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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107593/patient-satisfaction-in-dermatology
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Emilie Brenaut, Claire-Alice De Salins, Laurent Misery, Anne-Marie Roguedas-Contios
We are pleased that there is a growing interest from doctors in patient'satisfaction. According to PubMed data and the key words 'patient' AND 'satisfaction', we found an impressive increase of the number of articles, from 179 in 1985 to 7,211 in 2015. We were highly interested by the lecture of the letter « Patient satisfaction and the waiting room in Mohs surgery: appropriate pre-warning may abrogate boredorm » from F.R. Ali, F. Al-Niaimi, E.E. Craythorne, R. Patalay and R. Mallipeddi and thank them for their interest in our paper...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107578/patient-satisfaction-and-the-waiting-room-in-mohs-surgery-appropriate-pre-warning-may-abrogate-boredom
#2
F R Ali, F Al-Niaimi, E E Craythorne, R Patalay, R Mallipeddi
Patient satisfaction in dermatology consultations has rightly been afforded attention by De Salins and colleagues.(1) When considering the patient journey through an outpatient appointment, a significant proportion of time is spent in the waiting room, a period which is poorly understood and may contribute to patient anxiety and perceived satisfaction with treatment.(2) In our outpatient Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) unit, patients may be waiting for several hours in total whilst histological specimens are processed and analysed, prior to reconstruction, particularly if multiple MMS stages are needed...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066529/biopsy-1-2-3-in-dermatologic-surgery-improving-smartphone-use-to-avoid-wrong-site-surgery
#3
James T Highsmith, David A Weinstein, M Jason Highsmith, Jeremy R Etzkorn
The smartphone has become a ubiquitous tool in modern culture. Given the current high quality of smartphone cameras, they should be considered a valuable tool for the dermatologic surgeon in the pre-operative consultation. The purpose of this technical note is to describe a methodology using smartphone camera technology to improve the process for capturing biopsy site photographs and including those photos in decision making to maximize cutaneous surgical outcomes. This technical note describes a three-step procedure (BIOPSY 1-2-3) to simplify and standardize the protocol for capturing a biopsy site photograph using the patient's own smartphone...
September 2016: Technology and Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044348/early-recognition-and-detection-of-juvenile-psoriatic-arthritis-a-call-for-a-standardized-approach-to-screening
#4
E Burden-Teh, K S Thomas, S Rangaraj, J Cranwell, R Murphy
BACKGROUND: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend annual screening for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in all patients with psoriasis. Currently, no validated assessment tools have been recommended for screening for juvenile PsA (JPsA). AIM: To determine dermatologists' practice when assessing children's joints and explore the challenges dermatologists experience when looking for joint disease, in order to inform future strategies to improve early detection of arthritis...
January 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032892/facing-the-dilemma-of-patient-centred-psoriasis-care-a-qualitative-study-identifying-patient-needs-in-dermatological-outpatient-clinics
#5
L R Khoury, L Skov, T Møller
BACKGROUND: Caregivers must be aware of patients' current needs by providing care responsive to the patients' values and preferences and by identifying what approach improves and encourages patients to participate in their treatment and disease management. Patients with psoriasis healthcare needs perhaps change as medical knowledge improves, new drugs emerge and the healthcare system improves its efficiency due to constant structural development. OBJECTIVES: To explore the unmet needs and health perceptions of people with psoriasis, regarding interaction with clinicians and the structure inherent to consultations in a hospital outpatient dermatological clinic...
December 29, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990680/retrospective-study-of-rocky-mountain-spotted-fever-in-children
#6
Rechelle Tull, Christine Ahn, Alyssa Daniel, Gil Yosipovitch, Lindsay C Strowd
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), a lethal tick-borne illness, is prevalent in the south central United States. Children younger than 10 years old have the greatest risk of fatal outcome from RMSF. The objective of the current study was to review pediatric cases of RMSF seen in the dermatology consult service and to evaluate dermatology's role in the diagnosis and management of this disease. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of inpatient dermatology consultations at a tertiary care center in North Carolina from 2001 to 2011...
December 19, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964893/dermatological-cancer-screening-evaluation-of-a-new-community-pharmacy-service
#7
Reidun L S Kjome, David J Wright, Anne-Kristin B Bjaaen, Kjersti W Garstad, Mette Valeur
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer accounts for one third of all cancers. Prognosis is inversely related to identification stage. OBJECTIVES: To describe a novel service, mole scans, performed in community pharmacy, the findings from the first 3.5 years it was in place, and to explore patient acceptability of the service. METHODS: Norwegian Boots' pharmacies offer a mole scanning service in cooperation with ScreenCancer. Scans are undertaken within pharmacy consultation rooms...
December 6, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935915/medication-practice-of-patients-with-dermatophytosis
#8
Y Poudyal, S D Joshi
INTRODUCTION: Dermatophytosis is one of the commonest dermatoses observed in Dermatology OPD. It is caused by Fungus Dermatophyte. Its pattern and prevalence varies from region to region. As self medication practice is very common, we aim to find the prevalence of various clinical pattern of dermatophytosis and to find out the medication commonly used by the patients for this condition. METHODS: This was cross sectional observational study. The case collection was done from outpatient department of Dermatology and Venereology of a Teaching Hospital from 15th March, 2013 to 14 March, 2014...
July 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926766/teledermatology-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-skin-cancer-a-systematic-review
#9
Anna Finnane, Kathy Dallest, Monika Janda, H Peter Soyer
Importance: As technology becomes more commonplace in dermatological practice, it is essential to continuously review the accuracy of teledermatology devices and services compared with in-person care. The last systematic review was conducted over 5 years ago. Objective: To synthesize and assess the quality of the evidence to address 3 research questions: (1) How accurate is teledermatology for skin cancer diagnosis compared with usual care (face-to-face [FTF] diagnosis)? (2) Does teledermatology save clinician and/or patient time, compared with usual care? (3) What are the enablers and barriers to adoption of teledermatology in clinical practice for the diagnosis of skin cancer? Evidence Review: The review protocol was registered in the PROSPERO database...
December 7, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873736/amber-necklaces-reasons-for-use-and-awareness-of-risk-associated-with-bacterial-colonisation
#10
Pauline Machet, Philippe Lanotte, Bruno Giraudeau, Marie Leperlier, Elsa Tavernier, Annabel Maruani
Parents are increasingly placing amber necklaces on their infants or toddlers to prevent teething pain. The use of the necklaces can pose a risk of death by strangulation, however, there are no data on the potential infectious risk linked to bacterial colonisation associated with the necklaces. We aimed to analyse bacterial colonisation of amber necklaces worn by children during hospital consultations. This prospective observational study included all children wearing a teething necklace at consultation in the Paediatric Dermatology and the Paediatric Emergency Department of our hospital from April to December 2014...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851860/dermatopulmonary-syndrome-associated-with-anti-mda5-antibodies-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Clémence Lepelletier, Djaouida Bengoufa, Zeltni Lyes, Adèle de Masson, François Chasset, Marie Jachiet, David Michonneau, Marie Robin, Régis Peffault de Latour, Flore Sicre de Fontbrune, Yacine Tandjaoui-Lambiotte, Armand Bensussan, Michel Rybojad, Abdellatif Tazi, Martine Bagot, Gérard Socié, Anne Bergeron, Jean-David Bouaziz
Importance: Chronic graft-vs-host-disease (cGVHD) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) may resemble autoimmune diseases. Anti-MDA5 (melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5) dermatopulmonary syndrome is a subset of dermatomyositis defined by specific clinical features and detection of anti-MDA5-antibodies in the serum. Objective: To characterize the clinical features of patients who underwent AHSCT and screened positively for anti-MDA5 antibodies...
November 16, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842709/-recommendations-for-patients-on-preparing-for-dermatology-allergology-consultations-evaluation-of-the-information-notice-of-the-french-society-for-dermatology
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C Desmond, F Giordano-Labadie, A Barbaud, M Avenel-Audran, J-L Bourrain, N Raison-Peyron, F Truchetet, A Assier, B Milpied
BACKGROUND: Skin patch-tests in dermatology-allergology practice require good preparation. To this end, the dermatology-allergology group of the French Society of Dermatology introduced an information notice informing patients about patch testing procedures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility and understanding of the notice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The information notice was sent out to patients before testing. On the day of the test, a questionnaire was submitted to patients to evaluate their comprehension of the notice...
December 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810017/toenail-paronychia
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REVIEW
Adam Lomax, James Thornton, Dishan Singh
Paronychia is an inflammation of the tissues alongside the nail. It may be acute or chronic and can be seen in isolation or in association with an ingrowing toenail. Acute paronychial infections develop when a disruption occurs between the seal of the nail fold and the nail plate, providing a portal of entry for invading organisms. The treatment of paronychia associated with an ingrowing toenail is aimed at treating the causal toenail. In paronychia not associated with an ingrowing toenail, antibiotics may cure an early infection but surgical drainage of an abscess is often required...
December 2016: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785707/medical-malpractice-in-dermatology-part-ii-%C3%A2-what-to-do-once-you-have-been-served-with-a-lawsuit
#14
Vidhi V Shah, Marshall B Kapp, Stephen E Wolverton
Facing a malpractice lawsuit can be a daunting and traumatic experience for healthcare practitioners, with most clinicians naïve to the legal landscape. It is crucial for physicians to know and understand the malpractice system and his or her role once challenged with litigation. We present part II of a two-part series addressing the most common medicolegal questions that cause a great deal of anxiety. Part I focused upon risk-management strategies and prevention of malpractice lawsuits, whereas part II provides helpful suggestions and guidance for the physician who has been served with a lawsuit complaint...
December 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747909/six-years-experience-of-grenz-ray-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-skin-conditions
#15
L Fenton, R S Dawe
BACKGROUND: In 2008, Ninewells Hospital became the first centre in the UK to offer grenz rays as a treatment for inflammatory dermatoses. Since then, 122 courses have been administered for the following conditions; scalp psoriasis (n = 36), nail dystrophies (n = 27), hyperkeratotic eczema/psoriasis (n = 22), palmoplantar pustulosis (n = 9), perianal pruritus (n = 9), warts (n = 4) and other conditions (n = 15). AIM: To review all patients who received grenz rays in order to determine which conditions have been treated successfully and to estimate remission times...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718160/reappraisal-of-conventional-diagnosis-for-dermatophytes
#16
Marc Pihet, Yohann Le Govic
Dermatophytoses include a wide variety of diseases involving glabrous skin, nails and hair. These superficial infections are a common cause of consultation in dermatology. In many cases, their diagnosis is not clinically obvious, and mycological analysis therefore is required. Direct microscopic examination of the samples using clearing agents provides a quick response to the clinician and is usually combined with cultures on specific media, which must be used to overcome the growth of contaminating moulds that may hamper the recovery of dermatophytes...
October 7, 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712018/prevalence-of-hair-shedding-among-women
#17
Maja Kovacevic, Andy Goren, Jerry Shapiro, Rodney Sinclair, Neal M Lonky, Mirna Situm, Vedrana Bulat, Zeljana Bolanca, John McCoy
Hair shedding in female patients is a frequent complaint in dermatological, endocrinological, and gynecological consults. Previously, the Sinclair Hair Shedding Scale was developed to assess normal versus excessive hair shedding in female pattern hair loss (FPHL) subjects. However, the prevalence of hair shedding in females not suffering from FPHL is unknown. To gain better understanding of hair shedding in the general population, we recruited 300 subjects visiting a public hospital for conditions other than alopecia...
October 6, 2016: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705083/comparing-high-definition-live-interactive-and-store-and-forward-consultations-to-in-person-examinations
#18
Richard Marchell, Craig Locatis, Gene Burges, Richard Maisiak, Wei-Li Liu, Michael Ackerman
BACKGROUND: There is little teledermatology research directly comparing remote methods, even less research with two in-person dermatologist agreement providing a baseline for comparing remote methods, and no research using high definition video as a live interactive method. OBJECTIVE: To compare in-person consultations with store-and-forward and live interactive methods, the latter having two levels of image quality. METHODS: A controlled study was conducted where patients were examined in-person, by high definition video, and by store-and-forward methods...
October 5, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699456/diagnosis-and-management-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-review
#19
REVIEW
Jason P Burnham, John P Kirby, Marin H Kollef
PURPOSE: To review the salient features of the diagnosis and management of the most common skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). This review focuses on severe SSTIs that require care in an intensive care unit (ICU), including toxic shock syndrome, myonecrosis/gas gangrene, and necrotizing fasciitis. METHODS: Guidelines, expert opinion, and local institutional policies were reviewed. RESULTS: Severe SSTIs are common and their management complex due to regional variation in predominant pathogens and antimicrobial resistance patterns, as well as variations in host immune responses...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695866/evaluation-of-hygiene-habits-cross-sectional-study
#20
Manuel António Campos, Ana Cristina Sousa, Paulo Varela, Armando Baptista
Introduction: It is well known that adequate hygiene is important for health. Even though this topic has drawn the attention of the media, little or no scientific investigation has been done. Methods: We performed a comparative questionnaire-based cross-sectional study in three groups: patients attending a dermatology outpatient clinic, patients attending an internal medicine consultation, and community members. Results: We analyzed a total of 446 questionnaires (249 from dermatology patients, 98 from internal medicine patients, and 99 from the community group)...
September 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
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