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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431963/expansion-of-circulating-follicular-t-helper-cells-associates-with-disease-severity-in-childhood-atopic-dermatitis
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Krisztina Szabó, Krisztián Gáspár, Zsolt Dajnoki, Gábor Papp, Beáta Fábos, Andrea Szegedi, Margit Zeher
Follicular helper T (TFH) cells play crucial role in B-cell differentiation and antibody production. Although, atopic dermatitis (AD) is often associated with increased serum IgE levels, B-cell mediated responses have not been studied thoroughly. The aim of our study was to investigate the proportion of TFH-like cells in the disease. Twelve children and 17 adults with AD as well as 14 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. The frequency of CD4(+)CXCR5(+)ICOS(+)PD-1(+) TFH-like cells and their IL-21 cytokine production were determined by flow cytometry...
April 18, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427990/neuropeptide-y-not-involved-in-cutaneous-vascular-control-in-young-human-females-taking-oral-contraceptive-hormones
#2
Gary J Hodges, Zachary T Martin, Andrew T Del Pozzi
We previously reported that the cutaneous vasodilator response to local warming in males required noradrenaline (NA) and neuropeptide-Y (NPY). Animal work has shown no role for NPY in female vascular control. We investigated the contribution of NA and NPY in human female cutaneous vascular control. Nine female and nine male participants volunteered. To elucidate whether synthetic oestrogen and progesterone altered cutaneous vascular responses, females were tested in high-hormone (HH) and low-hormone (LH) phases of oral contraceptive pill (OCP)...
April 18, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419120/structural-and-functional-changes-in-the-microcirculation-of-lepromatous-leprosy-patients-observation-using-orthogonal-polarization-spectral-imaging-and-laser-doppler-flowmetry-iontophoresis
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Curt Treu, Maria das Graças Coelho de Souza, Omar Lupi, Fernando Lencastre Sicuro, Priscila Alves Maranhão, Luiz Guilherme Kraemer-Aguiar, Eliete Bouskela
Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous infection of skin and peripheral nerves caused by Mycobacterium leprae and is considered the main infectious cause of disability worldwide. Despite the several studies regarding leprosy, little is known about its effects on microvascular structure and function in vivo. Thus, we have aimed to compare skin capillary structure and functional density, cutaneous vasomotion (spontaneous oscillations of arteriolar diameter), which ensures optimal blood flow distribution to skin capillaries) and cutaneous microvascular blood flow and reactivity between ten men with lepromatous leprosy (without any other comorbidity) and ten age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414181/myeloid-but-not-plasmacytoid-blood-dcs-possess-th1-polarizing-and-th1-th17-recruiting-capacity-in-psoriasis
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Ahmed Khasawneh, Sándor Baráth, Barbara Medgyesi, Gabriella Béke, Zsolt Dajnoki, Krisztián Gáspár, Adrienn Jenei, Lilla Pogácsás, Kitti Pázmándi, János Gaál, Attila Bácsi, Andrea Szegedi, Anikó Kapitány
Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease and dendritic cells (DCs) play crucial role in the development of skin inflammation. Although the characteristics of skin DCs in psoriasis are well defined, less is known about their peripheral blood precursors. Our aim was to characterize the phenotypic features as well as the cytokine and chemokine production of CD1c(+) myeloid DCs (mDCs) and plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs) in the blood samples of psoriatic patients. Blood DCs were isolated by using a magnetic separation kit, and their intracytoplasmic cytokine production and CD83/CD86 maturation/activation marker expression were investigated by 8-colour flow cytometry...
April 13, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408818/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-niosomes-entrapped-with-plai-oil-zingiber-cassumunar-roxb-by-therapeutic-ultrasound-in-a-rat-model
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Jirakrit Leelarungrayub, Jiradej Manorsoi, Aranya Manorsoi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of Plai oil-encapsulated niosomes (Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.) on inflamed subcutaneous Wistar rat skin by therapeutic ultrasound. METHODS: Pure oil from Plai rhizomes was extracted by steam distillation, and antioxidant activities were determined by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging assay. Bioactive compounds were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408306/heart-failure-and-thermoregulatory-control-can-patients-with-heart-failure-handle-the-heat
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REVIEW
Bryce N Balmain, Surendran Sabapathy, Ollie Jay, Julie Adsett, Glenn M Stewart, Rohan Jayasinghe, Norman R Morris
Upon heat exposure, the thermoregulatory system evokes reflex increases in sweating and skin blood flow responses to facilitate heat dissipation and maintain heat balance to prevent the continuing rise in core temperature. These heat dissipating responses are mediated primarily by autonomic and cardiovascular adjustments; which if attenuated, may compromise thermoregulatory control. In patients with heart failure (HF), the neurohumoral and cardiovascular dysfunction that underpins this condition may potentially impair thermoregulatory responses and, consequently, place these patients at a greater risk of heat-related illness...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394747/risk-and-protective-factors-associated-with-surgical-infections-among-spine-patients
#7
REVIEW
Alyssa G Blood, Melanie F Sandoval, Evalina Burger, Katherine Halverson-Carpenter
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to identify patient-specific and procedure-specific risk and protective factors associated with post-operative surgical site infections (SSIs) among surgical spine patients. METHODS: CINAHL, PubMed, Ovid, Medline, and EBSCO databases were searched for articles within the past 10 years (January 2003-March 2015). The keywords and combinations used in the search included: Spine surgery, post-operative infection, risk factors, orthopedic infections...
April 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392959/restricted-blood-flow-exercise-in-sedentary-overweight-african-american-females-may-increase-muscle-strength-and-decrease-endothelial-function-and-vascular-autoregulation
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Vernon Bond, Bryan Heath Curry, Krishna Kumar, Sudhakar Pemminati, Vasavi Rakesh Gorantla, Kishan Kadur, Richard Mark Millis
OBJECTIVES: Exercise with partially restricted blood flow is a low-load, low-intensity resistance training regimen which may have the potential to increase muscle strength in the obese, elderly and frail who are unable to do high-load training. Restricted blood flow exercise has also been shown to affect blood vessel function variably and can, therefore, contribute to blood vessel dysfunction. This pilot study tests the hypothesis that unilateral resistance training of the leg extensors with partially restricted blood flow increases muscle strength and decreases vascular autoregulation...
March 2017: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385331/generalized-verrucosis-and-abnormal-t-cell-activation-due-to-homozygous-taok2-mutation
#9
Vered Molho-Pessach, Yuval Ramot, Maxim Mogilevsky, Leonor Cohen-Daniel, Eli M Eisenstein, Abdulsalam Abu-Libdeh, Ihab Siam, Michael Berger, Rotem Karni, Abraham Zlotogorski
BACKGROUND: Generalized verrucosis (GV) is a chronic and progressive cutaneous human papillomavirus (HPV) infection resulting in multiple warts and associated with acquired or genetic immune defects. We identified a consanguineous Arab family manifesting GV and recurrent bacterial and viral infections, in association with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). OBJECTIVE: To identify the mutated gene responsible for GV, recurrent infections and IBD, in this family. METHODS: Flow cytometry of peripheral blood mononuclear cells was performed, as well as proliferation and cell cycle assays of T cells...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385330/a-similar-local-immune-and-oxidative-stress-phenotype-in-vitiligo-and-halo-nevus
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Yuqi Yang, Shuli Li, Guannan Zhu, Qian Zhang, Gang Wang, Tianwen Gao, Chunying Li, Lin Wang, Zhe Jian
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo and halo nevus are two common T-cell-mediated skin disorders. Although autoimmunity has been suggested to be involved in both diseases, the relationship between vitiligo and halo nevus is not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to investigate whether vitiligo and halo nevus share the same immunological and oxidative stress response. METHODS: Infiltrations of T cells, and expressions of chemokine receptors (CXCR3, CCR4, CCR5) and cytotoxic markers (Granzyme B, Perforin) in the lesions of vitiligo and halo nevus were examined by immunohistochemistry...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380895/high-speed-wide-velocity-dynamic-range-doppler-optical-coherence-tomography-part-v-optimal-utilization-of-multi-beam-scanning-for-doppler-and-speckle-variance-microvascular-imaging
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Chaoliang Chen, Kyle H Y Cheng, Raphael Jakubovic, Jamil Jivraj, Joel Ramjist, Ryan Deorajh, Wanrong Gao, Elizabeth Barnes, Lee Chin, Victor X D Yang
In this paper, a multi-beam scanning technique is proposed to optimize the microvascular images of human skin obtained with Doppler effect based methods and speckle variance processing. Flow phantom experiments were performed to investigate the suitability for combining multi-beam data to achieve enhanced microvascular imaging. To our surprise, the highly variable spot sizes (ranging from 13 to 77 μm) encountered in high numerical aperture multi-beam OCT system imaging the same target provided reasonably uniform Doppler variance and speckle variance responses as functions of flow velocity, which formed the basis for combining them to obtain better microvascular imaging without scanning penalty...
April 3, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375975/autologous-pure-platelet-rich-plasma-dermal-injections-for-facial-skin-rejuvenation-clinical-instrumental-and-flow-cytometry-assessment
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Norma Cameli, Maria Mariano, Iole Cordone, Elva Abril, Serena Masi, Maria Laura Foddai
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an emerging treatment in dermatology recently proposed for skin rejuvenation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of autologous pure PRP dermal injections on facial skin rejuvenation, investigating the cellularity of PRP samples. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve patients underwent 3 sessions of PRP injection at 1-month intervals. The clinical and instrumental outcomes were evaluated before (T0) and 1 month (T1) after the end of treatment by means of transepidermal water loss, corneometry, Cutometer, Visioscan, and Visioface...
April 3, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375315/secure-fingerprint-identification-based-on-structural-and-microangiographic-optical-coherence-tomography
#13
Xuan Liu, Farzana Zaki, Yahui Wang, Qiongdan Huang, Xin Mei, Jiangjun Wang
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) allows noncontact acquisition of fingerprints and hence is a highly promising technology in the field of biometrics. OCT can be used to acquire both structural and microangiographic images of fingerprints. Microangiographic OCT derives its contrast from the blood flow in the vasculature of viable skin tissue, and microangiographic fingerprint imaging is inherently immune to fake fingerprint attack. Therefore, dual-modality (structural and microangiographic) OCT imaging of fingerprints will enable more secure acquisition of biometric data, which has not been investigated before...
March 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374151/an-update-on-the-potential-role-of-c-peptide-in-diabetes-and-osteoporosis
#14
Arturo Pujia, Carmine Gazzaruso, Tiziana Montalcini
PURPOSE: C-peptide secretion is deficient or absent in type 1 diabetes mellitus. It is well accepted that insulin replacement therapy cannot prevent the development of long-term diabetes-related complications, which can often be disabling or even life-threatening. Several cross-sectional investigations have suggested that residual C-peptide production in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus would help prevent a number of complications. In animal models of diabetes and in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, C-peptide replacement improves renal function, skin and skeletal muscle blood flow, nerve conduction, glucose utilization, and other diabetes-related complications...
April 3, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368345/endovascular-embolization-by-transcatheter-delivery-of-particles-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Rahul A Sheth, Sharjeel Sabir, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Reginald K Avery, Yu Shrike Zhang, Ali Khademhosseini, Rahmi Oklu
Minimally invasive techniques to occlude flow within blood vessels, initially pioneered in the 1970s with autologous materials and subsequently advanced with increasingly sophisticated engineered biomaterials, are routinely performed for a variety of medical conditions. Contemporary interventional radiologists have at their disposal a wide armamentarium of occlusive agents to treat a range of disease processes through a small incision in the skin. In this review, we provide a historical perspective on endovascular embolization tools, summarize the current state-of-the-art, and highlight burgeoning technologies that promise to advance the field in the near future...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362400/minimally-invasive-transverse-aortic-constriction-in-mice
#16
Aung Moe Zaw, Connor M Williams, Helen K W Law, Billy Kwok Chong Chow
Minimally invasive transverse aortic constriction (MTAC) is a more desirable method for the constriction of the transverse aorta in mice than standard open-chest transverse aortic constriction (TAC). Although transverse aortic constriction is a highly functional method for the induction of high pressure in the left ventricle, it is a more difficult and lengthy procedure due to its use of artificial ventilation with tracheal intubation. TAC is oftentimes also less survivable, as the newer method, MTAC, neither requires the cutting of the ribs and intercostal muscles nor tracheal intubation with a ventilation setup...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361115/detection-of-donor-derived-microparticles-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-a-hand-transplant-recipient-during-rejection
#17
Joseph Y Kim, Theodoros Kelesidis, Otto O Yang
BACKGROUND: Microparticles (MPs) are released from the plasma membrane of activated or dying cells and bear surface molecules from those cells. We examined whether donor-derived MPs in the peripheral blood of the recipient could serve as a marker of tissue damage due to rejection of a transplanted hand. METHODS: Platelet-free plasma from the recipient of the transplanted hand was analyzed for MPs bearing the donor-specific HLA molecule A*02 using flow cytometry...
March 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358906/methodological-concerns-with-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-in-clinical-evaluation-of-microcirculation
#18
Johan Zötterman, Robin Mirdell, Sandra Horsten, Simon Farnebo, Erik Tesselaar
BACKGROUND: Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging (LSCI) is a non-invasive and fast technique for measuring microvascular blood flow that recently has found clinical use for burn assessment and evaluation of flaps. Tissue motion caused by for example breathing or patient movements may however affect the measurements in these clinical applications, as may distance between the camera and the skin and tissue curvature. Therefore, the aims of this study were to investigate the effect of frame rate, number of frames/image, movement of the tissue, measuring distance and tissue curvature on the measured perfusion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349094/current-concepts-of-active-vasodilation-in-human-skin
#19
REVIEW
Brett J Wong, Casey G Hollowed
In humans, an increase in internal core temperature elicits large increases in skin blood flow and sweating. The increase in skin blood flow serves to transfer heat via convection from the body core to the skin surface while sweating results in evaporative cooling of the skin. Cutaneous vasodilation and sudomotor activity are controlled by a sympathetic cholinergic active vasodilator system that is hypothesized to operate through a co-transmission mechanism. To date, mechanisms of cutaneous active vasodilation remain equivocal despite many years of research by several productive laboratory groups...
2017: Temperature: Multidisciplinary Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342007/the-effect-of-led-on-blood-microcirculation-during-chronic-wound-healing-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-patients-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-study
#20
Igor Frangez, Ksenija Cankar, Helena Ban Frangez, Dragica Maja Smrke
Chronic wounds, especially in diabetic patients, represent a challenging health issue. Since standard treatment protocols often do not provide satisfactory results, additional treatment methods-like phototherapy using low-level light therapy-are being investigated. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of phototherapy with light-emitting diodes on chronic wound treatment in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Since a sufficient blood supply is mandatory for wound healing, the evaluation of microcirculation in the healthy skin at a wound's edge was the main outcome measure...
March 25, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
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