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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430667/investigating-point-to-point-emissivity-variation-of-wounded-tissue
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Ellen Keenan, Georgina Gethin, Louisa Flynn, David Watterson, Gerard O'Connor
Infrared cameras are becoming increasingly popular in clinical applications as they allow fast, non-contact temperature measurements. As abnormal heat distribution can indicate illness, infrared cameras have been applied in the prediction, diagnosis and monitoring of conditions (Lahiri, Bagavathiappan, Jayakumar, & Philip, 2012). Current practices, however, often overlook the importance of emissivity when taking thermal measurements. The consensus is that human skin has an emissivity of 0.98 (Soerensen et al...
April 21, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426900/videodermoscopy-supports-the-diagnosis-of-eyelash-trichotillomania
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M Sławińska, A Opalska, D Mehrholz, M Sobjanek, R Nowicki, W Barańska-Rybak
37-year-old woman presented with extensive erythematous and ulcerative eruptions on the face and chest with concomitant isolated eyelash alopecia. Skin problems started during adolescence; eyelash loss several years before hospital admission. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
April 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426572/nonhealing-ulcers-in-patients-with-tophaceous-gout-a-systematic-review
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Gretl Lam, Frank L Ross, Ernest S Chiu
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information from a review of the literature about chronic ulcers associated with tophaceous gout. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Identify the pathophysiology of tophaceous gout, its presentation, phases, and common comorbidities...
May 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426565/unavoidable-pressure-injuries-terminal-ulceration-and-skin-failure-in-search-of-a-unifying-classification-system
#4
Jeffrey M Levine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426564/report-on-npuap-session-untangling-the-terminology-of-unavoidable-pressure-injuries-terminal-ulcers-and-skin-failure
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Elizabeth A Ayello, R Gary Sibbald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423369/mdi-301-a-synthetic-retinoid-depressed-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-and-oxidative-stress-in-diabetic-dermal-fibroblasts
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Jianhua Zhai, Yuli Wang
Diabetic foot ulcerations could result in serious consequences such as amputations. The up-regulation of matrix metalloproteinases and down-regulation of TIMP1 were remarked as distinctive biological characteristics in the diabetic dermal fibroblast. The current study was performed in order to clarify the effect of high glucose on formation of diabetic dermal fibroblast cell. In addition, the effect of MDI 301 on ameliorating diabetic fibroblasts was investigated in this study. The mRNA and protein expression levels of MMPs, TIMP1 and catalase were evaluated against fibroblasts treated with high glucose (30 mM) using qRT-PCR, western blotting and zymography assays...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421746/multifunctional-enzymatically-generated-hydrogels-for-chronic-wound-application
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Ivaylo Stefanov, Sílvia Pérez-Rafael, Javier Hoyo, Jonathan Cailloux, Orlando O Santana Perez, Dolores Hinojosa-Caballero, Tzanko Tzanov
The healing of chronic wounds requires intensive medical intervention at huge healthcare costs. Dressing materials should consider the multifactorial nature of these wounds comprising deleterious proteolytic and oxidative enzymes, and high bacterial load. In this work, multifunctional hydrogels for chronic wound application were produced by enzymatic crosslinking of thiolated chitosan and gallic acid. The hydrogels combine several beneficial to wound healing properties, controlling the matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activities, oxidative stress and bacterial contamination...
April 19, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420258/lace-up-for-healthy-feet-the-impact-of-shoe-closure-on-plantar-stress-response
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Hadi Rahemi, David G Armstrong, Ana Enriquez, Joshua Owl, Talal K Talal, Bijan Najafi
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the impact of shoe closure on plantar thermal stress response (TSR), which is known to be a surrogate of shear stress and skin perfusion. It is aimed to explore potential impact of shoe closure on increasing risk factors associated with plantar ulcers in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: Fifteen eligible subjects were enrolled. The left foot was used as a reference and fitted to a self-adjusted and habitual lace-tightening method by each subject...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418207/pyoderma-gangrenosum-in-a-pregnant-patient-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Naoki Takeshita, Akiko Takashima, Hiroaki Ishida, Megumi Manrai, Toshihiko Kinoshita
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare ulcerative skin disease that usually starts as a pustular lesion and rapidly progresses to a painful ulcer with undermined violaceous borders. The occurrence of PG during pregnancy is uncommon. We describe a case of a pregnant patient with PG who was diagnosed as having ulcerative colitis after delivery. Obstetricians need to understand the pathogenesis of PG and its associated conditions because it is important to make a proper diagnosis and provide targeted therapy.
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414665/a-case-of-early-neurosyphilis
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M Walker, R Wisler, J Simmons, A Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Neurosyphilis is an infection of the central nervous system by Treponema pallidum, which can occur after the initial syphilis infection. Although commonly associated with late stage disease, patients with early neurosyphilis may present with acute syphilitic meningitis, meningovascular syphilis, or uveitis. CASE: A 28 year old man with a past medical history of HIV (CD4 364);, and recent diagnosis of uveitis presented to the Emergency Department with a positive RPR result...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414254/lifestyle-intervention-for-adults-with-spinal-cord-injury-results-of-the-usc-rlanrc-pressure-ulcer-prevention-study
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Mike Carlson, Cheryl Lp Vigen, Salah Rubayi, Erna Imperatore Blanche, Jeanine Blanchard, Michal Atkins, Barbara Bates-Jensen, Susan L Garber, Elizabeth A Pyatak, Jesus Diaz, Lucia I Florindez, Joel W Hay, Trudy Mallinson, Jennifer B Unger, Stanley Paul Azen, Michael Scott, Alison Cogan, Florence Clark
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Medically serious pressure injuries (MSPrIs), a common complication of spinal cord injury (SCI), have devastating consequences on health and well-being and are extremely expensive to treat. We aimed to test the efficacy of a lifestyle-based intervention designed to reduce incidence of MSPrIs in adults with SCI. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial (RCT), and a separate study wing involving a nonrandomized standard care control group. SETTING: Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, a large facility serving ethnically diverse, low income residents of Los Angeles County...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413658/subcutaneous-metastasis-arising-from-gastric-cancer-a-case-report
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Tsutomu Namikawa, Eri Munekage, Masaya Munekage, Hiromichi Maeda, Tomoaki Yatabe, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Michiya Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Hanazaki
A 59-year-old man was referred to the Kochi Medical School Hospital due to left shoulder pain. Physical examination revealed a nodular, painful mass lesion in the subcutaneous tissue of the right chest wall, with a diameter of ~2 cm. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a large ulcerated tumor in the lower gastric body near the lesser curvature, and biopsy specimens of the gastric and humeral lesions revealed poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Abdominal computed tomography revealed multiple low-density lesions in the liver and a well-defined, 2...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413385/calciphylaxis-presenting-with-various-symptoms-a-case-report
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Shinpei Miura, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Toshihide Akasaka
Calciphylaxis causes ischemia in multiple organs and skin ulcers owing to progressive calcification in small and medial arteries. It has a poor prognosis and often occurs in patients with hyperparathyroidism associated with end-stage renal failure and those undergoing hemodialysis. Here, we present a case of calciphylaxis associated with a wide range of symptoms, including lower thigh skin ulcers, a rectovaginal fistula, and femoral neck fracture. The patient underwent multiple treatments. However, she eventually died of cardiac failure...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413064/systemic-sclerosis
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Christopher P Denton, Dinesh Khanna
Systemic sclerosis, also called scleroderma, is an immune-mediated rheumatic disease that is characterised by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs and vasculopathy. Although systemic sclerosis is uncommon, it has a high morbidity and mortality. Improved understanding of systemic sclerosis has allowed better management of the disease, including improved classification and more systematic assessment and follow-up. Additionally, treatments for specific complications have emerged and a growing evidence base supports the use of immune suppression for the treatment of skin and lung fibrosis...
April 13, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412856/investigating-the-role-of-il-33-in-the-pathogenesis-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Pamir Çerçi, Seda Altıner, Ali İnal, Kenan Köse, Göksal Keskin, Ümit Ölmez
OBJECTIVES: Behçet's disease (BD) is an inflammatory disease, characterized by oral aphthous lesions, recurrent uveitis, skin lesions, and genital ulcerations. Increased release of several cytokines may play a role in the inflammatory stages of BD. IL-33, a member of the IL-1 cytokine superfamily, plays an important role in inflammation. We analyzed serum IL-33 concentration in BD patients to assess its possible role in the pathophysiology of this disease. METHODS: The study included 54 BD patients, 31 with active BD and 23 with inactive BD as well as 18 matched healthy controls...
April 17, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412702/case-control-study-on-dactylitis-enthesitis-and-anterior-uveitis-in-spondyloarthritis-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-role-of-coexistent-psoriasis
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Fabrizio Cantini, Laura Niccoli, Carlotta Nannini, Emanuele Cassarà, Olga Kaloudi, Fernando Rizzello, Paolo Gionchetti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of dactylitis, enthesitis, and anterior uveitis (AU) in spondyloarthritis (SpA) associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD-SpA) compared with other SpA, and to assess the role of associated psoriasis in the occurrence of dactylitis and enthesitis. METHODS: In a 12-month case-control study, the frequency of dactylitis and enthesitis in 29 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 59 with Crohn disease (CD) who satisfied the Spondyloarthritis international Society criteria for axial or peripheral SpA was compared with 176 controls, including 97 (55...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411862/photodynamic-therapy-with-methylene-blue-worth-considering-for-skin-ulcers-infected-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-fusarium-spp
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C Aspiroz, M Sevil, C Toyas, Y Gilaberte
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a therapeutic modality with significant antimicrobial activity. We present 2 cases of chronic lower limb ulcers in which fungal and bacterial superinfection complicated management. PDT with methylene blue as the photosensitizer led to clinical and microbiological cure with no significant adverse effects. PDT with methylene blue is a valid option for the management of superinfected chronic ulcers, reducing the use of antibiotics and the induction of resistance.
April 12, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410412/mycobacterium-ulcerans-low-infectious-dose-and-mechanical-transmission-support-insect-bites-and-puncturing-injuries-in-the-spread-of-buruli-ulcer
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John R Wallace, Kirstie M Mangas, Jessica L Porter, Renee Marcsisin, Sacha J Pidot, Brian Howden, Till F Omansen, Weiguang Zeng, Jason K Axford, Paul D R Johnson, Timothy P Stinear
Addressing the transmission enigma of the neglected disease Buruli ulcer (BU) is a World Health Organization priority. In Australia, we have observed an association between mosquitoes harboring the causative agent, Mycobacterium ulcerans, and BU. Here we tested a contaminated skin model of BU transmission by dipping the tails from healthy mice in cultures of the causative agent, Mycobacterium ulcerans. Tails were exposed to mosquito (Aedes notoscriptus and Aedes aegypti) blood feeding or punctured with sterile needles...
April 14, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407835/-recurrent-pulmonary-infection-and-oral-mucosal-ulcer
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Fei-Mei Kuang, Lan-Lan Tang, Hui Zhang, Min Xie, Ming-Hua Yang, Liang-Chun Yang, Yan Yu, Li-Zhi Cao
An 8-year-old girl who had experienced intermittent cough and fever over a 3 year period, was admitted after experiencing a recurrence for one month. One year ago the patient experienced a recurrent oral mucosal ulcer. Physical examination showed vitiligo in the skin of the upper right back. Routine blood tests and immune function tests performed in other hospitals had shown normal results. Multiple lung CT scans showed pulmonary infection. The patient had recurrent fever and cough and persistent presence of some lesions after anti-infective therapy...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407434/spatiotemporal-characterization-of-hydration-process-of-asymmetric-polymeric-wound-dressings-for-decubitus-ulcers
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Anna Górska, Przemyslaw Dorożyński, Władysław P Węglarz, Krzysztof Jasiński, Mateusz Kurek, Renata Jachowicz, Jolanta Klaja, Piotr Kulinowski
Pressure ulcers belong to the most chalenging clinical problems. As hydration level of such wounds is important for optimal healing, preparation of new wound dressing (WD) materials for pressure ulcers requires thorough in vitro evaluation as prerequisite to final in vivo testing. The aims of the study were to: (a) develop a simple method of preparation of asymmetric polymeric membrane, (b) to propose a set of in vitro methods for membrane characterization during hydration. A polyvinyl alcohol asymmetric membrane with homogeneous skin layer and porous spongy layer was developed with nonadhesive properties and ability to absorb and retain the water...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
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