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Napatthaorn Pongsrihadulchai, Thep Chalermchai, Suwirakorn Ophaswongse, Suriya Pongsawat, Montree Udompataikul
BACKGROUND: Striae distensae (SD) is a form of dermal scar. A number of treatments have been proposed, but they usually have unsatisfactory result especially in striae alba. Recently, nanofractional RF has been developed. Its mechanism of action is to stimulate dermal remodeling and epidermal re-epithelization. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of nanofractional RF in the treatment of striae alba. PATIENTS/METHODS: This is an experimental, assessor-blinded, before-after study...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Shridhar Dwivedi, Praveen K Malik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Yu Ichioka, Akihito Uji, Nagahisa Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: To present an intraoperative acute Descemet's fold formation using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) imaging. CASE REPORT: A 67-year-old man complaining of reduced visual acuity in the left eye. A 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy combined with phacoemulsification cataract surgery was performed to remove the vitreomacular traction. When hydro-sealing was performed, striae rapidly spread in the cornea. SS-OCT B-scan images performed on postoperative day 1 revealed a wavy Descemet's membrane that might correspond to Descemet's folds...
May 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Stefano Caccavale, Tobia Caccavale, Maddalena La Montagna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
John Slapcinsky, Fred Kraus
We describe a new stylommatophoran land snail of the family Partulidae from Palau. The new species has a combination of morphological and ecological characters that do not allow its placement in any existing partulid genus, so we describe a new genus for it. The new genus is characterized by a large (18-23 mm) obese-pupoid shell; smooth protoconch; teleoconch with weak and inconsistent, progressively stronger, striae; last half of body whorl not extending beyond the penultimate whorl; widely expanded and reflexed peristome; relatively long penis, with longitudinal pilasters that fuse apically into a fleshy ridge that divides the main chamber from a small apical chamber; and vas deferens entering and penial-retractor muscle attaching at the apex of the penis...
2016: ZooKeys
Cătălina Bogdan, Mirela L Moldovan, Ioana Manuela Man, Maria Crișan
PURPOSE: Striae distensae represent the result of the failure of the dermis to sustain intrinsic mechanical forces. Intensive moisturization of the lesions and use of emollient oils have been recommended for the prevention and treatment of striae distensae rubra. The aim of this research was to formulate an emollient water-in-oil cosmetic cream containing argan oil, which may be helpful in the prevention or early treatment of striae distensae. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sensory evaluation of the consistency, firmness, adhesiveness, oiliness, spreadability, and rapidity of penetration into the skin was evaluated by 22 volunteers using 10-point scales for each descriptor...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
Michael von Wolff, Petra Stute, Christa Flück
: Transplantation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue has been shown to successfully induce pregnancies. Furthermore, puberty may be induced by transplanted ovarian tissue in girls suffering from premature primary ovarian insufficiency (PPOI) due to gonadotoxic therapy. Therefore, the question arises if ovarian tissue cryopreservation should be recommended for puberty induction in prepubertal girls with cancer prior to gonadotoxic therapies. Although this strategy seems to be more natural than administering exogenous steroid sex hormones, there are some disadvantages from the endocrinological point of view...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Steven Nisticò, Piero Campolmi, Silvia Moretti, Ester Del Duca, Nicola Bruscino, Rossana Conti, Andrea Bassi, Giovanni Cannarozzo
Flash-lamp pulsed-dye laser (FPDL) is a nonablative technology, typically used in vascular malformation therapy due to its specificity for hemoglobin. FPDL treatments were performed in a large group of patients with persistent and/or recalcitrant different dermatological lesions with cutaneous microvessel involvement. In particular, 149 patients (73 males and 76 females) were treated. They were affected by the following dermatological disorders: angiokeratoma circumscriptum, genital and extragenital viral warts, striae rubrae, basal cell carcinoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, angiolymphoid hyperplasia, and Jessner-Kanof disease...
2016: BioMed Research International
Perihan Ozturk, Hakan Kıran, Ergul Belge Kurutas, Kamil Mulayim, Fazıl Avcı
OBJECTIVE: Striae gravidarum is a form of scarring on the skin observed during pregnancy and can cause serious cosmetic problems. Striae gravidarum may be influenced by hormonal changes, although the etiology is not clear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether body mass index (BMI) and serum collagenase-2 levels in pregnant women are related to the development of striae gravidarum. METHODS: Thirty pregnant women with striae, 30 pregnant women without striae, and 32 health controls were enrolled in the study...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Mohamed L Elsaie, Maha S Hussein, Abeer A Tawfik, Hanaa M Emam, Manal A Badawi, Marwa M Fawzy, Hisham A Shokeir
Striae distensae are common undesirable skin lesions of significant aesthetic concern. To compare the efficacy of two fluences (75 and 100 J/cm(2)) of long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of striae. Forty-five patients (Fitzpatrick skin types III-V) aged between 11 and 36 years with striae (23 patients with rubra type and 22 with alba type) were enrolled in the study. Each stria was divided into three equal sections, whereby the outer sections were treated with long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser, at a fluence of 75 or 100 J/cm(2), and fixed laser settings of 5 mm spot size and 15 ms pulse duration...
September 5, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
E Forbat, F Al-Niaimi
Fractional radiofrequency (FRF) is renowned for its use in cosmetic dermatology, with regard to the treatment of rhytides, striae, scarring and cellulite. We have systemically analysed its evidence for the use of FRF in acne scars. Our search identified 15 articles, one single-blinded randomised controlled trial, two split-face trials and thirteen prospective clinical studies, mostly single-centred. Case reports were excluded. In total 362 patients were treated. The longest follow-up was for 210 days, and on average the follow-up was for three months, varying between one and seven months...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Kate Grieve, Cristina Georgeon, Felipe Andreiuolo, Marie Borderie, Djida Ghoubay, Josette Rault, Vincent M Borderie
PURPOSE: To search for gold-standard histology indicators using alternative imaging modalities in keratoconic corneas. METHODS: Prospective observational case-control study. Fourteen keratoconic corneas and 20 normal corneas (10 in vivo healthy subjects and 10 ex vivo donor corneas) were examined. Images of corneas were taken by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) before keratoplasty. The same removed corneal buttons were imaged after keratoplasty with full-field optical coherence microscopy (FFOCM) and then fixed and sent for histology...
August 25, 2016: Cornea
Ibrahim Khansa, Bridget Harrison, Jeffrey E Janis
BACKGROUND: Scars represent the visible sequelae of trauma, injury, burn, or surgery. They may induce distress in the patient because of their aesthetically unpleasant appearance, especially if they are excessively raised, depressed, wide, or erythematous. They may also cause the patient symptoms of pain, tightness, and pruritus. Numerous products are marketed for scar prevention or improvement, but their efficacy is unclear. METHODS: A literature review of high-level studies analyzing methods to prevent or improve hypertrophic scars, keloids, and striae distensae was performed...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Eric T Stoopler, Sausan Alfaris, Dalal Alomar, Faizan Alawi
Lichen planus (LP) is an immune-mediated mucocutaneous disorder with a wide array of clinical presentations. Oral lichen planus (OLP) is characterized clinically by striae, desquamation, and/or ulceration. Lichen planopilaris (LPP), a variant of LP, affects the scalp, resulting in perifollicular erythema and scarring of cutaneous surfaces accompanied by hair loss. The association between OLP and LPP has been reported previously with scant information on concomitant or sequential disease presentation. We describe a patient with concomitant OLP and LPP, and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on OLP preceding the onset of LPP...
September 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
C Bacci, V Vanzo, A C Frigo, E Stellini, L Sbricoli, M Valente
OBJECTIVE: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study assessed the efficacy of topical tocopherol acetate compared with placebo in easing oral discomfort in patients with reticular oral lichen planus (ROLP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four patients with clinically diagnosed and histologically confirmed ROLP were randomly assigned to two groups, which received first one of two treatments (treatment 1 or 2) for a month, then the other (treatment 2 or 1) for another month, with a two-week washout between them...
August 20, 2016: Oral Diseases
Anne Trinh, Irene Chan, Maria Alexiadis, Medina Pell, Beena Kumar, Peter J Fuller
BACKGROUND: Cushing's syndrome is rare during pregnancy and more commonly due to adrenal pathology, in contrast to the non-pregnant population. Increased levels of cortisol-binding globulin and placental production of corticotropin-releasing hormone and adrenocorticotropic hormone complicate the diagnostic strategies usually employed. CASE: A 32-year-old G1P0 at 15/40 gestation presented with severe peripheral oedema and excessive weight gain. Examination revealed pitting oedema to the abdominal wall, wide violaceous striae, moon facies and acne...
March 2016: Obstetric Medicine
Vishal Gupta, Savita Yadav
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 5, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
Ken Muramatsu, Wataru Nishie, Ken Natsuga, Yasuyuki Fujita, Hiroaki Iwata, Tamaki Yamada, Emi Yamashita, Takuya Asaka, Hiroshi Shimizu
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the oral mucosa of unknown etiology. Clinically, the erosive type of OLP (erosive OLP) can show features similar to those of pemphigus vulgaris (PV), an autoimmune blistering disorder in which desmoglein (Dsg)3 is targeted. In addition to clinical and histopathological findings, immunological studies, including direct immunofluorescence (IF), indirect IF and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that detect autoantibodies to Dsg3, are helpful in differentiating erosive OLP from PV...
July 26, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
Antonio Martinez-Lopez, Gonzalo Blasco-Morente, Israel Perez-Lopez, Salvador Arias-Santiago
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 2016: Medicina Clínica
Iréne McLachlan, Willem I Visser, H Francois Jordaan
BACKGROUND: The current pandemic of tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection, the modern era of antiretroviral therapy, and the rising incidence of multidrug-resistant TB have led to a broader spectrum of skin conditions in patients hospitalized with TB. These factors also influence investigations into possible causal relationships with TB. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe mucocutaneous conditions found in patients hospitalized with TB and to report associated factors...
July 15, 2016: International Journal of Dermatology
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