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November 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Elpida Frantzeskou, Olaf Chresten Jensen, Athena Linos
BACKGROUND: Fishing is an extremely dangerous occupational activity that predisposes to occupational diseases and accidents. Greece, with about 16,000 km of coastline and its unique morphological characteristics with small islands and peninsulas, represents a strong proof of its great tradition in the fisheries sector since ancient times. The aim of the study was to examine the health status and the health risk factors present in Greek fishery workers, by exploring their working environment, thus providing a current baseline for documentation of the needs for prevention and health promotion...
2016: International Maritime Health
Allison J Chen, Julia Schwartz, Alexandra B Kimball
Previous studies have established migration patterns between the geographic location of physicians' residency programs and their first post-training job. Our study explores the patterns of migration of pre-residency education locations with residency and post-residency geography. We analyzed responses to an annual survey administered between 2008 and 2013 to participants of the board examination review courses organized by Galderma Laboratories. Geography of high school (HS), medical school (MS), residency, and first job location were highly correlated...
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
Mona T Al-Taha, Sarah A Al Youha, Courtney E Bull, Michael B Butler, Jason G Williams
BACKGROUND: Soft-tissue fillers are increasingly being used for noninvasive facial rejuvenation. They generally offer minimal downtime and reliable results. However, significant complications are reported and patients need to be aware of these as part of informed consent. The Internet serves as a vital resource to inform patients of the risks and benefits of this procedure. METHODS: Three independent reviewers performed a structured analysis of 65 Websites providing information on soft-tissue fillers...
July 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Anthony J Comerota, Robert J Min, Suman W Rathbun, Neil Khilnani, Thom Rooke, Thomas W Wakefield, Teresa L Carman, Fedor Lurie, Suresh Vedantham, Steven E Zimmet
BACKGROUND: In every field of medicine, comprehensive education should be delivered at the graduate level. Currently, no single specialty routinely provides a standardized comprehensive curriculum in venous and lymphatic disease. METHOD: The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine formed a task force, made up of experts from the specialties of dermatology, family practice, interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, phlebology, vascular medicine, and vascular surgery, to develop a consensus document describing the program requirements for fellowship medical education in venous and lymphatic medicine...
August 17, 2016: Phlebology
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September 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
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August 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Claus Garbe, Ketty Peris, Axel Hauschild, Philippe Saiag, Mark Middleton, Lars Bastholt, Jean-Jacques Grob, Josep Malvehy, Julia Newton-Bishop, Alexander J Stratigos, Hubert Pehamberger, Alexander M Eggermont
Cutaneous melanoma (CM) is potentially the most dangerous form of skin tumour and causes 90% of skin cancer mortality. A unique collaboration of multi-disciplinary experts from the European Dermatology Forum, the European Association of Dermato-Oncology and the European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer was formed to make recommendations on CM diagnosis and treatment, based on systematic literature reviews and the experts' experience. Diagnosis is made clinically using dermoscopy and staging is based upon the AJCC system...
August 2016: European Journal of Cancer
David M Ozog, Ali M Rkein, Sabrina G Fabi, Michael H Gold, Mitchel P Goldman, Nicholas J Lowe, George M Martin, Girish S Munavalli
BACKGROUND: The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) periodically develops consensus documents for its members concerning various aspects of dermatologic surgery. Advances in photodynamic therapy (PDT) have been many and PDT use has been established in a variety of skin conditions. OBJECTIVE: The ASDS board of directors proposed a committee of experts in the field to develop consensus documents on different treatments. An expert panel reviewed the literature on PDT and discussed the findings...
July 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Shagufta Rather, Atiya Yaseen, Mani Mukhija
BACKGROUND: Erythromelanosis follicularis faciei et colli (EFFC) has always been reported as a rare disorder, and more data are needed to define its etiology and epidemiology. OBJECTIVES: To present a descriptive study of this disorder from Kashmir and present a review of literature on the same. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted on 14 patients with clinical lesions suggestive of EFFC, presenting to our dermatology outpatient clinic between May 2013 and April 2015...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
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July 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Quynh-Giao Nguyen, Ramsey Markus, Rajani Katta
BACKGROUND: In the past, medical literature reflected that diet was not a proven cause of acne. However, studies in recent years have substantiated a link between certain dietary factors and acne. It is unclear whether patients are aware of recent research findings. OBJECTIVES: Acne patients were surveyed to explore beliefs regarding the link between diet and acne, to determine whether these beliefs translated into behavior change and to identify health information sources...
April 2016: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
D Mondal, M G Hasnain, M S Hossain, D Ghosh, P Ghosh, H Hossain, J Baker, R Nath, R Haque, G Matlashewski, S Hamano
INTRODUCTION: Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is a dermatological complication that occurs primarily among treated visceral leishmaniasis (VL) patients, and sporadically in a few without a history of VL. It mostly affects children and adolescents but is also common in adults. The conventional treatment with 120 intramuscular injections of sodium stibogluconate (SSG) is phasing out. Miltefosine (MF) is the only eventual alternative to SSG; however, its efficacy and safety profiles for treatment of children and adolescents with PKDL are lacking...
2016: BMJ Open
Jacqueline E Greb, Joseph Merola, Amit Garg, John Latella, Leah Howard, Nayan Acharya, Alice B Gottlieb
A collaborative exchange of ideas occurred at The Psoriatic Disease Payer Advisory Panel sponsored by International Dermatology Outcomes Measures (IDEOM) and The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) in January, 2016. Patient, provider, payer, pharmaceutical industry, IDEOM board member, and NPF leader representatives shared perspectives to address the unmet needs in the treatment of psoriatic patients. The payers who play a crucial role in controlling treatment access and improving patient outcomes played a pivotal role in the discussion...
May 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Megan Brown
This column highlights a few of the most popular board review resources available for dermatology residents. These sources are compiled from recommendations from fellow residents who have found them helpful.
April 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Branka Marinović
Each year, during the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, there is a meeting of the Council of Dermatology Editors organized by Professor Larry Parish from Philadelphia. It is so nice to meet old friends there and make some new ones, but above all it is a very good platform to discuss the problems journals and their editors are facing today. Some of the topics we discussed during this year's meeting were the increasing number of case reports submitted to all dermatological journals, problems of plagiarism, the rising number of online journals, and the predatory policies quite often connected with them...
April 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
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March 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Takao Tachibana, Shinichi Imafuku, Ryokichi Irisawa, Masaki Ohtsuka, Takafumi Kadono, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yoshihide Asano, Masatoshi Abe, Takayuki Ishii, Taiki Isei, Takaaki Ito, Yuji Inoue, Mikio Ohtsuka, Fumihide Ogawa, Masanari Kodera, Tamihiro Kawakami, Masakazu Kawaguchi, Ryuichi Kukino, Takeshi Kono, Keisuke Sakai, Masakazu Takahara, Miki Tanioka, Takeshi Nakanishi, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Akira Hashimoto, Minoru Hasegawa, Masahiro Hayashi, Manabu Fujimoto, Takeo Maekawa, Koma Matsuo, Naoki Madokoro, Osamu Yamasaki, Yuichiro Yoshino, Andres Le Pavoux, Hironobu Ihn
The Wound/Burn Guidelines Committee consists of members commissioned by the Board of Directors of the Japanese Dermatological Association (JDA). It held several meetings and evaluations in writing since October 2008, and drafted five guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment including commentaries on wounds in general and the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment for Pressure Ulcers by taking opinions of the Scientific Committee and Board of Directors of JDA into consideration.
May 2016: Journal of Dermatology
Paul Devakar Yesudian, Joyce Leman, Periasamy Balasubramaniam, Andy W Macfarlane, Firas Al-Niaimi, Christopher E M Griffiths, Arthur David Burden, Richard B Warren
BACKGROUND: Oral methotrexate (MTX) has been a first line systemic agent in the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis (CPP) for more than 50 years. Parenteral MTX, administered as a subcutaneous (SC) injection has gained favour in recent years. The effectiveness of SC MTX has been proven in rheumatological conditions but there has been no assessment of its role in CPP. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed case notes of 85 patients prescribed SC MTX for psoriasis in three dermatology centres in the UK (Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust)...
March 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Brice Loddé, Catherine Mahé, Laure Jacolot, Richard Pougnet, David Lucas, Dominique Jegaden, Jean-Dominique Dewitte, Laurent Misery, Ray Lucas
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to identify skin disorders encountered in a population of sport sailors. Unlike merchant mariners and fishermen, there is sparse literature on this maritime population. Secondary objectives were to uncover on-board conditions that may contribute to dermatological problems in this population. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study during the 2012 AG2R transatlantic race. Sixteen two-man crews participated in this race, all using the same model of sailboat (Bénéteau Figaro 2)...
March 2016: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
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