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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213875/vehicle-type-affects-filling-of-fractional-laser-ablated-channels-imaged-by-optical-coherence-tomography
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Uffe Høgh Olesen, Mette Mogensen, Merete Haedersdal
Ablative fractional laser (AFXL) is an emerging method that enhances topical drug delivery. Penetrating the skin in microscopic, vertical channels, termed microscopic treatment zones (MTZs), the fractional technique circumvents the skin barrier and allows increased uptake of topically applied drugs. This study aims to elucidate the impact of vehicle type on the filling of MTZs from application of liquid, gel, and cream vehicles. Ex vivo pig skin was exposed to 10,600 nm fractional CO2 laser at 5% density, 120 μm beam diameter, and fluences of 40 and 80 mJ/microbeam (mJ/mb)...
February 17, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212527/a-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-salvage-photodynamic-therapy-using-talaporfin-sodium-me2906-and-a-diode-laser-pnl6405epg-for-local-failure-after-chemoradiotherapy-or-radiotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer
#2
Tomonori Yano, Hiroi Kasai, Takahiro Horimatsu, Kenichi Yoshimura, Satoshi Teramukai, Satoshi Morita, Harue Tada, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Hiromi Kataoka, Naomi Kakushima, Ryu Ishihara, Hajime Isomoto, Manabu Muto
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) showed promising efficacy for local failure after chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for esophageal cancer. However, PDT required long sun shade period. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of PDT using second generation photosensitizer, talaporfin sodium for local failure after CRT. This was the multi-institutional non-randomized phase II study. Patients with histologically proven local failure limited within the muscularis propria after 50Gy or more radiotherapy (RT) for esophageal cancer were eligible...
December 20, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210387/efficacy-of-a-low-fluence-high-repetition-rate-810nm-diode-laser-for-permanent-hair-reduction-in-indian-patients-with-skin-types-iv-vi
#3
Madhuri Agarwal, Sangeeta Velaskar, Michael H Gold
Background: The study's aim is to evaluate the novel "in motion" technique for permanent hair removal using a low level fluence/high repetition rate on patients with a dark skin type over different areas of the body. Objectives: To assess fluence, accumulative energy, and number of treatments needed to achieve a significant hair reduction and patient satisfaction with minimal side effects, low discomfort levels, and high safety profile in a skin type IV-VI Indian patients. Methods: Seventy-one Indian female patients with skin type IV-VI were enrolled in the study...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210386/ionic-hydrogel-monotherapy-and-in-combination-with-antiviral-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-the-post-procedure-management-of-fractional-laser-treated-patients
#4
Francesca Romana Grippaudo
Objective: The pre- and postoperative care for fractionated laser resurfacing is still controversial, especially in regard to the use of antibiotics to prevent bacterial infection and potential consequences. Recently, an ionic hydrogel has shown to be useful in the postoperative treatment of minor burns. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of this hydrogel after fractional laser treatments targeting photoaging and chronoaging damage to skin. Design: A randomized prospective study. Setting: one plastic surgeon private practice...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198069/ultrapulse-carbon-dioxide-laser-treatment-for-bilateral-facial-nevus-comedonicus-a-case-report
#5
Caiyong Zhu, Aijuan Sun
Nevus comedonicus (NC), a rare skin ailment with an aggregation of dilated follicular orifices filled with keratinous material, is difficult to treat. Several drugs have been assessed for the treatment of NC, but with limited success. Surgery requires much experience and the recurrence rate is high. Various types of laser have been tried, with promising outcomes. A 54-year-old male patient with bilateral facial NC was admitted on July 8, 2014. A coin-sized area was first treated successfully with ultrapulse CO2 laser...
February 15, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196319/common-skin-conditions-in-children-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-and-infantile-hemangiomas
#6
Brian Z Rayala, Dean S Morrell
Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are hamartomas present at birth that are composed of nevomelanocytes and thought to originate from faulty migration of precursor melanocytes in the neural crest. Classification is based on projected adult size of the lesion. CMN size correlates positively with risk of melanoma and neurocutaneous melanocytosis. Management requires a patient-centered approach that weighs the risks and benefits of and alternatives to complete removal. All children with large and giant CMN, regardless of surgical status, should be monitored closely and undergo periodic skin examination...
February 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195845/an-analysis-of-laser-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer
#7
Teo Soleymani, Michael Abrouk, Kristen M Kelly
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer remains the most prevalent type of cancer in the United States, and its burden on the health care system remains substantial. Standard treatments such as cryosurgery, electrodessication and curettage, topical and photodynamic therapies, and surgical excision including Mohs micrographic surgery are not without inherent morbidity, including risk of bleeding, infection, and scar. OBJECTIVE: Lasers may be an alternative for treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer, and this paper reviews this therapeutic option...
February 9, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194715/does-extracellular-dna-production-vary-in-staphylococcal-biofilms-isolated-from-infected-implants-versus-controls
#8
Beata Zatorska, Marion Groger, Doris Moser, Magda Diab-Elschahawi, Luigi Segagni Lusignani, Elisabeth Presterl
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic implant infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and epidermidis are major challenges for early diagnosis and treatment owing to biofilm formation on the implant surface. Extracellular DNA (eDNA) is actively excreted from bacterial cells in biofilms, contributing to biofilm stability, and may offer promise in the detection or treatment of such infections. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Does DNA structure change during biofilm formation? (2) Are there time-dependent differences in eDNA production during biofilm formation? (3) Is there differential eDNA production between clinical and control Staphylococcal isolates? (4) Is eDNA production correlated to biofilm thickness? METHODS: We investigated eDNA presence during biofilm formation in 60 clinical and 30 control isolates of S aureus and S epidermidis...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186470/image-guidance-based-on-mri-for-spinal-interstitial-laser-thermotherapy-technical-aspects-and-accuracy
#9
Claudio E Tatsui, Clarissa N G Nascimento, Dima Suki, Behrang Amini, Jing Li, Amol J Ghia, Jonathan G Thomas, R Jason Stafford, Laurence D Rhines, Juan P Cata, Ashok J Kumar, Ganesh Rao
OBJECTIVE Image guidance for spinal procedures is based on 3D-fluoroscopy or CT, which provide poor visualization of soft tissues, including the spinal cord. To overcome this limitation, the authors developed a method to register intraoperative MRI (iMRI) of the spine into a neuronavigation system, allowing excellent visualization of the spinal cord. This novel technique improved the accuracy in the deployment of laser interstitial thermal therapy probes for the treatment of metastatic spinal cord compression...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168735/does-imiquimod-pretreatment-optimize-308-nm-excimer-laser-uvb-therapy-in-psoriasis-patients
#10
Joselin D Tacastacas, Patricia Oyetakin-White, David C Soler, Andrew Young, Sarah Groft, Kord Honda, Kevin D Cooper, Thomas S McCormick
Psoriasis continues to be a debilitating skin disease affecting 1-3% of the United States population. Although the effectiveness of several current biologic therapies have described this pathology as a IL-23, TNF-α and Th17-mediated disease, less invasive approaches are still in use and in need of refinement. One of these is the usage of narrow band-UVB (NB-UVB) therapy to deplete specifically intra-epidermal CD3(+) , CD4(+) and CD8(+) cells to clear psoriatic plaques. In order to improve NB-UVB therapy, we sought to determine whether skin pre-treatment with the TLR7 agonist imiquimod (IMQ) would help increase the efficiency of the former at resolving psoriatic plaques...
February 7, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166448/treatment-of-gingival-melanin-hyperpigmentation-with-er-cr-ysgg-laser-short-term-follow-up-of-patient
#11
Basak Kusakcİ Seker
The increasing melanin hyperpigmentation of dark skinned individuals was related to the high activity of melanocytes. Also smoking reactive the melanocytes to produce melanin. Gingival depigmentation is a periodontal plastic procedure which has been carried out by various techniques. A healthy 36-years-old female patient complained about unaesthetic gingiva and she had smoked over 17 years. Hyperpigmentation of gingiva observed on the labial surface of both maxilla and mandibula. Er,Cr:YSGG laser was used for depigmentation with wavelength of 2780nm, frequency of 20hz, and pulse energy between 0-300 Mj...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165853/biocompatibility-and-characterization-of-polyglycerol-based-thermoresponsive-nanogels-designed-as-novel-drug-delivery-systems-and-their-intracellular-localization-in-keratinocytes
#12
Christian Gerecke, Alexander Edlich, Michael Giulbudagian, Fabian Schumacher, Nan Zhang, Andre Said, Guy Yealland, Silke B Lohan, Falko Neumann, Martina C Meinke, Nan Ma, Marcelo Calderón, Sarah Hedtrich, Monika Schäfer-Korting, Burkhard Kleuser
Novel nanogels that possess the capacity to change their physico-chemical properties in response to external stimuli are promising drug delivery candidates for the treatment of severe skin diseases. As thermoresponsive nanogels (tNGs) are capable of enhancing penetration through biological barriers such as the stratum corneum and are taken up by keratinocytes of human skin, potential adverse consequences of their exposure must be elucidated. In this study, tNGs were synthesized from dendritic polyglycerol (dPG) and two thermoresponsive polymers...
February 6, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163457/near-infrared-pulsed-light-for-permanent-hair-reduction-in-fitzpatrick-skin-types-iv-and-v
#13
Pratik Thacker, Pramod Kumar
BACKGROUND: Excessive hair on the face is a significant cause for distress amongst women. Permanent hair reduction methods including lasers and pulsed light devices are increasingly being used. AIMS: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of near infrared pulsed light source for permanent hair reduction in women seeking treatment for excessive hair growth on the upper lip and chin. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a prospective observational study done at a tertiary care hospital in South India...
October 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157763/effect-of-procedural-related-variables-on-melanocyte-keratinocyte-suspension-transplantation-in-nonsegmental-stable-vitiligo-a-clinical-and-immunocytochemical-study
#14
Bakr Mohamed El-Zawahry, Samia Esmat, Dalia Bassiouny, Naglaa Sameh Zaki, Rehab Sobhi, Marwah A Saleh, Dalia Abdel-Halim, Rehab Hegazy, Heba Gawdat, Nesrin Samir, Marwa El-Hawary, Zeinab El Maadawi, Heba Gouda, Mervat Khorshied
BACKGROUND: Melanocyte-keratinocyte suspension (M-K susp) is gaining popularity for vitiligo treatment. Few studies have addressed procedure-related variables. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of different M-K susp procedure-related variables on the clinical outcome in stable vitiligo. METHODS: This prospective multicenter comparative study included 40 cases with nonsegmental stable vitiligo. Donor site was either a skin graft in noncultured epidermal cell suspension (NCECS) or hair follicle units in outer root sheath hair follicle suspension (ORSHFS)...
February 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157732/successful-treatment-of-under-eye-pigmentation-in-skin-type-iv-with-a-picosecond-alexandrite-laser-with-diffractive-lens-array
#15
Monique J Vanaman Wilson, Sally Alkhonizi, Douglas C Wu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151024/pulsed-alexandrite-laser-for-treatment-of-melasma-in-asian-patients
#16
Chun-Yu Cheng, Yau-Li Huang, Mei-Ching Lee, Shyue-Luen Chang, Ying-Fang Lin, Sindy Hu
Background Melasma is a common acquired facial hypermelanosis with irregular brownish macules and patches. The clinical course is often fluctuated and refractory to treatment. The present study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pulsed Alexandrite laser for the treatment of melasma. Material and method In the present study, we enrolled Asian patients with melasma. All the patients received four monthly treatments with a pulsed Alexandrite laser. The severity of melasma was evaluated by a blinded dermatologist, using the Modified Melasma Area and Severity Index (MMASI), and by patient assessment, using a visual analogue scale, at baseline, before each treatment, and at the 1-month and 3-month follow-up visits after the last treatment...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138959/growing-trend-of-tattooing-and-its-complications-in-nigeria
#17
REVIEW
Olusola O Ayanlowo, Shakirat A Gold-Olufadi, Ayesha O Akinkugbe, Erere Otrofanowei, Charles N Nga, Yetunde M Olumide
Tattoo, a Polynesian word meaning 'to mark', is a form of body modification done by inserting indelible ink into the dermis to change its pigmentation. Tattoos are done for social, cultural, and religious purposes. It has been in existence since the 18th century and was associated with sailors, lower class individuals, and criminals. However, since the late 20th century, tattooing has undergone a redefinition and shifted to an acceptable form of expression all over the world, including Nigeria, cutting across almost all age groups and socioeconomic class...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135887/median-canaliform-nail-dystrophy-treated-with-a-1064-nm-q-switched-nd-yag-laser
#18
Ju-Yeon Choi, Hyun-Min Seo, Won-Serk Kim
Median canaliform nail dystrophy is an uncommon and idiopathic dystrophic change, typically appears as central, longitudinal groove or split involving one or both thumbnails. Various treatments including potent topical steroid, an intralesional injection of triamcinolone 2.5 to 3 mg/dL, medications for systemic treatment, and topical psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) have been tried to treat the disease. However, each treatment has limitations including severe pain, inconsistent treatment results, long treatment periods, and dissatisfaction with effects of treatment...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134994/retrospective-analysis-of-the-treatment-of-melasma-lesions-exhibiting-increased-vascularity-with-the-595-nm-pulsed-dye-laser-combined-with-the-1927-nm-fractional-low-powered-diode-laser
#19
REVIEW
Elizabeth R C Geddes, Ashlyn B Stout, Paul M Friedman
BACKGROUND: Melasma presents a significant challenge to laser surgeons. Aggressive treatments often result in rebound melasma or post-inflammatory pigmentary alteration. Recent reports suggest melasma pathogenesis may have a vascular component. Spectrocolorimetry can detect subtle or sub-clinical telangiectatic erythema within melasma lesions. For certain patients identified by spectrocolorimetry, effective melasma treatment may include vascular-targeted therapy together with pigment-specific treatment modalities...
January 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133910/tranexamic-acid-in-treatment-of-melasma-a-comprehensive-review-of-clinical-studies
#20
REVIEW
Mohammad Taraz, Somayeh Niknam, Amir Houshang Ehsani
Melasma is a human melanogenesis dysfunction that results in localized, chronic acquired hyperpigmentation of the skin. It has a significant impact on appearance, causing psychosocial and emotional distress, and reducing the quality of life of the affected patients. Tranexamic acid (TA) is a plasmin inhibitor used to prevent abnormal fibrinolysis to reduce blood loss and exerts its effect by reversibly blocking lysine binding sites on plasminogen molecules, thus inhibiting plasminogen activator (PA) from converting plasminogen to plasmin...
January 30, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
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