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P R Cohen, R K Scher
Onychology (the study of nails) is an important area in dermatology. We discuss the dermatologists' opportunity to educate their patients and colleagues about nail disorders, review the diagnostic techniques for evaluating nails, and describe some of the possible topics for additional research.
November 1989: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
P R Cohen, R K Scher
Age-associated nail changes and disorders are common in elderly patients. Characteristic changes in color, contour, growth, surface, thickness, and histology occur in the nail unit as persons become older. Several onychodystrophies are frequently observed in these elderly patients: brittle nails, those induced by faulty biomechanics and trauma, infections, onychauxis, onychoclavus, onychogryphosis, onychophosis, splinter hemorrhages and subungual hematomas, and subungual exostosis. Awareness of the signs and symptoms of the aging nail will enable better assessment and management of the onychologic concerns of this group of older patients...
April 1992: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
R A Nicholson
Laser techniques for nail pathology have existed for over a decade. Published reports concerning onychologic techniques and results are growing along with other medical laser literature. In this article, the author has presented techniques with which he and podiatric colleagues at Wenske Laser Center have operational familiarity. Preoperative concerns have been emphasized and potential complications and prevention are discussed. Widely variant results are identified. Laser onychologic procedures are technique intensive...
July 1992: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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