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OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacy of cetirizine with that of hydroxyzine and placebo in the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria. DESIGN A 4-week multicenter, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, placebo-controlled safety and efficacy study. SETTING Patients were treated in a variety of allergy practice settings. PATIENTS The study(More)
Six double-blind, independently randomized studies evaluated the efficacy and safety of calcium mupirocin ointment in eliminating nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus among health care workers. Healthy volunteers with stable nasal carriage of S. aureus (n = 339) received either calcium mupirocin ointment (n = 170) or an identical placebo ointment (n =(More)
Cutaneous pseudolymphoma refers to a heterogeneous group of benign reactive T- or B-cell lymphoproliferative processes of diverse causes that simulate cutaneous lymphomas clinically and/or histologically. The inflammatory infiltrate is bandlike, nodular, or diffuse and is composed predominantly of lymphocytes with or without other inflammatory cells.(More)
Psoriasis is a chronic, papulosquamous condition that affects up to 2% of the U.S. population. Approximately 50% of patients with psoriasis have involvement of the scalp. This was a multicentre, randomized, vehicle-controlled, double-masked and parallel-group study. The aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of clobetasol propionate shampoo, 0.05%(More)
PURPOSE Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) are malignancies of T cells appearing as skin lesions and are responsive to retinoid therapy. Safety and efficacy of a novel RXR-selective retinoid (rexinoid) bexarotene (Targretin, LGD1069; Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc, San Diego, CA) was evaluated as a single-agent oral therapy administered once daily in an(More)
BACKGROUND -The anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome is characterized by the development of fever, rash, lymphadenopathy, and hepatitis, and is associated with leukocytosis and eosinophilia. This article describes the unusual development of a follicular pustular eruption in two patients as a manifestation of this syndrome. OBSERVATIONS -This pustular(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic antibiotics such as tetracycline are well accepted as effective in treating the inflammatory papular/pustular phase of rosacea but may be associated with systemic side-effects. Few controlled data on the use of topical antibiotics in rosacea are available. OBJECTIVE We evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of a fixed combination of(More)
A total of 632 adults with atopic dermatitis applied tacrolimus ointment (0.03% or 0.1%) or vehicle twice daily for up to 12 weeks in two randomized, double-blind studies. This report focuses on the efficacy of tacrolimus ointment in these studies. The mean percent body surface area (%BSA) affected at baseline was 45%, and 56% of patients had severe atopic(More)
BACKGROUND AND DESIGN The combination of nicotinamide and tetracycline has been anecdotally reported to be effective in the treatment of bullous pemphigoid. We conducted a randomized, open-labeled trial comparing the combination of 500 mg of nicotinamide, three times daily, and 500 mg of tetracycline four times daily, with prednisone therapy in 20 patients(More)