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Is There an Ideal Animal Model to Study Hypertrophic Scarring?
Wound healing in hypertrophic scarring and keloid animal models presents significant differences when compared with humans. A brief review is presented about hypertrophic scarring in animal modelsExpand
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Transverse Effects of Surgically Assisted Rapid Maxillary Expansion: A Comparative Study Using Haas and Hyrax
Background: Surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion is the treatment of choice for correcting transverse maxillary deficiency in patients with skeletal maturity, although the influence of theExpand
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Feelings of powerlessness in individuals with either venous or diabetic foot ulcers.
AIM To assess feelings of powerlessness in patients with either venous or diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS This was an exploratory, descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted from May 2010 to AugustExpand
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Effects of topical application of 10,000 IU heparin on patients with perineal dermatitis and second-degree burns treated in a public pediatric hospital.
BACKGROUND High-molecular-weight sodium heparin (10,000 IU) has been developed based on studies conducted on burn patients; it has anti-inflammatory, antigenic and anticoagulant properties. Expand
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Effect of zafirlukast on capsular contracture around silicone implants in rats.
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of zafirlukast on capsular contracture around silicone implants by measuring the pressure within the implant, using a rat experimental model. METHODS Forty adultExpand
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The effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on the viability of random skin flaps in rats
The aim of this study was to determine the role of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in the viability of random skin flaps. In 30 Wistar-EPM rats, a random 10×4 cm skin flap wasExpand
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Cutaneous Idiopathic Hyperchromia of the Orbital Region (CIHOR): A Histopathological Study
BackgroundDark circles under or around the eyes is a cosmetic problem for a large number of people. It is a condition of unknown etiology characterized by the darkening of the eyelids and periorbitalExpand
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The action of CGRP and SP on cultured skin fibroblasts
Background/purposeCalcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is the most abundant neuropeptide in the skin, followed by substance P (SP), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), and other neuropeptides inExpand
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Upregulation of TGF-β1 Expression May Be Necessary but Is Not Sufficient for Excessive Scarring
Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) upregulation has been implicated in hypertrophic scars and keloids, but it is unclear if it is the cause or an effect of excessive scar formation. In thisExpand
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Sleep Quality Among Patients With Venous Ulcers: A Cross-sectional Study in a Health Care Setting in São Paulo, Brazil.
 This was an exploratory, descriptive, cross-sectional study to assess sleep quality in 100 patients with venous ulcers using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Thirty-six (36%)Expand
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