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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726212/melasma-an-up-to-date-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Oluwatobi A Ogbechie-Godec, Nada Elbuluk
Melasma is a common acquired condition of symmetric hyperpigmentation, typically occurring on the face, with higher prevalence in females and darker skin types. Multiple etiologies, including light exposure, hormonal influences, and family history, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of this disorder. Overall prevalence ranges widely at 1-50%, since values are typically calculated within a specific ethnic population within a geographic region. Histologically, melasma can display increased epidermal and/or dermal pigmentation, enlarged melanocytes, increased melanosomes, solar elastosis, dermal blood vessels, and, occasionally, perivascular lymphohistiocytic infiltrates...
July 19, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720851/microneedle-patch-delivery-of-influenza-vaccine-during-pregnancy-enhances-maternal-immune-responses-promoting-survival-and-long-lasting-passive-immunity-to-offspring
#2
E Stein Esser, Joanna A Pulit-Penaloza, Haripriya Kalluri, Devin McAllister, Elena V Vassilieva, Elizabeth Q Littauer, Nadia Lelutiu, Mark R Prausnitz, Richard W Compans, Ioanna Skountzou
Influenza virus causes life-threatening infections in pregnant women and their newborns. Immunization during pregnancy is the most effective means of preventing maternal and infant mortality/morbidity; however, influenza vaccination rates of pregnant women remain under 50%. Furthermore, the availability of vaccines in low-resource populations is limited. Skin immunization with microneedle patches (MN) is a novel and safe vaccination platform featuring thermostable vaccine formulations. Cold-chain independence and the potential for self-administration can expand influenza vaccination coverage in developing countries...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718050/dissolving-microneedle-patches-for-dermal-vaccination
#3
REVIEW
M Leone, J Mönkäre, J A Bouwstra, G Kersten
The dermal route is an attractive route for vaccine delivery due to the easy skin accessibility and a dense network of immune cells in the skin. The development of microneedles is crucial to take advantage of the skin immunization and simultaneously to overcome problems related to vaccination by conventional needles (e.g. pain, needle-stick injuries or needle re-use). This review focuses on dissolving microneedles that after penetration into the skin dissolve releasing the encapsulated antigen. The microneedle patch fabrication techniques and their challenges are discussed as well as the microneedle characterization methods and antigen stability aspects...
July 17, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714117/a-swellable-microneedle-patch-to-rapidly-extract-skin-interstitial-fluid-for-timely-metabolic-analysis
#4
Hao Chang, Mengjia Zheng, Xiaojun Yu, Aung Than, Razina Z Seeni, Rongjie Kang, Jingqi Tian, Duong Phan Khanh, Linbo Liu, Peng Chen, Chenjie Xu
Skin interstitial fluid (ISF) is an emerging source of biomarkers for disease diagnosis and prognosis. Microneedle (MN) patch has been identified as an ideal platform to extract ISF from the skin due to its pain-free and easy-to-administrated properties. However, long sampling time is still a serious problem which impedes timely metabolic analysis. In this study, a swellable MN patch that can rapidly extract ISF is developed. The MN patch is made of methacrylated hyaluronic acid (MeHA) and further crosslinked through UV irradiation...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703882/centrifugal-lithography-self-shaping-of-polymer-microstructures-encapsulating-biopharmaceutics-by-centrifuging-polymer-drops
#5
Huisuk Yang, Suyong Kim, Geonwoo Kang, Shayan F Lahiji, Mingyu Jang, Young Mi Kim, Jae-Myung Kim, Sang-Nae Cho, Hyungil Jung
Polymeric microstructures encapsulating biopharmaceutics must be fabricated in a controlled environment to preserve the biological activity. There is increasing demand for simple methods designed to preserve the biological activity by utilizing the natural properties of polymers. Here, the paper shows that centrifugal lithography (CL) can be used for the fabrication of such microstructures in a single centrifugation, by engineering the self-shaping properties of hyaluronic acid (HA). In this method, HA drops are self-shaped into hourglass-microstructures to produce two dissolving microneedles (DMN), which facilitate transdermal delivery via implantation on the skin...
July 13, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690124/microneedling-where-do-we-stand-now-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#6
REVIEW
Ramaut Lisa, Hoeksema Henk, Pirayesh Ali, Stillaert Filip, Monstrey Stan
BACKGROUND: Patients who suffer from scars or wrinkles have several therapeutic options to improve the appearance of their skin. The available treatment modalities that provide desirable results are often overtly invasive and entail a risk of undesirable adverse effects. Microneedling has recently emerged as a non-ablative alternative for treating patients who are concerned with the aesthetic changes that result from injury, disease or ageing. OBJECTIVE: This review aims to evaluate the current evidence in the literature on microneedling...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673836/microneedles-enhance-topical-delivery-of-15-deoxy-%C3%AE-12-14-prostaglandin-j2-and-reduce-nociception-in-temporomandibular-joint-of-rats
#7
Cristina G Macedo, Amit K Jain, Michelle FranzMontan, Marcelo H Napimoga, Juliana T Clemente-Napimoga, Harvinder Singh Gill
The pain arising from temporomandibular disorders is often treated with opioids and agents that inhibit the immune response and are associated with substantial adverse effects and long-term risks. Thus, the development of new therapies that are safer and more effective is of great interest to patients and clinicians. 15-deoxy-Δ(12,14)-prostaglandin J2 (15d-PGJ2) is naturally produced in the human body and has anti-inflammatory properties. We have previously shown in a rat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) model that injection of 15d-PGJ2 into the rat TMJ can provide antinociceptive relief against a subsequent noxious challenge from formalin injection into the same TMJ...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657367/the-self-recovery-of-facial-skin-barrier-and-erythema-after-nanochip-treatment
#8
Yan Ling Tao, Afzaal Ahmed Bin Jameel, Ying Ying Miao, Bai Xu, Yan Ting Wu, Juan Liu, Bing Rong Zhou, Dan Luo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the degree of acute skin damage and the time required for the recovery of facial skin barrier function after the skin was treated with microneedles and nanochips of various tip lengths. METHODS: For this split face comparative study, a total of 16 subjects were enrolled and radomly divided into 2 groups. In the first group, one of the facial side of each subject was treated with 0.25 mm long nanotips for a total of 6 times while the other facial side was treated with 0...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647443/dermal-and-transdermal-delivery-of-pharmaceutically-relevant-macromolecules
#9
REVIEW
S Münch, J Wohlrab, R H H Neubert
The skin offers an attractive way for dermal and transdermal drug delivery that is why the drug still needs certain qualities to transcend the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum. The requirements are: drugs with a maximum molecular weight of 1kDa, high lipophilicity and a certain polarity. This would restrict the use of a transdermal delivery of macromolecules, which would make the drug more effective in therapeutic administration. Various studies have shown that macromolecules without support do not penetrate the human skin...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645793/biocompatible-polymer-microneedle-for-topical-dermal-delivery-of-tranexamic-acid
#10
S A Machekposhti, M Soltani, P Najafizadeh, S A Ebrahimi, P Chen
Recently-introduced biocompatible polymeric microneedles offer an efficient method for drug delivery. Tranexamic acid is a novel drug for treating melasma that is administered both locally and orally and inhibits excessive melanin via melanocyte. The tranexamic acid biocompatible polymer microneedle used in this study was fabricated from PVP and methacrylic acid, using the lithography method. The required mechanical strength to pierce skin was attained by optimizing the ratio of PVP to methacrylic acid. Acute dermal toxicity was done, and drug diffusion in skin layers was simulated by calculating the diffusion coefficient of tranexamic acid in interstitial fluid (plasma)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642154/a-boosting-skin-vaccination-with-dissolving-microneedle-patch-encapsulating-m2e-vaccine-broadens-the-protective-efficacy-of-conventional-influenza-vaccines
#11
Wandi Zhu, Winston Pewin, Chao Wang, Yuan Luo, Gilbert X Gonzalez, Teena Mohan, Mark R Prausnitz, Bao-Zhong Wang
The biodegradable microneedle patch (MNP) is a novel technology for vaccine delivery that could improve the immunogenicity of vaccines. To broaden the protective efficiency of conventional influenza vaccines, a new 4M2e-tFliC fusion protein construct containing M2e sequences from different subtypes was generated. Purified fusion protein was encapsulate into MNPs with a biocompatible polymer for use as a boosting vaccine. The results demonstrated that mice receiving a conventional inactivated vaccine followed by a skin-applied dissolving 4M2e-tFliC MNP boost could better maintain the humoral antibody response than that by the conventional vaccine-prime alone...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633107/effects-of-chemical-and-physical-enhancement-techniques-on-transdermal-delivery-of-3-fluoroamphetamine-hydrochloride
#12
Ashana Puri, Kevin S Murnane, Bruce E Blough, Ajay K Banga
The present study investigated the passive transdermal delivery of 3-fluoroamphetamine hydrochloride (PAL-353) and evaluated the effects of chemical and physical enhancement techniques on its permeation through human skin. In vitro drug permeation studies through dermatomed human skin were performed using Franz diffusion cells. Passive permeation of PAL-353 from propylene glycol and phosphate buffered saline as vehicles was studied. Effect of oleic acid, maltose microneedles, ablative laser, and anodal iontophoresis on its transdermal permeation was investigated...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618841/assessment-of-solid-microneedle-rollers-to-enhance-transmembrane-delivery-of-doxycycline-and-inhibition-of-mmp-activity
#13
Abbie Omolu, Maryse Bailly, Richard M Day
Many chronic wounds exhibit high matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity that impedes the normal wound healing process. Intradermal delivery (IDD) of sub-antimicrobial concentrations of doxycycline, as an MMP inhibitor, could target early stages of chronic wound development and inhibit further wound progression. To deliver doxycycline intradermally, the skin barrier must be disrupted. Microneedle rollers offer a minimally invasive technique to penetrate the skin by creating multiple microchannels that act as temporary conduits for drugs to diffuse through...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574158/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-new-microneedle-patch-for-skin-brightening-a-randomized-split-face-single-blind-study
#14
Kui Young Park, Hyun Jung Kwon, Changjin Lee, Daegun Kim, Jun Jin Yoon, Myeong Nam Kim, Beom Joon Kim
BACKGROUND: Although microneedles are one of the best transdermal drug delivery systems for active compounds, few clinical trials have examined the safety and efficacy of brightening microneedle patches. AIMS: To determine the efficacy and safety of a newly developed whitening microneedle patch. PATIENTS/METHODS: A split-face study was designed for efficacy assessment with 34 Korean women applying the tested product (a whitening microneedle patch) on one cheek and a control whitening essence on the other...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552053/microneedle-patches-as-drugs-and-vaccine-delivery-platform
#15
Junwei Li, Mingtao Zeng, Hu Shan, Chunyi Tong
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous delivery is the ideal method for delivering therapeutic reagents or vaccines into skin. With their promise of self-administration, cost-effective and high efficiency, microneedle patches have been studied intensively as therapeutic and vaccination delivery platform that replaces injection by syringe. This review aims to summarize the recent advancements of microneedle patches in application for drugs and vaccine delivery. METHODS: We review the most of recently published papers on microneedle patches, summarized their evolution, classification, state- of the-art capabilities and discuss promising application in drugs and vaccine delivery...
May 26, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549948/microneedles-in-the-clinic
#16
REVIEW
Shubhmita Bhatnagar, Kaushalkumar Dave, Venkata Vamsi Krishna Venuganti
In general, there is a profound influence of reducing physical dimensions of particulates and devices on their physico-chemical and biological properties, and their performance. Reduction in the dimensions of hypodermic needle to micron-scale size has gained tremendous interest among researchers. Research efforts and publications investigating the design, development and applications of microneedles have exponentially increased in the recent years. Especially, microneedles have been widely studied and developed for cosmetic and therapeutic applications...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544329/dissolving-microneedle-arrays-for-transdermal-delivery-of-amphiphilic-vaccines
#17
Myunggi An, Haipeng Liu
Amphiphilic vaccine based on lipid-polymer conjugates is a new type of vaccine capable of self-delivering to the immune system. When injected subcutaneously, amphiphilic vaccines efficiently target antigen presenting cells in the lymph nodes (LNs) via a unique albumin-mediated transport and uptake mechanism and induce potent humoral and cellular immune responses. However, whether this new type of vaccine can be administrated via a safe, convenient microneedle-based transdermal approach remains unstudied. For such skin barrier-disruption systems, a simple application of microneedle arrays (MNs) is desired to disrupt the stratum corneum, and for rapid and pain-free self-administration of vaccines into the skin, the anatomic place permeates with an intricate mesh of lymphatic vessels draining to LNs...
May 19, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536970/mesoporous-silica-nanoparticle-coated-microneedle-arrays-for-intradermal-antigen-delivery
#18
Jing Tu, Guangsheng Du, M Reza Nejadnik, Juha Mönkäre, Koen van der Maaden, Paul H H Bomans, Nico A J M Sommerdijk, Bram Slütter, Wim Jiskoot, Joke A Bouwstra, Alexander Kros
PURPOSE: To develop a new intradermal antigen delivery system by coating microneedle arrays with lipid bilayer-coated, antigen-loaded mesoporous silica nanoparticles (LB-MSN-OVA). METHODS: Synthesis of MSNs with 10-nm pores was performed and the nanoparticles were loaded with the model antigen ovalbumin (OVA), and coated with a lipid bilayer (LB-MSN-OVA). The uptake of LB-MSN-OVA by bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BDMCs) was studied by flow cytometry. The designed LB-MSN-OVA were coated onto pH-sensitive pyridine-modified microneedle arrays and the delivery of LB-MSN-OVA into ex vivo human skin was studied...
August 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530151/microneedles-for-vaccine-delivery-challenges-and-future-perspectives
#19
Chong In Shin, Seong Dong Jeong, N Sanoj Rejinold, Yeu-Chun Kim
Vaccine delivery to the skin using conventional needles is associated with needle-stick injuries and needle-phobia, which are all major obstacles to vaccination. The development of microneedles has enabled to overcome these limitations and as a result viral, DNA and bacterial vaccines have been studied for the delivery into the skin. Research has shown the superiority of microneedle vaccination over conventional needles in terms of immunogenicity, vaccine stability and dose-sparing abilities in animals and humans...
June 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530093/iron-oxide-nanoparticle-powered-micro-optical-coherence-tomography-for-in-situ-imaging-the-penetration-and-swelling-of-polymeric-microneedles-in-the-skin
#20
Razina Z Seeni, Xiaojun Yu, Hao Chang, Peng Chen, Linbo Liu, Chenjie Xu
In recent years, polymeric microneedles (MNs) have attracted keen interests among researchers because of their applicability in transdermal drug delivery and interstitial skin fluid (ISF) extraction. When designing and characterizing such devices, it is critical to monitor their real-time in vitro and in vivo performances to optimize the desired effects, yet most of the existing methods are incapable of such functions. To address this unmet need, we develop a real-time noninvasive imaging methodology by integrating iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles into polymeric MNs to enhance image contrast for micro-optical coherence tomography (μOCT) imaging...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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