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M L Yang, Y H Li, Q Tan, J T Li, L L Que
Objective: To observe the effect of Toll interleukin-1 recptor homology/BB-loop mimetic hydrocinnamoyl-L-valyl pyrrolidine (AS-1) on the healing quality of deep partial-thickness scald wound in mice. Methods: Forty-two adult C57BL/6 mice were divided into sham injury group (SI), scald group (S), early AS-1 treatment group (EAT), early dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) control group (EDC), late AS-1 treatment group (LAT), late DMSO control group (LDC) according to the random number table, with 7 mice in each group. Mice in group SI were sham injured without other treatment...
November 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
Saeedeh Farajzadeh, Amireh Heshmatkhah, Behrooz Vares, Elham Mohebbi, Azadeh Mohebbi, Mahin Aflatoonian, Sana Eybpoosh, Iraj Sharifi, Mohammad Reza Aflatoonian, Simin Shamsi Meymandi, Ali Reza Fekri, Mahshid Mostafavi
Leishmaniasis is a spectrum of disease condition with considerable health impacts, caused by different species of Leishmania. This disease is currently endemic in 98 countries and territories in the world. There are many treatment modalities for cutaneous leishmaniasis. The use of topical terbinafine in the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis has recently been considered. Eighty-eight participants more than two years old with proven acute CL by a positive direct smear were randomly allocated to one of the two study arms: first group received meglumine antimoniate (Glucantime) 20 mg/kg/day intramuscular injection (IM) plus a placebo ointment (Mahan Vaseline) for 20 days...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
Trevor J Cunningham, Mary Tabacchi, Jean-Pierre Eliane, Sara Moradi Tuchayi, Sindhu Manivasagam, Hengameh Mirzaalian, Ahu Turkoz, Raphael Kopan, Andras Schaffer, Arturo P Saavedra, Michael Wallendorf, Lynn A Cornelius, Shadmehr Demehri
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratosis is a precursor to cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Long treatment durations and severe side effects have limited the efficacy of current actinic keratosis treatments. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is an epithelium-derived cytokine that induces a robust antitumor immunity in barrier-defective skin. Here, we investigated the efficacy of calcipotriol, a topical TSLP inducer, in combination with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) as an immunotherapy for actinic keratosis...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Hazem Matar, Joanne Larner, Vanessa Viegas, Sneha Kansagra, Karen L Atkinson, Satyajit Shetage, John T Skamarauskas, Baveetharan Theivendran, Virginia S Goldman, Robert P Chilcott
CONTEXT: Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is a type of moisture-associated dermatitis caused by repeated skin exposure to urine or stool. A product that could mitigate such symptoms would have a significant impact on cost of care and patients' quality of life. OBJECTIVE: This study compared the clinical efficacy of RD1433 and a comparator product (Vaseline®) in preventing and treating experimental IAD skin lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For the "prevention" part of the study, skin sites in eight human volunteers were treated daily for five days with either RD1433 or Vaseline® immediately prior to synthetic urine exposure...
November 6, 2016: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
Ingrid Bissinger, Gustavo Matute-Turizo, María Natalia Mejía-Barreneche
BACKGROUND: Between 62 and 90% of cases of acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis are caused by drugs. Its onset is rapid with generalized pustules, fever, and blood neutrophil count over 7000; pustules resolve spontaneously in less than 15 days. A case associated with piroxicam described. CASE REPORT: A 36-year-old with initial erythema of the thorax and abdomen, accompanied by burning, without fever, which later spread to his forearms, upper arms, and thighs, with face edema...
October 2016: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
Mohammad Taghi Noorbala, Mohammad Noorbala, Mohammad Hossein Dashti-Rahmatabadi, Mahdi Noorbala, Roghaye Noorbala, Behare Mozaffary
BACKGROUND: Recently, the radiation application research center for the atomic energy organization of Yazd (Iran) has developed a hydrogel dressing which was evaluated for quality and safety in 2008. Its efficacy for assisting in the wound healing process was approved for animal use, and its use has proven to be more effective than a related Syrian material. OBJECTIVES: We have already confirmed the safety and efficacy of Irgel use on mice (1, 2), so this study was conducted in order to further evaluate its effectiveness on human burn wounds, and to compare its efficacy with MaxGel, another hydrogel...
August 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Hamid Galehdari, Samira Negahdari, Mahnaz Kesmati, Anahita Rezaie, Gholamreza Shariati
BACKGROUND: Wound healing is often impaired in diabetic animals and humans. Matrix metalloproteases act as pro-inflammatory agents in physiological wound healing pathways by stimulating cytokines including the interleukins, IL6, IL1A and IL1B, and the tumor necrosis factor and transforming growth factor beta1. Botanicals are traditionally used to assist healing of different types of wounds, because they produce fewer side effects. Our specific aim here was to develop a plant-based recipe supporting effective wound healing in diabetic animals...
October 6, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
E S Rizzi, D M Dourado, R Matias, J A I Muller, J F Guilhermino, A T G Guerrero, D L Moreira, B A K Silva, M Barbosa-Ferreira
Impaired wound healing represents a serious complication in some pathologies and the use of plant extracts has proved to improve tissue repair. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the healing potential of the ointment of Sebastiana hispida compared with Aluminum-Gallium Indium-Phosphide Laser (InGaAlP) in surgically induced wounds in rats and to perform the phytochemical analysis. The phytochemical analysis was performed in the classic way and also by HPLC. A controlled study was developed with 80 rats (200-250 g) in which a linear excision was performed in the dorsal region after shaving, measuring 2 cm × 1 cm (epidermis and dermis) exposing the muscle fascia...
October 3, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
Salih Levent Cinar, Demet Kartal, Ayse Kacar Bayram, Mehmet Canpolat, Murat Borlu, Ayten Ferahbas, Hüseyin Per
BACKGROUND: The skin is one of the most affected organs in tuberous sclerosis complex and angiofibromas are seen in almost 80% of such patients. These benign tumors impose a great psycho-social burden on patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of topical sirolimus for facial angiofibromas in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-blinded, cross-over study which involved twelve patients...
September 19, 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Hui-Lei Wan, Hui-Zhi Chen, Xiu-Qin Shi
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine Jianpi Chushi decoction and ointment on chronic eczema. METHODS: DNCB acetone solution was used to sensitize the skin of back and ears of 36 rats in order to establish chronic eczema model. A total of 36 rats were divided into four groups of 9 randomly including oral medicine group, external inunctum group, combination therapy group, and model control group respectively. Besides, the blank group of 4 healthy rats were set...
September 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
Veronica Grassi, James William Butterworth, Layloma Latiffi
INTRODUCTION: Myiasis, parasitic infestation of the body by fly larvae, caused by the Cordylobia rodhaini is very rare with only fourteen cases published since 1970. We present a rare case of myiasis mimicking a breast abscess. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 17-year-old female presented with a nodular ulcerative lesion in her left breast 14days following a trip to Ghana. She had been initially unsuccessfully treated with the antibiotic flucloxacillin following a misdiagnosis of a breast abscess...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Yutaka Tobo
Immersion freezing (ice nucleation by particles immersed in supercooled water) is a key process for forming ice in mixed-phase clouds. Immersion freezing experiments with particles in microliter-sized (millimeter-sized) water droplets are often applied to detecting very small numbers of ice nucleating particles (INPs). However, the application of such large droplets remains confined to the detection of INPs active at temperatures much higher than the homogeneous freezing limit, because of artifacts related to freezing of water droplets without added INPs at temperatures of -25 °C or higher on a supporting substrate...
2016: Scientific Reports
M Dolores Garrido, Macarena Egea, M Belén Linares, Beatriz Martínez, Ceferina Viera, Begoña Rubio, Francesc Borrisser-Pairó
This study represents a proposal for training sensory panels in androstenone (AND) perception in meat and meat products. The procedure consists of four main parts: (1) selection and training of a sensory panel (11 panelists) using standards with Vaseline oil media as carriers of AND and skatole (SKA); (2) developing a training method AND detection in meat; (3) dry cured meat product and (4) cooked meat product. All candidates were able to distinguish between AND, SKA and AND+SKA in Vaseline oil, order AND solutions with different concentrations and classify them in the three categories: low, medium and high...
December 2016: Meat Science
Kourosh Ghanbarzadeh, Omid Reza Tabatabaie, Ebrahim Salehifar, Massoud Amanlou, Ghasemali Khorasani
BACKGROUND: A suitable pharmacological substitute for the well-established surgical delay technique for random skin flaps to increase viability has been elusive. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of nitroglycerin and botulinum toxin type A on random flap survival in a rat model. METHODS: The present controlled experimental study was performed in the four groups of rats. One week after intervention in each group, the flap was raised and kept in situ, and flap necrosis was evaluated through follow-up...
2016: Plastic Surgery
Raman Malhotra, Kimia Ziahosseini, Cornelia Poitelea, Andre Litwin, Suresh Sagili
PURPOSE: To report outcomes of a randomized trial on the role of "active" Manuka honey on eyelid surgical wound healing. METHOD: Prospective, randomized, single-blinded study was performed for patients undergoing bilateral upper blepharoplasty. Vaseline was applied 4 times a day to both sides for 6 weeks and in addition, one eyelid was randomized to receive Manuka honey twice daily. Postoperative wounds were graded by a masked observer at 1 week, 1 month, and 4 months using Manchester scar scale and a modified eyelid scar grading scale...
July 13, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Noriyuki Nakashima
BACKGROUND: Dermal injury of the Eublepharis macularius (leopard gecko) often results in a loss of the spotted patterns. The scar is usually well recovered, but the spots and the tubercles may be lost depending on the size and part of the lesion. This report presents a surgical attempting, in which the pigments in the edge of the remaining skin flap are partially preserved to maximally restore the natural pigmentation patterns during the course of dermal regeneration. CASE PRESENTATION: A four-year-old female lizard E...
2016: BMC Veterinary Research
G Rea, F Perna, G Calabrese, A Molino, T Valente, A Vatrella
Lipoid pneumonia is an uncommon disorder characterized by accumulation of lipid components into the interstitial and alveolar compartment. The usual classification distinguishes endogenous and exogenous and acute or chronic forms, related to the type of fats, the amount of damage and the time of exposure. We describe a case of exogenous lipoid pneumonia by inhalation of vaseline used for cleaning of the tracheostoma in a 63-year-old female, presenting as cough, worsening dyspnea in few weeks. The diagnosis was finally established with a re-evaluation of BAL with specific staining for lipids, revealing the presence of foamy macrophages lipids rich, according to HRCT findings...
May 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
Courtney Maierhofer, Cara E Rice, Shu-Hua Wang, Karen S Fields, Melissa Ervin, Abigail Norris Turner
BACKGROUND: Use of lubricants during anal intercourse is very common among men who have sex with men. However, few studies have evaluated associations between specific lubricants and rectal sexually transmitted infections (STIs). METHODS: Between July 2012 and October 2013, we conducted a cross-sectional study of men who have sex with men recruited from an urban, public sexual health clinic. In a self-administered survey, participants identified the lubricants used and frequency of lubricant use in the previous three months...
July 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Pedro Alves da Rocha-Filho, Mônica Maruno, Márcio Ferrari, José Fernando Topan
The Brazilian biodiversity offers a multiplicity of raw materials with great potential in cosmetics industry applications. Some vegetable oils and fatty esters increase skin hydration by occlusivity, keeping the skin hydrated and with a shiny appearance. Sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) oil is widely employed in cosmetic emulsions in the form of soaps, creams, moisturizers and skin cleansers due to the presence of polyphenols and its high vitamin E content. Liquid crystals are systems with many applications in both pharmaceutical and cosmetic formulations and are easily detected by microscopy under polarized light due to their birefringence properties...
2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Di-Qing Luo, Hui-Hui Wu, Yu-Kun Zhao, Juan-Hua Liu, Fang Wang
Imiquimod (IMQ)-induced mouse psoriatic model is one of the useful models displaying most of psoriatic features. To compare the modeling efficacy of different IMQ creams, we induced the psoriatic models by topically applying two different brands of IMQ 5% creams to the shaved Balb/c mice skin and assessed the results. Balb/c female mice (n = 24) 8-12 weeks of age were randomly divided into experimental groups A (Likejie), B (Aldara), and control group C (Vaseline); Likejie, Aldara, or Vaseline was topically applied to the back skin for mice in groups A, B, and C, respectively, for six consecutive days...
October 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
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