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The mechanical properties of the in vivo dermis were measured by means of a torque applied to the skin. The resulting deformation of 2–6°, including the immediate and delayed visco-elastic components, as well as the relaxation were measured, and the raw values corrected for a constant skin thickness. The experiment performed on 138 individuals from 3 to 89(More)
RATIONALE Post-cardiac surgery shock is associated with high morbidity and mortality. By removing toxins and proinflammatory mediators and correcting metabolic acidosis, high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) might halt the vicious circle leading to death by improving myocardial performance and reducing vasopressor dependence. OBJECTIVES To determine whether(More)
The response of the forearm skin to a 9 · 10-3 N · m torque was measured on 141 subjects aged 3–89 years. The results for each age class were ajusted to a skin thickness of 1 mm by use of a skinfold caliper. Results indicate a maximum skin thickness around the age of 40 years. Standardised skin extensibility decreases with age, the skin of females being(More)
BACKGROUND Propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS) is a rare but serious complication of propofol administration consisting of metabolic disorder with acidosis, often leading to fatal cardiovascular collapse. METHODS A case of PRIS is described in a 17-year-old female with refractory status epilepticus (RSE) who was receiving high-dose propofol for seizure(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion of allogeneic blood influences outcome after surgery. Despite widespread availability of transfusion guidelines, transfusion practices might vary among physicians, departments, hospitals and countries. Our aim was to determine the amount of packed red blood cells (pRBC) and blood products transfused intraoperatively, and to describe(More)
A case of uterine malignant mixed mesodermal tumor harboring endocrine cells is reported. Endocrine cells were immunocharacterized as serotonin, somatostatin and pancreatic polypeptide cells. This variety of mixed müllerian tumor is added to other endocrine cells-containing neoplasms of the uterus.
Synopsis A new device using a torsional technique has been developed to record the biomechanical properties of the skin. After determination of the optimal experimental conditions, effects of cosmetic products on the stratum corneum biomechanical properties are described.
Topical corticosteroids are widely used in cutaneous diseases. Although their mode of action on different skin compartments has been documented, little is known about their effects on the human sebaceous gland. We investigated the effects of two corticosteroids of differing potency on the excretion of sebum by means of two validated techniques: the Sebutape(More)