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    Candida tropicalis burn wound sepsis: A series of histopathology-confirmed cases.
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2018 Apr 16. Epub 2018 Apr 16.
    Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery, Jinan Central Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, PR China.
    Fungal infection in severely burned patients is a serious problem due to various factors, such as the extensive application of antibiotics. In this study, we report on the course of severely burned patients with Candida tropicalis burn wound sepsis. Five such cases were reviewed. Read More

    [Advances in the research of dermabrasion in burn wounds].
    Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2018 Mar;34(3):187-189
    Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Ji'nan 250021, China.
    The process of burn wounds healing includes the removal of necrotic tissue, the hyperplasia of granulation tissue and epithelialization. The removal of necrotic tissue is the first step in dealing with burn wounds. Although there are a variety of adjuvant drugs for removing necrotic tissue, surgical debridement is still the main way of debridement of burn wounds. Read More

    Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty With Voltaic Arc Dermabrasion.
    J Craniofac Surg 2018 Mar 16. Epub 2018 Mar 16.
    Oral Surgery Unit, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara.
    The aging to the upper eyelid complex includes skin laxity, resulting in rhytids, orbicularis oculi hypertrophy, and pseudohermitian of orbital fat and nowadays a high number of patients seeking cosmetic surgery. Excess and laxity of upper eyelid skin affect more than 90% of women, the impact of these problems on the patient's self-esteem can become important enough to affect quality of life in psychological and sociocultural terms.The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of blepharoplasty with an electrosurgical technology for treatment of skin laxity of upper eyelid, which produced a lid retraction and an elevation of the upper lid without complications. Read More

    Galvano-puncture and dermabrasion for striae distensae: a randomized controlled trial.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2018 Mar 16:1-5. Epub 2018 Mar 16.
    c Doctor , Post-Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences - UNIFAL-MG , Alfenas , Minas Gerais , Brazil.
    Objective: To assess the effects of galvano-puncture (GG) and dermabrasion (DG) in reducing striae distensae in the gluteal region of women.

    Methods: This randomized, controlled, single-blind clinical trial was conducted at the UNIFAL-MG. Participants were 48 female who had striae distensae alba in the gluteal region. Read More

    Use of the microdebrider in the surgical management of rhinophyma.
    Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Jan-Feb;97(1-2):E42-E45
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa, Ont., Canada.
    Rhinophyma is a disfiguring end-stage manifestation of acne rosacea. It is characterized by a painless hyperplasia of the sebaceous glands and connective tissues of the nose. Numerous surgical modalities-including scalpel surgery, dermabrasion, CO laser ablation, and electrocautery-have been reported with varying results. Read More

    Standard Guidelines of Care: Performing Procedures in Patients on or Recently Administered with Isotretinoin.
    J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2017 Oct-Dec;10(4):186-194
    Skinnovation Laser Clinic, New Delhi, India.
    Background: Currently, the standard protocol regarding the performance of procedures on patients receiving or having recently received isotretinoin (13--retinoic acid) states that the procedures should not be performed. The recommendations in standard books and drug insert require discontinuation of isotretinoin for 6 months before performing cosmetic procedures, including waxing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser procedures, or incisional and excisional cold-steel surgery. These recommendations have been followed for over two decades despite little evidence for the stated increased risk of scarring. Read More

    Combination of Follicular and Epidermal Cell Suspension as a Novel Surgical Approach in Difficult-to-Treat Vitiligo: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
    JAMA Dermatol 2018 Mar;154(3):301-308
    Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
    Importance: Epidermal cell suspension (ECS) and follicular cell suspension (FCS) are successful surgical modalities for the treatment of stable vitiligo. However, repigmentation in generalized and acrofacial vitiligo and over acral or bony sites (eg, elbows, knees, iliac crests, and malleoli), which are difficult to treat, is challenging.

    Objective: To study the efficacy of transplanting a combination of autologous, noncultured ECS and FCS (ECS + FCS) compared with ECS alone in stable vitiligo. Read More

    Preclinical evaluation of melanocyte transplantation by chitosan-based melanocyte spheroid patch to skin prepared by controlled sunburn blistering.
    J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 2018 Jan 10. Epub 2018 Jan 10.
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine and College of Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
    Transplantation of autologous cultured melanocytes as cell suspension has been used for the treatment of vitiligo. The recipient site is often prepared by laser-mediated dermabrasion. Such procedures encounter disadvantages including prolonged transplantation duration, unsecured cell adherence to lesional skin and potential scarring. Read More

    Photodynamic Therapy Interventions in Facial Photodamage: A Systematic Review.
    Actas Dermosifiliogr 2018 Apr 30;109(3):218-229. Epub 2017 Dec 30.
    Grupo de Investigación Dermatológica (GRID), Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
    Introduction: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) involves the combination of a light source and a photosensitizing agent to induce tissue damage via the generation of singlet oxygen. Although topical PDT has been approved for other indications, its use in facial photodamage is uncertain.

    Aims: To assess the efficacy and safety of PDT in facial skin photoaging. Read More

    Rhinophyma: Our experience based on a series of 12 cases.
    Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis 2018 Feb 21;135(1):17-20. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
    Clínica Clarós, C/Los Vergós, 31, CP 08017, Barcelona, Spain.
    Introduction: Rhinophyma is a rare, benign and unsightly disease of the skin of the nose that was first described a very long time ago, as illustrated by portrait of an old man with a bulbous nose holding his grandson, by Ghirlandaio in 1490. It was described for the first time by Ferdinando Hebra Von (1816-1880), as the third stage of rosacea. The objective of this study is to report the author's experience and propose a new treatment option in the management of rhinophyma. Read More

    Techniques for Optimizing Surgical Scars, Part 1: Wound Healing and Depressed/Atrophic Scars.
    Skinmed 2017 1;15(4):271-276. Epub 2017 Aug 1.
    Refresh Dermatology, Houston, TX;
    Surgical management of benign or malignant cutaneous tumors may result in noticeable scars that are of great concern to patients, regardless of sex, age, or ethnicity. Techniques to optimize surgical scars are discussed in this three-part review. In part 1, an overview of the importance of preoperative planning, intraoperative technique, and pathophysiology of wound healing is followed by a discussion of scar revision options for depressed/atrophic scars. Read More

    Simplified Non-cultured Non-trypsinised Epidermal Cell Graft Technique Followed by Psoralen and Ultraviolet A Light Therapy for Stable Vitiligo.
    J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2017 Apr-Jun;10(2):81-85
    Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, SN Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
    Background And Aims: Stable vitiligo can be treated by various surgical procedures. Non-cultured melanocyte grafting techniques were developed to overcome the time-consuming process of culture while at the same time providing acceptable results. All the techniques using non-cultured melanocyte transfer involve trypsinisation as an integral step. Read More

    Electrosurgery for the Treatment of Moderate or Severe Rhinophyma.
    Actas Dermosifiliogr 2017 Aug 9. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Universidad El Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia; Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Simón Bolívar, Bogotá, Colombia.
    Rhinophyma, a rare and progressive disfiguring condition, is thought to be the final stage of rosacea. Several surgical treatments are available, including dermabrasion, cryosurgery, scalpel excision, electrosurgery, and carbon dioxide laser. The last 2 techniques are the most effective for the management of rhinophyma. Read More

    Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus (GCMN) - A New Hope for Targeted Therapy?
    Open Access Maced J Med Sci 2017 Jul 22;5(4):549-550. Epub 2017 Jul 22.
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University of Plovdiv, 15A Vasil Aprilov blvd., 4002 Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
    We present a 6-month-old male patient, who was consulted with dermatologist by his parents, because of a pigmented lesion, present since birth, covering almost the all skin of the back and buttocks. A sharply bordered, unequally coloured congenital pigmented nevus, measuring approximately 21 cm in diameter was observed in the whole body skin examination. The lesion was affecting the lower 2/3 of the skin of the back and the top half of the gluteus area, extending to the lateral part of the tors, forward the abdomen and the upper lateral part of the hips, composed by multiple darker-pigmented nests and several lighter areas, with single depigmented zones, hairy surface, irregularly infiltrated on palpation. Read More

    Scar Revision and Recontouring Post-Mohs Surgery.
    Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2017 Aug 30;25(3):463-471. Epub 2017 May 30.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1855 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
    Following Mohs reconstruction, several options are available to improve the appearance of the resulting scars. It is critical that the patient has realistic goals before beginning any treatment because scars can be improved but never erased. The surgical and nonsurgical options aim to replace pre-existing scars with ones that are less conspicuous. Read More

    Isotretinoin and Timing of Procedural Interventions: A Systematic Review With Consensus Recommendations.
    JAMA Dermatol 2017 Aug;153(8):802-809
    Pennsylvania State University, Hershey.
    Importance: The notion that systemic isotretinoin taken within 6 to 12 months of cutaneous surgery contributes to abnormal scarring or delayed wound healing is widely taught and practiced; however, it is based on 3 small case series from the mid-1980s.

    Objective: To evaluate the body of literature to provide evidence-based recommendations regarding the safety of procedural interventions performed either concurrently with, or immediately following the cessation of systemic isotretinoin therapy.

    Evidence Review: A panel of national experts in pediatric dermatology, procedural/cosmetic dermatology, plastic surgery, scars, wound healing, acne, and isotretinoin was convened. Read More

    Surgical management of leukoderma after burn: A review.
    Burns 2018 Mar 8;44(2):256-262. Epub 2017 Jun 8.
    University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, 1501 NW 10th Street, Suite 924, Miami, FL 33136, USA.
    Burns are a common and sometimes devastating injury causing a significant amount of pain, disability, and occasionally death. Burns can have serious aesthetic and functional consequences such as pigmentary changes and formation of scar tissue. Hypopigmentation or depigmentation is often a result of partial- or full-thickness burns, which is referred to as leukoderma after burn. Read More

    Complications in facial Mohs defect reconstruction.
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2017 Aug;25(4):258-264
    aDepartment of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington bClinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center cDepartment of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Surgery Service dLarrabee Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Seattle, Washington, USA.
    Purpose Of Review: To review the recent literature in regards to complications after reconstruction of Mohs defects, outline common pitfalls and to discuss the literature on avoiding complications as outlined per aesthetic subunit.

    Recent Findings: Complications in facial Mohs reconstruction commonly consist of infection, wound necrosis and dehiscence, hematoma and suboptimal scarring. However, site-specific complications such as hairline or eyebrow distortion, eyelid retraction or ectropion, nasal contour abnormality, alar retraction, nasal valve compromise, significant facial asymmetry or even oral incompetence must also be considered. Read More

    ASDS Guidelines Task Force: Consensus Recommendations Regarding the Safety of Lasers, Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Energy Devices, and Skin Surgery During and After Isotretinoin Use.
    Dermatol Surg 2017 Oct;43(10):1249-1262
    *Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; †Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; ‡Section of Dermatology, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; §SkinCare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; ‖Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, New York; ¶Department of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York; #Union Square Laser Dermatology, New York, New York; **Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California, Sacramento, California; ††Department of Dermatology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Davis, California; ‡‡Department of Dermatology, University of California San Diego Health System, San Diego, California; §§DermOne, LLC, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania; ‖‖Division of Dermatology, Section of Procedural Dermatology, Cooper University Health Care, Marlton, New Jersey; ¶¶Westlake Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Austin, Texas; ##Division of Plastic Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; ***Department of Dermatology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California; †††Department of Dermatology, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Departments of ‡‡‡Otolaryngology, and §§§Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.
    Background: Currently, the isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid) package insert contains language advising the discontinuation of isotretinoin for 6 months before performing cosmetic procedures, including waxing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser procedures, or incisional and excisional cold-steel surgery. It is common practice to follow this standard because of concerns regarding reports of sporadic adverse events and increased risk of scarring.

    Objective: To develop expert consensus regarding the safety of skin procedures, including resurfacing, energy device treatments, and incisional and excisional procedures, in the setting of concurrent or recent isotretinoin use. Read More

    Principles of Nasal Reconstruction.
    Facial Plast Surg 2017 Feb 22;33(1):9-16. Epub 2017 Feb 22.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri.
    The rise in cutaneous malignancies over the past 20 years has led to significant advances in reconstructing the nose from an aesthetic and functional standpoint. The principles of nasal reconstruction center on application of the nasal subunit principle, three-layered reconstruction, nasal skin characteristics, and patient factors. Reconstructive planning starts with proper defect analysis, followed by application of the reconstructive ladder for soft-tissue repair, adequate structural support, and repair of nasal lining deficits. Read More

    [Application of high-frequency ultrasound in dermabrasion of patients with deep partial-thickness burns].
    Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2017 Feb;33(2):97-102
    Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Ji'nan 250021, China.
    To investigate the application of high-frequency ultrasound in dermabrasion of patients with deep partial-thickness burns. Twenty-six patients with deep partial-thickness burns conforming to the study criteria were hospitalized in our unit from March 2015 to March 2016. Patients were all performed with dermabrasion. Read More

    Comparison of Physical Pretreatment Regimens to Enhance Protoporphyrin IX Uptake in Photodynamic Therapy: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
    JAMA Dermatol 2017 Apr;153(4):270-278
    Department of Dermatology D92, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Importance: Skin pretreatment is recommended for adequate penetration of topical photosensitizing agents and subsequent protoporphyrin IX (PPIX) accumulation in photodynamic therapy (PDT).

    Objective: To compare the relative potential of different physical pretreatments to enhance PPIX fluorescence in normal skin.

    Design, Setting, And Participants: This intraindividual, randomized clinical trial was performed from November 28 to December 20, 2014, at Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, among 12 healthy volunteers 18 years or older. Read More

    Treating Scars of the Chin and Perioral Region.
    Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2017 Feb;25(1):55-71
    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive H091, Hershey, PA 17033, USA; Fedok Plastic Surgery, 113 East Fern Avenue, Foley, AL 36535, USA; Department of Surgery, USA Medical Center, The University of South Alabama, 2451 Fillingim Street, Mobile, AL 36617, USA. Electronic address:
    Lip and chin scarring occurs owing to reconstruction of congenital, cancer resection, or traumatic defects. Knowledge of lip anatomy and function is critical to optimize results. Realistic expectations should be established before intervention. Read More

    Management of Forehead Scars.
    Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2017 Feb;25(1):15-24
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, 925 Chestnut Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
    This article provides an overview of scar management within the forehead region. It addresses the unique challenges specific to the treatment of forehead wounds. A logical, stepwise approach is used. Read More

    Soft Tissue Principles to Minimize Scarring: An Overview.
    Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2017 Feb;25(1):1-13
    Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, PO Box 670528, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0528, USA; Department of Dermatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, PO Box 670528, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0528, USA. Electronic address:
    This article is a broad overview of measures and techniques that can be used to minimize soft tissue scarring. Read More

    Physical modalities for the treatment of rosacea.
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2016 Dec;14 Suppl 6:38-43
    Helios Hospital Centre Wuppertal, Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Dermatosurgery, Wuppertal, Germany.
    Rosacea is characterised by a wide variety of vascular changes. Apart from telangiectasia and erythema, often so-called flushing occurs. These vascular abnormalities can be targeted with specific light and laser devices. Read More

    Physikalische Methoden zur Behandlung der Rosazea.
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2016 Dec;14 Suppl 6:38-44
    Zentrum für Dermatologie, Allergologie und Dermatochirurgie, Helios Kliniken Wuppertal.
    Die Rosazea ist durch vielfältige vaskuläre Veränderungen gekennzeichnet. Neben Teleangiektasien und Erythemen treten häufig auch sogenannte "Flushings" auf. Haupteinsatzgebiete von Licht- und Lasersystemen sind diese vaskulären Veränderungen, wie Erytheme und Teleangiektasien. Read More

    Anti-Freckles Herbal Treatment in Iranian Traditional Medicine.
    Iran J Med Sci 2016 May;41(3 Suppl):S22
    Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica Research Center and Department of Traditional Pharmacy, School of Traditional Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Background: Freckles are numerous pigmented spots of the skin, mainly confined to the face, even arms and back. Although freckles are light-brown macules, most frequently observed in individuals with red or blond hair, they are common to Asian people too. Freckles increase in number, size, and depth of pigmentation during the summer months. Read More

    Steel Wool-Aided Dermabrasion of Deep Partial-Thickness Burns.
    J Burn Care Res 2017 May/Jun;38(3):179-186
    From the *Clinic of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey; †Burn Unit, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Medical Faculty, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey; ‡Burn Unit, Clinic of General Surgery, Sanliurfa Mehmet Akif Inan Training and Research Hospital, Sanliurfa, Turkey; and §Department of Pathology, Medical Faculty, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey.
    Early tangential excision of the burn wound is essential for removal of necrotic tissue and promotion of burn wound healing process. However, the depth of the burn wound is not easily assessed during the tangential excision performed by hand-held dermatomes, and it may be possible to excise unburned vital dermis unnecessarily, which aids in primary epithelization of the burn wound by adnexal structures. We herein present early clinical results of steel wool-aided dermabrasion in patients with deep partial-thickness burns. Read More

    Dealing with tattoos in plastic surgery. Tattoo removal.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2017 Apr 15;62(2):e15-e21. Epub 2016 Oct 15.
    Plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic surgery unit, hôpital Saint-Louis, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France.
    Not only has tattooing been socially performed for thousands of years, but it has also been part and parcel of medical practice since antiquity. In our day and age, plastic surgeons are ever more frequently compelled to deal with tattooing - and with tattoo removal procedures, as well. While the process itself may appear harmless, it is not without risk and necessitates use of suitable tools and management by expert hands. Read More

    [Scar revision in children: Clinical situations and solutions].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2016 Oct 23;61(5):578-588. Epub 2016 Jun 23.
    Service de chirurgie plastique, reconstructrice et esthétique, hôpital Roger-Salengro, CHRU Lille, rue Emile-Laine, 59037 Lille cedex, France.
    The scar of soft tissues is a permanent stigma of a trauma but it can sometimes be improved. It is more or less accepted by the patient and may be the source of a significant physical and psychosocial impact that leads to a request for a scar revision. Even if the child presents generally an excellent ability to heal, the quality of the scar depends on many factors such as the age, the type of scar or trauma and the affected body area. Read More

    Interventional treatments for Hailey-Hailey disease.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Mar 13;76(3):551-558.e3. Epub 2016 Oct 13.
    Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
    Hailey-Hailey disease or familial benign chronic pemphigus is a rare blistering dermatosis that is characterized by recurrent erythematous plaques with a predilection for the skin folds. For extensive Hailey-Hailey disease that is recalcitrant to conventional therapy, laser ablation, photodynamic therapy, electron beam radiotherapy, botulinum toxin type A, dermabrasion, glycopyrrolate, and afamelanotide have been reported as useful treatments, but comparative trials are lacking. This review discusses the various treatment modalities for Hailey-Hailey disease and a summary of the evidence for the most recommended treatments. Read More

    Effect of Dermabrasion and ReCell on Large Superficial Facial Scars Caused by Burn, Trauma and Acnes.
    Chin Med Sci J 2016 Sep;31(3):173-179
    Department of Dermatology, Peking Xiang-Yun Dermatological Hospital, Beijing 100068, China.
    Objective To explore the effects of dermabrasion combined with ReCell on large superficial facial scars caused by burn, trauma and acnes.Methods Nineteen patients with large superficial facial scars were treated by the same surgeon with dermabrasion combined with ReCell. According to the etiology, patients were classified into post-burning group (n=5), post-traumatic group (n=7) and post-acne group (n=7). Read More

    Laser Tattoo Removal: An Update.
    Am J Clin Dermatol 2017 Feb;18(1):59-65
    Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, 1430 K Street NW Suite 200, Washington, DC, 20005, USA.
    Tattoo art has been around for thousands of years in every culture and is currently flourishing in all age groups, social classes, and occupations. Despite the rising popularity of tattoos, demand for their removal has also increased. While various treatments, including surgical excision, dermabrasion, and chemical destruction have historically been applied, over the past 2 decades, lasers have revolutionized the way tattoos are treated and have become the gold standard of treatment. Read More

    Management of familial benign chronic pemphigus.
    Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2016 14;9:281-290. Epub 2016 Sep 14.
    Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.
    Benign familial chronic pemphigus or Hailey-Hailey disease is caused by an autosomal dominant mutation in the gene leading to suprabasilar acantholysis. The disease most commonly affects intertriginous areas symmetrically. The chronic nature of the disease and multiple recurrences make the disease bothersome for patients and a treatment challenge for physicians. Read More

    G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2017 02 2;152(1):36-45. Epub 2016 Sep 2.
    Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA -
    Melasma is a common acquired hypermelanosis that primarily affects women of skin type IV-VI. It tends to appear on sun-exposed areas of face and neck. The exact pathogenesis is linked with many factors include ultraviolet radiation, pregnancy, hormonal activity, thyroid abnormalities, and medications. Read More

    Anti-Freckles Herbal Treatment in Iranian Traditional Medicine.
    Iran J Med Sci 2016 May;41(3):S22
    Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica Research Center and Department of Traditional Pharmacy, School of Traditional Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Background: Freckles are numerous pigmented spots of the skin, mainly confined to the face, even arms and back. Although freckles are light-brown macules, most frequently observed in individuals with red or blond hair, they are common to Asian people too. Freckles increase in number, size, and depth of pigmentation during the summer months. Read More

    Models of wound healing: an emphasis on clinical studies.
    Skin Res Technol 2017 Feb 9;23(1):3-12. Epub 2016 Aug 9.
    proDERM Institute for Applied Dermatological Research, Schenefeld/Hamburg, Germany.
    Background: The healing of wounds has always provided challenges for the medical community whether chronic or acute. Understanding the processes which enable wounds to heal is primarily carried out by the use of models, in vitro, animal and human. It is generally accepted that the use of human models offers the best opportunity to understand the factors that influence wound healing as well as to evaluate efficacy of treatments applied to wounds. Read More

    Pitfalls in the Interpretation of Traumatic Socioethnic Practices.
    J Forensic Sci 2016 Mar 23;61(2):569-572. Epub 2015 Nov 23.
    Department of Pathology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York City, NY, 10016.
    The purpose of this case study was to raise awareness among forensic pathologists and medicolegal death investigators regarding two unique socioethnic practices and regional customs that have significant forensic implications. We present two cases involving coining (gua sha) and bloodletting (sapi) that represent two forms of traditional customs that involve the use of blunt force and sharp force trauma, respectively. In coining, the skin lesions are produced as a result of dermabrasion with oils and oval objects such as coin. Read More

    Injectables in the Nose: Facts and Controversies.
    Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2016 Aug;24(3):379-89
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Electronic address:
    Nasal injectables and surface treatments alter the appearance of the nose both primarily and following nasal surgery. Fillers such as hyaluronic acids, calcium hydroxyapatite, and fat have a variety of advantages and disadvantages in eliminating small asymmetries postrhinoplasty. All nasal injectables have rare but severe ocular and cerebral ischemic complications. Read More

    Microdermabrasion: a clinical, histometric, and histopathologic study.
    J Cosmet Dermatol 2016 Dec 29;15(4):503-513. Epub 2016 Jun 29.
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Al-Minya, Egypt.
    Background: Microdermabrasion is a nonchemical superficial resurfacing procedure that removes the stratum corneum. Because it is a somewhat subtle procedure, it may be difficult to demonstrate its cosmetic benefit.

    Objectives: To assess the efficacy of microdermabrasion in treatment of melasma, postacne scarring, striae distensae, and photoaging by a series of microdermabrasion sittings through clinical, histometric, and histopathologic analysis. Read More

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