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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280893/aesthetic-eyebrow-reconstruction-with-an-expanded-scalp-island-flap-pedicled-by-the-superficial-temporal-artery
#1
Xing Yuan Pang, Jun Ren, Wei Xu, Rui Wan, Wei Yuan, Ying Shu
PURPOSE: This case study demonstrates a new operative method of eyebrow reconstruction, in which the hair density of the reconstructed eyebrow is controlled by the surgeon and is more similar to that of the uninjured side, resulting in a more natural facial expression and greater aesthetic value for our patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The operation was divided into two stages: Stage 1: Implantation of a soft tissue expander into the corresponding subgaleal position of the parietal branch of the superficial temporal artery on the injured side, followed by dilation of the expander until the density of the hair on the expanded scalp reached a suitable value and was lower than that of the uninjured eyebrow...
March 9, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225734/auditory-performance-and-electrical-stimulation-measures-in-cochlear-implant-recipients-with-auditory-neuropathy-compared-with-severe-to-profound-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#2
Joseph Attias, Tally Greenstein, Miriam Peled, David Ulanovski, Jay Wohlgelernter, Eyal Raveh
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare auditory and speech outcomes and electrical parameters on average 8 years after cochlear implantation between children with isolated auditory neuropathy (AN) and children with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). DESIGN: The study was conducted at a tertiary, university-affiliated pediatric medical center. The cohort included 16 patients with isolated AN with current age of 5 to 12.2 years who had been using a cochlear implant for at least 3...
March 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222835/clinical-assessment-of-urinary-tract-damage-during-sustained-release-estrogen-supplementation-in-mice
#3
Dalis E Collins, Kathleen R Mulka, Mark J Hoenerhoff, Russell S Taichman, Jason S Villano
Estrogen supplementation is a key component of numerous mouse research models but can adversely affect the urinary system. The goal of this study was to develop a clinical scoring system and identify biomarkers of occult urinary tract lesions prior to the development of systemic illness in mice. Ovariectomized or sham-surgery SCID mice were implanted subcutaneously with a placebo pellet or one containing sustained-release estradiol (0.18 mg 60-d release 17β-estradiol). Mice were assessed twice weekly for 4 to 6 wk by using a clinical scoring system that included body condition, general activity, posture, hair coat, hydration, abdominal distension, urine staining of coat and skin, and ability to urinate...
February 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209736/pejvakin-a-candidate-stereociliary-rootlet-protein-regulates-hair-cell-function-in-a-cell-autonomous-manner
#4
Marcin Kazmierczak, Piotr Kazmierczak, Anthony W Peng, Suzan L Harris, Prahar Shah, Jean-Luc Puel, Marc Lenoir, Santos J Franco, Martin Schwander
Mutations in the Pejvakin (PJVK) gene are thought to cause auditory neuropathy and hearing loss of cochlear origin by affecting noise-induced peroxisome proliferation in auditory hair cells and neurons. Here we demonstrate that loss of pejvakin in hair cells, but not in neurons, causes profound hearing loss and outer hair cell degeneration in mice. Pejvakin binds to and co-localizes with the rootlet component TRIOBP at the base of stereocilia in injectoporated hair cells, a pattern that is disrupted by deafness-associated PJVK mutations...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169594/keratin-hydrogel-enhances-in-vivo-skeletal-muscle-function-in-a-rat-model-of-volumetric-muscle-loss
#5
Juliana A Passipieri, Hannah B Baker, Mevan Siriwardane, Mary Ellenburg, Manasi Vadhavkar, Justin M Saul, Seth Tomblyn, Luke Burnett, George Joseph Christ
Volumetric Muscle Loss (VML) injuries exceed the considerable intrinsic regenerative capacity of skeletal muscle resulting in permanent functional and cosmetic deficits. VML and VML-like injuries occur in military and civilian populations, due to trauma and surgery as well as a host of congenital and acquired diseases/syndromes. Current therapeutic options are limited, and new approaches are needed for more complete functional regeneration of muscle. A potential solution is human hair derived keratin (KN) biomaterials that may have significant potential for regenerative therapy...
February 7, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162053/cell-and-growth-factor-loaded-keratin-hydrogels-for-treatment-of-volumetric-muscle-loss-vml-in-a-mouse-model
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Hannah B Baker, Juliana A Passipieri, Mevan Siriwardane, Mary Ellenburg, Manasi Vadhavkar, Christopher R Bergman, Justin M Saul, Seth Tomblyn, Luke Burnett, George Joseph Christ
Wounds to the head, neck and extremities have been estimated to account for ~84% of reported combat injuries to military personnel. Volumetric muscle loss (VML), defined as skeletal muscle injuries in which tissue loss results in permanent functional impairment, are common among these injuries. The present standard of care entails the use of muscle flap transfers, which suffer from the need for additional surgery when using autografts or the risk of rejection when cadaveric grafts are used. Tissue engineering (TE) strategies for skeletal muscle repair have been investigated as a means to overcome current therapeutic limitations...
February 4, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134037/destiny-rides-again-the-reappearance-of-silicone-gel-filled-breast-implant-toxicity
#7
A E Brawer
Background Twenty-five years ago attorneys representing ailing women in class action litigation against silicone breast implant manufacturers made the procedural error of defining silicone-induced toxicity in the courtroom before it was properly studied in the exam room. This aberrant methodology perverted the proper research process, rendered verification of any real disease elusive, and cemented the groundwork for a repeat public health crisis potentially affecting two million women in the USA who possess new silicone gel devices inserted over the past 10 years...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124638/clinical-assessment-of-urinary-tract-damage-during-sustained-release-estrogen-supplementation-in-mice
#8
Dalis E Collins Kathleen R Mulka Mark J Hoenerhoff Russell S Taichman And Jason S Villano
Estrogen supplementation is a key component of numerous mouse research models but can adversely affect the urinary system.The goal of this study was to develop a clinical scoring system and identify biomarkers of occult urinary tract lesions prior to the development of systemic illness in mice. Ovariectomized or sham-surgery SCID mice were implanted subcutaneously with a placebo pellet or one containing sustained-release estradiol (0.18 mg 60-d release 17β-estradiol). Mice were assessed twice weekly for 4 to 6 wk by using a clinical scoring system that included body condition, general activity, posture, hair coat, hydration, abdominal distension, urine staining of coat and skin, and ability to urinate...
January 25, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117106/stress-induced-premature-senescence-of-dermal-papilla-cells-compromises-hair-follicle-epithelial-mesenchymal-interaction
#9
Wen-Yen Huang, Yi-Ching Huang, Kai-Shin Huang, Chih-Chieh Chan, Hsien-Yi Chiu, Ren-Yeu Tsai, Jung-Yi Chan, Sung-Jan Lin
BACKGROUND: Hair follicle is miniorgan constituted by keratinocytes and its distinctive mesenchyme of dermal papilla. Its aging is characterized by organ atrophy and impaired stem cell activation and differentiation. The contribution of dermal papilla to hair follicle aging change is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: This work was aimed at exploring the possible role of premature dermal papilla senescence in the pathogenesis of hair follicle aging. METHODS: Dermal papilla cells were challenged with H2O2 to induce premature senescence and the proliferation, apoptosis, gene expression and protein secretion were characterized...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091808/occupational-and-environmental-scleroderma-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Rafael Moreno, Xavier Corbella
The etiology of systemic sclerosis (SSc) remains unknown; however, several occupational and environmental factors have been implicated. Our objective was to perform a meta-analysis of all studies published on SSc associated with occupational and environmental exposure. The review was undertaken by means of MEDLINE and SCOPUS from 1960 to 2014 and using the terms: "systemic," "scleroderma," or "systemic sclerosis/chemically induced" [MesH]. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale was used for the qualifying assessment. The inverse variance-weighted method was performed...
March 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074124/involvement-of-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-the-infertility-age-associated-diseases-and-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Antonin Bukovsky
Blood mononuclear cells consist of T cells and monocyte derived cells. Beside immunity, the blood mononuclear cells belong to the complex tissue control system (TCS), where they exhibit morphostatic function by stimulating proliferation of tissue stem cells followed by cellular differentiation, that is stopped after attaining the proper functional stage, which differs among various tissue types. Therefore, the term immune and morphostatic system (IMS) should be implied. The TCS-mediated morphostasis also consists of vascular pericytes controlled by autonomic innervation, which is regulating the quantity of distinct tissues in vivo...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068302/first-report-linear-incision-for-placement-of-a-magnetically-coupled-bone-anchored-hearing-implant
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Jonnae Y Barry, Saranya Reghunathan, Abraham Jacob
OBJECTIVES: Discuss use of a linear incision for placement of a magnetically coupled bone anchored hearing implant. METHODS: Case series. RESULTS: Two patients underwent placement of magnetically coupled bone-anchored hearing implants (BAHI) through linear incisions. The first, a 40-year-old female with congenital single-sided deafness, previously had successful implantation of a percutaneous bone anchored hearing implant through a linear incision; unfortunately, she developed pain and intermittent drainage at her abutment site with time, resulting in a request for removal of her device...
February 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045822/fabrication-of-an-orbital-prosthesis-combined-with-eyebrow-transplantation
#13
Banu Karayazgan-Saracoglu, Azimet Ozdemir
Fabrication of an orbital prosthesis is considered as a challenging procedure as compared to the other facial prosthesis due to the presence of inactive eye movements and the need of artificial hair in order to mimic eyelashes and eyebrows. Generally these structures are sewed or bonded in the silicone. However, deformation or hair loss is observed within time. This deformation is visible especially in the eyebrow. This clinical report represents a patient with an implant supported orbital prosthesis. Patient was not satisfied with the nature of her eyebrow that was sewed in the silicone...
March 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042321/pre-vascularization-enhances-therapeutic-effects-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-sheets-in-full-thickness-skin-wound-repair
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Lei Chen, Qi Xing, Qiyi Zhai, Mitchell Tahtinen, Fei Zhou, Lili Chen, Yingbin Xu, Shaohai Qi, Feng Zhao
Split thickness skin graft (STSG) implantation is one of the standard therapies for full thickness wound repair when full thickness autologous skin grafts (FTG) or skin flap transplants are inapplicable. Combined transplantation of STSG with dermal substitute could enhance its therapeutic effects but the results remain unsatisfactory due to insufficient blood supply at early stages, which causes graft necrosis and fibrosis. Human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) sheets are capable of accelerating the wound healing process...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040033/selective-attentional-processes-in-cochlear-implant-recipients-measurements-of-the-attentional-filter
#15
Christofer Bester, Dona M P Jayakody, Geoffrey Hammond, Donald Robertson
In normal hearing subjects, detection of near-threshold tones in noise is influenced by signal certainty. Thus, tones that are presented more frequently than others, and/or are preceded by a clearly audible cue tone of the same frequency (target tones) are detected better than other tones (probe tones). This auditory attentional filter was examined in six cochlear implant (CI) recipients, using acoustic stimuli and direct programmed electrode stimulation. Three of the subjects showed no evidence of an attentional filter...
December 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024579/keratose-poly-vinyl-alcohol-blended-nanofibers-fabrication-and-biocompatibility-assessment
#16
Ju Wang, Shilei Hao, Tiantian Luo, Tao Zhou, Xin Yang, Bochu Wang
Increasing interest in using keratin-based materials for biomedical application has prompted the development of keratin/PVA nanofibers. To date, several kinds of keratins (including wool, feather, and human hair reductive keratins)/PVA blended nanofibers have been fabricated but limited to the in vitro studies. However, few studies focused on the in vivo biocompatibility test of keratin/PVA nanofibers. Herein, the keratose (oxidative keratin)/PVA nanofiber, a novel type of keratin/PVA nanofiber, was fabricated with an electrospinning technique...
March 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909498/shock-lead-dislodgement-related-to-its-small-hair-pin-curve-in-a-pocket-a-case-of-ratchet-syndrome
#17
Yuka Taguchi, Kohei Matsushita, Toshiyuki Ishikawa, Yutaka Ogino, Hirooki Matsushita, Junya Hosoda, Katsumi Matsumoto, Satoshi Umemura
There have been few reports about ratchet syndrome. We report a case of ratchet syndrome caused by small hair-pin curve of lead that triggered the lead retract itself. A 69-year-old man with a past history of inferior wall myocardial infarction, presented with progressive congestive heart failure. He underwent implantation of cardiac resynchronization therapy with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (CRTD) at our hospital. At 33 days after implantation, shock lead dislodgement was revealed. X-ray showed that the lead tip was in left subclavian vein, leaving its screw out, and a large part of the proximal portion of the lead was retracted into the pocket, while the other two leads remained in appropriate positions and the device had not rotated...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889116/total-phallic-reconstruction-using-radial-forearm-free-flap-after-iatrogenic-penile-amputation
#18
J C Angulo, I Arance, C Gómez-Llorens, C Esquinas, C Gómez-Martín, J L Fernández-Cañamaque
INTRODUCTION: The iatrogenic loss of the penis is a rare situation. We present a challenging case of deferred total penile reconstruction in a genetic male. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A 57-year-old man with the loss of the penis due to a penile abscess and necrosis secondary to penile curvature surgery. The reconstruction was performed over several operations using a radial forearm free flap (RFFF) and placement of a customised inflatable prosthesis a year later. RESULTS: During the first operation, the penile abscess was drained, the necrotic residues were debrided and placement of hypogastric drainage...
November 23, 2016: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881310/implant-retained-skull-prosthesis-to-cover-a-large-defect-of-the-hairy-skull-resulting-from-treatment-of-a-basal-cell-carcinoma-a-clinical-report
#19
Jitske Hoekstra, Arjan Vissink, Gerry M Raghoebar, Anita Visser
Skin carcinoma, particularly basal cell carcinoma, and its treatment can result in large defects of the hairy skull. A 53-year-old man is described who was surgically treated for a large basal cell carcinoma invading the skin and underlying tissue at the top of the hairy skull. Treatment consisted of resecting the tumor and external part of the skull bone. To protect the brain and to cover the defect of the hairy skull, an acrylic resin skull prosthesis with hair was designed to mask the defect. The skull prosthesis was retained on 8 extraoral implants placed at the margins of the defect in the skull bone...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864610/the-monorail-technique-to-overcome-difficult-anatomical-course-during-implantation-of-central-venous-port-via-the-left-internal-jugular-vein
#20
Eu Hyun Kim, Jung Suk Oh, Ho Jong Chun, Hae Giu Lee, Byung Gil Choi
PURPOSE: The study aimed to introduce a monorail technique to overcome difficult anatomical course via left internal jugular vein in implantable port insertion. METHODS: From 2007 to 2016, a total of 9346 patients were referred for implantable port insertion in our interventional unit, among which 79 cases were requested to insert on the left side. Our monorail technique was applied only when the technical challenge of the catheter tip entering the azygos vein instead of the superior vena cava occurred (n = 7)...
March 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
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