scholarly journals Parry-Romberg syndrome: A case report of non-invasive treatment

2019 ◽  
Vol 4 (2) ◽  
pp. 015-020
Soltani Anahita Dehghani ◽  
Tehranchi Azita ◽  
Safari Shiva ◽  
Tehrani Zahra ◽  
Ghaffari Samin
2021 ◽  
Vol 16 (9) ◽  
pp. 2429-2433
Carmela Visalli ◽  
Renato Trimarchi ◽  
Antonella Spatola ◽  
Sebastiano Maria Miano ◽  
Ignazio Salamone

Giacomo Evangelista ◽  
Fedele Dono ◽  
Claudia Carrarini ◽  
Mirella Russo ◽  
Laura Bonanni

Cosmetics ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 8 (3) ◽  
pp. 56
Tassahil Messas ◽  
Achraf Messas ◽  
George Kroumpouzos

Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) causes significant symptomatic aggravation that affects the quality of life (QoL). Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), the hallmark of GSM, is managed with topical non-hormonal therapy, including moisturizers and lubricants, and topical estrogen application. Patients not responding/being unsatisfied with previous local estrogen therapies are candidates for a noninvasive modality. Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser therapy, especially the fractionated type (FrCO2), has drawn considerable attention over the past two decades as a non-invasive treatment for GSM. This systematic review describes the accumulated evidence from 40 FrCO2 laser studies (3466 participants) in GSM/VVA. MEDLINE, Scopus and Cochrane databases were searched through April 2021. We analyze the effects of FrCO2 laser therapy on symptoms, sexual function, and QoL of patients with GSM/VVA. As shown in this review, FrCO2 laser therapy for GSM shows good efficacy and safety. This modality has the potential to advance female sexual wellness. Patient satisfaction was high in the studies included in this systematic review. However, there is a lack of level I evidence, and more randomized sham-controlled trials are required. Furthermore, several clinical questions, such as the number of sessions required that determine cost-effectiveness, should be addressed. Also, whether FrCO2 laser therapy may exert a synergistic effect with systemic and/or local hormonal/non-hormonal treatments, energy-based devices, and other modalities to treat GMS requires further investigation. Lastly, studies are required to compare FrCO2 laser therapy with other energy-based devices such as erbium:YAG laser and radiofrequency.

2021 ◽  
pp. 102451
Thanh Khiem Nguyen ◽  
Tuan Hiep Luong ◽  
Ngoc Cuong Nguyen ◽  
Ham Hoi Nguyen ◽  
Ngoc Hung Nguyen ◽  

2019 ◽  
Vol 5 (1) ◽  
Shinichi Tanaka ◽  
Atsushi Fukuda ◽  
Eisuke Kawakubo ◽  
Takuya Matsumoto

Abstract Background Most patients with isolated superior mesenteric artery (SMA) dissection are successfully managed conservatively. However, some patients require more invasive treatment. Case presentation We herein describe a 45-year-old man with isolated SMA dissection. He initially underwent conservative treatment. However, because of persistent abdominal angina, we considered the need for surgical revascularization. He was successfully treated by endarterectomy, patch angioplasty, and retrograde open mesenteric stenting. The abdominal angina was stabilized thereafter. Conclusions The combination of endarterectomy, patch angioplasty, and retrograde open mesenteric stenting is useful for isolated SMA dissection, and long patency can be expected for some patients.

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