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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300915/onychogryphosis-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-an-unusual-feature
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Xiang-Chun Han, Li-Qiang Zheng, Tie-Gang Zheng
Onychogryphosis is an acquired nail plate change. It often affects the toenail and is characterized by an opaque, yellow-brownish nail plate that is distorted, grossly thickened, elongated, and partly curved resembling a ram's horn. Tuberous sclerosis complex is a multisystem disorder associated with high rates of mental retardation, autism, cognitive impairment, behavioral problems, or seizures. Nail disease can also be associated, which is a concern to patients due to pain and nail distortion. We reported a typical tuberous sclerosis complex patient with distinctive clinical features of a ram's horn nails, which presented a great challenge to surgical treatment and nail restoration...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294418/a-critical-review-of-improvement-rates-for-laser-therapy-used-to-treat-toenail-onychomycosis
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REVIEW
A K Gupta, S G Versteeg
BACKGROUND: Onychomycosis is a nail infection that is primary caused by dermatophytes. Alternative treatments are needed as current therapies (oral and topical antifungals) have limited effectiveness. Lasers are currently approved by the FDA to temporarily increase the amount of clear nail in onychomycosis patients. Lasers can theoretically elicit fungicidal effects but in practice produce mixed results. OBJECTIVE: This review compares laser-induced improvement rates to FDA approved indications and traditional onychomycosis treatments...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291066/quality-of-life-with-ingrown-toenails-a-cross-sectional-study
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Alessandra de Pinho Pimenta Borges, Valquíria Pessoa Chinem Pelafsky, Luciane Donida Bartoli Miot, Hélio Amante Miot
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 13, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286468/a-study-of-dermoscopic-features-of-nail-psoriasis
#4
Ahu Yorulmaz, Ferda Artuz
INTRODUCTION: Dermoscopy is a non-invasive imaging method that enables the evaluation of pigmented and non-pigmented skin lesions. More recently, dermoscopy has been recognized as an effective tool in the diagnosis of nail diseases. AIM: To evaluate the dermoscopic features of nail psoriasis and to assess the relationship between these features and disease severity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 67 patients with clinically evident nail psoriasis (14 women, 53 men) were prospectively enrolled...
February 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284420/super-u-technique-for-ingrown-nails
#5
J Correa, J Magliano, C Agorio, C Bazzano
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Ingrown nails are a common problem, seen mostly in young adults. Also known as onychcrypotisis, this condition typically affects the great toenail. Four stages have been defined according to the severity and duration of the condition, and treatment varies from conservative to surgical techniques depending on the stage. We present our experience with this condition, describing the characteristics of our population and surgical treatment, in particular the super U technique...
March 8, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281037/pathogenic-dermatophytes-survive-in-nail-lesions-during-oral-terbinafine-treatment-for-tinea-unguium
#6
Tomoyuki Iwanaga, Tsuyoshi Ushigami, Kazushi Anzawa, Takashi Mochizuki
Tinea unguium caused by dermatophyte species are usually treated with oral antimycotic, terbinafine (TBF). To understand the mechanisms of improvement and recalcitrance of tinea unguium by oral TBF treatment, a method of quantifying dermatophyte viability in the nail was developed, and the viability of dermatophytes was analyzed in toenail lesions of 14 patients with KOH-positive tinea unguium treated with oral TBF 125 mg/day for up to 16 weeks. Mycological tests, including KOH examination and fungal culture, and targeted quantitative real-time PCR for internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region, including rRNA, were demonstrated at the initial visit and after 8 and 16 weeks of treatment...
March 9, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263195/toenail-bracing-complicated-with-group-a-beta-haemolytic-streptococcus-infection
#7
Anca Chiriac, Cristina Birsan, Calin Molnar, Simona Stolnicu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242214/winograd-method-versus-winograd-method-with-electrocoagulation-in-the-treatment-of-ingrown-toenails
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Erdinc Acar
An important component of the Winograd surgical method for an ingrown toenail is total excision of the associated germinal matrix. However, this might not always be accomplished with the procedure. We hypothesized that the surgical results might be improved by adding electrocoagulation of the germinal matrix to the Winograd method. The objective of the present study was to compare the recurrence, satisfaction, and complication rates of the Winograd method with those of the Winograd method with electrocoagulation...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222839/shope-fibroma-in-the-external-ear-canal-of-a-domestic-rabbit
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Shawna J Cikanek, James W Carpenter, Dana M Lindemann, R M Hallman, David Eshar, In Joong Kim, Kelli M Almes
A 5-y-old, intact, 2.5-kg female domestic rabbit was presented because of blood spatter on the wall of its cage and the toenails of its right hind limb. Physical examination revealed a red, gelatinous mass that spanned the width of the right vertical ear canal. Radiographic images revealed a soft-tissue opacity at the base of the right ear, which was superimposed over the tympanic bulla and extended to the pinna. A CT scan revealed that the soft-tissue mass was within the vertical and horizontal portions of the right external ear canal and extended to the level of the tympanic membrane, with no bony involvement...
February 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217436/the-first-report-of-onychomycosis-caused-by-cryptococcus-friedmannii-naganishia-friedmannii-a-basidiomycetous-yeast
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Masoome Ekhtiari, Shirin Farahyar, Mehraban Falahati, Elham Razmjou, Mahtab Ashrafi-Khozani, Zeinab Ghasemi, Ziba Abbasi-Nejat
Yeasts are common etiologic agents of onychomycosis. This study reported a case of onychomycosis due to Cryptococcus friedmannii (Naganishia friedmannii). This yeast was isolated of the right great toenail of 57-year-old man. Microscopic examination of nail scrapings showed budding cells with thin capsule. Sequence analyzes of the internal transcribed spacer regions was closely related to Cryptococcus friedmannii. The results of susceptibility testing showed the Cryptococcus friedmannii to be sensitive to fluconazole, itraconazole and amphotericin B...
March 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210388/topical-treatment-for-onychomycosis-is-it-more-effective-than-the-clinical-data-suggests
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REVIEW
Boni E Elewski, Tracey C Vlahovic, Andrew Korotzer
Background: The current definition of complete cure is considered too stringent to reflect the true benefit of onychomycosis treatment seen in general practice and may limit the use of newer topical agents in mild-to-moderate disease. In addition, outcomes reported in clinical trials do not consistently report secondary endpoints, making data comparison difficult. Methods: The authors review the clinical data reported on two new topical antifungals, efinaconazole and tavaborole, in light of the latest thinking of more practical approaches to assess improvement and treatment success...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194268/filipino-women-s-diet-and-health-study-filwhel-design-and-methods
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Grace P Abris, Sangmo Hong, Sherlyn Mae P Provido, Jung Eun Lee, Chang Beom Lee
BACKGROUND: Immigration to South Korea from neighboring Asian countries has risen dramatically, primarily due to marriage between Korean men and foreign women. Although Filipino women rank fourth among married immigrant women, little is known about the health condition of this population. This manuscript focuses on the design and methods of Filipino women's diet and health study (FiLWHEL). SUBJECTS/METHODS: FiLWHEL is a cohort of Filipino women married to Korean men, aged 19 years old or over...
February 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190555/nonrandomized-assessment-of-ingrown-toenails-treated-with-excision-of-skinfold-rather-than-toenail-nailtest-an-observational-study-of-the-vandenbos-procedure
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Michael H Livingston, Kamary Coriolano, Sarah A Jones
BACKGROUND: The Vandenbos procedure for ingrown toenails consists of excising the surrounding skinfold and allowing the wound to heal by secondary intention. Previous studies have documented low rates of recurrence, but patient-reported outcomes remain uncertain. METHODS: This study was a prospective, observational assessment of children and adolescents who underwent the Vandenbos procedure for one or more ingrown toenails. Standardized assessments of pain, functional status, and quality of life were completed before surgery and then one, two, and six months postoperatively...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188648/pilot-study-to-evaluate-a-plasma-device-for-the-treatment-of-onychomycosis
#14
S R Lipner, G Friedman, R K Scher
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail unit, and is the most common of the nail disorders. Current therapies for onychomycosis have less than ideal efficacy and have the potential for adverse effects. As previous studies have shown that nonthermal plasma inhibits the in vitro growth of Trichophyton rubrum, we conducted a pilot study on 19 participants with toenail onychomycosis. The primary endpoint was safety of the device, and secondary outcome measures were clinical efficacy and mycological cure...
February 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124119/heterozygosity-for-arid2-loss-of-function-mutations-in-individuals-with-a-coffin-siris-syndrome-like-phenotype
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Nuria C Bramswig, O Caluseriu, H-J Lüdecke, F V Bolduc, N C L Noel, T Wieland, H M Surowy, H-J Christen, H Engels, T M Strom, D Wieczorek
Chromatin remodeling is a complex process shaping the nucleosome landscape, thereby regulating the accessibility of transcription factors to regulatory regions of target genes and ultimately managing gene expression. The SWI/SNF (switch/sucrose nonfermentable) complex remodels the nucleosome landscape in an ATP-dependent manner and is divided into the two major subclasses Brahma-associated factor (BAF) and Polybromo Brahma-associated factor (PBAF) complex. Somatic mutations in subunits of the SWI/SNF complex have been associated with different cancers, while germline mutations have been associated with autism spectrum disorder and the neurodevelopmental disorders Coffin-Siris (CSS) and Nicolaides-Baraitser syndromes (NCBRS)...
January 25, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099608/subungual-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Carolina Barbosa de Sousa Padilha, Laila Klotz de Almeida Balassiano, Julyana Calegari Pinto, Flávia Crespo Schueler de Souza, Bernard Kawa Kac, Curt Mafra Treu
Although subungual squamous cell carcinoma is rare, it is the most common primary malignant neoplasms in this location. The higher incidence occurs in the fingernails, but involvement of the toenails is also possible. Subungual squamous cell carcinoma often looks like other more common benign lesions, such as fungal infection, onychomycosis, or viral wart. These factors, together with a general lack of awareness of this disease among physicians, often result in delayed diagnosis. Therefore, it is underdiagnosed, with few reports in the literature...
November 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056794/mercury-exposure-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-nested-case-control-study-in-the-predimed-prevention-with-mediterranean-diet-study
#17
Mary K Downer, Miguel A Martínez-González, Alfredo Gea, Meir Stampfer, Julia Warnberg, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Dolores Corella, Emilio Ros, Montse Fitó, Ramon Estruch, Fernando Arós, Miquel Fiol, José Lapetra, Lluís Serra-Majem, Monica Bullo, Jose V Sorli, Miguel A Muñoz, Antonio García-Rodriguez, Mario Gutierrez-Bedmar, Enrique Gómez-Gracia
BACKGROUND: Substantial evidence suggests that consuming 1-2 servings of fish per week, particularly oily fish (e.g., salmon, herring, sardines) is beneficial for cardiovascular health due to its high n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content. However, there is some concern that the mercury content in fish may increase cardiovascular disease risk, but this relationship remains unclear. METHODS: The PREDIMED trial included 7477 participants who were at high risk for cardiovascular disease at baseline...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040821/over-the-counter-and-natural-remedies-for-onychomycosis-do-they-really-work
#18
Pierre Halteh, Richard K Scher, Shari R Lipner
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail unit that may lead to dystrophy and disfigurement over time. It accounts for up to 50% of all nail conditions, with toenails affected more commonly than fingernails. Onychomycosis may affect quality of life and increase the prevalence and severity of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Available oral agents approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of onychomycosis include terbinafine and itraconazole, which have demonstrated good efficacy but are associated with the risk of systemic side effects and drug-drug interactions...
November 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034734/preparation-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-dosage-form-for-onychomycosis
#19
Flavia Laffleur, Martin Ataii
Onychomycosis is a common infection of the nail caused by dermatophyte affecting mostly toenails in adults being associated with limited treatment options. In this study novel dosage forms were prepared and evaluated for their suitability in treatment of onychomycosis. Films were prepared comprising polymeric excipients such as chitosan, (hydroxypropyl)methyl cellulose, hydroxyethyl-cellulose, carboxymethylcellulose according to solvent evaporation method. Developed formulations were evaluated in terms of physical appearance, stability and adhesiveness...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025110/hypomethylation-of-inflammatory-genes-cox2-egr1-and-socs3-and-increased-urinary-8-nitroguanine-in-arsenic-exposed-newborns-and-children
#20
Preeyaphan Phookphan, Panida Navasumrit, Somchamai Waraprasit, Jeerawan Promvijit, Krittinee Chaisatra, Thitirat Ngaotepprutaram, Mathuros Ruchirawat
Early-life exposure to arsenic increases risk of developing a variety of non-malignant and malignant diseases. Arsenic-induced carcinogenesis may be mediated through epigenetic mechanisms and pathways leading to inflammation. Our previous study reported that prenatal arsenic exposure leads to increased mRNA expression of several genes related to inflammation, including COX2, EGR1, and SOCS3. This study aimed to investigate the effects of arsenic exposure on promoter DNA methylation and mRNA expression of these inflammatory genes (COX2, EGR1, and SOCS3), as well as the generation of 8-nitroguanine, which is a mutagenic DNA lesion involved in inflammation-related carcinogenesis...
December 23, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
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