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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331035/noninvasive-optical-spectroscopy-for-identification-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-pilot-study
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David J Carpenter, Mirabelle B Sajisevi, Nikita Chapurin, Clifford Scott Brown, Tracy Cheng, Gregory M Palmer, Daniel S Stevenson, Caroline L Rao, Russell P Hall, Charles R Woodard
OBJECTIVE: Optical spectroscopy offers a noninvasive alternative to biopsy as a first-line screening tool for suspicious skin lesions. This study sought to define several optical parameters across malignant and benign tissue types. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective pilot trial utilizing the Zenalux IM1 optical spectroscopy device from April 2016 to February 2017. For each skin lesion, provider pre-biopsy probability of malignancy was compared to histolopathologic diagnosis...
January 13, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231446/-the-indications-of-acupuncture-moxibustion-in-china-state-compiled-textbooks
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Weijuan Gang, Xiaodong Wu, Fang Wang, Xin Wang
The Acupuncture-moxibustion and Acupuncture-moxibustion therapy have been the state-compiled textbooks of acupuncture-moxibustion in colleges and universities of TCM for nearly more than half a century, which play a regulating and guiding role for acupuncture education and to a certain extent represent the development status of this discipline. The indications included in Acupuncture-moxibustion from 1th edition to 7th edition and Acupuncture-moxibustion therapy from 1th edition to 3rd edition were analyzed in this study, which was aimed to basically reflect the current situation of acupuncture indications...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202605/toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-spectrum-management-at-sunnybrook-health-sciences-centre-our-multidisciplinary-approach-after-review-of-the-current-evidence
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Alexandra Mereniuk, Alejandra Jaque, Marc G Jeschke, Neil H Shear
Toxic epidermal necrolysis spectrum (TENS) is a rare yet severe adverse drug reaction associated with a high mortality rate. Beyond supportive care, there is still no established therapy for TENS, although recent meta-analyses and UK guideline recommendations have attempted to offer a review of relevant literature on this difficult topic. As most directed treatments lack clear consensual evidence, care centres often resort to establishing their own strategies. As Canada's largest adult burn centre and the provincial reference centre for most burn patients in Ontario, our team at the Ross Tilley Burn Centre, in collaboration with the Department of Dermatology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada, has managed over 60 confirmed cases of TENS over the past 2 decades...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197467/diagnostic-tools-to-use-when-we-suspect-an-allergic-reaction-to-a-tattoo-a-proposal-based-on-cases-at-our-hospital
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I González-Villanueva, J F Silvestre Salvador
INTRODUCTION: Tattooing has become a popular practice in western countries, particularly among younger populations. Tattoos, however, can cause complications, such as infections, allergic or foreign-body reactions, and even systemic inflammatory responses. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all patients seen for tattoo-related complications at our skin allergy unit between January 2002 and December 2016. RESULTS: We studied 23 patients...
November 29, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186267/incidence-of-skin-diseases-diagnosed-in-a-public-institution-comparison-between-2003-and-2014
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Livia Maria Zanardi Miguel, Marilia Formentini Scotton Jorge, Bruna Rocha, Hélio Amante Miot
Epidemiology of diseases is influenced by population socio-demographic circumstances. Therefore it can be modified along the time. There are no studies exploring epidemiological transition in dermatology. This study investigated the incidence of dermatoses in new patients from a Brazilian country town public service in 2003 and 2014. There was a significant increase in the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, leprosy, melasma, pruritus and hidradenitis suppurativa. However, a prominent reduction in scheduling of appointments for surgeries of benign lesions, drug reactions, urticaria and superficial mycoses was detected...
May 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150768/toe-web-intertrigo-in-kaposi-s-sarcoma-patients-a-microbiological-study-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients
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G Nazzaro, A Tourlaki, B Scoppio, A Restelli, A Grancini, L Brambilla
Kaposi 's sarcoma (KS) is a rare multifocal angioproliferative disease associated with human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) infection, characterized by cutaneous nodules or plaques especially on the lower limbs. Some skin modifications, such as chronic lymphedema, plantar hyperkeratosis and interdigital desquamation, may be associated with consequent impairment of the local immunosurveillance and increased risk of some bacterial or mycotic infections. With the objective of evaluating if bacterial or mycotic infections in KS patients are supported by different microorganisms compared to control patients, we performed an observational retrospective study, comparing positive cultural swabs of interdigital intertrigo of KS patients with positive cultural swabs of interdigital intertrigo of patients admitted to our dermatologic unit during the last 10 years...
November 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144047/evaluation-of-patient-satisfaction-in-pediatric-dermatology
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Sarah Ahmed, Jonathan Miller, James F Burrows, Ben Khallouq Bertha, Paul Rosen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: There remains a lack of investigation into which factors patients and families value the most in their experience at pediatric dermatology clinics. Most of the current literature on quality improvement in dermatology does not encompass the pediatric population. To determine the drivers that are most predictive of a positive patient experience, we observed the indirect relationship between several factors of the patient experience and their role in patient satisfaction...
November 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135751/perceptions-experiences-and-preferences-of-patients-receiving-a-clinician-s-touch-during-intimate-care-and-procedures-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Chad O'Lynn, Adam Cooper, Lisa Blackwell
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice frequently involves the practitioner touching patients' bodies in areas that are highly personal. If inappropriately performed, such intimate touch may result in much anxiety, confusion and misinterpretation. Examination of evidence is necessary to guide practice in this area to mitigate risks and foster optimal clinician-patient relations and care. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this qualitative systematic review was to identify and synthesize findings on the perceptions, experiences and preferences of patients receiving a clinician's touch during intimate care and procedures INCLUSION CRITERIA TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS: The current review considered studies that included patients who had received a clinician's touch during intimate care and procedures...
November 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120812/imaging-findings-in-systemic-childhood-diseases-presenting-with-dermatologic-manifestations
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REVIEW
Adam Z Fink, Julia K Gittler, Radhika N Nakrani, Jonathan Alis, Einat Blumfield, Terry L Levin
PURPOSE: Many childhood diseases often present with skin abnormalities with which radiologists are largely unfamiliar. Knowledge of associated dermatologic manifestations may aid the radiologist in confirming the diagnosis and recommending targeted imaging of affected organs. METHODS: We review the imaging findings in childhood diseases associated with dermatologic manifestations. FINDINGS: Diseases include dermatologic findings which herald underlying malignancy (Neuroblastoma, leukemia/lymphoma, Langerhans cell histiocytosis),are associated with risk of malignancy (Epidermolysis Bullosa, basal cell nevus syndrome, Cowden's syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis),or indicate a systemic inflammatory/immune disorder (Kawasaki's disease, Henoch Schonlein Purpura, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, sarcoidosis, dermatomyositis and immune thrombocytopenic purpura)...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116432/seom-clinical-guideline-for-the-management-of-malignant-melanoma-2017
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A Berrocal, A Arance, V E Castellon, L de la Cruz, E Espinosa, M G Cao, J L G Larriba, I Márquez-Rodas, A Soria, S M Algarra
All melanoma suspected patients must be confirmed histologically and resected. Sentinel node biopsy must be done when tumor is over 1 mm or if less with high-risk factors. Adjuvant therapy with interferon could be offered for patients with high-risk melanoma and in selected cases radiotherapy can be added. Metastatic melanoma treatment is guided by mutational BRAF status. BRAF wild type patients must receive anti-PD1 containing therapy and BRAF mutated patients BRAF/MEK inhibitors or anti-PD1 containing therapy...
November 7, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105824/wound-culture-isolated-antibiograms-and-caregiver-reported-skin-care-practices-in-children-with-epidermolysis-bullosa
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Hannah M Singer, Laura E Levin, Maria C Garzon, Christine T Lauren, Paul J Planet, Nicole W Kittler, Susan Whittier, Kimberly D Morel
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Many patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) require intensive daily wound care and individualized treatment plans. Understanding patient's home skin care routines and emerging antibiotic resistance patterns in EB wounds is necessary to optimize treatment recommendations. The objective was to identify patterns of antimicrobial resistance in EB wounds and characterize patient's home practices of skin care and bathing. METHODS: This was an observational study of 23 children with EB at an outpatient pediatric dermatology practice in New York City from 2012 to 2014...
November 6, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072006/-rule-of-clinical-application-of-auricular-acupuncture-based-on-data-mining
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Na Bao, Qiong Wang, Yan-Hui Sun, Jing Shi, Xiao-Feng Li, Jing Xu, Hai-Jiao Xing, Xuan-Ping Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yu-Zhu Du, Jun-Lei Li, Qing-Qing Yang, Xin-Xin Feng, Chun-Sheng Jia, Jian-Ling Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the rule of clinical application of auricular acupuncture therapy by data mining in order to guide clinical practice. METHODS: The data base about single auricular acupuncture therapy for different clinical diseases was established by collection, sorting, screening, recording, collation, data extraction, statistic analysis on data samples from journals, academic theses dissertations published in near 60 years. The application rules of auricular therapy including its predominant diseases, stimulus modality, therapeutic effect, and angle of needling were summarized by data mining technique...
February 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064988/signs-of-facial-aging-in-men-in-a-diverse-multinational-study-timing-and-preventive-behaviors
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Anthony M Rossi, Joseph Eviatar, Jeremy B Green, Robert Anolik, Michael Eidelman, Terrence C Keaney, Vic Narurkar, Derek Jones, Julia Kolodziejczyk, Adrienne Drinkwater, Conor J Gallagher
BACKGROUND: Men are a growing patient population in aesthetic medicine and are increasingly seeking minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. OBJECTIVE: To examine differences in the timing of facial aging and in the prevalence of preventive facial aging behaviors in men by race/ethnicity. METHODS: Men aged 18 to 75 years in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia rated their features using photonumeric rating scales for 10 facial aging characteristics...
November 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052453/review-of-epidemiology-clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-common-primary-psychiatric-causes-of-cutaneous-disease
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J A Krooks, A G Weatherall, P J Holland
Approximately half of all patients presenting to dermatologists exhibit signs and symptoms of psychiatric conditions that are either primary or secondary to cutaneous disease. Because patients typically resist psychiatric consult, dermatologists often are on the front line in evaluating and treating these patients. Accordingly, distinguishing the specific underlying or resulting psychiatric condition is essential for effective treatment. The etiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and first-line treatment of specific primary psychiatric causes of dermatologic conditions, including delusional infestation, Morgellons syndrome, olfactory reference syndrome, body dysmorphic disorder, excoriation disorder, trichotillomania, and dermatitis artefacta are discussed here, followed by a discussion of the recommended treatment approach with an overview of the different first-line therapies discussed in this review, specifically cognitive behavioral therapy, atypical antipsychotics, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and tricyclic antidepressants...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042821/practical-recommendations-for-the-use-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-biopharmaceuticals-in-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Erwin Dreesen, Peter Bossuyt, Denis Mulleman, Ann Gils, Dora Pascual-Salcedo
Biopharmaceuticals directed against tumor necrosis factor-alpha, integrins, interleukins, interferons and their receptors have become key agents for the management of inflammatory diseases in the fields of gastroenterology, rheumatology, dermatology and neurology. However, response to these treatments is far from optimal. Therapeutic failure has been attributed in part to inadequate serum concentrations of the drug and the formation of antidrug antibodies (ADA). Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) based on drug concentrations and ADA represents a pharmacologically sound tool for guiding dosage adjustments to optimize exposure...
2017: Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023700/teaching-learning-tips-1-teaching-perspectives-an-introduction
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Jasmine Rana, Susan Burgin
Challenge: Clinical and research responsibilities often leave little or no time to plan thoughtful teaching encounters with trainees. This "Teaching & Learning Tips" series is designed to be an accessible guide for dermatologists who want to improve their teaching skills. It is comprised of 12 articles about how to enhance teaching in various settings informed by research about how people learn and expert-derived or data-driven best practices for teaching. The series begins with a review of principles to optimize learning in any setting, including cognitive load theory, active learning strategies, and the impact of motivation and emotion on learning...
November 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967117/how-to-write-a-critically-appraised-topic-evidence-to-underpin-routine-clinical-practice
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J Callander, A V Anstey, J R Ingram, J Limpens, C Flohr, P I Spuls
Critically appraised topics (CATs) are essential tools for busy clinicians who wish to ensure that their daily clinical practice is underpinned by evidence-based medicine. CATs are short summaries of the most up-to-date, high-quality available evidence that is found using thorough structured methods. They can be used to answer specific, patient-orientated questions that arise recurrently in real-life practice. This article provides readers with a detailed guide to performing their own CATs. It is split into four main sections reflecting the four main steps involved in performing a CAT: formulation of a focused question, a search for the most relevant and highest-quality evidence, critical appraisal of the evidence and application of the results back to the patient scenario...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962889/a-new-clerodane-furano-diterpene-glycoside-from-tinospora-cordifolia-triggers-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-hct-116-colon-cancer-cells
#18
Neha Sharma, Ashok Kumar, P R Sharma, Arem Qayum, Shashank K Singh, Prabhu Dutt, Satya Paul, Vivek Gupta, M K Verma, N K Satti, R Vishwakarma
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Tinospora cordifolia is a miraculous ayurvedic herb used in the treatment of innumerable diseases such as diabetes, gonorrhea, secondary syphilis, anaemia, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatological diseases, cancer, gout, jaundice, asthma, leprosy, in the treatment of bone fractures, liver & intestinal disorders, purifies the blood, gives new life to the whole body; (rejuvenating herb) and many more. Recent studies have revealed the anticancer potential of this plant but not much work has been done on the anticancer chemical constituents actually responsible for its amazing anticancer effects...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940316/doxycycline-compared-to-prednisolone-therapy-for-patients-with-bullous-pemphigoid-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-the-blister-trial
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J M Mason, J R Chalmers, T Godec, A J Nunn, G Kirtschig, F Wojnarowska, M Childs, D Whitham, E Schmidt, K Harman, S Walton, A Chapman, H C Williams
BACKGROUND: Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune blistering skin disorder associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Doxycycline and prednisolone to treat bullous pemphigoid were compared within a randomised controlled trial (RCT). OBJECTIVES: To compare the cost-effectiveness of doxycycline-initiated and prednisolone-initiated treatment for patients with BP. METHODS: a multicentre, parallel-group, investigator-blinded RCT. Within-trial analysis used bivariate regression of costs and QALYs, with multiple imputation of missing data, informing a probabilistic assessment of incremental treatment cost-effectiveness from a health service perspective RESULTS: In the base case, there was no robust difference in costs or QALYs per patient at 1 year comparing doxycycline-initiated therapy with prednisolone-initiated therapy (net cost: £959, 95% CI -£24 to £1941; net QALYs: -0...
September 22, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894750/factor-xiii-subunit-a-in-the-skin-applications-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Lilla Paragh, Daniel Törőcsik
The role of factor XIII subunit A (FXIII-A) is not restricted to hemostasis. FXIII-A is also present intracellularly in several human cells and serves as a diagnostic marker in a wide range of dermatological diseases from inflammatory conditions to malignancies. In this review, we provide a guide on the still controversial interpretation of dermal cell types expressing FXIII-A and assess the previously described mechanisms behind their accumulation under physiological and pathological conditions of the human skin...
2017: BioMed Research International
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