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Stretch marks (striae distensae) are a form of scarring that is a natural result of pregnancy, obesity and in some instances occur due to puberty or steroid use. For some people, the stretch marks do not cause a problem, but in many circumstances they can cause physical symptoms such as itchiness, tenderness and pain. For many people stretch marks are also embarrassing and can have detrimental effects on a patient's mood and self-esteem. Stretch marks that result from pregnancy most commonly occur on the abdomen, breasts and thighs.
Topical silicone gel was developed nearly thirty years ago to be used in the treatment of widespread hypertrophic scars (abnormal scars, which may be red or raised/depressed itchy or painful). Since this time it has been used successfully on most scar types. . Since stretch marks are a form of scarring it is thought that topical silicone gel may be helpful for this scar type also. Stratamark™ has been developed using different forms of silicone polymers, in a gel format, that dries to form a very thin and flexible silicone gel sheet making it a convenient therapy for the treatment and prevention of stretch marks.
The aim of this clinical research study is to prove or disprove the efficacy, safety and tolerability of Stratamark™ in the prevention and treatment of stretch marks. In addition, the knowledge gained from this study may be of benefit to many future patients
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-12-26T11:56:10-0500
Convenience and preference for the new Mark VII pen compared to the current Genotropin pen will be assessed using a questionaire. it is expected that the new pen will be preferred or at l...
To research the use of a novel set of intraoral tools called the Easy Stretch Toolkit for the therapeutic management of facial burns and other facial disorders.
The purpose of this study is to investigate if stretching the contralateral sacroiliac (SI) joint improves GIRD in baseball players. Additionally, we aimed to compare our SI joint stretchi...
The purpose of this clinical investigation is to report the long term survival and incidence of adverse events in the patients who were implanted with HM3 in the CE Mark Study and continue...
The purpose of this study is to clinically evaluate the efficacy, safety as well as patient satisfaction in the use of topical Centella asiatica (CA) on the cosmetic appearance of stretch ...
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Gabriella Gilbert, who recently completed her studies to become a fully fledged staff nurse, shares her final reflections on her journey to registration.
We investigate the underlying principle behind the occurrence of bond stretch isomerism in Be32-, which has not been revealed yet. Various computational studies of the different isomers are carried ou...
Skeletal muscle contains estrogens and estrogen synthesis-related enzymes. However, it has not been reported whether myoblasts cultured in vitro also express these enzymes. The purpose of the current ...
Stretch receptors found in the bronchi and bronchioles. Pulmonary stretch receptors are sensors for a reflex which stops inspiration. In humans, the reflex is protective and is probably not activated during normal respiration.
A form of muscle hypertonia associated with upper MOTOR NEURON DISEASE. Resistance to passive stretch of a spastic muscle results in minimal initial resistance (a "free interval") followed by an incremental increase in muscle tone. Tone increases in proportion to the velocity of stretch. Spasticity is usually accompanied by HYPERREFLEXIA and variable degrees of MUSCLE WEAKNESS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p54)
Skeletal muscle structures that function as the mechanoreceptors responsible for the stretch or myotactic reflex (REFLEX, STRETCH). They are composed of a bundle of encapsulated SKELETAL MUSCLE FIBERS, i.e., the intrafusal fibers (nuclear bag1 fibers, nuclear bag2 fibers, and nuclear chain fibers) innervated by sensory neurons.
A genus of question mark-shaped bacteria spirochetes which is found in fresh water that is contaminated by animal urine. It causes LEPTOSPIROSIS.
A venomous New World spider with an hourglass-shaped red mark on the abdomen.
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Pain is a feeling (sharp or dull) triggered in the nervous system which can be transient or constant. Pain can be specific to one area of the body eg back, abdomen or chest or more general all over the body eg muscles ache from the flu. Without pain ...