Low-level laser therapy in the treatment of oral pemphigus vulgaris: 2 case reports

We report 2 clinical cases: The first affected a female patient with erosions and ulcers lesions on the lip and intraoral mucosa who was complaining of severe pain.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Prostaglandins &Other Lipid MediatorsAuthor(s): Anne Barden, Michael Phillips, Emilie Mas, Lisa M. Hill, Ian Mowat, P.S. Loh, Tomas Corcoran, Trevor A. Mori
Source: Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators - Category: Lipidology Source Type: research
This study was aimed to estimate the prevalence of chronic pain in different regions of China. Data on pain and its treatment were collected from 9357 participants using questionnaires and telephone-based interviews, from 31 regions of China. Gathered data were then coded into electronic data acquisition system and descriptive and inferential statistical analysis was performed. Out of 9298 participants, the ratio of chronic pain was 31.54% with the proportion of male having chronic pain (33.86%) was higher than that of female (29.53%). The average age of participants with pain (45.02 ± 15.07 years) was higher than f...
Source: Libyan Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Libyan J Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur cases demonstrate that the second ‐order chords of the prolapsing AL can be tethered and that this aspect should be carefully evaluated before surgery, as it can progress over time, affecting the results of surgical repair.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
We describe three patients with acute type B aortic dissection complicated by retrograde arch extension and visceral malperfusion who were successfully treated with a total arch replacement and frozen elephant trunk.In patients with acute complicated type B aortic dissection without adequate proximal landing zone, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is not feasible. While some uncomplicated patients with retrograde aortic arch extension can be managed non-operatively, patients with distal malperfusion present a challenge. We describe three patients who presented with an acute type B aortic dissection with associate...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
PMID: 32068583 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
PMID: 32068588 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
ConclusionsDespite published reports showing benefit for pain control in patients with BPA, the overall low quality, retrospective evidence included in this review highlights the need for a rigorous prospective study to further address this indication.
Source: Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
We present a case of a 50-year-old man with an unremarkable past medical history who smokes 20 cigarettes every day. For the last 3 months, he has complained of pain on the gums. Clinical examination showed multiple white plaques on the buccal gingiva of all 4 quadrants, with a verrucous appearance, some of which had a reddish area. Incisional biopsies were performed of the lesions from the gingiva with clinical diagnosis of proliferative multifocal leukoplakia as well as a microbiologic culture intake.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractAutoimmune bullous diseases are a group of chronic inflammatory disorders caused by autoantibodies targeted against structural proteins of the desmosomal and hemidesmosomal plaques in the skin and mucosa, leading to intra-epithelial or subepithelial blistering. The oral mucosa is frequently affected in these diseases, in particular, in mucous membrane pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, and paraneoplastic pemphigus. The clinical symptoms are heterogeneous and may present with erythema, blisters, erosions, and ulcers localized anywhere on the oral mucosa, and lead to severe complaints for the patients including pain, dy...
Source: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Conclusions The clinical trials discussed here, which include several trials investigating novel therapeutic targets, demonstrate that translational research in pemphigus and pemphigoid is a fast-growing field. We thus expect that several novel treatments will be shortly available for the treatment of pemphigus and pemphigoid patients. Given the high, and thus far unmet, medical need in this field (110), this is highly encouraging and will hopefully improve the quality of life of the affected patients. In addition to the compounds and targets described here, several new targets have been recently identified in preclinical...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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