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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512843/assessment-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-new-complex-skin-cream-in-asian-women-a-controlled-clinical-trial
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Yu Seok Jung, Ji Hae Lee, Jung Min Bae, Dong Won Lee, Gyong Moon Kim
BACKGROUND: Medical products such as hydroquinone and tretinoin have been widely used to treat various types of skin hyperpigmentation. However, these products are limited in daily use given their adverse effects. Other alternative agents with fewer adverse side effects have been developed. However, single agents often do not produce satisfactory results. AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new brightening complex cream containing niacinamide, tranexamic acid, oxyresveratrol, glutathione disulfide, and linoleic acid...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494565/-the-protection-of-hydrogen-rich-saline-on-a-rat-dry-eye-model-induced-by-scopolamine-hydrobromide
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Y Y Chu, N Hua, Y S Ru, S Z Zhao
Objective: To evaluate the effect of hydrogen-rich saline (HRS) on dry eye rats induced by subcutaneous injection of scopolamine hydrobromide. Methods: Experiment research. Thirty female Wistar rats at about six weeks old were randomly divided into the normal group, dry eye group, HRS eyedrops group, normal saline eyedrops group (NS), HRS intraperitoneal injection group and NS intraperitoneal injection group, with 5 rats in each group. The dry eye was induced by subcutaneous injection of scopolamine hydrobromide in the latter five groups...
May 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490897/glutathione-and-its-antiaging-and-antimelanogenic-effects
#3
Sinee Weschawalit, Siriwan Thongthip, Phanupong Phutrakool, Pravit Asawanonda
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed that supplementation of reduced form of glutathione (GSH, 500 mg/d) has a skin-lightening efficacy in humans. This study was designed to evaluate the influences of both GSH and oxidized form (GSSG), at doses lower than 500 mg/d, on improving skin properties. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel, three-arm study was conducted. Healthy female subjects were equally randomized into three groups and took GSH (250 mg/d), GSSG (250 mg/d), or placebo orally for 12 weeks...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481757/vermillion-reconstruction-with-anal-verge-transitional-epithelium-turning-things-upside-down
#4
Benjamin Levi, Joseph A Ricci, Matthias B Donelan
Postburn lip deformities pose a significant set of challenges to reconstructive burn surgeons because of the complex anatomy, diverse functions, and specialized nature of the lip tissues. There has been a paucity of literature on restoration of the vermillion to date. The authors report on two patients who suffered burn injuries resulting in significant lip deformities who underwent a novel method of vermillion reconstruction with a full thickness anal verge skin graft. Both patients tolerated the procedure well without complications...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480125/the-most-effective-methods-for-delivering-severe-weather-early-warnings-to-fishermen-on-lake-victoria
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Richard Tushemereirwe, Doreen Tuhebwe, Mary Ann Cooper, Florence Mutonyi D'ujanga
Introduction: It is estimated that five thousand people die on Lake Victoria every year by drowning which is triggered by severe weather hazards like lightning. Objectives:  In order to improve predictability of severe weather conditions on Lake Victoria, there is need to deliver timely and effective Severe Weather Early Warning Systems (SWEWS) to those at risk. On Lake Victoria, previous SWEW service trials ceased with the end of the funding grants. This study therefore assessed the possibility of sustaining the SWEW service by assessing willingness to pay...
February 22, 2017: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459246/correction-of-a-single-discolored-anterior-tooth-due-to-internal-resorption-a-clinical-report
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Megan Todd, William Brackett, Mario Romero
For patients with a single discolored tooth who desire to have it lightened, a thorough examination and radiographic analysis need to be performed prior to initiating any bleaching treatment so that the cause of the discoloration can be determined. Underlying pathology, such as internal resorption, is often asymptomatic and difficult to diagnose and if left untreated could result in tooth loss. This article describes a case of a patient with a discolored maxillary central incisor resulting from internal resorption and the subsequent endodontic and bleaching therapy performed to resolve the pathology and achieve an acceptable esthetic result...
May 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433430/complementary-effect-of-hydroquinone-and-retinoic-acid-on-corneocyte-desquamation-with-their-combination-use
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Kyung Ah Cheong, Tae Ryong Lee, Ai-Young Lee
BACKGROUND: Retinoic acid (RA) enhances skin-lightening capabilities of hydroquinone (HQ), at least in part, by facilitating desquamation which leads to increase penetration of HQ. The desquamation also affects skin irritation levels. The mechanism of RA-induced desquamation, however, has not been completely explored and no such data has been available for HQ uses. OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of HQ, RA, and their combination in the desquamation. METHODS: Primary cultured normal human keratinocytes, which were treated with HQ and/or RA in presence or absence of serine-specific inhibitor Kazal type5 (SPINK5)/lympho-epithelial Kazal-type-related inhibitor (LEKTI) knockdown or recombinant human SPINK5/LEKTI, and biopsied skin samples applied with HQ or RA were examined...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394665/comparison-of-q-switched-nd-yag-laser-alone-versus-its-combination-with-ultra-pulse-co2-laser-for-the-treatment-of-black-tattoo
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Mithila Vanarase, Ram Krishan Gautam, Pooja Arora, Sonali Bajaj, Neha Meena, Ananta Khurana
BACKGROUND: Q-switched lasers are conventionally used for the treatment of black tattoo. However they require multiple sittings and the response may be slow due to competing epidermal pigment in dark skin. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of Q Switched Nd:YAG laser alone with its combination with ultrapulse CO2 in black tattoo removal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients of black tattoo were randomized into two groups. Group A was treated with QS Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm) alone and group B received combination of ablative ultrapulse CO2 followed by fixed dose QS Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm), at 6 weeks interval for a maximum of 6 sittings...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371026/interaction-and-developmental-activation-of-two-neuroendocrine-systems-that-regulate-light-mediated-skin-pigmentation
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Gabriel E Bertolesi, Yi Nong Song, Karen Atkinson-Leadbeater, Jung-Lynn Jonathan Yang, Sarah McFarlane
Lower vertebrates use rapid light-regulated changes in skin colour for camouflage (background adaptation) or during circadian variation in irradiance levels. Two neuroendocrine systems, the eye/alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) and the pineal complex/melatonin circuits, regulate the process through their respective dispersion and aggregation of pigment granules (melanosomes) in skin melanophores. During development, Xenopus laevis tadpoles raised on a black background or in the dark perceive less light sensed by the eye and darken in response to increased α-MSH secretion...
March 30, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359311/effect-of-vulcanization-temperature-and-dental-stone-colour-on-colour-degradation-of-maxillofacial-silicone-elastomers
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Ebru Demet Cifter, Meltem Ozdemir-Karatas, Emrah Baca, Adem Cinarli, Ali Balik, Erkan Sancakli, Bilge Gokcen-Rohlig
BACKGROUND: Colour degradation is a major problem in maxillofacial silicone elastomers. Recent studies have focused on colour stability and the mechanical properties of the silicone elastomers. A colour match is also essential for the acceptance of the prosthesis by the patient. The aim of this study is to assess the colour degradation of the silicone elastomer after being moulded in different colours of dental stones at two different vulcanization temperatures. METHODS: Five different colours of dental stones were used to fabricate a total of 120 silicone blocks using a Cosmesil M511 maxillofacial silicone elastomer...
March 31, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352332/inhibitory-effect-of-salvia-plebeia-leaf-extract-on-ultraviolet-induced-photoaging-associated-ion-channels-and-enzymes
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You-Jin Chang, Dong-Ung Lee, Da Yeong Nam, Sung Min Cho, Seungug Hong, Joo Hyun Nam, Woo Kyung Kim
In traditional Korean/Asian medicine, Salvia plebeia R.Br. (S. plebeia) leaves are used to treat inflammatory diseases, including dermatitis, cough, asthma and toothache. Recently, S. plebeia leaves have been applied in skin care, as they promote skin lightening and elasticity. Therefore, the present study investigated the anti-aging effects of S. plebeia leaf methanolic extract and its fractions (dichloromethane, ethylacetate and n-butanol). The results of a whole-cell patch clamp analysis indicated that the methanolic extract mediated ultraviolet (UV)-induced photoaging-associated ion channels, transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) and calcium release-activated calcium channel protein 1 (ORAI1) channel activity in HEK293T cells overexpressing TRPV1 or ORAI1 and STIM1...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345377/green-microparticles-based-on-a-chitosan-lactobionic-acid-linoleic-acid-association-characterization-and-evaluation-as-a-new-carrier-system-for-cosmetics
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C Chaouat, S Balayssac, M Malet-Martino, F Belaubre, E Questel, A M Schmitt, S Poigny, S Franceschi, E Perez
The association chitosan/linoleic acid/lactobionic acid in aqueous solution spontaneously led to the formation of stable microparticles with a liquid hydrophobic core consisting of linoleic acid surrounded by a shell of chitosan/lactobionic acid. The originality of the microparticles arises from the fact that they are formed by the association of three ingredients of cosmetic interest, including a skin penetration enhancer (linoleic acid). DLS measurements showed microparticles with a mean diameter of 1 to 2 µm...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Microencapsulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335318/a-label-free-and-sensitive-fluorescent-qualitative-assay-for-bisphenol-a-based-on-rolling-circle-amplification-exonuclease-iii-combined-cascade-amplification
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Xia Li, Juan Song, Qing-Wang Xue, Fu-Heng You, Xia Lu, Yan-Cong Kong, Shu-Yi Ma, Wei Jiang, Chen-Zhong Li
Bisphenol A (BPA) detection in drinking water and food packaging materials has attracted much attention since the discovery that BPA can interfere with normal physiological processes and cause adverse health effects. Here, we constructed a label-free aptamer fluorescent assay for selective and sensitive detection of BPA based on the rolling circle amplification (RCA)/Exonuclease III (Exo III)-combined cascade amplification strategy. First, the duplex DNA probe (RP) with anti-BPA aptamer and trigger sequence was designed for BPA recognition and signal amplification...
October 21, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318188/-zosteriform-lichen-aureus-pediatric-clinical-case
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Álvaro Rivera-Rodríguez, Sergio Hernández Ostiz, Ana L Morales-Moya, Lucía Prieto-Torres, Marcial Álvarez-Salafranca, Mariano Ara Martín
Lichen aureus is a rare pigmented purpuric dermatosis. We present an unusual case because of the pediatric age and the great number of lesions with zosteriform distribution. He is a 10-yearold boy, with a brownish, smaller than 1 cm, sharp edges, lichenified surface, asymptomatic macule, over the inner aspect of the left leg with a zosteriform distribution. The histology showed a band-like inflammatory infiltrate in the superficial dermis, composed of lymphocytes, histiocytes, erythrocytes and haemosiderin...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300437/botanicals-with-dermatologic-properties-derived-from-first-nations-healing
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Sophia Colantonio, Jason K Rivers
INTRODUCTION: Plants and algae have played a central role in the treatment of skin conditions in both traditional First Nations healing and in modern dermatology. The objective of this study was to examine the evidence supporting the dermatological use of seaweed, witch hazel, bearberry, and mayapple. METHODS: Four plants and algae used in traditional First Nations treatments of skin disease were selected based on expert recommendations. Several databases were searched to identify relevant citations without language restrictions...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299156/fifty-shades-of-african-lightness-a-bio-psychosocial-review-of-the-global-phenomenon-of-skin-lightening-practices
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Meagan Jacobs, Susan Levine, Kate Abney, Lester Davids
Skin-lightening is an aesthetic practice of global concern. By adopting a biopsycho-social approach, we consider the interplay between the biological, psychological and social factors that underpin the circulation and consumption of skin lighteners in South Africa. This paper reflects on biological aspects of skin lightening, interpersonal relationships, individual beliefs and expectations about the maintenance of health and well being that informs cosmetic practices. The paper seeks to examine claims made by historians (Thomas) and political philosophers and activists (Biko) that colonialism and apartheid in South Africa historically reinforced the use of skin lightening products in the country...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Public Health in Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295406/lipid-based-submicron-capsules-as-a-strategy-to-include-high-concentrations-of-a-hydrophobic-lightening-agent-in-a-hydrogel
#17
H T P Nguyen, M Soucé, X Perse, F Vial, T Perrier, F Yvergnaux, I Chourpa, E Munnier
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at increasing the concentration of a hydrophobic lightening agent, Omegalight(®) , in a hydrophilic cosmetic product by means of encapsulation in lipid-based submicron capsules. The core of these capsules is entirely made of the commercial lightening agent. METHODS: Lipid-based encapsulation systems (LNC) were prepared by the PIT method. Their physicochemical properties were followed over 6 months by dynamic light scattering and zeta potential measurements, and in parallel, the potential degradation of the active ingredient was monitored by HPLC...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274355/topical-treatments-for-acne
#18
Marita Kosmadaki, Andreas Katsambas
Topical drugs have been used successfully to treat acne for decades. This review discusses the use, efficacy, and safety of options available via prescription. Topical antibiotics, dapsone, benzyl peroxide, azelaic acid, and topical retinoids are included. Topical antibiotics should not be used as monotherapy but rather be combined with other agents to avoid resistant Propionibacterium acnes strains. Benzoyl peroxide is effective in preventing bacteria resistance. Topical retinoids address primarily the comedonal but also the inflammatory lesions of acne...
March 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269438/a-novel-wireless-wearable-fluorescence-image-guided-surgery-system
#19
Kunshan He, Yamin Mao, Jinzuo Ye, Yu An, Shixin Jiang, Chongwei Chi, Jie Tian
Segmentectomy using indocyanine green (ICG) has become a primary treatment option to achieve a complete resection and preserve lung function in early-stage lung cancer. However, owing to a lack of appropriate intraoperative imaging systems, it is a huge challenge for surgeons to identify the intersegmental plane during the operation, leading to poor prognosis. Thus, we developed a novel wireless wearable fluorescence image-guided surgery system (LIGHTEN) for fast and accurate identification of intersegmental planes in human patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240881/organic-semiconducting-nanoparticles-as-efficient-photoacoustic-agents-for-lightening-early-thrombus-and-monitoring-thrombolysis-in-living-mice
#20
Cao Cui, Zhen Yang, Xiang Hu, Jinjun Wu, Kangquan Shou, Hengheng Ma, Chao Jian, Yong Zhao, Baiwen Qi, Xiaoming Hu, Aixi Yu, Quli Fan
Acute venous thrombosis is prevalent and potentially fatal. Accurate diagnosis of early thrombus is needed for patients in timely clinical intervention to prevent life-threatening conditions. Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) with excellent spatial resolution and high optical contrast shows more promise for this purpose. However, its application is dramatically limited by its signal-off effect on thrombus because of the ischemia in thrombus which lacks the endogenous photoacoustic (PA) signal of hemoglobin. To address this dilemma, we herein report the feasibility of using organic semiconducting nanoparticles (NPs) for contrast-enhanced PAI of thrombus in living mice...
March 28, 2017: ACS Nano
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