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    Comparative study of buffered 50% glycolic acid (pH 3.0) + 0.5% salicylic acid solution vs Jessner's solution in patients with acne vulgaris.
    J Cosmet Dermatol 2017 Nov 21. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Department of Dermatology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea.
    Background: Superficial chemical peels are frequently used in acne vulgaris treatment. Although glycolic acid (GA) has been widely used in clinical practice, its pH ranges from 0.08-2. Read More

    Chemical Mapping of Essential Oils, Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Citrus Peels by Raman Microscopy.
    J Food Sci 2017 Nov 8. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
    Inst. of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Acad. of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, P. R. China.
    Citrus peels, by-products in large quantity, are rich in various functional and beneficial components which have wide applications. Chemical analysis of these components in citrus peels is an important step to determine the usefulness of the by-products for further applications. In this study, we explored Raman microscopy for rapid, nondestructive, and in situ chemical mapping of multiple main functional components from citrus peels. Read More

    Prospects of banana waste utilization in wastewater treatment: A review.
    J Environ Manage 2017 Oct 31;206:330-348. Epub 2017 Oct 31.
    Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering Technology, Lot No. 1988, Kawasan Perindustrian Bandar Vendor, Taboh Naning, Alor Gajah, 78000, Melaka, Malaysia. Electronic address:
    This review article explores utilization of banana waste (fruit peels, pseudo-stem, trunks, and leaves) as precursor materials to produce an adsorbent, and its application against environmental pollutants such as heavy metals, dyes, organic pollutants, pesticides, and various other gaseous pollutants. In recent past, quite a good number of research articles have been published on the utilization of low-cost adsorbents derived from biomass wastes. The literature survey on banana waste derived adsorbents shown that due to the abundance of banana waste worldwide, it also considered as low-cost adsorbents with promising future application against various environmental pollutants. Read More

    Trichloroacetic Acid Ingestion: Self-Harm Attempt.
    Case Rep Psychiatry 2017 10;2017:3701012. Epub 2017 Sep 10.
    Department of Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL 62702, USA.
    Objective: Trichloroacetic acid (TCAA), or trichloroethanoic acid, is a chemical analogue of acetic acid where three methyl group hydrogen atoms are replaced by chlorine. TCAAs are also abbreviated and referred to as TCAs, causing confusion with the psychiatric antidepressant drug class, especially among patients. TCAAs exist in dermatological treatments such as chemical peels or wart chemoablation medication. Read More

    The Evolution of Chemical Peeling and Modern-Day Applications.
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2017 Nov;140(5):920-929
    Philadelphia, Pa.; and Portland, Ore. From the Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania; and the Bensimon Center for Plastic Surgery.
    Despite the growth of technically more sophisticated skin resurfacing modalities, such as those based on light, radiofrequency, and ultrasound, chemical peel procedures have risen 5 to 25 percent over the past year alone. Chemexfoliation carries historical significance and has markedly evolved since its inception in ancient times. As a result of plastic surgery and dermatologic advancements, modern-day chemexfoliation offers plastic surgeons additional safe and effective options for patients with rhytides, dyschromias, and other signs of light- and environment-induced skin damage. Read More

    Chemical peels: A review of current practice.
    Australas J Dermatol 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    Chemical peels belong to a group of cutaneous resurfacing procedures that are used in the treatment of photoageing, inflammatory dermatoses, epidermal proliferations, pigmentary disorders and scarring. This review describes best current practice, highlights recent advances in chemical peel technology and discusses the recommended uses for different peel types. It also presents the results of a survey of the chemical peeling practices of 30 Australian dermatologists. Read More

    The essential oil from Citrus limetta Risso peels alleviates skin inflammation: In-vitro and in-vivo study.
    J Ethnopharmacol 2018 Feb 19;212:86-94. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
    Molecular Bioprospection Department, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow 226015, India; Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, New Delhi 110025, India. Electronic address:
    Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Citrus fruit peels are traditionally used in folk medicine for the treatment of skin disorders but it lacks proper pharmacological intervention. Citrus limetta Risso (Rutaceae) is an important commercial fruit crops used by juice processing industries in all continents. Ethnopharmacological validation of an essential oil isolated from its peels may play a key role in converting the fruit waste materials into therapeutic value added products. Read More

    Antioxidant phenolic compounds isolated from wild Pyrus ussuriensis Maxim. fruit peels and leaves.
    Food Chem 2018 Feb 30;241:182-187. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    College of Plant Science, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130062, PR China. Electronic address:
    Thirteen phenolic compounds were isolated from pear (Pyrus ussuriensis Maxim.) peels and leaves extracts by using various column chromatography techniques with a guided DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl) radical-scavenging assay, the result of antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds is then verified by measurement of ROS (reactive oxygen species). The isolated compounds were identified as rutin (1), (-)-catechin (2), orobol (3), daidzein (4), tricin 4'-O-[threo-β-guaiacyl-(7″-O-methyl)-glyceryl] ether (5), tricin 4'-O-[threo-β-guaiacyl-(7″-O-methyl-9″-O-acetyl)-glyceryl] ether (6), 5,7,3',5'-tetrahydroxyflavanone (7), artselaeroside A (8), trilobatin (9), 3-(2,4,6-trihydroxyphenyl)-1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-propan-1-one (10), quercetin-3-O-(3″-O-galloyl)-α-l-rhamnopyranoside (11), apigenin (12) and quercetin (13) on the basis of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy along with comparison with literature data. Read More

    Citrus essential oils: Extraction, authentication and application in food preservation.
    Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2017 Sep 28:1-15. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
    a School of Chemical Engineering, Yeungnam University , Gyeongsan , Gyeongsanbuk-do , Republic of Korea.
    Citrus EOs is an economic, eco-friendly and natural alternatives to chemical preservatives and other synthetic antioxidants, such as sodium nitrites, nitrates or benzoates, commonly utilized in food preservation. Citrus based EOs is obtained mainly from the peels of citrus fruits which are largely discarded as wastes and cause environmental problems. The extraction of citrus oils from the waste peels not only saves environment but can be used in various applications including food preservation. Read More

    Comparative instrumental evaluation of efficacy and safety between a binary and a ternary system in chemexfoliation.
    J Cosmet Dermatol 2017 Sep 20. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
    San Gallicano Dermatological Institute, Rome, Italy.
    Objective: To instrumentally evaluate the efficacy and the safety of a new ternary system chemo exfoliating formulation (water-dimethyl isosorbide-acid) vs traditional binary systems (water and acid) where the acid is maintained in both the systems at the same concentration.

    Methods: Different peelings (binary system pyruvic acid and trichloroacetic acid-TCA, and ternary system pyruvic acid and TCA) were tested on the volar forearm of 20 volunteers of both sexes between 28 and 50 years old. The outcomes were evaluated at the baseline, 10 minutes, 24 hours, and 1 week after the peeling by means of noninvasive skin diagnosis techniques. Read More

    Cellulose nanocrystals from passion fruit peels waste as antibiotic drug carrier.
    Carbohydr Polym 2017 Nov 4;175:370-376. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University, Kalijudan 37, Surabaya 60114, Indonesia. Electronic address:
    Due to its excellent chemical and physical properties, cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) possess many potential advanced functional applications. In this study, CNC was extracted from natural product by hydrolyzing cellulose segment of passionfruit peels using sulphuric acid solution. The capability of CNC as drug carrier was tested toward tetracycline antibiotic. Read More

    The effect of viroid infection of citrus trees on the amoebicidal activity of 'Maltese half-blood' (Citrus sinensis) against trophozoite stage of Acanthamoeba castellanii Neff.
    Exp Parasitol 2017 Sep 12. Epub 2017 Sep 12.
    University Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health, University of La Laguna, Avda Francisco Sanchez s/n, Campus de Anchieta, 38271 La Laguna. Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
    In order to promote a local Tunisian product, this study was designed to examine, for the first time, the anti-Acanthamoeba activity (Acanthamoeba castellanii Neff) of the essential oils of Tunisian Citrus sinensis peels (Maltese half-blood) and the effect of viroid plant infection on this activity. To do so, three samples of peels' essential oils were studied: from a healthy plant (Control), a plant inoculated with Citrus exocortis viroid (CEVd) and one inoculated with hot stunt cachexia viroid (HSVd). The samples were extracted by hydrodistillation from dried peels and characterized by GC-MS. Read More

    Bioremoval of zinc and manganese by bacterial biofilm: A bioreactor-based approach.
    J Photochem Photobiol B 2017 Oct 6;175:211-218. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
    School of Bio Sciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore 632014, Tamil Nadu, India. Electronic address:
    Industrialization has led to the disposal of a massive amount of heavy metals every year, showing perilous effects on humans, marine life and agricultural products. There are numerous chemical and biological approaches available but their implementation is limited due to high cost and low efficiency. Therefore, the present study was focused on the biofilm- based bioremoval of heavy metals (zinc and manganese) using indigenous bacteria isolated from the tannery sludge obtained from Ranipet, Tamil Nadu. Read More

    Lifting the Lower Face With an Absorbable Polydioxanone (PDO) Thread.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2017 Sep;16(9):932-934
    Traditional rejuvenation techniques include chemical peels, rhytidectomy of the skin, laser resurfacing, injection of dermal fillers and neurotoxins, and invasive surgical procedures. Patients with brow ptosis, jowl formation, and deepening nasolabial folds currently seek antiaging procedures with no incisions and minimal downtime such as thread-lifting with barbed sutures. The present report describes a case in which polydioxanone threads were used to lift the lower third of a patient's face. Read More

    Chemical Peels: Indications and Special Considerations for the Male Patient.
    Dermatol Surg 2017 Nov;43 Suppl 2:S163-S173
    *Division of Dermatology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois; †Division of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California.
    Background: Chemical peels are a mainstay of aesthetic medicine and an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure performed in men.

    Objective: To review the indications for chemical peels with an emphasis on performing this procedure in male patients.

    Materials And Methods: Review of the English PubMed/MEDLINE literature and specialty texts in cosmetic dermatology, oculoplastic, and facial aesthetic surgery regarding sex-specific use of chemical peels in men. Read More

    Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanoparticles for Oxygen Reduction Prepared via a Crushing Method Involving a High Shear Mixer.
    Materials (Basel) 2017 Sep 4;10(9). Epub 2017 Sep 4.
    Key Laboratory for Green Processing of Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang Bingtuan, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832003, China.
    The disposal of agricultural wastes such as fresh banana peels (BPs) is an environmental issue. In this work, fresh BPs were successfully transformed into nitrogen-doped carbon nanoparticles (N-CNPs) by using a high shear mixer facilitated crushing method (HSM-FCM) followed by carbonization under Ar atmosphere. Ammonia-activated N-CNPs (N-CNPs-NH₃) were prepared via subsequent ammonia activation treatments at a high temperature. Read More

    [Chemical peels and management of skin aging].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2017 Oct 30;62(5):520-531. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Centre OroFace, 4, boulevard des Romarins, 13400 Aubagne, France. Electronic address:
    Chemical peels are an alternative and/or a complementary treatment to the surgical procedures for skin aging. The purpose of this article is to specify the procedures and the indications of the three principal types of chemical peels: alpha-hydroxy acids, trichloracetic acid, phenol-croton oil peel. The clinical examination will determine the depth of the lesions to treat and will take into consideration counter-indications and specific limits to each patient. Read More

    Two of a kind but different: Luminescent carbon quantum dots from Citrus peels for iron and tartrazine sensing and cell imaging.
    Talanta 2017 Dec 20;175:305-312. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
    Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina, Greece. Electronic address:
    Citrus sinensis and Citrus limon peels were used to synthesize two different kinds of carbon quantum dots (CQDs) via an unsophisticated and inexpensive carbonization procedure. The proposed synthesis is straightforward and adheres to the principles of green chemistry since no organic solvents are used and no toxic by-products are formed, while the residual resources employed facilitate the large scale synthesis of dots. The Citrus sinensis and Citrus limon peels are proved to be excellent precursors for the synthesis of CQDs with highly practical applications. Read More

    Production and Optimization of Physicochemical Parameters of Cellulase Using Untreated Orange Waste by Newly Isolated Emericella variecolor NS3.
    Appl Biochem Biotechnol 2017 Oct 3;183(2):601-612. Epub 2017 Aug 3.
    Department of Biotechnology, Nanobioelectronics Laboratory, Delhi Technological University, Main Bawana Road, Delhi, 110042, India.
    Cellulase enzymes have versatile industrial applications. This study was directed towards the isolation, production, and characterization of cellulase enzyme system. Among the five isolated fungal cultures, Emericella variecolor NS3 showed maximum cellulase production using untreated orange peel waste as substrate using solid-state fermentation (SSF). Read More

    Histological case-control study of peeling-induced skin changes by different peeling agents in surgically subcutaneous undermined skin flaps in facelift patients.
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2017 Nov 27;70(11):1660-1665. Epub 2017 Jun 27.
    Center for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Ocean Clinic Marbella, Spain.
    A histological evaluation of peeling-induced skin changes in subcutaneous undermined preauricular facial skin flaps of nine patients was performed. There were three treatment groups: Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) 25%, TCA 40% and phenol/croton oil; one group served as control. Two independent evaluators determined the epidermal and dermal thickness and the depth of necrosis (micrometre). Read More

    Melasma: an Up-to-Date Comprehensive Review.
    Dermatol Ther (Heidelb) 2017 Sep 19;7(3):305-318. Epub 2017 Jul 19.
    Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University, New York, NY, USA.
    Melasma is a common acquired condition of symmetric hyperpigmentation, typically occurring on the face, with higher prevalence in females and darker skin types. Multiple etiologies, including light exposure, hormonal influences, and family history, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of this disorder. Overall prevalence ranges widely at 1-50%, since values are typically calculated within a specific ethnic population within a geographic region. Read More

    Production of ligninolytic enzymes and some diffusible antifungal compounds by white-rot fungi using potato solid wastes as the sole nutrient source.
    J Appl Microbiol 2017 Oct 18;123(4):886-895. Epub 2017 Aug 18.
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
    Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the synthesis of ligninolytic enzymes and some diffusible antifungal compounds by white-rot fungi (WRF) using peels or discarded potato as the sole nutrient source.

    Methods And Results: The strain Trametes hirsuta Ru-513 highlighted for its laccase activity (595 ± 33 U l(-1) ), which is able to decolourize 87% of an anthraquinone dye using potato peels as the sole nutritional support. A native polyacrylamide gel of laccase proteins showed the presence of two isoenzymes, corresponding to proteins of 56 and 67 kDa, which were detected by SDS-PAGE. Read More

    Structures of antimutagenic constituents in the peels of Citrus limon.
    J Nat Med 2017 Jul 11. Epub 2017 Jul 11.
    Department of Public Health, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Misasagi, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto, 607-8412, Japan.
    The methanolic extracts from the peels of Citrus limon were found to show antimutagenic effects against 3-amino-1,4-dimethyl-5H-pyrido[4,3-b]indole, and 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) in the Ames test. From the methanolic extracts, four new coumarins (wakayamalimonol A-D) and a new furanocoumarin (wakayamalimonol E) were isolated together with fifteen known compounds. The absolute stereostructures of the new compounds were determined by chemical synthesis and the modified Mosher's method. Read More

    Optimization of pectinase-assisted and tri-solvent-mediated extraction and recovery of lycopene from waste tomato peels.
    3 Biotech 2017 Jul 30;7(3):206. Epub 2017 Jun 30.
    Department of Food Technology, University Institute of Chemical Technology, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, 425001, India.
    In the present work, optimization of pectinase-assisted and tri-solvent-mediated extraction of lycopene from waste tomato peels was carried out. The optimized parameters for enzymatic pre-treatment were 2% pectinase concentration, pH 5.5, 4-h incubation, 45 °C and 150 rpm. Read More

    Isotretinoin and Timing of Procedural Interventions: A Systematic Review With Consensus Recommendations.
    JAMA Dermatol 2017 Aug;153(8):802-809
    Pennsylvania State University, Hershey.
    Importance: The notion that systemic isotretinoin taken within 6 to 12 months of cutaneous surgery contributes to abnormal scarring or delayed wound healing is widely taught and practiced; however, it is based on 3 small case series from the mid-1980s.

    Objective: To evaluate the body of literature to provide evidence-based recommendations regarding the safety of procedural interventions performed either concurrently with, or immediately following the cessation of systemic isotretinoin therapy.

    Evidence Review: A panel of national experts in pediatric dermatology, procedural/cosmetic dermatology, plastic surgery, scars, wound healing, acne, and isotretinoin was convened. Read More

    Dark-Fermentative Biological Hydrogen Production from Mixed Biowastes Using Defined Mixed Cultures.
    Indian J Microbiol 2017 Jun 9;57(2):171-176. Epub 2017 Mar 9.
    Microbial Biotechnology and Genomics, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi University Campus, Mall Road, Delhi, 110007 India.
    Biological hydrogen (H2) production from the biowastes is widely recognized as a suitable alternative approach to utilize low cost feed instead of costly individual sugars. In the present investigation, pure and mixed biowastes were fermented by defined sets of mixed cultures for hydrolysis and H2 production. Under batch conditions, up to 65, 67 and 70 L H2/kg total solids (2%, TS) were evolved from apple pomace (AP), onion peels (OP) and potato peels (PP) using a combination of hydrolytic mixed culture (MHC5) and mixed microbial cultures (MMC4 or MMC6), respectively. Read More

    A Deceptively Simple Solution for Refractory Melasma: Glycolic Acid Peels and Hydroquinone at Home.
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2017 May 19;5(5):e1335. Epub 2017 May 19.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Tokyo School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; and Department of Plastic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.
    Although various treatment methods for melasma have developed, substantial improvement of the condition is sometimes difficult. We have experientially found that some of refractory melasma caused by daily friction can easily be treated by using a combination of a peeling agent (20% glycolic acid) and a depigmenting agent (5% hydroquinone) twice daily at home. And here, by performing skin biopsies, we revealed the pathological mechanism: hyperkeratosis caused by repeated physical stimulus, which prevents infiltration of topical therapeutic agents, was dramatically reduced by chemical peeling, resulting that the melanin pigments were effectively cleared by topical hydroquinone. Read More

    Anti-Inflammatory and Neuroprotective Constituents from the Peels of Citrus grandis.
    Molecules 2017 Jun 9;22(6). Epub 2017 Jun 9.
    School of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan.
    A series of chromatographic separations performed on the ethanol extracts of the peels of Citrus grandis has led to the characterization of forty compounds, including seventeen coumarins, eight flavonoids, two triterpenoids, four benzenoids, two steroids, one lignan, one amide, and five other compounds, respectively. The chemical structures of the purified constituents were identified on the basis of spectroscopic elucidation, including 1D- and 2D-NMR, UV, IR, and mass spectrometric analysis. Most of the isolated compounds were examined for their inhibition of superoxide anion generation and elastase release by human neutrophils. Read More

    Nanocomposites based on banana starch reinforced with cellulose nanofibers isolated from banana peels.
    J Colloid Interface Sci 2017 Nov 26;505:154-167. Epub 2017 May 26.
    Department of Food Engineering, School of Animal Science and Food Engineering, University of São Paulo, CEP 13635-900 Pirassununga, SP, Brazil.
    Cellulose nanofibers were isolated from banana peel using a combination of chemical and mechanical treatments with different number of passages through the high-pressure homogenizer (0, 3, 5, and 7 passages). New nanocomposites were then prepared from a mixed suspension of banana starch and cellulose nanofibers using the casting method and the effect of the addition of these nanofibers on the properties of the resulting nanocomposites was investigated. The cellulose nanofibers homogeneously dispersed in the starch matrix increased the glass transition temperature, due to the strong intermolecular interactions occurring between the starch and cellulose. Read More

    Efficacy and safety of superficial chemical peeling in treatment of active acne vulgaris.
    An Bras Dermatol 2017 Mar-Apr;92(2):212-216
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Malaysia Sabah - Sabah, Malaysia.
    Acne vulgaris is an extremely common condition affecting the pilosebaceous unit of the skin and characterized by presence of comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts, which might result in permanent scars. Acne vulgaris commonly involve adolescents and young age groups. Active acne vulgaris is usually associated with several complications like hyper or hypopigmentation, scar formation and skin disfigurement. Read More

    Oriented Growth of α-MnO₂ Nanorods Using Natural Extracts from Grape Stems and Apple Peels.
    Nanomaterials (Basel) 2017 May 22;7(5). Epub 2017 May 22.
    Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.
    We report on the synthesis of alpha manganese dioxide (α-MnO₂) nanorods using natural extracts from Vitis vinifera grape stems and Malus domestica 'Cortland' apple peels. We used a two-step method to produce highly crystalline α-MnO₂ nanorods: (1) reduction of KMnO₄ in the presence of natural extracts to initiate the nucleation process; and (2) a thermal treatment to enable further solid-state growth of the nuclei. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) images provided direct evidence of the morphology of the nanorods and these images were used to propose nucleation and growth mechanisms. Read More

    ASDS Guidelines Task Force: Consensus Recommendations Regarding the Safety of Lasers, Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Energy Devices, and Skin Surgery During and After Isotretinoin Use.
    Dermatol Surg 2017 Oct;43(10):1249-1262
    *Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; †Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; ‡Section of Dermatology, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; §SkinCare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; ‖Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, New York; ¶Department of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York; #Union Square Laser Dermatology, New York, New York; **Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California, Sacramento, California; ††Department of Dermatology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Davis, California; ‡‡Department of Dermatology, University of California San Diego Health System, San Diego, California; §§DermOne, LLC, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania; ‖‖Division of Dermatology, Section of Procedural Dermatology, Cooper University Health Care, Marlton, New Jersey; ¶¶Westlake Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Austin, Texas; ##Division of Plastic Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; ***Department of Dermatology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California; †††Department of Dermatology, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Departments of ‡‡‡Otolaryngology, and §§§Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.
    Background: Currently, the isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid) package insert contains language advising the discontinuation of isotretinoin for 6 months before performing cosmetic procedures, including waxing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser procedures, or incisional and excisional cold-steel surgery. It is common practice to follow this standard because of concerns regarding reports of sporadic adverse events and increased risk of scarring.

    Objective: To develop expert consensus regarding the safety of skin procedures, including resurfacing, energy device treatments, and incisional and excisional procedures, in the setting of concurrent or recent isotretinoin use. Read More

    Optimization of adsorption process parameters by response surface methodology for hexavalent chromium removal from aqueous solutions using Annona reticulata Linn peel microparticles.
    Water Sci Technol 2017 May;75(9-10):2094-2107
    Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Calicut 673601, Kerala, India E-mail:
    Fruit peel microparticles of Annona reticulata Linn were used as biosorbent for the sequestration of hexavalent chromium (CR(VI)). Characterization of the biosorbent was done using scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDXS), Fourier transfer infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS), carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulphur (CHNS) elemental analysis, mercury intrusion porosimetry and point of zero charge. Influential parameters were optimized using response surface methodology (RSM) with a total of 17 experimental runs based on the Box-Behnken design and found to be pH 1. Read More

    A review of laser and light therapy in melasma.
    Int J Womens Dermatol 2017 Mar 21;3(1):11-20. Epub 2017 Mar 21.
    Department of Dermatology, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sunnyvale, California.
    Melasma is a dysregulation of the homeostatic mechanisms that control skin pigmentation and excess pigment is produced. Traditional treatment approaches with topical medications and chemical peels are commonly used but due to the refractory and recurrent nature of melasma, patients often seek alternative treatment strategies such as laser and light therapy. Several types of laser and light therapy have been studied in the treatment of melasma. Read More

    A review of the safety of cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and lactation.
    Int J Womens Dermatol 2017 Mar 27;3(1):6-10. Epub 2017 Feb 27.
    Department of Dermatology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
    The safety of cosmetic procedures in patients who are pregnant and/or lactating is a complex clinical question surrounded by uncertainty. Our objective is to consolidate data on the safety of commonly requested cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and lactation after a systematic review of the current literature to guide evidence-based care in the future. A systematic search of the PubMed database was conducted for articles on cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and lactation. Read More

    Drought-Enhanced Xylem Sap Sulfate Closes Stomata by Affecting ALMT12 and Guard Cell ABA Synthesis.
    Plant Physiol 2017 Jun 26;174(2):798-814. Epub 2017 Apr 26.
    Professur für Baumphysiologie, Institut für Forstwissenschaften, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 79110 Freiburg, Germany (F.M., J.K., D.R., C.H., H.R.).
    Water limitation of plants causes stomatal closure to prevent water loss by transpiration. For this purpose, progressing soil water deficit is communicated from roots to shoots. Abscisic acid (ABA) is the key signal in stress-induced stomatal closure, but ABA as an early xylem-delivered signal is still a matter of debate. Read More

    Mangiferin functionalized radioactive gold nanoparticles (MGF-(198)AuNPs) in prostate tumor therapy: green nanotechnology for production, in vivo tumor retention and evaluation of therapeutic efficacy.
    Dalton Trans 2017 Oct;46(42):14561-14571
    Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute (NSEI), University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA.
    We report here an innovative feature of green nanotechnology-focused work showing that mangiferin-a glucose functionalized xanthonoid, found in abundance in mango peels-serves dual roles of chemical reduction and in situ encapsulation, to produce gold nanoparticles with optimum in vivo stability and tumor specific characteristics. The interaction of mangiferin with a Au-198 gold precursor affords MGF-(198)AuNPs as the beta emissions of Au-198 provide unique advantages for tumor therapy while gamma rays are used for the quantitative estimation of gold within the tumors and various organs. The laminin receptor specificity of mangiferin affords specific accumulation of therapeutic payloads of this new therapeutic agent within prostate tumors (PC-3) of human prostate tumor origin induced in mice which overexpress this receptor subtype. Read More

    Isolation of flavonoids from apple peel using novel graphene oxide cotton fiber.
    Nat Prod Res 2017 Nov 20;31(21):2559-2563. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
    d Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences , Dalhousie University , Truro , NS , Canada.
    A novel graphene oxide cotton fibre (GOF) was used to adsorb flavonoids from crude ethanol extracts derived from apple peels. Ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry was used to analyse polyphenol content, and the resulting data demonstrated that GOF-based flash chromatography can be used to efficiently separate polyphenols from sugars and can facilitate the removal of 95% of the sugar content. Flavonoids can be easily separated from phenolic acids. Read More

    Improvement of Atrophic Acne Scars in Skin of Color Using Topical Synthetic Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Serum: A Pilot Study.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2017 Apr;16(4):322-326

    BACKGROUND: Atrophic scarring in skin of color is a common, permanent, and distressing result of uncontrolled acne vulgaris. Ablative lasers and chemical peels are frequently used to improve the appearance of atrophic scars, primarily through the stimulation of collagen and elastin; however, these treatment modalities are associated with risks, such as dyspigmentation and hypertrophic scarring, especially in patients with darker skin.

    OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy of topically applied synthetic epidermal growth factor (EGF) serum in reducing the appearance of atrophic acne scars in skin of color. Read More


    Combination of In-Office Chemical Peels With a Topical Comprehensive Pigmentation Control Product in Skin of Color Subjects With Facial Hyperpigmentation.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2017 Apr;16(4):301-306

    Dyschromia is one of the primary complaints for patients with skin of color. Treatments need to achieve a balance between tolerability and efficacy to address existing hyperpigmentation without causing additional damage that could trigger post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). An open-label, single-center study was conducted to assess the efficacy of a novel comprehensive pigmentation control serum (LYT2) combined with a series of three very superficial chemical peels (VP) in skin of color subjects. Read More


    Agro-Industrial Wastes for Production of Biosurfactant by Bacillus subtilis ANR 88 and Its Application in Synthesis of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles.
    Front Microbiol 2017 24;8:492. Epub 2017 Mar 24.
    Department of Microbiology, Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune, India.
    Biosurfactants, surface-active amphiphilic compounds, despite having a wide range of applications, have a high cost of production, which severely restricts their use. For cheaper production of biosurfactant, we investigated the potential of the indigenously isolated biosurfactant producing organism, Bacillus subtilis ANR 88, to grow on different cheap carbon sources (molasses, whey, and extracts of potato peels, orange peels, banana peels, and bagasse). We found that, B. Read More

    2D-NMR investigation and in vitro evaluation of antioxidant, antigenotoxic and estrogenic/antiestrogenic activities of strawberry grape.
    Food Chem Toxicol 2017 Jul 27;105:52-60. Epub 2017 Mar 27.
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Ambientali Biologiche e Farmaceutiche (DiSTABiF), Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Via Vivaldi 43, I-81100 Caserta, Italy.
    Strawberry grape is considered beneficial due to its extensive phytochemical properties. To expand the knowledge about the chemical constituents and the biological activities of the whole plant, 2D-NMR investigation has been carried out on pulp, peel, seeds, stalks and leaves. Catechin and epicatechin were identified as the main constituents of the seed extract, quercetin and ferulic acid were detected in the leaves and malvidin and cyanidin glucopyranoside in the peels. Read More

    Review in peeling complications.
    J Cosmet Dermatol 2017 Sep 27;16(3):319-326. Epub 2017 Mar 27.
    Department of Dermatology, HUB, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil.
    Chemical peeling, a procedure wherein a chemical agent is applied to the skin to cause controlled destruction followed by regeneration and remodeling, is a dynamic tool for the treatment of acne, pigmentation issues, and photoaging [Journal of cutaneous and aesthetic surgery vol. 5 (2012) 254-260]. The results and complications are related to the depth of the procedure, with deeper peels producing more marked results and higher rates of complications. Read More

    Antioxidant activity and polyphenolic compound stability of lentil-orange peel powder blend in an extrusion process.
    J Food Sci Technol 2017 Mar 28;54(4):954-963. Epub 2016 Nov 28.
    Food Engineering and Technology Department, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Deemed University, Matunga, Mumbai, 400 019 India ; Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, Mysore, India.
    Lentil contains substantial amount of protein, carbohydrate, fibre and other nutrients and orange peels powder rich in carbohydrate and fiber content The present study was aimed to investigate the effects of extrusion processing parameter on the level of total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC), total tannin content and antioxidant activity of lentil-orange peel powder blend, also to investigate the possibility of blend as a candidate for production of protein rich extruded product by using response surface methodology. It was observed that, the physicochemical properties and sensory characteristics of lentil-orange peel based extrudate were highly dependent on process variables. The blend of lentil and orange peel powder has a huge potential for extrusion to produce ready-to-eat extruded with good acceptance. Read More

    Solution of Azelaic Acid (20%), Resorcinol (10%) and Phytic Acid (6%) Versus Glycolic Acid (50%) Peeling Agent in the Treatment of Female Patients with Facial Melasma.
    Adv Biomed Res 2017 22;6. Epub 2017 Feb 22.
    Skin and Stem Cell Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Background: Melasma, a common acquired disorder of hyperpigmentation, especially in women, is often resistant to therapy. This study was aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of azelaic acid, resorcinol and phytic acid solution in chemical peeling of melasma in comparison to 50% glycolic acid.

    Materials And Methods: This clinical trial was performed, on 42 female patients with bilateral melasma. Read More

    Chemical peels in active acne and acne scars.
    Clin Dermatol 2017 Mar - Apr;35(2):179-182. Epub 2016 Oct 27.
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Andreas Sygros Skin Hospital, Athens, Greece. Electronic address:
    Chemical peeling is a widely used procedure in the management of acne and acne scars. It causes controlled destruction of a part of or the entire epidermis, with or without the dermis, leading to exfoliation and removal of superficial lesions, followed by regeneration of new epidermal and dermal tissues. The most frequently used peeling agents are salicylic acid, glycolic acid, pyruvic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid, Jessner solution, trichloroacetic acid, and phenol. Read More

    Facile and scalable synthesis of magnetite/carbon adsorbents by recycling discarded fruit peels and their potential usage in water treatment.
    Bioresour Technol 2017 Jun 20;233:110-115. Epub 2017 Feb 20.
    Lab of Functional and Biomedical Nanomaterials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China. Electronic address:
    In this study, apple, banana and orange peels were used as precursor compounds for the mass production of magnetite/carbon adsorbents. A so-called "soak-calcination" procedure was employed by firstly soaking these waste fruit peels in FeCl3 aqueous solutions and secondly calcining these precursors in the nitrogen atmosphere to yield final magnetite/carbon composites. This approach is quite simple and effective to synthesize carbon-based adsorbents on an industrial scale. Read More

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