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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530053/-alopecia-areata
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Yaron Zafrir, Sharon Baum, Shoshi Greenberger, Anna Lyakhovitsky, Aviv Barzilai
Alopecia areata (AA) is an organ specific autoimmune disease. Similar to other autoimmune diseases, its pathogenesis is believed to be an interaction of genetic, environmental and immune factors. Studies have shown that autoreactive lymphocytes affect anagen hair follicles leading to subsequent shedding of hairs and alopecia. Clinically, the disease is characterized by sudden nonscarring hair loss that usually involves the scalp, but may also affect the face and other body areas, and indeed the entire body hair...
October 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529171/reproducibility-of-flow-mediated-skin-fluorescence-to-assess-microvascular-function
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Marcin Hellmann, Maria Tarnawska, Maria Dudziak, Karolina Dorniak, Matthieu Roustit, Jean-Luc Cracowski
OBJECTIVE: Recent technical developments enable skin fluorescence to be quantified in vivo in humans. The present study aimed at determining whether flow mediated skin fluorescence was reproducible, sensitive to changes within an individual, and if it could differ between patients with coronary artery disease and healthy volunteers. METHODS: First, forearm flow mediated skin fluorescence recorded during and after brachial artery occlusion was assessed following successive forearm occlusion periods (1, 2, 3 and 5min) and expressed as ischemic and hyperemic responses (as % of baseline)...
May 18, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528745/measurement-of-electrochemical-conductance-of-penile-skin-using-sudoscan-%C3%A2-a-new-tool-to-assess-neurogenic-impotence
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Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the value of electrochemical skin conductance (ESC) measurement at penile level using Sudoscan(®) for the diagnosis of neurogenic impotence in diabetics. METHODS: The following neurophysiological parameters were assessed in 25 male diabetics who complained of impotence and 25 age-matched normal male subjects without erectile dysfunction (age range: 29-70 years): ESC, sympathetic skin responses (SSR), warm detection thresholds (WDT), and cold detection thresholds (CDT) for the penis and the feet, vibration detection thresholds (VDT) for the penis, and sensory nerve conduction study of the dorsal nerve of the penis (DNP) with sensory nerve action potential (SNAP) recording...
May 18, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526557/the-frog-skin-host-defense-peptide-frenatin-2-1s-enhances-recruitment-activation-and-tumoricidal-capacity-of-nk-cells
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Jelena M Pantic, Ivan P Jovanovic, Gordana D Radosavljevic, Nevena M Gajovic, Nebojsa N Arsenijevic, J Michael Conlon, Miodrag L Lukic
Frog skin is a source of peptides with various biological properties. Frenatin 2.1S, derived from norepinephrine-stimulated skin secretions of the Orinoco lime tree frog Sphaenorhynchus lacteus, exhibits immunostimulatory effects as demonstrated by the promotion of proinflammatory phenotypes of mononuclear cells in mouse peritoneal cavity and spleen. The aim of this study was to identify the populations of host cells sensitive to the action of frenatin 2.1S in vivo and to study its effects on their functional antitumor capacity...
May 16, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521317/mechanisms-of-tolerance-induction
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Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn, Pantipa Chatchatee
Food allergy results from failure in oral tolerance that usually occurs in infancy or early childhood. Exposure to peanut and hen's egg via the inflamed and disrupted epithelial barrier in children with severe atopic dermatitis is a risk factor for the development of allergy to these foods and supports the hypothesis that epicutaneous exposure in the absence of oral feeding is an important pathway of allergic IgE sensitization in infants. In recent years, the collective evidence has pointed toward the protective effect of an early feeding with peanut and egg in children with eczema, taking advantage of the pathways underlying oral tolerance to counteract epicutaneous exposure...
2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515993/triage-amalgamated-dermoscopic-algorithm-tada-for-skin-cancer-screening
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Tova Rogers, Maria Marino, Stephen W Dusza, Shirin Bajaj, Michael A Marchetti, Ashfaq Marghoob
IMPORTANCE: Dermoscopic triage algorithms have been shown to improve beginners' abilities for identifying pigmented skin lesions requiring biopsy. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the diagnostic accuracy of the Triage Amalgamated Dermoscopic Algorithm (TADA) for pigmented and nonpigmented skin cancers. Secondarily, to compare TADAs performance to those of existing triage algorithms for the identification of pigmented skin cancers. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, observational, reader study that took place at a beginner and intermediate level dermoscopy course...
April 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515032/bilateral-painless-testicular-mass-acute-uveitis-and-annular-cutaneous-lesions-an-unusual-presentation-of-sarcoidosis-and-literature-review
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Enver Şimşek, Tülay Şimşek, Meliha Demiral, Funda Canaz, M Fuat Açıkalın
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by non-caseating epitheloid granulomas; whereas it usually involves the lungs and lymph nodes, genitourinary involvement is extremely rare. For this reason, no consensus regarding the diagnostic and management options for testicular sarcoidosis has been reached. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case report was to describe an unusual clinical presentation of sarcoidosis. An 8-year-old boy presented with a 6-month history of painless scrotal enlargement and a 2-month history of photophobia, blurred vision, and pain in both eyes...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514962/revisiting-annual-screening-for-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-healthcare-workers-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Guillaume A Mullie, Kevin Schwartzman, Alice Zwerling, Dieynaba S N'Diaye
BACKGROUND: In North America, tuberculosis incidence is now very low and risk to healthcare workers has fallen. Indeed, recent cohort data question routine annual tuberculosis screening in this context. We compared the cost-effectiveness of three potential strategies for ongoing screening of North American healthcare workers at risk of exposure. The analysis did not evaluate the cost-effectiveness of screening at hiring, and considered only workers with negative baseline tests. METHODS: A decision analysis model simulated a hypothetical cohort of 1000 workers following negative baseline tests, considering duties, tuberculosis exposure, testing and treatment...
May 17, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513003/quantification-of-skin-erythema-response-to-topical-alcohol-in-alcohol-intolerant-east-asians
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Y Aoki, S L Wehage, P Talalay
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Severe alcohol intolerance characterized by flushing, headache, nausea, and tachycardia even after very modest oral alcohol consumption, is common among East Asians (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans) and has been associated with the accumulation of acetaldehyde resulting from genetic polymorphism of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). These individuals also display erythema of the skin in response to exposure to topical alcohol. We have recently observed that dietary phytochemicals such as sulforaphane can accelerate the disposal of acetaldehyde from cells and animals by inducing ALDH...
May 17, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512610/melanoma-is-skin-deep-a-3d-reconstruction-technique-for-computerized-dermoscopic-skin-lesion-classification
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T Y Satheesha, D Satyanarayana, M N Giri Prasad, Kashyap D Dhruve
Melanoma mortality rates are the highest amongst skin cancer patients. Melanoma is life threating when it grows beyond the dermis of the skin. Hence, depth is an important factor to diagnose melanoma. This paper introduces a non-invasive computerized dermoscopy system that considers the estimated depth of skin lesions for diagnosis. A 3-D skin lesion reconstruction technique using the estimated depth obtained from regular dermoscopic images is presented. On basis of the 3-D reconstruction, depth and 3-D shape features are extracted...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511825/neuropsychiatric-factors-in-sensitive-skin
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Laurent Misery
Sensitive skin is a syndrome defined by the occurrence of unpleasant sensations (stinging, burning, pain, pruritus, and tingling sensations) in response to stimuli that normally should not provoke such sensations. The worldwide prevalence of sensitive skin is approximately 40%. Clinical, histologic, biochemical, and therapeutic data show that this condition is related to changes in epidermal nerve endings with subsequent hyperreactivity and neurogenic inflammation; hence, sensitive skin is not a psychosomatic disorder, although psychologic consequences are possible...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511392/the-diagnostic-value-of-urine-lipoarabinomannan-lam-antigen-in-childhood-tuberculosis
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Agustin Iskandar, Erlin Nursiloningrum, Maimun Zulhaidah Arthamin, Ery Olivianto, Mas Slamet Chandrakusuma
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB) in children is difficult because the clinical presentation is not specific, the chest X-ray interpretation has low accuracy and sputum sample is difficult to obtain. Antigen detection test such as rapid urine LAM is a non-invasive alternative for diagnosing TB . Lipoarabinomannan (LAM) is the main component of M.tuberculosis cell wall. AIM: To determine the diagnostic value of urinary LAM antigen for diagnosis of childhood TB...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511297/-the-effect-of-complement-c3a-receptor-antagonist-in-the-kidney-immune-injury-in-trichloroethylene-sensitized-mice
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P Yang, D D Zang, X D Yang, B D Li, X Wang, J X Zhang, Q X Zhu
Objective: To explore the effect of complement C3 a-C3a receptor in the kidney immune inju-ry in trichloroethylene-sensitized mice by using C3a receptor specific antagonist C3aRA and discuss the patho-genesis of kidney injury in occupational dermatitis medicamentosa-like of trichloroethylene (ODMLT) . Methods: 42 female 6~8 weeks old BALB/c mice of specific pathogen free were randomly divided into blank control group (5) , solvent control group (5) , TCE treatment group (16) and TCE+C3aRA treatment group (16) ...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511275/direct-detection-of-leishmania-from-clinical-samples
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John N Waitumbi, Joshua Bast, Nancy Nyakoe, Charles Magiri, Miguel Quintana, Ratree Takhampunya, Anthony L Schuster, Marshall T Van de Wyngaerde, James C McAvin, Russell E Coleman
The ability to rapidly and accurately diagnose leishmaniasis is a military priority. Testing was conducted to evaluate diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of field-expedient Leishmania genus and visceral Leishmania specific dual-fluorogenic, hydrolysis probe (TaqMan), polymerase chain reaction assays previously established for use in vector surveillance. Blood samples of patients with confirmed visceral leishmaniasis and controls without the disease from Baringo District, Kenya, were tested. Leishmania genus assay sensitivity was 100% (14/14) and specificity was 84% (16/19)...
January 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510994/improved-detection-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-from-non-blood-clinical-specimens-using-enrichment-culture-and-pcr-narrowing-diagnostic-gap-in-resource-constrained-settings
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Chaitanya Tellapragada, Tushar Shaw, Annet D'Souza, Vandana Kalwaje Eshwara, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic utility of enrichment culture and PCR for improved case detection rates of non-bacteremic form of melioidosis in limited resource settings. METHODS: Clinical specimens (n=525) obtained from patients presenting at a tertiary care hospital of south India with clinical symptoms suggestive of community-acquired pneumonia, lower respiratory tract infections, superficial or internal abscesses, chronic skin ulcers and bone or joint infections were tested for the presence of Burkholderia pseudomallei using conventional culture (CC), enrichment culture (EC) and PCR...
May 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509715/epidemic-of-isothiazolinone-allergy-in-north-america-prevalence-data-from-the-north-american-contact-dermatitis-group-2013-2014
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Matthew J Zirwas, Dathan Hamann, Erin M Warshaw, Howard I Maibach, James S Taylor, Denis Sasseville, Joel G DeKoven, Anthony F Fransway, C G Toby Mathias, Kathryn A Zug, Vincent A DeLeo, Joseph F Fowler, James G Marks, Melanie D Pratt, Donald V Belsito
BACKGROUND: Preservative sensitivity patterns evolve with changing use patterns in products. During the last decade, the use of methylisothiazolinone (MI) at higher concentrations in both leave-on and rinse-off products has significantly increased. This is the first North American Contact Dermatitis Group reporting cycle that includes both methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI)/MI and MI data. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the prevalence of isothiazolinone allergy (MCI/MI and MI) in the North American Contact Dermatitis Group patch-test population from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014...
May 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509378/evaluation-of-the-skin-phototoxicity-and-photosensitivity-of-honeybee-venom
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Sang Mi Han, In Phyo Hong, Soon Ok Woo, Se Gun Kim, He Rye Jang, Kwan Kyu Park
OBJECTIVE: Bee (Apis mellifera L.) venom (BV) has been used as a cosmetic ingredient owing to its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects. The aim of this study was to assess the skin safety of BV. METHODS: For this purpose, skin phototoxicity and sensitization tests were conducted in healthy male Hartley guinea pigs. The animals were divided into three groups (n=5) for the phototoxicity test: G1 (negative control), G2 (BV gel treatment), and G3 (positive control)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508819/128-shades-of-red-objective-remote-assessment-of-radiation-dermatitis-by-augmented-digital-skin-imaging
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Richard Partl, Beata Jonko, Stefan Schnidar, Michael Schöllhammer, Max Bauer, Sanchit Singh, Julia Simeckova, Kathrin Wiesner, Andreas Neubauer, Harald Schnidar
The purpose of our investigation was to develop a novel and state of the art digital skin imaging method capable for remote monitoring and objective assessment of Radiation Induced Dermatitis (RID). Therefore, radiation therapy related side effects were assessed by medical experts according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) grade of severity in 20 female breast cancer patients in a clinical trial over the treatment time frame of 25-28 radiation cycles, 50.0-50.4 Gy each. Furthermore the intensity of developed skin erythema was documented by using conventional spectrophotometry plus digital skin imaging...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508148/thermographic-skin-temperature-measurement-compared-with-cold-sensation-in-predicting-the-efficacy-and-distribution-of-epidural-anesthesia
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Arnoud A Bruins, Kay R J Kistemaker, Annemieke Boom, John H G M Klaessens, Rudolf M Verdaasdonk, Christa Boer
Due to the high rates of epidural failure (3-32%), novel techniques are required to objectively assess the successfulness of an epidural block. In this study we therefore investigated whether thermographic temperature measurements have a higher predictive value for a successful epidural block when compared to the cold sensation test as gold standard. Epidural anesthesia was induced in 61 patients undergoing elective abdominal, thoracic or orthopedic surgery. A thermographic picture was recorded at 5, 10 and 15 min following epidural anesthesia induction...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507876/prediction-of-skin-necrosis-after-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer-using-indocyanine-green-angiography-imaging
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Katsuya Gorai, Keita Inoue, Noriko Saegusa, Ryo Shimamoto, Meisei Takeishi, Mutsumi Okazaki, Masahiro Nakagawa
BACKGROUND: In immediate tissue expander reconstruction following total mastectomy for breast cancer, indocyanine green angiography (ICGA)-guided skin trimming is useful for the prevention of complications. However, instances of unclear ICGA contrast can occur with this method, which are difficult to judge as to whether preventive trimming is warranted. To further improve the mastectomy flap necrosis rate, more accurate objective parameters are necessary. METHODS: The degree of clinical improvement was compared between 81 patients trimmed according to the surgeon's judgment (non-ICGA group) and 100 patients with ICGA-guided trimming (ICGA group)...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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