J Drugs Dermatol 2021 May;20(5):558-559
Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 Jul 21. Epub 2021 Jul 21.
Division of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UC San Diego Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology, La Jolla, California Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UC San Diego Department of Surgery, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.
Purpose: To describe the use of a lateral wall implant as an adjunct in lateral orbital wall decompression in severe thyroid eye disease.Methods: This study is a retrospective review of 6 patients who underwent prior orbital decompression but had persistent proptosis. These patients underwent lateral wall decompression with adjunct lateral wall implant placement with a manually vaulted 0. Read More
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2021 Jul 15. Epub 2021 Jul 15.
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, UK.
Purpose Of Review: To describe current treatments of ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid (OMMP), including conventional systemic immunosuppression (CIST) and novel biologic agents.Recent Findings: CIST remains the main stay therapy for the management of OMMP. The choice of agents is tailored to disease severity - mild disease is treated with dapsone, whereas moderately severe cases are often treated with mycophenolate mofetil or sulfa-based drugs and severe cases are treated with cyclophosphamide. Read More
BMC Oral Health 2021 Jul 15;21(1):343. Epub 2021 Jul 15.
Medical Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.
Background: Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune disease in which topical steroids are the first line of treatment. The adverse effects of systemic corticosteroids prescribed for resistant oral lichen planus cases advocate alternative modalities. Lycopene is an antioxidant with a wide range of beneficial properties. Read More
Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther 2021 Jul 10;35:102438. Epub 2021 Jul 10.
Department of Dermatology, Shenzhen People's Hospital (The Second Clinical Medical College of Jinan University; The First Affiliated Hospital of Southern University of Science and Technology), Shenzhen 518020, Guangdong, China.; Candidate Branch of National Clinical Research Center for Skin Diseases, Shenzhen 518020, Guangdong, China.. Electronic address:
Verruca plana, also known as flat wart, is a common viral skin infection by human papillomavirus types 3, 10, 28 and 41. It's mostly prevalent on the facial area of children and young adults, becoming a heavy cosmetic burden on these patients. In this study, we report 6 cases of verruca plana predominantly affecting the visage, which are treated with 10% 5-aminolevulinic acid-based photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT). Read More
Int Orthop 2021 Jul 13. Epub 2021 Jul 13.
Institute of Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Background: Achilles tendinopathy is a common cause of posterior ankle and heel pain in both active and sedentary patients. Though the majority of patients respond to first-line non-operative management including activity modification, immobilization, orthotics, and physical therapy with stretching and eccentric strengthening, there is no consensus for patients who fail these treatments. We evaluate the role of iliac crest bone marrow aspirate (BMA) injections as a treatment option for recalcitrant cases. Read More