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Danny Mangual, Luis A Bisbal-Matos, Ricardo Jiménez-Lee, Román Vélez, Miguel Noy
The case of a 27-year-old Hispanic female who presented with an occipito-parietal tumor after suffering trauma to the area. A physical examination revealed no tenderness to palpation and with evidence of healing ulcerations. The biopsy was consistent with a synovial sarcoma. A wide excision of the mass (15cm x 14cm x 6cm) followed by a pericranial flap was performed. A follow-up CT showed recurrence involving the parietal sagittal sinus. After a second biopsy the mass was determined to be a small-cell sarcoma, consistent with Ewing's sarcoma...
March 2018: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
Sheng Yan, Hangyan Shi, Da Chen, Jincai Guo, Yi Sun, Sufan Wu
The reconstruction of large full-thickness scalp defects remains a surgical challenge, especially when the skull is exposed completely without periosteum. Surgical technique options for wound coverage have included tissue expansion, skin grafting, local or regional flaps, and microvascular free tissue transfer. In recent years, some authors have reported to use biological material as an alternative for repairing complex wounds. The authors report the successful reconstruction of a large defect with bare skull in bilateral temporal regions of a 3-year-old child...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Nancy L Segal
This article begins with the story of a 51-year-old Los Angeles, California man, Justin Goldberg, whose daughter caught a glimpse of his striking look-alike at a popular market. Many people have so-called doppelgängers, but this occurrence is especially intriguing - the individual in question, born in New York City in the mid-1960s to an unwed mother, was an adoptee placed by the Louise Wise Adoption Agency. This agency, under the guidance of a prominent psychiatrist, decided to place twins in separate homes...
March 15, 2018: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
Dorothee Boehm, Konstantin Bergmeister, Emre Gazyakan, Thomas Kremer, Ulrich Kneser, Volker J Schmidt
AIMS: Reconstruction of breasts and chest wall deformities in female patients after severe burn injury is a challenge for reconstructive surgeons. In these patients, neither implant-based procedures nor standard free flaps are sometimes applicable because of limited skin quality and unavailability of donor sites at the abdomen, back, buttock, or medial thigh. METHODS: We present a case of a young female patient with a history of 80 % total body surface area burn after electric high-voltage injury...
March 13, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Arti Nanda, Maitham A A Husain, Waleed Al-Herz, Adla Almekaimi, Humoud Al-Sabah, Mohammad Al-Otaibi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a treatment option for many life-threatening disorders in children. Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a significant complication of HSCT, and its treatment is challenging. Skin is the most common organ affected in cGVHD, with protean manifestations posing a challenge in diagnosis and management. The objective was to have a better understanding of the spectrum of chronic cutaneous GVHD (cc-GVHD) in children...
March 14, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
Peter van Balen, Boris van der Zouwen, Alwine B Kruisselbrink, Matthijs Eefting, Karoly Szuhai, Ekaterina S Jordanova, J H F Falkenburg, Inge Jedema
Introduction: Conditioning regimens preceding allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) can cause tissue damage and acceleration of the development of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). T-cell-depleted alloSCT with postponed donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) may reduce GVHD, because tissue injury can be restored at the time of DLI. In this study, we investigated the presence of tissue injury and inflammation in skin during the period of hematologic recovery and immune reconstitution after alloSCT...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
R J Cong, J F Liu, Y Jiang, Duolikun Dilixiati, X D Hou, L P Zheng
Objective: To explore the influence of the lower extremity abnormal alignment and the joint surface, and to explore the surgical skills. Methods: Twenty-two cases of tibial plateau Schatzker Ⅵ fracture internal fixation failure revision from January 2012 to January 2017 in Department of Orthopedics, Shanghai 10(th) Hospital.One year follow-up after initial surgery to make sure of failure.Three-dimensional CT scan, radiography, infection index, gait analysis, knee joint ROM, femur tibia angle, tibial plateau tibial shaft angle and posterior slope if tibial plateau were observed...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
H W Guo, W S Kong, Y Q Lai, F Kuang, J W Zhuang, Z G Shan
Objective: To explore the diagnosis, therapy and prevention method of chronic sternal osteomyelitis with sinus tract after cardiovascular surgery. Methods: A total of 53 patients with chronic sternal sinus tract after cardiovascular surgery between January 2000 and January 2016. After definite diagnosis by contrast fistulography and CT scanning, all the patients received combined modality therapy including debridement, musculocutaneous flap transplantation and intermediate thickness free skin graft transplantation if necessary...
February 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Ander Izeta
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March 13, 2018: Biomedical Materials
Zacnicte May, Tobias Fuehrman, Molly S Shoichet, Wolfram Tetzlaff, Jeff Biernaskie, Karim Fouad
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March 13, 2018: Biomedical Materials
Katarina Stanko, Christina Iwert, Christine Appelt, Katrin Vogt, Julia Schumann, Franziska Janina Strunk, Stefanie Ahrlich, Stephan Schlickeiser, Chiara Romagnani, Karsten Jürchott, Christian Meisel, Gerald Willimsky, Anja A Kühl, Birgit Sawitzki
Recent findings demonstrated proinflammatory functions of interleukin (IL)-9-producing T helper type (Th) 9 cells in the pathogenesis of intestinal bowel diseases (IBDs). However, also antiinflammatory properties have been ascribed to Th9 cells, pointing to a functional heterogeneity. To dissect the specific expression pattern and, especially, diversity of murine antigen-specific Th9 cells, we applied single cell transcription profiling. Th9 cells displayed reduced expression of typical activation markers, such as Cd40 ligand and Cd96 , whereas expression of Cd25 and Cd83 was increased compared with other Th subsets...
March 12, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Yongxia Wu, Steven Schutt, Katelyn Paz, Mengmeng Zhang, Ryan P Flynn, David Bastian, M Hanief Sofi, Hung Nguyen, Min Dai, Chen Liu, Ying-Jun Chang, Bruce R Blazar, Xue-Zhong Yu
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is characterized as autoimmune-like fibrosis and antibody production mediated by pathogenic T-cells and B-cells. MicroRNA (miR)-17-92 influences the survival, differentiation and function of lymphocytes in cancer, infections and autoimmunity. To determine whether miR-17-92 regulates T- and B-cell responses in cGVHD, we generated mice conditionally deficient for miR-17-92 in T-cells, B-cells, or both. Using murine models of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (allo-BMT), we demonstrate that expression of miR-17-92 in donor T- and B-cells is essential for the induction of both scleroderma and bronchiolitis obliterans in cGVHD...
March 12, 2018: Blood
A Llobet, N Nieto, A Damecourt, S Galmiche, M de Boutray
INTRODUCTION: The omental free flap is an effective tool for craniofacial reconstruction. However it is generally under-utilised by a large number of practitioners. This paper's goal is to increase awareness of this free flap's accessibility and to demonstrate that it can be an attractive option for reconstructive surgery. CLINICAL REPORT: This article outlines the details of a 57-year-old patient who required coverage of a fronto-parietal wound with dura mater exposure...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Arnaud Setondji Amoussouhoui, Ghislain Emmanuel Sopoh, Anita Carolle Wadagni, Roch Christian Johnson, Paulin Aoulou, Inès Elvire Agbo, Jean-Gabin Houezo, Micah Boyer, Mark Nichter
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium ulcerans infection, commonly known as Buruli ulcer (BU), is a debilitating neglected tropical disease. Its management remains complex and has three main components: antibiotic treatment combining rifampicin and streptomycin for 56 days, wound dressings and skin grafts for large ulcerations, and physical therapy to prevent functional limitations after care. In Benin, BU patient care is being integrated into the government health system. In this paper, we report on an innovative pilot program designed to introduce BU decentralization in Ouinhi district, one of Benin's most endemic districts previously served by centralized hospital-based care...
March 12, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Ayşe Tunçer Vural, Arzu Karataş Toğral, Mahir Kırnap, A Tülin Güleç, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Solid-organ transplant recipients are at an increased risk of developing skin cancer; this risk is due to long-term graft-preserving immunosuppressive therapy, and excessive sun exposure is a major contributing factor to this process. The aim of this study was to evaluate the skin cancer awareness and sun-protective behavior of solid-organ transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 70 consecutive solid-organ transplant recipients were evaluated regarding knowledge of their increased skin cancer risk and regarding the influence of this knowledge on their sun-protective practices, by applying a questionnaire during their routine check-up visits...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Burak Özkan, Abbas Albayati, Atilla Adnan Eyüboğlu, Ahmet Çağrı Uysal, Nilgun Markal Ertaş, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Transplant patients, like the nontransplant population, can have surgical interventions for body shape disorders. Studies on aesthetic surgeries in transplant patients are scarce. Our aim was to share our experiences with various aesthetic procedures in solid-organ transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six (5 female, 1 male) transplant patients who received surgical corrections of the aging face, ptosis and lipodystrophy of the breast, and abdomen at the Baskent University Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department between 2010 and 2017 were included...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Abbas Albayati, Burak Ozkan, Atilla Adnan Eyuboglu, Ahmet Cagri Uysal, Nilgun Markal Ertas, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Skin cancers are one of the most common malignancies in solid-organ transplant recipients. Increased age and immunosuppressive drug use are risk factors for posttransplant skin malignancies. We evaluated nonmelanocytic skin cancer incidence and development time in transplant patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed 1833 patients who received kidney, liver, and heart grafts between 1996 and 2016 at Baskent University. We excluded melanocytic skin cancers, premalignant lesions, and benign skin tumors...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Richard Simman, Walid Mari, Sara Younes, Michael Wilson
Objectives: To analyze the efficacy of a hyaluronic acid--based matrix in the treatment of lesions where the extracellular matrix was lost. Methods: Prospective, noncomparative clinical case series. Results: Twelve patients with 12 serious surgical wounds of different etiologies participated in this project. Many defects showed exposed muscle, tendons, and/or bone. After thorough debridement, a hyaluronic acid--based matrix, with a removable, semipermeable silicone top layer, was applied for the purpose of generating a neodermis...
2018: Eplasty
Haiying Li, Yuhan Xue, Bei Jia, Yun Bai, Yueyue Zuo, Shugeng Wang, Yanyan Zhao, Wenzhi Yang, Hongbo Tang
A series of hyaluronic acid grafted pullulan (HA-g-Pu) polymers with different hyaluronic acid (HA) moieties degrees of substitution (DS) were synthesized and characterized by fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1 H NMR) and differential scanning calorimetry measurement (DSC). Compared to pure HA, HA-g-Pu polymers obtained better anti-enzymatic degradation ability in vitro, and the degradation rate of HA-g-Pu polymers depended on their different DS of HA moieties. The HA-g-Pu films were made of leaf-shape cascading arrangement with many small porous ranging from 0 to 100 μm in diameter when observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
May 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
Xiao Xu, Linying Lai, Xuyi Zhang, Jinhong Chen, Junnan Chen, Fei Wang, Jingchen Zheng, Minliang Chen
BACKGROUND: Scarring is the product of natural restoration, yet its treatment remains challenging. Both collagen and fibroblasts are abnormally abundant in scars, leading to scar hyperplasia or contracture. Several clinical studies have reported that wrinkles at the recipient site are reduced, pores are narrowed, pigmentation is decreased, and skin is softened after autologous fat transplantation. In this study, we investigated the ability of autologous chyle fat injection to normalize the fibroblasts and collagen of scar tissue in 80 adult patients with hypertrophic scars resulting from severe burns received more than 1 year previously...
March 9, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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