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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732334/does-laser-phototherapy-influence-the-proliferation-of-myoepithelial-cells-in-the-salivary-gland-of-hypothyroid-rats
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Virgínia Dias Uzêda-E-Silva, Tania Tavares Rodriguez, Luciana Maria Pedreira Ramalho, Flávia Calo Aquino Xavier, Isabele Cardoso Vieira de Castro, Antônio Luiz Barbosa Pinheiro, Jean Nunes Dos Santos
Thyroid hormones influence both development and growth of organs and tissues and guarantee metabolic demands that interfere with the quality of digestive secretions, including those of the salivary glands. Laser phototherapy - LPT can modulate various biological phenomena and its diverse effects permit the action on different cell types. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of laser phototherapy on myoepithelial cells of salivary glands of hypothyroid rats. Forty-two albino Wistar rats were divided into two main groups: euthyroid (EU) and hypothyroid (HYPO)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731251/a-practical-approach-to-the-initial-dose-and-subsequent-increments-for-ultraviolet-a1-phototherapy
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P G Calzavara-Pinton, S Caravello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730617/methotrexate-for-severe-childhood-atopic-dermatitis-clinical-experience-in-a-tertiary-center
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Veronika Dvorakova, Grainne M O'Regan, Alan D Irvine
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Atopic dermatitis (AD) affects up to 20% of children. Although the majority of patients are adequately controlled using emollients, topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, or phototherapy, children with moderate to severe AD may require systemic treatment for control. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of methotrexate in children with severe AD attending a tertiary referral center. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was undertaken of all children who received methotrexate for severe AD at our tertiary referral center from November 2010 to August 2015...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724034/phototherapy-with-puva-versatility-and-efficacy-in-dermatoses
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Tatiana Ferreira França, Alessandra Vieira Diniz, Ivanete Lopes da Silva, Rafaella Rêllo Pinto Coelho Carvalho, Vanessa Knauf Lopes, Virgínia Vinha Zanuncio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721812/update-on-phototherapy-in-jaundiced-neonates
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Finn Ebbesen, Thor Willy Ruud Hansen, M Jeffrey Maisels
BACKGROUND: Even relatively low serum bilirubin concentrations can cause neurodevelopmental impairment in extremely low birth weight (EBWL) infants, while sequelae from hyperbilirubinemia in late preterm and term infants are rare and occur only at very high serum bilirubin lev-els. Phototherapy is the current treatment of choice. OBJECTIVE: To present an update on the most important issues involved in phototherapy for jaundiced infants. RESULTS: Light absorption by bilirubin in the skin transforms the native Z,Z-bilirubin to conformational photoisomers Z,E-bilirubin and E,Z-bilirubin and structural photoisomers E,Z-lumirubin and E,E-lumirubin...
July 18, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720208/treatment-of-uremic-pruritus-a-systematic-review
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Elizabeth Simonsen, Paul Komenda, Blake Lerner, Nicole Askin, Clara Bohm, James Shaw, Navdeep Tangri, Claudio Rigatto
BACKGROUND: Uremic pruritus is a common and burdensome symptom afflicting patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and has been declared a priority for CKD research by patients. The optimal treatments for uremic pruritus are not well defined. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING & POPULATION: Adult patients with advanced CKD (stage ≥ 3) or receiving any form of dialysis. SELECTION CRITERIA FOR STUDIES: PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718676/selenium-zinc-copper-cu-zn-ratio-and-total-antioxidant-status-in-the-serum-of-vitiligo-patients-treated-by-narrow-band-ultraviolet-b-phototherapy
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Marta Wacewicz, Katarzyna Socha, Jolanta Soroczyńska, Marek Niczyporuk, Piotr Aleksiejczuk, Jolanta Ostrowska, Maria H Borawska
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a chronic, depigmenting skin disorder, which pathogenesis is still unknown. Narrow band ultraviolet-B is now one of the most widely used treatment of vitiligo. It was suggested that trace elements may play a role in pathogenesis of vitiligo. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate the concentration of selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) and Cu/Zn ratio as well as total antioxidant status (TAS) in the serum of patients with vitiligo...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717890/application-of-phototherapy-for-the-healing-of-the-navels-of-neonatal-dairy-calves
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Ana Lúcia Borges de Souza Faria, Luis Augusto Lupato Conrado, Luiz Sergio Vanzela, Antonio Balbin Villaverde, Egberto Munin
The present work evaluated the effects of LED light irradiation on the healing of the navels of neonatal dairy calves. Fifty-seven neonatal calves were divided into two groups. Animals had their umbilical stumps immersed in 10% iodine tincture for 60 s, and this process was repeated every 24 h for three consecutive days. The 29 animals in the first group did not receive LED therapy. The 28 animals in the second group received LED light irradiation at 640 nm with 300 mW power, 46.8 J/cm(2) energy density, 60 s irradiation time, and 0...
July 17, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713275/probiotics-supplementation-therapy-for-pathological-neonatal-jaundice-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Zhe Chen, Lingli Zhang, Linan Zeng, Xiaoyan Yang, Lucan Jiang, Ge Gui, Zuojie Zhang
Background: Neonatal jaundice is a relatively prevalent disease and affects approximately 2.4-15% newborns. Probiotics supplementation therapy could assist to improve the recovery of neonatal jaundice, through enhancing immunity mainly by regulating bacterial colonies. However, there is limited evidence regarding the effect of probiotics on bilirubin level in neonates. Therefore, this study aims at systematically evaluating the efficacy and safety of probiotics supplement therapy for pathological neonatal jaundice...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711574/bath-psoralen-ultraviolet-a-and-narrowband-ultraviolet-b-phototherapy-as-initial-therapy-for-early-stage-mycosis-fungoides-a-retrospective-cohort-of-267-cases-at-the-university-of-toronto
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Mohammad Almohideb, Sandra Walsh, Scott Walsh, Neil Shear, Raed Alhusayen
BACKGROUND: Phototherapy is used frequently to treat early-stage mycosis fungoides (MF). The effectiveness of bath psoralen-ultraviolet A (bath PUVA) and narrowband ultraviolet B (nbUVB) in MF is well established. However, evidence is limited comparing the effectiveness of the 2 modalities for early-stage MF. The objective of the present study was to compare the responses between the study participants receiving bath PUVA versus nbUVB phototherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included a retrospective cohort of stage 1A and 1B MF patients treated with bath PUVA or nbUVB at their initial presentation...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708286/baseline-diameters-of-inferior-vena-cava-and-abdominal-aorta-measured-by-ultrasonography-in-healthy-term-neonates-during-early-neonatal-adaptation-period
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Anna Jarosz-Lesz, Katarzyna Michalik, Iwona Maruniak-Chudek
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate normative sonographic measurements of the inferior vena cava (IVC), aorta (Ao), and IVC/Ao ratio in the first 2 days of life in term neonates. METHODS: We prospectively observed 200 term (more than 36 and 6/7 weeks of gestation), single, healthy neonates born in a city hospital. The exclusion criteria were congenital abnormalities, an Apgar score of less than 8, and hyperbilirubinemia requiring phototherapy. Maximum IVC (distal to the hepatic-IVC junction) and Ao (above the superior mesenteric artery) diameters were measured in the first 2 days of life in the longitudinal plane...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707558/effect-of-unconjugated-hyperbilirubinemia-on-neonatal-autonomic-functions-evaluation-by-heart-rate-variability
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Rahmi Ozdemir, Ozgur Olukman, Cem Karadeniz, Kiymet Celik, Nagehan Katipoglu, Murat Muhtar Yilmazer, Sebnem Calkavur, Timur Mese, Sertac Arslanoglu
BACKGROUND: Beyond the physiological levels of bilirubin may leads to alterations in autonomic regulation. Heart rate variability (HRV), is a noninvasive and quantitative marker of the activity of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). To date, few studies have been evaluated the undesirable effects of severe unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (UHB) on autonomic functions, and only one study has used HRV as a marker of the autonomic activity. However, the relationship between altered cardiac autonomic functions and UHB by using the HRV derived from 24-hour Holter electrocardiography (ECG) recording previously...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705037/saffron-and-its-derivatives-crocin-crocetin-and-safranal-a-patent-review
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Maryam Rameshrad, Bibi Marjan Razavi, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Saffron and its main components have traditionally been used as pharmaceutical agents. Current experimental research projects have also exhibited their applications in a wide spectrum of disorder treatments. Area covered: This review covers the demonstrated findings and patents on therapeutic/pharmaceutical properties of saffron and related derivatives, since 2000 to bold their outstanding merit on human health. An extensive literature review was performed in USP Patent, Patentscope, Espacenet and Google Patent in the field of CNS, cardiovascular, urogenital, dermatological and inflammatory disorders...
July 13, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704992/serum-levels-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-in-patients-with-psoriasis-before-during-and-after-narrow-band-uvb-phototherapy
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Maria T Rossi, Marina Venturini, Arianna Zanca, Mariachiara Arisi, Marta Fusano, Alessandra Sottini, Federico Serana, Luisa Imberti, Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Narrow-band UVB (NB-UVB) phototherapy is widely used worldwide for moderate and severe psoriasis, which is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease characterized by skin infiltrates of Th1-, Th17- and Th22-cells releasing locally pro- inflammatory cytokines. We investigate serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in psoriatic patients before and after NB-UVB phototherapy. METHODS: Twenty-eight subjects with moderate/severe plaque type psoriasis were enrolled...
July 11, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703365/phototherapy-in-systemic-sclerosis-review
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REVIEW
Suteeraporn Chaowattanapanit, Charoen Choonhakarn, Chingching Foocharoen, Narachai Julanon
Systemic scleroderma-also known as systemic sclerosis (SSc)-is a chronic systemic connective tissue disease characterized by collagen deposition in cutaneous and internal organs, leading to skin sclerosis and multiple organ fibrosis. The pathogenesis is complex and remains poorly understood. Treatment is based on organ involvement and requires a multidisciplinary approach. Skin sclerosis can cause disability, leading to decreasing quality of life. Various systemic anti-fibrotic therapies have been used; however, most have unsatisfactory results...
July 13, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700898/sub-100nm-long-tumor-retention-sn-38-loaded-photonic-micelles-for-tri-modal-cancer-therapy
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Xixiao Yang, Xiangdong Xue, Yan Luo, Tzu-Yin Lin, Hongyong Zhang, Diana Lac, Kai Xiao, Yixuan He, Bei Jia, Kit S Lam, Yuanpei Li
The tumor penetration and accumulation of nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems are highly dependent on the particle size. Nanomedicines in the sub-100nm range have been suggested by previous studies to have superior antitumor efficacy on various solid tumors. SN-38 is a very important and highly potent drug for several cancers including colon cancer. However, due to the ultra-flat aromatic structure of SN-38, it is typically very difficult to produce sub-100nm, SN-38-encapsulated nanoparticles without modification of the chemical structure...
July 9, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699044/uva1-vs-narrowband-uvb-phototherapy-in-the-treatment-of-palmoplantar-pustulosis-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-study
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Li-Na Su, Jie Ren, Shi-Meng Cheng, Jian-Lan Liu, Yang-Feng Ding, Ning-Wen Zhu
UVA1 phototherapy, a new therapeutic approach, has recently been shown good efficacy in the treatment of palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP). The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of UVA1 and narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) therapy in the treatment of PPP. Patients with PPP were randomly assigned to either UVA1 or NB-UVB therapy according to a left-right randomization table. Both treatments were performed three times weekly for up to 30 sessions. Clinical evaluation was based on the Palmoplantar Pustular Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PPPASI) score...
July 11, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697952/pharmacological-and-physical-vessel-modulation-strategies-to-improve-epr-mediated-drug-targeting-to-tumors
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Tarun Ojha, Vertika Pathak, Yang Shi, Wim Hennink, Chrit Moonen, Gert Storm, Fabian Kiessling, Twan Lammers
The performance of nanomedicine formulations depends on the Enhanced Permeability and Retention (EPR) effect. Prototypic nanomedicine-based drug delivery systems, such as liposomes, polymers and micelles, aim to exploit the EPR effect to accumulate at pathological sites, to thereby improve the balance between drug efficacy and toxicity. Thus far, however, tumor-targeted nanomedicines have not yet managed to achieve convincing therapeutic results, at least not in large cohorts of patients. This is likely mostly due to high inter- and intra-patient heterogeneity in EPR...
July 8, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697225/low-dose-methotrexate-for-vitiligo
#19
Anna Cristina Garza-Mayers, Daniela Kroshinsky
<p>BACKGROUND: Treatment of vitiligo is aimed at repigmentation and often consists of multiple modalities, none of which are universally or rapidly successful. Extensive cases are most often treated with ultraviolet light therapy, which can be both costly and time-consuming. Though vitiligo is an autoimmune disease, there is no current data to support systemic immunosuppressive monotherapy.</p> <p>CASE SUMMARY: Here we present a case series of 3 patients with vitiligo treated for 11-16 months with low-dose methotrexate (12...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688960/the-lowering-of-bilirubin-levels-in-patients-with-neonatal-jaundice-using-massage-therapy-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Fatemeh Eghbalian, Haneyeh Rafienezhad, Javad Farmal
OBJECTIVE: Due to the effects of massage on various laboratory parameters (including those related to jaundice) in infants and the expansion of existing studies to achieve effective and safe therapy in the treatment of neonatal jaundice, this study aimed to investigate the effect of massage on bilirubin levels in cases of neonatal jaundice. METHODS: In this study, 134 patients were randomly assigned to either an intervention group (massage combined with phototherapy, n=67) or a control group (phototherapy only, n=67)...
July 6, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
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