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Liang Chen, Dongqing Li, Jun Zhong, Bo Qiu, Xianglei Wu
Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness and safety of mesotherapy by comparing it with the classic systematic therapy in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Methods: Sixty patients were included and classified into two groups based on the existence of contraindications for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These patients were treated with oral NSAIDs (Group A) or mesotherapy (Group B). After completing the treatment, the patients were followed up for 6 months...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Lymaries Velez, Jennifer Harb, Stephanie Anuszewski, Stanton Wesson
Tattoo popularity continues to rise, with 3 in 10 Americans bearing at least one. Among tattoo complications, non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has emerged as a global public health concern. NTM infections associated with tattooing of immunocompetent individuals have occurred as sporadic cases and community outbreaks. Water sources are considered the major pathogenic reservoirs. Tattoo-related inoculation has been linked to contamination of ink, either during the manufacturing process or during dilution of black ink using non-sterile water...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Laynna de Carvalho Schweich, Edwin José Torres de Oliveira, João Renato Pesarini, Larissa Corrêa Hermeto, Melissa Camassola, Nance Beyer Nardi, Themis Maria Milan Brochado, Andréia Conceição Milan Brochado Antoniolli-Silva, Rodrigo Juliano Oliveira
The all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) is the most active form of vitamin A that helps to regulate the proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis of several types of cells, mainly the adipocytes, and causes weight loss through the reduction of adipogenesis and lipogenesis. In this present study we demonstrated that ATRA concentrations of 20.75, 50 and 100 μM decreased the cell viability in vitro of human adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs), and in ADSCs during adipogenic differentiation. The cells cycle assessment showed that ATRA increased the cell frequency in Sub-G1 at 4...
December 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
João Ca Alves, Ana Mmp Dos Santos, Ângelo Dp Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of mesotherapy in dogs compared with a positive control group. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental, randomized, blinded study. ANIMALS: Fifteen working police dogs with chronic back pain. METHODS: Animals were divided randomly into control (CG; n = 5) and treatment groups (TG; n = 10). A combination of 140 mg lidocaine, 15 mg dexamethasone and 20 mg thiocolchicoside was administered to group TG along with a 70-day course of a placebo, administered as if it was carprofen...
January 2018: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
M Arenbergerova, P Arenberger, S Gkalpakiotis, R A Dahmen, E Sticova, A Fialova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Paola Emilia Ferrara, Gianpaolo Ronconi, Rossella Viscito, Loredana Maggi, Carlo Bertolini, Concetta Ljoka, Giorgio Ferriero, Calogero Foti
Mesotherapy is an intradermal treatment for patients with local pain. The literature describes the efficacy of mesotherapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders measuring a reduction of analgesic drug intake and of healthcare spending. The aim of this study was to measure the effects of mesotherapy on pain and disability in patients with low back pain due to spondyloarthrosis.
July 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
Sabine Zenker
<p>INTRODUCTION: Looking at alternatives to standard injectables and devices for rejuvenation, typical indications for facial rejuvenation are poor skin quality, pigmentary changes, and the loss of shape. Looking for effective treatments for those indications in the aesthetic field, one can notice a kind of "retro"-trend: easy-to-perform, non- or minimally-invasive, low-investment-requiring procedures are regaining a lot of popularity. And, over time, those treatments are becoming well defined and far more specific...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
David Saceda-Corralo, Ana Rita Rodrigues-Barata, Sergio Vañó-Galván, Pedro Jaén-Olasolo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: International Journal of Trichology
Karolina Chilicka, Joanna Maj, Bernard Panaszek
BACKGROUND: Achieving a satisfying quality of life for a patient by applying individually matched therapy is, simultaneously, a great challenge and a priority for contemporary medicine. Patients with visible dermatological ailments are particularly susceptible to reduction in the general quality of life. Among the dermatological diseases, acne causes considerable reduction in the quality of life and changes in self-perception that lead to the worsening of a patient's mental condition, including depression and suicidal thoughts...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
Weera Sukhumthammarat, Prapaipan Putthapiban, Chutintorn Sriphrapradang
Many different non systemic corticosteroid administrations can cause iatrogenic Cushing's Syndrome (CS). We herein report a case series of iatrogenic CS from keloid scars treatment and aesthetic regimen called mesotherapy. Our first patient developed CS after having exceeded recommended dose of intralesional injection of Triamcinolone Acetonide (TAC). Second case presented with CS followed by unidentified mesotherapy treatment for local fat reduction. Subcutaneous injections of dexamethasone were found to be the part of mesotherapy regimen in one case...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
João Carlos Alves, Ana Margarida Santos
CASE DESCRIPTON: A 9-year-old, 33.4kg (73.63Lb) male entire drug detection Labrador Retriever Dog was presented with an history of constant lameness from the right thoracic limb, aggravated with exercise and work. CLINICAL FIDINGS: Clinical examination revealed mild signs of pain on the manipulation of the elbow joint, with reduced range of motion on the end feel of joint flexion and extension and crepitation. Radiographic examination of the right elbow joint revealed severe, chronic osteoarthritis, with osteophyte formation on the humeral epicondyles and articular margin of the distomedial humerus, with a narrowed joint space, and osteophytes on the proximal radius, proximomedial ulna, and anconeal process...
March 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
Stephanie Alexandra Ihrisky
Mesotherapy (from Greek meso = in between, therapeia = treat) is a non-surgical, mostly cosmetic therapy, where active substances are injected intradermally into a depth of about 4 mm. It is an effective and easy-to-use method in the treatment of alopecia. It is effective both in the therapy of androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium. In recent years, it has been massively expanded also among non-medical fields, which has caused its contradictory perception by professional medical circles outside dermatologists...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
S Córdoba, E Rojas, A Garrido-Ríos, J Borbujo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
Malinowska Sylwia, Mlosek Robert Krzysztof
BACKGROUND: Cellulite affects the majority of women and is an unacceptable cosmetic defect. Therefore, effective methods for cellulite reduction are being sought. Intradermal mesotherapy is one of such methods. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of intradermal mesotherapy in cellulite reduction, using conventional and high-frequency ultrasound. METHODS: Twenty-one women with cellulite underwent a series of intradermal mesotherapy procedures...
October 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
C R Srinivas, Anirudh Somani, C K Shashidharan Nair, Thirumurthy Mylswamy
Mesotherapy refers to multiple injections of small quantity of the drug over a large area. The mesoguns available are expensive and the motor-driven models tends to waste the expensive material to be injected since the plunger stops after injecting without recoil. We searched for a less expensive device which would inject like the mesogun and still not waste the solution. On searching the web, we identified a spring-loaded syringe. We describe the assembly and use of this inexpensive syringe for delivering multiple injections with minimal wastage...
January 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Giuseppe Tringali, Pierluigi Navarra
Because of low injection volume, the recently marketed injectable solution of diclofenac in complex with β-cyclodextrin (Akis®, IBSA Farmaceutici Italia) is an ideal candidate for mesotherapy applications. In this study, we investigated the solubility of Akis, 25 and 50 mg/kg, in combination with various local anaesthetics (lidocaine, mepivacaine, bupivacaine, levobupivacaine, and ropivacaine) at different concentrations in aqueous vehicles (normal saline, sterile water, or bicarbonate). Final injection mixtures were classified as limpid, turbid, or milky at visual analysis under standardized conditions...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Jun Sugawara, Seiko Kou, Kenichi Kokubo, Aimi Kuroda, Yoshie Hashizume, Shinji Kobayashi, Jirou Maegawa, Toshihiko Satake
INTRODUCTION: Liposuction and mesotherapy are popular treatments for fat reduction of lower face, but because these treatments are invasive, a novel non-invasive treatment with similar or better efficacy has been sought. There are various devices such as CoolSculpt, laser, RF, and HIFU that are used as non-invasive treatments for fat reduction and body contouring, but these applications have not been applied to facial fat reduction. In this study, we selected Monopolar 1-MHz RF for body contouring to be applied for fat reduction and tightening of the lower face...
October 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Ali Balevi, Pelin Ustuner, Mustafa Özdemir
INTRODUCTION: Melasma is a distressing condition for both dermatologists and patients. We evaluated the effectiveness of salicylic acid (SA) peel and vitamin C mesotherapy in the treatment of melasma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty female patients were divided into two groups. All patients were treated with 30% SA peel every two weeks for two months. In addition, after SA peeling Group A was intradermally administered 10 vitamin C on the melasma lesion at 1-cm intervals...
October 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Zekayi Kutlubay, Hilal Gokalp, Umit Ince, Burhan Engin
Mesotherapy is widely used for its lipolytic effect as an alternative procedure to surgical methods. Although many benefits of lipolytic mesotherapy have been observed, numerous side effects have also been reported. Here, we report a case of cutaneous foreign body granulomas that occurred after lipolytic mesotherapy.
October 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Mohamed El-Komy, Akmal Hassan, Amira Tawdy, Mohamed Solimon, Mohamed Abdel Hady
BACKGROUND: The side effects of mesotherapy for treatment of various forms of alopecia are often underreported, while scientific data for its efficacy are severely lacking. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the late onset side effects of mesotherapy for alopecia. METHODS: Three patients with androgenetic alopecia showed hair loss after previously uneventful mesotherapy sessions up to 1 year. RESULTS: Clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathological findings suggested an inflammatory scaring process at sites of mesotherapy injections...
December 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
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