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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034138/testosterone-pellet-associated-dermatitis-report-and-review-of-testopel-related-cutaneous-adverse-effects
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Lucas A Heldt Manica, Philip R Cohen
Testosterone replacement therapy is a treatment utilized for male hypogonadism. A subcutaneous testosterone pellet is a long-acting, slow-release delivery system that can be utilized as androgen replacement therapy. A 77-year-old man who was treated with testosterone pellets developed dermatitis consisting of erythematous plaques and patches on both buttocks and thighs within 28 days following the subcutaneous insertion of testosterone pellets. The skin lesions rapidly resolved with high-potency topical corticosteroid application...
August 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032329/successful-transdermal-allergen-delivery-and-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-using-biodegradable-microneedle-patches
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Ji Hye Kim, Jung U Shin, Seo Hyeong Kim, Ji Yeon Noh, Hye Ran Kim, Jungsoo Lee, Howard Chu, Kyoung Yong Jeong, Kyung Hee Park, Jung Dong Kim, Hong Kee Kim, Do Hyeon Jeong, Tai-Soon Yong, Jung-Won Park, Kwang Hoon Lee
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) is an effective treatment modality for allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD). However, frequent visits over a 3-year period as well as looming adverse events tend to discourage patient compliance. Therefore, a more convenient, effective, and safe method of SIT is needed. For several decades, use of microneedles has been promoted as an efficient and precise transdermal drug delivery method. In this study, we developed Dermatophagoides farinae (D. farinae) extract (DfE)-loaded microneedle patches, and evaluated their safety and efficacy as a novel SIT method...
October 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020874/safety-of-corticosteroid-injection-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Emma Kaile, Jeremy D P Bland
The risks of corticosteroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome, principally intraneural injection and tendon rupture, are known only from anecdotal reports. The literature does not allow an accurate estimate of their incidence or that of lesser side effects such as local pain. We have encountered only four serious complications in 9515 injections. We asked patients about possible side effects at routine follow-up, 6 weeks after 689 injections with 40 mg triamcinolone. Possible side effects were reported after 33% of injections...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020467/effects-of-fractional-picosecond-1-064%C3%A2-nm-laser-for-the-treatment-of-dermal-and-mixed-type-melasma
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Thep Chalermchai, Paisal Rummaneethorn
BACKGROUND: Picosecond laser is a novel modality for pigmented skin disorders with extremely short pulse duration. Little is known about the effects of picosecond laser in melasma. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of fractional picosecond 1,064 nm laser in melasma treatment. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, assessor-blinded, intra-individual split face comparative study. METHODS: Female subjects with melasma were enrolled and received fractional picosecond 1,064 nm laser plus 4% hydroquinone cream on one randomly-assigned side of the face; results were compared to use of hydroquinone cream only on the contralateral side...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978847/pd-1-blockade-therapy-in-lymphoid-malignancies
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Momoko Nishikori, Akifumi Takaori-Kondo
The programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) pathway serves as a checkpoint for suppressing T cell-mediated immune responses. It regulates both the physiological and pathological functions of T cells and is often involved as a mechanism of tumor immune evasion. Many clinical trials have demonstrated that blockade of PD-1 and its ligands is a promising therapeutic strategy for various kinds of malignancies. The most prominent results of PD-1 blockade therapy have been shown in clinical studies of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL), and the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab was approved for treatment of relapsed/refractory cHL in Japan at the end of 2016...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972663/conventional-vs-daylight-photodynamic-therapy-for-patients-with-actinic-keratosis-on-face-and-scalp-12-month-follow-up-results-of-a-randomized-intraindividual-comparative-analysis
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Elena Sotiriou, George Evagelou, Evangelia Papadavid, Zoe Apalla, Fotini Vrani, Efstratios Vakirlis, Maro Panagiotou, Maria Stefanidou, Tsampikos Pombou, Konstantinos Krasagakis, Dimitrios Rigopoulos, Demetrios Ioannides
INTRODUCTION: Daylight PDT (DLPDT) is a new PDT procedure. Several trials demonstrate that DLPDT achieves similar response rates with conventional PDT (CPDT) in the treatment of nonhyperkeratotic actinic keratoses (AKs) in a nearly painless way. It seems that DLPDT represents a more convenient and equally effective treatment modality. Data on long-term efficacy of DLPDT are limited. OBJECTIVE: To compare short- and long-term efficacy, safety and tolerability of DLPDT with that of CPDT in face and scalp AKs...
October 3, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959651/evaluation-of-dermal-irritation-and-skin-sensitization-due-to-vitacoxib
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Jianzhong Wang, Zhiyuan Li, Feifei Sun, Shusheng Tang, Suxia Zhang, Pengyyue Lv, Jing Li, Xingyuan Cao
The prediction of side-effects is a key issue in the REACH initiative on chemicals in the preclinical testing of drugs. The dermal irritation and skin sensitization toxicity potential of a new molecule, vitacoxib, were invested in rabbits and guinea pigs in compliance with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development guideline. To assess dermal irritation, rabbits were dermally attached to vitacoxib for 72 h or repeated application. The results showed that no adverse reactions such as erythema and edema were observed throughout the test...
2017: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950030/compression-therapy-for-prevention-of-post-thrombotic-syndrome
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Diebrecht Appelen, Eva van Loo, Martin H Prins, Martino Ham Neumann, Dinanda N Kolbach
BACKGROUND: Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a long-term complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that is characterised by chronic pain, swelling, and skin changes in the affected limb. One of every three people with DVT will develop post-thrombotic complications within five years. Several non-pharmaceutical measures are used for prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome during the acute phase of DVT. These include elevation of the legs and compression therapy. Clinicians and guidelines differ in their assessment of the utility of compression therapy for treatment of DVT...
September 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940252/tobacco-exposure-and-wound-healing-in-head-and-neck-surgical-wounds
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Amy Anne D Lassig, Joan E Bechtold, Bruce R Lindgren, Andrew Pisansky, Abayo Itabiyi, Bevan Yueh, Anne M Joseph
OBJECTIVE: Smoking impairs wound healing, yet the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are unclear. We evaluated tobacco-altered healing in head and neck surgery by studying the association between biomarkers and tobacco exposure, as well as cutaneous perfusion by smoking status. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study, tertiary/academic care center, 2011 to present. METHODS: Patients who required head and neck surgery were enrolled prospectively...
September 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937705/interventions-for-treating-genital-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Catherine Cluver, Natalia Novikova, David Oa Eriksson, Kevin Bengtsson, Göran K Lingman
BACKGROUND: Genital Chlamydia trachomatis (C.trachomatis) infection may lead to pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, preterm labour, low birthweight, preterm rupture of membranes, increased perinatal mortality, postpartum endometritis, chlamydial conjunctivitis and C.trachomatis pneumonia.This review supersedes a previous review on this topic. OBJECTIVES: To establish the most efficacious and best-tolerated therapy for treatment of genital chlamydial infection in preventing maternal infection and adverse neonatal outcomes...
September 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931213/a-review-on-the-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-different-doxorubicin-nanoparticles-for-targeted-therapy-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Ayman Shafei, Wesam El-Bakly, Ahmed Sobhy, Omar Wagdy, Ahmed Reda, Omar Aboelenin, Amr Marzouk, Khalil El Habak, Randa Mostafa, Mahmoud A Ali, Mahmoud Ellithy
In metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the conventional doxorubicin (DOX) has various problems due to lack of selectivity with subsequent therapeutic failure and adverse effects. DOX- induced cardiotoxicity is a major problem that necessitates the presence of new forms to decrease the risk of associated morbidity. Nanoparticles (NPs) are considered an important approach to selectively increase drug accumulation inside tumor cells and thus decreasing the associated side effects. Tumor cells develop resistance to chemotherapeutic agents through multiple mechanisms, one of which is over expression of efflux transporters...
September 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915285/diluted-calcium-hydroxylapatite-for-skin-tightening-of-the-upper-arms-and-abdomen
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Natalia G Lapatina, Tatiana Pavlenko
BACKGROUND: The collagen-stimulating properties of Radiesse® (calcium hydroxylapatite, CaHA) can be used for skin-tightening procedures by hyper-diluting the product with lidocaine or saline. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of diluted CaHA for skin tightening in two case series of women with skin laxity in the upper arms or abdomen. METHODS: For each case series, 10 female subjects were enrolled. In the upper arms, CaHA diluted 1:2 with normal saline solution and 2% lidocaine was injected subdermally using a short, linear-threading technique...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902034/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-noninvasive-1-060-nm-diode-laser-for-fat-reduction-of-the-flanks
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Bruce Katz, Sean Doherty
BACKGROUND: Preliminary reports indicate a hyperthermic diode laser treatment could be a safe and effective method for noninvasive fat reduction using the 1,060-nm wavelength. This wavelength penetrates the skin to heat subcutaneous adipocytes causing cellular disruption, leaving extracellular lipids, and cellular debris to be evacuated naturally by the body. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of this modality for noninvasive fat reduction of the flanks...
September 4, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901051/noninvasive-submental-fat-reduction-using-colder-cryolipolysis
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Hector Leal Silva, Esther Carmona Hernandez, Mariana Grijalva Vazquez, Sebastian Leal Delgado, Angel Perez Blanco
BACKGROUND: Cryolipolysis has shown to significantly reduce localized subcutaneous fat, including submental fat. Temperatures below -11°C have not been used to treat the submental region. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate safety and efficacy of Cryolipolysis for noninvasive reduction of submental fat using lower temperatures and reduced treatment time. METHODS: A small volume applicator was used to treat 15 subjects, using a noninvasive tissue cooling device (CoolSculpting System, ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Pleasanton, CA, USA) during 45 and 30 minutes at -12 and -15°C, respectively, to induce reduction of submental fat...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895694/linezolid-related-adverse-effects-in-clinical-practice-in-children
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Nuri Bayram, Mine Düzgöl, Ahu Kara, Fatih M Özdemir, İlker Devrim
INTRODUCTION: Linezolid may cause adverse effects such as thrombocytopenia, which were found to be dependent on receiving linezolid for longer than 2 weeks. There are limited studies concerning the safety and timing of linezolid-related adverse effects in children. Objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of adverse effects associated with linezolid, with especially focusing on the time of occurrence. POPULATION AND METHODS: All children (<18 years of age) who received >3 days of linezolid therapy were included in this study...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889842/effects-of-acupuncture-on-1-chloro-2-4-dinitrochlorobenzene-induced-allergic-contact-dermatitis-in-mice
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Cuicui Chen, Xiaozhu Liu, Yinfeng Li, Huankun Liang, Kangyan Li, Jiali Li, Chengwu Cheng, Xianpan Liu, Shuhai Zhong, Laiqing Li, Yan Wang
Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Topical corticosteroids are the first-line therapy for ACD despite their significant adverse effects. Acupuncture has been widely used in the treatment of various skin diseases, but its underlying mechanism remains unrevealed. In this study, we investigated the characteristics of acupuncture treatment based on effectiveness and mechanism. BALB/c mice received 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene (DNCB) application to build AD-like model. Results showed that acupuncture was an effective treatment method in inhibiting inflammatory conditions, serum IgE levels, and expression of proinflammatory cytokine Th2 (IL-4, IL-6), and Th2 (IL-1β, TNF-α) mRNA compared with DNCB treatment...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888217/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitors-cutaneous-side-effects-and-their-management
#17
S Monjazeb, J Wilson
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors are part of an emerging class of anticancer medicines known as "targeted therapy," which target pathways more specific to neoplastic proliferation than traditional chemotherapeutic agents. Adverse effects of such treatments are thought to be less severe, but can still be significant. Because EGFR is preferentially expressed in epithelial tissues, including the skin and hair follicle, cutaneous side effects of these agents are quite common. Not only can these toxicities severely affect patients' quality of life, but in some specific instances, they can be associated with increased response to therapy...
September 2017: Skin Therapy Letter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884844/an-open-label-clinical-trial-assessing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-bend-skincare-anti-aging-formula-on-minimal-erythema-dose-in-skin
#18
Nancy L Morse, Anna-Jean Reid, Marc St-Onge
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Sunburn and other health risks associated with excess sun exposure place huge economic burdens on societies, and create discomfort and disease within susceptible individuals. Oral supplements that reduce sunburn may be advantageous. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of Bend Skincare Anti-Aging Formula to ameliorate sunburn induced with a solar simulator. METHODS: Subjects (n = 28) with Fitzpatrick skin phototypes I, II, or III took 4 capsules daily of the supplement providing 1400 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) + docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), 120 mg of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), 5 mg of lutein, 2...
September 8, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878837/cutaneous-toxicities-of-molecular-targeted-therapies
#19
Dana Lucia Stanculeanu, Daniela Zob, Oana Catalina Toma, Bogdan Georgescu, Laura Papagheorghe, Raluca Ioana Mihaila
Antineoplastic targeted therapies, such as EGFR inhibitors, tyrosine kinase inhibitors and BRAF inhibitors, frequently lead to systemic and cutaneous side effects, significantly affecting patient's quality of life. Patients with new targeted therapies have an increased risk of developing skin reactions. The new molecular target therapies developed in the last decades can induce severe skin reactions, which may require dose reduction or discontinuation of treatment and consequently, a decrease in patient's quality of life...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871935/topical-imiquimod-is-an-effective-and-safe-drug-for-molluscum-contagiosum-in-children
#20
George Badavanis, Efstathia Pasmatzi, Alexandra Monastirli, Sophia Georgiou, Dionysios Tsambaos
Dear Editor, Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a very common skin infection caused by a molluscipox virus gene of the poxvirus family. It usually occurs in young children, sexually active adults, and immunocompromised individuals. The typical clinical picture of this infection is characterized by asymptomatic flesh-colored, single or multiple papules, measuring 2-6 mm in diameter with a central umbilication that occur on the skin and the mucous membranes. In adults, the skin lesions are predominantly located in the genital region, whereas in children they are found on the trunk, the extremities, and the face...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
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