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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343243/fusarium-species-a-promising-tool-box-for-industrial-biotechnology
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REVIEW
Marina Gabriel Pessôa, Bruno Nicolau Paulino, Mario Cezar Rodrigues Mano, Iramaia Angélica Neri-Numa, Gustavo Molina, Glaucia Maria Pastore
Global demand for biotechnological products has increased steadily over the years. Thus, need for optimized processes and reduced costs appear as a key factor in the success of this market. A process tool of high importance is the direct or indirect use of enzymes to catalyze the generation of various substances. Also, obtaining aromas and pigments from natural sources has becoming priority in cosmetic and food industries in order to supply the demand from consumers to substitute synthetic compounds, especially when by-products can be used as starting material for this purpose...
March 25, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339500/detecting-congenital-malformations-lessons-learned-from-the-mpepu-study-botswana
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Gbolahan Ajibola, Rebecca Zash, Roger L Shapiro, Oganne Batlang, Kerapetse Botebele, Kara Bennett, Florence Chilisa, Erik von Widenfelt, Joseph Makhema, Shahin Lockman, Lewis B Holmes, Kathleen M Powis
INTRODUCTION: A large and increasing number of HIV-infected women are conceiving on antiretroviral treatment (ART). While most antiretrovirals are considered safe in pregnancy, monitoring for rare pregnancy and infant adverse outcomes is warranted. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective secondary analysis nested within a clinical trial of infant cotrimoxazole vs. placebo prophylaxis in Botswana (the Mpepu Study). Infants were examined at birth, and at least every 3 months through 18 months of age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329583/dermatologic-care-of-the-transgender-patient
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Timothy Hermosura Almazan, Filamer D Kabigting
Literature is limited regarding the medical and cosmetic dermatologic issues pertinent to transgender patients and the reasons why 19 transgender individuals seek care from dermatologists. Clinical management of this population has historically been limited to 20 mental health providers, endocrinologists, and select surgeons with expertise in sex reassignment surgery. The impact of hormonal 21 therapy on transgender skin has been well documented in endocrinology journals, but is underrepresented in dermatology 22 literature...
October 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329568/localized-cutaneous-argyria-report-of-two-patients-and-literature-review
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Bryce David Beutler, Robert A Lee, Philip R Cohen
BackgroundLocalized cutaneous argyria is a rare skin condition caused by direct contact with silver or silver particles. It presents as asymptomatic gray or blue-gray macules that appear similar to blue nevi. Histologic features include brown-colored or black-colored silver granules in the basement membrane and dermis, most commonly surrounding eccrine glands, elastic fibers, and collagen fibrils. The condition is most frequently observed in individuals who are regularly exposed to small silver particles, such as silversmiths and welders...
November 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317186/intolerance-to-cosmetics-as-key-to-the-diagnosis-in-a-patient-with-allergic-contact-dermatitis-caused-by-propylene-glycol-contained-in-a-topical-medication
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Noelia Hernández, Zaida Hernández, Federica Liuti, Leopoldo Borrego
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301365/preserving-the-legitimacy-of-board-certification
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Michael S Hanemann, Holly C Wall, John A Dean
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this discussion were to inform the medical community about the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery's ongoing attempts in Louisiana to achieve equivalency to American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member boards so that its diplomates may use the term "board certified" in advertising and to ensure public safety by upholding the standards for medical board certification. BACKGROUND: In 2011, Louisiana passed a truth in medical advertising law, which was intended to protect the public by prohibiting the use of the term "board certified" by improperly credentialed physicians...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300445/botanicals-with-dermatologic-properties-derived-from-first-nations-healing
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Sophia Colantonio, Jason K Rivers
INTRODUCTION: First Nations people have a long history of working with medicinal plants used to treat skin diseases. The purpose was to assess the dermatologic therapeutic potential of western red cedar, white spruce, birch, balsam poplar, and black spruce. METHODS: Based on expert recommendations, 5 trees were selected that were used in First Nations medicine for cutaneous healing and have potential and/or current application to dermatology today. We searched several databases up to June 12, 2014...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299610/pharmacovigilance-of-regenerative-medicine-under-the-amended-pharmaceutical-affairs-act-in-japan
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Yasuko Inokuma
Two Japanese regulatory agencies, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency announced the implementation of a new review system called 'Conditional Approval,' specifically for the emerging field of regenerative medicine, in an amendment to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act in 2014. Regenerative medicine was regulated in the category of 'Medical Devices' prior to the amendment and was not covered by the Relief Service, a system that provides financial aid to people who have experienced an adverse drug reaction and developed serious side effects as a result...
March 15, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296719/the-horseshoe-labiaplasty-problems-and-pearls
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Adam J Oppenheimer
Aesthetic vulvovaginal surgery has become the final frontier of cosmetic surgery. Accordingly, there has been an increased interest in plastic surgical procedures for the female genitalia. Labiaplasty is the most common among such procedures, and the number of practitioners and techniques has varied widely in the medical literature. This article will focus on the problems and pearls encountered by the author in treating enlargement of the labia minora and clitoral hood. The content will focus on the technical aspects of the labiaplasty surgery and ways to avoid common complications encountered during this procedure...
March 14, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291498/emergency-department-wounds-managed-by-combat-medics-a-case-series
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Steven G Schauer, James A Pfaff
BACKGROUND: Combat medics are an integral part of their unit helping to conserve the fighting strength. Minor wounds are a common problem in the deployed settings that affect a soldier's ability to partake in operations. While the medics often manage wound care, there is very little data on the outcomes. METHODS: Cases were acquired as part of a quality assurance project providing training feedback to medics on wound management. Laceration management is delegated to the medic at the direction of the provider...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281913/rapidly-progressing-facial-leishmaniasis-effective-treatment-with-liposomal-amphotericin-b-and-a-review-of-the-management-of-old-world-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
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Shamim Islam
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), a common condition in many parts of the world, is being increasingly encountered in non-endemic countries secondary to immigration. The clinical manifestations and course can vary substantially, with appropriate management ranging from observation for self-healing lesions to urgent treatment to prevent damaging anatomical and cosmetic sequelae. While there are now several effective medications, optimal therapy is not well defined, and decision-making can be challenged by the location of lesions and various drug issues, including availability, mode of delivery and adverse effects...
March 10, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270946/cyanoacrylic-tissue-glues-biochemical-properties-and-their-usage-in-urology
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REVIEW
Sema Nur Ayyıldız, Ali Ayyıldız
Tissue adhesives are being used in medical and cosmetic industries and first aid for a long time. But their everyday usage has not been widespread. Only case report information is available about their usage. Despite good and meaningful results after they were used, there is lack of standard information that gives idea of about in which cases they could be helpful. Nowadays, cyanoacrylates are used in the surgery more frequently. In this review, we wanted to oversee the biochemical properties and the urological utilisation areas of cyanoacrylates...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268867/fea-modeling-and-fluid-flow-simulation-of-human-rectum-with-inserted-bowel-catheters
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Yong Zhang, Tina VanRiper, Brian Rague, Drew Weidman
In this project, fluid flow and fluid-structure interaction are studied for the human lower gastrointestinal (GI) region. The study consists of two steps. First, we apply meshing methods to discretize both the human lower GI model and the catheter model at sufficient resolution suitable for importing into a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tool. For model discretization, 3D models of the colon reconstructed from human MRI slices are used to obtain the valid inlet and outlet boundary surfaces. To resolve the viscous boundary layer in flow studies, a special structure of the near-wall volumetric mesh is built by triangular prisms that construct quasi-structured, multiple near-boundary sub-layers...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263526/bioindicators-of-wastewater-ecotoxicity
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REVIEW
Gabriela Jirova, Zdenka Wittlingerova, Magdalena Zimova, Alena Vlkova, Martina Wittlerova, Marketa Dvorakova, Dagmar Jirova
Wastewater, especially containing hospital effluents, exhibits high chemical complexity and specificity since it includes various chemicals, biocides, pharmaceuticals, surfactants, radionuclides, disinfectants and pathogens. Biological tests provide true evidence of the wastewater quality and unlike chemical analytical tests show comprehensive pollution effects on the environment and human health. Normalized conventional bioassays are not sensitive enough for ecotoxicological evaluation of wastewater and there is a great need for the development of suitable sensitive bioassays in order to characterize properly the residual toxicity of treated effluents...
December 18, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260938/superficial-basal-cell-carcinoma-treated-with-70-trichloroacetic-acid-applied-topically-a-case-study
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Anca Chiriac, Piotr Brzezinski, Cosmin Moldovan, Cristian Podoleanu, Marius Florin Coros, Simona Stolnicu
BACKGROUND: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer, affecting millions of people worldwide. The treatment concept for BCCs is the surgical one, but it is costly, as such, searching for alternative medical therapeutics is justified. AIM: To highlight the efficacy of high concentration (70%) trichloroacetic acid (TCA) as a choice therapy for low-risk BCC. METHOD AND PATIENT: Authors present, for the first time, the use of a high concentration TCA applied once a week for 2 consecutive weeks with a toothpick, on a patient with BCC on the right preauricular area...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260214/polydactylous-transverse-erythronychia-report-of-a-patient-with-multiple-horizontal-red-bands-affecting-the-fingernails
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Carina Chang, Bryce D Beutler, Philip R Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Redness of the nail plate-erythronychia-is a common condition involving one or multiple digits. It may affect the entire nail or present as longitudinal red bands that extend from the proximal nail fold to the distal tip of the nail plate. Rarely, red bands may traverse the nail bed horizontally. Although erythronychia is often idiopathic, it has also been associated with amyloidosis, Darier's disease, lichen planus, and various other cutaneous conditions. We describe the clinical features of a 64-year-old Caucasian man who presented with transverse and longitudinal erythronychia affecting his fingernails...
March 4, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259488/initial-comparison-of-resident-and-attending-milestones-evaluations-in-plastic-surgery
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Amy Yao, Benjamin B Massenburg, Lester Silver, Peter J Taub
BACKGROUND: Graduate medical education has recently undergone a major archetypal shift toward competency-based evaluations of residents' performance. The implementation of the Milestones program by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is a core component of the shift, designed to ensure uniformity in measuring residency knowledge using a series of specialty-specific achievements. This study evaluates the correlation between residents' self-evaluations and program directors' assessments of their performance...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254497/evaluation-of-moderate-and-severe-blepharoptosis-correction-using-the-interdigitated-part-of-the-frontalis-muscle-and-orbicularis-oculi-muscle-suspension-technique-a-cohort-study-of-235-cases
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Tailing Wang, Xiuqi Li, Xiao Wang, Qianwen Wang, Wuyan Li, Lu Zhou, Weiming Song, Jiaqi Wang
BACKGROUND: Blepharoptosis is defined as an abnormally low-lying upper eyelid margin in the primary gaze, causing vertical narrowing of the palpebral fissure. It is difficult to achieve consistently satisfactory results in moderate or severe cases despite many surgical methods being available to correct them. METHODS: Between January 2001 and December 2014, a retrospective cohort study was conducted using medical records and perioperative photographs of 235 patients...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250652/cosmeceutical-effects-of-galactomannan-fraction-from-arenga-pinnata-fruits-in-vitro
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Yanti, Madriena, Soegianto Ali
BACKGROUND: Cosmeceuticals refer to natural cosmetics with medical-like benefits due to their bioactive contents. Sugar palm fruit (Arenga pinnata) extract has been claimed for its anti-aging effect in vitro. However, its active compounds for cosmeceuticals is still unclear. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to extract galactomannan from A. pinnata fruits and test its efficacy for tyrosinase inhibition, antioxidant, and anti-photoaging activities in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Galactomannan from A...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244961/postparalytic-hemifacial-spasm-a-case-study
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Kathryn A Woodcock
Treatment with neuromodulators is the most common nonsurgical cosmetic procedure globally and on the increase. However, there are times when a cosmetic treatment crosses over into a medical treatment. When we take the time to make a proper assessment and create a comprehensive treatment plan, we ensure we are providing best practices that result in the best outcome for our patients. This case presentation demonstrates that sometimes the patient seeking treatment of a certain complaint may have a much larger issue(s) to address first...
January 2017: Plastic Surgical Nursing
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