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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647283/optimal-cooling-strategies-for-players-in-australian-tennis-open-conditions
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Grant P Lynch, Julien D Périard, Babette M Pluim, John R Brotherhood, Ollie Jay
OBJECTIVES: We compared the utility of four cooling interventions for reducing heat strain during simulated tennis match-play in an environment representative of the peak conditions possible at the Australian Open (45°C, <10% RH, 475W/m(2) solar radiation). DESIGN: Nine trained males undertook four trials in a climate chamber, each time completing 4 sets of simulated match-play. METHODS: During ITF-mandated breaks (90-s between odd-numbered games; 120-s between sets), either iced towels (ICE), an electric fan (FANdry), a fan with moisture applied to the skin (FANwet), or ad libitum 10°C water ingestion only (CON) was administered...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641636/-short-and-long-term-clinical-efficacy-of-imrt-and-crt-for-treatment-of-patients-with-enktl
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Jian-Xiong Cui, Wu-Hua Lin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the short and long term clinical efficacy for treatment of patients with extranodal nasal-type NK/T-cell lymphoma(ENKTL) by intensity modulated radiotherapy(IMRT) and conventional radiotheraphy(CRT). METHODS: Sixty-three cases of early ENKTL were divided into the IMRT group of (33 cases) and CRT group(30 cases). The short effects, overall survival(OS) of 3 years, progression free survival(PFS) of 3 years, acute radiation injury and late adverse reactions to radiation were compared between 2 group...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634899/primary-prevention-of-food-allergy
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REVIEW
Rachel L Peters, Melanie R Neeland, Katrina J Allen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article summarises recent developments on the prevention of food allergy in terms of the 5 D's of the development of food allergy: dry skin, diet, dogs, dribble, and vitamin D. RECENT FINDINGS: While several advances have improved our understanding of the development of food allergy, few preventive strategies have been implemented beyond changes in infant feeding guidelines. These now state that the introduction of allergenic solids such as peanuts should occur in the first year of life...
August 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631438/foot-health-of-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
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Minna Stolt, Riitta Suhonen, Emilia Kielo, Jouko Katajisto, Helena Leino-Kilpi
AIM: To analyze the level of nurses' foot health and its associations with work well-being. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional study design was applied to a random sample of Finnish nurses (n = 411). The data were collected between May 18 and June 21, 2015 using a self-administered Foot Health Assessment Instrument and analyzed using descriptive statistics and parametric tests. RESULTS: Nurses had a variety of foot problems. Dry skin, foot pain, and corns or calluses were the most prevalent foot problems...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629075/fabrication-of-chitosan-au-tio2-nanotube-based-dry-electrodes-for-electroencephalography-recording
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Yanjuan Song, Penghai Li, Mingji Li, Hongji Li, Cuiping Li, Dazhi Sun, Baohe Yang
In this paper, we describe a method for fabricating dry electrodes for use in recording electroencephalograms (EEGs), which are based on the use of chitosan (Ch), gold (Au) particles, and titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanotube arrays deposited on titanium (Ti) thin sheets. The samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and EEG signal collection. The TiO2 nanotube arrays were grown on the Ti thin sheet by an electrochemical anodic oxidation method...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625523/induction-treatment-and-prevention-of-eczema-vaccinatum-in-atopic-dermatitis-mouse-models
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Hagit Achdout, Shlomo Lustig, Tomer Israely, Noam Erez, Boaz Politi, Hadas Tamir, Ofir Israeli, Trevor Waner, Sharon Melamed, Nir Paran
Eczema vaccinatum is a severe and occasionally lethal complication of smallpox vaccine, characterized by systemic viral dissemination, distant from the initial inoculation site of the vaccine. A major risk factor for eczema vaccinatum is a background of atopic dermatitis, a chronic, common allergic, relapsing disorder, manifested by dry and inflamed skin, itchy rash, Th2 biased immune response and hypersensitivity to various antigens. Unlike the severe manifestations of eczema vaccinatum in humans, current models present only mild symptoms that limits examination of potential therapeutics for eczema vaccinatum...
June 15, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624752/skin-hydration-and-lifestyle-related-factors-in-community-dwelling-older-people
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Shinji Iizaka
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate skin hydration status of the lower legs by comparing several methods and examining lifestyle-related factors in community-dwelling older people. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in three community settings in Japan from autumn to winter. Participants were older people aged ≥65 years (n=118). Skin hydration status of the lower legs was evaluated by stratum corneum hydration using an electrical device, clinical symptoms by an expert's observation and the visual analogue scale...
June 7, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622352/volunteer-trials-of-a-novel-improvised-dry-decontamination-protocol-for-use-during-mass-casualty-incidents-as-part-of-the-uk-s-initial-operational-response-ior
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Richard Amlôt, Holly Carter, Lorna Riddle, Joanne Larner, Robert P Chilcott
Previous studies have demonstrated that rapid evacuation, disrobing and emergency decontamination can enhance the ability of emergency services and acute hospitals to effectively manage chemically-contaminated casualties. The purpose of this human volunteer study was to further optimise such an "Initial Operational Response" by (1) identifying an appropriate method for performing improvised skin decontamination and (2) providing guidance for use by first responders and casualties. The study was performed using two readily available, absorbent materials (paper towels and incontinence pads)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619638/development-and-characterization-of-cuttlefish-sepia-officinalis-skin-gelatin-protein-isolate-blend-films
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Hela Kchaou, Mourad Jridi, Ola Abdelhedi, Benbettaïeb Nasreddine, Thomas Karbowiak, Moncef Nasri, Frédéric Debeaufort
In the present study, cuttlefish skin gelatin (CSG) and protein isolate (CSPI) blend films were prepared and their physicochemical and antioxidant properties were characterized. CSG (4%, w/v) was blended with CSPI (3%, w/v) at different ratios and 15% of glycerol (w/w, plasticizer/polymer dry matter). Results showed that increasing of CSPI content induced lower lightness but higher redness, yellowness and color difference values compared to CSG film. In addition, CSPI film had the lowest tensile strength (TS) and elongation at break (EAB) values...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617467/a-wet-tolerant-adhesive-patch-inspired-by-protuberances-in-suction-cups-of-octopi
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Sangyul Baik, Da Wan Kim, Youngjin Park, Tae-Jin Lee, Suk Ho Bhang, Changhyun Pang
Adhesion strategies that rely on mechanical interlocking or molecular attractions between surfaces can suffer when coming into contact with liquids. Thus far, artificial wet and dry adhesives have included hierarchical mushroom-shaped or porous structures that allow suction or capillarity, supramolecular structures comprising nanoparticles, and chemistry-based attractants that use various protein polyelectrolytes. However, it is challenging to develop adhesives that are simple to make and also perform well-and repeatedly-under both wet and dry conditions, while avoiding non-chemical contamination on the adhered surfaces...
June 14, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612226/iris-study-a-phase-ii-study-of-the-steroid-sulfatase-inhibitor-irosustat-when-added-to-an-aromatase-inhibitor-in-er-positive-breast-cancer-patients
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Carlo Palmieri, Rob C Stein, Xinxue Liu, Emma Hudson, Hanna Nicholas, Hironobu Sasano, Fouzia Guestini, Chris Holcombe, Sophie Barrett, Laura Kenny, Sadie Reed, Adrian Lim, Larry Hayward, Sacha Howell, R Charles Coombes
PURPOSE: Irosustat is a first-generation, orally active, irreversible steroid sulfatase inhibitor. We performed a multicentre, open label phase II trial of the addition of Irosustat to a first-line aromatase inhibitor (AI) in patients with advanced BC to evaluate the safety of the combination and to test the hypothesis that the addition of Irosustat to AI may further suppress estradiol levels and result in clinical benefit. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Postmenopausal women with ER-positive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who had derived clinical benefit from a first-line AI and who subsequently progressed were enrolled...
June 13, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603898/getting-to-the-root-of-scales-feather-and-hair-as-deep-as-odontodes
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Danielle Dhouailly, Pascal Godefroit, Thomas Martin, Stefan Nonchev, Flavien Caraguel, Olav Oftedal
While every jawed vertebrate, or its recent ancestor, possesses teeth, skin appendages are characteristic of the living clades: skin denticles (odontodes) in chondrichthyians, dermal scales in teleosts, ducted multicellular glands in amphibians, epidermal scales in squamates, feathers in birds, and hair-gland complexes in mammals, all of them showing a dense periodic patterning. While the odontode origin of teleost scales is generally accepted, the origin of both feather and hair is still debated. They appear long before mammals and birds, at least in Jurassic in mammaliaforms and in ornithodires (pterosaurs and dinosaurs), and are contemporary to scales of early squamates...
June 11, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602463/air-displacement-plethysmography-versus-bioelectrical-impedance-to-determine-body-composition-in-pediatric-hemodialysis-patients
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Molly Wong Vega, Poyyapakkam R Srivaths
OBJECTIVE: Protein energy wasting is difficult to assess in pediatric hemodialysis (HD) populations because of fluid shifts. Body composition (BC) analysis aids in monitoring nutrition therapy's effects on fat and lean mass. Air displacement plethysmography (ADP) is a "practical" gold standard for fat mass (FM) measurements. We aim to compare BC measures in a pediatric HD population via anthropometry, ADP, and bioelectrical impedance (BIA). DESIGN: The study was prospective cohort study and the setting was 1 pediatric HD unit in Houston, Texas...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588684/successful-treatment-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-with-hydropneumothorax-using-corticosteroids-and-immunosuppressant
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Xu-Hua Shi, Yong-Feng Zhang, Yue-Wu Lu
Pneumothorax and pleural effusion is a rare and serious complication of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). The present study reported a case with a history of sinusitis for 20 years, dry cough for three years and exacerbated purulent nasal discharge and recurrent skin ulcers for two years. The patient experienced sudden difficulty in breathing two months prior to presentation. Lung computed tomography (CT) showed multiple bilateral lung nodules and cavitary nodules as well as right hydropneumothorax. Paranasal sinus CT showed soft tissue infiltration...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587832/identification-and-expression-analysis-of-three-xcr1-like-receptors-from-epinephelus-coioides-after-cryptocaryon-irritans-infection
#15
Lu-Yun Ni, Ling Zhou, Hai-Qing Wang, Xiao-Chun Luo, Xue-Ming Dan, Yan-Wei Li
The unique receptor XCR1 of the XC subfamily of chemokines is specially expressed in CD8α-like dendritic cells. This receptor has one ligand in mice (XCL1) and two ligands in humans (XCL1 and XCL2). In mammals, the XCR1-XCL1 complex performs a vital role in regulating the localization and function of T cells, dendritic cells, and other cell types. In this study, three XCR1-like receptors (EcXCR1, EcXCR1L, and EcCCR12) were identified from a transcriptome database of orange-spotted grouper. The open reading frames (ORFs) of EcXCR1, EcXCR1L, and EcCCR12 predictably encode 337, 348, and 358 amino acids, respectively...
June 3, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577456/dna-decontamination-of-fingerprint-brushes
#16
Bianca Szkuta, Roland A H van Oorschot, Kaye N Ballantyne
Genetic profiling of DNA collected from fingerprints that have been exposed to various enhancement techniques is routine in many forensic laboratories. As a result of direct contact with fingermark residues during treatment, there is concern around the DNA contamination risk of dusting fingermarks with fingerprint brushes. Previous studies have demonstrated the potential for cross-contamination between evidentiary items through various mechanisms, highlighting the risk of using the same fingerprint brush to powder multiple surfaces within and between crime-scenes...
May 22, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573874/role-of-mast-cells-in-the-induction-of-dry-skin-in-a-mouse-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Kenji Goto, Keiichi Hiramoto, Hijiri Kita, Kazuya Ooi
PURPOSE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is known to induce dry skin as an extra-articular symptom. However, the mechanisms behind the induction are unclear. In this study, we utilized an arthritis mouse model to simulate RA to reveal the relationship between arthritis and dry skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DBA/1JJmsSlc control mice (n = 5) and DBA/1JJmsSlc collagen-induced arthritis mouse model (arthritis mice; n = 5) were used. We measured transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and capacitance to reveal the effect of arthritis on skin barrier function...
June 21, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571540/caffeic-acid-in-dermatological-formulations-in-vitro-release-profile-and-skin-absorption
#18
Caroline Magnani Spagnol, Leonardo Delello Di Filippo, Vera Lucia Borges Isaac, Marcos Antonio Corrêa, Hérida Regina Nunes Salgado
Caffeic acid (CA) is a cinnamic acid derivative, found in many vegetable products, with powerful antioxidant activity, the ability to increase collagen production and capacity to prevent premature aging of the skin. The classic emulsions of CA are widely used by the consumer to provide a pleasant, refreshing sensorial experience; however, preparations developed in the form of dry film are presented as a technological alternative due to its facile and safe transportation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the release, permeation, and retention of CA in a film and emulsion through in vitro experiments...
June 1, 2017: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569348/black-tar-heroin-skin-popping-as-a-cause-of-wound-botulism
#19
Ihtesham A Qureshi, Mohtashim A Qureshi, Mohammad Rauf Afzal, Alberto Maud, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Darine Kassar
BACKGROUND: Botulism is a rare potentially fatal and treatable disorder caused by a bacteria-produced toxin that affects the presynaptic synaptic membrane resulting in a characteristic neuromuscular dysfunction. It is caused by either the ingestion of the toxin or the bacteria, inhalation, or wound infection. We present our observations with a descriptive case series of wound botulism secondary to black tar heroin (BTH) injection. METHODS: We report a retrospective single-center case series of 15 consecutive cases of wound botulism presenting to University Medical Center of El Paso...
May 31, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566581/evaluation-of-moisturizing-effect-of-heparinoid-ointment-hirudoid-soft-ointment-diluted-by-white-petrolatum-propeto
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Haruka Manabe, Akane Nozawa, Mika Matsumoto, Michiteru Ohtani
 Steroid ointments are frequently mixed with moisturizer. It was reported that steroid ointments mixed with moisturizer increase permeability. There are only few studies done on the permeability of the moisturizer. We researched moisturizing effect of heparinoid ointment (Hirudoid Soft ointment) diluted with white petrolatum (Propeto) on the dry skin models by measuring water content of stratum. Two to four fold dilution of Hirudoid to white petrolatum resulted in a significant decrease in the moisturizing effect of the active ingredient...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
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