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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678984/validating-malignant-melanoma-icd-9-cm-codes-in-umbria-asl-napoli-3-sud-and-friuli-venezia-giulia-administrative-healthcare-databases-a-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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Massimiliano Orso, Diego Serraino, Iosief Abraha, Mario Fusco, Gianni Giovannini, Paola Casucci, Francesco Cozzolino, Annalisa Granata, Michele Gobbato, Fabrizio Stracci, Valerio Ciullo, Maria Francesca Vitale, Paolo Eusebi, Walter Orlandi, Alessandro Montedori, Ettore Bidoli
OBJECTIVES: To assess the accuracy of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes in identifying subjects with melanoma. DESIGN: A diagnostic accuracy study comparing melanoma ICD-9-CM codes (index test) with medical chart (reference standard). Case ascertainment was based on neoplastic lesion of the skin and a histological diagnosis from a primary or metastatic site positive for melanoma. SETTING: Administrative databases from Umbria Region, Azienda Sanitaria Locale (ASL) Napoli 3 Sud (NA) and Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) Region...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678409/phototherapy-for-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia-and-childhood-eczema-rhinitis-and-wheeze
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Elizabeth Huiwen Tham, Evelyn Xiu Ling Loo, Anne Goh, Oon Hoe Teoh, Fabian Yap, Kok Hian Tan, Keith M Godfrey, Hugo Van Bever, Bee Wah Lee, Yap Seng Chong, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of allergic diseases in childhood may be attributed to influences of early environmental stimuli on fetal and neonatal immune regulation. Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is common in the Asian population and up to 20% of infants require phototherapy. We examined the hypothesis that phototherapy for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia modulates the infant's risk of developing eczema, rhinitis and wheeze in the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) birth cohort...
March 24, 2018: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678081/interoperable-localisation-of-lesions-on-the-human-skin
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Andreas Weinbacher, Philipp Tschandl, Harald Kittler, Christoph Rinner
Medical terms of anatomical regions are not sufficient to unequivocally describe the locations of lesions on the skin. In order to get gender, age, height and weight independent localisations on the human skin we propose to use the base mesh of MakeHuman in combination with UV coordinates. As proof-of-concept we present a web application based on Three.js with three different MakeHuman 3D models (male, female, infant). Anatomical regions corresponding to UV coordinates are displayed and the UV coordinates of skin lesions can be marked...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677240/uveal-effusion-after-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy
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Merina Thomas, Stephen T Armenti, M Bernadete Ayres, Hakan Demirci
Importance: Immune checkpoint inhibitors, including antiprogrammed cell death protein-1 (anti-PD-1) and antiprogrammed cell death ligand-1 (anti-PD-L1) monoclonal antibodies, have recently been introduced as a promising new immunotherapy for solid cancers. The adverse effects typically include inflammation of the skin, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems. Objective: To describe 3 patients who developed uveal effusion after initiating anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody therapy...
April 12, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676840/behavioral-morphological-and-electrophysiological-assessment-of-the-effects-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-on-large-and-small-nerve-fibers-in-zucker-diabetic-fatty-rat-zucker-lean-and-wistar-rats
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E Garcia-Perez, T Schönberger, M Sumalla, B Stierstorfer, R Solà, H Doods, J Serra, N Gorodetskaya
BACKGROUND: Peripheral neuropathy is a common complication in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The most common presentation is in the form of a distal axonal sensory-motor polyneuropathy that involves large and small nerve fibers in variable proportion. METHODS: Zucker Diabetic Fatty rats (ZDF), Zucker Lean (ZL) and Wistar Han (WH) rats were used to asses the behavioral, morphological and electrophysiological effects that T2DM have on peripheral large and small nerve fibers of 6-40 week-old rats...
April 20, 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676818/new-insights-into-the-phenotypes-of-atopic-dermatitis-linked-with-allergies-and-asthma-in-children-an-overview
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F Amat, A Soria, P Tallon, M Bourgoin-Heck, N Lambert, A Deschildre, J Just
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a complex disease with multiple causes and complex mechanistic pathways according to age of onset, severity of the illness, ethnic modifiers, response to therapy, and triggers. A group of difficult-to-manage patients characterized by early-onset AD and severe lifelong disease associated with allergic asthma and/or food allergy, has been identified. In this paper, we focus on these severe phenotypes, analyzing their links with other atopic comorbidities, and taking into account the results from recent cohort studies and meta-analyses...
April 20, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676708/-urticaria-multiforme-difficult-to-distinguish-from-other-skin-conditions
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L Zijp, P M J H Kemperman, G W den Tusscher
BACKGROUND: Urticaria multiforme is a rare clinical variant of urticaria that occurs specifically in children. CASE DESCRIPTION: A boy aged 11 months was presented at the Emergency Department with acute onset of itching urticarial skin weals and acral oedema. This picture is consistent with the diagnosis of urticaria multiforme. CONCLUSION: The diagnosis of urticaria multiforme can be made on the basis of the clinical picture. Treatment is symptomatic and in most cases this condition resolves spontaneously within two weeks...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676363/lymphomatoid-granulomatosis-a-case-series-from-south-india
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Elanthenral Sigamani, Jagan Chandramohan, Sheila Nair, Geeta Chacko, Meera Thomas, Leni Grace Mathew, Susanne Pulimood, Marie Therese Manipadam
Context: Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG) is a rare B-lymphoproliferative disorder characterised by an angiocentric and angiodestructive pattern along with Epstein - Barr virus (EBV) association. It is one of the diagnostic challenges in lymphoma pathology. Deregulation of EBV immune surveillance is one of the narrated hypotheses in the literature. Extrapulmonary manifestations are rare with LYG. Morphological grading is done based on the number of EBV-positive B cells, which is useful to strategize treatment protocol...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676239/transdermal-delivery-of-at1-receptor-antagonists-reduce-blood-pressure-and-reveals-a-vasodilatory-effect-in-kidney-blood-vessels
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Vasso Apostolopoulos, Michaila Michalatou, Maria-Eleni Androutsou, Markos Antonopoulos, George Agelis, Anthony Zulli, Tawar Qaradakhi, John Matsoukas
BACKGROUND: The Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) is pharmacologically targeted to reduce blood pressure, and patient compliance to oral medications is a clinical issue. The mechanisms of action of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in reducing blood pressure are not well understood, and is purported to be via a reduction of angiotensin II signaling. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to develop a transdermal delivery method for ARBs (losartan potassium and valsartan) and to determine if ARBs reveal a vasodilatory effect of the novel RAS peptide, alamandine...
April 19, 2018: Current Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676072/current-management-of-moderate-to-severe-atopic-dermatitis-a-survey-of-allergists-pediatric-allergists-and-dermatologists-in-korea
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Hye Yung Yum, Hyun Hee Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Woo Kyung Kim, So Yeon Lee, Kapsok Li, Dong Hun Lee
PURPOSE: There is an unmet need for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), leading to variation in management strategies. To investigate distinct features and treatment modalities according to physicians' specialties, we collected data on the current treatment approach to moderate-to-severe AD among allergists, pediatric allergists and dermatologists in Korea. METHODS: This questionnaire-based study was administered to physicians from the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI), Korean Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory Disease (KAPARD), and Korean Atopic Dermatitis Association (KADA)...
May 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675912/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-308-g-a-and-interleukin-1-%C3%AE-511-c-t-gene-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-scarring-acne
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Gulsen Akoglu, Cagman Tan, Deniz Cagdas Ayvaz, Ilhan Tezcan
BACKGROUND: Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder which may heal with scarring. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF α) and interleukin 1 β (IL-1β) are considered as the main responsible proinflammatory mediators of acne pathogenesis. Oversecretion of these cytokines was found to be associated with TNF α-308 G>A and IL-1β-511 C<T polymorphisms. AIM: To evaluate the association of TNF α-308 and IL-1β-511 gene polymorphisms with acne and postacne scarring susceptibility and acne severity...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675643/eyelash-length-for-the-diagnosis-of-atopic-dermatitis-and-ichthyosis-vulgaris-in-children-a-case-control-study
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Mehak Singh, Manoj Pawar
Eyelash trichomegaly (ET) is increased length (≥ 12 mm), curling, pigmentation, or thickness of eyelashes. Among acquired causes, allergic diseases and atopic dermatitis (AD) have been found to be associated with eyelash trichomegaly especially in children; however, to date, this claim has not been studied in detail. To compare the eyelash lengths of AD and ichthyosis vulgaris (IV) patients with those of age- and sex-matched patients with unrelated skin disorders, we measured (with a digital Vernier caliper) and compared the eyelash lengths of AD (n = 58) and IV (n = 31) patients to those of age- and sex-matched patients with unrelated skin disorders (n = 178)...
April 19, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675632/factors-affecting-mortality-and-reoperations-in-high-energy-pelvic-fractures
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Peyman Bakhshayesh, Lars Weidenhielm, Anders Enocson
AIM: Factors affecting mortality during the first year following high-energy pelvic fractures has not been reported previously. Nor has surgical complications leading to reoperations been reported in a cohort with only high-energy pelvic trauma patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report and analyse factors affecting outcome, in terms of mortality and reoperations, up to 1 year after the injury in patients with a traumatic pelvic ring injury due to a high-energy trauma...
April 19, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675345/comparison-of-endoscopic-and-external-dacryocystorhinostomy-for-treatment-of-primary-acquired-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
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Pei-Yuan Su
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare the success rates of endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (EN-DCR) and external DCR (EX-DCR) for the treatment of primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANLDO). DESIGN: This was a retrospective, comparative, nonrandomized clinical study. METHODS: Reviewed medical records of PANLDO underwent DCR at Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital from May 2011 to June 2017. Data regarding the lacrimal passage system, comorbidities, surgical outcomes, and postoperative complications were analyzed...
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675264/blocking-negative-effects-of-senescence-in-human-skin-fibroblasts-with-a-plant-extract
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Ingo Lämmermann, Lucia Terlecki-Zaniewicz, Regina Weinmüllner, Markus Schosserer, Hanna Dellago, André Dargen de Matos Branco, Dominik Autheried, Benjamin Sevcnikar, Lisa Kleissl, Irina Berlin, Frédérique Morizot, Francois Lejeune, Nicola Fuzzati, Sandra Forestier, Alix Toribio, Anaïs Tromeur, Lionel Weinberg, Juan Carlos Higareda Almaraz, Marcel Scheideler, Marion Rietveld, Abdoel El Ghalbzouri, Erwin Tschachler, Florian Gruber, Johannes Grillari
There is increasing evidence that senescent cells are a driving force behind many age-related pathologies and that their selective elimination increases the life- and healthspan of mice. Senescent cells negatively affect their surrounding tissue by losing their cell specific functionality and by secreting a pro-tumorigenic and pro-inflammatory mixture of growth hormones, chemokines, cytokines and proteases, termed the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Here we identified an extract from the plant Solidago virgaurea subsp...
2018: NPJ Aging and Mechanisms of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675135/corrigendum-to-resveratrol-enriched-rice-attenuates-uvb-ros-induced-skin-aging-via-downregulation-of-inflammatory-cascades
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Lalita Subedi, Taek Hwan Lee, Hussain Mustatab Wahedi, So-Hyeon Baek, Sun Yeou Kim
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2017/8379539.].
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674850/effect-of-dietary-oils-on-peripheral-neuropathy-related-endpoints-in-dietary-obese-rats
#17
Lawrence Coppey, Eric Davidson, Hanna Shevalye, Michael E Torres, Mark A Yorek
Purpose: This study aimed to determine the effect of dietary oils (olive, safflower, evening primrose, flaxseed, or menhaden) enriched in different mono unsaturated fatty acids or polyunsaturated fatty acids on peripheral neuropathies in diet-induced obese Sprague-Dawley rats. Materials and methods: Rats at 12 weeks of age were fed a high-fat diet (45% kcal) for 16 weeks. Afterward, the rats were fed diets with 50% of the kilocalories of fat derived from lard replaced by the different dietary oils...
2018: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674633/mechanisms-of-tactile-sensory-deterioration-amongst-the-elderly
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Lisa Skedung, Charles El Rawadi, Martin Arvidsson, Céline Farcet, Gustavo S Luengo, Lionel Breton, Mark W Rutland
It is known that roughness-smoothness, hardness-softness, stickiness-slipperiness and warm-cold are predominant perceptual dimensions in macro-, micro- and nano- texture perception. However, it is not clear to what extent active tactile texture discrimination remains intact with age. The general decrease in tactile ability induces physical and emotional dysfunction in elderly, and has increasing significance for an aging population. We report a method to quantify tactile acuity based on blinded active exploration of systematically varying micro-textured surfaces and a same-different paradigm...
April 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673665/diminished-ovarian-reserve-in-patients-with-psoriasis
#19
Burcu Tuğrul Ayanoğlu, Elif Didem Özdemir, Onur Türkoğlu, Aslıhan Alhan
OBJECTIVE: Psoriasis is a multi-systemic chronic inflammatory skin disease. Previous data suggests that women with some chronic inflammatory diseases have diminished ovarian reserve. This study explores ovarian reserve in patients with psoriasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively analyzed 14 female patients with psoriasis and 35 healthy age and body mass index matched controls. An interview explored demographic characteristics, obstetrical history and menstrual characteristics...
April 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673080/systemic-sclerosis-and-malignancy
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Gokhan Sargin, Taskin Senturk, Songul Cildag
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) has increased risk of morbidity and mortality due to pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension, renal crisis, infections and malignancies. Chemical exposure, smoking and cytotoxic drugs increase the malignancy risk in rheumatic diseases including SSc. We aim to evaluate characteristics, identify risk factors and mortality in SSc patients with malignancies. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-three patients with SSc (24 male, 129 female, with mean age of 56...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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