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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915292/news-views-and-reviews-a-tool-for-my-laser-practice-i-simply-can-t-do-without-shining-a-light-on-my-favorite-light-source
#1
Eric F Bernstein
With laser surgery, what you see is what you get. Visualizing the target for treatment, be it a port-wine stain, a cluster of spider veins, a tattoo or freckles, or simply photodamaged skin requires seeing through surface reflections, dry skin, and often quite dark laser goggles. The tool that has been indispensable to me in my practice is the Syris v900L polarizing and magnifying headlamp. This indispensable tool makes laser treatment more precise, effective, and easier by truly shining a light on the subject of a laser treatment...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901684/comparison-of-initial-patient-setup-accuracy-between-surface-imaging-and-three-point-localization-a-retrospective-analysis
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Dennis N Stanley, Kristen A McConnell, Neil Kirby, Alonso N Gutiérrez, Nikos Papanikolaou, Karl Rasmussen
PURPOSE: Historically, the process of positioning a patient prior to imaging verification used a set of permanent patient marks, or tattoos, placed subcutaneously. After aligning to these tattoos, plan specific shifts are applied and the position is verified with imaging, such as cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). Due to a variety of factors, these marks may deviate from the desired position or it may be hard to align the patient to these marks. Surface-based imaging systems are an alternative method of verifying initial positioning with the entire skin surface instead of tattoos...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900193/synchrotron-based-%C3%AE-xrf-mapping-and-%C3%AE-ftir-microscopy-enable-to-look-into-the-fate-and-effects-of-tattoo-pigments-in-human-skin
#3
Ines Schreiver, Bernhard Hesse, Christian Seim, Hiram Castillo-Michel, Julie Villanova, Peter Laux, Nadine Dreiack, Randolf Penning, Remi Tucoulou, Marine Cotte, Andreas Luch
The increasing prevalence of tattoos provoked safety concerns with respect to particle distribution and effects inside the human body. We used skin and lymphatic tissues from human corpses to address local biokinetics by means of synchrotron X-ray fluorescence (XRF) techniques at both the micro (μ) and nano (ν) scale. Additional advanced mass spectrometry-based methodology enabled to demonstrate simultaneous transport of organic pigments, heavy metals and titanium dioxide from skin to regional lymph nodes...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856046/visualization-of-laser-tattoo-removal-treatment-effects-in-a-mouse-model-by-two-photon-microscopy
#4
Won Hyuk Jang, Yeoreum Yoon, Wonjoong Kim, Soonjae Kwon, Seunghun Lee, Duke Song, Jong Woon Choi, Ki Hean Kim
Laser tattoo removal is an effective method of eliminating tattoo particles in the skin. However, laser treatment cannot always remove the unwanted tattoo completely, and there are risks of either temporary or permanent side effects. Studies using preclinical animal models could provide detailed information on the effects of laser treatment in the skin, and might help to minimize side effects in clinical practices. In this study, two-photon microscopy (TPM) was used to visualize the laser treatment effects on tattoo particles in both phantom specimens and in vivo mouse models...
August 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836173/hpv-47-induced-and-tattoo-associated-verrucae-planae-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Nathalie Krecké, Sigrun Smola, Thomas Vogt, Cornelia Sigrid Lissi Müller
The human papillomavirus (HPV), of which more than 200 different types have so far been identified, is an infectious disease impacting skin and mucous membranes. Several genera exist with distinct clinical impact. However, with ornamental tattoos increasing in popularity, a number of mostly cutaneous side effects have also been reported, such as infections, allergic reactions, or even a rise of malignant tumours within the tattoo. We report the first case of a β1-HPV-type infection in cutaneous lesions in terms of verrucae vulgares near a tattoo in an immunocompetent adult without pre-existing conditions, and discuss possible relationships and etiologic concerns of this association...
August 23, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795428/are-metals-involved-in-tattoo-related-hypersensitivity-reactions-a-case-report
#6
Christa de Cuyper, Evelyne Lodewick, Ines Schreiver, Bernhard Hesse, Christian Seim, Hiram Castillo-Michel, Peter Laux, Andreas Luch
BACKGROUND: Allergic reactions to tattoos are not uncommon. However, identification of the culprit allergen(s) remains challenging. OBJECTIVES: We present a patient with papulo-nodular infiltration of 20-year-old tattoos associated with systemic symptoms that disappeared within a week after surgical removal of metal osteosynthesis implants from his spine. We aimed to explore the causal relationship between the metal implants and the patient's clinical presentation...
August 9, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744723/-body-modifications-and-sexual-health-impact-of-tattoos-body-piercing-and-esthetic-genital-plastic-surgery-on-the-sexual-health-of-women-and-men
#7
REVIEW
Aglaja Valentina Stirn, Ronja Zannoni
The present paper addresses the psychological impact of body modifications (e.g. tattoos, body piercing and esthetic genital plastic surgery) on the sexual health of individuals and refers to past and present research insights. Body modifications are understood as invasive interventions on the human body, especially interventions on the human skin which result in (semi-)permanent changes. Tattoos and body piercing (in particular genital piercing) positively affect the sexual satisfaction and the sexual appeal of men and women but there is a controversial association with high risk sexual behavior...
July 25, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732316/a-user-friendly-technical-set-up-for-infrared-photography-of-forensic-findings
#8
Thomas Rost, Nicole Kalberer, Eva Scheurer
Infrared photography is interesting for a use in forensic science and forensic medicine since it reveals findings that normally are almost invisible to the human eye. Originally, infrared photography has been made possible by the placement of an infrared light transmission filter screwed in front of the camera objective lens. However, this set-up is associated with many drawbacks such as the loss of the autofocus function, the need of an external infrared source, and long exposure times which make the use of a tripod necessary...
September 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719908/ultrasound-guided-intrauterine-labeling-of-rat-fetuses
#9
Hatice Gulcin Gumus, Miriam Illa, Laura Pla, Anna Gonzalez, Elena Demicheva, David Ley, Fatima Crispi, Eduard Gratacos
AIM: To compare intra-amniotic versus fetal subcutaneous injections for selective fetal labeling in multifetal rat pregnancies. METHODS: A total of 14 pregnant rats were randomized to receive intra-amniotic injections of dyes (including Fluorescein, Indigo Carmine, or Evans Blue) or fetal subcutaneous injections (of commercial tattoo ink) both guided by ultrasound at 15-17 days of gestation. Survival, injection, and labeling success rates of both techniques were compared...
July 18, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719739/graphene-electronic-tattoo-sensors
#10
Shideh Kabiri Ameri, Rebecca Ho, Hongwoo Jang, Li Tao, Youhua Wang, Liu Wang, David M Schnyer, Deji Akinwande, Nanshu Lu
Tattoo-like epidermal sensors are an emerging class of truly wearable electronics, owing to their thinness and softness. While most of them are based on thin metal films, a silicon membrane, or nanoparticle-based printable inks, we report sub-micrometer thick, multimodal electronic tattoo sensors that are made of graphene. The graphene electronic tattoo (GET) is designed as filamentary serpentines and fabricated by a cost- and time-effective "wet transfer, dry patterning" method. It has a total thickness of 463 ± 30 nm, an optical transparency of ∼85%, and a stretchability of more than 40%...
August 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698763/wolf-s-panniculitis
#11
Anastasiya Atanasova Chokoeva, Georgi Tchernev
A 28-year-old male patient, presented with a one-week history of pain and itching on the skin of the left upper leg. Erythematous indurated, warm and painful on palpation, subcutaneous plaques and nodules were clinically observed, affecting the skin of the left upper leg, within a recent black-wolf tattoo. The diagnosis of traumatic panniculitis with superposed bacterial infection, provoked by a wolf tattoo was made. The patient underwent 7-days systemic antibiotic treatment regimen and topical application of iodine povidone unguent under occlusion for 7 days...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692604/determining-the-differential-effects-of-stretch-and-growth-in-tissue-expanded-skin-combining-isogeometric-analysis-and-continuum-mechanics-in-a-porcine-model
#12
Chad A Purnell, Michael S Gart, Adrián Buganza-Tepole, Joanna P Tomaszewski, Jolanta M Topczewska, Ellen Kuhl, Arun K Gosain
BACKGROUND: The relative effects of skin growth and stretch during tissue expansion have not been studied. The authors use novel analytic techniques that allow calculation of these factors at any point of a skin patch. OBJECTIVE: The authors sought to determine how stretch and growth change with different expansion rates and to correlate these values with histologic and cellular changes in skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two minipigs were implanted with a total of 5 tissue expanders under tattooed skin grids...
July 6, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675503/a-population-based-study-of-self-reported-skin-exposures-and-symptoms-in-relation-to-contact-allergy-in-adolescents
#13
Maria Lagrelius, Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren, Mihály Matura, Anna Bergström, Inger Kull, Carola Lidén
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about the relations between skin exposures, skin symptoms and contact allergy in adolescents is limited. OBJECTIVES: To explore self-reported skin exposures and skin symptoms in girls and boys, and to assess the associations between exposures, symptoms and contact allergy at age 16 years. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: In all, 3115 adolescents from the population-based BAMSE birth cohort answered a questionnaire at age 16 concerning various skin exposures and related skin symptoms...
July 4, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661073/squamous-neoplasms-arising-within-tattoos-clinical-presentation-histopathology-and-management
#14
REVIEW
A L Junqueira, K A Wanat, R S Farah
Tattooing, which involves the placement of ink into the skin, is an ancient decorative technique that has remained popular in modern society. Tattoos have long been known to cause cutaneous reactions, which include the emergence of neoplasms such as keratoacanthoma (KA) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in tattooed areas of the skin. We review the clinical presentations, histology and treatment options for squamous neoplasms, primarily KA and SCC, arising in tattoos.
June 29, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654465/high-velocity-paint-gun-injuries
#15
Wendi E Wohltmann, Joshua A Wisell, Celina M C Lafrades, Daniel M Cramer, Bruce D Ragsdale
Cutaneous injuries due to industrial high-pressure paint guns are well-documented in the literature; however, the histologic characteristics are uncommonly described, and facial involvement has not been previously reported. Histopathologic features of paint gun injuries vary depending on the time since injection and type of material. Early lesions display an acute neutrophilic infiltrate, edema, and thrombosis, with varying degrees of skin, fat, and muscle necrosis. More developed lesions (120-192 hours after injury) have prominent histiocytes and fibrosis around necrotic foci, possibly with the pitfall of muscle regenerative giant cells that could be mistaken for sarcoma...
August 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639451/-tattoo-associated-uveitis
#16
A Klímová, J Heissigerová, E Říhová, P Holan, M Brichová, P Svozílková
The clinical case of tattoo-associated uveitis was first described by Lubeck and Epstein in 1952. Uveitis is accompanied by induration and hyperemia of tattoo skin, which can precede, follow or manifest simultaneously with uveitis. The diagnosis is determined on clinical grounds after exclusion of other causes. Uveitis is usually bilateral, chronic and vision impairment is variable. Tattoo-associated uveitis should be remembered in differential diagnosis due to the growing interest in tattoo.Key words: uveitis, tattoo, masquerade syndrome...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Oftalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638429/adalimumab-responsive-refractory-sarcoidosis-following-multiple-eyebrow-tattoos-a-case-report
#17
Alireza Mirzaei, Mohamad Mehdi Joharimoghadam, Mozhdeh Zabihiyeganeh
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease that can involve multiple organs including the lungs, eyes, nerves, and skin. Cosmetic tattooing can be a predisposing factor for sarcoidosis, and its incidence is likely to increase along with its popularity. A 47-year-old woman with symptoms of fever and polyarthritis along with erythema nodosum lesions on the legs, swollen eyebrows, and a history of multiple eyebrow tattooing was referred to our center. Since the signs and symptoms were positive for Löfgren's syndrome triad including erythema nodosum, bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, and polyarthritis, a diagnosis of acute sarcoidosis was made, and treatment was started accordingly...
2017: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584372/hypersensitive-reaction-to-tattoos-a-growing-menace-in-rural-india
#18
B M Shashikumar, M R Harish, B Shwetha, M Kavya, K Deepadarshan, H N Phani
BACKGROUND: Increased enthusiasm toward newer fashion trends among rural India along with the lack of government regulation has led to increased tattoo reactions. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to describe various clinical manifestations of hypersensitive reactions to tattoo ink reported at a tertiary care hospital in Mandya district. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational study was carried out over a period of 1 year from June 2014 to May 2015 at Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579816/tattoo-removal-with-ingenol-mebutate
#19
Sarah-Jane Cozzi, Thuy T Le, Steven M Ogbourne, Cini James, Andreas Suhrbier
An increasing number of people are getting tattoos; however, many regret the decision and seek their removal. Lasers are currently the most commonly used method for tattoo removal; however, treatment can be lengthy, costly, and sometimes ineffective, especially for certain colors. Ingenol mebutate is a licensed topical treatment for actinic keratoses. Here, we demonstrate that two applications of 0.1% ingenol mebutate can efficiently and consistently remove 2-week-old tattoos from SKH/hr hairless mice. Treatment was associated with relocation of tattoo microspheres from the dermis into the posttreatment eschar...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549547/a-systematic-review-on-ricochet-gunshot-injuries
#20
REVIEW
Yuw-Er Yong
Ricocheted bullets may still retain sufficient kinetic energy to cause gunshot injuries. Accordingly, this paper reviews the literature surrounding gunshot injuries caused by ricocheted bullets. In doing so, it discusses the characteristics of ricochet entrance wounds and wound tracks, noting several important considerations for assessment of a possible ricochet incident. The shapes of ricochet entrance wounds vary, ranging from round holes to elliptical, large and irregular shapes. Pseudo-stippling or pseudo-gunpowder tattooing, pseudo-soot blackening and tumbling abrasions seen on the skin surrounding the bullet hole are particularly associated with ricochet incidents...
May 2017: Legal Medicine
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