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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765966/further-clinical-evidence-for-the-effect-of-igf-1-on-hair-growth-and-alopecia
#1
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/29755912/scrotal-rejuvenation
#2
REVIEW
Philip R Cohen
Genital rejuvenation is applicable not only to women (vaginal rejuvenation) but also to men (scrotal rejuvenation). There is an increased awareness, reflected by the number of published medical papers, of vaginal rejuvenation; however, rejuvenation of the scrotum has not received similar attention in the medical literature. Scrotal rejuvenation includes treatment of hair-associated scrotal changes (alopecia and hypertrichosis), morphology-associated scrotal changes (wrinkling and laxity), and vascular-associated scrotal changes (angiokeratomas)...
March 13, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746289/idiosyncratic-pericardial-effusion-associated-with-minoxidil
#3
Muhammad Yasin, Subechha Gyawali, Ahmad Khan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707872/platelet-rich-plasma-on-female-androgenetic-alopecia-tested-on-10-patients
#4
Michela Starace, Aurora Alessandrini, Carmine D'Acunto, Davide Melandri, Francesca Bruni, Annalisa Patrizi, Bianca Maria Piraccini
BACKGROUND: Recently, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection has been proposed as a potential adjuvant therapy to treat androgenetic alopecia. AIMS: Investigate the efficacy, tolerability, and clinical improvement of PRP for the treatment of female AGA. PATIENTS/METHODS: A total of 10 female patients affected by AGA and not responding to treatment with minoxidil and/or oral antiandrogens were enrolled. The clinical improvement was evaluated by pull test, global photographs, and Trichoscan at weeks 9, 12, and 24, and hair measurements were performed at baseline and 12 and 24 weeks after the first session...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693180/hair-growth-is-promoted-by-beautop-via-expression-of-egf-and-fgf%C3%A2-7
#5
Chien-Ying Lee, Chi-Yu Yang, Ching-Che Lin, Min-Chien Yu, Shuenn-Jyi Sheu, Yu-Hsiang Kuan
Minoxidil and finasteride have been approved to treat hair loss by the Food and Drug Administration. However, the further elucidation of treatments for hair loss, including those using Chinese herbal medicine, remains important clinically. BeauTop (BT) is a health food supplement which contains Ginseng radix, Astragali radix, Radix Angelicae sinensis, Ligustri fructus, Rehmannia glutinosa and Eclipta prostrata (Linn). Susbsequent to oral administration of BT at 0.6 g/kg/day to wax/rosin‑induced alopecia in C57BL/6 mice, BT significantly induced hair growth at day 8 compared with control treatment (P<0...
April 23, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659116/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-new-5-minoxidil-formulation-in-male-androgenetic-alopecia-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-noninferiority-study
#6
Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Zahida Issiakhem, Stephanie Gautier, Jan Kottner, Walter Wigger-Alberti, Tobias Fischer, Rolf Hoffmann, Françoise Tonner, Athmane Bouroubi, Jean-Jacques Voisard
BACKGROUND: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Topical minoxidil solutions can help to treat AGA but have to be applied continuously to be effective. OBJECTIVES: A new minoxidil formulation with improved cosmetic characteristics (DC0120, Pierre-Fabre Dermatologie) was tested for noninferiority vs a comparator minoxidil product (ALOSTIL® , Johnson & Johnson) in stimulating hair growth in men with AGA. METHODS: Two 10 cm2 areas on the scalp of each subject were randomized to receive DC0120, the comparator, or one of their corresponding vehicles, applied twice per day for 16 weeks...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656764/prescribing-habits-for-androgenic-alopecia-among-dermatologists-in-spain-in-2017-a-cross-sectional-study
#7
C Pindado-Ortega, D Saceda-Corralo, D Buendía-Castaño, P Fernández-González, Ó M Moreno-Arrones, P Fonda-Pascual, A Alegre-Sánchez, A R Rodrigues-Barata, S Vañó-Galván
BACKGROUND: Topical minoxidil and oral finasteride are the only drugs approved for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in Spain. However, the management of this condition is highly variable because numerous treatments are used off-label. The main aim of this study was to describe the prescribing habits of dermatologists in Spain for male AGA (MAGA) and female AGA (FAGA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Descriptive cross-sectional study using online questionnaires completed by dermatologists working in Spain...
April 12, 2018: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601622/a-systematic-review-of-topical-finasteride-in-the-treatment-of-androgenetic-alopecia-in-men-and-women
#8
Sung Won Lee, Margit Juhasz, Pezhman Mobasher, Chloe Ekelem, Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska
INTRODUCTION: Currently, only topical minoxidil (MNX) and oral finasteride (FNS) are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Although FNS is efficacious for hair regrowth, its systemic use is associated with side effects limiting long-term utilization. Exploring topical FNS as an alternative treatment regimen may prove promising. METHODS: A search was conducted to identify studies regarding human in vivo topical FNS treatment efficacy including clinically relevant case reports, randomized controlled trials (RCTs), and prospective studies...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600734/inhalation-therapy-for-repairing-damaged-elastin-fibers-and-decelerating-elastinolysis-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#9
Rob Janssen, Ianthe Piscaer, Emiel Fm Wouters
Current pharmacologic therapy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can reduce respiratory symptoms and exacerbation frequency. However, no single COPD intervention except for lung transplantation has proven effective in recovering lung function. Lung elasticity is reduced in COPD lungs, which is for a large part due to chronically enhanced elastin degradation. Elastin calcification and formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) may also contribute to this. Areas covered: We propose inhalation therapy to induce repair of damaged pulmonary elastin fibers by stimulating tropoelastin synthesis, assembly and crosslinking in order to improve lung function in patients with COPD...
May 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29583066/naturally-occurring-hair-growth-peptide-water-soluble-chicken-egg-yolk-peptides-stimulate-hair-growth-through-induction-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-production
#10
Toshio Nakamura, Haruo Yamamura, Kyungho Park, Caroline Pereira, Yoshikazu Uchida, Noriko Horie, Mujo Kim, Satoshi Itami
Alopecia is divided into two categories: androgenic alopecia and nonandrogenic alopecia. An androgen-dependent abnormality of biological functions causes alopecia in males, but the role of androgens is not yet elucidated in female pattern hair loss (FPHL). Modulation of androgenic activity is not effective in certain kinds of androgenic alopecia in females, as well as in cases of nonandrogenic alopecia in males and females. The hair growth drug, minoxidil, stimulates vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) production as well as vascularization and hair growth in females...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566258/loose-anagen-hair-syndrome-treatment-with-systemic-minoxidil-characterised-by-marked-hair-colour-change
#11
William C Cranwell, Rodney Sinclair
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2018: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498532/minoxidil-improves-vascular-compliance-restores-cerebral-blood-flow-and-alters-extracellular-matrix-gene-expression-in-a-model-of-chronic-vascular-stiffness
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Russell Knutsen, Scott C Beeman, Thomas J Broekelmann, Delong Liu, Kit Man Tsang, Attila Kovacs, Li Ye, Joshua Danback, Anderson Watson, Amanda Wardlaw, Jessica Wagenseil, Joel R Garbow, Michael Shoykhet, Beth A Kozel
Increased vascular stiffness correlates with higher risk of cardiovascular complications in aging adults. Elastin insufficiency, as observed in patients with Williams-Beuren syndrome or with familial supravalvular aortic stenosis, also increases vascular stiffness and leads to arterial narrowing. We used Eln+/- mice to test the hypothesis that pathologically increased vascular stiffness with concomitant arterial narrowing leads to decreased blood flow to end organs such as the brain. We also hypothesized that drugs which remodel arteries and increase lumen diameter would improve flow...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495622/minoxidil-promotes-hair-growth-through-stimulation-of-growth-factor-release-from-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#13
Nahyun Choi, Soyoung Shin, Sun U Song, Jong-Hyuk Sung
Minoxidil directly promotes hair growth via the stimulation of dermal papilla (DP) and epithelial cells. Alternatively, there is little evidence for indirect promotion of hair growth via stimulation of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs). We investigated whether minoxidil stimulates ASCs and if increased growth factor secretion by ASCs facilitates minoxidil-induced hair growth. Telogen-to-anagen induction was examined in mice. Cultured DP cells and vibrissae hair follicle organ cultures were used to further examine the underlying mechanisms...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472513/stability-of-an-extemporaneously-compounded-minoxidil-oral-suspension
#14
Yunmei Song, Zen Whey Chin, David Ellis, Ei Mon Phyo Lwin, Sean Turner, Desmond Williams, Sanjay Garg
PURPOSE: Results of a study to determine the stability of an extemporaneously compounded minoxidil oral suspension under various temperature and stress conditions are reported. METHODS: Commercially available minoxidil tablets (10 mg) were crushed to a fine powder, and predetermined amounts of 2 suspending vehicles were added to produce a 1-mg/mL suspension, which was stored in glass bottles at room temperature (25 ± 2 °C) or in a refrigerator (4 ± 2 °C). To simulate daily patient use, 5 days weekly 1 bottle of the suspension was removed from refrigerated storage and shaken and 0...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464847/clinical-efficacy-of-oral-administration-of-finasteride-at-a-dose-of-2-5-mg-day-in-women-with-female-pattern-hair-loss
#15
Yong-Yon Won, Bark-Lynn Lew, Woo-Young Sim
Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) presents with diffuse thinning over the mid-frontal scalp, for which various treatment modalities have been tried. Although currently, oral 5 α-reductase inhibitors such as finasteride are being used, their clinical efficacy remains controversial. We retrospectively investigated 544 premenopausal or postmenopausal patients with FPHL who were prescribed finasteride at a dose of 2.5 mg/day. Our study excluded patients with a follow-up period of < 3 months and patients who were prescribed other FPHL treatment modalities including topical minoxidil...
March 2018: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457595/minoxidil-encapsulated-poly-l-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticles-with-hair-follicle-delivery-properties-prepared-using-w-o-w-solvent-evaporation-and-sonication
#16
Issei Takeuchi, Yukari Hida, Kimiko Makino
BACKGROUND: Nanoparticles with a diameter of 100-150 nm prepared using poly(lactide-co-glycolide) can be delivered to hair follicles. Moreover, it was shown that drug release from nanoparticles was prolonged by using poly(L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLLGA). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to prepared minoxidil-encapsulated PLLGA nanoparticles and accumulate minoxidil in hair follicles utilizing its drug delivery properties for effective treatment of male and female androgenetic alopecia...
2018: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438422/in-vivo-evaluation-of-insect-wax-for-hair-growth-potential
#17
Jinju Ma, Liyi Ma, Zhongquan Zhang, Kai Li, Youqiong Wang, Xiaoming Chen, Hong Zhang
Insect wax is secreted by Ericerus pela Chavanness. It has been traditionally used to treat hair loss in China, but few reports have been published on the hair growth-promoting effect of insect wax. In this work, we examined the hair growth-promoting effects of insect wax on model animals. Different concentrations of insect wax were topically applied to the denuded backs of mice, and 5% minoxidil was applied topically as a positive control. We found that insect wax significantly promoted hair growth in a dose-dependent manner, 45% and 30% insect wax both induced hair to regrow, while less visible hair growth was observed in blank controls on the 16th day...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408720/development-and-validation-of-rapid-and-simultaneous-method-for-determination-of-12-hair-growth-compounds-in-adulterated-products-by-uhplc-ms-ms
#18
Han Na Park, Ji Hyun Lee, Sung-Kwan Park, Sun Young Baek, Yong-Moon Lee, Hoil Kang
Synthetic hair-growth compounds have been illegally used in diverse products to enhance the short-term efficacy of these products. In this study, a rapid and simultaneous method for the determination of hair-growth compounds in adulterated products based on ultra high pressure liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) was developed and validated. The limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantitation (LOQs) of the method were 0.08-43.6ng/mL and 0.27-145ng/mL for the solid-, liquid-, and cream-type samples, respectively...
March 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403190/a-pilot-study-to-evaluate-effectiveness-of-botulinum-toxin-in-treatment-of-androgenetic-alopecia-in-males
#19
Sehdev Singh, Shekhar Neema, Biju Vasudevan
Introduction: Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of alopecia with multifactorial etiology. Finasteride and minoxidil are approved by the FDA for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Balding scalp is believed to have relative microvascular insufficiency. Blood vessels in the scalp travel through the intramuscular plane. Intramuscular injection of botulinum toxin relaxes muscles and thereby increases blood flow in balding scalp. We conducted a pilot study to evaluate the efficacy of botulinum toxin in androgenetic alopecia management...
July 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399026/gold-thread-implantation-promotes-hair-growth-in-human-and-mice
#20
Jong-Hwan Kim, Eun-Young Cho, Euna Kwon, Woo-Ho Kim, Jin-Sung Park, Yong-Soon Lee, Jun-Won Yun, Byeong-Cheol Kang
Thread-embedding therapy has been widely applied for cosmetic purposes such as wrinkle reduction and skin tightening. Particularly, gold thread was reported to support connective tissue regeneration, but, its role in hair biology remains largely unknown due to lack of investigation. When we implanted gold thread and Happy Lift™ in human patient for facial lifting, we unexpectedly found an increase of hair regrowth in spite of no use of hair growth medications. When embedded into the depilated dorsal skin of mice, gold thread or polyglycolic acid (PGA) thread, similarly to 5% minoxidil, significantly increased the number of hair follicles on day 14 after implantation...
December 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
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