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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 ...
Bernstein Eric F - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Chronic sun-exposure results in five main changes to exposed skin: telangiectasia, hyperpigmentation, rhytides, enlarged pores, and sagging skin. Various laser and non-laser modalities have been used to improve sun-damaged skin. The pulsed-dye laser (PDL) has an unparalleled safety record and an ideal wavelength for treating the signs ...
Chua Sze-Hon - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Nonablative skin tightening devices have been developed to treat facial and neck skin laxity without damage to the epidermis. There are at present two main approaches: the pioneer method by monopolar radiofrequency and the second by infrared light. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the clinical efficacy and safety ...
Bogle Melissa A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of multiple, low-energy, full-face plasma skin regeneration treatments. DESIGN: Plasma skin regeneration delivers energy to the skin through plasma pulses induced by passing radiofrequency into nitrogen gas. Single-treatment, high-energy, 1-pass treatments have been demonstrated to achieve good results with an excellent safety profile. Eight volunteers ...
Hantash Basil M - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A novel carbon dioxide (CO(2)) laser device employing ablative fractional resurfacing was tested on human skin in vivo for the first time. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: An investigational 30 W, 10.6 microm CO(2) laser system was focused to a 1/e(2) spot size of 120 microm to generate ...
Bapat Shivadeo
<b>Objective: </b> To present the outcome of dorsal onlay urethroplasty in 73 patients for stricture urethra over a period of eight years. <b> Materials and Methods:</b> Seventy-three patients of stricture urethra have undergone dorsal onlay urethroplasty from July 1998 to February 2006. Age distribution: 14-58 years. Etiology: Trauma 20/73 (27.39&#x0025;), ...
Nino Massimiliano - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A long-term gluten-free diet (GFD) as a first-choice treatment for dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) has been used successfully. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the possibility of treating all severe skin manifestations of DH by a GFD only. METHODS: Seventy-two patients with DH were subdivided in two ...
Hajheydari Zohreh - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata is a recurrent, nonscarring type of hair loss. Different modalities of treatment have been used to induce hair re-growth. AIMS: To determine the efficacy of topical garlic gel in the treatment of alopecia areata. METHODS: Patients were randomly divided into two groups of garlic gel and placebo. ...
Ireland Sandra - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: The primary goal of this study was to assess the effect of postoperative hair-washing on incision infection and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in craniotomy patients. The objectives of this study were to 1) determine the effect of postoperative hair-washing on incision infection and HRQOL, 2) provide evidence to ...
Sezer Engin - - 2007
Recently, focal chemical peels with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) have been introduced for the treatment of pigmentary disorders to minimize the side effects such as pain or scarring associated with medium-to-deep chemical peeling. This is a controlled, prospective study to compare the efficacy of a focal medium-depth chemical peel regimen using ...
Madonna Terracina F S - - 2007
Erythrosis is a clinical manifestation characterized by parossistic vasodilatations followed by fixed superficial venular dilatations localized at the face, neck, décolleté and pinnas. To date, a variety of lasers have been used for treating vascular skin lesions. This study will describe the response on these vascular lesions using the intense ...
Kulick Michael I - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The Polaris WR is a device that combines laser energy with radiofrequency (RF) treatment to provide more focused RF energy on the skin to reduce wrinkles and/or tighten skin. Clinical results have varied from highly visible to no obvious reduction in wrinkles. OBJECTIVE: This prospective study investigated whether there ...
Nakajima Takeshi - - 2007
BACKGROUND/AIM: Recent reports of pulse corticosteroid therapy for alopecia areata (AA) show its efficacy for patients with a history of < or = 1 year but not for recalcitrant cases or alopecia totalis/universalis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pulse corticosteroid therapy for ...
Wanner Molly - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a novel nonablative 1,550 nm erbium-doped fiber laser in the treatment of facial and non-facial photodamaged skin. METHODS: 50 patients with mild to moderate cutaneous photodamage, rhytides, and dyspigmentation received 3 successive treatments at 3-4 week intervals with a 1,550 nm erbium-doped ...
McGill D J - - 2007
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common reasons for women to present seeking removal of facial hair, particularly within the UK National Health Service (NHS). In the NHS, there is geographical variation in the number of laser treatments available to women with PCOS, with some units limiting ...
Adamson Peter A - - 2007
To determine if there is any observable difference in the midface of patients who have undergone a deep-plane face-lift vs a standard superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) plication face-lift. Preoperative and postoperative photographs of 25 patients undergoing each type of face-lift were rated by 3 independent and blinded observers. A 7-point ...
Aldraibi Mohammed S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Laser hair removal targets melanin in the hair shaft. The abundance of melanin in the epidermis of patients with dark skin color has always been regarded as hazardous due to the increased incidence of side effects in this patient population. OBJECTIVE: To establish the efficacy and safety of using ...
Massimiliano Risulo - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Pityriasis lichenoides chronica (PLC) is a skin disease of unknown etiology. Uncertainty about the etiopathogenesis of this skin disease is the reason for the unpredictable and non optimal efficacy of therapies available for its treatment. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of bromelain, a ...
Briden Elizabeth - - 2007
Microdermabrasion and superficial glycolic acid peels are common aesthetic procedures. Microdermabrasion alone provides the benefits of exfoliation but may provide faster results and increased patient satisfaction when combined with superficial glycolic acid (alpha-hydroxy acid) peels because of the significant antiaging effects of glycolic acid peels. A roundtable discussion was held ...
Wanitphakdeedecha Rungsima - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Very few therapeutic options have proven effective in the treatment of cellulite. AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness and adverse effects of a bipolar radiofrequency (RF), infrared (IR) heat and pulsatile suction device for the treatment of cellulite. METHODS: Twelve subjects were treated with the RF-light-based device. All subjects were ...
Kulick Michael - - 2006
This IRB-approved (Institutional Review Board) study evaluated the efficacy of a device that combines radio frequency, infrared energy and mechanical rollers/suction (ELOS technology) to reduce skin surface irregularities in a limited treatment zone. Sixteen patients were enrolled and received two treatments per week for 4 consecutive weeks. Treatments were limited ...
Hexsel D - - 2006
Latin-Americans have a heterogeneous ancestry that is defined by their place of domicile, while Hispanics are defined as those persons of Spanish descent. These two groups have a diverse range of skin phototypes and pigmentation and are prone to an increased incidence of melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Little research has ...
Sharquie Khalifa E - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Many chemicals have been used in the skin peeling for melasma such as Jessner's solution and glycolic acid. Lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid that has not been used before in chemical peeling of melasma. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present work was to evaluate the efficacy and safety ...
Pankaj A - - 2006
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role of sympathetic skin response (SSR) and three-phase bone scintigraphy (TPBS) in the diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). METHODS: 60 patients with CRPS of the hand were recruited. TPBS was performed using a bolus injection of 20 mCi of Tc-99m methylene diphosphonate in an ...
Makedonsky I A - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: The effect of intramuscular human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) administration on penile enlargement before genital surgery, its influence on penile skin histology and testicular descent were investigated. METHODS: We examined 45 male patients (median age, 8 months; range 3-28) with total epispadias and classic bladder exstrophy, combined with cryptorchidism. 30 ...
Legbo, JN; Department of ...
Background: One basic fact about a Negroid race is that the nonglabrous skin is much more pigmented compared to the glabrous skin. A major disadvantage of nonglabrous skin grafts when used for reconstruction of palmar/plantar defects is the poor cosmetic appearance of the grafted skin. Aside from its normalcy of ...
Kim You Jeong - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Autologous split-thickness skin grafts (STSGs) are considered the mainstay for the treatment of large full-thickness wounds. There have been few studies reporting the natural change of the skin function in STSGs after procedure, however. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the natural change of the skin function in STSG ...
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