Henry Ford physician receives NIH grant for first-of-its-kind keloid study

(Henry Ford Health System) Lamont R. Jones, M.D., MBA, vice chair for the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Health System, received a five-year, $895,814 grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund research regarding the potential contribution of exosomes in keloid development. Currently, there are no published studies on keloid exosomes.
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Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): A. Regan, J. McMahon
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research
Keloid disorder, a recently coined term, refers to a group of fibroproliferative disorders affecting the skin (Tirgan, 2019a). The clinical spectrum of such conditions include keloids and hypertrophic scars, as well as acne keloidalis and keloidalis nuchae, in which cutaneous nodules and tumors develop as a result of trauma and inflammation (Figure 1). Keloids are relatively common, particularly affecting certain ethnic groups. Individuals of African ancestry have a very high incidence of keloids, reported to affect 4-16% of people in such populations, i.e., about 15 times higher than in individuals of European ancestry (Brown et al.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Meeting Report Source Type: research
We wish to discuss the complications of free flap reconstructive surgery of the head and neck in a patient with mild protein S deficiency.
Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
This study revealed that circRNAs are potentially implicated in the development of keloid and could serve as novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets. PMID: 31612410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Molecular Biology Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Mol Biol Rep Source Type: research
This article discusses techniques for prevention and treatment options for unsightly and hypertrophic scars. PMID: 31587770 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research
This article discusses techniques for prevention and treatment options for unsightly and hypertrophic scars.
Source: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is the first report to suggest that female sex may drive keloidogenesis because of physiological reasons. Individuals were most likely to seek a medical examination almost 10  years after onset, regardless of sex. These findings provide new insight into the importance of sex in the development and progression of keloids. Future studies should address the influence of sex hormones on the keloid.
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
French medical company BILHI Genetics has become the first to develop a first-of-its-kind test that, it says, is able to identify genes linked to a risk of keloid scars.
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Conclusions: Early postoperative botulinum toxin type A injection in the medial canthal region efficiently reduces hypertrophic scarring and improves the outcome of epicanthoplasty. Therefore, botulinum toxin type A injection can be used as a routine method to prevent hypertrophic scarring and improve the outcome of epicanthoplasty. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, II.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Original Articles Source Type: research
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