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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911445/long-term-outcomes-of-punch-punctoplasty-with-kelly-punch-and-review-of-literature
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E S Wong, E Y Li, H K Yuen
PurposeTo report long-term outcomes of punch punctoplasty utilizing the Kelly punch and to compare the results with other described methods of punctoplasty in literature.Patients and methodsA retrospective, non-comparative interventional case series of patients who underwent punch punctoplasty at the Hong Kong Eye Hospital over an 8-year period. A standard Kelly Descemet's membrane punch was utilized for punctal enlargement in all cases. Patient records and their operative records were reviewed. Anatomical success was defined by well-patent puncta on follow-up...
December 2, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905158/metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-from-basal-cell-carcinoma-of-the-skin-treated-with-surgical-decompression-and-vismodegib-case-report-and-review-of-hedgehog-signalling-pathway-inhibition-in-advanced-basal-cell-carcinoma
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J McGrane, S Carswell, T Talbot
We report a case of a 66-year-old man with locally advanced and metastatic basal cell carcinoma (BCC) causing spinal cord compression, which was treated with spinal surgery and subsequent vismodegib. The patient presented with a large fungating chest wall lesion and a metastasis in T8 that was causing cord compression. He had neurosurgical decompression of the T8 lesion and fixation of the spine. Punch biopsy from the fungating chest wall lesion showed a BCC with some malignant squamous differentiation (basosquamous)...
November 30, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904182/comparative-study-of-efficacy-of-epidermal-melanocyte-transfer-versus-hair-follicular-melanocyte-transfer-in-stable-vitiligo
#3
Navya Donaparthi, Ajay Chopra
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo surgery has come up a long way from punch skin grafts to epidermal cell suspension and latest to the extracted hair follicle outer root sheath cell suspension (EHFORSCS) transplantation. The progressive development from one technique to the other is always on a quest for the best. In the latest development, EHFORSCS, which is an enriched source of follicular inactive melanocyte (melanocyte stem cells), seems to be a good addition to the prevailing cell-based therapies for vitiligo...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901391/comparison-of-antibacterial-effects-among-three-foams-used-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-an-ex-vivo-equine-perfused-wound-model
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Lore L Van Hecke, Maarten Haspeslagh, Katleen Hermans, Ann M Martens
OBJECTIVE To compare antibacterial effects among 3 types of foam used with negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in an ex vivo equine perfused wound model. SAMPLES Abdominal musculocutaneous flaps from 6 equine cadavers. PROCEDURES Each musculocutaneous flap was continuously perfused with saline (0.9% NaCl) solution. Four 5-cm circular wounds were created in each flap and contaminated with 10(6) CFUs of both Pseudomonas aeruginosa and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). After a 1-hour incubation period, 1 of 4 treatments (NPWT with silver-impregnated polyurethane foam [NPWT-AgPU], polyurethane foam [NPWT-PU], or polyvinyl alcohol foam [NPWT-PVA] or a nonadherent dressing containing polyhexamethylene biguanide without NPWT [control]) was randomly applied to each wound...
December 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899385/shared-drink-and-a-soft-punch-an-almost-deadly-combination
#5
Karsten Klingberg, David Srivastava, Simon Bosbach, Beat Lehmann
Injuries of the spleen in blunt abdominal trauma are common and can lead to fatal bleeding. The diagnostic of choice to determine severity and treatment is usually made in contrast-enhanced CT. In our case we used contrast-enhanced ultrasound to identify the origin of an intra-abdominal bleeding following a minor trauma in a patient with splenomegaly due to an Epstein-Barr virus infection.
November 29, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898233/hyaluronan-stimulates-chondrogenic-gene-expression-in-human-meniscus-cells
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Takaaki Tanaka, Takayuki Furumatsu, Shinichi Miyazawa, Masataka Fujii, Hiroto Inoue, Yuya Kodama, Toshifumi Ozaki
: Purpose/Aim of the Study: Inner meniscus cells have a chondrocytic phenotype, whereas outer meniscus cells have a fibroblastic phenotype. In this study, we examined the effect of hyaluronan on chondrocytic gene expression in human meniscus cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human meniscus cells were prepared from macroscopically intact lateral meniscus. Inner and outer meniscus cells were obtained from the inner and outer halves of the meniscus. The cells were stimulated with hyaluronan diluted in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium without serum to the desired concentration (0, 10, 100, and 1000 μg/mL) for 2-7 days...
November 29, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896393/degree-of-tendon-degeneration-and-stage-of-rotator-cuff-disease
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Chris Hyunchul Jo, Won Hyoung Shin, Ji Wan Park, Ji Sun Shin, Ji Eun Kim
PURPOSE: While tendon degeneration has been known to be an important cause of rotator cuff disease, few studies have objectively proven the association of tendon degeneration and rotator cuff disease. The purpose of this study was to investigate changes of tendon degeneration with respect to the stage of rotator cuff disease. METHODS: A total of 48 patients were included in the study: 12 with tendinopathy, 12 with a partial-thickness tear (pRCT), 12 with a full-thickness tear (fRCT), and 12 as the control...
November 28, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896177/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-bevacizumab-therapy-reduces-hypertrophic-scar-formation-in-a-rabbit-ear-wounding-model
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Do Hoon Kwak, Tae Hui Bae, Woo Seob Kim, Han Koo Kim
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic scarring is a pathological condition that occurs after trauma or surgery. Angiogenesis occurs more often with hypertrophic scarring than with normotrophic scarring. The regulation of angiogenesis is one of the key factors in hypertrophic scar management. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an essential factor in the angiogenetic response. This study investigated whether decreasing the level of VEGF is effective for treating hypertrophic scarring. METHODS: Ten 8-week-old female New Zealand white rabbits were included...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890660/the-effects-of-expressive-writing-before-or-after-punch-biopsy-on-wound-healing
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Hayley Robinson, Paul Jarrett, Kavita Vedhara, Elizabeth Broadbent
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have shown that written emotional disclosure (expressive writing) performed in the two weeks prior to wounding improves healing of punch biopsy wounds. In many clinical settings, it would be more practical for patients to perform this intervention after wounding. The aim of this study was to investigate whether expressive writing could speed the healing of punch biopsy wounds if writing was performed after wounds were made. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-two healthy participants aged between 18 and 55 years were randomly allocated to one of four groups in a 2 (intervention) by 2 (timing) design...
November 24, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885502/fading-of-wound-induced-volatile-release-during-populus-tremula-leaf-expansion
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Miguel Portillo-Estrada, Taras Kazantsev, Ülo Niinemets
The release of stress-driven volatiles throughout leaf development has been little studied. Therefore, we subjected poplar leaves during their developmental stage (from 2 days to 2 weeks old) to wounding by a single punch hole, and measured online the wound-induced volatile organic compound emissions. Our study shows that the emission of certain volatile compounds fades with increasing leaf age. Among these compounds we found lipoxygenase products (LOX products), acetaldehyde, methyl benzoate, methyl salicylate, and mono- and sesquiterpenes...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880027/a-simple-technique-for-placing-extraoral-implants-at-an-optimal-position-in-orbital-defects
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Anita Visser, Aljomar José Vechiato Filho, Gerry M Raghoebar, Thais Bianca Brandão
Translucent acrylic templates have been used to indicate implant positions for implant-retained extraoral prostheses; however, this procedure can be challenging, as the acrylic templates have to be positioned onto reflected skin flaps. The fabrication of an acrylic-based colorless template or duplicating an existing prosthesis can facilitate the location of extraoral implants. Spots can be created on templates to indicate the optimal position of the implants. Afterward, punching the skin to the bone with a very thick sharp needle or a small sharp bur will mark the desired implant position on the bone before reflecting the skin...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878826/a-multifaceted-risk-analysis-of-fathers-self-reported-physical-violence-toward-their-children
#12
Noora Ellonen, Kirsi Peltonen, Tarja Pösö, Staffan Janson
Existing research has shown that child maltreatment is carried out by both mothers and fathers. There is also an extensive body of literature analyzing reasons for mothers' violent behavior. Among fathers, reasons are less well studied, resulting in the lack of a comprehensive picture of paternal child abuse. In this study, 20 child-, parent-, and family-related factors have been included in a combined analysis to assess which of these may pose a risk for fathers' severe violent behavior toward their children...
November 23, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878063/retrospective-study-of-punch-scoring-versus-freehand-approach-for-first-stage-mohs-micrographic-surgery
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Nikoo Cheraghi, Abdulhadi Jfri, Robert Bacigalupi, Hooman Khorasani
Objective: The objective was to observe whether there is a difference in the number of subjects requiring more than one stage of Mohs micrographic surgery for small lesion nonmelanoma skin cancers using the punch scoring method versus freehand approach. Design: Retrospective review. Setting: Outpatient Mohs Clinic. Participants: Thirty patients with small lesion (<5mm) basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma who had Mohs micrographic surgery using either the punch scoring method (15) for scoring the first layer or the freehand method (15)...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873325/dynamic-nanomechanical-analysis-of-the-vocal-fold-structure-in-excised-larynges
#14
Gregory R Dion, Paulo G Coelho, Stephanie Teng, Malvin N Janal, Milan R Amin, Ryan C Branski
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Quantification of clinical outcomes after vocal fold (VF) interventions is challenging with current technology. High-speed digital imaging and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of excised larynges assess intact laryngeal function, but do not provide critical biomechanical information. We developed a protocol to quantify tissue properties in intact, excised VFs using dynamic nanomechanical analysis (nano-DMA) to obtain precise biomechanical properties in the micrometer scale...
November 22, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864938/harms-of-cervical-cancer-screening-in-the-united-states-and-the-netherlands
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Dik Habbema, Sheila Weinmann, Marc Arbyn, Aruna Kamineni, Andrew E Williams, Inge McM de Kok, Folkert van Kemenade, Terry S Field, Joost van Rosmalen, Martin Brown
We studied harms related to cervical cancer screening and management of screen-positive women in the United States (US) and the Netherlands. We utilised data from four US integrated health care systems (SEARCH), the US National Health Interview Survey, New Mexico state, the Netherlands national histopathology registry, and included studies on adverse health effects of cervical screening. We compared the number of Papanicolaou (Pap) smear tests, abnormal test results, punch biopsies, treatments, health problems (anxiety, pain, bleeding, and discharge), and preterm births associated with excisional treatments...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861306/enhancing-dmek-success-by-identifying-optimal-levels-of-trypan-blue-dye-application-to-donor-corneal-tissue
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Parag A Majmudar, Lauren Johnson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the correct concentration and duration of application of trypan blue dye to Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) donor corneal tissue before transplant to enhance visibility while minimizing damage to the tissue. METHODS: Corneas were precut for DMEK using an 8-mm punch, and each was stained with either 0.06% or 0.15% trypan blue for a duration of 1, 3, or 5 minutes. After staining, each tissue was placed in balanced salt solution and observed to determine how quickly the stain faded from the tissue using a grading system...
November 16, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860083/dermoscopic-monitoring-of-efficacy-of-ingenol-mebutate-in-the-treatment-of-pigmented-and-non-pigmented-basal-cell-carcinomas
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Laura Diluvio, Mauro Bavetta, Monia Di Prete, Augusto Orlandi, Luca Bianchi, Elena Campione
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common non-melanoma skin cancer, and its incidence continues to raise. Although surgery can be considered the mainstay of therapy, new current pharmacological options are available and focus on tumor eradication, maximizing cosmetic results, and functional capacity. Several studies have recently reported on safety and efficacy of topical ingenol mebutate gel, a derivative of the plant Euphorbia Peplus, used to treat actinic keratosis and superficial basal cell carcinoma. In our knowledge, we report for the first time the dermoscopic evaluation of outcome and monitoring of superficial pigmented and non-pigmented basal cell carcinomas in four patients treated by this novel non-ablative agent...
November 12, 2016: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859516/re-epithelialization-of-large-wound-in-paedomorphic-and-metamorphic-axolotls
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Ting-Yu Huang, Chun-Che Chang, Nai-Chen Cheng, Mu-Hui Wang, Ling-Ling Chiou, Kuang-Lun Lee, Hsuan-Shu Lee
Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) may heal their skin wounds scar-free in both paedomorphs and metamorphs. In previous studies on small punch skin wounds, rapid re-epithelialisation was noted in these two axolotl morphs. However, large wound size in mammals may affect wound healing. In this study, large circumferential full thickness excision wounds on the hind limbs were created on juvenile paedomorphic and metamorphic axolotls. The results showed re-epithelialisation was more quickly initiated in paedomorphs than in metamorphs after wounding...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853020/progressive-susac-syndrome-with-bilateral-visual-loss-and-disability
#19
Morteza Entezari, Saeed Karimi, Mohammadali Feizi
Susac syndrome (SS) is a rare retinal-cochlear-cerebral disease with an unclear etiology. A 35-year-old man presented with sudden painless vision loss in the right eye and 2 months later in the left eye with hemiparesis, behavioral changes, and hearing loss. Ophthalmic examinations revealed multiple branch retinal artery occlusions (BRAOs) in both eyes. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed inflammatory changes with multiple "punched-out" lesions in the corpus callosum which confirmed the diagnosis of SS...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852015/effectiveness-of-changing-the-application-of-japanese-honey-to-a-hydrocolloid-dressing-in-between-the-inflammatory-and-proliferative-phases-on-cutaneous-wound-healing-in-male-mice
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Kanae Mukai, Emi Komatsu, Misa Yamanishi, Misako Hutakuchi, Kayo Kanzaka, Yuka Uno, Shizuka Yamazaki, Shizuka Kato, Tomomi Yamamoto, Mayumi Hattori, Yukari Nakajima, Tamae Urai, Kimi Asano, Naoko Murakado, Mayumi Okuwa, Toshio Nakatani
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of changing the application of Japanese honey to a hydrocolloid dressing (HCD) in between the inflammatory and proliferative phases on cutaneous wound healing in 8-week-old, BALB/cCrSlc male mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice were divided into 4 groups: acacia honey followed by a HCD, buckwheat flour honey followed by a HCD, Chinese milk vetch honey followed by a HCD, and a HCD alone (control group)...
October 24, 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
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