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BACKGROUND This randomized trial examined whether lightweight (LW) polypropylene mesh (large pore size, partially absorbable) could have long-term benefits in reducing chronic pain and inflammation after inguinal hernia repair. METHODS Six hundred men with a primary unilateral inguinal hernia were randomized to Lichtenstein repair using a standard(More)
Background: The standard polypropylene mesh used in Lichtenstein’s operation induces a strong foreign-tissue reaction with potentially harmful effects. A mesh with less polypropylene could possibly be beneficial. Patients and methods: Six hundred men with inguinal hernias were randomized to Lichtenstein’s operation with Prolene or Vypro II in a(More)
A standard polypropylene mesh used in Lichtenstein’s operation induces a strong foreign tissue reaction with potential harmful effects. A mesh with less polypropylene could possibly be beneficial. Six hundred men with primary unilateral inguinal hernias were randomised to Lichtenstein’s operation using a Prolene- or Vypro II-mesh in six centres. The(More)
Tacrolimus (FK506) is an effective and well tolerated immunosuppressant used to prevent allograft rejection. We describe the evaluation of two tacrolimus ointment formulations for treatment of chronic plaque-type psoriasis. This was a microplaque assay with randomized, double-blind design. Sixteen patients (15 men, one woman, all white and 28-69 years old)(More)
Despite rather strict recommendations for antibiotic treatment of disseminated Lyme borreliosis (LB), evidence-based studies on the duration of antibiotic treatment are scarce. The aim of this multicenter study was to determine whether initial treatment with intravenous ceftriaxone (CRO) for 3 weeks should be extended with a period of adjunct oral(More)
PURPOSE To study the possible seasonal effect in the occurrence of late adverse skin reactions to iodine-based contrast media (CM). MATERIAL AND METHODS Data on 4,875 adult patients followed for late adverse reactions after i.v. injections of iohexol or iopamidol, or intra-arterial injection of ioxaglate were retrospectively investigated with respect to(More)
Cyclosporine is efficacious in short-term treatment of various eczematous disorders. In a follow-up study we have evaluated the long-term efficacy of cyclosporine in 75 patients, who in previous studies had been treated with cyclosporine for chronic actinic dermatitis (6 patients), atopic dermatitis (42 patients) and chronic hand eczema (27 patients), 4, 2(More)
Cyclosporin A (CyA) is a potent immunosuppressive drug which has shown efficacy in various skin disorders. The bioavailability of the oral CyA formulation (Sandimmun) is approximately 30%, showing high interpatient and intrapatient variability. The steady-state pharmacokinetics, efficacy and tolerability of CyA in two formulations: commercial Sandimmun soft(More)
We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to assess the atrophogenicity of tacrolimus ointment. In a combined group of atopic dermatitis patients (n = 14) and healthy volunteers (n = 12), 0.3% tacrolimus, 0.1% tacrolimus, betamethasone-valerate, and a vehicle control were applied in a randomized order to nonsymptomatic, 4 cm x 4 cm(More)