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Dermatology surgery

Sumul A Gandhi, Jeremy T Kampp
BACKGROUND: Dermatologic surgery requires precision and accuracy given the delicate nature of procedures performed. The use of the most appropriate instrument for each action helps optimize both functionality and cosmetic outcome. OBJECTIVE: To review the history of surgical instruments used in dermatology, with a focus on mechanism and evolution to the instruments that are used in current practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted via textbook and journal research for historic references while review of current references was conducted online using multiple search engines and PubMed...
October 4, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Charles A Mkony, Ephata E Kaaya, Alex J Goodell, Sarah B Macfarlane
BACKGROUND: Faced with one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world, the Government of Tanzania is urging its medical schools to train more physicians. The annual number of medical students admitted across the country rose from 55 in the 1990s to 1,680 approved places for the 2015/16 academic year. These escalating numbers strain existing faculty. OBJECTIVE: To describe the availability of faculty in medical schools in Tanzania. DESIGN: We identified faculty lists published on the Internet by five Tanzanian medical schools for the 2011/12 academic year and analyzed the appointment status, rank, discipline, and qualifications of faculty members...
2016: Global Health Action
Breanne Mordorski, Adam J Friedman, Leon H Kircik
Dermatologists frequently create cutaneous defects that heal by second intention, yet there is no universal protocol for wound care in this setting. Several ointments commonly used for wound healing are not cost effective as they contain known contact allergens, contribute to antimicrobial resistance, and do not enhance the healing process. Recent studies indicate that Bensal HP, a commercially available ointment used for a variety of dermatologic conditions, may be useful for wound healing; although clinical data is currently limited...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Qingliang Zhao, Cuixia Dai, Shanhui Fan, Jing Lv, Liming Nie
Salicylic acid (SA) has been frequently used as a facial chemical peeling agent (FCPA) in various cosmetics for facial rejuvenation and dermatological treatments in the clinic. However, there is a tradeoff between therapeutic effectiveness and possible adverse effects caused by this agent for cosmetologists. To optimize the cosmetic efficacy with minimal concentration, we proposed a chemical permeation enhancer (CPE) azone to synergistically work with SA on human skin in vivo. The optical properties of human skin after being treated with SA alone and SA combined with azone (SA@azone) were successively investigated by diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
J R Marsden, R Fox, N M Boota, M Cook, K Wheatley, L Billingham, N Steven
BACKGROUND: Topical imiquimod is sometimes used for lentigo maligna (LM) in-situ melanoma instead of surgery, but frequency of cure is uncertain. Pathological complete regression (pCR) is a logical surrogate marker for cure after imiquimod, although residual LM and atypical melanocytic hyperplasia may not be reliably distinguished. A trial comparing imiquimod versus surgery might be justified by a high imiquimod pCR rate. OBJECTIVES: Primary: to estimate pCR rate for LM following imiquimod...
October 6, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Maria S Kryatova, Barbara M Rainer, Jiawei Zhao, Vadim A Villarroel, Anna Yasmine Kirkorian, Anna L Grossberg, Katherine B Puttgen, Bernard A Cohen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Nasal infantile hemangiomas (IHs) pose serious medical complications and psychosocial stress if tumor involution is incomplete or prolonged. The objective was to determine which IH characteristics are associated with complications and are predictive of outcome, assessed as the presence of IHs or residual skin changes upon kindergarten entry, to better manage these lesions and counsel families. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients seen in the Division of Pediatric Dermatology at Johns Hopkins Medicine between 2001 and 2014 for nasal IHs (N = 89) was performed...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
C M Madronio, B K Armstrong, C G Watts, C Goumas, R L Morton, A Curtin, S W Menzies, G J Mann, J F Thompson, A E Cust
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend that health professionals identify and manage individuals at high risk of developing melanoma, but there is limited population-based evidence demonstrating real-world practices. OBJECTIVE: A population-based, observational study was conducted in the state of New South Wales, Australia to determine doctors' knowledge of melanoma patients' risk and to identify factors associated with better identification and clinical management. METHODS: Data were analysed for 1889 patients with invasive, localised melanoma in the Melanoma Patterns of Care study...
September 27, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology
U Leiter, R Gutzmer, M Alter, C Ulrich, A S Lonsdorf, M M Sachse, U Hillen
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin accounts for 20 % of non-melanoma skin cancer and is one of the most frequent types of cancer in Caucasian populations. Diagnosis is based on the clinical features and should be histopathologically confirmed to adequately address the prognosis and treatment. Complete surgical excision with histopathological control of excision margins is the gold standard in the treatment of primary SCC. Sentinel lymph node biopsies (SLNB) can be considered in SCC with a tumor thickness of >6 mm but there is currently no evidence concerning prognostic and therapeutic effects...
September 28, 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Mark Correa, Ramin Fathi, Anastasia Benoit, Robert Dellavalle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
K Eustace, V Jolliffe, A Sahota, K Gholam
A 28-year-old man presented with a 10-day history of scalp nodules. He had undergone hair transplantation 2 months previously. Incision and drainage of one of the nodules yielded gelatinous material, which was sent for microscopy and culture, including low-temperature culture. After 2 weeks of incubation, culture of the nodule yielded acid- and alcohol-fast bacilli, which were identified as Mycobacterium abscessus, a rapidly growing, nontuberculous mycobacterium, which has been reported to cause cutaneous, soft tissue and respiratory infections following trauma, surgery or injection with nonsterile needles...
October 2016: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Audrey A Jacobsen, Jamie Schwarz, Carlos H Nousari, John Strasswimmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Abigail Waldman, Kenneth A Arndt, Mathew M Avram, Mariah R Brown, Jeffrey S Dover, Sabrina G Fabi, Daniel P Friedmann, Roy G Geronemus, David J Goldberg, Mitchel P Goldman, Jeremy B Green, Omar A Ibrahimi, Derek H Jones, Suzanne L Kilmer, David H McDaniel, Suzan Obagi, Arisa E Ortiz, Thomas E Rohrer, Mark B Taylor, Abel Torres, Susan H Weinkle, Margaret A Weiss, Eduardo T Weiss, Robert A Weiss, Emily Poon, Murad Alam
BACKGROUND: The American Council of Graduate Medical Education, which oversees much of postgraduate medical education in the United States, has championed the concept of "milestones," standard levels of achievement keyed to particular time points, to assess trainee performance during residency. OBJECTIVE: To develop a milestones document for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery (CDS) fellowship program. METHODS: An ad hoc milestone drafting committee was convened that included members of the ASDS Accreditation Work Group and program directors of ASDS-approved Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery (CDC) fellowship training programs...
October 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Shivaprasad Deshmukh, Krishna Sharan, Donald Jerard Fernandes, Vidyasagar Mamidipudi Srinivasa, Prahlad Hiremagalur Yathiraj, Anshul Singh, Anusha Reddy
INTRODUCTION: Hypofractionated External Beam Radiotherapy (HFRT) is a relatively new adjuvant Radiotherapy (RT) schedule for breast cancers following breast conservation surgery and less commonly, following mastectomy. Here we report our experience on normal tissue exposure and acute toxicity of HFRT after mastectomy. AIM: To assess the dosimetric outcomes and acute toxicity profile of adjuvant HFRT following mastectomy for breast cancer. MATERIALS AND MATERIALS: This prospective observational study considered consecutive patients planned for adjuvant HFRT (42...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Emanuel A Shapera, Paul D Kim
A 50-year-old African American male with Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) presented to the dermatology clinic for a rapidly enlarging left cheek mass. The mass failed to resolve with conservative measures. A biopsy revealed poorly differentiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). He was referred to Head and Neck Surgery and successfully underwent a resection with free flap reconstruction. Postoperatively he did well. Squamous cell skin carcinomas arising from lesions of Discoid Lupus are rare and aggressive tumors with greater likelihood of metastases...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Kelly K Park, Victoria R Sharon
BACKGROUND: The specialty of dermatology relies heavily on local anesthesia for diagnosis and management of skin disease. The appropriate selection, preparation, administration, and monitoring of these medications affect surgical outcome and patient safety and satisfaction. OBJECTIVE: To perform a comprehensive literature review of the side effects and risks associated with local anesthetics used in cutaneous surgery. Current recommendations to reduce risk and minimize side effects are reviewed...
September 7, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Euphemia W Mu, Jesse M Lewin, Mary L Stevenson, Shane A Meehan, John A Carucci, Daniel S Gareau
Importance: Confocal microscopy has the potential to provide rapid bedside pathologic analysis, but clinical adoption has been limited in part by the need for physician retraining to interpret grayscale images. Digitally stained confocal mosaics (DSCMs) mimic the colors of routine histologic specimens and may increase adaptability of this technology. Objective: To evaluate the accuracy and precision of 3 physicians using DSCMs before and after training to detect basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in Mohs micrographic surgery fresh-tissue specimens...
September 7, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
Walayat Hussain, James Langtry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Cristina M Beltran-Aroca, Eloy Girela-Lopez, Eliseo Collazo-Chao, Manuel Montero-Pérez-Barquero, Maria C Muñoz-Villanueva
BACKGROUND: Respect for confidentiality is important to safeguard the well-being of patients and ensure the confidence of society in the doctor-patient relationship. The aim of our study is to examine real situations in which there has been a breach of confidentiality, by means of direct observation in clinical practice. METHODS: By means of direct observation, our study examines real situations in which there has been a breach of confidentiality in a tertiary hospital...
2016: BMC Medical Ethics
M Graça Pereira, Vânia Baia, José C Machado
This study examined the relationships between coping style, body image, psychological morbidity, and quality of life. A total of 58 patients who were diagnosed with skin tumors, had been submitted to surgery, and were in the follow-up phase answered the following instruments: dermatology life quality index (DLQI), hospital anxiety and depression scales (HADS), body image scale (BIS), and the mini mental adjustment to cancer scale (Mini-MAC). The results showed that patients with a higher use of the coping styles of helplessness/hopelessness, anxious preoccupation, and cognitive avoidance reported a worse quality of life...
September 2016: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
Nathaniel H Fleming, Barbara M Egbert, Jinah Kim, Susan M Swetter
Importance: Controversy persists regarding the appropriate management of incompletely excised, biopsy-proven, mild and moderate dysplastic nevi (DN). Objective: To determine long-term risk of associated melanoma in biopsied mild or moderate DN with positive histologic margins that were clinically observed vs reexcised with negative margins. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort study of mixed referral and community patients from an academic pigmented lesion clinic and dermatology clinics of the affiliated Veteran Affairs medical center with biopsy-confirmed DN with positive histologic margins diagnosed from May 15, 1991, to July 8, 2015, and followed up through May 30, 2016...
August 17, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
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