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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756294/vitamin-d-cod-liver-oil-sunshine-and-phototherapy-safe-effective-and-forgotten-tools-for-treating-and-curing-tuberculosis-infections-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Patrick J McCullough, Douglas S Lehrer
Tuberculosis remains an epidemic throughout the world, with over 2 billion people, or more than one third of the world's population, infected with TB. In 2015, there were an estimated 10.4 million new cases of tuberculosis, and 1.8 million deaths, making TB one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. Approximately 95% of new TB cases occur in developing countries, where the costs of treatment force many patients and their families into poverty. The United Nations and the World Health Organization are working to end this global epidemic...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732316/a-user-friendly-technical-set-up-for-infrared-photography-of-forensic-findings
#10
Thomas Rost, Nicole Kalberer, Eva Scheurer
Infrared photography is interesting for a use in forensic science and forensic medicine since it reveals findings that normally are almost invisible to the human eye. Originally, infrared photography has been made possible by the placement of an infrared light transmission filter screwed in front of the camera objective lens. However, this set-up is associated with many drawbacks such as the loss of the autofocus function, the need of an external infrared source, and long exposure times which make the use of a tripod necessary...
September 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723715/novel-weight-based-dose-threshold-for-18f-naf-pet-ct-imaging-using-advanced-pet-ct-systems-a-potential-tool-for-reducing-radiation-burden
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Fahad Marafi, Abdulreda Esmail, Rashid Rasheed, Fareeda Alkandari, Sharjeel Usmani
BACKGROUND: Fluorine-18-sodium fluoride (F-NaF) PET/CT is an important tool for detecting and evaluating metastatic bone cancer. Besides traditional dose metrics, recent methods such as real-time dose mapping, dose calculation from DICOM information, and their relevance to entrance skin exposure are currently in use to reduce the radiation burden. In this study, we have analyzed the data of 1062 patients retrospectively to evaluate patterns of absorbed dose for institutional weight-based dose protocol as compared with fixed dose method guidelines of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)...
July 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702982/chronic-inflammation-therapy-combined-with-low-dose-cytokines-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-ulcers-of-lower-limbs
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S E Aragona, P Amori, G Mereghetti, J Lotti, T Lotti, G V L Colombo
Prevalence of chronic venous leg ulcers has increased from 55% to 75% in 10 years. We treat chronic vascular lesions according to a cyclic multiphase method that follows the instrumental and differential etiologic diagnosis of ulcers of the lower limbs. The AIMED (Anti Inflammatory Regenerative Medicine) operating model follows the diagnostic phase and is structured in 5 interconnected phases. Mare evaluation, pH control, biofilm removal and prevention and infections are approached according to the International Guidelines...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664692/the-direct-costs-of-drug-induced-skin-reactions
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Nina Kiepurska, Elwira Paluchowska, Witold Owczarek, Monika Szkultecka-Dębek, Karina Jahnz-Różyk
[b] Abstract Objective.[/b] The aim of the study was an assessment of direct costs of patients hospitalised for for skin adverse drug reactions during 2002-2012 in the Department of Dermatology at the Military Institute of Medicine (Ministry of Defence) in Warsaw. The analysis was carried out from the perspectives of the public payer and service provider. [b]Materials and method. [/b]The retrospective study was carried out in a group of 164 adult patients due to skin adverse drug reactions. Analysis was based on data from patient medical records and medical orders which provided information on the used resources, including diagnostic tests, medical consultations, medicinal products, hospitalisation duration, together with cost estimation, regardless of the treatment being the cause of the skin reaction...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584334/-nanogold-biological-effects-and-occupational-exposure-levels
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Anna Maria Świdwińska-Gajewska, Sławomir Czerczak
Nanogold has different properties and biological activity compared to metallic gold. It can be applied in many fields, such as medicine, laboratory diagnostics and electronics. Studies on laboratory animals show that nanogold can be absorbed by inhalation and ingestion. It can penetrate deep into the epidermis and dermis, but there is no evidence that it is absorbed through the skin. Gold nanoobjects accumulate mainly in the liver and spleen, but they can also reach other internal organs. Nanogold can cross the blood-brain and blood-placenta barriers...
May 9, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564695/efficacy-and-tolerance-of-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-agents-in-cutaneous-sarcoidosis-a-french-study-of-46-cases
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Valentine Heidelberger, Saskia Ingen-Housz-Oro, Alicia Marquet, Matthieu Mahevas, Didier Bessis, Laurence Bouillet, Frédéric Caux, Catherine Chapelon-Abric, Sébastien Debarbieux, Emmanuel Delaporte, Anne-Bénédicte Duval-Modeste, Olivier Fain, Pascal Joly, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Jean-Benoît Monfort, Nicolas Noël, Thierry Passeron, Marc Ruivard, Françoise Sarrot-Reynauld, Denis Verrot, Diane Bouvry, Laurence Fardet, Olivier Chosidow, Pascal Sève, Dominique Valeyre
Importance: Evidence for the long-term efficacy and safety of anti-tumor necrosis factor α agents (anti-TNF) in treating cutaneous sarcoidosis is lacking. Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of anti-TNF in treating cutaneous sarcoidosis in a large observational study. Design, Setting, and Participants: STAT (Sarcoidosis Treated with Anti-TNF) is a French retrospective and prospective multicenter observational database that receives data from teaching hospitals and referral centers, as well as several pneumology, dermatology, and internal medicine departments...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507284/melanoma-masquerading-as-a-zosteriform-rash
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Saif Ibrahim, Bashar Al-Turk, Ciel Harris, Farrah Al-Saffar, Sayf Said, Maheera Farsi, Jeffrey Winder, Christian Landa
BACKGROUND Primary care physicians and internal medicine specialists frequently encounter a variety of rashes. Many of these cases look and feel typical of common entities, resulting in the potential for misdiagnosis. CASE REPORT This is a case of a zosteriform rash where the surprising true diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was confirmed with bedside skin punch biopsy. Possible mechanisms involve direct cutaneous injury, neuronal, and dorsal root ganglia involvement in metastases. CONCLUSIONS Skin biopsy is indispensable especially when there is a lack of clinical response or deterioration in the clinical condition...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495603/ethnopharmacological-uses-phytochemistry-biological-activities-and-therapeutic-applications-of-clinacanthus-nutans-burm-f-lindau-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Muhamad Noor Alfarizal Kamarudin, Md Moklesur Rahman Sarker, Habsah Abdul Kadir, Long Chiau Ming
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Clinacanthus nutans (Burm. f.) Lindau, a widely used medicinal plant, is extensively grown in tropical Asia and Southeast Asian countries. C. nutans, with its broad spectrum of pharmacological activities, has been traditionally used to treat cancer, inflammatory disorders, diabetes, insect bites, and skin problems, consumed as a vegetable, mixed with fresh juices, in concoctions, and as a whole plant. The present review analyzes the advances in the ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of C...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390586/an-analysis-of-anaphylaxis-cases-at-a-single-pediatric-emergency-department-during-a-1-year-period
#18
Christopher D Wright, Mindy Longjohn, Phillip L Lieberman, Jay Adam Lieberman
BACKGROUND: Case series of anaphylaxis can vary regarding causes, treatments, and follow-up of patients. Unfortunately, case series that are specific to the pediatric population are few. OBJECTIVE: To describe confirmed cases of pediatric anaphylaxis in patients presenting to a pediatric hospital emergency department (ED). METHODS: We identified all ED visits with the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes 995...
April 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373333/small-decline-in-low-value-back-imaging-associated-with-the-choosing-wisely-campaign-2012-14
#19
Arthur S Hong, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Fang Zhang, J Frank Wharam
Choosing Wisely was launched by the American Board of Internal Medicine in April 2012 as a patient- and clinician-targeted campaign to reduce potentially unnecessary "low-value" medical services. The campaign's impact on low- and high-value care beyond its first year is unknown; furthermore, it is unknown whether some patients such as members of consumer-directed health plans and people residing in different US regions have responded more than others. To evaluate the impact of Choosing Wisely, we used commercial insurance claims to track changes in the use of low-value imaging (x-ray, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging) for back pain before and after the campaign began, a period running from 2010 to 2014...
April 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369774/temporal-trends-in-healthcare-utilization-following-primary-melanoma-diagnosis-among-medicare-beneficiaries
#20
J P Lott, Q Wang, L J Titus, T Onega, H D Nelson, M A Weinstock, J G Elmore, A N A Tosteson
BACKGROUND: Despite increasing melanoma incidence in the United States, little is known about the impact of primary melanoma diagnosis on healthcare utilization and changes in utilization over time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate population-based temporal trends in healthcare utilization following primary melanoma diagnosis. METHODS: We conducted a before-after multiple time series study of Medicare beneficiaries ages ≥66 years with primary melanoma diagnoses between 2000 and 2009 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare database...
March 30, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
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