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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 ...
Fagien S - - 2001
The use of Botox for the treatment of hyperkinetic facial lines and furrows is another effective primary, adjunctive, or prophylactic therapy to offer cosmetic patients in the spectrum of treatment options for full facial rejuvenation. Unwanted side effects can be minimized, and beneficial effects can be maximized with a thorough ...
Bachelez H - - 2001
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of minocycline in the treatment of sarcoidosis, a nonrandomized, open study was performed in patients with cutaneous sarcoidosis. OBSERVATIONS: Twelve patients with cutaneous sarcoidosis were treated with minocycline, 200 mg/d, for a median duration of 12 months. Three patients had extracutaneous lesions at ...
Bjerring P - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this clinical study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an intense pulsed light (IPL) irradiator system for the treatment of benign pigmented lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 18 patients with lentigo solaris and eight patients with melanocytic nevi were treated once with an IPL ...
Levy J L - - 2000
BACKGROUND: A 33-year-old woman, who had been diagnosed previously with systemic lupus erythematosus, presented with chronic erythema and rosacea of the face. The patient suffered from flushing and burning of the facial skin and sought prior treatment with anti-malarial drugs. METHOD: After various treatment options were discussed with the patient, ...
Kauvar A N - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a common disorder in individuals with thick, curly hairs, and treatment options are limited. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a diode laser in the treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae. DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, NY. PATIENTS: Ten ...
Grekin R C - - 2000
BACKGROUND: A novel electrosurgical technology that uses a bipolar electrode-tipped stylet to deliver relatively low-radiofrequency energy through an electrically conductive medium has been developed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the radiofrequency resurfacing system for the treatment of facial wrinkles. DESIGN: Multicenter, prospective, noncomparative study with longitudinal follow-up. ...
Weiss R A - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Intense pulsed light (IPL), utilizing noncoherent yellow, red, and near-infrared wavelengths can be used to treat telangiectasias. In order to circumvent epidermal heating and allow greater fluence to be delivered safely, a new device that circulates water around the IPL crystal in contact with the skin to provide continuous ...
Fournier R - - 2000
Compression therapy is frequently used to prevent hypertrophy of post-burn scars. This pilot study was performed in 6 patients to assess non-invasive changes induced in the tensile strength of the skin before any clinical improvement can be perceived. Assessments were performed using a computerized suction device delivering three 5 s ...
Sadick N S - - 2000
BACKGROUND: The goal of laser or flashlamp photoepilation is to produce long-term, cosmetically significant hair removal. We document the long-term efficacy achieved with an intense pulsed light source for photoepilation. DESIGN: Prospective study comparing long-term results of single vs multiple treatments, and effects of anatomic site and skin type on ...
Fournier N - - 2000
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a 3.5 ms Nd:YAG laser for the removal of hair in subjects with Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV. Thanks to a pulse shorter than the hair Thermal Relaxation time (TRT), photothermolysis was thus achieved. METHODS: This study assessed the percentage ...
Weiss R A - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment of poikiloderma of Civatte combines elimination of both the vascular and pigmented components simultaneously. A broad spectrum, noncoherent, intense pulsed light (IPL) source delivers multiple wavelengths with software controlled pulse durations and sequencing, which permits treatment of both vascular and pigmented lesions simultaneously. OBJECTIVE: To determine response ...
Campos V B - - 2000
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Laser hair removal is a relatively new procedure. Our purpose was to study the efficacy and safety of a high-power, pulsed diode laser array for removing unwanted hair. METHODS: A total of 38 subjects were treated with a prototype of the 800-nm diode laser system. Fluences ranging ...
Lister R K - - 2000
We report 2 patients with scleromyxedema, both associated with IgG-lambda paraproteinemia, who were treated with high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (hdIVIg) 2g/kg per month. The response to treatment was assessed using an objective skin scoring system initially established for patients with scleroderma. This system grades the overall severity of the induration and ...
Chiarello S E - - 2000
BACKGROUND: The treatment of actinic keratoses is the most common procedure in dermatology and liquid nitrogen freezing is the most used method of destruction. Yet it is criticized for its limitations of treating only small areas and its tendency to leave hypopigmented skin. 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) treatment is also widely utilized. ...
Young H S - - 2000
The cutaneous side-effects of long-term hydroxyurea therapy are not widely known and only rarely reported. We report on a patient who developed widespread skin changes, including the recently recognized hydroxyurea dermopathy, during long-term treatment with hydroxyurea for polycythaemia rubra vera. The time course of the clinical changes suggests that they ...
Lloyd J R - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Laser-assisted hair removal is becoming the treatment of choice for removing unwanted hair. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this work was to determine the long-term efficacy of the long-pulsed infrared (LPIR) laser at shortened treatment intervals for the treatment of bikini hair. METHODS: Eleven patients received five treatments at 3-week ...
Neven L G - - 2000
Sub-zero cooling treatments of -10 degree C and -15 degree C for 2-6 days were evaluated as a means of meeting the chilling requirement of diapause and to synchronize post-diapause development in larvae which were held in diapause for less than 6 months. Sub-zero cooling did not affect male longevity. ...
Bjerring P - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this clinical study was to compare the effectiveness of an intense pulsed light irradiator system (IPL) and a normal mode ruby laser for hair removal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one patients were treated 3 times with a new IPL system on one side of the chin ...
Bolduc C - - 2000
Androgenetic alopecia is by far the most common cause of hair loss. It affects approximately 50% of men by the age of 50 and 20 to 53% of women by the age 50. Although it is a medically benign condition, it is a significant psychosocial issue for many patients. Various ...
Hexsel D M - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Solar lentigo is a common and unsightly dermatosis that has a variety of proposed treatments. OBJECTIVE: This study was done to assess the efficacy and the effectiveness of localized dermabrasion compared with cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen on solar lentigo on the back of the hands. METHODS: Ten female patients ...
Ugurlu S - - 2000
PURPOSE: To report long-term outcomes of patients with necrobiotic xanthogranuloma, to investigate the propriety of therapeutic surgical excision or debulking, and to study tissue specimens by immunoperoxidase staining and in situ hybridization. METHODS: Medical records of all patients at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, with necrobiotic xanthogranuloma between 1980 and ...
Lou W W - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Multiple laser systems are available for the purpose of hair removal. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and long-term efficacy of the 800 nm, pulsed diode laser at reducing hair count. METHODS: Fifty volunteers, primarily Fitzpatrick skin types II and III, with dark brown ...
Runfola M A - - 2000
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of photodynamic therapy in the management of residual neoplasms of the perianal skin. METHODS: This is a retrospective review. Five patients with pathologic confirmation of residual perianal neoplasms were treated with photodynamic therapy. There were three females. The mean ...
Laughlin S A - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Laser epilation is now used widely as a clinical alternative to electrolysis for the removal of unwanted hair. All of the laser systems presently being used produce a reliable temporary hair loss by inducing telogen. Most of the published studies use follow-up periods of 6 months or less after ...
Amer M - - 2000
Twenty women with a clinical diagnosis of melasma were treated with liquiritin cream on one side of the face and with a vehicle cream on the other side twice daily for 4 weeks. Patients were advised to avoid sun exposure and/or used topical sunscreen during the entire period of treatment. ...
Azurdia R M - - 2000
Photosensitive patients are known to apply insufficient sunscreen and to neglect several prominently exposed skin sites. The aim of this study was to use fluorescence spectroscopy to assess the effect of education on sunscreen application technique in the short and longer term. Six patients with longstanding photosensitivity conditions were asked ...
Perin F - - 2000
The assessment of the efficacy of skin improvement treatments could be obtained by several different instrumental tests. In parallel to these techniques, a visual evaluation more closely related to the consumer's considerations would be of value for the assessment of slimming treatments efficacy. A method of macrorelief scoring of skin ...
Elman M - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Photo-epilation has become an accepted modality for the removal of unwanted hair. However, adverse effects may occur in darker skin patients. Treatment with the ruby laser is generally advised for skin types I-III. Treatment of over 3000 patients (skin types I-III) in our clinic has resulted in a minimal ...
Wimmershoff M B - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Unwanted hair is a widespread cosmetic problem. Many temporary methods of hair removal exist, with laser hair removal rapidly becoming the most widely used modality. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of a long-pulsed ruby laser for epilation in patients with varying skin types ...
Raulin C - - 2000
Facial hypertrichosis presents an enormous psychological burden for women. Temporary hair removal (waxing, plucking, etc.) and electrolysis are prolonged and unsatisfactory methods of treatment. For a few years several laser systems with varying wavelengths, pulse durations and energy fluences have been used successfully in laser epilation. In the retrospective study ...
Goldberg D J - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Hirsutism and hypertrichosis are common problems for which a permanent solution has been elusive. Laser-assisted hair removal is a promising technique. However, the optimal wavelength, pulse duration, and fluence continue to require further investigation. OBJECTIVE: To determine if the long-pulse Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is safe and effective in reducing ...
Abadjieva T I - - 2000
INTRODUCTION: Women generally regard their hair loss as socially unacceptable; it is a stressful condition that considerably undermines their self-image and can even be the basis for psychologic disorders. AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical treatment of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) ...
Campos V B - - 2000
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Although several studies on laser-assisted hair removal have been published, data on long-term follow-up are few. The present study investigated the long-term efficacy and safety of normal-mode ruby laser pulses on hair removal. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: The normal-mode ruby laser (Epilaser; 694 nm, 3 msec) was ...
Tabata N - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Although effective moisturizers can improve xerotic skin changes immediately, their effects are only transient, because the materials applied to the stratum corneum (SC) are easily shed from the skin surface by the daily desquamation process. However, there are a few lines of clinical as well as experimental evidence suggesting ...
Pigott K H - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy may result in dryness of the skin even when no other change can be detected. We describe a system for recording the electrical conductance of skin as a measure of sweat gland function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 22 normal volunteers close agreement was obtained between measurements obtained from ...
Van Ameringen M - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Trichotillomania is categorized as an impulse control disorder in DSM-IV and is considered by some to be closely related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We review the clinical phenomenology and pharmacological response of trichotillomania, and suggest that it may be more related to Tourette Syndrome than to OCD. Serotonin ...
Williams R M - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Laser hair removal is a popular treatment method for removing unwanted hair. Several laser systems are available for laser hair removal. The gallium aluminum arsenide semiconductor diode (GAASD) laser is one of the newer laser modalities to be studied. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the GAASD laser system ...
Sommer S - - 1999
Fifty-one patients of skin type I to IV with facial hirsutism received treatment with the normal-mode ruby laser (950-micros pulse; 4-mm spot; mean fluence, 49 J/cm(2); maximum fluence, 66 J/cm(2)). For each patient, one site was treated once only, and a second site was treated 4 times at 4-week intervals. ...
Paradis M - - 1999
Topical amitraz is the only approved treatment for CGD; however, it is not always effective or well tolerated. Extra-label use of amitraz, milbemycin oxime, ivermectin, and moxidectin may be effective therapeutical alternatives for dogs with resistant CGD or dogs that have an intolerance to the licensed amitraz protocol. It appears ...
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