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Five cases of cervical pregnancy are presented, with an incidence of 1:2400. Four of the cases, proved after hysterectomy and histopathologic confirmation, occurred in 1981. One was clinically most probable and was treated conservatively by curettage and packing. The distinction between proved and clinically probable cases of cervical pregnancy is defined.(More)
BACKGROUND According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 30 million people ride horses each year in the United States. Horseback riding related injuries are common, with an estimated 50,000 emergency room visits annually. The popularity of recreational horseback riding has increased in South Florida and the incidence of(More)
Ablative laser resurfacing with the CO2 and Er:YAG lasers has become a well-accepted and well-reported modality for skin rejuvenation of photoaged and photodamaged skin. However, the side effects associated with these lasers, such as exudation and crusting followed by prolonged erythema, are often socially disturbing for the patient. A nonablative 1,320-nm(More)
BACKGROUND The two main laser types used in resurfacing, the CO2 and the Er:YAG lasers, have their supporters and detractors, and each system has clear advantages and disadvantages. OBJECTIVE The Er:YAG laser can be used in the usual efficient ablative mode, followed by reprogramming to achieve nonablative deeper dermal coagulation associated with the CO2(More)
The erbium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Er:YAG) laser has recently been used in the fractional resurfacing of photo-aged skin. Our study evaluated the results after one single session of fractional resurfacing with Er:YAG. Thirty women participated in the study, with an average age of 46 years, skin types from II to IV, and wrinkle grades I to III. The 2,940(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate a topical treatment based on silymarin/methylsulfonilmethane (S-MSM) to improve erythematous-telangiectactic rosacea. METHODS Forty-six patients affected by stage I-III rosacea entered this double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Subjects were treated for 1 month. Clinical and instrumental evaluations were done at(More)
BACKGROUND Histologic findings are not echoed in the visible effect in the epidermis after skin rejuvenation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Ten women (Group A) received five treatment sessions with a 595-nm pulsed dye laser immediately followed by a 1450-nm diode laser. Two other demographically similar groups of 10 patients each, Groups B and C, were treated with(More)
BACKGROUND The provision of quality end-of-life care is increasingly on the national agenda in many countries. In the United Kingdom, the Gold Standards Framework for Care Homes programme has been promoted as a national framework for improving end-of-life care. While its implementation is recommended, there are no national guidelines for facilitators to(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical photography is an essential tool for any medical speciality, such as dermatology, wherein accurate records are required of pre, intra and postoperative findings, plus quick access to these records for comparison and evaluation purposes. Clinical photography is important not only to the surgeon, but also to the patient, so that a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if clinical use of two different doses of botulinum exotoxin A (BTX-A) injections to the forehead area result in wrinkle reduction and modifications of eyebrow position. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Private practice, Dermatologic Laser Centre, Marseille, France. SUBJECTS Twenty-four adult patients treated with BTX-A(More)