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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738145/giant-blistering-of-nanometer-thick-al2o3-zno-films-grown-by-atomic-layer-deposition-mechanism-and-potential-applications
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Hongfei Liu, Shifeng Guo, Ren Bin Yang, Coryl Jing Jun Lee, Lei Zhang
Giant circular blisters of up to 300 μm in diameter and 10 μm in deflection have been produced on nanometer-thick Al2O3-on-ZnO stacks grown by atomic layer deposition at 150 oC followed by annealing at elevated temperatures. Their shape changes upon varied ambient pressures provide evidence that their formation is related to an anneal-induced outgassing combined with their impermeability. The former mainly occurs in the bottom ZnO layer that recrystallizes and releases residual hydroxide ions at elevated temperatures while the latter is dominantly contributed by the pinhole-free Al2O3 layer on top...
July 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737434/defining-the-timing-of-25-oh-d-rescue-following-nitrogen-mustard-exposure
#2
Lopa M Das, Amy M Binko, Zachary P Traylor, Lori Duesler, Kurt Q Lu
OBJECTIVE: Mass exposure to alkylating agents such as nitrogen mustard (NM), whether accidental or intentional as during warfare, are known to cause systemic toxicity and severe blistering from cutaneous exposure. Thus, establishing the timing and appropriate dose of any potential drug designed to reverse or impede these toxicities is critical for wound repair and survival. Our previous data demonstrates that a single intraperitoneal injection of low-dose 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D) given as early as 1 hour following NM exposure is sufficient to rescue mice from pancytopenia and death...
July 24, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736835/peptide-mimetics-of-immunoglobulin-a-iga-and-fc%C3%AE-ri-block-iga-induced-human-neutrophil-activation-and-migration
#3
Marieke H Heineke, Lydia P E van der Steen, Rianne M Korthouwer, J Joris Hage, Johannes P M Langedijk, Joris J Benschop, Jantine E Bakema, Jerry W Slootstra, Marjolein van Egmond
The cross-linking of the IgA Fc receptor (FcαRI) by IgA induces release of the chemoattractant LTB4, thereby recruiting neutrophils in a positive feedback loop. IgA autoantibodies of patients with autoimmune blistering skin diseases therefore induce massive recruitment of neutrophils, resulting in severe tissue damage. To interfere with neutrophil mobilization and reduce disease morbidity, we developed a panel of specific peptides mimicking either IgA or FcαRI sequences. CLIPS technology was used to stabilize three-dimensional structures and to increase peptides' half-life...
July 24, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736230/pro-inflammatory-chemokines-and-cytokines-dominate-the-blister-fluid-molecular-signature-in-epidermolysis-bullosa-patients-and-affect-leukocyte-and-stem-cell-migration
#4
Vitali Alexeev, Julio Cesar Salas-Alanis, Francis Palisson, Lila Mukhtarzada, Giulio Fortuna, Jouni Uitto, Andy South, Olga Igoucheva
Hereditary epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is associated with skin blistering and the development of chronic non-healing wounds. Although clinical studies have shown that cell-based therapies improve wound healing, recruitment of therapeutic cells to blistering skin and to more advanced skin lesions remains a challenge. Here, we analyzed cytokines and chemokines in blister fluids (BF) of patients affected by dystrophic, junctional and simplex EB. Our analysis revealed high levels of CXCR1, CXCR2, CCR2 and CCR4 ligands, particularly dominant in dystrophic and junctional EB...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735968/epidemiology-and-clinical-features-of-green-pit-viper-trimeresurus-trigonocephalus-envenoming-in-sri-lanka
#5
R M M K Namal Rathnayaka, P E A N Ranathunga, S A M Kularatne
Green pit viper is a venomous endemic snake in Sri Lanka. But little is known regarding its envenoming in the country. This study was carried out in order to find out epidemiology and clinical profile of its bites. A series of 17 patients with Sri Lankan Green pit viper (Trimeresurus trigonocephalus) bites was prospectively studied over 4 years. The mean age was 36 ½ years (range 12-61 years) and comprised 14 (82%) males. Except one case, all bites occurred during day time (0600 h-1800h) due to inadvertent provocation...
July 20, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727605/in-vitro-compatibility-of-contact-lenses-with-corneal-epithelial-cells
#6
Ajay K Vijay, Zohra Fadli, Carol Lakkis, Chantal Coles-Brennan, Mark D P Willcox
PURPOSE: To determine the interaction of contact lenses of different materials with corneal epithelial cells grown in tissue culture. METHODS: Two different corneal epithelial cell lines were grown to confluence in culture media. Two hydrogel contact lenses with and without polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) {1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST (1-Day ACUVUE [hydrogel lenses]) and a silicone hydrogel contact lens, AIR OPTIX NIGHT & DAY} were removed from their blister packs, washed in phosphate-buffered saline, and applied to the cells...
July 18, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726005/the-role-of-sleep-in-pemphigus-a-review-of-mechanisms-and-perspectives
#7
Matheus Negrao Pedroni, Camila Hirotsu, Adriana Maria Porro, Sergio Tufik, Monica Levy Andersen
Pemphigus is an autoimmune bullous disease that causes the development of blisters and erosions on the skin and/or mucosa. Its inflammatory process is mediated by cytokines, which interact with sleep in a bidirectional manner. Pain, a frequent symptom due to pemphigus lesions, is well known to impair sleep quality. Depression is also associated with pemphigus and pro-inflammatory cytokines and may impair sleep. Additionally, a common relationship among other dermatological diseases and sleep has increasingly been described...
July 19, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725564/post-partum-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-associated-with-necrotizing-fasciitis
#8
Wei Chuan Chua, Mohd Zulfakar Mazlan, Saedah Ali, Sanihah Che Omar, Wan Mohd Nazaruddin Wan Hassan, S Praveena Seevaunnantum, Rhendra Hardy Mohd Zaini, Mohd Hasyizan Hassan, Alwi Muhd Besari, Zaidah Abd Rahman, Zeti Norfidiyati Salmuna Ayub, Sabrina Abd Ghani, Normalinda Yaacob, Wan Rosilawati Wan Rosli
We report a fatal case of post-partum streptococcal toxic shock syndrome in a patient who was previously healthy and had presented to the emergency department with an extensive blistering ecchymotic lesions over her right buttock and thigh associated with severe pain. The pregnancy had been uncomplicated, and the mode of delivery had been spontaneous vaginal delivery with an episiotomy. She was found to have septicemic shock requiring high inotropic support. Subsequently, she was treated for necrotizing fasciitis, complicated by septicemic shock and multiple organ failures...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720742/-two-cases-of-ruptured-blood-blister-like-aneurysm-treated-with-x-ray-angiography-perfusion-xap-analysis
#9
Shoichi Tani, Hirotoshi Imamura, Katsunori Asai, Kampei Shimizu, Hidemitsu Adachi, So Tokunaga, Takayuki Funatsu, Mikiya Beppu, Keita Suzuki, Hiromasa Adachi, Tomohiro Okuda, Yuichi Matsui, Yasunori Yoshida, Shuhei Kawabata, Ryo Akiyama, Kazufumi Horiuchi, Nobuyuki Sakai
Two cases of ruptured blood blister-like internal carotid artery aneurysms for which low flow bypass was sufficient to attain successful treatment of trapping are reported. In the acute stage of rupture, it is troublesome to perform accurate examinations of tolerance to ischemia like balloon occlusion test(BOT)for estimating the required amount of bypass flow. In our cases, X-ray angiography perfusion(XAP)analysis was introduced, which could be performed in a couple dozen seconds without room-to-room transfer of patients, following the ordinary examination of diagnostic digital subtraction angiography...
July 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719980/distinguishing-epidermolysis-bullosa-acquisita-from-bullous-pemphigoid-without-direct-immunofluorescence
#10
Kerry M Gardner, Richard I Crawford
BACKGROUND: It has been postulated that periodic acid-Schiff staining of basement membrane can predict direct immunofluorescence patterns seen in epidermolysis bullosa acquisita and bullous pemphigoid. It has also been suggested that the type of inflammatory infiltrate or presence of fraying of basal keratinocytes may differentiate these two conditions. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to confirm these observations. METHODS: We reviewed 13 cases of direct immunofluorescence-confirmed epidermolysis bullosa acquisita and 19 cases of direct immunofluorescence-confirmed bullous pemphigoid, all with a subepidermal blister in the routinely processed specimen...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718937/wound-healing-in-epidermolysis-bullosa
#11
L B Tuderman, J E Mellerio
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a group of inherited diseases characterised by recurrent skin blistering due to impaired epidermal or dermo-epidermal adhesion. In some subtypes, damage to internal organs causes serious comorbidities, and an increased risk of early and aggressive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) characterizes recessive dystrophic EB (RDEB). It is likely that EB will only be cured by mutation-correction interventions, but until that goal becomes a reality we need to pool and extend knowledge about wound management and other strategies to improve quality of life for people with EB...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713725/orange-and-sunlight-a-recipe-for-blisters
#12
Stephanie Au, Ali Yousif, Suresh Anandan
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May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713074/barriers-and-facilitators-to-adherence-to-secondary-stroke-prevention-medications-after-stroke-analysis-of-survivors-and-caregivers-views-from-an-online-stroke-forum
#13
James Jamison, Stephen Sutton, Jonathan Mant, Anna De Simoni
OBJECTIVE: To identify barriers and facilitators of medication adherence in patients with stroke along with their caregivers. DESIGN: Qualitative thematic analysis of posts about secondary prevention medications, informed by Perceptions and Practicalities Approach. SETTING: Posts written by the UK stroke survivors and their family members taking part in the online forum of the Stroke Association, between 2004 and 2011. PARTICIPANTS: 84 participants: 49 stroke survivors, 33 caregivers, 2 not stated, identified using the keywords 'taking medication', 'pills', 'size', 'side-effects', 'routine', 'blister' as well as secondary prevention medication terms...
July 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711083/bedside-diagnostics-in-dermatology-parasitic-and-noninfectious-diseases
#14
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Robert G Micheletti, Arturo R Dominguez, Karolyn A Wanat
In addition to aiding the diagnosis of viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases, mineral oil preparation, Tzanck smear, and other techniques can be used to diagnose parasitic infections, neonatal pustular dermatoses, blistering diseases, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and a plethora of other benign and malignant conditions, including granulomatous diseases and tumors. In many cases, these techniques are specific, reliable, and easy to perform and interpret. In others, a certain amount of training and expertise are required...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706764/neuroradiological-endovascular-intervention-for-diplopia-in-a-case-of-aneurysmal-aberrant-regeneration-of-the-third-nerve
#15
Anupam C A Rao, Saumil A Shah, Benjamin W C Sim, Steven T H Yun, Neeranjali S Jain, Yashar Kalani, Ian C Francis
Aberrant regeneration of the third nerve occurs as a result of synkinetic 'miswiring' of the third nerve following its injury, such as in third cranial nerve palsy due to tumor, trauma, or aneurysm. The case presented is an elderly woman with new vertical diplopia, which led to a diagnosis of a third cranial nerve palsy, thought to be caused by a 5 mm blister aneurysm of the posterior communicating artery. However, neuro-ophthalmological evaluation diagnosed aberrant regeneration of the third nerve, with the cause of her new vertical diplopia being an ipsilateral fourth nerve palsy...
June 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698724/hla-b-1502-in-iranian-children-with-anticonvulsant-drugs-induced-skin-reactions
#16
Seyed Hasan Tonekaboni, Narjes Jafari, Mahboubeh Mansouri, Sayena Jabbehdari, Rahil Eftekhari, Zahra Chavoshzadeh, Fatemeh Abdollah Gorji, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi
OBJECTIVE: Anticonvulsant drugs can cause various forms of skin drug reactions, ranging from exanthema to severe blistering reactions. An association between HLA-B*1502 allele and severe skin reactions have been reported. MATERIALS & METHODS: Fifteen patients with severe skin reactions following treatment with anticonvulsant drugs (Carbamazepine, lamotrigine, phenobarbital, primidone) and 15 controls (age-matched epileptic patients taking similar anticonvulsants without drug eruption) were included...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697212/maxillary-implant-prosthodontic-treatment-using-digital-laboratory-protocol-for-a-patient-with-epidermolysis-bullosa-a-case-history-report
#17
Rubén Agustín-Panadero, Blanca Serra-Pastor, David Peñarrocha-Oltra, Miguel Peñarrocha-Diago
Epidermolysis bullosa belongs to a group of genetic diseases that present with skin disorders and is characterized by generalized blister formation in response to mechanical trauma. This article reports on the management of a recessive dystrophic epidermolytic patient with four remaining periodontally compromised maxillary teeth. Treatment involved placement of four maxillary implants and use of computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture techniques to fabricate a fixed full-arch implant-supported prosthesis...
July 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693159/cantharidin-alters-the-expression-of-genes-associated-with-the-nkg2d-associated-immune-response-in-tsgh-8301-human-bladder-carcinoma-cells
#18
Jehn-Hwa Kuo, An-Cheng Huang, Jen-Jyh Lin, Kuang-Chi Lai, Rick Sai-Chuen Wu, Jiun-Long Yang, Bin-Chuan Ji, Mei-Due Yang, Yung-Lin Chu, Jing-Gung Chung
Cantharidin (CTD) is a natural toxin in beetles of the Mylabris genus (blister beetle), which has been revealed to induce cell death in various types of human cancer cells. However, to the best of our knowledge, no previous studies have investigated the effect of CTD on the expression of genes and their associated signaling pathways in human bladder carcinoma cells. In the present study, CTD-induced cell morphological changes and apoptosis were observed using phase-contrast microscopy and the terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling assay, respectively, in TSGH-8301 human bladder carcinoma cells...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691931/gentamicin-induces-functional-type-vii-collagen-in-recessive-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa-patients
#19
David T Woodley, Jon Cogan, Yingping Hou, Chao Lyu, M Peter Marinkovich, Douglas Keene, Mei Chen
BACKGROUND: Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is an incurable disease caused by mutations in the gene encoding type VII collagen, the major component of anchoring fibrils (AF). We previously demonstrated that gentamicin produced functional type VII collagen in RDEB cells harboring nonsense mutations. Herein, we determined whether topical or intradermal gentamicin administration induces type VII collagen and AFs in RDEB patients. METHODS: A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial assessed safety and efficacy of topical and intradermal gentamicin in 5 RDEB patients with nonsense mutations...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685861/suction-blister-lesions-and-epithelialization-monitored-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#20
M G Ahlström, L M R Gjerdrum, H F Larsen, C Fuchs, A L Sørensen, J L Forman, M S Ågren, M Mogensen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Our objective was to assess epithelialization of suction blister lesions by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and benchmark it to histology using epidermal thickness (ET) as the primary outcome. METHODS: Thirty-two healthy volunteers were recruited to Study 1 and 2. One 10-mm suction blister was raised on each buttock, and the blister roof was excised. Lesions were covered with moisture-retaining dressing. In Study 1, the lesions were OCT-scanned on day 0 (D0), D2 and D4 and excised for histological examination...
July 7, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
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