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Dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions: results of a consensus meeting via the Internet.
BACKGROUND There is a need for better standardization of the dermoscopic terminology in assessing pigmented skin lesions. OBJECTIVE The virtual Consensus Net Meeting on Dermoscopy was organized toExpand
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The ABCD rule of dermatoscopy. High prospective value in the diagnosis of doubtful melanocytic skin lesions.
BACKGROUND The difficulties in accurately assessing pigmented skin lesions are ever present in practice. The recently described ABCD rule of dermatoscopy (skin surface microscopy at x10Expand
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Oxygen in acute and chronic wound healing
Oxygen is a prerequisite for successful wound healing due to the increased demand for reparative processes such as cell proliferation, bacterial defence, angiogenesis and collagen synthesis. EvenExpand
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Skin ageing
Similar to the entire organism, skin is subject to an unpreventable intrinsic ageing process. Additionally, skin ageing is also influenced by exogenous factors. Ultraviolet radiation in particularExpand
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Improvement of early recognition of lentigo maligna using dermatoscopy.
BACKGROUND The clinical differentiation between lentigo senilis/initial seborrheic keratosis and lentigo maligna on the face can be difficult. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine whetherExpand
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Hyper-IgE syndromes.
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Postzygotic HRAS and KRAS mutations cause nevus sebaceous and Schimmelpenning syndrome
Nevus sebaceous is a common congenital cutaneous malformation. Affected individuals may develop benign and malignant secondary tumors in the nevi during life. Schimmelpenning syndrome isExpand
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Cytokines, chemokines and growth factors in wound healing
In wound healing, a variety of mediators have been identified throughout the years. The mediators discussed here comprise growth factors, cytokines and chemokines. These mediators act via multipleExpand
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Singlet oxygen generation by UVA light exposure of endogenous photosensitizers.
UVA light (320-400 nm) has been shown to produce deleterious biological effects in tissue due to the generation of singlet oxygen by substances like flavins or urocanic acid. Riboflavin, flavinExpand
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Photo-oxidative killing of human colonic cancer cells using indocyanine green and infrared light
SummaryDespite of the approval of Photofrin® in various countries, chemically defined sensitizers for photodynamic therapy (PDT) are still needed for the absorption of light in the infrared spectrum,Expand
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