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Boer J - - 2011
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a distressing chronic inflammatory skin disorder which affects predominantly the groins and axillae. In analogy to acne, oral isotretinoin has been considered in the treatment of HS, although there are strong indications that this drug has only a very limited therapeutic effect. During the past 25 ...
Matsumiya Wataru - - 2011
Purpose. To evaluate the early response to intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) in two different phenotypes of age-related macular degenerations (AMD): typical neovascular AMD (tAMD) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Methods. Sixty eyes from 60 patients (tAMD 28, PCV 32 eyes) were recruited. Three consecutive IVR treatments (0.5 mg) were performed every month. ...
Moon Chan Hee - - 2011
To investigate the time course of visual field recovery and changes of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) after chiasmal decompression using standard automated perimetry (SAP), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and photopic negative response (PhNR). Nineteen patients undergoing chiasmal decompression surgery were prospectively assessed before and 1 and 3 months after surgery. ...
Liu Lei - - 2011
Abstract  Background: Reimplantation and remodeling procedure are two different techniques for valve-sparing aortic root surgery. A number of comparative series have been published but, to date, there has been no meta-analysis comparing outcomes following the two techniques. Methods: This meta-analysis was performed in accordance with the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic ...
He Lingmin - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to characterize central macular thickness and retinal volume following intravitreal injections using time domain and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (TD-OCT and SD-OCT, respectively). Nine patients with macular edema secondary to diabetes or retinal vein occlusion treated with intravitreal triamcinolone 4.0 mg and/or bevacizumab ...
Krzemiński Wieslaw - - 2011
The first fossil that was described in Ptychopteridae, Ptychoptera deletaNovák, 1877 from the classical Early Miocene locality Mokřina (Krottensee) in western Bohemia is re-examined. The re-description of the holotype including a new line drawing and remarks summarizing the scarce fossil record of this group is provided.
Channa Roomasa - - 2011
Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is a prevalent retinal vascular disease, second only to diabetic retinopathy. Previously there was no treatment for central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and patients were simply observed for the development of severe complications, generally resulting in poor visual outcomes. The only treatment for branch vein occlusion ...
Zenoni Stefano - - 2011
The aim of the study was to evaluate the ocular tolerance and efficacy of double filling with perfluoro-n-octane (n-C8F18) (PFO) and polydimethyloxane (PDMS) as a temporary vitreous substitute in patients with retinal detachment complicated by proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Tamponade was performed in 30 eyes of 30 patients by double filling ...
Arfaj Khalid Al - - 2011
COMPARE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PHOTOTHERAPEUTIC KERATECTOMY (PTK) IN TREATMENT CORNEAL DYSTROPHIES VERSUS SUPERFICIAL CORNEAL SCARS: visual outcomes, recurrence rate and safety profile. PTK was performed in 51 eyes of 51 patients. Data regarding the indications for PTK, ablation depth, symptomatic relief, pre-and postoperative best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), spherical equivalent ...
Speijers M H M - - 2010
Three experiments were conducted to test the effectiveness of different footbath solutions and regimens in the treatment of digital dermatitis (DD) in dairy cows. During the study, groups of cows walked through allocated footbath solutions after milking on 4 consecutive occasions. All cows were scored weekly for DD lesion stage ...
Tunca Mustafa - - 2010
Topical antibiotics are the mainstay of therapy in mild to moderate inflammatory acne. Topical erythromycin is one of the most common prescribed topical antibiotics. Nadifloxacin, another topical antibiotic for acne, was recently introduced into the market in our country. In this study, we compared the efficacies and safety of topical ...
Cakmak A - - 2010
The authors assessed the clinical efficacy, tolerability and safety of acitretin in a patient with ichthyosis. A newborn infant with ichthyosis who presented at birth with collodion baby appearance, was treated with acitretin. A moderate response to acitretin therapy (1 mg/kg/day) administered for 6 months was observed, with improvement in ...
Cannon P S - - 2010
Xanthelasma palpebrarum (XP) is a commonly occurring benign eyelid disorder. To determine the efficacy of topical trichloroacetic acid (TCA) 95% in the management of XP. This was a retrospective review of patients treated with TCA between June 2000 and July 2007. We recorded the outcomes of patients who attended the ...
Bhandari Mohit - - 2011
The use of bovine thrombin has been an effective approach to aiding hemostasis during surgery for over 60 years. Its use has a reported association with the development of antibodies to coagulation factors with limited evidence to the clinical significance. The Collaborative Delphi survey methodology was used to develop a ...
Gutierrez M - - 2011
To date, the diagnosis of psoriasis is based on both clinical history and physical examination, and its severity is assessed by the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI). Continuous technological advances in the field of sonography have led to the development of equipment with high power Doppler frequency, which allows ...
Richel O - - 2010
Anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN), a human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced potential precursor lesion of anal cancer, is frequent among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). So far, only a few prospective studies have been performed on the topical treatment of AIN, especially at the intra-anal location. To ...
Bissonnette Robert - - 2010
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with methylaminolevulinate (MAL) under occlusion is effective for the treatment of acne vulgaris but is associated with significant phototoxic side effects. To evaluate the safety and efficacy of topical MAL with or without occlusion followed by red light exposure in patients with facial acne vulgaris. Forty-four patients ...
Yin R - - 2010
Aminolaevulinic acid-photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) is a novel and effective treatment in acne. However, little is known about the effect of different concentrations of ALA in the treatment of acne in Chinese patients with Fitzpatrick skin type III and IV. To investigate the efficacy and safety of ALA-PDT in the treatment ...
Ryan C - - 2010
There is considerable variability in the number of exposures of narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) needed to clear psoriasis and in the duration of remission. We assessed clinical parameters as predictors of the number of exposures needed to clear psoriasis and of the duration of remission. The influence of genetic polymorphisms ...
Jain V K - - 2010
Very few studies using the combination of topical 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) and narrow-band ultraviolet B (NBUVB) have been performed, especially in Indian patients. A combination of oral psoralen with NBUVB has been shown to have a superior efficacy as compared with NBUVB alone in psoriasis. Comparison of the efficacy of topical ...
Eichenfield Lawrence E - - 2010
Acne vulgaris is a common disease in adolescents, and early treatment may minimize its physical and psychological effects. A fixed-dose combination gel of adapalene 0.1% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5% (adapalene-BPO) is efficacious and safe in the treatment of acne patients aged 12 years or older, as demonstrated in three randomized ...
Ali Nilforoushzadeh Mohammad - - 2012
Abstract Introduction: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is an endemic disease in Iran. Based on the results of our previous study, this study was designed as a pilot trial to evaluate the effect of 5% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) cream in the treatment of leishmaniasis lesions. Methods: 16 patients with positive smear for ...
De Belilovsky Clarence - - 2011
Abstract Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) requires permanent skin care. Objective: A cream containing 2% SO (sunflower oleodistillate), with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-?) agonist properties, has been compared to a topical steroid (hydrocortisone butyro-propionate 1 mg/g). Methods: An open, randomized study included two groups of 40 children (aged 3 months to ...
Hammes S - - 2011
Background  Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with nodular itching lesions. UV therapy - both PUVA and NUVB - are known to clear up PN temporarily due to the antipruritic effect of UV light. However, relapse after treatment is common in PN, which means that either long-term ...
Frankel Amylynne J - - 2010
Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, immune-mediated, multi-system disease that is treated with a variety of medicines, including topical corticosteroids and, historically, coal tar. In this case, the authors evaluated whether combination therapy with coal tar foam 2% and a topical corticosteroid would induce a remission and maintain clearance of plaque-type ...
Ko Hyun-Chang - - 2010
Guttate psoriasis, known to have a better prognosis than other types of psoriasis, shows rapid involution and longer remission, but its clinical course has barely been studied. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical course and to compare the clinical and laboratory features of guttate psoriasis. This ...
Prokosch Verena - - 2011
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignancy of the skin and of the eyelid in the Caucasian population. Our study evaluated the long-term results of 5% imiquimod cream therapy for nodular BCC of the eyelid as an alternative to surgical approaches. Five patients suffering from histologically proven nodular ...
Salem Samar Abdallah Mohamed - - 2010
Comparative success rates of bath psoralen+ultraviolet A (PUVA) and narrow band-ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) in psoriasis treatment are variably reported with no previous studies on the possible effect of bath PUVA on circulating CD4+ and CD8+ T cells. We aimed to compare the effect of bath PUVA and NB-UVB clinically and ...
Ilknur Turna - - 2010
Chemical exfoliation resulting in the reduction of keratotic plugs serves as a second-line treatment used as an adjunct to anti-acne agents. This study was designed to compare the therapeutic effects of glycolic acid (GA) peels and amino fruit acid (AFA) peels in patients with acne vulgaris. In this single-blind, randomized, ...
Fonia A A St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, King's College London, London, - - 2010
Biologic therapy has become established as an important treatment option in patients with severe psoriasis, but is significantly more expensive in terms of drug costs than traditional treatment options. Relatively little is known about the total healthcare cost of treating severe psoriasis in daily clinical practice and what the budgetary ...
Fox Paul A - - 2010
To determine whether imiquimod was more effective than placebo for the treatment of high-grade anal canal intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-ACIN). Double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial. Sixty-four HIV-positive patients were randomized to self-application of imiquimod cream or matched placebo into the anal canal three times a week for 4 months. Response was ...
Housel Joseph P - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) is a rare low-grade cutaneous malignancy that affects apocrine gland-bearing areas and most commonly occurs on the perineal skin. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) may represent a useful treatment option for extensive, noninvasive EMPD, alone or as part of multimodal therapy. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical outcomes ...
Hemmati Ali Asghar - - 2012
This study was performed to examine the healing effects of creams prepared from quince seed mucilage on dermal toxicity induced by T-2 toxin. Creams were prepared from quince seed mucilage in eucerin base as 5, 10, and 15% (w/w). To induce dermal toxicity, 100μg T-2 toxin was dissolved in 12μl ...
Moura Mariela Dutra Gontijo - - 2010
The aim of this study was to present a new topical treatment protocol for oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL), consisting of a 25% podophyllin resin with a 1% penciclovir cream (PP), and to compare this topical treatment protocol's efficacy with that of 2 other topical treatment protocols: a 25% podophyllin resin ...
Zeichner Joshua A - - 2010
Psoriasis in some body parts can be challenging to treat. Psoriasis in the scalp, palms and soles, and intertriginous areas differ from disease on other body parts, and treatment regimens must be tailored to these areas. The presence of hair, along with the frequent, thick scale of psoriasis makes the ...
Dayal Surabhi - - 2010
Psoralen UV-A (PUVA) is an established therapy for psoriasis, but there is a well-documenated risk of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer. Narrow-band Ultraviolet-B (NBUVB) therapy has a lower carcinogenic risk, has equal therapeutic potential and is considerably safe in the long term than PUVA. The aim of present study was ...
Dogramaci Asena Cigdem - - 2010
Dermanyssus gallinae is a blood parasite of wild birds, but it is also a pest in the poultry industry. It occasionally bites mammals and thus rarely creates skin problems such as itching, papules, vesicles, and dermatitis. A 92-year-old man presented with severe itch on his head, particularly at night. He ...
Elsaie Mohamed L - - 2010
Acne, one of the most common dermatological diseases, is characterized by inflammatory and noninflammatory lesions that may progress to scars. Starting from pubertal age groups, it can affect adults in the age group 35-40 or more. The conventional therapies for treatment of acne are facing roadblocks because of the antibiotic ...
McDonald Christopher C Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, United Kingdom. - - 2010
Imiquimod 5% (Aldara, 3M Healthcare Ltd.) is a topically applied immune response modifier used in the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis, and genital warts. We reviewed the casenotes of 5 patients with histologically confirmed dysplastic lower lips who had been treated with topical imiquimod. Each patient was ...
In Sung-Il - - 2010
Recently, topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been tried to treat sebaceous gland disorders. However, only one case of nevus sebaceous treated with PDT has been reported. Our aim was to investigate the outcomes of PDT on nevus sebaceus on the face. A total of 12 patients were treated with topical ...
Fabroni C - - 2011
Background  Nail psoriasis occurs in up to half of psoriatic patients and can lead to significant physical impairment and pain. To date, patients and clinicians are actually dissatisfied by current therapeutic approaches. Objective  Our main aim is to evaluate Infliximab efficacy in nail psoriasis. Methods  We performed an open-label and ...
Cilurzo Francesco - - 2010
The work aimed at studying a new mucoadhesive prolonged release tablet containing 24 μg clobetasol-17 propionate (CP) suitable for the management of oral lichen planus. Low swellable dosage forms were designed by combining a mucoadhesive polymer, i.e. poly(sodium methacrylate, methylmethacrylate), with hydroxypropylmethylcellulose and MgCl₂. This formulation was selected to modify ...
Istomin Y P - - 2010
The objective of the present study was to test in clinics a previously developed novel organ-saving approach for the treatment of CIN using PDT with the photosensitizer Photolon applied in women of a childbearing age with CIN II and III. A total number of 112 patients aged 35.2+/-1.6 with morphologically ...
Khaled Aida - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Rosacea is a common, chronic facial dermatosis of uncertain etiology, several well-defined types and variable progression. There is a paucity of epidemiologic studies from North African countries especially in Tunisia. AIM: to determine epidemiological, clinical, histological features, treatment and outcome of rosacea in a Tunisian study. METHODS: A retrospective ...
Leonardi Craig - - 2010
BACKGROUND: In two previous phase 3 studies, up to 60 weeks of etanercept therapy significantly improved the symptoms of psoriasis and was well tolerated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term safety of etanercept in an open-label extension study for up to 72 weeks in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. METHODS: A ...
Wu Yun - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the short-term efficacy and safety of topical thalidomide for erosive oral lichen planes (OLP) in a prospective randomized, positive-control, double-blind clinical trial. STUDY DESIGN: Sixty-nine patients with erosive OLP received thalidomide 1% paste (n = 37) or dexamethasone 0.043% paste (n ...
Cervelli V - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The aim of this report was to analyze the results obtained with the ReCell system for the surgical treatment of stable vitiligo hands. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One patient with stable vitiligo of the hands was admitted at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata. ...
Lu Yuan-Gang - - 2010
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of topical aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of verruca planae. A total of 18 patients with facial verruca planae was treated with ALA-PDT. A 10% ALA emulsion was applied on facial lesions for a 4-h incubation period after azone infiltrating ...
Garcia-Martin Elena - - 2010
To assess the efficacy and safety of nonsurgical treatment with imiquimod (IMQ) 5% cream in patients with periocular nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Fifteen patients with clinical and histopathological diagnosis of nodular BCC on the eyelid were treated with IMQ 5% cream once daily, 5 days/week for 6 weeks. Three ...
Akyol-Salman Ilknur - - 2010
To evaluate the efficacy of topical N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) therapy in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Twenty patients with MGD were prospectively randomized and assigned into 2 groups. The patients were instructed to use either NAC 5% or preservative-free artificial tear topically 4 times a day for a month. All ...
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