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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332101/is-kinesio-taping-to-generate-skin-convolutions-effective-for-increasing-local-blood-circulation
#1
Jae-Man Yang, Jung-Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether traditional application of Kinesio taping, which produces wrinkles in the skin, is effective for improving blood circulation. This study investigated local skin temperature changes after the application of an elastic therapeutic tape using convolution and non-convolution taping methods (CTM/NCTM). MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-eight pain-free men underwent CTM and NCTM randomly applied to the right and left sides of the lower back. Using infrared thermography, skin temperature was measured before, immediately after application, 5 min later, 15 min later, and after the removal of the tape...
January 14, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331029/characterization-of-cd34-hematopoietic-cells-in-systemic-mastocytosis-potential-role-in-disease-dissemination
#2
Andrea Mayado, Cristina Teodosio, Noelia Dasilva Freire, Maria Jara-Acevedo, Andrés C Garcia-Montero, Ivan Álvarez-Twose, Laura Sánchez-Muñoz, Almudena Matito, Carolina Caldas, Javier I Muñoz-González, Ana Henriques, José I Sánchez-Gallego, Luis Escribano, Alberto Orfao
BACKGROUND: Recent studies show that most systemic mastocytosis (SM) patients, including indolent SM (ISM) with (ISMs+) and without skin lesions (ISMs-), carry the KIT D816V mutation in PB leukocytes. We investigated the potential association between the degree of involvement of BM hematopoiesis by the KIT D816V mutation and the distribution of different maturation-associated compartments of bone marrow (BM) and peripheral blood (PB) CD34+ hematopoietic precursors (HPC) in ISM, and identified the specific PB cell compartments that carry this mutation...
January 13, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330859/differential-effects-of-phototherapy-adalimumab-and-betamethasone-calcipotriol-on-effector-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-psoriasis
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I S Kotb, B J Lewis, R N Barker, A D Ormerod
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic T cell-mediated skin disease with marked social and economic burdens. Current treatments are unsatisfactory, with unpredictable remission times and incompletely understood modes of action. Recent advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of psoriasis identify the imbalance between CD4+ T effector cells, particularly the T helper (Th) 17 subset, and regulatory T cells (Treg) as key to the development of psoriatic lesions, and therefore a novel therapeutic target...
January 12, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316829/effects-of-carbomer-940-hydrogel-on-burn-wounds-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Farzad Hayati, Seyed Mehdi Ghamsari, Mohammad Mehdi Dehghan, Ahmad Oryan
PURPOSE: This study was designed to investigate the applicability of carbomer 940 hydrogel on skin-burn wounds by focusing on its effects on the zone of stasis. METHOD: Fibroblast cells were used to assess the cytotoxicity of carbomer 940. Wound healing was monitored by laser Doppler flowmetry and histopathological analysis. Twenty adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into two groups (N = 10 each). After shaving their dorsum, a "burn comb" was contacted bilaterally on each side of the spine...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300699/a-self-calibrated-tissue-viability-sensor-for-free-flap-monitoring
#5
Melissa Berthelot, Guang-Zhong Yang, Benny Lo
In fasciocutaneous free flap surgery, close postoperative monitoring is crucial for detecting flap failure, as around 10% of cases require additional surgery due to compromised anastomosis. Different biochemical and biophysical techniques have been developed for continuous flap monitoring, however, they all have shortcoming in terms of reliability, elevated cost, potential risks to the patient, and inability to adapt to the patient's phenotype. A wearable wireless device based on near infrared spectroscopy has been developed for continuous blood flow and perfusion monitoring by quantifying tissue oxygen saturation ()...
January 2018: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300285/sacral-skin-temperature-assessed-by-thermal-imaging-role-of-patient-vascular-attributes
#6
Harvey N Mayrovitz, Paige E Spagna, Martha C Taylor
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that temperature differentials measured by thermal imaging of sacral versus a remote skin area in critically ill patients differentiate those with significant vascular disease and risk for pressure injury of the sacral area. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The sample comprised 100 patients (58 men, 42 women) with mean ± SD ages of 70.4 ± 14.4 and 74.0 ± 14...
January 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296499/momentum-transfer-monte-carlo-for-the-simulation-of-laser-speckle-imaging-and-its-application-in-the-skin
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Caitlin Regan, Carole Hayakawa, Bernard Choi
Due to its simplicity and low cost, laser speckle imaging (LSI) has achieved widespread use in biomedical applications. However, interpretation of the blood-flow maps remains ambiguous, as LSI enables only limited visualization of vasculature below scattering layers such as the epidermis and skull. Here, we describe a computational model that enables flexible in-silico study of the impact of these factors on LSI measurements. The model uses Monte Carlo methods to simulate light and momentum transport in a heterogeneous tissue geometry...
December 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294541/-prediction-of-occupational-allergic-contact-dermatitis-induced-by-formaldehyde-by-il17-il22-secretion-cell-rest-combined-with-patch-test
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W H Mai, X W Liu, G X Su, Z P Wen
Objective: To investigate the possible role of IL17-and IL22-secreting cells combined with patch test for the prediction of formaldehyde-induced occupational allergic contact dermatitis(OACD). Methods: From October 2014 to October 2016, totally 131 formaldehyde-exposed workers(49 cases with inflammatory skin lesions,82 ones without inflammatory skin lesions)and 63 non-exposed health controls were recruited. Patch-test was performed in 49 cases of formaldehyde-exposed workers with inflammatory skin lesions. Circulating IL17+and IL22+Tcell subsets were assessed by flow cytometry(FCM)...
October 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287997/marinobufagin-a-molecule-from-poisonous-frogs-causes-biochemical-morphological-and-cell-cycle-changes-in-human-neoplasms-and-vegetal-cells
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Paulo Michel Pinheiro Ferreira, Kátia da Conceição Machado, Lívia Queiroz de Sousa, Daisy Jereissati Barbosa Lima, Bruno Marques Soares, Bruno Coêlho Cavalcanti, Sarah Sant' Anna Maranhão, Janaina da Costa de Noronha, Domingos de Jesus Rodrigues, Gardenia Carmen Gadelha Militão, Mariana Helena Chaves, Gerardo Magela Vieira-Júnior, Cláudia Pessoa, Manoel Odorico de Moraes, João Marcelo de Castro E Sousa, Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo-Cavalcante
Skin toad secretion present physiologically active molecules to protect them against microorganisms, predators and infections. This work detailed the antiproliferative action of marinobufagin on tumor and normal lines, investigate its mechanism on HL-60 leukemia cells and its toxic effects on Allium cepa meristematic cells. Initially, cytotoxic action was assessed by colorimetric assays. Next, HL-60 cells were analyzed by morphological and flow cytometry techniques and growing A. cepa roots were examined after 72 h exposure...
December 26, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284796/intermittent-negative-pressure-applied-to-the-lower-limb-increases-foot-macrocirculatory-and-microcirculatory-blood-flow-pulsatility-in-people-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Øyvind Heiberg Sundby, Lars Øivind Høiseth, Ingebjørg Irgens, Iacob Mathiesen, Eivind Lundgaard, Hanne Haugland, Harald Weedon-Fekjær, Jon O Sundhagen, Gunnar Sanbæk, Jonny Hisdal
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental prestudy and poststudy. OBJECTIVES: Examine the acute effects of intermittent negative pressure (INP) applied to the lower limb on foot circulation in people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). SETTING: Vascular laboratory, Oslo University Hospital. METHODS: Twenty-four people with SCI (median age 59 years, range 29-74) were exposed to lower leg INP (-40 mm Hg) using an air-tight pressure chamber connected to an INP generator...
December 28, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280281/the-impact-of-exercise-frequency-upon-microvascular-endothelium-function-and-oxidative-stress-among-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Juliana P Borges, Alessandro R Nascimento, Gabriella O Lopes, Daniel J M Medeiros-Lima, Marina P Coelho, Pablo M C Nascimento, Daniel A Kopiler, Cristiane Matsuura, Mauro Felippe F Mediano, Eduardo Tibirica
PURPOSE: This study compared the effects of low and high weekly exercise frequencies on microvascular endothelium function and oxidative stress among patients with coronary artery disease. METHODS: Thirty-four male patients completed a 6-month cardiac rehabilitation programme, from which 23 performed exercise with a high frequency (HF) and 11 with a low frequency (LF). Systemic microvascular blood flow, maximal aerobic capacity, blood lipids, oxidative stress and anthropometric data were assessed prior to and after the cardiac rehabilitation programme...
December 27, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275614/-wound-repair-and-functional-reconstruction-of-high-voltage-electrical-burns-in-wrists
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Y M Shen, C X Ma, F J Qin, C Zhang, C Wang, X H Hu
Objective: To explore the methods and effects of wound repair and functional reconstruction of high-voltage electrical burns in wrists. Methods: From January 2009 to June 2016, 71 patients with high-voltage electrical burns in wrists were hospitalized, with 118 wrist wounds including 21 of type Ⅰ, 69 of type Ⅱ, 9 of type Ⅲ, and 19 of type Ⅳ. According to the wrist injuries, different surgical operations were performed. Forearm amputation was conducted in 20 wrists with necrosis in the distal end. On the basis of fasciotomy for decompression, early debridement was performed on the other 98 wrist wounds...
December 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274242/phosphorylation-of-intracellular-signaling-molecules-in-peripheral-blood-cells-from-psoriasis-patients-on-originator-or-biosimilar-infliximab
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A K Aarebrot, S M Solberg, R Davies, L I Bader, T D Holmes, S Gavasso, Y T Bryceson, R Jonsson, L F Sandvik, S Appel
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by a dysregulated immune response and it is associated with substantial systemic comorbidities. Biological drugs like tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors can ameliorate the disease but are expensive. Biosimilar drugs have the same amino acid sequence as the originator, but differences in manufacturing can affect biological activity, efficacy and tolerability. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to explore potential differences in intracellular phosphorylation of signaling molecules in peripheral blood cells from TNF inhibitor infliximab treated psoriasis patients compared to healthy controls, and to investigate if the phosphorylation pattern was influenced by switching from originator infliximab to biosimilar CT-P13...
December 23, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231268/circadian-rhythm-in-atopic-dermatitis-pathophysiology-and-implications-for-chronotherapy
#14
Alexandra R Vaughn, Ashley K Clark, Raja K Sivamani, Vivian Y Shi
Circadian rhythm is a biological clock that controls a wide range of physiological functions throughout the body, including various skin functions. A 24-h diurnal cycle, governed by an endogenous clock in the brain, largely controls cutaneous diurnal rhythm, which external factors, including temperature, humidity, diet, and stress, also modulate locally. Circadian rhythm influences cutaneous blood flow and properties of skin barrier function, such as transepidermal water loss and capacitance, and has important implications in atopic dermatitis (AD)...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225313/ingestion-of-coffee-polyphenols-improves-a-scaly-skin-surface-and-the-recovery-rate-of-skin-temperature-after-cold-stress-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Sachie Ueda, Masanori Tanahashi, Yuko Higaki, Kayoko Iwata, Yoshinori Sugiyama
Coffee polyphenols (CPPs) derived from coffee beans have beneficial effects on blood pressure and vascular endothelial function. In addition, CPPs suppress ultraviolet light induced erythema. However, the effects of CPPs on dry skin and cutaneous vascular function have not been clarified. We investigated the effects of CPPs on dry skin and the recovery rate (RR) of skin temperature after a cold-stress test as a measure of vascular function in subjects with visible scaliness in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220373/can-nerve-regeneration-on-an-artificial-nerve-conduit-be-enhanced-by-ethanol-induced-cervical-sympathetic-ganglion-block
#16
Yoshiki Shionoya, Katsuhisa Sunada, Keiji Shigeno, Akira Nakada, Michitaka Honda, Tatsuo Nakamura
This study aimed to determine whether nerve regeneration by means of an artificial nerve conduit is promoted by ethanol-induced cervical sympathetic ganglion block (CSGB) in a canine model. This study involved two experiments-in part I, the authors examined the effect of CSGB by ethanol injection on long-term blood flow to the orofacial region; part II involved evaluation of the effect of CSGB by ethanol injection on inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) repair using polyglycolic acid-collagen tubes. In part I, seven Beagles were administered left CSGB by injection of 99...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212384/articular-and-subcutaneous-adipose-tissues-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-represent-equal-sources-of-immunoregulatory-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#17
Urszula Skalska, Ewa Kuca-Warnawin, Anna Kornatka, Iwona Janicka, Urszula Musiałowicz, Tomasz Burakowski, Ewa Kontny
Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) have immunoregulatory properties, but their activity is dependent on signals provided by the local microenvironment. It is likely that highly inflammatory milieu of rheumatoid joint affects ASCs activity. To test this hypothesis, the function of rheumatoid ASCs derived from articular adipose tissue (AT-ASCs) and ASCs derived from subcutaneous adipose tissue (Sc-ASCs) has been analysed. Articular adipose tissue (infrapatellar fat pad) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (from the site of skin closure with sutures) were obtained from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients undergoing total knee joint replacement surgery...
December 6, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206145/dual-wavelength-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-dwlsci-improves-chronic-measurement-of-superficial-blood-flow-in-hands
#18
Lingke Zhang, Li Ding, Miao Li, Xiaoli Zhang, Diansan Su, Jie Jia, Peng Miao
Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) has been widely used to determine blood flow and perfusion in biological tissues. The physical model of traditional LSCI ignores the effects of scattering property distribution in relation to speckle correlation time τc and blood flow v, which further results in biased estimation. In this study, we developed a dual-wavelength laser speckle contrast imaging (dwLSCI) method and a portable device for imaging the blood flow and tissue perfusion in human hands. Experimental data showed that dwLSCI could retrieve the vein vasculatures under the surface skin, and it further provided accurate measurements of vein blood flow signals, tissue perfusion signals, and fingertip perfusion signals, which assist with assessments of rehabilitation therapy for stroke patients...
December 5, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197338/dose-response-studies-of-ropivacaine-in-blood-flow-of-upper-extremity-after-supraclavicular-block-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-study
#19
Ting Li, Qiguang Ye, Daozhu Wu, Jun Li, Jingui Yu
BACKGROUND: The sympathetic block of upper limb leading to increased blood flow has important clinical implication in microvascular surgery. However, little is known regarding the relationship between concentration of local anesthetic and blood flow of upper limb. The aim of this dose-response study was to determine the ED50 and ED95 of ropivacaine in blood flow after supraclavicular block (SB). METHODS: Patients undergoing upper limb surgery and supraclavicular block were randomly assigned to receive 30ml ropivacaine in concentrations of 0...
December 2, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197078/cardiopulmonary-anomalies-in-incontinentia-pigmenti-patients
#20
Giuliana Onnis, Andrea Diociaiuti, Paola Zangari, Patrizia D'Argenio, Caterina Cancrini, Lorenzo Iughetti, May El Hachem
BACKGROUND: Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a rare inherited genodermatosis that usually involves the skin, and also teeth, oral cavity, central nervous system, eyes, blood with eosinophilia, and rarely skeletal system, breast, heart, and lungs. Skin lesions usually appear early, at birth or within the first 2 weeks of life, with four different phases tending to follow Blaschko lines that may overlap. CASE REPORT: We report a rare case of a neonate with transient reversible pulmonary hypertension that presented at day 9 of life...
December 2, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
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