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Kotlus Brett S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Laxity and rhytidosis of eyelid skin as a result of photoaging is a frequent cosmetic concern. Fine lines and deep wrinkles may not be optimally addressed with traditional ablative carbon dioxide (CO(2)) resurfacing. Modern devices allow for surface fractional ablation and deep fractional ablation with narrow treatment columns that ...
D'Anneo R W - - 2010
Sublingual immunotherapy with monomeric allergoid (allergoid SLIT), given according to the standard scheme, has proved effective and safe in many clinical trials. However, its build-up phase requires a long time ranging from 16 days to 14 weeks. This study therefore investigated whether, with a four-day up-dosing, the same benefit could ...
Murthy P S - - 2010
A 51-year-old circumcised male presented with hard, thick, keratotic, nail-like covering of the skin of his glans penis of 2 year duration. Histology showed acanthosis, papillomatosis, and elongated rete ridges into the dermis suggestive of pseudoepitheliomatous, keratotic, and micaceous balanitis with features of cellular atypia. Partial penile amputation was done. ...
Das Sudip - - 2010
There have been various controversial reports regarding the efficacy of topical agents in topical therapy of alopecia areata. The study aims to find out the effective ones among the readily available ones for a dermatologist. Eighty patients were chosen from the skin OPD of Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, West ...
Zoccali Giovanni - - 2010
Hypermelanosis includes a diverse group of genetic and acquired skin anomalies that appear as darker, hyperpigmented areas. Melasma, in particular, is a hypermelanotic condition that affects sun-exposed skin in females. Whether this condition is acquired or genetic is still controversial. However, it clearly correlates with exposure to UV light, a ...
Aust M C - - 2010
Photoageing is generally treated by ablative procedures that injure the epidermis and basement membrane, and lead to fibrosis of the dermis. Percutaneous collagen induction (PCI) therapy is an alternative treatment for photoaged skin that does not result in clinical signs of dermal fibrosis. In this study, the immediate effects of ...
Ascher Benjamin - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The UltraShape Contour I System (CE 0344; UltraShape Ltd., Yoqneam, Israel) is a noninvasive fat reduction and body contouring system currently approved for use outside the United States that utilizes focused ultrasound to selectively disrupt adipocytes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical safety and efficacy of the Contour I system ...
Guiotti Aimée Maria - - 2010
The failure of facial prostheses is caused by limitations in the properties of existing materials, especially flexibility and durability. Therefore, this study evaluated the Shore A hardness of silicone used for fabrication of facial prostheses, Silastic MDX4-4210, according to the influence of storage period, daily disinfection, and 2 types of ...
Lacouture Mario E - - 2010
PURPOSE: Panitumumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), is approved in the United States and Europe for the treatment of refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Skin toxicities are the most common adverse events with EGFR inhibitors. This is the first study designed to examine ...
Alam Murad - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Nonablative skin tightening technologies offer the prospect of reduction of wrinkles and skin sagging with minimal downtime, discomfort, and risk of adverse events. The excellent safety profile is mitigated by the limited efficacy of such procedures. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the efficacy of ultrasound skin tightening for brow-lift ...
Gold Michael H - - 2010
Low-energy intense pulsed light for hair removal at home was evaluated in this clinical trial. Twenty-two female patients were enrolled into an institutional review board-approved clinical trial. Patients received six biweekly treatments with the device, and clinical results with hair counts and pictures were performed at four weeks and three ...
Atkin Deborah H - - 2010
A 3-month, open-label, single-center study was conducted to determine whether a uniquely formulated and physiologically balanced topical treatment serum containing multiple growth factors, cytokines, peptides, antioxidants and depigmenting agents could improve the visible signs of facial photodamage. Thirty-seven females, aged 32-55 years, with mild to severe, fine and coarse peri-ocular ...
Nymann P - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to compare the efficacy and adverse effects of long-pulsed dye laser (LPDL) and intense pulsed light (IPL) in the treatment of facial telangiectasias. METHODS: We used intra-individual, randomized, controlled trial with split-face treatments and single-blind outcome evaluations in this study. Forty patients with symmetrically located facial ...
Li Yuan-Hong - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Intense pulsed light (IPL) is regarded as the gold standard of nonablative photo-rejuvenation. Yet there is still a need to observe its efficacy and safety on dark skin using a split-face module. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four Chinese women with photoaging were enrolled in this study. Patients ...
Chang S-S - - 2010
AIM: To investigate the efficacy of steam pasteurization for reducing Salmonella serotype Enteritidis on raw almond surfaces. METHODS AND RESULTS: Nonpareil almonds were inoculated to 10(7-8) CFU g(-1) with a Salm. Enteritidis cocktail (Salm. Enteritidis 43353, ME-13, ME-14) or Salm. Enteritidis phage type 30, dried overnight and subjected to steam ...
Zucchi Alessandro - - 2010
PURPOSE: We present a new, 2-stage functional and cosmetic reconstruction of concealed penis in adults with short-term subjective outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with excess penile skin removal, shaft tissue scarring and penile retraction with poor functional and cosmetic results underwent 2-stage repair. At stage 1 after a coronal incision ...
Goldman Mitchel P - - 2010
PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy of a skin care system developed with a partially neutralized glycolic compound and natural antioxidants when compared to Cetaphil moisturizing regimen for the treatment of photoaging of the face, eye and mouth. METHODS: A total of 36 patients between 35 and 65 years of age ...
Reuther Tilmann - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate in vivo the effects of micropuncture injections of stabilized hyaluronic acid-based gel of non-animal origin (NASHATM, Restylane Vital) on skin elasticity, a major aspect of skin ageing. Patients (n = 19) underwent a series of three treatment sessions, spaced 4 weeks apart, ...
Pabon Diego F - - 2010
Skin flora immobilization technology is similar in efficacy to Iodine-Povidone in healthy volunteers. We did a prospective study in a university clinic with 60 healthy volunteers. Right inguinal skin area on healthy volunteers was used to compare the antimicrobial properties of cyanoacrylate sealant (FloraSeal, Adhesion Biomedical, Wyomissing, PA) versus standard ...
Sakçak Ibrahim - - 2010
Many conservative methods have been applied in the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease (PSD). The most commonly used conservative treatment is 80% phenol solution. Our observations demonstrated that 80% phenol solution caused much destruction in the sacrococcygeal region. In this study low concentrations of phenol were used with the aim ...
Alomari Qasem - - 2010
AIM: The study aimed to evaluate the effect of four in-office dental bleaching methods on shade change, color stability, patient satisfaction and postoperative sensitivity. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Forty patients were randomly divided into four groups (n=10) according to the method of in-office bleaching used: Group A-35% hydrogen peroxide (HP); Group ...
Răducanu Anca Maria - - 2010
This clinical report describes the oral rehabilitation of a 7-year-old male diagnosed with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia and anodontia. Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) comprises a large, heterogeneous group of inherited disorders, which are defined by primary defects in the development of two or more tissues derived from the embryonic ectoderm (skin, hair ...
Papadopoulos E - - 2010
An in vitro assay was used to assess the efficacy of the proprietary pyrethroid insecticide cypermethrin applied to horses (Deosect spray, 5.0%, w/v Fort Dodge Animal Health) against the biting midge Culicoides nubeculosus (Meigen) (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti Linneaus and Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae). Hair was ...
Haslik W - - 2010
The treatment of deep dermal burns has a broad spectrum and has been subject to discussion over the past years. The treatment of hand burns is challenging due to the high requirements to aesthetic and functional outcome. 27 patients, 7 women and 20 men with deep dermal hand burns with ...
Coronel-Pérez I M - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of latanoprost in eyelash alopecia areata (AA). DESIGN: This study is a 2-year prospective, non-blinded, non-randomized, bilateral eyelash alopecia controlled study. SETTING: The setting of this study was Trichology Unit, Virgen Macarena University Hospital, Seville, Spain. PATIENTS: We conducted ...
Kautz Gerd - - 2010
The blanching of resistant port wine stains (PWS) with a pulsed dye laser (PDL) requires a large number of treatments, resulting in substantial discomfort to patients, many of them children. Pneumatic skin flattening (PSF - Serenity Pro) is a new technology that generates a vacuum over the skin and reduces ...
Choi Y S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Various laser and light therapy have been increasingly used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with facial acne were treated using intense pulsed light (IPL) on one side of the face and pulsed dye laser (PDL) on the other to compare the efficacy and ...
Issa Maria Cl?udia Almeida - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an option for skin rejuvenation. Although many studies report clinical improvement with PDT in photodamaged skin, histologic and morphometric evidence is not documented in most cases. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical and histopathologic changes induced by methyl aminolevulinate (MAL)-PDT and to morphometrically quantify collagen and elastic ...
Weyandt Gerhard H - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Split-skin grafting is a routine reconstructive technique associated with large variation in practice. Grafts from the thigh, buttock, or abdomen take a long time to heal and may leave unpleasant, hypopigmented scars. Retrospective reports favor the scalp as a donor site in burn patients. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of duration of ...
Gupta Michael - - 2009
The objective of this study was to significantly reduce the donor site morbidity associated with use of the radial forearm free flap (RFFF). A pilot study to test the feasibility of topical tissue expanders to close the RFFF donor site. The setting was a tertiary care teaching hospital. This pilot ...
Shamban Ava T - - 2009
Patients with photodamaged skin need guidance in selecting treatment plans that optimize outcomes, minimize downtime, and reduce adverse effects. The gold standard among cosmeceuticals is the topical retinoids, such as tretinoin. A topical formulation of folic acid and creatine appears to be a viable treatment option for the treatment of ...
Bhawan Jag - - 2009
Melasma is a common disorder affecting a significant percentage of the population, particularly those with skin of color. Therapy with hydroquinone, a depigmenting agent, as a single agent or in combination with other agents has been used with variable success. A triple-combination (TC) cream combining hydroquinone 4% with tretinoin 0.05% ...
Freedman Bruce M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There has been great interest in improving the efficacy of nonablative technologies by combining them during facial skin rejuvenation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the addition of topical polyphenolic antioxidants to an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment regimen augmented the effects of facial IPL treatments. ...
Brightman Lori - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Skin laxity of the body is a growing cosmetic concern. Laxity can result from chronological or photoaging and changes in body dimensions during pregnancy or weight loss. The end result is loose, sagging skin, and localized fat deposits. Liposuction and abdominoplasty or brachioplasty are established approaches to ...
Akita Hirotaka - - 2009
We experienced that two Japanese women diagnosed with syringoma, confirmed by a punch biopsy, were successfully treated with fractional resurfacing. Both clinical cases have had positive results after only a few treatments, with high patient satisfaction, not only for the improvement of syringoma, but also for the improvement of aging ...
Azzam Omar A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Chemical peels and topical depigmenting agents have become a popular modality in the treatment of melasma. AIMS: To compare the clinical efficacy of trichloroacetic acid peel 20%vs. Jessner's solution peel vs. the topical mixture of hydroquinone 2% and kojic acid. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty five patients with melasma were ...
Winter Marc L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive body contouring is an increasingly popular aesthetic application. Previous data support the efficacy of combined radiofrequency, infrared and skin manipulation for cellulite treatment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of a high-power device (50 W as opposed to 25 W) combining these energies for reshaping and improvement of skin ...
Lee Hun - - 2009
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of fractional photothermolysis (FP) in the treatment of facial wrinkles in Asians. A total of 27 Korean patients (Fitzpatrick type III or IV) received 2-3 FP treatment sessions (Sellas; Dinona Inc., Seoul, Korea) spaced two weeks apart. Treatments were performed at settings of 7 ...
Kawana Seiji - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment is effective for acne in Caucasians, but no significant improvements have been observed in studies on Asian skin. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of IPL on acne vulgaris in Asian skin. METHODS: Twenty-five Japanese patients, mainly of skin phototypes III or IV ...
Faulhaber J - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Large scalp defects in which the pericranium has to be resected can be reliably reconstructed using Integra. In the present study, we retrospectively analysed the long-term outcome of our patients. METHODS: Nineteen patients were included who had received Integra dermal regeneration template for treatment of full thickness scalp defects ...
Pootongkam Suwimon - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Pulsed dye lasers (PDL) are one of the first, and popular, nonablative lasers for the treatment of rhytids and superficial pigmented lesions. Recent addition of a compression handpiece (CHP) allows treatments with minimal adverse effects. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of ...
Nguyen Dai Q A - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: The field of wound healing and tissue repair has advanced rapidly in the last decade, with this there is an increasing emphasis on the importance of the functional and cosmetic outcomes following injury. Integra artificial skin is the most widely used synthetic skin substitute and is reported to have ...
Aydin F - - 2010
Laser-assisted hair removal has become a popular treatment for eradication of body hair. Many studies have been published concerning the safety and efficacy of several laser systems. Adverse events are hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, erythema, oedema, scarring, pain and blistering. Changes in sweating have not previously been reported. To investigate the effects ...
Holzer G - - 2010
Variable Pulsed Light (VPL) is a new intensity pulse light (IPL) system. We evaluated VPL for safety and long-term efficacy in non-facial hair removal. The Variable Pulsed Light [VPL System (Energist Limited, UK), 610-950 nm] system was used for the removal of unwanted non-facial dark pigmented body hair in 42 ...
Taylor Susan C - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Nonanimal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) dermal fillers have been used in the United States since 2003 for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Previous trials with NASHA dermal fillers have included small numbers of patients with pigmented skin. OBJECTIVES: This randomized, ...
Kim Hei Sung - - 2009
Microdermabrasion is a popular method for facial rejuvenation and is performed worldwide. Despite its extensive usage, there are few publications on skin barrier change after microdermabrasion and none concerning diamond microdermabrasion. Our object was to see changes in transepidermal water loss (TEWL), hydration and erythema of the face following diamond ...
Toosi S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Trichostasis spinulosa (TS) is a common disorder of hair follicle, characterized by spinous plugs. Topical treatments offer temporary relief but permanent removal of the abnormal follicles using hair removal lasers may result in a definite cure. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of 755-nm alexandrite laser for the ...
Jiang Du-yin - - 2010
Pseudo-epitheliomatous granuloma (PEG) can occur in some small skin wounds with secondary infections resulting from improper treatments. It is difficult to heal and can easily relapse. This study explores the clinical and pathological characteristics of PEG and effective treatments. Tissue specimens of PEG obtained from 11 patients (age range: 2-67 ...
El-Zawahry B M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of Diphencyprone (DPC) in alopecia areata (AA) was demonstrated in several studies with highly variable response rates ranging from 5% to 85%. OBJECTIVE: The response rate and variable factors affecting the prognosis were studied focusing on long-term follow-up with or without maintenance therapy. METHODS: A total of ...
Chiba Chie - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The long-pulse Nd:YAG laser is a versatile, effective and safe treatment modality for skin rejuvenation, in addition to the treatments of telangiectasia and laser hair removal. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of a long-pulse Nd:YAG laser for skin rejuvenation in Japanese patients. METHODS: A total of ...
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