Warts

Publication Title: 
BMJ clinical evidence

INTRODUCTION: Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus, of which there are over 100 types, which probably infects the skin via areas of minimal trauma. Risk factors include use of communal showers, occupational handling of meat, and immunosuppression. In immunocompetent people, warts are harmless and resolve as a result of natural immunity within months or years. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical question: What are the effects of treatments for warts (non-genital)?

Author(s): 
Nai-Ming, Luk
Yuk-Ming William, Tang
Publication Title: 
BMJ clinical evidence

INTRODUCTION: Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), of which there are over 100 types, which probably infects the skin via areas of minimal trauma. Risk factors include use of communal showers, occupational handling of meat, and immunosuppression. In immunocompetent people, warts are harmless and resolve as a result of natural immunity within months or years. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical question: What are the effects of treatments for warts (non-genital)?

Author(s): 
Loo, Steven King-Fan
Tang, William Yuk-Ming
Publication Title: 
Archives of Dermatology

OBJECTIVE: To use scientific methods to evaluate 2 claims made by practitioners of alternative medicine. DESIGN: A placebo-controlled, double-blind study of homeopathy in children with warts, and a cohort study of the influence of lunar phases on postoperative outcome in surgical patients. SETTING: Outpatients of a dermatology department (homeopathy study) and inpatients evaluated at an anesthesiology department (lunar phases). SUBJECTS: Sixty volunteers for the homeopathy study and 14,970 consecutive patients undergoing surgery under general anesthesia for the lunar phase study.

Author(s): 
Smolle, J.
Prause, G.
Kerl, H.
Publication Title: 
Mayo Clinic Proceedings

OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence of any type of therapeutic or preventive intervention testing homeopathy for childhood and adolescence ailments. METHODS: Systematic literature searches were conducted through January 2006 in MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, CINAHL, Cochrane Central, British Homeopathic Library, ClinicalTrials.gov, and the UK National Research Register. Bibliographies were checked for further relevant publications. Studies were selected according to predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Author(s): 
Altunç, Umut
Pittler, Max H.
Ernst, Edzard
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Dermatological Treatment

BACKGROUND: Systemic therapies are routinely used for the management of cutaneous warts. However, there is a lack of evidence-based data on their effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence for the efficacy of systemic treatments for cutaneous warts. METHODS: We designed a systematic review of the randomized controlled clinical trials (1962 to April 2010) investigating systemic therapies for the treatment of cutaneous warts. We obtained data from MEDLINE, PubMed, Current Contents, reference lists, and specialist textbooks, with no restriction on language.

Author(s): 
Simonart, Thierry
de Maertelaer, Viviane
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
Author(s): 
McDOWELL, M.
Publication Title: 
Psychosomatics
Author(s): 
Tenzel, J. H.
Taylor, R. L.
Publication Title: 
Archives of General Psychiatry
Author(s): 
Surman, O. S.
Gottlieb, S. K.
Hackett, T. P.
Silverberg, E. L.
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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Author(s): 
French, A. P.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Clawson, T. A.
Swade, R. H.

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