeria, ...
Cotellessa C - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Highly variable results of topical diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP) in the treatment of alopecia areata have been reported so far. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of our study were to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of DPCP in the treatment of chronic, extensive alopecia areata and to assess the long-term overall benefit of ...
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