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Nunes P H - - 1996
Continuous expansion using an infusion pump was studied in seven patients. Tissue expanders were attached to outpatients under general anesthesia. After a period of 7 days, the skin expansion was initiated with the patient hospitalized. Saline solution (0.9%, 1-3 ml/h) was infused via a gauge needle connected to the expander ...
Goh C L - - 1996
This is a report of a prospective study on the treatment response of 36 patients with port-wine stains with the 585 nm flashlamp-pulsed dye laser and who have completed at least 1 year of follow-up. All patients received treatment at 8-weekly intervals under topical lidocaine-prilocaine anaesthesia. Most of the patients ...
Desrochers A - - 1996
One hundred seventeen cattle that had undergone surgery were assigned randomly to two preoperative skin preparation protocols. Group 1 (60 animals) skin preparation was with povidoneiodine soap and isopropyl alcohol, whereas group 2 (57 animals) had skin preparation with chlorhexidine gluconate and isopropyl alcohol. Quantitative microbial culture plates were used ...
Kunachak S - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Dermal pigmented lesion, or acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules, is a common entity in Asian skin. There are no established data supporting the safety, effectiveness, and cosmesis of its treatment. The lesions do not respond to bleaching or peeling agents. OBJECTIVE: To search for a means of treatment ...
Richey T K - - 1996
Cutaneous larva migrans is considered to be a self-limited parasitic infection of about 2 to 8 weeks' duration, though it has been reported to persist for as long as 55 weeks. In this case, a healthy 47-year-old white man had multiple serpiginous lesions typical of cutaneous larva migrans for 18 ...
Cunningham B B - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is a chronic subepidermal blistering disease that is difficult to treat. Recently one patient with severe EBA was described who responded dramatically to colchicine. OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to determine the efficacy of colchicine in the treatment of EBA. METHODS: Four patients with severe EBA ...
Porat R - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: To describe photosensitization after prenatal exposure to a toxic amount of methylene blue and to alert pediatricians that, in a review of the literature, photosensitization (which this dye is capable of) has not been reported as a complication of prenatal exposure. DESIGN AND PATIENTS: A descriptive report of physical ...
Gordon P M - - 1996
Forty-eight patients (23 male, 25 female) with severe alopecia areata were sensitized and treated with topical diphencyprone. Thirty-eight per cent of the subjects had good regrowth of hair at a mean follow-up period of 30.8 months. The presence of nail changes, a personal history of atopy and a long duration ...
Fitzpatrick R E - - 1996
BACKGROUND AND DESIGN: public demand for procedures to rejuvenate photoaged skin have stimulated the use of high-energy short-pulsed carbon dioxide lasers as a precise and predictable treatment modality. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of clinical improvement achieved in treating perioral and periorbital wrinkles with a ...
Goldman M P - - 1996
BACKGROUND: The flashlamp-pumped pulse dye laser at 585 nm has previously been reported to be somewhat effective in treating leg telangiectasia with diameters less than 0.2 mm. A pulsed photothermal devise (intense pulsed light source [IPLS]) has been developed to treat leg veins ranging in size from 0.1 to 3 ...
McDaniel D H - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Striae, or stretch marks, are very common skin disorders that do not impair bodily function, but are of considerable cosmetic concern to many patients. Traditionally, treatment options have been very limited. This study examines the results of treating striae using the 585-nm pulsed dye laser. Stimulation of a variety ...
Bhawan J - - 1996
Sustained improvement with prolonged topical tretinoin for photodamaged skin has been well documented for up to 22 months of continuous treatment. We now report long-term (4 years) histologic effects of topical tretinoin in photodamaged skin of 27 patients, the longest study to date. The observed decreases in dermal elastin content ...
Hata Y Y Department of Plastic Surgery, Kagawa Medical School, Kagawa, - - 1996
Thirty-seven patients with nevus Ota were treated by skin abrasion-carbon dioxide snow therapy. Data obtained from 24 patients (including 5 infants) who completed treatment were analyzed to determine the number of treatment courses and to assess the outcome by color and histologic type. The 5 infants completing treatment received a ...
Padova G - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of T therapy in the induction of pubic hair growth in women with congenital panhypopituitarism. DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. SETTING: Patients followed at the University Endocrinology Clinic. PATIENTS: Four women with congenital panhypopituitarism, showing no pubic hair development, currently treated with substitutive therapy ...
Narahari S
Efficacy of intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (10mg/ml) and topical anthralin 1.15&#x0025; cream was compared in the treatment of alopecia areata. Study groups consisted of 37 patients for injection and 32 patients for cream. All of them belonged to Type I of Ikeda&#x2032;s classification. The study showed that triamcinolone induces more adequate ...
Vegetti W - - 1996
A multicenter randomized study was carried out to compare the efficacy of combined therapy with a GnRH analog (goserelin) + an oral contraceptive (OC) containing ethinyl estradiol and cyproterone acetate and same OC alone in the treatment of severe hirsutism. The effect of these two therapies was assessed in a ...
Weise K - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Topical immunotherapy of alopecia areata (AA) is an effective but time-consuming treatment with unknown long-term risks. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify criteria which allow a selection of patients with a good prognosis for topical immunotherapy with diphencyprone. METHODS: The anamnestic and clinical data of 50 ...
Kamer F M - - 1996
A subplaytysmal face-lift technique in a deeper anatomical plane of the face was described in the 1970s. The deep plane rhytidectomy is based on sound anatomical principles of tissue mobilization, advancement, and repair. Wide undermining is accomplished in a subplaytysmal plane and continued, extending over the zygomatic muscle to the ...
Azziz R - - 1995
The administration of long-acting GnRH analogs (GnRH-a) results in gonadotropin and androgen suppression in hyperandrogenic women. Nonetheless, no randomized studies are available comparing GnRH-a with currently used treatments for hirsutism. We have hypothesized that the greater degrees of androgen suppression achieved with GnRH-a therapy could result in a more rapid ...
Putland M - - 1995
Histologic appearance of cultured epithelial autograft (CEA) biopsies obtained up to 2100 days after application from patients with burn injuries differs from time-matched, meshed expanded autograft. The CEA interface with underlying bed remained flat for up to 3 years in three of four patients. CEA epidermal rete ridges, if formed ...
Song C H - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Some clinicians utilize allergen-specific immunotherapy (specific therapy), employing only the extracts of allergens that produce positive skin tests. Others use allergen-mixture immunotherapy (mixture therapy), employing premixed extracts containing both skin reactive and non-reactive (irrelevant) allergens. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of these two ...
Lowe N J - - 1995
BACKGROUND: The presence of infraobital dark skin, often known as dark circles under the eyes, is a frequent cosmetic concern. There has been little reported on therapy of this condition. One group of patients was determined to have dermal melanin deposition, which we treated with a Q-switched ruby laser. OBJECTIVE: ...
van Baar H M - - 1995
Twenty-seven patients with severe alopecia areata were treated with dapsone. The results of a mean treatment duration of 10 +/- 0.5 months are reported, and compared with the results of long-term topical immunotherapy obtained previously at the same institute. The efficacy of dapsone proved to be markedly inferior to that ...
Agrawal K - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Patients with vitiligo frequently have premature gray hair. Until recently the literature was silent about its management. While surgically treating vitiligo, we incidentally observed repigmentation of gray hair. OBJECTIVE: Based on our observations we undertook this study to see the effect of surgical treatment of vitiligo on repigmentation of ...
Barnadas M A - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Topical tretinoin has been successfully applied to treat photoaging; however, a decrease in the number of Langerhans' cells (LC) has been reported after its topical application in Macaque skin. A study was performed to evaluate the possible effect of topical tretinoin on the number of LC in human beings. ...
Silman A - - 1995
OBJECTIVE: A total skin thickness score based on summating the numerical severity grade at a specific number of skin sites is a widely accepted method of disease assessment in scleroderma. Our aim was to simplify the modified Rodnan skin thickness score (grade 0-3 at 17 sites) by either (1) reducing ...
Abulafi A M - - 1995
Ten patients with ampullary carcinoma, not suitable for surgery, were treated with endoscopic photodynamic therapy (PDT) to evaluate the feasibility and safety of treatment. Patients received 4 mg kg-1 of haematoporphyrin derivative intravenously. Two days later, a duodenoscopy was performed and red (630 nm) light delivered to the tumour at ...
Yamamoto O - - 1995
We examined the effects of daily topical application of 0.05% tretinoin cream on photodamaged Caucasian facial skin by electron microscopy. Specimens obtained pretreatment, after 6 and 12 months of tretinoin therapy (20 patients), and after 6 months of vehicle treatment (5 patients) were compared in a blinded fashion, with special ...
Olsson M J - - 1995
We report the results of a study on 100 patients (aged 12-68) with vitiligo, who were treated by transplantation of cultured autologous melanocytes to the depigmented areas, after removal of the epidermis at the recipient site by dermabrasion. The melanocytes were cultured from a 2 x 3 cm2 superficial shave ...
Agrawal K - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a common benign condition of great concern. Though a large number of medical and surgical treatment methods are available, none of them is fully dependable in all the areas. OBJECTIVE: Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) has been used for the treatment of vitiligo for over three decades, but ...
Singh K G - - 1995
Forty-five sites of stable vitiligo in 32 patients refractory to medical treatment were subjected to autologous miniature skin punch grafting. Main instruments used were skin biopsy punches 1-3 mm in diameter. Donor sites selected were either gluteal region or extensor aspect of the thigh which were not affected by the ...
Lawrence N - - 1995
BACKGROUND AND DESIGN: We compared the efficacy and safety of a medium-depth chemical peel with those of the standard regimen of topical fluorouracil in the treatment of widespread facial actinic keratoses (AK). Fifteen patients with severe facial actinic damage and similar numbers of AK on both sides of the face ...
Sharma R
Estimation of peripheral T-lymphocytes (active and total) was carried out in 100 cases of alopecia areata as per method described by Boyam (1977) and West et al (1978). Clinically patients were divided in two groups, alopecia areata circumscribed (group I) and severe alopecia areata (group II). Thirty healthy subjects served ...
Singh K
Forty-five sites of stable vitiligo in 32 patients refractory to medical treatment were subjected to autologous miniature skin punch grafting. Main instruments used were skin biopsy punches 1-3 mm in diameter. Donor sites selected were either gluteal region or extensor aspect of the thigh which were not affected by the ...
Leibenluft E - - 1995
Nine patients with rapid cycling bipolar disorder were treated with a total of 13 trials of bright light therapy in the morning (n = 5), evening (n = 3), or midday (n = 5). In each instance, the patient's mood ratings during 3 months of light therapy (added to a ...
Yu G V - - 1995
The efficacy and safety of cefadroxil in eradicating localized skin and skin-structure infections of the foot were investigated in a retrospective chart review of 222 consecutive patients from two private practices seen over a 10-year period. Of the 189 patients for whom follow-up data were available, 187 (99%) received cefadroxil ...
Sharma R P - - 1995
Estimation of peripheral T-lymphocytes (active and total) was carried out in 100 cases of alopecia areata as per method described by Boyam (1977) and West et al (1978). Clinically patients were divided in two groups, alopecia areata circumscribed (group I) and severe alopecia areata (group II). Thirty healthy subjects served ...
Omura Y - - 1994
Peristomal skin status was retrospectively evaluated in group of patients who routinely used skin barriers as a part of their pouching system. Three hundred forty-four photographs were obtained for 113 patients who used skin-barrier products continuously for periods ranging from 1 to 10 years. Changes in the peristomal skin were ...
Kubeyinje E P - - 1994
Evaluation of 62 Saudi Arabs with alopecia areata on monthly intralesional injection of triamcinolone acetonide, showed complete regrowth in 40 (63%) patients at 4 months. Regrowth was likely in young adults with few lesions (less than 5 patches), lesions of short durations (less than 1 month) patches less than 3 ...
Milne J C - - 1994
A cost analysis of four common shoulder procedures was performed to better advise patients and payers of the expected costs and to provide a foundation for future cost/benefit analysis. Four groups of 50 patients each were evaluated. Group 1 underwent primary, open rotator cuff repair. Group 2 underwent open, anterior ...
Zhu Z M - - 1994
Using 20% DMSO and 6% propylene glycol in Kreb' Ringer phosphate solution as cryopotective agent for homograft vitrification storage, the viability of stored homograft (79.2%) was higher than that of slow cooling storage (59.7%). About 540000 cm2 of vitrified homograft were used to cover the wounds after excision of burn ...
Wu W H WH Department of Surgery, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, - - 1994
From July of 1986 to July of 1992, 343 patients have received surgery for axillary osmidrosis by partially removing skin and cellular tissue en bloc and removing the subcutaneous cellular tissue of the adjacent area. A total of 102 patients were followed for 4 months to 6 years, with an ...
Delanian S - - 1994
Based on experimental and clinical evidence indicating that the anti-oxidant agent liposomal Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (Lipsod) is an effective anti-inflammatory drug and possibly might be effective in reducing late radiation-induced tissue injury, a clinical trial using Lipsod to treat long-standing radiation-induced fibrosis (RIF) was begun at the Necker Hospital, Paris ...
Putt S C SC Department of Psychology and Human Ecology, Cameron University, Lawton, OK - - 1994
Alopecia areata, a common cause of hair loss, is generally considered the consequence of an autoimmune process. Both physiological and psychological factors have been implicated. Previous studies have not incorporated behavior modification in their treatment designs. In this study, three treatment techniques (hair massage, relaxation procedures, and monetary reward) were ...
Olenius M M Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, - - 1994
By means of an ultrasonic technique, skin thickness was measured in 13 women subjected to mammary reconstruction by tissue expansion. Measurements were performed the day before introduction of the expander, after the last inflation, the day before introduction of the permanent implant, and at 2 weeks and 6 months after ...
Löfkvist T - - 1994
Immunotherapy (IT) was performed for 12 months with a purified and standardized preparation of Dermatophagoides farinae. Twenty adults with rhinoconjunctivitis sensitive to house-dust mite were given IT, and a similar group of 11 patients served as open controls. A total of 512 injections were given. Twenty-eight episodes of allergic side-effects ...
Soucacos P N - - 1994
Of 74 patients with extensive skin loss of the upper and lower extremities who were treated with free skin flaps, 20 patients presented with venous insufficiency within the immediate 6 to 12 hours following surgery. In 17 of these patients, the venous congestion after free tissue transfer was successfully treated ...
Kolloch R E - - 1993
The efficacy and safety of two different galenic formulations of transdermal clonidine systems were compared in 905 patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension during a 12 weeks observation period. 449 patients were treated with the matrix controlled clonidine transdermal (C-TD) system and 456 patients with the membrane controlled clonidine ...
Mellenberg D E - - 1993
PURPOSE: A technique for treating mycosis fungoides confined to the scalp using a method known as the 4 x 4 technique is presented. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Uniform dose distribution on the scalp and acceptable "hot spots" along five match lines is accomplished by using four sets of four fields (i.e., ...
Shapiro J - - 1993
BACKGROUND: Topical diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP) and minoxidil have been used in the treatment of alopecia areata with variable results. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of DPCP alone or in combination with topical 5% minoxidil for the treatment of chronic severe alopecia areata. The effect of therapy on ...
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