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UNLABELLED We sought to determine whether risedronate can preserve cortical bone mass and mechanical properties during long-term disuse in dogs, assessed by histomorphometry and biomechanics on metacarpal diaphyses. Risedronate slowed cortical thinning and partially preserved mechanical properties, but it was unable to suppress bone loss to the degree seen(More)
The free-running ruby laser has recently been introduced for removal of unwanted hair growth. It is assumed that the mode of action of ruby laser depilation is that of selective photothermolysis of the melanin-rich structures. The present data reflects our results of ruby treatment of 133 patients attending a dermatological laser clinic for hair removal.(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis affects 1-2% of the U.K. population, with 20-30% of those affected having severe psoriasis managed with systemic therapies. Biological agents are a useful option when other systemic therapies have failed. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the U.K. has published three sets of guidance relating to the use(More)
We have used a new technique of bleomycin injection to treat intractable palmar, plantar and periungual warts. Following local anaesthesia with topical EMLA (lignocaine and prilocaine) cream, 1 mg/ml bleomycin solution was dropped on to the wart and 'pricked' into the wart using a Monolet needle. We achieved 92% success rate which compares well with other(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Skin resurfacing and wrinkle removal is a large medical laser market. However, the rate of undesirable side effects is high and sometimes is not warranted by the aesthetic improvement observed. The authors have evaluated the potential benefits of an approach to selective non-ablative wrinkle reduction. MATERIALS AND METHODS This(More)
The current annual global market for domestic intense pulse light (IPL) hair removal has been estimated at US $1 billion and continues to grow. The five key technological parameters to consider in cutaneous photo-therapy are wavelength, energy density, pulse duration, spot size and spatial distribution. Uneven energy distribution in the treatment area can(More)
The case is reported of a 56-year-old man with epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) who developed such severe involvement of the upper respiratory tract that a tracheostomy had to be performed. Control of his disease was ultimately obtained with cyclosporin and the use of this drug in EBA is reviewed.
Extra-articular involvement of the skin in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is not uncommon. A patient with this condition is reported who developed an unusual cutaneous eruption associated with systemic upset. Skin biopsy showed a dense dermal neutrophilic infiltrate and after treatment with standard immunosuppressive agents had failed he responded to(More)