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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934798/clinical-course-of-cervical-percutaneous-epidural-neuroplasty-in-single-level-cervical-disc-disease-with-12-month-follow-up
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Chang Hyun Oh, Gyu Yeul Ji, Dong Ah Shin, Pyung Goo Cho, Seung Hwan Yoon
BACKGROUND: Cervical disc disease is a common and occasionally disabling condition, occurring as a natural consequence of aging in the vast majority of the adult population. Percutaneous epidural neuroplasty (PEN) has been used to deliver highly concentrated drugs for chronic neck pain and to prevent scarring in cases refractory to conventional epidural blocks. However, the clinical course after PEN in cervical disc disease is not well-documented. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of cervical PEN for single-level cervical disc disease...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934345/mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-for-laryngotracheal-stenosis-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-studies
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Kathrine Kronberg Jakobsen, Christian Grønhøj, David H Jensen, Anne Fischer-Nielsen, Thomas Hjuler, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) can be either congenital or acquired. Laryngeal stenosis is most often encountered after prolonged intubation. The mechanism for stenosis following intubation is believed to be hypertrophic scarring. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) therapy has shown promising results in regenerative medicine. We aimed to systematically review the literature on MSC therapy for stenosis of the conductive airways. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Google Scholar and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched from January 1980-January 2017 with the purpose of identifying all studies addressing the effect of MSC therapy on the airway...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933986/the-antiangiogenesis-effect-of-pirfenidone-in-wound-healing-in-vitro
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Xiao'an Liu, Yangfan Yang, Xiujuan Guo, Liling Liu, Kaili Wu, Minbin Yu
Abstracts Background: Pirfenidone is mostly used in antifibrotic and anti-inflammatory therapies. We have previously demonstrated that pirfenidone had antifibrotic and anti-inflammatory effects on the wound healing process after glaucoma filtration surgery in vitro and in vivo. Since the wound healing and reactive scarring process simultaneously involves inflammation, fibrosis, and angiogenesis, and angiogenesis plays a more important role in chronic or prolonged wound healing, we tried to explore the antiangiogenesis effect in pirfenidone and its potential multitarget function in regulating excessive scarring...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933697/enhanced-skin-regeneration-using-a-novel-amniotic-derived-tissue-graft
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Katie C Mowry, Paul P Bonvallet, Susan L Bellis
BACKGROUND: Chronic and recalcitrant wounds present a significant therapeutic challenge. Amniotic tissues contain many regenerative cytokines, growth factors, and extracellular matrix molecules including proteoglycans, hyaluronic acid, and collagens I, III, and IV. Dehydrated amnion/chorion grafts are currently used to treat a variety of wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and burns. OBJECTIVE: The investigators hypothesized that processing methodologies, dehydration, and hypothermic processing and storage of amniotic tissues would affect overall quality of wound healing; they compared dehydrated amnion/chorion (dHACM) grafts to a novel hypothermically stored amniotic membrane (HSAM) graft in a full-thickness rat wound model...
September 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933518/mir-564-promotes-hypertrophic-scar-via-up-regulating-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Long Xiao, Tianyi Tang, Yu Huang, Jianxing Guo
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the role of microRNA564 (miR-564) in the development of hypertrophic scar and investigate the possible mechanism of this process. METHODS: The hypertrophic scar (HS) tissues and adjacent normal skin (NS) tissues were selected from 10 patients. The fibrosis-related proteins were detected via hematoxylin eosin (HE) staining, Masson staining and immunohistochemical detection. The relative expression difference of miR-564 in NS tissues and HS tissues was detected via reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
September 20, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933425/carnosine-suppresses-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-recovery-induced-proliferation-and-migration-of-reactive-astrocytes-of-rats-in-vitro
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Li Ou-Yang, Yuan Liu, Bing-Yu Wang, Pei Cao, Jing-Jing Zhang, Yu-Yan Huang, Yao Shen, Jian-Xin Lyu
Glial scar formation resulted from excessive astrogliosis limits axonal regeneration and impairs recovery of function, thus an intervention to ameliorate excessive astrogliosis is crucial for the recovery of neurological function after cerebral ischemia. In this study we investigated the effects of carnosine, an endogenous water-soluble dipeptide (β-alanyl-L-histidine), on astrogliosis of cells exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation/recovery (OGD/R) in vitro. Primary cultured rat astrocytes exhibited a significant increase in proliferation at 24 h recovery after OGD for 2 h...
September 21, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932738/commentary-conservative-management-of-a-scar-abscess-formed-in-a-cesarean-induced-isthmocele
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Ekaterini Christina Tampaki, Athanasios Tampakis, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Gregory Kouraklis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932340/contact-lenses-for-keratoconus-current-practice
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Marilita M Moschos, Eirini Nitoda, Panagiotis Georgoudis, Miltos Balidis, Eleftherios Karageorgiadis, Nikos Kozeis
BACKGROUND: Keratoconus is a chronic, bilateral, usuallly asymmetrical, non-inflammatory, ectatic disorder, being characterized by progressive steepening, thinning and apical scarring of the cornea. Initially, the patient is asymptomatic, but the visual acuity gradually decreases, resulting in significant vision loss due to the development of irregular astigmatism, myopia, corneal thinning and scarring. The classic treatment of visual rehabilitation in keratoconus is based on spectacles and contact lenses (CLs)...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932062/primary-idiopathic-pseudopelade-of-brocq-in-a-young-child
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Pragya Ashok Nair, Rochit Singhal, Kira Pariath
Pseudopelade of Brocq (PPB) is a rare, chronic, slowly progressive cicatricial alopecia that generally affects middle-aged women. Vertex and parietal scalp are commonly involved. It can be primary or secondary to end stage of other scarring alopecia such as lichen planopilaris and discoid lupus erythematosus. It is diagnosed by exclusion both clinically and trichoscopy. There is no standard treatment for PPB. We hereby report a case of rapidly progressing primary idiopathic pseudopelade of Brocq in a young female child confirmed by trichoscopy and histopathology...
July 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931761/periodontal-induced-chronic-inflammation-triggers-macrophage-secretion-of-ccl12-to-inhibit-fibroblast-mediated-cardiac-wound-healing
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Kristine Y DeLeon-Pennell, Rugmani Padmanabhan Iyer, Osasere K Ero, Courtney A Cates, Elizabeth R Flynn, Presley L Cannon, Mira Jung, De'Aries Shannon, Michael R Garrett, William Buchanan, Michael E Hall, Yonggang Ma, Merry L Lindsey
Chronic inflammatory diseases, such as periodontal disease, associate with adverse wound healing in response to myocardial infarction (MI). The goal of this study was to elucidate the molecular basis for impaired cardiac wound healing in the setting of periodontal-induced chronic inflammation. Causal network analysis of 168 inflammatory and extracellular matrix genes revealed that chronic inflammation induced by a subseptic dose of Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (LPS) exacerbated infarct expression of the proinflammatory cytokine Ccl12...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931551/endoplasmic-reticulum-membrane-protein-complex-subunit-10-emc10-is-a-bone-marrow-derived-angiogenic-growth-factor-promoting-tissue-repair-after-myocardial-infarction
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Marc R Reboll, Mortimer Korf-Klingebiel, Stefanie Klede, Felix Polten, Eva Brinkmann, Ines Reimann, Hans-Joachim Schönfeld, Maria Bobadilla, Jan Faix, George Kensah, Ina Gruh, Michael Klintschar, Matthias Gaestel, Hans W Niessen, Andreas Pich, Johann Bauersachs, Joseph A Gogos, Yong Wang, Kai C Wollert
Background -Clinical trials of bone marrow cell (BMC)-based therapies after acute myocardial infarction (MI) have produced mostly neutral results. Treatment with specific BMC-derived secreted proteins may provide an alternative biologic approach to improving tissue repair and heart function after MI. We recently performed a bioinformatic secretome analysis in BMCs from patients with acute MI and discovered a poorly characterized secreted protein, endoplasmic reticulum membrane protein complex subunit 10 (EMC10), showing activity in an angiogenic screen...
September 20, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931529/electrocardiographic-strain-pattern-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-concentric-remodeling-scar-and-mortality-over-10%C3%A2-years-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Yuko Y Inoue, Elsayed Z Soliman, Kihei Yoneyama, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Colin O Wu, Rodney Sparapani, David A Bluemke, João A C Lima, Hiroshi Ashikaga
BACKGROUND: Both ECG strain pattern and QRS measured left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy criteria are associated with LV hypertrophy and have been used for risk stratification. However, the independent predictive value of ECG strain in apparently healthy individuals in predicting mortality and adverse cardiovascular events is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) is a multicenter, prospective cohort of 6441 participants (mean age, 62 years; 54% women)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931250/minimally-invasive-transpalpebral-endoscopic-assisted-amygdalohippocampectomy
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Mauricio Mandel, Eberval Gadelha Figueiredo, Suzana Abramovicz Mandel, Rafael Tutihashi, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Although anterior temporal lobectomy may be a definitive surgical treatment for epileptic patients with mesial temporal sclerosis, it often results in verbal, visual, and cognitive dysfunction. Studies have consistently reported the advantages of selective procedures compared with a standard anterior temporal lobectomy, mainly in terms of neuropsychological outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To describe a new technique to perform a selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH) through a transpalpebral approach with endoscopic assistance...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931203/scalpel-versus-electrosurgery-for-major-abdominal-incisions
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Kittipat Charoenkwan, Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor, Kittipan Rerkasem, Elizabeth Matovinovic
BACKGROUND: Scalpels or electrosurgery can be used to make abdominal incisions. The potential benefits of electrosurgery may include reduced blood loss, dry and rapid separation of tissue, and reduced risk of cutting injury to surgeons. Postsurgery risks possibly associated with electrosurgery may include poor wound healing and complications such as surgical site infection. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of electrosurgery compared with scalpel for major abdominal incisions...
June 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930930/management-of-peri-implant-hypertrophic-scarring-for-an-ear-prosthesis
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Elizabeth Rodrigues Alfenas, Amália Moreno, Paul Benjamin Tanner, Henrique Duque Netto, Maria Fernanda Lopes Fonseca, Fernando Gonçalves Rios
The clinical report describes a case of a 14-year-old patient with a traumatic amputation of the left auricle and severe hypertrophic scarring. The management of peri-implant soft tissue was challenging, but successful in the rehabilitation of a patient with auricular prosthesis retained by implants. The prosthesis restored the patient's facial aesthetics and contributed not only to function, but also to psychosocial well-being.
September 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930802/morphologic-features-associated-with-fibrotic-scarring-after-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-in-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Jae Hui Kim, Young Suk Chang, Jong Woo Kim, Chul Gu Kim, Dong Won Lee, Ye Ji Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate morphologic features associated with fibrotic scarring after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy in polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). METHODS: This retrospective study included 293 patients who had been diagnosed with PCV and treated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor monotherapy during a 12-month follow-up period. Associations of morphologic features, including type of PCV, location of the polypoidal lesion, greatest linear dimension, largest polyp diameter, choroidal vascular hyperpermeability, pigment epithelial detachment, intraretinal fluid, and subretinal hyperreflective material (SHRM) with fibrotic scar at 12 months were analyzed...
September 19, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930788/observation-of-dog-ear-regression-by-anatomical-location
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Thomas A Jennings, James C Keane, Rajat Varma, Stephanie B Walsh, Conway C Huang
BACKGROUND: When an excision is performed by a method other than elliptical excision, direct primary wound closure can result in standing cones or "dog-ears." In 2008, Lee and colleagues noted that dog-ears of <8 mm in height have a statistically greater tendency to resolve without further surgical correction than larger dog-ears. OBJECTIVE: To stratify dog-ears by anatomic location and inform on the need for correction at the time of surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After tumor extirpation, patients were counseled that primary closure of the surgical wound would result in dog-ears at the wound apices...
September 19, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930780/splinting-after-ear-reconstruction-a-stepwise-and-inexpensive-workflow-protocol
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Herman Vercruysse, James I J Green, Gaynor Osman, Brigitte Harrison, Kana Miyagi, Neil W Bulstrode
BACKGROUND: Long-term postoperative splinting plays a role in the prevention of contracture of the grafted skin after a second-stage ear reconstruction. The scar retraction could lead to an unfavorable aesthetic outcome. Splinting could play a role to overcome or prevent the loss of projection and the obliteration of the sulcus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have defined the characteristics of an ideal long-term splint and present a stepwise clinical protocol for the fabrication of an ethylene-vinyl acetate splint...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930777/endoscopic-delayed-breast-reconstruction-with-expanders-and-implants-via-the-axillary-incision-made-for-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-or-lymphadenectomy
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José Maria Serra-Mestre, Randolfo Fernandez Peñuela, Francesco DʼAndrea, Joan Maria Viñals, José Maria Serra-Renom
BACKGROUND: Classic techniques of delayed prosthetic breast reconstruction use the mastectomy scar as an access route. As a result, the filling of the expander must be postponed until the wounds have healed. This creates an asymmetry between the breasts with the volume changes caused by the filling of the expander, which may occur over several weeks and cause considerable discomfort. METHODS: Delayed breast reconstruction was performed via the axillary incision made for sentinel lymph node biopsy or lymphadenectomy with endoscopic assistance and detachment of the pectoralis major muscle...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929823/-i-ve-got-a-very-dichotomous-difference-in-the-way-that-i-perceive-myself-positive-and-negative-constructions-of-body-image-following-cancer-treatment
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Sarah Grogan, Jayne Mechan, Sofia Persson, Sive Finlay, Matthew Hall
This study investigated how women constructed body image following cancer. Four women, aged 32-67 years, who had experienced breast or bowel cancer took part in a 2-hour, in-depth focus group. Discourse analysis revealed that women orientated to positive aspects of the post-treatment body (silhouette, trust, acceptance) while acknowledging that their experiences were also traumatic (hair loss, scarring, sickness, swelling). Bodies and illness were concealed from public judgment, and women developed new trust in their bodies due to overcoming cancer; post-cancer bodies were accepted despite opportunities for normalisation...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
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