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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210549/evaluation-of-discrepancies-in-weights-of-fresh-and-fixed-specimens-in-breast-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Dinesh Thekkinkattil
BACKGROUND: Handling of breast specimen is not well monitored and there is limited data on the impact of fixative solutions on specimen weights. Weight of resected breast tissue acts as a guide for future reconstructive and symmetrisation procedures. The aim is to quantitatively evaluate the discrepancies in weight of fresh breast specimen and the weight of specimen after being kept in a fixative solution for a variable length of time. METHODS: Single centre retrospective cohort study including patients undergone breast surgery for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes between January of 2013 and June 2015...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210390/a-case-of-lichen-planus-pigmentosus-with-facial-dyspigmentation-responsive-to-combination-therapy-with-chemical-peels-and-topical-retinoids
#2
Marisa Wolff, Nina Sabzevari, Charles Gropper, Cindy Hoffman
Lichen planus pigmentosus is a photodistributed dyschromia of unknown etiology described clinically as hyperpigmented gray-blue or brown-black macules or patches in a photodistributed pattern. Although there has been some debate, lichen planus pigmentosus is considered by many to be a separate diagnostic entity from ashy dermatosis or erythema dyschromicum perstans, which shares similar characteristics. Various treatment strategies have been applied to help resolve or improve the appearance of lichen planus pigmentosus lesions; however, an optimal treatment method is yet to be elucidated...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208625/development-of-a-hybrid-piezo-natural-rubber-piezoelectricity-and-piezoresistivity-sensor-with-magnetic-clusters-made-by-electric-and-magnetic-field-assistance-and-filling-with-magnetic-compound-fluid
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Kunio Shimada, Norihiko Saga
Piezoelements used in robotics require large elasticity and extensibility to be installed in an artificial robot skin. However, the piezoelements used until recently are vulnerable to large forces because of the thin solid materials employed. To resolve this issue, we utilized a natural rubber and applied our proposed new method of aiding with magnetic and electric fields as well as filling with magnetic compound fluid (MCF) and doping. We have verified the piezoproperties of the resulting MCF rubber. The effect of the created magnetic clusters is featured in a new two types of multilayered structures of the piezoelement...
February 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207315/diagnosis-of-lumbosacral-diskospondylosis-in-a-bucking-bull-assisted-by-high-definition-thermal-and-nuclear-scintigraphic-imaging
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Marc Caldwell, Thomas Passler, Ram C Purohit, David Pascoe, Dwight F Wolfe
CASE DESCRIPTION An 8-year-old Brahman-cross bull was evaluated for left hind limb lameness of 2 months' duration. The lameness was first noticed during a rodeo bucking performance, immediately after the bull appeared to land inappropriately on the affected limb. CLINICAL FINDINGS Physical examination findings revealed left hind limb lameness, ataxia, and left-sided epaxial muscle atrophy. Palpation per rectum along the lumbar portion of the vertebral column revealed evidence of exostosis of the ventral aspect...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202725/stretchable-living-materials-and-devices-with-hydrogel-elastomer-hybrids-hosting-programmed-cells
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Xinyue Liu, Tzu-Chieh Tang, Eléonore Tham, Hyunwoo Yuk, Shaoting Lin, Timothy K Lu, Xuanhe Zhao
Living systems, such as bacteria, yeasts, and mammalian cells, can be genetically programmed with synthetic circuits that execute sensing, computing, memory, and response functions. Integrating these functional living components into materials and devices will provide powerful tools for scientific research and enable new technological applications. However, it has been a grand challenge to maintain the viability, functionality, and safety of living components in freestanding materials and devices, which frequently undergo deformations during applications...
February 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198745/the-effect-of-oral-medication-on-wound-healing
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Jeffrey M Levine
GENERAL PURPOSE: The purpose of this learning activity is to provide information about the effects of oral medications on wound healing. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Identify oral medications that aid in wound healing...
March 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192633/ehlers-danlos-syndrome-classical-type
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Jessica M Bowen, Glenda J Sobey, Nigel P Burrows, Marina Colombi, Mark E Lavallee, Fransiska Malfait, Clair A Francomano
Classical EDS is a heritable disorder of connective tissue. Patients are affected with joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibilty, and skin fragility leading to atrophic scarring and significant bruising. These clinical features suggest consideration of the diagnosis which then needs to be confirmed, preferably by genetic testing. The most recent criteria for the diagnosis of EDS were devised in Villefranche in 1997. [Beighton et al. (1998); Am J Med Genet 77:31-37]. The aims set out in the Villefranche Criteria were: to enable diagnostic uniformity for clinical and research purposes, to understand the natural history of each subtype of EDS, to inform management and genetic counselling, and to identify potential areas of research...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192233/use-of-ontology-structure-and-bayesian-models-to-aid-the-crowdsourcing-of-icd-11-sanctioning-rules
#8
Yun Lou, Samson W Tu, Csongor Nyulas, Tania Tudorache, Robert J G Chalmers, Mark A Musen
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the de facto standard international classification for mortality reporting and for many epidemiological, clinical, and financial use cases. The next version of ICD, ICD-11, will be submitted for approval by the World Health Assembly in 2018. Unlike previous versions of ICD, where coders mostly select single codes from pre-enumerated disease and disorder codes, ICD-11 coding will allow extensive use of multiple codes to give more detailed disease descriptions...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188492/serious-fungal-infections-in-portugal
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R Sabino, C Verissímo, J Brandão, C Martins, D Alves, C Pais, D W Denning
There is a lack of knowledge on the epidemiology of fungal infections worldwide because there are no reporting obligations. The aim of this study was to estimate the burden of fungal disease in Portugal as part of a global fungal burden project. Most published epidemiology papers reporting fungal infection rates from Portugal were identified. Where no data existed, specific populations at risk and fungal infection frequencies in those populations were used in order to estimate national incidence or prevalence, depending on the condition...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177171/increased-survivability-of-ischemic-skin-flap-tissue-in-flk-1-mice-by-pellino-1-intervention
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Chandra K Rednam, Rickesha L Wilson, Vaithinathan Selvaraju, Muhammad T Rishi, Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu, Vladimir Coca-Soliz, Rajesh Lakshmanan, J Alexander Palesty, David W McFadden, Nilanjana Maulik
OBJECTIVE: Reduced skin flap survival due to ischemia is a serious concern during reconstructive cosmetic surgery. The absence of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors during ischemia may lead to flap failure. We identified Pellino-1 (Peli1), a 46-kDa protein, as a proangiogenic molecule and is directly regulated by VEGF. Therefore, we hypothesized that Peli1 acts downstream of Flk-1/VEGFR2 and aids in skin flap survival during ischemia. METHODS: Scratch and matrigel assays were performed to observe cell proliferation, migration and tube formation in vitro...
February 8, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167013/intermediate-outcomes-of-a-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-hearing-device-in-a-paediatric-population
#11
Panagiotis A Dimitriadis, Suzanne Carrick, Jaydip Ray
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the outcomes of Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA(®)) Attract implantation in a cohort of paediatric patients. METHODS: Prospective data collection and case review were undertaken in a paediatric tertiary referral centre. We have included patients under the age of 16 years with unilateral or bilateral hearing loss that met the criteria for BAHA(®) Attract implantation. The main outcome measures were surgical complications and Patient Reported Outcomes including the 'Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing scale' (SSQ-12) and 'Qualitative Feedback for BAHA(®) 5 Hearing Aids'...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165320/cutaneous-cryptococcosis-in-a-patient-taking-fingolimod-for-multiple-sclerosis-here-come-the-opportunistic-infections
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Adam F Carpenter, Shikha J Goodwin, Peter F Bornstein, Andrew J Larson, Christine K Markus
BACKGROUND: Fingolimod is an oral disease-modifying therapy for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, which acts by sequestering lymphocytes within lymph nodes. OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of extrapulmonary cryptococcosis in a patient taking fingolimod. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 47-year-old man developed a non-healing skin lesion approximately 16 months after starting treatment with fingolimod. Biopsy revealed cryptococcosis...
February 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149518/why-we-should-care-about-soft-tissue-interfaces-when-applying-ultrasonic-diathermy-an-experimental-and-computer-simulation-study
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Thaís Pionório Omena, Aldo José Fontes-Pereira, Rejane Medeiros Costa, Ricardo Jorge Simões, Marco Antônio von Krüger, Wagner Coelho de Albuquerque Pereira
BACKGROUND: One goal of therapeutic ultrasound is enabling heat generation in tissue. Ultrasound application protocols typically neglect these processes of absorption and backscatter/reflection at the skin/fat, fat/muscle, and muscle/bone interfaces. The aim of this study was to investigate the heating process at interfaces close to the transducer and the bone with the aid of computer simulation and tissue-mimicking materials (phantoms). METHODS: The experimental setup consists of physiotherapeutic ultrasound equipment for irradiation, two layers of soft tissue-mimicking material, and one with and one without an additional layer of bone-mimicking material...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140339/three-dimensional-conformal-graphene-microstructure-for-flexible-and-highly-sensitive-electronic-skin
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Jun Yang, Qincui Ran, Dapeng Wei, Tai Sun, Leyong Yu, Xuefen Song, Lichun Pu, Haofei Shi, Chunlei Du
We demonstrate a highly stretchable electronic skin (E-skin) based on the facile combination of microstructured graphene nanowalls (GNWs) and a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate. The microstructure of the GNWs was endowed by conformally growing them on the unpolished silicon wafer without the aid of nanofabrication technology. Then a stamping transfer method was used to replicate the micropattern of the unpolished silicon wafer. Due to the large contact interface between the 3D graphene network and the PDMS, this type of E-skin worked under a stretching ratio of nearly 100%, and showed excellent mechanical strength and high sensitivity, with a change in relative resistance of up to 6500% and a gauge factor of 65...
January 31, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139110/-abdominal-traumatic-evisceration-reconstruction-abdominal-wall-with-biologic-mesh-and-negative-pressure-therapy
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M Jiménez Gómez, N Betancor Rivera, J Lima Sánchez, J R Hernández Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal traumatic evisceration as a result of high energy trauma is uncommon. Once repaired the possible internal damage, an abdominal wall defect of high complexity may exist, whose reconstruction represents a surgical challenge. CASE REPORT: Politraumatized male with important abdominal muculocutaneous avulsion and evisceration. After initial repair, the patient developed a big eventration in which we use a porcine dermis-derived mesh (Permacol(TM)), a safe and effective alternative in abdominal wall repair, thanks to its seamless integration with other tissues, even when exposed...
April 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130998/investigations-and-implications-of-associations-between-mycobacterial-purified-protein-derivative-hypersensitivity-and-map-antibody-elisa-in-irish-dairy-cows
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A E Kennedy, N Byrne, J O'Mahony, R G Sayers
Intradermal testing, involving administration of purified protein derivative (PPD), to elicit a delayed hypersensitivity (DTH) response, is used as a diagnostic tool for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) and to aid in the identification of exposure to Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), the causative agent of Johne's disease (JD). Further research is required to increase the diagnostic value of skin testing for MAP. The aim of this study was to investigate if animals showing DTH reactions to PPD had an associated increase in MAP ELISA response, thereby identifying potential cases of sub-clinical JD...
January 21, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127144/a-nodular-ulcerative-form-of-secondary-syphilis-in-aids
#17
Ofelya Gevorgyan, Benjamin D Owen, Arvind Balavenkataraman, Mitchell R Weinstein
An uncommon variant in the pre-AIDS era, lues maligna is a nodular-ulcerative form of secondary syphilis. We present a case of a 41-year-old man with HIV infection who developed fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, right upper quadrant abdominal pain, weight loss, watery diarrhea, and a painless, nonpruritic rash. He had diffuse nodular-ulcerative lesions in various stages of development. He was found to have a CD4 count of 101 cells/mm(3) (22%), an HIV viral load of 2,735,060 copies/mL, and a positive rapid plasma reagin at 1:64...
January 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123263/tongue-prints-a-novel-biometric-and-potential-forensic-tool
#18
REVIEW
T Radhika, Nadeem Jeddy, S Nithya
Tongue is a vital internal organ well encased within the oral cavity and protected from the environment. It has unique features which differ from individual to individual and even between identical twins. The color, shape, and surface features are characteristic of every individual, and this serves as a tool for identification. Many modes of biometric systems have come into existence such as fingerprint, iris scan, skin color, signature verification, voice recognition, and face recognition. The search for a new personal identification method secure has led to the use of the lingual impression or the tongue print as a method of biometric authentication...
September 2016: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123008/the-biology-of-skin-wetness-perception-and-its-implications-in-manual-function-and-for-reproducing-complex-somatosensory-signals-in-neuroprosthetics
#19
Davide Filingeri, Rochelle Ackerley
Our perception of skin wetness is generated readily, yet humans have no known receptor (hygroreceptor) to signal this directly. It is easy to imagine the sensation of water running over our hands, or the feel of rain on our skin. The synthetic sensation of wetness is thought to be produced from a combination of specific skin thermal and tactile inputs, registered through thermoreceptors and mechanoreceptors, respectively. The present review explores how thermal and tactile afference from the periphery can generate the percept of wetness centrally...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121079/a-novel-cosmetic-antifungal-anti-inflammatory-topical-gel-for-the-treatment-of-mild-to-moderate-seborrheic-dermatitis-of-the-face-a-open-label-trial-utilizing-clinical-evaluation-and-erythemadirected-digital-photography
#20
Federica Dall'oglio, Aurora Tedeschi, Carmelinda M Fusto, Francesco Lacarrubba, Franco Dinotta, Giuseppe Micali
BAKGROUND: Topical cosmetic agents may play a role in the management of facial seborrheic dermatitis by reducing inflammation and scale production. Advanced digital photography, equipped with technology able to provide a detailed evaluation of red skin components corresponding to vascular flare (erythema-directed digital photography), is a useful tool for evaluation of erythema in patients affected by inflammatory dermatoses. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of a new cosmetic topical gel containing ciclopiroxolamine, lactoferrin, glycero-phosphoinositol (GPI) and Aloe vera, for the treatment of facial seborrheic dermatitis by clinical and advanced digital photography evaluation...
January 24, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
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