André Odilon Barel

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Chronic exposure of the skin to sunlight causes damage to the underlying connective tissue with a loss of elasticity and firmness. Silicon (Si) was suggested to have an important function in the formation and maintenance of connective tissue. Choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid ("ch-OSA") is a bioavailable form of silicon which was found to increase the(More)
AIM There is scarce information concerning the pharmacodynamic behavior of topical substances used in the physiotherapy setting. The aim of the present study was to estimate the formation and emptying of the diclofenac (DF) skin reservoir after passive, semiocclusive, and electrically assisted applications of DF. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Five different groups(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The skin irritation potential of a body cleansing product is often compared under exaggerated test conditions, although the product is intended to be used at home with repetitive and brief contact with the skin. The aim of this study was to determine how much patch testing is predictive of the clinical, sub-clinical and subjective cutaneous(More)
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