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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742235/silver-delivery-approaches-in-the-management-of-partial-thickness-burns-a-systematic-review-and-indirect-treatment-comparison
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Leo Nherera, Paul Trueman, Christopher Roberts, Leena Berg
Silver-containing products play an important role in the management of burn wound infections. We sought to compare the efficacy of commonly used silver delivery approaches including nanocrystalline silver, silver-impregnated hydrofiber dressing, and silver-impregnated foam dressing as the main products in the management of partial thickness burns. A systematic review was performed by searching PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane and other databases to identify relevant randomised controlled trials and observational studies...
July 25, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741629/low-intensity-shockwave-therapy-for-erectile-dysfunction-is-the-evidence-strong-enough
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REVIEW
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects ∼30% of all men above the age of 40 years and its prevalence steadily increases with age. Current nonsurgical treatment options, including phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5I), provide temporary relief but have failed to provide a permanent improvement of the condition. Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT) is noninvasive and uses acoustic waves, which can pass through tissue and be focussed to target specific areas or organs to induce the desired effects...
July 25, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741475/cachexia-and-brown-fat-a-burning-issue-in-cancer
#3
Serkan Kir, Bruce M Spiegelman
Cachexia, a progressive weight loss in cancer patients that results from tumor-induced energy wasting, is a serious problem that interferes with response to treatment and affects quality of life. Recent studies suggest that thermogenesis of adipose tissues is involved in energy wasting and also point to a link between the atrophy of fat and muscle. Tumor-derived PTHrP has emerged as a key molecule playing multiple roles in cachexia, from fat 'browning' factor to potential therapeutic target.
September 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740415/the-extracellular-matrix-of-eggshell-displays-anti-inflammatory-activities-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-lps-triggered-human-immune-cells
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Tram T Vuong, Sissel B Rønning, Henri-Pierre Suso, Ralf Schmidt, Kristian Prydz, Marlene Lundström, Anders Moen, Mona E Pedersen
Avian eggshell membrane (ESM) is a natural biomaterial that has been used as an alternative natural bandage on burned and cut skin injuries for >400 years in Asian countries, and is available in large quantities from egg industries. Our aim was to characterize ESM that was separated and processed from egg waste, and to study whether this material possesses anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable as an ingredient in industrial production of low cost wound healing products. Our results show that the processed ESM particles retain a fibrous structure similar to that observed for the native membrane, and contain collagen, and carbohydrate components such as hyaluronic acid and sulfated glycosaminoglycans, as well as N-glycans, mostly with uncharged structures...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740387/apatinib-loaded-nanoparticles-suppress-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-induced-angiogenesis-and-experimental-corneal-neovascularization
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Jung Eun Lee, Koung Li Kim, Danbi Kim, Yeongju Yeo, Hyounkoo Han, Myung Goo Kim, Sun Hwa Kim, Hyuncheol Kim, Ji Hoon Jeong, Wonhee Suh
Pathological angiogenesis is one of the major symptoms of severe ocular diseases, including corneal neovascularization. The blockade of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) action has been recognized as an efficient strategy for treating corneal neovascularization. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether nanoparticle-based delivery of apatinib, a novel and selective inhibitor of VEGF receptor 2, inhibits VEGF-mediated angiogenesis and suppresses experimental corneal neovascularization. Water-insoluble apatinib was encapsulated in nanoparticles composed of human serum albumin (HSA)-conjugated polyethylene glycol (PEG)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739100/movement-of-retinal-vessels-toward-the-optic-nerve-head-after-increasing-intraocular-pressure-in-monkey-eyes-with-experimental-glaucoma
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Atsumi Kuroda, Nobuko Enomoto, Kyoko Ishida, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Tetsuro Noguchi, Naoto Horai, Hirotaka Onoe, Hideaki Hara, Goji Tomita
A shift or displacement of the retinal blood vessels (RBVs) with neuroretinal rim thinning indicates the progression of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. In chronic open angle glaucoma, individuals with RBV positional shifts exhibit more rapid visual field loss than those without RBV shifts. The retinal vessels reportedly move onto the optic nerve head (ONH) in response to glaucoma damage, suggesting that RBVs are pulled toward the ONH in response to increased cupping. Whether this phenomenon only applies to RVBs located in the vicinity or inside the ONH or, more generally, to RBVs also located far from the ONH, however, is unclear...
July 21, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738972/clinicopathological-evaluation-of-marjolin-ulcers-over-two-decades
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Melike Oruç, Yüksel Kankaya, Nezih Sungur, Kadri Özer, Veysel Murat Işık, M Gürhan Ulusoy, Afşin Uysal, Uğur Koçer
Malignant changes arising on the previously traumatized or chronically inflamed skin are defined as Marjolin ulcers. They can develop on many different lesions but frequently they are detected on burn scars. Histopathologically, Marjolin ulcers are mostly diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma and they need special attention when especially located on the lower extremities. In this study, 63 patients treated for Marjolin ulcers between January 2000 and March 2015 were evaluated according to etiology, histological differentiation, primary tumor size, patient age and anatomical localization...
July 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738899/a-rare-manifestation-of-burns-after-lightning-strike-in-rural-ghana-a-case-report
#8
Paschal Awingura Apanga, John Atigiba Azumah, Joseph Bayewala Yiranbon
BACKGROUND: Lightning is a natural phenomenon that mostly affects countries in the tropical and subtropical regions of the globe, including Ghana. Lightning strikes pose a global public health issue. Although strikes to humans are uncommon, it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 10-year-old Ghanaian girl who got second-degree burns after being struck by lightning. She was put on an intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotic (ceftriaxone), Ringer's lactate, and her burns were dressed with sterile gauze impregnated with Vaseline (petroleum jelly) and silver sulfadiazine ointment...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738111/topical-clonazepam-solution-for-the-management-of-burning-mouth-syndrome-a-retrospective-study
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Michal Kuten-Shorrer, Nathaniel S Treister, Shannon Stock, John M Kelley, Yisi D Ji, Sook-Bin Woo, Mark A Lerman, Stefan Palmason, Stephen T Sonis, Alessandro Villa
AIMS: To evaluate and compare the effectiveness of two concentrations of topical clonazepam solution in improving symptoms of burning mouth syndrome (BMS). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients diagnosed with BMS and managed with topical clonazepam solution between 2008 and 2015. A 0.5-mg/mL solution was prescribed until 2012, when this was changed to a 0.1 mg/mL solution. Patients were instructed to swish with 5 mL for 5 minutes and spit two to four times daily...
July 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737987/factors-associated-with-patient-preferences-for-disease-modifying-therapies-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Ana L Hincapie, Jonathan Penm, Craig F Burns
BACKGROUND: Treatment adherence in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is essential to reduce the rate of acute neurological attacks, severity of relapses, and hospitalizations and to slow its progression. Adherence rates in MS patients have been shown to be affected by multiple factors, including physical or cognitive difficulties, perceived lack of treatment efficacy, treatment-related adverse events, injection anxiety, and frequency of administration. OBJECTIVE: To elicit the preferences of MS patients for noneconomic and economic attributes of current disease-modifying therapies (DMTs)...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737007/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-pentoxifylline-in-the-treatment-of-oral-submucous-fibrosis-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jinli Liu, Fangman Chen, Zihao Wei, Min Qiu, Zheru Li, Hongxia Dan, Qianming Chen, Lu Jiang
OBJECTIVES: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF), a potentially malignant oral cavity disorder that causes speech and mastication problems, lacks an established treatment regimen; moreover, no treatment can effectively reverse the course of OSMF. A meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the efficacy of the peripheral vasodilator, pentoxifylline, in the treatment of OSMF. METHODS: We searched five different databases for studies meeting our eligibility criteria (up to June 30, 2017)...
July 24, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736267/gamma-tocopherol-enriched-supplement-reduces-sputum-eosinophilia-and-endotoxin-induced-sputum-neutrophilia-in-volunteers-with-asthma
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Allison J Burbank, Charity G Duran, Yinghao Pan, Patricia Burns, Susan Jones, Qing Jiang, Chao Yang, Sha'Leema Jenkins, Heather Wells, Neil Alexis, Mehmet Kesimer, William D Bennett, Haibo Zhou, David B Peden, Michelle L Hernandez
BACKGROUND: We and others have shown that the gamma tocopherol (γT) isoform of vitamin E has multiple anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions and that γT supplementation reduces eosinophilic and endotoxin (LPS)-induced neutrophilic airway inflammation in animal models and healthy human volunteers. OBJECTIVE: To determine if γT supplementation reduces eosinophilic airway inflammation and acute neutrophilic response to inhaled LPS challenge in volunteers with asthma...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736179/venous-thromboembolism-in-burn-patients-is-not-prevented-by-chemoprophylaxis
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Sheena Sikora, Anthony Papp
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolisms (VTE) including deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are serious complications following burn trauma. There are inconsistencies in the literature regarding thromboembolic prevention strategies and data suggests that complications occur despite chemoprophylaxis. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of deep venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism in burn patients who are actively being treated with VTE prophylaxis and to determine factors that help predict which anti-coagulated patients are at risk for VTE and may benefit from further treatment...
July 20, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736162/-skin-engineering-for-severe-burns
#14
J-J Lataillade, B Magne, E Bey, T Leclerc, M Trouillas
Severe burned patients need definitive and efficient wound coverage. Outcome of massive burns has been improved by using cultured epithelial autografts (CEA). Despite fragility, percentages of success take, cost of treatment and long-term tendency to contracture, this surgical technique has been developed in few burn centres. First improvements were to combine CEA and dermis-like substitute. Cultured skin substitutes provide earlier skin closure and satisfying functional result. These methods have been used successfully in massive burns...
July 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734862/respiratory-infections-and-antibiotic-usage-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency
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Johannes M Sperlich, Bodo Grimbacher, Sarita Workman, Tanzina Haque, Suranjith L Seneviratne, Siobhan O Burns, Veronika Reiser, Werner Vach, John R Hurst, David M Lowe
BACKGROUND: Patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) suffer frequent respiratory tract infections despite immunoglobulin replacement and are prescribed significant quantities of antibiotics. The clinical and microbiological nature of these exacerbations, the symptomatic triggers to take antibiotics, and the response to treatment have not been previously investigated. OBJECTIVES: To describe the nature, frequency, treatment, and clinical course of respiratory tract exacerbations in patients with CVID and to describe pathogens isolated during respiratory tract exacerbations...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734714/arthroscopic-treatment-of-posterior-shoulder-instability-in-patients-with-and-without-glenoid-dysplasia-a-comparative-outcomes-analysis
#16
Joseph W Galvin, Douglas R Morte, Jason A Grassbaugh, Stephen A Parada, Samuel H Burns, Josef K Eichinger
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of glenoid dysplasia on outcomes after isolated arthroscopic posterior labral repair in a young military population. METHODS: Thirty-seven male patients who underwent arthroscopic posterior labral repair for symptomatic posterior shoulder instability were evaluated at a mean duration of 3.1 years. A comparative analysis was performed for those with glenoid dysplasia and without dysplasia. Additional factors analyzed included military occupational specialty (MOS), preoperative mental health clinical encounters and mental health medication use, and radiographic characteristics (version, posterior humeral head subluxation, and posterior capsular area) on a preoperative standard shoulder magnetic resonance arthrogram...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732800/histological-case-control-study-of-peeling-induced-skin-changes-by-different-peeling-agents-in-surgically-subcutaneous-undermined-skin-flaps-in-facelift-patients
#17
P Gonser, S Kaestner, P Jaminet, K Kaye
A histological evaluation of peeling-induced skin changes in subcutaneous undermined preauricular facial skin flaps of nine patients was performed. There were three treatment groups: Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) 25%, TCA 40% and phenol/croton oil; one group served as control. Two independent evaluators determined the epidermal and dermal thickness and the depth of necrosis (micrometre). The percentual tissue damage due to the peeling was calculated, and a one-sample t-test for statistical significance was performed...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730896/cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-potential-mechanisms-for-the-benefit-of-capsaicin-and-hot-water-hydrotherapy-in-treatment
#18
John R Richards, Jeff M Lapoint, Guillermo Burillo-Putze
INTRODUCTION: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a clinical disorder that has become more prevalent with increasing use of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids, and which is difficult to treat. Standard antiemetics commonly fail to alleviate the severe nausea and vomiting characteristic of the syndrome. Curiously, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome patients often report dramatic relief of symptoms with hot showers and baths, and topical capsaicin. OBJECTIVES: In this review, we detail the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of capsaicin and explore possible mechanisms for its beneficial effect, including activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 and neurohumoral regulation...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729849/nerve-decompression-and-restless-legs-syndrome-a-retrospective-analysis
#19
James C Anderson, Megan L Fritz, John-Michael Benson, Brian L Tracy
INTRODUCTION: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a prevalent sleep disorder affecting quality of life and is often comorbid with other neurological diseases, including peripheral neuropathy. The mechanisms related to RLS symptoms remain unclear, and treatment options are often aimed at symptom relief rather than etiology. RLS may present in distinct phenotypes often described as "primary" vs. "secondary" RLS. Secondary RLS is often associated with peripheral neuropathy. Nerve decompression surgery of the common and superficial fibular nerves is used to treat peripheral neuropathy...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729571/a-review-of-implant-provision-for-hypodontia-patients-within-a-scottish-referral-centre
#20
B Burns, V Grieg, V Bissell, L Savarrio
Background Implant treatment to replace congenitally missing teeth often involves multidisciplinary input in a secondary care environment. High quality patient care requires an in-depth knowledge of treatment requirements.Aim This service review aimed to determine treatment needs, efficiency of service and outcomes achieved in hypodontia patients. It also aimed to determine any specific difficulties encountered in service provision, and suggest methods to overcome these.Methods Hypodontia patients in the Unit of Periodontics of the Scottish referral centre under consideration, who had implant placement and fixed restoration, or review completed over a 31 month period, were included...
July 21, 2017: British Dental Journal
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