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Keloids & hypertrophic scars


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Keloid 2

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Fractional resurfacing in the Asian patient: Current state of the art.
Wat H, Wu DC, Chan HH.
Lasers Surg Med. 2016 Sep 8. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22579. [Epub ahead of print] Systematic review.

Intralesional cryotherapy for the treatment of keloid scars: evaluating effectiveness.
van Leeuwen MC, Bulstra AE, Ket JC, Ritt MJ, van Leeuwen PA, Niessen FB.
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Jul 8;3(6):e437. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000348. eCollection 2015 Jun. Systematic review.

Treatment of keloid scars using light-, laser- and energy-based devices: a contemporary review of the literature.
Forbat E, Ali FR, Al-Niaimi F.
Lasers Med Sci. 2017 Oct 18. doi: 10.1007/s10103-017-2332-5. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Keloids: current therapies in Barbados.
Nelson OJ, Ward J, Forde AL, Ojeh N.
West Indian Med J. 2016 Mar 10. pii: wimj.2015.322. doi: 10.7727/wimj.2015.322. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Keloids and hypertrophic scars: A spectrum of clinical challenges.
Trace AP, Enos CW, Mantel A, Harvey VM.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2016 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

High-mobility group box protein-1, matrix metalloproteinases, and vitamin D in keloids and hypertrophic scars. 
Lee DE, Trowbridge RM, Ayoub NT, Agrawal DK.
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Jul 8;3(6):e425. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000391. eCollection 2015 Jun. Review.

New insights on keloids, hypertrophic scars, and striae. 
Ud-Din S, Bayat A.
Dermatol Clin. 2014 Apr;32(2):193-209. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2013.11.002. Review.

Update on scar management: guidelines for treating Asian patients. 
Kim S, Choi TH, Liu W, Ogawa R, Suh JS, Mustoe TA.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Dec;132(6):1580-9. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182a8070c. Review.

Strategic management of keloid disease in ethnic skin: a structured approach supported by the emerging literature. 
Ud-Din S, Bayat A.
Br J Dermatol. 2013 Oct;169 Suppl 3:71-81. doi: 10.1111/bjd.12588. Review.

[Keloid scars of the head and neck]. 
Beogo R, Guiébré YM, Sérémé M, Ouoba K, Zwetyenga N.
Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2012 Jun;113(3):179-83. doi: 10.1016/j.stomax.2012.03.004. Epub 2012 Apr 17. Review. French.

Advances in the treatment of keloids. 
Viera MH, Caperton CV, Berman B.
J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 May;10(5):468-80. Review.

Medical and surgical management of keloids: a review. 
Shockman S, Paghdal KV, Cohen G.
J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Oct;9(10):1249-57. Review. 

Management of keloids and hypertrophic scars. 
Juckett G, Hartman-Adams H.
Am Fam Physician. 2009 Aug 1;80(3):253-60. Review.

[Keloids: pathogenic and therapeutic advances]. 
Salles F, Thiéry G, Lari N, Adam S, Morand JJ.
Med Trop (Mars). 2009 Jun;69(3):221-7. Review. French.

Incidence of hypertrophic scars among African Americans linked to vitamin D-3 metabolism? 
Cooke GL, Chien A, Brodsky A, Lee RC.
J Natl Med Assoc. 2005 Jul;97(7):1004-9. Review.

Keloidal scars: a review with a critical look at therapeutic options. 
Shaffer JJ, Taylor SC, Cook-Bolden F.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002 Feb;46(2 Suppl Understanding):S63-97. Review.


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