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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684860/polyphenol-rich-extract-of-ocimum-gratissimum-leaves-ameliorates-colitis-via-attenuating-colonic-mucosa-injury-and-regulating-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-production-and-oxidative-stress
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Quadri K Alabi, Rufus O Akomolafe, Joseph G Omole, Modinat A Adefisayo, Olaofe L Ogundipe, Ayodeji Aturamu, Joseph O Sanya
Colitis is a chronic inflammation and ulcer on the inner lining of the large intestine. For many centuries Ocimum gratissimum (OG) leaves have been used in folk medicine in Nigeria to treat inflammatory bowel diseases, however, to date, the anti-colitis effects of OG have not been scientifically proven. In this study we investigated the effects of polyphenol rich extract of Ocimum gratissimum (PREOG) leaf on colonic mucosa injury in colitis, its mechanisms, initial administration time and dosage. Dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced rat colitis models was used...
April 20, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684823/fecal-microbiome-from-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-is-potent-to-induce-inflammatory-responses
#2
Shaoxuan Wang, Li Yao, Yanyan Liu
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic idiopathic disease affecting the colon. Patients with UC display a number of alterations in immune-related molecules and cells, as well as dysbiosis in the intestinal microbiota. It remains unclear whether the alterations in the patients' immune systems are initiating factors of UC or a result from external insults. Also, precisely how these intestinal microorganisms affect UC development is not completely understood. To answer these questions, fecal bacteria were collected from UC patients during the active phase (UC-active), UC patients during the remission phase (UC-remission), and healthy controls...
April 20, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684803/early-gastric-cancer-with-diffuse-heterotopic-gastric-glands-and-granular-cell-tumors-mimicking-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Yusuke Watanabe, Masato Watanabe, Nobuhiro Suehara, Nami Ishikawa, Tomohiko Shinkawa, Taizo Hosokawa, Hirotada Akiho, Mari Mine, Sadafumi Tamiya, Kazuyoshi Nishihara, Toru Nakano
INTRODUCTION: Heterotopic gastric grands (HGGs) are gastric grands that are observed in the submucosa and are considered to be paracancerous lesions or precursors of gastric cancer (GC). Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are benign neural origin tumors. Gastrointestinal GCTs are rare and gastric GCTs are seldom seen. We report the case of a patient who was diagnosed with early GC with diffuse HGGs affecting the whole stomach and two GCTs mimicking advanced GC. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is a 71-year-old male with epigastric discomfort...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684439/chronic-oral-ulceration-and-lip-swelling-after-a-long-term-stay-in-guatemala-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Andreas K Lindner, Volker Rickerts, Florian Kurth, Dunja Wilmes, Joachim Richter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2018: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683859/correlation-with-lymphocyte-infiltration-but-lack-of-prognostic-significance-of-meca-79-positive-high-endothelial-venules-in-primary-malignant-melanoma
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Tímea Sebestyén, Anita Mohos, Gabriella Liszkay, Beáta Somlai, István Gaudi, Andrea Ladányi
High endothelial venules (HEVs) are specialized vessels in lymphoid organs, supporting lymphocyte trafficking from the blood. As the presence of these vessels was described recently in tumors, it was proposed that they could facilitate the development of antitumor immune response, resulting in improved prognosis. The aim of our study was to analyze the correlation of the density of HEVs with that of the different immune cell types as well as with the clinicopathologic parameters and the disease outcomes in patients with cutaneous melanoma...
April 20, 2018: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683538/effectiveness-of-viable-cryopreserved-placental-membranes-for-management-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-in-a-real-world-setting
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Katherine M Raspovic, Dane K Wukich, Daniel Q Naiman, Lawrence A Lavery, Robert S Kirsner, Paul J Kim, John S Steinberg, Christopher E Attinger, Alla Danilkovitch
In a multicenter randomized controlled trial (RCT), the use of viable cryopreserved placental membrane (vCPM) for chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) resulted in a higher proportion of wound closure in comparison to good wound care: 62% vs. 21% (p < 0.01). However, patients in RCTs are not representative of daily physician practice. Healthcare databases serve as a valuable tool to evaluate therapy effectiveness and to supplement evidence from RCTs. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of vCPM for DFU management using Net Health's WoundExpert® electronic health records (EHR)...
April 23, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683361/human-recombinant-epidermal-growth-factor-in-skin-lesions-77-cases-in-epitelizando-project
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Jordi Esquirol-Caussa, Elisabeth Herrero-Vila
OBJECTIVE: To analyze compounded recombinant human Epidermal Growth Factor (rhEGF) effectiveness on skin lesions through a case series. DESIGN: Multicentric series of skin lesions treated with topical recombinant human Epidermal Growth Factor. SITE: Patients from 56 different health professionals, three different countries, two recruitment years. PARTICIPANTS: 77 patients with skin lesions, mean age 63.15 years (min = 18, max = 95); 53...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683289/antimicrobial-effects-of-photodynamic-therapy-an-overview
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Vanesa Pérez-Laguna, Ana J García-Malinis, Carmen Aspiroz, Antonio Rezusta, Yolanda Gilaberte
The microorganisms that cause infections are increasing their resistance to antibiotics. In this context, alternative treatments are necessary. The antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) is a therapeutic modality based on photosensitizing molecules that end up generating reactive oxygen species that induce the destruction of the target cells when are irradiated with light of a suitable wavelength and at a proper dose. The cells targeted by aPDT are all types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and parasites) including viruses and has been proven effective against representative members of all of them...
April 19, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683286/safety-profile-of-chronic-leg-ulcer-biopsy-a-monocentric-retrospective-series-on-866-patients
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Carlotta Baraldi, Lidia Sacchelli, Emi Dika, Martina Lambertini, Cosimo Misciali, Tommaso Bianchi, Pier A Fanti
BACKGROUND: Skin biopsy is an important tool for various skin conditions. However, in the case of leg ulcers, some Authors still consider it highly risky and mandatory only in selected cases. METHODS: To evaluate the rate of adverse events after leg ulcers biopsy in 866 consecutive patients referring to our Wound Care Unit in Bologna from January 2008 to December 2016. Two biopsies were performed (from the border and the centre) by the same dermatologist following a standardized structured protocol...
April 19, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683259/genital-ulcers-as-diagnostic-clue-for-acute-myeloid-leukaemia
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Sina D Schröder, Stefan W Krause, Cornelia Erfurt-Berge
Acute myeloid leukaemia is a myeloid neoplasm with an extremely varying clinical appearance. Skin lesions are common for specific subtypes of acute myeloid leukaemia but are often misinterpreted. Here, we present a case of acute myeloid leukaemia in a young woman exhibiting genital ulcerations and gingival erosions.
April 23, 2018: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683197/contrast-enhanced-transoral-carotid-ultrasonography-for-the-evaluation-of-plaque-protrusion-after-carotid-artery-stenting
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Yuta Hagiwara, Tomohide Yoshie, Takahiro Shimizu, Takayuki Fukano, Tatsuro Takada, Toshihiro Ueda, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
A 67 year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of mild left hemiparesis and was diagnosed with cerebral infarction caused by right internal carotid artery stenosis. He was treated with dual antiplatelet therapy and scheduled for carotid artery stenting 14 days after onset. The preoperative right carotid angiogram showed 60% stenosis by the NASCET criteria, with an ulcer. The postoperative angiogram suggested protrusion in the stent, which could not be seen on conventional carotid ultrasonography because of its high location...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682995/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-combination-of-isosorbide-dinitrate-spray-and-chitosan-gel-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Sylvia Elena Totsuka Sutto, Yunuen Itzet Rodríguez Roldan, Ernesto German Cardona Muñoz, Teresa Arcelia Garcia Cobian, Sara Pascoe Gonzalez, Abril Martínez Rizo, Miriam Mendez Del Villar, Leonel García Benavides
AIM: To evaluate whether a combination of isosorbide dinitrate spray and chitosan gel (10%) topically applied can have additive benefits for management of diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS: In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trial, 68 patients were divided into four groups: Group 1: treated with chitosan gel; Group 2: isosorbide dinitrate spray; Group 3: combination of isosorbide dinitrate spray and chitosan gel; Group 4: placebo. RESULTS: Histological analyses showed a significant regeneration in all groups ( p < 0...
April 1, 2018: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682897/an-aseptically-processed-acellular-reticular-allogenic-human-dermis-improves-healing-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-multicentre-follow-up-trial
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Charles M Zelen, Dennis P Orgill, Thomas E Serena, Robert E Galiano, Marissa J Carter, Lawrence A DiDomenico, Jennifer Keller, Jarrod P Kaufman, William W Li
Aseptically processed human reticular acellular dermal matrix (HR-ADM) has been previously shown to improve wound closure in 40 diabetic patients with non-healing foot ulcers. The study was extended to 40 additional patients (80 in total) to validate and extend the original findings. The entire cohort of 80 patients underwent appropriate offloading and standard of care (SOC) during a 2-week screening period and, after meeting eligibility criteria, were randomised to receive weekly applications of HR-ADM plus SOC or SOC alone for up to 12 weeks...
April 22, 2018: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682667/self-assembly-of-affinity-controlled-nanoparticles-via-host-guest-interactions-for-drug-delivery
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Fangchao Xue, Yuquan Wang, Qixiong Zhang, Songling Han, Fuzhong Zhang, Taotao Jin, Chenwen Li, Houyuan Hu, Jianxiang Zhang
There has been increasing interest in constructing affinity-based drug delivery systems via different non-covalent interactions. Herein we report a host-guest interaction-based strategy to develop effective drug delivery systems using cyclodextrin-containing copolymers. Hydrophilic copolymers with one polyethylene glycol block and another block containing either α-cyclodextrin or β-cyclodextrin were synthesized. Using poly(β-benzyl l-aspartate) and pyrene as model guest compounds, we demonstrated the nanoparticle formation by host-guest interaction-mediated self-assembly...
April 23, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682624/non-exposed-endoscopic-wall-inversion-surgery-for-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
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Takashi Mitsui, Hiroharu Yamashita, Susumu Aikou, Keiko Niimi, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Yasuyuki Seto
Laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) is an accepted method of laparoscopic wedge resection, which is minimally invasive, for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). We established a type of LECS achieving a full-thickness resection, non-exposed endoscopic wall-inversion surgery (NEWS), in an effort to prevent exposure of the peritoneal cavity to gastric intraluminal contents. We employed this surgical technique in 28 gastric GIST patients. We failed to complete NEWS in the initial two patients and in one patient with a large tumor (40 mm × 35 mm), but otherwise carried out the procedure successfully...
2018: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682604/the-hair-follicle-an-underutilized-source-of-cells-and-materials-for-regenerative-medicine
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Mehrdad T Kiani, Claire A Higgins, Benjamin D Almquist
The hair follicle is one of only two structures within the adult body that selectively degenerates and regenerates, making it an intriguing organ to study and use for regenerative medicine. Hair follicles have been shown to influence wound healing, angiogenesis, neurogenesis, and harbor distinct populations of stem cells; this has led to cells from the follicle being used in clinical trials for tendinosis and chronic ulcers. In addition, keratin produced by the follicle in the form of a hair fiber provides an abundant source of biomaterials for regenerative medicine...
April 9, 2018: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682493/the-frequency-of-clinic-visits-was-not-associated-with-medication-adherence-or-outcome-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Cheryl Kluthe, Jenkin Tsui, Donald Spady, Matthew Carroll, Eytan Wine, Hien Quoc Huynh
Background: Medication nonadherence is a challenge in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Poor adherence can result in disease flare-ups, disease complicationstherapy escalation, and the need for corticosteroids. The aim was to determine if clinic visit frequency was associated with treatment adherence. Methods: A retrospective chart review of patients attending the Edmonton Pediatric IBD Clinic (EPIC) at the Stollery Children's Hospital from January 2012 to December 2013 was completed...
2018: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682401/a-factor-increasing-venous-contamination-on-bolus-chase-three-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-charcot-neuroarthropathy
#18
Mehmet B Çildağ, Mustafa B Ertuğrul, Ömer Fk Köseoğlu, David G Armstrong
Background: The study aimed to evaluate the ratio of venous contamination in diabetic cases without foot lesion, with foot lesion and with Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). Materials and Methods: Bolus-chase three-dimensional magnetic resonance (MR) of 396 extremities of patients with diabetes mellitus was analyzed, retrospectively. Extremities were divided into three groups as follows: diabetic patients without foot ulcer or Charcot arthropathy (Group A), patients with diabetic foot ulcers (Group B) and patients with CN accompanying diabetic foot ulcers (Group C)...
2018: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682371/colonic-mucosal-ulceration-and-gastrointestinal-bleeding-associated-with-sevelamer-crystal-deposition-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#19
Sudheer Nambiar, Unnikrishnan Kunjan Pillai, Joe Devasahayam, Tony Oliver, Asha Karippot
End stage renal disease (ESRD) population account for 1.9 per patient year of hospital admissions annually. ESRD population are at increased risk of bleeding secondary to use of anticoagulation during hemodialysis and uremia induced platelet dysfunction. Gastrointestinal bleeding accounts for 3-7% of all deaths in ESRD population. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding refers to blood loss from a site in the gastrointestinal tract distal to the ligament of Treitz. It is usually suspected when a patient complains of hematochezia...
2018: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682257/therapeutic-efficiency-of-platelet-gel-for-the-treatment-of-oral-ulcers-related-to-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#20
A Picardi, A S Ferraro, M Miranda, F Meconi, A Lanti, G Adorno, W Arcese, P Bollero
Background: Platelet (PLT) gel has been successfully used in tissue regeneration of diabetic and surgical wounds through the releasing of growth factors such as basic fibroblast and PLT-derived growth factors. Based on this background, our previous clinical trial have assessed the feasibility and efficacy of PLT gel for the treatment of muco-cutaneous lesions related to graft versus host disease (GvHD) after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantion (HSCT). The promising results reported in a small series of 6 patients, of whom 1 with oral ulcers, represent the rationale of the present study...
October 2017: Oral & Implantology
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