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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 - - 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 ...
Prado Arturo - - 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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Khandpur Sujay
<b>Background:</b> Pulsed dye laser (PDL) has revolutionized treatment of vascular dermatoses. It has been successfully employed to treat several non-vascular conditions in fair skinned individuals without producing significant pigmentary and textural complications. <b> Aim:</b> A preliminary study was undertaken to assess its efficacy in cosmetically distressing facial, vascular and non-vascular ...
Kalil Célia Luiza Petersen Vitello - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Many drugs are being used for prevention and treatment of photoaging, especially topical retinoids. The use of systemic retinoids, more specifically, isotretinoin, for this purpose has not been properly addressed to date. Our study was designed to assess the systemic use of isotretinoin used alone for the therapy of ...
Veiga Daniela F - - 2008
Preoperative showering with antiseptic skin cleansers is common in elective operations, although the value of this procedure in reducing surgical wound infections has not been established. The authors designed a prospective study to assess the influence of povidone-iodine preoperative showers on skin colonization in elective plastic surgery procedures. Patients older ...
John Swen Malte - - 2008
Occupational dermatoses (OD) have topped the list of occupational diseases in Germany for years. Presently, approximately 16,000 new OD cases are officially reported to public statutory employers' liability insurance bodies, each year. The disease burden is high not only for individuals but also for society as a whole. Estimated annual ...
Momosawa Akira - - 2008
Periorbital skin hyperpigmentation, so-called dark circles, is of major concern for many people. However, only a few reports refer to the morbidity and treatment, and as far as the authors know, there are no reports of the condition in Asians. A total of 18 Japanese patients underwent combined therapy using ...
Seo S-H - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Axillary bromhidrosis is a common but unpleasant and distressing problem faced by many societies, particularly in Asia, where malodour is reflected as a social handicap. Currently, local surgery is the treatment of choice among various non-surgical and surgical treatment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of tumescent ...
Kim Beom Joon - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Striae distensae (SD) are dermal scars characterized by linear atrophic depressions. Fractional photothermolysis (FP) is an effective modality for the treatment of cutaneous scars. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of FP for the treatment of SD in Asian skin. METHODS: Six female volunteers aged between 20 and ...
Khandpur Sujay - - 2008
Pulsed dye laser (PDL) has revolutionized treatment of vascular dermatoses. It has been successfully employed to treat several non-vascular conditions in fair skinned individuals without producing significant pigmentary and textural complications. A preliminary study was undertaken to assess its efficacy in cosmetically distressing facial, vascular and non-vascular dermatoses in Indian ...
Hoffmann Rolf - - 2008
Eflornithine 11.5% cream is an effective treatment for unwanted facial hair (UFH) in women with the effect on facial hair growth starting to be seen from 1 month after treatment initiation. TrichoScan is a validated method of assessing hair length, thickness, density, and growth rate using contact skin microscopy. The ...
Jih Ming H - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Laser treatment for photoaging of the hands should ideally address pigmentary alteration as well as associated skin roughness and wrinkling. Fractional resurfacing has been previously shown to effectively treat facial rhytids and dyschromia. OBJECTIVE: We examined the effect of fractional resurfacing for photoaging of the hands. METHODS AND MATERIALS: ...
McGill D J - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Despite the high incidence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women attending for facial hair removal there are few studies looking specifically at this patient group. We carried out a split-face study directly comparing the efficacy of a 3 milliseconds pulse duration alexandrite laser with the Lumina IPL system ...
Cohen Sarit - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Proximal urethral defects account for approximately 20% of hypospadiac urethras. Previous surgical interventions involved hair-bearing genital skin which consequently resulted in a hairy urethra, which is seen mainly in older patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the CO2 laser for urethra hair elimination. METHODS: Four men ...
Clementoni Matteo Tretti - - 2007
This study evaluates results, adverse side effects and downtime of the protocol 'ActiveFX' for photodamaged facial skin. A non-sequential fractional ultrapulsed CO2 laser with specific settings is used in addition to a new computer pattern generator (CPG). From September 2006 to March 2007, 55 patients underwent this new 'soft' single-session, ...
Cameron H - - 2008
Excessive facial hair in women can cause significant psychological distress. A variety of treatment methods are available, including lasers and, more recently, intense pulsed light (IPL) sources. There are very few studies comparing laser and IPL devices. The purpose of our study was to compare a laser diode device with ...
Avgerinou G - - 2008
BACKGROUND Topical immunotherapy with diphencyprone (DPCP) is considered the most effective treatment of alopecia areata (AA). OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of DPCP in the treatment of extensive or long-lasting AA in Greek patients. METHODS: Sixty-four patients with extensive and/or long-lasting AA were sensitized with 2% diphencyprone. During each weekly ...
Alster Tina S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Many noninvasive treatments to rejuvenate photodamaged skin are characterized by an unattainable balance between effectiveness and morbidity. The demand for safe, effective procedures has fueled the emergence of plasma skin regeneration (PSR). Preliminary studies have elaborated on the safety and efficacy of PSR for facial skin; however, no evaluation ...
Berlin Alexander L - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Studies documenting improvement following combined laser and light-based devices are needed. The objective of this study was to evaluate clinical, histological, and ultrastructural changes in photodamaged facial skin following sequential treatment with ablative superficial erbium:YAG (Er:YAG) laser peels and nonablative intense pulsed light, or broadband light (BBL), ...
Dinh Quan Q - - 2007
A 62-year-old woman presented with diffuse alopecia areata affecting more than 50% of her scalp hairs with sparing of non-pigmented hairs. She was treated with a 2-month course of oral prednisolone and extensive hair regrowth occurred. The new hairs were completely non-pigmented. As a result, the patient's hair colour is ...
Tehlirian C V - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and tolerability of high-dose cyclophosphamide without stem cell rescue in scleroderma. METHODS: An open-label, single-site, uncontrolled study design entered patients with active diffuse cutaneous scleroderma. Patients were treated with cyclophosphamide (50 mg/kg) intravenously daily for 4 consecutive days (total 200 mg/kg) followed by granulocyte colony-stimulating ...
Raziee M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Solar lentigines are common sun-induced benign melanocytic proliferation that presents a significant cosmetic worrying for many middle-aged and elderly patients. Although the newer photoselective lasers have become the mainstay of treatment, cryotherapy and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) solution are inexpensive alternatives in the treatment of solar lentigines. The purpose of ...
Dubey Deepak - - 2007
PURPOSE: Reconstructive techniques for anterior urethral strictures have not been subjected to a randomized comparison. In a randomized controlled study we compared outcomes of buccal mucosa dorsal onlay vs skin flap dorsal onlay urethroplasty in patients with complex anterior urethral strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study 55 patients ...
Gorson K C - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and laboratory features of a painful non-length dependent, small fibre ganglionopathy (SFG). BACKGROUND: The syndrome of generalised SFG with early involvement of the face, trunk or proximal limbs is not well recognised and contrasts with the burning feet syndrome of small fibre neuropathy (SFN) and ...
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