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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332023/autonomic-response-testing-compared-with-immunoglobulin-e-allergy-panel-test-results-preliminary-report
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Autumn Frandsen, Mark McClure, Myung Kyu Chung, Patrick J LaRiccia
Context • Chronically ill patients who have failed standard medical assessment and therapies are often assessed by integrative medical providers for atypical manifestations of allergies as the possible source or contributing factor(s) to their condition. Skin testing and immunoglobulin E (IgE) allergy panels increase the cost of care in these patients. Objective • The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of autonomic response testing (ART) as compared with IgE allergy panel blood tests...
January 15, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331306/primary-mucinous-eccrine-carcinoma-of-the-buccal-space-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Kirkland N Lozada, Muhammed S Qazi, Azita S Khorsandi, Raymond L Chai
IMPORTANCE: Mucinous eccrine carcinoma is a rare entity that most commonly affects the head and neck. Due to its low frequency of occurrence, review of its etiology, histopathology, and treatment strategies is beneficial to all clinicians who may encounter similar appearing masses. OBSERVATION: An 84-year-old male presented with a blue mass on the left cheek. This mass started as a small bump and grew significantly over one year. His primary care physician monitored its growth and ultimately referred to an otolaryngologist...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330862/dermatomyositis-histopathologic-findings-of-parakeratosis-and-dermal-edema-revisited
#3
Lauren Levy, Heather Layher, Jennifer M McNiff, Christine J Ko
The cutaneous manifestations of dermatomyositis range from classical in the case of heliotrope rash and Gottron papules to less common papulosquamous and edematous/vesiculobullous lesions; histopathologic descriptions are dominated by interface dermatitis. We present a case of dermatomyositis with a combination of common and rare skin findings, both clinically and histologically. Increased awareness of papulosquamous and edematous lesions of dermatomyositis can help direct patient care. Although uncommon, confluent parakeratosis and dermal edema can be manifestations of dermatomyositis...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328968/in-vitro-examination-of-an-oleosome-based-sun-protection-product-on-the-influence-of-uvb-induced-inflammation-markers-in-human-epidermal-skin-equivalent-tissue-model
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James V Gruber, Robert Holtz, Soo In Yang
In vitro human epidermal skin equivalent tissues (MatTek EpiDerm™) were employed to examine the influence of UVB radiation on various established inflammation markers in the presence of topically applied sunscreens. MatTek EpiDerm™ tissues were treated with 2.0mg/cm2 of an Experimental oleosome-based SPF 30 product or a commercial SPF 30 beach product. Tissues were irradiated with 300mJ/cm2 of UVB radiation. Inflammatory cytokines IL-1α, IL-6 and IL-8 as well as arachidonic acid cascade marker PGE2 were examined via ELISA-based antibody detection...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328762/patients-experiences-with-at-home-preoperative-skin-disinfection-before-elective-hip-replacement-surgery
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Maria Qvistgaard, Sofia Almerud Österberg, Kristiina Heikkilä, Ann-Britt Thorén, Jenny Lovebo
The aim of the study was to describe patients' experiences with preoperative skin disinfection carried out in their home before elective hip replacement surgery with the aim of lowering the microbial burden and avoiding surgical site infections. The literature was reviewed for relevant studies. Optimal preparations before surgery depend on patients being able to assimilate preoperative information and instructions. The study was based on 14 interviews with patients who had undergone elective hip replacement surgery...
July 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328753/a-critical-analysis-of-the-perioperative-management-of-patients-with-ehlers-danlos-type-iv-vascular-syndrome
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Justyna Martin
This article discusses the perioperative care needs of patients with Ehlers Danlos type IV (vascular) syndrome. Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a heritable group of connective tissue disorders characterised by varying degrees of tissue, blood vessel and internal organ fragility as well as skin and joint hypermobility (De Paepe and Malfait 2012).
September 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328528/evaluation-of-the-use-of-recombinant-human-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-in-combination-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-instillation-and-dwell-time-in-porcine-full-thickness-wound-model
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Hiroto Saijo, Deepak V Kilpadi, Sadanori Akita
NPWT with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d), which combines NPWT with wound irrigation, has been clinically applied as a more effective treatment than conventional NPWT. Commercially available recombinant human basic fibroblast growth factor (rh-bFGF) has been demonstrated to be beneficial for use over the wound beds. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of combined treatment with NPWTi-d and rh-bFGF. Six pigs received 12 full-thickness excisional skin wounds and were treated with 6 different treatment groups for each pair...
January 12, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327433/factors-influencing-skin-cancer-excision-rates-in-scottish-primary-care
#8
R Korgul, S A Holme
Skin cancer incidence rates are rising in the UK, yet many areas are experiencing a shortage of dermatologists. We sought to compare skin cancer excision rates between general practice (GP) surgeons to identify factors associated with good practice, through a retrospective analysis of GP skin cancer histopathology reports in three Scottish Health Boards over a 4-year period. Postal questionnaires were used to explore factors affecting surgeons' excision rates. GPs excised 895 skin cancers (4.5% of the 19 853 regional total) during the period...
January 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326410/-factors-predicting-the-interface-pressure-related-to-pressure-injury-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
#9
Ji Seon Shine, Soo Jin Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Mi Yu
PURPOSE: Interface pressure is a factor that contributes to the occurrence of pressure injuries. This study aimed to investigate interface pressure at common sites of pressure injury (occipital, gluteal and peritrochanteric areas), to explore the relationships among risk factors, skin condition and interface pressure, and to identify risk factors influencing interface pressure. METHODS: A total of 100 patients admitted to the intensive care unit were enrolled at a tertiary teaching hospital in Korea...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326015/ecchymosis-and-or-haematoma-formation-after-prophylactic-administration-of-subcutaneous-enoxaparin-in-the-abdomen-or-arm-of-the-critically-ill-patient
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R Jareño-Collado, M M Sánchez-Sánchez, M P Fraile-Gamo, N García-Crespo, S Barba-Aragón, H Bermejo-García, R Sánchez-Izquierdo, E I Sánchez-Muñoz, A López-López, S Arias-Rivera
INTRODUCTION: Ecchymosis and/or haematoma are the most common adverse events after subcutaneous administration of low molecular weight heparin. There is no strong recommendation as to the puncture site. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the adverse events, ecchymosis and/or haematoma after the administration of prophylactic subcutaneous enoxaparin in the abdomen vs the arm in the critically ill patient. METHODOLOGY: A randomised, two-arm clinical trial (injection in the abdomen vs the arm), performed between July 2014 and January 2017, in an 18-bed, polyvalent intensive care unit...
January 8, 2018: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325871/use-of-uv-fluorescence-based-simulation-in-evaluation-of-personal-protective-equipment-worn-for-first-assessment-and-care-of-a-patient-with-suspected-high-consequence-infectious-disease
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Samantha Hall, Bozena Poller, Claire Bailey, Samantha Gregory, Richard Clark, Paul Roberts, Anne Tunbridge, Vin Poran, Cariad Evans, Brian Crook
BACKGROUND: Variations currently exist across the UK in the choice of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by healthcare workers when caring for patients with suspected high consequence infectious diseases (HCIDs). AIM: To test the protection afforded to healthcare workers by current PPE ensembles during assessment of a suspected HCID case and to provide an evidence base to justify proposal of a unified PPE ensemble for healthcare workers across the UK. METHODS: One 'basic level' (enhanced precautions) PPE ensemble and five 'suspected case' PPE ensembles were evaluated in volunteer trials using 'Violet'; a UV-fluorescence-based simulation exercise to visualise exposure/contamination events...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324934/stem-cells-therapy-the-future-in-the-management-of-systemic-sclerosis-a-case-report
#12
Jung In Song, Silvanie Volz, Maria Eirini Liodaki, Peter Mailänder, Konstantinos Kalousis
OBJECTIVE: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disorder of unknown etiology, with heterogeneous clinical manifestations and chronic and often progressive course. The diffuse cutaneous form of SSc (dcSSc) is characterized by thickening of the skin (scleroderma) and distinctive involvement of multiple internal organs. Patients with limited cutaneous SSc (lcSSc) generally have long-standing Raynaud's phenomenon before other manifestations of SSc appear. Over the last decade the Interest of adipose-derived cell therapy in regenerative medicine has increased continuously...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324620/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-vulvar-dermatoses
#13
Colleen K Stockdale, Lori Boardman
Vulvar symptoms of pain, dyspareunia, and pruritus are common and may significantly affect a woman's sense of well-being and sexual function. Despite this, vulvar symptoms are often underreported by women. When identified, however, vulvovaginal symptoms should be addressed by health care providers to optimize care. The evaluation of patients with vulvovaginal complaints begins with a thorough history and physical examination. Biopsy is indicated when concern exists for malignancy or the diagnosis is uncertain...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324560/contrast-media-extravasations-in-patients-undergoing-computerized-tomography-scanning-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-risk-factors-and-interventions
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Sandrine Ding, Nicole Richli Meystre, Cosmin Campeanu, Giuseppe Gullo
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors and interventions preventing or reducing contrast medium extravasation. INTRODUCTION: Computed tomography (CT) is a radiological examination essential for the diagnosis and monitoring of many diseases. It is often performed with the intravenous (IV) injection of contrast agents. Use of these products can result in a significant complication, extravasation, which is the accidental leakage of IV material into the surrounding tissue...
January 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324427/lemons-in-the-arizona-sunshine-the-effects-of-furocoumarins-leading-to-phytophotodermatitis-and-burn-like-injuries
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Marc R Matthews, Joel C VanderVelde, Daniel M Caruso, Kevin N Foster
INTRODUCTION: Phytophototoxic dermatitis is a strong phototoxic reaction to ultraviolet A (UV-A) radiation exposure after cutaneous contact with citrus fruit containing furocoumarins, leading to skin injury. At the Arizona Burn Center (Phoenix, AZ), the majority of these injuries are managed in the outpatient setting. CASE REPORT: The authors present a pediatric admission for burn-like injuries following prolonged cutaneous exposure to lemons while playing in the Arizona sunshine...
December 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322225/-surgical-treatment-options-for-hidradenitis-suppurativa-acne-inversa
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L Scholl, S Hessam, S Reitenbach, F G Bechara
Hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa (HS/AI) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Therapy consists of conservative and surgical treatment options. In Hurley stages II and III, surgical intervention is regarded as the method of choice for areas with irreversible tissue destruction. Resection techniques with different grades of invasiveness are described in the literature. Nevertheless, there is no generally accepted concept regarding resection and reconstruction techniques or specific postoperative care...
January 10, 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322178/early-genetic-diagnosis-of-neurofibromatosis-type-2-from-skin-plaque-plexiform-schwannomas-in-childhood
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Elisabeth Castellanos, Adrià Plana, Cristina Carrato, Meritxell Carrió, Inma Rosas, Emilio Amilibia, Francesc Roca-Ribas, Cristina Hostalot, Alicia Castillo, Andrea Ros, Ariadna Quer, Juan Luis Becerra, Hector Salvador, Conxi Lázaro, Ignacio Blanco, Eduard Serra, Isabel Bielsa
Importance: Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a devastating genetic condition characterized by the development of multiple tumors of the nervous system. An early diagnosis of individuals with NF2 would facilitate treatment and reduction of disease impact because most severe effects of the disease do not usually develop before adolescence. Little attention has traditionally been paid to dermatological signs in NF2. However, skin plaques are commonly seen in patients with NF2, normally appearing either at birth or early childhood, providing an opportunity for early NF2 detection and testing...
January 10, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321021/silver-pig-skin-nanocomposites-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-suitable-antibiofilm-cellular-dressings-for-wound-healing
#18
Mario Alberto Pérez-Díaz, Phaedra Silva-Bermudez, Binisa Jiménez-López, Valentín Martínez-López, Yaaziel Melgarejo-Ramírez, Ana Brena-Molina, Clemente Ibarra, Isabel Baeza, M Esther Martínez-Pardo, M Lourdes Reyes-Frías, Erik Márquez-Gutiérrez, Cristina Velasquillo, Gabriel Martínez-Castañon, Fidel Martinez-Gutierrez, Roberto Sánchez-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Treatment of severe or chronic skin wounds is an important challenge facing medicine and a significant health care burden. Proper wound healing is often affected by bacterial infection; where biofilm formation is one of the main risks and particularly problematic because it confers protection to microorganisms against antibiotics. One avenue to prevent bacterial colonization of wounds is the use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs); which have proved to be effective against non-multidrug-resistant and multidrug-resistant bacteria...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320678/effect-of-ceramide-tail-length-on-the-structure-of-model-stratum-corneum-lipid-bilayers
#19
Timothy C Moore, Remco Hartkamp, Christopher R Iacovella, Annette L Bunge, Clare McCabe
Lipid bilayers composed of non-hydroxy sphingosine ceramide (CER NS), cholesterol (CHOL), and free fatty acids (FFAs), which are components of the human skin barrier, are studied via molecular dynamics simulations. Since mixtures of these lipids exist in dense gel phases with little molecular mobility at physiological conditions, care must be taken to ensure that the simulations become decorrelated from the initial conditions. Thus, we propose and validate an equilibration protocol based on simulated tempering, in which the simulation takes a random walk through temperature space, allowing the system to break out of metastable configurations and hence become decorrelated from its initial configuration...
January 9, 2018: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320588/a-guide-to-tissue-engineered-skin-substitutes
#20
Penelope J Kallis, Adam J Friedman, Hadar Lev-Tov
<p>Wounds that exhibit delayed healing have a tremendous impact on health care expenditures and place patients at serious risk for severe complications including death. The healing of a chronic wound requires the restoration of multiple factors that normally work in concert to repair the damaged skin barrier. Skin substitutes have shown great promise for use as adjunctive therapies for refractory wounds by providing cells, soluble mediators, and extracellular matrix materials needed to stimulate healing...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
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