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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718950/radiofrequency-ablation-for-the-management-of-thyroid-nodules-a-critical-appraisal-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Roberto Cesareo, Andrea Palermo, Valerio Pasqualini, Roberto Cianni, Gianluigi Gaspa, Silvia Manfrini, Claudio Maurizio Pacella
The majority of benign thyroid nodules are asymptomatic, remain stable in size, and do not require treatment. However, a minority of patients with growing nodules may have local symptoms or cosmetic concerns, and thus demand surgical therapy. The timely use of ultrasound-guided, minimally invasive thermal therapies has changed the natural history of benign, enlarging thyroid nodules (TNs). These procedures produce persistent shrinkage of TNs and an improvement of local symptoms. Among the various procedures, percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) represents the first-line treatment for thyroid cysts, while in solid cold nodules, laser and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) have proven to be very effective and safe techniques in producing significant volume reduction that remains stable over several years...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718201/granulomatous-reaction-to-hyaluronic-acid-filler-material-in-oral-and-perioral-region-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Carlos Eduardo P Alcântara, Mariana S Noronha, Joanna F Cunha, Isadora L Flores, Ricardo A Mesquita
The use of cosmetic fillers agents in orofacial region has become more often used for esthetic concern. Although adverse effects are rare, some patients may develop foreign body reaction to such fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a biomaterial in the spotlight, because it is normally present in several tissues of human body. The aim of this study was to report a case of a 54-year-old white woman with granulomatous reaction to the HA located in the lips. In addition, a review of the English-language literature of all previously described cases of this condition in oral and perioral region was performed...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717295/animal-inflicted-maxillofacial-injuries-treatment-modalities-and-our-experience
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Anjani Kumar Yadav, Mehul Rajesh Jaisani, Leeza Pradhan, Ashok Dongol, Arpita Singh, Pradeep Acharya, Alok Sagtani
INTRODUCTION: Animal inflicted injuries to the face and neck are becoming much more common as people lavish affection on pets. Injuries caused by animal attacks to the face can cause complex injuries to soft and hard tissues, presented as perforations, lacerations, crushes, avulsion or fractures. An uncountable number of bacteria and virus can be found in such injuries, with a potential pathological effect to humans, regarding infections. Although the infection rate is low due to excellent blood supply to face, the injuries have disfiguring effect with possible psychological repercussion to the patients...
September 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712737/pharmacists-can-help-prevent-lipoid-pneumonia
#4
Ann E Cabri, Afoma King, Lee Morrow, Mark A Malesker
OBJECTIVES: To report 2 cases of lipoid pneumonia. SUMMARY: Lipoid pneumonia is an inflammatory process in the lower airways due to the presence of lipid molecules in the alveoli. Exogenous lipoid pneumonia is due to the inhalation or aspiration of fat-containing substances. Historically, mineral oil is the most common medication cause but there have also been several reports of lipoid pneumonia associated with petroleum jelly, medicated vapor rub, and lip glosses...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711085/risk-factors-for-positive-or-equivocal-margins-after-wide-local-excision-of-1345-cutaneous-melanomas
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Christopher J Miller, Thuzar M Shin, Joseph F Sobanko, John M Sharkey, John W Grunyk, Rosalie Elenitsas, Emily Y Chu, Brian C Capell, Michael E Ming, Jeremy R Etzkorn
BACKGROUND: Positive or equivocal margins after wide local excision (WLE) complicate surgical management of cutaneous melanoma. OBJECTIVE: To identify the frequency of and risk factors for positive or equivocal margins after WLE of cutaneous melanoma. METHODS: Retrospective, single-center, cross-sectional study of 1345 consecutive melanomas treated with WLE. RESULTS: The overall frequency of positive or equivocal margins was 4...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707638/mimicking-rashes-use-of-moulage-technique-in-undergraduate-assessment-at-the-aga-khan-university-karachi
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Saniya Raghib Sabzwari, Azam Afzal, Kashmira Nanji
BACKGROUND: The use of simulated patients in student assessment is supported by the Best Evidence Medical Education and U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and it provides a safe and effective alternative to real patients in many situations. To assess the validity and feasibility of moulage technique-where a cosmetically constructed rash is used on simulated patients-two dermatologic rashes were developed using moulage simulation on standardized patients at Aga Khan University Hospital for 3rd year medical summative Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)...
January 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703320/5-aminolevulinic-acid-patch-pdt-in-the-treatment-of-actinic-cheilitis
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Sonja Radakovic, Adrian Tanew
BACKGROUND: Actinic cheilitis (AC) is a common disease caused by chronic ultraviolet exposure. OBJECTIVE: Alacare is a self-adhesive, skin coloured 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) patch that has been developed for the treatment of mild to moderate actinic keratosis (AK). Considering the good results in the treatment of AK, the standardized delivery of ALA and the simple application Alacare patch PDT appears as an interesting treatment option for AC. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed the efficacy, tolerability and cosmetic outcome of Alacare patch PDT in eleven patients with AC...
July 13, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694573/two-stages-repair-of-proximal-hypospadias-review-of-700-cases
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Arvind Kumar Shukla, Aditya Pratap Singh, Pramila Sharma, Jyotsna Shukla
OBJECTIVE: Surgical repair of hypospadias is challenging and problematic even for the most experienced specialists, and this is especially true when severe and complicated case is confronted. Many operations had been described for the management of this deformity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During the period from May 2004 to December 2015, we performed 700 cases with proximal hypospadias, at our institute in the Department of Pediatric Surgery by a single surgeon. Data were collected retrospectively and included patient's age at operation, degree of the hypospadias, degree of associated chordee, complications, and cosmetic outcome...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694414/-devices-to-perform-laparo-endoscopic-single-site-surgery-for-urachal-remnants-without-additional-ports
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Masaaki Yanishi, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Yuya Koito, Hisanori Taniguchi, Takao Mishima, Kaneki Yasuda, Yoshihiro Komai, Masato Watanabe, Motohiko Sugi, Tadashi Matsuda
The laparoscopic management of urachal remnants has gradually become a common practice. Recently, laparoscopic single-site surgery (LESS), a minimally invasive approach that provides excellent cosmetic results, has been adopted in several surgical procedures for treating urachal remnants. However, when suturing the bladder wall or peritoneal defect during LESS it may be difficult to conduct the procedure manually, and such cases require an additional port for suturing. Our strategy, however, employs a knot pusher to perform the suturing without the need for an additional port...
June 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688875/diagnostic-surgical-and-postoperative-challenges-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-neck-clinical-experience-and-literature-review
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Mohammad Mussadaq Khan, Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Hussan Ali, Tehreem Kazmi, Hania Iqbal
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors of the neck are rare swellings, which constitute about 0.03% of all tumors. Most are sporadically arising paragangliomas. Over 50% arise from the carotid bodies and pose difficulties in diagnosis and surgical management, which may result in disabling complications. OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic, surgical and postoperative challenges, and how to overcome them, in the management of neuroendocrine tumors of the neck. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive case series...
July 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686779/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-a-cosmetic-skin-care-product-with-trans-4-t-butylcyclohexanol-and-licochalcone-a-in-subjects-with-sensitive-skin-prone-to-redness-and-rosacea
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Zorica Jovanovic, Nariman Angabini, Sonja Ehlen, Zrinka Bukvic Mokos, Milica Subotic, Gitta Neufang
<p>BACKGROUND: Sensitive skin and rosacea are skin conditions, which may affect the quality of life of the patients considerably. In vitro and in vivo data indicated that the combination of trans-t-butylcyclohexanol and licochalcone A is an effective combination for alleviating the increased sensitivity of rosacea subtype I.</p> <p>OBJECTIVE: Objective of this open dermocosmetic study was to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of a skin care product containing the anti-inflammatory licochalcone A and the TRPV1 antagonist trans-t-butylcyclohexanol in subjects with sensitive skin prone to redness and rosacea...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686756/local-anesthetics-in-cosmetic-dermatology
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Peter W Hashim, John K Nia, Mark Taliercio, Gary Goldenberg
Local anesthetics play an important role in cosmetic dermatology. Techniques using topical and regional anesthesia provide numerous pain management options for laser and injection treatments. In this article, we review strategies to maximize patient comfort during cosmetic interventions.
June 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681172/whither-surgical-quality-assurance-of-breast-cancer-surgery-surgical-margins-and-local-recurrence-after-paterson
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EDITORIAL
N J Bundred, J Thomas, J M J Dixon
The Kennedy report into the actions of the disgraced Breast Surgeon, Paterson focussed on issues of informed consent for mastectomy, management of surgical margins and raised concerns about local recurrence rates and the increasing emphasis on cosmesis after mastectomy for breast cancer. This article assesses whether Kennedy's recommendations apply to the UK as a whole and how to address these issues. New GMC advice on consent and newer nonevidenced innovations in immediate reconstruction have altered the level of informed consent required...
July 5, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679197/total-phallic-reconstruction-after-penile-amputation-for-donkey-bite-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Francesco De Luca, Giulio Garaffa, Angela Maurizi, Emy Manzi, Carlo De Dominicis, David Ralph
There are very few reported cases of traumatic amputation of the male genitalia due to animal bite. The management involves thorough washout of the wounds, debridement, antibiotic prophylaxis, tetanus and rabies immunization followed by immediate reconstruction or primary wound closure with delayed reconstruction, when immediate reconstruction is not feasible. When immediate reconstruction is not feasible, long-term good functional and cosmetic results are still possible in the majority of cases by performing total phallic reconstruction...
June 30, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677199/acne
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Klaus Degitz, Falk Ochsendorf
Acne is a chronic disease with a high prevalence among adolescents. Key pathogenetic factors (and their clinical correlates) are increased sebum production (seborrhea), follicular hyperkeratosis (comedones), and perifollicular inflammation (papules and pustules). The disease is modulated by a variety of endogenous (androgens, IGF-1, neuroendocrine factors) and exogenous (Propionibacterium acnes, diet, friction, ingredients of medical or cosmetic topical products) triggers. Acne is associated with high morbidity, and even mild manifestations may potentially cause considerable impairment in quality of life...
July 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676850/current-therapeutic-approach-to-hypertrophic-scars
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REVIEW
Zrinka Bukvić Mokos, Anamaria Jović, Lovorka Grgurević, Ivo Dumić-Čule, Krešimir Kostović, Romana Čeović, Branka Marinović
Abnormal scarring and its accompanying esthetic, functional, and psychological sequelae still pose significant challe nges. To date, there is no satisfactory prevention or treatment option for hypertrophic scars (HSs), which is mostly due to not completely comprehending the mechanisms underlying their formation. That is why the apprehension of regular and controlled physiological processes of scar formation is of utmost importance when facing hypertrophic scarring, its pathophysiology, prevention, and therapeutic approach...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665964/therapy-options-in-deep-sternal-wound-infection-sternal-plating-versus-muscle-flap
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Martin Grapow, Martin Haug, Chistopher Tschung, Bernhard Winkler, Prerana Banerjee, Paul Philipp Heinisch, Jens Fassl, Oliver Reuthebuch, Friedrich Eckstein
BACKGROUND: Management of deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) in cardiac surgical patients still remains challenging. A variety of treatment strategies has been described. Aim of this cohort study was to analyse two different treatment strategies for DSWI: titanium sternal plating system (TSFS) and muscle flap coverage (MFC). METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2011, from 3122 patients undergoing cardiac surgery 42 were identified with DSWI and treated with one of the above mentioned strategies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664348/paravertebral-blocks-for-same-day-breast-surgery
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REVIEW
Mark R Jones, Graham R Hadley, Alan D Kaye, Philipp Lirk, Richard D Urman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Breast surgery, performed for medical or cosmetic reasons, remains one of the most frequently performed procedures, with over 500,000 cases performed annually in the USA alone. Historically, general anesthesia (GA) has been widely accepted as the gold-standard technique, while epidural anesthesia was largely considered too invasive and thus unnecessary for breast surgery. Over the past years, paravertebral block (PVB) has emerged as an alternative analgesic or even anesthetic technique...
August 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661116/dental-emergencies-management-strategies-that-improve-outcomes-digest
#19
Ryan Anthony Pedigo, Milana Zaurova
Points & Pearls is a digest of Emergency Medicine Practice. Acute dental emergencies are a common chief complaint presenting to emergency departments, and they are increasing substantially in frequency. The diagnosis and management of dental emergencies is a core competency of the emergency clinician, and proper therapeutic strategies can significantly improve cosmetic and functional outcomes for patients. This issue provides a systematic review of the literature on common acute traumatic and atraumatic dental emergencies with a focus on the historical and physical examination findings that must be understood to identify life-threatening infections, relieve pain, salvage natural teeth, and communicate with specialists in the further management of patients after emergency treatment...
June 22, 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659016/calcipotriene-betamethasone-dipropionate-aerosol-foam-in-the-treatment-of-plaque-psoriasis-a-review-of-the-literature
#20
Jillian Frieder, Dario Kivelevitch, Alan Menter
Psoriasis is a common chronic immune-mediated skin disease which has a significant impact on patients' quality of life, and is associated with numerous comorbidities (i.e., psoriatic arthritis, Crohn's disease and cardiovascular disease). A greater understanding of its immunopathogenesis has guided the development of novel, more targeted therapies. Nonetheless, traditional treatment with topical agents, phototherapy and systemic medications is used in the management of the majority of psoriasis patients. Mainstay topical treatments include corticosteroids and vitamin D derivatives...
June 29, 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
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