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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 ...
Stough Dow - - 2009
Studies compared spinosad creme rinse and permethrin lice treatment under "actual-use" conditions for pediculosis capitis (head lice). Two phase-3, multicenter, randomized, evaluator/investigator-blinded studies compared 0.9% spinosad without nit-combing to 1% permethrin with combing (according to product instructions) in 1038 males and females aged > or =6 months. Spinosad-with-combing groups were ...
Gilson R J C - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of combination therapy with cryotherapy and podophyllotoxin 0.15% cream versus cryotherapy alone in the treatment of anogenital warts. METHODS: A randomised, double-blind, multicentre controlled trial. Patients received podophyllotoxin cream or placebo twice daily for 3 days/week for up to 4 weeks, with weekly ...
Letendre Julien - - 2009
PURPOSE: Between 2% and 5% of uncircumcised boys have persistent or pathological phimosis. Traditional treatment is usually circumcision. Recently medical treatment with topical corticosteroids has become more popular. We evaluated the efficacy of the topical steroid triamcinolone compared to foreskin retraction with an emollient cream and verified the long-term success ...
Stinco Giuseppe - - 2009
Vitiligo is an acquired loss of pigmentation and its treatment remains very difficult up to date. Narrow band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) and topical immunomodulators are included among the most innovative approaches to vitiligo. We evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of NB-UVB, topical pimecrolimus and tacrolimus in the treatment of vitiligo. ...
Safa Gilles - - 2009
An 11-year-old black Haitian boy presented with borderline lepromatous leprosy and was treated with rifampicin, dapsone, and clofazimine. After 4 months he developed a severe type 1 reversal reaction without nerve involvement. He was started on prednisolone (1 mg/kg daily). After 4 weeks of treatment with corticosteroids, his condition did ...
Schulze Terry L - - 2009
Twenty-five "4-Poster" feeders were placed throughout a 5.2 km(2) study area within a secured military facility situated in a hyperendemic area for Lyme disease in central Monmouth County, New Jersey. Calculated levels of control, relative to untreated areas, peaked at 82.7%, 77.3%, and 94.2% for of host-seeking Ixodes scapularis Say ...
Lesar Andrea - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC) with topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment of choice for many clinicians. The two most commonly used PDT photosensitizer precursors are 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and methyl aminolevulinate (MAL). Current PDT treatment regimes advise longer (4-6 h) application times for ALA and shorter ...
Gowda Smitha - - 2009
An 84-year-old male presented with recurrent nodular infiltrative basal cell carcinoma on the left shoulder. The patient was treated with curettage followed by the application of topical imiquimod 5% cream five times a week. The patient discontinued imiquimod after a total of 18 applications because of local inflammation. Depigmentation was ...
Del Rosso James Q - - 2009
Acne vulgaris is the most common disorder encountered in ambulatory clinical practice comprising 11.3 percent of office visits to dermatologists in 2005.(1) By comparison, eczematous dermatoses, psoriasis, and skin cancer accounted for 6.2, 3.5, and 10 percent of office visits, respectively.(1) A variety of topical therapeutic options are available for ...
Stafford Kirby C KC - - 2009
The 4-Poster device for the topical treatment of white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann), against ticks using the acaricide amitraz, was evaluated in a Lyme borreliosis endemic community in Connecticut. As part of a 5-year project from 1997 to 2002, 21-24 of the 4-Posters were distributed at residential sites in Old ...
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 ...
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 ...
Del Rosso James Q JQ Valley Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas, - - 2009
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). This was a randomized, single-blind study. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dhar S B SB Department of Dermatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh. - - 2009
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. Our aim was to assess the evidence for the efficacy of IL bleomycin, in comparison with ...
Berman Brian B University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Miami, FL 33136, USA. - - 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 ...
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