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Isaac H Y Chan, Dedee F Murrell
BACKGROUND: Physical therapies refer to non-medical treatment strategies, including surgery, cryotherapy, UV phototherapy, and acupuncture. Most physical approaches are inappropriate in the context of itch. UV phototherapy and acupuncture may be effective in the management of itch. METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE and EMBASE. Bibliographies were reviewed for relevant articles. RESULTS: Narrowband UVB (311-313 nm) and UVA1 (340-400 nm) are equally effective in managing atopic dermatitis and associated itch...
2016: Current Problems in Dermatology
Joacilda da Conceição Nunes, Georgia Véras de Araujo, Marcelo Tavares Viana, Emanuel Sávio Cavalcanti Sarinho
BACKGROUND: Several factors related to the immune system, such as a history of allergies and virus infections, may be associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The purpose of this study was to analyze whether the presence of atopic diseases and previous infection with parvovirus B19 and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are associated with the development of ALL. METHODS: This case-control study was performed in two tertiary hospitals located in northeastern Brazil...
May 25, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Farrah Ali, Bilal Azhar Khan, Sarwat Sultana
UVB (Ultra-violet B) radiation is one of the major etiological factors in various dermal pathology viz. dermatitis, actinic folliculitis, solar urticaria, psoriasis and cancer among many others. UVB causes toxic manifestation in tissues by inciting inflammatory and tumor promoting events. We have designed this study to assess the anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor promotion effect of Wedelolactone (WDL) a specific IKK inhibitor. Results indicate significant restoration of anti-oxidative enzymes due to WDL treatments...
September 5, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
Pashtoon Murtaza Kasi, Tina J Hieken, Tufia C Haddad
Various paraneoplastic syndromes (PNS) are reported to be associated with breast cancer and can range from mild dermatological symptoms to severe neurological complications. Neurological and dermatological manifestations tend to be the more commonly seen paraneoplastic manifestations, albeit both are relatively rare. Diagnosis of the underlying malignancy is often delayed since the presence and severity of paraneoplastic manifestations are not dependent on the tumor size or stage. Herein, we describe a unique case of unilateral arm urticaria presenting as a paraneoplastic manifestation of metachronous bilateral breast cancer...
January 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Irene M Ghobrial, David S Siegel, Ravi Vij, Jesus G Berdeja, Paul G Richardson, Rachel Neuwirth, Chirag G Patel, Fabian Zohren, Jeffrey L Wolf
The PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathways are frequently dysregulated in multiple human cancers, including multiple myeloma (MM), non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM). This was the first clinical study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, maximal-tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting toxicity (DLT), pharmacokinetics, and preliminary clinical activity of TAK-228, an oral TORC1/2 inhibitor, in patients with MM, NHL, or WM. Thirty-nine patients received TAK-228 once daily (QD) at 2, 4, 6, or 7 mg, or QD for 3 days on and 4 days off each week (QDx3d QW) at 9 or 12 mg, in 28-day cycles...
June 2016: American Journal of Hematology
A W Tolcher, K P Papadopoulos, A Patnaik, K Wilson, S Thayer, J Zanghi, A T Gemo, W M Kavanaugh, H N Keer, P M LoRusso
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) play important roles in multiple cancers by supporting tumor growth and angiogenesis. FP-1039 (GSK3052230) is a FGF ligand trap consisting of the extracellular domain of FGF receptor 1 (FGFR1) fused with the Fc region of IgG1. FP-1039 binds and neutralizes multiple FGFs that normally bind FGFR1. The primary objective of this phase I study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of FP-1039. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients with metastatic or locally advanced solid tumors for which standard treatments were ineffective were treated with weekly doses of FP-1039 for 4 weeks, followed by 2 weeks observation...
March 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Leo Čabrijan, Tatjana Kehler
Psoriasis is a chronic relapsing autoimmune disease with a multigenetic predisposition, which occurs in about 2% of patients in Croatia and shows variable occurrence in the world. Psoriasis can be associated with various diseases, including autoimmune diseases (pemphigus, pemphigoid, vitiligo), and slightly less with allergic diseases (atopic dermatitis, asthma, urticaria, allergic contact dermatitis). According to clinical manifestations, psoriasis appears as plaque psoriasis, erythrodermic form and pustular psoriasis...
March 2015: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
Marjohn M Rasooly, Nancy A Moye, Arnold S Kirshenbaum
Two outpatient medical offices evaluated 204 patients with chronic urticaria during 2012. This article presents a retrospective study showing that 10% of patients with chronic urticaria may be infected with H. pylori. Furthermore, eradication of infection can be followed by remission of urticaria, reduced morbidity from gastric ulcers, and cancer.
October 16, 2015: Nurse Practitioner
A Hamelin, A Vial-Dupuy, B Lebrun-Vignes, C Francès, A Soria, S Barete
BACKGROUND: Patent blue (PB) is a lymphatic vessel dye commonly used in France for sentinel lymph node detection in breast cancer, and less frequently in melanoma, and which may induce hypersensitivity reactions. We report a case of acute blue urticaria occurring within minutes of PB injection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten minutes after PB injection for sentinel lymph node detection during breast cancer surgery, a 49-year-old woman developed generalised acute blue urticaria and eyelid angioedema without bronchospasm or haemodynamic disturbance, but requiring discontinuation of surgery...
November 2015: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
A Tsibadze, E Chikvaidze, A Katsitadze, I Kvachadze, N Tskhvediani, A Chikviladze
Biological effect of a visible light depends on extend of its property to penetrate into the tissues: the greater is a wavelength the more is an effect of a radiation. An impact of a visible light on the skin is evident by wave and quantum effects. Quanta of a visible radiation carry more energy than infrared radiation, although an influence of such radiation on the skin is produced by the light spectrum on the boarder of the ultraviolet and the infrared rays and is manifested by thermal and chemical effects...
September 2015: Georgian Medical News
Xiao-Yin Tian, Bing Liu, Hao Shi, Zi-Ran Zhao, Xi-Ping Zhou, Tao Zhang, Qiu-Ning Sun, Ya-Gang Zuo
Cutaneous adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are common. However, no prospective study assessing cutaneous ADRs is available for Chinese populations. This study aimed to assess the incidence, manifestations, causative drugs, and other factors related to cutaneous ADRs. A total of 22,866 inpatients were surveyed prospectively from January to April 2012 at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Only cutaneous ADRs induced by systemic drugs were considered. Fifty cases were confirmed as cutaneous ADRs, for an estimated incidence of 2...
November 2015: Archives of Dermatological Research
Erika L Hagstrom, Shivani Patel, Chante Karimkhani, Lindsay N Boyers, Hywel C Williams, Roderick J Hay, Martin A Weinstock, April W Armstrong, Cory A Dunnick, David J Margolis, Robert P Dellavalle
BACKGROUND: Disease burden should be an important component for guiding research funding. OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the relationship between dermatologic research funded from 2012 to 2013 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and US skin disease burden as measured by disability-adjusted life years in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was independently performed by 2 researchers who matched projects from the 2012 to 2013 NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools with 15 skin conditions and their respective disability-adjusted life years from Global Burden of Disease 2010...
September 2015: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Takahiro Yoneyama, Atsushi Imai, Shingo Hatakeyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie, Chikara Ohyama
BACKGROUND: Retrospective evaluation of the effectiveness and adverse events (AEs) of a sequential chemotherapy regimen using gemcitabine + carboplatin (GCarbo) followed by GCarbo + docetaxel (GCarboD) for advanced upper-tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). METHODS: We treated 56 patients with advanced UTUC. Mean patient age was 68.9 years, creatinine clearance was 51.2 mL/min, and the observation period was 20 months. Patients received two courses of GCarbo comprising 800 mg/m(2) gemcitabine on days 1, 8, and 15, and carboplatin at an area under the curve of four on day 2...
December 2015: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Viswanath Reddy Belum, Courtney Washington, Christine A Pratilas, Vincent Sibaud, Franck Boralevi, Mario E Lacouture
BACKGROUND: The dermatologic adverse events (AEs) of various molecularly targeted therapies are well-described in adult cancer patients. Little has been reported on the incidence and clinical presentation of such AEs in pediatric patients with cancer. To address this gap, we analyzed the dermatologic AEs reported across clinical trials of targeted anticancer therapies in pediatric patients. PROCEDURES: We conducted an electronic literature search (PubMed, American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meetings' abstracts, ClinicalTrials...
May 2015: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Fatma Yalçın Musri, Hasan Mutlu, Derya Kıvrak Salim, Melek Karakurt Eryılmaz, Betül Ünal, Deniz Tural, Hasan Şenol Coşkun
Sorafenib which is used in the treatment of renal, thyroid and hepatocellular cancers is a multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Though sorafenib is associated with some side effects, it is known that sorafenib is generally well tolerated compared to other tyrosine kinase inhibitors. In the present case, hepatocellular cancer was diagnosed seven months ago. The disease was in stage IIIB at the time of diagnosis. Sorafenib was initiated with a dose of 400 mg twice daily because of disease progression after two cycles of doxorubicin...
April 2016: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
Katherine L Caretti, Darius R Mehregan, David A Mehregan
BACKGROUND: In the USA, the geriatric population, almost 12% of which will be comprised of African-Americans, is expected to exceed 88 million by 2050. Data on dermatologic conditions in elderly African-Americans are deficient. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify prevalences of self-reported skin disease and skin-related concerns in elderly African-Americans, and to assess participants' perceptions of skin disease and awareness of skin cancer. METHODS: Elderly African-Americans were recruited into a cross-sectional study and asked to complete a 17-item questionnaire...
September 2015: International Journal of Dermatology
Giulio Perugi, Giuseppe Quaranta, Serena Belletti, Francesca Casalini, Nicola Mosti, Cristina Toni, Liliana Dell'Osso
BACKGROUND: Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) suffer from greater physical morbidity and mortality than the general population. The aim of the present study is to explore the prevalence and clinical correlates of General Medical Conditions (GMC) in a large consecutive sample of patients with BD. METHOD: The study sample comprised of 347 patients who met DSM-IV-TR criteria for BD I (n=207, 59.7%), BD II or Cyclothymic Disorder (n=140, 40.3). Diagnostic information was collected by means of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders- Clinical Version (SCID-I), and information about personal and family history were collected by the Semi-Structured Interview for Mood Disorder-Revised (SIMD-R)...
January 1, 2015: Journal of Affective Disorders
R Hellen, C Kiely, A Murad, N Mulligan, J Coffey, P Lenane, F J Moloney
We describe two patients with newly diagnosed dermatoses localizing to the radiotherapy field following treatment for breast cancer. Patient 1 was a 53-year-old woman who developed bullous morphoea on her left breast two years after radiotherapy. Patient 2 was a 43-year-old woman who developed urticaria pigmentosa on her right breast eight months after radiotherapy and similar lesions gradually developed beyond the radiotherapy field. Both patients experienced a significant delay in diagnosis due to diagnostic confusion and concern over breast cancer recurrence...
December 2014: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Ivan Wawrzyniak, Philippe Poirier, Eric Viscogliosi, Meloni Dionigia, Catherine Texier, Frédéric Delbac, Hicham El Alaoui
Blastocystis sp. is among the few enteric parasites with a prevalence that often exceeds 5% in the general population of industrialized countries and can reach 30-60% in developing countries. This parasite is frequently found in people who are immunocompromised (patients with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or cancer) and a higher risk of Blastocystis sp. infection has been found in people with close animal contact. Such prevalence in the human population and the zoonotic potential naturally raise questions about the impact of these parasites on public health and has increased interest in this area...
October 2013: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
Michael H Smolensky, Francesco Portaluppi, Roberto Manfredini, Ramon C Hermida, Ruana Tiseo, Linda L Sackett-Lundeen, Erhard L Haus
The symptom intensity and mortality of human diseases, conditions, and syndromes exhibit diurnal or 24 h patterning, e.g., skin: atopic dermatitis, urticaria, psoriasis, and palmar hyperhidrosis; gastrointestinal: esophageal reflux, peptic ulcer (including perforation and hemorrhage), cyclic vomiting syndrome, biliary colic, hepatic variceal hemorrhage, and proctalgia fugax; infection: susceptibility, fever, and mortality; neural: frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobe seizures, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, hereditary progressive dystonia, and pain (cancer, post-surgical, diabetic neuropathic and foot ulcer, tooth caries, burning mouth and temporomandibular syndromes, fibromyalgia, sciatica, intervertebral vacuum phenomenon, multiple sclerosis muscle spasm, and migraine, tension, cluster, hypnic, and paroxysmal hemicranial headache); renal: colic and nocturnal enuresis and polyuria; ocular: bulbar conjunctival redness, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, intraocular pressure and anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, and recurrent corneal erosion syndrome; psychiatric/behavioral: major and seasonal affective depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, parasuicide and suicide, dementia-associated agitation, and addictive alcohol, tobacco, and heroin cravings and withdrawal phenomena; plus autoimmune and musculoskeletal: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, axial spondylarthritis, gout, Sjögren's syndrome, and systemic lupus erythematosus...
June 2015: Sleep Medicine Reviews
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