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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334362/development-of-an-attract-and-kill-strategy-for-drosophila-suzukii-diptera-drosophilidae-evaluation-of-attracticidal-spheres-under-laboratory-and-field-conditions
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Kevin B Rice, Brent D Short, Tracy C Leskey
Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae) is an invasive, polyphagous fruit fly that attacks soft-skinned fruits. Originally from Asia, D. suzukii has successfully invaded the United States and the European and South American countries. At present, calendar-based insecticide applications are used to combat D. suzukii. Here, we evaluate a behaviorally based attract-and-kill management technique using attracticidal spheres to reduce D. suzukii infestations in raspberries. In laboratory bioassays aimed at identifying effective toxicants, attracticidal spheres containing dinotefuran at 1...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333992/improved-epidermal-barrier-formation-in-human-skin-models-by-chitosan-modulated-dermal-matrices
#2
Arnout Mieremet, Marion Rietveld, Samira Absalah, Jeroen van Smeden, Joke A Bouwstra, Abdoelwaheb El Ghalbzouri
Full thickness human skin models (FTMs) contain an epidermal and a dermal equivalent. The latter is composed of a collagen dermal matrix which harbours fibroblasts. Current epidermal barrier properties of FTMs do not fully resemble that of native human skin (NHS), which makes these human skin models less suitable for barrier related studies. To further enhance the resemblance of NHS for epidermal morphogenesis and barrier formation, we modulated the collagen dermal matrix with the biocompatible polymer chitosan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332195/skin-cancer-history-sun-related-attitudes-behaviour-and-sunburn-among-renal-transplant-recipients-versus-general-population
#3
Vivian Ka Ying Leung, Suzanne Jane Dobbinson, David Josef Goodman, John Kanellis, Alvin Heong Chong
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Renal transplant recipients (RTR) have both an excessive skin cancer incidence and a high mortality rate. In Australia RTR receive extensive public education on skin cancer and many undergo further education pre/post-transplant. This study examines whether RTR have sufficiently rigorous sun protection behaviour compared with the general population. METHODS: Altogether 179 RTR from two large Melbourne hospitals involving skin clinic teams in patient care were recruited to undergo cross-sectional telephone interviews...
March 23, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326562/liposome-encapsulated-hemoglobin-accelerates-skin-wound-healing-in-diabetic-db-db-mice
#4
Tsuyoshi Fukui, Akira T Kawaguchi, Susumu Takekoshi, Muneo Miyasaka, Hideaki Sumiyoshi, Rica Tanaka
Since liposome-encapsulated hemoglobin with high O2 affinity (h-LEH, P50 O2  = 10 mm Hg) has been reported to accelerate skin wound healing in normal mice, it was tested in dB/dB mice with retarded wound healing, as seen in human diabetics. Two full-thickness dorsal wounds 6 mm in diameter encompassed by silicone stents were created in dB/dB mice. Two days later (day 2), the animals were randomly assigned to receive intravenous h-LEH (2 mL/kg, n = 7) or saline (2 mL/kg, n = 7). The same treatment was repeated 4 days after wounding (day 4), and the size of the skin lesions was analyzed by photography, surface perfusion was detected by Laser-Doppler imager, and plasma cytokines and chemokines were determined on days 0, 2, 4, and 7, when all animals were euthanized for morphological studies...
March 21, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320969/ena-vasp-proteins-regulate-activated-t-cell-trafficking-by-promoting-diapedesis-during-transendothelial-migration
#5
Miriam L Estin, Scott B Thompson, Brianna Traxinger, Marlie H Fisher, Rachel S Friedman, Jordan Jacobelli
Vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) and Ena-VASP-like (EVL) are cytoskeletal effector proteins implicated in regulating cell morphology, adhesion, and migration in various cell types. However, the role of these proteins in T-cell motility, adhesion, and in vivo trafficking remains poorly understood. This study identifies a specific role for EVL and VASP in T-cell diapedesis and trafficking. We demonstrate that EVL and VASP are selectively required for activated T-cell trafficking but are not required for normal T-cell development or for naïve T-cell trafficking to lymph nodes and spleen...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303259/sensory-neuron-specific-deletion-of-trpa1-results-in-mechanical-cutaneous-sensory-deficits
#6
Katherine J Zappia, Crystal L O'Hara, Francie Moehring, Kelvin Y Kwan, Cheryl L Stucky
The nonselective cation channel transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) is known to be a key contributor to both somatosensation and pain. Recent studies have implicated TRPA1 in additional physiologic functions and have also suggested that TRPA1 is expressed in nonneuronal tissues. Thus, it has become necessary to resolve the importance of TRPA1 expressed in primary sensory neurons, particularly since previous research has largely used global knock-out animals and chemical TRPA1 antagonists. We therefore sought to isolate the physiological relevance of TRPA1 specifically within sensory neurons...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303135/a-human-lin-cd123-cd127-low-population-endowed-with-ilc-features-and-migratory-capabilities-contributes-to-immunopathological-hallmarks-of-psoriasis
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Luz María Mora-Velandia, Octavio Castro-Escamilla, Andrés González Méndez, Cristina Aguilar-Flores, Martha Velázquez-Avila, María Isabel Tussié-Luna, Juan Téllez-Sosa, César Maldonado-García, Fermín Jurado-Santacruz, Eduardo Ferat-Osorio, Jesus Martínez-Barnetche, Rosana Pelayo, Laura C Bonifaz
Innate lymphoid cells (ILC) are members of a heterogeneous family with a lymphoid origin that mimics the T helper (Th) cytokine profile. ILC are involved in early effector cytokine-mediated responses during infections in peripheral tissues. ILC also play an important role in chronic skin inflammatory diseases, including psoriasis. Although classical ILC express CD127, it has been recently reported that the presence of non-classical CD127(-) ILC populations and an early ILC precursor (EILP) CD127(low). ILC development has predominately been investigated in mouse models...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301666/adaptation-of-the-keratinosens%C3%A2-skin-sensitisation-test-to-animal-product-free-cell-culture
#8
Nathalie Belot, Bushra Sim, Christopher Longmore Longmore, Lottie Roscoe, Carol Treasure
Skin sensitisation is the process by which a substance leads to an allergic reaction following skin contact. The process has been described as an adverse outcome pathway (AOP), including several key events, from skin penetration and covalent protein binding, to keratinocyte activation, dendritic cell activation and T-lymphocyte proliferation. The in vitro assay KeratinoSens™ measures the activation of keratinocytes. It is fully accepted at a regulatory level (OECD TG 442d) and appropriate for compliance with a range of legislation including the EU Cosmetics Regulation, REACH, and the CLP Regulation...
March 16, 2017: ALTEX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301624/photodynamic-therapy-effectively-treats-actinic-keratoses-without-pre-illumination-incubation-time
#9
Jessica Gandy, Brian Labadie, Dina Bierman, Christopher Zachary
<p>BACKGROUND: Actinic keratoses (AKs) are dysplastic lesions of the epidermis that have the potential to progress to non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC). Traditional photodynamic therapy (PDT) requires a pre-illumination incubation time, which adds to overall in-office time and has been linked to pain. Our group has found a novel protocol to effectively treat AKs with PDT that eliminates the pre-illumination incubation period and uses 2 back-to-back cycles of 16 minute 40 seconds.</p> <p>METHODS: The patient was prepped with soapy water and isopropyl alcohol, and thick AKs were descaled with a curette...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297283/clinically-relevant-investigation-of-flattening-filter-free-skin-dose
#10
Christopher L Guy, Kishor Karki, Manju Sharma, Siyong Kim
As flattening filter-free (FFF) photon beams become readily available for treatment delivery in techniques such as SBRT, thorough investigation of skin dose from FFF photon beams is necessary under clinically relevant conditions. Using a parallel-plate PTW Markus chamber placed in a custom water-equivalent phantom, surface-dose measurements were taken at 2×2,3×3,4×4,6×6,8×8,10×10,20×20, and 30×30 cm2 field sizes, at 80, 90, and 100 cm source-to-surface distances (SSDs), and with fields defined by jaws and multileaf collimator (MLC) using multiple beam energies (6X, 6XFFF, 10X, and 10XFFF)...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293515/anatomical-and-clinical-study-of-the-posterior-auricular-artery-angiosome-in-search-of-a-rescue-tool-for-ear-reconstruction
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Oswaldo J Gómez Díaz, Mario D Cruz Sánchez
BACKGROUND: The retroauricular tissues have been used for a long time for ear reconstruction, but the anatomical bases of flaps of this region are not completely clear. The aim of this study was to estimate blood supply area and location of this on the skin and fascia retroauricular dependent of posterior auricular artery (PAA) to establish safe margins to design flaps for auricular reconstruction. METHODS: Dissection under magnification (×3.5) of the PAA through a cervical approach; injection of methylmethacrylate in the PAA as a staining technique; retroauricular approach to identify the territory of irrigation of PAA in the retroauricular skin and fascia; measuring and location of the stained area; and report of 2 cases of ear reconstruction with fasciocutaneous and fascia flaps based on PAA, designed according to the anatomical study...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289191/cathepsin-s-is-the-major-activator-of-the-psoriasis-associated-proinflammatory-cytokine-il-36%C3%AE
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Joseph S Ainscough, Tom Macleod, Dennis McGonagle, Rosella Brakefield, Jens M Baron, Ade Alase, Miriam Wittmann, Martin Stacey
The proinflammatory cytokine IL-36γ is highly expressed in epithelial cells and is a pivotal mediator of epithelial inflammation. In particular, IL-36γ is strongly associated with the inflammatory skin disease psoriasis. As with other IL-1 cytokines, IL-36γ is expressed as an inactive precursor and must be processed by specific proteases to become bioactive. Our aim therefore was to identify protease/s capable of IL-36γ activation and explore the importance of this activation in psoriasis. Using a keratinocyte-based activity assay in conjunction with small-molecule inhibitors and siRNA gene silencing, cathepsin S was identified as the major IL-36γ-activating protease expressed by epithelial cells...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282236/comparison-of-morphine-morphine-lidocaine-and-morphine-lidocaine-ketamine-infusions-in-dogs-using-an-incision-induced-pain-model
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Ludovica Chiavaccini, Andrew K Claude, Robert E Meyer
We aimed to compare antinociceptive effects of IV infusions of morphine (M), morphine-lidocaine (ML), or morphine-lidocaine-ketamine (MLK) combined, in a mild-to-moderate pain model in dogs. Eighteen adult hounds were heavily sedated with IV morphine (0.2 mg/kg) and dexmedetomidine to undergo thoracic skin incisions. After reversal, dogs were randomly assigned to receive loading doses of lidocaine and ketamine (MLK), lidocaine and saline (ML), or equivalent volume of saline (M), followed by 18 hr constant infusions of morphine (0...
March 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277409/randomized-controlled-trial-of-two-alcohol-based-preparations-for-surgical-site-antisepsis-in-colorectal-surgery
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Robyn B Broach, Emily C Paulson, Charles Scott, Najjia N Mahmoud
OBJECTIVE: To compare 2 alcohol-based, dual-action skin preparations for surgical site infection (SSI) prevention in elective colorectal surgery. BACKGROUND: Colorectal surgery is associated with the highest SSI rate among elective surgical procedures. Although evidence indicates that alcohol-based skin preparations are superior in SSI prevention, it is not clear if different alcohol-based preparations are equivalent in clean-contaminated colorectal procedures. METHODS: We performed a blinded, randomized, noninferiority trial comparing iodine povacrylex-alcohol (IPA) and chlorhexidine-alcohol for elective, clean-contaminated colorectal surgery...
March 8, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276602/multifactorial-experimental-design-to-optimize-the-anti-inflammatory-and-proangiogenic-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-spheroids
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Kaitlin C Murphy, Jacklyn Whitehead, Patrick C Falahee, Dejie Zhou, Scott I Simon, J Kent Leach
Mesenchymal stem cell therapies promote wound healing by manipulating the local environment to enhance the function of host cells. Aggregation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into three-dimensional spheroids increases cell survival and augments their anti-inflammatory and proangiogenic potential, yet there is no consensus on the preferred conditions for maximizing spheroid function in this application. The objective of this study was to optimize conditions for forming MSC spheroids that simultaneously enhance their anti-inflammatory and proangiogenic nature...
March 9, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274804/surface-models-and-gradually-peeled-volume-model-to-explore-hand-structures
#16
Beom Sun Chung, Koojoo Kwon, Byeong-Seok Shin, Min Suk Chung
This study was intended to confirm whether simultaneous examination of surface and volume models contributes to learning of hand structures. Outlines of the skin, muscles, and bones of the right hand were traced in sectioned images of a male cadaver to create surface models of the structures. After the outlines were filled with selected colors, the color-filled sectioned images were stacked to produce a volume model of the hand, from which the skin was gradually peeled. The surface models provided locational orientation of the hand structures such as extrinsic and intrinsic hand muscles, while the peeled volume model revealed the depth of the individual hand structures...
March 5, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270804/eradication-and-sensitization-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-to-methicillin-with-bioactive-extracts-of-berry-pomace
#17
Serajus Salaheen, Mengfei Peng, Jungsoo Joo, Hironori Teramoto, Debabrata Biswas
The therapeutic roles of phenolic blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) and blackberry (Rubus fruticosus) pomace (commercial byproduct) extracts (BPE) and their mechanism of actions were evaluated against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Five major phenolic acids of BPE, e.g., protocatechuic, p. coumaric, vanillic, caffeic, and gallic acids, as well as crude BPE completely inhibited the growth of vegetative MRSA in vitro while BPE+methicillin significantly reduced MRSA biofilm formation on plastic surface...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269446/current-distribution-in-tissues-with-conducted-electrical-weapons-operated-in-drive-stun-mode
#18
Dorin Panescu, Mark W Kroll, Michael Brave
INTRODUCTION: The TASER® conducted electrical weapon (CEW) is best known for delivering electrical pulses that can temporarily incapacitate subjects by overriding normal motor control. The alternative drive-stun mode is less understood and the goal of this paper is to analyze the distribution of currents in tissues when the CEW is operated in this mode. METHODS AND RESULTS: Finite element modeling (FEM) was used to approximate current density in tissues with boundary electrical sources placed 40 mm apart...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268798/multi-layer-low-frequency-tissue-equivalent-phantoms-for-noninvasive-test-of-shallow-implants-and-evaluating-antenna-body-interaction
#19
Lawrence Fomundam, Jenshan Lin
In this work, a tissue equivalent compound phantom with dielectric properties equivalent to an average human body surface has been developed for a low frequency operating range of 30 MHz to 200 MHz. The compound phantom consists of skin, fat, and muscle layers respectively. The phantom is simple to fabricate with low cost components. A custom coaxial test fixture has been developed to characteristic phantom dielectric properties, which eliminates use of a specialized expensive dielectric measurement probe. The proposed composite phantom can be used as a noninvasive technique to evaluate shallow biomedical implants, antenna-body interaction, and specific absorption rate of tissue media...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266764/type-iv-collagen-aggregates-promote-keratinocyte-proliferation-and-formation-of-epidermal-layer-in-human-skin-equivalents
#20
Yuko Matsuura-Hachiya, Koji Y Arai, Taichi Muraguchi, Tasuku Sasaki, Toshio Nishiyama
Type IV collagen isolated from lens capsule without enzymatic treatment is known to form a gel under physiological condition and influences cellular activities. In case of human keratinocytes, the suppression of proliferation on reconstituted type IV collagen gels was reported in monolayer culture. In this study, we examined effects of type IV collagen isolated from porcine lens capsule on epidermal formation in human skin equivalents. Type IV collagen aggregates were prepared under the culture condition and the aggregates suppressed keratinocyte proliferation in monolayer culture as well as the culture on the gels...
March 7, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
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