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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040903/aplasia-cutis-congenita-as-a-result-of-interstitial-laser-therapy-for-fetal-reduction-in-monochorionic-twins-conservative-approach-and-outcome
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Veronica Mugarab-Samedi, Abhay Lodha, Adel ElSharkawy, Essa Al Awad
Monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies are known to carry a high risk of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) that could lead to miscarriage and perinatal death. Demise of one fetus is frequently associated with co-fetal death. Fetal reduction by interstitial laser therapy is an effective procedure to prevent this outcome, but it may be associated with significant risks for both mother and fetus. Aplasia Cutis Congenita (ACC) may occur in up to 8% cases of fetal reduction by laser therapy. We report ACC in a preterm infant, a survivor of interstitial laser therapy for fetal reduction in MC pregnancy...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040573/how-much-atopy-is-attributable-to-common-childhood-environmental-exposures-a-population-based-birth-cohort-study-followed-to-adulthood
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Hayden H Shin, Stephanie J Lynch, Andrew R Gray, Malcolm R Sears, Robert J Hancox
Background: The rising prevalence of atopic diseases implies a strong influence of environmental determinants. Epidemiological studies have identified several early life exposures that appear to influence the risk of developing atopic sensitization, but the combined influence of these exposures is unknown. We sought to estimate the proportion of atopy that could be attributed to common childhood exposures associated with atopic sensitization in adolescence and young adulthood. Methods: Atopic sensitization was measured by skin-prick tests for common aeroallergens in a population-based New Zealand birth cohort at ages 13 and 32 years...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040424/body-contouring-surgery-and-the-maintenance-of-weight-loss-following-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-a-retrospective-study
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Oliver J Smith, Nadine Hachach-Haram, Max Greenfield, Nicki Bystrzonowski, Andrea Pucci, Rachel L Batterham, Majid Hashemi, Afshin Mosahebi
Background: Bariatric surgery leads to significant weight loss with reduced morbidity and mortality. However, excess skin as a consequence of weight loss represents a major problem, impacting upon patient's functionality with potential negative effects on weight loss. Objectives: We evaluated the effect of body-contouring surgery on weight-loss maintenance following bariatric surgery. Methods: We undertook a retrospective analysis of patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) +/- body-contouring surgery (BC)...
October 4, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040421/effect-of-use-of-platelet-rich-plasma-prp-in-skin-with-intrinsic-aging-process
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Luiz Charles-de-Sá, Natale Ferreira Gontijo-de-Amorim, Christina Maeda Takiya, Radovan Borojevic, Donatella Benati, Paolo Bernardi, Andrea Sbarbati, Gino Rigotti
Background: In previous papers, we demonstrated that the treatment of human photoaged skin with stromal-vascular fraction-enriched fat or expanded adipose-derived stem cells showed a decrease of elastosis and the appearance of new oxytalan elastic fibers in dermis and an increase in the vascular network. The utilization of fat plus platelet-rich plasma (PRP) led to an increase in the vascular permeability and reactivity of the nervous component. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analyze the histologic and ultrastructural changes of human skin after the injection of only PRP in the retroauricular area that was not exposed to sun and did not present the photoaging process, in comparison with our previous results...
September 7, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040369/does-the-supine-position-affect-the-nasal-profile-in-rhinoplasty-patients-a-comparison-of-nasal-anthropometric-measurements-in-different-body-positions
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Su Jin Kim, In Yong Ryu, Sung Wan Kim, Kun Hee Lee
Background: Rhinoplasty surgeons are aware that the nasal profile differs according to body position, namely, the erect position in the consultation room vs the supine position on the operating table. It is not clear whether this difference is caused by an optical illusion or skin laxity due to positional change. Objectives: To evaluate anthropometric measurements of the nose with different body positions and determine whether the supine position affects the nasal profile...
September 7, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040310/accumulation-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-evaluated-by-skin-autofluorescence-and-incident-frailty-in-older-adults-from-the-bordeaux-three-city-cohort
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Sophie Pilleron, Kalina Rajaobelina, Maturin Tabue Teguo, Jean-François Dartigues, Catherine Helmer, Cécile Delcourt, Vincent Rigalleau, Catherine Féart
AIM: We analyzed the cross-sectional and prospective relationships between the accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGE), assessed by skin autofluorescence (AF) and frailty and its components. METHODS: A total of 423 participants of the Bordeaux sample of the Three-City study 75 years of age or older in 2009-2010 were included in the cross-sectional analysis. Among them, 255 initially non-frail participants were re-examined 4 years later. Skin AF (arbitrary units (AU)) was measured using the AGE Reader...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040221/thermoeffector-responses-at-a-fixed-rate-of-heat-production-in-heart-failure-patients
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Bryce N Balmain, Ollie Jay, Norman R Morris, Kenji Shiino, Glenn M Stewart, Rohan Jayasinghe, Jonathan Chan, Surendran Sabapathy
PURPOSE: Heart failure (HF) patients appear to exhibit altered thermoregulatory responses during exercise in the heat. However, the extent to which these responses are altered due to physiological impairments independently of biophysical factors associated with differences in metabolic heat production (Hprod), evaporative heat balance requirements (Ereq) and/or body size, is presently unclear. Therefore, we examined thermoregulatory responses in 10 HF and 10 age-matched controls (CON) similar in body size during exercise at a fixed rate of Hprod, and therefore Ereq in a 30°C environment...
October 16, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036993/-study-on-the-disease-burden-of-chinese-adolescent-in-2015
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R B Xu, D Y Jin, Y Song, X J Wang, Y H Dong, Z G Yang, Y J Chen, J Ma
Objective: To discuss the main causes and risk factors of disability and death among current Chinese adolescents. Methods: Subnational data of China from Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015) was used to rank the causes and risk factors leading to death and disability adjusted life years (DALY) in Chinese adolescents aged between 10 and 19 years old, and thereby to analyze the main cauese and risk factors of death and DALY among Chinese adolescents in different genders. Results: In 2015, among Chinese adolescents aged 10-19 years old, the total DALY was 13 million 490 thousand years, and the total number of deaths was 63 258 cases...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035620/effectiveness-of-salted-ice-bag-versus-cryo-compression-on-decreasing-intramuscular-and-skin-temperature
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Jennifer Ostrowski
CONTEXT: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are commonly recommended immediately post-injury. Traditionally, ice bag with elastic wrap compression has been utilized, however recently intermittent cryo-compression units are being used. Limited research has evaluated tissue temperature decreases with intermittent cryo-compression units. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate magnitude of muscle and skin cooling. DESIGN: Repeated-measures counterbalanced study...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035302/oligoarticular-hemarthroses-and-osteomyelitis-complicating-pasteurella-meningitis-in-an-infant
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Charles Nathan Nessle, Allison K Black, Justin Farge, Victoria A Statler
A 5-month-old previously healthy female presented with a one-week history of fever and increased fussiness. Her presentation revealed an ill-appearing infant with an exam and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies concerning bacterial meningitis; CSF cultures grew Pasteurella multocida. Additionally, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated cervical osteomyelitis. Despite multiple days of antibiotic therapy, she remained febrile with continued pain; MRI showed oligoarticular effusions, and aspiration of these joints yielded bloody aspirates...
October 16, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034918/resveratrol-from-diet-to-topical-usage
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Veronica Sanda Chedea, Simona Ioana Vicaş, Claudia Sticozzi, Federica Pessina, Maria Frosini, Emanuela Maioli, Giuseppe Valacchi
The stilbene derivative resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxy-stilbene; RESV) has become the subject of interest of many researchers and the pharmaceutical industries due to its well-acclaimed beneficial biological activities. Although earlier research tended to focus on the effects of RESV on cardiovascular disorders, many other studies have described the beneficial effects of RESV in the areas of cancer chemoprevention and inflammation and interest of researchers on this compound is still increasing. It is now well accepted that the effect of RESV is not just due to its so called "antioxidant" activity but mainly (if not only) because of the ability of this compound to trigger cell signaling pathways and gene expression involved in cellular defense systems...
October 16, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034865/patients-attending-emergency-departments
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Martin Scherer, Dagmar Lühmann, Agata Kazek, Heike Hansen, Ingmar Schäfer
BACKGROUND: The number of patients in emergency departments has risen steadily in recent years, with a particular increase in patients not requiring urgent treatment. The aim of this study is to characterize this group of patients with respect to their sociodemographic features, health status, and reasons for attending an emergency department. METHODS: PiNo Nord is a cross-sectional observational study representing two full working weeks in five different hospitals...
September 29, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034793/patient-s-utilization-of-primary-care-a-profile-of-clinical-and-administrative-reasons-for-visits-in-israel
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Tamar Adar, Inbar Levkovich, Orit Cohen Castel, Khaled Karkabi
BACKGROUND: Data on patients' utilization of health services in primary care is relevant to planning healthcare. Data may be collected by numerous methods, but obtaining a true picture of content of care has practical difficulties. OBJECTIVES: To describe patient's reasons for visits to primary care physicians (PCPs) as presented by the patient; and to examine the effect of patient-, doctor- and clinic-related variables on the reasons for the visit. METHODS: Visits to PCPs were observed by peer doctors during 2014, at primary care clinics in Israel...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034528/patients-with-a-new-variant-of-endemic-pemphigus-foliaceus-have-autoantibodies-against-arrector-pili-muscle-colocalizing-with-myzap-p0071-desmoplakins-1-and-2-and-arvcf
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A M Abreu-Velez, C A Valencia-Yepes, Y A Upegui-Zapata, E Upegui-Quiceno, N R Mesa-Herrera, J E Velazquez-Velez, M S Howard
BACKGROUND: We identified a new variant of endemic pemphigus foliaceus in El Bagre, Colombia, South America, which we term El Bagre-EPF, and observed reactivity to arrector pili muscle (APM), thus we tested for autoimmunity to APM. METHODS: We took skin biopsies from 30 patients with El Bagre-EPF and 30 healthy controls (HCs) matched by age, sex and occupation, who were all from the endemic area, and tested these using direct immunofluorescence (DIF), confocal microscopy, immunohistochemistry and immunoblotting (IB)...
October 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033820/pachyderma-in-primary-cutaneous-nk-and-t-cell-lymphoma-and-leukemia-cutis
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Eve Lebas, Cesar Chian, Nazli Nikkels-Tassoudji, Jorge E Arrese, Arjen F Nikkels
BACKGROUND: Pachyderma is defined as severely thickened skin with deep folds and is occasionally observed with primary cutaneous NK and T-cell lymphoma (pCNKTCL), primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (pCBCL), and leukemia cutis (LC). AIM: To describe the clinical, histological, and therapeutic particularities of a series of pCNKTCL, pCBCL, and LC patients with pachyderma. RESULTS: In a series of pCNKTCL (n = 70), pCBCL (n = 12), and LC (n = 2) patients followed up during 9 years, 6 cases of pachyderma were observed...
September 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033449/symptomatology-patterns-in-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Michael Katotomichelakis, Theodoros Iliou, Ioannis Karvelis, Evangelos Giotakis, Gerasimos Daniilides, Eleni Erkotidou, Christos Lazaridis, George K Anastassopoulos
BACKGROUND Although allergic rhinitis (AR) is recognized as a growing global health disease with considerable importance for patients' lives, especially among children and adolescents, there is a lack of population studies concerning symptomatology patterns of the disease. The present study aimed to explore symptoms prevalence among school-aged children, to detect any correlation between allergen sensitivities with symptomatology patterns, and, finally, to evaluate the association of the sensitivity grade score with symptoms severity or seasonality...
October 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032999/a-prospective-phase-i-comparison-of-toxicity-and-cosmesis-outcomes-of-single-fraction-iort-and-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-with-iort-boost-in-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Tanuja Bhandari, Wesley Babaran, Afshin Forouzannia, Venita Williams, Jay Harness, Michele Carpenter, Maher Gobran, Rajesh Khanijou, Brittany Wagman, Robert Ash, Lawrence D Wagman
PURPOSE: Radiation therapy is proven to reduce local recurrence in patients with early-stage breast cancer. To reduce toxicity, treatment time, and improve accuracy, intraoperative radiation therapy was used as definitive treatment or as a boost. The study's objective was to compare the short-term toxicity and cosmesis of single-fraction (SF) IORT and hypofractionated radiotherapy with IORT boost (HfB) given as definitive treatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between March 2011 and December 2013, 57 patients aged 45-91 years and 24 patients aged 43-83 years (total n = 81) with Stage 0-II were treated with SF or HfB (Mobetron, IntraOp Medical, Sunnyvale, CA)...
October 9, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032119/a-systematic-review-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-systemic-corticosteroids-in-atopic-dermatitis
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Sherry Yu, Aaron M Drucker, Mark Lebwohl, Jonathan I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Systemic corticosteroids are often used to treat atopic dermatitis (AD). However, few studies assessed the safety and efficacy of systemic corticosteroids in AD. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature on efficacy and safety of systemic corticosteroid use (oral, intramuscular, intravenous) in AD. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Medline, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library were searched. We included systematic reviews, guidelines and treatment reviews of systemic corticosteroid use among patients of all ages with a diagnosis of AD (52 reviews and 12 studies)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031526/the-temporal-artery-island-flap-a-good-reconstructive-option-for-small-to-medium-sized-facial-defects
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Said Algan, Murat Kara, Hakan Cinal, Ensar Zafer Barin, Akin Inaloz, Onder Tan
PURPOSE: The reconstruction of facial defects is esthetically vital because of the unique skin color and texture of the face. The aim of this study was to show the utility of different temporal artery island flap designs for the reconstruction of upper and middle facial defects without contrast to the color and texture of the face. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is retrospective case series conducted from November 2004 through May 2015. Patients older than 18 years with upper and middle facial defects smaller than 5 cm were included...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030030/oncological-safety-of-nipple-sparing-prophylactic-mastectomy-a-review-of-the-literature-on-3716-cases
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T Muller, A Baratte, C Bruant-Rodier, F Bodin, C Mathelin
INTRODUCTION: The objective of our study was to evaluate the risk of cancer after prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy (PNSM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The PubMed database was consulted using the following key-words: "nipple-sparing mastectomy", "prophylactic", "locoregional recurrence", "oncological risk". Articles published between January 1995 and December 2016 were searched. RESULTS: Out of the 270 articles found, 19 were included. Overall, 15 studies were retrospective, 2 prospective, 2 prospective and retrospective and 3 were multicentric...
October 10, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
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