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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917923/effect-of-carboxymethylation-on-rheological-and-drug-release-characteristics-of-terminalia-catappa-gum
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Radhika Sharma, Vikas Rana
The carboxymethylation of galactomannans, arabinogalactans, arbinoxylan, etc is known to modify solubility, swelling index, rheological behaviour, powder characteristics, etc. Therefore, an attempt had been made to study the effect of carboxymethylation on Terminalia catappa (TC) gum. For this, modified Williamson synthesis reaction was utilized employing Quality by Design (QbD) approach. Grafting of carboxymethyl group on Terminalia catappa was confirmed by ATR-FTIR, H(1)NMR and DSC analyses. The rheological attributes revealed that the carboxymethylation of TC lowers the viscosity, enhance thermal stability (high activation energy), disentanglement was near to re-entanglement, and weak gelling characteristic...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915833/deltopectoral-flap-revisited-for-reconstruction-surgery-in-patients-with-advanced-thyroid-cancer-a-case-report
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Taro Mikami, Shintaro Kagimoto, Yuichiro Yabuki, Kazunori Yasumura, Toshinori Iwai, Jiro Maegawa, Nobuyasu Suganuma, Shohei Hirakawa, Katsuhiko Masudo
BACKGROUND: We present the cases of 2 patients with invasive thyroid cancer, who underwent reconstructive surgery using a deltopectoral flap. Although the overall rate of extrathyroidal extension in patients with thyroid cancer is quite low, skin invasion is the most common pattern observed. Reconstructive surgery, involving local skin flaps, is required in these patients. The deltopectoral flap relies on the blood supply from intercostal perforators of the internal thoracic artery and usually requires skin grafting to the donor site...
September 15, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914704/rectoneovaginal-fistula-in-a-transgender-woman-successfully-repaired-using-a-buccal-mucosa-graft
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Molly Abbott Elmer-DeWitt, Hadley M Wood, Tracy Hull, Cecile A Unger
BACKGROUND: Rectoneovaginal fistulae (RnVFs) are abnormal connections between the rectum and a surgically created neovagina. Although very uncommon, they confer significant morbidity in patients and may require a multidisciplinary team approach to the repair. Risk factors for RnVF include rectal injury at the time of neovaginoplasty, malignancy in the neovagina, trauma (iatrogenic or otherwise), radiation, and neovaginal revision surgery. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient is a 64-year-old transgender woman with recurrent RnVF following penile skin inversion neovaginoplasty, which was complicated by an intraoperative rectal injury...
September 13, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913317/reconstruction-of-a-complex-scalp-defect-after-the-failure-of-free-flaps-changing-plans-and-strategy
#4
Youn Hwan Kim, Gyeong Hoe Kim, Sang Wha Kim
The ideal scalp reconstruction involves closure of the defect with similar hair-bearing local tissue in a single step. Various reconstructions can be used including primary closure, secondary healing, skin grafts, local flaps, and microvascular tissue transfer. A 53-year-old female patient suffered glioblastoma, which had recurred for the second time. The neurosurgeons performed radial debridement and an additional resection of the tumor, followed by reconstruction using a serratus anterior muscle flap with a split-thickness skin graft...
June 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913304/trichilemmal-carcinoma-from-proliferating-trichilemmal-cyst-on-the-posterior-neck
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Ui Geon Kim, Dong Bee Kook, Tae Hun Kim, Chung Hun Kim
Trichilemmal cysts are common fluid-filled growths that arise from the isthmus of the hair follicle. They can form rapidly multiplying trichilemmal tumors-, also called proliferating trichilemmal cysts, which are typically benign. Rarely, proliferating trichilemmal cysts can become cancerous. Here we report the case of a patient who experienced this series of changes. The 27-year-old male patient had been observed to have a 1×1 cm cyst 7 years ago. Eight months prior to presentation at our institution, incision and drainage was performed at his local clinic...
March 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913291/immediate-near-total-scalp-reconstruction-with-artificial-dermis-on-exposed-calvarium
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Sooyeon Park, Ki Taik Han, Min Cheol Kim, Jin Soo Lim
Scalp defect management is complicated secondary to reduced laxity in the scalp and forehead area. For reconstruction of larger defects with exposed bone and loss of the periosteal layer, free flap reconstruction is one option for single-stage surgery, although the procedure is lengthy and includes the possibility of flap loss. We successfully performed a single-stage reconstruction of a large scalp defect using a combination of artificial dermis, split-thickness skin graft, and full-thickness skin graft following wide excision of a cutaneous angiosarcoma, and present our method as one option for the treatment of large oncologic surgical defects in patients who are poor candidates for free flap surgery...
December 2016: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913282/the-versatility-of-cheek-rotation-flaps
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Kyung Pil Kim, Ho Seup Sim, Jun Ho Choi, Sam Yong Lee, Do Hun Lee, Seong Hwan Kim, Hong Min Kim, Jae Ha Hwang, Kwang Seog Kim
BACKGROUND: The cheek rotation flap has sufficient blood flow and large flap size and it is also flexible and easy to manipulate. It has been used for reconstruction of defects on cheek, lower eyelid, or medial and lateral canthus. For the large defects on central nose, paramedian forehead flap has been used, but patients were reluctant despite the remaining same skin tone on damaged area because of remaining scars on forehead. However, the cheek flap is cosmetically superior as it uses the adjacent large flap...
December 2016: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912844/triptolide-inhibits-cd4-memory-t-cell-mediated-acute-rejection-and-prolongs-cardiac-allograft-survival-in-mice
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Shuiwei Qiu, Dingliang Lv
There have been numerous investigations into the immunosuppressive effects of triptolide; however, its inhibitory effects on memory T cells remain to be elucidated. Using a cluster of differentiation (CD)4(+) memory T-cell transfer model, the aim of the present study was to determine the inhibitory effects of triptolide on CD4(+) memory T cell-mediated acute rejection and to determine the potential underlying mechanisms. At 4 weeks after skin transplantation, mouse cervical heart transplantation was performed following the transfer of CD4(+) memory T cells...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912374/collagen-embedded-tumor-transplantations-in-xenopus-laevis-tadpoles
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Maureen Banach, Jacques Robert
The Xenopus laevis tadpole provides a valuable model for studying tumorigenesis and tumor immunity by intravital real-time microscopy. Using well-characterized thymic lymphoid tumor lines (15/0 and ff-2) that are transplantable into their compatible hosts (LG-15 isogenic clones and the F inbred strain, respectively), a system of semisolid tumor engraftment has been designed. Because these lymphoid tumor cell lines are not adherent and grow in suspension, they are first immobilized in a matrix of type I rat tail collagen before transplantation as a semisolid tumor graft under the transparent dorsal skin in the head region of a tadpole...
September 14, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906595/superiority-of-occipital-donor-sites-for-split-thickness-skin-grafting-in-dermatosurgery-results-of-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Maximilian Kovacs, Syrus Karsai, Maurizio Podda
BACKGROUND: Split-thickness skin grafts are commonly used in dermatosurgery. For occipital donor sites, retrospective studies have shown good results with respect to graft take and healing rates. Nevertheless, the majority of grafts in dermatosurgery are harvested from the thigh. To date, there has been no prospective randomized controlled study comparing occipital versus femoral donor sites. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Following micrographically controlled R0 tumor resection, 108 patients were randomized prior to undergoing split-thickness skin grafting (donor site: occiput vs...
September 14, 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906302/chemotherapy-extravasation-management-21-year-experience
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Maria Giuseppina Onesti, Sara Carella, Paolo Fioramonti, Nicolò Scuderi
Chemotherapy extravasation may result in serious damage to patients, with irreversible local injures and disability. Evidence-based standardization on extravasation management is lacking and many institutions do not practice adequate procedures to prevent the severer damages. Our aim was to explore the prevention and treatment of extravasation injuries, proposing a standard therapeutic protocol together with a review of the literature. From January 1994 to December 2015, 545 cases were reviewed (age range, 5-87 years; 282 men and 263 women)...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906023/immunophenotypic-and-molecular-comparison-between-allogeneic-and-autologous-graft-vs-host-disease-of-the-skin-a-retrospective-study-using-immunohistochemical-and-proteomics-methods
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Julia S Lehman, Shahrukh K Hashmi, Hillard M Lazarus, Rokea A El-Azhary, Lawrence E Gibson, William J Hogan, Mark R Litzow, Mrinal S Patnaik, Francis Buadi, Martha Q Lacy, Surendra Dasari, Patrick Vanderboom, Alexander Meves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904904/scrotal-reconstruction-and-testicular-prosthetics
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REVIEW
Jacob W Lucas, Kyle M Lester, Andrew Chen, Jay Simhan
Scrotal surgery encompasses a wide-variety of surgical techniques for an even wider variety of indications. In this manuscript, we review our indications, techniques, and pit-falls for various reconstructive scrotal surgeries as-well-as surgical tips for placement of testicular prostheses. Penoscrotal webbing (PSW) is an abnormal, often-problematic distal insertion of scrotal skin onto the ventral penile shaft. There are several effective and straightforward techniques used to revise this condition, which include simple scrotoplasty, single- or double-Z-plasty, or the VY-flap scrotoplasty...
August 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904861/a-modified-graft-versus-host-induced-model-for-systemic-sclerosis-with-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-rag2-deficient-mice
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Xue Yang, Chi Liu, Masayuki Fujino, Ji Yang, Xiao-Kang Li, Hejian Zou
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disease that results in fibrosis in multiple organs. Various animal models for this disease have been developed, both genetic and induced. One of the induced models, sclerodermatous graft-versus-host disease (scl-GvHD), exhibits the main characteristics of SSc, but involves lethal γ-irradiation of recipients. We sought to develop a modified scl-GvHD model. Spleen cells from B10.D2 donor mice were transplanted into immunodeficient Rag-2 recipients on the BALB/c genetic background...
September 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900043/a-natural-ligand-for-the-orphan-receptor-gpr15-modulates-lymphocyte-recruitment-to-epithelia
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Thomas Suply, Sébastien Hannedouche, Nathalie Carte, Jianping Li, Bianka Grosshans, Michael Schaefer, Layla Raad, Valérie Beck, Solange Vidal, Agnès Hiou-Feige, Noémie Beluch, Samuel Barbieri, Johann Wirsching, Nadine Lageyre, Frank Hillger, Corinne Debon, Janet Dawson, Philip Smith, Vincent Lannoy, Michel Detheux, Francis Bitsch, Rocco Falchetto, Tewis Bouwmeester, Jeffrey Porter, Birgit Baumgarten, Keith Mansfield, José M Carballido, Klaus Seuwen, Frédéric Bassilana
GPR15 is an orphan G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that is found in lymphocytes. It functions as a co-receptor of simian immunodeficiency virus and HIV-2 and plays a role in the trafficking of T cells to the lamina propria in the colon and to the skin. We describe the purification from porcine colonic tissue extracts of an agonistic ligand for GPR15 and its functional characterization. In humans, this ligand, which we named GPR15L, is encoded by the gene C10ORF99 and has some features similar to the CC family of chemokines...
September 12, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894666/optimizing-aesthetic-outcomes-in-delayed-breast-reconstruction
#16
Wojciech Dec
BACKGROUND: The need to restore both the missing breast volume and breast surface area makes achieving excellent aesthetic outcomes in delayed breast reconstruction especially challenging. Autologous breast reconstruction can be used to achieve both goals. The aim of this study was to identify surgical maneuvers that can optimize aesthetic outcomes in delayed breast reconstruction. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of operative and clinical records of all patients who underwent unilateral or bilateral delayed breast reconstruction with autologous tissue between April 2014 and January 2017...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894662/acellular-dermal-matrix-treating-periocular-melanoma-in-a-patient-with-xeroderma-pigmentosa
#17
Kamlen Pillay, Saleigh Adams, Laura Vandermaesen, Donald Anthony Hudson
We report a 7-year-old girl with xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), who presented in our clinic with a large melanoma (35 × 50 × 20 mm, Breslow depth 18 mm) in the zygomatic-malar area. Palliative surgery was performed to maintain her residual vision and to reduce the pain caused by the compression of local structures. Because of the limited access of autologous skin grafts in pediatric patients with XP who are severely affected, we opted to use an acellular dermal matrix. There was 100% graft uptake, and the pain due to compression by the tumor was alleviated...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894659/prevention-of-mandible-reconstruction-plate-exposure-by-costal-cartilage-wrapping
#18
Motonao Iwasawa, Yoshito Mishima, Miho Ohtsubo
After mandibulectomy in cancer surgery, reconstruction is often performed with a reconstruction plate covered with a soft-tissue free flap in patients in poor condition. However, the rate of complications for mandibular reconstruction is higher with a reconstruction plate than with vascularized bone grafts. We have developed a costal cartilage wrapping method to prevent exposure of the mandible reconstruction plate. The eighth costal cartilage was removed and split into 2 pieces to wrap around the reconstruction plate...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894637/epidermal-stem-cells-in-skin-wound-healing
#19
REVIEW
Yuanyuan Li, Jamie Zhang, Jiping Yue, Xuewen Gou, Xiaoyang Wu
Significance: Skin serves as a protective barrier for mammals. Epidermal stem cells are responsible for maintaining skin homeostasis. When cutaneous injuries occur, skin homeostasis and integrity are damaged, leading to dire consequences such as acute, chronic, or infected wounds. Skin wound healing is an intrinsic self-saving chain reaction, which is crucial to facilitating the replacement of damaged or lost tissue. Recent Advances: An immense amount of research has uncovered the underlying mechanisms behind the complex and highly regulated wound healing process...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892093/rapid-generation-of-col7a1-mouse-model-of-recessive-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa-and-partial-rescue-via-immunosuppressive-dermal-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Beau R Webber, Kyle T O'Connor, Ron T McElmurry, Elise N Durgin, Cindy R Eide, Christopher J Lees, Megan J Riddle, Wendy E Mathews, Natasha Y Frank, Mark A Kluth, Christoph Ganss, Branden S Moriarity, Markus H Frank, Mark J Osborn, Jakub Tolar
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is a debilitating and ultimately lethal blistering disease caused by mutations to the Col7a1 gene. Development of novel cell therapies for the treatment of RDEB would be fostered by having immunodeficient mouse models able to accept human cell grafts; however, immunodeficient models of many genodermatoses such as RDEB are lacking. To overcome this limitation, we combined the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and associated nuclease (CRISPR/Cas9) system with microinjection into NOD/SCID IL2rγc(null) (NSG) embryos to rapidly develop an immunodeficient Col7a1(-/-) mouse model of RDEB...
September 11, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
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