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[Application of cavernosum reduction technology in glanuloplasty during repair of moderate-severe hypospadias].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Nov;32(11):1454-1457

Department of Pediatric Surgery of Children's Medical Center, Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu Sichuan, 610072, P.R.China.

Objective: To investigate the application of cavernosum reduction technology in glanuloplasty during the repair of moderate-severe hypospadias and evaluate the effectiveness.

Methods: The clinical data of 192 patients with moderate-severe hypospadias between November 2015 and May 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. Among them, 103 patients were treated with the cavernosum reduction technology in glanuloplasty during the repair (observation group), 88 patients were treated with repair and glanuloplasty without the cavernosum reduction technology (control group). Read More

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November 2018
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A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of a Total Worker Health Intervention on Commercial Construction Sites.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 Oct 25;15(11). Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Harvard Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

This study evaluated the efficacy of an integrated Total Worker Health program, "All the Right Moves", designed to target the conditions of work and workers' health behaviors through an ergonomics program combined with a worksite-based health promotion Health Week intervention. A matched-pair cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted on ten worksites (five intervention ( = 324); five control sites ( = 283)). Worker surveys were collected at all sites pre- and post- exposure at one- and six-months. Read More

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October 2018
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Crow's feet appearance: Fissured gallstones.

J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 2018 Oct;62 Suppl 1:70

Department of Radiology, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia.

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October 2018

Morphological characteristics of optical coherence tomography defined plaque fissure in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Heart Vessels 2018 Oct 4. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Heart Research Institute, Cardiovascular-Arrhythmia Center, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University Hospital, 102, Heukseok-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, 06973, Korea.

We assessed the plaque disruption in 245 consecutive patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. The plaque fissure was diagnosed with optical coherence tomography, and intravascular ultrasound was used to determine arterial remodeling. Of them, 26 fissures were found in this study. Read More

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October 2018
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Injectable Chitosan Hydrogels with Enhanced Mechanical Properties for Nucleus Pulposus Regeneration.

Tissue Eng Part A 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

1 Laboratory of Endovascular Biomaterials (LBeV), Centre de Recherche du CHUM (CRCHUM) , Montreal, Canada .

Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration has been implicated as a major component of spine pathology. As the IVD degenerates, the tissue becomes dehydrated, fibrotic, fissured, acellular, and calcified. These changes can lead to disc bulging, herniation, Schmorl's nodes, inflammation, and hyperinnervation. Read More

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November 2018
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Variability of vestibular aqueduct measurements among axial, single-oblique and double-oblique computed tomography images.

J Laryngol Otol 2018 Oct 18;132(10):875-880. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

CT room,Shanxian Central Hospital, affiliated with Jining Medical College,Heze,PR China.

Objective: To investigate the morphology and dimensions of the vestibular aqueduct on axial, single-oblique and double-oblique computed tomography images.

Methods: The computed tomography temporal bone scans of 112 patients were retrospectively evaluated. Midpoint and opercular measurements were performed using axial, single-oblique and double-oblique images. Read More

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October 2018
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Clinical and genetic heterogeneity in Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome.

Eur J Med Genet 2018 Sep 11. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, Evolution and Genomic Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK. Electronic address:

Melkersson Rosenthal syndromes (MRS) is a rare autosomal dominantly inherited neurocutaneous syndrome characterised by a triad of facial (seventh cranial) nerve palsy, recurrent orofacial swelling and fissuring of the tongue. A recent report implicated a heterozygous missense variant in SLC27A1 (FATP1) as the cause of this condition in members of an affected Chinese family. We undertook Sanger sequencing of this gene in 14 affected unrelated individuals affected by MRS. Read More

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September 2018
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Vohwinkel syndrome: ichthyosiform variant in a family.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Sep-Oct;93(5):723-725

Department of Dermatology, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil.

Vohwinkel syndrome belongs to the group of hereditary palmoplantar keratoderma, having an autosomal dominant inheritance. In this report, the authors present a case of a four-year-old boy with diffuse scaling over his entire body and transgredient palmoplantar hyperkeratosis with some fissured areas. Family evaluation revealed that his mother and other family members were affected. Read More

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October 2018
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Right Iliac Artery-Inferior Vena Cava Arteriovenous Fistula.

Aorta (Stamford) 2018 Feb 27;6(1):46-47. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Department of Diagnostic Science - Radiology and Interventional Radiology Unit, ASST Santi Paolo and Carlo Hospital, Milano, Italy.

This report describes a case of elderly patient with right iliac artery fissured pseudoaneurysm, leading to inferior vena cava arteriovenous fistula that was treated by covered stent device deployed at the level of the right iliac pathologic segment. Read More

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February 2018

One of the Faces of Facial Swelling: Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome.

J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 2018 Aug;28(4):265-267

Allergy Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain.

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Tongue Atrophy in Sjögren Syndrome Patients with Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma: Autoimmune Epithelitis beyond the Epithelial Cells of Salivary Glands?

J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 15;45(11):1565-1571. Epub 2018 Jul 15.

From the Institute for Systemic Autoimmune and Neurological Diseases; Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, School of Health Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Department of Pathophysiology, and Department of Physiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Objective: Primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS), an autoimmune epithelitis, bears the risk of evolving to non-Hodgkin lymphoma and most frequently to the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) subtype. Based on the observation that pSS patients with MALT present a more atrophic and more intensely fissured tongue, we aimed to semiquantify severity of tongue atrophy and clinically assess lingual appearance in pSS patients with and without MALT, and investigate whether tongue atrophy and fissured appearance could serve as clinical indicators/signs of MALT.

Methods: A blinded complete oral examination was performed in pSS patients with and without MALT. Read More

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November 2018
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A cross-sectional study of sweat-induced dermatitis during a South Indian summer: a glimpse of sweat gland-mediated cutaneous inflammation.

Int J Dermatol 2019 Jan 12;58(1):86-90. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India.

Background: The role of sweat gland in inflammation has not received sufficient attention. The thermal stress during the summer months in tropical areas provides an opportunity to study the morphological patterns of inflammation produced primarily by the sweat gland.

Aim: To collect clinical data on sweat-induced dermatitis during the summer months. Read More

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January 2019
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Tooth agenesis: A susceptible indicator for colorectal cancer?

J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Apr-Jun;14(3):527-531

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Farooqia Dental College and Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Context/background: Tooth agenesis (excluding third molars) is a common congenital disorder that affects 2.2-10% of the general population. A number of different genes have been shown to be associated with cases of tooth agenesis including AXIN2, IRF6, FGFR1, MSX1, PAX9, and TGFA. Read More

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October 2018

Prevalence and Distribution of Oral Mucosal Lesions by Sex and Age Categories: A Retrospective Study of Patients Attending Lebanese School of Dentistry.

Int J Dent 2018 17;2018:4030134. Epub 2018 May 17.

Faculty of Pharmacy, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.

Background: Prevalence and distribution of oral mucosal lesions in a sample of Lebanese population attending the School of Dentistry of Lebanese University is necessary to evaluate their oral health situation.

Objectives: The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and distribution of oral mucosal lesions of patients attending the School of Dentistry.

Methods: A descriptive study was carried out by retrospectively examining a total of 231 medical and clinical examination record files of patients, attending the School of Dentistry Lebanese University for multidisciplinary dental treatments. Read More

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May 2018
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Tongue psoriasis: Clinical aspects and analysis of epidemiological associations in 313 children, with a systematic literature review.

Ann Dermatol Venereol 2018 Oct;145(10):578-586

Dermatology department, hôpital Victor-Dupouy, 69, rue du Lieutenant-Colonel-Prud'hon, 95107 Argenteuil, France. Electronic address:

Background: Little information is available on the prevalence and clinical aspects of tongue involvement in children with psoriasis. The aim was to evaluate the prevalence, clinical aspects and risk factors concerning tongue involvement in children with psoriasis.

Patients And Methods: This study was carried out in two stages. Read More

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October 2018
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Oral Manifestations in Diabetic and Nondiabetic Chronic Renal Failure Patients receiving Hemodialysis.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2018 Apr 1;19(4):398-403. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

Division of Oral Pathology, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, Jazan University Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

To assess the prevalence of oral findings in diabetic and nondiabetic chronic renal failure (CRF) patients receiving hemodialysis (HD). This study was conducted on 144 CRF patients undergoing HD therapy. They were further classified into diabetic and nondiabetic groups and also according to the duration of CRF. Read More

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April 2018
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Heavy metal(loid)s and organic contaminants in groundwater in the Pearl River Delta that has undergone three decades of urbanization and industrialization: Distributions, sources, and driving forces.

Sci Total Environ 2018 Sep 24;635:913-925. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Institute of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Shijiazhuang, China. Electronic address:

Urbanization and industrialization have increased groundwater resource demands, and may drive the change of heavy metal(loid)s and organic chemicals in groundwater in the Pearl River Delta (PRD), southern China. Thus, a comprehensive understanding of the distributions, sources, and driving forces of heavy metal(loid)s and organic chemicals in groundwater in the PRD is vital for water resource management in this region. In this study, eight heavy metal(loid)s and fifty-five organic chemicals in groundwater across the PRD were investigated. Read More

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September 2018

Hyperkeratotic fissured plaques on both hands: Mechanic's hands.

Cleve Clin J Med 2018 Apr;85(4):268-269

Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

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April 2018
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Proliferative leukoplakia: Proposed new clinical diagnostic criteria.

Oral Dis 2018 Jul 2;24(5):749-760. Epub 2018 May 2.

Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA.

Objective: We aimed to characterize proliferative verrucous leukoplakia (PVL) from a clinical and histopathological standpoint and suggest an updated classification.

Subjects And Methods: Records of patients seen at three oral medicine centers with a clinical diagnosis of PVL were reviewed for clinical and histopathological features and malignant transformation (MT).

Results: There were 42 patients (median age: 69 years [range: 36-88]; 35 females). Read More

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July 2018
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Fissured tongue in patients with psoriasis.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 02;78(2):413-414

Postgraduate Program in Pathology, School of Medicine, Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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February 2018
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Oral features in patients with psoriasis: an observational study.

Minerva Stomatol 2018 02;67(1):12-19

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the prevalence of oral mucosal lesions in a group of psoriatic patients and healthy subjects.

Methods: 120 psoriatic patients were enrolled in this observational study. Clinical examination, panoramic X-ray, magnetic nuclear resonance of temporo-mandibular joint, parodontal evaluation, oropharyngeal buffer and incisional biopsies by scalpel, as applicable, were done in order to value the patients. Read More

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February 2018
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A regional scale investigation on factors controlling the groundwater chemistry of various aquifers in a rapidly urbanized area: A case study of the Pearl River Delta.

Sci Total Environ 2018 Jun 29;625:510-518. Epub 2017 Dec 29.

Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD, USA.

A growing population accompanied by urbanization has increased groundwater resource demands in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) area, southern China, and a comprehensive understanding of the groundwater chemistry in the PRD is necessary. The aims of this study were to investigate the groundwater chemistry in various aquifers in the PRD on a regional scale and to discuss the factors that control the groundwater chemistries of different types of aquifers. In addition, the effect of the expansion of construction land on the groundwater chemistry was also taken into consideration in this study. Read More

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June 2018
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Nitrogen loss from karst area in China in recent 50 years: An in-situ simulated rainfall experiment's assessment.

Ecol Evol 2017 12 24;7(23):10131-10142. Epub 2017 Oct 24.

Key Laboratory of Ecosystem Network Observation and Modeling Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research CAS Beijing China.

Karst topography covers more than 1/3 of the People's Republic of China in area. The porous, fissured, and soluble nature of the underlying karst bedrock (primarily dolomite and limestone) leads to the formation of underground drainage systems. Karst conduit networks dominate this system, and rainfall takes a crucial role on water cycle at China karst area. Read More

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December 2017
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Quantitative trait locus mapping of Populus bark features and stem diameter.

BMC Plant Biol 2017 Nov 28;17(1):224. Epub 2017 Nov 28.

School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI, 49931, USA.

Background: Bark plays important roles in photosynthate transport and storage, along with physical and chemical protection. Bark texture varies extensively among species, from smooth to fissured to deeply furrowed, but its genetic control is unknown. This study sought to determine the main genomic regions associated with natural variation in bark features and stem diameter. Read More

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November 2017
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Oral mucosal lesions in electronic cigarettes consumers versus former smokers.

Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Apr 21;76(3):226-228. Epub 2017 Nov 21.

a Department of Medical and Surgical Specialities, Radiological Sciences and Public Health , Dental School, University of Brescia , Brescia , Italy.

Objectives: Electronic cigarettes (ECs) have become very popular in recent years. However, many uncertainties remain about their side effects. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of oral mucosal lesions (OMLs) in former smokers compared to ECs consumers. Read More

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April 2018
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Treatment of orofacial granulomatosis: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2017 Oct 25;11(1):300. Epub 2017 Oct 25.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Illinois Peoria Campus, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL, 61637, USA.

Background: Orofacial granulomatosis is a relatively recent term coined by Wiesenfield et al. in 1985 to define granulomatous lesions of oral mucosa without intestinal involvement. When it presents in a triad encompassing facial nerve palsy, lip swelling, and fissured or furrowed tongue it is called Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome while monosymptomatic or oligosymptomatic forms are referred to as granulomatous cheilitis. Read More

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October 2017
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Assessment of monomer release from 3 different fissure sealants.

J Appl Biomater Funct Mater 2018 Apr;16(2):90-96

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın - Turkey.

Background: Light-activated resin-based dental fissure sealants are the most widely accepted among clinicians. The objective of this study was to determine monomer release of 3 different light-curing fissure sealants in vitro: Control Seal (Voco, Germany), Fissurit FX (Voco, Germany) and R&D Series Fıssured Nova (Imicrly, Turkey).

Methods: Each material was polymerized with a curing light: Valo Cordless (Ultradent) LED in standard mode for 20 seconds (n = 27) and 40 seconds (n = 27) and in Xtra power mode (plasma arc) for 3 seconds (n = 27). Read More

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April 2018
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Dental management and orofacial manifestations of a patient with Robinow Syndrome.

J Istanb Univ Fac Dent 2017 3;51(2):43-48. Epub 2017 Apr 3.

Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Faculty of Dentistry Gazi University Turkey.

Robinow syndrome (RS) is an extremely rare condition. Characteristic craniofacial findings of RS include a fetal facial appearance, ear abnormalities and oral findings. The aim of this case report was to evaluate the oral findings of a 26-year-old man with RS and to describe the dental treatments performed. Read More

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April 2017
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Melkersson-rosenthal syndrome: a case report.

J Istanb Univ Fac Dent 2017 2;51(1):42-45. Epub 2017 Jan 2.

Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry Turkey.

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome (MRS) is a rare disorder consisting of a triad of persistent or recurrent orofacial edema, relapsing facial paralysis and fissured tongue. It is rarely possible to observe all aspects of the classical triad at the same time, since these symptoms may appear in different times of life cycle. The most common symptom is orofacial edema. Read More

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January 2017
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Digestive system in psoriasis: an update.

Arch Dermatol Res 2017 Nov 13;309(9):679-693. Epub 2017 Sep 13.

Dermatologikum Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory immune-mediated disorder associated and often coexisting with many other immune-related clinical conditions including those affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Data obtained from the reviewed literature suggest an association between psoriasis and pathologies of the oral cavity, both psoriasis-specific lesions, as well as non-specific, such as geographic tongue or fissured tongue. These findings show the importance of thorough examination of oral mucosa in psoriatic patients. Read More

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November 2017
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Induced mitochondrial membrane potential for modeling solitonic conduction of electrotonic signals.

PLoS One 2017 7;12(9):e0183677. Epub 2017 Sep 7.

Research Center for Advanced Measurement and Characterization, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, 305-0047 Japan.

A cable model that includes polarization-induced capacitive current is derived for modeling the solitonic conduction of electrotonic potentials in neuronal branchlets with microstructure containing endoplasmic membranes. A solution of the nonlinear cable equation modified for fissured intracellular medium with a source term representing charge 'soakage' is used to show how intracellular capacitive effects of bound electrical charges within mitochondrial membranes can influence electrotonic signals expressed as solitary waves. The elastic collision resulting from a head-on collision of two solitary waves results in localized and non-dispersing electrical solitons created by the nonlinearity of the source term. Read More

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October 2017

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Concomitant Down Syndrome: Literature Review of Other Associated Mucocutaneous Manifestations in Adults.

Skinmed 2017 1;15(4):253-258. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

DermatoVenereology (Skin/VD) Centre, Sehgal Nursing Home, Panchwati, Delhi, India.

This contribution describes hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) occurring in Down disease that presented with morphology conforming to an overlap of stages 1 and 2 of the Hurley staging system, namely the formation of solitary or multiple isolated abscesses without scarring or sinus tracts, recurrent abscesses, and single or multiple widely separated lesions with sinus tract formation, occupying apocrine sweat gland-bearing areas: the inner thighs, groin, and buttocks. The lesions were bilateral and symmetrical, of rare occurrence. In addition, the clinical and pathognomonic features of several other concomitant diseases are defined and reviewed; these include elastosis perforans serpiginosa, fissured tongue/macroglossia, syringomas, palmoplantar keratodermas, cheilitis, xerosis, atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, vitiligo, cutis marmorata, and alopecia areata. Read More

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August 2017
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Comparative study: Oral mucosal lesions, signs and symptoms in diabetes mellitus patients with end stage renal disease with analogous findings in diabetes mellitus patients with non-end stage renal disease.

Indian J Dent Res 2017 Jul-Aug;28(4):406-412

Department of Diabetology, Voluntary Health Services, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Aim: The aim of this study is to compare oral signs, symptoms and oral lesions type and prevalence, in end stage renal disease (ESRD) with non-end stage renal disease (NESRD) in diabetes mellitus (DM) patients.

Methodology: Two groups of DM patients were studied, Group 1 includes 100 patients with ESRD, who were under hemodialysis therapy, and Group 2 includes100 patients with NESRD whose serum creatinine level is <2.0 mg/dl. Read More

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June 2018
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[Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome in a young man].

Ugeskr Laeger 2017 Jun;179(24)

A 24-year-old man presented with orofacial swelling, peripheral facial palsy and fissured tongue. Apart from a previous episode of peripheral palsy, he had no history of illness. Biopsy of the lip, blood tests, magnetic resonance imaging of the head and lumbar puncture showed no pathology. Read More

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June 2017
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Hydrogeological characteristics influencing the occurrence of pesticides and pesticide metabolites in groundwater across the Republic of Ireland.

Sci Total Environ 2017 Dec 31;601-602:594-602. Epub 2017 May 31.

Teagasc Environmental Research Centre, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Ireland. Electronic address:

Pesticide contamination of water is a potential environmental issue which may impact the quality of drinking water. The full extent of pesticide contamination is not fully understood due to complex fate pathways in the subsurface. Groundwater pesticide occurrence was investigated at seven agricultural sites in different hydrogeological settings to identify where pesticide occurrence dominated in temperate maritime climatic conditions. Read More

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December 2017
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Recurrent episodes of peripheral facial nerve palsy and fissured tongue.

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J Paediatr Child Health 2017 06;53(6):610

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June 2017
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Recurrent episodes of peripheral facial nerve palsy and fissured tongue.

J Paediatr Child Health 2017 06;53(6):609

Pediatric Emergency Department Foundation IRCCS, Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

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June 2017
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Oral diseases: a 14-year experience of a Chilean institution with a systematic review from eight countries.

Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 2017 May 1;22(3):e297-e306. Epub 2017 May 1.

University of Talca, Lircay Av. S/N, Talca, Chile, Zip code 3460000,

Background: Retrospective studies to assess the distribution of oral diseases (ODs) are helpful in estimating the prevalence of oral diagnoses in the population, and thus help in preventive and curative services. Prevalence and frequency data for ODs are available from many countries, but information from Chile is scarce.

Material And Methods: This study investigated the frequency of OD in a Chilean population. Read More

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May 2017
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Characterization of regional cold-hydrothermal inflows enriched in arsenic and associated trace-elements in the southern part of the Duero Basin (Spain), by multivariate statistical analysis.

Sci Total Environ 2017 Sep 24;593-594:211-226. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

Instituto Geológico y Minero de España-IGME, Unidad de Salamanca, Azafranal 48, 37001 Salamanca, Spain.

Naturally occurring arsenic in groundwater exceeding the limit for potability has been reported along the southern edge of the Cenozoic Duero Basin (CDB) near its contact with the Spanish Central System (SCS). In this area, spatial variability of arsenic is high, peaking at 241μg/L. Forty-seven percent of samples collected contained arsenic above the maximum allowable concentration for drinking water (10μg/L). Read More

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September 2017

Oral mucosal lesions in a Chilean elderly population: A retrospective study with a systematic review from thirteen countries.

J Clin Exp Dent 2017 Feb 1;9(2):e276-e283. Epub 2017 Feb 1.

Gerontology Program, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.

Background: The oral examination is an essential part of the multidisciplinary medical care in elderly people. Oral mucosal lesions and normal variations of oral anatomy (OMLs) are very common in this people, but few studies have examined the frequency and prevalence of these conditions worldwide and less in Chile. The aim of this research was to evaluate the frequency of OMLs in a Chilean elderly population. Read More

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February 2017
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Investigation of the clinical features of geographic tongue: unveiling its relationship with oral psoriasis.

Int J Dermatol 2017 Apr 10;56(4):421-427. Epub 2017 Feb 10.

Postgraduate Program in Pathology, School of Medicine, Fluminense Federal University, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Background: Few studies have examined the clinical features of geographic tongue (GT), an inflammatory lesion, making diagnosis and the investigation of oral psoriasis difficult.

Purpose: To investigate the clinical features of GT to facilitate its identification and understand its relationship with psoriasis.

Methods: A total of 96 participants diagnosed with GT underwent stomatological and dermatological examinations. Read More

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April 2017
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Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome: A Case Report With a Psychosomatic Perspective.

Adv Mind Body Med 2017 Winter;31(1):14-17

Context • The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (MRS) is a rare condition characterized by a triad of symptoms: (1) recurrent and/or persistent orofacial swelling, (2) recurrent facial paralysis, and (3) a fissured tongue. Although various contributing factors have been suggested, the etiology and mechanisms of the syndrome have not been fully elucidated. Objective • The aim of the current study was to examine for the first time some psychosomatic aspects of the syndrome and to evaluate the benefits of a brief psychotherapeutic process in which the research team worked to reintegrate the complex bio-psycho-social functioning of the patient. Read More

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February 2017
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Acantholytic dermatosis of the vagina: the diagnostic challenge of acantholytic disease in the genital region.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2017 Mar 4;42(2):189-191. Epub 2017 Jan 4.

Department of Dermatology, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK.

We report the case of a 24-year-old woman with an 8-month history of deep pelvic pain and postcoital bleeding. Examination revealed desquamation of the vaginal epithelium with tender fissured plaques in the vagina, initially thought to be vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia. Histology showed squamous mucosa with suprabasal acantholysis and hyperkeratosis, and no evidence of viral infection, dysplasia or malignancy. Read More

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March 2017
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Oral Manifestations of Job's Syndrome in a Paediatric Dental Patient - A Case Report.

J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Nov 1;10(11):ZD04-ZD05. Epub 2016 Nov 1.

Professor and Head, Department of Pedodontics, Government Dental College , Calicut, Kerala, India .

Job's syndrome or Hyperimmunoglobulin E Syndrome (HIES) is a rare primary immunodeficiency with marked increase in serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels and eczematous dermatitis. Individuals with HIES share characteristic facial features, with many oral manifestations like retained deciduous teeth, fissured tongue, missing permanent tooth buds, recurrent oral candidiasis, oral mucosal and gingival lesions. Two forms of disease have been identified based on the defective gene as autosomal dominant form and autosomal recessive form. Read More

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November 2016
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Arsenic contamination of drinking water in Ireland: A spatial analysis of occurrence and potential risk.

Sci Total Environ 2017 Feb 6;579:1863-1875. Epub 2016 Dec 6.

Earth and Ocean Sciences, School of Natural Sciences National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; Ryan Institute: Environmental, Marine and Energy Research, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. Electronic address:

The presence of arsenic in groundwater has become a global concern due to the health risks from drinking water with elevated concentrations. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) of the European Union calls for drinking water risk assessment for member states. The present study amalgamates readily available national and sub-national scale datasets on arsenic in groundwater in the Republic of Ireland. Read More

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February 2017
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In vivo biocompatibility, vascularization, and incorporation of Integra dermal regenerative template and flowable wound matrix.

J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 2018 Jan 14;106(1):52-60. Epub 2016 Nov 14.

Institute for Clinical & Experimental Surgery, Saarland University, 66421, Homburg/Saar, Germany.

Integra matrix wound dressing (MWD) is used for the reconstruction of full-thickness skin defects. For the treatment of complex wounds, this dermal substitute is available as a flowable wound matrix (FWM) of identical composition. To clarify whether variations in sample preparation and consistency affect the biocompatibility and tissue incorporation, we herein compared MWD and FWM. Read More

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January 2018
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An unusual case of folliculitis spinulosa decalvans.

Cutis 2016 Sep;98(3):175-178

Department of Dermatology, The First Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.

We report the case of a 24-year-old man who presented with pustules, atrophic scars, and alopecia on the scalp, along with follicular keratotic papules on the cheeks, chest, abdomen, back, lateral upper arms, thighs, and axillae, of 6 years' duration. A diagnosis of folliculitis spinulosa decalvans (FSD) was made based on the clinical manifestation and histopathological findings. Dental examination also revealed dental anomalies and a fissured tongue, which are not known to be related to FSD. Read More

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September 2016
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Host and clinical aspects in patients with benign migratory glossitis.

Arch Oral Biol 2017 Jan 26;73:259-268. Epub 2016 Oct 26.

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.

Objective: Investigate the association of clinical, cytological and genetic characteristics with benign migratory glossitis (BMG).

Study Design: Sample consisted of 175 patients, 44 with BMG and 131 control patients. Clinical examination and DMFT index were assessed. Read More

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January 2017
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Frequency of fissured tongue (lingua plicata) as a function of age.

Swiss Dent J 2016;126(10):886-897

Department of Oral Surgery, Oral Radiology and Oral Medicine and Center of Dental Traumatology, University Center for Dental Medicine Basel, University of Basel, Switzerland.

Fissured tongue (lingua plicata; LP) is a mostly asymptomatic condition characterized by grooves and fissures of varying depth on the dorsal surface of the tongue. Most reports in the literature indicate a prevalence of 10–20%, although there is marked variation. On the basis of 1,000 patients (n=465 males, n=535 females), this study examined the association between LP and age as well as further influencing factors. Read More

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