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Phimosis and topical steroids: new clinical findings

Overview of attention for article published in Pediatric Surgery International, February 2007
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Title
Phimosis and topical steroids: new clinical findings
Published in
Pediatric Surgery International, February 2007
DOI 10.1007/s00383-007-1878-x
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Authors

Nicola Zampieri, Michele Corroppolo, Veronica Zuin, Sanzio Bianchi, Francesco Saverio Camoglio

Abstract

Phimosis has been defined as unretractable foreskin without adherences and/or a circular band of tight prepuce preventing full retraction. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy (response rate) of topical steroids for the treatment of tight phimosis at different age stages. After using the same medication with different dosage schemes, a retrospective analysis was carried out to assess the efficacy of topical steroids in the treatment of tight phimosis. Patients were divided into three groups: group A (betamethasone scheme A), group B (betamethasone scheme B) and group C (control group). Remission of phimosis, with a complete exposure and without a narrowing behind the glans, was considered a complete response to treatment. The outcomes were then related to dosage scheme and patient's age. The dosage for group A was more effective than the dosage for groups B and C (control group). Phimosis resolved in 90% (group A), 72% (group B) and 56% (group C) of cases. A successful treatment was closely related to the age of patients at the beginning of steroid application. The results showed that treatment with topical steroids, which in general gives good results, proved to be much more successful in patients aged between 4 and 8 years, suggesting the efficacy of an early beginning of the treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 5 42%
Student > Postgraduate 2 17%
Student > Master 2 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 8%
Researcher 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 50%
Unspecified 5 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 February 2012.
All research outputs
#3,498,575
of 12,220,306 outputs
Outputs from Pediatric Surgery International
#72
of 675 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#80,533
of 271,561 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Pediatric Surgery International
#6
of 18 outputs
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