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Martemucci G - - 2011
Two experiments were carried out on Ionica dairy goats in order to test the efficiency of: (1) short term-5-day combined progestogen-PGF2α-GnRH treatments on induction/synchronization of oestrus and fertility after natural mating in lactating goats and during the transition period (Experiment 1); (2) short term-9-day FGA-PGF2α-eCG treatments on synchronizing oestrus and ...
Shin J-W - - 2011
Background  Intense pulsed light (IPL) has been widely used for photorejuvenation. Although previous literature has shown clinical effectiveness of IPL treatments on cutaneous photoaging, the associated changes in the biophysical properties of the skin following IPL treatments have not been fully elucidated. Objective  The aim of this study was to ...
Ciotta L - - 2011
Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common cause of chronic anovulation infertility in women in fertile period, and it's characterized by an increased production of androgens and estrogens. The administration of myo-inositol, a B complex vitamin, was associated with a decreased of serum testosterone and simultaneously, due to its ability ...
Unfer V - - 2011
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infertility due to menstrual dysfunction, and the most promising treatments for this disease are insulin sensitising agents. Myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol are insulin sensitizing agents used in PCOS treatment. In the present paper, we aimed to compare the effects myo-inositol and ...
Lin Yu-Hung - - 2011
The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether a lower concentration of FSH or 2-h incubation with FSH would improve the outcome of in-vitro maturation of oocytes. The immature oocytes were obtained from FVB mice, and were allocated to four groups and incubated in the maturation media for 24h. ...
Jankowska-Konsur Alina - - 2011
The study was performed to analyse the spectrum of dermatomycoses in southwest Poland during the period 2003-2007. A total of 10 486 patients were investigated for fungal skin infections by means of native specimen and cultivating procedures. Skin scrapings, plucked hairs and nail clippings were examined and identified by direct microscopy ...
Clark David A - - 2011
Citation Clark DA. The power of observation. Am J Reprod Immunol 2011; 66: 71-75 Problem  In the golden age of evidence-based medicine, how should one view the cohort-controlled study of IVIG + anti-TNF-α (Humira) in recurrent in vitro fertilization (IVF) failure patients with an elevated Th1/Th2 cytokine production ratio. Method  Critical analysis ...
Zhang ZhiGuo - - 2011
Oocyte cryopreservation is an important method used in a number of human fertility circumstances. Here, we compared the survival, in vitro maturation, fertilization, and early embryonic development rates of frozen-thawed human immature oocytes using two different cryopreservation methods. A total of 454 failed-matured oocytes [germinal vesicle (GV) and metaphase I ...
Alvarez Jose A - - 2010
This study was conducted to compare the antiseptic efficacy of sodium hypochlorite of electrochemical production with that of povidone-iodine in human voluntaries. Three areas of 25 cm(2) each were selected from the forearms; 1 was designated as control to determine the baseline bacterial count; and 2 more were selected to swab ...
Levenberg Alex - - 2010
A myriad of technologies are available for the treatment of aging skin. These, however, still lack the ability to combine immediate, short-term and long-term aesthetic results with no downtime. Furthermore, the treatment of fine wrinkles on large surfaces remains challenging, as does the treatment of delicate regions, such as the ...
Samrao A - - 2010
Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a primary lymphocytic cicatricial alopecia with a distinctive clinical pattern of progressive frontotemporal hairline recession. Currently, there are no evidence-based studies to guide treatment for patients with FFA; thus, treatment options vary among clinicians. We report clinical findings and treatment outcomes of 36 patients with ...
Rizwan M - - 2011
Previous epidemiological, animal and human data report that lycopene has a protective effect against ultraviolet radiation (UVR)-induced erythema. We examined whether tomato paste--rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant--can protect human skin against UVR-induced effects partially mediated by oxidative stress, i.e. erythema, matrix changes and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) damage. In a ...
Nanda Soni - - 2010
Background: Laser hair reduction has become a very popular means to get rid of unwanted hair. Aims: We conducted the current study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Nd: YAG laser on dark skin. We also evaluated the effect of increasing the gap between sessions on the long term ...
Haak C S - - 2010
Hirsutism is a common disorder in women of reproductive age, and androgen disturbances may aggravate the condition. Limited evidence exists regarding efficacy of hair removal in this specific population and no data are available for patients with verified normal testosterone levels. To compare efficacy and safety of intense pulsed light ...
Chan Nicola P Y - - 2010
Ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) is a new modality for photorejuvenation and acne scars which combines carbon dioxide (CO₂) laser ablation with fractional photothermolysis. The objective is to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of a new fractional CO₂ ablative device (Fraxel Re:pair) for skin rejuvenation and acne scars in Asians. ...
Ardigo M - - 2010
Melasma is a frequent skin disorder characterized by the appearance of abnormal pigment (melanin) deposits in different layers of the skin. Melasma has been classified into epidermal, dermal and mixed types using Wood's lamp, and the type and extent of the pigment deposits determine the type and invasiveness of the ...
Manne Sharon - - 2010
Improving strategies for risk reduction among family members of patients with melanoma may reduce their risk for melanoma. To evaluate the effects of two behavioral interventions designed to improve the frequency of total cutaneous skin examination by a health provider (TCE), skin self-examination (SSE), and sun protection among first degree ...
Royo Josefina - - 2011
Laser hair removal is currently a popular cosmetic procedure. Traditional high-fluence laser treatment for hair elimination is associated with discomfort and adverse events and it is restricted to low phototype skins. A multicenter study of hair epilation with low fluences and high repetition pulse rate using an 810-nm diode laser ...
Martínez-Lage Juan F - - 2011
Occult spinal dysraphism (OSD) encompasses various conditions. A dermal sinus tract (DST) consists of a duct communicating to the skin with deep structures that carries an important risk of infection. A different lesion consisting of a translucent skin opening and a fibrous tract that lacks a lumen can also be ...
Tierney Emily P - - 2010
Ablative fractional photothermolysis (AFP) has been reported to be effective in the treatment of photoaging. Treatment was administered using an AFP device and assessed photographically 3 months after treatment by a blinded physician. Ultrasound measurements evaluated skin thickness and subepidermal low echogenic band thickness (SLEB), the portion of the papillary ...
Schlaak M - - 2010
Long-wavelength UVA (340-400 nm UVA-1) phototherapy has been reported to be effective in atopic dermatitis, localized scleroderma and T-cell-derived skin diseases. We retrospectively investigated 70 patients with acute cutaneous GVHD after allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation or donor lymphocyte infusion. Complete and partial responses with a median duration of 10 months were ...
Shu Tetsuo - - 2010
Patient 1: A 1-year-and-3-month-old boy suffered a burn injury extending from the left forearm to hand due to boiling water. An extensive skin defect from the left forearm to the dorsum of the hand was observed, and an IIb-III degree burn was diagnosed. Treatment of the burn was started with ...
Farshi Susan - - 2010
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease resulting in partial or total nonscarring hair loss and the treatment of severe alopecia areata is difficult. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of azathioprine as a systemic monotherapy for moderate to severe alopecia areata. A total of ...
Bakus Abnoeal D - - 2010
In spite of major advances in hair removal therapy, fine caliber hair remains a significant challenge for laser- and light-based devices. Evaluate a novel Electro-Optic (EO) Q-switched Nd:YAG laser for pigmented fine caliber hair removal in the Standard Single and a double pulse (DP) mode. Eleven patients underwent four laser ...
Akita Sadanori - - 2010
Color changes of visible and exposed body surfaces, such as the face and extremities, after burn injury or surgery, such as skin grafting, flap, or sclerotherapy for vascular malformations, are sometimes a concern. The consequences reduce the satisfaction of both patients and physicians. An easy and reproducible method has not ...
Shimo M - - 2010
Thoron exhalation rates were measured with a newly made portable instrument at 33 areas in 7 prefectures of Japan. Thoron exhalation rates ranged from 49 to 4890 mBq m(-2) s(-1). Radon exhalation rates were also measured in many of the areas at the same time and ranged from 2.1 to ...
Mahdy Reda A - - 2010
The study evaluated the treatment of resistant cases of vernal keratoconjunctivitis by hyposensitization resulting from intradermal skin reactions of different allergens. This prospective study was carried out in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Zagazig University, and included 36 patients with bilateral vernal keratoconjunctivitis that ...
Perovic Sava V - - 2010
Autologous tissue engineering with biodegradable scaffolds is a new treatment option for real penile girth enhancement. The aim of this article is to evaluate tissue remodeling after penile girth enhancement using this technique. Between June 2005 and May 2007, a group of 12 patients underwent repeated penile widening using biodegradable ...
d'Ovidio Roberto - - 2010
Lichen planus is considered a T cell-mediated immunological disease. Even mast cells may contribute to the pathogenesis of the disease. Keratinocytes of the basal layer of the skin and/or the hair follicle may represent the "target/victim" of an immune aggression, determining the destruction of the hair follicle and thus scarring ...
VanderBeek Brian L - - 2010
PURPOSE: Parapapillary atrophy (PPA) progression has been associated with progressive glaucoma, but has proven to be difficult to assess clinically. We compared inter- and intra-observer agreement using a novel automated alternation flicker technology and side-by-side digital photography inspection for the evaluation of PPA progression. METHODS: Consecutive patients with serial digital ...
Pazoki-Toroudi Hamidreza - - 2010
Alopecia areata (AA) development is attributed to a T cell involved autoimmune process. Apoptosis is one of the suspected culprits in pathogenesis of this disorder. This disorder can be treated by contact sensitizers like diphencyprone (DPCP). We investigated the effects of treatment with DPCP on the expression of Bcl-2 protein ...
Civaş Ekrem - - 2010
Alopecia areata is a common skin disorder of presumed autoimmune etiology and it usually shows an unpredictable course. Treatment of alopecia areata is challenging. There is very little information on the use of surgical therapies for the treatment of alopecia areata in the medical published work. A 24-year-old male patient ...
Hu Xiao-Gen - - 2010
To evaluate the effectiveness of the minimally traumatic midface lift approach in combination with the Wrinkle Severity Rating Scale (WSRS) criteria. From July 2007 to September 2009, 21 female patients underwent the minimal incision midface lift procedure. The procedure was mainly composed of a small arrow-like incision just superior to ...
Kobus Kazimierz F - - 2010
As an alternative to other minimally-invasive approaches to facial rejuvenation, enhancement and treatment of the dermis with a compressed air molecule of hyaluronic acid (HA) is a promising method in that it lacks some of the drawbacks of other procedures. The novelty of these systems, one of which is tested ...
Kim Beom-Joon - - 2010
Photoepilation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. However, there has been no objective method to evaluate the efficacy of hair removal. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effect of photoepilation more objectively using a phototrichogram method. Thirteen young, healthy, female volunteers were enrolled in this ...
Lowe Nicholas J - - 2010
The correction of soft tissue contour defects and dermal atrophy is a growing area driven by medical and aesthetic need. Deterioration of the skin's appearance occurs as a result of age and trauma, such as surgery, infections, and acne. Typically, imperfections are treated with volume-correcting fillers. This study evaluated allogeneic ...
McManus Concepta - - 2011
The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare physical parameters in groups of sheep with different phenotypic characteristics in the Centre-west region of Brazil. Five groups of sheep, with nine animals per group, were selected, three groups of Santa Inês animals with different coat colours (white, brown and ...
Rodríguez-Lojo Romina - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Keratosis pilaris atrophicans (KPA) is a group of disorders characterized by erythematous keratotic papules followed by atrophy on the face. The treatment is often unsatisfactory. METHODS: Four white women, with ages ranging from 14 to 20 years, were treated with an intense pulsed light (IPL) system with a cut ...
Katz Tracy M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Melasma on the face is difficult to treat and is often refractory to multiple treatment modalities. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the safety and efficacy of fractional photothermolysis (FP) for the treatment of melasma and to determine recurrence rates with this treatment method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight female patients (Fitzpatrick skin ...
Hsu T-F - - 2010
Vol. 43, No.3 (2009) pp.209-216 We investigated the effects of deoxyribonucleoside 5'-monophosphates (dNMP) on human skin conditions. dNMPs (dAMP, dGMP, dCMP, dTMP) were prepared from salmon milt DNA using enzymatic and chromatographic techniques. First, we investigated the rubbing test of dNMP mixture on skin. 1% of dNMP mixture-containing cream (1%-dNMP ...
Mand Sabine - - 2011
(i) To determine the frequencies of urogenital pathologies in men infected with bancroftian filariasis, and (ii) to evaluate the role of ultrasonography (USG) as a diagnostic tool to differentiate between diverse pathologies with different clinical implications. To date, all types of scrotal enlargement resulting from lymphatic filariasis (LF) have been ...
Trelles Mario A - - 2011
Carbon dioxide (CO(2)) laser ablative fractional resurfacing produces skin damage, with removal of the epidermis and variable portions of the dermis as well as associated residual heating, resulting in new collagen formation and skin tightening. The nonresurfaced epidermis helps tissue to heal rapidly, with short-term postoperative erythema. The results for ...
Levenberg Alex - - 2010
Non-invasive aesthetic treatments aiming at circumference reduction and facial wrinkle improvement are becoming increasingly popular. TriPollar treatments for the purpose of body contouring and skin tightening procedures have recently gained interest. Our aim was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Apollo device for non invasive treatment of localized ...
Kumari Rashmi - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Melasma is a common cause of facial hyperpigmentation with significant cosmetic deformity. Many modalities of treatment are available, but none is satisfactory. AIM: This study was designed to compare the therapeutic response of melasma in Indian women to glycolic acid (GA 20-35%) versus trichloroacetic acid (TCA 10-20%) for chemical ...
Hasegawa Toshio - - 2010
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is reported to be an effective and safe treatment for superficial non-melanoma skin cancers. We have developed an photodynamic therapy with topical delta-aminolevulinic acid (ALA-PDT) protocol using intense pulsed light (IPL) for treating Bowen's disease (BD). Three patients diagnosed with BD by ...
Katz Bruce - - 2010
This study evaluates the efficacy and safety of a novel fractional CO(2) laser device for improving facial rhytids, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, skin laxity, and acne scarring. Subjects (n= 15) were treated three to five times at 3-week intervals. Biopsy specimens were used to evaluate healing response and neocollagenesis. Clinical improvement ...
Sundine Michael J - - 2010
One of the most common questions asked by patients when they present for face lift surgery is "How long will this last?" The answer to this question is not clear from the literature. The purpose of the study was to review a series of secondary face lifts performed between 2001 ...
Ting William - - 2010
Interest in and interventions for photodamaged skin have dramatically increased over the last few years. Although a number of topical therapies have been used for the treatment of photodamaged skin, many therapies remain unproven in efficacy, unapproved, or only supported with limited clinical evidence. Topical retinoids, particularly tretinoin, are the ...
Lapidoth M - - 2010
Hirsutism is a common disorder affecting between 5 and 15% of the population. One of the most devastating consequences of hirsutism is the presence of unwanted facial hair. Treatment of hirsutism involves a two-pronged approach: treating the underlying cause and reduction of visible hair. Laser hair removal is one of ...
Ryssel H - - 2010
Dermal substitutes are used increasingly in deep partial and full-thickness burn wounds in order to enhance elasticity and pliability. In particular, the dorsum of the hand is an area requiring extraordinary mobility for full range of motion. The aim of this comparative study was to evaluate intra-individual outcomes among patients ...
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