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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053644/dental-approach-for-apert-syndrome-in-children-a-systematic-review
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A-S López-Estudillo, M-A Rosales-Bérber, S Ruiz-Rodríguez, A Pozos-Guillén, Á Noyola-Frías, A Garrocho-Rangel
BACKGROUND: Apert Syndrome (AS), or type I acrocephalosyndactyly, is a rare, congenital craniosynostosis condition resulting from missense mutations in the gene encoding fibroblast growth factor receptor 2. It is characterized by three specific clinical features: brachycephalic skull; midface hypoplasia, and limb abnormalities (syndactyly of hands and feet). The disorder exhibits variable presentations in bones, brain, skin, internal organs, and in the oral/maxillofacial region. The aim of the present paper was to show the main results from a systematic review of AS...
October 20, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036251/an-adhesive-patch-based-skin-biopsy-device-for-molecular-diagnostics-and-skin-microbiome-studies
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Zuxu Yao, Ronald Moy, Talisha Allen, Burkhard Jansen
INTRODUCTION: A number of diagnoses in clinical dermatology are currently histopathologically confirmed and this image recognition-based confirmation generally requires surgical biopsies. The increasing ability of molecular pathology to corroborate or correct a clinical diagnosis based on objective gene expression, mutation analysis, or molecular microbiome data is on the horizon and would be further supported by a tool or procedure to collect samples non-invasively. This study characterizes such a tool in form of a 'bladeless' adhesive patch-based skin biopsy device...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032999/a-prospective-phase-i-comparison-of-toxicity-and-cosmesis-outcomes-of-single-fraction-iort-and-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-with-iort-boost-in-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Tanuja Bhandari, Wesley Babaran, Afshin Forouzannia, Venita Williams, Jay Harness, Michele Carpenter, Maher Gobran, Rajesh Khanijou, Brittany Wagman, Robert Ash, Lawrence D Wagman
PURPOSE: Radiation therapy is proven to reduce local recurrence in patients with early-stage breast cancer. To reduce toxicity, treatment time, and improve accuracy, intraoperative radiation therapy was used as definitive treatment or as a boost. The study's objective was to compare the short-term toxicity and cosmesis of single-fraction (SF) IORT and hypofractionated radiotherapy with IORT boost (HfB) given as definitive treatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between March 2011 and December 2013, 57 patients aged 45-91 years and 24 patients aged 43-83 years (total n = 81) with Stage 0-II were treated with SF or HfB (Mobetron, IntraOp Medical, Sunnyvale, CA)...
October 9, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990665/transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-tens-for-fibromyalgia-in-adults
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REVIEW
Mark I Johnson, Leica S Claydon, G Peter Herbison, Gareth Jones, Carole A Paley
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is characterised by persistent, widespread pain; sleep problems; and fatigue. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is the delivery of pulsed electrical currents across the intact surface of the skin to stimulate peripheral nerves and is used extensively to manage painful conditions. TENS is inexpensive, safe, and can be self-administered. TENS reduces pain during movement in some people so it may be a useful adjunct to assist participation in exercise and activities of daily living...
October 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989762/adsorption-and-movement-of-water-by-skin-of-the-australian-thorny-devil-agamidae-moloch-horridus
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Philipp Comanns, Falk J Esser, Peter H Kappel, Werner Baumgartner, Jeremy Shaw, Philip C Withers
Moisture-harvesting lizards, such as the Australian thorny devil Moloch horridus, have remarkable adaptations for inhabiting arid regions. Their microstructured skin surface, with channels in between overlapping scales, enables them to collect water by capillarity and passively transport it to the mouth for ingestion. We characterized this capillary water transport for live thorny devils using high-speed video analyses. Comparison with preserved specimens showed that live lizards are required for detailed studies of skin water transport...
September 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964294/preliminary-audiologic-and-peri-operative-outcomes-of-the-sophono%C3%A2-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-device-a-systematic-review
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Aren Bezdjian, Hanneke Bruijnzeel, Sam J Daniel, Wilko Grolman, Hans G X M Thomeer
OBJECTIVE: To delineate the auditory functional improvement and peri-operative outcomes of the Sophono™ transcutaneous bone conduction device. METHODS: Eligible articles presenting patients implanted with the Sophono™ were identified through a comprehensive search of PubMed and Embase electronic databases. All relevant articles were reviewed to justify inclusion independently by 2 authors. Studies that successfully passed critical appraisal for directness of evidence and risk of bias were included...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963772/bacterial-cellulose-skin-masks-properties-and-sensory-tests
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Guilherme Pacheco, Carolina Véspoli de Mello, Bruna Galdorfini Chiari-Andréo, Vera Lucia Borges Isaac, Sidney José Lima Ribeiro, Édison Pecoraro, Eliane Trovatti
BACKGROUND: Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a versatile material produced by microorganisms in the form of a membranous hydrogel, totally biocompatible, and endowed with high mechanical strength. Its high water-holding capacity based on its highly porous nanofibrillar structure allows BC to incorporate and to release substances very fast, thus being suitable for the preparation of skincare masks. AIMS: The preparation and characterization of cosmetic masks based on BC membranes and active cosmetics...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961843/global-patterns-of-care-in-advanced-stage-mycosis-fungoides-sezary-syndrome-a-multicenter-retrospective-follow-up-study-from-the-cutaneous-lymphoma-international-consortium
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P Quaglino, M Maule, H M Prince, P Porcu, S Horwitz, M Duvic, R Talpur, M Vermeer, M Bagot, J Guitart, E Papadavid, J A Sanches, E Hodak, M Sugaya, E Berti, P Ortiz-Romero, N Pimpinelli, O Servitje, A Pileri, P L Zinzani, T Estrach, R Knobler, R Stadler, M T Fierro, S Alberti Violetti, I Amitay-Laish, C Antoniou, C Astrua, S Chaganti, F Child, A Combalia, S Fabbro, P Fava, V Grandi, C Jonak, E Martinez-Escala, M Kheterpal, E J Kim, C McCormack, T Miyagaki, D Miyashiro, S Morris, C Muniesa, V Nikolaou, G Ognibene, F Onida, S Osella-Abate, S Porkert, C Postigo-Llorente, C Ram-Wolff, S Ribero, K Rogers, M Sanlorenzo, R Stranzenbach, N Spaccarelli, A Stevens, D Zugna, A H Rook, L J Geskin, R Willemze, S Whittaker, R Hoppe, J Scarisbrick, Y Kim
Background: Advanced-stage mycosis fungoides (MF)/Sézary syndrome (SS) patients are weighted by an unfavorable prognosis and share an unmet clinical need of effective treatments. International guidelines are available detailing treatment options for the different stages but without recommending treatments in any particular order due to lack of comparative trials. The aims of this second CLIC study were to retrospectively analyze the pattern of care worldwide for advanced-stage MF/SS patients, the distribution of treatments according to geographical areas (USA versus non-USA), and whether the heterogeneity of approaches has potential impact on survival...
October 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951985/electrochemical-skin-conductance-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Peter Novak
PURPOSE: Currently available techniques for the evaluation of small fiber neuropathy and related sudomotor function remain suboptimal. Electrochemical skin conductance (ESC) has recently been introduced as a simple noninvasive and fast method for the detection of sudomotor dysfunction. The purpose of this review is to synthesize and appraise research using ESC measurements for sudomotor evaluation in adults. METHODS: Electronic databases including MEDLINE and Google Scholar were searched (up to March 13, 2017)...
September 26, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899687/proteomic-profiling-of-sweat-exosome-suggests-its-involvement-in-skin-immunity
#10
Chang-Xian Wu, Zheng-Fei Liu
The healthy human skin sustains an effective immune defense mechanism, formed by a complex physical and chemical epidermal barrier that coordinates with different cellular components of the skin immune system. However, the mechanism how skin cells regulate local immune homeostasis in health and disease contexts is not well known. To investigate whether exosomes exist in sweat, sweat samples from healthy individuals were collected after aerobic exercise. Sweat exosome was isolated via differential ultracentrifugation, observed under transmission electron microscope, measured by dynamic light scattering and confirmed by immunoblot...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877266/feasibility-of-using-a-hand-held-device-to-characterize-tendon-tissue-biomechanics
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Sahand Sohirad, David Wilson, Charlotte Waugh, Evan Finnamore, Alexander Scott
OBJECTIVES: To examine the feasibility of using the MyotonPRO digital palpation device in measuring the transverse stiffness of tendon tissue. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: The MyotonPRO was used to measure the stiffness and related properties of ballistics gel in comparison with an external materials testing system (PCB electronics). The device was then used to measure the same properties of avian Achilles tendons before and after the removal of the overlying skin and subcutaneous tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865318/preparation-and-characterization-of-fe3o4-ag2o-quantum-dots-decorated-cellulose-nanofibers-as-a-carrier-of-anticancer-drugs-for-skin-cancer
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Ali Fakhri, Shiva Tahami, Pedram Afshar Nejad
The Best performance drug delivery systems designed with Fe3O4-Ag2O quantum dots decorated cellulose nanofibers which that grafted with Etoposide and Methotrexate. Morphology properties were characterized by Scanning and Transmittance electron microscopy. The crystalline structure of prepared sample was evaluated using by X-ray diffraction. The vibrating sample magnetometer analysis was used for magnetic behavior of samples. The size distributions of Fe3O4-Ag2O QDs/Cellulose fibers nanocomposites indicate that the average diameter was 62...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854828/laser-assisted-indocyanine-green-angiography-in-implant-based-immediate-breast-reconstruction-a-retrospective-study
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Niels Hammer-Hansen, Alexander Andersen Juhl, Tine Engberg Damsgaard
OBJECTIVE: Necrosis in implant-based immediate breast reconstruction is a feared complication. Accurate evaluation of mastectomy skin flaps per-operatively is necessary to decrease this risk. The present study is the first in Scandinavia to review the effects of perioperative evaluation with laser-assisted indocyanine green fluorescence angiography (LA-ICGA). METHOD: A retrospective review was performed using data from the electronic patient record at the Department of Plastic and Breast Surgery at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark on all patients who underwent implant-based skin-sparing immediate breast reconstruction with ADM in the time period March 2012 to October 2015...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843374/the-results-of-low-dose-total-skin-electron-beam-radiation-therapy-tseb-in-patients-with-mycosis-fungoides-from-the-uk-cutaneous-lymphoma-group
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Stephen Morris, Julia Scarisbrick, John Frew, Clive Irwin, Robert Grieve, Caroline Humber, Aleksandra Kuciejewska, Sally Bayne, Sophie Weatherhead, Fiona Child, Mary Wain, Sean Whittaker
PURPOSE: Total skin electron beam radiation therapy (TSEB) is a very effective treatment of mycosis fungoides. Following reports of similar durations of response to lower doses of TSEB, a low-dose schedule of TSEB was introduced in the United Kingdom. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A protocol of 12 Gy in 8 fractions over a period of 2 weeks was agreed on by use of the Stanford University technique. Data were collected prospectively, and the results were analyzed according to the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer-International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas endpoints (EORTC-ISCL)...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839997/the-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-afatinib-in-advanced-egfr-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-after-failure-of-first-generation-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yaxiong Zhang, Siyu Miao, Fang Wang, Wenfeng Fang, Gang Chen, Xi Chen, Fang Yan, Xiaodan Huang, Manli Wu, Yan Huang, Li Zhang
BACKGROUND: The first generation epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs), gefitinib and erlotinib, have become the standard first-line treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with EGFR mutation. However, there was no pooled analysis focused on the usage of the second-generation TKI, afatinib, in advanced EGFR-positive NSCLC patients after failure of first generation TKIs. Therefore, a meta-analysis was conducted to solve the above question...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808925/recommendations-of-the-spanish-brachytherapy-group-geb-of-spanish-society-of-radiation-oncology-seor-and-the-spanish-society-of-medical-physics-sefm-for-high-dose-rate-hdr-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-brachytherapy
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S Rodríguez, M Arenas, C Gutierrez, J Richart, J Perez-Calatayud, F Celada, M Santos, A Rovirosa
Clinical indications of brachytherapy in non-melanoma skin cancers, description of applicators and dosimetry recommendations are described based on the literature review, clinical practice and experience of Spanish Group of Brachytherapy and Spanish Society of Medical Physics reported in the XIV Annual Consensus Meeting on Non Melanoma Skin Cancer Brachytherapy held in Benidorm, Alicante (Spain) on October 21st, 2016. All the recommendations for which consensus was achieved are highlighted in blue. Regular and small surfaces may be treated with Leipzig, Valencia, flap applicators or electronic brachytherapy (EBT)...
August 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807341/ultrastructural-examination-of-skin-biopsies-may-assist-in-diagnosing-mitochondrial-cytopathy-when-muscle-biopsies-yield-negative-results
#17
John L McAfee, Christine B Warren, Richard A Prayson
Ultrastructural evaluation of skin biopsies has been utilized for diagnosis of mitochondrial disease. This study investigates how frequently skin biopsies reveal mitochondrial abnormalities, correlates skin and muscle biopsy findings, and describes clinical diagnoses rendered following the evaluation. A retrospective review of surgical pathology reports from 1990 to 2015 identified skin biopsies examined by electron microscopy for suspected metabolic disease. A total of 630 biopsies were included from 615 patients...
August 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807202/do-acute-care-surgeons-follow-best-practices-for-breast-abscess-management-a-single-institution-analysis-of-325-consecutive-cases
#18
Alison Unzeitig Barron, Stephen Luk, Herb A Phelan, Brian H Williams
BACKGROUND: The breast surgery community has adopted needle aspiration as the standard of care for breast abscesses, which have a size less than 5 cm on ultrasound, no skin changes, and fewer than 5 days of symptoms. Our acute-care surgery (ACS) service manages all breast abscess consults at our urban safety-net hospital. We undertook this descriptive study to identify the rate of operative incisions and drainage performed by ACS surgeons which were not compatible with best practices for breast abscess management...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779998/frequency-of-self-reported-drug-allergy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-with-meta-regression
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REVIEW
Bernardo Sousa-Pinto, João Almeida Fonseca, Eva Rebelo Gomes
BACKGROUND: Patients reporting drug allergy are treated with second-line therapies, with possible negative clinical and health consequences. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of self-reported drug allergy. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of observational studies assessing the prevalence of self-reported drug allergy. We searched 4 electronic databases. From selected studies, we extracted data on self-reported drug allergy prevalence, study design, participants' demographic characteristics, reported clinical manifestations, and suspected culprit drugs...
October 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756617/antioxidant-vitamin-and-mineral-supplements-for-preventing-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Jennifer R Evans, John G Lawrenson
BACKGROUND: There is inconclusive evidence from observational studies to suggest that people who eat a diet rich in antioxidant vitamins (carotenoids, vitamins C, and E) or minerals (selenium and zinc) may be less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD). OBJECTIVES: To determine whether or not taking antioxidant vitamin or mineral supplements, or both, prevent the development of AMD. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2017, Issue 2), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 29 March 2017), Embase Ovid (1947 to 29 March 2017), AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database) (1985 to 29 March 2017), OpenGrey (System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe) (www...
July 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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