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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447447/nuclear-targeting-gold-nanorods-for-extremely-low-nir-activated-photothermal-therapy
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Limin Pan, Jianan Liu, Jianlin Shi
Photo-related nanomedicine is of particular interest as an emerging paradigm toward precise cancer therapy, as demonstrated by the recent developments of photothermal therapy (PTT), an emerging technique employing light converting agents to burn cancerous cells by over-dosed optical energy-converted heat. However, most of the laser irradiations needed for effective PTT significantly exceed the maximal permissible power density in human skin, which is likely to damage surrounding normal tissues. Herein, we report a strategy of intranuclear PTT of cancer enabled by nuclear-targeted delivery of gold nanorods of ~ 10...
April 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445365/improvement-of-flap-necrosis-in-a-rat-random-skin-flap-model-by-in-vivo-electroporation-mediated-hgf-gene-transfer
#2
S Morteza Seyed Jafari, Maziar Shafighi, Helmut Beltraminelli, Thomas Geiser, Robert E Hunger, Amiq Gazdhar
BACKGROUND: Despite great understanding of underlying mechanisms for flap necrosis and advances in surgical techniques, flap necrosis remains a critical issue. In the present study, the authors investigated the efficacy of electroporation-mediated hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene delivery to random dorsal skin flaps (McFarlane) to accelerate wound healing and reduce flap necrosis. METHODS: Fifteen male Wistar rats (290 to 320 g) were divided randomly into three groups...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440002/differential-effect-of-incobotulinumtoxin-a-on-pain-neurogenic-flare-and-hyperalgesia-in-human-surrogate-models-of-neurogenic-pain
#3
S A Diener, M Breimhorst, Th Vogt, H H Krämer, P D Drummond, C Geber, F Birklein
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of Botulinum-neurotoxin A (BoNT/A) to treat pain in human pain models is very divergent. This study was conducted to clarify if the pain models or the route of BoNT/A application might be responsible for these divergent findings. METHODS: Sixteen healthy subjects (8 males, mean age 27 ± 5 years) were included in a first set of experiments consisting of three visits: (1) Visit: Quantitative sensory testing (QST) was performed before and after intradermal capsaicin injection (CAPS, 15 μg) on one thigh and electrical current stimulation (ES, 1 Hz) on the contralateral thigh...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436746/penetration-time-profiles-for-two-class-3b-lasers-in-in-situ-human-achilles-at-rest-and-stretched
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Daniel Huseby Bordvik, Sturla Haslerud, Ingvill Fjell Naterstad, Rodrigo Alvaro Brandão Lopes-Martins, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal Junior, Jan Magnus Bjordal, Jon Joensen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The majority of studies investigating penetration of laser light are performed in vitro on skin flaps, with measures of immediate penetration depth and energy loss. The aim of this study was to investigate the penetration time profiles for two different lasers used in low-level laser therapy, during 150 sec of exposure both in stretched and relaxed human Achilles in situ. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four Achilles tendons from 17 healthy volunteers were irradiated by an 810 nm, 200 mW, continuous- and a 904 nm, 60 mW, super-pulsed laser...
April 21, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434049/a-prospective-study-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-combined-bipolar-radiofrequency-intense-pulsed-light-and-infrared-diode-laser-treatment-for-global-facial-photoaging
#5
Min Jiang, Fang Yan, Mathew Avram, Zhong Lu
The clinical features of photoaging include: skin texture changes, laxity, rhytides, pigmentary changes, and vascular changes such as erythema and telangiectasias. In order to meet patients' increasing demands for improving all aspects of photoaging at one office visit, employing a multi-modality treatment for all aspects of photoaging has become increasingly desirable for the physician and patient alike. We examine a novel device that employs bipolar radiofrequency (RF), intense pulsed light (IPL), and infrared diode laser...
April 23, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432730/assessment-of-voluntary-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-with-cine-imaging-for-breast-radiotherapy
#6
Reuben Patrick Estoesta, Lani Attwood, Diana Naehrig, Elizabeth Claridge-Mackonis, David Odgers, Darren Martin, Melissa Pham, Joanne Toohey, Susan Carroll
Deep Inspiration Breath-Hold (DIBH) techniques for breast cancer radiation therapy (RT) have reduced cardiac dose compared to Free Breathing (FB). Recently, a voluntary deep inspiration breath-hold (vDIBH) technique was established using in-room lasers and skin tattoos to monitor breath-hold. An in-house quality assessment of positional reproducibility during RT delivery with vDIBH in patients with left-sided breast cancer was evaluated. The electronic portal imaging device (EPID) was used in cinematographic (CINE) mode to capture a sequence of images during beam delivery...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429191/melanogenesis-inhibition-in-mice-using-a-low-fluence-1064-nm-q-switched-neodymium-doped-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-laser-a-pilot-study
#7
Jae-Hui Nam, Joon Hong Min, Wang-Kyun Kim, Sunmin Yim, Won-Serk Kim
A low-fluence 1064-nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser, or laser toning, has yielded favorable outcomes in various benign pigmented disorders. However, the exact mechanism of action of laser toning has not been fully elucidated. We sought to determine the inhibitory effect of laser toning on melanogenesis and to assess how laser passes influence the outcomes. To produce perceptible pigmentation, nine HRM-2 melanin-possessing hairless mice were treated with ultraviolet (UV) B radiation on the dorsal skin...
April 20, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428827/fundamental-research-on-the-action-mechanism-of-the-800-nm-semiconductor-laser-on-skin-blackheads-and-coarse-pores
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Jie Lin, Li Jing, Hao Zhu, Fu-Sheng Dong
The aim of the study was to determine the mechanism of action of the 800 nm semiconductor laser on skin blackheads and coarse pores. A total of 24 healthy purebred short-haired male guinea pigs, weighing 350-400 g, were selected and smeared with 0.5 ml coal tar suspension evenly by injector once daily. Treatment was continued for 14 days to form an experimental area of 8×3 cm on the back of the guinea pigs. The animals were divided into the following groups: Normal control group (NC), low-dose laser treatment group (L-LS), high-dose laser treatment group (H-LS), and Q-switched Nd:YAG treatment group (QC)...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427990/neuropeptide-y-not-involved-in-cutaneous-vascular-control-in-young-human-females-taking-oral-contraceptive-hormones
#9
Gary J Hodges, Zachary T Martin, Andrew T Del Pozzi
We previously reported that the cutaneous vasodilator response to local warming in males required noradrenaline (NA) and neuropeptide-Y (NPY). Animal work has shown no role for NPY in female vascular control. We investigated the contribution of NA and NPY in human female cutaneous vascular control. Nine female and nine male participants volunteered. To elucidate whether synthetic oestrogen and progesterone altered cutaneous vascular responses, females were tested in high-hormone (HH) and low-hormone (LH) phases of oral contraceptive pill (OCP)...
April 18, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422819/gnaq-tt-695-694-gc-polymorphism-is-associated-with-increased-gq-expression-vascular-reactivity-and-myocardial-injury-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Ulrich H Frey, Stefanie Klenke, Anna Mitchell, Tim Knüfermann, Heinz Jakob, Matthias Thielmann, Winfried Siffert, Jürgen Peters
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin II receptor type 1-mediated activation of the α-subunit of the heterotrimeric Gq protein evokes increased vasoconstriction and may promote hypertrophy-induced myocardial damage. The authors recently identified a TT(-695/-694)GC polymorphism in the human Gq promoter, the GC allele being associated with an increased prevalence of cardiac hypertrophy. In this article, the authors tested whether the TT(-695/-694)GC polymorphism is associated with differences in (1) myocardial Gq protein expression, (2) vascular reactivity, and (3) myocardial damage after coronary artery bypass grafting...
April 19, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419120/structural-and-functional-changes-in-the-microcirculation-of-lepromatous-leprosy-patients-observation-using-orthogonal-polarization-spectral-imaging-and-laser-doppler-flowmetry-iontophoresis
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Curt Treu, Maria das Graças Coelho de Souza, Omar Lupi, Fernando Lencastre Sicuro, Priscila Alves Maranhão, Luiz Guilherme Kraemer-Aguiar, Eliete Bouskela
Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous infection of skin and peripheral nerves caused by Mycobacterium leprae and is considered the main infectious cause of disability worldwide. Despite the several studies regarding leprosy, little is known about its effects on microvascular structure and function in vivo. Thus, we have aimed to compare skin capillary structure and functional density, cutaneous vasomotion (spontaneous oscillations of arteriolar diameter), which ensures optimal blood flow distribution to skin capillaries) and cutaneous microvascular blood flow and reactivity between ten men with lepromatous leprosy (without any other comorbidity) and ten age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418107/a-new-path-in-defining-light-parameters-for-hair-growth-discovery-and-modulation-of-photoreceptors-in-human-hair-follicle
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Serena Buscone, Andrei N Mardaryev, Bianca Raafs, Jan W Bikker, Carsten Sticht, Norbert Gretz, Nilofer Farjo, Natallia E Uzunbajakava, Natalia V Botchkareva
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Though devices for hair growth based on low levels of light have shown encouraging results, further improvements of their efficacy is impeded by a lack of knowledge on the exact molecular targets that mediate physiological response in skin and hair follicle. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of selected light-sensitive receptors in the human hair follicle and to study the impact of UV-free blue light on hair growth ex vivo. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The expression of Opsin receptors in human skin and hair follicles has been characterized using RT-qPCR and immunofluorescence approaches...
April 18, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418076/ultrasonic-modulation-of-tissue-optical-properties-in-ex-vivo-porcine-skin-to-improve-transmitted-transdermal-laser-intensity
#13
Paul J D Whiteside, Chenxi Qian, Nicholas Golda, Heather K Hunt
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Applications of light-based energy devices involving optical targets within the dermis frequently experience negative side-effects resultant from surface scattering and excess optical absorption by epidermal melanin. As a broadband optical absorber, melanin decreases the efficacy of light-based treatments throughout the ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared spectra while also generating additional heat within the surface tissue that can lead to inflammation or tissue damage...
April 18, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417584/ir-spectroscopy-of-skin-in%C3%A2-vivo-optimal-skin-sites-and-properties-for-non-invasive-glucose-measurement-by-photoacoustic-and-photothermal-spectroscopy
#14
Alexander Bauer, Otto Hertzberg, Arne Küderle, Dominik Strobel, Miguel A Pleitez, Werner Mäntele
We have reported two methods to analyze glucose in the interstitial fluid of skin based on mid-infrared excitation with a tunable quantum cascade laser and photoacoustic or photothermal detection. These methods were evaluated for optimum skin locations to obtain reproducible glucose information. The lower part of the arm, the hypothenar, the tips of the index finger and the thumb were tested. The thumb appears to be the optimal skin location, followed by the index finger. Basic requirements for an optimum site are good capillary blood perfusion, low Stratum corneum thickness and the absence of fat layers...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414721/a-novel-smart-navigation-system-for-intramedullary-nailing-in-orthopedic-surgery
#15
Jaesuk Choi, Jihun Kim, Jae Youn Hwang, Minkyu Je, Jun-Young Kim, Shin-Yoon Kim
This paper proposes a novel smart surgical navigation system for intramedullary nailing in orthopedic surgery. Using a handle-integrated laser guidance module, the system can target a drill insertion point onto skin, indicating an accurate target position to perpendicularly access an invisible distal hole. The proposed handle-integration-based fixation of the laser guidance module precisely defines the relative position of the module with respect to the distal hole. Consequently, unlike conventional systems, the proposed system can indicate the target insertion point without any help from bulky and costly external position-tracking equipment that is usually required for compensating disturbances generated by external impacts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411641/nanoarmoring-of-proteins-by-conjugation-to-block-copolymer-micelles
#16
Nisaraporn Suthiwangcharoen, Ramanathan Nagarajan
The creation of polymer nanoparticles with protein functionality is of great interest to many applications such as targeted drug or gene delivery, diagnostic imaging, cancer theranostics, delivery of protein therapeutics, sensing chemical and biomolecular analytes in complex environments, and design of protective clothing resembling a second skin. Many approaches to achieving this goal are being explored in the current literature. In this chapter, we describe a relatively simple and flexible approach of conjugating the protein to an amphiphilic block copolymer and creating polymer nanoparticles with protein functionality by taking advantage of the intrinsic self-assembly behavior of the amphiphilic block copolymer...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410842/evidence-of-impaired-microvascular-dilatation-in-preterms-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#17
Stefania Troiani, Andrea Cardona, Maddalena Milioni, Debora Monacelli, Alberto Verrotti, Marta Gehring, Giuseppe Ambrosio
BACKGROUND: Evaluating microcirculatory function in severely ill neonates is a relevant, unmet clinical need. Inappropriate peripheral microvascular vasodilatation is thought to contribute to cardiovascular alterations in preterm infants with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We directly evaluated microcirculatory function in preterms with ARDS. METHODS: Peripheral microvascular function was assessed in 50 newborns, divided in three groups: preterms with ARDS; at-term newborns with mild-moderate congenital cardiac disease (Cardio group); healthy controls...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409937/spatial-and-temporal-localization-of-flavonoid-metabolites-in-strawberry-fruit-fragaria-%C3%A3-ananassa
#18
Anna C Crecelius, Dirk Hölscher, Thomas Hoffmann, Bernd Schneider, Thilo C Fischer, Magda-Viola Hanke, Henryk Flachowsky, Wilfried Schwab, Ulrich S Schubert
Flavonoids are important metabolites in strawberries (Fragaria × ananassa) because they accomplish an extensive collection of physiological functions and are valuable for human health. However, their localization within the fruit tissue has not been extensively explored. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometric imaging (MALDI-MSI) was employed to shed light on the spatial distribution of flavonoids during fruit development. One wild-type (WT) and two transgenic lines were compared, wherein the transgenic enzymes anthocyanidin reductase (ANRi) and flavonol synthase (FLSi), respectively, were down-regulated using an RNAi-based silencing approach...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403265/improvement-of-atrophic-acne-scars-in-skin-of-color-using-topical-synthetic-epidermal-growth-factor-egf-serum-a-pilot-study
#19
Marie Alexia Stoddard, Jennifer Herrmann, Lauren Moy, Ronald Moy
<p>BACKGROUND: Atrophic scarring in skin of color is a common, permanent, and distressing result of uncontrolled acne vulgaris. Ablative lasers and chemical peels are frequently used to improve the appearance of atrophic scars, primarily through the stimulation of collagen and elastin; however, these treatment modalities are associated with risks, such as dyspigmentation and hypertrophic scarring, especially in patients with darker skin.</p> <p>OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy of topically applied synthetic epidermal growth factor (EGF) serum in reducing the appearance of atrophic acne scars in skin of color...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399196/combined-use-of-laser-doppler-flowmetry-and-skin-thermometry-for-functional-diagnostics-of-intradermal-finger-vessels
#20
Evgeny A Zherebtsov, Angelina I Zherebtsova, Alexander Doronin, Andrey V Dunaev, Konstantin V Podmasteryev, Alexander Bykov, Igor Meglinski
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April 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
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