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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149474/interventions-for-old-world-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
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REVIEW
Julio Heras-Mosteiro, Begoña Monge-Maillo, Mariona Pinart, Patricia Lopez Pereira, Emely Garcia-Carrasco, Pedro Campuzano Cuadrado, Ana Royuela, Irene Mendez Roman, Rogelio López-Vélez
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis, caused by a parasitic infection, is considered one of the most serious skin diseases in many low- and middle-income countries. Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis (OWCL) is caused by species found in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and India. The most commonly prescribed treatments are antimonials, but other drugs have been used with varying success. As OWCL tends to heal spontaneously, it is necessary to justify the use of systemic and topical treatments...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119936/recent-patents-on-light-based-anti-infective-approaches
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Imran Ahmed, Yanyan Fang, Min Lu, Quan Yan, Ahmed Mohamed Kamel El-Hussein, Michael R Hamblin, Tianhong Dai
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious health threats to modern medicine. The lack of potent antibiotics puts us at a disadvantage in the fight against infectious diseases, especially those caused by antibiotic-resistant microbial strains. To this end, an urgent need to search for alternative antimicrobial approaches has arisen. In the last decade, light-based therapy has made significant strides in this fight to combat antibiotic resistance among various microbial strains...
November 7, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117934/uses-of-mobile-device-digital-photography-of-dermatologic-conditions-in-primary-care
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Jennifer L Pecina, Kirk D Wyatt, Nneka I Comfere, Matthew E Bernard, Frederick North
BACKGROUND: PhotoExam is a mobile app that incorporates digital photographs into the electronic health record (EHR) using iPhone operating system (iOS, Apple Inc)-based mobile devices. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe usage patterns of PhotoExam in primary care and to assess clinician-level factors that influence the use of the PhotoExam app for teledermatology (TD) purposes. METHODS: Retrospective record review of primary care patients who had one or more photos taken with the PhotoExam app between February 16, 2015 to February 29, 2016 were reviewed for 30-day outcomes for rates of dermatology consult request, mode of dermatology consultation (curbside phone consult, eConsult, and in-person consult), specialty and training level of clinician using the app, performance of skin biopsy, and final pathological diagnosis (benign vs malignant)...
November 8, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113004/direct-acting-antiviral-agents-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-real-life-experience-from-an-academic-centre-and-two-specialized-clinical-practices
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Manuel Jonathan Groß, Georg Härter, Johanna Backhus, Eugen Zizer, Thomas Seufferlein, Leopold Ludwig, Nektarios Dikopoulos
The introduction of the new direct antiviral agents has revolutionized the therapy of chronic hepatitis C. Today we are able to cure the vast majority of our patients with an 8- to 12-week therapy course of an antiviral combination therapy with an excellent safety profile. Real-life data are very important to further develop our experience with the new therapeutics and help us to improve the care of our patients in our everyday clinical practice.In our study, we present the retrospective analysis of a representative German cohort of 344 patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with the new direct antiviral agents...
November 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106713/a-systematic-review-of-diagnostic-criteria-for-psoriasis-in-adults-and-children-evidence-from-studies-with-a-primary-aim-to-develop-or-validate-diagnostic-criteria
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REVIEW
E Burden-Teh, R C Phillips, K S Thomas, S Ratib, D Grindlay, R Murphy
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of psoriasis in adults and children is made clinically, for both patient management and the selection of participants in research. Diagnostic criteria provide a structure for clinical assessment, which in turn helps standardise patient recruitment into clinical trials and case definitions in observational studies. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to identify and critically appraise the published studies to date that had a primary research aim to develop or validate diagnostic criteria for psoriasis...
November 6, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073202/questionnaire-survey-of-the-pan-african-trade-in-lion-body-parts
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Vivienne L Williams, Andrew J Loveridge, David J Newton, David W Macdonald
The African lion is in decline across its range, and consumptive utilisation and trade of their body parts and skins has been postulated as a cause for concern. We undertook a pan-African questionnaire and literature survey to document informed opinion and evidence for the occurrence of domestic and international trade and consumption in African lion body parts across current and former range states. Sixty-five people from 18 countries participated in the online questionnaire survey (run from July 2014 to May 2015), with information provided for 28 countries (including 20 out of 24 countries believed to have extant populations)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066133/enhancement-of-cricothyroidotomy-education-using-a-novel-technique-cadaver-autografting
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Ryan F Coughlin, Iris Chandler, John C Binford, James W Bonz, David C Hile
BACKGROUND: Cricothyroidotomy is a lifesaving procedure required in up to 2% of emergent airways. Emergency medicine training programs frequently instruct this procedure via cadaver training, but cadaver cost and availability limit the opportunity for all trainees to perform the critical initial skin incision. Cadaver autografting is a novel way to simulate all steps of the procedure. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine whether the technique of autografting cadaver tissue improves the experience of cricothyroidotomy simulation education for emergency medicine trainees...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030099/a-comprehensive-review-of-hirudiniasis-from-historic-uses-of-leeches-to-modern-treatments-of-their-bites
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REVIEW
Jeremy Joslin, Amy Biondich, Kara Walker, Nicole Zanghi
Exposure to leeches in the wilderness setting is common. Leeches may attach themselves to exposed skin or pass through one of the body's orifices and attach internally. The condition of leech attachment is known as hirudiniasis, which can result in serious morbidity and, rarely, mortality. A comprehensive review of the literature was performed to detail the prevention of leech attachment, as well as both anecdotal and studied methods of removal. Complications from leech attachments include ongoing bleeding, wound infection, and poor wound healing...
October 10, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025838/association-between-childhood-allergic-diseases-educational-attainment-and-occupational-status-in-later-life-systematic-review-protocol
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Laura Beate von Kobyletzki, Linda Beckman, Liam Smeeth, Martin McKee, Jennifer K Quint, Katrina Abuabara, Sinead Langan
INTRODUCTION: Childhood allergic diseases may prevent affected children from achieving their academic potential. Potential mechanisms include absence from school due to illness and medical appointments. Experience of symptoms in classes or leisure time, and stigma associated with visible signs and symptoms, including skin disease, requirements for medication during school time or the need for specific diets, may also contribute to reduced educational attainment. Studies have investigated the association between specific allergic diseases and educational attainment...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984729/simulation-based-education-enhances-patient-safety-behaviors-during-central-venous-catheter-placement
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Tonya Jagneaux, Terrell S Caffery, Mandi Wilkes Musso, Ann C Long, Lauren Zatarain, Erik Stopa, Nathan Freeman, Cara Cantelli Quin, Glenn N Jones
OBJECTIVE: We describe the effect of simulation-based education on residents' adherence to protocols for and performance of central venous access. METHODS: Internal medicine and emergency medicine residents underwent a central venous access course that included a lecture, video presentation, readings, and simulation demonstrations presented by faculty. Baseline data were collected before the course was initiated. After a skills session where they rehearsed their ultrasound-guided central venous access skills, residents were evaluated using a procedural checklist and written knowledge exam...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983954/epr-monitoring-of-wound-oxygenation-as-a-biomarker-of-response-to-gene-therapy-encoding-hcap-18-ll37-peptide
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Céline M Desmet, Gaëlle Vandermeulen, Caroline Bouzin, Martin C Lam, Véronique Préat, Philippe Levêque, Bernard Gallez
PURPOSE: To investigate the value of electron paramagnetic resonance oximetry to follow oxygenation in wounds treated by a plasmid-encoding host defense peptide hCAP-18/LL37. METHODS: Flaps were created on diabetic mice (7- or 12-week-old db/db mice) presenting different levels of microangiopathy. The hCAP-18/LL37-encoding plasmids were administered in wounds by electroporation. Low-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance oximetry using lithium phthalocyanine as the oxygen sensor was used to monitor wound oxygenation in flaps during the healing process...
October 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937580/diagnosis-of-systemic-inflammatory-diseases-among-patients-admitted-for-acute-pericarditis-with-pericardial-effusion
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Maureen Assayag, Rachid Abbas, Noémie Chanson, Anne Perozziello, Gregory Ducrocq, Jean-François Alexandra, Antoine Dossier, Thomas Papo, Karim Sacre
AIMS: Acute pericarditis may be the heralding manifestation of various systemic inflammatory diseases (SIDs). The aim of this study was to identify clinical indicators for SIDs in patients admitted for acute pericarditis with pericardial effusion. METHODS: All consecutive adult patients hospitalized in a Department of Internal Medicine over a 10-year period for acute pericarditis with pericardial effusion were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with cancer and tuberculosis were excluded...
November 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904688/cellulitis-in-aged-persons-a-neglected-infection-in-the-literature
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Anis Mzabi, Wafa Marrakchi, Zeineb Alaya, Fatma Ben Fredj, Amel Rezgui, Elyès Bouajina, Chedia Laouani Kechrid
Cellulitis is a frequent soft tissue and skin infection. The lower limbs are affected in 70 to 80% of cases. Cellulitis in aged persons is not yet well described in literature. A retrospective descriptive study conducted in the Internal Medicine Department of Sahloul hospital in Sousse in Tunisia. It included patients whose age was up to 65 years old admitted into hospital for cellulitis of the legs, the arms or the face. One hundred fifty eight patients with a mean age of 73 years old (range: 65 to 94 years old) were included...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867532/-eosinophilia-heralding-the-diagnosis-of-eosinophilic-fasciitis-shulman-s-disease
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V Ernest, N Sautereau, E Masson, D Chemouni, M Garcia, J Bertolino, P Rossi, B Granel
INTRODUCTION: Eosinophilic fasciitis or Shulman's disease is characterized, in its typical form, by palpable thickening of the skin and soft tissues, blood hypereosinophilia and fascia lesions. We hereby report a case of eosinophilic fasciitis in which hypereosinophilia preceded for several months the clinical signs of fasciitis. CASE REPORT: A 64-year-old woman, with a history of Little's syndrome with motor disability, was admitted in internal medicine for eosinophilia...
August 31, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865236/horse-hair-follicles-a-novel-dermal-stem-cell-source-for-equine-regenerative-medicine
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Jule K Michler, Aline Hillmann, Vuk Savkovic, Christoph K W Mülling
The easily accessible niche represented by skin and its appendages may serve as a promising source to complement modern regenerative medicine for horses. In humans and in animal models for human medicine, the hair follicle and its stem cell niches are well characterized. Since literature in this field of equine research is scarce, we sought to analyze cells of the dermal stem cell niche of the equine hair follicle morphologically and for a subset of markers useful for cell characterization via immunolabeling...
September 2, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855688/maximizing-non-enzymatic-methods-for-harvesting-adipose-derived-stem-from-lipoaspirate-technical-considerations-and-clinical-implications-for-regenerative-surgery
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Barbara Bellei, Emilia Migliano, Marinella Tedesco, Silvia Caputo, Mauro Picardo
In the past decade, adipose tissue has become a highly interesting source of adult stem cells for plastic surgery and regenerative medicine. The adipose source offers two options for the isolation of regenerative cells: the enzymatic digestion an expensive time-consuming procedure lacking a common standard operating protocol, or the non-enzymatic dissociation methods based on mechanical forces to break the processed adipose tissue. Here, we propose innovative inexpensive non-enzymatic protocols to collect and concentrate clinically useful regenerative cells from adipose tissue by centrifugation of the infranatant fraction of lipoaspirate as first step, usually discarded as a byproduct of the surgical procedure, and by fat shaking and wash as second enrichment step...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852669/decreasing-incidence-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-with-a-seasonal-pattern-at-an-academic-medical-center-2006-2014
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Ethan Morgan, Robert S Daum, Michael Z David
Background.  The incidence of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in the United States increased sharply after 2000 with the emergence of USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. We examined trends in SSTI incidence in 2006-2014 at the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM). Methods.  Data were obtained for patient encounters at UCM with an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision-coded SSTI diagnosis between January 1, 2006 and March 31, 2014. Incidence density was calculated per 1000 encounters by quarter and year...
October 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815571/functional-electrical-stimulation-of-the-ankle-dorsiflexors-during-walking-in-spastic-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Irene Moll, Johannes S H Vles, Dan L H M Soudant, Adhiambo M A Witlox, Heleen M Staal, Lucianne A W M Speth, Yvonne J M Janssen-Potten, Marcel Coenen, Suzanne M Koudijs, R Jeroen Vermeulen
AIM: To assess the effect of functional electrical stimulation (FES) of ankle dorsiflexors in children and adolescents with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) during walking. METHOD: A systematic review was performed using the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine methodology and the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Six databases were searched for studies applying interventions to patients aged younger than 20 years...
August 17, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799705/the-process-of-intrapartum-care-among-skilled-birth-attendants-in-the-dominican-republic-and-maternal-perceptions-of-care-during-labor-and-birth-a-case-report
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Peter Schindler, Rosa Burgos, Kimberly Vuong, Hilary Aviela Lerner, Elsa Evangelista, Flor Josefina Rodriguez, Lourdes Peralta Polanco, Jennifer Foster
INTRODUCTION: The World Health Organization calls for situation analyses of maternity settings globally to improve maternal-newborn health. This study evaluated the care processes of skilled birth attendants and women's satisfaction with the care in a public hospital in the Dominican Republic. The purpose of the assessment was to establish a baseline to build quality improvements. METHODS: A cross-sectional, mixed-methods, observational study was conducted by an international team...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756617/antioxidant-vitamin-and-mineral-supplements-for-preventing-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Jennifer R Evans, John G Lawrenson
BACKGROUND: There is inconclusive evidence from observational studies to suggest that people who eat a diet rich in antioxidant vitamins (carotenoids, vitamins C, and E) or minerals (selenium and zinc) may be less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD). OBJECTIVES: To determine whether or not taking antioxidant vitamin or mineral supplements, or both, prevent the development of AMD. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2017, Issue 2), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 29 March 2017), Embase Ovid (1947 to 29 March 2017), AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database) (1985 to 29 March 2017), OpenGrey (System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe) (www...
July 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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