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Topical methyl-aminolevulinate photodynamic therapy using red light-emitting diode light for treatment of multiple actinic keratoses: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
BACKGROUND The use of light-emitting diode light offers practical advantages in photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical methyl-aminolevulinate (MAL) for management of actinic keratoses (AK). Expand
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Trends in the presentation and treatment of basal cell carcinomas.
Analysis of 1,620 basal cell carcinomas treated at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1981 to 1983 confirms that the majority of basal cell carcinomas occur on the face and that the relative riskExpand
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Carbon dioxide laser vaporization and curettage in the treatment of large or multiple superficial basal cell carcinomas.
Many of the standard forms of therapy for large or multiple superficial basal cell carcinomas are limited by significant postoperative pain, excessive scarring, and prolonged wound healing time.Expand
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Annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma. A clinicopathologic study of five cases and a review of similar entities.
Five patients with annular lesions of the face, scalp, and other exposed surfaces were studied using the radial triple zone biopsy technic. Interestingly, one of the patients had necrobiosisExpand
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Noninvasive fluorescence monitoring of protoporphyrin IX production and clinical outcomes in actinic keratoses following short-contact application of 5-aminolevulinate.
Topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is widely used in photodynamic therapy (PDT) of actinic keratoses (AK), a type of premalignant skin lesion. However, the optimal time between ALA application andExpand
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Removal of tattoos by CO2 laser.
The physics, technique of use, and results obtained in removal of tattoos by a CO2 laser are discussed and described.
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Carbon dioxide laser treatment of chronic actinic cheilitis.
The carbon dioxide laser in both conventional and superpulsed modes was used to treat 13 patients with chronic actinic cheilitis. The procedure was well tolerated. Focal, but not functionallyExpand
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Physician management and leadership education at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation: program impact and experience over 14 years.
As the challenges of leading in healthcare become more complex, healthcare institutions have increasingly emphasized the importance of leadership training for physicians. Several institutions haveExpand
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Primary Melanoma of the Umbilicus: Report of a Case and Review of the Relevant Anatomy
  • J. Meine, P. Bailin
  • Medicine
  • Dermatologic surgery : official publication for…
  • 1 April 2003
BACKGROUND Malignant melanoma presenting on the umbilicus is rare. Treatment of melanoma on the umbilicus is difficult because of the unusual anatomy of the umbilicus. OBJECTIVE To present the caseExpand
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Cutaneous carcinoma of the auricular and periauricular region.
Cutaneous carcinoma of the auricular and periauricular region can be diagnosed early and often cured; however, many of these tumors become difficult to treat because of local spread and regionalExpand
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