A du Vivier

The Kings College, Denmark, South Carolina, United States

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Publications (54)170.14 Total impact

  • S Munn · F Keane · F Child · J Philpott-Howard · A Du Vivier
    British Journal of Dermatology 09/1999; 141(2):378-80. DOI:10.1046/j.1365-2133.1999.03016.x · 4.10 Impact Factor
  • Article: 6 Melanoma
    C. Fuller · F Child · E. Higgins · A. du Vivier
    Melanoma Research 12/1995; 5(6). DOI:10.1097/00008390-199512000-00014 · 2.10 Impact Factor
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    E Higgins · A du Vivier
    Journal of Clinical Pathology 10/1992; DOI:10.1136/jcp.45.10.943-d · 2.55 Impact Factor
  • H C Williams · R Buffham · A du Vivier
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    ABSTRACT: A double-blind controlled study was performed on a patient with long-standing yellow nail syndrome to investigate the potential beneficial role of topical vitamin E solution for the nail changes seen in this disorder. Three nails received active solution containing DL-alpha-tocopherol in dimethyl sulfoxide; three nails received dimethyl sulfoxide only; and the remainder were untreated. After 6 months of therapy, the three nails treated with active solution showed marked clinical improvement and a corresponding increase in nail growth rates. Dimethyl sulfoxide alone produced a small increase in nail growth rate and slight clinical improvement. Active solution was then applied to all of the nails for a further 6 months, resulting in clinical improvement and increased nail growth rates in the remaining nails. These beneficial effects require further study.
    Archives of Dermatology 08/1991; 127(7):1023-8. · 4.31 Impact Factor
  • H C Williams · D Smith · A du Vivier
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    ABSTRACT: A retrospective review of 182 cutaneous melanomas seen at King's College Hospital from 1970 to 1987 showed that surgeons saw much thicker melanomas (median 3.64 mm) when compared to dermatologists (median 1.14 mm). Surgeons saw a greater proportion of nodular melanomas, less superficial spreading melanomas, were less likely to make the correct clinical diagnosis, and were more likely to perform wide excisions for thin melanomas (less than 2 mm) when compared to dermatologists. General surgeons see a different group of melanoma patients compared to dermatologists and manage them differently from dermatologists working with plastic surgeons. There is a need for a combined approach for the diagnosis and management of cutaneous melanoma between specialists.
    International Journal of Dermatology 05/1991; 30(4):257-61. · 1.23 Impact Factor
  • E Higgins · A du Vivier
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    ABSTRACT: The face of malignant melanoma is changing. The incidence is rising, and the disease is tending to affect a younger age group. Publicity about the disease is intense, and the trend is towards earlier diagnosis. Early diagnosis is essential, as the only effective treatment remains surgical excision, which is curative for thin lesions.
    The British journal of clinical practice 02/1991; 45(2):109-15.
  • Hywell C. Williams · A du Vivier
    Contact Dermatitis 09/1990; 23(2):119-20. DOI:10.1111/j.1600-0536.1990.tb03239.x · 3.62 Impact Factor
  • B Adriaans · H Pullon · A Du Vivier · R Mibashan
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    ABSTRACT: A patient whose second, third and fourth pregnancies were complicated by alloimmune thrombocytopenia, developed pemphigoid gestationis after the fourth pregnancy. The infant was delivered by Caesarean section at 34 weeks gestation. The pemphigoid gestationis resolved promptly after a short course of systemic corticosteroids. A possible association between these two uncommon conditions is discussed.
    Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 04/1990; 15(2):134-6. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2230.1990.tb02050.x · 1.23 Impact Factor
  • B Adriaans · A du Vivier
    Archives of Dermatology 08/1989; 125(7):1005. DOI:10.1001/archderm.125.7.1005 · 4.31 Impact Factor
  • H Williams · J Brett · A du Vivier
    Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London 05/1989; 23(2):114-5.
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    ABSTRACT: Theoretically no-one should die of cutaneous malignant melanoma for it is a unique cancer in that it is visible and can therefore be spotted early and excised before it has invaded to a significant depth. Cure depends on an informed general public and on doctors who can distinguish the sinister from the banal.
    British journal of hospital medicine 05/1989; 41(4):357-63.
  • B E Monk · J P Bennett · Judith Brett · Anthony du Vivier
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    ABSTRACT: A case is reported of a 28-year-old man with three separate primary cutaneous malignant melanomas. The patient denied any family history of melanoma, but screening of the first degree relatives resulted in the early diagnosis of two malignant melanomas in his brother and the recognition of a strong family history of melanoma.
    British Journal of Plastic Surgery 06/1988; 41(3):316-8. DOI:10.1016/0007-1226(88)90118-X · 1.29 Impact Factor
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    H C Williams · J Salisbury · J Brett · A du Vivier
    British medical journal (Clinical research ed.) 05/1988; 296(6629):1097. DOI:10.2307/29530410
  • B E Monk · M E Hehir · M I Clement · A C Pembroke · A du Vivier
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    ABSTRACT: A prospective randomized trial of anthralin in Lassar's paste compared with anthralin in 0.0125% clobetasol propionate in the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis was undertaken. The psoriatic skin of patients treated with the corticosteroid-anthralin combination cleared significantly more quickly than those treated with anthralin alone, with a mean time to clearance of 14.9 days compared with 18.5 days, and with lower concentrations of anthralin. No significant difference was found in the rate of relapse of the two treatment groups, with relapse occurring in over 80% of patients within one year. Anthralin in 0.0125% clobetasol propionate was found to be an effective agent in the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis, and one that was cosmetically acceptable to patients and nursing staff. An important disadvantage, however, was the development of a staphylococcal folliculitis in four of the 35 patients in which it was used. Because of this, anthralin in Lassar's paste remains our standard inpatient therapy, although the ease of use and cosmetic acceptability of anthralin in clobetasol propionate make it a useful remedy for outpatient use.
    Archives of Dermatology 05/1988; 124(4):548-50. · 4.31 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A multi-centre controlled trial of low-dose cyproterone acetate (Diane®, Schering Health t are Ltd) compared with minocycline hydrochloride (Minocin®, Lederle Laboratories Ltd) in female patients with acne vulgaris has been undertaken. Seventy-eight patients completed the study. Over a 24-week treatment period, Diane and Minocin were found to be equally effective in reducing the lesion count for comedones, papules and pustules, and in the patients' subjective assessment of their skin. No significant changes in weight or blood pressure were found in either treatment group, and the number of patients reporting; side-effects was similar.
    Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 10/1987; 12(5):319-22. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2230.1987.tb02499.x · 1.23 Impact Factor
  • B E Monk · A.W.P. Du Vivier
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    ABSTRACT: The case is described of a female patient with necrobiosis lipoidica of the legs, and a previous history of acute sarcoidosis. There has been only one previous report of an association between necrobiosis lipoidica and sarcoidosis.1 The relationship between these disorders may be suggested by the known association of sarcoidosis and other granulomatous and necrobiotic disorders.
    Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 08/1987; 12(4):294-5. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2230.1987.tb01927.x · 1.23 Impact Factor
  • B E Monk · S M Neill · A du Vivier
    The Practitioner 06/1986; 230(1415):401-2.
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    B E Monk · S M Neill · A.W.P. Du Vivier
    British medical journal (Clinical research ed.) 05/1986; 292(6526):1000-1.
  • B E Monk · A C Pembroke · A du Vivier
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    ABSTRACT: Two cases are reported in which neurofibromatosis was associated with generalized pruritus and an unexplained cholestatic pattern of liver dysfunction. Neither generalized pruritus, nor hepatic dysfunction arc recognized features of neurofibromatosis, and the co-occurrence of this triad of abnormalities has not previously been reported.
    Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 12/1985; 10(6):590-1. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2230.1985.tb00629.x · 1.23 Impact Factor
  • S M Neill · A Du Vivier
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    ABSTRACT: A 61-year-old man presented with erythema and induration of the skin on his face and neck. Initially a photosensitive dermatosis was suspected but this was excluded on further investigation. Mycosis fungoides was diagnosed and the lesions responded to photochemotherapy (PUVA).
    British Journal of Dermatology 11/1985; 113(4):497-500. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2133.1985.tb02366.x · 4.10 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

457 Citations
170.14 Total Impact Points


  • 1979–1999
    • The Kings College
      Denmark, South Carolina, United States
  • 1979–1991
    • King's College London
      Londinium, England, United Kingdom
  • 1983
    • University Hospital Estaing of Clermont-Ferrand
      Clermont, Auvergne, France
  • 1978
    • Temple University
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States