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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915288/successful-treatment-of-keloid-with-fractionated-carbon-dioxide-co2-laser-and-laser-assisted-drug-delivery-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-ointment-in-an-african-american-man
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Ekaterina Kraeva, Derek Ho, Jared Jagdeo
Keloids are fibrous growths that occur as a result of abnormal response to dermal injury. Keloids are cosmetically disfiguring and may impair function, often resulting in decreased patient quality-of-life. Treatment of keloids remains challenging, and rate of recurrence is high. We present a case of a 39-year-old African-American man (Fitzpatrick VI) with a 10-year history of keloid, who was successfully treated with eight sessions of fractionated carbon dioxide (CO2) laser immediately followed by laser-assisted drug delivery (LADD) of topical triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) ointment and review the medical literature on fractionated CO2 laser treatment of keloids...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911341/rapid-detection-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-related-species-isolated-from-food-environment-cosmetics-a-medical-device-and-clinical-samples-using-the-vitek-ms-microbial-identification-system
#2
Irshad M Sulaiman, Pratik Banerjee, Ying-Hsin Hsieh, Nancy Miranda, Steven Simpson, Khalil Kerdahi
Staphylococcus spp. is considered as one of the most common human-pathogenic bacteria, causing illnesses ranging from nonthreatening skin infections to lethal diseases, including sepsis, pneumonia, bloodstream infections, and food poisoning. The emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains has increased morbidity and mortality and resulted in a major healthcare burden worldwide. Single and multilocus sequence typing have been extensively used in the identification of Staphylococcus species...
September 15, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884244/lasers-and-intense-pulsed-light-ipl-association-with-cancerous-lesions
#3
Caerwyn Ash, Godfrey Town, Rebecca Whittall, Louise Tooze, Jaymie Phillips
The development and use of light and lasers for medical and cosmetic procedures has increased exponentially over the past decade. This review article focuses on the incidence of reported cases of skin cancer post laser or IPL treatment. The existing evidence base of over 25 years of laser and IPL use to date has not raised any concerns regarding its long-term safety with only a few anecdotal cases of melanoma post treatment over two decades of use; therefore, there is no evidence to suggest that there is a credible cancer risk...
September 7, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864923/evaluation-of-carbon-dioxide-laser-therapy-for-benign-tumors-of-the-eyelid-margin
#4
Aniko Rentka, Jan Grygar, Zoltan Nemes, Adam Kemeny-Beke
Eyelid margin tumors require special attention based on both anatomical and histological perspectives. Our aim in this study was to evaluate carbon dioxide (CO2) laser therapy for the treatment of eyelid margin tumors. Fifty-two patients with 55 eyelid margin tumors were included in this study. All tumors were removed with a CO2 laser, and histopathological evaluation was obtained in 52 cases. All patients were followed up for a mean period of 8.5 months (range 6 to 14 months). There were no bleedings in the intra- and postoperative period; the wounds were dry and reepithelized after 10-14 days and no recurrence occurred during follow-up period...
September 2, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834156/super-pulse-co2-laser-therapy-for-benign-eyelid-tumors
#5
Jing Zhang, Jueni Duan, Lan Gong
BACKGROUND: Benign eyelid tumors occur commonly in daily outpatient services. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the treatment of benign eyelid lesions with a super pulse CO2 laser as an alternative to surgical excision. METHODS: This retrospective clinical study included 80 patients with 99 benign eyelid lesions treated with super pulse CO2 laser photocoagulation. The following areas were involved: the upper eyelid in 38 cases, the lower eyelid in 39 cases, and the angulus oculi in seven cases (the eyelid margin was included in 18 cases)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813557/facial-erosive-pustular-dermatosis-after-cosmetic-resurfacing
#6
Julie E Mervak, Stephanie D Gan, Emily H Smith, Frank Wang
Importance: Erosive pustular dermatosis (EPD) is a rare condition that typically affects actinically damaged skin of the scalp. Characterized by sterile pustules, erosions, and crusts, EPD is difficult to treat and heals slowly. The exact cause of EPD is unknown, although trauma is an inciting factor. Objective: To describe 3 women who presented with prolonged facial erosions after cosmetic resurfacing procedures, specifically fully ablative carbon dioxide laser or medium-depth chemical peel...
August 16, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805934/fragility-of-epidermis-acne-and-post-procedure-lesional-skin
#7
G Fabbrocini, A B Rossi, M-D Thouvenin, C Peraud, V Mengeaud, A Bacquey, M Saint Aroman
'Fragile skin', or skin with lower resistance to aggressors, can be broadly classified into four causal categories: constitutional (age-dependent or associated with specific vulnerable locations on the body, e.g. eyelids), pathological (related to disease), circumstantial (related to environmental or internal factors, e.g. stress) and iatrogenic (caused by medical interventions or treatments). In this supplement, we focus on the fourth category, the iatrogenic origin of fragile skin and the role that dermo-cosmetics can have in restoring the natural protective function of the skin following treatments for skin diseases and medical interventions...
September 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802484/electrosurgery-for-the-treatment-of-moderate-or-severe-rhinophyma
#8
L F González, H Herrera, A Motta
Rhinophyma, a rare and progressive disfiguring condition, is thought to be the final stage of rosacea. Several surgical treatments are available, including dermabrasion, cryosurgery, scalpel excision, electrosurgery, and carbon dioxide laser. The last 2 techniques are the most effective for the management of rhinophyma. We describe a series of cases of moderate or severe rhinophyma treated with high-frequency electrosurgery in the dermatology department of Hospital Simón Bolivar and in private clinics in Bogota, Colombia, between 2012 and 2016...
August 9, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736341/tfos-dews-ii-iatrogenic-report
#9
REVIEW
José Alvaro P Gomes, Dimitri T Azar, Christophe Baudouin, Nathan Efron, Masatoshi Hirayama, Jutta Horwath-Winter, Terry Kim, Jodhbir S Mehta, Elisabeth M Messmer, Jay S Pepose, Virender S Sangwan, Alan L Weiner, Steven E Wilson, James S Wolffsohn
Dry eye can be caused by a variety of iatrogenic interventions. The increasing number of patients looking for eye care or cosmetic procedures involving the eyes, together with a better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of dry eye disease (DED), have led to the need of a specific report about iatrogenic dry eye within the TFOS DEWS II. Topical medications can cause DED due to their allergic, toxic and immuno-inflammatory effects on the ocular surface. Preservatives, such as benzalkonium chloride, may further aggravate DED...
May 5, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718950/radiofrequency-ablation-for-the-management-of-thyroid-nodules-a-critical-appraisal-of-the-literature
#10
REVIEW
Roberto Cesareo, Andrea Palermo, Valerio Pasqualini, Roberto Cianni, Gianluigi Gaspa, Silvia Manfrini, Claudio Maurizio Pacella
The majority of benign thyroid nodules are asymptomatic, remain stable in size and do not require treatment. However, a minority of patients with growing nodules may have local symptoms or cosmetic concerns, and thus demand surgical therapy. The timely use of ultrasound-guided, minimally invasive thermal therapies has changed the natural history of benign, enlarging thyroid nodules (TNs). These procedures produce persistent shrinkage of TNs and an improvement of local symptoms. Among the various procedures, percutaneous ethanol injection represents the first-line treatment for thyroid cysts, while in solid cold nodules, laser and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) have proven to be very effective and safe techniques in producing significant volume reduction that remains stable over several years...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702002/production-of-lipopeptide-biosurfactant-by-a-marine-nesterenkonia-sp-and-its-application-in-food-industry
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George S Kiran, Sethu Priyadharsini, Arya Sajayan, Gopal B Priyadharsini, Navya Poulose, Joseph Selvin
Biosurfactants are smart biomolecules which have wide spread application in medicines, processed foods, cosmetics as well as in bioremediation. In food industry, biosurfactants are used as emulsion stabilizing agents, antiadhesives, and antimicrobial/antibiofilm agents. Nowadays biosurfactant demands in industries has increased tremendously and therefore new bacterial strains are being explored for large scale production of biosurfactants. In this study, an actinobacterial strain MSA31 was isolated from a marine sponge Fasciospongia cavernosa which showed high activity in biosurfactant screening assays such as drop collapsing, oil displacement, lipase and emulsification...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697402/functional-biocompatibility-testing-of-silicone-breast-implants-and-a-novel-classification-system-based-on-surface-roughness
#12
S Barr, E W Hill, A Bayat
PURPOSE: Increasing numbers of women undergo breast implantation for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. Contracture of the fibrous capsule, which encases the implant leads to significant pain and reoperation. Texture, wettability and the cellular reaction to implant surfaces are poorly understood determinants of implant biocompatibility. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in-vitro characteristics of a range of commercial available implants using a macrophage based assay of implant biocompatibility and a quantitative assessment of wettability and texture...
June 27, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690515/a-case-of-facial-partial-unilateral-lentiginosis-treated-with-low-fluence-1-064-nm-q-switched-neodymium-doped-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-laser
#13
En Hyung Kim
Partial unilateral lentiginosis (PUL) is an unusual pigmentary disorder characterized by numerous lentigines grouped within an area of normal skin. Although treatment is not necessary, many patients with facial PUL seek medical help for cosmetic reasons. There is no established standard treatment for PUL. Conventional lasers may cause postinflammatory hyperpigmentation because keratinocytes are injured during the process. Also, scarring, long downtime, and pain are important issues. A 19-year-old patient with facial PUL was successfully treated with low-fluence 1,064-nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (QS Nd:YAG) laser...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686756/local-anesthetics-in-cosmetic-dermatology
#14
Peter W Hashim, John K Nia, Mark Taliercio, Gary Goldenberg
Local anesthetics play an important role in cosmetic dermatology. Techniques using topical and regional anesthesia provide numerous pain management options for laser and injection treatments. In this article, we review strategies to maximize patient comfort during cosmetic interventions.
June 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676850/current-therapeutic-approach-to-hypertrophic-scars
#15
REVIEW
Zrinka Bukvić Mokos, Anamaria Jović, Lovorka Grgurević, Ivo Dumić-Čule, Krešimir Kostović, Romana Čeović, Branka Marinović
Abnormal scarring and its accompanying esthetic, functional, and psychological sequelae still pose significant challe nges. To date, there is no satisfactory prevention or treatment option for hypertrophic scars (HSs), which is mostly due to not completely comprehending the mechanisms underlying their formation. That is why the apprehension of regular and controlled physiological processes of scar formation is of utmost importance when facing hypertrophic scarring, its pathophysiology, prevention, and therapeutic approach...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674720/trends-and-demographic-characteristics-of-saudi-cosmetic-surgery-patients
#16
Sami E Alharethy
To  present the demographic characteristics of Saudi patients undergoing cosmetic procedures.  Methods: This prospective study survey was conducted in 3 private cosmetic surgery centers in different regions of Saudi Arabia (Riyadh and Jeddah) between January and August 2016. Validated questionnaire with modification was used and the following patient's information were provided: age group, height and weight, marital status, number of children, age of the patient's spouse, educational level, monthly income, name of the cosmetic procedure, names of any previous cosmetic procedures and their reason for cosmetic procedure...
July 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672926/bilateral-diffuse-lamellar-keratitis-triggered-by-permanent-eyeliner-tattoo-treatment-a-case-report
#17
Cheng-Wei Lu, Xiu-Fen Liu, Dan-Dan Zhou, Yu-Jiao Kong, Xiao-Feng Qi, Tao-Tao Liu, Ting Qu, Xiao-Tao Pan, Cong Liu, Ji-Long Hao
Diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) is a sterile inflammation of the cornea, which may occur after laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery. Little is known about the association of DLK with permanent eyeliner tattoo. The present case report describes the case of a 37-year-old Chinese woman who developed severe foreign body sensation in both eyes 1 week after receiving bilateral permanent eyeliner tattoo treatment. The patient had received bilateral LASIK surgery 10 years previously. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy revealed diffused granular infiltrates precipitated around the edge of the corneal flaps in both eyes...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666611/treatment-of-xanthelasma-palpebrarum-with-a-1064-nm-q-switched-nd-yag-laser
#18
Jun Khee Heng, Sze Hon Chua, Chee Leok Goh, Suzanne Cheng, Virlynn Tan, Wee Ping Tan
BACKGROUND: Xanthelasma palpebrarum is the most common cutaneous xanthoma characterized by soft, yellow papules or plaques that arise on the periorbital skin. As these lesions can be cosmetically disfiguring, many patients seek medical help to remove these lesions. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness and minimum number of treatment sessions with a 1064-nm, Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser for the treatment of xanthelasma. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with xanthelasma consecutively treated with Q-switched Nd:YAG laser was conducted...
October 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658462/isotretinoin-and-timing-of-procedural-interventions-a-systematic-review-with-consensus-recommendations
#19
REVIEW
Leah K Spring, Andrew C Krakowski, Murad Alam, Ashish Bhatia, Jeremy Brauer, Joel Cohen, James Q Del Rosso, Lucia Diaz, Jeffrey Dover, Lawrence F Eichenfield, Geoffrey C Gurtner, C William Hanke, Marla N Jahnke, Kristen M Kelly, Shilpi Khetarpal, Megan A Kinney, Moise L Levy, James Leyden, Michael T Longaker, Girish S Munavalli, David M Ozog, Heidi Prather, Peter R Shumaker, Elizabeth Tanzi, Abel Torres, Mara Weinstein Velez, Abigail B Waldman, Albert C Yan, Andrea L Zaenglein
Importance: The notion that systemic isotretinoin taken within 6 to 12 months of cutaneous surgery contributes to abnormal scarring or delayed wound healing is widely taught and practiced; however, it is based on 3 small case series from the mid-1980s. Objective: To evaluate the body of literature to provide evidence-based recommendations regarding the safety of procedural interventions performed either concurrently with, or immediately following the cessation of systemic isotretinoin therapy...
August 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658179/ablative-fractional-laser-resurfacing-with-laser-assisted-delivery-of-5-fluorouracil-for-the-treatment-of-cicatricial-ectropion-and-periocular-scarring
#20
Bradford W Lee, Alexandra E Levitt, Benjamin P Erickson, Audrey C Ko, Neda Nikpoor, Nisreen Ezuddin, Wendy W Lee
PURPOSE: Cicatricial ectropion and periocular scarring can cause significant functional and cosmetic deficits. Surgical treatments can be associated with recicatrization, donor site morbidity, and textural and pigmentary abnormalities. This case series reports on efficacy and safety of a novel nonsurgical approach to treating cicatricial ectropion using ablative fractional laser resurfacing and laser-assisted delivery of 5-fluorouracil. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all patients at a single institution who received ≥3 rounds of ablative fractional laser resurfacing with laser-assisted delivery of 5-fluorouracil...
June 27, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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