Emitting softening without heatJanuary 1st 2004
Washington, D.C. - A unique, new technology in the form of laser-mediated photodynamic therapy offers advantages for skin rejuvenation not seen from other non-ablative or ablative technologies, according to Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York.
Dermatologists are key players in smallpox warJanuary 1st 2004
San Diego - With careful use, smallpox vaccination programs can be implemented on a large scale, and dermatologists will play a big role in its execution by assisting local health departments and preparing their professional colleagues, according to information presented by Colonel John D. Grabenstein, R.Ph., Ph.D., at the recent Infectious Diseases Society of America's annual meeting, held here.
New Orleans - Erythema is slightly improved in post-operative laser resurfaced wounds by using the Apligraf conditioned medial topical preparation, Revitix (Organogenesis), said Kurt L. Maggio, M.D., at the combined annual meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and Amercian College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology.
Barcelona - With a view on managing alopecia areata that is in complete contrast to the position commonly taken in the United States, Rudolf Happle, M.D., brings forward an interesting question: Why do dermatologists continue to use topical corticosteroids [and other treatments] if they are not truly effective in treating all forms of AA?
How can a country effectively and consistently treat the skin diseases of 1.3 billion people with just more than 16,000 dermatologists? These numbers, like many others, are staggering figures that dermatologists in China face everyday - and this fact, along with unevenly distributed resources and education, is creating a long and difficult path for a discipline that is often overlooked.
Austin, Texas - The macroimplant Bioplastique (Uroplasty BV, Netherlands) biphasic copolymer is one tissue augmentation substance that has brought both benefits and complications to the European market, where it is currently available, Robert A. Ersek, M.D., said.
SARS Update: Calm For Now, but Storm Might FollowSeptember 1st 2003
With only 10 official SARS patients throughout China since August 1, the word of eradication is becoming hopeful in a country where Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome seems like a bad dream. But, the reality is that SARS may be an unstoppable nightmare.
Chicago - Hair transplant surgeons, as a group, are somewhat frustrated due to the lacking comprehension from both the public and their dermatologic colleagues regarding the advanced approach to hair transplantation that has resulted in its success today, Dow B. Stough, M.D., said at the summer meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.