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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166335/multiple-hypermetabolic-subcutaneous-lesions-from-hidradenitis-suppurativa-mimicking-metastases-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Philip Asamoah, Daniel J Wale, Benjamin L Viglianti, Ka Kit Wong, Milton Gross
Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammatory disease associated with subcutaneous nodules/abscesses that occur commonly in the axillary, inguinal, and perineal regions. We describe a case of a 64-year-old man presenting for F-FDG PET/CT for staging of a left vocal cord squamous cell carcinoma. The scan showed uptake in the left vocal cord malignancy and multiple hypermetabolic subcutaneous foci in the right axilla, right buttocks, and scalp in known locations of skin lesions related to hidradenitis suppurativa...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163955/extra-osseous-99m-tc-methylene-diphosphonate-uptake-detected-enlargement-of-the-knee-joint-in-patient-with-polyarthritis
#2
Maria Grazia Caprio, Mariarosaria Manganelli, Simona Limone, Massimiliano Sorbillo, Mario Quarantelli, Alberto Cuocolo, Ciro Gabriele Mainolfi
Bone scintigraphy is a nuclear scanning test used to find abnormalities in the skeleton. Certain abnormal processes involving soft tissues can also cause skeletal accumulation of radiotracer during bone scintigraphy. We present a case of periarticular knee soft tissue (99m)Tc methylene diphosphonate uptake in a patient with asymmetric polyarthritis. A 33-year-old patient with asymmetric polyarthritis, skin lesions and joint pain underwent bone scintigraphy. Total body examination showed an extra-osseous uptake in periarticular soft tissue of knees joints...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162669/non-labelled-lens-less-micro-endoscopic-approach-for-cellular-imaging-through-highly-scattering-media
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Omer Wagner, Aditya Pandya, Yoav Chemla, Hadar Pinhas, Irina Schelkanova, Asaf Shahmoon, Yossi Mandel, Alexandre Douplik, Zeev Zalevsky
We describe an imaging approach based on an optical setup made up of a miniature, lensless, minimally invasive endoscope scanning a sample and matching post processing techniques that enables enhanced imaging capabilities. The main scopes of this article are that this approach enables imaging beyond highly scattering medium and increases the resolution and signal to noise levels reaching single cell imaging. Our approach has more advantages over ordinary endoscope setups and other imaging techniques. It is not mechanically limited by a lens, the fiber can acquire images over long time periods (unlike current imaging methods such as OCT etc...
November 21, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160405/dosimetry-in-cbct-with-different-protocols-emphasis-on-small-fovs-including-exams-for-tmj
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Helena Aguiar Ribeiro Nascimento, Marcos Ely Almeida Andrade, Marco Antonio Gomes Frazão, Eduarda Helena Leandro Nascimento, Flavia Maria Moraes Ramos-Perez, Deborah Queiroz Freitas
This study aimed to estimate the absorbed dose in cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) exams according to different exposure parameters and size and position of the field of view (FOV). In addition was compared the absorbed dose of two smaller FOV scans with that of a larger FOV scan for evaluation of temporomandibular joint (TMJ), as it is a bilateral structure. CBCT scans were obtained on OP300 Maxio unit varying scanning mode (standard, high and endo) as well as size (5x5, 6x8 and 8x15 cm) and positioning of FOV...
July 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159979/ultrasound-microbubbles-enhance-the-activity-of-vancomycin-against-staphylococcus-epidermidis-biofilms-in-vivo
#5
Ying Dong, Junshuai Li, Pan Li, Jialin Yu
OBJECTIVES: Staphylococcus epidermidis is the predominant pathogen of device-associated infections. By forming biofilms on the device surface, S epidermidis has substantial resistance to antibiotics and is difficult to eradicate. This study aimed to explore the synergistic effect of ultrasound (US)-mediated microbubbles combined with vancomycin on S epidermidis biofilms in a rabbit model. METHODS: Two polytetrafluoroethene catheters with preformed S epidermidis biofilms were implanted subcutaneously in a rabbit, one on either side of the spine...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158713/formulation-and-characterization-of-novel-soft-nanovesicles-for-enhanced-transdermal-delivery-of-eprosartan-mesylate
#6
Abdul Ahad, Abdulmohsen A Al-Saleh, Abdullah M Al-Mohizea, Fahad I Al-Jenoobi, Mohammad Raish, Alaa Eldeen B Yassin, Mohd Aftab Alam
The objective of the present work was to formulate, optimize and evaluate the potential of novel soft nanovesicles i.e. nano-transfersomes, containing eprosartan mesylate (EM) for transdermal delivery. Nano-transfersomes of EM were developed using Phospholipon 90G, Span 80 (SP) and sodium deoxycholate (SDC) and characterized for vesicle size, shape, entrapment efficiency, in vitro skin permeation study and confocal laser scanning microscopy. The optimized nano-transfersomes formulation showed vesicles size of 108...
November 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153887/-gallbladder-metastasis-of-melanoma-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-data-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Arnault Tauziède-Espariat, Johnny Raffoul, Shan-Rong Sun, Christine Monnin, Arnaud de la Fouchardière, Catherine Lassabe
We report the case of a 57-year-old man, who is hospitalized for the surgery of a gallbladder mass associated by an increase in fluorodeoxyglucose-activity on positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan. This is an incidental finding occurring during monitoring of a skin melanoma. A cholecystectomy is performed. Microscopic examination identified an infiltration of the gallbladder wall by a proliferation of atypical pigmented spindled melanocytes with numerous mitoses. The immunohistochemical analysis confirmed the melanocytic nature of this proliferation with the staining of HMB-45, S100 protein and Melan-A...
November 16, 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153656/tune-to-touch-affective-touch-enhances-learning-of-face-identity-in-4-month-old-infants
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Letizia Della Longa, Teodora Gliga, Teresa Farroni
Touch provides more than sensory input for discrimination of what is on the skin. From early in development it has a rewarding and motivational value, which may reflect an evolutionary mechanism that promotes learning and affiliative bonding. In the present study we investigated whether affective touch helps infants tune to social signals, such as faces. Four-month-old infants were habituated to an individual face with averted gaze, which typically does not engage infants to the same extent as direct gaze does...
November 11, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151332/the-relationship-between-the-degree-of-skin-fibrosis-by-sonoelastography-and-the-degree-of-pulmonary-involvement-in-scleroderma
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Songül Çildağ, Mehmet Burak Çildağ
Background/aim: This study aimed to assess the relationship between skin fibrosis as determined by sonoelastography and the degree of pulmonary involvement as determined by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc).Materials and methods: This prospective study included 40 patients with dcSSc. All patients with HRCT scans underwent conventional ultrasonography and sonoelastography to determine skin thickness and degree of fibrosis. The degree of fibrosis was classified according to color-scale sonoelastography...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148010/experimental-study-on-the-chemico-physical-interaction-between-a-two-component-cyanoacrylate-glue-and-the-material-of-piccs
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Francesca Di Puccio, Daniela Giacomarro, Lorenza Mattei, Mauro Pittiruti, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo
INTRODUCTION: The use of cyanoacrylate glue as sealant on the exit site of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) may offer some important clinical advantages. However, concerns exist about the potential interaction between cyanoacrylate and the material of the catheter itself. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of damage to the catheter secondary to a long-term contact with a two-component skin glue (N-butyl + octyl cyanoacrylate). METHODS: Twelve PICCs of different brands and types were selected (11 made of polyurethane and one made of silicon)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147993/preparation-and-characterization-of-gelatin-sericin-carboxymethyl-chitosan-medical-tissue-glue
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Min Liang, Zhenzhu Li, Cengceng Gao, Fuping Wang, Zhongmin Chen
BACKGROUND: The development and application of medical glue has been continuously expanding and advancing. However, there are few glues that combine low-cost with excellent biocompatibility. METHODS: We have prepared a medical tissue glue using a gelatin (Gel), sericin (SS) and carboxymethyl chitosan (CMCS) blend solution, cross-linked with 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide (EDC). The combination's characteristics and microstructure morphology were observed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and scanning electron microscope (SEM)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146539/hyaluronan-decorated-liposomes-as-drug-delivery-systems-for-cutaneous-administration
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Silvia Franzé, Alessandro Marengo, Barbara Stella, Paola Minghetti, Silvia Arpicco, Francesco Cilurzo
The work aimed to evaluate the feasibility to design hyaluronic acid (HA) decorated flexible liposomes to enhance the skin penetration of nifedipine. Egg phosphatidylcholine (e-PC) based transfersomes (Tween 80) and transethosomes (ethanol) were prepared. HA was reacted with 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (HA-DPPE) and two molar ratios (0.5 and 3%) of conjugate with respect to e-PC were tested. The presence of HA significantly increased the packing order of the bilayer (as verified by differential scanning calorimetry), reducing both the encapsulation efficiency and the flexibility of the decorated liposomes in a dose-dependent manner...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144251/evaluation-of-dorsal-midline-discolorations-with-physical-examination-and-ultrasound
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Liat Ben-Sira, Penina Ponger, Shlomi Constantini
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between dorsal midline skin discolorations, tethering of the spinal cord, and the role of ultrasound screening of these stigmata, focusing specifically on vascular lesions. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a prospective observational study of infants <6 months of age with suspicious dorsal midline skin stigmata. All were evaluated by physical examination and ultrasound scan. A subset also had a magnetic resonance imaging examination...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137032/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-of-multiple-extranodal-involvement-seen-on-mri-fdg-pet-ct-scans-a-case-report
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Shan Wang, Meng Meng, Qiuhu Wang, Kai Xu
RATIONALE: Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The most common extranodal sites of ALCL are skin, subcutaneous tissue, bone, lung, and gastrointestinal organs. This study reports a case of ALCL with multiple extranodal involvement, especially the whole body skeletal muscles, with the aim to share the imaging features of the ALCL including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FDG PET-CT)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132043/the-effect-of-diethylene-glycol-monoethyl-ether-on-skin-penetration-ability-of-diclofenac-acid-nanosuspensions
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Rosa Pireddu, Chiara Sinico, Guido Ennas, Michele Schlich, Donatella Valenti, Sergio Murgia, Francesca Marongiu, Anna Maria Fadda, Francesco Lai
The poor ability of many drugs to cross skin layers is the main limiting factor for the exploitation of the transdermal route for drug delivery. As a consequence, several approaches have been proposed to overcome the skin barrier, such as the inclusion of penetration enhancers in the topically applied drug solutions and emulsions. In this work, the penetration enhancer diethylene glycol monoethyl ether was included in novel diclofenac acid nanocrystal formulations, developed using the wet media milling technique and Poloxamer 188 as stabilizer...
November 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131633/effect-of-the-helix-coil-transition-in-bovine-skin-gelatin-on-its-associative-phase-separation-with-lysozyme
#16
Yurij A Antonov, Irina Zhuravleva, Alexander Volodine, Paula Moldenaers, Ruth Cardinaels
It is known that the formation of electrostatic polyelectrolyte complexes can induce conformational changes in the interacting macromolecules. However, the opposite effect, namely, that of the helix-coil transition of one of the interacting polyelectrolytes on its associative phase separation with another polyelectrolyte and the possible phase transitions in such systems, has not been determined. Atomic force and confocal laser scanning microscopy, phase analysis, dynamic and electrophoretic light scattering, turbidimetry, absorption, and fluorescence measurements as well as differential scanning calorimetry and rheology were used to study the effect of the helix-coil transition in bovine skin gelatin (Gel) on its associative phase separation with hen egg white lysozyme (Lys) at different temperatures (18-40 °C) and various Lys/Gel weight ratios (0...
November 13, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125215/additive-manufacturing-a-comparative-analysis-of-dimensional-accuracy-and-skin-texture-reproduction-of-auricular-prostheses-replicas
#17
Alexey Unkovskiy, Sebastian Spintzyk, Detlef Axmann, Eva-Maria Engel, Heiner Weber, Fabian Huettig
PURPOSE: The use of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and additive manufacturing in maxillofacial prosthetics has been widely acknowledged. Rapid prototyping can be considered for manufacturing of auricular prostheses. Therefore, so-called prostheses replicas can be fabricated by digital means. The objective of this study was to identify a superior additive manufacturing method to fabricate auricular prosthesis replicas (APRs) within a digital workflow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Auricles of 23 healthy subjects (mean age of 37...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120183/thermoresponsive-surface-grafted-gels-controlling-the-bulk-volume-change-properties-by-surface-localized-polymer-grafting-with-various-densities
#18
Ko Matsukawa, Tsukuru Masuda, Youn Soo Kim, Aya Mizutani Akimoto, Ryo Yoshida
We prepared poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-r-N-3-(aminopropyl)methacrylamide) (poly(NIPAAm-r-NAPMAm)) gels with poly NIPAAm (PNIPAAm) grafted only in the surface region (so-called thermoresponsive surface-grafted gels) with various graft densities and investigated the effect of the graft density on the bulk volume change properties, shrinking and swelling, in response to temperature changes. Initiators for atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and structurally analogous compounds were introduced at certain ratios onto the surface regions of the gels, and a subsequent activator regeneration by electron transfer ATRP of NIPAAm was conducted in aqueous media...
November 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119880/preparation-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-evaluation-of-a-novel-gel-based-wound-dressing-using-arginine-alginate-surface-modified-chitosan-nanofibers
#19
Mahsa Hoseinpour Najar, Mohsen Minaiyan, Azade Taheri
The development of an effective wound dressing with the ability to induce skin wound healing is a great challenge in medicine. Nanofibers are highly attractive for wound dressing preparation due to their properties such as hemostasis induction, good absorption of wound exudates, and facilitation of cell growth. Chitosan nanofibers have attracted great attention for application in wound dressings due to their accelerating effects on wound healing. In this study, arginine surface-modified chitosan nanofibers were successfully prepared by attachment of arginine molecules on the surface of chitosan nanofibers using sodium alginate through electrostatic interaction...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110752/heritability-and-gwas-analyses-of-acne-in-australian-adolescent-twins
#20
Angela Mina-Vargas, Lucía Colodro-Conde, Katrina Grasby, Gu Zhu, Scott Gordon, Sarah E Medland, Nicholas G Martin
Acne vulgaris is a skin disease with a multifactorial and complex pathology. While several twin studies have estimated that acne has a heritability of up to 80%, the genomic elements responsible for the origin and pathology of acne are still undiscovered. Here we performed a twin-based structural equation model, using available data on acne severity for an Australian sample of 4,491 twins and their siblings aged from 10 to 24. This study extends by a factor of 3 an earlier analysis of the genetic factors of acne...
November 7, 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
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