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C Jensen, D Moore, C Mah, O Baclic, S Marchant-Short
Background: The Canadian Immunization Guide (CIG) is published online by the Public Health Agency of Canada and summarizes guidance on vaccines for human use into a single resource. Chapters are reviewed and updated on a regular basis. Vaccine administration is a critical part of any immunization program. Recently, the CIG chapter on vaccine administration practices was updated. Objective: To provide highlights of recent changes to the Vaccine Administration Practices chapter of the CIG...
November 2, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
Simi D Cadmus, Ashley D Lundgren, Ammar M Ahmed
Vitiligo commonly affects children, with half of affected individuals experiencing disease onset before the age of 20. Because childhood is a time of advancement in social and psychological development, understanding the extent of the effect of the disease and means of alleviation is crucial. Vitiligo has been shown to decrease children's quality of life, with greater distress in children with highly visible lesions and darker skin tones. This article reviews the literature regarding interventions that have been analyzed in children...
May 16, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
Karina Preußel, Ruth Offergeld
Background: Potential risks for transfusion-transmissible infections are identified by donor history questionnaires (DHQs), and donors with higher risks are deferred from donation. We assessed to which extent the currently used DHQs support the identification of infections among blood donors. Methods: Between 2006 and 2013, we analyzed data from notified HIV and HCV cases in the general population and positive blood donors in Germany. Logistic regressions were used to identify relevant infection risks...
April 2018: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
Nicolas Kluger
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown aetiology characterized by the presence of non-caseating epithelioid cell granulomas in multiple organs, mainly the lungs and the lymphatic system. It is also one of the leading causes of inflammatory eye diseases. For the past 70 years, sarcoidal granulomas on tattoos and permanent make-up have been documented. They can be the first and sometimes unique cutaneous manifestation of systemic sarcoidosis. A few cases of sarcoidosis with uveitis and granulomatous reactions within tattoos have been described...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Nicolas Kluger
"Tattoo blow-out" (TBO) refers to the diffusion of tattoo inks deep in the hypodermis [1]. TBO presents as an asymptomatic, permanent, blurry halo of colour around the tattoo. It is rapidly visible after tattooing, but mistaken initially as a hematoma. It is only weeks after when the tattoo is healed that the customer starts to be concerned. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 15, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Kathleen M Nemer, Eva A Hurst
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Nan Lin, Zhicong Cai, Weijin Yang, Youxu Zhou, Yu Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
Gaetano Rocco
Intraoperative assessment of surgical margins when lung nodules are to be removed can be a challenging undertaking. With the increasing use of sublobar resections, the need to define, either thoracoscopically or in open surgery, the safe margins for the intended wedge or segmentectomy are presumed based on the individual surgeon's expertise and experience. A new instrument is introduced to measure safe margins according to the current evidence from the literature by tattooing the lung around the nodule at a distance based on the maximum diameter of the nodule assessed at computed tomography...
April 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Seoungwoong Park, Mingyeong Kim, Dain Kwak, GaHyeon Im, Jong-Jin Park
We propose a silver precursor with in-situ reduction under an adhesive substrate with a silver precursor penetration effect. It shows a high durability under mechanical deformation resulting from the composite form of the Ag-penetrated electrode adhesive. This stretchable electrode in which the silver particles are tightly penetrated into the adhesive with a confining effect can be used for various purposes since it offers water-proof properties and a high mechanical stability up to 70% strain, radius of curvature 0...
May 10, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Masoud Behzadifar, Hasan Abolghasem Gorji, Aziz Rezapour, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the major public health problems both in developed and developing countries. Prison represents a high-risk environment for prisoners, in that it is characterized by high-risk behaviors such as injecting drug use (IDU), tattooing, unprotected sexual intercourses, or sharing syringes. The aim of this study was to quantitatively evaluate the prevalence of HCV among Iranian prisoners conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: We searched different scholarly databases including Embase, PubMed/MEDLINE, ISI/Web of Sciences, the Cochrane library, Scopus, CINAHL, and PsycINFO as well as Iranian bibliographic thesauri (namely, Barakatns, MagIran, and SID) up to December 2017...
May 9, 2018: Harm Reduction Journal
Elisabeth M Messmer, Caroline Möhring-Bengisu, Christina Miller
A cystic lesion of the lid margin was excised suspecting basal cell carcinoma. On histology, black-turquoise pigment was seen in the dermis adjacent to the basal cell carcinoma. It was pronounced perivascular, intracellular in macrophages and fibroblasts, but also extracellular as free pigment in the tissue, compatible with an eyelid line tattoo. Typical tissue reactions to tattoo ink, meibomian gland dysfunction after lid margin tattoo, as well as inflammatory reactions in the retina and choroid associated with tattoos distant from the eye are discussed...
May 3, 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
M Perry, H Lewis, D Rh Thomas, B Mason, G Richardson
Following a cluster of serious pseudomonas skin infections linked to a body piercing and tattooing premises, a look-back exercise was carried out to offer clients a screen for blood-borne viruses. Of those attending for screening 72% (581/809) had a piercing procedure in the premises of interest: 94 (16%) were under 16 years of age at the time of screening. The most common site of piercing was ear (34%), followed by nose (27%), nipple (21%) and navel (21%). A small number (<5) tested positive for hepatitis B and C, with no evidence this was linked to the premises...
April 30, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
D Morgado-Carrasco, S Podlipnik, P Aguilera, L Requena, J M Mascaró
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April 28, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Ghobad Moradi, Mohammad-Mehdi Gouya, Fatemeh Azimizan, Amjad Mohamadi Bolbanabad, Sonia Darvishi, Mohammad Reza Aghasadeghi, Mahmood Nabavi, Ramin Alasvand, Mehrzad Tashakorian, Bijan Nouri, Khaled Rahmani, Leila Molaei
OBJECTIVES: To provide more accurate estimates of the prevalence of Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) and their contributing factors among prisoners in Iran. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 6200 Iranian prisoners in 2015. Data were collected through questionnaires and interviews. HBV infection and HCV exposure status of the participants was determined by HBsAg and HCV antibodies blood tests using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA). Data were analyzed in STATA-12...
April 26, 2018: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
Narcisse Patrice Komas, Sumantra Ghosh, Mariama Abdou-Chekaraou, Pierre Pradat, Nasser Al Hawajri, Alexandre Manirakiza, Gina Laure Laghoe, Claudine Bekondi, Ségolène Brichler, Jean-Omer Ouavéné, Abdoulaye Sépou, Brice Martial Yambiyo, Jean Chrysostome Gody, Valentin Fikouma, Athénais Gerber, Natali Abeywickrama Samarakoon, Dulce Alfaiate, Caroline Scholtès, Nora Martel, Frédéric Le Gal, Hugo Lo Pinto, Ikram Amri, Olivier Hantz, David Durantel, Jean-Louis Lesbordes, Emmanuel Gordien, Philippe Merle, Tudor Drugan, Christian Trépo, Fabien Zoulim, Jean-Claude Cortay, Alan Campbell Kay, Paul Dény
Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) increases morbidity in Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected patients. In the mid-eighties, an outbreak of HDV fulminant hepatitis (FH) in the Central African Republic (CAR) killed 88% of patients hospitalized in Bangui. We evaluated infections with HBV and HDV among students and pregnant women, 25 years after the fulminant hepatitis (FH) outbreak to determine (i) the prevalence of HBV and HDV infection in this population, (ii) the clinical risk factors for HBV and/or HDV infections, and (iii) to characterize and compare the strains from the FH outbreak in the 1980s to the 2010 HBV-HDV strains...
April 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Angel Fernandez-Flores, Carmen Fachal Bermúdez, Inmaculada Molina, Carles Saus, Carlos Monteagudo, David Cassarino Cassarino
Pigmented deposits can occur in the skin due to many and varied causes. Some of them are systemic conditions accompanied by involvement of internal organs. Others have serious prognostic implications, and early diagnosis can help in the correct and adequate management of the diseases. In addition, some of them are quite innocuous and the correct diagnosis avoids unnecessary treatments. In this article, we review the morphologic features of some of the most common and some of the less usual pigmented deposits in skin other than tattoos...
May 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Adelaide Conti, Paola Bin, Claudia Casella, Emanuele Capasso, Piergiorgio Fedeli, Francesco Antonio Salzano, Lucia Terracciano, Mauro Piras
Non-therapeutic body modification interventions are permitted within the limits of the use of one's own body that can be specified in the legal system. The authors take into consideration Italian regulation on tattooing and piercing, in particular in relation to adolescents. Results: In Italy, several regions have therefore issued acts aimed at regulating the activities of tattoo and piercing also in reference to minors. Discussion. With regard to minors, the rules taken into account set precise limits in relation to the age criterion and subordinate the implementation of such practices to the provision of consent by legal representatives...
2018: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
Lisa Franczak
Tattooing offers expanded possibilities for creative expression for women who have undergone mastectomies and breast reconstruction surgeries. Tattoo techniques for areola restoration, such as repigmentation, do not address breast asymmetry or heavy scarring, but breast tattoos can embolden a woman's sexuality, self-confidence, and sense of body reclamation, as well as strengthen her postsurgical capacity for relating to her breasts and expressing her identity. There are many factors involved when a tattoo artist is asked to design an image for a patient...
April 1, 2018: AMA Journal of Ethics
Jeffrey H Kozlow
The goal of plastic surgeons performing postmastectomy anatomic reconstruction is to create a breast structure that closely matches the shape and appearance of a patient's native breast. Tattoo artists have helped improve outcomes with nipple-areolar tattooing. Some patients now prefer to have more extensive, nonanatomic designs to help camouflage their scars. Two questions are considered here: What role should plastic surgeons have in supporting or performing nonanatomic reconstruction? And should insurance programs cover nonanatomic breast reconstruction options?...
April 1, 2018: AMA Journal of Ethics
Aizhan Tastanova, Marc Folcher, Marius Müller, Gieri Camenisch, Aaron Ponti, Thomas Horn, Maria S Tikhomirova, Martin Fussenegger
Diagnosis marks the beginning of any successful therapy. Because many medical conditions progress asymptomatically over extended periods of time, their timely diagnosis remains difficult, and this adversely affects patient prognosis. Focusing on hypercalcemia associated with cancer, we aimed to develop a synthetic biology-inspired biomedical tattoo using engineered cells that would (i) monitor long-term blood calcium concentration, (ii) detect onset of mild hypercalcemia, and (iii) respond via subcutaneous accumulation of the black pigment melanin to form a visible tattoo...
April 18, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
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