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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624015/photodynamic-therapy-of-red-and-blue-lights-on-malassezia-pachydermatis-an-in-vitro-study
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W R Kim, S G Bae, T H Oh
In veterinary medicine, infection caused by Malassezia pachydermatis is spreading and necessity of alternative treatment is emphasized. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is therapeutic method using specific spectrum of light with photosensitizer. In this study, applying PDT not only using red light which is used in human medicine commonly, but also using blue light into skin infection causative microorganism with photosensitizer, confirm the effect of PDT and possibility of being an alternative treatment. Four isolates of M...
March 2018: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620842/spontaneous-and-selective-nano-welding-of-silver-nanowires-by-electrochemical-ostwald-ripening-and-high-electrostatic-potential-at-the-junctions-for-high-performance-stretchable-transparent-electrodes
#2
Hyo-Ju Lee, Semi Oh, Ki-Yeop Cho, Woo-Lim Jeong, Dong-Seon Lee, Seong-Ju Park
Metal nanowires have been gaining increasing attention as the most promising stretchable transparent electrodes for emerging field of stretchable optoelectronic devices.Nano-welding technology is a major challenge in the fabrication of metal nanowire networks since the optoelectronic performances of metal nanowire networks are mostly limited by the high junction resistance between nanowires. We demonstrate the spontaneous and selective welding of Ag nanowires (AgNWs) by Ag solders via an electrochemical Ostwald ripening process and high electrostatic potential at the junctions of AgNWs...
April 5, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596396/smart-garment-fabrics-to-enable-non-contact-opto-physiological-monitoring
#3
Dmitry Iakovlev, Sijung Hu, Harnani Hassan, Vincent Dwyer, Roya Ashayer-Soltani, Chris Hunt, Jinsong Shen
Imaging photoplethysmography (iPPG) is an emerging technology used to assess microcirculation and cardiovascular signs by collecting backscattered light from illuminated tissue using optical imaging sensors. The aim of this study was to study how effective smart garment fabrics could be capturing physiological signs in a non-contact mode. The present work demonstrates a feasible approach of, instead of using conventional high-power illumination sources, integrating a grid of surface-mounted light emitting diodes (LEDs) into cotton fabric to spotlight the region of interest (ROI)...
March 29, 2018: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541404/interstitial-near-infrared-photoimmunotherapy-effective-treatment-areas-and-light-doses-needed-for-use-with-fiber-optic-diffusers
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Shuhei Okuyama, Tadanobu Nagaya, Kazuhide Sato, Fusa Ogata, Yasuhiro Maruoka, Peter L Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi
Near-infrared photoimmunotherapy (NIR-PIT), a promising cancer therapy utilizing an antibody-photoabsorber conjugate (APC) and NIR light, which induces rapid necrotic cell death only in APC-bound cells. Effective NIR-PIT in mouse models has been achieved using superficial light illumination (SLI) with light emitting diodes (LEDs) or lasers, but in the clinical setting, fiber optic diffusers have been employed to deliver light to deeper tumors. However, the performance of NIR light in tissue delivered by fiber optic diffusers is poorly understood...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476546/a-randomized-split-scalp-study-comparing-calcipotriol-assisted-mal-pdt-with-conventional-mal-pdt-for-the-treatment-of-actinic-keratosis
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L Torezan, B Grinblat, M Haedersdal, N Valente, C Festa-Neto, R M Szeimies
BACKGROUND: Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an approved treatment for actinic keratosis (AK). To enhance the efficacy of PDT for AKs, physical (ablative lasers and microneedling) and chemical (pro-differentiating drugs) pretreatments have been suggested. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of the combination of topical calcipotriol (CAL) before methylaminolevulinate (MAL)-PDT for AKs of the scalp versus conventional MAL-PDT in a randomized controlled-clinical trial...
February 24, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448653/self-powered-sensors-and-flexible-triboelectric-nanogenerator-for-powering-portable-electronics
#6
Piyush Kanti Sarkar, Subrata Maji, Somobrata Acharya
We report on a flexible triboelectric nanogenerator (FTENG) designed using polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and aluminium (Al) combinations to convert ambient mechanical energy into electrical outputs. An open-circuit output voltage of ~40 V and short-circuit current density of ~63.6 mA m-2 with power density 0.62 W m-2 was easily obtained from the FTENG. The harvested mechanical energy is used for lighting ~100 light emitting diodes and to operate seven segment display enabling prospects for carbon-emission free environment friendly source for powering portable electronic devices...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369396/current-developments-in-phototherapy-for-psoriasis
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REVIEW
Akimichi Morita
Phototherapy utilizes the beneficial effects of ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths to affect immunoregulatory functions. UV light phototherapy using narrowband UV-B (NB-UVB) and bath-psoralen UV-A (bath-PUVA) therapy are well-established treatments for psoriasis. Dual-action mechanisms of UV phototherapy have been identified: apoptosis and immune suppression. NB-UVB depletes pathogenic T cells by inducing apoptosis and regulatory T cells. Other wavelengths are also utilized for phototherapy, namely 308-nm excimer light and 312-nm flat-typed NB-UVB...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356026/light-emitting-diodes-in-dermatology-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jared Jagdeo, Evan Austin, Andrew Mamalis, Christopher Wong, Derek Ho, Daniel M Siegel
OBJECTIVE: In dermatology, patient and physician adoption of light-emitting diode (LED) medical technology continues to grow as research indicates that LEDs may be used to treat skin conditions. The goal of this systematic review is to critically analyze published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and provide evidence-based recommendations on the therapeutic uses of LEDs in dermatology based on published efficacy and safety data. METHODS: A systematic review of the published literature on the use of LED treatments for skin conditions was performed on September 13th 2017...
January 22, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348898/avoiding-thermal-injury-during-near-infrared-photoimmunotherapy-nir-pit-the-importance-of-nir-light-power-density
#9
Shuhei Okuyama, Tadanobu Nagaya, Fusa Ogata, Yasuhiro Maruoka, Kazuhide Sato, Yuko Nakamura, Peter L Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi
Near-infrared photoimmunotherapy (NIR-PIT) is a newly-established cancer treatment which employs the combination of an antibody-photoabsorber conjugate (APC) and NIR light. When NIR light is absorbed by APC-bound tissues, a certain amount of heat is generated locally. For the most part this results in a subclinical rise in skin temperature, however, excessive light exposure may cause non-specific thermal damage. In this study, we investigated the potential for thermal damage caused by NIR-PIT by measuring surface temperature...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295735/photodynamic-therapy-interventions-in-facial-photodamage-a-systematic-review
#10
G Sanclemente, V Ruiz-Cañas, J M Miranda, A P Ferrín, P A Ramirez, G N Hernandez
INTRODUCTION: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) involves the combination of a light source and a photosensitizing agent to induce tissue damage via the generation of singlet oxygen. Although topical PDT has been approved for other indications, its use in facial photodamage is uncertain. AIMS: To assess the efficacy and safety of PDT in facial skin photoaging. METHODS: All randomized clinical trials (RCTs) evaluating the efficacy and safety of any form of topical PDT for the treatment of facial photodamage (dermatoheliosis) or photoaging in patients older than 18 years, were included...
April 2018: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289704/contribution-of-photodynamic-therapy-in-wound-healing-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Vanessa Nesi-Reis, Daniele Stéfanie Sara Lopes Lera-Nonose, Jully Oyama, Marielle Priscila Paula Silva-Lalucci, Izabel Galhardo Demarchi, Sandra Mara Alessi Aristides, Jorge Juarez Vieira Teixeira, Thaís Gomes Verzignassi Silveira, Maria Valdrinez Campana Lonardoni
OBJECTIVE: We researched articles that used photodynamic therapy (PDT) for skin wound healing in humans. METHODS: The systematic review was conducted through scientific articles that investigated the action of PDT on wound healing in humans, published from July 2005 to March 2017, in the data bases PubMed and LILACS. RESULTS: The main types of wound described in selected articles in this review were chronic ulcer and non-melanoma skin cancer...
March 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242907/skin-intrinsic-fluorescence-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-the-beaver-dam-eye-study
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Ronald Klein, Kristine E Lee, John D Maynard, Stacy M Meuer, Ronald E Gangnon, Barbara E K Klein
Purpose: To determine if skin intrinsic fluorescence (SIF), a noninvasive measure of advanced glycation endproducts and oxidative stress in skin is associated with AMD. Methods: SIF was measured with the SCOUT DS skin fluorescence spectrometer in a cross-sectional cohort study of 969 persons aged 68 to 102 years from the 1181 who participated in the 25-year follow-up examination in the Beaver Dam Eye Study (BDES) in 2014 to 2016. The SCOUT DS skin fluorescence spectrometer uses five light-emitting diodes, centered at 375 nm to 456 nm...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200774/therapeutic-effects-of-a-light-emitting-diode-at-a-variety-of-wavelengths-on-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-in-nc-nga-mice
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Eun Ah Cho, Ye Jin Lee, Yun Hee Ryu, Ju Hee Han, Ji Hyun Lee, Young Min Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156237/skeleton-skin-structured-rgo-cnts-pani-composite-fiber-electrodes-with-excellent-mechanical-and-electrochemical-performance-for-all-solid-state-symmetric-supercapacitors
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Dong Liu, Pengcheng Du, Wenli Wei, Hongxing Wang, Qi Wang, Peng Liu
Polyaniline coated reduced graphene oxide/carbon nanotube composite fibers ((RGO/CNTs)@PANI, RCP) with skeleton/skin structure are designed as fiber-shaped electrodes for high performance all-solid-state symmetric supercapacitor. The one-dimensional reduced graphene oxide/carbon nanotube composite fibers (RGO/CNTs, RC) are prepared via a simple in-situ reduction of graphene oxide in presence of carbon nanotubes in quartz glass pipes, which exhibit excellent mechanical performance of >193.4 MPa of tensile strength...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120857/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-light-emitting-diodes-based-ultraviolet-a1-phototherapy-in-bleomycin-induced-scleroderma-in-mice
#15
Diana Karpec, Romualdas Rudys, Laima Leonaviciene, Zygmunt Mackiewicz, Ruta Bradunaite, Gailute Kirdaite, Algirdas Venalis
PURPOSE: To define the efficacy and safety of narrowband ultraviolet A1 (UVA1) for the treatment of dermal fibrosis in bleomycin-induced mouse model of scleroderma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 42 DBA/2 strain mice were included in the study: healthy mice and mice with established scleroderma, treated with high or medium dose of UVA1. Non-treated groups served as control. The equipment emitting 365±5nm UVA1 radiation was used in the study. The average cumulative doses were 1200J/cm2 for high and 600J/cm2 for medium dose course...
November 6, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071035/a-comparative-study-of-660-nm-low-level-laser-and-light-emitted-diode-in-proliferative-effects-of-fibroblast-cells
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Mina Sadat Naderi, Mohammadreza Razzaghi, Gholamreza Esmaeeli Djavid, Zahra Hajebrahimi
Introduction: In recent years, low-power lasers have been widely used in medicine. With the introduction of affordable light emitted diode (LED), clinical application of LED light has become more and more popular. However, some researchers believe that due to lack of coherence of the LED light, it can be different in terms of biological effects, in comparison with laser. In this study, the biological effects of low-level laser (LLL) to those of LED light are compared and discussed. Methods: Human skin fibroblast cell line Hu02 was irradiated with LLL and LED light with a wavelength of 660 nm, power output of 35 mW and in continuous mode and the control group was not irradiated...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067616/a-clinical-review-of-phototherapy-for-psoriasis
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REVIEW
Ping Zhang, Mei X Wu
Psoriasis is an autoimmune inflammatory skin disease. In the past several decades, phototherapy has been widely used to treat stable psoriatic lesions, including trunk, scalp, arms and legs, and partial nail psoriasis. A variety of light/lasers with different mechanisms of action have been developed for psoriasis including ultraviolet B (UVB), psoralen ultraviolet A (PUVA), pulsed dye laser (PDL), photodynamic therapy (PDT), intense pulsed light (IPL), light-emitting diodes (LED), and so on. Because light/laser each has specific therapeutic and adverse effects, it is important to adequately choose the sources and parameters in management of psoriasis with different pathogenic sites, severities, and duration of the disorder...
January 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065997/light-emitting-diode-585nm-photomodulation-inhibiting-melanin-synthesis-and-inducing-autophagy-in-human-melanocytes
#18
Li Chen, Zhongyi Xu, Min Jiang, Chengfeng Zhang, Xuan Wang, Leihong Xiang
BACKGROUND: Melasma is a common hyperpigmentation skin disease on face. Light-emitting diode (LED) photomodulation (585nm) is reported to be effective for the treatment of melasma. However, whether and how LED photomodulation would influence melanogenesis of human epidermal melanocytes (HEMs) is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of LED photomodulation (585nm) on melanogenesis in HEMs. METHODS: HEMs were irradiated with fluences of 0, 5, 10 and 20J/cm2 585nm LED light...
January 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060666/a-wearable-eeg-based-massage-headband-for-anxiety-alleviation
#19
M Nair Chaitanya, Sharmila Jayakkumar, Edwin Chong, C H Yeow
In this work, we would like to discuss our findings obtained from the newly proposed hardware design for anxiety detection and its mitigation where a subject's state of mind is identified from the neurological data retrieved. A feedback-based network implemented for stress alleviation mainly comprises of a pair of massage motors and RGB light-emitting diode (LED) that activate during conditions of stress detected, a custom-made Electroencephalography (EEG)-sensor and a massage motor circuit both functioning on an Arduino driven platform...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986000/the-effect-of-light-emitting-diode-590-830%C3%A2-nm-based-low-level-laser-therapy-on-posttraumatic-edema-of-facial-bone-fracture-patients
#20
Woo Yeol Baek, Il Hwan Byun, In Sik Yun, Jae Yoon Kim, Tai Suk Roh, Dae Hyun Lew, Young Seok Kim
PURPOSE: Posttraumatic edema in facial bone fracture patients may interfere with the operation field and delay the schedule. Thus, swiftly reducing the edema alleviates patient discomfort and advances the operation date. Ice packing and compression bandages are often used for such a purpose, but such methods are often inconvenient for the face. In this study, we aim to analyze the effect of light-emitting diode (LED) (590/830 nm)-based low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in posttraumatic edema in facial bone fracture patients...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
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