Cryotherapy malfunction results in burn, blisters

(Reuters Health) - Whole-body cryotherapy - a trendy procedure that exposes the naked body to subzero temperatures - isn't backed by evidence and can be risky, doctors say.
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Skin tags are common, benign skin growths that hang from the surface of the skin on a thin piece of tissue called a stalk. They are made up of many components, including fat, collagen fibers, and sometimes nerve cells and small blood vessels. It’s possible that these collagen fibers and blood vessels become wrapped up inside a layer of skin, leading to the formation of a skin tag. The medical term for a skin tag is acrochordon, and they can also be referred to as soft fibromas or fibroepithelial polyps. Skin tags are frequently found in areas of friction on the skin, such as the neck, underarms, under the breast...
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Medical device companies attempting to market a new treatment in the U.S. often make the erroneous assumption that winning FDA approval is the final destination, and success is theirs. In fact, going through the regulatory process is only the halfway point. The grueling path from FDA approval to reimbursement is like a treacherous walk through Death Valley and many companies don’t make it through. In this case study, I discuss the trials and triumphs of bringing robotic high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), a non-invasive procedure for localized prostate cancer, to the U.S.&Aci...
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Discussion Hypopigmentation can be worrisome for many families because of cosmesis and the worry that “something is wrong.” The normal natural changes in skin-tone over the year due to different light exposure and wide variations within individuals is not something that many people are aware of. Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation is a common cause of hypopigmentation. Vitiligo is the most common cause of depigmentation. Vitiligo is an acquired, depigmenting disorder with typical lesions appearing as milky white macules with distinct margins that are not scaly. Hair (including eyebrows and eyelashes) can be dep...
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Discussion Veruccae plantaris or plantar warts are caused by Human Papillomavirus which causes benign epidermal tumors that often have a cauliflower pattern on the foot that may be elevated or flush with the surrounding skin. Lesions may resemble calluses but the normal footprint pattern is disrupted. The lesions often have pinpoint hemorrhages that appear as black dots. In an immunocompetent individual, the lesions usually have spontaneous resolution within 2 years but the infection may spread to create additional lesions. The lesions may also cause pain or discomfort because of their size or location. There are numerous...
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Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling Let’s say you’ve started working out at the gym and you’re wondering what you can do for your aching muscles. How does this sound? Put on a pair of gloves, shoes, socks, and a protective headband to cover your ears and face — but wear little else. Then step into a cold room for three to four minutes. By “cold” I mean really cold: between −100° C and −140° C (which is −148° F to −220° F)! If that sounds good to you (really?), you may already be using whole body cryotherapy (WBC). And if it sounds terrible to you (o...
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Superficial local cryotherapy is frequently and safely used for pain relief following musculoskeletal injury or disease. However, serious skin complications have been reported in adults following inappropriate application. Skin burns following superficial local cryotherapy have not been previously reported in children.The consequences of inappropriate use of various forms of cryotherapy in four children following sport injuries are presented. They were all primarily misdiagnosed with a soft tissue injury.
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Source Type: research
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It's been used by athletes to speed up recovery but fans of cryotherapy say it can aid weightloss too. Kelly Edwards, 35, from NSW, tried it to ease pain but says it helped her drop a dress size in six weeks
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This study demonstrated that hypothermia of the distal limbs instituted early in the disease process in the horse at risk of SRL significantly attenuates the increase of MAC387-positive leukocytes in the digital lamellae, but has minimal effect on increases in lamellar concentrations of the major leukocyte cell type present in that tissue, CD163-positive mononuclear cells.
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ConclusionOur results clearly demonstrate the optimal outcomes obtained following treatment with dermal micrografts on exaggerated scars with different etiologies. However, further studies are required to confirm the efficacy of this new technique.
Source: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
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