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Diagnosis, Clinical Trend, and Treatment of Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis after Femtosecond Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis: A Case Report.

Case Rep Ophthalmol 2018 Sep-Dec;9(3):457-464. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Balestrazzi Associated Ophthalmological Practice, Rome, Italy.

We report a severe case of diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) following femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (femto-LASIK). A 25-year-old man was submitted to 150 kHz iFS® IntraLase-assisted LASIK in both eyes for compound myopic astigmatism. The day after surgery, clinical examination showed a diffuse whitish granular cell reaction particularly in the right eye. Read More

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November 2018
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Dermoscopy of Striae Rubrae.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2018 Nov-Dec;9(6):477-478

Skinnocence: The Skin Clinic, Gururgram, Haryana, India.

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December 2018

Description of Kumatoeides gen. nov. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Eumolpinae) from New Caledonia.

Zootaxa 2018 Nov 13;4521(1):89-115. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra), 08003 Barcelona, Spain..

In this article, I describe a new endemic genus of New Caledonian Eumolpinae, Kumatoeides gen. nov. (tribe Eumolpini), and eight new species currently conforming the genus: K. Read More

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November 2018

Clinical benefit of using a multifractional Er:YAG laser combined with a spatially modulated ablative (SMA) module for the treatment of striae distensae: A prospective pilot study in 20 patients.

Lasers Surg Med 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillo facial Surgery, Hopital Henri Mondor, Creteil, 94010, France.

Background And Objective: Striae distensae (SD) are cutaneous lesions that often occur on the breasts, abdomen, hips, and thighs. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a new technique using a non-invasive Er:YAG laser combined with Spatially Modulated Ablation (SMA) module for the treatment of SD.

Study Design/materials And Methods: This prospective pilot clinical study included 20 patients with skin phototypes I to IV who are affected by SD. Read More

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November 2018
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Pig enamel revisited - Incremental markings in enamel of wild boars and domestic pigs.

J Struct Biol 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Biology, University of Hildesheim, Germany.

The nature and periodicity of incremental markings in pig enamel is currently debated. To broaden the basis for a correct interpretation of growth marks in pig enamel, we analyzed their periodicity in teeth of wild boars and domestic pigs. For that, the numbers of enamel incremental markings were recorded in ground sections and compared with crown formation times for the respective teeth derived from literature data on tooth development and eruption in Sus scrofa. Read More

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November 2018

Adapting the Chumbley Score to Match Striae on Land Engraved Areas (LEAs) of Bullets.

J Forensic Sci 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Statistics, Iowa State University and CSAFE (Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence), Iowa State University, 195 Durham, 613 Morril Road, Ames, IA, 50010, United States.

The same-source problem remains a major challenge in forensic toolmark and firearm examination. Here, we investigate the applicability of the Chumbley method (J Forensic Sci, 2018, 63, 849; J Forensic Sci, 2010, 55, 953) (10,12), developed for screwdriver markings, for same-source identification of striations on bullet LEAs. The Hamby datasets 44 and 252 measured by NIST and CSAFE (high-resolution scans) are used here. Read More

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November 2018

Reticular Oral Lichen Planus.

Head Neck Pathol 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Department of Anatomic Pathology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.

Reticular oral lichen planus is a common clinical finding, often found incidentally on routine oral examination. Patients rarely complain of symptoms and the condition does not require treatment, as a result, biopsies and ancillary laboratory evaluation are seldom performed. We present a case of reticular oral lichen planus with a classic clinical presentation and characteristic histologic findings. Read More

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November 2018
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Description of a new diatom genus Dorofeyukea gen. nov. with remarks on phylogeny of the family Stauroneidaceae.

J Phycol 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Museum of Natural History and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 80309, USA.

Type material of Navicula kotschyi was studied, and this species was transferred to Dorofeyukea gen. nov. as D. Read More

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October 2018
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Comparison of cutaneous manifestations in diabetic and nondiabetic obese patients: A prospective, controlled study.

North Clin Istanb 2018 21;5(2):114-119. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: Obesity is known to be a risk factor for many diseases including dermatological problems. Here, we aimed to determine the cutaneous manifestations in obese patients and the frequency of the accompanying dermatoses and to investigate the effect of diabetes mellitus in obese patients on cutaneous manifestations compared with the control group.

Methods: Our study included a total of 600 adults: 450 obese volunteers and 150 healthy volunteers. Read More

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May 2018
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Biophysical properties of striae rubra and striae alba in human skin: Comparison with normal skin.

Skin Res Technol 2018 Oct 22. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Clinical Research Center, Institut d'Expertise Clinique (IEC) Korea, Suwony, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

Background: Striae distensae are common dermal lesions that progress through two different stages: the striae rubra, which appears to be erythematous, and striae alba, which is characterized by a hypopigmented feature. The clinical characteristics between striae distensae stages and normal skin remain unknown.

Objectives: We aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics according to stages of striae distensae in terms of their biophysical properties, using objective noninvasive measurements in comparison with adjacent normal skin. Read More

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October 2018
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Efficacy of fractional carbon dioxide laser versus microneedling in the treatment of striae distensae.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2018 Oct 15:1-8. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

c Faculty of Medicine , Cairo University , Egypt.

Background: Fractional photothermolysis is creation of microscopic thermal zones of controlled depth, width and density. Microneedling is a simple treatment modality to reduce striae distensae.

Objective: Evaluate and compare the efficacy of fractional carbon dioxide laser and microneedling as a treatment of striae distensae. Read More

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October 2018

Use of ab interno Kahook Dual Blade trabeculectomy for treatment of primary congenital glaucoma.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2018 Oct 14:1120672118805873. Epub 2018 Oct 14.

2 Department of Ophthalmology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA.

Introduction: Primary congenital glaucoma is a rare ocular disorder that is responsible for 0.01%-0.04% of total blindness worldwide. Read More

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October 2018
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Prevention of striae gravidarum: study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial.

Trials 2018 Oct 12;19(1):553. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Aras Moyola, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, H91 TK33, Ireland.

Background: Striae gravidarum (stretch marks) are considered the most common connective tissue/skin change in pregnancy. Though not a health issue they can affect women in different ways, for example, cause stress or be an aesthetic or cosmetic concern. Many women use one or more of the commercially available products to try and prevent their development during pregnancy despite the fact that that there is a lack of high-quality evidence to support their use. Read More

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October 2018
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Exostoma ericinum, a new glyptosternine catfish from southwestern China (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Sisoridae).

Authors:
Heok Hee Ng

Zootaxa 2018 May 17;4420(3):405-414. Epub 2018 May 17.

c/o Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377..

A new species of glyptosternine catfish in the genus Exostoma is described in this study. The new species, E. ericinum, is known from the upper Dayingjiang (=Taping River) drainage in southwestern China and is distinguished from congeners in having an unique combination of the following characters: 42-44 vertebrae; parallel striae on anterolateral surfaces of lips and lower surface of maxillary barbel; interorbital distance 26-31% HL; preanal length 67. Read More

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May 2018
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Tepuidessus grulai sp. nov. from Acopán Tepui in Venezuela (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae: Bidessini).

Zootaxa 2018 Jun 18;4434(3):561-572. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Ilkovičova 6, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia..

We report the discovery of the second Bidessini diving beetle species from a Venezuelan table-top mountain (also referred to as "tepui"). Tepuidessus grulai sp. nov. Read More

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Blood in a Haab Stria.

Case Rep Ophthalmol 2018 May-Aug;9(2):411-415. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal.

We describe a case of an asymptomatic and spontaneous intracorneal hemorrhage in an adult with congenital glaucoma and blood collected in a Haab stria. Read More

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August 2018
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Topical diltiazem for ulceration of striae distensae associated with bevacizumab therapy.

Dermatol Ther 2018 Sep 20:e12750. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Dermatology, Virgen del Rocio University Hospital, Seville, Spain.

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September 2018
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Enamel Surface Morphology: An Ultrastructural Comparative Study of Anterior and Posterior Permanent Teeth.

J Microsc Ultrastruct 2018 Jul-Sep;6(3):160-164

Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Introduction: Enamel is one of the most important structures of the tooth, both functionally and aesthetically. Because of the highly mineralized nature of enamel, its structure is difficult to study under routine light microscopy. Since scanning electron microscopy (SEM) offers the possibility of studying structures under very high magnification without altering the gross specimen, it is one of the best methods to study the enamel surface. Read More

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September 2018

A phase 2, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, vehicle-controlled clinical study to compare the safety and efficacy of a halobetasol propionate 0.01% lotion and halobetasol propionate 0.05% cream in the treatment of plaque psoriasis.

J Dermatolog Treat 2018 Nov 5:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

e Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences Inc. , Petaluma , CA , USA.

Background: Halobetasol propionate (HP) 0.05% is a highly effective short-term treatment for plaque psoriasis.

Objective: Compare efficacy and safety of once-daily HP 0. Read More

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November 2018
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Histology of dental long-period biorhythms in Canis familiaris.

J Anat 2018 Nov 11;233(5):618-624. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Department of Biomaterials, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY, USA.

Our objective is to assess variation in Havers-Halberg oscillation (HHO) periodicities among domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). The HHO is hypothesized to be a hypothalamic-generated biorhythm coordinating multiple life history variables including body mass and lifespan. Dogs have a broad mass range spanning two orders of magnitude, but this variation has been shown to result from selection on very few genetic loci, and dogs have low variation in other life history traits. Read More

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November 2018

A contralateral eye study comparing characteristics of corneal endothelial cells in bilateral keratoconus patients with unilateral corneal Vogt's striae.

J Curr Ophthalmol 2018 Sep 3;30(3):228-233. Epub 2018 Mar 3.

Refractive Errors Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to analyze and compare corneal endothelial cell morphology and characteristics in bilateral keratoconus (KCN) patients with unilateral Vogt's striae.

Methods: Fifty patients aged 20-38 years were recruited in this cross-sectional contralateral eye study. In this study, corneal endothelial cell parameters were evaluated in patients with bilateral KCN and unilateral Vogt's striae using the Topcon SP2000P specular microscope (Topcon, Tokyo, Japan). Read More

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September 2018
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Evaluation of a non-ablative, fractional 1565 nm laser for the improvement of striae distensae albae.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Aug 31. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Clinic of Dermatology and Allergy, Department for Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany.

Background And Objective: Striae distensae (SD) represent therapeutically challenging forms of dermal atrophic scarring. In addition to topical ointments, medical needling and various energy-based devices, non-ablative fractional lasers have been suggested for their improvement. However, objective evaluations of their efficacy are widely missing. Read More

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August 2018
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PRESUMED FOVEAL BACILLARY LAYER DETACHMENT IN A PATIENT WITH TOXOPLASMOSIS CHORIORETINITIS AND PACHYCHOROID DISEASE.

Retin Cases Brief Rep 2018 Aug 23. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Department of Ophthalmology, New York University, New York, New York.

Purpose: To report a detachment that apparently separated photoreceptor inner segment myoids from inner segment ellipsoids as a manifestation of toxoplasmosis chorioretinitis in a patient with pachychoroid spectrum disease.

Methods: Multimodal imaging including fundus photography, spectral domain and enhanced-depth imaging optical coherence tomography (OCT), indocyanine green angiography, and OCT angiography.

Results: A 33-year-old man with a history of toxoplasmosis chorioretinitis reported 1 week of decreased vision to 20/200 in his right eye. Read More

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Confocal microscopy can assess the efficacy of combined microneedling and skinbooster for striae rubrae.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2018 Aug 21:1-4. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

a Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Section of Dermatology , University of Naples Federico II , Naples , Italy.

Striae distensae or stretch marks are dermal scars characterized by flattening and atrophy of the epidermis. They develop particularly during adolescence but they can also appear in other situations such as pregnancy, the use of prolonged therapies with topical or systemic corticosteroids, Cushing's syndrome, Marfan's syndrome, prolonged use of lightening creams, cachexia, rapid weight loss or the use of androgenic and anabolic substances. Treatment options often take a long time, and the results are often disappointing, causing significant psychological distress in patients. Read More

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August 2018
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Comparative evaluation of tomographic and biometric characteristics in bilateral keratoconus patients with unilateral corneal Vogt's striae: a contralateral eye study.

Clin Ophthalmol 2018 7;12:1383-1390. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Refractive Errors Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran,

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare tomographic and biometric characteristics measured by the corneal tomography and ocular biometry in bilateral keratoconus (KCN) patients with and without corneal Vogt's striae.

Methods: Ninety-two eyes of 46 subjects with a reliable diagnosis of bilateral KCN with unilateral Vogt's striae were enrolled in this cross-sectional contralateral eye study. In addition to refraction (calculated by vectorial analysis) and visual acuity, corneal tomographic measurements were obtained by the Pentacam (Scheimpflug-based anterior segment tomography). Read More

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Case report: the role of OCT in examination of a patient with topiramate-induced acute angle closure, acute myopia and macular striae.

Oxf Med Case Reports 2018 Jul 6;2018(7):omy030. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

Instituto de la Visión Cerro, Sanatorio Allende Cerro, Córdoba, Argentina.

This work reports on a clinical case of a female who presented with headache, bilateral eye pain and vision loss. Intraocular pressures were 40 mm Hg in the right eye and 45 mm Hg in the left eye. Optical Coherence Tomography examination shows the iridocorneal angle was collapsed and macular striae were also observed. Read More

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July 2018
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Clinical features and outcome of corneal opacity associated with congenital glaucoma.

BMC Ophthalmol 2018 Aug 2;18(1):190. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Laboratory of Ocular Regenerative Medicine and Immunology, Seoul Artificial Eye Center, Seoul National University Hospital Biomedical Research Institute, Seoul, Korea.

Background: To investigate the clinical features of corneal opacity and the surgical outcome of penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in eyes with congenital glaucoma.

Methods: A retrospective review was made of the records from 320 eyes of 193 patients who were diagnosed with congenital glaucoma between January 1981 and January 2016. Anterior segment photographs at disease presentation were examined for the presence and severity of corneal opacity. Read More

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August 2018
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The use of energy devices in the treatment of striae: a systematic literature review.

J Dermatolog Treat 2018 Sep 7:1-9. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

c Department of Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Unit, St. John's Institute of Dermatology , St. Thomas' Hospital , London , UK.

Background: Striae distensae are caused by rapid stretching of the skin. They are often secondary to obesity or pregnancy and can lead to significant cosmetic disfigurement.

Aim: To determine the efficacy, indications, and side effects of commonly used energy devices in the treatment of striae. Read More

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September 2018
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Saw marks in bones: A study of "secondary features" of false start lesions.

Forensic Sci Int 2018 Sep 22;290:157-161. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

Institut Universitaire d'Anthropologie Médico-Légale, Faculté de Médecine, Université Côte d'Azur, 28 Avenue de Valombrose, 06107 Nice Cedex 2, France; CEPAM (UMR CNRS 7264), 28 Avenue de Valombrose, 06107 Nice Cedex 2, France.

In this experiment, 170 experimental false starts on human (120 lesions) and pig bones (50 lesions) were analyzed under stereomicroscope. The goal was to evaluate the potential of three "secondary" features (patterns of striae on the kerf floor, blade drift and bone islands) to diagnose saw class and saw set. We also assessed the performance of each of these features in ambiguous cases observed in a previous study, based on three main characters (minimum width of the kerf, shape of the kerf walls, and shape of the kerf profile). Read More

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September 2018

The use of an innovative film-forming topical gel in preventing Striae Gravidarum and treating Striae Distensae.

Australas J Dermatol 2018 Jul 26. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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July 2018
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Morphology, growth rate, and thickness of the nail plate during the pregnancy.

Int J Dermatol 2018 Oct 23;57(10):1253-1258. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey.

Pregnancy causes some physiological skin changes, such as hyperpigmentation and striae gravidarum. Thickening of scalp hair and a prolonged anagen phase are also known to occur during pregnancy. However, a limited number of studies have been conducted on the effect of pregnancy on the nails. Read More

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October 2018
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Is Striae Gravidarum related to Cesarean Scar and Peritoneal Adhesions?

Pak J Med Sci 2018 May-Jun;34(3):568-573

YaseminTasci, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Care Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: To evaluate the relationship between striae gravidarum (SG) score and abdominal scar characteristics together with intraperitoneal adhesion (IPA) grades of patients who were hospitalized for second cesarean delivery.

Methods: A total of 145 consecutive women undergoing scheduled cesarean section (CS) in a tertiary level maternity hospital between November 2013 and January 2014 were included in the study. All women had transverse suprapubic skin incision due to the previous CS and none of them had a history of vaginal delivery. Read More

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July 2018
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Infiltration of abdominal striae distensae by Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Int J Dermatol 2018 10 18;57(10):e82-e83. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

Department of Anatomic Pathology, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain.

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October 2018
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Treatment of striae distensae using fractional ablative CO laser in skin types II-IV: a retrospective case series study.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2018 Jul 6:1-5. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

c Medical laser Research Group, Medical Laser Research Center, ACECR , Tehran , Iran.

Striae distensae (SD) are atrophic dermal scars often found on abdomen, breasts, thighs, and hips of pregnant women. The strias' self-healing without any intervention is a poor possibility. Till now, several lasers and light sources have been used for treatment of SD. Read More

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July 2018
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Forelimb musculature and osteological correlates in Sauropodomorpha (Dinosauria, Saurischia).

Authors:
Alejandro Otero

PLoS One 2018 5;13(7):e0198988. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

CONICET - División Paleontología de Vertebrados, Museo de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina.

This contribution presents the forelimb muscular arrangement of sauropodomorph dinosaurs as inferred by comparisons with living archosaurs (crocodiles and birds) following the Extant Phylogenetic Bracket approach. Forty-one muscles were reconstructed, including lower limb and manus musculature, which prior information available was scarce for sauropodomorphs. A strong emphasis was placed on osteological correlates (such as tubercles, ridges and striae) and comparisons with primitive archosauromorphs are included in order to track these correlates throughout the clade. Read More

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Pruritus in Pregnancy and Its Management.

Authors:
Mark A Bechtel

Dermatol Clin 2018 Jul 26;36(3):259-265. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Division of Dermatology, Ohio State University College of Medicine, 540 Officenter Place, #240, Gahanna, OH 43230, USA. Electronic address:

Pruritus in pregnancy can be a source of significant discomfort in the pregnant patient. Some cases are associated with pregnancy-specific dermatoses, although some patients experience a flare of a preexisting dermatosis. Severe pruritus may be a manifestation of a pregnancy-specific dermatosis associated with increased fetal risks and complications. Read More

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July 2018
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Risk factors of striae gravidarum in Chinese primiparous women.

PLoS One 2018 21;13(6):e0198720. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Department of Dermatology, Affiliated Hospital of Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China.

Background: Striae gravidarum is a common skin problem of considerable cosmetic concern for many pregnant women. Various risk factors associated with the development of striae have been reported, with conflicting results.

Objectives: To analyze the risk factors of striae gravidarum in Chinese primiparous women and to provide evidence relevant to the prevention of this condition. Read More

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June 2018
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Comparative study between: Carboxytherapy, platelet-rich plasma, and tripolar radiofrequency, their efficacy and tolerability in striae distensae.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Jun 19. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Pathology, Faculty of Medicine for Girls, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Background: Striae distensae are very common cutaneous disorders that produce great psychological stress for women.

Objective: measure and compare between efficacy and tolerability of three modalities for treatment of striae distensae.

Patients And Methods: Forty-five female patients with striae distensae were randomly selected from the outpatient dermatology clinics of Al-Zahra university Hospital within 6 months period. Read More

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June 2018
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Body odour aldehyde reduction by acetic acid bacterial extract including enzymes: alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase.

Int J Cosmet Sci 2018 Aug 20;40(4):425-428. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

Kewpie Co., 2-5-7 Sengawa-cho, Chofu-shi, Tokyo, 182-0002, Japan.

Objective: The major causes of unpleasant human body odour are aldehydes produced by axillary-resident bacteria. There are many methods of body odour prevention; however, they all carry risks of destroying indigenous dermal bacteria that are necessary for the maintenance of the normal physical function of the skin. Furthermore, some methods cannot directly reduce the concentrations of substances that cause body odour. Read More

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August 2018
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Platelet-rich plasma with microneedling and trichloroacetic acid peel for treatment of striae distensae.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Dec 8;79(6):e107-e108. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, New Delhi, India.

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December 2018
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Morphological, molecular and toxigenic characteristics of Namibian Pseudo-nitzschia species - including Pseudo-nitzschia bucculenta sp. nov.

Harmful Algae 2018 Jun 31;76:80-95. Epub 2018 May 31.

Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Sølvgade 83S, 1307, Copenhagen K, Denmark. Electronic address:

A field study was undertaken to investigate the occurrence and toxin production of species in the diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia in Namibian waters, in the extremely productive Benguela upwelling system. From surveys conducted on the R/V Mirabilis and the R/V !Anichab, 52 strains were morphologically determined to species level, supported by nuclear ITS rDNA data. Seven species were identified; P. Read More

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Oral Verruciform Xanthoma within Lichen Planus: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Case Rep Dent 2018 22;2018:1615086. Epub 2018 Apr 22.

Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology, School of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Background: Verruciform xanthoma is an uncommon benign tumor, which exhibits a wide range of clinical patterns. The occurrence of the lesion in patients with immune-mediated mucocutaneous diseases may suggest a role of localized epithelial cell damage and chronic inflammation in its pathogenesis.

Case Report: A case of verruciform xanthoma on the tongue of a 56-year-old female with oral lichen planus is reported. Read More

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April 2018
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Diagnostic Ability of Corneal Shape and Biomechanical Parameters for Detecting Frank Keratoconus.

Cornea 2018 Aug;37(8):1025-1034

Eye Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Purpose: To assess the diagnostic capability of corneal shape and biomechanical parameters for distinguishing normal eyes from frank keratoconus (KCN).

Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of eyes of 137 control subjects and 145 patients with KCN, with one of their eyes randomly selected as the study eye. Corneal biomechanical parameters were assessed using the Corvis ST (Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH) and Oculus Response Analyzer (Reichert Ophthalmic Instruments). Read More

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August 2018
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Molecular Docking for Prediction and Interpretation of Adverse Drug Reactions.

Comb Chem High Throughput Screen 2018 ;21(5):314-322

Center for Computational Health, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, United States.

Aim And Objective: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) present a major burden for patients and the healthcare industry. Various computational methods have been developed to predict ADRs for drug molecules. However, many of these methods require experimental or surveillance data and cannot be used when only structural information is available. Read More

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January 2018
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Clindamycin-induced Maculopapular Exanthema with Preferential Involvement of Striae Distensae: A Koebner phenomenon?

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Apr;26(1):61-63

Benigno Monteagudo-Sánchez, MD, Hospital Arquitecto Marcide, Avenida Residencia SN , 15405 Ferrol (A Coruńa), A Coruńa, Spain;

Clindamycin is a lincomycin-derived antibiotic useful for the treatment of anaerobic and Gram-positive aerobic bacterial infections. Cutaneous adverse reactions are usually maculopapular exanthemas, although hypersensitivity syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome have also been reported (1). We report the case of a patient with a maculopapular rash triggered by clindamycin who developed cutaneous lesions on striae distensae (SD). Read More

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April 2018
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Late-onset traumatic dislocation of laser in situ keratomileusis corneal flaps: a case series with many clinical lessons.

Int Ophthalmol 2018 May 12. Epub 2018 May 12.

Sunderland Eye Infirmary, Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, SR2 9HP, UK.

Purpose: To report three cases of late-onset (7-14 years postoperative) traumatic dislocation of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) flaps with epithelial ingrowth that all had delayed surgical intervention.

Methods: A retrospective, interventional case series of three patients who underwent flap repositioning and mechanical debridement of epithelial ingrowth, all after an initial delayed diagnosis/treatment of dislocated LASIK flap.

Results: Visual improvement was noted in all three cases following LASIK flap repositioning and debridement of epithelial ingrowth; patient 1 improved from 20/800 corrected-distance-visual-acuity (CDVA) to 20/20 uncorrected-distance-visual-acuity (UDVA) postoperative (14 years post-LASIK, 5-week interval between injury and surgery), patient 2 improved from 20/50 CDVA to 20/20 CDVA (10 years post-LASIK, 4-month interval between injury and surgery) and patient 3 improved from 20/80 CDVA to 20/60 CDVA (7 years post-LASIK, 14-month interval between injury and surgery). Read More

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A Comparison Study of the Nonablative Fractional 1565-nm Er: glass and the Picosecond Fractional 1064/532-nm Nd: YAG Lasers in the Treatment of Striae Alba: A Split Body Double-Blinded Trial.

Dermatol Surg 2018 10;44(10):1311-1316

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, San Diego, California.

Background: Few effective treatments exist for striae alba, which are the mature stage of stretch marks.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of the nonablative fractional 1,565-nm Erbium-glass (Er:glass) and the picosecond fractional 1,064/532-nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) lasers in the treatment of striae alba.

Materials And Methods: Twenty subjects with striae alba on the bilateral abdomen were treated with either the nonablative fractional 1565-nm Er:glass or the picosecond fractional 1,064/532-nm Nd:YAG laser, with a total of 3 treatments 3 weeks apart. Read More

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October 2018
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2.110 Impact Factor

Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Tretinoin in Treatment of Striae Distensae: A Comparative Study.

Dermatol Surg 2018 May;44(5):697-704

All authors are affiliated with the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.

Background: Striae distensae (SD) are dermal scars associated with atrophy of the epidermis.

Objective: To evaluate the effect and safety of intralesional injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) versus topical tretinoin 0.05% in treatment of SD. Read More

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May 2018
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Onychoscopic evaluation of onychomycosis in a tertiary care teaching hospital: a cross-sectional study from South India.

Int J Dermatol 2018 Jul 26;57(7):837-842. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SVMCH & RC), Ariyur, Pondicherry, India.

Background: Onychoscopy is the dermoscopic evaluation of nail and associated structures. It is useful in identifying the various onychoscopic patterns which act as a link between naked eye examination and nail histopathology and may help in avoiding nail biopsy in unnecessary cases.

Objectives: To evaluate the onychoscopic patterns in confirmed cases of onychomycosis. Read More

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July 2018
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