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Re: Brazilian Consensus Recommendation on the Use of Polymethylmethacrylate Filler in Facial and Corporal Aesthetics by Túlio Armanini Blanco Souza, Letícia Marques Colomé, Eduardo André Bender, Gottfriede Lemperle Aesthethic Plastic Surgery 2018; 42(5): 1244-51.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica), Rua Funchal, 129, 2 andar - Vila Olímpia, São Paulo, SP, CEP 04551-060, Brazil.

The self-titled study Brazilian Consensus Recommendation cannot be considered a consensus and more specifically cannot be considered a Brazilian consensus. The study does not represent the point-of-view of members of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery. The content of this paper is plenty of contradictory and questionable affirmations. Read More

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December 2018

Snakehead Consumption Enhances Wound Healing? From Tradition to Modern Clinical Practice: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2018 14;2018:3032790. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Surgery Department, Indra Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Kanbaa Aisa Rani Higun, Malé, Maldives.

Background: Snakehead fish ( is a fresh water fish indigenous to many Asia countries and believed to have medical value. Studies showed that it contains all the essential amino acids and fatty acids able to accelerate wound healing and it has antinociceptive effect. However, little human study has been done to assess the effectiveness of in wound healing. Read More

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November 2018

A 10-point plan for avoiding hyaluronic acid dermal filler-related complications during facial aesthetic procedures and algorithms for management.

Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2018 23;11:603-611. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, St George's University of London, London, UK.

The recent rapid growth in dermal filler use, in conjunction with inadequate product and injector control, has heralded a concerning increase in filler complications. The 10-point plan has been developed to minimize complications through careful preconsideration of causative factors, categorized as patient, product, and procedure related. Patient-related factors include history, which involves a preprocedural consultation with careful elucidation of skin conditions, systemic disease, medications, and previous cosmetic procedures. Read More

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November 2018
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Efficacy of hydrophilic or lipophilic emulsions containing extract in treatment of different types of pruritus.

Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2018 20;11:591-602. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Dr. August Wolff GmbH & Co. KG Arzneimittel, Bielefeld, Germany,

Background: Pruritus reduces quality of life and may occur at different sites of the body. To alleviate pruritus, lipid replenishing and rehydration of the skin is often unsatisfactory. Thus, products with additional antipruritic effects are needed. Read More

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November 2018
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Idiopathic calcinosis cutis of the scrotum: a case report and review of the literature.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Dec 12;12(1):366. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Background: Abnormal deposition of calcium in the skin or subcutaneous tissue is termed calcinosis cutis. Idiopathic calcinosis cutis of the scrotum is an uncommon entity. The pathogenesis of idiopathic calcinosis cutis of the scrotum is debatable. Read More

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December 2018
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Kojic acid applications in cosmetic and pharmaceutical preparations.

Biomed Pharmacother 2018 Dec 8;110:582-593. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Student Research Committee, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. Electronic address:

Skin color disorders can be caused by various factors, such as excessive exposure to sunlight, aging and hormonal imbalance during pregnancy, or taking some medications. Kojic acid (KA) is a natural metabolite produced by fungi that has the ability to inhibit tyrosinase activity in synthesis of melanin. The major applications of KA and its derivatives in medicine are based on their biocompatibility, antimicrobial and antiviral, antitumor, antidiabetic, anticancer, anti-speck, anti-parasitic, and pesticidal and insecticidal properties. Read More

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December 2018
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Effects of Angelica gigas Nakai on the production of decursin- and decursinol angelate-enriched eggs.

J Sci Food Agric 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Institute of Green-Bio Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 25354, Korea.

Background: The livestock industry requires high-quality products as well as improved productivity. There have been many studies regarding the utilization of feed additives to increase productivity, enhance immune functions, and prevent infectious diseases in livestock. Biofunctional feed additives would be beneficial not only for animal health, but also for consumers. Read More

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December 2018
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Clinical and Biophysical Outcomes of Combining Microfocused Ultrasound with Visualization and Calcium Hydroxylapatite Filler for Facial Treatment.

Dermatol Ther (Heidelb) 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Merz Pharmaceuticals, Frankfurt, Germany.

Introduction: Combined cosmetic treatments are becoming increasingly popular. The objective of this clinical evaluation was to assess the long-term safety and efficacy of combining microfocused ultrasound with visualization (MFU-V) treatment with a calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) dermal filler to tighten skin at the submental region and contour the jawline.

Methods: Women with loss of contour and skin laxity in the lower face received MFU-V treatment. Read More

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December 2018
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Major Motivators and Sociodemographic Features of Women Undergoing Labiaplasty.

Aesthet Surg J 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bartin State Hospital, Bartin, Turkey.

Background: Influencing factors to decide for labiaplasty are evolving and show diversity among different settings and countries. Updated underlying motivators may assist in the clinical decision-making and assessing outcomes from the patients' perspective.

Objective: Herein, the main motivators of women undergoing labiaplasty and sociodemographic features are discussed. Read More

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December 2018

Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms in Patients Requesting Cosmetic Breast Surgery in Midwestern Brazil.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018 Oct 2;6(10):e1899. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Hospital das Clínicas Teaching Hospital, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.

Background: The prevalence of depressive symptoms (DS) before cosmetic breast surgery was analyzed in the public (PbI) and private (PrI) institutions, comparing types of surgery and patients' sociodemographic characteristics.

Methods: A cross-sectional, observational, analytical study to evaluate the prevalence of DS in 185 patients of 18-71 years of age requesting 4 different cosmetic breast surgeries (with and without implants) at public and private institutions. Patients were assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory and analyzed for statistical comparison. Read More

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October 2018

Triclosan Impairs Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity and Spatial Memory in Male Rats.

Front Mol Neurosci 2018 26;11:429. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Physiology and Biophysics Program, ICBM, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Triclosan, a widely used industrial and household agent, is present as an antiseptic ingredient in numerous products of everyday use, such as toothpaste, cosmetics, kitchenware, and toys. Previous studies have shown that human brain and animal tissues contain triclosan, which has been found also as a contaminant of water and soil. Triclosan disrupts heart and skeletal muscle Ca signaling, damages liver function, alters gut microbiota, causes colonic inflammation, and promotes apoptosis in cultured neocortical neurons and neural stem cells. Read More

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November 2018

Harmonic Devices: The Workhorse for Surgical Resection of Vascular Malformations.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2018 Jul-Sep;11(3):157-160

Department of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Management of vascular malformations is multimodal with documented role of surgical resection in specific facets of this condition. Surgical resection of these lesions is technically challenging owing to diffuse and relatively ill-defined extent with involvement of multiple tissue planes limitation of access and excessive intra-operative bleeding. An observational study was conducted in 24 cases taken up for surgical resection of vascular malformations. Read More

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December 2018

Maintenance of the Anatomic Contours in Auricular Reconstruction: The Button Technique.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2018 Jul-Sep;11(3):150-152

AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Background And Objective: Reconstructing the contours of the auricle is a unique challenge. Various bolster techniques have been tried to help prevent complications such as hematoma, seroma, and morbidity. Here, we describe a simple technique using a button to maintain the natural ear contour when it is at risk of a poor aesthetic outcome. Read More

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December 2018

Surgical Management of Onychoheterotopia.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2018 Jul-Sep;11(3):140-142

Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India.

Onychoheterotopia (ectopic nail) is a rare condition characterized by the development of nail tissue, distinct from the normal nail unit. It is usually acquired following traumatic inoculation of nail matrix; the congenital variety being less common. The exact pathogenesis of the disease is not clear. Read More

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December 2018

Comparative (Quantitative and Qualitative) Analysis of Three Different Reagents for Preparation of Platelet-Rich Plasma for Hair Rejuvenation.

Authors:
Sukhbir Singh

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2018 Jul-Sep;11(3):127-131

Resplendent the cosmetic studio, R-9, GK Part 1, New Delhi-48.

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the quantity and quality of platelets in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) samples prepared using three different reagents, namely, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), sodium citrate, and acid citrate dextrose-A (ACD-A) solution.

Materials And Methods: A prospective study was carried out in which all the 50 patients who attended the outpatient department for hair rejuvenation were enrolled for the study. All the patients had a history of hair fall with diffuse thinning of hair, Norwood Grades 2 and 3. Read More

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December 2018

Objective Quantification of Liposuction Results.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2018 Jul-Sep;11(3):105-109

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Currently, no reliable gold standard exists for the objective outcome measurement following liposuction. The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize reported methods of monitoring liposuction results by objectively measuring subcutaneous adipose tissue. A systematic literature search was performed to identify relevant articles that described techniques for objectively quantifying adipose tissue following traditional liposuction. Read More

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December 2018

Arthroscopic Synthetic Augmentation in Acute Partial Injury of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.

Arthrosc Tech 2018 Nov 8;7(11):e1123-e1127. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Department of Orthopedics, Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital, Chonburi, Thailand.

Acute partial injury of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a challenging condition without a standard treatment. Although ACL reconstruction provided a better outcome previously, recent studies have shown that preserving the ACL stump yields promising results in terms of better vascularization, proprioception, and ligamentization. ACL augmentation is becoming more popular. Read More

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November 2018

Breast Squamous Cell Carcinoma Following Breast Augmentation.

Cureus 2018 Oct 3;10(10):e3405. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Radiation Oncology, Northwell Health, Sleepy Hollow, USA.

Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery in the United States. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the breast raises suspicion of possibly metastatic origin. Here, we report an unusual case of implant-associated SCC of the breast post silicone gel breast implant. Read More

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October 2018
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Ginkgolide C reduced oleic acid-induced lipid accumulation in HepG2 cells.

Saudi Pharm J 2018 Dec 20;26(8):1178-1184. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Division of Allergy, Asthma, and Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Guishan Dist., Taoyuan City 33303, Taiwan.

Ginkgolide C, isolated from , is a diterpene lactone that has multiple biological functions and can improve Alzheimer disease and platelet aggregation. Ginkgolide C also inhibits adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. The present study evaluated whether ginkgolide C reduced lipid accumulation and regulated the molecular mechanism of lipogenesis in oleic acid-induced HepG2 hepatocytes. Read More

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December 2018

[Endoscopic harvesting of internal mammary artery for coronary artery bypass grafting].

Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2018 (11):96-99

Petrovsky Russian Research Center for Surgery, Moscow, Russia.

Endoscopic harvesting of internal mammary artery for minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery seems to be highly justified and expedient. Technical features of this procedure are reviewed in the article. There are certain advantages of this method including ligation of proximal branches, reduced surgical trauma, better cosmetic results and enhanced postoperative rehabilitation. Read More

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January 2018

Comparison of Primary Midline Closure, Limberg Flap, and Karydakis Flap Techniques in Pilonidal Sinus Surgery.

Med Sci Monit 2018 Dec 11;24:8959-8963. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of General Surgery, Hitit University School of Medicine, Çorum, Turkey.

BACKGROUND Pilonidal sinus (PS) is a common disease of the sacrococcygeal-natal region. There are many treatment options, but there is still no consensus on the ideal treatment. We compared the results of our PS patients who were treated with primary midline closure (PMC), Limberg flap repair (LFR), and Karydakis flap (KF). Read More

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December 2018

Non Surgical Rhinoplasty: Nasal Grid Analysis and Nasal Injecting protocol.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Chief of Division of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, G.B. Rossi Hospital and Medical University of Verona, Piazzale L.A. Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy.

Objective: Non-surgical rhinoplasty using injectable fillers, in contrast to traditional but more invasive surgery, offers low morbidity, improved skin quality and texture, cost-effectiveness and quick recovery. The aim of this study was to provide a valid and customized protocol for injecting the nose with the aid of a nasal grid to achieve constant attractive results.

Materials And Methods: From January 2015 and October 2018 150 consecutive patients entered the non-surgical rhinoplasty trial. Read More

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November 2018

Reconstruction of Large Soft Tissue Defects of the Extremities in Children Using the Kiss Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap to Achieve Primary Closure of Donor Site.

Ann Plast Surg 2019 Jan;82(1):64-70

From the Department of Hand and Microsurgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China.

Background: The closure of massive skin defects remains challenging, particularly in children. In this report, we describe a technique to achieve primary donor site closure using the kiss deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap for the reconstruction of large soft tissue defects located in the extremities of children.

Methods: From May 2011 to May 2016, a retrospective analysis was conducted on 10 pediatric patients with extensive soft tissue defects and reconstruction with double-skin paddle DIEP flap. Read More

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January 2019

Application of Three-Dimensional Printing Technology for Improved Orbital-Maxillary-Zygomatic Reconstruction.

J Craniofac Surg 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Second Hospital of Shandong University.

The reconstruction of orbital-maxillary-zygomatic complex (OMZC) on patients suffering from trauma and space-occupying lesions is challenging due to the irregularity of craniomaxillofacial bones. To overcome the challenge in precise OMZC reconstruction, individual three-dimensional (3D) disease models and mirror-imaged 3D reconstruction models were printed on the basis of the computer tomography. Preoperative planning by rehearsing surgical procedures was made on the 3D disease models and the scaffolds including titanium and absorbable meshes or plates were anatomically premolded using the mirror-imaged 3D models as guide. Read More

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December 2018

A Randomized, Split-Face, Evaluator-Blind Clinical Trial Comparing Monopolar Radiofrequency Versus Microfocused Ultrasound With Visualization for Lifting and Tightening of the Face and Upper Neck.

Dermatol Surg 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, A West Dermatology Company, San Diego, California.

Background: Over the past decade, 2 major modalities for noninvasive skin tightening have emerged: monopolar capacitive-coupled radiofrequency (MRF) and microfocused ultrasound with visualization (MFU-V). Up to date, no comparative clinical trials have been performed.

Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of MRF versus MFU-V for the lifting and tightening of the face and neck. Read More

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December 2018

Analysis of the GC-MS of volatile compounds and the phytochemical profile and antioxidant activities of some Bulgarian medicinal plants.

Z Naturforsch C 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Catering and Tourism, University of Food Technologies, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The study's objective was to investigate the volatile compounds, assess the total phenolic content and phenolic acids profile, determine the antioxidant capacity and evaluate the anthocyanin and flavonoid contents in stinging nettle (Urtica dioica L.), tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.), bladder campion (Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garcke) and rosehip fruit (Rosa canina L. Read More

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December 2018

Curettage and multiple needle puncture-assisted methyl-aminolaevulinate photodynamic therapy of basal cell carcinoma.

Eur J Dermatol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

University of Northern Norway, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Tromsø, Norway, Lillehammer Dermatological Clinic, Lillehammer, Norway.

The use of skin puncture techniques may facilitate the delivery of topically applied drugs for photodynamic therapy (PDT). The main aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the efficacy and cosmetic outcome of curettage, multiple needle puncture, and methyl-aminolaevulinate (MAL)-PDT in basal cell carcinoma (BCC). All tumours received curettage and 15-20 needle punctures/cm before two sessions of MAL-PDT. Read More

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December 2018

A comparison of the in vitro permeation of niacinamide in mammalian skin and in the Parallel Artificial Membrane Permeation Assay (PAMPA) model.

Int J Pharm 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Pion Inc., 10 Cook Street, Billerica, MA 01821, United States.

The in vitro skin penetration of pharmaceutical or cosmetic ingredients is usually assessed in human or animal tissue. However, there are ethical and practical difficulties associated with sourcing these materials; variability between donors may also be problematic when interpreting experimental data. Hence, there has been much interest in identifying a robust and high throughput model to study skin permeation that would generate more reproducible results. Read More

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December 2018

Consumption and exposure to finished cosmetic products: A systematic review.

Food Chem Toxicol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Safety Assessment Department, Pierre Fabre Dermo Cosmetique, Allée Camille Soula - BP 74 Vigoulet Auzil, 31322, Castanet Tolosan - Cedex, France.

According to the European Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, cosmetic products should be safe for human health when used under normal or foreseeable conditions of use. To perform a safety evaluation, consumption data of finished cosmetic product are necessary to assess the corresponding consumer's exposure. Read More

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December 2018
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Systematic review of outcomes and complications in nonimplant-based mastopexy surgery.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Background: Mastopexy is one of the most performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. Numerous studies on mastopexy techniques have been published in the past decades, including case reports, retrospective reviews, and prospective studies. Read More

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November 2018

Comparing safety and efficiency of two closed-chamber techniques for iridodialysis repair - a retrospective clinical study.

BMC Ophthalmol 2018 Dec 7;18(1):311. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Chongqing Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Chongqing Eye Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, People's Republic of China.

Background: This study aims to compare the safety and effectiveness of two closed-chamber techniques for repairing iridodialysis.

Methods: Seventy five patients with iridodialysis undergoing surgery from February 2008 to October 2017 were included in this study. Patients were divided into two Groups, Group A (32 eyes) and Group B (35 eyes), with Group A using a 26-gauge hypodermic needle guided 10-0 nylon suture, and Group B using a double-armed polypropylene suture. Read More

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December 2018

Extensive dental caries in a HIV positive adult patient on ART; case report and literature review.

BMC Oral Health 2018 Dec 7;18(1):205. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.

Background: The estimated number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (PLHIV) in Uganda is 1.5 million (7.3%). Read More

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December 2018

Effects of silymarin-loaded amphiphilic chitosan polymeric micelles on the renal toxicity and anticancer activity of cisplatin.

Pharm Dev Technol 2018 Dec 7:1-27. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

a Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy , Silpakorn University , Nakhon Pathom , 73000 , Thailand.

This research aimed to evaluate the effects of silymarin (SM)-loaded polymeric micelles (PMs) on the renal toxicity and anticancer activity of cisplatin. Amphiphilic chitosan derivatives were employed to develop SM-loaded PMs. The permeation across an intestinal membrane, cytotoxicity, and renal toxicity of cisplatin during the treatment were evaluated. Read More

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December 2018

A giant sacrococcygeal teratoma in adult female: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 Nov 22;54:47-50. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of General Surgery, King Abdulla University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box (3030), Irbid, 22110, Jordan. Electronic address:

Introduction: Sacrococcygealteratoma is very rare in adults with only few cases reported in literature. It is a slow growing benign cystic tumor with 1-2% chance for malignant transformation and may attain a huge size causing pressure effect on pelvic and intra-abdominal organs. When grows caudally, it causes discomfort, skin excoriation and cosmetic disfigurement. Read More

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November 2018
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Exploring potential new galactomannan source of Retama reatam seeds for food, cosmetic and pharmaceuticals: Characterization and physical, emulsifying and antidiabetic properties.

Int J Biol Macromol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Via Ponte Don Melillo, 84084 Fisciano, SA, Italy.

In this study, physicochemical, interfacial and emulsifying properties of Retama reatam and guar galactomannans were comparatively investigated. The results showed that Retama reatam galactomannan is mainly composed of total carbohydrates (95.52%) and lower protein contents (0. Read More

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December 2018

Molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 infection among men who have sex with men in Taiwan from 2013 to 2015.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0202622. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Center for Infectious Disease and Cancer Research, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Men who have sex with men (MSM) is the major risk population of HIV-1 infection in Taiwan, and its surveillance has become critical in HIV-1 prevention. We recruited MSM subjects from 17 high-risk venues and 4 community centers in northern and southern Taiwan for anonymous HIV-1 screening during 2013-2015. Blood samples were obtained for genotyping and phylogenetic analysis, and a questionnaire survey covering demographic variables and social behavior was conducted. Read More

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December 2018
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A new approach to lower eyelid-cheek junction rejuvenation.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Beijing Lomeye Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Beijing, China.

Background: Anti-aging in lower eyelid-cheek junction area has always been the upmost widely sought of cosmetic surgery. Removal of orbital fat from inside or outside, removal of part of the skin or even the orbicularis muscle, superficial pull and deep fill and a series of surgical procedures like these have been or are becoming the mainstream of clinical practice. However, aging involves a variety of tissues and causes, which is a dynamic and continuous process. Read More

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December 2018
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The relation between androgenetic thin hair diagnosed by trichoscope and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt.

Background: Androgenetic alopecia carries a major cosmetic disfigurement and benign prostatic hyperplasia is associated with many urinary tract symptoms and both diseases are mediated by dihydrotestosterone.

Objectives: The study aimed to determine the relationship between hair diameter in androgenetic alopecia diagnosed, by trichoscope, to benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms and signs.

Methods: Fifty androgenetic alopecia males and 50 normal males as control were included. Read More

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December 2018
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Improvements in the perception of facial attractiveness following surgical aesthetic treatment; study based on online before and after photos.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Aesthetic Medicine, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland.

Background: Aesthetic surgery procedures such as lip augmentation, eyelid correction, face-lifting, or Botox treatment for lines and wrinkles are an important part of cosmetic surgery.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to estimate improvement in appearance following plastic surgery using modern collective intelligence methods of validation.

Methods: A total of 108 photographs showing 54 patients prior to and following cosmetic surgery were downloaded from Internet web presentations of several unnamed plastic surgeons. Read More

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December 2018

Modified Hinderer's Technique for Serious Proximal Hypospadias with Ventral Curvature: Outcomes and Our Experience.

Urol J 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya,Turkey.

Purpose: Hypospadias is a congenital anomaly that includes defi-cient ventral structure of the penis. Proximal hypospadias cases make up 20% of all hypospadias cases. The choice of operative technique for hypospadias repair depends on the severity, and it is influenced by the surgeon's experience and perception of where priorities should lie. Read More

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December 2018
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Laparoscopic and robotic-assisted repair of retrocaval ureter in children: a multi-institutional comparative study with open repair.

World J Urol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Division of Pediatric Surgery, "Federico II" University of Naples, Via Pansini 5, 80131, Naples, Italy.

Purpose: This retrospective study aimed to report a multi-institutional experience with laparoscopic and robotic-assisted repair of retrocaval ureter in children and to compare outcome of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) with open repair.

Methods: The records of all children, who underwent MIS and open repair of retrocaval ureters in six international pediatric urology units over a 5-year period, were retrospectively collected. Data were grouped according to the operative approach: a laparoscopic group (G1) included five patients, a robotic-assisted group (G2) included four patients, and an open group (G3) included three patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Effectiveness of Topical Onion Extract Gel in the Cosmetic Appearance of Blepharoplasty Scar.

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2018 Oct 1;11(10):31-35. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Drs. Owji, Khademi, and Khalili are with the Poostchi Ophthalmology Research Center at the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Shiraz, Iran.

Topical onion extract gel is commonly used in commercial anti-scar medications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of topical onion extract gel on the appearance of blepharoplasty scars and to compare the results of its use to those of petroleum jelly. The participants enrolled in this prospective, double-blind study were randomly treated with either topical onion extract gel or petroleum jelly. Read More

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October 2018
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Efficacy of a repair cream containing Rhealba oat plantlets extract l-ALA-l-GLU dipeptide, and hyaluronic acid in wound healing following dermatological acts: a meta-analysis of >2,000 patients in eight countries corroborated by a dermatopediatric clinical case.

Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2018 13;11:579-589. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique, A-DERMA, Lavaur, France,

Background: The frequency of dermatological acts is increasing. These procedures often cause injuries and traumatic alterations in specific skin layers, slowing down wound healing.

Patients And Methods: An open observational study lasting 1 month was conducted on 2,363 patients who had undergone various dermatological procedures. Read More

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November 2018
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Protective effects of a novel facial cream against environmental pollution: in vivo and in vitro assessment.

Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2018 12;11:571-578. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Innovation and Development, ISDIN SA, Barcelona, Spain,

Background: The effects of pollution on health have received increasing attention in recent years. Extrinsic skin aging occurs via multiple processes, and pollution is now recognized as a major component, causing increased pigmentation and wrinkles via oxidative mechanisms. We tested the antipollution efficacy of a cosmetic facial cream (FC) by assessing its effects on carbon particle adhesion to skin and on oxidative and inflammatory pathways in the skin. Read More

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November 2018
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HelixComplex snail mucus exhibits pro-survival, proliferative and pro-migration effects on mammalian fibroblasts.

Sci Rep 2018 Dec 5;8(1):17665. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Morphology, Surgery, Experimental Medicine and LTTA Centre, University of Ferrara, via Fossato di Mortara 70, 44121, Ferrara, Italy.

Snail mucus is a mixture of active substances commonly thought to have healthy properties for the treatment of skin disorders. Although snail mucus is an ingredient of several cosmetic and para-pharmaceutic products, a comprehensive characterization of chemical composition and biological effects is still missing. Crude purified extracts from Helix aspersa muller mucus (HelixComplex) were prepared and, after chemical characterization, tested on in vitro experimental models. Read More

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December 2018
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Exposure to selected preservatives in personal care products: case study comparison of exposure models and observational biomonitoring data.

J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Summit Toxicology, LLP, Bozeman, MT, USA.

Exposure models provide critical information for risk assessment of personal care product ingredients, but there have been limited opportunities to compare exposure model predictions to observational exposure data. Urinary excretion data from a biomonitoring study in eight individuals were used to estimate minimum absorbed doses for triclosan and methyl-, ethyl-, and n-propyl- parabens (TCS, MP, EP, PP). Three screening exposure models (European Commission Scientific Commission on Consumer Safety [SCCS] algorithms, ConsExpo in deterministic mode, and RAIDAR-ICE) and two higher-tier probabilistic models (SHEDS-HT, and Creme Care & Cosmetics) were used to model participant exposures. Read More

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December 2018
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Advances and challenges in liposome digestion: Surface interaction, biological fate, and GIT modeling.

Adv Colloid Interface Sci 2018 Nov 27;263:52-67. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

College of Food and Biotechnology, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018, PR China. Electronic address:

During the past 50 years, there has been increased interest in liposomes as carriers of pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and agricultural products. More recently, much progress has been made in the use of surface-modified formulas in experimental food matrices. However, before the viability and the applications of nutrients in liposomal form in the edible field can be determined, the digestion behavior along the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) must be clarified. Read More

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November 2018