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Alternative- and focal therapy trends for prostate cancer: a total population analysis of in-patient treatments in Germany from 2006 to 2019.

World J Urol 2022 May 13. Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of Urology, Philipps-University Marburg, Baldingerstr., 35043, Marburg, Germany.

Purpose: Focal therapy (FT) offers an alternative approach for prostate cancer (PCa) treatment in selected patients. However, little is known on its actual establishment in health care reality.

Patients And Methods: We defined FT as high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), hyperthermia ablation, cryotherapy, transurethral ultrasound ablation (TULSA) or vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy (VTP) TOOKAD. Read More

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Update on Percutaneous Local Ablative Procedures for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Rofo 2022 May 11. Epub 2022 May 11.

Department of Radiology, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany.

Background:  Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common tumor worldwide. Because many hepatocellular carcinomas are already unresectable at the time of initial diagnosis, percutaneous tumor ablation has become established in recent decades as a curative therapeutic approach for very early (BCLC 0) and early (BCLC A) HCC. The aim of this paper is to provide a concise overview of the percutaneous local ablative procedures currently in use, based on their technical characteristics as well as clinical relevance, taking into account the current body of studies. Read More

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Chemotherapy, Alopecia, and Scalp Cooling Systems.

Actas Dermosifiliogr 2022 Mar 12;113(3):278-283. Epub 2021 Oct 12.

Servicio de Oncología Clínica, Hospital de Clínicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de La República, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Chemotherapy-induced hair loss in cancer is usually temporary but can take a significant emotional toll on patients and lead to treatment refusal in many cases. Although hair loss is usually reversible, regrowth can take months, causing greater psychological distress. Recent years have seen the emergence of cold caps, or scalp cooling systems, designed to prevent or at least reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Read More

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Combined therapy guided by multimodal imaging of fifteen retinal capillary hemangioblastomas in a monocular Von Hippel- Lindau syndrome case report.

BMC Ophthalmol 2022 May 6;22(1):205. Epub 2022 May 6.

Department of Ophthalmology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, 450000, China.

Background: To report the multimodal imaging and treatment of fifteen retinal capillary hemangioblastomas (RCHs) associated with Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome in a monocular patient during a long-term following-up, which supply high-resolution exquisite SS-OCTA images (VG200; SVision Imaging, Ltd., Luoyang, China) and management experience about multiple RCHs.

Case Presentation: A 34-year-old monocular male patient complained decreased visual acuity (20/100) without pain and redness in the left eye five years ago. Read More

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Case of penile white sponge nevus repeatedly treated as genital wart.

Sex Transm Infect 2022 May 6. Epub 2022 May 6.

Dermatology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

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The East Africa Consortium for human papillomavirus and cervical cancer in women living with HIV/AIDS.

Ann Med 2022 Dec;54(1):1202-1211

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

The East Africa Consortium was formed to study the epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and cervical cancer and the influence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection on HPV and cervical cancer, and to encourage collaborations between researchers in North America and East African countries. To date, studies have led to a better understanding of the influence of HIV infection on the detection and persistence of oncogenic HPV, the effects of dietary aflatoxin on the persistence of HPV, the benefits of antiretroviral therapy on HPV persistence, and the differences in HPV detections among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women undergoing treatment for cervical dysplasia by either cryotherapy or LEEP. It will now be determined how HPV testing fits into cervical cancer screening programs in Kenya and Uganda, how aflatoxin influences immunological control of HIV, how HPV alters certain genes involved in the growth of tumours in HIV-infected women. Read More

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December 2022

Xeroderma pigmentosum: an updated review.

Drugs Context 2022 25;11. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Department of Paediatrics, Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Background: Early recognition of xeroderma pigmentosum is important to minimize the complications arising from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation. This narrative review aims to familiarize physicians with the clinical features, diagnosis and management of xeroderma pigmentosum.

Methods: A search was conducted in December 2021 in PubMed Clinical Queries using the key term "xeroderma pigmentosum". Read More

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Thrombotic Microangiopathy Score as a New Predictor of Neurologic Outcomes in Patients after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.

Yonsei Med J 2022 May;63(5):461-469

Department of Emergency Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: Given the morphological characteristics of schistocytes, thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) score can be beneficial as it can be automatically and accurately measured. This study aimed to investigate whether serial TMA scores until 48 h post admission are associated with clinical outcomes in patients undergoing targeted temperature management (TTM) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).

Materials And Methods: We retrospectively evaluated a cohort of 185 patients using a prospective registry. Read More

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Physiological responses to cuddling babies with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy during therapeutic hypothermia: an observational study.

BMJ Paediatr Open 2021 Dec 16;5(1). Epub 2021 Dec 16.

Neonatology, St Michael's Hospital, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK

Objectives: To determine whether parents cuddling infants during therapeutic hypothermia (TH) would affect cooling therapy, cardiorespiratory or neurophysiological measures. The secondary aim was to explore parent-infant bonding, maternal postnatal depression and breastfeeding.

Design: Prospective observational study. Read More

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December 2021

Therapeutic hypothermia attenuates physiologic, histologic, and metabolomic markers of injury in a porcine model of acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Physiol Rep 2022 05;10(9):e15286

Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a lung injury characterized by noncardiogenic pulmonary edema and hypoxic respiratory failure. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of therapeutic hypothermia on short-term experimental ARDS. Twenty adult female Yorkshire pigs were divided into four groups (n = 5 each): normothermic control (C), normothermic injured (I), hypothermic control (HC), and hypothermic injured (HI). Read More

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A Successful Esthetic Approach of Gingival Depigmentation Using Microneedling Technique and Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).

Case Rep Dent 2022 25;2022:3655543. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Preventive Dental Sciences, Vision colleges for dentistry and Nursing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

A gingival depigmentation is a periodontal plastic procedure that is performed in order to remove melanocytic pigmentation. A variety of different modalities have been proposed for removing hyperpigmentation involving surgical scraping, gingival autograft, cryotherapy, electrosurgery, and lasers. However, the microneedling technique is a nonsurgical procedure that creates microholes to facilitate the penetration of topical medications across the connective tissues. Read More

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Artificial neural network-boosted Cardiac Arrest Survival Post-Resuscitation In-hospital (CASPRI) score accurately predicts outcome in cardiac arrest patients treated with targeted temperature management.

Sci Rep 2022 May 4;12(1):7254. Epub 2022 May 4.

Department of Neurology, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, 291, Zhongzheng Road, Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, 235, Taiwan, ROC.

Existing prognostic models to predict the neurological recovery in patients with cardiac arrest receiving targeted temperature management (TTM) either exhibit moderate accuracy or are too complicated for clinical application. This necessitates the development of a simple and generalizable prediction model to inform clinical decision-making for patients receiving TTM. The present study explores the predictive validity of the Cardiac Arrest Survival Post-resuscitation In-hospital (CASPRI) score in cardiac arrest patients receiving TTM, regardless of cardiac event location, and uses artificial neural network (ANN) algorithms to boost the prediction performance. Read More

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[Current status of Therapeutic Hypothermia in Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy].

Andes Pediatr 2021 Dec 30;92(6):831-837. Epub 2022 Mar 30.

Fundación NeNe, Madrid, España.

Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) has been the standard treatment for neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic En cephalopathy (HIE) for more than a decade. This therapy has been one of the best studied treatments in neonatal medicine, moving from preclinical models to patient application. Its implementation has been accompanied by the development of neuromonitoring, neonatal neurology as a specific area of expertise, and the intense search for new neuroprotective strategies. Read More

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December 2021

Acute effects of cold spray application on mechanical properties of the rectus femoris muscle in athletes.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2022 Apr 7;30:100-104. Epub 2022 Feb 7.

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:

Introduction: Cold spray is a form of cryotherapy used in acute injuries at sports medicine. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the acute effect of cold spray application as a treatment strategy for acute sports injuries on the mechanical properties of the rectus femoris muscle in athletes.

Methods: The study included 23 volunteer active male athletes between the ages of 18-23 with a subepidermal fold thickness of the rectus femoris muscle between 5 mm and 15 mm. Read More

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Buschke-Löwenstein tumors: A series of 7 case reports.

Exp Ther Med 2022 Jun 13;23(6):393. Epub 2022 Apr 13.

Department of Dermatology, 'Ponderas' Academic Hospital, 014142 Bucharest, Romania.

Giant condyloma acuminatum (GCA), or Buschke-Löwenstein tumor (BLT), represents an infrequent sexually transmitted disease (STD), caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), especially genotype 6 or 11. There are numerous risk factors for HPV, such as multiple sexual partners, homosexuality, prostitution, chronic genital infections, as well as the lack of proper hygiene. HPV infection is a field infection, where large areas of cells at a tissue surface are affected by the HPV virus; therefore, once the GCA is excised, treatment of the whole affected genital area needs to be undertaken. Read More

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National trends in the incidence and management of retinopathy of prematurity in the United States, 2009 -2018.

J Neonatal Perinatal Med 2022 Apr 25. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Valley Children's Hospital, Madera, CA, USA.

Background: Retinopathy of prematurity is a major cause of morbidity in preterm infants but population-based studies to evaluate recent trends in incidence in the United States (US) are lacking. Moreover, previous studies did not include the use of anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor medications. The objective was to examine the recent secular trends in the incidence and treatment of severe retinopathy of prematurity (sROP) in the United States (US) from 2009 to 2018. Read More

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Effects of local cryotherapy on systemic endothelial activation, dysfunction, and vascular inflammation in adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) rats.

Arthritis Res Ther 2022 Apr 29;24(1):97. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

PEPITE EA4267, FHU INCREASE, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, F-25000, Besançon, France.

Aim: This study explored the systemic vascular effects of local cryotherapy with a focus on endothelial changes and arterial inflammation in the model of rat adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA).

Methods: Cryotherapy was applied twice a day on hind paws of AIA rats from the onset of arthritis to the acute inflammatory phase. Endothelial activation was studied in the aorta by measuring the mRNA levels of chemokines (CXCL-1, MCP-1 (CCL-2), MIP-1α (CCL-3)) and adhesion molecules (ICAM-1, VCAM-1) by qRT-PCR. Read More

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Long-term follow-up of a case of Coats disease in a 10-year-old boy with spontaneous peeling of preretinal macular fibrosis: a case report.

BMC Ophthalmol 2022 Apr 27;22(1):194. Epub 2022 Apr 27.

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kohasu, Oko-cho, Nankoku City, Kochi, 783-8505, Japan.

Background: Coats disease is a retinal vascular disorder characterized by aneurysms and telangiectasias. Macular fibrosis is a complication of Coats disease that results in vision loss. Macular fibrosis rarely develops in the natural course and often occurs after treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab, photocoagulation, or cryotherapy. Read More

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Safety and tolerability of a multilineage-differentiating stress-enduring cell-based product in neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy with therapeutic hypothermia (SHIELD trial): a clinical trial protocol open-label, non-randomised, dose-escalation trial.

BMJ Open 2022 Apr 26;12(4):e057073. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

Division of Neonatology, Center for Maternal-Neonatal Care, Nagoya University Hospital, Nagoya, Japan

Introduction: Neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) is an important illness associated with death or cerebral palsy. This study aims to assess the safety and tolerability of the allogenic human multilineage-differentiating stress-enduring cell (Muse cell)-based product (CL2020) cells in newborns with HIE. This is the first clinical trial of CL2020 cells in neonates. Read More

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Case Report: A Rare Cause of Stridor and Hoarseness in Infants-Congenital Laryngeal Web.

Yanyan Wang

Front Pediatr 2022 8;10:875137. Epub 2022 Apr 8.

Department of Respirology, Children's Hospital of Hebei Province, Shijiazhuang, China.

Background: Congenital laryngeal web is a rare disease that can cause stridor, dyspnea, hoarseness, and other symptoms. Children with this disease generally have stridor, weak crying, and hoarseness at birth, but these symptoms can also occur during the days, weeks, months, and even years after birth. Respiratory tract infection will obviously aggravate these manifestations, and recovery is slow after symptomatic treatment. Read More

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Oral cryotherapy for management of chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis in haematopoietic cell transplantation: a systematic review.

BMC Cancer 2022 Apr 22;22(1):442. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and Biomedical Research Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Background: Oral mucositis (OM) is known to be the most common and challenging side effect of conditioning chemotherapy in haematopoietic cell transplant (HCT). This side effect causes significant morbidity and may delay the treatment plan, as well as increase therapeutic expenses. There are few clinical trials in the literature that indicate any kind of treatment or prevention methods are effective. Read More

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Recent Advances in the Antiproliferative and Proapoptotic Activity of Various Plant Extracts and Constituents against Murine Malignant Melanoma.

Molecules 2022 Apr 17;27(8). Epub 2022 Apr 17.

Department of Biochemistry, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Mănăştur no. 3-5, 400372 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Although conventional medicine, chemical drug synthesis and pharmaceutical research are advancing at a rapid pace, nature remains a major supplier of biological molecules. Natural bioactive compounds are studied closely especially as an alternative to the limitations of conventional therapy in many diseases, melanoma being one of them. Malignant melanoma is a highly aggressive type of cancer, and the current methods of treatment used are cryotherapy, external surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, biological therapy, and targeted drug therapy. Read More

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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) in Term and Preterm Infants.

Pril (Makedon Akad Nauk Umet Odd Med Nauki) 2022 Apr 22;43(1):77-84. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Institute for Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical Faculty Skopje, RN Macedonia.

Hypoxic-ischemic syndrome (HIS) and Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) are conditions that affect term and premature babies, with different pathophysiology and different brain disorders. HIE appears in 1-6 / 1000 live births and 26/1000 live births in developing countries. 15-20% die in the early neonatal period, while surviving babies have severe neurological impairment, including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, visual and hearing impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual, behavioural, and social disorders. Read More

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Review of a frugal cooling mattress to induce therapeutic hypothermia for treatment of hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy in the UK NHS.

Global Health 2022 04 21;18(1):43. Epub 2022 Apr 21.

Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK.

Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a major cause of neonatal mortality and disability in the United Kingdom (UK) and has significant human and financial costs. Therapeutic hypothermia (TH), which consists of cooling down the newborn's body temperature, is the current standard of treatment for moderate or severe cases of HIE. Timely initiation of treatment is critical to reduce risk of mortality and disability associated with HIE. Read More

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Therapeutic hypothermia in neonatal hypoxic encephalopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Glob Health 2022 9;12:04030. Epub 2022 Apr 9.

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India.

Background: Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is regarded as the most efficacious therapy for neonatal hypoxic encephalopathy. However, limitations in previous systematic reviews and the publication of new data necessitate updating the evidence. We conducted this up-to-date systematic review to evaluate the effects of TH in neonatal encephalopathy on clinical outcomes. Read More

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Home treatment of single cutaneous warts combining face-to-face and teledermatology consultation: A new perspective.

Dermatol Ther 2022 Apr 20:e15528. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Dermatology Clinic, University of Catania, Catania.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, teledermatology services were set up and enhanced to take care of those benign conditions like cutaneous warts (CWs) which, if undiagnosed or treated with delay, could have worsened, enlarged, and potentially spread to the community. The aim of this hybrid exploratory trial was to combine face-to-face clinical and dermoscopic evaluation with teledermatology follow-up in the management of CWs with a cryogenic pen based on nitrous oxide for home treatment. Twelve adult patients affected by CWs were enrolled. Read More

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Clinical profile of melanocytic lesions of the ocular surface in a Hispanic population.

Int Ophthalmol 2022 Apr 19. Epub 2022 Apr 19.

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Batallon de San Patricio 112, 1st Floor. Real de San Agustin, 66278, Monterrey, NL, Mexico.

Purpose: To determine the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and demographic factors of melanocytic lesions of the ocular surface, such as racial melanosis, primarily acquired melanosis, conjunctival nevus, and conjunctival melanoma in a Hispanic population.

Materials And Methods: A cross-sectional and observational study was undertaken in a tertiary referral ophthalmological center in northern Mexico from December 2020 to April 2021. All patients attending an ophthalmology specialty clinic were screened during their first visit in order to detect melanocytic lesions of the ocular surface. Read More

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Racial disparities in the management of skin ulcers: an analysis of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2012-2018.

J Dermatolog Treat 2022 Apr 22:1-4. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Surgery Center of New Jersey, Edison, NJ, USA.

Purpose: Racial/ethnic differences in health care are pervasive in the USA, but the literature is limited with regards to racial disparities in the treatment of dermatologic diseases.

Materials And Methods: Data on the management of skin ulcers was analyzed from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) from 2012 to 2018. Data distributions between Blacks and Whites, chi-squared statistics, and Fisher Exact Tests were computed to identify significant differences in demographic factors, patient encounter characteristics, and medication prescribed, as a function of race. Read More

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Thermographic Evaluation of the Duration of Skin Cooling After Cryotherapy in Dogs Following Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy Surgery.

Front Vet Sci 2022 31;9:784327. Epub 2022 Mar 31.

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, United States.

Objective: To evaluate the duration of cooling after cryotherapy on the skin over stifle joints in dogs after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery using thermography.

Materials And Methods: Seventeen client-owned dogs of various breeds were enrolled in the study. Dogs underwent TPLO surgeries, and on the next day, thermal imaging was performed on the operated stifle prior to cryotherapy for baseline. Read More

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