Howard J Donsky

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Psoriasis is usually treated with local and systemic medications that have varying degrees of efficacy and safety profiles. We investigated the efficacy and safety of an alternative treatment from natural sources, Mahonia aquifolium, for the management of mild to moderate psoriasis. Two hundred subjects participated in a randomized, double-blind,(More)
This monograph summarizes 3 recent clinical trials and the worldwide clinical experience with Mahonia aquifolium in patients with psoriasis. Study 1 was an open-label study to evaluate the safety of Mahonia aquifolium in 39 patients treated for 12 weeks. Assessments made were modified PASI, global assessment, psoriasis history questionnaire, Dermatology(More)
The association of soft tissue and bony overgrowth, varicose veins and port-wine nevus is known as Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome. An unusual case of a young woman with this syndrome is presented. In addition to the classic features she had face swelling, bilateral limb involvement and an infected cutaneous lymphangioma. No evidence of arteriovenous(More)
This clinical study was conducted to determine the efficacy and safety of Reliéva cream in adult patients with atopic dermatitis (eczema). This was an open-label trial in 42 patients with atopic dermatitis treated for 12 weeks with Reliéva cream (a homeopathic product containing Psorberine, a proprietary Mahonia aquifolium extract). Efficacy and safety was(More)
  • H J Donsky
  • Canadian family physician Médecin de famille…
  • 1978
Although some of the skin manifestations of internal malignancy are relatively rare, their identification may often be made at a crucial time, when intervention may save a life. This article classifies such signs and describes those which may be seen in family practice.