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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812919/comparison-of-primary-and-secondary-enucleation-for-uveal-melanoma
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Chau M Pham, Philip L Custer, Steven M Couch
We investigated operative course and post-operative findings of patients undergoing primary enucleation for uveal melanoma versus those requiring secondary enucleation after brachytherapy. A retrospective chart review was performed with IRB approval on patients receiving treatment for uveal melanoma. Patients with enucleation as initial treatment and patients enucleated after plaque brachytherapy were analyzed for demographic data, operative course, and post-enucleation outcome. Further cause analysis for secondary enucleations was investigated...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812172/delayed-post-mastectomy-breast-reconstructions-with-allogeneic-acellular-dermal-matrix-prepared-by-a-new-decellularizationmethod
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Martin Bohac, Ivan Varga, Stefan Polak, Jana Dragunova, Jozef Fedeles, Jan Koller
Acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is a tissue graft of allogeneic origin from post-mortem tissue donors prepared by an innovative decellularization process. The newly developed non-toxic and low cost decellularization process of cadaver origin dermis included ADM in breast reconstruction procedures proved to help coverage of the lower-pole of breast expanders or implants. As the results have shown, it did help to eliminate autologous dermis donor site morbidity along with shortening the operation time by avoiding elevation of additional muscle or fascia during the operation...
August 16, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808216/modeling-and-validating-three-dimensional-human-normal-cervix-and-cervical-cancer-tissues-in-vitro
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Anna Karolina Zuk, Xuesong Wen, Stephen Dilworth, Dong Li, Lucy Ghali
The use of three dimensional in vitro systems in cancer research is a promising path for developing effective anticancer therapies. The aim of this study was to engineer a functional 3-Din vitro model of normal and cancerous cervical tissue.Normal epithelial and immortalized cervical epithelial carcinoma cell lines were used to construct 3-D artificial normal cervical and cervical cancerous tissues. De-epidermised dermis (DED) was used as a scaffold for both models. Morphological analyses were conducted by using hematoxylin and eosin staining and characteristics of the models were studied by analyzing the expression of different structural cytokeratins and differential protein marker Mad1 using immunohistochemical technique...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807013/microneedle-physical-contact-as-a-therapeutic-for-abnormal-scars
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David C Yeo, Elizabeth R Balmayor, Jan-Thorsten Schantz, Chenjie Xu
BACKGROUND: Abnormal (keloid and hypertrophic) scars are a significant affliction with no satisfactory single modality therapy to-date. Available options are often ineffective, painful, potentially hazardous, and require healthcare personnel involvement. Herein a self-administered microneedle device based on drug-free physical contact for inhibiting abnormal scars is reported. Its therapeutic activity through microneedle contact eliminates hazards associated with toxic anti-scarring drugs while self-treatment enables administration flexibility...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805531/fabrication-and-characterization-of-the-porous-duck-s-feet-collagen-sponge-for-wound-healing-applications
#5
Md Tipu Sultan, Ju Yeon Jeong, Ye Bin Seo, Ok Joo Lee, Hyung Woo Ju, Hyun Jung Park, Young Jin Lee, Ji Seung Lee, Soon Hee Kim, Chan Hum Park
There are several artificial dermis commonly use to cover the wound and promote healing. The major goal of wound management is fast and scarless healing. However, there is no ideal skin substitute, that is effective to accelerate wound healing without scar formation. Artificial dermis substitute also has some drawbacks, such as high cost, insufficient available period and donor pathogen infection. To overcome these problems, we developed duck's feet collagen (DFC) sponge as artificial dermal substitutes for the treatment of full-thickness skin defects...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804684/bioresorbable-scaffold-as-a-dermal-substitute
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Lenon Cardoso, Marília Colturato Cleto, Maria Lourdes Peris Barbo, Andréa Rodrigues Esposito, Flavio Stillitano Orgaes, Eliana Aparecida de Rezende Duek
INTRODUCTION: Bioresorbable polymers are often used in medical procedures. Since they are biocompatible, this class of materials is a viable alternative for cases in which tissue regeneration is strongly compromised. Bioresorbable synthetic polymers may be used as membranes to support and guide cell growth through the process of tissue repair. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficiency of a porous bioresorbable membrane Poly (L-co-DL lactic acid)-co-trimethylene carbonate, PL-co-DLA-co-TMC, as a dermal substitute associated with partial skin graft in rats...
2017: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803240/impact-of-body-site-age-and-gender-on-the-collagen-elastin-index-by-noninvasive-in-vivo-vertical-two-photon-microscopy
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Carolin Czekalla, Karl-Heinz Schönborn, Nadine Döge, Sora Jung, Maxim E Darvin, Jürgen Lademann, Martina C Meinke
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Extrinsic and intrinsic skin aging is subject to constant remodeling and degradation processes, primarily in components of the extracellular matrix. While collagen fibers thin out during the aging process, the amorphous elastin fibers accumulate. These are essential formative components of the dermis. So far, these processes have been detected in vertical histological sections of invasive biopsies and recently in noninvasive horizontal scans. METHODS: In this pilot study, a modified noninvasive 2-photon microscope was applied to measure the collagen/elastin index of skin in vivo...
August 12, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802505/soft-tissue-tumors-of-uncertain-histogenesis-a-review-for-dermatopathologists
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Darya Buehler, Paul Weisman
The mesenchymal tumors discussed herein represent a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with distinctive morphologic, immunophenotypic, and molecular genetic features. These uncommon tumors often arise in the dermis and subcutis and can pose a major diagnostic challenge to dermatopathologists because they closely mimic melanoma, carcinoma, fibrous histiocytoma, schwannoma, or granulomatous inflammation. This article reviews the clinical presentation, histopathology, differential diagnosis, and diagnostic pitfalls of epithelioid sarcoma, clear cell sarcoma, perivascular epithelioid cell tumor, ossifying fibromyxoid tumor, pleomorphic hyalinizing angiectatic tumor, and hemosiderotic fibrolipomatous tumor...
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802002/congenital-neurocristic-cutaneous-hamartoma-with-poliosis-a-case-report
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Lauren M Wilson, Knox J Beasley, Timothy C Sorrells, Viviana V Johnson
Neurocristic Cutaneous Hamartomas (NCH) are rare, pigmented skin lesions derived from the abnormal migration of neural crest cells. 1 2 We report the case of a 57-year-old female with a congenital localized area of poliosis and underlying pigmented patch on her scalp. Analysis of two punch biopsies yielded features consistent with NCH. Histopathology revealed schwannian-differentiated spindle cells and melanocytic components in the dermis. The spindle cells stained positively with S-100 and the stroma showed a prominent CD34 stain...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796320/congenital-cutaneous-lymphadenoma
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Angel Fernandez-Flores, Ina Nicklaus-Wollenteit, Dharshini Sathishkumar, Vicky Diba, Bruce Richard, Richard Carr, Celia Moss, Anita Nagy, Malobi Ogboli, Isabel Colmenero
Cutaneous lymphadenoma is an uncommon benign neoplasm often considered to be an adamantinoid variant of trichoblastoma. Lesions present in both sexes, between 14 and 87 years of age, and are mainly located on the head and neck. Cases in children are rare and there is only one previous case of a congenital lymphadenoma. An 8-year-old Asian girl presented with a congenital lesion on her forehead comprising four pink papules, the largest 5 mm in diameter. Microscopy revealed a well circumscribed tumor within the dermis and subcutis comprising well demarcated epithelial lobules of basaloid and clear cells with subtle peripheral palisading, growing in a collagenous stroma but lacking retraction artefact...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795398/robust-fluorescent-labelling-of-micropipettes-for-use-in-fluorescence-microscopy-application-to-the-observation-of-a-mosquito-borne-parasite-infection
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Amanda E Balaban, Keir Neuman, Photini Sinnis, Robert S Balaban
The ability to monitor micropipette injections with a high-resolution fluorescent microscope has utility for a variety of applications. Herein, different approaches were tested for creating broad-band fluorescently labelled glass micropipettes including: UV cured glass glues, baked glass enamel containing fluorescent dyes as well as nanodiamonds attached during pipette formation in the microforge. The most robust and simplest approach was to use labelled baked enamel on the exterior of the pipette. This approach was tested using pipettes designed to mimic a mosquito proboscis for the injection of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium spp...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791883/dermatofibroma-sonographic-findings-and-pathologic-correlation
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Kyu Yeoun Won, So Young Park, Wook Jin, Bark-Lynn Lew
Background Ultrasound has been increasingly used for the evaluation of superficial soft tissue lesions. Dermatofibroma is one of the most common dermal lesions. Experiences in ultrasound examinations of dermatofibromas have been accumulated. Purpose To evaluate sonographic findings of dermatofibroma and to correlate them with pathologic findings. Material and Methods A total of 18 dermatofibromas in 15 patients were included. Sonographic findings were assessed for location, depth, size, shape, margin, spiculation, echogenicity, internal hyperechoic dots, change in echogenicity of adjacent soft tissue, and vascularity, by two musculoskeletal radiologists in consensus...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790550/paradoxical-side-effect-related-with-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-treatment
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Ayhan Aşkın, Ece Güvendi, Aliye Tosun, Ümit Seçil Demirdal
INTRODUCTION: Anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) treatments are effective in controlling disease activity in many immune-mediated diseases such as psoriasis and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Although side effects such as infection and skin reactions are predictable in anti-TNF treatment; susceptibility to psoriasis is considered as a paradoxical side effect. CASE REPORT: We report a case of forty-year-old male patient with 7 years of AS was taking anti-TNF therapy...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771809/role-of-xist-mir-29a-lin28a-pathway-in-denatured-dermis-and-human-skin-fibroblasts-hsfs-after-thermal-injury
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Le Guo, Xu Huang, Pengfei Liang, Pihong Zhang, Minghua Zhang, Licheng Ren, Jizhang Zeng, Xv Cui, Xiaoyuan Huang
Denatured dermis is a part of the dermis in deep burn wound and has the ability to restore normal morphology and function. In our previous study, we revealed that miR-29a downregulation in denatured dermis may help burn wound healing in the later phase, and further enhance type I collagen synthesis. LIN28A, a highly-conserved RNA binding protein expressed during embryogenesis, plays roles in development, pluripotency, metabolism, as well as tissue repair in adults. In the present study, we investigated the functional roles of LIN28A in human skin fibroblasts (HSFs) and extracellular matrix (ECM), and the interaction between miR-29a and LIN28A...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771804/palmar-eccrine-hidradenitis-secondary-to-trauma-from-computer-gaming-in-an-adolescent-after-bone-marrow-transplantation
#15
Lynette Ying Lee, Mark Jean-Aan Koh
A 14-year-old boy who had undergone a matched sibling bone marrow transplant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia presented with painful nodules on his palms after prolonged gaming on his computer and mobile phone. Histology showed a neutrophilic inflammatory infiltrate surrounding the acrosyringium and eccrine sweat coils in the deep dermis. The lesions resolved spontaneously with conservative management.
August 2, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770671/marine-algae-as-attractive-source-to-skin-care
#16
Jean-Yves Berthon, Rachida Nachat-Kappes, Mathieu Bey, Jean-Paul Cadoret, Isabelle Renimel, Edith Filaire
As the largest organ in the human body, the skin has multiple functions of which one of the most important is the protection against various harmful stressors. The keratinised stratified epidermis and an underlying thick layer of collagen-rich dermal connective tissues are important components of the skin. The environmental stressors such as ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and pollution increase the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), contributing to clinical manifestations such as wrinkle formation and skin aging...
June 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767737/tissue-engineering-potential-of-human-dermis-isolated-adult-stem-cells-from-multiple-anatomical-locations
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Heenam Kwon, Anne K Haudenschild, Wendy E Brown, Natalia Vapniarsky, Nikolaos K Paschos, Boaz Arzi, Jerry C Hu, Kyriacos A Athanasiou
Abundance and accessibility render skin-derived stem cells an attractive cell source for tissue engineering applications. Toward assessing their utility, the variability of constructs engineered from human dermis-isolated adult stem (hDIAS) cells was examined with respect to different anatomical locations (foreskin, breast, and abdominal skin), both in vitro and in a subcutaneous, athymic mouse model. All anatomical locations yielded hDIAS cells with multi-lineage differentiation potentials, though adipogenesis was not seen for foreskin-derived hDIAS cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763230/skin-delivery-of-hydrophilic-biomacromolecules-using-marine-sponge-spicules
#18
Saiman Zhang, Huilong Ou, Chunyun Liu, Yuan Zhang, Samir Mitragotri, Dexiang Wang, Ming Chen
We report the development of sponge Haliclona sp. spicules, referred to as SHS, and its topical application in skin delivery of hydrophilic biomacromolecules, a series of Fluorescein isothiocyanate-Dextrans (FDs). SHS are silicious oxeas which are sharp-edged and rod-shaped (~120 μm in length and ~7 μm in diameter). SHS can physically disrupt skin in a dose-dependent manner and retain within the skin over at least 72 hours, which allows sustained skin penetration of hydrophilic biomacromolecules. The magnitude of enhancement of FD delivery into skin induced by SHS treatment was dependent on its molecular weight...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762515/elr-chemokine-mediated-neutrophil-recruitment-is-involved-in-2-4-6-trinitrochlorobenzene-induced-contact-hypersensitivity
#19
Hiroyasu Sakai, Saori Yabe, Ken Sato, Yuki Kai, Fumiaki Sato, Tetsuro Yumoto, Yuka Inoue, Minoru Narita, Kenjiro Matsumoto, Shinichi Kato, Yoshihiko Chiba
Contact dermatitis is a form of delayed-type hypersensitivity characterized by localized thickening, papules, redness and vesicles of the skin. A model of contact dermatitis involving repeated challenge of a hapten is adapted to assess dermatitis as characterized by skin thickening. Recently, it was reported that neutrophils have crucial roles in contact hypersensitivity. We thus examined the involvement of CXC chemokines bearing the glutamic acid-leucine-arginine (ELR) motif ("ELR(+) chemokines") and neutrophils in the ear swelling induced by 2,4,6-trinitrochlorobenzene (TNCB) challenges in the present study...
August 1, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761880/therapeutic-effects-of-methanol-extract-from-euphorbia-kansui-radix-on-imiquimod-induced-psoriasis
#20
Soo Jeong Kim, Ye Won Jang, Kyung Eun Hyung, Da Kyoung Lee, Kee Hyeob Hyun, So-Young Park, Eon-Sub Park, Kwang Woo Hwang
The roots of Euphorbia kansui, which belong to the family Euphorbiaceae, have been used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases such as diabetes, ascites, and leukemia. Recently, it was reported that the methylene chloride fraction of E. kansui radix (EKC) regulated the differentiation of Th17 cells and alleviated the symptoms of Th17-related inflammatory bowel disease. Imiquimod (IMQ), a TLR7/8 agonist, has been used to induce psoriasis in a mouse model. In this study, we evaluated the effect of EKC in an IMQ-induced psoriasis model...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
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