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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319636/pediatric-nail-diseases-clinical-pearls
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Kate E Oberlin
This article highlights pearls shared during a unique and enlightening lecture by Antonella Tosti, MD, a professor at the University of Miami Health System, Florida, on the presentation and management of common pediatric nail diseases. These clinical pearls are shared to help deliver utmost care to our pediatric patients presenting with nail pathology and may help shed light on the management of pediatric nail diseases.
February 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319620/clinical-pearl-early-diagnosis-of-nail-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
#2
Shari R Lipner, Matilde Iorizzo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319289/clinical-characteristics-of-psoriasis-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-patients
#3
L Pescitelli, M Gianotta, F Ricceri, L Lazzeri, M Milla, F Prignano
Crohn's Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC) account for most cases of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). These diseases share common genetic abnormalities and pathogenic mechanisms with other immune-mediated diseases including Psoriasis (Pso) [1, 2]. A recent study investigating specifics Pso characteristics in IBD patients (phenotype, severity) revealed that in IBD patients the frequency of plaque-type Pso, nail Pso, Psoriatic Arthritis and severe Pso seems to be lower compared with non-IBD patients [3]...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317803/an-unusual-antibiotic-susceptibility-pattern-in-a-mycobacterium-cosmeticum-strain-isolated-from-the-chesapeake-bay
#4
Vajini Atukorale, Nicholas Boire, Kim Dionne, Stefan Riedel, Nicole Parrish
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium cosmeticum, first described in 2004, was recovered from a patient undergoing a cosmetic procedure. Subsequently, this species was associated with an outbreak in a nail salon. In all cases, the isolates were susceptible to all antibiotics tested. Recently, however, we recovered a strain of M. cosmeticum from the Chesapeake Bay, resistant to 11 of 14 antimicrobials. The objective of this work was to present our findings on the resistance and susceptibility of this isolate to various antibiotics...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316963/the-results-of-proximal-femoral-nail-for-intertrochanteric-fracture-in-hemodialysis-patient
#5
Kyung Sub Song, Sang Phil Yoon, Su Keon Lee, Seung Hwan Lee, Bong Seok Yang, Byeong Mun Park, Ick Hwan Yang, Beom Seok Lee, Ji Ung Yeom
PURPOSE: Hip fractures in hemodialysis patients are accompanied by high rates of complications and morbidities. Previous studies have mainly reported on nonunion and avascular necrosis of femoral neck fractures in this patient group. In this study the complication and clinical results of hemodialysis patients with intertrochanteric fractures treated with proximal femoral intramedullary nailing have been investigated through comparison with patients with normal kidney function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-seven patients were included; the hemodialysis group (n=17) and the control group with normal kidney function (n=30)...
March 2017: Hip & Pelvis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315061/external-validation-of-the-simplified-preoperative-assessment-for-low-grade-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-of-the-appendix
#6
Vladimir Milovanov, Armando Sardi, Nail Aydin, Carol Nieroda, Michelle Sittig, Vadim Gushchin
BACKGROUND: MD Anderson Cancer Center developed a computed tomography (CT)-based preoperative assessment tool simplified preoperative assessment for appendix tumor (SPAAT) for predicting incomplete cytoreduction (IC) in low-grade mucinous adenocarcinoma (LGMA) of the appendix, based on preoperative CT scans. This study independently evaluates the tool's performance. METHODS: Seventy-six preoperative CT scans of LGMA patients were evaluated by two surgeons unfamiliar with the patients' medical history...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314896/end-cap-versus-no-end-cap-in-intramedullary-nailing-for-displaced-midshaft-clavicle-fractures-influence-on-implant-related-irritation
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H Frima, M H J Hulsmans, R M Houwert, U Ahmed Ali, E J M M Verleisdonk, C Sommer, M van Heijl
PURPOSE: Implant-related irritation at the entry site is a known disadvantage of intramedullary nailing for clavicle fractures. The purpose of this study was to compare implant-related irritation rates of intramedullary nailing with or without an end cap for displaced midshaft clavicle fractures. METHODS: Two cohorts of patients treated with intramedullary nailing with or without an end cap were matched and compared. Primary outcome was patient-reported implant-related irritation...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301045/beneficial-effect-of-ustekinumab-in-familial-pityriasis-rubra-pilaris-with-a-new-missense-mutation-in-card14
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S M Lwin, C-K Hsu, L Liu, H-Y Huang, N J Levell, J A McGrath
Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) represents a group of rare chronic inflammatory skin disorders in which ~1 in 20 affected individuals show autosomal dominant inheritance. In such cases, there may be gain-of-function mutations in CARD14, encoding caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 14 (CARD14) that activates the non-canonical nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) pathway, thereby promoting cutaneous inflammation. Here, we report a mother and son with PRP due to a new missense mutation in CARD14 and describe the beneficial clinical effects of ustekinumab, a monoclonal antibody against interleukins-12 and -23, in both subjects...
March 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300915/onychogryphosis-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-an-unusual-feature
#9
Xiang-Chun Han, Li-Qiang Zheng, Tie-Gang Zheng
Onychogryphosis is an acquired nail plate change. It often affects the toenail and is characterized by an opaque, yellow-brownish nail plate that is distorted, grossly thickened, elongated, and partly curved resembling a ram's horn. Tuberous sclerosis complex is a multisystem disorder associated with high rates of mental retardation, autism, cognitive impairment, behavioral problems, or seizures. Nail disease can also be associated, which is a concern to patients due to pain and nail distortion. We reported a typical tuberous sclerosis complex patient with distinctive clinical features of a ram's horn nails, which presented a great challenge to surgical treatment and nail restoration...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300883/coexistence-of-nail-lichen-planus-and-lichen-planus-pigmentosus
#10
Luciana Rodino Lemes, Renata Brandão Villa Verde, Sandra Maria Barbosa Durães, Adolpho de Alencar Araripe, Luciana Pantaleão
We describe a fifty-six-year old, Afro-descendent female patient showing dystrophy of her twenty nails and hyperchromic, asymptomatic macule on her face. Histopathological examination of the macule showed vacuolization of the basal layer, melanophages in the superficial dermis and lymphoplasmocytic inflammatory infiltrate. Nail biopsy revealed orthokeratotic hyperkeratosis and lichenoid inflammatory infiltrate. Lichen planus pigmentosus is an uncommon variety of lichen planus. It is characterized by typical hyperpigmented macules on the face and neck...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300369/perturbation-effects-of-the-carbon-fiber-peek-screws-on-radiotherapy-dose-distribution
#11
Alexander Nevelsky, Egor Borzov, Shahar Daniel, Raquel Bar-Deroma
Radiation therapy, in conjunction with surgical implant fixation, is a common combined treatment in cases of bone metastases. However, metal implants generally used in orthopedic implants perturb radiation dose distributions. Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Polyetheretherketone (CFR-PEEK) material has been recently introduced for production of intramedullary nails and plates. The purpose of this work was to investigate the perturbation effects of the new CFR-PEEK screws on radiotherapy dose distributions and to evaluate these effects in comparison with traditional titanium screws...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300344/intramedullary-nailing-combined-with-bone-grafting-for-benign-lesions-of-the-proximal-femur
#12
Yan Zhang, Jia-Zhen Li, Xin-Chang Lu, Yi Zhang, Huai-Shuan Zhang, Hai-Long Shi, Zheng Lei, Guang Feng, Wei-Ping Fu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of intramedullary nailing for benign lesions of the proximal femur. METHOD: A retrospective analysis was carried out on 68 cases of benign lesions in the proximal femur at our hospital from April 2002 to April 2013 (38 men and 30 women). Mean age at surgery was 35.5 years (range, 22-56 years). The cases were divided into two groups: curettage of the lesion with bone grafting only as the grafting group (32 cases) and internal fixation after removal of the lesion as the fixation group (36 cases)...
March 16, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297138/a-novel-homozygous-missense-mutation-in-hoxc13-leads-to-autosomal-recessive-pure-hair-and-nail-ectodermal-dysplasia
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Xiaoxiao Li, Meredith Lee Orseth, J Michael Smith, Mary Abigail Brehm, Nnenna Gebechi Agim, Donald Alexander Glass
Pure hair and nail ectodermal dysplasia (PHNED) is a rare disorder that presents with hypotrichosis and nail dystrophy while sparing other ectodermal structures such as teeth and sweat glands. We describe a homozygous novel missense mutation in the HOXC13 gene that resulted in autosomal recessive PHNED in a Hispanic child. The mutation c.812A>G (p.Gln271Arg) is located within the DNA-binding domain of the HOXC13 gene, cosegregates within the family, and is predicted to be maximally damaging. This is the first reported case of a missense HOXC13 mutation resulting in PHNED and the first reported case of PHNED identified in a North American family...
March 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296790/frequency-of-subungual-melanoma-in-longitudinal-melanonychia-a-single-center-experience
#14
Ashley Decker, Karen Connolly, Erica Lee, Klaus Busam, Kishwer Nehal
BACKGROUND: Clinical and dermatoscopic guidelines are used to differentiate between benign longitudinal melanonychia (LM) and subungual melanoma; however, the frequency of malignancy among patients undergoing a biopsy for LM is not well defined. OBJECTIVE: To describe the histologic diagnoses and malignancy among patients undergoing a biopsy for clinical LM. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients who underwent a nail biopsy for LM at a single cancer center between 2000 and 2014...
March 14, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295123/new-proximal-femoral-compaction-blade-provides-strong-antirotation-stability-of-the-femoral-head
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Shinya Hayashi, Yukiaki Hirata, Daiki Okamoto, Satoshi Kakunai, Shingo Hashimoto, Koji Takayama, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Takahiro Niikura, Takaaki Fujishiro, Takafumi Hiranaka, Kotaro Nishida, Ryosuke Kuroda
This study investigated the mechanical properties of a new rectangular compaction blade and compared this blade with other types of nail. Three types of nail were tested: the Magnum lag screw (Robert Reid Inc, Tokyo, Japan), proximal femoral nail, and Magnum Fid blade (Robert Reid Inc). The nails were inserted into solid rigid polyurethane foam, and the torsional moments were loaded with an Instron testing machine (Instron, Kanagawa, Japan). The force curve was recorded, and the average maximum torque was calculated from this curve...
March 14, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294928/-a-man-with-bowen-disease-of-the-nail
#16
J C J Hendriks, E T Hamers, H Martens
We describe a 40-year-old male patient with a 2-year history of a sensitive fingernail of the right hand. The nail had partly a rough surface, longitudinal cleavage and was brittle and vulnerable at the tip. Biopsy of the nail showed a Bowen disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ) of the nail.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294927/-a-woman-with-onychomatricoma-of-a-toe-nail
#17
E T Hamers, A J Jensema
The authors present a 43-year-old woman with a yellow, swollen toe nail of the right foot. This nail was lesioned 20 years before. The proximal nail fold of the right hallux was erythematous and indurated. The medial half of the nail was thickened and yellowish, sharply demarcated from the unaffected half. This aspect is typical for onychomatricoma.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294418/a-critical-review-of-improvement-rates-for-laser-therapy-used-to-treat-toenail-onychomycosis
#18
REVIEW
A K Gupta, S G Versteeg
BACKGROUND: Onychomycosis is a nail infection that is primary caused by dermatophytes. Alternative treatments are needed as current therapies (oral and topical antifungals) have limited effectiveness. Lasers are currently approved by the FDA to temporarily increase the amount of clear nail in onychomycosis patients. Lasers can theoretically elicit fungicidal effects but in practice produce mixed results. OBJECTIVE: This review compares laser-induced improvement rates to FDA approved indications and traditional onychomycosis treatments...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293951/case-study-on-screening-emerging-pollutants-in-urine-and-nails
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Andreia Alves, Georgios Giovanoulis, Ulrika Lena Nilsson, Claudio Erratico, Luisa Lucattini, Line Småstuen Haug, Griet Jacobs, Cynthia A de Wit, Pim E G Leonards, Adrian Covaci, Jorgen Magnér, Stefan Voorspoels
New plasticizers and flame retardants (FRs) have been introduced as replacements for banned or restricted chemicals, but very little is known about their metabolism and presence in humans. A recent study determined the metabolites formed in vitro for four alternative plasticizers (acetyltributyl citrate (ATBC), bis(2-propylheptyl) phthalate (DPHP), bis(2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate (DEHTP), bis(2-ethylhexyl) adipate (DEHA)) and one FR (i.e. 2,2-bis(chloromethyl)-propane-1,3-diyltetrakis(2-chloroethyl) bisphosphate (V6))...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293910/surgical-treatment-of-complex-proximal-humeral-fractures-with-a-technique-of-nail-and-osteosuture-nos
#20
J Garret, H Houdré, M Cievet-Bonfils, Arnaud Godenèche, Fabrice Duparc, Xavier Roussignol
Open reduction and internal fixation of complex proximal humeral fracture represents a surgical challenge. The main objective of this procedure is to anatomically reduce the tuberosities. We propose a standardized and reproducible technique that we apply to all complex displaced 3- and 4-part fractures of patients under 50 years. We use an antero-lateral trans-deltoid approach; the humeral head and the tuberosities are reduced under fluoroscopic control. The tuberosities are stabilized with an inter-tuberosity osteosuture, and we then introduce a thin and straight intra-medullary nail (Telegraph IV FH Orthopedics) at the hinge point of the humeral head...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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