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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, ...
Ruiz-Rodríguez Ricardo - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy has been proved to be effective in skin rejuvenation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical efficacy and side effects of photodynamic therapy using topical 5-methyl aminolevulinate and red light for photorejuvenation. METHODS: A randomized, prospective, split-face comparison study of 10 white, adult patients with moderate photodamage, Fitzpatrick skin types ...
Kumar B - - 2008
We examined hairs from psoriatic plaques by scanning electron microscopy, and compared the morphological changes in the hairs with those from the corresponding nonlesional skin of the same patients and those from healthy subjects, in a observer-blinded prospective study. Micropits or macropits (sharply demarcated defects on the cuticle < 0.5 ...
Jørgensen Gitte F - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: In a randomized controlled split-face trial to evaluate efficacy and adverse effects from rejuvenation with long-pulsed dye laser (LPDL) versus intense pulsed light (IPL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty female volunteers with Fitzpatrick skin types I-III, classes I-II rhytids, and symmetrical split-face photodamage were included in the study. Subjects received ...
Martín José M - - 2008
A healthy 62-year-old woman was referred to our dermatology department with a 1-month history of a pruritic axillary eruption. On examination, multiple erythematous and brownish hyperkeratotic papules were seen in both axillae. Some of these lesions coalesced into plaques, with small areas of sparing, and a background erythematous color was ...
Autier Julien - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To provide an accurate description and to evaluate the incidence and severity of cutaneous reactions induced by sorafenib tosylate, a new oral multikinase inhibitor. DESIGN: Double-blind, prospective dermatologic substudy performed on all consecutive patients included in our center in a large phase 3 trial. SETTING: Institutional practice at the ...
Mittal Rachna - - 2008
LONGER WAVELENGTH LASERS SUCH AS ND: YAG are considered to be the best for darker skin phototypes. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of long-pulsed, 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser-assisted hair removal in relation to multiple treatment sessions and different hair types in Indian patients. ...
Ozdemir Mustafa - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Intense pulsed light (IPL) has been used for the treatment of port-wine stains for 10 years. There are many IPL systems that have different setting. Some of them have been reported in the treatment of fresh or laser-resistant port-wine stains localized in different body regions. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was ...
Bork K - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Skin swellings are the most frequent symptoms in hereditary angio-oedema (HAE) arising out of C1-inhibitor (C1-INH) deficiency. They may be painful and impact daily activities of patients. Detailed clinical data concerning the treatment of skin swellings by C1-INH concentrate have not been reported yet. METHODS: From 1976 through 2007, ...
Gulizia Rosario - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To prove intra- and inter-observer's reliability of ultrasound (US) in the assessment of lipoatrophic findings related to the HIV associated Adipose Redistribution Syndrome (HARS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In two separated sessions, 2 consecutive measurements of subcutaneous fat thickness (SFT) were performed by each observer at the deepest point of ...
Carniol Paul J - - 2008
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of the 1100-1800 nm infrared device for facial and cervical skin tightening. METHODS: Ten female patients, with a mean age of 56.5 years, received two treatments 1 month apart with a chilled tip infrared device (Titan; Cutera, Brisbane, CA, USA). Individuals were examined and photographed ...
Kono Taro - - 2008
BACKGROUND At present, various hyaluronic acids are being used to rejuvenate facial skin. There is no comparative study of single cross-linked hyaluronic acid (SCHA) versus double cross-linked hyaluronic acid (DCHA). The objective of our study is to compare the effectiveness and complications of SCHA versus DCHA in the treatment of ...
Ahmed Rashid - - 2008
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare complication of paroxetine treatment and can be life-threatening. We report a case of paroxetine-induced TEN in an 80-year-old Maori female. She was started on paroxetine 10 mg once daily 6 days prior to hospital admission. The patient then developed extensive vesiculobullous skin eruptions. ...
Edmiston Charles E CE - - 2008
Skin asepsis is a sentinel strategy for reducing risk of surgical site infections. In this study, chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) skin concentrations were determined after preoperative showering/skin cleansing using 4% CHG soap or 2% CHG-impregnated polyester cloth. Subjects were randomized to one of three shower (4% soap)/skin cleansing (2% cloth) groups ...
Trelles M A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Infrared light systems reportedly produce collagen-related effects, enabling the treatment of several skin disorders. This study was designed to evaluate effects on stretch marks from an intense pulsed light infrared device, which achieved high fluences with high-frequency stacked pulses on selected areas. METHODS: For this study, 10 patients were ...
Emsen Ilteris Murat - - 2008
Dermabrasion is a nonchemical, superficial skin resurfacing procedure. It owes its popularity to the simplicity and safety of the technique. Studies published in peer-reviewed journals have highlighted the benefits of multiple, once-a-week treatments in improving hyperchromic discolorations, facial scarring, and facial photodamage. The mechanism of action through which microdermabrasion ameliorates ...
Goldman Alberto - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The aging of the hands is typically characterized by wrinkles, skin thinning, and solar lentigines. The search for effective treatments has led to the use of laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) technologies. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of an IPL device for the improvement of dyspigmentation and overall ...
Bechara Falk G - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Although a variety of different surgical strategies for focal axillary hyperhidrosis (FAH) have proven effective, little is known of intraoperative and postoperative histologies of different surgical methods. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to use pre-, intra-, and postoperative histologic findings to evaluate different surgical procedures for FAH in establishing a ...
Aust Matthias C MC Klinik für Plastische, Hand- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany. - - 2008
Skin laxity, rhytides, and photoaging are generally treated by ablative procedures that injure or destroy the epidermis and its basement membrane, at least in the beginning, and subsequently lead to fibrosis of the papillary dermis. The ideal treatment would be to preserve the epidermis and promote normal collagen and elastin ...
Camacho F M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Finasteride is a 5alpha-reductase inhibitor that has proved to be an effective treatment for men with androgenetic alopecia. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the hormonal influence of finasteride 1 mg daily on hormonal levels and hair growth in men of different ages and with different degrees of alopecia according to the ...
van der Meide W F - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Current diagnostic methods for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) have low sensitivity or are not useful for treatment follow-up. We previously described the quantitative nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (QT-NASBA) method as a sensitive and specific assay for detection and quantification of Leishmania parasites in skin biopsies. This assay could be a ...
Galeckas Kenneth J - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Many visible light lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) devices are available to treat photodamaged skin. OBJECTIVES: The objective was to perform a multiple-treatment split-face comparison evaluating a pulsed dye laser (PDL) with a compression handpiece versus IPL for photorejuvenation. METHODS: Ten subjects were treated three times at 3- ...
Warner Petra M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Children with giant congenital nevomelanocytic nevi (CNN) are referred to our pediatric burn center for the surgical management of this disfiguring and potentially malignant skin disorder. Use of tissue expanders has contributed significantly in limiting donor site morbidity associated with treatment of giant CNN. Cultured skin substitutes (CSS) have ...
Nahavandi H - - 2008
Several studies on hair removal with intense pulsed light (IPL) and various laser sources have been done, but adequate data on long-term follow up are scarce. The present uncontrolled prospective pilot study evaluated safety and long-term efficacy of variable pulsed light (VPL) on hair removal in the face for medical ...
Feng Yujie - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Skin aging consists of photoaging and intrinsic aging. It is characterized clinically not only by rhytides, but also by pigmentary alterations and facial telangiectasias. There continues to be a growing interest in the efficacy of intense pulsed light (IPL) devices in the treatment of skin aging, as well as ...
Zins James E - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Laser-assisted photoepilation has become the procedure of choice for permanent hair reduction. Our purpose was to evaluate patient satisfaction with the procedure using a diode-laser system. METHOD: A self-administered survey was mailed to 220 patients who underwent treatment between 2000 and 2004. These questions addressed the area treated, number ...
Berardesca Enzo - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate a topical treatment based on silymarin/methylsulfonilmethane (S-MSM) to improve erythematous-telangiectactic rosacea. METHODS: Forty-six patients affected by stage I-III rosacea entered this double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Subjects were treated for 1 month. Clinical and instrumental evaluations were done at baseline, after 10 and 20 days, and ...
Prado Arturo A Division of Plastic Surgery, School of Medicine, Clinical Hospital J. J. Aguirre, University of Chile. - - 2008
The purposes of this study were to retrospectively compare the 1-, 5-, and 10-year cosmetic outcomes of full-face carbon dioxide laser resurfacing using the SilkTouch technology, and analyze its advantages, disadvantages, and long-term results. Photographic results of full-face carbon dioxide laser resurfacing were evaluated after 1, 5, and 10 years. ...
Derk C T - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Several uncontrolled studies in systemic sclerosis have shown that D-penicillamine may cause improvement in skin sclerosis, decrease the rate of new visceral organ involvement, and improve overall survival. OBJECTIVES: To undertake a single-centre retrospective randomly selected cohort study to examine the effects of D-penicillamine treatment on skin and visceral ...
Chan Henry H - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Although monopolar radiofrequency treatment is effective in the improvement of skin laxity, the pain and cost that are associated with this method suggest the need for alternative treatment options. Recently, an infrared device with contact cooling has been shown to be effective in the treatment of skin laxity, with ...
Park Jong Min - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Dyspigmentation is a common cosmetic concern among Asians. Many individuals exhibit mixed pigmentary entities including melasma, flat/small seborrheic keratoses, ephelides, solar lentigines and acquired bilateral nevus-of-Ota-like macules (ABNOM). We term this phenomenon complex dyspigmentation (CD) and suggest that a combination strategy may be more efficacious than any singular modality. ...
Foster K Wade - - 2008
Liposuction is the gold standard of body contouring procedures. Many patients, however, will not tolerate the invasiveness and subsequent recovery time associated with this procedure, despite the likelihood of superior results. Consequently, patients opt for minimally invasive forms of body contouring that require several treatments, have fewer associated side effects, ...
Goldstein Jay A - - 2008
Ten patients enrolled in a single center, observational, prospective, open-label case study to assess the effectiveness and safety of a 28 day regimen with Kerafoam 30% urea emollient foam for treatment of hyperkeratosis. Clinician assessments of skin condition were recorded at baseline, day 14, and day 28. In addition, patients' ...
Belcaro Gianni - - 2008
O-(beta-hydroxyethyl)-rutosides (HR) is used to treat chronic venous disease and signs and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), varicose veins, and deep venous disease. This independent prospective controlled trial (a registry study) evaluates how the efficacy of HR at the local level (perimalleolar region) can be increased by the administration ...
Saraceno Rosita - - 2008
Three hundred and eight nanometre excimer light has been reported to be safe and effective in the treatment of chronic skin diseases, but the range of potential applications has not been fully explored. Our objective was to assess the efficacy of monochromatic excimer light (MEL) in the treatment of prurigo ...
Bourgeois J F - - 2008
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Cutaneous fibrosis is the quite mandatory sequela after a breast cancer treated by radiotherapy and it induces more or less important functional troubles. The LPG technique is a technique of mechanical massage that allows skin mobilization by folding/unfolding. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes on ...
Goldberg David J - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Fractional photothermolysis is a popular treatment option for photodamaged skin and other cutaneous conditions. Recently, successful improvement in melasma has been achieved with this laser system. We undertook this study to evaluate the ultrastructural changes associated with fractional laser treatment of melasma. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten ...
McCullough Jerry L - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Pyratine 6 has been shown to have antiaging effects in human skin cells. The purpose of this study is to determine the cosmetic efficacy and tolerance of topical Pyratine 6 (0.10%) over 12 weeks for improving the baseline clinical signs and symptoms of photodamaged facial skin. METHODS: A single-arm ...
Syed S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Eczematous skin changes overlying port-wine stains have been reported to improve with pulsed-dye laser (PDL) treatment. However, PDL has not as yet been evaluated for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD; eczema). AIM: To evaluate in a controlled trial the effects and safety of PDL treatment in children with ...
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