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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748570/lichen-planopilaris-in-a-latin-american-chilean-population-demographics-clinical-profile-and-treatment-experience
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F Mardones, J Shapiro
BACKGROUND: Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is characterized by lymphocytic infiltrate, fibrosis and potential destruction of the hair follicle. Demographic and clinical studies in LPP are limited, and racial differences have not been thoroughly investigated. AIM: To analyse epidemiological data and clinical profiles of Chilean adults with LPP, and report on the treatments used. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of medical records and clinical follow-up of Chilean adults with a clinical and histopathological diagnosis of LPP...
July 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748378/validation-of-an-egyptian-arabic-version-of-skindex-16-and-quality-of-life-measurement-in-egyptian-patients-with-skin-disease
#2
Nagwa Essa, Sara Awad, Mariam Nashaat
PURPOSE: To translate and cross-culturally adapt the Skindex-16, a brief skin-disease-specific QoL questionnaire, into Arabic for Egyptians and to evaluate its measurement properties in Egyptian patients with skin disease. METHOD: Translation and cultural adaption were performed following guidelines for cross-cultural adaption of health-related quality of life measures. Subsequently, Skindex-16 was administered to 500 consecutive dermatological patients and 500 healthy persons for verification of its reliability and validity...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747284/comorbid-autoimmune-diseases-in-patients-with-pemphigus-a-nationwide-case-control-study-in-taiwan
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Yun-Wen Chiu, Yen-Da Chen, Tuan-Chun Hua, Chi-Hung Wu, Han-Nan Liu, Yun-Ting Chang
Previous studies have proposed the association between pemphigus and several autoimmune diseases, but no large-scale study has been reported. To delineate the association between pemphigus and autoimmune diseases including psoriasis. A total of 1,998 patients with pemphigus and 7,992 control subjects were enrolled from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan from 1997 to 2010. The odds of comorbidities between these two groups were analysed by multivariate logistic regression. Compared with control subjects, patients with pemphigus were much more likely to have Sjögren's syndrome (odds ratio [OR]: 15...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743526/change-in-psa-concentration-in-men-with-psa-2-5-ng-ml-taking-low-dose-finasteride-or-dutasteride-for-male-androgenetic-alopecia
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Ho Won Kang, Myeong Heon Chae, Su Hyun Park, Sung Pil Seo, Won Tae Kim, Yong-June Kim, Seok-Joong Yun, Sang-Cheol Lee, Tae Young Yoon, Wun-Jae Kim
PURPOSE: This retrospective cohort study aimed to assess the effect on PSA concentrations of low-dose finasteride or dutasteride treatment for male androgenetic alopecia whose baseline serum PSA < 2.5 ng/mL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The cohort consisted of 1,379 consecutive male patients who were treated for androgenetic alopecia with finateride 1.25 mg daily or dutasteride 0.5 mg every 3 days in 2002-2012 and underwent PSA measurements at baseline and at least once thereafter...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740409/hair-follicle-growth-by-stromal-vascular-fraction-enhanced-adipose-transplantation-in-baldness
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David Perez-Meza, Craig Ziering, Marcos Sforza, Ganesh Krishnan, Edward Ball, Eric Daniels
Great interest remains in finding new and emerging therapies for the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss. The autologous fat grafting technique is >100 years old, with a recent and dramatic increase in clinical experience over the past 10-15 years. Recently, in 2001, Zuk et al published the presence of adipose-derived stem cells, and abundant research has shown that adipose is a complex, biological active, and important tissue. Festa et al, in 2011, reported that adipocyte lineage cells support the stem cell niche and help drive the complex hair growth cycle...
2017: Stem Cells and Cloning: Advances and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739776/phase-ii-study-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-high-dose-pemetrexed-in-combination-with-cisplatin-versus-temozolomide-for-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-brain-metastases
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Qiaowei He, Xizhuang Bi, Chao Ren, Yong Wang, Peng Zou, Hongtao Zhang, Nan Chi, Chunming Xiu, Yunbo Wang, Rongjie Tao
The aim of this study was to explore the efficacy and safety of high-dose pemetrexed with cisplatin versus combination with temozolomide in patients with brain metastases (BM) of lung adenocarcinoma. After standard whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT, 30 Gy/10 fractions), patients with BM of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were given high-dose pemetrexed (900 mg/m(2)) on day 1 of each cycle (3 weeks), and cisplatin was administered on days 1-3 in the cisplatin-treated group. The temozolomide-treated group was treated as follows: 75 mg/m(2) temozolomide orally with concurrent WBRT followed by 150 mg/m(2) temozolomide on days 1-5 with high-dose pemetrexed (900 mg/m(2)) on day 1 of each cycle (3 weeks)...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738048/scalp-cooling-the-prevention-of-chemotherapy-induced-alopecia%C3%A2
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Anne Katz
Hair loss (alopecia) from chemotherapy is one of the most feared side effects of many patients, particularly women. Many patients and their healthcare providers believe that cryotherapy can help prevent or mitigate these changes. Scalp cooling has been used for more than 30 years to prevent alopecia caused by chemotherapy, particularly taxanes and anthracyclines. This article presents an overview of the evidence for this strategy, as well as its impact on nursing care provision.
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736812/hair-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-lichen-planopilaris-and-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-a-report-of-two-cases
#8
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/28730326/infectious-diseases-causing-autonomic-dysfunction
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Francisco Javier Carod Artal
OBJECTIVES: To review infectious diseases that may cause autonomic dysfunction. METHODS: Review of published papers indexed in medline/embase. RESULTS: Autonomic dysfunction has been reported in retrovirus (human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human T-lymphotropic virus), herpes viruses, flavivirus, enterovirus 71 and lyssavirus infections. Autonomic dysfunction is relatively common in HIV-infected patients and heart rate variability is reduced even in early stages of infection...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729970/severe-cyclophosphamide-related-hyponatremia-in-a-patient-with-acute-glomerulonephritis
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Pasquale Esposito, Maria Valentina Domenech, Nicoletta Serpieri, Marta Calatroni, Ilaria Massa, Alessandro Avella, Edoardo La Porta, Luca Estienne, Elena Caramella, Teresa Rampino
Cyclophosphamide is frequently used to treat cancer, autoimmune and renal diseases, such as rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Its side effects are well-known, including bone marrow depression, infections, alopecia, sterility, bladder malignancy and hemorrhagic cystitis. Moreover, in some cases cyclophosphamide use has been related to the onset of hyponatremia, by development of a syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis. Indeed, severe hyponatremia has been previously reported in patients treated with high-dose or moderate-dose of intravenous cyclophosphamide, while only few cases have been reported in patients treated with low dose...
July 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727235/thermal-imaging-and-dermoscopy-for-detecting-inflammation-in-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia
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Anna Lis-Święty, Bartosz Miziołek, Irmina Ranosz-Janicka, Grażyna Bierzyńska-Macyszyn, Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło
BACKGROUND: Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is an inflammatory condition of the scalp, which leads to scarring and slowly progressive recession of frontotemporal and/or frontoparietal hairline. Choice of FFA treatment is highly dependent on accurate assessment of disease phase, as medical treatments are effective only during the initial inflammatory stage. METHODS: To objectively quantify the activity of the inflammatory process in FFA, 22 female patients were examined by both infrared thermography and optical dermoscopy before tissue sampling...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725654/stem-cells-from-human-hair-follicles-first-mechanical-isolation-for-immediate-autologous-clinical-use-in-androgenetic-alopecia-and-hair-loss
#12
Pietro Gentile, Maria G Scioli, Alessandra Bielli, Augusto Orlandi, Valerio Cervelli
BACKGROUND: Hair follicles are known to contain a well-characterized niche for adult stem cells: the bulge, which contains epithelial and melanocytic stem cells. Stem cells in the hair bulge, a clearly demarcated structure within the lower permanent portion of hair follicles, can generate the interfollicular epidermis, hair follicle structures, and sebaceous glands. The bulge epithelial stem cells can also reconstitute in an artificial in vivo system to a new hair follicle. METHODS: In this study, we have developed a new method to isolate human adult stem cells by mechanical centrifugation of punch biopsy from human hair follicles without culture condition...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725309/cronkhite-canada-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-chronic-diarrhea
#13
Umair Iqbal, Ahmad Chaudhary, Muhammad Arsalan Karim, Hafsa Anwar, Nancy Merrell
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare non-hereditary disease characterized by chronic diarrhea, diffuse intestinal polyposis and onychodystrophy. We present here a case of a middle-aged female who presented with chronic intermittent bloody diarrhea associated alopecia and loss of finger and toe nails. Labs were remarkable for microcytic anemia and severe hypoalbuminemia. Endoscopy showed numerous polyps scattered throughout the colon. She was treated with nutritional support and corticosteroid with complete resolution of her symptoms and endoscopic findings...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725249/two-years-results-of-electronic-brachytherapy-for-basal-cell-carcinoma
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Rosa Ballester-Sánchez, Olga Pons-Llanas, Cristian Candela-Juan, Blanca de Unamuno-Bustos, Francisco Javier Celada-Alvarez, Alejandro Tormo-Mico, Jose Perez-Calatayud, Rafael Botella-Estrada
PURPOSE: The use of radiation therapy (RT) for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) has been changing throughout the last century. Over the last decades, the use of radiotherapy has surged with the development of new techniques, applicators, and devices. In recent years, electronic brachytherapy (eBT) devices that use small x-ray sources have been introduced as alternative to radionuclide dependence. Nowadays, several devices have been incorporated, with a few series reported, and with a short follow-up, due to the recent introduction of these systems...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724438/synergy-between-dinotefuran-and-fipronil-against-the-cat-flea-ctenocephalides-felis-improved-onset-of-action-and-residual-speed-of-kill-in-adult-cats
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Romain Delcombel, Hamadi Karembe, Bakela Nare, Audrey Burton, Julian Liebenberg, Josephus Fourie, Marie Varloud
BACKGROUND: The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis felis (C. felis), is a cosmopolitan hematophagous ectoparasite, and is considered to be the most prevalent flea species in both Europe and the USA. Clinical signs frequently associated with flea bites include pruritus, dermatitis and in severe cases even pyodermatitis and alopecia. Ctenocephalides felis is also a vector for several pathogens and is an intermediate host for the cestode Dipylidium caninum. Treatment of cats with a fast-acting pulicide, that is persistently effective in protecting the animal against re-infestation, is therefore imperative to their health...
July 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722460/-psychological-consequences-of-hair-loss
#16
Zora Dubská
Hair plays an important role in human life. Quantitative or qualitative changes of hair are therefore perceived unfavorably. The psychological consequences of hair loss are described in both androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata. Alopecia areata should be distinguished from other diagnostic units such as trichotillomania. The issue of hair disease requires a multidisciplinary collaboration, in which the dermatologist has a key role to play.
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722459/-mesotherapy-in-trichology
#17
Stephanie Alexandra Ihrisky
Mesotherapy (from Greek meso = in between, therapeia = treat) is a non-surgical, mostly cosmetic therapy, where active substances are injected intradermally into a depth of about 4 mm. It is an effective and easy-to-use method in the treatment of alopecia. It is effective both in the therapy of androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium. In recent years, it has been massively expanded also among non-medical fields, which has caused its contradictory perception by professional medical circles outside dermatologists...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722458/-androgenetic-alopecia-in-women
#18
Jana Krabcová
Androgenetic alopecia is one of the most common diagnoses in a hair clinic. It is non-scarring pattern hair losses that affect individuals, independent on severity, age and gender. The incidence of AGA increases within the age. AGA affects women less frequently, is usually milder and is associated with diffuse thinning of the hair scalp. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential for obtaining optimal outcome.
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720262/nothing-is-more-important-than-my-partner-s-health-turkish-men-s-perspectives-on-partner-s-appearance-after-mastectomy-and-alopecia
#19
Ayla Gürsoy, Sema Koçan, Cemile Aktuğ
PURPOSES: The aim of this study was to acquire a deeper understanding of male experiences on the emotional and social impact of their partners' mastectomy and chemotherapy-induced alopecia. METHODS: A purposive sample of 16 males whose partners had undergone mastectomy and alopecia due to chemotherapy was chosen. The data were collected through a semi-structured interview method. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of tape-recorded interviews was employed. RESULTS: Two main themes emerged from the data: facing the changes and my wife and I at present...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717940/alopecia-areata-a-comprehensive-review-of-pathogenesis-and-management
#20
REVIEW
Ralph M Trüeb, Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni Dias
Alopecia areata is a common hair loss condition that is characterized by acute onset of non-scarring hair loss in usually sharply defined areas ranging from small patches to extensive or less frequently diffuse involvement. Depending on its acuity and extent, hair loss is an important cause of anxiety and disability. The current understanding is that the condition represents an organ-specific autoimmune disease of the hair follicle with a genetic background. Genome-wide association studies provide evidence for the involvement of both innate and acquired immunity in the pathogenesis, and mechanistic studies in mouse models of alopecia areata have specifically implicated an IFN-γ-driven immune response, including IFNγ, IFNγ-induced chemokines and cytotoxic CD8 T cells as the main drivers of disease pathogenesis...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
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