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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790611/anesthesia-effects-on-the-low-frequency-blood-flow-oscillations-in-mouse-skin
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M E Astashev, D A Serov, A V Tankanag
BACKGROUND: When laboratory animals are used one needs to anesthetize them before recording. However, the influence of anesthesia on animal blood flow oscillations has not been studied. The effects of two ways of anesthesia, zoletil-xylazine, and zoletil-nitrous oxide mixtures, on mouse skin perfusion using laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) technique were studied. METHODS: BALB/c mice were used. LDF probe was placed on the ventral surface of the left hind paw. Spectral analysis of LDF signals was performed with continuous adaptive wavelet transform to identify and describe peripheral blood flow oscillations in mouse skin...
May 23, 2018: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789509/wave-propagation-in-aluminum-honeycomb-plate-and-debonding-detection-using-scanning-laser-vibrometer
#2
Jingjing Zhao, Fucai Li, Xiao Cao, Hongguang Li
Both the aerospace and marine industry have widely relied on a honeycomb sandwich structure (HSS) because of its high strength-to-weight ratio. However, the intrinsic nature of an adhesively bonded multi-layer structure increases the risk of debonding when the structure is under strain or exposed to varying temperatures. Such defects are normally concealed under the surface but can significantly compromise the strength and stiffness of a structure. In this paper, the guided wave method is used to detect debondings which are located between the skin and the honeycomb in sandwich plates...
May 23, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786124/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-flap-tension-and-tissue-perfusion-in-implant-based-breast-reconstruction-using-laser-assisted-indocyanine-green-angiography
#3
Chae-Eun Yang, Soon Won Chung, Dong Won Lee, Dae Hyun Lew, Seung Yong Song
BACKGROUND: For implant-based breast reconstruction, inadequate tissue perfusion may cause devastating complications. Tissue tension by inadequate implant volume may reduce tissue perfusion by stretching and collapsing the capillaries. The SPY system is used to perform intraoperative fluorescence angiography with indocyanine green to assess visually the blood flow and evaluate tissue perfusion. However, there is no report yet about how mastectomy flap perfusion changes with the expander-filling volume...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782309/in-memoriam-assistant-professor-kre%C3%A5-imir-kostovi%C3%A4-md-phd-16-october-1969-15-october-2017
#4
Branka Marinović
On a Sunday afternoon almost six months ago, we were deeply moved by the news that our Krešimir is no longer with us. The sad news spread from Sarajevo with the speed only most horrible and saddest news can achieve. And everybody who was reached by these news wondered whether it was possible and whether it was true. Because our professor Kostović left us a day before his 48th birthday. Krešimir Kostović was born on the 16th October 1969 in Zagreb, where he completed primary and secondary education. He enrolled at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in 1988, and got his medical degree in 1995...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782307/cutaneous-manifestations-of-tuberous-sclerosis
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Mirjana Bakić, Marina Ratković, Branka Gledović, Balsa Vujović, Danilo Radunović, Vera Babić, Vladimir Prelević
Dear Editor, Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is an autosomal dominant multisystem disease, which occurs due to genetically determined hyperplasia of ectodermal and mesodermal cells. Clinical manifestations present on the skin and in the nervous system, kidneys, heart, and other organs. Recent studies estimate the incidence of TS at 1/6000 to 1/10,000 live births, and a prevalence in the general population of approximately 1 in 20,000 (1). There are two different genetic loci responsible for TS: 9q34 (TSC1-hamartin) and 16p13...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782304/role-of-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-in-the-analysis-of-melanocytic-lesions
#6
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/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/29781161/a-novel-titanium-sapphire-picosecond-domain-laser-safely-and-effectively-removes-purple-blue-and-green-tattoo-inks
#8
Eric F Bernstein, Jayant Bhawalkar, Kevin T Schomacker
BACKGROUND: Green, blue, and purple tattoo pigments are often the colors most resistant to laser removal. Recently, the first ever production picosecond-domain laser with a 785 nm wavelength was developed to improve the rate of clearance of green, blue, and purple tattoo inks. METHODS: Twenty-two tattoos from 15 subjects with skin phototypes II-IV were enrolled in the study. A total of four treatments were administered using a single 785 nm picosecond-domain laser wavelength...
May 20, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776846/moderators-of-angiogenesis-in-muscle-flaps-a-non-randomised-animal-study
#9
Kimberley Bradshaw, Michael Wagels
INTRODUCTION: A muscle flap can survive a pedicle injury under favourable conditions. In the reconstruction of compound limb injuries, the wound milieu is variable and may affect the rate and manner of neovascularisation. Our aim is to determine the effect of some key clinical variables on neovascularisation in muscle flaps in an animal model. METHODOLOGY: The pectoralis profundus was raised in 60 rats and covered with a skin graft. Fifteen rats were allocated to each of the following groups: separation of the flap from the skin inset (S), inflammation by inoculation with Staphylococcus aureus (I), flap elevation with harmonic scalpel (H) and preservation of the motor nerve (N) as well as compared to controls (C)...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775714/novel-bletilla-striata-polysaccharide-microneedles-fabrication-characterization-and-in-vitro-transcutaneous-drug-delivery
#10
Lingli Hu, Zhencheng Liao, Qiqi Hu, Katherine G Maffucci, Yan Qu
Dissolving microneedles (MNs) have been widely studied for their applications in effective transdermal drug delivery due to their ability to dissolve within the skin. This study details the first reported successful preparation of novel dissolving MNs using Bletilla striata polysaccharide (BSP), a natural glucomannan material, and investigates the potential for using such MNs as a transdermal drug delivery vector. The prepared dissolving Bletilla striata polysaccharide microneedles (BMNs) had excellent moldability and were easily detached from the mold...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774372/-optical-coherence-tomography-for-skin-pathologies
#11
REVIEW
J Welzel, S Schuh
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become established in routine diagnosis in dermatology only in the last few years. The reason is that the skin is a challenge for OCT as a strong scattering medium, because only a very small proportion of photons is reflected and can be used for imaging. In addition, in most cases a visual assessment or a biopsy is sufficient. Nevertheless, the main field of application in dermatology is the diagnostics of epithelial skin tumors. The OCT is suitable for the early recognition of small, clinically and light microscopically unspecific basal cell carcinomas as well as for the differential diagnosis of other tumors and precancerous lesions...
May 17, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767718/prediction-of-treatment-outcomes-for-neck-rejuvenation-utilizing-a-unique-classification-system-of-treatment-approach-using-a-1440-nm-side-firing-laser
#12
Gabriella A DiBernardo, Barry E DiBernardo
Background: The appearance of a youthful neck is lost with age causing excessive skin laxity, a loss of subcutaneous fat, prominence of platysmal banding, and jowling. In view of the success obtained with laser treatment for neck rejuvenation, the authors have recently taken an algorithmic approach to developing a 7-category classification system of the aging conditions throughout the anatomic spectrum of three areas: skin, fat, and muscle. This system will correlate with specific treatment options...
May 15, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766626/co-2-laser-and-photodynamic-therapy-study-of-efficacy-in-periocular-bcc
#13
Santo Raffaele Mercuri, Pina Brianti, Annunziata Dattola, Luigi Bennardo, Martina Silvestri, Giusy Schipani, Steven Paul Nisticò
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common type of skin cancer in the world, usually arises in sun-exposed areas of the skin. The therapeutic approach to periocular BCC has changed in the last few years. Currently the treatment, considering the delicate localization of the disease, must not only ensure complete recovery from the neoplastic disease, but must also satisfy functional and aesthetic criteria. In this study we tried to evaluate the efficacy of CO2 laser and photodynamic therapy in periocular BCC...
May 15, 2018: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766207/risks-and-prevention-of-surgical-fires-a-systematic-review
#14
I Kezze, N Zoremba, R Rossaint, A Rieg, M Coburn, G Schälte
Surgically induced fire is a life-threatening hazard; this topic has received little attention, although only 3 factors, the so-called fire triad, are needed for surgical fires to occur: an oxidizer, fuel and an ignition source. This systematic review aims to determine the impact of each component and to delegate every staff member an area of responsibility, thus ensuring patient health through prevention or protection. The trial was registered in Prospero CRD42018082656. A database search of eligible, preferably evidence-based studies was conducted...
May 15, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764244/kinetics-and-tissue-repair-process-following-fractional-bipolar-radiofrequency-treatment
#15
G Kokolakis, L von Eichel, M Ulrich, J Lademann, T Zuberbier, M A Hofmann
INTRODUCTION: Fractionated radiofrequency (RF) tissue tightening is an alternative method to fractionated laser treatment of skin wrinkling, laxity and acne scars, with reduced risk of scarring or persistent pigmentation. The aim of this study was to evaluate and quantify the wound healing process after RF treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 12 patients were treated with a 64-pin fractional bipolar RF device with 60 mJ/pin applied energy. Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) examination was performed on day 1, day 2, day 7 and day 14 after treatment...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757022/clinical-outcome-of-1064-nm-picosecond-neodymium-doped-yttrium-aluminium-garnet-laser-for-the-treatment-of-hypertrophic-scars
#16
Young-Jun Choi, Jung Yup Kim, Jae-Hui Nam, Ga-Young Lee, Won-Serk Kim
BACKGROUND: Currently no study has evaluated the effect of the novel 1064-nm picosecond neodymium-doped:yttrium aluminium garnet laser (ps-Nd:YAG) for reducing Hypertrophic scarring (HS). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to verify the efficacy and safety of a 1064-nm ps-Nd:YAG in the management of HS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review and photographic analysis were conducted on patients treated with a low-fluence 1064-nm ps-Nd:YAG for HS improvement...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756651/optical-signature-of-nerve-tissue-exploratory-ex-vivo-study-comparing-optical-histological-and-molecular-characteristics-of-different-adipose-and-nerve-tissues
#17
Andrea J R Balthasar, Torre M Bydlon, Hans Ippel, Marjolein van der Voort, Benno H W Hendriks, Gerald W Lucassen, Geert-Jan van Geffen, Maarten van Kleef, Paul van Dijk, Arno Lataster
BACKGROUND: During several anesthesiological procedures, needles are inserted through the skin of a patient to target nerves. In most cases, the needle traverses several tissues-skin, subcutaneous adipose tissue, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels-to reach the target nerve. A clear identification of the target nerve can improve the success of the nerve block and reduce the rate of complications. This may be accomplished with diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) which can provide a quantitative measure of the tissue composition...
May 14, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755850/three-dimensional-printing-and-cell-therapy-for-wound-repair
#18
REVIEW
Sylvia van Kogelenberg, Zhilian Yue, Jeremy N Dinoro, Christopher S Baker, Gordon G Wallace
Significance: Skin tissue damage is a major challenge and a burden on healthcare systems, from burns and other trauma to diabetes and vascular disease. Although the biological complexities are relatively well understood, appropriate repair mechanisms are scarce. Three-dimensional bioprinting is a layer-based approach to regenerative medicine, whereby cells and cell-based materials can be dispensed in fine spatial arrangements to mimic native tissue. Recent Advances: Various bioprinting techniques have been employed in wound repair-based skin tissue engineering, from laser-induced forward transfer to extrusion-based methods, and with the investigation of the benefits and shortcomings of each, with emphasis on biological compatibility and cell proliferation, migration, and vitality...
May 1, 2018: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753516/is-endothelial-microvascular-function-equally-impaired-among-patients-with-chronic-chagas-and-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#19
Juliana Pereira Borges, Fernanda de Souza Nogueira Sardinha Mendes, Gabriella de Oliveira Lopes, Andréa Silvestre de Sousa, Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano, Eduardo Tibiriçá
BACKGROUND: Chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy (CCC) and cardiomyopathies due to other etiologies involve differences in pathophysiological pathways that are still unclear. Systemic microvascular abnormalities are associated with the pathogenesis of ischemic heart disease. However, systemic microvascular endothelial function in CCC remains to be elucidated. Thus, we compared the microvascular endothelial function of patients presenting with CCC to those with ischemic cardiomyopathy disease...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752665/microcirculatory-improvement-induced-by-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-is-related-to-insulin-sensitivity-retrieval
#20
Stefano Ministrini, Chiara Fattori, Maria Anastasia Ricci, Vanessa Bianconi, Rita Paltriccia, Marcello Boni, Maria Teresa Paganelli, Gaetano Vaudo, Graziana Lupattelli, Leonella Pasqualini
AIMS: Microvascular dysfunction is a potential factor explaining the association of obesity, insulin resistance, and vascular damage in morbidly obese subjects. The purpose of the study was to evaluate possible determinants of microcirculatory improvement 1 year after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) intervention. METHODS: Thirty-seven morbidly obese subjects eligible for bariatric surgery were included in the study. Post-occlusive reactive hyperemia (PORH) of the forearm skin was measured as area of hyperemia (AH) by laser-Doppler flowmetry before LSG and after a 1-year follow-up...
May 12, 2018: Obesity Surgery
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