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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727155/mucosal-associated-invariant-mait-cells-are-deficient-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Arsène Mekinian, Thibaut Mahevas, Mohamad Mohty, Vincent Jachiet, Sébastien Rivière, Olivier Fain, Béatrice Gaugler
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease, characterized by fibrosis of the skin and other organs, vascular impairment and deficient immune responses. Mucosal associated invariant T cells (MAIT) cells have been involved in various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the frequencies of MAIT cells in the blood of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), and to compare their distribution in the different types of SSc. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Blood samples from SSc patients and healthy controls were examined by flow cytometer to analyze the frequencies of MAIT and γδ T cells...
July 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726433/gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia-and-solitary-rectal-ulcer-syndrome-two-rare-diagnoses-as-the-cause-of-anemia-in-a%C3%A2-single-patient-case-report
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Lumír Kunovský, Milan Dastych, Radek Kroupa, Beata Hemmelova, Katarina Muckova, Miroslava Chovancova, Lenka Kucerova, Jiri Dolina
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) and solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) are both mentioned in the literature as rare causes of iron deficiency anemia and gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. GAVE accounts for up to 4 % of upper non-variceal GI bleeding; SRUS is a rare benign disorder that presents with rectal bleeding. We present the case of a 75-year-old patient who was admitted to our facility with anemia. In the same patient, we encountered chronic bleeding from GAVE and SRUS. Both diagnoses were treated endoscopically: GAVE by argon plasma coagulation and a subsequent treatment with proton pump inhibitors and SRUS by adrenaline injection and clipping, consecutively treated with mesalazine enemas...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724272/patients-characteristics-histopathological-findings-and-tumor-stage-in-different-types-of-malignant-melanoma-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
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Ali-Mohammad Farahmand, Amir-Hoshang Ehsani, Mojtaba Mirzaei, Maryam Mohsenian, Alireza Ghanadan
Cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) is currently the most fatal of skin cancers accounting for 50000 deaths annually. Five distinct melanomas are described histopathologically: superficial spreading, lentigo maligna, nodular, acral lentiginous and mucosal melanoma. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of patients with various types of malignant melanoma and evaluate histopathological findings. In this retrospective study, we obtained our data from the records of 111 patients with melanoma...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719546/fracture-table-application-for-pediatric-femur-fractures-incidence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-adverse-outcomes
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Brian A Kelly, Manahil Naqvi, Emily S Rademacher, Patricia E Miller, Daniel J Hedequist, Michael P Glotzbecker, Travis H Matheney, Benjamin J Shore
BACKGROUND: Flexible elastic nails, submuscular plating, and rigid locked intramedullary nails are common methods of fixation for pediatric femur fractures (PFF) in which the fracture table is used to aid reduction. Little is known about complications associated with fracture table application in PFF. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors associated with adverse outcomes related to fracture table application for the treatment of PFF. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all children (younger than 18 y) treated for a femur fracture with the use of the fracture table between 2004 and 2015 at a single tertiary pediatric hospital was performed...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718238/bacteriology-of-diabetic-foot-in-tertiary-care-hospital-frequency-antibiotic-susceptibility-and-risk-factors
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Syeda Sadia Amjad, Jamal Zafar, Nadia Shams
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot being one of the frequent and disabling complications of diabetes. In view of widespread regional variation in causative organisms and antimicrobial susceptibility, the current study aimed to determine frequency of causative organisms, their antimicrobial susceptibility and associated risk factors. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 6 months' duration at dept. of Medicine; PIMS Hospital Islamabad. Type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients with diabetic foot ulcer were enrolled after informed consent...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717297/air-leak-into-the-soft-tissues-during-the-puffed-cheek-ct-evaluation-of-oral-cavity-diagnosis-and-implication-of-a-rare-phenomenon
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Venkatraman Bhat, Naveen Hadne, Richard Tobias
Leakage of small pockets of air in to soft tissues of cheek along vascular bundle is reported in a patient with ulcerated oral malignancy with history of recent biopsy. Leakage occurred during an attempt to puff the cheek during CT examination of oral cavity. Hereto undocumented phenomenon was self limiting and did not lead to clinical disability. Imaging appearance and likely mechanism of the complication are discussed.
September 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715585/retinoic-acid-engineered-amniotic-membrane-used-as-graft-or-homogenate-positive-effects-on-corneal-alkali-burns
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Romain Joubert, Estelle Daniel, Nicolas Bonnin, Aurélie Comptour, Christelle Gross, Corinne Belville, Frédéric Chiambaretta, Loïc Blanchon, Vincent Sapin
Purpose: Alkali burns are the most common, severe chemical ocular injuries, their functional prognosis depending on corneal wound healing efficiency. The purpose of our study was to compare the benefits of amniotic membrane (AM) grafts and homogenates for wound healing in the presence or absence of previous all-trans retinoic acid (atRA) treatment. Methods: Fifty male CD1 mice with reproducible corneal chemical burn were divided into five groups, as follows: group 1 was treated with saline solution; groups 2 and 3 received untreated AM grafts or grafts treated with atRA, respectively; and groups 4 and 5 received untreated AM homogenates or homogenates treated with atRA, respectively...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715342/quantitative-evaluation-of-rehabilitation-effect-on-peripheral-circulation-of-diabetic-foot
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Yao-Kuang Huang, Chang-Cheng Chang, Pin-Xing Lin, Bor-Shyh Lin
Diabetics may encounter different foot problems, which easily lead to infection, ulcers, and increased risk of amputation due to nerve or vascular injury. In order to reduce the risk of amputation, Buerger's exercise is one of the frequently used rehabilitation to improve the blood circulation in the lower limbs. However, it is difficult to evaluate the rehabilitation efficiency of Buerger's exercise objectively. In this study, a novel non-invasively optical system was developed to non-invasively monitor the change of the foot blood circulation before and after long-term Buerger's exercise...
July 13, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713062/a-prospective-study-on-second-generation-colon-capsule-endoscopy-to-detect-mucosal-lesions-and-disease-activity-in-ulcerative-colitis-with-video
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Hai Yun Shi, Francis Kl Chan, Akira Higashimori, Moe Kyaw, Jessica Yl Ching, Heyson Ch Chan, Joey Ch Chan, Anthony Wh Chan, Kelvin Ly Lam, Raymond Sy Tang, Justin Cy Wu, Joseph Jy Sung, Siew C Ng
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mucosal healing is the goal for ulcerative colitis (UC) therapy, but needs to be confirmed under colonoscopy. Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) is a noninvasive technique for colon investigation. Our study investigated the accuracy of the second-generation CCE (CCE-2) to assess mucosal lesions and disease activity in UC. METHODS: In this prospective study, CCE-2 and conventional colonoscopy were performed on the same day. CCE-2 reviewers and colonoscopists used Mayo endoscopic subscore (MES) and Ulcerative Colitis Endoscopic Index of Severity (UCEIS) to assess disease activity, and were blinded to each other's findings...
July 13, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712314/angiogenesis-inhibitors-and-symptomatic-anal-ulcers-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Francesca Bergamo, Sara Lonardi, Beatrice Salmaso, Carmelo Lacognata, Francesca Battaglin, Francesco Cavallin, Luca Saadeh, Sabina Murgioni, Antonino Caruso, Camillo Aliberti, Vittorina Zagonel, Carlo Castoro, Marco Scarpa
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis inhibitors are a standard first-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer. Anal canal pain is a common adverse event, but its cause has never been described. The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between the use of angiogenesis inhibitors and symptomatic anal ulcer development. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all 601 consecutive metastatic colorectal cancer patients undergoing first line treatment from January 2010 to June 2016 at the Veneto Institute of Oncology...
July 15, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707510/outcomes-of-sympathectomy-and-vascular-bypass-for-digital-ischaemia-in-connective-tissue-disorders
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R L Shammas, B H Hwang, L S Levin, M J Richard, D S Ruch, S K Mithani
All patients (36 hands) with connective tissue disorders who underwent periarterial sympathectomy of the hand alone or in conjunction with vascular bypass at our institution between 1995-2013 were reviewed. The durable resolution of ulcers was significantly higher in patients treated by periarterial sympathectomy and bypass than in patients treated by periarterial sympathectomy alone. Although there were more digital amputations in patients treated by periarterial sympathectomy alone, the difference was not statistically significant...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702983/photobiomodulation-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-non-responding-wounds
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S E Aragona, G Mereghetti, G Gianazza, E Equizi, J Lotti, T Lotti, G V L Colombo
We present a protocol of care and therapeutic approach to skin lesions, called AIMED (Anti Inflammatory Regenerative Medicine), which is based on the circularity of its phases and applied therapeutic methodologies. We used photobiomodulation (PBM) for the examination non-responding skin lesions. PBM is an adjuvant treatment for the stimulation of regenerative cellular processes, reduction of inflammation and pain and biochemical modulation of molecular response. We used PBM for the examination of skin lesions, which were not responding to other therapies...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702982/chronic-inflammation-therapy-combined-with-low-dose-cytokines-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-ulcers-of-lower-limbs
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S E Aragona, P Amori, G Mereghetti, J Lotti, T Lotti, G V L Colombo
Prevalence of chronic venous leg ulcers has increased from 55% to 75% in 10 years. We treat chronic vascular lesions according to a cyclic multiphase method that follows the instrumental and differential etiologic diagnosis of ulcers of the lower limbs. The AIMED (Anti Inflammatory Regenerative Medicine) operating model follows the diagnostic phase and is structured in 5 interconnected phases. Mare evaluation, pH control, biofilm removal and prevention and infections are approached according to the International Guidelines...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696493/total-contact-cast-system-to-heal-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#14
Brock Liden
Off-loadinga diabetic foot ulcer is a cornerstone of quality wound care for diabetic patients to allow cellular growth in the wound bed. While total contact casts (TCC) have been described as the gold standard for off-loading the wound, the complexity of application and the time commitment for both application and drying have discouraged health professionals from using them. This retrospective case series, conducted in a podiatric practice, evaluated using a TCC system that helps address the three components in which guidelines should be addressed when caring for a diabetic foot: V - vascular management, I - infection management and prevention, and P - pressure relief...
July 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682727/bacterial-prevalence-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-clinical-isolates-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-in-the-northeast-of-tamaulipas-mexico
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Mario Sánchez-Sánchez, Wendy Lizeth Cruz-Pulido, Eduardo Bladinieres-Cámara, Rodrigo Alcalá-Durán, Gildardo Rivera-Sánchez, Virgilio Bocanegra-García
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a serious and common problem in patients with diabetes mellitus and constitute one of the major causes of lower extremity amputation. The microbiological profile of DFUs depends on the acute or chronic character of the wound. Aerobic gram-positive cocci are the predominant organisms isolated from DFUs. Diabetic foot biopsies from patients admitted to the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Hospital of the Northeast, in Reynosa, Tamaulipas from December 2011 to April 2016 were analyzed...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682675/expression-and-influence-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-1-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Gongchi Li, Xinhua Zou, Youpeng Zhu, Jing Zhang, Lijun Zhou, Dan Wang, Binghui Li, Zhenbing Chen
A high matrix metalloproteinase-9/tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (MMP9/TIMP1) ratio is associated with poor ulcer healing, yet how the ratio of MMP9/TIMP1 changes in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) with infection and how these changes may affect wound healing remain unclear. Therefore, the objective of this investigation was to explore relationships among the MMP9/TIMP1 ratio, infection, and DFUs. After being informed of the details of this study, 32 patients signed consent forms. Skin biopsies were performed for all patients...
March 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681397/infatile-hemangiomas-with-minimal-or-arrested-growth-associated-with-soft-tissue-hypertrophy-a-case-series-of-10-patients
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S Planas-Ciudad, E Roé Crespo, I Sánchez-Carpintero, I J Frieden, A Martín-Santiago, P Redondo Bellón, E Moreno Artero, E Osier, L Puig Sanz, E Baselga Torres
BACKGROUND: Infantile hemangiomas with minimal or arrested growth (IH-MAGs) are characterized by a proliferative component of less than 25% of its surface area. The co-occurrence of IH-MAGs and soft tissue anomalies is rare and case series of this association are lacking. OBJECTIVE: We present ten cases of IH-MAGs associated with soft tissue hypertrophy and describe their clinical features. METHODS: We reviewed all infantile hemangiomas with minimal or arrested growth seen between 2009 to 2016 in the dermatology clinic department at Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona...
July 5, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676002/recent-advances-in-polymer-based-wound-dressings-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-an-overview-of-state-of-the-art
#18
Zahid Hussain, Hnin Ei Thu, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Haliza Katas, Fahad Hussain
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are the chronic, non-healing complications of diabetic mellitus which compels a significant burden to the patients and the healthcare system. Peripheral vascular disease, diabetic neuropathy, and abnormal cellular and cytokine/chemokine activity are among the prime players which exacerbate the severity and prevent wound reapir. Unlike acute wounds, DFUs impose a substantial challenge to the conventional wound dressings and demand the development of novel and advanced wound healing modalities...
July 4, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671607/diabetes-and-wound-angiogenesis
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REVIEW
Uzoagu A Okonkwo, Luisa A DiPietro
Diabetes Mellitus Type II (DM2) is a growing international health concern with no end in sight. Complications of DM2 involve a myriad of comorbidities including the serious complications of poor wound healing, chronic ulceration, and resultant limb amputation. In skin wound healing, which has definite, orderly phases, diabetes leads to improper function at all stages. While the etiology of chronic, non-healing diabetic wounds is multi-faceted, the progression to a non-healing phenotype is closely linked to poor vascular networks...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670932/alicaforsen-for-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
Vipul Jairath, Reena Khanna, Brian G Feagan
Introduction Intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), is a transmembrane glycoprotein of the immunoglobulin family, constitutively expressed on vascular endothelial cells and upregulated in inflamed colonic tissue. Alicaforsen, a 20 base ICAM-1 anti-sense oligonucleotide and highly selective ICAM-1 inhibitor, down-regulates ICAM-1 mRNA. Areas covered We review mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, pre-clinical, clinical and safety data of alicaforsen for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC), pouchitis and Crohn's disease (CD)...
July 3, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
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