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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101031/alectinib-induced-erythema-multiforme-and-successful-rechallenge-with-alectinib-in-a-patient-with-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-rearranged-lung-cancer
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Tatsuo Kimura, Junko Sowa-Osako, Toshiyuki Nakai, Ayako Ohyama, Tomoya Kawaguchi, Daisuke Tsuruta, Masahiko Ohsawa, Kazuto Hirata
BACKGROUND: Alectinib is an oral drug developed for the treatment of patients with fusion gene encoding echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (EML4-ALK)-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we present the case of a patient treated with alectinib who developed a hypersensitivity reaction with successful rechallenge treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: A 39-year-old woman who was a passive smoker was referred to Osaka City University Hospital for the evaluation of a skin event caused by treatment for NSCLC with the fusion gene EML4-ALK...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099952/zebrin-ii-is-expressed-in-sagittal-stripes-in-the-cerebellum-of-dragon-lizards-ctenophorus-sp
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Douglas R Wylie, Daniel Hoops, Joel W Aspden, Andrew N Iwaniuk
Aldolase C, also known as zebrin II (ZII), is a glycolytic enzyme that is expressed in cerebellar Purkinje cells of the vertebrate cerebellum. In both mammals and birds, ZII is expressed heterogeneously, such that there are sagittal stripes of Purkinje cells with high ZII expression (ZII+) alternating with stripes of Purkinje cells with little or no expression (ZII-). In contrast, in snakes and turtles, ZII is not expressed heterogeneously; rather all Purkinje cells are ZII+. Here, we examined the expression of ZII in the cerebellum of lizards to elucidate the evolutionary origins of ZII stripes in Sauropsida...
January 19, 2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095914/vascular-mapping-of-the-retroauricular-skin-proposal-for-a-posterior-superior-surgical-incision-for-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-hearing-implants
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Adam Perenyi, Zsofia Bere, Janos Jarabin, Balazs Sztano, Edit Kukla, Ziad Bikhazi, Laszlo Tiszlavicz, Ferenc Toth, Jozsef Geza Kiss, Laszlo Rovo
BACKGROUND: Passive transcutaneous osseointegrated hearing implant systems have become increasingly popular more recently. The area over the implant is vulnerable due to vibration and pressure from the externally worn sound processor. Good perfusion and neural integrity has the potential to reduce complications. The authors' objective was to determine the ideal surgical exposure to maintain perfusion and neural integrity and decrease surgical time as a result of reduced bleeding. METHODS: The vascular anatomy of the temporal-parietal soft tissue was examined in a total of 50 subjects...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063220/biological-roles-of-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-as-a-biomarker-in-cartilage-regenerative-medicine
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Sanshiro Kanazawa, Satoru Nishizawa, Tsuyoshi Takato, Kazuto Hoshi
Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is an intermediate filament that is expressed in specifically expressed auricular chondrocytes, which are good cell sources of cartilage regenerative medicine. Although our group uses GFAP as a biomarker of matrix production in the cultured auricular chondrocytes, the biological roles of GFAP in auricular chondrocytes has remained unknown. In this study, we demonstrated the biological functions of GFAP in the human and mouse derived auricles to clarify the significance and role with the chondrocytes of GFAP in order to provide useful information for reliable and safe regenerative medicine...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062966/the-existence-of-a-natural-plica-at-the-anatomical-base-of-the-antihelix-and-its-surgical-importance-to-address-protruding-ears-an-anatomicosurgical-study
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Miguel Marques Oliveira, Daniel Sousa Marques Oliveira, Gustavo Sousa Marques Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Protruding ears represent the main abnormality of the external ear, which has required numerous anatomic and surgical studies. Most studies give attention to the absence of the antihelix as the anatomic defect responsible for the clinical deformity of the lateral aspect of the ear that leads to its anteversion. The reason for this study is the controversial origin of the fold of the antihelix within the auricle framework, a field of interest for aesthetic otoplasty. The current study examined the medial surface of the cartilaginous ear frame from cadaver specimens with right morphology to investigate the starting point of the fold of the antihelix...
January 7, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032157/a-rare-case-of-endochondral-pseudocyst-of-the-auricle
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Yahya Baltu, Utku Can Dölen, Orhan Aydin
: Endochondral pseudocyst of the auricle is a very rare, benign, non-inflammatory cystic lesion. It most commonly develops in the scaphoid or triangular fossa of the ear. In this case report, we present a 46-year-old man with a painless lesion on the scaphoid fossa of the right ear. We removed the hypertrophic perichondrium forming the anterior wall of the pseudocyst, curetted the ear cartilage, and dressed it with compression. No complications, such as infection, seroma, or hematoma, occurred during the postoperative period...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029581/right-atrial-appendage-aneurysms-in-veal-calves-and-beef-cattle-anatomopathological-investigations-and-aetiopathogenetic-hypotheses
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I Biasato, E Biasibetti, S Gili, G Bruatto, A Tarducci, F Guarda, M T Capucchio
OBJECTIVES: Right atrial aneurysms have been reported in bovine species, but a clear aetiopathogenesis has never been elucidated. ANIMALS: One thousand and seventy-nine veal calves (6-9 months old) and 313 beef cattle (10-24 months old) housed in intensive livestock farming systems and regularly slaughtered were included in the present study. METHODS: Hearts were externally examined and the identified right atrial aneurysms were submitted for gross and histopathological investigations...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027200/vascular-supply-of-the-auricle-anatomical-study-and-applications-to-external-ear-reconstruction
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Michaël Hénoux, Florent Espitalier, Antoine Hamel, Brigitte Dréno, Guillaume Michel, Olivier Malard
BACKGROUND: Reliable reconstructive flaps require convenient vascular supply. Thus, precise description of the vascular patterns of external ear is not completely elucidated. OBJECTIVE: This anatomical study aims to provide comprehensive data of the arterial network of the auricular region, anastomosis, and patterns of arterial dependence regarding external ear subunits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After dyed latex injections in the external carotid artery, eleven auricles have been carefully dissected to examine the vascular network of the auricular region...
January 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017165/simple-method-for-determining-the-size-of-the-proseal-laryngeal-mask-airway-in-children-a-prospective-observational-study
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Murat Haliloglu, Sevgi Bilgen, Neslihan Uzture, Ozge Koner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The size of the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway in children is determined by the patient's weight. However, in some instances, an alternative method may be required. This study aimed to compare sizing by the auricle with conventional ProSeal laryngeal mask airway sizing by weight in children. METHODS: After approval by the institutional ethics board and written informed consent from parents, 197 children with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-II who were scheduled for a routine genitourinary operation were included in the study...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010030/-basics-of-ear-surgery
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S Lailach, T Zahnert
The present article about the basics of ear surgery is a short overview of current indications, the required diagnostics and surgical procedures of common otologic diseases. In addition to plastic and reconstructive surgery of the auricle, principles of surgery of the external auditory canal, basics of middle ear surgery and the tumor surgery of the temporal bone are shown. Additionally, aspects of the surgical hearing rehabilitation (excluding implantable hearing systems) are presented considering current study results...
December 2016: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005788/bone-marrow-stem-cells-and-ear-framework-reconstruction
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Hamid Karimi, Seyed-Abolhassan Emami, Mohammad-Kazem Olad-Gubad
BACKGROUND: Repair of total human ear loss or congenital lack of ears is one of the challenging issues in plastic and reconstructive surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was 3D reconstruction of the human ear with cadaveric ear cartilages seeded with human mesenchymal stem cells. METHOD: We used cadaveric ear cartilages with preserved perichondrium. The samples were divided into 2 groups: group A (cartilage alone) and group B (cartilage seeded with a mixture of fibrin powder and mesenchymal stem cell [1,000,000 cells/cm] used and implanted in back of 10 athymic rats)...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002245/a-temporoparietal-fascia-pocket-method-in-elevation-of-reconstructed-auricle-for-microtia
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Takashi Kurabayashi, Hirotaka Asato, Yasutoshi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Kaji, Yoko Mitoma
BACKGROUND: In the two-stage procedures for the reconstruction of microtia, an axial flap of temporoparietal fascia (TPF) is widely used to cover the costal cartilage blocks placed behind the framework. Although a TPF flap is undoubtedly reliable, use of the flap has some morbidity and comes at the expense of the option for salvage surgery. METHODS: The authors devised a simplified procedure for covering the cartilage blocks by creating a pocket in the postauricular TPF...
December 19, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987336/frequency-of-malformed-infants-in-a-tertiary-center-in-hokkaido-japan-over-a-period-of-10-years
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Itaru Hayasaka, Kazutoshi Cho, Yutaka Uzuki, Keita Morioka, Takuma Akimoto, Satoshi Ishikawa, Kohta Takei, Takahiro Yamada, Mamoru Morikawa, Takashi Yamada, Tadashi Ariga, Hisanori Minakami
AIM: This retrospective study was performed to determine the frequency of malformed infants born at a tertiary center in Hokkaido, Japan. The accuracy of prenatal diagnosis rates was also investigated. METHODS: An observational study was performed using data of 1509 and 1743 newborn infants at a single center during two study periods, 2005-2009 (first) and 2010-2014 (second), respectively. Cases including minor anomalies (accessory auricle, nevus and fistula auris congenita) were not included...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968883/auriculotherapy-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-older-men-a-4-week-randomised-controlled-pilot-study
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Lorna Suen, Wai Hon, Kai Wang Yeung, Chao Hsing Yeh, Hon Fat Wong
BACKGROUND: Lower urinary tract symptoms, which commonly occur among older men, include urinary retention, voiding difficulty, frequent feeling of urinary urgency, and nocturia. Auriculotherapy, a Chinese medicine approach, is a therapeutic method in which specific points in the auricle are stimulated to achieve specific therapeutic purposes. This randomised controlled pilot study aimed to determine whether magneto-auriculotherapy alone or in combination with laser auriculotherapy is more effective than placebo for symptom relief and enhancement of quality of life...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955621/a-quantitative-model-for-dermal-infection-and-oedema-in-balb-c-mice-pinna
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Erika Nahomy Marino-Marmolejo, Flor Yohana Flores-Hernández, Mario Alberto Flores-Valdez, Luis Felipe García-Morales, Ana Cecilia González-Villegas, Jorge Bravo-Madrigal
BACKGROUND: Pharmaceutical industry demands innovation for developing new molecules to improve effectiveness and safety of therapeutic medicines. Preclinical assays are the first tests performed to evaluate new therapeutic molecules using animal models. Currently, there are several models for evaluation of treatments, for dermal oedema or infection. However, the most common or usual way is to induce the inflammation with chemical substances instead of infectious agents. On the other hand, this kind of models require the implementation of histological techniques and the interpretation of pathologies to verify the effectiveness of the therapy under assessment...
December 12, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910822/prolonged-in-vitro-precultivation-alleviates-post-implantation-inflammation-and-promotes-stable-subcutaneous-cartilage-formation-in-a-goat-model
#16
Yi Liu, Dan Li, Zongqi Yin, Xusong Luo, Wei Liu, Wenjie Zhang, Zhiyong Zhang, Yilin Cao, Yu Liu, Guangdong Zhou
Synthetic biodegradable scaffolds such as polylactic acid coated polyglycolic acid (PLA-PGA) are especially suitable for engineering shaped cartilage such as auricle, but they induce a serious inflammatory reaction particularly in the immunologically aggressive subcutaneous site, leading to resorption of the engineered autologous cartilage. Our previous study in a rabbit model has demonstrated 2 weeks of in vitro precultivation could significantly alleviate the post-implantation inflammation induced by PLA-PGA engineered cartilaginous grafts, but reproduction of this result failed in a preclinical goat model...
December 2, 2016: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899950/bone-anchored-titanium-implants-in-patients-with-auricular-defects-three-years-and-27-patients-experience
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Emilio Mevio, Luca Facca, Stefano Schettini, Mauro Mullace
Different surgical solutions have been proposed for reconstruction of the auricle following loss of the pinna through traumatic injury or neoplastic disease or in patients with congenital defects. Surgical treatment may involve the insertion of an autogenous rib cartilage framework or the use of a porous polymer material inserted into an expanded postauricular flap. Reconstruction with rib cartilage has yielded good results but requires more than one surgical step, and adverse events can occur both at the donor and at the acceptor site; cases of prosthesis rejection have also been described following application of the polymeric prosthesis...
2016: International Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898202/optimization-of-transcutaneous-vagus-nerve-stimulation-using-functional-mri
#18
Natalia Yakunina, Sam Soo Kim, Eui-Cheol Nam
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an established therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy, depression, and a number of other disorders. Transcutaneous stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (tVNS) has been considered as a non-invasive alternative. Several functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies on the effects of tVNS used different stimulation parameters and locations in the ear, which makes it difficult to determine the optimal tVNS methodology...
November 29, 2016: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896180/correction-of-congenital-auricular-deformities-using-the-ear-molding-technique
#19
Taeyong Woo, Young Seok Kim, Tai Suk Roh, Dae Hyun Lew, In Sik Yun
BACKGROUND: Studies of the ear-molding technique have emphasized the importance of initiating molding early to achieve the best results. In the present study, we describe the immediate effects and long-term outcomes of this technique, focusing on children who were older than the ideal age of treatment initiation. METHODS: Patients who visited our institution from July 2014 to November 2015 were included. Medical charts were reviewed to collect data on demographics, the duration of treatment, the types of deformities, and the manner of recognition of the deformity and referral to our institution...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888895/treating-scars-in-the-auricle-region
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REVIEW
Deborah Watson, Bharat Panuganti
This article provides a review of the surgical and nonsurgical options available to manage a variety of auricular scars. The basics of wound healing are discussed in addition to the etiology of keloids and the cauliflower ear. Many auricular scars can be revised with scar excision techniques, but separate discussions for the treatment of keloids and the cauliflower ear are provided. The management plan for auricular scarring requires appropriate patient counseling regarding the risk of recurrence in keloids, regrowth of scar tissue in cauliflower ears, scar hypertrophy at the line of closure, widening of the scar, and persisting ear contour deformities...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
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