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Mesenchymal Stem Cells: “Guardians of Inflammation”

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Abstract: Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a unique progenitor cell that can be recovered from most vascularized tissues in the human body. In addition to their capability of differentiating into tissues of mesenchymal lineage, perhaps their most salient features are immunomodulation and trophic capabilities. A chronic wound is characterized by an overzealous immune response that leads to a corrosive extracellular matrix, deficiency of regulatory growth factors, hypoxia, and cellular senescence....

Facial Actinomycosis Mimicking a Cutaneous Tumor

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Abstract: Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous infection that commonly occurs in the cervicofacial region. Although Actinomcyes is an element of the normal oral flora, infections of the facial skin are very rare because of the entirely endogenous habitation of the organism. The authors report a case of facial actinomycosis, which mimicked a cutaneous tumor both clinically and surgically in a 44-year-old woman with chronic renal failure and Hepatitis C viral infection....

Rare Complication of Stomas: Peristomal Necrotizing Fasciitis

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Abstract: Introduction. A stoma formation is a frequently performed procedure in patients undergoing colorectal surgery. Although stoma formation is a simple process, it should be performed with caution. The aim of this study was to attract physicians’ attention to this rare disease and also to identify the surgical and medical treatment options for peristomal necrotizing fasciitis as a rare complication....

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Evaluation of Honey as a Topical Therapy for Intraoral Wound Healing in Rats

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Abstract: Objective. Honey is one of the oldest known medicines. Its medical and therapeutic importance has been recently rediscovered. Honey is an effective treatment for infected wounds and ulcers. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of honey as a topical therapy for intraoral wound healing in rats....

Evaluation of the Effects of Air Pollutants on Diabetic Wounds

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Abstract: Background. Although air pollution containing fine dust particles is gaining attention worldwide, little is known about the effects of such pollutants on diabetic wounds. Air pollutants from diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) cause inflammation, resulting in an increased expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, which attract monocytes and T cells to the sites of inflammation. The authors evaluated the effects of air pollutants on diabetic wounds....

Evaluating the Use of Hematological Parameters in Staging Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Abstract: Introduction. Recently, it has been shown that hematological parameters may be used as markers of inflammatory response. In this study, the authors aimed to identify the potential roles of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and other hematological markers in the evaluation of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease....

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Abstract: Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative granulomatous infection most commonly involving the cervicofacial region. Clinical diagnosis is usually difficult, and fine-needle aspiration cytology or imaging studies are usually unhelpful in diagnosing actinomycosis. Definitive diagnosis is based on the histopathological examination of a tissue biopsy.

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