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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 ...
Kalantarov A - - 2007
Endoscopically assisted face lift procedures revealed necessity of additional procedures to achieve best aesthetic results with minimal trauma and shortest rehabilitation period in middle aged patients. To get more effective and stabile results combination of different types of rhytidectomy was performed as an addition to usual methods. In years 2005 ...
Ly Fatimata - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The use of skin bleaching products for cosmetic purposes is a frequent practice (25-96%) in women from sub-Saharan Africa. The dermatologic complications associated with this practice have been comprehensively reported. The aim of this work was to study the epidemiologic, clinical, and cosmetic aspects of these complications ...
Ing Malcolm R - - 2007
The purpose of these case reports is to describe treatment of three consecutive patients with post-herpetic neuralgia using a bioelectronical device (SCENAR). The instrument is approved as a Class II device in the United States. The electrode of the device was stroked gently over the involved skin area for up ...
Montesi Gianni - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Rapid progress in the technology for skin rejuvenation has allowed for shorter post-treatment times than ever before. An example of such technology is the radiofrequency (RF) device, which offers nonablative skin rejuvenation, particularly for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. OBJECTIVE: Medical devices that emit RF energy produce a change ...
Alster Tina S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The 7% lidocaine and 7% tetracaine (LT) peel is a self-occlusive, topical local anesthetic that has been proven safe and effective for use in conjunction with many dermatologic procedures, including cryotherapy, collagen injections, and various laser treatments. The product is applied directly to the skin as a cream that ...
Nie Xin - - 2007
Acute skin defects often cause many adverse events such as abnormal pigmentation and scar formation, the satisfactory healing of which remains a significant clinical challenge. Over the past several decades, a number of skin equivalents have been available for clinical purposes to promote wound closure. However, the true values of ...
de Felipe Iñigo - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Monopolar radiofrequency has been Food and Drug Administration approved for the noninvasive treatment of periorbital rhytides and wrinkles in 2002 and for full-face treatment in 2004. In order to establish the degree of side effects in our practice, a retrospective review was done. OBSERVATIONS: Seven hundred fifty-seven treatments of ...
Ancona Dvora - - 2007
This study assesses the efficacy of a new, low fluence, constant spectrum IPL device. In three European centres, 52 females underwent epilation of one arm axilla with the new IPL, the contralateral axilla serving as a treatment control. Satisfied patients at the 1-month assessment received no further treatments and in ...
Naito Stacey K - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Melasma is a common disorder of pigmentation which is common in women of Asian and Latina descent. Melasma lesions are resistant to numerous laser therapies, but have responded well in clinical studies to fractional photothermolysis. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Chinese women with resistant melasma will respond to fractional photothermolysis. ...
Spencer James M - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laser- and light-based methods for hair removal, though effective, are expensive and may be associated with adverse effects. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a thermal, handheld self-treatment device (no!no! Thermicon, Radiancy Inc, Orangeburg, NY) for removing unwanted hair. METHODS: Twelve of the ...
Esfandiarpour Iraj - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is an endemic disease in Iran, particularly in Kerman Province. Leishmaniasis recidivans (LR) is one of the characteristics of this disease with a chronic course. Most patients with LR are resistant to the usual treatments. METHODS: Thirty-two patients (18 females and 14 males), suffering from LR, ...
Ruiz-Rodriguez Ricardo - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Conventional ablative resurfacing is the gold standard for removing signs of cutaneous photodamage. Despite the excellent results one can achieve with this technique, it is accompanied with significant downtime and risks. Fractional resurfacing and photodynamic therapy (PDT) with aminolevulinic acid (ALA) have been used to improve the ...
Kono Taro - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The conventional pulsed dye laser (PDL), operating at a wavelength of 585 nm and a pulse duration of 0.45 ms, usually does not achieve complete clearance in the majority of port-wine stains (PWSs). OBJECTIVE: In this study, we demonstrate the efficacy of a variable-pulse pulsed dye laser (VPPDL) equipped ...
Dover Jeffrey S - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Monopolar radiofrequency is an effective means of nonsurgical facial skin tightening. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether using larger tips at lower energy and multiple passes, using patient feedback on heat sensation and treating to a clinical end point of visible tightening, would yield better ...
Picard Christian - - 2007
A 39-year-old healthy female patient with an unremarkable medical history complained about a rapidly progressive pain for a period of 1 month at the level of the anterior part of the right leg that was not relieved by NSAIDs. She mentioned only that she resumed her high level sport training ...
Goo B - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Intramuscular human immunoglobulin (HIG) may provide a therapeutic option as an independent or combined treatment for recalcitrant suppurative skin diseases such as hidradenitis suppurativa, folliculitis decalvans, or chronic recurrent furunculosis or folliculitis. OBJECTIVES: To define the efficacy and safety of intramuscular HIG for chronic and recalcitrant suppurative skin diseases. ...
Sasaki Gordon - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Patient selection is key to obtaining a successful outcome after nonablative monopolar radiofrequency (NMRF) treatments to the forehead, face, and neck. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to discover at baseline from patient demographics, skin and fat characteristics, measurable degrees of tissue mobility and photoaging, any predictors of ...
Wheeland Ronald G - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Safety, efficacy and ease-of-use of a hair removal diode laser for consumer use were evaluated. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: The treatment group consisting of 77 appropriate users measured safety and efficacy from three self-administered treatments. The non-treatment group consisting of 44 inappropriate users measured safety from delivery ...
Sanger Claire - - 2007
The resorbable plating system allows the infant's skull to grow once the system is resorbed, thus not inhibiting the necessary developmental growth seen with the titanium system. Despite marked improvements in long-term outcomes, there are still technical points that can be followed to maximize outcome while reducing and possibly eliminating ...
Babilas P - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) of actinic keratosis (AK) using methylaminolaevulinate (MAL) is an effective and safe treatment option, but the procedure is painful. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and pain associated with variable pulsed light (VPL), a prospective, randomized, controlled split-face study was performed. METHODS: Topical MAL-PDT was conducted in ...
Potter Matthew J - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A novel device for skin rejuvenation has been developed and tested. The device converts a stream of nitrogen into a plasma of ionized gas, which ablates surface tissue in a controlled manner. METHODS: Eleven patients were followed up for 6 months. The results were assessed objectively using skin molds ...
Chang Sung-Eun - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A rising number of laser- or light-based therapies are addressing the need for effective acne treatments with minimal downtime. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate an intense pulsed light (IPL) equipped with a 530- to 750-nm filter for inflammatory acne treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty female ...
Kishi K - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Curettage and dermabrasion are effective in treating giant congenital melanocytic naevi (GCMN). We report two patients with rapid, severe postoperative repigmentation. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report on the histological features of such patients. OBJECTIVES: We wish to call attention to histological features that ...
Sadick Neil S - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of a targeted narrow band UVB/UVA1 therapy for the treatment of striae alba. METHODS: Fourteen individuals with skin types II-VI were enrolled in this 22-week trial that consisted of up to 10 treatments with a combination of ...
Weinstock Martin A - - 2007
Monthly thorough skin self-examination (TSSE) is an important practice for early melanoma detection that is performed by a small minority of the population. A randomized trial was conducted to determine whether a multicomponent intervention can increase TSSE performance and to describe the effects on performance of skin surgeries compared with ...
Lapeere H - - 2008
A prospective survey on scabies in Ghent, Belgium was performed in 2004. Sixty-four individual cases were reported, corresponding to a crude incidence rate of 28/100,000 inhabitants. The incidence was higher in the elderly (51/100,000 in persons aged >75 years) and a higher incidence was also found in immigrants (88/100,000). More ...
Mezzana Paolo - - 2008
Nonablative skin rejuvenation using laser, intense pulsed lights (IPLs), or radiofrequency techniques are becoming increasingly popular. In this paper, a novel protocol that integrates IPL sessions, low intense light and vitamin C, low-weight hyaluronic acid, betaglucan dermal injection versus IPL photorejuvenation as monotherapy is compared. A group of 100 patients, ...
Sand Michael - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Laser hair removal of blond and white hair is a complicated task with often unsatisfactory results as a result of a lack of laser-absorbing chromophore. In the present study, we investigated if repetitive external application of liposomal melanin (Lipoxome; Dalton Medicare B.V., Zevenbergschen Hoek, The Netherlands) enables removal of ...
Williams Edwin F EF - - 2007
Minimally invasive procedures that offer reduced downtime are on the rise in aesthetic facial surgery, and it is essential that these newer technologies undergo critical assessment in the hands of well-trained facial plastic surgeons. The combination of lipotransfer and thread-lift represents a new modality to address midfacial aging. Specific technical ...
Al-Dhalimi Muhsin A A - - 2007
Erythroderma in neonates and infants is a frequently encountered problem in the daily practice of pediatric dermatology. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of various causes of this clinical entity, as well as which clinical and laboratory findings are useful in the differentiation of these causes, ...
Lee Seung Yoon - - 2007
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are considered to be effective in skin rejuvenation. We investigated the clinical efficacy of LED phototherapy for skin rejuvenation through the comparison with three different treatment parameters and a control, and also examined the LED-induced histological, ultrastructural, and biochemical changes. Seventy-six patients with facial wrinkles were treated ...
Bunin Lisa S - - 2007
Improvement of facial and cervical skin laxity has been difficult to achieve without surgical procedures. A device called the Titan, (Cutera, Inc., Brisbane, California) uses infrared light to volumetrically heat the dermis. It is designed to thermally induce collagen contraction, with subsequent collagen remodeling and neocollagen synthesis. The epidermis is ...
Bari Arfan Ul - - 2007
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of salicylic acid chemical peeling in common dermatological conditions affecting face in people with predominant Fitzpatrick skin type IV and V. Design: An interventional, quasi-experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Military Hospital, Rawalpindi and PAF Hospital, Sargodha, from July 2002 to June 2003. Patients ...
Kilmer Suzanne - - 2007
A new modality, the Portrait plasma skin regeneration (PSR(3)) system, allows precise and rapid treatment of photo-damaged skin, with controlled thermal injury and modification. Radio frequency (RF) energy converts nitrogen gas into plasma within the handpiece. Rapid heating of the skin occurs as the plasma rapidly gives up energy to ...
Gold Michael H - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Reduction of wrinkles is increasingly becoming one of the most sought after aesthetic procedures. A variety of treatment modalities are available for this application, including radiofrequency energy in various modes of action. OBJECTIVE: The goal of the reported study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new ...
Zane Cristina - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using aminolevulinic acid (ALA) has been previously investigated in the treatment of photodamaged skin. The aim was to assess efficacy and tolerability of methylaminolevulinate (MAL) as a substitute for ALA in PDT treatment of actinic keratosis (AK) and photoaging. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty ...
Goldberg David J - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Non-ablative approaches with infrared and radiofrequency energy sources have been shown to reduce skin laxity, but studies have focused on individuals with early-stage, mild-to-moderate degenerative dermal changes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an infrared light device for the treatment ...
Gliklich Richard E - - 2007
To evaluate the clinical safety of intense ultrasound in the treatment of the dermis and subcutaneous tissues of the face and neck in terms of skin inflammation, pain, adverse events, and histologic features. In an open-label, phase 1 study, patients scheduled to undergo a rhytidectomy were enrolled into immediate (face-lift ...
Marazzi Mario - - 2007
Full-thickness burns of the face are notoriously difficult to repair and their management poses a series of problems to the surgeon. We present the case of a 49-year-old man (only survivor of a catastrophic airport accident) with third-degree flame burns to >80% of total body surface area and extensive face ...
Vanthuyne M - - 2007
This pilot study was aimed at evaluating the efficacy and safety of a protocol-based treatment strategy combining mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), intravenous (IV) methylprednisolone (MP) pulses and low-dose glucocorticoids (GC) in early systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients suffering from either active interstitial lung disease (ILD) or extensive skin disease. Sixteen SSc patients ...
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