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Poveda-Roda Rafael - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: A study is made of the efficacy and adverse effects of retinoid therapy applied to the white lesions of proliferative verrucous leukoplakia (PVL). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The results of retinoid therapy were evaluated in 17 patients diagnosed with PVL. Topical retinoids were used in 5 patients, in the form ...
Colombo D - - 2010
This retrospective study was conducted on 193 patients treated in three Italian Psoriasis Units with the aim of evaluating the evolution of psoriasis severity and the safety of cyclosporin A (Sandimmun Neoral) in moderate to severe psoriasis, at the regimens usually employed in common clinical practice. Cyclosporin A (CyA) was ...
Kirsner Robert S - - 2010
Adult and pediatric patients (n = 347) with atopic dermatitis enrolled in three multicenter, randomized, 6-week studies who had previously used steroids were analyzed to examine the null hypothesis that improvement in atopic dermatitis initiated after prior treatment with steroids eliminates any subsequent treatment differences between tacrolimus ointment and pimecrolimus ...
Demirci Goktug - - 2010
PURPOSE: To report a first case of bullous pemphigoid (BP) following intravenous fluorescein for fundus angiography. Clinical Features: A 70-year-old male patient was admitted to the intensive care unit with BP and sepsis. He reported a history of fundus fluorescein angiography with a pre-diagnosis of senile macular degeneration 2 months ...
Di Lernia Vito - - 2010
Hand and foot psoriasis is a disabling condition associated with significant quality-of-life issues. It is characterized by hyperkeratosis and/or the development of recurrent crops of sterile pustules with associated erythema, fissuring, and scaling symmetrically localized on palm and soles. Systemic conventional therapies include retinoids, psoralen-UVA (PUVA), methotrexate, and cyclosporine. So ...
Correia Osvaldo - - 2010
Cutaneous mastocytosis is characterized by increased numbers of skin mast cells that release mediators causing pruritus, urticaria, and flushing. Most pediatric mastocytosis patients exhibit the pattern of urticaria pigmentosa, which typically appears during the first two years of life and resolves spontaneously in late adolescence. However, while the disease is ...
Uchiyama Masaki - - 2010
The patient was a 12-year-old girl with linear scleroderma distributed on the right abdomen, dorsal aspect of the right thigh, lower leg and foot. The initial regimen of oral prednisolone and methotrexate, or i.v. methylprednisolone failed in the treatment of the scleroderma. Then bath psoralen and ultraviolet A therapy (bath-PUVA) ...
Troielli Patricia A - - 2010
A new fixed-dose combination formulation of adapalene 0.1% and benzoyl peroxide (BPO) 2.5% has shown excellent efficacy and safety in registration studies; however, it can be difficult to judge the real-world performance of a product using only the results from controlled clinical trials. This 12-week, open-label, community-based study evaluated adapalene/BPO ...
Fleischer Alan B AB - - 2010
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of dapsone gel 5% in the treatment of acne when used in combination with adapalene gel 0.1%, benzoyl peroxide gel 4% or moisturizer. This was a twelve-week, randomized, double-blind study. Patients aged 12 years and older (n=301) applied dapsone gel twice daily and were ...
Ozolins Mara - - 2010
Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest human cancer. Despite increasing incidence it remains poorly researched. While not life threatening it can cause significant cosmetic disfigurement. Imiquimod, a cream which enhances the body's immune response, may help deal with the number of cases that occur in low-risk sites, especially when good ...
Ständer Sonja - - 2010
Chronic pruritus is a global clinical problem with a high impact on the quality of life and lack of specific therapies. It is an excruciating and frequent symptom of e.g. uncurable renal, liver and skin diseases which often does not respond to conventional treatment with e.g. antihistamines. Therefore antipruritic therapies ...
Amirhoushang Ehsani - - 2010
Multiple eccrine hidrocystomas pose a significant treatment challenge due to their facial location and tendency to scar after traditional surgical and other destructive modalities. To compare two frequently used non-destructive therapeutic modalities. Thirty patients with multiple eccrine hidrocystomas were enrolled in the study. They used topical 0.03% Atropine cream and ...
Yang Fan - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of viral warts is often straightforward, but their treatment is difficult and always takes a long time. Nowadays warts are usually treated with conventional methods including topical keratolytic agents, cryotherapy, electrosurgery and laser surgery. However, such treatments cause different complications, and the warts become recalcitrant. OBJECTIVE: To ...
Wang Jing - - 2010
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a minimally invasive treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of PDT in patients with CIN and high-risk HPV infection. Five patients diagnosed CIN 2 or CIN 3 with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection were included. Each ...
Sotiriou E - - 2010
Actinic cheilitis (AC) may bear the initial and superficial changes of actinically induced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and may progress into fully developed SCCs. Early and effective treatment is important. To assess the clinical and histological long-term outcome in AC after two ALA-PDT sessions. Patients with histologically proven grade 1 ...
Mahajan R - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring inflammatory disease affecting the skin, joints and nails that has a significant negative impact on the quality of life. Efficacy of combination of methotrexate/narrowband ultraviolet B (NBUVB) phototherapy in the treatment of psoriasis has been rarely assessed. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of methotrexate/NBUVB ...
Coimbra S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic recurrent inflammatory skin disease and psoriatic lesions have shown leucocyte infiltration. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to study C-reactive protein (CRP) and leucocyte activation markers/inhibitors as potential monitors of psoriasis vulgaris. METHODS: A cross-sectional (n = 73) and a longitudinal study (before, at 3, 6 and ...
Atef A M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Granular myringitis is a poorly understood disease which causes considerable discomfort and concern to affected individuals. Some cases may progress to inflammatory obliteration of the deep ear canal. Treatment options are diverse, and no single accepted treatment modality exists. Local application of 5-fluorouracil has recently been trialled in the ...
Wiltz B A - - 2009
Bifenthrin, chlorfenapyr, fipronil, and thiamethoxam were evaluated for activity against the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Mobility impairment and lethal times were determined after topical treatments. Ants were immobilized most quickly by bifenthrin, followed by chlorfenapyr and thiamethoxam. After 2 h, the number of fipronil-treated ants unable to ...
Foley Peter - - 2009
Background Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that can impact heavily on a patient's well-being. Efalizumab, a unique, targeted, biological therapy, has demonstrated efficacy in treating moderate-to-severe, chronic plaque psoriasis with </=36 months of continuous therapy. The objective of this Extended Access Program (EAP) was to evaluate further the benefit ...
Oh Sang Ho - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is used for effective treatment of facial acne vulgaris. OBJECTIVES: To determine which of two different incubation times (30 minutes and 3 hours) is more effective in PDT with intense pulsed light (IPL) for acne vulgaris. METHODS & MATERIALS: Twenty Korean ...
Yoo Kwang Ho - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with aminolevulinic acid (ALA) has been used to improve recalcitrant periungual warts, but most lesions achieved complete remission after more than four sessions, and some lesions did not respond to the method. In this pilot study, the potential for synergistic effects of the combination of ablative ...
Seit? S - - 2009
Emollients or moisturizers can act as an important adjunctive therapy of topical treatment in psoriatic patients. However, the interest of emollients has never been clearly demonstrated; i.e. are they able to improve topical treatment efficacy and/or maintain continuous remission of the disease? The aim of this study was to evaluate ...
Love W Elliot - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review to determine clearance rates and adverse effects of topical imiquimod or fluorouracil therapy in the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers such as basal (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and to develop recommendations for the use of topical imiquimod or fluorouracil to treat BCC ...
Lotti Torello - - 2009
Vitiligo can be treated using various new and experimental therapies, such as narrow-band ultraviolet B microphototherapy (NB-UVB), narrow-band ultraviolet B excimer laser and monochromatic excimer light. The first is recommended for generalized vitiligo, whereas the latter two are indicated in patients affected by segmental and bilateral symmetrical vitiligo with < ...
Rao G Raghu Rama - - 2009
The present study was undertaken to compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of a new microsphere adapalene formulation and conventional adapalene in adult patients with mild to moderate acne vulgaris. This prospective, randomized, assessor-blind, multi-centric (3 centres) comparative, post-marketing phase IV study was undertaken in 175 patients with mild to ...
Heber Elisa M - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Given that locoregional recurrences developing from a tissue with potentially malignant disorders (PMD) in oral mucosa are a frequent cause of therapeutic failure, and that tissue with PMD is dose-limiting, the aim of the present study was to develop a model of tissue with PMD to evaluate the long-term ...
Pérez-Pérez L - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Notalgia paresthesica is a disorder of unknown origin characterized by pruritus localized to the patients' back. Local pain, burning or paresthesias have also been described. No definite treatments have been found for this disorder and most of those reported to date are anecdotal. Topical capsaicin is the option most ...
Kwon In Ho - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Pigmentation induced by narrow-band UVB (NBUVB) phototherapy can cause complaints by psoriasis patients, especially those with brown skin. Nevertheless, the recovery process from tanning after the completion of NBUVB treatment is not known. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent of tanning recovery after the ...
Mawardi H - - 2010
Chronic GVHD (cGVHD) frequently affects the oral cavity. The purpose of this study was to estimate the efficacy of combined topical dexamethasone (DEX) and tacrolimus (TAC) solutions in the management of oral cGVHD. The records of 14 patients with oral cGVHD treated with combined topical DEX/TAC were reviewed retrospectively. Pre-to-post ...
Kircik Leon - - 2009
Topical corticosteroids are effective for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis. The duration of treatment with mid- to high-potency formulations is limited by the well-known side effects associated with their long-term use; further, topical corticosteroids treat only the inflammation associated with the disease. This study assessed the antifungal activity of a ...
Fadel Maha - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been proposed as a treatment option for acne vulgaris. The authors have proposed in this work a liposomal delivery for methylene blue (MB) for selective acne treatment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of liposomes loaded methylene blue (LMB) based photodynamic therapy in patients ...
Lacarrubba Francesco - - 2009
The aim of the present study was to evaluate through ultrasound imaging the response to treatment of twice and once daily application of clobetasol propionate 0.05% foam on psoriatic skin as well as the atrophogenic potential of once daily application of the foam on healthy skin. The study included a ...
Shivakumar V - - 2009
BACKGROUND: In the treatment of multiple warts, there is no single treatment that is 100% effective and different modalities of treatment need to be combined. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of homologous autoimplantation therapy in the treatment of multiple warts. METHODS: A total of 60 patients of multiple verruca vulgaris ...
Foley Peter - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Data suggest that photodynamic therapy using topical methyl aminolevulinate (MAL PDT) may be a noninvasive alternative to excisional surgery for nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC). In the studies described here, we investigated the histologic response, tolerability, and cosmetic outcome with MAL PDT for primary nodular BCC (<or= 5 mm ...
Kumar U - - 2010
The efficacy of topical tazarotene has not previously been compared with the conventional topical treatment of crude coal tar (CCT) in stable plaque psoriasis. To assess the comparative efficacy and tolerability of topical tazarotene 0.1% gel and CCT 5% ointment in stable plaque psoriasis. In this nonblinded side-to-side comparison study, ...
Katoulis A C - - 2010
Solar lentigines are common, benign, cosmetically disfiguring lesions. Available physical treatments are effective, but they are costly and carry risks of side-effects. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a preparation containing undecylenoyl phenylalanine 2% in the topical treatment of solar lentigines. In total, 36 patients with solar lentigines of ...
Tan W P - - 2010
The use of topical antiseptics in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) has previously been explored. However, no triclosan-containing leave-on emollient has been evaluated previously, to our knowledge. The aims of this study were to assess the safety and efficacy of an emollient containing triclosan compared with the emollient alone ...
Katzer Kerstin - - 2010
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor cetuximab is used to treat advanced stages of solid tumors. Acneiform skin eruptions, the most common side effects of cetuximab, stigmatize the patient in daily life and may lower compliance. As oral treatment of acneiform eruptions with tetracyclines or isotretinoin might interfere with ...
de Queiroga Isabella Bezerra Wanderley - - 2009
PURPOSE: To evaluate the bulbar conjunctiva using impression cytology in patients submitted to oral isotretinoin treatment. METHODS: A prospective, cohort study was carried out in a referral ophthalmology practice at the Federal University of Para?ba and in the External Eye Disease Laboratory of the Federal University of S?o Paulo. Twenty-eight ...
Shavit Itai - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy and safety of a new topical anesthetic containing a disinfection ingredient (LidoDin cream) in reducing the pain associated with venipuncture by comparing it with the proven eutectic mixture of lidocaine 2.5% and prilocaine 2.5% (EMLA cream). METHODS: A single-blind, randomized, controlled trial was conducted on ...
Pathirana D - - 2009
Of the 131 studies on monotherapy or combination therapy assessed, 56 studies on the different forms of phototherapy fulfilled the criteria for inclusion in the guidelines. Approximately three-quarters of all patients treated with phototherapy attained at least a PASI 75 response after 4 to 6 weeks, and clearance was frequently ...
Mrabti Hind - - 2009
The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy and safety of weekly versus an every 2-week administration of cetuximab in association with irinotecan in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC). We reviewed the clinical records of 50 patients with MCRC who began treatment with cetuximab from February ...
de Leeuw J - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Increasing antibiotic resistance of Propionibacterium acnes and growing awareness on the side effects of topical and systemic drugs in the treatment of acne vulgaris by physicians and patients have paved the way for a search into new efficacious and safe treatment modalities such as photodynamic therapy (PDT). Although the ...
Tzaneva S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet (UV) A1 and psoralen plus UVA (PUVA) are effective treatment options for severe atopic dermatitis (AD); however, their relative efficacy has not yet been determined in a head-to-head study. OBJECTIVES: To compare UVA1 and oral 5-methoxypsoralen (5-MOP) plus UVA with respect to efficacy, tolerability and duration of response ...
Zamberk P - - 2010
Narrowband UV-B is a safe and efficacious option for the treatment of adult psoriasis. However, the use of this therapy has been limited in children due to its long-term carcinogenic potential. It has proven to be an adequate alternative in patients whose condition is refractory to topical treatment. AIMS: To ...
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The FDA has approved calcitriol ointment (Vectical--Galderma), a vitamin D analog, for topical treatment of mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis in adults >or = 18 years old. Ointments are generally considered more potent than creams or solutions.
Kircik Leon - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: A solubilized 5% BPO gel has been developed to enhance the bioavailability, follicular penetration, and efficacy of BPO. METHODS: Sixty-five patients with moderate facial acne vulgaris were randomly assigned to apply solubilized 5% BPO gel to one facial side and 5% BPO/1% clindamycin to the contralateral side, twice daily ...
Silva Ignacia - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of single (1 panel) vs. double (2 panels) phototherapy in reducing nonhemolytic hyperbilirubinemia in term newborns. METHODS: Term newborns with hyperbilirubinemia were prospectively randomized to receive double or single phototherapy. Bilirubin levels were measured at admission and at 12-hour intervals, as well as at a ...
Liu Yong-Xin - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) on cervical condylomata acuminata. METHODS: Patients with cervical condylomata (n=30) were allocated into primary and recurrent group, and were given topical ALA under occlusive dressing for 3 hours followed by irradiation with semiconductor laser ...
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