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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106291/ocular-effects-of-sulfur-mustard-and-therapeutic-approaches-a-review
#1
Yunes Panahi, Seyyed Mahdi Rajaee, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a strong blistering, highly reactive, lipophilic chemical war agent that causes injury in different organs including the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. The Eyes are especially susceptible to the consequences of SM poisoning because of the aqueous and mucosal nature of conjunctiva and cornea. DNA alkylation and depletion of glutathione, are the most important mechanisms of SM action in the eye injuries. Acute clinical symptoms are including decrease in visual acuity, dryness, photophobia, blepharospasm, conjunctivitis and complaints of foreign body sensation and soreness that gradually progress to severe ocular pain...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106038/the-shape-of-telephone-cord-blisters
#2
Yong Ni, Senjiang Yu, Hongyuan Jiang, Linghui He
Formation of telephone cord blisters as a result of buckling delamination is widely observed in many compressed film-substrate systems. Here we report a universal morphological feature of such blisters characterized by their sequential sectional profiles exhibiting a butterfly shape using atomic force microscopy. Two kinds of buckle morphologies, light and heavy telephone cord blisters, are observed and differentiated by measurable geometrical parameters. Based on the Föppl-von Kármán plate theory, the observed three-dimensional features of the telephone cord blister are predicted by the proposed approximate analytical model and simulation...
January 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104636/fred-flow-diverter-a-study-on-safety-and-efficacy-in-a-consecutive-group-of-50-patients
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H Luecking, T Engelhorn, S Lang, P Goelitz, S Kloska, K Roessler, A Doerfler
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Endovascular flow diverters are increasingly used for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms. We assessed the safety and efficacy of the Flow-Redirection Endoluminal Device (FRED) in a consecutive series of 50 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Inclusion criteria were wide-neck, blister-like, or fusiform/dissecting aneurysms independent of size, treated with the FRED between February 2014 and May 2015. Assessment criteria were aneurysm occlusion, manifest ischemic stroke, bleeding, or death...
January 19, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101965/a-multi-hit-hypothesis-of-bullous-pemphigoid-and-associated-neurological-disease-is-hla-dqb1-03-01-a-potential-link-between-immune-privileged-antigen-exposure-and-epitope-spreading
#4
REVIEW
K T Amber, J Zikry, M Hertl
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is the most common autoimmune blistering disease and is linked to IgG recognition of 2 hemidesmosomal antigens, that is, BP230 (BP antigen 1) and BP180 (BP antigen 2, collagen XVII). The association of BP with other systemic diseases, particularly neurocognitive diseases, provides a potential clue in the underlying pathogenesis of BP. The role of HLA-DQB1*03:01 binding to the immunogenic portion of BP180 provides a potential mechanism by which exposure to neuronal collagen BP180 may lead to cutaneous disease...
January 19, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101016/cellulitis-in-a-liver-transplant-patient-as-an-initial-manifestation-of-disseminated-cryptococcal-disease
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Marcos Davi Gomes de Sousa, Fred Bernardes Filho, Luís Eduardo Barros Costa Fernandes, Cássia Regina Guedes Leal, Cristiane Rocha Magalhães, Marcos Antonio Custódio Neto da Silva, Halime Silva Barcaui
A 50-year-old male underwent liver transplantation due to cryptogenic cirrhosis and was admitted with severe pain in the left leg as well as phlogosis. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid was prescribed, assuming bullous erysipelas. Among the tests performed, the latex agglutination test for the Cryptococcus sp. antigen was positive, and in both the blood culture and blister culture Cryptococcus sp. was isolated. Daily fluconazole was started. Even though liposomal amphotericin B has been started on the fifth day of hospitalization, the patient progressed to death...
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089197/long-term-follow-up-analysis-of-microsurgical-clip-ligation-and-endovascular-coil-embolization-for-dorsal-wall-blister-aneurysms-of-the-internal-carotid-artery
#6
Mason A Brown, Cristian F Guandique, Jonathan Parish, Aubrey C McMillan, Stephen Lehnert, Nassir Mansour, Michael Tu, Bradley N Bohnstedt, Troy D Payner, Thomas J Leipzig, Andrew J DeNardo, John A Scott, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
: Blister aneurysms at non-branching sites of the dorsal internal carotid artery (dICA) are fragile, rare, and often difficult to treat. The purpose of this study is to address the demographics, treatment modalities, and long-term outcome of patients treated for dICA blister aneurysms. A retrospective review of medical records identified all consecutive patients who presented with a blister aneurysm from 2002 to 2011 at our institution. Eighteen patients (M=7, F=11; mean age: 48.4±15...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088993/treatment-of-recalcitrant-port-wine-stains-pws-using-a-combined-pulsed-dye-laser-pdl-and-radiofrequency-rf-energy-device
#7
Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, Hamad Alabdulrazzaq, Jeremy A Brauer, Roy G Geronemus
BACKGROUND: Pulsed dye laser (PDL) is the treatment of choice for port-wine stains (PWS). Some PWS are recalcitrant to this modality. A number of reasons for PDL treatment resistance have been described, including inadequate heat generation. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated PDL combined with radiofrequency (RF) energy into a single device to target larger and deeper blood vessels and overcome PDL resistance. METHOD: This was an open-label, prospective, single-center investigation of a novel device combining RF energy with PDL conducted to treat recalcitrant PWS...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079922/iga-tracheobronchial-deposits-underlie-respiratory-compromise-in-neonatal-linear-iga-bullous-dermatosis
#8
A Diociaiuti, G Zambruno, F Diomedi Camassei, G Di Zenzo, I Capolupo, F Stoppa, V Forziati, M El Hachem
The childhood variant of linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is characterized by blistering lesions of the perineum and perioral area with an annular or "rosette-like" arrangement, in addition to the pathognomonic linear IgA deposits along the cutaneous basement membrane zone (BMZ).(1) The disease mainly occurs in preschool children.(1) However, a handful of neonatal cases have been described, most of them presenting with severe mucosal involvement.(2-8) We report an additional case of neonatal LABD with life-threatening respiratory tract manifestations...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079921/four-cases-of-exogenous-acral-pigmentation-related-to-a-darkeling-beetle-coleoptera-tenebrionidae-blaps
#9
S Mokni, L Boussofara, W Saidi, A Aounallah, C Belajouza, N Ghariani, R Nouira, M Denguezli
Beetle (coleoptera) is the largest insect order colonizing all continents 1-2. Most of the beetles synthesize hemolymph containing several chemicals used as signals or defensive secretions against predators 2. Coleoptera body fluids can accidentally come into contact with humans' skin and induce dermatitis. Skin contact with the beetles commonly causes blistering skin eruption 3. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 12, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079549/contemporary-methods-allowing-for-safe-and-convenient-use-of-amniotic-membrane-as-a-biologic-wound-dressing-for-burns
#10
David N Herndon, Ludwik K Branski
Partial-thickness burns involve damage to the upper layer of skin, which leaves nerve endings exposed, and therefore represent the most painful of several categories of thermal injuries. Historically, partial-thickness burns were treated conservatively by debriding the blisters, by daily tubbing and washing, and the application of new bandages with topical medications. Human amniotic membrane has been used for centuries as a biological wound dressing. In the past 20 years, there has been an increasing body of literature addressing the use of amniotic tissue in chronic wounds and burns...
February 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079339/survey-of-bullous-pemphigoid-in-an-italian-university-hospital-clinical-epidemiological-characteristics-and-follow-up
#11
Riccardo Balestri, Giulia Odorici, Annalisa Patrizi, Salvatore D Infusino, Michela Magnano, Federico Bardazzi
BACKGROUND: The clinical-epidemiological characteristics and course of bullous pemphigoid in the general population is not clear. Few studies have been performed to date, and only one in the Italian population more than ten years ago. We decided to evaluate the characteristics and outcome of patients admitted for a bullous pemphigoid at our Hospital in the last 4 years. METHODS: We retrospectively review the last 4 years' medical records of the Department of Dermatology of the University of Bologna, identifying all patients with histological and immunological data typical for bullous pemphigoid...
January 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064226/salivary-samples-for-the-diagnosis-of-pemphigus-vulgaris-using-the-biochip-approach-a-pilot-study
#12
Irene Russo, Andrea Saponeri, Anna Michelotto, Mauro Alaibac
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare autoimmune intraepithelial blistering skin disease characterized by the presence of circulating autoantibodies against desmoglein 3 (DSG3) and desmoglein 1 (DSG1), resulting in loss of the normal epithelial cell-to-cell adhesion, through a process called acantholysis. In recent years, a BIOCHIP-based indirect immunofluorescence technique for the determination of anti-DSG3 and anti-DSG1 autoantibodies has been described. Even though, the use of saliva anti-DSG3 and anti-DSG1 ELISA for the diagnosis of PV has been already reported, there are no studies concerning the utilization of saliva by the BIOCHIP approach...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052374/use-of-nicotinamide-in-dermatology
#13
REVIEW
E Forbat, F Al-Niaimi, F R Ali
Nicotinamide (niacinamide) is the water-soluble, amide form of vitamin B3. We review the evidence underlying the use of nicotinamide for various dermatological indications, including nonmelanoma cancer prophylaxis, blistering disorders, acne vulgaris and cosmetic indications, and speculate upon its future role in dermatological practice.
January 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045749/histologic-assessment-of-lichenoid-dermatitis-observed-in-patients-with-advanced-malignancies-on-antiprogramed-cell-death-1-anti-pd-1-therapy-with-or-without-ipilimumab
#14
Shaun Chou, Shelley Ji Eun Hwang, Giuliana Carlos, Deepal Wakade, Pablo Fernandez-Penas
Lichenoid drug reaction is a common adverse reaction in patients taking immune-modulatory agents such as antiprogramed cell death (PD-1) and cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 agents. The authors describe the clinical and histologic features of lichenoid drug reaction in 20 biopsies from 15 patients on anti-PD-1 agents and 9 biopsies from 7 patients on anti-PD-1 plus ipilimumab therapy. Clinically, all except 2 patients presented with discrete, violaceous exanthematous papules to plaques. The lichenoid inflammation in the majority (18 of 29 biopsies) was florid although histology was quite heterogeneous...
January 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045244/vacuum-deposited-porphyrin-protective-films-on-graphite-electrochemical-atomic-force-microscopy-investigation-during-anion-intercalation
#15
Rossella Yivlialin, Gianlorenzo Bussetti, Marta Penconi, Alberto Bossi, Franco Ciccacci, Marco Finazzi, Lamberto Duò
The development of graphene products promotes a renewed interest toward the use of graphite in addition to the historical one for its proven viability as battery electrode. However, when exposed to harsh conditions, the graphite surface ages in ways that still need to be fully characterized. In applications to batteries, to optimize the electrode performances in acid solutions, different surface functionalizations have been studied. Among them, aromatic molecules have been recently proposed. In this communication, we report on the protective effect exerted by a physical-vapor-deposited porphyrin layer...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040821/over-the-counter-and-natural-remedies-for-onychomycosis-do-they-really-work
#16
Pierre Halteh, Richard K Scher, Shari R Lipner
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail unit that may lead to dystrophy and disfigurement over time. It accounts for up to 50% of all nail conditions, with toenails affected more commonly than fingernails. Onychomycosis may affect quality of life and increase the prevalence and severity of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Available oral agents approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of onychomycosis include terbinafine and itraconazole, which have demonstrated good efficacy but are associated with the risk of systemic side effects and drug-drug interactions...
November 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038889/periodontitis-in-oral-pemphigus-and-pemphigoid-a-systematic-review-of-published-studies
#17
REVIEW
Isabella Jascholt, Olivia Lai, Detlef Zillikens, Michael Kasperkiewicz
Periodontitis and autoimmune bullous diseases, including pemphigus vulgaris and mucous membrane pemphigoid, are immunoinflammatory disorders leading to microbial plaque- and autoantibody-elicited tissue injury of the oral cavity, respectively. Evidence indicates that these autoimmune conditions may represent a risk factor for periodontitis, but no systematic evaluation exists to corroborate this assumption. A systematic literature review of periodontal status in pemphigus and pemphigoid was conducted. Electronic searches using PubMed from inception to July 2016 identified 10 studies meeting predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria...
December 28, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038887/prospective-studies-on-the-routine-use-of-a-novel-multivariant-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-autoimmune-bullous-diseases
#18
Nina van Beek, Cornelia Dähnrich, Nora Johannsen, Susanne Lemcke, Stephanie Goletz, Franziska Hübner, Giovanni Di Zenzo, Marian Dmochowski, Kossara Drenovska, Shamir Geller, Michael Horn, Cezary Kowalewski, Ljiljana Medenica, Dedee F Murrell, Aikaterini Patsatsi, Soner Uzun, Snejina Vassileva, Detlef Zillikens, Wolfgang Schlumberger, Enno Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Serologic diagnosis of autoimmune blistering disease (AIBD) usually follows a sophisticated multistep algorithm. OBJECTIVE: We sought validation of a multivariant enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in the routine diagnosis of AIBD. METHODS: The multivariant ELISA comprising 6 recombinant immunodominant forms of major AIBD target antigens, ie, desmoglein 1, desmoglein 3, envoplakin, BP180, BP230, and type VII collagen was applied in: (1) a cohort of well-characterized AIBD (n = 173) and control sera (n = 130), (2) a prospective multicenter study with 204 sera from patients with newly diagnosed AIBD with positive direct immunofluorescence microscopy, and (3) a prospective monocenter study with 292 consecutive sera from patients with clinical suspicion of AIBD in comparison with the conventional multistep diagnostic algorithm...
December 28, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032605/blister-free-ion-beam-patterning-of-supported-graphene
#19
Charlotte Herbig, E Harriet Åhlgren, Thomas Michely
Ion irradiation of metal supported two-dimensional layers results over a broad parameter space in noble gas trapping at the interface of the two-dimensional layer and the metal substrate. Trapping may give rise to the formation of gas filled blisters which deteriorate the structural and electronic properties of graphene. Here, we investigate the dependence of noble gas trapping at a graphene/Ir(111) interface and of graphene sputtering on the angle of incidence using scanning tunneling microscopy. Our experimental results are compared to dedicated molecular dynamics simulations...
February 3, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032340/the-burden-of-common-skin-diseases-assessed-with-the-eq5d-a-european-multi-centre-study-in-13-countries
#20
F Balieva, J Kupfer, L Lien, U Gieler, A Y Finlay, L Tomas-Aragonés, F Poot, L Misery, F Sampogna, H van Middendorp, J A Halvorsen, J C Szepietowski, A Lvov, S E Marrón, M S Salek, F J Dalgard
BACKGROUND: Generic instruments measuring health related quality of life (HRQoL), like EQ5D, enable comparison of skin diseases with healthy populations and non-dermatological medical conditions, as well as calculation of utility data. OBJECTIVES: The aims were to measure HRQoL in patients with common skin diseases and healthy controls across Europe using the EQ5D. METHODS: This multi-center observational cross-sectional study was conducted in 13 European countries...
December 29, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
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