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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210913/dietary-and-commercialized-fructose-sweet-or-sour
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Aslihan Yerlikaya, Tuncay Dagel, Christopher King, Masanari Kubawara, Miguel A Lanaspa, Ana Andres-Hernando, Adrian Covic, Jacek Manitius, Alan A Sag, Mehmet Kanbay
Metabolic syndrome and diabetes are main health problems of modern life in the twenty-first century. Alarming ratios of global prevalence lead to conduct more and more researches about etiological factors and pathogenesis. Disease mechanism is elementary for advancing more efficient and practicable treatment methods. Concurrent increase in both fructose consumption with Western diet and metabolic syndrome has revealed fructose hypothesis that suggests fructose as one of etiological factor of metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance, central obesity, hypertension, etc...
February 16, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208874/topical-corticosteroid-misuse-the-scenario-in-patients-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-new-delhi
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Santwana Mahar, Khushbu Mahajan, Swati Agarwal, Hemanta Kumar Kar, Swapan Kumar Bhattacharya
INTRODUCTION: Irrational use of Topical Corticosteroid (TC) is quite common in India due to unrestricted availability and use of TC not only by general public but also by physicians and chemists due to quick relief of symptoms in different dermatological conditions. AIM: The present study was conducted to evaluate and analyse the prevalence of misuse of TC and the causes behind misuse of TC among patients in a dermatology outpatient department in New Delhi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional observational questionnaire based study conducted over a period of 5 months (1(st) June 2015 to 30(th) November 2015)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208800/help-seeking-in-suicidal-situations-paramount-and-yet-challenging-interactions-between-significant-others-of-suicidal-persons-and-health-care-providers
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Dolores Angela Castelli Dransart, Sophie Guerry
Significant others are often crucial for suicidal persons or suicide attempters' access to care, yet little is known about their efforts to seek help. This article presents the findings of a qualitative pilot study carried out in Switzerland on the help-seeking process of 18 significant others, their perception of the care received by their loved one, and the interactions and collaboration they experienced with professionals. Most significant others repeatedly sought out support for their loved one and themselves...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190468/curcuma-aeruginosa-roxb-essential-oil-slows-hair-growth-and-lightens-skin-in-axillae-a-randomised-double-blinded-trial
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Jukkarin Srivilai, Preeyawass Phimnuan, Jiraporn Jaisabai, Nantakarn Luangtoomma, Neti Waranuch, Nantaka Khorana, Wudtichai Wisuitiprot, C Norman Scholfield, Katechan Champachaisri, Kornkanok Ingkaninan
BACKGROUND: Androgenic hair-growth contributes to secondary gender characteristics but can be troublesome in women. Inhibiting axillary hair-growth via 5-α-reductases using the Thai medicinal plant, Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb. is an attractive treatment strategy. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: C. aeruginosa essential oil (CA-oil) formulated as a lotion is an efficacious and safe inhibitor of axillary hair growth. STUDY DESIGN: This trial was a single center, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled 10 weeks, intervention in 60 women (18-23 years) and 2 weeks washout with axillary hair length was the primary end-point...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
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/28181332/impact-of-universal-health-coverage-on-suicide-risk-in-newly-diagnosed-cancer-patients-population-based-cohort-study-from-1985-to-2007-in-taiwan
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Po-Hsien Lin, Shih-Cheng Liao, I-Ming Chen, Po-Hsiu Kuo, Jia-Chi Shan, Ming-Been Lee, Wei J Chen
BACKGROUND: National Health Insurance (NHI), launched in 1995 in Taiwan, lightens patient's financial burdens but its effect on the suicide risk in cancer patients is unclear. We aimed to investigate the impacts of the NHI on the suicide in newly diagnosed cancer patients. METHODS: We identified patients with newly diagnosed cancer from the nationwide Taiwan Cancer Registration from 1985 to 2007, and ascertained suicide deaths from the national database of registered deaths between 1985 and 2009...
February 8, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177297/enhanced-performance-of-zno-microballoon-arrays-for-triboelectric-nanogenerator
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Weili Deng, Binbin Zhang, Long Jin, Yueqi Chen, Wenjun Chu, Haitao Zhang, Minhao Zhu, Weiqing Yang
In recent years, triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG), harvesting energy from the environment as sustainable power source as a kind of new technology, has attracted great attention. Presently, many reports focused on the effect of the surface modification on the performance of electrical output of TENG. In this work, we have fabricated a vertically-grown ZnO microballoon (ZnOMB) arrays on top of pyramid-featured PDMS patterned film, contacted with the PTFE film to construct TENG. The electrical output performances of the designed TENG were presented under the external forces with different frequencies...
February 8, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174084/protective-effect-of-polysaccharide-from-maca-lepidium-meyenii-on-hep-g2-cells-and-alcoholic-liver-oxidative-injury-in-mice
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Lijun Zhang, Qingsheng Zhao, Liwei Wang, Mingxia Zhao, Bing Zhao
To study the characterization and hepatoprotective activity of polysaccharide from maca (Lepidium meyenii), the main polysaccharide from maca (MP-1) was obtained by DEAE-52 cellulose column. The average molecular weight of MP-1 was 1067.3kDa and the polysaccharide purity was 91.63%. In order to assess the antioxidant activities of MP-1, four kinds of methods were used, including scavenging hydroxyl radical, DPPH, superoxide anion radical, and FRAP, and the results indicated high antioxidant activities. Furthermore, hepatoprotective activity of MP-1 was studied both in vitro and vivo...
February 4, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138704/preparation-and-evaluation-of-microemulsion%C3%A2-based-transdermal-delivery-of-cistanche%C3%A2-tubulosa-phenylethanoid-glycosides
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Jianhua Yang, Huanhuan Xu, Shanshan Wu, Bowei Ju, Dandan Zhu, Yao Yan, Mei Wang, Junping Hu
The primary aim of the present study was to develop a novel microemulsion (ME) formulation to deliver phenylethanoid glycoside (PG) for use in skin lighteners and sunscreens. The oil phase was selected on the basis of drug solubility, while the surfactant and cosurfactant were screened and selected on the basis of their solubilizing capacity and the efficiency with which they formed MEs. Pseudoternary phase diagrams were constructed to evaluate ME regions and five formulations of oil‑in‑water MEs were selected as vehicles...
January 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132411/a-case-report-of-disappearing-pigmented-skin-lesions-associated-with-pembrolizumab-treatment-for-metastatic-melanoma
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Z J Wolner, A A Marghoob, M P Pulitzer, M A Postow, M A Marchetti
Pembrolizumab is an immune checkpoint inhibitor that targets the programmed cell death (PD)-1 receptor. Common cutaneous adverse side effects of PD-1 inhibitors include maculopapular rash, pruritus, vitiligo, and lichenoid skin and mucosal reactions. Here, we describe a man in his sixties with metastatic melanoma treated with pembrolizumab who subsequently developed fading or disappearance of pigmented skin lesions, lightening of the skin, and poliosis of the eyebrows, eyelashes, and scalp and body hair. Compared to baseline high-resolution three-dimensional total body photography, we observed fading or disappearing of solar lentigines, seborrheic keratoses, and melanocytic naevi, suggesting that PD-1 inhibitors may affect the evolution of these benign skin lesions...
January 28, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130273/lighten-the-load-scaffolding-visual-literacy-in-biochemistry-and-molecular-biology
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Erika G Offerdahl, Jessie B Arneson, Nicholas Byrne
The development of scientific visual literacy has been identified as critical to the training of tomorrow's scientists and citizens alike. Within the context of the molecular life sciences in particular, visual representations frequently incorporate various components, such as discipline-specific graphical and diagrammatic features, varied levels of abstraction, and spatial arrangements of visual elements to convey information. Visual literacy is achieved when an individual understands the various ways in which a discipline uses these components to represent a particular way of knowing...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111688/mean-field-crack-networks-on-desiccated-films-and-their-applications-girl-with-a-pearl-earring
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J C Flores
Usual requirements for bulk and fissure energies are considered in obtaining the interdependence among external stress, thickness and area of crack polygons in desiccated films. The average area of crack polygons increases with thickness as a power-law of 4/3. The sequential fragmentation process is characterized by a topological factor related to a scaling finite procedure. Non-sequential overly tensioned (prompt) fragmentation is briefly discussed. Vermeer's painting, Girl with a Pearl Earring, is considered explicitly by using computational image tools and simple experiments and applying the proposed theoretical analysis...
January 23, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102816/clinicopathological-features-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-iga-nephropathy-with-minimal-change-disease-related-to-exposure-to-mercury-containing-cosmetics-a-case-report%C3%A2
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Hong-Xin Niu, Shen-Heng Li, Hong-Ying Li, Yi-Hua Chen, Wei-Wei Liu, Pei-Lin Li, Hai-Bo Long
AIM: Membranous nephropathy and minimal change disease (MCD) have been involved in mercury-induced nephrotic syndrome. IgA nephropathy is not known to be a common pathological type. In the present article, we report a case of IgA nephropathy with MCD following exposure to mercury-containing skin lightening cream. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patient was a 39-year-old woman who presented with nephrotic syndrome. She had a 6-month history of using as many as 8 kinds of skin-lightening creams, and urinary mercury excretion was high...
January 19, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101465/nanostructured-lipid-carrier-for-topical-application-of-n-acetyl-glucosamine
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Lavin Aliasgharlou, Saeed Ghanbarzadeh, Hamideh Azimi, Mohammad Hossein Zarrintan, Hamed Hamishehkar
: Purpose: Hyperpigmentation occurs when melanin is overproduced in certain spots on the skin and is one of the most challenging skin conditions to treat. Although it is usually harmless, for cosmetic reasons, it is dreadfully bothersome to those who undergo it. It was reported that N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAGA) prevents melanin synthesis and alters the expression of numerous genes related to pigmentation. In spite of these advantages, NAGA cannot be employed in topical formulations due to its extremely polar characteristics...
December 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095580/split-face-comparison-of-an-advanced-non-hydroquinone-lightening-solution-to-4-hydroquinone
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Joel Schlessinger, Subhash Saxena, Stuart Mohr
INTRODUCTION: Hyperpigmentation is a primary concern for many cosmetic patients because of its high rate of occurrence and significant impact on perceived age. While 4% hydroquinone has been the gold-standard of treatment, there is a growing interest in non-hydroquinone solutions, however, many of these newer solutions fail to deliver equivalent improvement. METHODS: This double-blind, randomized, split-face study compares the effects of a new OTC non-hydroquinone lightening product (JM) to an available 4% hydroquinone lightening solution (OB) on the appearance of hyperpigmentation, texture, and ne lines and wrinkles...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093729/knowledge-about-attitude-toward-and-practice-of-skin-lightening-products-use-and-its-social-correlates-among-university-students-in-five-association-of-southeast-asian-nations-asean-countries
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Karl Peltzer, Supa Pengpid
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge about, attitude toward, and use of skin lightening products (SLP) and its social and psychological correlates among university students from five Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. METHODS: In a cross sectional survey, 3259 undergraduate university students (Mean age = 20.5 years, SD = 1.6) from five ASEAN countries responded to an anonymous questionnaire. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to identify associations between sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge, attitude, poor mental health, and SLP use...
March 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070244/assessment-of-fetus-during-second-trimester-ultrasonography-using-hdlive-software-what-is-its-real-application-in-the-obstetrics-clinical-practice
#18
Gabriele Tonni, Gianpaolo Grisolia, Eduardo Félix Santana, Edward Araujo Júnior
AIM: To show imaging results from application of four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound lightening technique (HDlive™) in clinical obstetrics practice. METHODS: Normal and abnormal fetuses at second and third trimester of pregnancy undergoing routine scan with 4D HDlive™ (5DUS) in the rendering mode are described. Realistic features of fetal structures were provided by 5DUS in the rendering mode. Normal anatomy as well as pathology like cleft lip, hypoplastic face, micrognathia, low-set ears, corpus callosum, arthrogryposis, aortic arch, left congenital diaphragmatic hernia are highlighted in this study...
December 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043851/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-orthopaedic-surgery
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REVIEW
N Robert
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) consists in applying subatmospheric pressure to a wound that is sealed off by a specially designed dressing and connected by a tube to a suction pump and drainage collection system. Skin defects are extremely common in orthopaedic and trauma surgery. NPWT is valuable across a range of indications. Proven effects include an increase in blood flow, stimulation of angiogenesis, and a decrease in wound surface area. NPWT can be used to treat post-traumatic and surgical wounds, burns, and chronic wounds such as pressure sores and ulcers...
December 30, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026947/biodegradable-kojic-acid-based-polymers-controlled-delivery-of-bioactives-for-melanogenesis-inhibition
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Jonathan J Faig, Alysha Moretti, Laurie B Joseph, Yingyue Zhang, Mary Joy Nova, Kervin Smith, Kathryn E Uhrich
Kojic acid (KA) is a naturally occurring fungal metabolite that is utilized as a skin-lightener and antibrowning agent owing to its potent tyrosinase inhibition activity. While efficacious, KA's inclination to undergo pH-mediated, thermal-, and photodegradation reduces its efficacy, necessitating stabilizing vehicles. To minimize degradation, poly(carbonate-esters) and polyesters comprised of KA and natural diacids were prepared via solution polymerization methods. In vitro hydrolytic degradation analyses revealed KA release was drastically influenced by polymer backbone composition (e...
January 26, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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