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Esther M Hoffmann, Verena Prokosch-Willing
Glaucoma leads to blindness but there are diagnostic and therapeutic developments that aid ophthalmologists in the improved mangement of the disease compared to the past. Known risk factors such as age, myopia, dark pigmented skin, genetics, and elevated intraocular pressure play an important role for the individual patient's prognosis, and many yet unknown or not sufficiently investigated risk factors come along. The structured examination of the optic nerve head is crucial for the clincial diagnosis by the ophthalmologist...
September 20, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931145/medical-and-psychological-problems-faced-by-young-australian-gap-year-travellers
#2
Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Deborah Mills, Sarah Sheridan, Colleen Lau
Background: Gap year travellers can potentially be exposed to many infectious diseases and other travel-related health problems including injuries and psychological problems. Currently, there is little information on health and wellbeing of this particular group of travellers. Methods: Participants were recruited from an organization that specialized in organising international gap year placements. Gap year travellers were asked to complete a pre-departure survey on demographics, placement destination and duration, previous travel experience, hobbies, risk taking behaviour, anticipated problems during the placement, and pre-travel preparations...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931094/ethnicity-and-skin-autofluorescence-based-risk-engines-for-cardiovascular-disease-and-diabetes-mellitus
#3
Muhammad Saeed Ahmad, Torben Kimhofer, Sultan Ahmad, Mohammed Nabil AlAma, Hala Hisham Mosli, Salwa Ibrahim Hindawi, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Katarína Šebeková, Zoheir Abdullah Damanhouri, Elaine Holmes
Skin auto fluorescence (SAF) is used as a proxy for the accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and has been proposed to stratify patients into cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes mellitus (DM) risk groups. This study evaluates the effects of seven different ethnicities (Arab, Central-East African, Eastern Mediterranean, European, North African, South Asian and Southeast Asian) and gender on SAF as well as validating SAF assessment as a risk estimation tool for CVD and DM in an Arabian cohort...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930626/pilot-study-whole-body-manual-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-sat-therapy-improved-pain-and-sat-structure-in-women-with-lipedema
#4
Karen L Herbst, Christopher Ussery, Alyna Eekema
Background Lipedema is a common painful subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) disorder in women affecting the limbs. SAT therapy is a manual therapy to improve soft tissue quality. Objective Determine if SAT therapy improves pain and structure of lipedema SAT. Design Single arm prospective pilot study. Setting Academic medical center. Patients Seven women, 46 ± 5 years, weight 90 ± 19 kg, with lipedema. Intervention Twelve 90-min SAT therapy sessions over 4 weeks. Outcomes Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans, SAT ultrasound (Vevo 2100), leg volumetrics, skin caliper assessment, tissue exam, weight, resting metabolic rate, pain assessment, lower extremity functional scale (LEFS) and body shape questionnaire (BSQ) at baseline and end of study...
September 20, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930174/capsaicin-supplementation-improved-risk-factors-of-coronary-heart-disease-in-individuals-with-low-hdl-c-levels
#5
Yu Qin, Li Ran, Jing Wang, Li Yu, He-Dong Lang, Xiao-Lan Wang, Man-Tian Mi, Jun-Dong Zhu
Low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). This study aimed to evaluate the effects of capsaicin intervention on the serum lipid profile in adults with low HDL-C. In a randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trial, 42 eligible subjects were randomly assigned to the capsaicin (n = 21, 4 mg of capsaicin daily) or to the control group (n = 21, 0.05 mg of capsaicin daily) and consumed two capsaicin or control capsules, which contained the powder of the skin of different peppers, twice daily for three months...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930087/detection-of-amphibian-chytrid-fungus-on-waterfowl-integument-in-natural-settings
#6
Shane M Hanlon, Jerad R Henson, Jacob L Kerby
The chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), the causal agent of the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, has spread at an alarming rate since its discovery. Bd was initially thought to only infect keratinizing epithelial cells in amphibians, a core component of amphibian skin. However, recent studies have detected Bd on the integument of non-amphibian hosts. We conducted a survey of 3 duck species (gadwalls, green-winged teals, and mallards) to determine whether Bd DNA could be found on their feet...
September 20, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930014/surveillance-of-extrapulmonary-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-infections-oregon-usa-2007-2012
#7
Emily Henkle, Katrina Hedberg, Sean D Schafer, Kevin L Winthrop
Limited data are available describing extrapulmonary nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections in the general population. We describe results from statewide population-based laboratory surveillance in Oregon, USA, during 2007-2012. We defined a case of extrapulmonary NTM infection as >1 isolate from skin/soft tissue, disseminated sites, lymph node, joint, or other sites. The annual incidence of extrapulmonary NTM infection (other than Mycobacterium gordonae) was stable, averaging 1.5 cases/100,000 population...
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929931/changes-over-time-in-the-risk-of-hospitalization-for-physical-diseases-among-homeless-men-and-women-in-stockholm-a-comparison-of-two-cohorts
#8
Ulla Beijer, Daniel Bruce, Bo Burström
AIMS: To follow-up hospitalization for physical diseases among homeless men and women compared with a control group from the general population. The study also investigated the changes in the difference between the homeless men and women and the general population over time by comparing two cohorts of homeless people (2000-2002 and 1996). METHODS: A total of 3887 people (24% women) who were homeless during the period 2000-2002 were compared with 11,661 people from the general population with respect to hospitalization for physical diseases and injuries (2000-2010)...
December 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929586/cancer-in-australia-actual-incidence-data-from-1982-to-2013-and-mortality-data-from-1982-to-2014-with-projections-to-2017
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Cancer is a major cause of illness in Australia and therefore ongoing monitoring of cancer in Australia is important. This study sources data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and reports actual number of cases diagnosed and deaths, for all cancers combined and selected cancers, from 1982 to 2013 for incidence and from 1982 to 2014 for mortality, with projections to 2017 for both. It is estimated that 134 174 new cases of cancer (excluding basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin) will be diagnosed in 2017...
September 20, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929498/dog-skin-parasite-load-tlr-2-il-10-and-tnf-%C3%AE-expression-and-infectiousness
#10
Dandara Camila Morais Pereira-Fonseca, Fernanda Muller de Oliveira-Rovai, Lílian Aparecida Colebrusco Rodas, Carolina Aparecida Carlin Beloti, Rafaela Beatriz Pintor Torrecilha, Píer Kenji Rauschkolb Katsuda Ito, Saulo Vinícius Avanço, Rafael Silva Cipriano, Yuri Tani Utsunomiya, Roberto Mitsuyoshi Hiramoto, Leontides Calvo-Bado, Orin Courtenay, Gisele Fabrino Machado, Valéria Marçal Felix de Lima, Cáris Maroni Nunes
Visceral leishmaniosis is a zoonotic disease that is transmitted by Lutzomyia longipalpis sandflies. Dogs are the main peri-urban reservoir of the disease, and progression of canine leishmaniosis is dependent on the type of immune response elaborated against the parasite. Type 1 immunity is characterized by effective cellular response, with production of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). In contrast, Type 2 immunity is predominantly humoral, associated with progression of the disease, and mediated by anti-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin 10 (IL-10)...
September 20, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929493/pediatric-vasculitis-a-single-center-experience
#11
Alexios Alexopoulos, Maria Dakoutrou, Kalliopi Stefanaki, George Chrousos, Talia Kakourou
BACKGROUND: Existing studies of children with vasculitis are limited. The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, course, and outcome of Greek children presenting with vasculitic rash. METHODS: The relevant data included in the study were collected retrospectively using a standardized form from children who were admitted into our department between 2003 and 2013, with the provisional diagnosis of vasculitis of the skin...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929094/gestational-age-dependent-increase-of-survival-motor-neuron-protein-in-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Sota Iwatani, Nur Imma Fatimah Harahap, Dian Kesumapramudya Nurputra, Shinya Tairaku, Akemi Shono, Daisuke Kurokawa, Keiji Yamana, Khin Kyae Mon Thwin, Makiko Yoshida, Masami Mizobuchi, Tsubasa Koda, Kazumichi Fujioka, Mariko Taniguchi-Ikeda, Hideto Yamada, Ichiro Morioka, Kazumoto Iijima, Hisahide Nishio, Noriyuki Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the most common genetic neurological disease leading to infant death. It is caused by loss of survival motor neuron (SMN) 1 gene and subsequent reduction of SMN protein in motor neurons. Because SMN is ubiquitously expressed and functionally linked to general RNA metabolism pathway, fibroblasts (FBs) are most widely used for the assessment of SMN expression in SMA patients but usually isolated from skin biopsy samples after the onset of overt symptoms...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928733/crosstalk-between-signaling-pathways-in-pemphigus-a-role-for-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-activation
#13
Gabriel A Cipolla, Jong Kook Park, Robert M Lavker, Maria Luiza Petzl-Erler
Pemphigus consists of a group of chronic blistering skin diseases mediated by autoantibodies (autoAbs). The dogma that pemphigus is caused by keratinocyte dissociation (acantholysis) as a distinctive and direct consequence of the presence of autoAb targeting two main proteins of the desmosome-desmoglein (DSG) 1 and/or DSG3-has been put to the test. Several outside-in signaling events elicited by pemphigus autoAb in keratinocytes have been described, among which stands out p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) engagement and its apoptotic effect on keratinocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928537/antihyperlipidemic-activity-of-cassia-auriculata-flower-extract-in-oleic-acid-induced-hyperlipidemia-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#14
Vijayakumar Rajendran, Anilkumar Krishnegowda, Vasanthi Nachiappan
The Cassia auriculata herb has been traditionally used in India for medicinal purposes to treat hyperglycemia, diabetes, rheumatism, asthma, and skin diseases. In the present study, ethanolic extract of Cassia auriculata flower (Et-CAF) depicted anti-hyperlipidemic effect in the budding yeast cells. The hyperlipidemic conditions were induced in the yeast cells with oleic acid which showed an increase in triacylglycerol (TAG) and sterol esters (SE), and was supported by the mRNA expression of LRO1 and DGA1 (involved in TAG formation); as well as ARE1 and ARE2 (involved in SE formation)...
August 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928464/gata3-regulates-flg-and-flg2-expression-in-human-primary-keratinocytes
#15
Jana Zeitvogel, Neele Jokmin, Samira Rieker, Ilona Klug, Christina Brandenberger, Thomas Werfel
GATA3 is a transcription factor with an important role in atopic diseases because of its role in the differentiation of Th2 lymphocytes. Moreover, GATA3 is expressed in keratinocytes and has a role in keratinocyte differentiation and the establishment of the epidermal barrier. In this study, we investigated the role of GATA3 in keratinocytes in the context of epidermal barrier integrity under inflammatory skin conditions. When analysing skin samples from atopic dermatitis and psoriasis patients or healthy controls, we detected decreased expression of GATA3 in the stratum spinosum and stratum granulosum of atopic dermatitis and psoriasis patients when compared to healthy controls...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928444/immortalized-n-tert-keratinocytes-as-an-alternative-cell-source-in-3d-human-epidermal-models
#16
Jos P H Smits, Hanna Niehues, Gijs Rikken, Ivonne M J J van Vlijmen-Willems, Guillaume W H J F van de Zande, Patrick L J M Zeeuwen, Joost Schalkwijk, Ellen H van den Bogaard
The strong societal urge to reduce the use of experimental animals, and the biological differences between rodent and human skin, have led to the development of alternative models for healthy and diseased human skin. However, the limited availability of primary keratinocytes to generate such models hampers large-scale implementation of skin models in biomedical, toxicological, and pharmaceutical research. Immortalized cell lines may overcome these issues, however, few immortalized human keratinocyte cell lines are available and most do not form a fully stratified epithelium...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928080/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-driving-aberrant-keratin-expression-pattern-contributes-to-the-pathogenesis-of-psoriasis
#17
Man Jiang, Bing Li, Jieyu Zhang, Lei Hu, Erle Dang, Gang Wang
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease severely affecting patients' physical and psychological well-being. Aberrant keratin expression in psoriasis plays a crucial role in keratinocyte dysfunction and disease development. Little is yet known about the mechanism of this keratin dysregulation. VEGF (Vascular endothelial growth factor) is significantly elevated in psoriatic patients and VEGFRs are detected on keratinocytes, leading to our hypothesis that this keratin dysregulation may be regulated by VEGF...
September 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927891/vitiligo-skin-is-imprinted-with-resident-memory-cd8-t-cells-expressing-cxcr3
#18
Katia Boniface, Clément Jacquemin, Anne-Sophie Darrigade, Benoît Dessarthe, Christina Martins, Nesrine Boukhedouni, Charlotte Vernisse, Alexis Grasseau, Denis Thiolat, Jérôme Rambert, Fabienne Lucchese, Antoine Bertolotti, Khaled Ezzedine, Alain Taieb, Julien Seneschal
Vitiligo is a chronic auto-immune depigmenting skin disorder that results from a loss of melanocytes. Multiple combinatorial factors have been involved in disease development, with a prominent role of the immune system, in particular T cells. After repigmentation, vitiligo frequently recurs in the same area, suggesting that vitiligo could involve the presence of resident memory T cells (TRM). We sought to perform a thorough characterization of the phenotype and function of skin memory T cells in vitiligo. We show that stable and active vitiligo perilesional skin is enriched with a population of CD8 TRM expressing both CD69 and CD103 compared to psoriasis and control unaffected skin...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926874/-multicenter-epidemiological-investigation-of-hospitalized-elderly-young-and-middle-aged-patients-with-severe-burn
#19
Y Tang, L X Wang, W G Xie, Z A Shen, G H Guo, J J Chen, C M Han, L C Ren, Z G Chu, M F Yin, Y Wang, D X Zhang, Y S Huang, J P Zhang
Objective: To compare and analyze the epidemiological characteristics of hospitalized elderly, young and middle-aged patients with severe burn in recent years, so as to provide reference for the prevention and treatment of elderly patients with severe burn. Methods: Relying on the entry system of epidemiological case data and biological sample of severe burn from multicenter in clinic, medical records of patients with severe burn, aged above 18, hospitalized in 8 burn wards from January 2012 to December 2015 were collected...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926601/utility-of-abdominal-skin-plus-subcutaneous-fat-and-rectal-mucosal-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-al-amyloidosis-with-renal-involvement
#20
Ting Li, Xianghua Huang, Shuiqin Cheng, Liang Zhao, Guisheng Ren, Wencui Chen, Qingwen Wang, Caihong Zeng, Zhihong Liu
OBJECTIVES: Skin fat biopsy of the abdominal wall is a simple and safe method for detecting amyloidosis, and rectal mucosal biopsy is also frequently used for screening for the disease; however, the sensitivity of these approaches has not been fully studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of skin fat biopsy combined with rectal mucosal biopsy as a screening procedure for the diagnosis of systemic immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) amyloidosis. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 224 AL amyloidosis patients confirmed by renal biopsy, including a test group of 165 patients and validation group of 59 patients...
2017: PloS One
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