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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731535/ultrasound-guided-drainage-for-pediatric-soft-tissue-abscesses-decreases-clinical-failure-rates-compared-to-drainage-without-ultrasound-a-retrospective-study
#1
Romolo Joseph Gaspari, Alexandra Sanseverino
OBJECTIVES: Soft tissue abscesses are common in the pediatric emergency department (ED). Ultrasound (US) can be used to both diagnose soft tissue abscesses as well as guide drainage. We hypothesized that clinical failure rates would be less in pediatric patients with suspected skin abscesses when evaluated with US. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of suspected pediatric skin abscesses at 4 EDs over a 22-month period. Cases were identified through electronic medical record descriptions, discharge diagnoses, and US database records...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719739/graphene-electronic-tattoo-sensors
#2
Shideh Kabiri Ameri, Rebecca Ho, Hongwoo Jang, Li Tao, Youhua Wang, Liu Wang, David M Schnyer, Deji Akinwande, Nanshu Lu
Tattoo-like epidermal sensors are an emerging class of truly wearable electronics owing to their thinness and softness. While most of them are based on thin metal films, silicon membrane, or nanoparticle-based printable inks, we report a sub-micron thick, multimodal electronic tattoo sensors that are made of graphene. The graphene electronic tattoo (GET) is designed with filamentary serpentines and fabricated by a cost- and time-effective "wet transfer, dry patterning" method. It has a total thickness of 463 ± 30 nm, an optical transparency of ~85%, and a stretchability of more than 40%...
July 18, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673610/clinical-efficacy-cost-analysis-and-patient-acceptability-of-outpatient-parenteral-antibiotic-therapy-opat-a-decade-of-sheffield-uk-opat-service
#3
Oyewole Christopher Durojaiye, Helen Bell, Dawn Andrews, Fotinie Ntziora, Katharine Cartwright
Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) has evolved relatively slowly in the UK. This study describes the OPAT service based in a large UK teaching hospital in Sheffield, and examines the clinical efficacy, patient acceptability and costs saved over a 10-year period. Data on 3812 episodes of OPAT treatment administered between January 2006 and January 2016 were retrieved from a prospectively maintained electronic database. This study compared the real costs of the OPAT service with estimated costs of conventional inpatient care for these patient episodes, and analysed patient feedback questionnaires that were administered randomly between January 2014 and January 2015...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656942/formulation-characterisation-and-in-vitro-skin-diffusion-of-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-for-deoxyarbutin-compared-to-a-nanoemulsion-and-conventional-cream
#4
Rendra P Tofani, Yeyet C Sumirtapura, Sasanti T Darijanto
The long-term use of topical hydroquinone as an anti-hyperpigmentation treatment has well-known, unwanted effects. Deoxyarbutin (4-[(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy]phenol) is a relatively new tyrosinase inhibitor, with stronger inhibitory potency than hydroquinone, that exhibited decreased cytotoxicity against melanocytes and other cells. This study developed novel nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) for improved topical delivery of deoxyarbutin (dArb), leading to improved depigmenting efficacy. dArb is a hydrophobic substance, but it easily degrades in aqueous medium and is thermolabile...
July 20, 2016: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651417/-influences-of-different-rehabilitative-methods-on-function-of-hands-and-psychological-anxiety-of-patients-with-deeply-burned-hands-retaining-denatured-dermis-and-grafting-large-autologous-skin
#5
H Peng, P F Liang, A Wang, L Q Yue
Objective: To investigate influences of different rehabilitative methods on function of hands and psychological anxiety of patients with deeply burned hands retaining denatured dermis and grafting large autologous skin. Methods: Forty-four patients with deeply burned hands, conforming to the study criteria were admitted to Department of Burns and Reconstructive Surgery of Xiangya Hospital of Central South University from January 2014 to June 2015. Patients were divided into propaganda education rehabilitation group (PER, n=23) and specially-assigned person rehabilitation group (SAPR, n=21) according to the random number table and patients' willingness...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629952/analysis-of-outcomes-using-hypofractionated-tumor-bed-boost-combined-with-hypofractionated-whole-breast-irradiation-for-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Esther Yu, David Huang, Kara Leonard, Thomas Dipetrillo, David Wazer, Jaroslaw Hepel
INTRODUCTION: Tumor bed boost improves local control and is an important part of breast-conserving therapy. Data on the use of a hypofractioned tumor bed boost are needed. We performed a retrospective analysis of patients treated with hypofractionated whole breast irradiation (WBI) and hypofractionated boost to examine acute and delayed outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the records of patients treated with hypofractionated WBI and tumor bed boost after lumpectomy for Stage 0 to II breast cancer...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589321/latent-tuberculosis-infection-and-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-treated-with-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-agents
#7
Giovana Garziera, André Luis Bittencourt Morsch, Felipe Otesbelgue, Fernanda Luiza Staub, Penélope Esther Palominos, Claiton Viegas Brenol, Denise Rossato Silva
The introduction of biological agents, especially the tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (anti-TNF), for the treatment of rheumatic diseases increased the risk of developing tuberculosis (TB). Screening for latent TB infection (LTBI) is strongly recommended before starting therapy with anti-TNF agents. The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence of LTBI and TB among patients with rheumatic diseases on anti-TNF agents. This is a cross-sectional study. The electronic medical records of all adult patients (≥18 years old) undergoing anti-TNF treatment were reviewed...
August 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557155/tumour-stage-mycosis-fungoides-regressing-with-milia-and-pustules-after-total-skin-electron-beam-therapy
#8
LETTER
T Puiu, D A Porto, F Siddiqui, H W Lim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 30, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539186/a-survey-of-inpatient-practitioner-knowledge-of-penicillin-allergy-at-2-community-teaching-hospitals
#9
Mary L Staicu, Dipekka Soni, Kelly M Conn, Allison Ramsey
BACKGROUND: The negative effect of the penicillin allergy label on antibiotic use and patient outcomes has brought to light the need for thorough penicillin allergy assessments and heightened practitioner education. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate practitioner knowledge of penicillin allergy and the clinical approach to the patients with penicillin allergy. METHODS: An electronic survey was distributed to attending physicians, residents, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants practicing adult inpatient medicine at 2 community-based teaching hospitals from February to April 2016...
July 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533805/electronic-brachytherapy-management-of-atypical-fibroxanthoma-report-of-8-lesions
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Stephen Doggett, James Brazil, Marketa Limova, Leah Press, Sidney Smith, Jeremy Peck
PURPOSE: To evaluate the suitability of treating atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX), an uncommon skin malignancy, with electronic brachytherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From Feb 2013 to Sep 2014, we were referred a total of 8 cases of AFX in 7 patients, all involving the scalp. All of them were treated with electronic brachytherapy 50 Kev radiations (Xoft Axxent(®), Fremont, California). All lesions received 40 Gy in two fractions per week with 5mm margins. RESULTS: At a median follow-up of 23...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520453/-indeterminate-cell-histiocytosis-disappearance-of-skin-infiltration-following-electron-beam-therapy-and-an-application-of-2-chlorodeoxyadenosine-case-report
#11
Zdeněk Adam, Marta Ježová, Pavel Šlampa, Leoš Křen, Vladimír Vašků, Renata Koukalová, Zdeněk Řehák, Luděk Pour, Marta Krejčí, Zdeněk Král, Jiří Mayer
Indeterminate cell histiocytosis is a rare disease belonging to the group of malignant histiocytic diseases. The disease predominantly affects the skin. The disease appeared in the described patient at the age of 80 years. Morphs began to develop on the skin and rapidly spread over the whole body including the face. Only the hands and feet were left uncovered. The patients skin samples were taken from 2 sites for histological examination. The resulting conclusion was indeterminate cell histiocytosis. The treatment we chose was analogous to the procedures for Langerhans cell histiocytosis...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503261/anti-photoaging-effects-of-angelica-acutiloba-root-ethanol-extract-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#12
Min Ah Park, Mi Ja Sim, Young Chul Kim
The effects that ultraviolet rays elicit on collagen synthesis and degradation are the most common causes of wrinkle formation and photo-aging in skin. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effects of Angelica acutiloba root ethanol extract (AAEE) to promote collagen synthesis and inhibit collagen degradation in human dermal fibroblasts. By examining total polyphenol and flavonoid contents, electron donating ability, radical scavenging activity, and superoxide dismutase-like activity, we found that AAEE exhibited fairly good antioxidant activity...
April 2017: Toxicological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472581/general-practitioners-knowledge-about-use-of-topical-corticosteroids-in-paediatric-atopic-dermatitis-in-australia
#13
Saxon D Smith, Victoria Harris, Andrew Lee, Alex Blaszczynski, Gayle Fischer
BACKGROUND: Topical corticosteroids are the standard of care in paediatric atopic dermatitis (pAD). However, messages that overstress possible side effects can have a negative impact on perceptions of safety and contribute to treatment non-adherence. The aim of this study was to assess general practitioners' (GPs') perception of the safety of topical corticosteroids in pAD treatment. METHODS: Australian GPs participating in continuing professional development programs were assessed before an education session on pAD...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448985/total-skin-electron-beam-therapy-as-part-of-multimodal-treatment-strategies-for-primary-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma
#14
Khaled Elsayad, Katharina H Susek, Hans T Eich
Total-skin electron beam therapy (TSEBT) is one of most effective treatments that has been used for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Low-dose TSEBT regimens (10-12 Gy) appear to be an effective alternative to conventional-dose TSEBT (30-36 Gy), yielding short-term remission of cutaneous manifestations with minimal toxicity. TSEBT can be administered to patients any time after a diagnosis of mycosis fungoides (MF). Patients requiring rapid relief from cutaneous lesions or symptoms may particularly benefit from TSEBT as an initial therapy...
2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448267/endogenous-thymosin-%C3%AE-4-expression-in-sacrococcygeal-pilonidal-sinus-disease-a-retrospective-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-excisional-skin-biopsy-samples
#15
Sevinc Sahin
Thymosin beta 4 (Tβ4) is a peptide that has been shown in dermal, corneal, and cardiac preclinical injury models to potentially affect tissue protection, regeneration, and repair. Sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease (SPSD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder associated with a high incidence of recurrence, chronic fistulation, and a challenging postoperative surgical wound healing process. Retrospectively, an immunohistochemical analysis was conducted to evaluate endogenous Tβ4 expression in excisional skin biopsies from patients with SPSD...
April 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438420/scalp-sparing-total-skin-electron-therapy-in-mycosis-fungoides-case-report-featuring-a-technique-without-lead
#16
Chirayu G Patel, George Ding, Austin Kirschner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426572/nonhealing-ulcers-in-patients-with-tophaceous-gout-a-systematic-review
#17
Gretl Lam, Frank L Ross, Ernest S Chiu
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information from a review of the literature about chronic ulcers associated with tophaceous gout. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Identify the pathophysiology of tophaceous gout, its presentation, phases, and common comorbidities...
May 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421402/the-effect-of-losses-disguised-as-wins-and-near-misses-in-electronic-gaming-machines-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
K R Barton, Y Yazdani, N Ayer, S Kalvapalle, S Brown, J Stapleton, D G Brown, K A Harrigan
Near misses and losses disguised as wins have been of interest to gambling researchers and policymakers for many years (e.g., Griffiths in J Gambl Stud 9(2):101-120, 1993). This systematic literature review describes the behavioural, psychological, and psychobiological effects of near misses and losses disguised as wins (LDWs) in an effort to evaluate their precise influence on the player and to highlight areas requiring further investigation. A systematic search for relevant studies was conducted using Scopus, PubMed, PsycINFO, ProQuest Sociology databases, and the Gambling Research Exchange Ontario Knowledge Repository...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417654/assessment-of-burn-size-in-obese-adults-a-literature-review
#19
Kaveh Borhani-Khomani, Søren Partoft, Rikke Holmgaard
PURPOSE: Obesity causes changes in the total body surface area as well as the distribution of skin surfaces. In burn management, three methods are commonly used to determine the surface area burned: the patient's palm, the rule of nines, and the Lund-Browder chart. These methods rely on the distribution of skin surface, although none of these methods consider differences in body mass. This study investigates the relationship between body surfaces and body mass in the assessment of burn size to determine the validity of the conventional methods when applied to obese individuals...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417451/prophylactic-anti-staphylococcal-antibiotics-for-cystic-fibrosis
#20
REVIEW
Alan R Smyth, Margaret Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus causes pulmonary infection in young children with cystic fibrosis. Prophylactic antibiotics are prescribed hoping to prevent such infection and lung damage. Antibiotics have adverse effects and long-term use might lead to infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This is an update of a previously published review. OBJECTIVES: To assess continuous oral antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent the acquisition of Staphylococcus aureus versus no prophylaxis in people with cystic fibrosis, we tested these hypotheses...
April 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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