Content - Volume 69, Issue 1

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Absorption of lidocaine and prilocaine after application of a eutectic mixture of local anesthetics (EMLA) on normal and diseased skin
Juhlin L, Hägglund G, Evers H.
A eutectic mixture of 5% lidocaine and prilocaine was applied under occlusion for 1 or 2 hours on 25-100 cm2 areas of normal and diseased skin, and the absorption was followed by measuring the concentrations of the drugs in the draining vein and the general circulation at different time intervals after the application. The analgesic and vascular effects in the skin were also recorded. When the mix ...
Pages: 18-22
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Scoring atopic dermatitis: the simpler the better?
Costa C, Rilliet A, Nicolet M, Saurat JH
Two scoring methods evaluating the severity of atopic dermatitis have been compared. One was simple, quick and compatible with a busy outpatients clinic. The other was more complicated and time consuming; it took into account most of the evaluable clinical signs of disease activity in each involved site. There was a highly significant correlation between the two methods of scoring, thus validating ...
Pages: 41-45
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Implantation of orthopaedic devices in patients with metal allergy
Åke Carlsson and Halvor Möller
Patients with a contact allergy to chromium, cobalt and/or nickel, pathc test verified before implantation of a metallic orthopaedic device, were followed up years later by clinical and radiographic examination as well as with epicutaneous and intracutaneous tests. -- Please download article for full abstract.
Pages: 62-66
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Psoriasis of the nails treated with grenz rays: a double-blind bilateral trial.
Bernt Lindelöf
The effect of grenz ray therapy in the treatment of psoriatic nails was assessed in 22 patients by randomly allocating active treatment to the psoriatic nails of one hand while the other one, which received simulated therapy, served as a control. Five Gy of grenz rays were applied on 10 occasions at intervals of 1 week. There was a significantly better response to active treatment compared with th ...
Pages: 80-82
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