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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653209/diversity-in-dermatology-roadmap-for-improvement
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Ellen N Pritchett, Amit G Pandya, Nkanyezi N Ferguson, Shasa Hu, Alex G Ortega-Loayza, Henry W Lim
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has taken an active stance in addressing the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the specialty. At the AAD President's Conference on Diversity in Dermatology held August 5, 2017, key action items were identified in three main areas in order to increase the number of practicing, board-certified dermatologists who are underrepresented in medicine (UIM). These include: increasing the pipeline of UIM students applying to medical school; increasing the exposure and level of interest of UIM medical students in dermatology; and increasing the number of UIM students recruited into dermatology residency programs...
April 10, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574088/a-10-point-plan-to-demonstrate-the-value-of-dermatology-in-the-health-care-system
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Henry W Lim, Karen E Edison, Krista D Kauper, Melanie Tolley Hall, Missy Lundberg, Katie Domanowski
In May 2017, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) convened a Dermatology Specialty Summit, with representatives from 15 dermatology specialty societies, the American Board of Dermatology, and the Coalition of Skin Diseases in attendance. The Summit's goal was to identify opportunities to address and enhance the perception of dermatology in the House of Medicine, the role of data in the changing health care environment, and access to dermatologic care. Summit participants collectively identified a list of 10 action items that address opportunities in these areas of concern...
March 21, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537159/s2k-guidelines-for-the-use-of-topical-preparations-on-the-skin
#3
Johannes Wohlrab, Petra Staubach, Matthias Augustin, Lisa Eisert, Andreas Hünerbein, Alexander Nast, Holger Reimann, Klaus Strömer, Vera Mahler
The present guidelines are aimed at dermatology residents and board-certified dermatologists as well as policymakers and insurance companies. Developed by dermatologists in collaboration with pharmacists using a formal consensus process (S2k), they include general aspects with respect to pharmacokinetics and regulatory terminology. Recommendations are provided on the various indications for extemporaneous preparations and their quality assurance. The importance of pharmaceutical vehicles and problems associated with substituting one vehicle for another are discussed...
March 2018: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496199/influence-of-article-type-on-the-impact-factor-of-dermatology-journals
#4
L Rodríguez-Lago, A Molina-Leyva, M Pereiro-Ferreirós, I García-Doval
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: For scientific journals, achieving a high impact factor (IF) has become a goal in its own right. Our aim was to describe the influence of article type on the IF of dermatology journals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used the Scopus database to calculate an IF for Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas and the major dermatology journals, excluding articles without abstracts, letters to the editor, and conference proceedings. Included articles were classified into 4 categories: case reports, original articles, narrative reviews, and other...
February 26, 2018: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468658/dermatology-hospitalists-a-multicenter-survey-study-characterizing-the-infrastructure-of-consultative-dermatology-in-select-american-hospitals
#5
Lauren N Ko, Daniela Kroshinsky
BACKGROUND: Although considered an outpatient specialty, dermatology plays an important role in inpatient medicine. We characterized the activity and structure of dermatology consultation services in select U.S. hospitals. METHODS: In this cross sectional study, a 31-question survey was distributed in person to 32 board-certified dermatologists at the 2017 Society of Dermatology Hospitalists meeting. RESULTS: Thirty participants completed the survey (yield 93...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419543/evaluation-of-mitf-sox10-mart-1-and-r21-immunostaining-for-the-diagnosis-of-residual-melanoma-in-situ-on-chronically-sun-damaged-skin
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Euphemia W Mu, Nicola A Quatrano, Sarah E Yagerman, Desiree Ratner, Shane A Meehan
BACKGROUND: Melanocytic immunostains can assist in margin evaluation of melanoma in situ (MIS) excisions; however, their accuracy and reliability relative to hematoxylin & eosin (H&E) is yet to be determined. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and concordance of 4 melanocyte-specific immunostains for diagnosing MIS occurring on chronically sun-damaged skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Serial permanent sections from representative areas of negative margin and residual tumor were stained using H&E, MITF, MART-1, SOX10, and R21 and examined in a blinded fashion...
February 6, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405432/use-of-medical-photography-among-dermatologists-a-nationwide-online-survey-study
#7
E C Milam, M C Leger
BACKGROUND: Medical photography enhances patient care, medical education, and research. Despite medical photography's widespread use, little is known about how dermatologists choose to implement photography in routine clinical practice, and how they approach issues of image storage, image security, and patient consent. OBJECTIVE: To characterize dermatologists' medical photography habits and opinions. METHODS: A 32-item anonymous, multiple-choice SurveyMonkey questionnaire about medical photography practices was emailed to program directors of the 117 United States (US) dermatology residency programs between May and August 2015, with a request to forward to faculty and affiliated dermatologists...
February 6, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136052/major-changes-in-the-american-board-of-dermatology-s-certification-examination
#8
Lela A Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
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...
January 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101128/oral-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-psoriasis-vulgaris-protocol-for-a-randomised-double-blind-double-dummy-multicentre-clinical-trial
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Jingwen Deng, Danni Yao, Chuanjian Lu, Zehuai Wen, Yuhong Yan, Ziyang He, Huimei Wu, Hao Deng
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis vulgaris is a common skin disease that is characterised by persistent localised erythematous scaly plaques. Yinxieling is a Chinese herbal formula for psoriasis that has been used for more than 20 years in China. To facilitate application, PSORI-CM01 was developed based on the optimisation and simplification of Yinxieling tablets performed in a previous study and in clinical practice. However, the scientific evidence regarding whether PSORI-CM01 is more effective for psoriasis than the original Yinxieling remains insufficient...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031034/-potential-of-using-vitamin-d-as-an-adjuvant-treatment-of-malignant-melanoma
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B Bolerázska, E Ďurovcová, M Mareková
The incidence of malignant melanoma worldwide continues to grow despite the enormous advances in topical and systemic therapy. This increase is recorded regularly even in countries where, as a result of public health campaigns, dermatological examination and subsequent treatment have become more frequent. However, there have been reports of a stable or even decreasing mortality rate that seem to contradict the objective increase in its incidence. The well-known risk factors for malignant melanoma include sunburns and occasional sunbathing, whereas regular sunbathing is associated with a lower incidence...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972437/a-challenging-and-rewarding-time-the-early-days-of-graduate-medical-education-in-dermatology
#12
Margaret Maria Cocks
Specialized residency training was still in its infancy in mid-20th century America. While specialty boards in various fields such as ophthalmology and otolaryngology had been established in the 1920s and 1930s, the details of training programs were still being fine-tuned and formal curricula were lacking. In dermatology, three prominent physicians including Harry L. Arnold Jr., J. Lamar Callaway and Walter B. Shelley trained during these experimental days of medical education. Each of them captured personal reflections of their own training experiences in brief memoirs published in scientific journals...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Biography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862135/stefania-stephanie-jablonska%C3%A2-1923-2017-professor-of-dermatology-warsaw-medical-university-poland-emeritus-board-member-european-journal-of-dermatology
#13
Marek Haftek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831421/parenting-and-female-dermatologists-perceptions-of-work-life-balance
#14
S Mattessich, K Shea, D Whitaker-Worth
BACKGROUND: Women in medicine may feel pressure to choose between the competing demands of career goals and being a dedicated spouse and parent. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this survey study is to report on the current opinions of female dermatologists with regard to family planning, maternity leave, and career success. METHODS: We surveyed 183 members of the Women's Dermatologic Society using a 13-question survey that was approved for distribution by the institutional review board committee of the University of Connecticut Health Center...
September 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810954/the-use-of-apremilast-to-treat-psoriasis-during-deployment
#15
Alexandra Rosenberg, Jon Meyerle
Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated dermatologic disorder affecting approximately 2% of the general population. Under current U.S. Army regulation, the diagnosis of psoriasis is a bar to enlistment or appointment and, if poorly controlled, is grounds for referral to a Medical Evaluation Board and potential discharge from military service, according to Army Regulation 40-501. However, between 2008 and 2015, over 3,600 soldiers sought care for psoriasis while deployed to combat theaters, indicating that psoriasis remains a significant medical concern in the U...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770006/categorisation-of-foot-complaints-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle-from-a-new-zealand-cohort
#16
Simon J Otter, Maheswaran Rohan, Kevin A Davies, Sunil Kumar, Peter Gow, Nicola Dalbeth, Michael Corkill, Sam Panthakalam, Keith Rome
BACKGROUND: Foot complaints have been shown to be common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and heterogeneous in nature. We aimed to categorize self-reported foot complaints in people with SLE and foot symptoms. METHODS: A self-administered validated questionnaire was posted to 406 people with SLE attending adult rheumatology clinics across three health boards in Auckland, New Zealand. In addition to foot pain, vascular complaints, dermatological lesions and neurological symptoms were included in the analysis...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742431/impact-of-direct-to-consumer-store-and-forward-teledermatology-on-access-to-care-satisfaction-utilization-and-costs-in-a-commercial-health-plan-population
#17
Jay Rajda, Mark P Seraly, Joaquim Fernandes, Kyle Niejadlik, Henry Wei, Kathe Fox, Gregory Steinberg, Harold L Paz
PURPOSE: Store-and-forward teledermatology can improve access to dermatology by enabling asynchronous consults. This study assesses it on access, satisfaction, utilization, and costs in a commercial health plan setting. METHODOLOGY: In this prospective observational study with matched control, 47,411 individuals were provided access to teledermatology services staffed by board-certified, licensed dermatologists for 6 months. Two hundred forty-three individuals used the service...
July 21, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686754/program-for-maintenance-of-certification-by-the-american-board-of-dermatology
#18
Thomas D Horn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670356/a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-split-face-clinical-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-of-two-topical-human-growth-factors-for-the-rejuvenation-of-the-aging-face
#19
Douglas C Wu, Mitchel P Goldman
Background: Cosmeceutical products represent an increasingly important therapeutic option for anti-aging and rejuvenation, either used alone or in combination with dermatologic surgical procedures. Among this group of products, topical growth factors have demonstrated efficacy in randomized, controlled clinical trials. However, comparisons between different products remain uncommon. Objective: The objective of this randomized, double-blind, split-face clinical trial was to compare two different topical growth factor formulations derived from either human fibroblasts or human adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670354/psychosocial-impact-of-postinflammatory-hyperpigmentation-in-patients-with-acne-vulgaris
#20
Kavita Darji, Reena Varade, Daniel West, Eric S Armbrecht, Mary A Guo
Background: Acne vulgaris is a common, often socially distressing skin condition primarily seen in young adults. Quality of life studies have shown that people with acne are more introverted with increased social setting anxiety compared to a control group. Unfortunately, patients with acne may have residual postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, amplifying impaired psychosocial effects. Objective: To quantify the impact of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation in patients with acne using a psychometric scale. Design: A clinic-based survey was conducted among US adults with facial acne and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
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