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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221299/treatment-of-burn-and-surgical-wounds-with-recombinant-human-tropoelastin-produces-new-elastin-fibers-in-scars
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Hua Xie, Lisa Lucchesi, Bo Zheng, Elena Ladich, Teresa Pineda, Rose Merten, Cynthia Gregory, Michael Rutten, Kenton Gregory
Tropoelastin (TE), the soluble precursor of insoluble elastin fibers, is produced in minimal amounts in adults. Burn injuries result in inflexible collagen-rich scars because of lack of elastin fiber formation. We studied the feasibility of using recombinant human tropoelastin to enable elastin fiber production in burn and surgical scars to improve skin flexibility. In a swine hypertrophic burn scar model, normal skin and 3 × 3-cm partial thickness thermal burns underwent dermatome resection at 1 week post burn and randomized to four subcutaneous injections of saline or TE (either 0...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220505/fractional-microplasma-radiofrequency-technology-for-non-hypertrophic-post-burn-scars-in-asians-a-prospective-study-of-95-patients
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Shen Wang, Jing Mi, Qingfeng Li, Rui Jin, Jiying Dong
BACKGROUND: Laser and other energy devices are emerging, minimally invasive treatments for scars. Among the various techniques, fractional microplasma radiofrequency technology (FMRT) has proven to be an effective treatment option for various types of scars and skin conditions such as rhytids, striae distensae, and hyperpigmentation. OBJECTIVE: This prospective clinical trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of FMRT for treating non-hypertrophic post-burn scars in the Asian population...
February 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216820/siliconomas-of-the-lower-limb-tumour-like-excision-and-reconstruction
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Tommaso Agostini, Raffaella Perello
BACKGROUND: Silicone oil injection can cause several complications including pain, cellulitis, abscesses, skin compromise, migration, embolism and multiorgan failure. Oil-infested tissue excision remains the solely treatment to prevent such complications. OBJECTIVES: The authors evaluate tumor-like excision of the oil-infested tissue as a treatment for patients experiencing silicone injections in the lower limbs, to both preserve aesthetic appearance and solve further risk of complication from silicone...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216321/effects-of-dmso-on-a-rabbit-ear-hypertrophic-scar-model-a-controlled-randomized-experimental-study
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Elif Sari, Bulent Bakar, Gungor Cagdas Dincel, Fatma Azize Budak Yildiran
Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, analgesic drug widely used to treat several diseases as reported in the literature. It has a detractive effect on collagen deposition in the abnormal tissue. This study aimed to investigate the possible therapeutic effects of DMSO on hypertrophic scar formation in rabbits. Twenty-four New Zealand male albino rabbits were randomly divided into four groups: control, sham, DMSO, and TRA (triamcinolone acetonide). Except the control group, punch biopsy defects were created on each animal's right ear...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210394/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-novel-100-silicone-scar-gel-treatment-for-early-intervention-in-scar-management
#5
David J Goldberg
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new topical silicone gel for the early intervention in the management of scars. Design: In this 12-week, observational study, healthy subjects (n=15) with an accessible linear or hypertrophic scar were given the test product and instructed to apply twice daily. Subjects returned 14, 28, 56, and 84 days later for evaluation and recording of adverse events. Setting: Private practice of the author. Participants: Eligible subjects had a scar with a Vancouver Scar Scale total score ≥3 at baseline...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182006/coordinate-activities-of-brd4-and-cdk9-in-the-transcriptional-elongation-complex-are-required-for-tgf%C3%AE-induced-nox4-expression-and-myofibroblast-transdifferentiation
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Talha Ijaz, Mohammad Jamaluddin, Yingxin Zhao, Yueqing Zhang, Jayson Jay, Celeste C Finnerty, David N Herndon, Ronald G Tilton, Allan R Brasier
Transdifferentiation of quiescent dermal fibroblasts to secretory myofibroblasts has a central role in wound healing and pathological scar formation. This myofibroblast transdifferentiation process involves TGFβ-induced de novo synthesis of alpha smooth muscle cell actin (αSMA)+ fibers that enhance contractility as well as increased expression of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, including collagen and fibronectin. These processes are mediated upstream by the reactive oxygen species (ROS)-producing enzyme Nox4, whose induction by TGFβ is incompletely understood...
February 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180922/effect-of-btxa-on-inhibiting-hypertrophic-scar-formation-in-a-rabbit-ear-model
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Dong-Qing Liu, Xiao-Jing Li, Xiao-Juan Weng
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic scar (HS) is a refractory skin disease caused by major physical damage or other inflammation. Some reports found that botulinum toxin type A (BTXA) could be an alternative treatment of the HS. Therefore, the authors studied the effects of BTXA on the treatment of HS and the dose response of BTXA. METHODS: Hypertrophic scars were harvested from the ears of 18 young adult New Zealand big-eared rabbits and treated with BTXA or triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) in vivo experiment...
February 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163452/outcome-of-flap-surgeries-in-dermatosurgical-unit-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-india-with-a-review-of-literature
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Gorur Kalappa Divya, Kanathur Shilpa, Sacchidanand Sarvajnamurthy, Eswari Loganathan, Biju Vasudevan, G B Chitrika, C Madhura, D V Lakshmi
INTRODUCTION: Flap surgeries are an excellent choice for closing large defects following trauma, excision of carcinomas or removal of large lesions. This article is a prospective interventional study of various flap surgeries performed at a tertiary care centre with their outcome in dermatosurgical unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 35 flap surgeries performed from January 2012 to December 2014 formed part of the study. Data were recorded for each case including age, sex, indications and type of flap surgery and any occurrence of complications...
October 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153584/assessing-blood-flow-microvasculature-erythema-and-redness-in-hypertrophic-scars-a-cross-sectional-study-showing-different-features-that-require-precise-definitions
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M E H Jaspers, C M Stekelenburg, J M Simons, K M Brouwer, M Vlig, E van den Kerckhove, E Middelkoop, P P M van Zuijlen
BACKGROUND: In hypertrophic scar assessment, laser Doppler imaging (LDI), colorimetry and subjective assessment (POSAS) can be used to evaluate blood flow, erythema and redness, respectively. In addition, the microvasculature (i.e. presence of microvessels) can be determined by immunohistochemistry. These measurement techniques are frequently used in clinical practice and/or in research to evaluate treatment response and monitor scar development. However, until now it has not been tested to what extent the outcomes of these techniques are associated, whilst the outcome terms are frequently used interchangeably or replaced by the umbrella term 'vascularization'...
January 30, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149806/robotic-retroauricular-thyroid-surgery
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REVIEW
Haytham Alabbas, Daniah Bu Ali, Emad Kandil
Surgery is the gold standard treatment for patients with thyroid cancer or nodules suspicious for cancer. Open conventional approach is the standard surgical approach. However, a visible neck incision could be a concern for most young female patients, especially for patients with a history of healing with keloid or hypertrophic scars. Robotic remote access approaches have evolved into a safe and feasible approach in selected patients, providing a hidden scar with good patient satisfaction. This review will focus on the performance and safety of robotic retroauricular thyroid surgery...
December 2016: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149737/endoscopic-subtotal-fasciectomy-of-the-foot
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Tun Hing Lui
Plantar fibromatosis is a rare benign but often locally aggressive tumor of the plantar aponeurosis. Nonsurgical treatment is the first line of treatment for symptomatic lesions. Because of the high recurrence rate associated with surgical treatment, operation is indicated only when the lesions are highly symptomatic and conservative measures fail or the diagnosis is in question. The purpose of this technical note is to report the details of endoscopic subtotal fasciectomy. This may reduce the risks of skin necrosis and dehiscence, infection, and formation of painful hypertrophic scars...
December 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149228/exhaust-system-related-burns-affecting-children-a-uk-perspective-and-literature-review
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P V Vermaak, C E Deall, C McArdle, T Burge
Burns caused by exhaust systems in children may be associated with considerable morbidity. Current epidemiological data varies, but no data are available for the UK population. We aim to identify the pattern of exhaust-related burns affecting children who presented to a regional centre for paediatric burn care in the UK. Patients who sustained burns related to exhaust mechanisms between May 2005 and August 2012 were identified via the departmental database. Data collected included patient demographics, burn injury information, management and outcomes...
June 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138959/growing-trend-of-tattooing-and-its-complications-in-nigeria
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REVIEW
Olusola O Ayanlowo, Shakirat A Gold-Olufadi, Ayesha O Akinkugbe, Erere Otrofanowei, Charles N Nga, Yetunde M Olumide
Tattoo, a Polynesian word meaning 'to mark', is a form of body modification done by inserting indelible ink into the dermis to change its pigmentation. Tattoos are done for social, cultural, and religious purposes. It has been in existence since the 18th century and was associated with sailors, lower class individuals, and criminals. However, since the late 20th century, tattooing has undergone a redefinition and shifted to an acceptable form of expression all over the world, including Nigeria, cutting across almost all age groups and socioeconomic class...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134644/management-of-rhinophyma-outcomes-study-of-the-subunit-method
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Aladdin H Hassanein, Raj M Vyas, Jessica Erdmann-Sager, Edward J Caterson, Julian J Pribaz
BACKGROUND: Rhinophyma causes a nasal deformity and functional airway obstruction. Partial excision (eg, tangential) with secondary healing commonly removes hypertrophic soft tissues but does not improve nasal support. The subunit method for rhinophyma uses 6 nasal flaps to provide exposure for removal of rhinophymatous tissue and enhance structure. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of subunit method. METHODS: Medical records of patients with rhinophyma treated with the subunit method between 2013 and 2016 were analyzed...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126337/reservations-about-the-selvester-qrs-score-in-left-bundle-branch-block-experience-in-patients-with-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Thomas T Poels, Suzanne Kats, Leo Veenstra, Vincent van Ommen, Jos G Maessen, Frits W Prinzen
BACKGROUND: The Selvester QRS score (S-score) estimates myocardial scar using electrocardiographic criteria. We evaluated the S-score for left bundle branch block (LBBB). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Studied were 36 patients who developed persistent LBBB upon transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI, TAVI-LBBB group) and 36 matched patients with persistent narrow QRS (TAVI-nQRS group). Electrocardiograms were recorded before and briefly after TAVI and during ~6months follow-up...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122173/structure-based-derivation-of-peptide-inhibitors-to-target-tgf-%C3%AE-1-receptor-for-the-suppression-of-hypertrophic-scarring-fibroblast-activation
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Huan Hu, Songlin Yang, Jianghong Zhang, Guangyu Mao
The intermolecular recognition and interaction between human transforming growth factor β-1 (TGF-β1) and its cognate receptor TβRII have been implicated in the pathological condition of hypertrophic scarring (HS). Here, we attempted to rationally derive peptide inhibitors from the complex interface of TGF-β1 with TβRII to disrupt such interaction for the suppression of fibroblast activation involved in HS. A synthetic strategy that integrated computational design and fluorescence-based assay was described to examine the structural basis and energetic property of TGF-β1-TβRII crystal structure, from which a small peptide segment in the complex binding site was stripped artificially...
January 25, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116323/a-prospective-study-of-time-to-healing-and-hypertrophic-scarring-in-paediatric-burns-every-day-counts
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Elizabeth Chipp, Lisa Charles, Clare Thomas, Kate Whiting, Naiem Moiemen, Yvonne Wilson
BACKGROUND: It is commonly accepted that burns taking longer than 3 weeks to heal have a much higher rate of hypertrophic scarring than those which heal more quickly. However, some of our patients develop hypertrophic scars despite healing within this 3-week period. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 383 paediatric burns treated non-operatively at a regional burns centre over a 2-year period from May 2011 to April 2013. Scar assessment was performed by a senior burns therapist using the Vancouver Scar Scale...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095774/multiple-focal-and-macroreentrant-left-atrial-tachycardias-originating-from-a-spontaneous-scar-at-the-contiguous-aorta-left-atrium-area-in-a-patient-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
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Kyoichiro Yazaki, Yoichi Ajiro, Fumiaki Mori, Masahiro Watanabe, Kei Tsukamoto, Takashi Saito, Keiko Mizobuchi, Kazunori Iwade
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous scar-related left atrial tachycardia (AT) is a rare arrhythmia. We describe a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who developed multiple, both focal and macroreentrant left ATs associated with a spontaneous scar located at the aorta-left atrium (LA) contiguous area. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old man with HCM complained of palpitations. Twelve-lead electrocardiogram showed narrow QRS tachycardia with 2:1 atrioventricular conduction...
January 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095550/the-diagnostic-role-of-optical-coherence-tomography-oct-in-measuring-the-depth-of-burn-and-traumatic-scars-for-more-accurate-laser-dosimetry-pilot-study
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Jill S Waibel, Ashley C Rudnick, Adam J Wulkan, Jon D Holmes
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, a number of optimal diagnostic technologies have emerged to assist in tissue visualization. Real-time monitoring of skin during laser therapies will help optimize laser parameters for more ef cient therapies. One of these technologies, optimal coherence tomography (OCT), may be used to help visualize burn and traumatic scars. When lasing severe scars, lasers have tunable pulse energies, which are made proportional to the scar thickness as estimated by palpation and the physician eye...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092445/mir-29b-promotes-skin-wound-healing-and-reduces-excessive-scar-formation-by-inhibition-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-ctgf-signaling-pathway
#20
Jingdong Guo, Quan Lin, Ying Shao, Li Rong, Duo Zhang
The hypertrophic scar is a medical difficulty of humans, which has caused great pain to patients. Here, we investigated the inhibitory effect of miR-29b on scar formation. The scalded model was established in mice and miR-29b mimics or a negative control was subcutaneously injected into the injury skin. Then various molecular biological experiments were performed to assess the effect of miR-29b on scar formation. According to our present study, first, the results demonstrated that miR-29b was down-regulated in thermal injury tissue and miR-29b treatment could promote wound healing, inhibit scar formation, and alleviate histopathological morphologic alteration in scald tissues...
November 24, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
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