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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913880/forensic-3d-documentation-of-skin-injuries
#1
Chiara Villa
An accurate and precise documentation of injuries is fundamental in a forensic pathological context. Photographs and manual measurements are taken of all injuries during autopsies, but ordinary photography projects a 3D wound on a 2D space. Using technologies such as photogrammetry, it is possible to create 3D detailed, to-scale, true-color documentation of skin injuries from 2D pictures. A comparison between the measurements of 165 lesions taken during autopsies and on photogrammetrically processed pictures was performed...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906146/peanut-skin-extract-mediated-synthesis-of-gold-nanoparticles-silver-nanoparticles-and-gold-silver-bionanocomposites-for-electrochemical-sudan-iv-sensing
#2
Alok Pani, Tran Duy Thanh, Nam Hoon Kim, Joong Hee Lee, Soon-Il Yun
Sustainable methods are needed for rapid and efficient detection of environmental and food pollutants. The Sudan group of dyes has been used extensively as adulterants in food and also are found to be polluting the soil and water bodies. There have been several methods for detection of Sudan dyes, but most of them are not practical enough for common use. In this study, the electrochemical detection efficiency and stability of gold nanoparticle (AuNPs), silver NPs and Au-Ag bionanocomposites, synthesised by peanut skin extract, modified glassy carbon electrode has been investigated...
December 2016: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905610/dendritic-polyglycerol-and-n-isopropylacrylamide-based-thermoresponsive-nanogels-as-smart-carriers-for-controlled-delivery-of-drugs-through-the-hair-follicle
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Fitsum Feleke Sahle, Michael Giulbudagian, Julian Bergueiro, Jürgen Lademann, Marcelo Calderón
Nanoparticles with a size of several hundred nanometers can effectively penetrate into the hair follicles and may serve as depots for controlled drug delivery. However, they can neither overcome the hair follicle barrier to reach the viable cells nor release the loaded drug adequately. On the other hand, small drug molecules cannot penetrate deep into the hair follicles. Thus, the most efficient way for drug delivery through the follicular route is to employ nanoparticles that can release the drug close to the target structure upon exposure to some external or internal stimuli...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904816/an-unusual-presentation-of-nocardiosis-in-an-allogeneic-transplant-recipient
#4
Uroosa Ibrahim, Amina Saqib, Farhan Mohammad, Terenig Terjanian
Nocardiosis is a rare cause of opportunistic infection post hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) occurring in about 0.3% of patients. The risk factors include delayed immune reconstitution, prolonged neutropenia, and graft-versus-host disease. The most common site of infection is the lung, followed by the brain and the skin. Concomitant pulmonary and central nervous system (CNS) nocardiosis is an extremely rare entity as presented in our case. We present the case of a 72-year-old male at 137 days post transplant presenting with complaints of headache and slurred speech...
October 17, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904757/brain-hemorrhage-after-electrical-burn-injury-case-report-and-probable-mechanism
#5
Gutierrez Aceves Guillermo Axayacalt, Ceja Espinosa Alejandro, Rios Alanis Marcos, Ruiz Flores Milton Inocencio, Herrera Gonzalez Jose Alfredo
BACKGROUND: High-voltage electric injury may induce lesion in different organs. In addition to the local tissue damage, electrical injuries may lead to neurological deficits, musculoskeletal damage, and cardiovascular injury. Severe vascular damage may occur making the blood vessels involved prone to thrombosis and spontaneous rupture. CASE DESCRIPTION: Here, we present the case of a 39-year-old male who suffered an electrical burn with high tension wire causing intracranial bleeding...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904004/delayed-diagnosis-of-blunt-carotid-trauma-in-a-seat-belt-syndrome-with-associated-abdominal-wall-injury-a-case-report
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Savino Occhionorelli, Dario Andreotti, Daniela Tartarini, Lorenzo Cappellari, Rocco Stano, Lucia Morganti, Giorgio Vasquez
: The aim of this case report is to be aware of occult carotid lesions in thoracic- abdominal trauma because, carotid artery injury consequent to blunt trauma is rare, affecting less than 1% of patients as reported in literature. A 45-years-old female, involved in a traffic accident, arrived to Emergency Room hemodynamically stable, with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 15, complaining abdominal pain, without any neurological signs. She underwent Computed Tomography (CT) scan that showed a complete disruption of left abdominal wall muscles, associated with massive bowel loops herniation...
November 28, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903338/-ultrasound-imaging-increases-first-attempt-success-rate-of-neuraxial-block-in-elderly-patients
#7
J Geng, X L Chen, X D Wang, X Y Guo, M Li
Objective: To verify whether preprocedural ultrasound of the lumbar spine could improve first-attempt success rate (defined as a successful neuraxial anesthesia with only one skin puncture) of neuraxial block in elderly patients. Methods: From septemble 2015 to February 2016, 200 elderly patients undergoing lower-limb surgery with neuraxial block at the Peking Universty Third Hospital were enrolled in this study.RandA 1.0 software was used to randomize patients into two groups: conventional surface landmark-guided group (group LM) and ultrasound-assisted group (group US)...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902603/purulent-lupus-panniculitis-unmasked-by-fdg-pet-ct-scan-a-case-report
#8
Kornelis S M van der Geest, Rada V Moerman, Klaas P Koopmans, Nicole D Holman, Wilbert M T Janssen
RATIONALE: Lupus panniculitis (LP) is a unique variant of cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Clinical manifestations are typically mild and include erythema, nodules, and small ulcers. In certain cases, diagnosing LP may be challenging. Skin overlying the typical subcutaneous inflammation may appear normal, and bacterial superinfections of the skin sometimes mask the underlying LP. It has been suggested that a computed tomography (CT) scan may help to identify obscure LP lesions. Here, we report a case of a 54-year-old woman with an unusually severe form of LP, in which the full disease extent was only revealed by a fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)/CT scan...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895980/rapid-mesoscale-multiphoton-microscopy-of-human-skin
#9
Mihaela Balu, Hideharu Mikami, Jue Hou, Eric O Potma, Bruce J Tromberg
We present a multiphoton microscope designed for mesoscale imaging of human skin. The system is based on two-photon excited fluorescence and second-harmonic generation, and images areas of ~0.8x0.8 mm(2) at speeds of 0.8 fps (800x800 pixels; 12 frame averages) for high signal-to-noise ratio, with lateral and axial resolutions of 0.5µm and 3.3µm, respectively. The main novelty of this instrument is the design of the scan head, which includes a fast galvanometric scanner, optimized relay optics, a beam expander and high NA objective lens...
November 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893674/relapsing-remitting-lesions-in-a-woman-with-progressive-hemifacial-atrophy-and-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-a-case-report
#10
Ying Zhang, Mingqin Zhu, Xiaozhen Li, Jing Miao, Chenchen Duan, Li Cui, Xuefan Yu
INTRODUCTION: Progressive hemifacial atrophy (PHA) is a rare disorder characterized by unilateral facial atrophy affecting the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fat, muscle, and osteocartilagenous structures creating a sunken hemiface appearance.Etiopathogenesis of PHA is poorly understood; no definitive treatment is currently available. CLINICAL FINDINGS: We report a 41-year-old woman with PHA who showed an uncharacteristic "relapsing-remitting" evolution of brain lesions and was seropositive for hepatitis B virus (HBV)...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892606/svep1-plays-a-crucial-role-in-epidermal-differentiation
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L Samuelov, Q Li, R Bochner, N Najor, L Albrecht, N Malchin, T Goldsmith, M Grafi-Cohen, D Vodo, G Fainberg, B Meilik, I Goldberg, E Warshauer, T Rogers, S Edie, A Ishida-Yamamoto, L Burzenski, N Erez, S A Murray, A D Irvine, L Shultz, K Green, J Uitto, E Sprecher, O Sarig
SVEP1 is a recently identified multi-domain cell adhesion protein, homologous to the mouse polydom protein, which has been shown to mediate cell-cell adhesion in an integrin dependent-manner in osteogenic cells. In the present study, we characterized SVEP1 function in the epidermis. SVEP1 was found by qRT-PCR to be ubiquitously expressed in human tissues, including the skin. Confocal microscopy revealed that SVEP1 is normally mostly expressed in the cytoplasm of basal and suprabasal epidermal cells. Down-regulation of SVEP1 expression in primary keratinocytes resulted in decreased expression of major epidermal differentiation markers...
November 28, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884347/fabrication-of-three-dimensional-scan-to-print-ear-model-for-microtia-reconstruction
#12
Byoungjun Jeon, Chiwon Lee, Myungjoon Kim, Tae Hyun Choi, Sungwan Kim, Sukwha Kim
BACKGROUND: Microtia is a congenital deformity of the external ear that occurs in 1 of every 5000 births. Microtia reconstruction using traditional two-dimensional templates does not provide highly detailed ear shapes. Here, we describe the feasibility of using a three-dimensional (3D) ear model as a reference. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven children aged from 11 to 16 (6 grade III and 1 grade II microtia) were recruited from Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Korea...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881158/evaluation-of-daily-patient-positioning-for-radiotherapy-with-a-commercial-3d-surface-imaging-system-catalyst%C3%A2
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F Walter, P Freislederer, C Belka, C Heinz, M Söhn, F Roeder
BACKGROUND: To report our initial clinical experience with the novel surface imaging system Catalyst™ (C-RAD AB, Sweden) in connection with an Elekta Synergy linear accelerator for daily patient positioning in patients undergoing radiation therapy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the patient positioning of 154 fractions in 25 patients applied to thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic body regions. Patients were routinely positioned based on skin marks, shifted to the calculated isocenter position and treated after correction via cone beam CT which served as gold standard...
November 24, 2016: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877042/effects-of-carbopol-%C3%A2-934-proportion-on-nanoemulsion-gel-for-topical-and-transdermal-drug-delivery-a-skin-permeation-study
#14
Yin Zheng, Wu-Qing Ouyang, Yun-Peng Wei, Shahid Faraz Syed, Chao-Shuang Hao, Bo-Zhen Wang, Yan-Hong Shang
Nanoemulsions (NEs) are used as transdermal drug delivery systems for systematic therapeutic purposes. We hypothesized that the skin permeation profile of an NE could be modulated by incorporating it into a hydrogel containing differing proportions of thickening agent. The objectives of this study were as follows: 1) to determine the stability and skin irritability of NE gels (NGs) containing 1%, 2%, and 3% (w/w) Carbopol(®) 934 (CP934) (termed NG1, NG2, and NG3, respectively); 2) to compare the skin permeation profiles and drug deposition patterns of the NGs; and 3) to visualize the drug delivery routes of the NGs...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872134/metastatic-trichilemmal-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-breast-cancer
#15
Chrysis Sofianos, Nkhensani Y Chauke, Alexandra Grubnik
Trichilemmal carcinoma (TC) is described as a very rare cancer of the skin adnexa.(1 2) Ninety per cent of the lesions present on the scalp. Prognostic factors in TC are limited to lymph node status and surgical margins, with no statistical significance observed for age or gender of the patient, size of tumour or locoregional recurrence. We present a 46-year-old black patient who developed TC during treatment for breast cancer. Postoperative histology of the scalp lesion excision confirmed no involved margins...
November 21, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870954/synthesis-and-characterization-of-o-acylated-%C3%AF-hydroxy-fatty-acids-as-skin-protecting-barrier-lipids
#16
B Pérez, S E Dahlgaard, P Bulsara, A V Rawlings, M M Jensen, M Dong, M Glasius, M J Clarke, Z Guo
A series of O-acylated-ω-hydroxy fatty acids (Acyl acids) of up to 34 carbons were synthesized and characterized through DSC, FTIR and Langmuir isotherm measurements to identify potential replacements to petrolatum, a highly used occlusive technology that if unrefined, it can potentially be classified as carcinogenic. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy studies demonstrated that long acyl acids engender orthorhombic packing; packing behavior that is predominant in the lipid matrix of healthy stratum corneum, the outmost layer of the skin...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869698/podophyllotoxin-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-for-skin-targeting-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#17
Jihui Zhao, Xianghua Piao, Xiaoqin Shi, Aiyong Si, Yongtai Zhang, Nianping Feng
Nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) exhibit high skin targeting efficiency and good safety. They are promising vehicles for topical drug delivery. This study aims to increase the skin distribution of podophyllotoxin (POD) by incorporating it into NLCs. Two kinds of POD-loaded NLCs (POD-NLCs)-POD-NLCformulation 1 and POD-NLCformulation 2-were prepared and characterized. Their skin targeting efficiencies were compared by conducting in vitro and in vivo experiments. Obviously smaller mean particle size was observed for POD-NLCformulation 1 (106 nm) than POD-NLCformulation 2 (219 nm), whereas relatively low POD loadings (less than 0...
November 17, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869083/spot-scanning-proton-arc-sparc-therapy-the-first-robust-and-delivery-efficient-spot-scanning-proton-arc-therapy
#18
Xuanfeng Ding, Xiaoqiang Li, J Michele Zhang, Peyman Kabolizadeh, Craig Stevens, Di Yan
PURPOSE: To present a novel robust and delivery-efficient spot-scanning proton arc (SPArc) therapy technique. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A SPArc optimization algorithm was developed that integrates control point resampling, energy layer redistribution, energy layer filtration, and energy layer resampling. The feasibility of such a technique was evaluated using sample patients: 1 patient with locally advanced head and neck oropharyngeal cancer with bilateral lymph node coverage, and 1 with a nonmobile lung cancer...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867752/comparing-the-effectiveness-of-polymer-debriding-devices-using-a-porcine-wound-biofilm-model
#19
Holly N Wilkinson, Andrew J McBain, Christian Stephenson, Matthew J Hardman
Objective: Debridement to remove necrotic and/or infected tissue and promote active healing remains a cornerstone of contemporary chronic wound management. While there has been a recent shift toward less invasive polymer-based debriding devices, their efficacy requires rigorous evaluation. Approach: This study was designed to directly compare monofilament debriding devices to traditional gauze using a wounded porcine skin biofilm model with standardized application parameters. Biofilm removal was determined using a surface viability assay, bacterial counts, histological assessment, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
November 1, 2016: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866687/glibenclamide-nanocrystals-in-a-biodegradable-chitosan-patch-for-transdermal-delivery-engineering-formulation-and-evaluation
#20
Hany S M Ali, Ahmed F Hanafy
Glibenclamide (GBD) nanocrystals (D50 = 429 nm) were engineered by applying combined precipitation and homogenization procedures. GBD crystallinity was maintained during the nanonization process as revealed by differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray analyses. Nanonized and micronized GBD were incorporated into chitosan solutions to fabricate transdermal delivery systems (TDDSs), nano- and micro-GBD, respectively. The fabricated TDDSs displayed satisfactory physicochemical characteristics without substantial aggregation of GBD nanocrystals during the casting and drying procedures...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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