Latest Capillary hemangioma Stories

2011-04-08 00:00:27

Pierre Fabre Dermatologie has retained Inclinix, Inc., to assist in the enrollment of patients for the HEMANGIOL study, a Phase II/III clinical trial of a potential treatment for reducing infantile hemangioma (IH), also known as strawberry birthmark. The HEMANGIOL study looks to explore a new possibility by determining whether a treatment that is already licensed and used for various conditions in adults can reduce hemangioma growth in infants aged 35 "“ 150 days. The HEMANGIOL study...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vascular birthmarks, which occur in nearly 10 percent of all infants at birth or within the first few weeks of life, can cause concern for parents particularly if they are large or in a cosmetically important area. The decision to treat a birthmark is one that parents should make with a dermatologist, who can determine the type of birthmark and whether or not it poses any potential risks in the future. Speaking today at the 69th Annual Meeting of...

2010-07-20 13:45:04

National research team seeks clues, causes, associations and improved/safer treatment options In an ongoing effort to find better and safer treatment for complicated infantile hemangiomas, researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, report outcomes on two treatment options. The first study examined the effects of oral steroids on a group of patients and the second highlights possible complication/side effect from propranolol, a novel therapy for...

2010-03-18 12:58:43

Findings reveal why a longstanding treatment works, and suggest better approaches Hemangiomas -- strawberry-like birthmarks that commonly develop in early infancy -- are generally harmless, but up to 10 percent cause tissue distortion or destruction and sometimes obstruction of vision or breathing. Since the 1960s, problematic hemangiomas have been treated with corticosteroids such as dexamethasone or prednisone. But steroids have considerable side effects, don't always work, and their...

2009-01-06 06:50:00

New research finds that a genetic defect test performed during early pregnancy appears to increase the chances that a baby will be born with an infantile hemangioma, or birthmark. Chorionic villus sampling, or CVS, which can be performed as early as 10 weeks into pregnancy, uses a needle to collect samples of embryonic material that goes on to form the placenta.  It provides cells of fetal origin that can then be examined for chromosomal defects. Dr. Lewis B. Holmes of Massachusetts...

2008-10-20 12:00:32

A U.S.-led team of medical scientists says it's discovered the cause of the rapid growth seen in infantile hemangioma, a common childhood tumor. Researchers said the tumors, consisting of proliferating blood vessels, affect up to 10 percent of children of European descent, with girls more frequently afflicted than boys. The growths appear within days of birth -- most often as a single, blood-red lump on the head or face -- and grow rapidly during the ensuing months. Most tumors disappear...

2005-09-19 15:46:28

The September/October issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, contains several articles on the current state of knowledge and experience with vascular birthmarks, which are caused by blood vessels that do not form correctly. Vascular birthmarks can be internal, or form an external birthmark and can be disfiguring, especially if formed on the face. In an editorial accompanying the articles, Marcelo Hochman, M.D., of The Facial Surgery Center, Charleston,...

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