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Oxidative stress is enhanced in correlation with renal dysfunction: examination with the redox state of albumin.
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is known to be the most important complication among patients with renal failure, and oxidative stress has been proposed to play a major role as the source of suchExpand
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High-transport membrane is a risk factor for encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis developing after long-term continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis treatment.
Increased peritoneal function has been suggested to be a risk factor for developing encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS); however, clinical evidence is scarce. The present study aimed to clarifyExpand
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Clinical trial of a laser device called fractional photothermolysis system for acne scars
Ablative laser resurfacing is an effective treatment for acne scars. However, edema and prolonged erythema are common. Additionally, scarring and hyperpigmentation are often induced. A new concept ofExpand
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Mesotherapy for Benign Symmetric Lipomatosis
BackgroundBenign symmetric lipomatosis, also known as Madelung disease, is a rare disorder characterized by fat distribution around the shoulders, arms, and neck in the context of chronic alcoholism.Expand
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SB-431542 inhibits TGF-beta-induced contraction of collagen gel by normal and keloid fibroblasts.
BACKGROUND Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta induces fibroblast contraction, which is implicated in wound healing and keloid formation. SB-431542 is a novel specific inhibitor of TGF-beta type IExpand
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Photodynamic therapy using light‐emitting diodes for the treatment of viral warts
Photodynamic therapy with topical 5‐aminolevulinic acid is an effective and safe treatment for actinic keratosis and superficial non‐melanoma skin cancer. Further, some studies have reported goodExpand
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308-nm Excimer Lamp for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata: Clinical Trial on 16 Cases
Background: Alopecia areata (AA) is considered as a T-cell mediated autoimmune disorder. The 308-nm excimer laser is thought to be capable of inducing T-cell apoptosis in vitro, suggesting that theExpand
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R156C mutation of keratin 10 causes mild form of epidermolytic hyperkeratosis
A 37‐year‐old Japanese male presented to us with persistent asteatotic skin with mild erythema on the trunk and extremities. Skin biopsy from the left knee showed marked epidermal acanthosis andExpand
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Efficacy of photodynamic therapy with topical 5‐aminolevulinic acid using intense pulsed light for Bowen’s disease
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical 5‐aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is reported to be an effective and safe treatment for superficial non‐melanoma skin cancers. We have developed an photodynamicExpand
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