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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340854/therapeutic-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-1927-nm-fractionated-thulium-laser-on-pattern-hair-loss-an-evaluator-blinded-split-scalp-study
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Sung Bin Cho, Boncheol Leo Goo, Zhenlong Zheng, Kwang Ho Yoo, Jin-Soo Kang, Heesu Kim
Laser- or light-assisted therapies have been used to improve the perifollicular environment by upregulating the expression of growth factors and signaling molecules for hair restoration. The aim of our study was to preclinically and clinically evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of a 1927-nm fractionated thulium laser on pattern hair loss (PHL). An in vivo hairless mouse study and an in vivo human skin environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) study were performed with different power and energy settings...
January 16, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339813/a-new-group-of-synthetic-phenolic-containing-amphiphilic-molecules-for-multipurpose-applications-physico-chemical-characterization-and-cell-toxicity-study
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Sampson Anankanbil, Bianca Pérez, Iva Fernandes, Katarzyna Magdalena Widzisz, Zegao Wang, Nuno Mateus, Zheng Guo
Nine synthetic amphiphilic phenolic lipids, varied in phenolic moiety (caffeoyl/dimethylcaffeoyl) and fatty acid chain lengths (8-18) were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), temperature-ramp Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FT-IR) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). FT-IR and DSC results revealed that the physical state and lateral packing of synthetic molecules were largely governed by fatty acyls. The critical micelle concentrations (CMC) of synthetic lipids was in the range of 0...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333511/evaluating-the-importance-of-different-computed-tomography-scan-based-factors-in-predicting-the-outcome-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-for-renal-stones
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Muhammad Waqas, Imad-Ud-Din Saqib, Muhammad Imran Jamil, Mohammad Ayaz Khan, Saeed Akhter
Purpose: To evaluate the impact of various computed tomography scan-based parameters of renal stones on the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Materials and Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of patients who underwent ESWL for renal stones (sized 5-20 mm) from January 2013 to December 2016. We evaluated body mass index, location of the stone, skin-to-stone distance (SSD), stone attenuation value (SAV), stone diameter, Hounsfield density, stone area, and stone volume...
January 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330575/a-new-technique-for-minimal-invasive-complete-spinal-cord-injury-in-minipigs
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Elena E Foditsch, Gratian Miclaus, Irina Patras, Ioan Hutu, Karin Roider, Sophina Bauer, Günter Janetschek, Ludwig Aigner, Reinhold Zimmermann
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to develop a minimal invasive complete spinal cord injury (SCI) minipig model for future research applications. The minipig is considered a translationally relevant model for SCI research. However, a standardized minimal invasive complete SCI model for pigs has not yet been established. METHODS: Adult Göttingen minipigs were anesthetized and placed in extended prone position. After initial computed tomography (CT) scan, the skin was incised, a needle placed in the epidural fatty tissue...
January 12, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326410/-factors-predicting-the-interface-pressure-related-to-pressure-injury-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Ji Seon Shine, Soo Jin Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Mi Yu
PURPOSE: Interface pressure is a factor that contributes to the occurrence of pressure injuries. This study aimed to investigate interface pressure at common sites of pressure injury (occipital, gluteal and peritrochanteric areas), to explore the relationships among risk factors, skin condition and interface pressure, and to identify risk factors influencing interface pressure. METHODS: A total of 100 patients admitted to the intensive care unit were enrolled at a tertiary teaching hospital in Korea...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324916/a-comparison-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-findings-in-hiv-positive-compared-to-hiv-negative-patients-with-recurrent-cervical-cancer
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Kehinde Ololade, Neo P Mokgoro, Ismaheel O Lawal, Mariza Vorster, Tebatso G Boshomane, Mike M Sathekge
OBJECTIVE: HIV-positive women with cervical cancer have higher recurrence and death rates with shorter time to recurrence and death compared with HIV-negative subjects. The objective of this study was to compare the recurrence patterns in HIV-positive women with invasive cervical cancer to their HIV-negative counterparts using 18F-FDG PET/CT. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We evaluated 40 HIV- seropositive and 79 HIV-seronegative patients with recurrent cervical carcinoma using 18F-FDG PET/CT...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324560/contrast-media-extravasations-in-patients-undergoing-computerized-tomography-scanning-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-risk-factors-and-interventions
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Sandrine Ding, Nicole Richli Meystre, Cosmin Campeanu, Giuseppe Gullo
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors and interventions preventing or reducing contrast medium extravasation. INTRODUCTION: Computed tomography (CT) is a radiological examination essential for the diagnosis and monitoring of many diseases. It is often performed with the intravenous (IV) injection of contrast agents. Use of these products can result in a significant complication, extravasation, which is the accidental leakage of IV material into the surrounding tissue...
January 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318863/-research-on-the-angle-and-effective-depth-of-deep-acupuncture-at-baliao-points-by-three-dimensional-reconstruction-of-computed-tomography
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Xun Jin, Shu-Qing Ding, Fei-Yue Shi, Ling-Ling Wang, Zheng-Can Wu, Jun Ren
OBJECTIVE: To explore the needle insertion parameters of deep acupuncture at Baliao points for clinic and teaching. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 100 cases of prone pelvic CT from January to June 2016 in Nanjing Hospital was carried out. The 3 D images were scanned with continuous 5 mm slice thickness. The optimum needle angle is defined as the angle of the needle along the central axis of sacral anterior and posterior hole, and the angle between the needle body and the skin surface and the center line of the body was observed...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316717/scanning-the-immunopathogenesis-of-psoriasis
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Andrea Chiricozzi, Paolo Romanelli, Elisabetta Volpe, Giovanna Borsellino, Marco Romanelli
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, the immunologic model of which has been profoundly revised following recent advances in the understanding of its pathophysiology. In the current model, a crosstalk between keratinocytes, neutrophils, mast cells, T cells, and dendritic cells is thought to create inflammatory and pro-proliferative circuits mediated by chemokines and cytokines. Various triggers, including recently identified autoantigens, Toll-like receptor agonists, chemerin, and thymic stromal lymphopoietin may activate the pathogenic cascade resulting in enhanced production of pro-inflammatory and proliferation-inducing mediators such as interleukin (IL)-17, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, IL-23, IL-22, interferon (IFN)-α, and IFN-γ by immune cells...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310428/modulation-of-electroosmotic-flow-through-skin-effect-of-poly-amidoamine-dendrimers
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Hye Ji Kim, Seaung Youl Oh
The objective of this work is to evaluate the effect of polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers on electroosmotic flow (EOF) through skin. The effect of size and concentration of dendrimer was studied, using generation 1, 4 and 7 dendrimer (G1, G4 and G7, respectively). As a marker molecule for the direction and magnitude of EOF, a neutral molecule, acetoaminophen (AAP) was used. The visualization of dendrimer permeation into the current conducting pore (CCP) of skin was made using G4-fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) conjugate and confocal microscopy...
January 9, 2018: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310392/cavernous-hemangiomas-of-the-temporalis-muscle-with-prominent-formation-of-phleboliths-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Bin Cui, Dan-Hui Wang, Guan-Jun Wang, Peng Cheng, Feng Zhang, Xiao-Bing Duan, Zhong-Fu Zhao
RATIONALE: Hemangiomas are benign tumors characterized by an abnormal proliferation of blood vessels, most often occur in the skin and subcutaneous tissue, intramuscular hemangioma, a distinctive type of hemangioma within the skeletal muscle, account for <1% of all hemangiomas, temporalis muscle is a very uncommon site, cavernous hemangioma of the temporalis muscle with prominent formation of phleboliths is rare reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 62-year-old man presented with a slowly increased mass in his right temporal fossa...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307098/a-single-incision-thoracoscopic-and-robotic-hybrid-procedure-via-the-axillary-approach-in-a-patient-with-thyroid-lung-and-mediastinal-tumors
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Norihiko Ishikawa, Yumiko Ohtake, Go Watanabe
A 66-year-old woman was referred to our institute for an enlarging tumor of the thyroid, and neck and chest computed tomography scan showed not only a thyroid tumor, but also an anterior mediastinal tumor and ground-glass nodules in the lung. Because of persisting symptoms, an enlarging thyroid mass, and the possibility of cancer, excision of the tumors was proposed. A 6-cm-long vertical skin incision was made in the right axilla, a mini-thoracotomy was made in the third intercostal space, and an additional port was placed in the fifth intercostal space...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306150/ultrasonographic-assessment-of-the-male-koala-phascolarctos-cinereus-reproductive-tract
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Rebecca Larkin, Chiara Palmieri, Motoharu Oishi, Lyndal Hulse, Stephen D Johnston
Studies documenting the application of ultrasonography to depict normal and pathological changes in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), especially in the male, are scarce. Sixty-two wild koalas were used in this study to define ultrasonographic protocols and features for the assessment of the male koala reproductive tract. Testis, epididymis and spermatic cord were examined using a hockey stick transducer. The normal koala testis showed a homogeneous echogenicity and an obvious hyper-echoic band corresponding to the tunica albuginea...
December 27, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305735/anglenav-mems-tracker-to-facilitate-ct-guided-puncture
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Rui Li, Sheng Xu, William F Pritchard, John W Karanian, Venkatesh P Krishnasamy, Bradford J Wood, Zion Tsz Ho Tse
As a low-cost needle navigation system, AngleNav may be used to improve the accuracy, speed, and ease of CT-guided needle punctures. The AngleNav hardware includes a wireless device with a microelectromechanical (MEMS) tracker that can be attached to any standard needle. The physician defines the target, desired needle path and skin entry point on a CT slice image. The accuracy of AngleNav was first tested in a 3D-printed calibration platform in a benchtop setting. An abdominal phantom study was then performed in a CT scanner to validate the accuracy of the device's angular measurement...
January 5, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305372/uterocutaneous-fistula-following-b-lynch-suture-for-primary-postpartum-haemorrhage
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Monika Thakur, Sandeep S Rathore, Aditi Jindal, Kunal Mahajan
A 30-year-old woman, who had undergone emergency lower segment caesarean section (LSCS) for failed induction 2 months back, presented with a fistulous opening along with discharge from her previous incision scar. She had developed a massive primary postpartum haemorrhage at the time of LSCS 2 months back, which was managed with B-Lynch suture and vessel ligation. Fistulogram revealed a connection between the uterus and the skin. The diagnosis was confirmed by a contrast-enhanced CT scan. Patient was subjected to laparotomy...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303408/forensic-tools-for-the-diagnosis-of-electrocution-death-case-study-and-literature-review
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Cristina Mondello, Antonio Micali, Luigi Cardia, Antonina Argo, Stefania Zerbo, Elvira Ventura Spagnolo
Diagnosis of death by electrocution may be difficult when electric marking is not visible or unclear. Accordingly, the body of a man who appeared to have died from accidental electrocution was carefully forensically analysed. Macroscopic and microscopic analysis of the current mark was carried out using a variable-pressure scanning electron microscope equipped with energy dispersive X-ray microanalyser to highlight skin metallisation, indicating the presence of iron and zinc. The histological findings of electrocution myocardial damage were supported by the results of biochemical analysis which demonstrated the creatine kinase-MB and cardiac troponin I elevation...
January 1, 2018: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289531/epileptic-seizures-are-reduced-by-autonomic-biofeedback-therapy-through-enhancement-of-fronto-limbic-connectivity-a-controlled-trial-and-neuroimaging-study
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Yoko Nagai, Julia Aram, Matthias Koepp, Louis Lemieux, Marco Mula, Hugo Critchley, Sanjay Sisodiya, Mara Cercignani
BACKGROUND: Thirty-percent of patients with epilepsy are drug-resistant, and might benefit from effective noninvasive therapeutic interventions. Evidence is accumulating on the efficacy of autonomic biofeedback therapy using galvanic skin response (GSR; an index of sympathetic arousal) in treating epileptic seizures. This study aimed to extend previous controlled clinical trials of autonomic biofeedback therapy with a larger homogeneous sample of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. In addition, we used neuroimaging to characterize neural mechanisms of change in seizure frequency following the therapy...
December 13, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288707/improving-the-skin-penetration-and-antifebrile-activity-of-ibuprofen-by-preparing-nanoparticles-using-emulsion-solvent-evaporation-method
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Yiping Deng, Fengjian Yang, Xiuhua Zhao, Lu Wang, Weiwei Wu, Chang Zu, Mingfang Wu
Ibuprofen (IBU) is an effective analgesic, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Unfortunately, oral IBU can cause adverse gastrointestinal drug reactions, such as bleeding and ulcerations, and increases the risk for stomach or intestinal perforations. In this study, IBU nanoparticles (IBU-NPs) were prepared through emulsion solvent evaporation and freeze-drying to improve their solubility. IBU nanoemulsion and nanosuspension were optimized through a single-factor experiment. IBU-NPs with a mean particle size of 216...
December 27, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287595/dealing-with-chronic-non-bacterial-osteomyelitis-a-practical-approach
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REVIEW
Andrea Taddio, Giovanna Ferrara, Antonella Insalaco, Manuela Pardeo, Massimo Gregori, Martina Finetti, Serena Pastore, Alberto Tommasini, Alessandro Ventura, Marco Gattorno
BACKGROUND: Chronic Non-Bacterial Osteomyelitis (CNO) is an inflammatory disorder that primarily affects children. Although underestimated, its incidence is rare. For these reasons, no diagnostic and no therapeutic guidelines exist. The manuscript wants to give some suggestions on how to deal with these patients in the every-day clinical practice. MAIN BODY: CNO is characterized by insidious onset of bone pain with local swelling. Systemic symptoms such as fever, skin involvement and arthritis may be sometimes present...
December 29, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285173/rapamycin-therapy-for-neonatal-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-with-cardiac-rhabdomyomas-a-case-report-and-review
#20
Shanshan Mao, Qi Long, Huijia Lin, Jinling Liu
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant genetic disease that varies greatly in its expression. The current study reports a novel case of TSC caused by a TSC2 mutation (TSC2c.1642_1643insA or TSC2p.K549fsX589), in which multiple cardiac rhabdomyomas were detected by fetal echocardiography in week 31 of pregnancy. The infant was delivered successfully; however, seizures began 16 days following birth. Subsequent genetic tests confirmed a diagnosis of TSC. Rapamycin treatment resulted in regression of cardiac rhabdomyomas and controlled seizures...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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