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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153538/oral-paracoccidioidomycosis-in-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-from-a-brazilian-southeastern-population
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Laís Moreira Dutra, Thiago Humberto Mendonça Silva, Aloísio Falqueto, Paulo Mendes Peçanha, Lucia Renata Meireles Souza, Sarah Santos Gonçalves, Tânia Regina Grão Velloso
BACKGROUND: Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is the most prevalent endemic systemic fungal infection in Latin America. In Brazil, it stands out as the eighth-highest cause of mortality among chronic or recurrent infections and has the highest mortality rate among systemic mycoses. Oral mucosal lesions may be the first visible physical manifestation of the disease. This study traced the epidemiological and clinical profiles of patients with oral lesions treated at the University Hospital Cassiano Antonio Moraes, Federal University of Espirito Santo...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151893/defining-the-gap-a-systematic-review-of-the-difference-in-rates-of-diabetes-related-foot-complications-in-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-australians-and-non-indigenous-australians
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Matthew West, Vivienne Chuter, Shannon Munteanu, Fiona Hawke
Background: The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community has an increased risk of developing chronic illnesses including diabetes. Among people with diabetes, foot complications are common and make a significant contribution to the morbidity and mortality associated with this disease. The aim of this review was to systematically evaluate the literature comparing the rates of diabetes related foot complications in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to non-Indigenous Australians...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151078/therapeutic-effect-of-exogenous-ghrelin-in-the-healing-of-gingival-ulcers-is-mediated-by-the-release-of-endogenous-growth-hormone-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-1
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J Cieszkowski, Z Warzecha, P Ceranowicz, D Ceranowicz, B Kusnierz-Cabala, M Pedziwiatr, M Dembinski, T Ambrozy, T Kaczmarzyk, M Pihut, M Wieckiewicz, R Olszanecki, A Dembinski
Ghrelin, an acylated 28-amino acid polypeptide, was primary isolated from the stomach, and the stomach is a main source of circulating ghrelin. Ghrelin strongly and dose-dependently stimulates release of growth hormone from the anterior pituitary, as well as increases food intake and fat deposition. Previous studies showed that ghrelin exhibits protective and therapeutic effect in different parts of the gastrointestinal system, including the oral cavity. The aim of present study was to examine the role of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in the healing of gingival ulcers...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147913/expression-of-tlr7-tlr9-jak2-and-stat3-genes-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Miša Vreća, Ana Zeković, Nemanja Damjanov, Marina Andjelković, Milena Ugrin, Sonja Pavlović, Vesna Spasovski
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare, chronic, multisystem autoimmune disease clinically characterized by progressive fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. The basic mechanism appears to involve endothelial cell injury, overproduction of extracellular matrix proteins, and aberrant immune activation. So far, there have been a few attempts to find genetic biomarkers for monitoring disease activity or for correlation with certain symptoms. In order to reveal reliable biomarkers, we analyzed the expression of four genes representing three important signaling pathways, TLR7, TLR9, and JAK2-STAT3...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146677/functional-role-and-therapeutic-targeting-of-micrornas-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Artin Soroosh, Marina Koutsioumpa, Charalabos Pothoulakis, Dimitrios Iliopoulos
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) are chronic inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases, primarily consisting of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn's Disease (CD). The complex nature of the disease, as well as the limited therapeutic options characterized by low efficiency and major side effects, shows the importance of developing novel strategies of therapeutic intervention in IBD. Susceptibility loci related to IBD are present only in a small percentage of IBD patients, implying that epigenetic modifications could influence the pathogenesis of the disease...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145757/nutrition-and-lower-extremity-ulcers-causality-and-or-treatment
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Lauren Haughey, Adrian Barbul
The association between malnutrition, impaired wound healing, and the presence of chronic wounds has been recognized for a long time. It is widely believed that the lack of adequate nutrition increases the risk of developing wounds which have a great likelihood of progressing to chronicity due to lack of appropriate healing responses. This risk is particularly high in the aging population. For the individual patient, as well as patient populations, the diagnosis of malnutrition has been in dispute; further, there is lack of agreement of when and how to intervene nutritionally in those with wounds or healing deficits...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140838/assessing-specimens-of-devitalized-tissue-in-chronic-sacral-pressure-ulcers-a-pilot-study
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Juliany Lino Gomes Silva, Andressa Coope, Eliana Pereira de Araújo, Licio A Velloso, Mário José A Saad, Maria Helena Melo Lima
Pressure ulcers (PrUs)* are chronic wounds caused by a combination of factors, such as repetitive ischemia perfusion injury, bacterial colonization of the wound bed, local tissue hypoxia, or an altered cellular and systemic stress response. The objectives of this study were to analyze fragments of devitalized tissue of Stages III and IV PrUs and compare them with healthy tissue to evaluate the expression of the genes involved in wound inflammation. Samples of healthy skin from patients undergoing plastic surgery (n = 3) were collected, as well as from patients with devitalized tissue from Stages III and IV PrUs (n = 3) by means of sharp debridement...
December 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138622/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-penicillium-amestolkiae-elv609-extract-treated-cotton-fabric-for-diabetic-wound-care
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Nur Amiera Syuhada Binti Rozman, Nurhanis Syafiqah Binti Mohd Nor Hamin, Leong Chean Ring, Tan Wen Nee, Mahfuzah Binti Mustapha, Tong Woei Yenn
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder which affects millions of population worldwide. Global estimates published in 2010 reported the world diabetic prevalence as 6.4%, affecting 285 million adults. Foot ulceration and wound infection are major forms of disabilities arising from diabetic diseases. This study was aimed to develop a natural antimicrobial finishing on medical grade textile that meets American Association of Textiles Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) standard. The textile samples were finished with the ethanolic extract of Penicillium amestolkiae elv609, an endophytic fungus isolated from Orthosiphon stamineus Benth (common name: cat's whiskers)...
September 2017: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134555/ciprofloxacin-loaded-calcium-alginate-wafers-prepared-by-freeze-drying-technique-for-potential-healing-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Asif Ahmed, Giulia Getti, Joshua Boateng
Calcium alginate (CA) wafer dressings were prepared by lyophilization of hydrogels to deliver ciprofloxacin (CIP) directly to the wound site of infected diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). The dressings were physically characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), texture analysis (for mechanical and in vitro adhesion properties), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Further, functional properties essential for wound healing, i.e., porosity, in vitro swelling index, water absorption (Aw), equilibrium water content (EWC), water vapor transmission rate (WVTR), evaporative water loss (EWL), moisture content, in vitro drug release and kinetics, antimicrobial activity, and cell viability (MTT assay) were investigated...
November 13, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133969/treatment-of-chronic-lower-extremity-ulcers-with-a-new-er-yag-laser-technology
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J M Alcolea, E Hernández, P A Martínez-Carpio, M Vélez, V Khomchenko, A Sola, M A Trelles
Chronic lower extremity ulcers (CLEUs) have a high prevalence and are difficult to treat due to their various aetiologies. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results achieved in treating CLEUs using an Erbium: YAG (Er:YAG) laser with RecoSMA technology. This laser emits thousands of microbeams of energy causing superficial epidermal ablation and a separation of dermal fibres due to a mechanical-acoustic and resonance effect. The evaluation of the results achieved was carried out by questionnaires completed by 18 patients enrolled in the study...
September 30, 2017: Laser Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133254/characteristics-and-progression-of-preclinical-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Iago Rodríguez-Lago, Olga Merino, Irene Azagra, Ainara Maiz, Eva Zapata, Rebeca Higuera, Isabel Montalvo, María Fernández-Calderón, Paz Arreba, Juan Carrascosa, Ainara Iriarte, Isabel Portillo, Urko Aguirre, Manuel Barreiro-de Acosta, Miguel Muñoz-Navas, José Luis Cabriada
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease usually diagnosed after the appearance of gastrointestinal symptoms. Little is known about IBD progression during its early and even preclinical phases. We aimed to determine the number of new incidental diagnoses of IBD in an older population, and evaluate disease progression from its early stages. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 31,005 colonoscopies performed during colorectal cancer screening of patients with positive results from fecal immunochemical tests, at 11 centers in the Basque Country (Spain) from 2009 through 2014...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132528/an-update-on-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Tomoko Sairenji, Kimberly L Collins, David V Evans
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes 2 chronic idiopathic inflammatory diseases: ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. The incidence and prevalence of IBD is increasing worldwide. It can affect people of all ages, including children and geriatric populations, and can impact all aspects of life. In this article, diagnosis and treatment of IBD in adults, pediatric, pregnant, and elderly populations are explored from the perspective of a primary care physician.
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132305/associations-between-skin-barrier-characteristics-skin-conditions-and-health-of-aged-nursing-home-residents-a-multi-center-prevalence-and-correlational-study
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Elisabeth Hahnel, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Carina Trojahn, Jan Kottner
BACKGROUND: Geriatric patients are affected by a range of skin conditions and dermatological diseases, functional limitations and chronic diseases. Skin problems are highly prevalent in elderly populations. Aim of this study was to investigate possible associations between health, functional and cutaneous variables in aged long-term care residents. METHODS: This observational, cross-sectional, descriptive prevalence study was conducted in a random sample of 10 institutional long-term care facilities in Berlin...
November 13, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131756/combined-use-of-modulated-ultrasound-and-electric-current-stimulation-for-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-case-series
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T O'Connor, Z Moore, D Patton, P Wilson, C Gillen, M Hughes, A Reilly
OBJECTIVE: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a significant challenge in wound care practice. Our aim was to evaluate the combined use of of two therapies, ultrasound and electrostimulation, in the treatment of DFUs. METHOD: This study employed a prospective, non-comparative, case series design, undertaken in a podiatry-led diabetic foot clinic, in an acute hospital setting, in an urban location in Ireland. We recruited patinets with hard-to-heal DFUs who were treated twice a week with combined modulated ultrasound and electric current stimulation...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131746/topical-oxygen-therapy-promotes-the-healing-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-pilot-study
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P D Hayes, N Alzuhir, G Curran, I M Loftus
OBJECTIVE: Interventions that can heal or reduce diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) size may reduce the incidence of infection and amputation, and reduce associated social and economic costs. Many chronic wounds exhibit a degree of hypoxia and this leads to a reduction in healing processes including cell division and differentiation, angiogenesis, infection prevention, and collagen production. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the effects of a device supplying continuous oxygen ambulatory therapy on healing in chronic DFUs...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126510/long-term-outcomes-of-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Soheila Nasiri, Mary Ellen Kuenzig, Eric I Benchimol
The incidence and prevalence of childhood-onset inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including subtypes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, have risen dramatically in recent years, and have emerged globally as important pediatric chronic diseases. Therefore, health care providers are more frequently encountering very young children with IBD, a chronic and incurable condition requiring life-long therapy. These children are living long lives with IBD and therefore knowledge of long-term outcomes is increasingly important to better counsel families and determine the best course of treatment...
December 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123633/efficiency-of-a-new-combined-laser-therapy-in-patients-with-trophic-ulcers-of-lower-extremities-and-chronic-venous-insufficiency
#17
Sergey Vladimirovich Moskvin, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Geynitz, Evgeniy Valer'yevich Askhadulin
Introduction: Treating patients with trophic ulcers (TUs) of venous etiology (VE) is a complicated socio-medical and economic problem. One of the ways to increase treatment efficiency can be a complex therapy, including combined laser action. Methods: The objective of this study was a comparative evaluation of the efficiency of traditional treatment methods in patients with chronic venous diseases of C6 class, and combined laser therapy (LT) according to a new method by LASMIK® device. External exposure was conducted on the 1-4 affected area during one session for 2 minutes per zone (pulsed mode, light pulse duration of 100-130 ns, wavelength 635 nm, by a matrix emitter consisting of eight laser diodes with a surface area of 8 cm2, at a distance of up to 7 cm, pulsed power 40 W)...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123578/the-role-of-adhesion-molecules-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-children-assessment-of-the-possible-risk-of-cardiovascular-complications
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Aneta Trzeciak-Jędrzejczyk, Ryszard Makosiej, Michał Kolejwa, Ewa Głowacka, Elżbieta Czkwianianc
Introduction: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic diseases that proceed with exacerbation and remission phases. Adhesion molecules play a significant role in inflammatory processes. The same adhesion molecules play an important role in atherogenesis. Aim: To assess the risk of atherosclerosis in IBD in children. Material and methods: The study included 40 patients with IBD (25 with Crohn's disease - CD and 15 with ulcerative colitis - UC) aged 4-17 years...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121843/bifurcated-stent-technique-a-viable-option-for-treatment-of-patients-with-unusual-anatomy-presenting-with-combined-chronic-mesenteric-ischemia-and-diffuse-ischemic-gastric-ulcers
#19
Jesse Manunga
Treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia has evolved over the last two decades. Endovascular therapy is now the treatment of choice for patients with lesions amenable to such an approach. Open revascularization remains the standard of care but is frequently being reserved for lesions containing intraluminal thrombus or severe calcification. In most cases, celiac axis (CA) stenting is not needed since revascularization of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) alone results in symptomatic resolution. This report describes a case of a patient with chronic mesenteric ischemia and diffuse gastric ulcers found to have a common origin of the SMA and CA that was treated endovascularly using a bifurcated stent technique...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121583/a-case-report-of-gastric-lymphocytic-phlebitis-a-rare-mimic-for-malignancy
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Daniel L Chan, Praveen Ravindran, Dorothy Chua, Jason D Smith, King S Wong, Michael A Ghusn
INTRODUCTION: Lymphocytic phlebitis is a benign condition characterised by inflammation of the veins and rarely affects the gastrointestinal tract. Reported cases present as acute abdomen and involve the colon or small intestine. We report the fourth case of gastric lymphocytic phlebitis in the literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 74-year-old female presented with eight weeks of abdominal pain. Findings at endoscopy were suggestive of a malignant ulcer on the greater curvature of antrum, while biopsies showed chronic gastritis without malignancy...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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