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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785802/bayesian-measurement-error-driven-hidden-markov-regression-model-for-calibrating-the-effect-of-covariates-on-multistate-outcomes-application-to-androgenetic-alopecia
#1
Amy Ming-Fang Yen, Hsiu-Hsi Chen
Multistate Markov regression models used for quantifying the effect size of state-specific covariates pertaining to the dynamics of multistate outcomes have gained popularity. However, the measurements of multistate outcome are prone to the errors of classification, particularly when a population-based survey/research is involved with proxy measurements of outcome due to cost consideration. Such a misclassification may affect the effect size of relevant covariates such as odds ratio used in the field of epidemiology...
May 21, 2018: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777625/is-methotrexate-an-effective-and-safe-treatment-for-maintaining-hair-regrowth-in-people-with-alopecia-totalis-a-critically-appraised-topic
#2
R Browne, L Stewart, H C Williams
AIM: To assess the effects of methotrexate for maintaining hair regrowth in alopecia totalis. METHODS: We critically appraised the literature identified from searching PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase and Cochrane Central (October 2017), using the search terms ("alopecia areata" OR "alopecia totalis" OR "alopecia universalis") AND (methotrexate). RESULTS: Two prospective studies and 11 retrospective case series were included comprising 226 patients with alopecia varying from 30% hair loss to alopecia universalis at baseline...
May 19, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772037/a-review-of-fabry-disease
#3
A Cinats, E Heck
The class of medications known as Janus kinase inhibitors block cytokine-mediated signaling via the Janus kinase-signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK-STAT) pathway, which plays an important role in immunoregulation and normal cell growth. This class includes the drugs tofacitinib, approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and ruxolitinib, approved for the treatment of myelofibrosis and polycythemia rubra vera. The most common adverse events (AEs) reported in patients taking tofacitinib are infections, whereas the most common AEs in patients taking ruxolitinib are anemia and thrombocytopenia...
May 2018: Skin Therapy Letter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771216/mindfulness-based-cognitive-hypnotherapy-and-skin-disorders
#4
Philip D Shenefelt
Mindfulness-based cognitive hypnotherapy integrates mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and hypnotherapy to improve physical, emotional, mental, and/or spiritual aspects of skin disorders. Meditation, including mindfulness meditation, and hypnosis both utilize trance phenomena to help produce focalization and specific improvements in skin disorders through psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunologic mechanisms. Hypnosis, cognitive hypnotherapy, focused meditation, and mindfulness meditation are discussed with respect to improving various skin disorders including acne, acne excoriée, alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis, congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, dyshidrotic dermatitis, erythema nodosum, erythromelalgia, furuncles, glossodynia, herpes simplex, hyperhidrosis, ichthyosis vulgaris, lichen planus, neurodermatitis, nummular dermatitis, postherpetic neuralgia, prurigo nodularis, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, trichotillomania, urticaria, verruca vulgaris, and vitiligo...
July 2018: American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770335/the-significance-of-scalp-involvement-in-pemphigus-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Marta Sar-Pomian, Lidia Rudnicka, Malgorzata Olszewska
Scalp is a unique location for pemphigus because of the abundance of desmogleins localized in hair follicles. Scalp involvement is observed in up to 60% of patients in the course of pemphigus. The lesions may occasionally lead to alopecia. Unforced removal of anagen hairs in a pull test is a sign of high disease activity. Direct immunofluorescence of plucked hair bulbs is considered a reliable diagnostic method in patients with pemphigus. Follicular acantholysis is a characteristic histopathological feature of pemphigus lesions localized on the scalp...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769785/the-relevance-of-selenium-to-alopecias
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Violeta Duarte Tortelly Costa, Daniel Fernandes Melo, Andrea Mizuno Matsunaga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769782/graft-versus-host-disease-presenting-as-fibrosing-alopecia-in-a-pattern-distribution-a-model-for-pathophysiological-understanding-of-cicatricial-pattern-hair-loss
#7
Hudson Dutra Rezende, Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni Dias, Ralph Michel Trüeb
A case of cutaneous graft versus host disease (GvHD) presenting as fibrosing alopecia in a pattern distribution (FAPD) is discussed, possibly providing a mechanistic model for a better understanding of the pathogenic events underlying cicatricial pattern hair loss. The implication of a follicular inflammation and fibrosis associated with patterned hair loss has emerged from several independent studies. Eventually, Zinkernagel and Trüeb reported a peculiar type of cicatricial pattern hair loss with histopathological features consistent with lichen planopilaris (LPP) associated with androgenetic alopecia (AGA)...
March 2018: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769781/case-report-of-connubial-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia
#8
Ricardo da Silva Libório, Ralph M Trüeb
Since its original report in 1994, frontal fibrosing alopecia has become increasingly common, attracting the attention of the medical community and giving rise to speculations on its etiology, specifically the possibility of environmental factors. Familial cases of frontal fibrosing alopecia point to the possible contribution of hereditary factors maybe related to androgenetic alopecia. We report thefirst case of connubial frontal fibrosing alopecia in a genetically unrelated couple pointing to the possibility of a common environmental exposure in the etiology of the condition...
March 2018: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769777/alopecia-areata-review-of-epidemiology-clinical-features-pathogenesis-and-new-treatment-options
#9
REVIEW
Evan Darwin, Penelope A Hirt, Raymond Fertig, Brett Doliner, Gina Delcanto, Joaquin J Jimenez
Alopecia areata (AA) is a complex autoimmune condition that causes nonscarring hair loss. It typically presents with sharply demarcated round patches of hair loss and may present at any age. In this article, we review the epidemiology, clinical features, pathogenesis, and new treatment options of AA, with a focus on the immunologic mechanism underlying the treatment. While traditional treatment options such as corticosteroids are moderately effective, a better understanding of the disease pathogenesis may lead to the development of new treatments that are more directed and effective against AA...
March 2018: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765973/complete-regrowth-of-beard-hair-with-ruxolitinib-in-an-alopecia-universalis-patient
#10
Yuval Ramot, Abraham Zlotogorski
While most alopecia areata (AA) cases resolve spontaneously, the more severe types of AA, alopecia totalis (AT) and alopecia universalis (AU), can be highly resistant to therapy. We report on a 33-year-old ultraorthodox Jewish man with an 11-year history of AA that resulted in complete loss of the scalp and body hair 7 years ago. Previous treatments with intralesional and systemic corticosteroids had only partial and temporary effects. The patient was treated with ruxolitinib, 20 mg twice daily, resulting in complete growth of the beard after 4 months of treatment...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765971/alopecia-areata-in-a-dog-clinical-dermoscopic-and-histological-features
#11
Fabia Scarampella, Paola Roccabianca
Alopecia areata (AA)-like disease is characterized by multifocal patchy hair loss in humans, rodents, dogs, and horses. Remarkable similarities between human and nonhuman AA cases have been reported in terms of clinical presentation, histology, and immune mechanisms of the disease. Canine AA-like lesions most often consist of well-demarcated alopecic patches, frequently but not only involving the face and the head, which extend to the ear pinnae and legs. In some cases, hair loss can have a more generalized distribution...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765970/clinical-description-of-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-with-concomitant-lichen-planopilaris
#12
David Saceda-Corralo, Pablo Fernández-Crehuet, Pablo Fonda-Pascual, Cristina Pindado-Ortega, Oscar M Moreno-Arrones, Sergio Vañó-Galván
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765966/further-clinical-evidence-for-the-effect-of-igf-1-on-hair-growth-and-alopecia
#13
Ralph M Trüeb
Observations on the Laron syndrome originally offered the opportunity to explore the effect of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) deficiency on human hair growth and differentiation. According to its expression in the dermal hair papilla, IGF-1 is likely involved in reciprocal signaling. It has been shown to affect follicular proliferation, tissue remodeling, and the hair growth cycle, as well as follicular differentiation, identifying IGF-1 signaling as an important mitogenic and morphogenetic regulator in hair follicle biology...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765963/alopecic-and-aseptic-nodules-of-the-scalp-first-report-in-south-america-and-second-in-america
#14
Cristián Fischer-Levancini, Matías Gompertz, Antonio Guglielmetti, Héctor Opazo
Alopecic and aseptic nodules of the scalp, also named pseudocysts of the scalp, are a relatively new, little-known, and for sure underdiagnosed disease. It affects mostly young men and is characterized by a solitary or a few dome-shaped nodules accompanied by nonscarring alopecia, deep inflammatory infiltration in the skin biopsy specimen, and, in most cases, granulomas. It has a good response to doxycycline, intralesional corticosteroids, or drainage/aspiration of the lesion. We present a case report and a summary of the published cases...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765960/lichen-planopilaris-with-pustules-a-diagnostic-challenge
#15
Karina L Morais, Cintia F Martins, Alessandra Anzai, Neusa Y S Valente, Ricardo Romiti
Introduction: Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a lymphocytic primary cicatricial alopecia presenting with scarring hair loss and variable degrees of perifollicular erythema and scaling. Pustules are infrequent and may mimic folliculitis decalvans (FD) and other forms of neutrophilic alopecia. We present a series of LPP cases with pustules and discuss the importance of differentiating them from primary neutrophilic folliculitis. Materials and Methods: Demographic, clinical, histopathological, and follow-up data of 13 cases of LPP with pustules followed at the Department of Dermatology of the University of São Paulo Medical School were described...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765692/the-cascading-pathogenic-consequences-of-sarcoptes-scabiei-infection-that-manifest-in-host-disease
#16
Alynn M Martin, Tamieka A Fraser, John A Lesku, Kellie Simpson, Georgia L Roberts, Jillian Garvey, Adam Polkinghorne, Christopher P Burridge, Scott Carver
Sarcoptic mange, caused by the parasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei , causes a substantive burden of disease to humans, domestic animals and wildlife, globally. There are many effects of S. scabiei infection, culminating in the disease which hosts suffer. However, major knowledge gaps remain on the pathogenic impacts of this infection. Here, we focus on the bare-nosed wombat host ( Vombatus ursinus ) to investigate the effects of mange on: (i) host heat loss and thermoregulation, (ii) field metabolic rates, (iii) foraging and resting behaviour across full circadian cycles, and (iv) fatty acid composition in host adipose, bone marrow, brain and muscle tissues...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764513/cellular-therapy-with-human-autologous-adipose-derived-adult-cells-of-stromal-vascular-fraction-for-alopecia-areata
#17
Rami Anderi, Nehman Makdissy, Albert Azar, Francine Rizk, Aline Hamade
BACKGROUND: Most common forms of hair loss (alopecia) are caused by aberrant hair follicle cycling and changes in hair follicle morphology. However, current treatments for alopecia do not specifically target these processes. Adipose-derived stromal vascular cells (ADSVCs) that can be harvested from fat cells are one of the latest breakthroughs in the aesthetic field. The potential use of stem cell-based therapies (SCBT) for the repair and regeneration of various tissues and organs offers a paradigm shift that may provide alternative therapeutic solutions, which can be applied to prevent hair loss...
May 15, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763605/inos-inhibits-hair-regeneration-in-obese-diabetic-ob-ob-mice
#18
Mari Sasaki, Shohei Shinozaki, Hironobu Morinaga, Masao Kaneki, Emi Nishimura, Kentaro Shimokado
Previous studies have shown that androgenic alopecia is associated with metabolic syndrome and diabetes. However, the detailed mechanism whereby diabetes causes alopecia still remains unclear. We focused on the inflammatory response that is caused by diabetes or obesity, given that inflammation is a risk factor for hair loss. Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is known to be upregulated under conditions of acute or chronic inflammation. To clarify the potential role of iNOS in diabetes-related alopecia, we generated obese diabetic iNOS-deficient (ob/ob; iNOS-KO mice)...
May 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761904/prevalence-and-comorbidities-associated-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Ji Hae Lee, Hyuck Sun Kwon, Han Mi Jung, Gyong Moon Kim, Jung Min Bae
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) in Asia is unknown. The associations between HS and other autoimmune disorders have rarely been reported. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the prevalence of and diseases associated with HS using the National Health Insurance (NHI) database. METHODS: We examined Korean NHI claim database data from 2007 to 2016. We enrolled all patients with HS and age- and sex-matched control subjects without HS...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760951/molecular-functional-analyses-revealed-essential-roles-of-hsp90-and-lamin-a-c-in-growth-migration-and-self-aggregation-of-dermal-papilla-cells
#20
Kanchalit Thanomkitti, Kedsarin Fong-Ngern, Kanyarat Sueksakit, Rattapon Thuangtong, Visith Thongboonkerd
Previous expression study using quantitative proteomics has shown that immune-mediated pathway may not be the main mechanism inducing alopecia areata (AA). Nevertheless, functional impact of such expression data set remained unknown and unexplored. This study thus aimed to define potentially novel mechanisms of the AA pathogenesis by functional investigations of the differentially expressed proteins previously identified from lesional biopsies. From 122 altered proteins, protein-protein interactions network analysis revealed that downregulated heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) and lamin A/C served as the central nodes of protein-protein interactions involving in several crucial biological functions, including cytoskeleton organization, extracellular matrix organization, and tissue development...
2018: Cell Death Discovery
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