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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 ...
Meijs M M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment is widely used for poikiloderma of Civatte. Some adverse events in small numbers of patients have been reported. Guidelines for treatment of poikiloderma of Civatte do not exist. OBJECTIVE: To report the occurrence of persistent depigmentation as a late adverse event in a series ...
Ozawa Toshiyuki - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Axillary osmidrosis is an uncomfortable condition that can be a personal or social handicap. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to present the treatment of osmidrosis with the Cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator (CUSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients (3 males and 12 females) underwent surgery for bilateral axillary osmidrosis with the ...
Dierickx Christine C - - 2006
Redundant facial, neck, or body laxity is a major feature of aging. Just a few years ago, the choices for treatment of skin laxity were only surgery. As technology continues to evolve, procedures that once required major surgical intervention are gradually being replaced by minimally invasive techniques. Recently, monopolar radiofrequency ...
Hori Keijiro - - 2006
Treatment of facial angiofibroma of tuberous sclerosis is problematic, because the skin lesions involve entire dermis. Five patients aged from 14 to 33 (mean: 23.6) years old with angiofibroma of tuberous sclerosis were treated with cultured epithelial autografts between 1995 and 2004. The entire area of the facial lesions was ...
Wang Y-Y - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To report three cases of alopecia induced by the anticoagulant enoxaparin in cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) patients. CASE SUMMARY: Three female patients were treated initially with direct intrasinus urokinase, and then followed by low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) enoxaparin at 1 mg/kg given subcutaneously twice daily for 3 weeks. It was ...
Kauvar Arielle N B - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The pulsed dye laser set the standard of care for the treatment of vascular lesions, and recent modifications have enabled improved efficacy with fewer side effects. An investigational high energy, variable pulse duration pulsed dye laser has been modified to treat both vascular and pigmented lesions associated ...
Taub Amy Forman - - 2006
Modalities for skin tightening include radiofrequency (RF) energy, lasers, and combination RF and diode lasers. A new broadband infrared light device (BILD) (Titan, Cutera, Inc, Brisbane, CA) targets water to achieve dermal heating and collagen remodeling for skin tightening. Although thousands of procedures have been performed worldwide with this device, ...
Emilia del Pino Ma - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Regardless of diet and exercise, genetics plays an important part in creating puckering skin or dimples, which are difficult to hide at any age. The demand for a nonsurgical, noninvasive treatment of cellulite has inspired some manufacturers to invest in a new age of sophisticated devices and treatment therapies ...
Fink Joshua S - - 2006
BACKGROUND: There are few therapeutic treatments established for cellulite. OBJECTIVE: We studied the response of intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment with or without a compounded prescription retinyl-based cream on a small group of patients who had visible cellulite present on the buttocks and thigh regions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty patients ...
Al Zolibani Abdullateef A - - 2006
A 65-year-old diabetic Saudi Arabian man taking glibenclamide for 9 years presented with painful reddish patches and plaques involving the palms and soles of 6 months' duration. These lesions started as small faint purple-red macules and gradually increased in number and size. The patient did not seek any medical advice ...
Silvers Stacey L - - 2006
The objective was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of soft-tissue augmentation of calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse) in patients with facial lipoatrophy secondary to human immunodeficiency virus disease. This 18-month, prospective, open-label, multicenter clinical trial of calcium hydroxylapatite for soft-tissue augmentation of patients with facial lipoatrophy enrolled 100 subjects (94 men ...
Bari, Arfan ul
BACKGROUND: Chemical peeling is a skin-wounding procedure that may have some potentially undesirable side-effects. AIMS: The present study is directed towards safety concerns associated with superficial chemical peeling with salicylic acid in various facial dermatoses. METHODS: The study was a non-comparative and a prospective one. Two hundred and sixty-eight patients ...
Hantash Basil M - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of facial skin resurfacing for treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs) and prophylaxis against new primary basal and squamous cell carcinomas in individuals with previous nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) or severe photodamage. DESIGN: Randomized, prospective 5-year trial. SETTING: Dermatology and otolaryngology clinics of a Veterans Affairs ...
Hedelund Lene - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate efficacy and adverse effects of intense pulsed light rejuvenation in a homogeneous group of patients. DESIGN: Randomized controlled split-face trial. SETTING: University dermatology department. PATIENTS: Thirty-two female volunteers with Fitzpatrick skin type I through III and class I or II rhytids. INTERVENTIONS: Subjects were randomized to 3 ...
Venten I - - 2006
Alopecia areata is a cosmetically very disfiguring clinical picture and can be a great emotional burden to the patient, especially when persisting for a longer period of time. 10 patients with an alopecia resistant to therapy were treated within the bounds of an open, non-placebo controlled pilot study with fumaric ...
Jardim L B - - 2006
AIM: To report the effect of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) in sympathetic skin responses (SSR) of patients with Fabry disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seven male patients were included in an open-label protocol using agalsidase-alfa, continued at regular intervals. Five patients completed 24 months of ERT and two of them completed ...
Roé Esther - - 2006
Drugs such as cetuximab or erlotinib, which inhibit the epidermal growth factor receptor, are increasingly being used in treatment of solid tumors. This has led to the appearance of new secondary effects. We sought to describe the cutaneous side effects and their management in patients with cancer treated with cetuximab ...
Kono Taro - - 2006
Laser therapy of port-wine stains (PWS) using the extended pulse pulsed-dye laser (EPPDL) is accepted as the optimal approach because the thermal relaxation time for the vessels in PWS is actually 1-10 msec. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the purpuric threshold using the EPPDL for treatment of ...
Lawrence C M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Limited axillary skin excision and selective sweat gland removal from adjacent skin (Shelley's procedure) is currently rarely used for hyperhidrosis. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether this technique is a good way of permanently reducing axillary sweating. METHODS: This was a prospective, open, nonrandomized trial of the therapy, conducted in a ...
Patriarca Marisa T - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the dermal collagen of 15 postmenopausal women who had being treated with systemic estrogen replacement before and after using topical a 0.01% estrogen treatment. METHODS: Fifteen patients were included in this clinical trial using the systemic estrogen therapy for at least 1 year (minimum and maximum lengths ...
Freedman B M - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether a teaching module for facial rejuvenation improved patient satisfaction and enhanced practice growth in a cosmetic surgery office. An educational module was designed to review soft-tissue anatomy and physiology, treatment options, and outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During the ...
Gold Michael H - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with a 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photosensitizing agent and a variety of lasers and light sources has been shown to enhance the treatment of photodamaged skin and its associated actinic keratoses (AKs). The efficacy of short-contact, full-face ALA by PDT in photorejuvenation has also been demonstrated. OBJECTIVE: ...
Amin Snehal P - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There are few clinical studies directly comparing the efficacy of multiple hair removal systems in the same individual. This study evaluates the efficacy of four highly popular systems for laser hair removal. METHODS: In this prospective comparison study, 10 subjects underwent treatment of unwanted hair on the ...
Iraji Fariba - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The high rate of morbidity and mortality resulting from long-term use of corticosteroids in pemphigus vulgaris (PV) warrants discovery of a new treatment strategy. Based on a new theory on the pathophysiology of PV, cholinomimetics can block the process of blister formation. AIMS: This study was conducted to evaluate ...
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