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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507181/fli1-deficiency-induces-cxcl6-expression-in-dermal-fibroblasts-and-endothelial-cells-contributing-to-the-development-of-fibrosis-and-vasculopathy-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Takashi Taniguchi, Yoshihide Asano, Kouki Nakamura, Takashi Yamashita, Ryosuke Saigusa, Yohei Ichimura, Takehiro Takahashi, Tetsuo Toyama, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Shinichi Sato
OBJECTIVE: CXCL6, a chemokine with proangiogenic property, is reported to be involved in vasculopathy associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). We investigated the contribution of CXCL6 to SSc development by focusing on the association of friend leukemia virus integration 1 (Fli1) deficiency, a potential predisposing factor of SSc, with CXCL6 expression and clinical correlation of serum CXCL6 levels. METHODS: mRNA levels of target genes and the binding of Fli1 to the CXCL6 promoter were evaluated by quantitative reverse transcription-PCR and chromatin immunoprecipitation, respectively...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499034/functional-disability-and-its-predictors-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-study-from-the-desscipher-project-within-the-eustar-group
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Veronika K Jaeger, Oliver Distler, Britta Maurer, Laszlo Czirják, Veronika Lóránd, Gabriele Valentini, Serena Vettori, Francesco Del Galdo, Giuseppina Abignano, Christopher Denton, Svetlana Nihtyanova, Yannick Allanore, Jerome Avouac, Gabriele Riemekasten, Elise Siegert, Dörte Huscher, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Serena Guiducci, Marc Frerix, Ingo H Tarner, Beata Garay Toth, Beat Fankhauser, Jörg Umbricht, Anastasia Zakharova, Carina Mihai, Franco Cozzi, Sule Yavuz, Nicolas Hunzelmann, Simona Rednic, Alessandra Vacca, Tim Schmeiser, Valeria Riccieri, Paloma García de la Peña Lefebvre, Armando Gabrielli, Brigitte Krummel-Lorenz, Duska Martinovic, Codrina Ancuta, Vanessa Smith, Ulf Müller-Ladner, Ulrich A Walker
Objectives.: The multisystem manifestations of SSc can greatly impact patients' quality of life. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with disability in SSc. Methods.: SSc patients from the prospective DeSScipher cohort who had completed the scleroderma health assessment questionnaire (SHAQ), a disability score that combines the health assessment questionnaire and five visual analogue scales, were included in this analysis. The effect of factors possibly associated with disability was analysed with multiple linear regressions...
May 11, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488332/dermoscopic-features-of-digital-mucous-cysts-a-study-of-23-cases
#3
Je Byeong Chae, Jungyoon Ohn, Je-Ho Mun
Digital mucous cysts (DMC) are common benign myxoid cysts typically located on the fingers and toes. Recently, dermoscopic patterns of DMC were reported. However, only a small number of cases were described in the published work; therefore, information on this topic is scarce in the published work. We investigated dermoscopic patterns of histopathologically diagnosed DMC. In total, 23 cases were enrolled in this study. Polarized dermoscopy revealed vascular patterns in 13 cases (56.5%), with arborizing vascular patterns, dotted vessels, linear vessels and polymorphous vessels in eight (34...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482872/disturbed-microcirculation-in-the-hands-of-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-detected-by-fluorescence-optical-imaging-a-pilot-study
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Stefanie Friedrich, Susanne Lüders, Stephanie Gabriele Werner, Anne-Marie Glimm, Gerd-Rüdiger Burmester, Gabriela Riemekasten, Marina Backhaus, Sarah Ohrndorf
BACKGROUND: Utilising fluorescence optical imaging (FOI), the distribution of an intravenously applied colouring agent indocyanine green (ICG) can be analysed with the potential to identify malperfusion by little to no tissue enhancement. Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is characterised by the presence of digital ulcers reflecting progressive vasculopathy. The objective was to investigate the potential of FOI in the detection of disturbed microcirculation in the hands and fingers of patients with SSc and to link FOI findings to clinical signs of ischemia such as digital ulcers and pitting scars...
May 8, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479757/premature-ovarian-failure-an-unusual-manifestation-of-systemic-sclerosis
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Aruna Nigam, Anupam Prakash, Shikha Sharma, Narendra Kumar
A 31-year-old woman presented with secondary amenorrhoea and inability to conceive, which was of 3 years duration. She had Raynaud's phenomenon for 16 years, primary hypothyroidism for 5 years, digital ulcers for 4 years and skin tightening for 2 years. She had an expressionless face, with loss of wrinkles and restriction of the mouth opening along with flexion contractures of the hands and the terminal digit resorptions. Investigations showed Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and anti-Scl 70 positivity confirming the presence of systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
January 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479109/fuzzy-spectral-clustering-for-automated-delineation-of-chronic-wound-region-using-digital-images
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Dhiraj Manohar Dhane, Maitreya Maiti, Tushar Mungle, Chittaranjan Bar, Arun Achar, Maheshkumar Kolekar, Chandan Chakraborty
Chronic wound is an abnormal disease condition of localized injury to the skin and its underlying tissues having physiological impaired healing response. Assessment and management of such wound is a significant burden on the healthcare system. Currently, precise wound bed estimation depends on the clinical judgment and remains a difficult task. The paper introduces a novel method for ulcer boundary demarcation and estimation, using optical images captured by a hand-held digital camera. The proposed approach involves gray based fuzzy similarity measure using spatial knowledge of an image...
April 23, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472816/wocn-2016-guideline-for-prevention-and-management-of-pressure-injuries-ulcers-an-executive-summary
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This article provides an executive summary of recommendations from the 2016 Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers (Injuries) published by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). It presents an overview of the process used to update and develop the guideline, and lists the specific recommendations from the guideline for assessment, prevention, and treatment of pressure injuries. The guideline is a resource for physicians, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals who work with adults who have/or are at risk for pressure injuries...
May 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465327/comparing-the-curative-efficacy-of-topical-treatment-with-thiamphenicol-and-oxytetracycline-on-digital-dermatitis-lesions-in-dairy-cattle
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M Holzhauer, R Ploegmakers-van Deventer, D Smits, W Swart
The efficacy of two topically applied antibiotics for the treatment of painful ulcerative stage of bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) lesions was compared in a clinical trial conducted on five dairy farms in the Netherlands during the autumn of 2015. A total of 109 cows with an ulcerative (M2) stage of BDD were randomly appointed a treatment with an antibiotic-based spray. One treatment contained thiamphenicol as active ingredient (TAF). The other treatment had oxytetracycline as active ingredient (ENG). The experimental unit for this study was the hind claw with the presence of an ulcerative BDD lesion...
May 2, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459132/a-prospective-longitudinal-study-of-postnatal-dentoalveolar-and-palatal-growth-the-anatomical-basis-for-cad-cam-assisted-production-of-cleft-lip-palate-feeding-plates
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Franz X Bauer, Florian D Güll, Maximilian Roth, Lucas M Ritschl, Andrea Rau, Dominik Gau, Maximilian Gruber, Markus Eblenkamp, Bettina Hilmer, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Denys J Loeffelbein
Introduction This study describes dentoalveolar and palatal growth during the first months of life. Knowledge concerning this development is essential to avoid unwanted events such as mucosal ulcerations or restriction of growth when cleft-lip and palate (CLP) patients are treated. The results involve the generation of CAD/CAM CLP-feeding plates. Methods Intra-oral impressions from 32 healthy newborns were taken monthly for five months, supplemented by measurements of body weight, length, and occipital-frontal head circumference...
April 29, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445367/adipose-tissue-drives-response-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a-murine-pressure-sore-model
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Madeleine J Gust, Seok Jong Hong, Robert C Fang, Steven T Lanier, Donald W Buck, Jennifer M Nuñez, Shengxian Jia, Eugene D Park, Robert D Galiano, Thomas A Mustoe
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-reperfusion injury contributes significantly to the pathogenesis of chronic wounds such as pressure sores and diabetic foot ulcers. The authors' laboratory has previously developed a cyclical murine ischemia-reperfusion injury model. The authors here use this model to determine factors underlying tissue response to ischemia-reperfusion injury. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were subjected to cycles of ischemia-reperfusion that varied in number (one to four cycles) and duration of ischemia (1 to 2 hours)...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434744/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-digital-cushion-and-corium-thickness-part-1-associations-with-body-condition-lesion-incidence-and-proximity-to-calving
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R F Newsome, M J Green, N J Bell, N J Bollard, C S Mason, H R Whay, J N Huxley
Claw horn disruption lesions (CHDL) are a major cause of lameness in dairy cattle and are likely a result of excessive forces being applied to the germinal epithelium that produces the claw horn. The digital cushion is a connective tissue structure, containing depots of adipose tissue, that sits beneath the distal phalanx and has been shown to be thicker in fatter cows. Body condition score (BCS) loss is a risk factor for CHDL, and one possible explanation is that fat is mobilized from the digital cushion during negative energy balance, causing the digital cushion to thin and lose force-dissipating capacity, leading to disruption of claw horn growth...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434731/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-digital-cushion-and-corium-thickness-part-2-does-thinning-of-the-digital-cushion-and-corium-lead-to-lameness-and-claw-horn-disruption-lesions
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R F Newsome, M J Green, N J Bell, N J Bollard, C S Mason, H R Whay, J N Huxley
The aim of this study was to determine whether a decrease in thickness of the sole soft tissues (SST) beneath the flexor tuberosity of the distal phalanx (i.e., the digital cushion and corium) predisposed a claw to develop claw horn disruption lesions (CHDL) or a leg to lameness. Data were analyzed from a longitudinal study of 179 cows, which had been examined at 5 assessment points -8, +1, +9, +17, and +29 wk relative to their first, second, third, or fourth calving. At each assessment point, SST were measured using ultrasonography...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430735/sodium-tetradecyl-sulfate-a-review-of-clinical-uses
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Helena A Jenkinson, Kelly M Wilmas, Sirunya Silapunt
BACKGROUND: Sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS) is Food and Drug Administration approved for treatment of varicose veins, but numerous other off-label applications have been reported. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical uses of STS, as well as efficacy and adverse effects. METHODS: Review of studies searchable on PubMed from 1938 to 2016 describing clinical uses of STS to determine efficacy and adverse effects associated with various applications...
April 19, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414670/diulafoy-s-lesion-an-uncanny-etiology-of-gastrointestinal-bleed
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V Gasia, O Lamendola
INTRODUCTION: Dieulafoy's lesion is a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening, condition. It accounts for 1-2 percent of acute gastrointestinal (GI); bleeding. CASE: A 99-year-old woman was initially admitted due to left lower extremity cellulitis related to chronic venous stasis ulcer and was receiving broad-spectrum IV antibiotics. Upon admission to the medical floor, she had an episode of hematemesis and multiple bowel movements with black-tarry stools...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413064/systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Christopher P Denton, Dinesh Khanna
Systemic sclerosis, also called scleroderma, is an immune-mediated rheumatic disease that is characterised by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs and vasculopathy. Although systemic sclerosis is uncommon, it has a high morbidity and mortality. Improved understanding of systemic sclerosis has allowed better management of the disease, including improved classification and more systematic assessment and follow-up. Additionally, treatments for specific complications have emerged and a growing evidence base supports the use of immune suppression for the treatment of skin and lung fibrosis...
April 13, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399177/dermoscopic-characteristics-of-melanoma-according-to-the-criteria-ulceration-and-mitotic-rate-of-the-ajcc-2009-staging-system-for-melanoma
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Teresa Deinlein, Edith Arzberger, Iris Zalaudek, Cesare Massone, Juan Garcias-Ladaria, André Oliveira, Günter Schulter, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof
OBJECTIVE: The present study was conducted to identify possible dermoscopic patterns, associated with mitotic rate > 1/mm2, histological ulceration in melanoma and metastatic disease. METHODS: For this retrospective data analysis all clinical and dermoscopic digital images of primary malignant melanomas between 2008 and 2013 documented at the Department of Dermatology Graz were included, using the internal image data-base. 550 patients with 559 melanomas were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395394/patients-perceptions-of-a-pressure-ulcer-prevention-care-bundle-in-hospital-a-qualitative-descriptive-study-to-guide-evidence-based-practice
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Shelley Roberts, Marianne Wallis, Elizabeth McInnes, Tracey Bucknall, Merrilyn Banks, Lauren Ball, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers place a significant burden on patients and hospitals. Our team developed and tested a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle (PUPCB) in a cluster randomized trial. As part of the process evaluation conducted alongside the trial, we explored patients' perceptions of the intervention. AIMS: To identify patients' perceptions and experiences of a PUPCB in hospital. METHODS: This qualitative descriptive study explored the perceptions of a subset of patients who participated in a trial testing the PUPCB across four intervention hospitals...
April 10, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387882/enzymatic-debridement-is-ha-collagenase-the-right-synergy-randomized-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial-in-venous-leg-ulcers
#18
A Scalise, F Campitiello, A Della Corte, P Longobardi, M Di Salvo, C Tartaglione, C Santin, N Giordan, G Guarnera
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new ointment containing Hyaluronic Acid and collagenase from non-pathogenic Vibrio alginolyticus. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Double blind, multicenter, controlled clinical trial (no. ISRCTN71239043) conducted to demonstrate the superiority of Hyaluronic Acid-Collagenase applied once a day over placebo in mean reduction of devitalized/fibrinous/slough tissue after 15 days of treatment. 113 patients with venous ulcers were enrolled and randomized to receive active treatment therapy or vehicle preparation...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365806/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-associated-with-digital-ulcer-but-not-with-atherosclerosis-or-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-a-pilot-study
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Eun-Kyoung Park, Ji-Heh Park, Seong-Min Kweon, Geun-Tae Kim, Seung-Geun Lee
The objective of this study was to investigate the association of vitamin D deficiency with digital ulcers (DUs) that result from microvasculopathy, carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) as surrogate markers of atherosclerosis, and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) representing arterial stiffness in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). In this cross-sectional study, 40 female SSc patients and 80 healthy controls matched for sex, age, and blood sampling season were recruited. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as serum 25-OHD levels <30 ng/mL...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358168/efficacy-of-botulinum-toxin-b-injection-for-raynaud-s-phenomenon-and-digital-ulcers-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Sei-Ichiro Motegi, Akihito Uehara, Kazuya Yamada, Akiko Sekiguchi, Chisako Fujiwara, Sayaka Toki, Yuki Date, Tetsuya Nakamura, Osamu Ishikawa
The efficacy and safety of botulinum toxin B (BTX-B) for treatment of Raynaud's phenomenon and digital ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis was assessed. A total of 45 patients with systemic sclerosis who had Raynaud's phenomenon were blinded and divided randomly into 4 groups: a no-treatment control group, and 3 treatment groups, using 250, 1,000 or 2,000 international units (U) of BTX-B injections in the hand with more severe symptoms. Four weeks after injection, pain/numbness visual analogue scale scores and Raynaud's score in the groups treated with 1,000 and 2,000 U BTX-B were significantly lower than in the control group and the group treated with 250 U BTX-B...
March 30, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
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