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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791712/surgical-management-after-hysteroscopic-sterilization-minimally-invasive-approach-incorporating-intraoperative-fluoroscopy-for-symptomatic-patients-with-2-essure%C3%A2-devices
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E Scott Sills, Natalie S Rickers, Xiang Li
OBJECTIVE: To describe a non-hysterectomy surgical technique for symptomatic patients with >2 Essure® (Bayer Healthcare, Whippany, New Jersey) devices. DESIGN: Patients (n=4) presented with sharp pelvic pain, irregular vaginal bleeding, dyspareunia, weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, and/or diffuse skin rash, all of which were absent before undergoing hysteroscopic sterilization (HS). Hysterosalpingogram obtained before surgical excision of contraceptive tubal implants confirmed more than two Essure® devices in all patients...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788902/dystonia-deafness-syndrome-caused-by-actb-p-arg183trp-heterozygosity-shows-striatal-dopaminergic-dysfunction-and-response-to-pallidal-stimulation
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Inger Marie Skogseid, Oddveig Røsby, Ane Konglund, James P Connelly, Bård Nedregaard, Greg Eigner Jablonski, Nadja Kvernmo, Asbjørg Stray-Pedersen, Joel C Glover
BACKGROUND: Dystonia-deafness syndrome is a well-known clinical entity, with sensorineural deafness typically manifesting earlier than dystonia. ACTB p.Arg183Trp heterozygosity has been reported in six patients to cause combined infant-onset deafness and dystonia manifesting in adolescence or young adulthood. Three of these have received beneficial pallidal stimulation. Brain imaging to assess striatal function has not been reported previously, however. Nor has a comprehensive hypothesis been presented for how the pleiotropic manifestations of this specific beta-actin gene mutation originate developmentally...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788691/a-novel-concept-for-determining-the-direction-of-implanted-hair-in-hairline-correction-surgery-in-east-asian-women
#3
Jae Hyun Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757666/deslorelin-implant-treatment-for-hair-cycle-arrest-alopecia-x-in-two-intact-male-keeshonden
#4
Elizabeth A Layne, Renee V Richmond
Alopecia in dogs occurs secondary to a variety of underlying inflammatory and noninflammatory conditions. Hair cycle arrest (alopecia X) is a noninflammatory alopecia that is frustrating to diagnose and treat due to lack of understanding of disease pathogenesis. A variety of therapies for hair cycle arrest have been described with inconsistent efficacy in different dog breeds and sexes; no definitive treatment is available. This report describes the use of a deslorelin acetate implant in two sexually intact adult male keeshonden, both diagnosed with hair cycle arrest...
May 14, 2018: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744729/supra-threshold-hearing-and-fluctuation-profiles-implications-for-sensorineural-and-hidden-hearing-loss
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REVIEW
Laurel H Carney
An important topic in contemporary auditory science is supra-threshold hearing. Difficulty hearing at conversational speech levels in background noise has long been recognized as a problem of sensorineural hearing loss, including that associated with aging (presbyacusis). Such difficulty in listeners with normal thresholds has received more attention recently, especially associated with descriptions of synaptopathy, the loss of auditory nerve (AN) fibers as a result of noise exposure or aging. Synaptopathy has been reported to cause a disproportionate loss of low- and medium-spontaneous rate (L/MSR) AN fibers...
May 9, 2018: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687008/secondary-degeneration-of-auditory-neurons-after-topical-aminoglycoside-administration-in-a-gerbil-model
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Jae-Hun Lee, Min Young Lee, Phil-Sang Chung, Jae Yun Jung
Hair cells in the cochlea can be damaged by various causes. Damaged hair cells can lead to additional destruction of parts of the auditory afferent pathway sequentially, which is called secondary degeneration. Recently, researches regarding cochlear implants have been actively carried out for clinical purposes; secondary degeneration in animals is a much more practical model for identifying the prognosis of cochlear implants. However, an appropriate model for this research is not established yet. Thus, we developed a secondary degeneration model using an ototoxic drug...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673567/electric-acoustic-forward-masking-in-cochlear-implant-users-with-ipsilateral-residual-hearing
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Marina Imsiecke, Benjamin Krüger, Andreas Büchner, Thomas Lenarz, Waldo Nogueira
In order to investigate the temporal mechanisms of the auditory system, psychophysical forward masking experiments were conducted in cochlear implant users who had preserved acoustic hearing in the ipsilateral ear. This unique electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS) population allowed the measurement of threshold recovery functions for acoustic or electric probes in the presence of electric or acoustic maskers, respectively. In the electric masking experiment, the forward masked threshold elevation of acoustic probes was measured as a function of the time interval after the offset of the electric masker, i...
April 9, 2018: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618856/a-learning-module-in-hair-restoration-surgery-a-simple-and-economic-method-to-learn-all-steps-of-strip-method-of-hair-follicles-harvesting-and-implantation
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Anil Kumar Garg, Seema Garg
Background: There is a global increase in demand for hair transplant as well as increasing demand for trained assistants and surgeons. It is a fact that permanent donor hair follicles are limited and any loss during learning is permanent and irreversible, so there is no place to learn and/or practice on a patient. Objective: To develop a learning module in hair restoration surgery to learn all steps of strip method of hair follicles harvesting and methods of implantation...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610715/complications-of-subcutaneous-contraception-a-review
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REVIEW
Rebecca C Ramdhan, Emily Simonds, Charlotte Wilson, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Over 62 million women in the United States are of childbearing age and 60% of them use contraception. Subcutaneous contraceptives include implantable contraceptives and subcutaneous injections. Implantable contraception involves subdermal time-release of synthetic progestin, which allows for several years of continuous, highly effective contraception. Its main effects are inhibition of ovulation and thickening of the cervical mucus. Many complications have been associated with subcutaneous contraception, including menstrual disturbances, headache, weight gain, acne, dizziness, mood disturbances, nausea, lower abdominal pain, hair loss, loss of libido, pain at the implant site, neuropathy, and follicular cysts...
January 31, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601595/effects-of-dexamethasone-on-intracochlear-inflammation-and-residual-hearing-after-cochleostomy-a-comparison-of-administration-routes
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Ah-Ra Lyu, Dong Hyun Kim, Seung Hun Lee, Dong-Sik Shin, Sun-Ae Shin, Yong-Ho Park
Preservation of residual hearing after cochlear implant is an important issue with regards to hearing performance. Various methods of steroid administration have been widely used in clinical practice to reduce inflammation and preserve residual hearing. Here we compare the effect of different routes of dexamethasone administration on intracochlear inflammation and residual hearing in guinea pig ears. Dexamethasone was delivered into the guinea pigs either through intracochlear, intratympanic or systemic route...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554482/transcutaneous-implantation-of-valproic-acid-encapsulated-dissolving-microneedles-induces-hair-regrowth
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Shayan Fakhraei Lahiji, Seol Hwa Seo, Suyong Kim, Manita Dangol, Jiyong Shim, Cheng Guo Li, Yonghao Ma, Chisong Lee, Geonwoo Kang, Huisuk Yang, Kang-Yell Choi, Hyungil Jung
The interest in alternative material systems and delivery methods for treatment of androgenetic alopecia has been increasing in the recent decades. Topical application of valproic acid (VPA), an FDA-approved anticonvulsant drug, has been shown to effectively stimulate hair follicle (HF) regrowth by upregulating Wnt/β-catenin, a key pathway involved in initiation of HF development. Moreover, a majority of studies have suggested that cutaneous wound re-epithelialization is capable of inducing HF through Wnt/β-catenin pathway...
June 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554036/response-changes-during-insertion-of-a-cochlear-implant-using-extracochlear-electrocochleography
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Christopher K Giardina, Tatyana E Khan, Stephen H Pulver, Oliver F Adunka, Craig A Buchman, Kevin D Brown, Harold C Pillsbury, Douglas C Fitzpatrick
OBJECTIVES: Electrocochleography is increasingly being utilized as an intraoperative monitor of cochlear function during cochlear implantation (CI). Intracochlear recordings from the advancing electrode can be obtained through the device by on-board capabilities. However, such recordings may not be ideal as a monitor because the recording electrode moves in relation to the neural and hair cell generators producing the responses. The purposes of this study were to compare two extracochlear recording locations in terms of signal strength and feasibility as intraoperative monitoring sites and to characterize changes in cochlear physiology during CI insertion...
March 16, 2018: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534264/-the-usher-syndrome-a-human-ciliopathy
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Uwe Wolfrum, Kerstin Nagel-Wolfrum
The human Usher syndrome (USH) is a complex, rare disease manifesting in its most common form of inherited deaf-blindness. Due to the heterogeneous manifestation of the clinical symptoms, three clinical types (USH1-3) are distinguished according to the severity of the disease pattern. For a correct diagnosis, in addition to the auditory tests in early newborn screening, ophthalmological examinations and molecular genetic analysis are important. Ten known USH genes encode proteins, which are from heterogeneous protein families, interact in functional protein networks...
March 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516700/-effects-of-acupuncture-stimulation-of-different-layers-of-tianshu-st-25-region-on-changes-of-intra-colonic-pressure-in-normal-rats
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Xue-Yi Sun, Zhi Yu, Zhi-Yu Chen, Bin Xu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of manual acupuncture stimulation of different layers (skin, muscle, peritoneum, sub-peritoneum) of "Tianshu" (ST 25) region on proximal colonic pressure in normal rats. METHODS: Forty-eight male SD rats were divided into 6 groups: all layer-needling, brushing, cutaneous needling, muscular needling, peritoneum-needling and sub-peritoneum-needling groups ( n =8 in each group). Manual needling or brushing was applied to "Tianshu" (ST 25) region...
February 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491655/follicular-unit-grafting-in-chronic-nonhealing-leg-ulcers-a-clinical-study
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Leelavathy Budamakuntla, Eswari Loganathan, Sacchidananda A Sarvajnamurthy, H V Nataraj
Introduction and Objectives: The restoration of the epithelium after injury takes place by migration of epithelial cells adjoining a wound or by centrifugal migration from hair follicles. To evaluate the feasibility and potential healing capacity of scalp follicular unit grafts transplanted into the wound bed of chronic leg ulcers. Materials and Methods: Patients with chronic nonhealing ulcers of more than 6 weeks duration were selected for the study. Those with infected ulcers and uncontrolled diabetes were excluded from the study...
October 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487598/macrophages-in-the-human-cochlea-saviors-or-predators-a-study-using-super-resolution-immunohistochemistry
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Wei Liu, Matyas Molnar, Carolyn Garnham, Heval Benav, Helge Rask-Andersen
The human inner ear, which is segregated by a blood/labyrinth barrier, contains resident macrophages [CD163, ionized calcium-binding adaptor molecule 1 (IBA1)-, and CD68-positive cells] within the connective tissue, neurons, and supporting cells. In the lateral wall of the cochlea, these cells frequently lie close to blood vessels as perivascular macrophages. Macrophages are also shown to be recruited from blood-borne monocytes to damaged and dying hair cells induced by noise, ototoxic drugs, aging, and diphtheria toxin-induced hair cell degeneration...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484017/artificial-hair-by-the-dawn-to-automatic-biofibre%C3%A2-hair-implant
#17
REVIEW
Maria Roccia, Katlein França, David Castillo, Georgi Tchernev, Uwe Wollina, Michael Tirant, Yan Valle, Claudio Guarneri, Massimo Fioranelli, Torello Lotti
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, there have been attempts at creating artificial hair to treat baldness. Major evolution took place at the end of 1970's when, unfortunately, artificial hair treatments were applied without appropriate medical controls, resulting in sub-standard results from the use of unsuitable materials and technique. The large improper use of this technique in North America from no medical personnel and with dangerous fibres led the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to suspend the procedure in 1983...
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483977/automatic-artificial-hair-implant-safety-and-efficacy-in-androgenetic-alopecia-a-prospective-study-with-a-highly-biocompatible-fiber
#18
Amr Abdel-Hakim Rateb Said, Bogdan Morad Albzour, Mariangela Santiago, Manjul Agrawal, Miriam Rovesti, Francesca Satolli, Uwe Wollina, Georgi Tchernev, Jacopo Lotti, Torello Lotti
AIM: A multi - centre two years the long prospective open clinical study was conducted in five countries located in four different continents from May 2015 to evaluate the clinical safety and efficacy of Automatic Biofibre hair implant in male and female androgenetic alopecia. Biofibre®is a CE/TGA certified medical grade polyamide fibre suitable for implantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 213 patients were enrolled in the study. Patients were assessed pre -operatively by Hamilton scale grading and the percentage of scalp covered by hair...
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481480/in-search-of-a-murine-model-of-radiation-induced-periprosthetic-capsular-fibrosis
#19
Alexandra J Lin, Sarah J Karinja, Jaime L Bernstein, Julia Jin, Yoshiko Toyoda, Andrew J Miller, Pat B Zanzonico, Jason A Spector
INTRODUCTION: Capsular contracture after breast reconstruction is a morbid complication, occurring in 30.0% to 47.5% of patients undergoing postoperative radiotherapy. Although it is well known that radiation increases rate of capsular contracture, there are few well-established animal models that faithfully replicate standard-of-care clinical practice, that is, prosthesis placement at the time of mastectomy followed by delayed radiotherapy. To better recapitulate current clinical practice, we developed a murine model in which the implant sites were irradiated 10 days postoperatively, rather than at time of surgery...
April 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479675/toward-evidence-based-severity-assessment-in-rat-models-with-repeated-seizures-i-electrical-kindling
#20
Christina Möller, Fabio Wolf, R Maarten van Dijk, Valentina Di Liberto, Vera Russmann, Michael Keck, Rupert Palme, Rainer Hellweg, Peter Gass, Christiane Otzdorff, Heidrun Potschka
OBJECTIVE: Rodent epilepsy models can significantly contribute to our understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms and to validation of biomarker and target candidates. Evidence-based severity assessment is a presupposition for the ethical evaluation of animal experimentation allowances as well as for the development of efficacious refinement concepts. METHODS: Aiming to improve our understanding of the impact of experimental procedures and repeated seizures, we have completed a comprehensive behavioral and biochemical analysis assessing various parameters that can inform about the influence of an electrical kindling paradigm on well-being in rats...
April 2018: Epilepsia
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