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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107593/patient-satisfaction-in-dermatology
#1
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
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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/28099591/analysis-of-effectiveness-of-a-surgical-treatment-algorithm-for-basal-cell-carcinoma
#3
Flávio Barbosa Luz, Camila Ferron, Gilberto Perez Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Surgical excision is the treatment of choice for basal cell carcinoma and micrographic surgery considered the gold standard, however not yet used routinely worldwide available, as in Brazil. Considering this, a previously developed treatment guideline, which the majority of tumors were treated by conventional technique (not micrographic) was tested. OBJECTIVE: To establish the recurrence rate of basal cell carcinomas treated according to this guideline...
November 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095571/effectiveness-of-the-mohs-and-close-technique-in-increasing-the-efficiency-of-a-mohs-micrographic-surgery
#4
Dhwani Mehta, Rebecca Jacobsen, Tonja Godsey, Brian Adams, Hugh Gloster
INTRODUCTION: Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is successful and cost effective, but may be time consuming as patients are required to wait for final wound repair until margins are clear. We propose for selected cases the "Mohs and Close technique" (MCT), in which the defect is immediately repaired after tumor resection rather than waiting until margins are clear. METHODS: MCT was only performed on tumors that had clearly de ned borders, low risk histology, whose resulting defect after exci- sion required either a primary or partial closure, and whose repair wouldn't change to a different repair option if further stages of exci- sion were necessary...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095541/safety-and-efficacy-evaluation-of-pulsed-dye-laser-treatment-co-sub-2-sub-ablative-fractional-resurfacing-and-combined-treatment-for-surgical-scar-clearance
#5
Joel L Cohen, Roy Geronemus
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Surgical scars are an unwanted sequela following surgical procedures. Several different treatment modalities and approaches are currently being employed to improve the cosmesis of surgical scars with each having varying degrees of success. The objective of this study was to assess the ef cacy and safety pulsed dye laser treatment, CO2 ablative fractional resurfacing, and a combined treatment with these two modalities for the cosmetic improvement of surgical scarring that occurred following the surgical removal of skin cancer from different anatomic areas...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079637/ln2-cd10-and-ezrin-do-not-distinguish-between-atypical-fibroxanthoma-and-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-or-predict-clinical-outcome
#6
Allison Hanlon, Thomas Stasko, Dan Christiansen, Nika Cyrus, Anjela Galan
BACKGROUND: Atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX) is a rare cutaneous spindled cell neoplasm. For both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, it is important to distinguish AFX from other poorly differentiated tumors, including undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS). OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to identify the clinical, histologic, and immunohistochemical expression of LN2, ezrin, and CD10 in AFX and UPS tumors. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The authors retrospectively examined the charts of patients with AFX and UPS treated with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) at 2 academic institutions...
January 10, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073583/clinical-factors-associated-with-subclinical-spread-of-in-situ-melanoma
#7
Thuzar M Shin, Jeremy R Etzkorn, Joseph F Sobanko, David J Margolis, Joel M Gelfand, Emily Y Chu, Rosalie Elenitsas, Waqas R Shaikh, Christopher J Miller
BACKGROUND: Subclinical spread of in situ melanoma occurs at a wide frequency, ranging from 12% to 71%. OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical factors associated with subclinical spread of in situ melanoma. METHODS: We used a retrospective, cross-sectional study of 674 consecutive in situ melanomas to examine 627 patients treated with Mohs surgery and melanoma antigen recognized by T cells 1 immunostaining. The presence of subclinical spread was correlated with clinical characteristics...
January 7, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060173/squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-situ-upstaged-to-invasive-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-5-year-single-institution-retrospective-review
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Sasima Eimpunth, Alina Goldenberg, Michael Shane Hamman, Gagik Oganesyan, Robert A Lee, Saowalak Hunnangkul, Silvia Soohyun Song, Tanya Greywal, Shang I Brian Jiang
BACKGROUND: Shave biopsy may not be able to accurately distinguish squamous cell carcinoma in situ (SCCIS) from invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Information on the incidence of biopsy-proven SCCIS upstaged to SCC after a more complete histologic examination is limited. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and clinical risk factors associated with upstaging the biopsy diagnosis of SCCIS into invasive SCC based on findings during Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS)...
December 29, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060172/applications-of-burow-s-grafts-in-the-reconstruction-of-mohs-micrographic-surgery-defects
#9
Anastasia Benoit, Brian C Leach, Joel Cook
BACKGROUND: Surgical defects in anatomically challenging locations, such as near free margins or crossing cosmetic subunits, may present reconstructive challenges to the dermatologic surgeon. For selected defects, Burow's grafts may produce functional and aesthetic results in a single operative session. OBJECTIVE: To describe the applications of the Burow's graft technique for the repair of defects after Mohs micrographic surgery. METHODS: An institutional review board-approved retrospective database review of surgical defects repaired with Burow's grafting after Mohs micrographic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina was performed...
December 29, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060171/broader-practice-indications-for-mohs-surgical-defect-healing-by-secondary-intention-a-survey-study
#10
Chetan Vedvyas, Patricia L Cummings, Roy G Geronemus, Jeremy A Brauer
BACKGROUND: Recent reports have indicated secondary intention (SI) healing utilization for Mohs surgical defects beyond conventionally accepted indications. OBJECTIVE: To characterize potentially more expansive guidelines for when SI healing is indicated or appropriate in dermatologic surgery. METHODS: A survey study was e-mailed to the American College of Mohs Surgery in 2015. A group of 293 respondents addressed factors influencing decisions to heal surgical defects secondarily...
December 29, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018683/nodular-fasciitis-complicating-a-staged-surgical-excision-of-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans
#11
C Helen Malone, Brandon Goodwin, Richard F Wagner, Vicente Resto, Brent Kelly
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is an unusual spindle cell tumor with a high rate of local recurrence with traditional excision. Fortunately, Mohs micrographic surgery yields excellent cure rates for this neoplasm due to contiguous tumor spread and meticulous tumor mapping and margin analysis. We present the unique case of a patient treated with a modified Mohs technique with an analysis of the final margin with permanent sections, who developed a spindle cell neoplasm in the margins of her second stage excision consistent with nodular fasciitis...
2016: Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005812/microcystic-adnexal-carcinoma-of-the-nasal-tip-treated-with-surgical-excision-and-rotational-forehead-skin-flap
#12
Min Seok Kang, Eun Jung Lee, Ji Seop Kim, In Sik Yun, Hyung Kwon Byeon
Microcystic adnexal carcinoma (MAC) is a rare malignant cutaneous adenocarcinoma that typically occurs in the head and neck, particularly at the central face. There are only slightly more than 300 patients reported worldwide, and most patients occur in Caucasians. A 72-year-old man was referred to our hospital for definitive treatment of known MAC from previous biopsy. Wide excision of nasal tip and reconstruction of nasal defect with paramedian forehead flap and nasolabial flap transposition were performed rather than conventional Mohs surgery, due to grossly evident disease...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005629/reconstruction-of-the-nipple-areola-complex-after-mohs-micrographic-surgery
#13
Zain Husain, Tiffany J Libby, David Ciocon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 21, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005628/effective-technique-for-periosteal-removal-during-mohs-micrographic-surgery
#14
Kachiu C Lee, Erich Karasko, Raymond Dufresne, Harold William Higgins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 21, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990744/-en-face-ex-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-to-help-the-surgery-of-basal-cell-carcinoma-of-the-eyelid
#15
Marine Espinasse, Elisa Cinotti, Damien Grivet, Bruno Labeille, Virginie Prade, Catherine Douchet, Frédéric Cambazard, Gilles Thuret, Philippe Gain, Jean Luc Perrot
BACKGROUND: Fluorescence confocal microscopy (FCM) is a recent imaging technique for the examination of surgical cutaneous specimens and has been suggested as a fast alternative to Mohs micrographic surgery. Up-to-date it has been used in the fluorescence mode and with vertical sections of the specimen margins. The aim of this study was to evaluate FCM in the reflectance mode and with a horizontal ("en face") scanning of the surgical specimen in a series of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the eyelid...
December 19, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976423/mohs-micrographic-surgery-of-rare-cutaneous-tumors
#16
Sophie C Flohil, Charlotte B van Lee, Jessica Beisenherz, Marc A M Mureau, Lucy I H Overbeek, Tamar Nijsten, Renate R van den Bos
BACKGROUND: Recurrence rates after Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) for rare cutaneous tumors are poorly defined. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the recurrence rate after MMS for rare cutaneous tumors at a university center. METHODS & MATERIALS: Retrospective review of all rare cutaneous tumors treated with MMS at a large university center between January 2008 and December 2012. To detect all recurrences, patients were linked to The nationwide network and registry of histo- and cytopathology (PALGA)...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973158/cost-effectiveness-of-surgical-excision-vs-mohs-micrographic-surgery-for-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
#17
M R Maracy, L Nasiripour, M R Amirsadri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955856/-mohs-micrographic-surgery-27-year-experience-in-the-northeast-of-mexico
#18
Ely Cristina Cortés-Peralta, Verónica Garza-Rodríguez, Osvaldo Tomás Vázquez-Martínez, Ilse Marilú Gutiérrez-Villarreal, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani
INTRODUCTION: Skin cancer treatment includes surgical and non-surgical techniques. Among surgical techniques, Mohs micrographic surgery permits a complete evaluation of surgical margins with maximal tissue sparing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective review of dermatology database of skin cancer cases treated with Mohs surgery at University Hospital Dr. José Eleuterio González from 1988 to 2015. RESULTS: A total of 546 cases were included, of these 289 (52...
December 9, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932590/the-accuracy-of-measurements-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-sizes-referred-to-the-mohs-surgery-clinic
#19
Derek To, Jillian Macdonald
BACKGROUND: Tumour size is a crucial factor used to plan Mohs procedures. Larger tumours require more time and stages of excision, and they need to be triaged as a higher priority. Therefore, the accuracy in measurement of tumour size is critical. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if there is a significant difference in accuracy of tumour measurements in referrals between dermatologists and nondermatologists. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Performed a retrospective study of 180 referrals from dermatologists and 47 referrals from nondermatologists to The Ottawa Hospital Riverside Mohs Surgery Clinic...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923500/preoperative-telephone-consultation-does-not-decrease-patient-anxiety-before-mohs-micrographic-surgery
#20
Joseph F Sobanko, Diego Da Silva, Zelma C Chiesa Fuxench, Badri Modi, Thuzar M Shin, Jeremy R Etzkorn, Sara S Samimi, Karolyn A Wanat, Christopher J Miller
BACKGROUND: Many factors influence anxiety and satisfaction of patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the effect of a preoperative educational telephone call on anxiety and satisfaction for patients undergoing same-day office consultation and MMS. METHODS: Patients with skin cancer (N = 104) scheduled for same-day office consultation and MMS were randomly assigned to receive or not to receive an educational telephone call during the week before surgery...
December 3, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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