Archive for December, 2005

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A survey of pregnant women using isotretinoin., Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2005 Nov;73(11):881-7., Robertson J, Polifka JE, Avner M, Chambers C, Delevan G, Koren G, Lavigne SV, Martinez LP, Miller RK, Carey JC. BACKGROUND: Isotretinoin is a known human teratogen, causing birth defects and/or subnormal cognitive performance in prenatally-exposed children. […]

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Treating Rhinophyma with X-Rays

Written by on December 29, 2005 in Rhinophyma with 4 Comments

Rhinophyma treated with kilovoltage photons, Australasian Journal of Dermatology, Volume 46 Page 88 – May 2005, CASE REPORT, Marketa Skala, Geoffrey Delaney, Vincent Towell and Nevin Vladica A 72-year-old retired truck driver presented with a 10-year history of rhinophyma and was successfully treated with 90-kV photons to a total dose of 40 Gy in 20 daily fractions. […]

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Macrolide antibiotics are an alternative to tetracycline antibiotics. Macrolides tend to be more expensive and there is less clinical history compared to tetracyclines. Macrolides inhibit bacterial protein synthesis and their association with leukocytes sees them transported into the site of an infection. As with any prescription drug the potential benefit and risk need to be […]

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The National Rosacea Society has introduced inducements for people to donate to their research program. Termed premiums, the NRS will offer a button, wristband or car magnet based on the donation amount. The NRS recently updated their online donation page to say that all donations via PayPal will be directed 100% towards funding rosacea research […]

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Avene Eau Thermale Diroseal Treatment Cream is now available in Australia. This products is slated as a “treatment cream for sensitive, reactive skin prone to localised redness, with visible capillaries”. It hasn’t received the most rave of reviews on the support groups, but may be worth a try if you are looking for something new. […]

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