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Nicholas Golda, Stephen Beeson, Nita Kohli, Brandon Merrill
The relationship between patient experience and health care quality has generated significant interest in the patient experience measure. However, it is challenging to find information on how to improve one's patient experience score because scientific data on this topic are weak or lacking, and suggestions provided by scoring vendors are often overgeneralized and not specialty-specific. This review will focus on the current state of evidence supporting factors influencing patient experience (both positive and negative) in outpatient specialist encounters that are applicable to general and surgical dermatology...
April 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Fatimah Alnafisah, Shaimaa K Dawa, Sherif Alalfy
Cutaneous endometriosis is one of the rare gynecological conditions. Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the endometrial cavity. It commonly occurs in pelvic sites, such as the ovaries, cul-de-sac, bowel, or pelvic peritoneum. Endometriosis at the incisional scar is difficult to diagnose because of nonspecific symptoms. Usually, patients complain of pain at the site of the incision during menstruation. The main causes in most of the reported cases are obstetrical and gynecological surgeries...
January 13, 2018: Curēus
Matthew Gaskins, Martin Dittmann, Lisa Eisert, Ricardo Niklas Werner, Corinna Dressler, Christoph Löser, Alexander Nast
BACKGROUND: A survey in 2012 revealed marked heterogeneity in the management of antithrombotic agents in dermatologic surgery in Germany. An evidence-based guideline on this topic was published for the first time in 2014. METHODS: Using the same study sample, we conducted an anonymous survey on the management of antithrombotic agents and familiarity with the guideline. We reported the results as relative frequencies and compared them with those from 2012. RESULTS: We analyzed a total of 208 questionnaires (response rate: 36...
March 2018: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Hyun-Kyung Do, Joong-Hoon Lee, Jae-Young Lim
OBJECTIVE: Polydeoxyribonucleotide as adenosine receptor (A2A ) agonist has been used in plastic surgery and dermatology related to its regenerative property. The aim of this pilot study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of polydeoxynucleotide injection in patients with rotator cuff tears by a variety of outcomes including pain, disability, physical performance test, and ultrasonography (US). METHODS: Seventeen patients (9 men, 8 women, age: 57.9 ± 9.1) with partial-thickness tear of supraspinatus tendon were evaluated in a prospective, open-label, and pre-and-post study...
March 14, 2018: Physician and Sportsmedicine
Venkataramana Kandi, Parimala Reddy Basireddy
Introduction Medical education involves training necessary to become a physician or a surgeon. This includes various levels of training like undergraduate, internship, and postgraduate training. Medical education can be quite complex, since it involves training in pre-clinical subjects (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry), the para-clinical subjects (microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and forensic medicine), and a discrete group of clinical subjects that include general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, ear, nose and throat specialization, paediatrics, cardiology, pulmonology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and orthopaedics, and many other clinical specializations and super specialities (cardio-thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, etc...
January 5, 2018: Curēus
Georgi Tchernev
BACKGROUND: We present to the attention of the medical, dermatological and oncosurgical community data that serves to indicate the indispensability of optimisation of the algorithm and recommendations for diagnosis and surgical treatment of cutaneous melanoma. These recommendations could be referred to different subgroups of patients in different clinical stages as well as to patients with different initial characterisation (histological morphology) of the primary tumours. One step surgery is not a myth, even more, it could prove to be one of the best solutions for some patient collectives with advanced stages of melanoma...
February 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Jack E Steiner, Catherine E Cottrell, Jenna L Streicher, John N Jensen, David M King, Patricia E Burrows, Dawn H Siegel, Megha M Tollefson, Beth A Drolet, Katherine B Püttgen
Importance: Patients with somatic overgrowth commonly require surgical intervention to preserve function and improve cosmesis. To our knowledge no observation of scarring outcomes in this population has been published to date. Objective: To observe the frequency of abnormal scarring in patients with somatic overgrowth and sequencing-verified mutations in the PIK3CA gene. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective study evaluated scarring outcomes in patients with PIK3CA-related overgrowth...
March 7, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
Jessica Janine Liu, John Justin Matelski, Chaim M Bell
BACKGROUND: Physician ratings websites have emerged as a novel forum for consumers to comment on their health care experiences. Little is known about such ratings in Canada. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the scope and trends for specialty, geographic region, and time for online physician ratings in Canada using a national data source from the country's leading physician-rating website. METHODS: This observational retrospective study used online ratings data from Canadian physicians (January 2005-September 2013; N=640,603)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
María Fernández, Patricia Guerra, Eloya Martín, Noelia Martínez, Jose Antonio Álvarez-Diz
OBJECTIVE: Dysphoria gender treatment in adolescents is recent. Studies of adolescents treated with analogs are reduced. To ensure the quality of care and safety of the child, follow-up studies are necessary. The aim of the present research was to describe the characteristics of the process of medical and psychological attention in adolescents with the DG in the Gender Identity Treatment Unit of Asturias in the period 2007-2015. METHODS: The sample included 20 minors attended in the Gender Identity Treatment Unit of Asturias in the period 2007-2015...
February 28, 2018: Revista Española de Salud Pública
Georgi Tchernev, Torello Lotti, Ilia Lozev, Georgi Konstantinov Maximov, Uwe Wollina
We present a 103 - year - old patient, with duration of complaints of about ten years. The initial complaint had been presented as a small nodule, located on the eyebrow, which subsequently ulcerated and encompassed larger regions of the upper and lower eyelids. For the past three years, the patient also had complaints of a worsening of his vision, without seeking for medical help. Within the dermatological examination, an intraocular and periocular localised tumour was established, characterised by a raised peripheral edge and central ulceration...
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Darryl Schuitevoerder, Michael Heath, Robert W Cook, Kyle R Covington, Jeanine Fortino, Sancy Leachman, John T Vetto
INTRODUCTION: The surgeon's role in the follow-up of pathologic stage I and II melanoma patients has traditionally been minimal. Melanoma genetic expression profile (GEP) testing provides binary risk assessment (Class 1-low risk, Class 2-high risk), which can assist in predicting metastasis and formulating appropriate follow up. We sought to determine the impact of GEP results on the management of clinically node negative cutaneous melanoma patients staged with sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Peter K Boothman, Cameron Chesnut
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February 15, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Brett Neill, Ted Ryser, John Neill, Daniel Aires, Anand Rajpara
BACKGROUND: Hydroxyurea is an antimetabolite primarily used to treat myeloproliferative disorders, and chronic treatment is associated with many cutaneous adverse effects ranging in severity from ichthyosis to aggressive nonmelanoma skin cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 67-year-oldman with a history of polycythemia vera who was referred for management of progressively worsening dorsal hand lesions. The patient presented withhyperpigmentation, ichthyosis, plantar keratoderma, dermatomyositis-like eruptions, two squamous cell carcinomas, and actinic keratoses...
November 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Kenichiro Kasai
Background and aims: The selective removal of tattoos and benign cutaneous pigmented lesions with laser energy evolved rapidly with the development of the nanosecond-domain Q-switched laser (ns-laser). Recently, however, a series of picosecond-domain lasers (ps-lasers) with pulsewidths less than 1 ns has become commercially available, enabling more efficient and faster removal of pigmented lesions in the field of dermatologic laser surgery. Rationale behind the ps-laser: The efficacy of the ns-laser depended on the theory of selective photothermolysis, whereby an extremely short pulse width was delivered less than the thermal relaxation time (TRT) of a target...
December 31, 2017: Laser Therapy
Diana Crisan, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek, Sabine Kastler, Maria Crisan, Avram Manea, Katja Wagner, Lars Alexander Schneider
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing dermatosurgical procedures require, unlike adults, particular attention; the administration of various analgesics, anesthetics or sedatives requires a thorough knowledge of drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Furthermore, there are concerns that drugs used for sedation/general anesthesia may result in anesthetic/analgesic complications in children undergoing surgery, with a risk of impaired mental development. OBJECTIVES: Based on our clinical experience and a literature review, we illustrate the most commonly used analgesic, anesthetic and sedative drugs in pediatric dermatosurgery, and identify risk factors and complications following dermatosurgical procedures...
February 12, 2018: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Maciej Nowacki, Tomasz Kloskowski, Katarzyna Pietkun, Maciej Zegarski, Marta Pokrywczyńska, Samy L Habib, Tomasz Drewa, Barbara Zegarska
The aim of this paper was to collect currently available data related to the use of stem cells in aesthetic dermatology and plastic surgery based on a systemic review of experimental and clinical applications. We found that the use of stem cells is very promising but the current state of art is still not effective. This situation is connected with not fully known mechanisms of cell interactions, possible risks and side effects. We think that there is a big need to create and conduct different studies which could resolve problems of stem cells use for implementation into aesthetic dermatology and plastic surgery...
December 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Ramya Kollipara, Bridget Walker, Ashley Sturgeon
Objective: Most literature regarding lip augmentation refers to Caucasian anthropometric measurements, but ethnic differences affect facial dimensions and the evaluation of beauty. Specifically with regard to Asians and Hispanics, dermatology does not have much literature on the subject. This review investigates the differences in lip measurements and preferences of Asians and Hispanics compared with those of Caucasians. Design: A literature search of other fields, including plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and forensic anthropology, was conducted, and relevant articles were selected that applied to the discussion of lip measurements and preferences in Asians and Hispanics...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Natale G De Santo
On August 2, 2017 died in London Professor Robin A.J. Eady, retired professor of Dermatology and pioneer and long-lasting survivor in dialysis therapy. He had been diagnosed proteinuria at the age of 9 years and had started dialysis therapy in Seattle in 1963 under the care of Belding H. Scribner. Subsequently he had received dialysis in Edmonton (Canada) and at Royal Free Hospital in London. In 1987 he had received a successful renal transplant by Peter Morris, Professor of Surgery at Oxford. He had done well for 20 years...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Ji Min Lee, Ji Hyun Park, Bo Young Kim, Il-Hwan Kim
Background: Despite the wide application of lasers and radiofrequency (RF) surgery in dermatology, it is difficult to find studies showing the extent of damage dependent on cell death. Objective: We evaluated histopathologic changes following in vivo thermal damage generated by CO2 laser, 1,444 nm long-pulsed neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (LP Nd:YAG) laser and RF emitting electrosurgical unit. Methods: Thermal damage was induced by the above instruments on ventral skin of rat...
February 2018: Annals of Dermatology
Daniel A Gold, Renee Sheinin, Gordon Jacobsen, Lamont R Jones, David M Ozog
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment of keloids is challenging because the recurrence rate after surgical excision is high. Data on the best treatment practices are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the recurrence rate after surgical excision of earlobe keloids based on a postoperative intralesional corticosteroid injection protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed from January 1, 2005, to March 31, 2016, of patients who had excision of ear keloids within the departments of dermatology, otorhinolaryngology, and plastic surgery...
January 29, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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