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Authors: Vidič M, Bartenjev I Abstract Among several skin fillers developed in recent decades, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers have become the material of choice. They are safe, long-lasting, not immunogenic, and cost effective, and they can be removed with hyaluronidase. Unfortunately, early and delayed complications can also occur following HA filler injection. Here we report the case of a hyaluronic filler-related complication in a 50-year-old female patient. The locations affected were the forehead, glabella, and nose. Three days after HA filler application in the upper lip, glabellar region, and nasal root, with...
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CONCLUSIONS: Based on our meta-analysis with a change in FEV1 as the primary end point, high-dose nebulized budesonide was an acceptable alternative to systemic corticosteroids in hospitalized subjects with COPD exacerbations who were not critically ill. Additional well-designed prospective studies are needed in both the acute care and ambulatory settings. We provide perspective on how this evidence might be applied in clinical practice. PMID: 30237276 [PubMed - in process]
This study elucidates the therapeutic potential of AGP in the control and management of chemical-induced allergic asthma. To the best of our knowledge, the potential anti-asthma activity of AGP in TDI-induced occupational asthma has not been reported previously.Graphical abstract
Conclusions: In our study, BMI was moderately correlated with pulmonary function positively and exacerbations negatively. To some extent, BMI might be a useful indicator to predict the prognosis of COPD patients and for long-term management. PMID: 30233884 [PubMed]
Authors: Brambilla L, Minuti A, Brambilla M, Tourlaki A, Genovese G, Berti E PMID: 30229642 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: It is a common practice for CKI to be integrated with both modern medicines and TCMs when treating CC in China. The associations of medication combinations of CKI in treating CC manifest certain laws for both TCMs and modern medicines. The RWS for validating interrelationships of combined medication may provide evidence for rational use of CKI. Further explorations are needed to verify and expand the conclusions. PMID: 30228827 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Juan Carlos Cardet, Christopher D. Codispoti, Tonya S. King, Leonard Bacharier, Tara Carr, Mario Castro, Vernon Chinchilli, Ryan Dunn, Fernando Holquin, Linda Engle, Kyle Nelson, Victor E. Ortega, Michael Peters, Sima Ramratnam, Jerry A. Krishnan, Michael E. Wechsler, Elliot Israel, NHLBI Asthmanet
Abstract Identifying heterogeneity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) phenotypes is important for the development of personalized medicine. Genome-wide analysis was used to compare the methylation levels of peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) samples from 24 acute-exacerbation (AE) COPD patients with good/poor response to corticosteroid therapy and 12 non-COPD controls. Pyrosequencing was employed to validate the genome-wide analysis. In the dataset specific to COPD patients with a good response, enrichment was identified for the following: genes in the Ubl conjugation pathway, nicotinamide nucle...
There has been a paradigm shift from corticosteroid to propranolol treatment for infantile hemangiomas (IHs), with surgical resection reserved for complicated or persistent IHs. The purpose of this study was to determine if propranolol treatment was associated with decreased utilization of surgical resection compared to corticosteroids.