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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448197/surgical-site-infections-and-associated-operative-characteristics
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Paul K Waltz, Brian S Zuckerbraun
Surgical site infection (SSI) contributes significantly to surgical morbidity. Patient factors and operative factors contribute to the risk of development of SSI. This review focuses on understanding operative characteristics that are associated with an increased risk of SSI. Much attention has been given to protocol care to reduce SSI, such as hair removal, skin preparation, and pre-operative antibiotic agents. Even with this, the appropriate antibiotic and re-dosing regimens often remain a challenge. Other operative factors such as blood loss/transfusion, emergency/urgent cases, duration of the operation, type of anesthesia, and resident involvement are also potentially modifiable to reduce the risk of SSI...
April 27, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430737/laser-hair-removal-in-alopecia-areata-of-the-scalp-a-novel-therapeutic-approach
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Geoffrey Brent, Bevin Bhoyrul, Rob Sheehan-Dare
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375579/seed-vectored-endophytic-bacteria-modulate-development-of-rice-seedlings
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Satish Kumar Verma, Kathryn Kingsley, Ivelisse Irizarry, Marshall Bergen, Ravindra Nath Kharwar, James F White
AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of the removal of indigenous bacteria from rice seeds on seedling growth and development. Here we report the presence of three indigenous endophytic bacteria in rice seeds that play important roles in modulating seedling development (shoot and root lengths, and formation of root hairs and secondary roots) and defense against pathogens. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seed associated bacteria were removed using surface sterilization with NaOCl (bleach) followed by antibiotic treatment...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368143/gender-confirming-medical-interventions-and-eating-disorder-symptoms-among-transgender-individuals
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Rylan J Testa, G Nicole Rider, Nancy A Haug, Kimberly F Balsam
OBJECTIVE: Studies indicate that transgender individuals may be at risk of developing eating disorder symptoms (EDS). Elevated risk may be attributed to body dissatisfaction and/or societal reactions to nonconforming gender expression, such as nonaffirmation of a person's gender identity (e.g., using incorrect pronouns). Limited research suggests that gender-confirming medical interventions (GCMIs) may prevent or reduce EDS among transgender people. METHOD: Participants included 154 transfeminine spectrum (TFS) and 288 transmasculine spectrum (TMS) individuals who completed the Trans Health Survey...
April 3, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356116/occupational-exposures-and-determinants-of-ultrafine-particle-concentrations-during-laser-hair-removal-procedures
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Emily J Eshleman, Mallory LeBlanc, Lisa B Rokoff, Yinyin Xu, Rui Hu, Kachiu Lee, Gary S Chuang, Gary Adamkiewicz, Jaime E Hart
BACKGROUND: Occupational exposures to ultrafine particles in the plume generated during laser hair removal procedures, the most commonly performed light based cosmetic procedure, have not been thoroughly characterized. Acute and chronic exposures to ambient ultrafine particles have been associated with a number of negative respiratory and cardiovascular health effects. Thus, the aim of this study was to measure airborne concentrations of particles in a diameter size range of 10 nm to 1 μm in procedure rooms during laser hair removal procedures...
March 29, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352930/pilonidal-sinus-disease-can-be-treated-with-crystallized-phenol-using-a-simple-three-step-technique
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Mehmet Eren Yuksel
INTRODUCTION: Pilonidal sinus disease can be treated with various surgical techniques. However, invasive surgical techniques harbor the risk of wound infection and require a long postoperative wound healing period. The treatment of pilonidal sinus disease with crystallized phenol is minimally invasive with a short postoperative recovery period. This article explains how to treat pilonidal sinus disease with crystallized phenol using a quick and easy three-step technique. METHODS: Between August 2014 and January 2016, 43 male and 7 female patients with pilonidal sinus disease were treated with crystallized phenol...
March 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345756/the-dawn-of-dentistry-in-the-late-upper-paleolithic-an-early-case-of-pathological-intervention-at-riparo-fredian
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Gregorio Oxilia, Flavia Fiorillo, Francesco Boschin, Elisabetta Boaretto, Salvatore A Apicella, Chiara Matteucci, Daniele Panetta, Rossella Pistocchi, Franca Guerrini, Cristiana Margherita, Massimo Andretta, Rita Sorrentino, Giovanni Boschian, Simona Arrighi, Irene Dori, Giuseppe Mancuso, Jacopo Crezzini, Alessandro Riga, Maria C Serrangeli, Antonino Vazzana, Piero A Salvadori, Mariangela Vandini, Carlo Tozzi, Adriana Moroni, Robin N M Feeney, John C Willman, Jacopo Moggi-Cecchi, Stefano Benazzi
OBJECTIVES: Early evidence for the treatment of dental pathology is found primarily among food-producing societies associated with high levels of oral pathology. However, some Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers show extensive oral pathology, suggesting that experimentation with therapeutic dental interventions may have greater antiquity. Here, we report the second earliest probable evidence for dentistry in a Late Upper Paleolithic hunter-gatherer recovered from Riparo Fredian (Tuscany, Italy)...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343040/the-influence-of-lead-content-in-drinking-water-household-dust-soil-and-paint-on-blood-lead-levels-of-children-in-flin-flon-manitoba-and-creighton-saskatchewan
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Adam M Safruk, Erin McGregor, Melissa L Whitfield Aslund, Paul H Cheung, Celine Pinsent, Blair J Jackson, Alan T Hair, Murray Lee, Elliot A Sigal
Lead exposure continues to be an important health issue despite the general removal of lead sources in commercial and industrial applications. Low levels of lead exposure have been found to produce adverse neurodevelopmental effects in children with no evidence that a threshold exists for this critical endpoint. Blood lead levels (BLLs) were measured in children (n=118) under the age of 7years in the northern Canadian smelter community of Flin Flon, Manitoba and Creighton, Saskatchewan. An environmental sampling component was included to examine the relationship between lead content in outdoor soil, household dust, tap water, and paint within a given household and the corresponding BLLs in participating children...
March 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332480/honey-bee-hairs-and-pollenkitt-are-essential-for-pollen-capture-and-removal
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Guillermo J Amador, Marguerite Matherne, D'Andre Waller, Megha Mathews, Stanislav N Gorb, David L Hu
While insect grooming has been observed and documented for over one hundred years, we present the first quantitative analysis of this highly dynamic process. Pollinating insects, like honey bees, purposely cover themselves with millions of pollen particles that, if left ungroomed, would make sensing and controlled flight difficult. How do they get clean? We show that the hairs on insect eyes are tuned to the pollen they collect; namely, the hairs are spaced so that they suspend pollen above the body for easy removal by the forelegs...
March 23, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329619/bitemporal-hair-loss-related-to-traction-alopecia
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Oscar Muñoz Moreno-Arrones, Sergio Vañó-Galván
We present a 24-year-old woman that had received a diagnosis of alopecia areata in the past and was treated with topical 19 corticosteroids with little improvement. Instead, the patient exhibited bitemporal alopecia of one year of evolution related to 20 traction alopecia. Traction alopecia is characterized by localized hair loss related to persistent excessive traction. Although it is 21 initially a reversible condition, if this excessive traction is not removed permanent alopecia may develop.
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329583/dermatologic-care-of-the-transgender-patient
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Timothy Hermosura Almazan, Filamer D Kabigting
Literature is limited regarding the medical and cosmetic dermatologic issues pertinent to transgender patients and the reasons why 19 transgender individuals seek care from dermatologists. Clinical management of this population has historically been limited to 20 mental health providers, endocrinologists, and select surgeons with expertise in sex reassignment surgery. The impact of hormonal 21 therapy on transgender skin has been well documented in endocrinology journals, but is underrepresented in dermatology 22 literature...
October 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328662/surgical-management-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-14-year-retrospective-review-of-98-consecutive-patients
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Kathleen S Romanowski, Alice Fagin, Bridget Werling, Gretchen Kass, Junlin Liao, Thomas Granchi, Gerald P Kealey, Lucy Wibbenmeyer
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a debilitating suppurative disease of the apocrine/follicular glands. Medical treatment has some efficacy in early-stage disease but is costly and requires frequent physician visits. Advanced disease usually requires surgical intervention. This treatment has not been well described in the literature. We sought to review our experience with HS treatment in a large surgical cohort. A retrospective review of 98 consecutive HS patients from 2000 to 2014 was performed. A two-stage operative approach was used...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323652/intraoral-laser-hair-removal-of-a-palate-free-flap-tips-and-technique
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Bernice Y Yan, Brian P Hibler, Karen L Connolly, Anthony M Rossi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293016/umbilical-pilonidal-sinus-an-underestimated-and-little-known-clinical-entity-report-of-two-cases
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Mehmet Kaplan, Elif Tugce Kaplan, Tugba Kaplan, Fatma Cigdem Kaplan
BACKGROUND Umbilical pilonidal sinus (UPS) is a rare disease of young, hirsute, dark men with deep navels and poor personal hygiene. UPS could easily be misdiagnosed and mistreated due to its rarity and lack of awareness of the condition by physicians. However, the diagnosis is easy to establish with physical examination and a detailed history. Although it is being diagnosed and reported more frequently, there is still no consensus regarding best treatment options. CASE REPORT In this report, we present two cases of UPS, one in a man and one in a woman, who had typical symptoms of pain, swelling, and intermittent malodorous discharge from the umbilicus...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270164/tropomyosin-receptor-antagonism-in-cylindromatosis-trac-an-early-phase-trial-of-a-topical-tropomyosin-kinase-inhibitor-as-a-treatment-for-inherited-cyld-defective-skin-tumours-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Amy Cranston, Deborah D Stocken, Elaine Stamp, David Roblin, Julia Hamlin, James Langtry, Ruth Plummer, Alan Ashworth, John Burn, Neil Rajan
BACKGROUND: Patients with germline mutations in a tumour suppressor gene called CYLD develop multiple, disfiguring, hair follicle tumours on the head and neck. The prognosis is poor, with up to one in four mutation carriers requiring complete surgical removal of the scalp. There are no effective medical alternatives to treat this condition. Whole genome molecular profiling experiments led to the discovery of an attractive molecular target in these skin tumour cells, named tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK), upon which these cells demonstrate an oncogenic dependency in preclinical studies...
March 7, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263778/evaluation-of-the-bundle-zero-surgical-site-infection-to-prevent-surgical-site-infection-in-vascular-surgery
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María Fernández-Prada, Carmen Martínez-Ortega, Livia Revuelta-Mariño, Ángeles Menéndez-Herrero, Juan F Navarro-Gracia
OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) before and after the implementation of a bundle of care called 'Zero Surgical Site Infection'. Secondary goals included estimating measures of association and their potential impact, determining care management indicators in vascular surgery, and evaluating the level of compliance with the bundle. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study with a historic control group. The bundle included: 1) removal of body hair with clippers; 2) preoperative showering with chlorhexidine soap; 3) preparation of the surgical field with alcoholic chlorhexidine 2%; 4) adequacy of antimicrobial prophylaxis; 5) and 6) intra- and post-operative glycemic and central temperature control...
March 2, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263708/supporting-cells-remove-and-replace-sensory-receptor-hair-cells-in-a-balance-organ-of-adult-mice
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Stephanie A Bucks, Brandon C Cox, Brittany A Vlosich, James P Manning, Tot B Nguyen, Jennifer S Stone
Vestibular hair cells in the inner ear encode head movements and mediate the sense of balance. These cells undergo cell death and replacement (turnover) throughout life in non-mammalian vertebrates. However, there is no definitive evidence that this process occurs in mammals. We used fate-mapping and other methods to demonstrate that utricular type II vestibular hair cells undergo turnover in adult mice under normal conditions. We found that supporting cells phagocytose both type I and II hair cells. Plp1-CreER(T2)-expressing supporting cells replace type II hair cells...
March 6, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261924/the-effect-of-a-herbal-paste-and-oil-extract-on-the-lipid-content-of-canine-hair-fibres
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Yutaka Momota, Kenichiro Shimada, Chihiro Kadoya, Azusa Gin, Jun Kobayashi, Yuka Nakamura, Takako Matsubara, Toshinori Sako
BACKGROUND: Application of herbal paste and oil to a dog's coat and body before rinsing (often combining with shampooing) is a cosmetic therapy available in Japan. It is highly appreciated by users, who claim that the treatment makes the coat shinier, improves volume and eliminates tangles. However, there has been no scientific evaluation of such treatments. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: Improvement of hair condition is derived from oils such as sebum and conditioning oils because chemicals are not used...
March 6, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259786/new-methodology-for-mechanical-characterization-of-human-superficial-facial-tissue-anisotropic-behaviour-in-vivo
#19
C Then, B Stassen, K Depta, G Silber
Mechanical characterization of human superficial facial tissue has important applications in biomedical science, computer assisted forensics, graphics, and consumer goods development. Specifically, the latter may include facial hair removal devices. Predictive accuracy of numerical models and their ability to elucidate biomechanically relevant questions depends on the acquisition of experimental data and mechanical tissue behavior representation. Anisotropic viscoelastic behavioral characterization of human facial tissue, deformed in vivo with finite strain, however, is sparse...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259688/hair-growth-cycle-is-arrested-in-scd1-deficiency-by-impaired-wnt3a-palmitoleoylation-and-retrieved-by-artificial-lipid-barrier
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Wilhelm Stoffel, Inga Schmidt-Soltau, Britta Jenke, Erika Binczek, Ina Hammels
Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) is the dominant member of the SCD-isozyme family, regarded as a major regulator of lipid and energy metabolism in liver and adipose tissue. SCD1-deficiency impairs the desaturation of de novo-synthesized palmitoyl- and stearoyl-CoA to palmitoleoyl- and oleoyl- CoA. Scd1-/- mice develop metabolic waste syndrome and skin lesions: epidermal barrier disruption, alopecia and degeneration of sebaceous glands. The unifying molecular link between the two divergent traits remains incompletely understood...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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