Management of muscle trigger points causing subacromial pain using dry needling technique – a case report.

Related Articles Management of muscle trigger points causing subacromial pain using dry needling technique – a case report. J Pak Med Assoc. 2020 Dec;70(12(A)):2270-2272 Authors: Javed MA, Saleem S, Hassan Raza MK Abstract We present a case of a 22-year-old university sportsman who presented at a private hospital in Lahore in December 2018 with complaint of severe pain in the …

Clinical Efficacy of Topical Tranexamic Acid With Microneedling in Melasma.

Related Articles Clinical Efficacy of Topical Tranexamic Acid With Microneedling in Melasma. Dermatol Surg. 2020 11;46(11):e96-e101 Authors: Kaur A, Bhalla M, Pal Thami G, Sandhu J Abstract BACKGROUND: Melasma is a common, recurrent, and refractory cause of facial pigmentation resulting in cosmetic disfigurement. Tranexamic acid (TA) has been used systemically and locally for clearance of pigmentation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the …

Tranexamic Acid for Melasma Treatment: A Split-Face Study.

Related Articles Tranexamic Acid for Melasma Treatment: A Split-Face Study. Dermatol Surg. 2020 11;46(11):e102-e107 Authors: Ebrahim HM, Said Abdelshafy A, Khattab F, Gharib K Abstract BACKGROUND: Melasma is an acquired hyperpigmented skin disorder. Tranexamic acid (TXA) prevents ultraviolet radiation induced pigmentation in melasma through interfering with the plasminogen-plasmin pathway. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate the therapeutic effect and …

Factors Affecting Depth of Penetration in Microneedling- and Laser-Assisted Drug Delivery: The Importance of Timing of Topical Application.

Related Articles Factors Affecting Depth of Penetration in Microneedling- and Laser-Assisted Drug Delivery: The Importance of Timing of Topical Application. Dermatol Surg. 2020 12;46(12):e146-e153 Authors: Chung HJ, Cheng J, Gonzalez M, Al-Janahi S Abstract BACKGROUND: Microneedling- and laser-assisted drug delivery are emerging techniques used to treat various conditions. However, key parameters affecting drug penetration remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: This study aims …

Platelet-rich plasma in noninvasive procedures for atrophic acne scars: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Related Articles Platelet-rich plasma in noninvasive procedures for atrophic acne scars: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020 Apr;19(4):836-844 Authors: Long T, Gupta A, Ma S, Hsu S Abstract BACKGROUND: The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) combined with noninvasive, nonenergy procedures for atrophic acne scars has shown promise. To date, there has not been a systematic review or …

Efficacy of microneedling combined with tacrolimus versus either one alone for vitiligo treatment.

Related Articles Efficacy of microneedling combined with tacrolimus versus either one alone for vitiligo treatment. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020 Apr;19(4):855-862 Authors: Ebrahim HM, Albalate W Abstract BACKGROUND: Combination therapies have reported to augment the repigmentation in vitiligo. Microneedling (Mn) facilitates drug delivery across the skin barrier. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of Mn combined with tacrolimus …

A Systematic Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Microneedling in the Treatment of Melasma.

Related Articles A Systematic Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Microneedling in the Treatment of Melasma. Dermatol Surg. 2020 12;46(12):1636-1641 Authors: Wu SZ, Muddasani S, Alam M Abstract BACKGROUND: Melasma is an acquired disorder of hyperpigmentation that is often recalcitrant to current therapies. Microneedling is used to treat scars, striae, and rhytides and has a relatively low risk of …

Flexor Digitorum Brevis Muscle Dry Needling Changes Surface and Plantar Pressures: A Pre-Post Study.

Related Articles Flexor Digitorum Brevis Muscle Dry Needling Changes Surface and Plantar Pressures: A Pre-Post Study. Life (Basel). 2021 Jan 13;11(1): Authors: Martínez-Jiménez EM, Losa-Iglesias ME, Antolín-Gil MS, López-López D, Romero-Morales C, Benito-de-Pedro M, Calvo-Lobo C, Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo R Abstract BACKGROUND: The effects of the dry needling technique and pain reduction have been demonstrated in numerous quality studies. However, the mechanical …

Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction continues trend for spontaneous resolution beyond first year of life.

Related Articles Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction continues trend for spontaneous resolution beyond first year of life. Br J Ophthalmol. 2020 08;104(8):1161-1163 Authors: Nakayama T, Watanabe A, Rajak S, Yamanaka Y, Sotozono C Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate spontaneous resolution of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) beyond 12 months of age in Japanese infants. METHODS: Retrospective, observational case series. We retrospectively reviewed …

Short-Term Morphological Changes in Asymptomatic Perimandibular Muscles after Dry Needling Assessed with Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging: A Proof-of-Concept Study.

Related Articles Short-Term Morphological Changes in Asymptomatic Perimandibular Muscles after Dry Needling Assessed with Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging: A Proof-of-Concept Study. J Clin Med. 2021 Jan 08;10(2): Authors: Botticchio A, Mourad F, Fernández-Carnero S, Arias-Buría JL, Santodomingo Bueno A, Mesa Jiménez J, Gobbo M Abstract Facial anatomical structures are not easily accessible to manual palpation. The aim of our study is …