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Randa S Abdel-Latif, Nissreen E ELBadawy, Basem M Ibrahim
This is a prospective interventional comparative study which aimed to investigate correlation between tear film allergen specific IgE levels and the skin prick test in diagnosing different types of allergic conjunctivitis. One hundred twenty patients with allergic conjunctivitis were included in this study and were classified into 4 groups based on the type of allergic conjunctivitis. Patients were subjected to skin prick test (SPT). Micro capillary method was used to collect tear samples for the quantitative assessment of specific IgE by Immune blot assay...
June 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
Susan Bermark, Britt Wahlers, Anne Liv Gerber, Peter Alshede Philipsen, Jette Skiveren
The aims of the study were to determine the prevalence of skin tears in the extremities and to explore factors associated with development of skin tears in inpatients at a Danish hospital. The study was designed as a point prevalence survey and included 202 patients in the age range 19-99 (mean: 70·7, SD: 16·5). The patients were assessed for presence of skin tears, numbers, locations and previous skin tears. Data were collected using a data collection sheet developed for a previous study. The survey team consisted of four specialist nurses...
February 21, 2018: International Wound Journal
Laurène Leclair-Visonneau, Laurent Magy, Christelle Volteau, Thomas Clairembault, Séverine Le Dily, Cécile Préterre, Arnaud Peyre, Philippe Damier, Michel Neunlist, Yann Péréon, Pascal Derkinderen
Dysautonomic symptoms are frequent non-motor complaints in patients with Parkinson's disease. Numerous neuropathological studies have shown that Lewy bodies and neurites, the pathological hallmarks of Parkinson's disease, are widely distributed throughout the peripheral autonomic nervous systems and across end organs. However, few investigations integrally explored the symptoms and physiology of dysautonomia in Parkinson's disease. We, therefore, performed a comprehensive evaluation of the autonomic function in a prospective group of 45 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Neurology
Takaaki Inaba, Yasuhisa Tanaka, Shusaku Tamaki, Tomotaka Ito, James M Ntambi, Kazuo Tsubota
The stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD) family of enzymes catalyzes monounsaturated fatty acid synthesis by inserting a cis double bond at the Δ9 position of saturated fatty acids. Disruption of these enzymes has been reported to induce a severe dry skin phenotype. Since lipid abnormalities in the meibomian glands have been associated with dry eye, we analyzed selected eye tissues contributing to tear volume and composition in genetically SCD-1-deficient mice (SCD-1 KO), including the lacrimal glands and conjunctiva...
February 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jiheong Kang, Donghee Son, Ging-Ji Nathan Wang, Yuxin Liu, Jeffrey Lopez, Yeongin Kim, Jin Young Oh, Toru Katsumata, Jaewan Mun, Yeongjun Lee, Lihua Jin, Jeffrey B-H Tok, Zhenan Bao
An electronic (e-) skin is expected to experience significant wear and tear over time. Therefore, self-healing stretchable materials that are simultaneously soft and with high fracture energy, that is high tolerance of damage or small cracks without propagating, are essential requirements for the realization of robust e-skin. However, previously reported elastomers and especially self-healing polymers are mostly viscoelastic and lack high mechanical toughness. Here, a new class of polymeric material crosslinked through rationally designed multistrength hydrogen bonding interactions is reported...
February 9, 2018: Advanced Materials
Passara Jongkhajornpong, Wannada Laisuan
Purpose: We report a case of refractory atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) which was successfully treated with subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT). Case Report: A 22-year-old woman presented with severe allergic conjunctivitis for one and a half year. She failed to respond to conventional topical anti-allergic medications, topical corticosteroid, as well as topical cyclosporine A. Therefore, oral corticosteroids had to be prescribed to control the exacerbation for 1 year...
September 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Ewa M Roos, Kristoffer Borbjerg Hare, Sabrina Mai Nielsen, Robin Christensen, L Stefan Lohmander
OBJECTIVE: Compare arthroscopic partial meniscectomy to a true sham intervention. METHODS: Sham-controlled superiority trial performed in three county hospitals in Denmark comparing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy to skin incisions only in patients aged 35-55 years with persistent knee pain and an MRI-confirmed medial meniscus lesion. A computer-generated table of random numbers generated two comparison groups. Participants and outcome assessors were blinded to group allocation...
February 2, 2018: BMJ Open
Akinobu Nishimura, Shigeto Nakazora, Naoya Ito, Aki Fukuda, Ko Kato, Akihiro Sudo
Longitudinal flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon tears are sometimes complicated by posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS), especially in ballet dancers. In recent years, PAIS has been treated endoscopically, but it is difficult to suture FHL tendon tears endoscopically. In this report, we describe how to suture the FHL tendon endoscopically with the Meniscal Viper Repair system (Arthrex, Naples, FL). Without our endoscopic technique, when a patient is found to have a longitudinal tear of the FHL under endoscopy, we must choose to either neglect the tear or convert to an open repair...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Rachel E Brimelow, Judy A Wollin
AIMS: To determine whether differences in care practices and demographics between two long-term aged care facilities affected the incidence of residents' skin wounds. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of care plans and clinical outcomes was conducted for a six month period in 2016 at two aged care facilities, N=39 Home 1 and N=45 Home 2. Skin tears, pressure injuries and usual care practices and associated health demographics were recorded. RESULTS: Over the six month period, 84 residents were found to have a total of 206 aged care acquired skin wounds (skin tears, pressure injuries, haematomas, rashes, infections)...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Sebastian Swirski, Carsten Röger, Aldona Pienkowska-Schelling, Cynthia Ihlenburg, Gösta Fischer, Oliver May, Mariann Vorm, Marta Owczarek-Lipska, John Neidhardt
Purpose: Mutations in the gene encoding Gasdermin A3 (Gsdma3) have been described to cause severe skin phenotypes, including loss of sebaceous glands and alopecia, in mice. We discovered a novel C-terminal mutation in Gsdma3 in a new mouse line and characterized a less frequently reported corneal phenotype, likely caused by degeneration of Meibomian glands of the inner eyelid. Methods: We used histologic methods to evaluate the effects of the C+/H- mutation on sebaceous gland and skin morphology as well as Meibomian glands of the inner eyelid and corneal tissue...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, Sunniva Zaratkiewicz, Oleg Teleten, Heather M Young
: This article is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups, conducted as part of the AARP Public Policy Institute's No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren't given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members. This series of articles and accompanying videos aims to help nurses provide caregivers with the tools they need to manage their family member's health care at home...
February 2018: American Journal of Nursing
María Librada Porriño Bustamante, Josefa Sánchez López, Carmen Dulanto Campos, Ramón Naranjo Sintes, María Antonia Fernández Pugnaire
Dermoscopy is a non-invasive technique widely used to aid in the characterization and diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions. Recently, it has also been employed for the evaluation of non-pigmented skin tumours, and inflammatory and infectious cutaneous diseases. Although the diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis is confirmed by the demonstration of amastigotes in infected skin or by the growth of promastigotes in culture medium, dermoscopy could be useful as a further diagnostic test. We report a patient with a nodular lesion located on the right cheek for almost two years...
November 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Thilo Patzer, Sabine Petersdorf, Ruediger Krauspe, Pablo Emilio Verde, Birgit Henrich, Martin Hufeland
HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that the prevalence of Propionibacterium acnes in patients undergoing primary shoulder arthroscopy is equal in the glenohumeral space compared with the subacromial space. METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or older with shoulder arthroscopies were included. The exclusion criteria were prior shoulder operations, complete rotator cuff tears, systemic inflammatory diseases, tumors, shoulder injections within 6 months of surgery, and antibiotic therapy within 14 days preoperatively...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Yi Jiang, Ru-Jun Zuo, Lei Wu, Cheng Huang, Yan Shi, Hua-Wei Song, Yi-Wei Wang, Bin Li
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical effects of percutaneous endoscopic technique via three different approaches for highly migrated lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: The clinical data of 68 patients underwent percutaneous endoscopic technique from June 2011 to June 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 43 males and 25 females, aged from 11 to 77 years old with an average of (42.29±15.92) years. The patients were divided into three groups according to different operative approaches, of them, 45 cases were by transforaminal approach (group A), 15 cases by translaminar approach (group B), and 8 cases by transpedicular approach (group C)...
February 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Kamran Hosseini, Linda B Bourque, Ron D Hays
BACKGROUND: Blepharitis is an ocular surface disease and chronic ophthalmic condition. This paper reports on the development of psychometric evaluation of a patient-reported measure of blepharitis symptoms. METHODS: Self-reports of 13 blepharitis symptoms collected in a Phase 3 multi-site, randomized, double-masked, 4-arm parallel group, clinical trial of 907 individuals with blepharitis (mean age = 62, range: 19-93; 57% female) were analyzed. Symptoms asked about were: eyes that itch; eyes that burn; eyelids feel heavy or puffy; feel like something is in your eye; dry eyes; gritty eyes; irritated eyes; eyes that tear or water; crusty eyes; flaking from your eyelids; eyelids that are stuck together; red eyes or eyelids; and debris like pieces of skin or dandruff in your eyes...
January 11, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Isamu Ikeda, Toshikatsu Igata, Hironobu Ihn
BACKGROUND: Traumatic skin tears often occur in patients with dystrophic skin. Closing them with adhesive skin closures is useful for patients with a healthy flap, but occasionally fails to cover the entire defect. We describe a simple technique to perform mini patch grafting on the remaining raw surface without damaging healthy skin. DISCUSSION: The skin flap is spread out and fixed with adhesive skin strips to minimize defects first. Small pieces of skin are obtained by trimming the edges of the skin flap with curved tip scissors...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Susyn J Kelly, Hannah C Wells, Katie H Sizeland, Nigel Kirby, Richard L Edmonds, Tim Ryan, Adrian Hawley, Stephen Mudie, Richard G Haverkamp
BACKGROUND: Ovine leather has around half the tear strength of bovine leather and is therefore not suitable for high value applications such as shoes. Tear strength has been correlated with the natural collagen fibril alignment (orientation index, OI). It is hypothesized that it could be possible to artificially increase the OI of the collagen fibrils and that an artificial increase in OI could increase tear strength. RESULTS: Ovine skins, after the pickling and bating, were strained bi-axially during chrome tanning...
December 30, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Sonia M O'Kelly, Zena Eh Moore
BACKGROUND: The female perineum becomes suffused and stretched during pregnancy, and further strain during vaginal childbirth contributes to approximately 85% of women experiencing some degree of trauma to the perineal region. Multiple factors play a role in the type and severity of trauma experienced, including parity, delivery method, and local practices. There is ongoing debate about best midwifery practice to reduce perineal trauma. Once perineal trauma has occurred, treatment also varies greatly, depending on its degree and severity, local practice and customs, and personal preference...
December 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jing Hui Yik, Bryan Thean Howe Koh, Wilson Wang
BACKGROUND: Bucket-handle meniscus tears (BHMT) are often displaced and unstable. The inside-out technique of repairing such tears is currently the gold standard. All-inside repair with meniscal fixators is getting increasingly popular. Shortcomings of the inside-out technique include neurovascular complications, especially saphenous nerve palsy, and retention of a non-resorbable suture which can result in discomfort to patient, granuloma formation, and a foci of infection. Hence, the purpose of this project was to innovate a novel all-inside technique to precisely reduce and fix BHMT while avoiding neurovascular complications and retention of a non-resorbable suture...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
S Zidi, F Bediar-Boulaneb, H Belguendouz, M Belkhelfa, O Medjeber, O Laouar, C Henchiri, C Touil-Boukoffa
Pterygium is a common ocular surface disease observed in humans. Chronic ultraviolet (UV) exposure is extensively recognized as an aetiological factor in the pathogenesis of this disease. This hypothesis is sustained by epidemiological and histopathological data in relation to UV injured skin. Although some findings have indicated that genetic factors, anti-apoptotic and immunological mechanisms are involved in the pathogenesis of pterygium, the mechanism by which it develops remains poorly understood. In this study, we analysed the in vivo production of IL-17A, IL-6, IL-10 and nitric oxide (NO) in the tears and sera from Algerian patients...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
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