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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904178/topical-steroid-awareness-and-abuse-a-prospective-study-among-dermatology-outpatients
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T S Nagesh, A Akhilesh
BACKGROUND: Topical steroids are one of the most commonly abused drugs. There are only a few studies available which have highlighted the severity of this problem in India. However, these studies have concentrated mainly on the topical steroid abuse and its side effects over the face. AIMS: The aim of this study was to know the awareness among the people about various commonly available topical steroids and their combinations irrespective of usage and to know the extent of misuse of these drugs...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885522/efficacy-and-safety-of-fractional-co2-laser-versus-fractional-er-yag-laser-in-the-treatment-of-facial-skin-wrinkles
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Reza M Robati, Elmira Asadi
Ablative fractional lasers were introduced for treating facial rhytides. Few studies have compared fractional CO2 and Er:YAG lasers on cutaneous photodamages by a split trial. The aim of the present study was to compare these modalities in a randomized controlled double-blind split-face design with multiple sessions and larger sample size compared to previous studies done before. Forty patients with facial wrinkles were enrolled. Patients were randomly assigned to receive three monthly treatments on each side of the face, one with a fractional CO2 and one with a fractional Er:YAG laser...
November 24, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882010/short-term-clinical-effect-of-conformal-radiotherapy-combined-with-tegafur-gimeracil-oteracil-potassium-in-treating-recurrent-esophagus-cancer
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Yuyan Jiao, Yuzhen Shen, Hua Yan, Yan Liu, Haihua Tan, Jianzhe Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe clinical effects of three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy combined with Tegafur Gimeracil Oteracil Potassium chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with recurrent esophagus cancer. METHODS: One hundred and twelve senile patients who suffered from esophagus cancer were selected and randomly divided into two groups, namely, observation group (56 cases) and control group (56 cases). The observation group adopted three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy combined with Tegafur Gimeracil Oteracil Potassium chemotherapy and the control group adopted three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy only...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881112/photoprotective-potential-in-some-medicinal-plants-used-to-treat-skin-diseases-in-sri-lanka
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Mayuri Tharanga Napagoda, Benthota Malavi Arachchige Shamila Malkanthi, Subasinghe Appuhamillage Kaumudi Abayawardana, Mohomed Mallique Qader, Lalith Jayasinghe
BACKGROUND: The constant exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UV) has a variety of harmful effects on human health. Although synthetic sunscreen products have been introduced as a preventive/therapeutic strategy, with the realization of their adverse side effects, the recent trend is to search for human friendly alternative formulations especially of plant origin. Therefore, the present study focuses on evaluation of photoprotective activity of aqueous extracts (1 mg/ml) of eleven medicinal plants in Sri Lanka that have been widely employed in traditional medicine as treatment options for various skin diseases and to improve the complexion...
November 24, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873026/long-term-efficacy-and-side-effects-of-low-dose-tacrolimus-for-the-treatment-of-myasthenia-gravis
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Xiaoyong Tao, Wei Wang, Feng Jing, Zhongkui Wang, Yuping Chen, Dongning Wei, Xusheng Huang
The study evaluated the efficacy of low-dose tacrolimus for treating Myasthenia Gravis (MG). Data were collected from 97 patients treated with low-dose tacrolimus from February 2011 to April 2015. Metabolic analysis was performed to determine more accurate tacrolimus dosing and patients were followed-up within clinic every 6 months for up to 4 years. The myasthenia gravis-specific activities of daily living scale was used to assess MG symptoms and their effects on patients' daily activities. All side effects and adverse reactions were thoroughly documented...
November 21, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853063/successful-re-administration-of-low-dose-of-methimazole-mmi-in-graves-disease-patients-who-experienced-allergic-cutaneous-reactions-to-mmi-at-initial-treatment-and-had-received-long-term-propylthiouracil-ptu
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Sumihisa Kubota
Objective When patients with Graves' disease show severe allergic cutaneous reactions, physicians often suggest that they undergo radioiodine therapy instead of receiving propylthiouracil (PTU), another antithyroid drug, because anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) -related vasculitis can occur with PTU, especially with long-term use. However, some patients refuse radioiodine therapy and chose PTU. Sometimes PTU treatment may be prolonged. Since the frequency of adverse effects of methimazole (MMI) is dose-related, there is a possibility that we can re-administer a low dose without adverse effects to patients well-controlled with PTU who once experienced an allergic reaction to MMI...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826967/palonosetron-induced-anaphylaxis-during-general-anesthesia-a-case-report
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Hyungjun Park, Kyunghwan Oh, Hoonhee Lee, Ji Hyang Lee, Sun Myoung Kang, So Young Park, Hyouk Soo Kwon, You Sook Cho, Hee Bom Moon, Tae Bum Kim
Palonosetron is a 5-hydroxytryptamine-3 (5-HT-3) receptor antagonist used for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting. Compared with ondansetron and granisetron, it is a better drug because of prolonged action and minimal side effects. Some adverse effects of palonosetron have been reported. In this report, we describe a 37-year-old male who developed severe hypersensitivity reactions to palonosetron during surgery for kidney donation. His medical history was unremarkable, except for inguinal hernia with herniorrhaphy 8 years ago...
January 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820586/use-of-4mat-learning-theory-to-promote-better-skin-care-during-radiation-therapy-an-evidence-based-quality-improvement-project
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Carole Bauer, Morris Magnan, Pamela Laszewski
Radiation therapy is a key treatment modality for cancer patients, but it is associated with adverse side effects such as radiation dermatitis. To mitigate the adverse effects of radiation on the skin, patients must participate in skin-related self-care. However, even with self-care instruction, adherence can be poor. This quality improvement project used best available evidence for skin care in patients undergoing radiation therapy and a theoretical framework, 4MATing, to provide a structured approach to patient education designed to enhance adherence to skin care recommendations...
November 2016: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786567/compound-glycyrrhizin-plus-conventional-therapy-for-psoriasis-vulgaris-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jason Jingjie Yu, Claire Shuiqing Zhang, Meaghan E Coyle, Yiqi Du, Anthony Lin Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Charlie Changli Xue, Chuanjian Lu
Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic skin condition affecting patients' quality of life. Long-term use of conventional therapy increases risk of unwanted side effects. Compound Glycyrrhizin in conjunction with conventional therapy has been used in clinical practice, but the evidence of such practice has not been evaluated systematically. This review aims to evaluate efficacy and safety of Compound Glycyrrhizin in combination with conventional therapy for psoriasis vulgaris. PubMed, Excerpta Medica dataBASE (Embase), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED), CiNii, Chinese Biomedical Literature, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Scientific Journals Full Text Database and Wanfang Data were searched from their respective inceptions to September, 2015...
October 27, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778435/safety-and-efficacy-of-topical-ketoprofen-in-transfersome-gel-in-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review
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Vandit Sardana, Joanna Burzynski, Paul Zalzal
PURPOSE: Topical ketoprofen in Transfersome gel has been used for the alleviation of symptoms in osteoarthritis. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with various side effects. Topical NSAIDs are known to have a lower side-effect profile when compared with systemic administration. The present systematic review aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of topical ketoprofen in Transfersome gel in knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed...
October 24, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764978/the-prevalence-of-sacroiliitis-in-patients-with-acne-vulgaris-using-isotretinoin
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Leyla Baykal Selçuk, Deniz Aksu Arıca, Hanife Baykal Şahin, Savas Yaylı, Sevgi Bahadır
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the pilosebaceous unit in the skin. Isotretinoin is a synthetic vitamin A derivative regarded as the most effective agent in the treatment of acne. There have recently been increasing reports of adverse effects of isotretinoin on the skeletal system. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the rheumatic side-effects triggered by this drug, and particularly the prevalence of sacroiliitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 73 patients receiving isotretinoin due to moderate or severe acne vulgaris were included...
November 16, 2016: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762649/skin-permeation-and-retention-of-topical-bead-formulation-containing-tranexamic-acid
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Ajay Vijayakumar, Rengarajan Baskaran, Bong Kyu Yoo
The objective of this study is to develop a topical bead formulation of tranexamic acid (TA) which can be used concomitantly with laser treatment. The bead formulation of TA (TAB) was successfully prepared by fluidized bed drying method. Physicochemical properties of the TAB were evaluated in terms of chemical stability of TA and differential scanning calorimetry. TA in the bead was stable up to six months at 25°C and existed as amorphous state. In vitro skin permeation and in vivo skin retention of TA in the beads were significantly higher compared to a commercial product...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757979/a-case-of-erythema-multiforme-drug-eruption-associated-with-erythrodermic-psoriasis-induced-by-sofosbuvir-and-daclatasvir
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Y Wang, P Liu
WHAT IS KNOWN AND THE OBJECTIVE: Sofosbuvir (SOF) and daclatasvir (DCV) have revolutionized the treatment of hepatitis C virus and now represent the preferred therapy for this disease. Limited data are available on the dermatological side effects resulting from co-administration of SOF and DCV. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of an erythema multiforme drug eruption associated with erythrodermic psoriasis induced by SOF and DCV. After ceasing treatment, the skin condition significantly improved...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746535/the-effect-of-multimodal-analgesia-on-minimum-alveolar-concentration-of-isoflurane-for-skin-incision-at-constant-bispectral-index
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Keelara Shivalingaiah Savitha, Radhika Dhanpal, J Shilpa
BACKGROUND: Multimodal analgesia (MMA) by synergy with volatile anesthetics minimizes their use thus decreasing operation theater pollution and greenhouse gas emission. AIMS: To estimate minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) requirement of isoflurane (ISO) for skin incision with use of MMA in the study group versus conventional regime in the control group for a constant bispectral index (BIS). To observe the side effects of analgesic drugs administered in the study...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733813/three-year-experience-with-the-cochlear-baha-attract-implant-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Panagiotis A Dimitriadis, Matthew R Farr, Ahmed Allam, Jaydip Ray
BACKGROUND: Bone conduction devices are widely used and indicated in cases of conductive, mixed or single sided deafness where conventional hearing aids are not indicated or tolerated. Percutaneous bone-conduction devices gave satisfactory hearing outcomes but were frequently complicated by soft tissue reactions. Transcutaneous bone conduction devices were developed in order to address some of the issues related to the skin-penetrating abutment. The aim of this article is to present a systematic review of the indications, surgical technique and audiological, clinical and functional outcomes of the BAHA Attract device reported so far...
2016: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721552/isotretinoin-induced-acute-severe-myopathy-involving-pelvic-girdle-muscles-a-case-report
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Farah Sameem, Semira
Oral isotretinoin has been in widespread use for more than three decades. It causes numerous side effects; skin and mucous membrane being commonly involved. Musculoskeletal adverse effects are also known to occur, but pelvic girdle myopathy is rarely reported. We report myopathy involving pelvic girdle muscles in a young male who received oral isotretinoin for folliculitis decalvans.
September 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703336/profile-of-the-capsaicin-8-patch-for-the-management-of-neuropathic-pain-associated-with-postherpetic-neuralgia-safety-efficacy-and-patient-acceptability
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Muhammad Laklouk, Ganesan Baranidharan
Capsaicin is a naturally occurring irritant active ingredient found in hot peppers. It is a ligand for transient receptor potential channel vanilloid receptors, which are found in nociceptive nerve terminals in the skin. Initial exposure to topical capsaicin leads to excitation of these receptors, release of vasoactive mediators, erythema, intense burning, pain, and thereafter desensitization of sensory neurons resulting in inhibition of pain transmission. Capsaicin 8% has been licensed for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia pain in recent years...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689763/the-role-of-topical-anesthetics-in-the-management-of-chronic-pruritus
#18
Alice He, Divya Sharma, Kazuki M Matsuda, Shawn G Kwatra
Chronic itch is a debilitating symptom that significant decreases patients' quality of life. Topical corticosteroids and antihistamines are commonly used for itch. However, these therapies are not long-term solutions for chronic pruritus because of their feared side effects, including skin atrophy and cognitive impairment, respectively. As such, dermatologists require additional therapies for long-term management of chronic pruritus. Topical anesthetics have been shown in many studies to be effective antipruritic agents...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688446/efficacy-of-intense-pulsed-light-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-facial-acne-vulgaris-comparison-of-two-different-fluences
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Monika V Patidar, Ashish Ramchandra Deshmukh, Maruti Yadav Khedkar
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is the most common disease of the skin affecting adolescents and young adults causing psychological distress. The combination of antibiotic resistance, adverse effects of topical and systemic anti acne medications and desire for high tech approaches have all led to new enthusiasm for light based acne treatment. Intense pulse light (IPL) therapy has three modes of action in acne vulgaris i.e., photochemical, photo thermal and photo immunological. AIMS: (1) to study efficacy of IPL therapy in facial acne vulgaris...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670126/light-therapies-for-acne
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Jelena Barbaric, Rachel Abbott, Pawel Posadzki, Mate Car, Laura H Gunn, Alison M Layton, Azeem Majeed, Josip Car
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a very common skin problem that presents with blackheads, whiteheads, and inflamed spots. It frequently results in physical scarring and may cause psychological distress. The use of oral and topical treatments can be limited in some people due to ineffectiveness, inconvenience, poor tolerability or side-effects. Some studies have suggested promising results for light therapies. OBJECTIVES: To explore the effects of light treatment of different wavelengths for acne...
September 27, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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