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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108907/subclinical-sensitization-with-diphenylcyclopropenone-is-sufficient-for-the-treatment-of-alopecia-areata-retrospective-analysis-of-159-cases
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Sung Jay Choe, Solam Lee, Long Quan Pi, Dong In Keum, Chung Hyeok Lee, Beom Jun Kim, Won-Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: Contact immunotherapy with diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP) is presently considered the treatment of choice for extensive alopecia areata (AA). However, a major concern with contact immunotherapy is that it causes various adverse effects (AEs) that contribute to discontinuation of treatment. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether a modified DPCP treatment protocol can promote hair regrowth with fewer AEs. METHODS: All patients were sensitized with 0...
November 3, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068087/dramatic-effect-of-hydroxychloroquine-on-lupus-alopecia
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Shohei Igari, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Lupus alopecia is usually difficult to treat. We report a case of a 40-year-old woman with Sjögren's syndrome and atopic dermatitis who presented with discoid lupus erythematosus on the forearms and lupus erythematosus profundus with alopecia involving the scalp. A biopsy specimen taken from the discoid lupus erythematosus lesion on the forearm further exhibited a xanthomatous reaction, which however was not detected in another specimen from the lupus erythematosus profundus on the scalp. Treatment with oral hydroxychloroquine showed dramatic effects and complete hair regrowth was obtained 3 months later...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020475/association-khellin-and-308-nm-excimer-lamp-in-the-treatment-of-severe-alopecia-areata-in-a-child
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Samy Fenniche, Houda Hammami, Anissa Zaouak
Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder of hair, characterized by non-scarring hair loss. 308-nm Excimer lamp (EL) has been reported as one effective modality in the treatment of AA. Khellin is a furanochromone photosensitizer whose chemical structure is close to psoralens and has previously proven its efficacy in vitiligo in association with UVA. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a combination of topical khellin and 308-nm EL in the treatment of a refractory ophiasic AA (OAA), of 1-year evolution, in a 5-year-old boy...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020403/cardiac-and-systemic-rejuvenation-after-cardiosphere-derived-cell-therapy-in-senescent-rats
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Lilian Grigorian-Shamagian, Weixin Liu, Soraya Fereydooni, Ryan C Middleton, Jackelyn Valle, Jae Hyung Cho, Eduardo Marbán
Aim: The aim is to assess the effects of CDCs on heart structure, function, gene expression, and systemic parameters in aged rats. Diastolic dysfunction is characteristic of aged hearts. Cardiosphere-derived cell (CDC) therapy has exhibited several favourable effects on heart structure and function in humans and in preclinical models; however, the effects of CDCs on aging have not been evaluated. Methods and Results: We compared intra-cardiac injections of neonatal rat CDCs to vehicle (phosphate-buffered saline, PBS) in 21...
October 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967208/the-induction-of-cashmere-shedding-via-cyclophosphamide-injection
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Qian Chen, Yu-Yan Cong, Xue-Jian Li, Rui-Yang Zhang
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of cyclophosphamide (CPA) on cashmere shedding in cashmere goats. Thirty-two castrated Liaoning cashmere goats were randomly allotted to four groups, with eight replicates in each group. The four groups were injected intravenously with CPA doses of 0, 15, 20 and 25 mg/kg body weight, respectively. Feed intake, body weight, body temperature, and sphygmus were recorded and the erythrocyte count, leukocyte count, hemoglobin content, and cashmere yield and length were determined...
October 1, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945013/pro-regenerative-hydrogel-restores-scarless-skin-during-cutaneous-wound-healing
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Guoming Sun
The transformation of fibrotic healing process to regenerative one has great potential to fully restore wounded skin. The M2 macrophage phenotype promotes constructive tissue remodeling and instructs tissue repair in a regenerative manner. It is hypothesized that hydrogels that can establish robustness of endogenous cells to regulate M2 phenotype will promote constructive dermal remodeling. Toward this end, a series of dextran-based bioabsorbable hydrogels are developed and self-crosslinkable dextran-isocyanatoethyl methacrylate-ethylamine (DexIEME) is identified as the potential scaffold...
September 25, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932754/hair-growth-in-two-alopecia-patients-after-fecal-microbiota-transplant
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Dionne Rebello, Elaina Wang, Eugene Yen, Peter A Lio, Colleen R Kelly
Clostridium difficile infections can be life-threatening but are increasingly being treated successfully with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). We report two patients with alopecia universalis who developed subsequent hair regrowth after FMT for treatment of recurrent C. difficile infections. Gut microbiota may have immunomodulatory effects in autoimmune conditions such as alopecia areata, and further study may elucidate disease mechanisms and lead to alternative treatment options for these patients for whom treatment options are currently limited...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905175/the-promotion-of-hair-regrowth-by-topical-application-of-a-perilla-frutescens-extract-through-increased-cell-viability-and-antagonism-of-testosterone-and-dihydrotestosterone
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Jing-Jie Li, Zheng Li, Li-Juan Gu, Kang-Ju Choi, Dong-Seon Kim, Ho-Kyoung Kim, Chang-Keun Sung
This study investigated the potential hair regrowth effects associated with a plant extract of Perilla frutescens, which was selected due to its putative hair regrowth activity. Extracts were prepared from dried P. frutescens suspended in distilled water, where the resultant aqueous suspension was fractionated sequentially using hexane, ethyl acetate, n-butanol, and distilled water. We observed that the n-butanol fraction resulted in the highest hair regrowth activity. The n-butanol soluble fraction of P. frutescens extract (BFPE) was further separated using AB-8 macroporous resin and silica gel chromatography to obtain rosmarinic acid (RA), which demonstrated effective hair growth regeneration potential...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884378/efficacy-of-topical-tofacitinib-in-promoting-hair-growth-in-non-scarring-alopecia-possible-mechanism-via-vegf-induction
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Jitlada Meephansan, J Thummakriengkrai, S Ponnikorn, W Yingmema, R Deenonpoe, P Suchonwanit
Tofacitinib is a Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) inhibitor that promotes hair growth; however, the efficacy and mechanism of this effect are not yet understood. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and mechanism of topical tofacitinib on hair growth in mice. Eight-week-old male C57BL/6 mice were divided equally into four groups and treated topically with tofacitinib, minoxidil, or vehicle once daily for 21 days. Weekly photographs were taken to determine the area and rate of hair growth, and tissue samples were collected for histopathological evaluation...
November 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879192/unsuccessful-treatment-of-alopecia-areata-with-simvastatin-ezetimibe-experience-in-12-patients
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Mabe Freitas Gouveia, Ralph M Trüeb
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Alopecia areata is a common immune-mediated hair condition with limited treatment options and success rates. There is evidence that statins, which are used for reducing atherogenesis and cardiovascular disease, have immunomodulatory activities and therefore may also be used for treatment of selected dermatologic conditions, including alopecia areata. Among treatments evaluated for alopecia areata, oral simvastatin/ezetimibe therapy is currently under the scrutiny of expert opinion...
August 2017: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831569/madarosis-a-qualitative-study-to-assess-perceptions-and-experience-of-australian-patients-with-early-breast-cancer-treated-with-taxane-based-chemotherapy
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K Smith, J Winstanley, F Boyle, A O'Reilly, M White, Y C Antill
PURPOSE: Eyebrow and eyelash loss (madarosis) is a common and distressing side effect of chemotherapy for which no protective strategies have yet been developed. The purpose of this study was to develop an overview of perceptions and experiences of women undergoing taxane-based treatment for early breast cancer. METHODS: A total of 25 women with a diagnosis of invasive early breast cancer participated in a focus group (n = 5), ages ranging from 35 to 64 (median 50), all had completed therapy with a taxane-based chemotherapy treatment...
August 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812164/efficacy-of-fractional-lasers-in-treating-alopecia-a-literature-review
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Marina Perper, Adam S Aldahan, Rachel A Fayne, Christopher P Emerson, Keyvan Nouri
Hair loss stemming from different types of alopecia, such as androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata, negatively affects over half the population and, in many circumstances, causes serious psychosocial distress. Current treatment options for alopecia, such as minoxidil, anthralin, and intralesional corticosteroids, vary efficacy and side effect profiles. It is known that low-level laser/light therapies (LLLT), or photobiomodulations, such as the US FDA-cleared HairMax Lasercomb®, He-Ne laser, and excimer laser, are relatively affordable, user-friendly, safe, and effective forms of treatment for hair loss...
November 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736812/hair-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-lichen-planopilaris-and-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-a-report-of-two-cases
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You-Chen Serena Liu, Shiou-Hwa Jee, Jung-Yi Lisa Chan
The efficacy of current medical treatments for lichen planopilaris (LPP) and its variant, frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA), both lymphocyte-mediated primary cicatricial alopecias, is limited. Hair regrowth from scar tissue is usually not possible. Although hair transplantation restores the hairline and increases hair density in patients with cicatricial alopecia, the timing of the transplantation is crucial. Here, we report two Chinese patients with LPP or FFA who underwent the follicular unit extraction method of hair transplantation after the diseases were stabilised with therapy, with satisfactory results for 3-4 years of follow up...
July 24, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704810/long-term-prognosis-of-alopecia-totalis-and-alopecia-universalis-a-longitudinal-study-with-more-than-10-years-of-follow-up-better-than-reported
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Yong Hyun Jang, Nam-Soo Hong, Sun Young Moon, Dong Hyuk Eun, Won Kee Lee, Seong Geun Chi, Jun Young Kim, Weon Ju Lee, Seok-Jong Lee, Do Won Kim
BACKGROUND: In alopecia totalis (AT) and alopecia universalis (AU), the chance of full hair regrowth is known to be less than 10%. However, this information is based on a few older studies conducted in the 1950s and 1960s. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the current long-term prognosis of individuals with AT/AU. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed in patients with AT/AU between 1994 and 2005. Outcome data were collected by reviewing outpatient clinical files or by phone interviews...
2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679963/transgenic-mice-display-hair-loss-and-regrowth-overexpressing-mutant-hr-gene
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Kuicheng Zhu, Cunshuan Xu, Jintao Zhang, Yingying Chen, Mengduan Liu
Mutations in the hairless (Hr) gene in both mice and humans have been implicated in the development of congenital atrichia, but the role of Hr in skin and hair follicle (HF) biology remains unknown. Here, we established transgenic mice (TG) overexpressing mutant Hr to investigate its specific role in the development of HF. Three transgenic lines were successfully constructed, and two of them (TG3 and TG8) displayed a pattern of hair loss and regrowth with alternation in the expression of HR protein. The mutant Hr gene inhibited the expression of the endogenous gene in transgenic individuals, which led to the development of alopecia...
October 30, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676455/injections-of-platelet-rich-plasma-for-androgenic-alopecia-a-systematic-review
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F Picard, B Hersant, J Niddam, J-P Meningaud
The aim of this literature review was to evaluate the effects of PRP injections into the scalp of patients with androgenic alopecia. A literature review was conducted using the Pubmed and Google Scholar databases with the search terms "platelet-rich plasma" or "platelet-rich fibrin" and "hair" or "alopecia" or "androgenic alopecia". The publications included had to clinically assess the efficacy of PRP injections in patients with androgenic alopecia. Out of the 32 publications retrieved, 14 publications were included, of which 3 randomized, 4 prospective controlled, 4 prospective uncontrolled and 3 retrospective studies...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646393/the-changing-landscape-of-alopecia-areata-the-therapeutic-paradigm
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Yael Renert-Yuval, Emma Guttman-Yassky
Alopecia areata (AA), a prevalent inflammatory cause of hair loss, lacks FDA-approved therapeutics for extensive cases, which are associated with very poor rates of spontaneous hair regrowth and major psychological distress. Current treatments for severe cases include broad immune-suppressants, which are associated with significant adverse effects, precluding long-term use, with rapid hair loss following treatment termination. As a result of the extent of the disease in severe cases, topical contact sensitizers and intralesional treatments are of limited use...
July 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632888/excellent-response-to-tofacitinib-treatment-in-a-patient-with-alopecia-universalis
#18
Funda Erduran, Esra Adışen, Ahmet Burhan Aksakal
Alopecia universalis (AU) is generally considered a variant of alopecia areata (AA), in which the treatment options seldom provide satisfactory results. However, successful treatment of several cases of AA and its variants with oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors have been reported recently. Here we report a 23-year-old female patient with AU successfully treated with tofacitinib, a selective JAK-3 inhibitor. The initial tofacitinib dose was 5 mg twice daily. After 2 months of treatment, partial hair regrowth was seen on the scalp and eyebrows...
June 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627278/methotrexate-for-the-treatment-of-pediatric-alopecia-areata
#19
Erin T Landis, Rita O Pichardo-Geisinger
PURPOSE: Alopecia areata is a form of nonscarring hair loss that occurs in pediatric and adult patients, with presentation varying from round or ovoid patches of alopecia to alopecia totalis or universalis. While frustrating for patients, it can also be frustrating for clinicians to treat, as there is no definitive treatment. Dermatologists are very familiar with the use of methotrexate for psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases, and this medication is generally well tolerated in children...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611622/psoriatic-alopecia-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Wimolsiri Iamsumang, Tueboon Sriphojanart, Poonkiat Suchonwanit
Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent, and relatively common inflammatory dermatologic condition, which demonstrates various clinical manifestations including hair loss. It was once believed that alopecia was not a presentation of scalp psoriasis, but it is now widely accepted that psoriatic alopecia exists. Although the majority of patients get hair regrowth, it can potentially lead to permanent hair loss. Herein, we report a case of 26-year-old female patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with scalp hair loss and nonpruritic scaly plaques on the scalp...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
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