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Sun Jin-lu - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the significance of several Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus allergen extracts for skin prick test (SPT) in patients allergic to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. METHODS: Two hundred and nineteen patients enrolled in Peking Union Medical College Hospital underwent SPT and serum specific IgE assay to detect the Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus allergen. Three kinds ...
Avram Marc R - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a new therapy for the treatment of hair loss. It has received enormous media attention and tremendous marketing budgets from companies that sell the devices, but no independent, peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated its efficacy in this application. Here we investigate the efficacy ...
Haack Robert A - - 2009
Wood packaging material (WPM) is a major pathway for international movement of bark- and wood-infesting insects. ISPM 15, the first international standard for treating WPM, was adopted in 2002 and first implemented in the United States in 2006. ISPM 15 allows bark to remain on WPM after treatment, raising concerns ...
Barolet D - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Melasma is a common dermatological skin disease that can now be treated by fractional photothermolysis (fractional resurfacing). Past studies have shown that thermal spring water (TSW) spray can reduce local inflammatory symptoms after dermatological surgery, laser surgery or chemical peelings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ...
Hage J Joris - - 2009
After oncologic penile amputation, the penile stump may prove of insufficient length, causing poor personal hygiene and scrotal excoriation and an inability to void while standing. In these cases, penile enhancement by uncovering its subcutaneous parts may offer a simple and satisfactory solution.From August 2003 to August 2007, penile enhancement ...
Singh Arun K - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo of the lips is a common concern of great psychological consequence. Medical therapies are often ineffective mainly due to the absence of hair follicles. Tattooing implants pigment into the skin. For treatment of vitiligo, tattooing works best in the lip area, particularly in a dark skin. AIMS AND ...
Lindemalm-Lundstam B - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Cryosurgery (CS) in the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs), especially in the face and on the scalp, has several advantages vs. other methods. Prospectively gathered long-term results after CS are, however, scarce. OBJECTIVES: To establish long-term results after curettage and CS (CCS) of NMSCs in the face and ...
de Souza Romy Beatriz Christmann - - 2009
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a disorder characterized by skin thickness and vasculopathy. The objective of the study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of the association of pentoxyphylline and vitamin E in SSc patients. Twelve SSc patients (American College of Rheumatology criteria) enrolled this 24-week open-label study. Patients ...
Golden David B K - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Large local reactions to insect stings cause significant morbidity and impair quality of life. Venom immunotherapy is not recommended because of a low risk for future systemic reaction and unproven efficacy in preventing large local reactions. OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of performing a controlled trial to examine the ...
Mazzuco Rosemarie - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) has been widely used in the enhancement of facial contours, but its use in nonfacial areas is rarely cited. OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of PLLA for neck and chest rejuvenation. METHODS: Thirty-six patients with different degrees of cutaneous flaccidity, atrophy, and wrinkles in ...
Bak Hana - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Striae distensae are dermal scars characterized by flattening and atrophy of the epidermis. Although many treatment modalities have been tried with variable results, most have been disappointing. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether striae distensae might respond to fractional photothermolysis. METHODS: Twenty-two women with striae distensae were treated with two sessions ...
Atiyeh Bishara S - - 2009
The gold standard treatment for the many aesthetic aspects of aging has for many years been surgery in its many forms. However, with increasing patient demand for cosmetic rejuvenation and with the strong desire and drive by patients to attain aesthetic enhancement with minimal risk and rapid recovery, there has ...
David Pariser - - 2009
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of using a 4% hydroquinone/0.05% tretinoin skin care system compared with standard treatment of cleanser plus healing ointment to enhance aesthetic outcomes resulting from electrodesiccation and curettage treatment for superficial truncal basal cell carcinomas. Design: Multicenter, investigator-masked, randomized, parallel-group study. Patients received either ...
Salami Angelo - - 2009
CONCLUSIONS: The absence of audiologic side effects highlights the reduced trauma of the piezoelectric cut, demonstrates the superiority of the Piezosurgery device in terms of safety and protection of anatomical structures and confirms its applicability in all the otologic techniques tested. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to ...
Hoeflok Jo - - 2009
Ostomy skin barriers can be difficult to size and shape; gaps between the skin and the appliance can compromise peristomal skin protection. A multicenter evaluation was initiated to assess the satisfaction of persons with ostomies (n = 172, mean age 56.6 years) and enterostomal therapy nurses (ETs, n = 49; ...
Kramer Sybille - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the phenomenon of electrical skin resistance (ESR) changes at different acupuncture points (APs). SETTING: This single-blinded study was performed at the hospital of the University of Munich. DESIGN: Six common APs were measured (TE5, PC6, LU6, ST36, SP6, GB39) in 53 ...
Goldberg David J - - 2009
Deformity of the tear trough region, which can occur during the aging process, can result in dark shadows under the eyes and a fatigued appearance. Augmentation of the tear trough is challenging because of the thin skin and lack of fat in the region. Adding volume to the tear trough ...
Abraham Rima F - - 2009
To evaluate the long-term success of the thread-lift procedure for facial rejuvenation. Thirty-three patients underwent a thread-lift procedure alone or in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures to the brow, midface, jowl, and neck. Ten patients underwent thread-lifts only, and 23 had thread-lifts with other procedures. Ten additional patients having ...
Kishi Kazuo - - 2010
Treatment of giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMNs) must be considered from both a cosmetic and a medical aspect of reducing the risk of a growing malignancy. We treated five patients who had a GCMN on the trunk with an enzymatically separated epidermal sheet taken from their excised GCMN skin. All ...
Yu James B - - 2009
PURPOSE: Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) represents a group of lymphoid malignancies involving the skin with mycosis fungoides being most common. This prospective study was initiated to evaluate perceptions of total skin electron beam therapy (TSEBT) by patients with mycosis fungoides who had failed at least 3 prior therapies. MATERIALS AND ...
Estrada-Chavez Guadalupe E - - 2009
We report a 21-year-old farmer with a 4-year history of a nodular plaque with fistulas and induration of adjacent skin. The lesion had been treated surgically at another hospital, but recurred 2 years later. Black, charcoal-like grains were observed draining through the fistulas. A biopsy specimen showed brown grains with ...
Fodor Lucian - - 2009
There are very few studies in the English literature that evaluate the patient satisfaction after treatment using intense pulsed light (IPL) and there is no reported study comparing the results of the three major IPL applications: rejuvenation, hair removal, and treatment of small vascular lesions. This study was designed to ...
Levot G W - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To measure changes to the perineal bare area, local tissue reaction and healing responses of young sheep, following intradermal administration of cetrimide and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), with and without ethanol, to the breech and tail. METHOD: A needle-less injector was used to deposit formulations containing 40 g/L cetrimide and 30 ...
Papadopoulos E - - 2009
The recent emergence of bluetongue virus (BTV) in northern Europe, has led to an urgent need to identify methods to control the Culicoides biting midges that transmit it. Here, an in vitro assay was used to assess the effects of the proprietary pyrethroid insecticide alphacypermethrin applied to cattle and sheep ...
Ito Taisuke - - 2009
Alopecia areata (AA) is regarded as a tissue-specific autoimmune disease for which several therapies have been suggested to modify the immune reaction against HFs, such as contact immunotherapy, psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA), corticosteroids, cyclosporine, minoxidil, and dithranol. However, severe type AA, such as alopecia totalis (AT) and alopecia universalis ...
Schiestl C - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The optimal surgical treatment of giant congenital melanocytic naevi remains a considerable challenge in reconstructive surgery. None of the currently available techniques is universally applicable. The goal of this pilot study was to test Integra Artificial Skin (Integra) in the surgical treatment of giant congenital melanocytic naevi. METHODS: Between ...
Trookman Nathan S - - 2009
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of a novel line treatment for periocular and perioral wrinkles. The line treatment was formulated with multiple growth factors, antioxidants, and a collagen-building peptide-ingredients that have been shown to increase collagen levels and provide long-term aesthetic benefits. To help provide immediate smoothing effects, ...
Batai Istvan - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The application of EMLA cream is indicated for topical anesthesia of the skin in connection with IV cannulation. Recently, we described that EMLA cream has an antibacterial effect in vitro. METHODS: The impact of the local anesthetic lidocaine/prilocaine cream (EMLA) on intact human skin flora was compared to that ...
Lafyatis Robert - - 2009
To determine the safety of rituximab, to provide preliminary data regarding the potential efficacy of rituximab, and to investigate the effects of rituximab on autoimmunity and fibrosis in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc). Fifteen patients with dcSSc, all of whom experienced their first non-Raynaud's disease-associated disease manifestation within ...
Kim Sangeun - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There are few publications on the treatment options for facial pore size reduction. A focused therapy is needed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of selective photodynamic therapy (PDT) using an optic fiber for the size reduction of large facial pores. METHODS: A series of five patients (skin phototypes IV-V) ...
Tarallo Viviana D - - 2009
This case reports the efficacy of metaflumizone plus amitraz spot-on formulation (ProMeris Duo(R); Fort Dodge) against generalized demodectic mange. A two year-old male dog presented at clinical examination with poor general condition, diffused alopecia, crusted lesions, pruritus, skin scales and pustules. Demodex mites, Malassezia pachydermatis yeasts and bacteria were diagnosed. ...
Oberholzer Patrick A - - 2009
Granulomatous slack skin (GSS) is an extremely rare disorder within the group of cutaneous T cell lymphomas (CTCL). Ultraviolet A1 (UVA1) phototherapy has previously been reported to be useful in the treatment of CTCL such as mycosis fungoides. We report a 35-year-old Caucasian male with GSS treated with UVA1 phototherapy ...
Migliardi R - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Non-ablative skin rejuvenation is becoming increasingly popular. Ellman RF produces an electric current that generates heat in the dermis producing a contraction of the collagen. LED is a non heating light emission system that induces fibroblast proliferation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 30 Caucasian women, prototype I-IV, age from 35 to ...
Leheta Tahra M - - 2009
Existing remedies for controlling pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) are sometimes helpful; however the positive effects are often short lived. The only definitive cure for PFB is permanent removal of the hair follicle. Our aim was to compare the efficacy of the Alexandrite laser with the intense pulsed light system in the ...
Zoric Mate - - 2009
Lameness in piglets is a major animal welfare issue. Floor abrasiveness is a common cause of superficial injury in piglets in farrowing pens. The abrasion achieved may act as a gate for infections, which in turn may induce development of infectious arthritis. In this study, the influence of improvements of ...
Hexsel C L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Photoadaptation to ultraviolet (UV) B phototherapy is due to both pigmentary and nonpigmentary influences. OBJECTIVES: To measure photoadaptation in vitiliginous skin and to compare it with normal pigmented skin. METHODS: Seventeen patients with Fitzpatrick skin phototypes III-VI with vitiligo received six to nine UVB treatments, two to three times ...
Romero Carmen - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A system that combines bipolar radio frequency (RF) and intense infrared light (IR) together with mechanical massage and suction has recently been reported as being efficient for cellulite treatment. The present split study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of such a system through various treatments of ...
Funauchi Masanori - - 2009
Effects of a dual endothelin receptor antagonist, bosentan on peripheral circulatioin and skin lesions as well as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) were investigated in Japanese patients with connective tissue diseases (CTD). Fifteen patients with PAH associated with CTD [systemic sclerosis (SSc) 13, mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) 2] were treated ...
Lew Bark-Lynn - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) appears in several clinical forms, all having different clinical courses and different prognoses. Acute diffuse and total alopecia (ADTA) has been reported to have a short clinical course ranging from acute hair loss to total baldness, followed by rapid recovery. OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical course ...
Aghaei Shahin - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease mediated by T lymphocytes. Many treatments have been used but their results remain disappointing. There is a need to propose new therapeutic alternatives. METHODS: During a period of 3 years, 26 patients with recalcitrant or severe AA (>40% hair loss) were enrolled ...
Nisticò Steven P - - 2009
BACKGROUND/AIMS: 308-nm excimer light has been reported to be safe and effective in the treatment of chronic skin diseases. The aim of the study was to prove the efficacy of 308-nm monochromatic excimer light in the treatment of recalcitrant and antibiotic-resistant folliculitis. METHODS: Eight patients affected with folliculitis were enrolled ...
Alberti L R - - 2008
AIM: Surgical trauma can provoke systemic alterations including changes in hepatic protein synthesis. Thus, it is important to point out the influence of this phenomenon on serum albumin concentration. The objective of the present work was to assess the effect of surgical trauma on serum albumin concentration during the immediate ...
Puizina-Ivić Neira - - 2008
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a noninvasive therapy for non-melanoma skin cancer. The aim of this study was comparison of efficacy between fractioned versus single dose illumination in photodynamic therapy (PDT) of actinic keratosis (AK) and Bowen's disease (BD). Fifty-one patients (36 AK and 15 BD) were treated with PDT They ...
Adewale B - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The current control strategy adopted by African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) is the mass distribution of ivermectin in all endemic areas for between 12-15 years. One of the major obstacles of the strategy, is the ability of the fly to migrate long distances and this brings about the ...
Christ Christophe - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal pulse activation therapy (EPAT), also called extracorporeal acoustic wave therapy, seeks to achieve effective and long-lasting improvement of age-related connective tissue weakness in the extremities, especially in the treatment of unsightly cosmetic skin defects referred to as cellulite. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to stimulate metabolic ...
Karsai S - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The dual-energy technology of ELOS showed promising results for photoepilation of dark as well as blond and white hairs; however, only few studies exist on this topic. Objective To assess the short- and long-term effect of an electro-optical synergy device for photoepilation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a ...
Rashidi Turaj - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease with no definitive treatment, and some cases persist despite standard therapies. Sulfasalazine has been reported to show success in the treatment of persistent cases of alopecia areata. Objective To assess the efficacy of sulfasalazine in cases of recalcitrant alopecia areata that do not ...
Martinez-Ferro Marcelo - - 2008
Between April 2001 and 2007, we treated 208 patients with pectus carinatum by using a specially designed dynamic compression system (DCS) that uses a custom-made aluminum brace. Recently, an electronic pressure measuring device was added to the brace. Results were evaluated by using a double-blinded subjective scale (1 to 10). ...
Bae Y I YI Department of Dermatology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, - - 2008
A 76-year-old Korean woman presented with pruritic erythematous vesicles and crusted plaques over her entire body. She had been taking an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) (candesartan) for 2 months before developing the skin lesions. The patients was diagnosed with pemphigus foliaceus based on the clinical and immunopathological criteria, including ...
Chowdhury S U - - 2008
A female 38 years old, housewife, presented to the Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) on 08.04.07 with the complaints of i) pain and reduced movement of hand, knee, shoulder and neck joints for 1 year and 9 months ii) tightness of skin over face, neck, ...
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