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See detailHedgehog- and mTOR-targeted therapies for advanced basal cell carcinomas.
FRANCHIMONT, Claudine ULg; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; PAQUET, Philippe ULg et al

in Future Oncology (2015), 11

Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are the most frequent human cancer. Over 90% of all BCCs have a mutation in patched homologue 1 (PTCH 1) or smoothened (SMO), two conducting proteins of the Hedgehog (Hh ... [more ▼]

Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are the most frequent human cancer. Over 90% of all BCCs have a mutation in patched homologue 1 (PTCH 1) or smoothened (SMO), two conducting proteins of the Hedgehog (Hh) pathway. They rarely progress deeply and metastasize; however, if they do, these advanced BCC become amenable to treatment by inhibiting the Hedgehog and the P13K–mTOR pathways. Such innovative drugs include vismodegib, cyclopamine, itraconazole, everolimus and a few other agents that are in early clinical development. [less ▲]

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See detailCutaneous Melanocytomas: Variants and Caveats
Pierard, Gérald ULg; Franchimont, Claudine ULg

in Austin Journal of Cancer and Clinical Research (2015), 2(3), 1035

There is a regular improvement in the early clinical disclosure of various atypical melanocytic neoplasms (AMN). The histopathological examination of AMN remains mandatory for establishing their diagnosis ... [more ▼]

There is a regular improvement in the early clinical disclosure of various atypical melanocytic neoplasms (AMN). The histopathological examination of AMN remains mandatory for establishing their diagnosis and proper management. Panels of experts in AMN diagnosis report only moderate agreement in a diversity of puzzling cases. Some AMN have been differently designated in the literature including atypical Spitz tumor, metastasizing Spitz tumor, borderline and intermediate melanocytic tumor, malignant Spitz nevus and pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma or animal-type melanoma. Some acronyms have been further offered such as MELTUMP (after “melanocytic tumor of uncertain malignant potential”) and STUMP (after “Spitzoid melanocytic tumor of uncertain malignant potential”). In this review, such AMN at the exclusion of cutaneous malignant melanoma (MM) variants, are grouped under the tentative broad heading cutaneous melanocytoma. These lesions typically follow an indolent course, although they exhibit an atypical and sometimes worrisome patterns or cytologic aspects. Rare cases of cutaneous melanocytomas progress to locoregional clusters of lesions (agminate lesions), and even to regional lymph nodes. At times, the distinction between a cutaneous melanocytoma and MM remains problematic and even proves to be merely impossible. However, multipronged immunohistochemistry helps assessing the malignancy risk. [less ▲]

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See detailRegarder dans une boule de cristal et dépister des sujets à risque pour le mélanome cutané
Pierard, Gérald ULg; Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2015), 70

Cutaneous melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer showing an increasingly growing incidence in white populations of Europe and United States. Intensive research in recent years has begun to unlock its ... [more ▼]

Cutaneous melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer showing an increasingly growing incidence in white populations of Europe and United States. Intensive research in recent years has begun to unlock its molecular pathogenesis. Screening the neoplasm at an early stage remains primordial. Hence, targeting populations at risk is likely efficient. In such an attempt, the regular clinical examination benefits from a series of non invasive procedures such as skin surface biopsies, in vivo confocal microscopy, dermoscopy and specular fluorescent light reflectance. [less ▲]

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See detailProtomyofibroblast Pathway in Early Thermal Burn Healing
Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg; jennes, Serge et al

in Skin Pharmacology & Physiology (2015), 28

Wound healing following partial thickness thermal burns is commonly hampered by the risk of hypertrophic scarring. Skin myofibroblast (MF) density is commonly increased in postburn healing. The transition ... [more ▼]

Wound healing following partial thickness thermal burns is commonly hampered by the risk of hypertrophic scarring. Skin myofibroblast (MF) density is commonly increased in postburn healing. The transition between fibroblast-like cells and α-smooth muscle actin (SMA)+ MF possibly begins with CD14+ monocytes, evolving to CD14+ CD34+ fibrocytes, followed by β-SMA+ protomyofibroblast (PMF) maturation. Skin biopsies from 25 burn patients were collected about 1 and 4 weeks after injury. Immunohistochemistry was performed using monoclonal antibodies to α-SMA, β-SMA, factor XIIIa, lysozyme, Mac 387, CD14, CD117 and Ulex europaeus agglutinin-1 (UEA-1). The set of Mac 387+ and CD14+ monocytes was accompanied by both CD34+ fibrocytes and factor XIIIa+ dendrocytes. By contrast, β-SMA+ PMF were rare. Of note, α-SMA+ MF were more abundant at week 4 than at week 1 (p < 0.01). The UEA-1+ endothelial cells showed marked variations in their dermal distribution, irrespective of the densities in the other scrutinized cells. In conclusion, healing of partial thickness thermal burns involves a diversity of cell types including PMF. In the present samples, the PMF density remained low. [less ▲]

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See detailThe conundrum of toxic epidermal necrolysis
Pierard, Gérald ULg; PAQUET, Philippe ULg; Jennes, Serge et al

Book published by Novapublishers - Nova Biomedical (2015)

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See detailFrom observational to analytical morphology of the stratum corner: progress avoiding hazardous animal and human testings.
PIERARD, Gérald ULg; Courtois, J.; Ritacco, C. et al

in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology (2015), 8

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See detailSkin viscoelasticity during hormone replacement therapy for climacteric ageing.
PIERARD, Gérald ULg; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; PAQUET, Philippe ULg et al

in International Journal of Cosmetic Science (2014), 36

BACKGROUND: Climacteric ageing refers to the period of women's life centred by the perimenopause. This step of life is responsible for initiating skin atrophic withering and slackness responsible for ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Climacteric ageing refers to the period of women's life centred by the perimenopause. This step of life is responsible for initiating skin atrophic withering and slackness responsible for changes in the viscoelasticity of the dermal connective tissue. Some women benefit from hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for controlling some unpleasant internal climacteric changes (osteoporosis, vasomotor instability, ...). OBJECTIVE: To investigate some corrective effects of HRT on the functional damages in the dermal tensile strength. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was performed on 200 healthy Caucasian women. In vivo skin viscoelasticity was assessed using the suction method. RESULTS: Skin distensibility and hysteresis appeared increased at menopause with or without HRT. By contrast, the biological elasticity significantly decreased out of HRT. CONCLUSION: Some drugs and cosmetics might attempt at improving such viscoelastic attributes of the skin at menopause. [less ▲]

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See detailLa vignette diagnostique de l'étudiant. Diagnostic et évolution d'une gale.
Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; PIERARD, Gérald ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2014), 69

Human scabies is an ectoparasitosis affecting any individual at any age. The level of infestation by Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis is influenced by any defect in immune response. Several clinical types ... [more ▼]

Human scabies is an ectoparasitosis affecting any individual at any age. The level of infestation by Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis is influenced by any defect in immune response. Several clinical types of scabies are described including baby scabies, profuse scabies of immunodepression, norvegian scabies and sarcoptic mange. Onchocerciasis dermatitis is a tropical microfilariosis completely distinct by its parasitIc nature. [less ▲]

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See detailChangements climatiques et l'antinomie de l'eau qui déshydrate.
Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; Pierard, Sébastien ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2014), 69

The stratum corneum materializes the interface between the body and its environment. Such a structure is influenced by the climate and seasons. A series of physicochemical parameters are involved in this ... [more ▼]

The stratum corneum materializes the interface between the body and its environment. Such a structure is influenced by the climate and seasons. A series of physicochemical parameters are involved in this relationship. Among them, the relative humidity, the dew point, the insensible loss of water and the concepts of water-as-ice and the higgledypiggledy- water. [less ▲]

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See detailLe syndrome psoriasis avec ses comorbidités.
Franchimont, Claudine ULg; PIERARD, Gérald ULg; DELVENNE, Philippe ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2014), 69

The recognition of a complex disorder associating skin psoriasis and its comorbidities has considerably progressed over recent years. Beyond the skin lesions, psoriatic arthritis, the metabolic syndrome ... [more ▼]

The recognition of a complex disorder associating skin psoriasis and its comorbidities has considerably progressed over recent years. Beyond the skin lesions, psoriatic arthritis, the metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, and some cancers represent a group of chronic systemic disorders. The process is initiated and sustained by an immunological pathway involving Th1, Th17 and Th22 lymphocytes. The recognition of this complex disorder indicates that the clinical impact of psoriasis is not exclusively limited to the skin only. Keywords : Psoriasis - Cardiovascular disease [less ▲]

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See detailGreenhouse gas-related climate changes and some expected skin alterations.
Pierard, Sébastien ULg; PIERARD, Gérald ULg; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg et al

in Austin Journal of Dermatology (2014), 1

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See detailSécrétions sudorale et sébacée.
PIERARD, Gérald ULg; Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg

in EMC Cosmétologie et Dermatologie Esthétique (2014)

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See detailAnalytical search of sensory irritation to shampoos in reactive scalp.
PIERARD, Gérald ULg; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; Franchimont, Claudine ULg et al

in Labome Materials and Methods (2014), 4

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See detailLa vignette diagnostique de l'étudiant. Diagnostic et évolution d'une chéloïde.
FRANCHIMONT, Claudine ULg; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; NIZET, Jean-Luc ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2014), 69

Une chéloïde est une formation saillante, fibreuse hypertrophique du derme. Elle est très ferme au toucher. Il en existe deux types cliniques qui correspondent, d’une part, à une évolution particulière ... [more ▼]

Une chéloïde est une formation saillante, fibreuse hypertrophique du derme. Elle est très ferme au toucher. Il en existe deux types cliniques qui correspondent, d’une part, à une évolution particulière d’une cicatrice et, d’autre part, à une apparition présumée spontanée. Cette lésion est caractérisée par des dépôts massifs de faisceaux de collagène. Cet aspect la distingue de la cicatrice hypertrophique qui représente, de manière primordiale, une accumulation de fibroblastes et de petits vaisseaux. [less ▲]

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See detailSkin ageprint: the causative factors.
PIERARD, Gérald ULg; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; Delvenne, Philippe ULg et al

in Paye, M.; Maibach, H.I.; Barel, A.O. (Eds.) Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology (2014)

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See detailCyanoacrylate skin surface strippings and the 3S-Bioket advent in tropical dermatology. A look from Liège.
PIERARD, Gérald ULg; Franchimont, Claudine ULg; PAQUET, Philippe ULg et al

in Scientific World Journal (The) (2014), 2014

In the dermatopathology field, some simple available laboratory tests require minimum equipment for establishing a diagnosis. Among them, the cyanoacrylate skin surface stripping (CSSS), formerly named ... [more ▼]

In the dermatopathology field, some simple available laboratory tests require minimum equipment for establishing a diagnosis. Among them, the cyanoacrylate skin surface stripping (CSSS), formerly named skin surface biopsy or follicular biopsy, represents a convenient low cost procedure. It is a minimally invasive method collecting a continuous sheet of stratum corneum and horny follicular casts. In the vast majority of cases, it is painless and is unassociated with adverse events. CSSS can be performed in subjects of any age. The method has a number of applications in diagnostic dermatopathology and cosmetology, as well as in experimental dermatology settings. A series of derived analytic procedures include xerosis grading, comedometry, corneofungimetry, corneodynamics of stratum corneum renewal, corneomelametry, corneosurfametry, and corneoxenometry. [less ▲]

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See detailLa dermatoporose, un "vintage" de l'atrophodermie et de la "peau transparente".
FRANCHIMONT, Claudine ULg; Hermanns, J.F.; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2014), 69

Le vieillissement de la peau se marque à terme par une atrophodermie, parfois sévère. La corticothérapie, qu’elle soit systémique ou topique, exerce un effet atrophiant qui copie l’effet du grand âge. Cet ... [more ▼]

Le vieillissement de la peau se marque à terme par une atrophodermie, parfois sévère. La corticothérapie, qu’elle soit systémique ou topique, exerce un effet atrophiant qui copie l’effet du grand âge. Cet état d’atrophodermie a été décrit comme la «peau transparente» il y a une quarantaine d’années, et il a reçu plus récemment la nouvelle dénomination de dermatoporose. Il est connu de longue date que cet état entraîne des conséquences cliniques parfois majeures qui conduisent à des lésions diverses sous forme de purpura de Bateman, de cicatrices stellaires, et de plaies faisant suite à des traumatismes mineurs. [less ▲]

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See detailGynecologic and obstetric impact of the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: clues from scrutinizing dermal ultrastructural alterations.
Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; PIERARD, Gérald ULg; FRANCHIMONT, Claudine ULg et al

in Gynecology (2014), 2(1),

Background: The Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) represents a heterogenous group of heritable connective tissue disorders chiefly characterized by joint laxity, increased skin distensibility and connective ... [more ▼]

Background: The Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) represents a heterogenous group of heritable connective tissue disorders chiefly characterized by joint laxity, increased skin distensibility and connective tissue fragility. Each EDS type corresponds to a multisystemic disorder with widespread implications. Physicians evoke the EDS diagnosis in presence of some typical cutaneous signs, such as atrophic scars and frequent hematomas. Methods: To revisit the transmission electron microscopy support from skin biopsies when screening EDS in gynecology-obstetrics. Results: EDS women commonly suffer from a series of gynecologic and obstetric disorders. Dermal ultrastructural changes are keynote features suggesting some EDS types. Conclusion: Gene mutations are mostly identified in the classic and vascular EDS types, but only in sporadic cases of the hypermobile EDS type which apparently represents the most frequent type. Dermal ultrastructural changes represent relevant diagnostic clues for the practitioner. Preconception counseling about possible complications is welcome. Management requires precise diagnosis of the EDS type. [less ▲]

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