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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226374/adjuncts-to-improve-nasal-reconstruction-results
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Shayna Lee Gordon, Eva A Hurst
The final cosmetic appearance of nasal reconstruction scars is of paramount importance to both the patient and surgeon. Ideal postreconstruction nasal scars are flat and indistinguishable from surrounding skin. Unfortunately, even with meticulous surgical execution, nasal scars can occasionally be suboptimal. Abnormal fibroblast response can lead to hypertrophic nasal scars, and excessive angiogenesis may lead to telangiectasias or an erythematous scar. Imperfect surgical closure or poor postoperative management can lead to surgical outcomes with step-offs, depressions, suture marks, or dyspigmentation...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224300/nilotinib-first-line-therapy-in-patients-with-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-bcr-abl-positive-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-chronic-phase-enest1st-sub-analysis
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Andreas Hochhaus, Franҫois-Xavier Mahon, Philipp le Coutre, Ljubomir Petrov, Jeroen J W M Janssen, Nicholas C P Cross, Delphine Rea, Fausto Castagnetti, Andrzej Hellmann, Gianantonio Rosti, Norbert Gattermann, Maria Liz Paciello Coronel, Maria Asuncion Echeveste Gutierrez, Valentin Garcia-Gutierrez, Beatrice Vincenzi, Luca Dezzani, Francis J Giles
PURPOSE: The ENEST1st sub-analysis presents data based on Philadelphia chromosome (Ph) status, i.e., Ph+ and Ph-/BCR-ABL1 + chronic myeloid leukemia. METHODS: Patients received nilotinib 300 mg twice daily, up to 24 months. RESULTS: At screening, 983 patients were identified as Ph+ and 30 patients as Ph-/BCR-ABL + based on cytogenetic and RT-PCR assessment; 76 patients had unknown karyotype (excluded from this sub-analysis). In the Ph-/BCR-ABL1 + subgroup, no additional chromosomal aberrations were reported...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223748/topical-application-of-eupatilin-ameliorates-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-in-nc-nga-mice
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Ji Hyun Lee, Ye Jin Lee, Jun Young Lee, Young Min Park
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an inflammatory skin disorder with severe pruritus. Despite advancements in medicine, therapeutic treatments for AD are still limited. Eupatilin (5,7-dihydroxy-30,40,6-trimethoxyflavone) is one of the lipophilic flavonoids from Artemisia umbelliformis Lam. and Artemisia genipi Weber. OBJECTIVE: Although it has been reported to act a role in improving inflammation, its action on AD is uncertain. In this study, we examined the role of eupatilin on AD-like skin lesions in NC/Nga mice...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223721/current-and-future-therapies-for-inherited-cholestatic-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
Wendy L van der Woerd, Roderick Hj Houwen, Stan Fj van de Graaf
Familial intrahepatic cholestasis (FIC) comprises a group of rare cholestatic liver diseases associated with canalicular transport defects resulting predominantly from mutations in ATP8B1, ABCB11 and ABCB4. Phenotypes range from benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis (BRIC), associated with recurrent cholestatic attacks, to progressive FIC (PFIC). Patients often suffer from severe pruritus and eventually progressive cholestasis results in liver failure. Currently, first-line treatment includes ursodeoxycholic acid in patients with ABCB4 deficiency (PFIC3) and partial biliary diversion in patients with ATP8B1 or ABCB11 deficiency (PFIC1 and PFIC2)...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223719/hepatitis-c-virus-associated-pruritus-etiopathogenesis-and-therapeutic-strategies
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EDITORIAL
Youssef Alhmada, Denis Selimovic, Fadi Murad, Sarah-Lilly Hassan, Youssef Haikel, Mossaad Megahed, Matthias Hannig, Mohamed Hassan
In addition to its contributing role in the development of chronic liver diseases, chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with extrahepatic manifestations, particularly, cutaneous-based disorders including those with pruritus as a symptom. Pruritus is frequently associated with the development of chronic liver diseases such as cholestasis and chronic viral infection, and the accumulation of bile acids in patients' sera and tissues as a consequence of liver damage is considered the main cause of pruritus...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223674/-a-case-of-recurrent-breast-cancer-with-bone-metastasis-successfully-treated-with-everolimus-and-exemestane-therapy
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Hidefumi Kubo, Yuta Kimura, Toru Kawaoka, Makoto Miyahara, Ryouichi Shimizu, Yukiko Nagashima, Shigeru Yamamoto, Hiroaki Nagano
We report a case of a patient treated with everolimus and exemestane combination therapy for bone metastasis after breast surgery.The patient, a 58-year-old woman, consulted our department for back pain in October 2014.S he was diagnosed with left breast cancer when she was 41 years old.She had received Bt+Ax for left breast cancer and administered tamoxifen for 5 years.We decided on everolimus and exemestane combination therapy after observing an abnormal uptake in the 7th to 8th thoracic vertebrae on a PET-CT scan...
February 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222192/blastocystis-subtyping-and-its-association-with-intestinal-parasites-in-children-from-different-geographical-regions-of-colombia
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Juan David Ramírez, Carolina Flórez, Mario Olivera, María Consuelo Bernal, Julio Cesar Giraldo
Blastocystis is a common enteric protist colonizing probably more than 1 billion people with a large variety of non-human hosts. Remarkable genetic diversity has been observed, leading to the subdivision of the genus into multiple subtypes (ST), some of which are exclusively found in non-human hosts. The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of Blastocystis STs/18S alleles in symptomatic (abdominal pain, anal pruritus, diarrhea, headache, nauseas and/or vomit) and asymptomatic children from nine geographical regions of Colombia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219801/ala-photodynamic-treatment-in-lichen-sclerosus-clinical-and-immunological-outcome-focusing-on-the-assesment-of-anti-nuclear-antibodies
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Anita Olejek, Iwona Gabriel, Anna Bilska-Janosik, Iwona Kozak-Darmas, Aleksandra Kawczyk-Krupka
BACKGROUND: Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a difficult to treat, often relapsing disease with unknown background. An autoimmune diseases coexist with LS. Over recent years photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been shown to be noninvasive and successful therapeutic approach for the effective treatment many conditions. However, the change of immune status of the patients based on ANA antibodies has not been yet reported. Our aim was to observe the clinical response followed by possible changes in autoimmune antibodies levels before and after PDT...
February 17, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219068/altered-expression-of-genes-encoding-cornulin-and-repetin-in-atopic-dermatitis
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Magdalena Trzeciak, Monika Sakowicz-Burkiewicz, Martyna Wesserling, Jolanta Gleń, Daria Dobaczewska, Tomasz Bandurski, Roman Nowicki, Tadeusz Pawelczyk
BACKGROUND: It is assumed that beside alterations in the filaggrin gene (FLG), disturbances within genes encoding other cornified envelope proteins are also involved in atopic dermatitis (AD). To identify new potential markers of AD, we studied the polymorphisms of genes encoding repetin (RPTN), cornulin (CRNN), and their expression in the skin of AD patients. METHODS: Polymorphisms in CRNN (rs941934), RPTN (rs284544, rs28441202, rs3001978, and rs12117644), and FLG mutations (R2447X, S3247X) were analyzed by TaqMan genotyping assay and by PCR-RFLP in the blood samples of 159 AD patients and 108 healthy subjects...
February 21, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217465/cutaneous-manifestations-in-disorders-of-hepatobiliary-system
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Shashi K Godara, Devinder M Thappa, Biju Pottakkatt, Abdoul Hamide, Jagadisan Barath, Malathi Munisamy, Minu J Chiramel
BACKGROUND: Hepatobiliary diseases are associated with various mucocutaneous changes that are directly and indirectly associated with these diseases. There is a dearth of studies from India dealing with cutaneous manifestations in liver disorders. AIM: This study was conducted to know the spectrum of cutaneous changes and their correlation with liver function tests in patients with disorders of hepatobiliary system. METHODS: This was a descriptive study conducted among in patients and outpatients with primary hepatobiliary disorders at a tertiary care center in South India...
January 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216719/diagnosis-and-management-of-chronic-pruritus-an-expert-consensus-review
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REVIEW
Murlidhar Rajagopalan, Abir Saraswat, Kiran Godse, D S Krupa Shankar, Sanjiv Kandhari, Shrutakirthi D Shenoi, Sushil Tahiliani, V Vijay Zawar
The aim of this study is to formulate the best clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of chronic pruritus (CP). We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science, and the WHO's regional databases, for studies on "Diagnosis and management of chronic pruritus" from January 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015. We included programmatic reports and hand-searched references of published reviews and articles. Two independent reviewers screened articles and extracted data. We screened 87 of 95 studies that contained qualitative data...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216598/clinical-signs-staphylococcus-and-atopic-eczema-related-seromarkers
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Kam Lun Hon, Kathy Yin Ching Tsang, Jeng Sum C Kung, Ting Fan Leung, Christopher W K Lam, Chun Kwok Wong
: Childhood eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) is a distressing disease associated with pruritus, sleep disturbance, impaired quality of life and Staphylococcus aureus isolation. The pathophysiology of AD is complex and various seromarkers of immunity are involved. We investigated if anti-staphylococcal enterotoxin IgE (anti-SE), selected seromarkers of T regulatory (Treg), T helper (Th) and antigen-presenting cells (APC) are associated with clinical signs of disease severity and quality of life...
February 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216012/the-association-between-treatment-reactions-and-treatment-efficiency-of-hmme-photodynamic-therapy-on-port-wine-stains-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yan Tang, Hongfu Xie, Ji Li, Dan Jian
BACKGROUND: Plenty of researches focused on treatment efficiency and/or treatment reactions of photodynamic therapy (PDT) on port-wine stain (PWS). But few studies reported the association between them. Hence, here we investigated the association between the treatment efficiency and treatment reactions after Hemoporfin mediated photodynamic therapy (HMME-PDT) on PWS through a prospective study. METHODS: Patients (n=50) with PWS were randomly assigned to the HMME group or the placebo group...
February 12, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215917/onchocerciasis-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-survey-of-knowledge-attitude-and-perception-in-bandundu-province
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Jean-Claude Makenga Bof, Dieudonne Mpunga, Emery N Soa, Fortunat Ntumba, Didier Bakajika, Michele E Murdoch, Yves Coppieters
A community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) for fighting onchocerciasis was started in 2003 in the hyperendemic province of Bandundu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); such initiative was supported by the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC). As the APOC stopped at the end of 2015, there was an urgent need to assess the sustainability of an ivermectin treatment. A cross-sectional survey of knowledge, attitude and perception was conducted to determine the awareness level of local population regarding the disease...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215300/the-role-of-neurotrophins-in-inflammation-and-allergy
#15
S Manti, P Brown, M K Perez, G Piedimonte
Allergic inflammation is the result of a specific pattern of cellular and humoral responses leading to the activation of the innate and adaptive immune system, which, in turn, results in physiological and structural changes affecting target tissues such as the airways and the skin. Eosinophil activation and the production of soluble mediators such as IgE antibodies are pivotal features in the pathophysiology of allergic diseases. In the past few years, however, convincing evidence has shown that neurons and other neurosensory structures are not only a target of the inflammatory process but also participate in the regulation of immune responses by actively releasing soluble mediators...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213862/apremilast-a-review-in-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
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Gillian M Keating
Apremilast (Otezla(®)) is an orally administered, small molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4). Apremilast 30 mg twice daily reduced the severity of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in the phase 3 ESTEEM trials, as well as improving difficult-to-treat nail, scalp and palmoplantar psoriasis. Most patient-reported outcomes, including pruritus and the total Dermatology Life Quality Index, also improved to a significantly greater extent with apremilast than with placebo, with significant improvements in pruritus and skin discomfort/pain visual analogue scale scores seen as early as week 2 with apremilast...
February 18, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205205/regression-of-cutaneous-xerosis-with-emollient-treatment-in-sub-saharan-african-patients
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Franck Boralevi, Alain-Patrice Meledie N'Djong, Pauline Yao Yoboue, Ousmane Faye, Mame Thierno Dieng, Sophie Coniquet, Félix Atadokpede, Pascal Antoine Niamba, Alain Delarue, Christine Cazeau
Emollients have proven effective in improving cutaneous xerosis in various populations; however, no clinical data are available for African patients. The observational study "Xerafrica" was conducted by dermatologists in seven sub-Saharan countries to assess the evolution of xerosis after an 8-week treatment with an emollient. Patients were children above 3 years or adults. Secondary objectives were to assess pruritus, improvement in symptoms, quality of life, satisfaction, and tolerance. An analysis of 185 patients was made...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203129/plasmapheresis-for-refractory-pruritus-due-to-drug-induced-cholestasis
#18
Hasan Al-Azzawi, Ruchi Patel, Gagan Sood, Sumit Kapoor
Pruritus can be a distressing symptom seen in various cholestatic disorders. It is treated with medications like bile acid sequestrants. Drug-induced cholestasis usually resolves with withdrawal of the causative medication. We describe a case of refractory pruritus due to drug-induced cholestasis, not improved with withdrawal of the drug, managed effectively with multiple sessions of plasmapheresis.
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203125/migration-of-surgical-clips-into-the-common-bile-duct-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#19
Krishn Kant Rawal
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is currently the treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstones. Associated complications include bile duct injury, retained common bile duct (CBD) stones, and migration of surgical clips. Clip migration into the CBD can present with recurrent cholangitis over a period of time. Retained CBD stones can be another cause of recurrent cholangitis. A case of two surgical clips migrating into the common bile duct with few retained stones following LC is reported here. The patient had repeated episodes of fever, pain at epigastrium, jaundice, and pruritus 3 months after LC...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202060/critically-appraised-topic-on-adverse-food-reactions-of-companion-animals-3-prevalence-of-cutaneous-adverse-food-reactions-in-dogs-and-cats
#20
Thierry Olivry, Ralf S Mueller
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of cutaneous adverse food reactions (CAFRs) in dogs and cats is not precisely known. This imprecision is likely due to the various populations that had been studied. Our objectives were to systematically review the literature to determine the prevalence of CAFRs among dogs and cats with pruritus and skin diseases. RESULTS: We searched two databases for pertinent references on August 18, 2016. Among 490 and 220 articles respectively found in the Web of Science (Science Citation Index Expanded) and CAB Abstract databases, we selected 22 and nine articles that reported data usable for CAFR prevalence determination in dogs and cats, respectively...
February 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
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