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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786006/rebound-inflammation-after-an-intravitreal-injection-in-vogt-koyanagi-harada-syndrome
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Richa Ranjan, Manisha Agarwal
A 43-year-old male with chronic Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome (VKH) presented with subfoveal choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) in the right eye with no evidence of active inflammation. He underwent intravitreal bevacizumab and dexamethasone injections. Postinjection he developed fresh keratic precipitates and exudative retinal detachment (RD). He received two more bevacizumab injections with oral corticosteroids and immunosuppressants causing resolution of exudative RD with scarred CNVM. We report this case to highlight that intravitreal injection may act as a trigger for rebound inflammation in VKH patients and may require anti-inflammatory drugs to be started even in the absence of an active inflammation...
June 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785488/mir-155-inhibits-the-formation-of-hypertrophic-scar-fibroblasts-by-targeting-hif-1%C3%AE-via-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Xue Wu, Jun Li, Xuekang Yang, Xiaozhi Bai, Jihong Shi, Jianxin Gao, Yan Li, Shichao Han, Yijie Zhang, Fu Han, Yang Liu, Xiaoqiang Li, Kejia Wang, Julei Zhang, Zheng Wang, Ke Tao, Dahai Hu
Hypertrophic scar (HS) is a serious skin fibrotic disease characterized by the excessive proliferation of fibroblasts and often considered as a kind of benign skin tumor. microRNA-155 (miR-155) is usually served as a promising marker in antitumor therapy. In view of the similarities of hypertrophic scar and tumor, it is predicted that miR-155 may be a novel therapeutic target in clinical trials. Here we found the expression levels of miR-155 was gradually down regulated and HIF-1α was upregulated in HS tissue and HS derived fibroblasts (HFs)...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784487/localization-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-for-catheter-ablation-the-role-of-surface-electrocardiogram
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REVIEW
Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Carola Gianni, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale
The surface ECG is a valuable mapping tool in patients with idiopathic and scar-related ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). A detailed analysis of 12-lead ECG can provide useful information in localizing the VA site of origin. This might help tailoring the ablation strategy to optimize procedural duration, increase the probability of success, and prevent complications. The aim of this article is to review the ECG features of both idiopathic and scar-related VAs and discuss their potential implications for optimizing the ablation strategy...
June 2018: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784143/children-s-understanding-of-maternal-breast-cancer-a-qualitative-study
#4
Xiaoyan Huang, Margaret O'Connor, Yan Hu, Hongyun Gao, Susan Lee
PURPOSE: To explore how children understand their mother's diagnosis of and treatment for breast cancer. METHOD: Interpretive description was adopted as the methodology in this study. Eight children aged 8-18 years old, whose mother has been diagnosed with non-terminal breast cancer, were interviewed individually and six of them drew a picture to express their understanding of maternal breast cancer. RESULTS: Four themes were identified in this study: "the cancer word is scary" - children's understanding of cancer; "scars and tubes" - children's understanding of surgery; "hair loss" - children's understanding of chemotherapy, and "I can't explain it" - children's understanding of other treatments...
June 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783695/application-of-a-novel-anti-adhesive-membrane-e8002-in-a-rat-laminectomy-model
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Kiyoshi Kikuchi, Kentaro Setoyama, Takuto Terashi, Megumi Sumizono, Salunya Tancharoen, Shotaro Otsuka, Seiya Takada, Kazuki Nakanishi, Koki Ueda, Harutoshi Sakakima, Ko-Ichi Kawahara, Ikuro Maruyama, Gohsuke Hattori, Motohiro Morioka, Eiichiro Tanaka, Hisaaki Uchikado
Neuropathic pain after spinal surgery, so-called failed back surgery syndrome, is a frequently observed common complication. One cause of the pain is scar tissue formation, observed as post-surgical epidural adhesions. These adhesions may compress surrounding spinal nerves, resulting in pain, even after successful spinal surgery. E8002 is an anti-adhesive membrane. In Japan, a clinical trial of E8002 is currently ongoing in patients undergoing abdominal surgery. However, animal experiments have not been performed for E8002 in spinal surgery...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783207/perspectives-for-applying-the-additional-study-methods-for-diagnostics-optimization-of-postoperative-hypertrophic-scars-of-the-head-and-neck
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David S Avetikov, Olha P Bukhanchenko, Ihor O Ivanytskyi, Viktoriia V Aipert, Dmytro V Steblovskyi
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: The issue of improving the quality of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of patients with pathological scarring of the head and neck is being actively developed throughout the world. The aim of the research is to improve diagnostics of hypertrophic scars of the head and neck through the establishment of structural features of scar-modified tissues using RGB-system and ultrasound examination. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: In this study, 60 patients with hypertrophic scars of the head and neck were examined...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783044/tomato-type-and-post-treatment-water-rinse-affect-efficacy-of-acid-washes-against-salmonella-enterica-inoculated-on-stem-scars-of-tomatoes-and-product-quality
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Xuetong Fan, Joshua B Gurtler, Kimberly J B Sokorai
A study was conducted to evaluate the effects of post-treatment rinsing with water on the inactivation efficacy of acid treatments against Salmonella inoculated onto stem scar areas of two types of tomatoes. In addition, impact on fruit quality was investigated during 21 days post-treatment storage at 10 °C. A four-strain cocktail of Salmonella enterica (S. Montevideo, S. Newport, S. Saintpaul, and S. Typhimurium) was inoculated onto stem scar areas of grape and large round tomatoes. The inoculated fruits were then treated for 2 min with the following solutions: water, 2% lactic acid +2% acetic acid +2% levulinic acid, 1...
May 12, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782495/molecular-immunological-and-neurophysiological-evaluations-for-early-diagnosis-of-neural-impairment-in-seropositive-leprosy-household-contacts
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Diogo Fernandes Dos Santos, Matheus Rocha Mendonça, Douglas Eulálio Antunes, Elaine Fávaro Pípi Sabino, Raquel Campos Pereira, Luiz Ricardo Goulart, Isabela Maria Bernardes Goulart
BACKGROUND: Household contacts constitute the highest risk group for leprosy development, and despite significant progress in the disease control, early diagnosis remains the primary goals for leprosy management programs. METHODS: We have recruited 175 seropositive and 35 seronegative household contacts from 2014 to 2016, who were subjected to an extensive protocol that included clinical, molecular (peripheral blood qPCR, slit-skin smear qPCR, skin biopsy qPCR) and electroneuromyographic evaluations...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782304/role-of-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-in-the-analysis-of-melanocytic-lesions
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Elena-Daniela Serban, Francesca Farnetani, Giovanni Pellacani, Maria Magdalena Constantin
Worldwide melanoma incidence and mortality are increasing (1). Despite the ongoing research, advanced melanoma is still incurable; therefore, the most appropriate solution seems to be early detection combined with complete surgical excision (2). Since the diagnostic protocol of suspicious lesions includes a complete excision with safety margins (2), the problem of unnecessary scarring is significant. The real challenge in this case is to have a properly formulated diagnosis before acquiring a biopsy. Currently available non-invasive techniques are coherence tomography, digital dermoscopy, and reflectance confocal microscopy...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782303/clindamycin-induced-maculopapular-exanthema-with-preferential-involvement-of-striae-distensae-a-koebner-phenomenon
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Benigno Monteagudo, Miguel Cabanillas, Pilar Iriarte, Aquilina Ramírez-Santos, Elvira León-Muinos, Daniel González-Vilas, Óscar Suárez-Amor
Clindamycin is a lincomycin-derived antibiotic useful for the treatment of anaerobic and Gram-positive aerobic bacterial infections. Cutaneous adverse reactions are usually maculopapular exanthemas, although hypersensitivity syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome have also been reported (1). We report the case of a patient with a maculopapular rash triggered by clindamycin who developed cutaneous lesions on striae distensae (SD). A 47-year-old woman was referred to our clinic for pruritic cutaneous lesions which had started 6 days earlier...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782301/lymphangioma-circumscriptum-post-radiotherapy-for-penile-cancer-treated-with-co%C3%A2-laser
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Dietmar Schulz, Andreas Lein, Ancuta Proca Nicula, Katrin Schierle, Caius Solovan
Lymphangioma circumscriptum (LC) is a rare, benign condition, predominantly characterized by the malformation of lymphatic skin vessels. Its onset may be congenital or due to secondary causes such as radiotherapy, infections, or surgical procedures. We present the case of a 55-year-old patient with a pathologic history of squamous cell carcinoma of the penis followed by radical penectomy. Due to metastasis to the locoregional lymph nodes, the entire affected area was subsequently treated with radiation therapy, receiving a total dose of 55...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782050/sequels-to-tattoo-removal-by-caustic-products
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K Hutton Carlsen, J Serup
BACKGROUND: Caustic products are used as affordable alternatives to laser removal of tattoos. OBJECTIVE: Describe a series of patients with sequels after tattoo removal by caustic products. METHODS: 11 patients with complications referred from 2013 to 2017 were studied. Objective findings, sequels, corrective treatments, cost and psychological aspects were obtained. Numeric Rating Scale (NRS, score 10 extremely dissatisfied) was used to describe patient satisfaction with tattoos before and after removal...
May 21, 2018: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781925/osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis-in-severe-thermal-and-chemical-injuries
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Alfonso Vasquez-Perez, Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Venkata Avadhanam, Christopher Liu
PURPOSE: To report the results of osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) surgery in patients who sustained severe chemical and thermal injuries. METHODS: This is a noncomparative retrospective case series of 14 patients who underwent OOKP surgery between 2001 and 2016 at the Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, UK, because of severe chemical and thermal injuries RESULTS:: OOKP surgery was performed in 14 eyes of 14 patients. Eight patients (57%) sustained thermal injuries and 6 patients (43%) chemical injuries...
May 16, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781900/concomitant-use-of-1-550-nm-nonablative-fractional-laser-with-low-dose-isotretinoin-for-the-treatment-of-acne-vulgaris-in-asian-patients-a-randomized-split-face-controlled-study
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Jun Xia, Guanglei Hu, Die Hu, Songmei Geng, Weihui Zeng
BACKGROUND: Nonablative fractional laser (NAFL) has been shown to improve the appearance of inflammatory acne and acne scars. Isotretinoin is effective for the treatment of moderate-to-severe cases of recalcitrant acne. However, the recommended dose of isotretinoin can have profound effects. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of performing NAFL treatment in patients with moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris under treatment with low-dose oral isotretinoin...
May 16, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781857/a-combination-flap-for-nasal-defect-reconstruction
#15
Rajshree Jayarajan
BACKGROUND: Nasal reconstruction is a common plastic surgery procedure following cancer resection. Whereas most small and medium defects are managed using standard local flaps, reconstructive options available for large defects of the nose such as a heminasal defect are very few. Most of the large defects are usually managed using a forehead flap, which involves at least 2 stages or using free tissue transfer. The author describes a combination flap that can be used for reconstruction of heminasal defects as well as lateral wall defects...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781856/neoumbilicoplasty-with-a-pedicled-deep-inferior-epigastric-perforator-island-flap
#16
Matthew A DelMauro, Louis-Joseph Auguste, Peter T Korn
Management of the umbilicus is a common dilemma at the time of abdominoplasty and abdominal wall reconstruction. It is not uncommon for underlying pathologies, such as hernias and surgical scars, to result in a disfigured or obliterated native umbilicus or make the blood supply to the umbilical stalk unreliable. In these scenarios, the umbilicus is often sacrificed. Staged neoumbilical reconstruction may be offered and typically utilizes a small skin flap and full-thickness skin graft (Ann Plast Surg 2009;63:358-360)...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781853/the-use-of-pedicled-perforator-flaps-in-chest-reconstruction-a-systematic-review-of-outcomes-and-reliability
#17
Anne-Sophie Florczak, Benoit Chaput, Christian Herlin, Pascal Rousseau, Eric Watier, Nicolas Bertheuil
BACKGROUND: In recent years, pedicled perforator flaps have revolutionized plastic surgery by reducing donor site morbidity and ensuring larger and deeper reconstructions with local pedicled cutaneous flaps. The aim of the study was to make a systematic review of perforator pedicled propeller flaps (PPPFs) in chest reconstruction. METHODS: Pubmed and Cochrane databases were searched from 1989 to October 2016 for articles describing the use of PPPFs in chest reconstruction...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781584/erythema-ab-igne
#18
Isabelle Marie
A 41 year-old woman was diagnosed as having limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (SSc) in March 2012. The cutaneous impairment of SSc was characterized by sclerodactyly associated with pitting scars; systemic manifestations of SSc included esophageal involvement, with both absence of peristalsis in the lower two-thirds of the oesophageal body and low pressure in the lower oesophageal sphincter. In 2017, the patient presented with livedo reticularis lesions of her abdomen (Panel A) evolving for one month. The patient denied pruritus, pain, or exposure of abdomen to irritants prior to lesion onset...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781319/assessing-the-role-of-ranibizumab-in-improving-the-outcome-of-glaucoma-filtering-surgery-and-neovascular-glaucoma
#19
Andreas Katsanos, Kostantina Gorgoli, Dimitrios G Mikropoulos, Esther Arranz-Marquez, Georgios P Athanasopoulos, Miguel A Teus, Anastasios G P Konstas
Ranibizumab was the first anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agent approved for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. The use of ranibizumab and other anti-VEGF medications in recent years has revolutionized the treatment of several sight-threatening retinal disorders. Emerging evidence has demonstrated that anti-VEGF treatment can offer advantages in the management of other ocular conditions where VEGFs play a key role: ocular scarring following glaucoma filtering surgery and neovascular glaucoma (NVG)...
May 19, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781178/the-effects-of-platelet-rich-plasma-on-hypertrophic-scars-fibroblasts
#20
Seung Min Nam, Yong Bae Kim
We hypothesised that a feedback mechanism of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 signalling pathway, triggered by high-level TGF-β1, activates platelet-rich plasma (PRP) release to reduce connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) production and expression of CTGF mRNA in hypertrophic scar dermal fibroblasts. Primary dermal fibroblasts were isolated from cultures of hypertrophic scars. Cells were cultured after addition of serum-free Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium supplemented with 5% (wt/vol) PRP or platelet-poor plasma (PPP)...
May 21, 2018: International Wound Journal
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