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OBJECTIVE To assess whether the presence of autoimmune activity in patients with premature ovarian failure (POF) can predict the response to ovulation induction and conception. DESIGN Assessment of autoimmune activity in patients with POF, correlating the response to ovulation induction with this autoreactivity. SETTING Tertiary care academic center. (More)
BACKGROUND A myriad of technologies are available for the treatment of aging skin. These, however, still lack the ability to combine immediate, short-term and long-term aesthetic results with no downtime. Furthermore, the treatment of fine wrinkles on large surfaces remains challenging, as does the treatment of delicate regions, such as the dorsal hand,(More)
We report here the identification and characterization of a novel nuclear receptor coactivator, ERAP140. ERAP140 was isolated in a screen for ER alpha-interacting proteins using the ER alpha ligand binding domain as a probe. The ERAP140 protein shares no sequence and has little structural homology with other nuclear receptor cofactors. However, homologues(More)
Melanoma is the most common fatal malignancy among young adults, and its incidence and mortality continue to increase at an alarming rate. Epidemiologic studies have clearly demonstrated roles for genetic predisposition and sun exposure in melanoma development. In the past few years, substantial information has been added to the body of evidence suggesting(More)
BACKGROUND Tracheal tube (TT) displacement during general anaesthesia may result in life-threatening complications and continuous direct vision of the position of the tube may enable safer management. The ETView tracheoscopic ventilation tube (TVT) is a single-use TT incorporating a video camera and a light source in its tip. The view from the tip appears(More)
BACKGROUND Infantile hemangioma is the most common tumor of infancy. There are recent reports of the efficacy of propranolol in the treatment of these hemangiomas. Nasal tip hemangiomas pose a particularly sensitive concern aesthetically and functionally. The treatment of nasal tip hemangiomas is controversial. We assessed the effect of propranolol therapy(More)
INTRODUCTION Fractional ablative and non-ablative lasers have gained popularity in the treatment of acne scars and rhytids due to their efficacy and improved tolerability. Plasma and radio frequency (RF) have also emerged as methods for ablative or non-ablative energy delivery. We report preliminary experience with a novel fractional micro-plasma RF device(More)
Telangiectasia are cardinal features of systemic sclerosis (SS) and calcinosis, Raynaud's syndrome, esophageal motility, sclerodactyly, telangiectasias (CREST) syndrome. The etiology of telangiectasia in these syndromes is unknown, but vascular dysfunction has been proposed. However, the telangiectasia of CREST have anecdotally been considered relatively(More)
BACKGROUND Acne scarring is a prevalent and challenging cosmetic issue, which is often addressed by multiple modalities. A low-viscosity non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) dermal filler, injected in microdoses into the mid-to-superficial dermis, may provide a useful new approach to improving the appearance of depressed acne scars MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical results of 71 cases with verrucous epidermal nevus (VEN) treated by cryotherapy or CO2 laser. METHODS The files and photographs of patients with VEN who were treated in the laser unit of a tertiary hospital between January 2005 and December 2011 were evaluated. Pretreatment and 12-month(More)