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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 ...
Landau Marina - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Chemical peelings are one of the most powerful and diverse tools for skin rejuvenation. Depending on the chemical used, peelings are classified as superficial, medium, and deep. The depth of the peeling must be adjusted to the depth of the pathological process to be corrected. Deeper peels can eliminate ...
Taub Amy Forman - - 2006
Non-invasive procedures for tissue tightening and elevation are new frontiers in dermasurgery. Current methods for achieving a "nonsurgical face-lift" include radiofrequency and infrared light devices which disrupt non-covalent collagen bonds and stimulate collagen production. This study evaluated a novel treatment protocol designed to achieve a nonsurgical face-lift with electrical stimulation ...
Salles Alessandra Grassi - - 2006
Postburn tissue repair progresses late, with changes in the skin's physical properties. Clinically, the skin appears dry, scaly, and dyschromic, with diminished elasticity, particularly in the presence of hypertrophic scars. Improvement of postburn skin can be obtained by using topical agents normally used in pathologies such as acne and photoaging. ...
Ruiz-Esparza Javier - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Nonablative radiofrequency (NARF) has been the only method for producing noninvasive skin tightening. Nevertheless, significant pain during the procedure is an important downside of this technology. A new nonablative medical device, Titan (Cutera, Inc., Brisbane, CA, USA), capable of fluences much lower than those possible with NARF, was tested ...
Lee Ji Ho - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Melasma is a common cosmetic problem among Asians. While various treatments are currently being used, there is no entirely satisfactory treatment. It was recently reported that the topical plasmin inhibitor is an effective treatment for ultraviolet-induced hyperpigmentation. OBJECTIVE: Because there are no studies assessing the efficacy and safety of ...
Carter J J - - 2006
There have been several studies published on the side effects of laser hair removal, but none specifically looked at acneform reactions. The aim of this study is to obtain an accurate assessment of the incidence of acneform reactions after laser hair removal in relation to skin type, laser type, site ...
Nieuwenhuijs Jaap L - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate the result of Y-V preputioplasty and to compare this with an earlier technique of prepuce-sparing phimosis treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 65 boys were treated surgically for phimosis without removing the foreskin. Indications were the failure of conservative ointment treatment, congenital uropathies (to prevent infections ...
Clementoni Matteo Tretti - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Facial teleangectasias or vascular marks often represent a very cosmetically detracting problem for the affected patient, who tries to cover the lesions by camouflage strategies. This study describes the response of these vascular lesions after an intense pulsed light source was used on 1,000 consecutive patients. METHODS: Between October ...
Iorizzo Matilde - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of oral finasteride therapy associated with an oral contraceptive containing drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol in premenopausal women with female pattern hair loss. SETTING: Outpatient consultation for hair disorders at the Department of Dermatology, University of Bologna. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION: Thirty-seven women with female pattern hair ...
Broniarczyk-Dyla Grazyna - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Psoralen-UV-A (PUVA)-turban is a modification of PUVA-bath therapy used in alopecia areata. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of PUVA-turban in different forms of alopecia areata. Twenty patients completed the study: nine with alopecia areata vulgaris and 11 with alopecia areata totalis or universalis. ...
Ajith C - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy with sqauric acid dibutyl ester (SADBE) is a well-accepted therapy for alopecia areata. OBJECTIVE: To study efficacy, safety, and factors influencing the outcome in the treatment of alopecia areata. METHOD: During a 4-year period, 70 patients of alopecia areata, unresponsive to conventional therapies, were treated with SADBE for ...
Choi Hye-Ja HJ Department of Dermatology, Chonbuk National University Medical School and Institute for Medical Science, Chonju 561-712, South - - 2006
From a group of 1,189 AA patients seen in our dermatology unit, thirteen (3 males, 10 females) experienced hair shedding that started profusely and diffusely over the entire scalp. They were under observation for about 5 years, histopathology and trichograms being performed in all instances. The mean age of the ...
Pichini Simona - - 2006
The suitability of segmental hair analysis of MDMA to monitor past chronic exposure to the drug was investigated in a follow-up study of ecstasy consumers. The purpose, among others, was to look for an objective biomarker of the history of drug consumption. Thirteen naturally colored hair samples were used to ...
Hedelund L - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To compare efficacy and side effects of CO(2) laser resurfacing and intense pulsed light (IPL) rejuvenation for treatment of perioral rhytides. METHODS: Twenty-seven female subjects with perioral rhytides (class I-III) were randomly treated with either CO(2) laser or IPL (three monthly treatments). Efficacy was evaluated by patient ...
Hee Lee Jong - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Recently, intense pulsed light (IPL) sources have been shown to provide long-term hair removal. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the photo-epilatory effects of different wavelengths and pulse width application in the same IPL device and compared their efficiencies in Asian skin. METHODS: Twenty-eight Korean women were treated using hair removal ...
Czarnecka-Operacz Magdalena - - 2006
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory disease involving the skin and frequently other organs and systems such as respiratory system. The recently recognized atopic nature of the skin inflammation in AD has raised a growing interest in the treatment with allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT). In this study, the efficacy of ...
Iwakawa Mayumi - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: We analyzed non-genetic risk factors for adverse skin reactions to irradiation at 4 collaborating Japanese institutions, to design future investigation into genetic risk factors for adverse skin reactions to irradiation in a multicenter setting. METHODS: From April 2001, 284 breast cancer patients, who underwent radiotherapy with breast-conserving surgery, were ...
Nakagami Gojiro - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Incontinence leads to a reduced skin barrier function, while also increasing the risk of skin breakdown. AIM: To investigate the perianal skin barrier function of elderly patients with or without incontinence. METHODS: We compared the skin barrier function by investigating the skin hydration, the skin pH, the amount of ...
Torok Helen M - - 2006
Melasma is a common disorder of hyperpigmentation and generally involves areas of the face and neck. Hyperpigmentation is especially prevalent in darker complected patients and is often difficult to treat. Hydroquinone, tretinoin, and topical corticosteroids are well established monotherapeutic agents for treating melasma and hyperpigmentation; however, a stable, once-daily formulation ...
Seeley Brook M - - 2006
To design a model for performing reproducible, objective analyses of skin color changes and to apply this model to evaluate the efficacy of homeopathic Arnica montana as an antiecchymotic agent when taken perioperatively. Twenty-nine patients undergoing rhytidectomy at a tertiary care center were treated perioperatively with either homeopathic A. montana ...
Haedersdal M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Unwanted hair growth remains a therapeutic challenge and there is a considerable need for an effective and safe treatment modality. OBJECTIVE: From an evidence-based view to summarize efficacy and adverse effects from hair removal with ruby, alexandrite, diode, and Nd:YAG lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL). METHODS: Original publications ...
Kontoes Paraskevas - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Laser hair removal is a relatively safe procedure with limited side effects. Hair induction has been previously scarcely reported. OBJECTIVE: We sought to report the incidence of this strange side effect in a large number of patients treated for hair removal and to follow its course and treatment. METHODS: ...
Ajith C - - 2005
In leprosy on treatment, one factor contributing to the healing of skin lesions with minimal fibrosis may be apoptosis of inflammatory cells, even though apoptosis is sparse in leprosy as compared to tuberculosis. The degree of apoptosis in skin lesions of leprosy was studied by histopathologic examination (HPE) and by ...
Lask Gary - - 2005
BACKGROUND: A major cause of skin aging is a chronic micro-inflammation triggered by UV radiation and external pollutants. It has been demonstrated that blue light diminishes inflammatory conditions and near infrared light enhances circulation. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of a non thermal dual wavelength -- blue (405 - 420 ...
Krogstad Anne-Lene - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Primary focal hyperhidrosis is a hereditary condition characterized by excessive sweating affecting a variety of areas, including the palms. In most cases, the decision to treat a patient is based only on the patient's own description of the symptoms because laboratory tests have not been established in clinical practice. ...
Schroeter Careen A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: To date, a variety of lasers have been used for treating vascular skin lesions. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a proven technology for vascular lesion management, such as rosacea. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of IPL in treating vascular facial lesions in rosacea ...
Kim Suk Chul - - 2005
BACKGROUND: There are no studies that have directly investigated the incremental reduction in sensory morbidity that lymphoscintigraphy images (LS) and triangulated body marking or other skin marking techniques provide during sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) compared to using only the probe without LS and skin marking or using only dye. ...
Citron N D - - 2005
We studied the influence of the type of skin incision on the recurrence rate following fasciectomy for Dupuytren's disease. Patients were randomized to a longitudinal incision closed with Z-plasties or a modified Bruner incision closed by Y-V plasties. Follow-up was for at least 2 years or until a recurrence was ...
Sheela S R - - 2005
We describe a child with classical Menkes disease with a novel ATP7A mutation, intractable seizures, severe hypotonia and developmental delay, hypopigmentation of the skin and hair, and failure to thrive, who was treated with daily subcutaneous copper histidine injections for 2(1/2) years, beginning at 15 months of age. He became ...
Milne Catherine T - - 2005
Skin tears are a common phenomenon in elderly institutionalized adults (EIAs). Incidence ranges from 0.92 to 2.5 per person/year. Little supportive literature exists regarding optimal treatment with many regimens reported. A convenience sample of 20 patients with Payne-Martin Category II and III skin tears of less than 8 hours' duration ...
Dombrowski Nicole C - - 2005
Alopecia areata is relatively benign and often resolves on its own, although its psychosocial impact on children and young adults can be severe. Some form of treatment is usually required. Because current treatments may not show results for 3 to 6 months, reassuring the patient and the parents and informing ...
Bouzari Navid - - 2005
BACKGROUND: It is generally accepted that multiple laser treatments yield more effective clinical results; however, it is not clearly known whether increasing the number of treatments would affect the incidence of adverse effect. The main objective of the study was to assess the role of the number of treatments in ...
Mohamed Z - - 2005
Twenty-five patients with alopecia totalis (AT) or alopecia universalis and 124 patients with alopecia areata (AA) were treated with photochemotherapy, combining topical 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) with UV irradiation of the scalp at a phototoxic dose. The mean energy required was 15 J/cm2 for AA and 42 J/cm2 for AT. Ninety-four patients ...
Sturgill William H - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Improvement in photoaging using laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) modalities is well documented in the literature. We report a prospective study evaluating the safety and efficacy of a novel flash lamp IPL system incorporating a spectral filtration system designed to maximize improvement of facial dyschromias, telangiectases, ...
Finzi Eric - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Redundant facial and neck skin is a major feature of aging and historically has been corrected surgically. Recently, monopolar radiofrequency application has been introduced for nonablative tissue tightening of skin by volumetric heating of the deep dermis. It has been able to improve neck and cheek laxity and periorbital ...
Alajlan Abdulmajeed - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Hair removal using lasers or broadband intense pulsed light has become one of the most ubiquitous medical procedures. At our center a small proportion of patients have spontaneously reported what they believed to be increased hair growth at sites of previous laser epilation. We sought to retrospectively review the ...
Ang Gina Charlene - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To observe whether the use of antimalarials in combination resulted in significant improvement in the cutaneous signs and symptoms of patients with dermatomyositis who did not otherwise respond to the use of single-agent antimalarial therapy. DESIGN: Retrospective case series of 17 patients treated between January 1, 1991, and December ...
Clementoni Matteo Tretti - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Facial teleangectasias can be a relevant cosmetic problem, which the patient usually hides with a thick layer of makeup. This study will describe the response on these vascular lesions using the intense pulsed light (IPL) source. METHODS: Five hundred eighteen consecutive patients were treated with Photoderm VL ...
Kulick Michael - - 2005
Nonablative wrinkle reduction or skin tightening is desired by individuals who, ideally, hope to have the skin improvement associated with chemical or laser ablative techniques but without the undesirable recovery process. Electro-optical synergy (ELOS) technology that combines radio frequency (RF) and diode laser energy (900 nm) was used to treat ...
Prieto Victor G - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Light and radiofrequency (RF) devices have recently been used to treat acne in selected patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of a combination of pulsed light and RF energy for the treatment of acne. Materials and methods. Thirty-two patients with moderate acne were treated twice weekly for ...
Trelles Mario - - 2005
The prolonged crusting and erythematic phases following chemical and laser skin resurfacing create discomfort and aggravate patients. Depending on the aggressiveness of the procedure, post-procedure erythema may last from three weeks to several months. iClearXL (CureLight Ltd) is a non-contact, non-thermal blue (405-420 nm)/near infrared (850-900 nm) dual-band light source ...
Tannous Zeina S - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Multiple treatment modalities have been employed for the management of melasma with minimal to no success. OBJECTIVE: We propose fractional resurfacing as a new treatment modality for melasma. METHODS: A 31-year-old Caucasian female with facial epidermal and dermal melasma, resistant to multiple courses of topical therapies, was treated with ...
Bari Arfan Ul - - 2005
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 ...
Smith Eric P - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Laser hair removal is a well-established therapy for pseudofolliculitis barbae, but there have been few studies on the use of a very-long-pulse 810 nm diode laser for this condition. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy and tolerability of a modified 810 nm superlong-pulse diode laser (Palomar Medical, Burlington, MA, USA) ...
Gilbert Dore J - - 2005
Actinic keratoses (AKs) are traditionally treated with cryotherapy, curettage, and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU, Efudex, ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), all of which are associated with adverse effects. Although photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) offers a treatment alternative, current protocols require 14 to 18 hours incubation with ALA and patients experience ...
Zelickson Brian - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a novel light patch formulated for blue light delivery and topical activation of gamma-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) during photodynamic therapy for the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten volunteers with past unsuccessful treatment of AK were enrolled. Areas with AK lesions were treated with 20% ...
Zager Warren H - - 2005
Many procedures have been developed in an attempt to improve facial ptosis. These have ranged from subcutaneous dissections with skin excision to deeper dissections focused on supporting the superficial musculoaponeurotic system and even the periosteal layer. These deeper dissections, although theoretically giving better and longer lasting results, also carry an ...
Abraham Manoj T - - 2005
With the multitude of treatment options and emerging technology available for rejuvenation of the lower face and neck, it is often difficult to determine which specific treatment would benefit an individual patient. Monopolar radiofrequency (MRF) nonablative skin rejuvenation is a promising new procedure that is utilized to tighten and contour ...
Gillett Michael D - - 2005
PURPOSE: We review the use of split-thickness skin grafting in children with concealed penis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records were retrospectively reviewed for all patients younger than 20 years seen at our institution from 1995 to 2003 with a diagnosis of concealed penis. Patients were separated into "primary" and "secondary" ...
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