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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329568/localized-cutaneous-argyria-report-of-two-patients-and-literature-review
#1
Bryce David Beutler, Robert A Lee, Philip R Cohen
BackgroundLocalized cutaneous argyria is a rare skin condition caused by direct contact with silver or silver particles. It presents as asymptomatic gray or blue-gray macules that appear similar to blue nevi. Histologic features include brown-colored or black-colored silver granules in the basement membrane and dermis, most commonly surrounding eccrine glands, elastic fibers, and collagen fibrils. The condition is most frequently observed in individuals who are regularly exposed to small silver particles, such as silversmiths and welders...
November 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328709/the-clinical-and-histological-effect-of-a-low-fluence-q-switched-1-064-nm-neodymium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-laser-for-the-treatment-of-melasma-and-solar-lentigo-in-asians-prospective-randomized-and-split-face-comparative-study
#2
Chikako Kaminaka, Fukumi Furukawa, Yuki Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: The low-fluence Q-switched 1,064-nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser (QSNYL) is popular for melasma treatment among Asians. OBJECTIVE: This study was to evaluate the clinical and histological effects of the low-fluence QSNYL for treatment of melasma and solar lentigo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized split-face clinical study, 22 patients with melasma or solar lentigo received low-fluence QSNYL weekly for 10 sessions on one cheek...
March 21, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328705/novel-approach-to-treating-androgenetic-alopecia-in-females-with-photobiomodulation-low-level-laser-therapy
#3
Shelly Friedman, Patricia Schnoor
BACKGROUND: Photobiomodulation, also referred to as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), has been studied and used for (among other diseases) the promotion of hair regrowth. OBJECTIVE/MATERIALS AND METHODS/RESULTS: A clinical study was developed to define the physiologic effects that occur when the human hair follicle and surrounding tissue structures are exposed to laser light using a novel device that is fitted with an array of laser diode sources operating at 650 nm and placed inside a sports cap to promote discretion while in use...
March 21, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327611/biomimetic-surface-structuring-using-cylindrical-vector-femtosecond-laser-beams
#4
Evangelos Skoulas, Alexandra Manousaki, Costas Fotakis, Emmanuel Stratakis
We report on a new, single-step and scalable method to fabricate highly ordered, multi-directional and complex surface structures that mimic the unique morphological features of certain species found in nature. Biomimetic surface structuring was realized by exploiting the unique and versatile angular profile and the electric field symmetry of cylindrical vector (CV) femtosecond (fs) laser beams. It is shown that, highly controllable, periodic structures exhibiting sizes at nano-, micro- and dual- micro/nano scales can be directly written on Ni upon line and large area scanning with radial and azimuthal polarization beams...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326562/liposome-encapsulated-hemoglobin-accelerates-skin-wound-healing-in-diabetic-db-db-mice
#5
Tsuyoshi Fukui, Akira T Kawaguchi, Susumu Takekoshi, Muneo Miyasaka, Hideaki Sumiyoshi, Rica Tanaka
Since liposome-encapsulated hemoglobin with high O2 affinity (h-LEH, P50 O2  = 10 mm Hg) has been reported to accelerate skin wound healing in normal mice, it was tested in dB/dB mice with retarded wound healing, as seen in human diabetics. Two full-thickness dorsal wounds 6 mm in diameter encompassed by silicone stents were created in dB/dB mice. Two days later (day 2), the animals were randomly assigned to receive intravenous h-LEH (2 mL/kg, n = 7) or saline (2 mL/kg, n = 7). The same treatment was repeated 4 days after wounding (day 4), and the size of the skin lesions was analyzed by photography, surface perfusion was detected by Laser-Doppler imager, and plasma cytokines and chemokines were determined on days 0, 2, 4, and 7, when all animals were euthanized for morphological studies...
March 21, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323657/histology-and-gadolinium-distribution-in-the-rodent-brain-after-the-administration-of-cumulative-high-doses-of-linear-and-macrocyclic-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents
#6
Jessica Lohrke, Anna-Lena Frisk, Thomas Frenzel, Laura Schöckel, Martin Rosenbruch, Gregor Jost, Diana Constanze Lenhard, Martin A Sieber, Volker Nischwitz, Astrid Küppers, Hubertus Pietsch
OBJECTIVES: Retrospective studies in patients with primary brain tumors or other central nervous system pathologies as well as postmortem studies have suggested that gadolinium (Gd) deposition occurs in the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP) after multiple administrations of primarily linear Gd-based contrast agents (GBCAs). However, this deposition has not been associated with any adverse effects or histopathological alterations. The aim of this preclinical study was to systematically examine differences between linear and macrocyclic GBCAs in their potential to induce changes in brain and skin histology including Gd distribution in high spatial resolution...
March 20, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321676/transdermal-delivery-of-human-growth-hormone-via-laser-generated-micropores
#7
Yang Song, Karishma Hemmady, Ashana Puri, Ajay K Banga
The epidermal skin barrier plays an important role in protecting underlying structures. It allows the passage of low molecular weight lipophilic molecules, but restricts the passage of hydrophilic molecules and macromolecules. The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of transdermal delivery of human growth hormone (hGH) through laser-microporated dermatomed porcine ear skin. The permeation of hGH was evaluated at different laser fluences and micropore densities. In vitro permeation studies were performed on vertical Franz diffusion cells using dermatomed porcine ear skin treated with ablative laser (2940 nm; P...
March 20, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321647/photobiomodulation-of-wound-healing-via-visible-and-infrared-laser-irradiation
#8
Hakan Solmaz, Yekta Ulgen, Murat Gulsoy
Fibroblast cells are known to be one of the key elements in wound healing process, which has been under the scope of research for decades. However, the exact mechanism of photobiomodulation on wound healing is not fully understood yet. Photobiomodulation of 635 and 809 nm laser irradiation at two different energy densities were investigated with two independent experiments; first, in vitro cell proliferation and then in vivo wound healing. L929 mouse fibroblast cell suspensions were exposed with 635 and 809 nm laser irradiations of 1 and 3 J/cm(2) energy densities at 50 mW output power separately for the investigation of photobiomodulation in vitro...
March 20, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317530/depigmentation-therapies-for-vitiligo
#9
REVIEW
Pearl E Grimes, Rama Nashawati
The general goals of medical management of vitiligo are to repigment vitiliginous areas of skin and to stabilize the progression of depigmentation. However, for some patients with vitiligo affecting extensive body surface areas who are unresponsive to repigmentation therapies, depigmentation of the remaining normal skin may be a better choice. Candidates for depigmentation therapy should be carefully screened and patient education is essential. Permanent topical therapies used for depigmentation include monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone, 4-methoxyphenol, and 88% phenol...
April 2017: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317527/phototherapy-and-combination-therapies-for-vitiligo
#10
REVIEW
Samia Esmat, Rehab A Hegazy, Suzan Shalaby, Stephen Chu-Sung Hu, Cheng-Che E Lan
Vitiligo is a disease characterized by disappearance of melanocytes from the skin. It can negatively influence the physical appearance of affected individuals, and may profoundly affect a person's psychosocial function and quality of life. Therefore, vitiligo should not be considered as merely a condition that affects a patient's appearance, but needs to be actively treated in patients who seek medical help. Phototherapy has been used as the main treatment modality for patients with vitiligo. Different forms of phototherapy for vitiligo include broadband UVB, narrowband UVB, excimer light and excimer laser, and psoralen plus UVA...
April 2017: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317240/treatment-of-nevus-lipomatosus-cutaneous-superficialis-with-co2-laser
#11
Kabir Sardana, Shivani Bansal, Vijay K Garg, Nita Khurana
Nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis (NLCS) is an uncommon lesion characterized by ectopic adipose tissue in the dermis and can be generalized or localized. It presents as a soft skin colored to yellowish papules or cerebriform plaques occurring usually on the buttock or thigh in a segment distribution. We report a case of NLCS in 38-year-old female, which was treated using the ultrapulse mode CO2 Laser. We describe the scientific logic and clinical results of using the ultrapulse mode in relation to the pathology of NLCS...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299865/novel-short-antimicrobial-peptide-isolated-from-xenopus-laevis-skin
#12
Yu Zhang, Songcai Liu, Siming Li, Yunyun Cheng, Linyan Nie, Gang Wang, Chen Lv, Wenzhen Wei, Cheng Cheng, Feng Hou, Linlin Hao
A rich source of bioactive peptides, including a large number of antimicrobial peptides, has been found in amphibian skin. In this study, a novel short antimicrobial peptide was purified from Xenopus laevis skin and characterised through reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography, Edman degradation and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The peptide was composed of six amino acids with a sequence of DEDLDE and thus named X. laevis antibacterial peptide-P2 (XLAsp-P2)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299490/molecular-effects-of-fractional-ablative-erbium-yag-laser-treatment-with-multiple-stacked-pulses-on-standardized-human-three-dimensional-organotypic-skin-models
#13
Laurenz Schmitt, P M Amann, Y Marquardt, R Heise, K Czaja, P A Gerber, T Steiner, F Hölzle, Jens Malte Baron
The molecular changes in gene expression following ablative laser treatment of skin lesions, such as atrophic scars and UV-damaged skin, are not completely understood. A standardized in vitro model of human skin, to study the effects of laser treatment on human skin, has been recently developed. Therefore, the aim of the investigation was to examine morphological and molecular changes caused by fractional ablative erbium:YAG laser treatment on an in vitro full-thickness 3D standardized organotypic model of human skin...
March 15, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299489/a-split-face-comparison-of-q-switched-nd-yag-1064-nm-laser-for-facial-rejuvenation-in-nevus-of-ota-patients
#14
Cao Yongqian, Lin Li, Bi Jianhai, Huo Ran, Guo Li, Wei Hao, Wang Xining, Xie Shigang, Wang Yibing
We aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of using the 1064-nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser (QSNYL) for skin rejuvenation in patients with Nevus of Ota. A retrospective, randomized, split-faced, clinical study was conducted. Twenty-nine patients with unilateral moderate to severe Nevus of Ota were enrolled. The participants completed 3-13 sessions of QSNYL treatments 3-6 months apart. Two independent physicians compared the treated and untreated sides of the face to evaluate the clearance of Nevus of Ota, the wrinkle severity rating scale (WSRS), the global aesthetic improvement scale (GAIS), and adverse event reporting...
March 15, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298791/amyloidosis-and-anesthesia
#15
Zara Wani, Dev Kumar Harkawat, Meenaxi Sharma
AIM: The aim of this article is to provide a view of amyloidosis and discuss implications for the anesthetic management of patients with this condition. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Urine samples from patients with plasma cell dyscrasias were obtained from a urine bank that gathers urine samples from patients who gave research use consent for specimens that would otherwise be considered waste. RESULTS: Patients with amyloidosis may present to the anesthesiologist for procedures relating to diagnosis, surgery relating to the underlying condition (e...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296509/tp53-and-atm-mrna-expression-in-skin-and-skeletal-muscle-after-low-level-laser-exposure
#16
Luciana Guedes de Almeida, Luiz Philippe da Silva Sergio, Flavia de Paoli, Andre Luiz Mencalha, Adenilson de Souza da Fonseca
Low-level lasers are widespread in regenerative medicine, but the molecular mechanisms involved in their biological effects are not fully understood, particularly those on DNA stability. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate mRNA expression of genes related to DNA genomic stability in skin and skeletal muscle tissue from Wistar rats exposed to low-level red and infrared lasers. For this, TP53 (Tumor Protein 53) and ATM (Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated gene) mRNA expressions were evaluated by real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) technique 24 hours after low-level red and infrared laser exposure...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295755/evidence-for-a-functional-vasoconstrictor-role-for-atp-in-the-human-cutaneous-microvasculature
#17
James A Lang, Alex C Krajek, Kevin A Smaller
Noradrenaline is responsible for eliciting ∼60% of the reflex cutaneous vasoconstriction (VC) response in young adults, whereas the remainder is due to one or more unidentified coreleased sympathetic adrenergic neurotransmitter(s). Inconsistent evidence has placed neuropeptide Y in this role; however, other putative cotransmitters have yet to be tested. We hypothesize that ATP contributes to the reflex cutaneous VC response. Two protocols were conducted in young adults (n = 10); both involved the placement of three microdialysis (MD) probes in forearm skin and whole-body cooling (Tsk  = 30...
March 10, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294694/the-effects-of-transcutaneous-and-intraoral-low-level-laser-therapy-after-extraction-of-lower-third-molars-a-randomized-single-blind-placebo-controlled-dual-center-study
#18
Sevil Altundag Kahraman, Sedat Cetiner, Robert A Strauss
OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND: The surgical removal of impacted third molars is one of the most common procedures performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. The purpose of this study is to determine whether either transcutaneous or intraoral low-level laser therapy (LLLT) reduces postoperative pain and assists in the healing of mandibular third molar extraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized, placebo controlled, single-blind, split-mouth design study was conducted on 60 patients with full bony impacted similar position mandibular third molars bilaterally...
March 14, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293809/a-mesenteric-traction-syndrome-affects-near-infrared-spectroscopy-evaluated-cerebral-oxygenation-because-skin-blood-flow-increases
#19
Niels D Olesen, Henrik Sørensen, Rikard Ambrus, Lars B Svendsen, Anton Lund, Niels H Secher
During abdominal surgery manipulation of internal organs may induce a "mesenteric traction syndrome" (MTS) including a triad of flushing, hypotension, and tachycardia that lasts for about 30 min. We evaluated whether MTS affects near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) assessed frontal lobe oxygenation (ScO2) by an increase in forehead skin blood flow (SkBF). The study intended to include 10 patients who developed MTS during pancreaticoduodenectomy and 22 patients were enrolled (age 61 ± 8 years; mean ± SD)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293502/microvascular-fragment-transplantation-improves-rat-dorsal-skin-flap-survival
#20
Randolph Stone, Christopher R Rathbone
BACKGROUND: The development of flap necrosis distally remains a concern during microsurgical flap transfers because, at least in part, of decreased perfusion. Microvascular fragments (MVFs) are microvessels isolated from adipose tissue that are capable of improving tissue perfusion in a variety of tissue defects. The aim of this study was to determine whether the transplantation of MVFs in a dorsal rat skin flap model can improve flap survival. METHODS: A 10 × 3 cm flap was raised in a cranial to caudal fashion on the dorsal side of 16 Lewis rats, with the caudal side remaining intact...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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