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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239750/light-and-laser-treatment-modalities-for-disseminated-superficial-actinic-porokeratosis-a-systematic-review
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Gregory A Aird, Jenna L Sitenga, Austin Huy Nguyen, Adam Vaudreuil, Christopher J Huerter
Treatment of disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) is poorly standardized. The present review seeks to comprehensively discuss the potential for laser and light modalities in the treatment of DSAP. A systematic review of light and laser treatment modalities was conducted to include 26 cases of patients with DSAP. Systematic review resulted in 14 articles to be included. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) overall was the least successful treatment modality, with clinical improvement seen in a minority of patients (MAL-PDT: N = 9 patients, 33...
February 27, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238091/patient-reported-symptoms-of-radiation-dermatitis-during-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-a-pilot-study
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Jieun Lee, Won Park, Doo Ho Choi, Seung Jae Huh, Im-Ryung Kim, Danbee Kang, Juhee Cho
PURPOSE: To find out which symptoms most frequently and severely affect breast cancer patients during radiotherapy and how patients manage the symptoms and unmet needs. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 111 patients who receive radiotherapy for breast cancer from January to April 2015 at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. Participants were asked about symptoms and discomfort due to radiotherapy, management methods for radiation dermatitis, unmet needs for radiation dermatitis care, and clinical and socio-demographic information...
February 25, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225994/a-rare-case-of-ectopic-acth-syndrome-originating-from-malignant-renal-paraganglioma
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Esra Tutal, Demet Yılmazer, Taner Demirci, Evrim Cakır, Salih Sinan Gültekin, Bahadır Celep, Oya Topaloğlu, Erman Çakal
Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) syndrome is characterized by hypercortisolism due to the hypersecretion of a non-pituitary ACTH-secreting tumor leading to Cushing's syndrome. Only a few cases have been reported previously as causing ectopic ACTH related to paraganglioma. Herein, we present a case of Cushing's syndrome, in who was proved to be attributable to an ACTH-secreting renal malignant paraganglioma. A 40-year-old woman presented with a five-month history of newly diagnosed hypertension and diabetes, weakness, hyperpigmentation, oligomenorrhea, hirsutism, and acneiform lesions...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220505/fractional-microplasma-radiofrequency-technology-for-non-hypertrophic-post-burn-scars-in-asians-a-prospective-study-of-95-patients
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Shen Wang, Jing Mi, Qingfeng Li, Rui Jin, Jiying Dong
BACKGROUND: Laser and other energy devices are emerging, minimally invasive treatments for scars. Among the various techniques, fractional microplasma radiofrequency technology (FMRT) has proven to be an effective treatment option for various types of scars and skin conditions such as rhytids, striae distensae, and hyperpigmentation. OBJECTIVE: This prospective clinical trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of FMRT for treating non-hypertrophic post-burn scars in the Asian population...
February 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218404/topical-medication-instillation-techniques-for-glaucoma
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Li Xu, Xuemei Wang, Meijing Wu
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide and the second most common cause of blindness after cataracts. The primary treatment for glaucoma aims to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) with the use of topical medicines. Topical medication instillation techniques, such as eyelid closure and nasolacrimal occlusion when instilling drops, have been proposed as potential methods to increase ocular absorption and decrease systemic absorption of the drops. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of topical medication instillation techniques compared with usual care or another method of instillation of topical medication in the management of glaucoma or ocular hypertension...
February 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216035/sun-protective-behaviors-in-patients-with-cutaneous-hyperpigmentation-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mayra B C Maymone, Hind H Neamah, Stephen A Wirya, Nicole M Patzelt, Pedro Q Zancanaro, Neelam A Vashi
BACKGROUND: Disorders of hyperpigmentation are seen commonly in clinical practice. Despite numerous studies investigating sun-protective habits among healthy persons, little is known about these behaviors within patient populations with hyperpigmentation disorders. OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine photo-protective behaviors and their associations in individuals with disorders of hyperpigmentation. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 404 adults who complained of cutaneous hyperpigmentation...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210382/paraneoplastic-dermatomyositis-with-cutaneous-and-myopathic-disease-responsive-to-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-therapy
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Marisa Wolff, Christopher Mancuso, Karan Lal, Damian Dicostanzo, Charles Gropper
Dermatomyositis is a myopathic or amyopathic autoimmune connective tissue disease that presents with classic dermatologic findings ranging from: poikilodermatous photosensitivity (shawl sign), eyelid edema and violaceous-pigmentation (heliotrope sign), lichenoid eruptions on the knuckles and elbows (Gottron's sign), periungual telangiectasias, and ragged cuticles (Samitz sign). Up to 30 percent of adult-onset cases of dermatomyositis may represent a paraneoplastic syndrome warranting a thorough work-up for malignancy...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208818/hydroxycinnamic-acids-and-their-derivatives-cosmeceutical-significance-challenges-and-future-perspectives-a-review
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Oludemi Taofiq, Ana M González-Paramás, Maria Filomena Barreiro, Isabel C F R Ferreira
Bioactive compounds from natural sources, due to their widely-recognized benefits, have been exploited as cosmeceutical ingredients. Among them, phenolic acids emerge with a very interesting potential. In this context, this review analyzes hydroxycinnamic acids and their derivatives as multifunctional ingredients for topical application, as well as the limitations associated with their use in cosmetic formulations. Hydroxycinnamic acids and their derivatives display antioxidant, anti-collagenase, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-tyrosinase activities, as well as ultraviolet (UV) protective effects, suggesting that they can be exploited as anti-aging and anti-inflammatory agents, preservatives and hyperpigmentation-correcting ingredients...
February 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191673/acquired-hair-curling-after-diphenylcyclopropenone-immunotherapy-in-alopecia-areata-patient
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S J Choe, B J Kim, J Choi, W S Lee
Contact immunotherapy using diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP) is commonly used treatment modality for moderate to severe alopecia areata (AA)(1) . The most common side effects associated with topical immunotherapy using DPCP include eczema, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, vitiligo, and cicatricial alopecia. However, we identified an interesting case of a patient whose entire scalp of straight hair (Figure 1A) became curly after DPCP immunotherapy, which has not been reported previously. A 24-year-old male patient with no specific medical or dermatological history reported to our dermatology outpatient clinic because of sudden hair loss and started treatment after being diagnosed with AA...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185117/a-lesson-from-a-reported-pathogenic-variant-in-peutz-jeghers-syndrome-a-case-report
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Hu Tan, Xianda Wei, Pu Yang, Yanru Huang, Haoxian Li, Desheng Liang, Lingqian Wu
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by mucocutaneous hyperpigmentation, gastrointestinal (GI) hamartmatous polyps, and an increased risk of various malignancies. Pathogenic variants in the LKB1 tumor suppressor gene (also known as STK11) are the major cause of PJS. In this study, compound heterozygous variants of LKB1, c.890G > A/ c.1062C > G and del(exon1)/ c.1062C > G, were identified in two sporadic Chinese PJS cases respectively. Although all these three variants had been related to the autosomal dominant PJS in previous studies, all evidences collected in this study including de novo data, segregation data, population data, in-silico data, and functional data indicated that del(exon1) and c...
February 9, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182699/bifunctional-effects-of-o-methylated-flavones-from-scutellaria-baicalensis-georgi-on-melanocytes-inhibition-of-melanin-production-and-intracellular-melanosome-transport
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Michiko Kudo, Kumiko Kobayashi-Nakamura, Kentaro Tsuji-Naito
The growing interest in skin lightening has recently renewed attention on the esthetic applications of Chinese herbal medicine. Although Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi is used for antipyretic and antiinflammatory purposes, its whitening effect remains unclear. This study reports three major findings: (1) S. baicalensis has a potent inhibitory effect on melanogenesis; (2) wogonin and its glycoside are the active components of S. baicalensis; and (3) O-methylated flavones from S. baicalensis, such as wogonin, inhibit intracellular melanosome transport...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166918/the-concomitant-occurrence-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-with-bronchial-anthracofibrosis
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Shekhar Kunal, Ashok Shah
BACKGROUND: Bronchial anthracofibrosis (BAF), diagnosed bronchoscopically, is a clinical entity which is now beginning to emerge from obscurity. This is commonly encountered in elderly females with history of long-standing exposure to biomass fuel smoke in poorly ventilated kitchens. As awareness of BAF has increased in recent times, distinct clinicoradiological and bronchoscopic features of the disease have emerged. Diagnosis is achieved by visualisation of bluish-black mucosal hyperpigmentation along with narrowing/distortion of the affected bronchus on fibreoptic bronchoscopy (FOB)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166448/treatment-of-gingival-melanin-hyperpigmentation-with-er-cr-ysgg-laser-short-term-follow-up-of-patient
#13
Basak Kusakcİ Seker
The increasing melanin hyperpigmentation of dark skinned individuals was related to the high activity of melanocytes. Also smoking reactive the melanocytes to produce melanin. Gingival depigmentation is a periodontal plastic procedure which has been carried out by various techniques. A healthy 36-years-old female patient complained about unaesthetic gingiva and she had smoked over 17 years. Hyperpigmentation of gingiva observed on the labial surface of both maxilla and mandibula. Er,Cr:YSGG laser was used for depigmentation with wavelength of 2780nm, frequency of 20hz, and pulse energy between 0-300 Mj...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166434/a-systematic-review-of-comparative-studies-of-co2anderbium-yag-lasers-in-resurfacing-facial-rhytides-wrinkles
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Kee-Hsin Chen, Ka-Wai Tam, I-Fan Chen, Shihping Kevin Huang, Pei-Chuan Tzeng, Hsian-Jenn Wang, Chiehfeng Cliff Chen
BACKGROUND: Laser resurfacing is used to minimize wrinkles, solar scars, and sequelae of acne. OBJECTIVE: Purpose of the systemic review was to compare resurfacing outcomes of CO2 laser and erbium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (erb:YAG) laser therapies. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, Google Scholar databases were searched until April 9, 2015 using the following terms: laser, carbon dioxide/CO2, facial wrinkles, rhytides, erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet/erbium:YAG/Er:YAG...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166161/characterizing-photoreceptor-changes-in-acute-posterior-multifocal-placoid-pigment-epitheliopathy-using-adaptive-optics
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Philipp K Roberts, Peter L Nesper, Alex C Onishi, Dimitra Skondra, Lee M Jampol, Amani A Fawzi
PURPOSE: To characterize lesions of acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) by multimodal imaging including adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO). METHODS: We included patients with APMPPE at different stages of evolution of the placoid lesions. Color fundus photography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, infrared reflectance, fundus autofluorescence, and AOSLO images were obtained and registered to correlate microstructural changes...
February 3, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165370/plumbagin-suppresses-%C3%AE-msh-induced-melanogenesis-in-b16f10-mouse-melanoma-cells-by-inhibiting-tyrosinase-activity
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Taek-In Oh, Jeong-Mi Yun, Eun-Ji Park, Young-Seon Kim, Yoon-Mi Lee, Ji-Hong Lim
Recent studies have shown that plumbagin has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antibacterial, and anti-cancer activities; however, it has not yet been shown whether plumbagin suppresses alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH)-induced melanin synthesis to prevent hyperpigmentation. In this study, we demonstrated that plumbagin significantly suppresses α-MSH-stimulated melanin synthesis in B16F10 mouse melanoma cells. To understand the inhibitory mechanism of plumbagin on melanin synthesis, we performed cellular or cell-free tyrosinase activity assays and analyzed melanogenesis-related gene expression...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160420/assessment-of-skin-pigmentation-by-confocal-microscopy-influence-of-solar-exposure-and-protection-habits-on-cutaneous-hyperchromias
#17
Ana Paula M Martini, Daiane G Mercurio, Patrícia M B G Maia Campos
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous hyperchromias are disorders of skin pigmentation involving an increase of melanin production and its irregular accumulation in skin cells. It is known that the use of sunscreens helps to prevent changes in the skin pigmentation pattern, but the structural and morphological alterations that occur in the different types of hyperpigmentations need better elucidation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of solar exposure and protection habits on the pattern of skin pigmentation using reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147333/treatment-of-oral-hyperpigmentation-and-gummy-smile-using-lasers-and-role-of-plasma-as-a-novel-treatment-technique-in-dentistry-an-introductory-review
#18
Nayansi Jha, Jae Jun Ryu, Rizwan Wahab, Abdulaziz A Al-Khedhairy, Eun Ha Choi, Nagendra Kumar Kaushik
Gingival hyperpigmentation and the condition known as gummy smile are very common dental cosmetic problems. Gingival hyperpigmentation arises due to the excess presence of melanin in certain regions of the gums. In the case of gummy smile, more than the required amount of gingival tissue is exposed upon smiling. An aesthetically pleasing smile should expose only a negligible amount of gingival tissue. Gummy smile and gingival hyperpigmentation can have detrimental effects on the aesthetic quality of a smile, and thereby a wide variety of treatment options must be taken into consideration depending patient outcome objectives...
January 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138959/growing-trend-of-tattooing-and-its-complications-in-nigeria
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REVIEW
Olusola O Ayanlowo, Shakirat A Gold-Olufadi, Ayesha O Akinkugbe, Erere Otrofanowei, Charles N Nga, Yetunde M Olumide
Tattoo, a Polynesian word meaning 'to mark', is a form of body modification done by inserting indelible ink into the dermis to change its pigmentation. Tattoos are done for social, cultural, and religious purposes. It has been in existence since the 18th century and was associated with sailors, lower class individuals, and criminals. However, since the late 20th century, tattooing has undergone a redefinition and shifted to an acceptable form of expression all over the world, including Nigeria, cutting across almost all age groups and socioeconomic class...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134994/retrospective-analysis-of-the-treatment-of-melasma-lesions-exhibiting-increased-vascularity-with-the-595-nm-pulsed-dye-laser-combined-with-the-1927-nm-fractional-low-powered-diode-laser
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REVIEW
Elizabeth R C Geddes, Ashlyn B Stout, Paul M Friedman
BACKGROUND: Melasma presents a significant challenge to laser surgeons. Aggressive treatments often result in rebound melasma or post-inflammatory pigmentary alteration. Recent reports suggest melasma pathogenesis may have a vascular component. Spectrocolorimetry can detect subtle or sub-clinical telangiectatic erythema within melasma lesions. For certain patients identified by spectrocolorimetry, effective melasma treatment may include vascular-targeted therapy together with pigment-specific treatment modalities...
January 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
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