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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795428/are-metals-involved-in-tattoo-related-hypersensitivity-reactions-a-case-report
#1
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
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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
#3
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...
July 10, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719908/ultrasound-guided-intrauterine-labeling-of-rat-fetuses
#4
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
#5
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%...
July 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698763/wolf-s-panniculitis
#6
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
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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
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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
#9
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
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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
#11
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
#12
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
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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
#14
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
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509523/skin-diseases-and-tattoos-a-five-year-experience
#16
Maddalena Napolitano, Matteo Megna, Milena Cappello, Caterina Mazzella, Cataldo Patruno
BACKGROUND: Decorative tattooing as a body art form underwent an exponential increase during the last two decades, particularly among teenagers and young adults. Consequently, the number of reported adverse reactions after tattooing has increased. The most frequent reported skin reactions to tattoo include infectious (bacterial, viral, fungal) or inflammatory (allergic contact dermatitis and granulomatous reaction) diseases. Moreover, tattoos can also induce the development of typical skin lesions of pre-existing dermatoses, a phenomenon known as isomorphism reactive or Koëbner phenomenon, which commonly occurs in patients with psoriasis, vitiligo, or lichen planus...
May 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500679/red-tattoos-ultraviolet-radiation%C3%A2-and-skin-cancer-in-mice
#17
Catharina M Lerche, Ida M Heerfordt, Jørgen Serup, Thomas Poulsen, Hans Christian Wulf
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) induces skin cancer. The combination of UVR and red tattoos may be associated with increased risk of skin cancer due to potential carcinogens in tattoo inks. This combination has not been studied previously. Immunocompetent C3.Cg/TifBomTac hairless mice (n=99) were tattooed on their back with a popular red tattoo ink. This often used ink is banned for use on humans because of high content of the potential carcinogen 2-anisidine. Half of the mice were irradiated with three standard erythema doses UVR thrice weekly...
May 13, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486229/tattoo-pigments-are-observed-in-the-kupffer-cells-of-the-liver-indicating-blood-borne-distribution-of-tattoo-ink
#18
Mitra Sepehri, Tobias Sejersen, Klaus Qvortrup, Catharina M Lerche, Jørgen Serup
AIM: Tattoo pigments are deposited in the skin and known to distribute to regional lymph nodes. Tattoo pigments are small particles and may be hypothesized to reach the blood stream and become distributed to peripheral organs. This has not been studied in the past. The aim of the study was to trace tattoo pigments in internal organs in mice extensively tattooed with 2 different tattoo ink products. MATERIAL/METHODS: Three groups of mice were studied, i.e., 10 tattooed black, 10 tattooed red, and 5 untreated controls...
2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464516/photobiomodulation-therapy-on-wound-treatment-subsequent-to-q-switched-nd-yag-laser-tattoo-removal-in-rat-model
#19
Nada Abusalah Almabrouk Imrigha, Noriah Bidin, Pik Suan Lau, Nurfatin Musa, Nurlaily Zakaria, Ganesan Krishnan
Q-switched Nd: YAG laser is the most effective laser for tattoo removal. Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy is an alternative method applied to accelerate the wound healing. This paper investigated the effects of PBM therapy using 808 nm diode laser on tattooed skin after laser tattoo removal. Forty-five rats were selected and tattooed with black ink on their dorsal, and then distributed into three groups. G0 was received non-laser irradiation. G1 was treated by laser tattoo removal using 1064 nm with energy density of 3...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461902/effect-of-skin-dielectric-properties-on-the-read-range-of-epidermal-ultra-high-frequency-radio-frequency-identification-tags
#20
Dumtoochukwu O Oyeka, John C Batchelor, Ali Mohamad Ziai
This Letter presents an investigation of the effect of human tissue conductivity and permittivity on the performance of epidermal transfer tattoo ultra-high frequency radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. The measurements were carried out on 20 individuals and the variations in the measured dielectric properties correlate well with variations in the measured tag read range on the individuals and to a lesser extent with their body mass index values. Simulation results also showed the effects of permittivity and conductivity on the designed resonance frequency of the RFID tag...
April 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
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