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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344100/surgical-site-infection-prevention-an-analysis-of-compliance-with-good-practice-in-a-teaching-hospital
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Adriana Cristina de Oliveira, Camila Sarmento Gama
Background: Surgical teams play a critical role in reducing surgery-related risks during preoperative and intraoperative phases. Aim: To analyse the preoperative and intraoperative practices adopted by surgical teams in surgical site infections prevention. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted during April-September 2013 in a large university hospital in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. It was conducted through observation of the surgical practice during preoperative and intraoperative phases of procedures used by a gastroenterological, cardiovascular and paediatric surgical team...
November 2017: Journal of Infection Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291276/a-hairy-situation-laser-hair-removal-after-oral-reconstruction
#2
Bridget E Shields, Molly S Moye, Rodrigo Bayon, Steven M Sperry, Karolyn A Wanat
OBJECTIVES: To present a case series of 4 patients who underwent postoperative hair removal using the long-pulsed Alexandrite or Nd:YAG laser following intraoral cutaneous flap reconstruction. METHODS: Patients underwent epilation in dermatology clinic with long-pulsed Alexandrite or Nd:YAG lasers, spaced 8 weeks apart, until hair removal was achieved. RESULTS: All patients achieved improvement in hair removal regardless of initial flap donor site with significant improvement in quality of life and minimal side effects...
December 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217319/long-term-analysis-of-surgical-treatment-outcomes-in-chronic-pilonidal-sinus-disease
#3
Huseyin Murat Mutus, Burhan Aksu, Ersan Uzun, Neslihan Gulcin, Gonca Gercel, Erdem Ozatman, Cigdem Ulukaya Durakbasa, Hamit Okur
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Chronic pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) is relatively common in adolescents and can be treated by various surgical techniques. This study aimed to evaluate the outcome in adolescents surgically treated for PSD in a single clinic. METHODS: PSD patients surgically treated over an 8-year period were retrospectively evaluated. Classical midline incision and excision with primary repair was performed in all. Regular follow up visits were scheduled. Evaluation of postoperative outpatient clinic records as well as telephone interviews for patients who were operated more than 6months ago were done for the long-term results, including coherence to regional hair care...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214662/airborne-particulate-concentration-during-laser-hair-removal-a-comparison-between-cold-sapphire-with-aqueous-gel-and-cryogen-skin-cooling
#4
Edward V Ross, Gary S Chuang, Arisa E Ortiz, Scott A Davenport
BACKGROUND: High concentrations of sub-micron nanoparticles have been shown to be released during laser hair removal (LHR) procedures. These emissions pose a potential biohazard to healthcare workers that have prolonged exposure to LHR plume. OBJECTIVE: We sought to demonstrate that cold sapphire skin cooling done in contact mode might suppress plume dispersion during LHR. METHODS: A total of 11 patients were recruited for laser hair removal...
December 7, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185064/the-effect-of-hair-removal-after-surgery-for-sacrococcygeal-pilonidal-sinus-disease-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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A A Pronk, L Eppink, N Smakman, E J B Furnee
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that removal of body hair in the sacrococcygeal area prevents recurrence after surgery for sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease (SPSD). The aim of this study was to review the literature regarding the effect of hair depilation on the recurrence rate in patients surgically treated for SPSD. METHODS: A systematic search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library by using synonyms for SPSD. Title, abstract, and full text were screened by two independent reviewers...
November 28, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177152/an-atypical-localized-form-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa-of-the-jawline-and-neck-mimicking-severe-cystic-acne-on-presentation
#6
María Adriana Castrillón Velásquez, Minhee Kim, Mei-Heng Tan, Kim Tran, Dedee F Murrell
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic and debilitating suppurative disease primarily affecting the axillae, perineum, and inframammary regions, where apocrine sweat glands are present. However, HS can occur in atypical locations. We present an interesting case of a 40-year-old man who developed chronic painful subcutaneous nodules, deep sinus tracts, and abscesses involving the jawline and the anterior aspect of the neck as the only parts of the body affected and who responded satisfactorily to adalimumab and laser hair removal treatment...
October 2017: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167734/treatment-of-chronic-telogen-effluvium-with-oral-minoxidil-a-retrospective-study
#7
Eshini Perera, Rodney Sinclair
Background: Chronic telogen effluvium (CTE) may be primary or secondary to various causes, including drug reaction, nutritional deficiency and female pattern hair loss (FPHL).  Oral minoxidil stimulates hair growth, and topical minoxidil is used in the treatment of FPHL and male androgenetic alopecia. minoxidil has not been used to treat CTE. This study aimed to assess the treatment of CTE with once daily oral minoxidil. Methods: Women with a diagnosis of CTE based on >6 month history of increased telogen hair shedding, no visible mid frontal scalp hair loss (Sinclair stage 1) and no hair follicle miniaturization on scalp biopsy were treated with once daily oral minoxidil...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142740/combined-empirical-mode-decomposition-and-texture-features-for-skin-lesion-classification-using-quadratic-support-vector-machine
#8
Maram A Wahba, Amira S Ashour, Sameh A Napoleon, Mustafa M Abd Elnaby, Yanhui Guo
Purpose: Basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common malignant skin lesions. Automated lesion identification and classification using image processing techniques is highly required to reduce the diagnosis errors. Methods: In this study, a novel technique is applied to classify skin lesion images into two classes, namely the malignant Basal cell carcinoma and the benign nevus. A hybrid combination of bi-dimensional empirical mode decomposition and gray-level difference method features is proposed after hair removal...
December 2017: Health Information Science and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130406/pubic-hair-removal-and-phthirus-pubis-infestation
#9
Stefano Veraldi, Rossana Schianchi, Stefano Ramoni, Gianluca Nazzaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125405/cutibacterium-formerly-propionibacterium-acnes-infections-associated-with-implantable-devices
#10
Amal A Gharamti, Zeina A Kanafani
Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes), a Gram-positive biofilm-forming rod implicated in acne vulgaris, is increasingly recognized for its role in implant-associated infections. The diagnosis of C. acnes implant-associated infections remains challenging. The optimal treatment is a combination of both surgical intervention and antibiotic therapy. Areas covered: In this review, we discuss the different types of implant-associated infections caused by C. acnes. We also highlight the clinical manifestations pertaining to the various sites of infection, and identify several risk factors previously reported in the literature...
December 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118543/laser-induced-synlabia-cryptomenorrhea-and-urine-retention-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Thoraya Fadul-Elahi, Nusrat Batool Janjua
Cosmetic laser use has many pros and cons. The worldwide use of laser for body hair removal has led to many medical complications. Unsupervised use of the laser for hair removal in vulva may result in many problems and can merely damage the vulva, although rarely, affecting the body image. This rare and novel case report is a 21 year old virgin who presented with acute urinary retention and cryptomenorrhea due to complete synlabia secondary to unsupervised vulval laser hair removal. The urinary retention was relieved by suprapubic catheterization initially...
October 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110043/-axillary-and-perimamillary-fox-fordyce-disease-apocrine-miliaria-in-a%C3%A2-19-year-old-woman
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S Hanner, R Schneiderbauer, A Enk, F Toberer
Fox-Fordyce disease (FFD), also known as apocrine miliaria, is a rare and chronic skin disease characterized by itching and skin-colored, light brown or yellowish papules. FFD typically affects postpubertal young women between 13 and 35 years. The etiology is not completely known, but a hormonal component is in discussion. Furthermore, exacerbating factors like laser hair removal and hyperhidrosis have been described. Treatment of FFD is quite challenging, as the reported modalities mostly show limited success...
November 6, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104417/pubic-hair-shaving-is-correlated-to-vulvar-dysplasia-and-inflammation-a-case-control-study
#13
Meike Schild-Suhren, Amr A Soliman, Eduard Malik
Objective: The risk factors for vulvar dysplasia and infections are not fully known. In this study, we aimed to investigate the correlation between pubic hair shaving and the occurrence of vulvar inflammation, dysplasia, and cancer. Methods: This study was performed between January 2013 and December 2016 in which a standardized questionnaire concerning genital hair shaving was administered to vulvar dysplasia and cancer patients and healthy participants. The presence of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and the occurrence of genital inflammation were documented...
2017: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102076/prevention-of-surgical-site-infection-analysis-and-narrative-review-of-clinical-practice-guidelines
#14
Francisco Javier Gómez-Romero, Maria Fernández-Prada, Juan Francisco Navarro-Gracia
Surgical site infection is one of the most prevalent healthcare-associated infections and presents a considerable morbidity. The aim of this comprehensive narrative review is to describe the evidence and grade of recommendation of the preventive measures developed in the three phases of the surgical process (preoperative, perioperative and postoperative phases), as well as coincidences and divergences between selected Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG). Four preventive measures were recommended with similar high grade evidence in all CPG: Hair removal, antibiotic prophylaxis, surgical site preparation and normothermia...
November 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089786/can-laser-treatment-improve-quality-of-life-of-hirsute-women
#15
Narges Alizadeh, Sharad Ayyoubi, Mohammadreza Naghipour, Rasool Hassanzadeh, Zahra Mohtasham-Amiri, Shirin Zaresharifi, Kaveh Gharaei Nejad
BACKGROUND: Hirsutism can have negative impacts on psychosocial aspects of women's lives and reduce their quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study was to assess the QOL of these women during laser treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-eight women with unwanted facial hair underwent laser therapy. Each patient completed a questionnaire consisting of a modified Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and visual analog scale (VAS) before the first, third, and fifth sessions of laser therapy...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080721/no-350-hirsutism-evaluation-and-treatment
#16
Kimberly Liu, Tarek Motan, Paul Claman
OBJECTIVES: To review the etiology, evaluation, and treatment of hirsutism. EVALUATION: A thorough history and physical examination plus selected laboratory evaluations will confirm the diagnosis and direct treatment. TREATMENT: Pharmacologic interventions can suppress ovarian or adrenal androgen production and block androgen receptors in the hair follicle. Hair removal methods and lifestyle modifications may improve or hasten the therapeutic response...
November 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064982/lasers-and-energy-based-devices-in-men
#17
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Milène K Crispin, George J Hruza, Suzanne L Kilmer
BACKGROUND: The demand for cosmetic treatments with lasers and energy-based devices has increased among men, but there is a dearth of literature that addresses the approach and treatment of cosmetic male patients. OBJECTIVE: To summarize common cosmetic concerns for which male patients seek cosmetic treatments and to provide sex-specific recommendations for the lasers and energy-based devices that can be used for treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors conducted a literature search using the PubMed/MEDLINE and Google Scholar databases using the search terms male, men, gender, and cosmetic dermatology...
November 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059945/hair-and-bare-skin-discrimination-for-laser-assisted-hair-removal-systems
#18
Sercan Cayir, Imam Samil Yetik
Laser-assisted hair removal devices aim to remove body hair permanently. In most cases, these devices irradiate the whole area of the skin with a homogenous power density. Thus, a significant portion of the skin, where hair is not present, is burnt unnecessarily causing health risks. Therefore, methods that can distinguish hair regions automatically would be very helpful avoiding these unnecessary applications of laser. This study proposes a new system of algorithms to detect hair regions with the help of a digital camera...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053700/come-to-the-light-side-in-vivo-monitoring-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-infections-in-chronic-wounds-in-a-diabetic-hairless-murine-model
#19
Alessandra M Agostinho Hunt, Jacob A Gibson, Casandra L Larrivee, Sandra O'Reilly, Svetlana Navitskaya, Julia V Busik, Christopher M Waters
The presence of bacteria as structured biofilms in chronic wounds, especially in diabetic patients, is thought to prevent wound healing and resolution. Chronic mouse wounds models have been used to understand the underlying interactions between the microorganisms and the host. The models developed to date rely on the use of haired animals and terminal collection of wound tissue for determination of viable bacteria. While significant insight has been gained with these models, this experimental procedure requires a large number of animals and sampling is time consuming...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027896/molluscum-contagiosum-and-pubic-hair-removal-in-male-patients
#20
Gino Antonio Vena, Nicoletta Cassano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
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