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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785585/poisoning-associated-with-inappropriate-use-of-a-eutectic-mixture-of-lidocaine-and-prilocaine-before-laser-assisted-hair-removal-about-3-cases
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Weniko Caré, Islam-Amine Larabi, Jérôme Langrand, Chantal Medernach, Jean-Claude Alvarez, Antoine Villa
BACKGROUND: Eutectic mixtures of lidocaine and prilocaine are used during painful dermatological procedures. Poisoning is rarely reported in adults. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We report three cases of women who experienced lidocaine and prilocaine poisoning after laser-assisted hair removal. Plasma levels of local anesthetics were assayed by a fully validated liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method. CASE REPORTS: The rules of application of the anesthetic cream were observed apart from the maximum dose and/or maximum surface area...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731592/wooden-spatula-for-pain-reduction-in-upper-lip-laser-hair-removal
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Nayak U K Sudhir, Kakroo Nissar Shafia, Shenoi D Shrutakirthi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726808/perioperative-hair-removal-a-review-of-best-practice-and-a-practice-improvement-opportunity
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Maureen Spencer, Marsha Barnden, Helen Boehm Johnson, Loretta Litz Fauerbach, Denise Graham, Charles E Edmiston
The current practice of perioperative hair removal reflects research-driven changes designed to minimize the risk of surgical wound infection. An aspect of the practice which has received less scrutiny is the clean-up of the clipped hair. This process is critical. The loose fibers represent a potential infection risk because of the micro-organisms they can carry, but their clean-up can pose a logistical problem because of the time required to remove them. Research has demonstrated that the most commonly employed means of clean-up, the use of adhesive tape or sticky mitts, can be both ineffective and time-consuming in addition to posing an infection risk from cross-contamination...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725739/the-combination-of-expanded-scalp-flap-and-800-nm-diode-laser-in-the-reconstruction-of-forehead-defect
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Yang Li, Weiyang Li, Chaohua Liu, Qing Yang, Ping Xue, Hengxin Liu, Jiangbo Cui, Jianke Ding, Yingjun Su, Xianjie Ma
Skin grafting is often the first choice for closing forehead defects. However, the aesthetics of skin grafting-reconstructed forehead defects are still not accepted by a large number of patients. With the technological advancement of laser hair removal, scalp flaps have been considered as donors for reconstruction of forehead defects. We evaluated 10 cases of forehead defect reconstructions with expanded scalp flaps followed by hair removal by an 800 nm diode laser. All flaps survived uneventfully and underwent 4-6 laser treatments for hair removal...
May 3, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706147/risky-business-is-pubic-hair-removal-by-women-associated-with-body-image-and-sexual-health
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Stephanie L Grossman, Rachel A Annunziato
Background: Body hair removal is a behaviour that has become normative among women in Westernised cultures, and is presented by the media as the feminine ideal, despite being painful and a potential cause of infection. Of concern, removal may be part of a more global pattern of appearance dissatisfaction and risky sexual behaviour. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationships among pubic hair removal, body image and sexual health indicators. Methods: Women (n=264; Mage=33.82, s.d.=11.13, range=18-66) completed self-report questionnaires assessing these constructs, including an assessment of body hair removal practices...
April 30, 2018: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704562/a-survey-to-identify-the-breach-between-evidence-and-practice-in-the-prevention-of-surgical-infection-time-to-take-action
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Josep M Badia, Anna L Casey, Inés Rubio-Pérez, Cynthia Crosby, Nares Arroyo-García, José Balibrea Del Castillo
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of the grade of implementation of preventative measures for surgical site infection (SSI) is crucial prior to planning dissemination strategies. METHODS: Online survey among the members of the Spanish Association of Surgeons (AEC) to know the actual application of measures, and to compare them with new recommendations issued by international organizations. RESULTS: Most of the 835 responding surgeons work in National Health Service Hospitals (91...
April 25, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666359/pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamics-of-self-assembled-cubic-liquid-crystalline-nanoparticle-gel-after-transdermal-administration
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Na Zhu, Xiao-Xiang Wu, Yong Tian, Jin-Xiu Zhu, Jian-Chun Li
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the pharmacokinetics after transdermal administration by a novel skin microdialysis technology in rats. The guinea pig model was established by investigating the pharmacodynamics. MATERIAL AND METHODS Three different agents were given after hair removal, and the samples were extracted by microdialysis and detected by HPLC. Subcutaneous/plasma concentration-time curves of the 3 different agents were analyzed and the pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated. The SS-04B UV light therapy instrument was used in the modeling...
April 18, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601618/the-use-of-a-self-occluding-topical-anasthetic-in-daily-practice-a-non-interventional-study
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Ravi Jain, Gerardo Moreno Arias, Pablo Naranjo, Max Murison, Jose Luis López Estebaranz, Alina Fratila, Welf Prager, Carlos Guillén Barona, Michael Weidmann, Serge Dahan, Hugues Cartier, Gerhard Sattler, Maurizio Podda
INTRODUCTION: A variety of topical anesthetic creams are available to reduce pain associated with dermatological procedures. Pliaglis is a self-occluding eutectic mixture of lidocaine and tetracaine. STUDY OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the post-marketing safety profile of Pliaglis and efficacy in terms of pain reduction, product satisfaction, and daily practice use prior to pre-defined dermatological procedures. METHODS: A prospective, non-interventional study conducted at 44 sites in four European countries; 581 patients were treated prior to dermatological procedures such as pulsed-dye laser therapy, laser-assisted hair removal, non-ablative laser resurfacing, dermal filler injections, and vascular access...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29539908/re-impact-of-hair-removal-on-surgical-site-infection-rates-a-prospective-randomized-noninferiority-trial
#9
David S Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527737/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infection-after-transvaginal-mesh-placement-in-a-nationwide-japanese-cohort
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Jun Kamei, Satoshi Yazawa, Shingo Yamamoto, Naoto Kaburaki, Satoru Takahashi, Masami Takeyama, Masayasu Koyama, Yukio Homma, Soichi Arakawa, Hiroshi Kiyota
AIMS: We conducted a nationwide survey on perioperative management and antimicrobial prophylaxis of transvaginal mesh surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse in Japan to understand the practice and risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI). METHODS: Health records of women undergoing tension-free vaginal mesh (TVM) surgeries from 2010 to 2012 were obtained from 135 medical centers belonging to the Japanese Society of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery. The questionnaire addressed hospital volume, perioperative management, and SSI...
March 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522147/evaluation-and-treatment-of-hirsutism-in-premenopausal-women-an-endocrine-society-clinical-practice-guideline
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Kathryn A Martin, R Rox Anderson, R Jeffrey Chang, David A Ehrmann, Rogerio A Lobo, M Hassan Murad, Michel M Pugeat, Robert L Rosenfield
Objective: To update the "Evaluation and Treatment of Hirsutism in Premenopausal Women: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline," published by the Endocrine Society in 2008. Participants: The participants include an Endocrine Society-appointed task force of seven medical experts and a methodologist. Evidence: This evidence-based guideline was developed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation system to describe the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504547/electro-therapy-facial-and-laser-skin-whitening-clients-perspective
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D Lavanya, S Manimaran, K Bhagyalakshmi
There are so many beauty salons in Metropolis who provide services to women exclusively [1]. These beauty salons depend mostly on electricity for their services to customers, without it there is no effective means of operation [2]. These beauty salons are definitely leading to women empowerment. The beauty salons are run by the women for women. Since they fall under the category of micro and small enterprises, these salons may avail so many financial and non- financial advantages from the Government of India...
2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491653/standard-guidelines-of-care-performing-procedures-in-patients-on-or-recently-administered-with-isotretinoin
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Venkataram Mysore, Omprakash H Mahadevappa, Shyamanta Barua, Imran Majid, Vishalakshi Viswanath, Ramesh M Bhat, Suresh Talwar, Salim Thurakkal, Sanjeev J Aurangabadkar, Manas Chatterjee, Anil Ganjoo
Background: Currently, the standard protocol regarding the performance of procedures on patients receiving or having recently received isotretinoin (13- cis -retinoic acid) states that the procedures should not be performed. The recommendations in standard books and drug insert require discontinuation of isotretinoin for 6 months before performing cosmetic procedures, including waxing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser procedures, or incisional and excisional cold-steel surgery. These recommendations have been followed for over two decades despite little evidence for the stated increased risk of scarring...
October 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490404/a-modern-approach-to-preventing-prosthetic-joint-infections
#14
Paraskevi Vivian Papas, Dominick Congiusta, Giles R Scuderi, Fred D Cushner
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is recognized as one of the most successful surgical procedures performed today. One of the most common and dreaded complications of TKA is postoperative infection. To prevent infections, it is critical to identify patients at high risk through analyzing their risk factors, and help in addressing them prior to surgery. The effort to prevent infection must be carried through every step of the surgical process, from preoperative counseling to intraoperative measures and postoperative protocols...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482647/purpura-induced-by-laser-hair-removal-a-case-report
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Abdullah Al-Hargan, Yasser A Ghobara, Ahmad Al-Issa
BACKGROUND: Laser hair removal is an effective and safe method for the permanent reduction of unwanted hair. Common side effects include temporary pain, transient erythema, and perifollicular edema. Purpuric eruption is a rare adverse event. CASE PRESENTATION: To the best of our knowledge, this is the second case report of purpura induced by laser hair removal. Our patient is a 50-year-old woman of Arab origin. Her positive reaction to a laser hair removal provocation test helped in the diagnosis; her condition was managed with an orally administered corticosteroid, leading to complete resolution within 5 days...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464868/an-improved-strategy-for-skin-lesion-detection-and-classification-using-uniform-segmentation-and-feature-selection-based-approach
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Muhammad Nasir, Muhammad Attique Khan, Muhammad Sharif, Ikram Ullah Lali, Tanzila Saba, Tassawar Iqbal
Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer with highest mortality rate. However, the annihilation in early stage implies a high survival rate therefore, it demands early diagnosis. The accustomed diagnosis methods are costly and cumbersome due to the involvement of experienced experts as well as the requirements for highly equipped environment. The recent advancements in computerized solutions for these diagnoses are highly promising with improved accuracy and efficiency. In this article, we proposed a method for the classification of melanoma and benign skin lesions...
February 21, 2018: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440853/efficacy-of-800-nm-diode-laser-to-treat-trichostasis-spinulosa-in-asian-patients
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Dhananjay K Chavan, Dhanraj D Chavan, Balkrishna P Nikam, Mohan S Kale, Varsha P Jamale, Shruti D Chavan
Context: Trichostasis spinulosa (TS) is a common but underdiagnosed follicular disorder involving retention of successive telogen hair in the hair follicle. Laser hair removal is a newer treatment modality for TS with promising results. Aims: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of 800 nm diode laser to treat TS in Asian patients. Subjects and Methods: We treated 50 Indian subjects (Fitzpatrick skin phototype IV-V) with untreated trichostasis spinulosa on the nose with 800 nm diode laser at fluence ranging from 22 to 30 J/cm2 and pulse width of 30 ms...
January 2018: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419804/alpha-difluoromethylornithine-an-irreversible-inhibitor-of-polyamine-biosynthesis-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-against-hyperproliferative-and-infectious-diseases
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REVIEW
Nicole LoGiudice, Linh Le, Irene Abuan, Yvette Leizorek, Sigrid C Roberts
The fluorinated ornithine analog α-difluoromethylornithine (DFMO, eflornithine, ornidyl) is an irreversible suicide inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), the first and rate-limiting enzyme of polyamine biosynthesis. The ubiquitous and essential polyamines have many functions, but are primarily important for rapidly proliferating cells. Thus, ODC is potentially a drug target for any disease state where rapid growth is a key process leading to pathology. The compound was originally discovered as an anticancer drug, but its effectiveness was disappointing...
February 8, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406484/psoriasis-postlaser-hair-removal-a-rare-occurrence
#19
Shilpa Garg, Priyanka Borde Bisht, Seema Rao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400581/infrared-thermography-as-control-of-handheld-ipl-device-for-home-use
#20
Hrvoje Glavaš, Marko Vukobratović, Tomislav Keser
Infrared thermography as contactless method for determining the temperature distribution on the surface is used for analyzing the impact of intense pulsed light hair removal device (IPL) on the skin. Depth of light penetration depending of wavelength is described as well as absorption curves and IPL impulse shapes. Energy balance and IPL impulse influence on the skin is analyzed. Melanin temperature rise by different fluence operation and temperature distribution in the modeled hair is used in order to determine overall skin temperature rise...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
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