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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The role of pulsed dye laser (PDL) in the treatment of childhood hemangiomas is still controversial because of the inherent characteristics of hemangiomas as well as the side effects of the PDL. Recently, the long pulsed dye laser (LPDL) with cryogen spray cooling (CSC) has been found relatively more effective and safer than the PDL(More)
Clinical response of congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN) to the combined normal-mode ruby laser (NMRL) and Q-switched ruby laser (QSRL) treatment method (ie, NM plus QS) was correlated with the histologic depth of nevomelanocytic nests to predict the efficacy rate and therapeutic outcome of the laser treatment. Thirty-four patients with CMN were treated(More)
BACKGROUND The conventional pulsed dye laser (PDL), operating at a wavelength of 585 nm and a pulse duration of 0.45 ms, usually does not achieve complete clearance in the majority of port-wine stains (PWSs). OBJECTIVE In this study, we demonstrate the efficacy of a variable-pulse pulsed dye laser (VPPDL) equipped with cryogen spray cooling (CSC) in the(More)
Cardiac hemangiomas are rare, benign primary cardiac neoplasms. We describe the CT and MR imaging findings of a cardiac hemangioma arising from the myocardium of the left atrial appendage and protruding into the pericardial cavity. The tumor displayed homogenous density on CT, heterogeneous signal intensity on MR, and inhomogeneous enhancement after(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The reaction to intense pulsed light (IPL) on Asian skin often differs from that on Caucasian skin. The study reported herein evaluated the effect on acne vulgaris of IPL alone and when IPL was combined with photodynamic therapy (PDT) using topical methyl aminolevulinate (MAL) in Asians. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies demonstrated that multiple treatments using focused ultrasound can be effective as an non-invasive method for reducing unwanted localized fat deposits. The objective of the study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of this focused ultrasound device in body contouring in Asians. METHOD Fifty-three (51 females and 2(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the prevalence and distribution of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) to establish a screening protocol to reduce unnecessary venous duplex scanning using different D-dimer level rather than single cutoff point of 0.5 microg/mL in patients with low and moderate pretest clinical(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Fractional resurfacing is a new concept of cutaneous remodeling whereby laser-induced zones of microthermal injury are surrounded by normal untreated tissue. The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy and complications of Fraxel laser treatment when using different fluences and density settings. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Port wine stains (PWSs) are commonly treated by the pulsed dye laser. Recently, a long-pulse pulsed alexandrite laser was used to treat bulky vascular malformations. OBJECTIVE In the present study, we compare the efficacy and complications of the long-pulse pulsed dye laser (LPPDL) and the long-pulse pulsed alexandrite laser (LPPAL) in the(More)