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Deepak Dimri, Venkatashiva Reddy B, Amit Kumar Singh
Background. The pattern of skin morbidity in an area depends on climate, geography, socioeconomic status, nutrition, genetics, and habits of the community. Objective. The objective of the present study was to describe the morbidity profile of patients attending dermatology outpatient department in a tertiary care centre of Garhwal hills, North India. Methodology. This is a record based study carried out using the morbidity registers. Patient details, diagnosis, and treatment provided by physicians were documented in the morbidity register...
2016: Dermatology Research and Practice
Jason Chang, Elisabeth Mclemore, Talar Tejirian
Despite the fact that countless patients suffer from anal problems, there tends to be a lack of understanding of anal health care. Unfortunately, this leads to incorrect diagnoses and treatments. When treating a patient with an anal complaint, the primary goals are to first diagnose the etiology of the symptoms correctly, then to provide an effective and appropriate treatment strategy.The first step in this process is to take an accurate history and physical examination. Specific questions include details about bowel habits, anal hygiene, and fiber supplementation...
October 10, 2016: Permanente Journal
Lucia Tomas-Aragones, Silla M Consoli, Sylvie G Consoli, Francoise Poot, Klaus-Michael Taube, M Dennis Linder, Gregor B E Jemec, Jacek C Szepietowski, John de Korte, Andrey N Lvov, Uwe Gieler
The classification of self-inflicted skin lesions proposed by the European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry (ESDaP) group generated questions with regard to specific treatments that could be recommended for such cases. The therapeutic guidelines in the current paper integrate new psychotherapies and psychotropic drugs without forgetting the most important relational characteristics required for dealing with people with these disorders. The management of self-inflicted skin lesions necessitates empathy and a doctor-patient relationship based on trust and confidence...
August 26, 2016: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Meghana Kulkarni, Dushyant Keny, Anirudha Vyankatesh Potey, Raakhi K Tripathi
BACKGROUND: Ayurveda implies the importance of diet and dietary habits in various human diseases. Confirmatory evidence regarding role of diet and dietary practices in diseases of skin are lacking. OBJECTIVES: To assess incompatible dietary behavior in acne, psoriasis, fungal infections, and vitiligo patients using a questionnaire tool. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire-based, cross-sectional case control study was conducted in the skin out-patient department of a tertiary care hospital...
April 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Hisashi Kawai, Takashi Inomata, Rika Otsuka, Yoichi Sugiyama, Hirohiko Hirano, Shuichi Obuchi
AIM: The maintenance and improvement of self-rated health is important for prolonging healthy life expectancy in a well-aged society. In the present study, we examined the effectiveness of beauty care on self-rated health among community-dwelling older people through a quasi- randomized controlled trial by propensity score matching (PSM). METHOD: One hundred twelve community-dwelling older people who were recruited from the local community, participated in a beauty care program that consisted of two training sessions per month for 3 months and daily enforcement of facial skin care (intervention group)...
2016: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
Sameera A Gunawardena
Monitor lizards are large reptilian animals mostly seen around water based habitats. Sri Lanka has an endemic water monitor lizard called the kabaragoya (Varanus salvator salvator) which is perhaps the most common large animal scavenger in the country. Scavenging by the kabaragoya can result in postmortem incised injuries which are caused by their sharp pointed claws as they grip or crawl over a dead body. The author presents four cases where these claw marks raised significant medicolegal issues. In one case of a young female they mimicked defense injuries that might be seen in a person that was killed with heavy sharp weapon trauma to the head...
September 2016: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
Brigitte Dréno, Jerry Tan, Sewon Kang, Maria-José Rueda, Vicente Torres Lozada, Vincenzo Bettoli, Alison M Layton
INTRODUCTION: Atrophic scarring occurs throughout the course of inflammatory acne and across the spectrum of severity. This study evaluates perceptions of the general population toward individuals with clear skin and acne scars. METHODS: An online survey administered in the USA, UK, Japan, Germany, France and Brazil to respondents 18 years and over presented three facial pictures of clear skin or digitally superimposed acne scars (but no active acne lesions) in a random fashion...
June 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
Vinod Wali, Vishal V Wali
INTRODCTION: Acrochordon or fibroepithelial polyp, commonly known as Skin tags (STs) are one of the most common benign skin condition, consisting of skin projecting from the surrounding skin, usually occurring on the eyelids, neck and axillae. Studies have found an association of STs with conditions such as obesity, diabetes mellitus and atherogenic lipid profile. Abdominal obesity and the consequent insulin resistance are said be important contributing factors for diabetes, dyslipidaemia and cardiovascular disease...
January 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Lorenzo A DiCarlo, Richard L Weinstein, Catherine B Morimoto, George M Savage, Gregory L Moon, Kityee Au-Yeung, Yoona A Kim
Objective information that can be passively obtained in an ambulatory setting could be potentially useful for determining appropriate care in blood pressure (BP) management. This study utilized digital medicine (DM) prototypes and telemetric data acquisition to directly confirm medication use and to assess habits of daily living in a hypertensive population. Thirty-seven patients (23 men age 62±9 years) used the system for 6 weeks. DM prototypes consisted of valsartan 80 mg or 160 mg placed in a gelatin hemicapsule with an excipient tablet as a "stopper," with a poppy seed-sized ingestible sensor (IS) made of foodstuff on its external surface and capable of creating a biogalvanic current on ingestion to alert a wearable sensor (WS) that was worn on the torso...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Hossein Alinia, Sara Moradi Tuchayi, Michael E Farhangian, Karen E Huang, Sarah L Taylor, Sandy Kuo, Irma Richardson, Steven R Feldman
BACKGROUND: Social media have become outlets for patients to voice opinions and ask questions. Since suffering from rosacea is an isolating experience and the disease is poorly understood, patients use social media to expand their knowledge about the condition. OBJECTIVE: To understand rosacea patients' online health information seeking habits to obtain a better insight of their educational needs. METHODS: Ten percent of posts in online rosacea forum composed of 3350 members and 27 051 posts, discussing patient viewpoints and concern, selected by stratified random sampling...
2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Abdul Rahman Khawaja, Syed Muhammad Azam Bokhari, Rasheed Tariq, Shahzad Atif, Hanif Muhammad, Qadeer Faisal, Mohammad Jafferany
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is an immune-mediated, chronic disease with a genetic background that involves skin, nails, and joints. The incidence of psoriasis varies from 2.0% to 4.0% depending on the geographical location, ethnic background, and environmental conditions. Recent research has proved that psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory disease with extensive systemic implications. Objectives of the study were to explore the severity of psoriasis, dermatology-related quality of life, and psychiatric health of the patients with reference to sociodemographic, lifestyle, and clinical characteristics...
2015: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
D G Mercurio, R Jdid, F Morizot, P Masson, P M B G Maia Campos
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of skin biology and its alterations in different populations is very important for the development of appropriate skincare strategies. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and compare morphological, structural and biophysical properties of photoaged skin in French and Brazilian populations, using biophysical and skin-imaging techniques. METHODS: Forty-one French and 41 Brazilian healthy, female volunteers aged between 40 and 65 years were enrolled...
March 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Barbara Michiels, Lien Appelen, Barbara Franck, Casper D J den Heijer, Stefaan Bartholomeeusen, Samuel Coenen
BACKGROUND: The role of general practitioners (GPs) as reservoir and potential source for Staphylococcus aureus (SA) transmission is unknown. Our primary objective was to evaluate the prevalence of SA and community-acquired methicillin resistant SA (CA-MRSA) carrier status (including spa typing) among GPs and their patients in Belgium. The secondary objective was to determine the association between SA/CA-MRSA carriage in patients and their characteristics, SA carriage in GPs, GP and practice characteristics...
2015: PloS One
Danielle Backus
OBJECTIVE: To empower pharmacists to improve the outcomes of residents in long-term care facilities with urinary tract (UTIs) and skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs). DATA SOURCES: Relevant articles published since 1990 to date were found via PubMed regarding: long-term care, urinary tract infection, skin and soft-tissue infection, antimicrobials, multi-drug-resistant organisms, antimicrobial resistance, and dementia. Two additional Web sites were included for pharmacists' resources...
September 2015: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
H Hadi, A I Awadh, N M Hanif, N F A Md Sidik, M R N Mohd Rani, M S M Suhaimi
BACKGROUND: Skin, as a protective barrier to exogenous substances, can be modulated by various internal and external factors that can affect its functional state. In order to prevent the early symptoms and signs of diseases of the skin, frequent skin health assessment should be performed. The aims of the study were to evaluate four skin properties of transepidermal water loss (TEWL), hydration, elasticity, and pigmentation using a non-invasive skin assessment tool, DermaLab Combo(®) , and also to determine possible factors that may influence skin condition...
May 2016: Skin Research and Technology
J T Alqanatish, F Alqahtani, W M Alsewairi, S Al-kenaizan
Scurvy, or vitamin C deficiency, is rarely presented to a rheumatology clinic. It can mimic several rheumatologic disorders. Although uncommon, it may present as pseudovasculitis or chronic arthritis. Scurvy still exists today within certain populations, particularly in patients with neurodevelopmental disabilities, psychiatric illness or unusual dietary habits.Scurvy presentation to the rheumatologist varies from aches and mild pains to excruciating bone pain or arthritis. Musculoskeletal and mucocutaneous features of scurvy are often what prompts referrals to pediatric rheumatology clinics...
2015: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
D Comiskey, A M Api, C Barratt, E J Daly, G Ellis, C McNamara, C O'Mahony, S H Robison, B Safford, B Smith, S Tozer
Exposure of fragrance ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products to the population can be determined by way of a detailed and robust survey. The frequency and combinations of products used at specific times during the day will allow the estimation of aggregate exposure for an individual consumer, and to the sample population. In the present study, habits and practices of personal care and cosmetic products have been obtained from market research data for 36,446 subjects across European countries and the United States in order to determine the exposure to fragrance ingredients...
August 2015: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
Pauline Lorena Kale, Sandra Costa Fonseca, Kátia Silveira da Silva, Penha Maria Mendes da Rocha, Rosana Garcia Silva, Alinne Christina Alves Pires, Maria de Lourdes Tavares Cavalcanti, Antonio Jose Leal Costa, Tania Zdenka Guillén de Torres
BACKGROUND: Smoking epidemic in Brazilian women has later onset, smaller magnitude, and slower decreasing trend, compared to men. Among pregnant women, smoking has an additional deleterious effect. The purpose of this study was to analyze smoking prevalence during pregnancy and associated factors, and to describe the frequency of smoking reduction and cessation in public maternities of Rio de Janeiro State, southeastern Brazil, in 2011. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in two maternities located at public hospitals in two cities of the Rio de Janeiro state, Niterói (maternity A) and of Rio de Janeiro (maternity B)...
2015: BMC Public Health
Kirk Barber, Gordon E Searles, Ronald Vender, Hwee Teoh, John Ashkenas
BACKGROUND: Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), including basal and squamous cell carcinoma (BCC and SCC), represents the most common malignancy. OBJECTIVE: To provide guidance to Canadian health care practitioners regarding primary prevention of NMSC. METHODS: Structured literature searches were conducted, using search terms including prevention, sunscreen, and sun prevention factor. All recommendations concern guidance that physicians should regularly discuss with their patients to help establish photoprotection habits...
May 2015: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Kornelia Karwowska
Ebola virus disease is a zoonosis causing high mortality epidemics in both human and animal populations. The virus belongs to the Filoviride family. It is composed of a single-strand of RNA. Morbidity foci appear in sub-Saharan Africa. The most probable reservoir are fruit bats, which are local delicacy. The most common route of infection is via mucosa or damaged skin. The spread of disease is rapid due to dietary habits, funeral rites and the insufficient supply of disposable equipment in hospitals. The incubation period of the disease ranges from 2 to 21 days...
January 2015: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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