January 2009 | Volume 8 | Issue 1
Histologic and Clinical Response to Varying Density Settings With a Fractionally Scanned Carbon Dioxide Laser
Objective: An evaluation of the histological and clinical response to varying density settings (-10%, 0, and 10% overlap) with a frac- tionally scanned CO2 laser.
Background: Skin cancers on the nose are very common. Excision of these tumors results in surgical defects that can pose a chal- lenge to repair.
Background: Actinic keratoses (AKs) are a precancerous condition of the skin that have the potential to become squamous cell cancer (SCC). Sulindac is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved n...
Topical treatment of resistant psoriatic plaque stage lesions may be difﬁ cult and the systemic therapies seem inappropriate. There- fore, a topical 0.1% methylene blue (MB) hydrogel was prep...
Background: Field-directed therapies for actinic keratosis include photodynamic therapy and imiquimod.
Objectives: The author designed a randomized, veh...
Comparing Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% Spray to Calcipotriene 0.005% Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.064% Ointment for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
Topical corticosteroids are widely used in the treatment of psoriasis. This study was conducted to compare the efﬁ cacy and safety of clobetasol propionate (CP) 0.005% spray to calcipotriene ...
Photodistributed Erythema Multiforme: Palitaxel-related Photosensitive Conditions in Patients With Cancer
Paclitaxel (Taxol®) is an intravenously administered antineoplastic agent derived from the yew tree, Taxus brevifolia, whose mecha- nism of action involves inhibition of mitosis. Some of the mucocu...
Ablative Fractionated Erbium: YAG Laser for the Treatment of Ice Pick Alar Scars Due to Neodymium: YAG Laser Burns
The authors present a case of ice pick scars forming in the nasal alar grooves of a patient who was treated with a 1064-nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser for facial telangiectasias...
Hidrocystomas are relatively common cystic lesions that can display either apocrine or eccrine differentiation. While numerous treat- ment modalities exist for solitary hidrocystomas including simpl...
Various topical and systemic treatments have shown efﬁ cacy in plaque and palmoplantar psoriasis; however, studies regarding efﬁ - cacy in inverse psoriasis are few. The authors presen...