Navigation Links
Henry Ford Hospital first in United States to offer MKTP surgery as treatment option for vitiligo
Date:10/25/2011

not covered by insurance and the cost is dependent on the size of the treatment area. For an area less than 25 cubic centimeters, or about less than one inch by one inch, the cost is $3,500. Cost for an area of 25-100 cubic centimeters is $4,000. Cost includes the procedure, office visits and post-surgical dressings.

Dr. Hamzavi is among three board-certified dermatologists trained to perform MKTP. They use the same technique developed by MKTP pioneer Sanjeev Mulekar, M.D., of the National Vitiligo Center in Saudi Arabia.

MKTP is among multiple treatment options available at Henry Ford for treating vitiligo, which currently has no cure. These include topical medications, light therapy, depigmentation and skin grafting. Ideal candidates for MKTP are adults and children whose vitiligo patches have not increased in size and no new patches formed in at least six months.

The results of Henry Ford's research study, published online in August in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, illustrate the potential of MKTP as a viable treatment option. Twenty-three patients regained on average 45 percent of their natural skin color. Ten patients with a specific type of vitiligo regained on average 65 percent of their skin color.

Dr. Hamzavi also says MKTP is "well-suited" for treating patients with burn-related injuries.

"MKTP provides a pigment reservoir where there is none and burn patients are ideal for this surgery because their immune system will not reject the transplanted skin cells," he says.

During MKTP, melanocyte cells, which produce pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, are harvested from an area of healthy skin and separated to make a skin cell mixture. This mixture then is applied to the treatment area and covered with a specially developed adhesive biologic dressing. MKTP allows dermatologists to treat the affected area up to 10 times the area of donor skin, Dr. Hamzavi says.

Pigmentati
'/>"/>

Contact: David Olejarz
dolejar1@hfhs.org
313-874-4094
Henry Ford Health System
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Alan Henry, M.D. Joins MedSolutions as Chief Medical Officer of Premerus
2. Henry Ford Hospital study shows link between vitamin D, skin cancer
3. Henry Ford Hospital study: Shoulder function not fully restored after surgery
4. Henry Ford Hospital atudy: Hepatitis C infection doubles risk for kidney cancer
5. Henry Ford Health System goes radical: Creating the hospital of the future
6. Henry Ford Hospital study: Less prep needed for colonoscopy
7. Henry Ford Hospital: New left-side heart pump improves right-side heart function
8. Henry Ford Hospital study: Fewer infections with new heart-pump implant
9. Henry Gabelnick receives lifetime achievement award
10. Sung-Cheng (Henry) Huang receives 2010 Benedict Cassen Prize for Research in Nuclear Medicine
11. Healthy U Chosen as Exclusive Concessions Provider for McHenry's 1st Annual Kicks 4 Kids Youth Charity Soccer Tournament
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Henry Ford Hospital first in United States to offer MKTP surgery as treatment option for vitiligo
(Date:12/21/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Weddingshe.com, an ... occasion gowns, has recently released its new selection of ... models are made according to the newest fashion trends. ... stunning dresses for cocktail parties . All of ... 80 percent off. We are making every effort to ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... New York (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 ... and other product liability claims involving a class ... mimetics continue to move forward in a federal ... Southern District of California, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. ... Court has established a data cut-off date of ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Serious Buyer, Andrew Hawley ... Jm Morrison and the Doors International Ballroom at the ... also be the only time that Morrison's mother would ... Nov. 25, 1967. According to Hawley, “This would be ... play the Alexandria Roller Rink earlier that year and ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... As testosterone therapy lawsuit filings ... and blood clots from using testosterone products such as ... shows that the male hormone testosterone may increase the ... published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ... group of male rats with naturally occurring colon cancer. ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 21, 2014 BambooIndustry.com is ... the business has announced its bamboo flooring promotion ... best material from certified suppliers, and offers the ... worldwide. In the current promotion, all customers can ... when they say they know BambooIndustry.com from press ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Stunning Cocktail Party Dresses from Weddingshe.com 2Health News:Byetta Lawsuit News: New Order Issued in Federal Incretin Mimetics Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Report 2Health News:Byetta Lawsuit News: New Order Issued in Federal Incretin Mimetics Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Report 3Health News:Byetta Lawsuit News: New Order Issued in Federal Incretin Mimetics Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Report 4Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4Health News:Eco-friendy Bamboo Flooring Manufacturer BambooIndustry.com Introduces Its Bamboo Flooring Promotion for 2015 2
... by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ... defects in the country.// ,"It helps to understand ... import they have on families around the country," said Joann ... of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation in White Plains, New York. ...
... has licensed Sildenafil to trade under the name Revatio ... pulmonary hypertension// specialist Ardeschir Ghofrani has revealed that Sildenafil ... a pill that has a positive effect in the ... aeration and improves the intake of oxygen in the ...
... are more prone to depression than men, and this may ... in the American Journal of Psychiatry.// In the January issue ... is higher in women than in men, where it is ... at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, represents the largest epidemiological ...
... adults are of the opinion, that it is imperative ... Schools//, according to a survey, by the San Francisco-based ... opted for programs with information on abstinence from sex, ... on mere abstinence programs. At least one program on ...
... and Jared Kennedy are the parents of the first baby born ... purchased from a commercial egg bank, Cryo Eggs// International (CEI), which ... the seven eggs were purchased for US$ 2,500 by the couple. ... three eggs which were implanted in Wendy. There is only a ...
... United States has asked the US Food and Drug Administration ... treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) following reports that ... as strokes and heart attacks. The US committee would meet ... drugs. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia is responsible ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:US Government Licenses New Hypertension Drug 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , December 17, 2014 ... nothing less than a hub of information concerning the biopharmaceutical ... A further addition to the recently launched institutional ... and has now been enriched by a new chapter in ... A richly detailed and panoramic hub on the ...
(Date:12/17/2014)...  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII ... and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical ... in its first Phase 2a study, RXI-109-1301.  The ... 1-month findings that were reported in September of ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/NE80755LOGO , , , ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Registreer nu via  http://bit.ly/ag8Sypm14de ... Februar sind alle akkreditierten pharmazeutischen Patientenversorgungsakten-Firmen (PMR) ... PROGRAMM ™ 2015 in Amsterdam ... Tagung soll dazu beitragen, der Aegate PMR ... profitablen Unternehmensdienstleistungen, die für Apotheken und die ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 2Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 5Symposium über Aegates Ecosystem-Partner-Programm für sichere Medikamente vom 19. - 20. Februar 2015 in Amsterdam 2
... 2010 AstraZeneca (NYSE: ... it will discontinue the development of CERTRIAD™ (rosuvastatin calcium and ... mixed dyslipidemia. This means the co-development and license agreement with ... A Complete Response Letter (CRL) for the CERTRIAD New Drug ...
... Inc (NYSE: PFE ) today announced that ... States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European ... 13®* (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) to ... prevention of pneumococcal disease caused by the 13 serotypes ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pfizer Submits Applications to FDA and EMA for Use of its Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Prevnar 13®, in Adults 50 and Older 2Pfizer Submits Applications to FDA and EMA for Use of its Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Prevnar 13®, in Adults 50 and Older 3Pfizer Submits Applications to FDA and EMA for Use of its Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Prevnar 13®, in Adults 50 and Older 4Pfizer Submits Applications to FDA and EMA for Use of its Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Prevnar 13®, in Adults 50 and Older 5
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: