Anoushiravan Rahimi

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BACKGROUND Plexiform fibrohistiocytic tumor (PFT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm first described by Enzinger and Zhang in 1988. Clinically it is characterized by slow growth, frequent local recurrences, and rare systemic metastasis. These tumors occur chiefly in children and young adults and are most commonly located on the shoulders and forearms. (More)
BACKGROUND A short-flap S-lift may be helpful for minor jowling or submental laxity in cases of early facial ptosis, revision facelifts, or where skin resurfacing is combined with neck lifting. OBJECTIVE To develop a safe and effective method to lift the jowl either as a single procedure or combined with other rejuvenation methods. METHODS After the(More)
BACKGROUND With the development of the short-pulse CO2 laser it was hoped that this resurfacing would prevent recurrent actinic keratoses and basal cell cancers similar to resurfacing with dermabrasion, laser abrasion, and deep chemical peel. However, we have begun to see patients that are developing keratoses and cancers within months following laser(More)
BACKGROUND One of the greatest challenges facing facial cosmetic surgeons today is the simultaneous rejuvenation of the neck and face. Laser resurfacing of the face using the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser or the erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser has enjoyed widespread popularity, but the neck and chest are often avoided. It would be quite helpful(More)
BACKGROUND Hypopigmentation has plagued all methods of skin resurfacing. Whether the physician uses chemical peels, dermabrasion or laser resurfacing hypopigmentation can develop. OBJECTIVE To examine the pathogenesis and treatment of hypopigmentation after resurfacing. METHODS Areas of hypopigmentation after skin resurfacing were blended in with(More)
A prospective study was undertaken of 15 patients with impaired renal function undergoing x-ray procedures entailing the use of contrast material to see whether any deterioration in renal function resulted. Patients with diabetes or myelomatosis were excluded. Detailed observations were made during three days before and after the x-ray procedure to detect(More)
AbstractAim To study the effect of acetazolamide on cystoid macular oedema (CMO) in patients with Behcet's disease.Patients and methods A total of 67 eyes of 35 Behcet's patients with chronic, but well-controlled uveitis, and CMO were randomised into a double-masked, crossover trial comparing the effect of acetazolamide vsplacebo. The patients received an(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of contrast sensitivity (CS) to discriminate loss of visual function in diabetic subjects with no clinical signs of retinopathy relative to that of normal subjects. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In this prospective cross-sectional study, we measured CS in 46 diabetic subjects with a mean age of 48±6 years, a best-corrected(More)
BACKGROUND The cosmetic dermatologic surgeon can improve facial scars by using a variety of techniques. Chemical peels, lasers, and dermabrasion are among the most common modalities used. In recent years, laser resurfacing has enjoyed great popularity; however, there is still a role for the time-honored and effective technique of dermabrasion. The recent(More)
BACKGROUND Tumescent liposuction has been found to be safe and effective. However, there are still many refinements that may be possible, such as varying the size and tips of the cannulas, varying the types of infiltrate and associated anesthesia, and the method of compression. OBJECTIVE To examine possible variables in tumescent liposuction techniques(More)