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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319798/cold-plasma-activated-hydrogen-peroxide-aerosol-inactivates-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-salmonella-typhimurium-and-listeria-innocua-and-maintains-quality-of-grape-tomato-spinach-and-cantaloupe
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Yunbin Jiang, Kimberly Sokorai, Georgios Pyrgiotakis, Philip Demokritou, Xihong Li, Sudarsan Mukhopadhyay, Tony Jin, Xuetong Fan
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of aerosolized hydrogen peroxide in inactivating bacteria and maintaining quality of grape tomatoes, baby spinach leaves and cantaloupes. Stem scars and smooth surfaces of tomatoes, spinach leaves, and cantaloupe rinds, inoculated with Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium and Listeria innocua, were treated for 45s followed by additional 30min dwell time with hydrogen peroxide (7.8%) aerosols activated by atmospheric cold plasma. Non-inoculated samples were used to study the effects on quality and native microflora populations...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319267/risk-factors-associated-with-failure-of-treatment-for-cesarean-scar-pregnancy
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Ying-Cheng Chiang, Yi-An Tu, Jehn-Hsiahn Yang, Shin-Yu Lin, Chien-Nan Lee, Jin-Chung Shih
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors associated with treatment failure among women with cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP). METHODS: In a retrospective study, the medical records of patients with CSP treated at National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, from 1994 to 2015 were reviewed. The women were managed primarily with hysterotomy, evacuation, or methotrexate. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis and logistic regression analysis were used to evaluate the factors associated with treatment failure...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318638/optical-coherence-tomography-guided-decisions-in-retinoblastoma-management
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Sameh E Soliman, Cynthia VandenHoven, Leslie D MacKeen, Elise Héon, Brenda L Gallie
PURPOSE: Assess the role of handheld optical coherence tomography (OCT) in guiding management decisions during diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of eyes affected by retinoblastoma. DESIGN: Retrospective, noncomparative, single-institution case series. PARTICIPANTS: All children newly diagnosed with retinoblastoma from January 2011 to December 2015 who had an OCT session during their active treatment at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada...
March 15, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317000/surgical-treatment-algorithms-for-post-burn-contractures
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Kenji Hayashida, Sadanori Akita
Burn contractures produce restrictions in motion and unacceptable aesthetic results, frequently with persistent wounds. Proper planning and tissue selection are essential to minimize donor site morbidity optimizing outcomes. The principle of burn reconstructive surgery requires that the defects after release should be replaced with donor tissues which have matching texture and color as well as enough pliability. Autologous skin grafting or flap surgeries meet these criteria to replace scar tissues and resurface the subsequent to post-released scar defects...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316188/-concerns-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-corneal-epitheliopathy
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W Y Shi
Corneal epitheliopathy is a commonly seen disease in the clinical work. However, due to its complicated causes, there remain misdiagnosis and mistreatment, which would aggravate epithelial keratopathy and induce corneal scars, eventually leading to irreversible visual impairment. In this article, the primary and secondary causes of corneal epithelial lesions are described in detail. The classification, diagnosis and treatment principles of the disease are also presented to arouse more concern about corneal epitheliopathy...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316164/-advances-in-the-research-of-signaling-pathway-in-pathologic-scar-formation
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J Jin, B Ma, Z F Xia
Scar is the natural end of wound healing, but pathologic scar will form with the excessive hyperplasia. The problems which thus come not only include the physiological and psychological disorders caused by the change of appearance or dysfunction, but also include the economic burden for both families of the patients and society induced by the requirement of plastic or functional reconstruction. The formation of pathologic scars is affected by many factors involved in the process of wound healing, such as excessive inflammation, abnormal tissue repair, and lingering repair termination, which involve a lot of signaling pathways...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316162/-observation-on-the-clinical-application-effects-of-skin-distractor-on-the-treatment-of-scars
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W L Gui, E Yang, H S Zhang
Objective: To explore clinical application effects of skin distractor on the treatment of scars and to observe effects of skin distractor with different pull speeds on different parts scars of human body. Methods: One hundred and four patients with scars, conforming to the study criteria, were hospitalized in our unit from January 2014 to June 2015. Patients were divided into 2 mm/d group and 4 mm/d group according to the random number table, with 52 patients in each group. After admission, skin distractors were pasted on scars in face and neck, trunk, and extremities of patients in 2 groups, with inner edges of pasteboards close to outside edges of longer sides of scars...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314802/an-ex-vivo-model-to-induce-early-fibrosis-like-changes-in-human-precision-cut-lung-slices
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Hani N Alsafadi, Claudia A Staab-Weijnitz, Mareike Lehmann, Michael Lindner, Britta Peschel, Melanie Königshoff, Darcy Elizabeth Wagner
IPF is a devastating chronic interstitial lung disease (ILD) characterized by lung tissue scarring and high morbidity. Lung epithelial injury, myofibroblast activation, and deranged repair are believed to be key processes involved in disease onset and progression but the exact molecular mechanisms behind IPF remain unclear. Several drugs have been shown to slow disease progression, but treatments which halt or reverse IPF progression have not been identified. Ex vivo models of human lung have been proposed for drug discovery, one of which is precision-cut lung slices (PCLS)...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314226/long-term-follow-up-of-mucous-membrane-grafting-for-cicatricial-ectropion-in-ichthyosis-a-case-report
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Hind Manaa Alkatan, Manar A Aljebreen, Adel H Alsuhaibani
INTRODUCTION: Ichthyosis is a group of keratinizing diseases characterized by scaly and dry skin. One of the ocular complications associated with ichthyosis is cicatricial ectropion which often results in exposure keratopathy and eventually corneal scarring. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this report we are presenting a 21-year-old female who is known to have ichthyosis-related bilateral lower lid cicatricial ectropion, which was managed with Mucous Membrane Grafting (MMG) six years ago...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304218/comparative-effectiveness-of-flexible-versus-rigid-neuroendoscopy-for-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-and-choroid-plexus-cauterization-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-and-survival-analysis
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Shelly Wang, Scellig Stone, Alexander G Weil, Aria Fallah, Benjamin C Warf, John Ragheb, Sanjiv Bhatia, Abhaya V Kulkarni
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV)/choroid plexus cauterization (CPC) has become an increasingly common technique for the treatment of infant hydrocephalus. Both flexible and rigid neuroendoscopy can be used, with little empirical evidence directly comparing the two. Therefore, the authors used a propensity score-matched cohort and survival analysis to assess the comparative efficacy of flexible and rigid neuroendoscopy. METHODS Individual data were collected through retrospective review of infants younger than 2 years of age, treated at 1 of 2 hospitals: 1) Boston Children's Hospital, exclusively utilizing flexible neuroendoscopy, and 2) Nicklaus Children's Hospital-Jackson Memorial Hospital, exclusively utilizing rigid neuroendoscopy...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303104/mathematical-modeling-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-colonization-invasive-infection-and-treatment
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Elisa Domínguez-Hüttinger, Neville J Boon, Thomas B Clarke, Reiko J Tanaka
Streptococcus pneumoniae (Sp) is a commensal bacterium that normally resides on the upper airway epithelium without causing infection. However, factors such as co-infection with influenza virus can impair the complex Sp-host interactions and the subsequent development of many life-threatening infectious and inflammatory diseases, including pneumonia, meningitis or even sepsis. With the increased threat of Sp infection due to the emergence of new antibiotic resistant Sp strains, there is an urgent need for better treatment strategies that effectively prevent progression of disease triggered by Sp infection, minimizing the use of antibiotics...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303029/tmf-and-glycitin-act-synergistically-on-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts-to-promote-wound-healing-and-anti-scarring-activity
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Ga Young Seo, Yoongho Lim, Dongsoo Koh, Jung Sik Huh, Changlim Hyun, Young Mee Kim, Moonjae Cho
Keratinocyte-fibroblast interactions are critical for skin repair after injury. During the proliferative phase of wound healing, proliferation, migration and differentiation of these cells are the major mechanisms leading to tissue remodeling. We have previously reported that glycitin, a major soy isoflavone, stimulates dermal fibroblast proliferation; and the phytochemical, 4',6,7-trimethoxyisoflavone (TMF), induces migration of HaCaT keratinocyte cells. We therefore investigated whether these compounds display synergistic effects on skin cells during wound healing in vitro and in vivo...
March 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300926/rosacea-fulminans-unusual-clinical-presentation-of-rosacea
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Jessica Castiel Coutinho, Danielle Cristine Westphal, Laís Cruz Lobato, Antônio Pedro Mendes Schettini, Mônica Santos
Rosacea fulminans or pyoderma faciale is a rare cutaneous disorder that usually affects women usually between the ages of 15-46. The disease is characterized by sudden onset of papules, pustules, cysts, and painful coalescing nodules with red-cyanotic centrofacial erythema. Although its etiology remains unknown, hormonal, immunological, and vascular factors have been reported. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment should minimize unsightly scars. We report a case of a 33-year-old female patient treated with traditional doses of doxycycline, with improvement of the lesions and regression of the condition in two months...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300905/lupus-tumidus-a-report-of-two-cases
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Bianca Pinheiro Bousquet Muylaert, Bruna Backsmann Braga, Eduarda Braga Esteves, Luciana Elisa Barandas Garbelini, Alexandre Ozores Michalany, Jayme de Oliveira
Lupus tumidus is considered a rare subtype of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus, characterized by erythema and bright urticarial erythematous-violaceous lesions that leave no scars after regression. Histopathology reveals perivascular and periannexal lymphohistiocytic infiltrates in the papillary and reticular dermis and interstitial mucin deposition. Treatment is based on photoprotection, topical corticosteroids and antimalarials. We report two cases of lupus tumidus, which deserve attention for their low frequency in the literature, in addition to their relevance as a differential diagnosis among dermatologic disorders...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300891/lichen-planopilaris-like-eruption-during-treatment-with-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-nilotinib
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Juliana Ribeiro Leitão, Neusa Yuriko Sakai Valente, Priscila Kakizaki, Isis Suga Veronez, Mario Cezar Pires
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors are effective as a target therapy for malignant neoplasms. Imatinib was the first tyrosine kinase inhibitor used. After its introduction, several other drugs have appeared with a similar mechanism of action, but less prone to causing resistance. Even though these drugs are selective, their toxicity does not exclusively target cancer cells, and skin toxicity is the most common non-hematologic adverse effect. We report an eruption similar to lichen planopilaris that developed during therapy with nilotinib, a second generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in a patient with chronic myeloid leukemia resistant to imatinib...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300871/glial-scar-modulation-as-therapeutic-tool-in-spinal-cord-injury-in-animal-models
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Jéssica Rodrigues Orlandin, Carlos Eduardo Ambrósio, Valéria Maria Lara
PURPOSE: Spinal Cord injury represents, in veterinary medicine, most of the neurological attendances and may result in permanent disability, death or euthanasia. Due to inflammation resulting from trauma, it originates the glial scar, which is a cell interaction complex system. Its function is to preserve the healthy circuits, however, it creates a physical and molecular barrier that prevents cell migration and restricts the neuroregeneration ability. METHODS: This review aims to present innovations in the scene of treatment of spinal cord injury, approaching cell therapy, administration of enzyme, anti-inflammatory, and other active principles capable of modulating the inflammatory response, resulting in glial scar reduction and subsequent functional improvement of animals...
February 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300850/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-acne-scarring-among-patients-consulting-dermatologists-in-the-unites-states
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Jerry Tan, Sewon Kang, James Leyden
Although there have been few formal studies, scarring is a known bothersome companion of acne vulgaris. We performed a prospective study of subjects consulting a dermatologist for active acne to assess the frequency of acne scarring. Investigators performed a short questionnaire on all acne patients seen at their office for one consecutive 5-day work week to assess scar frequency. Additionally, the first four subjects with acne scars identified were enrolled for a second phase (scar cohort) of the study during which the investigator collected further medical history and performed a clinical evaluation and the patient completed a self-administered questionnaire about scar perceptions and impact on quality of life...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300439/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-cryosurgery-in-patients-with-sebaceous-hyperplasia-of-the-face
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Hatice Ataş, Müzeyyen Gönül
BACKGROUND: Cryosurgery is an effective treatment for sebaceous hyperplasia, but there have been few clinical studies. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of cryosurgery in the treatment of sebaceous hyperplasia. METHODS: Cryosurgery was performed 6 times, at 2-week intervals, with liquid nitrogen, and evaluated in 40 patients with 517 lesions ranging from 2 to 9 mm over the forehead, cheeks, and chin...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300084/alopecia-areata
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REVIEW
C Herbert Pratt, Lloyd E King, Andrew G Messenger, Angela M Christiano, John P Sundberg
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder characterized by transient, non-scarring hair loss and preservation of the hair follicle. Hair loss can take many forms ranging from loss in well-defined patches to diffuse or total hair loss, which can affect all hair-bearing sites. Patchy alopecia areata affecting the scalp is the most common type. Alopecia areata affects nearly 2% of the general population at some point during their lifetime. Skin biopsies of affected skin show a lymphocytic infiltrate in and around the bulb or the lower part of the hair follicle in the anagen (hair growth) phase...
March 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299490/molecular-effects-of-fractional-ablative-erbium-yag-laser-treatment-with-multiple-stacked-pulses-on-standardized-human-three-dimensional-organotypic-skin-models
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Laurenz Schmitt, P M Amann, Y Marquardt, R Heise, K Czaja, P A Gerber, T Steiner, F Hölzle, Jens Malte Baron
The molecular changes in gene expression following ablative laser treatment of skin lesions, such as atrophic scars and UV-damaged skin, are not completely understood. A standardized in vitro model of human skin, to study the effects of laser treatment on human skin, has been recently developed. Therefore, the aim of the investigation was to examine morphological and molecular changes caused by fractional ablative erbium:YAG laser treatment on an in vitro full-thickness 3D standardized organotypic model of human skin...
March 15, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
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