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Effectiveness Of Honey For Healing Chronic Wounds Compared To Standard Treatments, Erin J. Miller 2019 University of Lynchburg

Effectiveness Of Honey For Healing Chronic Wounds Compared To Standard Treatments, Erin J. Miller

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

OBJECTIVE: To determine if medical-grade honey is efficacious to other products such as in concomitant use with calcium alginate or standalone to hydrogel or PluroGel for healing chronic wounds in the adult population.

METHODS: Retrospective chart review for the adult population ages 18-89 with chronic wounds. Exclusion criteria included hospice or terminal prognosis (expectancy), active cancer or receiving cancer treatments, and inconsistent treatment application (consecutive weekly treatments for at least 3 weeks).

SETTING: long-term care facilities (nursing homes)

RESULTS: Hydrogel (n = 21 wounds) had a 16.53 percent mean weekly change and 17.43 percent mean weekly improvement with a ...


Total Body Skin Exam And Number Needed To Screen, Audra Hugo, Michael Bui, Alexander Sherban, Shayan Waseh, Elizabeth Jones, MD 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

Total Body Skin Exam And Number Needed To Screen, Audra Hugo, Michael Bui, Alexander Sherban, Shayan Waseh, Elizabeth Jones, Md

Phase 1

Introduction/Background: Skin cancer screening could impact mortality and morbidity in US adults; however, the effectiveness of widespread screening remains unclear. Further research is necessary to determine what age groups, with what risk factors, might benefit from routine total body skin exams (TBSE) in the US.

Objective: This study sought to determine, on average, the number of patients, per decade, needed to screen via TBSE to identify one person with skin cancer.

Methods: A retrospective review of Jefferson Dermatology outpatient data in Epic was conducted. All patient charts from 1/1/2017 - 1/1/2018 were reviewed if they received ...


The Doctor's Office Is The Best Setting For Most Cutaneous Procedures., Hannah J. Anderson, Matthew Keller 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

The Doctor's Office Is The Best Setting For Most Cutaneous Procedures., Hannah J. Anderson, Matthew Keller

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Although most dermatologic procedures are done in an office setting, some providers are performing them instead in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). This relocation of care comes with significantly higher expenses for patients and insurers. Compounding the issue of increased costs is the paucity of evidence demonstrating better outcomes associated with the use of ASCs. The most common cutaneous procedures have low complication rates when performed in an office setting and regular use of ASCs for these procedures is not justified.


Koebner Phenomenon: Pemphigus Vulgaris Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery., Georgette Hattier, Sarah Beggs, Joya Sahu, Joshua Trufant, Elizabeth Jones 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

Koebner Phenomenon: Pemphigus Vulgaris Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery., Georgette Hattier, Sarah Beggs, Joya Sahu, Joshua Trufant, Elizabeth Jones

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Koebnerization of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an infrequently reported reaction. We present a 65-year-old man with Koebnerized pemphigus vulgaris after Mohs microscopic surgery for a basal cell carcinoma. We present this case to heighten awareness of the phenomenon in the dermatological community.


Dachshund Depletion Disrupts Mammary Gland Development And Diverts The Composition Of The Mammary Gland Progenitor Pool., Xuanmao Jiao, Zhiping Li, Min Wang, Sanjay Katiyar, Gabriele Di Sante, Mehdi Farshchian, Andrew P. South, Cinzia Cocola, Daniele Colombo, Rolland Reinbold, Ileana Zucchi, Kongming Wu, Ira Tabas, Benjamin T. Spike, Richard G. Pestell 2019 Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Research Center

Dachshund Depletion Disrupts Mammary Gland Development And Diverts The Composition Of The Mammary Gland Progenitor Pool., Xuanmao Jiao, Zhiping Li, Min Wang, Sanjay Katiyar, Gabriele Di Sante, Mehdi Farshchian, Andrew P. South, Cinzia Cocola, Daniele Colombo, Rolland Reinbold, Ileana Zucchi, Kongming Wu, Ira Tabas, Benjamin T. Spike, Richard G. Pestell

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

DACH1 abundance is reduced in human malignancies, including breast cancer. Herein DACH1 was detected among multipotent fetal mammary stem cells in the embryo, among mixed lineage precursors, and in adult basal cells and (ERα+) luminal progenitors. Dach1 gene deletion at 6 weeks in transgenic mice reduced ductal branching, reduced the proportion of mammary basal cells (Lin CD24med CD29high) and reduced abundance of basal cytokeratin 5, whereas DACH1 overexpression induced ductal branching, increased Gata3 and Notch1, and expanded mammosphere formation in LA-7 breast cells. Mammary gland-transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) activity, known to reduce ductal branching and to reduce ...


Cold Burn Injury After Treatment At Whole-Body Cryotherapy Facility, Mackenzie O'Connor, Jordan V. Wang, Anthony Gaspari 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

Cold Burn Injury After Treatment At Whole-Body Cryotherapy Facility, Mackenzie O'Connor, Jordan V. Wang, Anthony Gaspari

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Copper And Iron Binding Properties On The Anticancer Activity Of 8-Hydroxyquinoline Derived Mannich Bases., Veronika F.S. Pape, Nóra V. May, G. Tamás Gál, István Szatmári, Flóra Szeri, Ferenc Fülöp, Gergely Szakács, Éva A. Enyedy 2018 Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Semmelweis University

Impact Of Copper And Iron Binding Properties On The Anticancer Activity Of 8-Hydroxyquinoline Derived Mannich Bases., Veronika F.S. Pape, Nóra V. May, G. Tamás Gál, István Szatmári, Flóra Szeri, Ferenc Fülöp, Gergely Szakács, Éva A. Enyedy

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

The anticancer activity of 8-hydroxyquinolines relies on complex formation with redox active copper and iron ions. Here we employ UV-visible spectrophotometry and EPR spectroscopy to compare proton dissociation and complex formation processes of the reference compound 8-hydroxyquinoline (Q-1) and three related Mannich bases to reveal possible correlations with biological activity. The studied derivatives harbor a CH2-N moiety at position 7 linked to morpholine (Q-2), piperidine (Q-3), and chlorine and fluorobenzylamino (Q-4) substituents. Solid phase structures of Q-3, Q-4·HCl·H2O, [(Cu(HQ-2)2)2]·(CH3OH)2·Cl4·(H2O)2, [Cu(Q-3)2]·Cl2 and [Cu(HQ-4)2(CH3OH)]·ZnCl4·CH3OH ...


The Genomic Landscape Of Cutaneous Scc Reveals Drivers And A Novel Azathioprine Associated Mutational Signature., Gareth J. Inman, Jun Wang, Ai Nagano, Ludmil B. Alexandrov, Karin J. Purdie, Richard G. Taylor, Victoria Sherwood, Jason Thomson, Sarah Hogan, Lindsay C. Spender, Andrew P. South, Michael Stratton, Claude Chelala, Catherine A. Harwood, Charlotte M. Proby, Irene M. Leigh 2018 University of Dundee

The Genomic Landscape Of Cutaneous Scc Reveals Drivers And A Novel Azathioprine Associated Mutational Signature., Gareth J. Inman, Jun Wang, Ai Nagano, Ludmil B. Alexandrov, Karin J. Purdie, Richard G. Taylor, Victoria Sherwood, Jason Thomson, Sarah Hogan, Lindsay C. Spender, Andrew P. South, Michael Stratton, Claude Chelala, Catherine A. Harwood, Charlotte M. Proby, Irene M. Leigh

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) has a high tumour mutational burden (50 mutations per megabase DNA pair). Here, we combine whole-exome analyses from 40 primary cSCC tumours, comprising 20 well-differentiated and 20 moderately/poorly differentiated tumours, with accompanying clinical data from a longitudinal study of immunosuppressed and immunocompetent patients and integrate this analysis with independent gene expression studies. We identify commonly mutated genes, copy number changes and altered pathways and processes. Comparisons with tumour differentiation status suggest events which may drive disease progression. Mutational signature analysis reveals the presence of a novel signature (signature 32), whose incidence correlates with chronic ...


Total Body Skin Exams: Sensitivity, Specificity, And Number Needed To Screen, Shayan Waseh, Michael Bui, Audra Hugo, Alexander Sherban, Elizabeth Jones, MD 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Total Body Skin Exams: Sensitivity, Specificity, And Number Needed To Screen, Shayan Waseh, Michael Bui, Audra Hugo, Alexander Sherban, Elizabeth Jones, Md

Phase 1

Introduction: Skin cancer, the most common form of cancer worldwide, has one of the highest cure rates among cancers if diagnosed and treated early in its course. The Total Body Skin Exam (TBSE) is the primary modality used to screen for skin cancers. Currently, few studies have characterized the effectiveness of the TBSE in contemporary populations.

Objective: Characterizing the number-needed-to-screen (NNS) to diagnose a case of skin cancer through TBSEs will make it possible to better understand its effectiveness as a screening modality and its utility in an increasingly population health-based healthcare system.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of 3155 ...


Widespread Presentation And Spontaneous Regression Of Porokeratotic Eccrine Ostial And Dermal Duct Nevus, Stephanie Petkiewicz, Julia Baltz, Kristine M. Cornejo, April C. Deng, Karen Wiss 2018 University of Ottawa

Widespread Presentation And Spontaneous Regression Of Porokeratotic Eccrine Ostial And Dermal Duct Nevus, Stephanie Petkiewicz, Julia Baltz, Kristine M. Cornejo, April C. Deng, Karen Wiss

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Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus (PEODDN) is an uncommon hamartomatous growth with disordered keratinization. The lesions typically appear on the limbs, often at birth or in early childhood, as linearly distributed papules and plaques. We report 4 cases of PEODDN, 2 of which showed significant spontaneous regression.


Metformin Clinical Trial In Hpv+ And Hpv- Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Impact On Cancer Cell Apoptosis And Immune Infiltrate., Joseph M. Curry, Jennifer Johnson, Mehri Mollaee, Patrick Tassone, Dev Amin, Alexander Knops, Diana Whitaker Menezes, My Mahoney, Andrew P. South, Ulrich Rodeck, Tingting Zhan, Larry A. Harshyne, Nancy Philp, Adam J. Luginbuhl, David Cognetti, Madalina Tuluc, Ubaldo E. Martinez-Outshoorn, MD 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Metformin Clinical Trial In Hpv+ And Hpv- Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Impact On Cancer Cell Apoptosis And Immune Infiltrate., Joseph M. Curry, Jennifer Johnson, Mehri Mollaee, Patrick Tassone, Dev Amin, Alexander Knops, Diana Whitaker Menezes, My Mahoney, Andrew P. South, Ulrich Rodeck, Tingting Zhan, Larry A. Harshyne, Nancy Philp, Adam J. Luginbuhl, David Cognetti, Madalina Tuluc, Ubaldo E. Martinez-Outshoorn, Md

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Faculty Papers

Background: Metformin, an oral anti-hyperglycemic drug which inhibits mitochondrial complex I and oxidative phosphorylation has been reported to correlate with improved outcomes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and other cancers. This effect is postulated to occur through disruption of tumor-driven metabolic and immune dysregulation in the tumor microenvironment (TME). We report new findings on the impact of metformin on the tumor and immune elements of the TME from a clinical trial of metformin in HNSCC. Methods: Human papilloma virus-(HPV-) tobacco+ mucosal HNSCC samples (n = 12) were compared to HPV+ oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) samples (n ...


Biological Therapy In The Treatment Of Melanoma, Simona Roxana Georgescu, Mihaela Roxana Ioghen, Maria Isabela Sarbu, Alexandra-Florentina Ion, Ela Ghita, Cristina-Iulia Mitran, Madalina-Irina Mitran, Vasile Benea, Mircea Tampa 2018 Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Bucharest, Romania

Biological Therapy In The Treatment Of Melanoma, Simona Roxana Georgescu, Mihaela Roxana Ioghen, Maria Isabela Sarbu, Alexandra-Florentina Ion, Ela Ghita, Cristina-Iulia Mitran, Madalina-Irina Mitran, Vasile Benea, Mircea Tampa

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Melanoma is one of the most aggressive tumors and its incidence is on the rise. The low rates of survival in metastatic melanoma has led to the development of new drugs for this type of patient, such as biological therapy which has shown remarkable results. This therapy is based on stimulation of the immune system to fight tumoral cells through: injection of cytokines with immunomodulatory properties (interleukin-2, alpha-interferon), vaccination with tumor antigens or immune cells that process tumor antigens, adoptive immunotherapy, inhibition of immune checkpoints (PD-1, CTLA-4), inhibition or stimulation of immune modulator molecules (OX-40, LAG-3), inhibition of signaling pathways ...


In Vitro Transport Of Methotrexate By Drosophila Multidrug Resistance-Associated Protein., Agnes Karasik, András Váradi, Flóra Szeri 2018 Hungarian Academy of Sciences

In Vitro Transport Of Methotrexate By Drosophila Multidrug Resistance-Associated Protein., Agnes Karasik, András Váradi, Flóra Szeri

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Methotrexate (MTX) is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent, immune suppressant and antimalarial drug. It is a substrate of several human ABC proteins that confer multidrug resistance to cancer cells and determine compartmentalization of a wide range of physiological metabolites and endo or xenobiotics, by their primary active transport across biological membranes. The substrate specificity and tissue distribution of these promiscuous human ABC transporters show a high degree of redundancy, providing robustness to these key physiological and pharmacological processes, such as the elimination of toxins, e.g. methotrexate from the body. A similar network of proteins capable of transporting methotrexate has ...


Verrucous Plaques On The Nose And Palate, Melia Hernandez Holt, Loreen A Herwaldt, Karolyn A Wanat 2018 University of Iowa

Verrucous Plaques On The Nose And Palate, Melia Hernandez Holt, Loreen A Herwaldt, Karolyn A Wanat

Department of Dermatology Publications

No abstract provided.


Listeria Monocytogenes As A Vector For Cancer Immunotherapy: Current Understanding And Progress, John C. Flickinger, Ulrich Rodeck, Adam E. Snook 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Listeria Monocytogenes As A Vector For Cancer Immunotherapy: Current Understanding And Progress, John C. Flickinger, Ulrich Rodeck, Adam E. Snook

Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Faculty Papers

Listeria monocytogenes, a Gram-positive facultative anaerobic bacterium, is becoming a popular vector for cancer immunotherapy. Indeed, multiple vaccines have been developed utilizing modified Listeria as a tool for generating immune responses against a variety of cancers. Moreover, over a dozen clinical trials testing Listeria cancer vaccines are currently underway, which will help to understand the utility of Listeria vaccines in cancer immunotherapy. This review aims to summarize current views on how Listeria-based vaccines induce potent antitumor immunity and the current state of Listeria-based cancer vaccines in clinical trials. © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.


Worsening Solid Facial Edema: An Unusual Case Of Angiosarcoma, Emily A Weig, Marthe N Dika, Brian L Swick, Mohammed M Milhem, Nitin A Pagedar, Karolyn A Wanat 2018 University of Iowa

Worsening Solid Facial Edema: An Unusual Case Of Angiosarcoma, Emily A Weig, Marthe N Dika, Brian L Swick, Mohammed M Milhem, Nitin A Pagedar, Karolyn A Wanat

Department of Dermatology Publications

No abstract provided.


How Do Health Care Providers Identify And Address Lifestyle Factors With Community Dwelling Adults Who Have Chronic Wounds?, Linda Norton 2018 The University of Western Ontario

How Do Health Care Providers Identify And Address Lifestyle Factors With Community Dwelling Adults Who Have Chronic Wounds?, Linda Norton

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Wound prevention and management best practice guidelines and literature contain recommendations that treatment plans need to consider the client’s lifestyle but offer little guidance about the specific lifestyle factors to be considered, nor how to address these. A post positivist constructivist grounded theory study was used to explore this gap Participants were health care providers with at least 5 years of experience working with community dwelling adults with chronic wounds. Data were transcripts of two semi structured individual interviews, a reflective journal, relevant documents identified by participants and transcripts of focus groups.

A common understanding of lifestyle factors was ...


The Role Of Human Papillomaviruses And Polyomaviruses In Braf-Inhibitor Induced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma And Benign Squamoproliferative Lesions, Karin J. Purdie, Charlotte M. Proby, Hasan Rizvi, Heather Griffin, John Doorbar, Mary Sommerlad, Mariet C. Feltkamp, Els van der Meijden, Gareth J. Inman, Andrew P. South, Irene M. Leigh, Catherine A. Harwood 2018 Queen Mary University of London

The Role Of Human Papillomaviruses And Polyomaviruses In Braf-Inhibitor Induced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma And Benign Squamoproliferative Lesions, Karin J. Purdie, Charlotte M. Proby, Hasan Rizvi, Heather Griffin, John Doorbar, Mary Sommerlad, Mariet C. Feltkamp, Els Van Der Meijden, Gareth J. Inman, Andrew P. South, Irene M. Leigh, Catherine A. Harwood

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Background: Human papillomavirus (HPV) has long been proposed as a cofactor in the pathogenesis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC). More recently, the striking clinico-pathological features of cSCCs that complicate treatment of metastatic melanoma with inhibitors targeting BRAF mutations (BRAFi) has prompted speculation concerning a pathogenic role for oncogenic viruses. Here, we investigate HPV and human polyomaviruses (HPyV) and correlate with clinical, histologic, and genetic features in BRAFi-associated cSCC. Materials and Methods: Patients receiving BRAFi treatment were recruited at Barts Health NHS Trust. HPV DNA was detected in microdissected frozen samples using reverse line probe technology and degenerate and nested ...


Cutaneous Metastases Of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor: Ineffectiveness Of Intralesional Methotrexate, Claire E Hannah, Molly S Moye, Vincent Liu, Mohammed M Milhem, Karolyn A Wanat 2018 University of Iowa

Cutaneous Metastases Of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor: Ineffectiveness Of Intralesional Methotrexate, Claire E Hannah, Molly S Moye, Vincent Liu, Mohammed M Milhem, Karolyn A Wanat

Department of Dermatology Publications

No abstract provided.


Trametinib Prevents Mesothelial-Mesenchymal Transition And Ameliorates Abdominal Adhesion Formation, Edward J. Macarak, Christine Lotto, Deepika Koganti, Xiaoling Jin, Pete J. Wermuth, Anna-Karin Olsson, Matthew Montgomery, Joel Rosenbloom 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Trametinib Prevents Mesothelial-Mesenchymal Transition And Ameliorates Abdominal Adhesion Formation, Edward J. Macarak, Christine Lotto, Deepika Koganti, Xiaoling Jin, Pete J. Wermuth, Anna-Karin Olsson, Matthew Montgomery, Joel Rosenbloom

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Background

Intra-abdominal adhesions are a major cause of morbidity after abdominal or gynecologic surgery. However, knowledge about the pathogenic mechanism(s) is limited, and there are no effective treatments. Here, we investigated a mouse model of bowel adhesion formation and the effect(s) of an Federal Drug Administration-approved drug (trametinib) in preventing adhesion formation.

Materials and methods

C57BL/6 mice were used to develop a consistent model of intra-abdominal adhesion formation by gentle cecal abrasion with mortality rates ofEDA) which arises from alternative splicing of the fibronectin messenger RNA resulting in different protein isoforms. Trichrome staining assessed collagen deposition. Quantitative ...


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