2,229 results match your criteria Tattoo Reactions


Tattooing and multiple sclerosis: A study among 445 French patients.

Authors:
Nicolas Kluger

Presse Med 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology, Helsinki, Finland; Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital, "Tattoo" consultation, Department of dermatology, 75018 Paris, France. Electronic address:

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December 2018

Regrets after tattooing and tattoo removal in the general population of France.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

FIMARAD, Hopital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France.

The market of tattoo removal is constantly rising [1]. Recent American polls showed a growing proportion of tattooed individuals that regretted getting tattooed: nearly one fourth (23%) in 2016 against 14% in 2012 [2]. In France, a recent poll in 2016 in France showed that 7% of the tattooed individuals had a tattoo removed [3]. Read More

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December 2018
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Three dimensional tumor-margin demarcation using the hybrid tracer indocyanine green-Tc-nanocolloid, a proof of concept study in tongue cancer patients scheduled for sentinel node biopsy.

J Nucl Med 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands.

For radical resection of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, a tumor free margin of at least 5 mm is required. Unfortunately, establishing in-depth margins is a surgical conundrum. Knowing the hybrid sentinel node (SN) tracer indocyanine green (ICG)-Tc-nanocolloid generates temporary tattoo-like markings at the site of administration, we studied the ability of applying this tracer for tumor-margin demarcation combined with SN biopsy. Read More

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November 2018

Clinically Amyopathic Dermatomyositis Caused by a Tattoo.

Authors:
Bing Han Qiang Guo

Case Rep Rheumatol 2018 1;2018:7384681. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Rheumatology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Introduction: Clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) is a rare disease with unknown origin. It is characterized by the specific skin lesions of dermatomyositis (DM) without clinical or laboratory evidence of myopathy. Previous studies indicated that tattoo may induce immune response. Read More

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November 2018
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Medical alert tattoos-A pinch of style along with patient safety.

Paediatr Anaesth 2018 Dec;28(12):1154-1155

Department of Anesthesiology, McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas.

The use of medical tattoos can potentially be life-saving. We present a 16-year-old patient who chose to tattoo a medical condition on her forearm. Her tattoo is more extensive than most medical tattoos and shows the measures a mother will take to ensure her daughter's safety. Read More

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December 2018

Koebner phenomenon of discoid lupus erythematosus on old tattoos.

Lupus 2018 Nov 28:961203318815578. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

1 Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

The Koebner phenomenon is the development of lesions in traumatized skin, often with spontaneously occurring lesions elsewhere. We report a case of a woman in her 20 s presenting with discoid lesions superimposed on tattoos that she obtained many years ago. Although a few case reports have been published describing development of lesions on red tattoos attributed to photosensitivity, or koebnerization occurring less than a month following tattoo placement, our patient demonstrates a unique delayed development of discoid lesions years after obtaining her tattoos in non-sun exposed skin. Read More

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November 2018

Severe color change in corneal tattoos: Report of 3 cases.

J Fr Ophtalmol 2018 Dec 22;41(10):e469-e475. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Ophthalmology department, hôpital Charles-Nicolle, 1, rue de Germont, 76031 Rouen, France. Electronic address:

Introduction: Corneal tattooing is a noninvasive technique which appears relatively well-tolerated in the medium term. We report the cases of 3 patients with a significant change in the color of their tattoos performed over 5 years previously.

Patients And Methods: Three patients with a history of intracorneal tattooing several years previously were studied because of a significant change from their initial color. Read More

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December 2018
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Outbreak of Tattoo-Associated Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Skin Infections.

Clin Infect Dis 2018 Nov 17. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, Epidemiology, Disease Control, and Immunization Services, Miami, FL, USA.

Background: On April 29, 2015, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) was notified by a local dermatologist of three patients with suspect nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection after receiving tattoos at a local tattoo studio.

Methods: DOH-Miami-Dade conducted interviews and offered testing, described below, to tattoo studio clients reporting rashes. Culture of clinical isolates and identification were performed at the Florida Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL). Read More

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November 2018
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Laser assisted tattoo removal - state of the art and new developments.

Photochem Photobiol Sci 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Dermatology, University of Regensburg, Germany.

Decorative tattoos including permanent make-up are very popular world-wide. However, some people regret tattooing and seek tattoo removal. Tattooed skin contains numerous solid particles of tattoo pigments. Read More

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November 2018
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Shaved hair style scalp medical tattooing technique for treatment of advanced male pattern baldness patients.

Int J Dermatol 2019 Jan 16;58(1):103-107. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Dana Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea.

Background: The most infallible approach to male pattern baldness (MPB) is hair transplantation in the thinning area in parallel to medical treatment to prevent further alopecia progression. For an individual with advanced stage hair loss, a megasession surgery is recommended to meet the high donor hair requirement. Yet a most effective therapeutic regimen for alopecia, hair transplantation inevitably has its advantages and disadvantages for it is done with the expense of donor hair sacrifice, intraoperative and postoperative pain, and unavoidable scars. Read More

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January 2019
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An Exploration of Behind-the-Ear ECG Signals From a Single Ear Using Inkjet Printed Conformal Tattoo Electrodes.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2018 Jul;2018:1283-1286

Wearable sensors placed behind-the-ear are emerging as being very promising for unobtrusive long term monitoring. Factors such as gait, electroencephalography (EEG), and ballistocardiography (BCG) can all be measured from behind-the-ear in a socially acceptable hearing aid based form factor. Previous works have investigated the recording of electrocardiography (ECG) from the ear, but generally with one electrode placed some distance away from the ear itself. Read More

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July 2018
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The Suffering Body: Manipulation and Discomfort in Eating Disorders.

Psychiatr Danub 2018 Nov;30(Suppl 7):521-526

Family Counseling Service of Foggia, via C. Baffi, 1, Foggia, Italy,

What is the meaning of piercing and tattoo in sixteen years old? What are the deep reasons, affective and relational, that explain the explosion of this "fashion" among teenagers? The recent spread of these practices among young people and very young people offered the opportunity to reflect on the value attributed to the body manipulation in teenager growth context. Inked bodies, pierced, and other similar manipulations, express a communicative intention, whose strength is proved by the violence of these practices. The sense of the message, however, risks remaining obscure to adults, who lack the tools to decode it. Read More

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November 2018
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Usefulness of colonic tattooing using indocyanine green in patients with colorectal tumors.

World J Clin Cases 2018 Nov;6(13):632-640

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University college of Medicine, Daejeon 35015, South Korea.

Aim: To prove that tattooing using indocyanine green (ICG) is feasible in laparoscopic surgery for a colon tumor.

Methods: From January 2012 to December 2016, all patients who underwent laparoscopic colonic surgery were retrospectively screened, and 1010 patients with colorectal neoplasms were included. Their lesions were tattooed with ICG the day before the operation. Read More

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November 2018
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The Use of a Water Soluble Flexible Substrate to Embed Electronics in Additively Manufactured Objects: From Tattoo to Water Transfer Printed Electronics.

Micromachines (Basel) 2018 Sep 17;9(9). Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Département Microélectronique & Microcapteurs, UMR CNRS 6164, Institut d'Électronique et des Télécommunications de Rennes, Université Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes CEDEX, France.

The integration of electronics into the process flow of the additive manufacturing of 3D objects is demonstrated using water soluble films as a temporary flexible substrate. Three process variants are detailed to evaluate their capabilities to meet the additive manufacturing requirements. One of them, called water transfer printing, shows the best ability to fabricate electronics onto 3D additively manufactured objects. Read More

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September 2018
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Stretchable Tattoo-Like Heater with On-Site Temperature Feedback Control.

Micromachines (Basel) 2018 Apr 8;9(4). Epub 2018 Apr 8.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA.

Wearable tissue heaters can play many important roles in the medical field. They may be used for heat therapy, perioperative warming and controlled transdermal drug delivery, among other applications. State-of-the-art heaters are too bulky, rigid, or difficult to control to be able to maintain long-term wearability and safety. Read More

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Tattoos among elite football players during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Dermatology, Université François Rabelais, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Tours, 37044, Tours, Cedex 09, France.

Currently 10 to 30% of the general population has tattoos. Professional athletes harbor visible tattoos during sports events and advertisement. Motivations for tattoos may include body embellishment, expression of personal values or group affiliation. Read More

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November 2018
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Body Piercing: A National Survey in France.

Dermatology 2019 7;235(1):71-78. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

FIMARAD, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France.

Background: There are no recent data available in France regarding body piercing (BP).

Objective: We examined the demographics, motivations, quality of life, cutaneous conditions, and cutaneous side effects after BP within the French population.

Methods: A representative sample of 5,000 individuals (aged 15 and over) from the general population responded to a survey online between April and August 2017. Read More

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November 2018
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Amalgam tattoo versus melanocytic neoplasm - Differential diagnosis of dark pigmented oral mucosa lesions using infrared spectroscopy.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(11):e0207026. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, Innsbruck, Austria.

Background: Dark pigmented lesions of the oral mucosa can represent a major diagnostic challenge. A biopsy is usually required to determine the nature of such intraoral discolorations. This study investigates the potential use of infrared spectroscopy for differential diagnosis of amalgam tattoos versus benign or malignant melanocytic neoplasms. Read More

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November 2018
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A rare case of peritoneal deposits with carbon pigmentation after preoperative endoscopic tattooing for sigmoid colon cancer.

Int J Colorectal Dis 2018 Nov 5. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Digestive Surgery, Niigata City General Hospital, 463-7 Shumoku, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata, 950-1197, Japan.

Purpose: We report a case in which pigmented peritoneal deposits were found during laparoscopic surgery following preoperative endoscopic tattooing for sigmoid colon cancer.

Methods: The patient's clinical, endoscopic, and histological data from the Niigata City General Hospital were reviewed, as well as the literature on laparoscopic surgery involving the preoperative endoscopic tattoo, with a focus on the relevance of peritoneal deposits and tattooing ink.

Results: A 71-year-old man presented to our hospital complaining of vomiting and abdominal distention. Read More

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November 2018
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Tattooing: A national survey in the general population of France.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

FIMARAD, Hopital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France; Scientific Director, European Market Maintenance Assessment, France.

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November 2018
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Tattoo inks: Characterization and in vivo and in vitro toxicological evaluation.

J Hazard Mater 2019 Feb 28;364:548-561. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina State, Florianópolis, Brazil. Electronic address:

Tattoo inks represent a growing market in the world economy, but this growth is associated with an increase in reports of adverse effects caused by the use of this product. In this study, four commercial tattoo inks (blue, green, red and black) were studied to characterize the composition and particle size and identify possible in vivo and in vitro toxicological effects on Daphnia magna and HaCaT cells, respectively. Compositional analysis confirmed the functional groups in the vehicles and organic pigments. Read More

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February 2019
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Overstaged Rectal Cancer by MRI due to Fibrosis Induced by Tattoo Marker.

Case Rep Gastroenterol 2018 Sep-Dec;12(3):602-607. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Endoscopic colorectal tattooing with carbon-based dyes is commonly employed in order to assist with later localization of the lesion. Although carbon is thought to be nontoxic, there usually is some inflammatory reaction with fibrosis and granuloma formation after tissue injection. The aim of this report is to alert to a possible underestimated, late consequence of colorectal carbon-based marker tattooing, namely pronounced fibrosis at the site of the injection that could lead to a blurring and misinterpretation of changes evaluated by radiological techniques. Read More

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October 2018
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Detection of amalgam tattoo in oral mucosa by wide-field optical fluorescence.

Indian J Med Res 2018 Aug;148(2):240-241

Laboratory of Medicinal Biochemistry, Federal University of São João del-Rei - UFSJ, Divinópolis 35501-296, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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Ultrasound-guided preoperative localization of breast lesions: a good choice.

J Ultrasound 2018 Oct 26. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Radiology, Fondazione Policlinico A. Gemelli IRCCS - Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy.

Purpose: The aim of the study was to verify whether ultrasound (US)-guided preoperative localization of breast lesions is an adequate technique for correct and safe surgical resection and to contribute positively and effectively to this topic in the literature with our results.

Methods: From June 2016 to November 2016, 155 patients with both benign and malignant breast lesions were selected from our institute to undergo US localization before surgery. The lesions included were: sonographically visible and nonpalpable lesions; palpable lesions for which a surgeon had requested US localization to better evaluate the site and extension; sonographically visible, multifocal breast lesions, both palpable and nonpalpable. Read More

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October 2018
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Treatment of Moderate Acne Vulgaris in Fitzpatrick Skin Type V or VI: Efficacy and Tolerability of Fixed Combination Clindamycin Phosphate 1.2%/Benzoyl Peroxide 3.75% Gel.

J Drugs Dermatol 2018 Oct;17(10):1107-1112

Background: Acne vulgaris (acne) is the most common skin disease in patients who have darker skin with most frequent sequelae of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Methods: Open label study in 20 patients (mean age 32 years) with Fitzpatrick Skin Type V or VI and with moderate facial acne treated with clindamycin phosphate 1.2%/benzoyl peroxide 3. Read More

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October 2018
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Nonstandard Advance Health Care Directives in Emergency Departments: Ethical and Legal Dilemma or Reality: A Narrative Review.

Adv Emerg Nurs J 2018 Oct/Dec;40(4):324-327

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, Federation University, Mt Helen Campus, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

People have tattooed themselves for thousands of years, and it remains popular with various groups across mainstream society. Although many people choose tattoos that express their life philosophy, epic events in their life, or their personal mantra, the use of tattooing in medicine such as a "do not resuscitate" tattoo is increasingly becoming more common (; ). As these tattoos do not meet the legal requirements for an advance health directive, they are at best a guide to the person's wishes and at worst a useless, painful exercise. Read More

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October 2018
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Altered Appearance of Secondary Syphilis Rash Within a Pre-Existing Tattoo.

Authors:
Elaine Thomas

Sex Transm Dis 2018 Oct 22. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico.

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October 2018

Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the dual wavelength picosecond laser for the treatment of benign pigmented lesions in Asians.

Lasers Surg Med 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Background And Objectives: Cutaneous pigmentary disorders are both more common and more difficult to treat in patients with skin color given the higher melanin content in the epidermis. Although Q-switched lasers are widely considered to be the standard treatment for both epidermal and dermal pigmentary conditions, a very high risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) of up to 25% is seen in patients with skin of color. Recently, the novel picosecond laser with pulse durations operating at sub-nanosecond domains has been shown to be effective in tattoo removal and in the treatment of acne scars. Read More

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October 2018
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Simultaneous Monitoring of Sweat and Interstitial Fluid Using a Single Wearable Biosensor Platform.

Adv Sci (Weinh) 2018 Oct 2;5(10):1800880. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Department of Nanoengineering University of California San Diego, La Jolla CA 92093 USA.

The development of wearable biosensors for continuous noninvasive monitoring of target biomarkers is limited to assays of a single sampled biofluid. An example of simultaneous noninvasive sampling and analysis of two different biofluids using a single wearable epidermal platform is demonstrated here. The concept is successfully realized through sweat stimulation (via transdermal pilocarpine delivery) at an anode, alongside extraction of interstitial fluid (ISF) at a cathode. Read More

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October 2018
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Probable Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease with granulomatous tattoo-related dermatitis.

Can J Ophthalmol 2018 Oct 7;53(5):e179-e182. Epub 2018 Mar 7.

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta; Calgary Retina Consultants, Calgary, Alberta.

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October 2018

Hydroprinted Electronics: Ultrathin Stretchable Ag-In-Ga E-Skin for Bioelectronics and Human-Machine Interaction.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2018 Nov 30;10(45):38760-38768. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Institute of Systems and Robotics , University of Coimbra , Coimbra 3030-290 , Portugal.

We introduce a soft ultrathin and stretchable electronic skin with surface-mounted components that can be transferred and wrapped around any three-dimensional (3D) surface or self-adhere to the human skin. The ∼5 μm thick circuit is fabricated by printing the pattern over a temporary tattoo paper using a desktop laser printer, which is then coated with a silver ink and eutectic gallium-indium (EGaIn) liquid metal alloy. The resulting "Ag-In-Ga" traces are highly conductive and maintain low electrical resistivity as the circuit is stretched to conform to nondevelopable 3D surfaces. Read More

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November 2018

Tattoos among Professional ATP and WTA Tennis Players.

Authors:
Nicolas Kluger

Dermatology 2018 17;234(5-6):229-231. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki,

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October 2018
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[The reconstruction of the nipple-areolar].

Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Nov 7;63(5-6):559-568. Epub 2018 Jul 7.

Service de chirurgie plastique reconstructrice et esthétique, hôpital Civil, 1, place de l'Hôpital, 67091 Strasbourg cedex, France.

The reconstruction of the nipple-areolar complex is the final stage of breast reconstruction that restores the visual identity of the breast. The most common options for reshaping the areola are tattooing, total skin grafting of the inner thigh and the total skin graft taken from the contralateral areola. Nipple reconstruction solutions include duplication of contralateral nipple, local flap, total skin graft and tattoo in three-dimension. Read More

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November 2018
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Dosimetry of a Carbon Dioxide Laser for Black Tattoo Removal in a Rat Model.

Photomed Laser Surg 2018 Oct 11. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (EPM/UNIFESP) , São Paulo/SP, Brazil .

Objective: To determine the optimal parameters of power, energy, and time for the application of a carbon dioxide laser for Tribal Black ink tattoo removal.

Background Data: The use of antiquated techniques to remove tattoos demonstrates the difficulty of making advances in this field. Studies by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery have shown that 5% of the global population has at least one tattoo on the body, with 10% of them wanting a tattoo to be removed. Read More

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October 2018
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Perfluorodecalin-infused patch in picosecond and Q-switched laser-assisted tattoo removal: Safety in Fitzpatrick IV-VI skin types.

Lasers Surg Med 2018 Oct 12. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, Texas.

Background: The topical transparent perfluorodecalin-infused (PFD) silicone patch has been demonstrated to reduce epidermal whitening produced in association with laser-assisted tattoo removal. This optical clearing agent has enabled multiple laser passes to be made in one treatment session. Previous studies using the PFD patch have showed enhanced clearance with picosecond and Q-Switched lasers on blue/black tattoos in Fitzpatrick skin types I-III. Read More

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October 2018
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Successful treatment of a traumatic tattoo in a pediatric patient using a 755-nm picosecond laser.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Nov 10;35(6):e430-e431. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York City, New York.

We report a case of successful treatment of a traumatic tattoo in a 2-year-old patient. He presented with a green discoloration on the left infraorbital region after his sister accidentally hit him with a face paint brush while playing together. A single treatment with an alexandrite picosecond laser resulted in a complete clearance without any side effects for this disfiguring condition. Read More

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November 2018
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The girl with the eyeball tattoo-what the ophthalmologist may expect? Case report and a review of literature.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2018 Oct 4:1120672118803855. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Ophthalmology, 4th Military Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland.

Introduction: We report a case of patient who underwent bilateral eyeball tattoo procedure for cosmetic purpose complicated with intraocular dye injection which led to ocular inflammation, secondary glaucoma, and cataract.

Case Description: A 21-year-old female presented to emergency department with severe right eye pain and photophobia 21 days after conjunctival tattooing procedure. Slit-lamp examination revealed right-sided eyelid edema and black deposits of tattoo ink under the bulbar conjunctiva. Read More

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October 2018
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A rare case of a tattoo-induced morphoea reaction.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2018 Oct 2. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Department of Dermatology, Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Windmill Rd, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5NY, UK.

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October 2018

Simultaneous Nipple-Areola Complex Reconstruction Technique: Combination Nipple Sharing and Tattooing.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, 88, Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 05505, Korea.

Background: Nipple-areola complex (NAC) reconstruction is the final critical process used to achieve breast symmetry, patient satisfaction, and overall reconstruction completeness. Here, we introduce our simplified simultaneous NAC reconstruction approach with nipple sharing and tattooing that resulted in minimal morbidity, high patient satisfaction, and a shortened total reconstructive period.

Methods: Patients who underwent simultaneous nipple sharing and tattooing between July 2012 and December 2017 after the final operative procedure or adjuvant therapy were included. Read More

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October 2018
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Tattoo Recognition in Screening for Victims of Human Trafficking.

J Nerv Ment Dis 2018 Oct;206(10):824-827

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

There is little information on the secondary prevention of human trafficking and how medical professionals can screen for victims. There is a paucity of validated screening tools for use in clinical settings to identify adult trafficked patients, although one for use in pediatric populations exists. Many victims withhold information about their trafficked status. Read More

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October 2018
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Molecular identification and microscopic characterization of poxvirus in a Guiana dolphin and a common bottlenose dolphin, Brazil.

Dis Aquat Organ 2018 Sep;130(3):177-185

Laboratório de Patologia Comparada de Animais Selvagens, Departamento de Patologia, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP 05508-270, Brazil.

The poxviruses identified in cetaceans are associated with characteristic tattoo or ring skin lesions. However, little is known regarding the prevalence and progression of these lesions and the molecular characterization of cetacean poxviruses in the Southern Hemisphere. This manuscript describes the progression of poxvirus-like skin lesions in 5 free-ranging Guiana dolphins Sotalia guianensis. Read More

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September 2018
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Cetacean Poxvirus in Two Striped Dolphins () Stranded on the Tyrrhenian Coast of Italy: Histopathological, Ultrastructural, Biomolecular, and Ecotoxicological Findings.

Front Vet Sci 2018 11;5:219. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana, Rome, Italy.

Tattoo skin disease (TSD) is a poxviral disease typical of cetaceans. Two juvenile and well-preserved male striped dolphins (), found stranded along the Tuscany and Latium coasts of Italy in 2015 and 2016, respectively, showed typical skin lesions ascribable to TSD. Histological, ultrastructural and biomolecular investigations confirmed a poxviral aetiology for the aforementioned skin lesions. Read More

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September 2018

The safety of tattoo inks: Possible options for a common regulatory framework.

Sci Total Environ 2019 Feb 15;651(Pt 1):634-637. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, via G. Colombo, 71-20133 Milan, Italy.

Tattoo prevalence has been increasing in the last 25 years, but specific regulations on tattoo inks are still missing. In the European Union, no supranational regulation is available and only few national provisions cover them. In the United States, tattoo inks are classified as cosmetics but are not approved for injection into the dermis. Read More

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February 2019

Prevention of Thermal Burns from Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Tattoos.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Sep 18. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Department of Radiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY. Electronic address:

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September 2018
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Confocal Raman microscopy combined with optical clearing for identification of inks in multicolored tattooed skin in vivo.

Analyst 2018 Oct;143(20):4990-4999

Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

Raman measurements applied on freshly tattooed porcine skin ex vivo showed a possibility of obtaining the ink pigment related information in the skin. Based on these results, confocal Raman microscopy was used to identify the tattoo ink pigments of different colors in multicolored tattooed human skin in vivo. The Raman signatures of tattoo ink pigments were unique. Read More

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October 2018
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Atypical Intraepidermal Melanocytic Proliferation Masked by a Tattoo: Implications for Tattoo Artists and Public Health Campaigns.

Cureus 2018 Jul 13;10(7):e2975. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA.

Tattoos have become increasingly popular worldwide. While tattoos carry a minimal risk of complications, previous reports have located malignant melanoma hidden within tattoos. We present a case of an atypical intraepidermal melanocytic proliferation masked by a large tattoo in a 39-year-old Caucasian male. Read More

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