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Nistic?? Steven Paul - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet radiation has been used for curative purposes in dermatologic conditions, especially in the last 30 years. OBJECTIVES: We analyzed the efficacy of monochromatic excimer light in psoriasis, palmoplantar pustulosis, vitiligo, mycosis fungoides and alopecia areata, and to examine potential new indications. METHODS: Two hundred seventy-nine patients with common ...
Lim Sang Hee - - 2009
UVA1 phototherapy has recently demonstrated high levels of efficacy and tolerability for treating a variety of inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases. The purpose of the present study was to assess the clinical efficacy of UVA1 (340~400 nm) phototherapy for treating pityriasis rosea and to assess the course of the disease ...
Tatti S - - 2010
Background External genital warts (EGWs, condylomata acuminata) are a common, highly contagious disease caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), predominantly HPV 6 and HPV 11. Green tea catechins have been identified for their immunostimulatory, antiproliferative and antitumour properties. Two phase III trials evaluated treatment of EGWs with ointment containing a mixture ...
Koca R - - 2010
There are various treatment options available for rosacea, depending on the subtype, but treatment is still generally unsatisfactory. Some reports have indicated beneficial effects of topical pimecrolimus. To compare the efficacy and safety of pimecrolimus 1% cream and metronidazole 1% cream in the treatment of patients with papulopustular rosacea (PR). ...
Horn E J - - 2010
Corticosteroids are a mainstay of topical therapy for psoriasis. While efficacious and relatively safe when used carefully, the potential for side effects, notably skin atrophy and adrenal suppression, have been associated with excesses in potency, prolonged or widespread use. The International Psoriasis Council Working Group on Topical Therapy has reviewed ...
Del Rosso James Q - - 2009
Objective: The study was conducted to evaluate the product attributes of a new benzoyl peroxide-containing foaming cloth cleanser and to compare the overall patient satisfaction of this product with two currently available benzoyl peroxide acne products (6% benzoyl peroxide cleanser and 4% benzoyl peroxide wash). Design: This was a randomized, ...
Ortiz-Policarpio B - - 2009
Methyl aminolevulinate-hydrochloride cream (Metvix [in Canada] and Metvixia [in the US], Galderma) in combination with photodynamic therapy (PDT) provides an effective treatment option for actinic keratoses (AKs), superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC), and Bowen's disease (BD). Good clinical outcomes have been reported in the literature. Complete responses (CRs) in AK ...
Remitz Anita - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Tacrolimus ointment has shown efficacy as monotherapy in both short- and long-term studies in atopic dermatitis. Absorption of tacrolimus after topical application is dependent on the barrier function of the skin. Absorption through the intact epidermis is very low and eczematic skin a little higher. In comparison to systemic ...
Ruiz-Villaverde R - - 2009
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a malignant cutaneous neoplasm with a tendency to spread locally and with several clinical and histological subsets. We studied 82 patients with a clinical diagnosis of superficial BCC on different anatomical locations, to whom imiquimod 5% cream was administered on a low-frequency regime (three times ...
Martyn-Simmons C L - - 2009
Targeted biologic therapies have made a significant impact on the treatment for moderate to severe psoriasis. In the United Kingdom, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommends etanercept, a human recombinant tumour necrosis factor (TNF) receptor fusion protein, for moderate to severe psoriasis patients who have failed conventional ...
Thiboutot Diane - - 2009
A 3-step acne system has been developed to enhance the bioavailability and follicular penetration of benzoyl peroxide (BPO). Participants with mild to moderate facial acne vulgaris were randomly assigned to 10 weeks' facial treatment with the 3-step acne system (proprietary salicylic acid cleanser 2% twice daily, proprietary salicylic acid toner ...
Szeimies R-M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy with a self-adhesive 5-aminolaevulinic acid (5-ALA) patch shows high efficacy rates in the treatment of mild to moderate actinic keratosis (AK) in short term trials. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the trial was to follow up patients after successful 5-ALA patch-PDT at 3 month intervals over a total ...
Lubaki L J - - 2010
New topical immunomodulators have been reported to cause repigmentation of vitiligo lesions. However, time-kinetics of such repigmentation in different anatomic locations is not well known. We performed a randomized double-blind placebo control study with tacrolimus versus the vehicle and a nonrandomized control study with pimecrolimus to evaluate the time to ...
Madan V - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Despite a range of available topical and systemic therapies, treatment of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) can be challenging. Objectives. To evaluate the efficacy of a specially formulated preparation of tacrolimus 0.3% in clobetasol propionate 0.05% ointment (TCPO) in the treatment of CLE. METHODS: Case notes of 13 patients with ...
Wain E M - - 2010
Fumaric acid esters (FAE) are used in Germany as a first-line systemic treatment for chronic plaque psoriasis, with proven efficacy and low toxicity. Their use in the U.K. is variable, and they remain unlicensed. Consequently, efficacy and safety data from U.K. patients is limited and their place in the psoriasis ...
Geng A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Topical tretinoin is a medication commonly used for acne that has potential application in the long-term treatment of photodamaged skin. However, there are few published data regarding the tolerability of high-dose tretinoin with long-term use. OBJECTIVES: To assess the long-term tolerability of tretinoin 0.1% cream. METHODS: A randomized, multicentre, ...
U?kay I - - 2010
Propionibacterium acnes is the most frequent anaerobic pathogen found in spondylodiscitis. A documented case required microbiological proof of P. acnes with clinical and radiological confirmation of inflammation in a localized region of the spine. Microbiological samplings were obtained by surgery or aspiration under radiological control. Twelve males and 17 females ...
SHAN Shi-Jun - - 2009
Palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) is a chronic recurring and refractory pustular dermatosis. To investigate the efficacy and safety of arotinoid ethylester in patients with PPP, sixteen adult subjects with PPP, who had taken no systemic medications for three months, were enrolled. All the subjects received 0.03 mg of arotinoid ethylester once ...
Durmazlar Selda Pelin Kartal - - 2009
Treatment of acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau (ACH) is known to be difficult. A 24-year-old man presented with an 11-year history of recurrent flares of painful pustular and scaly lesions on the distal portion of his fingers and toes, with persistent nail dystrophy. Based on the clinical and histopathological findings, ACH ...
Anderson Lawrence - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There is a need for improved medical approaches to the treatment of actinic keratosis. Ingenol mebutate, a diterpene ester extracted and purified from the plant Euphorbia peplus, is being evaluated as a topical therapy for actinic keratosis. OBJECTIVE: Assess the efficacy and safety of ingenol mebutate (formerly PEP005) gel ...
Sadick Neil - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Acne vulgaris remains a major problem in dermatological practice. Phototherapy for acne with blue (415 nm) and red (633 nm) light-emitting diode (LED) arrays has recently attracted attention. This pilot study assessed the efficacy of the combination of 415 nm and near-infrared (IR) LED therapy for moderate ...
Serrano Gabriel - - 2009
Topical aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photodynamic therapy (PDT) is currently being used for the treatment of actinic keratosis of the face and scalp. This study reports the results obtained after three to four treatments with ALA-PDT in patients with acne (n=12), photoaging (n=8) and vitiligo (n=6). ALA was applied on large ...
Fai D - - 2009
Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) with methyl-aminolevulinate (MAL) is widely used for the management of actinic keratoses (AK) and non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs). The authors report the results of a retrospective chart review showing the cumulative four-year experience with MAL-PDT in a hospital outpatient setting. The medical records selected concerned all ...
Ly Fatimata - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of oral ivermectin (IV) and two different modalities of topical benzyl benzoate (BB) for treating scabies in a community setting. METHODS: The trial included patients aged 5-65 years with scabies who attended the dermatology department at the Institut d'Hygiène Sociale in Dakar, Senegal. The randomized, ...
Diamantis M L - - 2009
Imiquimod 5% cream (Aldara, Graceway Pharmaceuticals) is an immune response modifier used for the topical treatment of anogenital warts in non-HIV-infected patients. Several randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that imiquimod 5% cream is a safe and efficacious treatment. Current data regarding efficacy shows that complete clearance of warts occurred in ...
Stinco G - - 2009
BACKGROUND: In patients with psoriasis, videocapillaroscopy has been used to visualize the typical modifications in the microcirculatory architecture. AIM: To evaluate the modifications of the superficial capillary bed in a psoriatic plaque and healthy perilesional skin during treatment with a topical steroid. METHODS: In total, 24 patients affected with psoriasis ...
Gr??nh??j Larsen F - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Isotretinoin is effective in the treatment of severe acne and rosacea. Both parent drug and its main metabolite 4-oxo-isotretinoin are potentially teratogenic compounds and contain a carboxylic acid moiety. In the presence of ethanol, naturally occurring as well as synthetic retinoids also containing a carboxylic acid moiety are capable ...
Thomas J - - 2009
The efficacy of an ointment containing kunzea oil for the treatment of horses with localised acute or chronic pastern dermatitis was assessed. Thirty-seven horses were randomly allocated to treatment with an ointment containing either 20 per cent kunzea oil (test) or 2 per cent ketoconazole (control). Only 21 of the ...
Reich Kristian - - 2009
This study collected data on the safety and efficacy of fumaric acid esters (FAE; Fumaderm) in the long-term treatment of psoriasis. Patients were included at 163 dermatological centers if they either had been treated continuously with FAE for at least 24 months, or for 36 months with interruptions of no ...
Dhar S B - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Though not in regular practice, intralesional (IL) bleomycin has been used for the treatment of warts since the 1970s and on the other hand, till now cryotherapy is quite regularly used to treat warts. Aim: Our aim was to assess the evidence for the efficacy of IL bleomycin, in ...
Welsh Oliverio - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Current treatments for vitiligo include different therapeutic modalities, such as corticosteroids, immunomodulators, pseudocatalase, skin grafts, diverse types of phototherapy [ultraviolet B (UVB), psoralen plus UVA (PUVA), narrow-band UVB (NB-UVB)], and, recently, targeted phototherapy. After a literature search, we found only two studies using different targeted broad-band UVB units for ...
NilFroushzadeh Mohammad Ali - - 2009
Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease that affects 85% to 100% of people at some time during their lives. It is characterized by noninflammatory follicular papules or comedones and by inflammatory papules, pustules, and nodules in its more severe forms. To compare the efficacy of combination treatment of clindamycin+salicylic ...
Bingham Lucas G - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Wet dressings are a mainstay for initial management of pruritic adult dermatoses at Mayo Clinic, yet few recent reports describe their effectiveness for pruritic conditions other than atopic dermatitis in children. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of wet dressings for pruritic dermatoses. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of ...
Guenther L C - - 2009
Scalp psoriasis occurs in 50%-75% of patients with plaque psoriasis. It may be the only area of the body affected, or it may be associated with disease elsewhere, including psoriatic arthritis. Most cases are treated topically, usually with steroids and/or calcipotriol. In 2008, Health Canada and the US FDA approved ...
Zouboulis Christos C - - 2009
Tissue inflammation is a major component of the acne process. Leukotriene B(4) (LTB(4)) is considered to be a major player in the development of tissue inflammation. Synthesis of LTB(4) is controlled by the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase. Since Zileuton blocks the activity of 5-lipoxygenase, experimental and clinical studies have been conducted to ...
Berman Brian - - 2009
No effective treatment exists for permanent keloid removal. When applied to excised-sites, imiquimod 5% cream reduces keloid recurrence. Case series suggest the tolerability and efficacy of imiquimod 5% application to sites of shaved keloids; however, this has not been verified in placebo-controlled studies. To determine the tolerability and compare the ...
Stefanaki C - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Factors predicting an unfavourable course of genital warts to treatment have not been determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Behavioural and baseline disease characteristics were recorded from 246 males with anogenital warts. Urethral swabs were obtained and examined using the Hybrid Capture 2 Microplate assay. Patients were treated for their anogenital ...
Osmancevic A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Climate therapy (heliotherapy) of psoriasis is an effective and natural treatment. Ultraviolet radiation (UVB) from the sun improves psoriasis and induces vitamin D(3) synthesis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of climate therapy on vitamin D(3) synthesis, blood glucose, lipids and vitamin B12 in ...
Cantoresi F - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There is a strong need for effective products, simple to use and safe for a chronic use in the management of nail psoriasis. Recently, a non-drug, water-soluble nail lacquer became available, containing hydroxypropyl chitosan (HPCH), horsetail extract (Equisetum arvense) and methylsulphonyl-methane (DMSO(2)). This product was effective in strengthening the ...
Sotiriou E - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratoses (AKs) are considered as in situ squamous cell carcinoma. Early and effective treatment is important. Objective To compare the efficacy, cosmetic outcome and patient preference of 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) with that of 5% imiquimod (IMIQ) cream in patients with AKs on the dorsa of hands ...
Nava S - - 2009
A study was carried out to determine the efficacy of topical eprinomectin against nymphal infestation of Otobius megnini in cattle, where a group of 14 individuals were treated with a dose of 0.5mg/per kg of body weight applied on the dorsal midline, and a group of 14 individuals remained as ...
Saruya Kanako - - 2009
Plasmocytosis circumorificialis is a benign chronic inflammatory disease, which causes erythema, erosions, ulcers, nodules and related changes in and around the openings of the human body, and is histopathologically characterized by dense infiltration of the dermis by plasma cells. We recently encountered a 49-year-old man in whom this disease affected ...
Katsarou A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Tacrolimus inhibits T-lymphocyte activation and dermal Langerhans' cells, without the side-effects of corticosteroids. The safety profile of tacrolimus makes it a promising therapeutic option for dermatitis affecting the delicate periorbital skin. OBJECTIVE: To access the efficacy and tolerability of tacrolimus ointment 0.1% in the treatment of allergic contact eyelid ...
Radakovic Sonja - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Photochemotherapy using psoralen and ultraviolet A light (PUVA) is a highly effective treatment option for patients with severe psoriasis. Maintenance treatment has been advocated to provide for sustained remission. However, only a few studies have been conducted to assess the efficacy of maintenance treatment and these have provided inconsistent ...
Novaković Ljubomir - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Phototherapy is generally effective for psoriasis but individual responsiveness and optimal treatment duration for disease clearance are unpredictable. However, easy, rapid and non-invasive plaque assessment by spectrophotometric intracutaneous analysis (SIAscopy), a novel multispectral skin imaging technique, may now make prediction feasible. OBJECTIVES: The early prediction of psoriatic plaque clearance ...
James P J - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To test strategies for the application of dicyclanil and mid-season crutching to maximise protection of unmulesed sheep against breech strike. PROCEDURE: Three hundred and eighty unmulesed Merino weaners were randomly allocated to four groups either left untreated or treated by different strategies with 50 g/L dicyclanil. Treatments included breech ...
Zawislak Agnieszka A - - 2009
This study evaluated the clinical and histopathological responses of vulval lichen sclerosus (LS) and squamous hyperplasia (SH) to photodynamic therapy (PDT). A novel bioadhesive patch containing aminolevulinic acid (ALA) at a dose of (38 mg/cm(2)) was used to treat 10 patients before irradiation with light of 630 nm. Clinical, histopathological ...
Tzaneva Stanislava - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Both oral and bath PUVA with 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) have been shown to be effective in the treatment of chronic palmoplantar eczema. However, most studies were retrospective and did not include longer follow-up periods. AIM: To compare the therapeutic efficacy, tolerability and duration of remission after oral vs. bath PUVA ...
Elsaie Mohamed L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Botanical extracts and preparations have been used in different pathological conditions with success. An important group of phytochemical phenolic compounds are the catechins found in green tea. Acne is a widely occurring inflammatory condition that is estimated to affect 40 to 50 million Americans. Finding an effective, safe, cost-effective ...
Khazai Natasha B - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment for correcting or preventing vitamin D insufficiency in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients has not been established. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the relative efficacy of three modes of vitamin D therapy: cholecalciferol (D3), ergocalciferol (D2), and UV light in raising or maintaining ...
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