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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241562/lookup-table-based-inverse-model-for-mapping-oxygen-concentration-of-cutaneous-microvessels-using-hyperspectral-imaging
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Wei Feng, Rui Shi, Chao Zhang, Tingting Yu, Dan Zhu
Hyperspectral imaging combining with skin optical clearing technique provides a possible way to non-invasively monitor hemodynamics of cutaneous microvessels. In order to estimate microvascular blood oxygen saturation, in this work, a lookup-table-based inverse model was developed to extract the microvascular optical and physiological properties using hyperspectral analysis. This approach showed a higher fitting degree than currently existing hyperspectral analysis methods (i.e. multiple linear regression and non-negative least square fit) in estimating blood oxygen saturation...
February 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241182/proposed-technical-guidelines-for-the-acquisition-of-clinical-images-of-skin-related-conditions
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Anna Finnane, Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, Glen Wimberley, Liam Caffery, Chinmayee Katragadda, Allan Halpern, Ashfaq A Marghoob, Josep Malvehy, Harald Kittler, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Ivo Abraham, H Peter Soyer
Importance: Standardizing dermatological imaging is important to improve monitoring of skin lesions and skin conditions, ensure the availability of high-quality images for teledermatology, and contribute to the development of a robust archive of skin images to be used for research. Objective: To provide guidelines for the clinical application of the Standards for Dermatological Imaging set forward by the ISIC. Evidence Review: The ISIC recommendations were developed through a hybrid Delphi methodology...
February 22, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240592/analysis-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-across-the-tofacitinib-rheumatoid-arthritis-clinical-programme
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Jeffrey R Curtis, Eun Bong Lee, George Martin, Xavier Mariette, Ketti K Terry, Yan Chen, Jamie Geier, John Andrews, Mandeep Kaur, Haiyun Fan, Chudy I Nduaka
OBJECTIVES: Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We evaluated the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) across the tofacitinib RA development programme. METHODS: NMSC events (through August 2013) were identified in patients receiving tofacitinib in two Phase (P)1, eight P2, six P3 and two long-term extension (LTE) studies. In P123 studies, tofacitinib was administered at various doses (1-30 mg twice daily [BID], 20 mg once daily), as monotherapy or with conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, mainly methotrexate...
February 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240390/a-novel-dimorphic-pathogen-emergomyces-orientalis-onygenales-agent-of-disseminated-infection
#4
Peng Wang, Chris Kenyon, Sybren de Hoog, Lina Guo, Hongwei Fan, Hongrui Liu, Zhongwei Li, Ruiyuan Sheng, Ying Yang, Yanping Jiang, Li Zhang, Yingchun Xu
A novel dimorphic fungus, Emergomyces orientalis sp. nov. a close relative of systemic pathogens in the family Ajellomycetaceae (Blastomyces, Histoplasma). The fungus is reported in a 64-year-old male from Shanxi, China. The patient developed disseminated skin lesions, productive cough with fever and showed nodular opacities in his left lung on chest radiography. The patient had no identified cause of immunodeficiency apart from type-2 diabetes mellitus. Clinical, histopathological and mycological characteristics of the agent are given, and its phylogenetic position is determined with multilocus sequence data...
February 27, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240347/efficacy-of-smartphone-applications-in-high-risk-pigmented-lesions
#5
Alexander Ngoo, Anna Finnane, Erin McMeniman, Jean-Marie Tan, Monika Janda, H Peter Soyer
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Melanoma apps are smartphone applications that assess risk of pigmented lesions using a smartphone camera and underlying algorithm. We aimed to assess the capability of melanoma smartphone applications (apps) in making clinical decisions about risk, compared with lesion assessment by specialist trained dermatologists. METHODS: A prospective study of 3 melanoma apps was conducted between 2015 and 2016, recruiting 30 patients with 57 pigmented lesions...
February 27, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240218/an-anthropomorphic-breathing-phantom-of-the-thorax-for-testing-new-motion-mitigation-techniques-for-pencil-beam-scanning-proton-therapy
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R L Perrin, M Zakova, M Peroni, K Bernatowicz, C Bikis, A K Knopf, S Safai, P Fernandez-Carmona, N Tscharner, D C Weber, T C Parkel, A J Lomax
Motion-induced range changes and incorrectly placed dose spots strongly affect the quality of pencil-beam-scanned (PBS) proton therapy, especially in thoracic tumour sites, where density changes are large. Thus motion-mitigation techniques are necessary, which must be validated in a realistic patient-like geometry. We report on the development and characterisation of a dynamic, anthropomorphic, thorax phantom that can realistically mimic thoracic motions and anatomical features for verifications of proton and photon 4D treatments...
February 27, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239915/rapid-analysis-of-corni-fructus-using-paper-spray-mass-spectrometry
#7
Yuan Guo, Zhixin Gu, Xuemei Liu, Jingjing Liu, Ming Ma, Bo Chen, Liping Wang
INTRODUCTION: Paper spray-mass spectrometry (PS-MS) is a kind of ambient MS technique for the rapid analysis of samples. Corni fructus has been widely used in traditional Chinese compound preparations and healthy food. However, a number of counterfeits of Corni fructus, such as Crataegi fructus, Lycii fructus, and grape skin are illegally sold in crude herb markets. Therefore, the development of a rapid and high-throughput quality evaluation method is important for ensuring the effectiveness and safety of the crude materials of Corni fructus...
February 26, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239901/molecular-prevalence-of-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-in-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-in-a-brazilian-population
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T R Bellott, C F Baez, S G Almeida, M T Venceslau, M G Zalis, M A Guimarães, M C Rochael, F B Luz, R B Varella, J R Almeida
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV), a newly described oncogenic virus, has been found in association with tumours other than Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). As yet, little is known about the involvement or influence of MCPyV on the development of these tumours and its prevalence in various populations. AIM: To assess the prevalence of MCPyV DNA in cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC). METHODS: The prevalence of MCPyV DNA was assessed in 96 cases of NMSC in a Brazilian population comprising 76 subjects, and these results were correlated with epidemiological and demographical data...
February 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239885/cutaneous-leishmaniasis-associated-with-anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-drugs-an-emerging-disease
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J Marcoval, R M Penín, N Sabé, F Valentí-Medina, M Bonfill-Ortí, L Martínez-Molina
Leishmaniasis is endemic in several geographic areas of the world. In each of these areas, particular species of Leishmania with differing aggressiveness to humans predominate. In the European Mediterranean basin, cutaneous leishmaniasis usually presents with discrete, self-healing skin lesions. Although it is known that tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors may increase the risk of developing infections such as tuberculosis, there is scarce literature on Leishmania infections in patients treated with these drugs...
February 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239875/american-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-situ-immune-response-of-patients-with-recent-and-late-lesions
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Aparecida Helena Souza Gomes, Roosecelis Brasil Martines, Cristina Takami Kanamura, Maria Lourdes Peris Barbo, Silvia D'Andretta Iglezias, José Angelo Lauletta Lindoso, Vera Lucia Pereira-Chioccola
TNF-α, IFN-γ, IL-10, IL-17, CD68, and CD57 were evaluated in biopsies of patients with American cutaneous leishmaniasis living in Sorocaba, Brazil. The analyses were performed considering the time of lesions from 23 patients with recent lesions (Group I) and 19 patients with late lesions (Group II). All patients were infected with Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis. Immunostaining cells for CD68, CD57, TNF- α, IFN-γ, IL-10, and IL-17 were performed by immunohistochemistry. Except for CD68 and IL-17, the distribution of in situ for CD57, IL-10, TNF-α and IFN-γ showed that patients with recent lesions expressed higher levels than those with late lesions...
February 26, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239493/a-review-on-polymeric-hydrogel-membranes-for-wound-dressing-applications-pva-based-hydrogel-dressings
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REVIEW
Elbadawy A Kamoun, El-Refaie S Kenawy, Xin Chen
This review presents the past and current efforts with a brief description on the featured properties of hydrogel membranes fabricated from biopolymers and synthetic ones for wound dressing applications. Many endeavors have been exerted during past ten years for developing new artificial polymeric membranes, which fulfill the demanded conditions for the treatment of skin wounds. This review mainly focuses on representing specifications of ideal polymeric wound dressing membranes, such as crosslinked hydrogels compatible with wound dressing purposes...
May 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239409/iroa-international-register-of-open-abdomen-preliminary-results
#12
Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena, Rao Ivatury, Michael Sugrue, Massimo Sartelli, Paola Fugazzola, Davide Corbella, Francesco Salvetti, Ionut Negoi, Monica Zese, Savino Occhionorelli, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Sergei Shlyapnikov, Christian Galatioto, Massimo Chiarugi, Zaza Demetrashvili, Daniele Dondossola, Yovcho Yovtchev, Orestis Ioannidis, Giuseppe Novelli, Mirco Nacoti, Desmond Khor, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades, Torsten Kaussen, Asri Che Jusoh, Wagih Ghannam, Boris Sakakushev, Ohad Guetta, Agron Dogjani, Stefano Costa, Sandeep Singh, Dimitrios Damaskos, Arda Isik, Kuo-Ching Yuan, Francesco Trotta, Stefano Rausei, Aleix Martinez-Perez, Giovanni Bellanova, Vinicius Cordeiro Fonseca, Fernando Hernández, Athanasios Marinis, Wellington Fernandes, Martha Quiodettis, Miklosh Bala, Andras Vereczkei, Rafael L Curado, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Bruno M Pereira, Mahir Gachabayov, Guillermo Perez Chagerben, Miguel Leon Arellano, Sefa Ozyazici, Gianluca Costa, Tugan Tezcaner, Luca Ansaloni
BACKGROUND: No definitive data about open abdomen (OA) epidemiology and outcomes exist. The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) promoted the International Register of Open Abdomen (IROA). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study including patients with an OA treatment. Data were recorded on a web platform (Clinical Registers®) through a dedicated website: www.clinicalregisters.org. RESULTS: Four hundred two patients enrolled...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239377/pro-inflammatory-signaling-in-a-3d-organotypic-skin-model-after-low-let-irradiation-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-cox-2-activation-and-impact-on-cell-differentiation
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Anna Acheva, Giuseppe Schettino, Kevin M Prise
Nearly 85% of radiotherapy patients develop acute radiation dermatitis, which is an inflammatory reaction of the skin at the treatment field and in the surrounding area. The aims of this study were to unravel the mechanisms of radiation-induced inflammatory responses after localized irradiation in a human 3D organotypic skin culture model. This could provide possible inflammatory targets for reduction of skin side effects. 3D organotypic skin cultures were set up and locally irradiated with 225 kVp X-rays, using a combination of full exposure and partial shielding (50%) of the cultures...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239292/assessing-the-efficacy-of-pef-treatments-for-improving-polyphenol-extraction-during-red-wine-vinifications
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Guillermo Saldaña, Guillermo Cebrián, María Abenoza, Cristina Sánchez-Gimeno, Ignacio Álvarez, Javier Raso
: The influence of the electric field intensity and pulse width on the improvement of total polyphenol index (TPI) and colour intensity (CI) during extraction in an ethanolic solution (30%) and during fermentation-maceration has been investigated in different grape varieties: Grenache from two harvesting times, Syrah and Tempranillo. The aim of this study was to develop a procedure to establish the PEF treatment conditions that cause enough permeabilization in the skin cells of different grape varieties to obtain a significant improvement in the vinification process in terms of increment on the polyphenol content or reduction of maceration time...
February 2017: Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238919/characteristics-management-and-outcomes-of-surgically-treated-arteriovenous-fistula-aneurysm-in-patients-on-regular-hemodialysis
#15
Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar, Noora Al-Thani, Mohammad Asim, Ahmed Hussein, Ahmed Sadek, Ahmed Sharaf, Amr Fares
BACKGROUND: To investigate the clinical characteristics, surgical interventions and outcomes of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) aneurysms, we retrospectively analyzed patients on regular hemodialysis (HD). METHODS: We conducted a cohort study of all patients with HD access who presented with AVF aneurysms and underwent operative procedures over a 11-year period. Patients' demographics, comorbidities, vascular access characteristics, management of aneurysms, complications and outcomes were analyzed...
February 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238810/defect-in-dermatan-sulfate-in-urine-of-patients-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-caused-by-a-chst14-d4st1-deficiency
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Shuji Mizumoto, Tomoki Kosho, Atsushi Hatamochi, Tomoko Honda, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Noriko Miyake, Shuhei Yamada, Kazuyuki Sugahara
PURPOSE: Dermatan sulfate (DS) plays a number of roles in a wide range of biological activities such as cell signaling and tissue morphogenesis through interactions with various extracellular matrix proteins including collagen. Mutations in the carbohydrate sulfotransferase 14 gene (CHST14) encoding CHST14/dermatan 4-O-sulfotransferase-1 (D4ST1), which is responsible for the biosynthesis of DS, cause a recently delineated form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS, musculocontractural type 1), an autosomal recessive connective tissue disorder characterized by congenital malformations (specific craniofacial features, and congenital multiple contractures) and progressive fragility-related complications (skin hyperextensibility, bruisability, and fragility with atrophic scars; recurrent dislocations; progressive talipes or spinal deformities; and large subcutaneous hematomas)...
February 23, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238718/towards-therapeutic-advances-in-melanoma-management-an-overview
#17
REVIEW
Swarnendra Singh, Atif Zafar, Saman Khan, Imrana Naseem
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of skin cancer with rapidly increasing incidence rate. The disease is largely considered incurable and the patients diagnosed with metastatic melanoma have a survival of not more than five years. Despite of the recent advances in anti-melanoma chemo- and immunotherapies, the available drugs are relatively toxic and responsive to only a limited subset of lesions. Currently, topical pharmacotherapy is demonstrated as an effective approach for the treatment of various skin cancers...
February 23, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238662/coordination-by-cdc42-of-actin-contractility-and-adhesion-for-melanoblast-movement-in-mouse-skin
#18
Emma F Woodham, Nikki R Paul, Benjamin Tyrrell, Heather J Spence, Karthic Swaminathan, Michelle R Scribner, Evangelos Giampazolias, Ann Hedley, William Clark, Frieda Kage, Daniel J Marston, Klaus M Hahn, Stephen W G Tait, Lionel Larue, Cord H Brakebusch, Robert H Insall, Laura M Machesky
The individual molecular pathways downstream of Cdc42, Rac, and Rho GTPases are well documented, but we know surprisingly little about how these pathways are coordinated when cells move in a complex environment in vivo. In the developing embryo, melanoblasts originating from the neural crest must traverse the dermis to reach the epidermis of the skin and hair follicles. We previously established that Rac1 signals via Scar/WAVE and Arp2/3 to effect pseudopod extension and migration of melanoblasts in skin...
February 18, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237623/effect-of-underlying-immune-compromise-on-the-manifestations-and-outcomes-of-group-a-streptococcal-bacteremia
#19
Kathleen A Linder, Leen Alkhouli, Mayur Ramesh, George A Alangaden, Carol A Kauffman, Marisa H Miceli
BACKGROUND: Group A streptococcal bloodstream infection is the most common presentation of invasive group A streptococcal disease. We sought to determine the impact of immunosuppression on severity of disease and clinical outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective review of 148 patients with at least one positive blood culture for Streptococcus pyogenes from 1/2003 to 3/2013 compared immunocompromised patients with those with no immunocompromise in regards to development of severe complications and mortality...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237015/integrating-a-human-thermoregulatory-model-with-a-clothing-model-to-predict-core-and-skin-temperatures
#20
Jie Yang, Wenguo Weng, Faming Wang, Guowen Song
This paper aims to integrate a human thermoregulatory model with a clothing model to predict core and skin temperatures. The human thermoregulatory model, consisting of an active system and a passive system, was used to determine the thermoregulation and heat exchanges within the body. The clothing model simulated heat and moisture transfer from the human skin to the environment through the microenvironment and fabric. In this clothing model, the air gap between skin and clothing, as well as clothing properties such as thickness, thermal conductivity, density, porosity, and tortuosity were taken into consideration...
May 2017: Applied Ergonomics
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