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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731005/preparing-medical-students-with-congenital-colour-vision-deficiency-for-safe-practice
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Rajat Dhingra, Jolly Rohatgi, Upreet Dhaliwal
BACKGROUND: Colour vision of candidates is tested in many medical colleges in India at the time of admission to undergraduate courses; however, there are no guidelines, and therefore no counselling, on how students with congenital colour vision deficiency (CCVD) should negotiate the medical course, and how best they can practise safely after graduation. Problems in interpreting coloured signs may lead to misdiagnosis. This study aimed to explore difficulties during clinical work that requires colour discrimination, and to offer suggestions on safe practice based on the findings and a review of the literature...
January 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728870/outpatient-dermatology-consultation-impacts-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-pediatric-oncology-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Hannah Song, Sarah N Robinson, Jennifer T Huang
BACKGROUND: The impact of dermatology consultation on the care of children with oncologic conditions is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To review outpatient dermatology visits and the resulting impact on diagnosis and management of pediatric oncology patients. METHOD: Retrospective review of pediatric oncology patients with outpatient dermatology visits at a tertiary care center from 2008 to 2015. RESULTS: The most common dermatologic diagnoses in 516 patients were skin infections (21...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721966/use-of-skin-lightening-products-among-outpatient-attendees-in-a-north-indian-hospital
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Celestine Wong, Samuel Wong, Howard Tang, Rashi Minocha, Rajesh Singh, Nathan Grills
In India, fair skin is a highly valued physical attribute. Skin lightener products comprise 60% of the dermatological market. This cross-sectional study was conducted in the general medical outpatient clinics of Champa Christian Hospital to elucidate the perceptions of fair skin and determinants/pattern of skin lighter use. Demographics, pattern of skin lightener use and incidence of side effects, perceptions of lighter skin tones were the main outcomes and measures studied. The use of skin lighteners was highly prevalent in our study population...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721095/chemotherapy-associated-paronychia-treated-with-2-povidone-iodine-a-series-of-cases
#4
Kara Capriotti, Joseph Capriotti, Jesse Pelletier, Kevin Stewart
BACKGROUND: Nail changes are known to occur during the use of chemotherapy for a variety of malignancies, particularly those treated with taxanes and EGFR inhibitors. There are currently no actively recruiting prospective clinical trials investigating potential treatments. There are also no US Food and Drug Administration-approved medical treatments for chemotherapy-associated paronychia and no consensus on the best way to treat these common chemotherapy-induced events. METHODS: A retrospective review of all cases presenting to a single dermatology private practice from June 2016 to January 2017 identified nine patients with chemotherapy-associated paronychia seeking treatment...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709563/the-history-of-atopic-dermatitis
#5
Owen N Kramer, Mark A Strom, Barry Ladizinski, Peter A Lio
Fred Wise (1881-1950) and Marion Sulzberger (1895-1983) are often credited with introducing the term atopic dermatitis to dermatology in 1933. This definition was based on atopy, a term first created by Arthur Coca (1875-1959) and Robert Cooke (1880-1960) in 1923, when they recognized an association between allergic rhinitis and asthma. Despite its recent introduction into our medical lexicon, historical precursors of atopic dermatitis date back to at least as early as 69-140 ce. In this contribution, we highlight both the prominent individuals credited with shaping the disorder into our current interpretation and the suspected historical precursors of this disease and reported treatments...
July 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707751/oral-antifungal-medication-for-toenail-onychomycosis
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REVIEW
Sanne Kreijkamp-Kaspers, Kate Hawke, Linda Guo, George Kerin, Sally Em Bell-Syer, Parker Magin, Sophie V Bell-Syer, Mieke L van Driel
BACKGROUND: Fungal infection of the toenails, also called onychomycosis, is a common problem that causes damage to the nail's structure and physical appearance. For those severely affected, it can interfere with normal daily activities. Treatment is taken orally or applied topically; however, traditionally topical treatments have low success rates due to the nail's physical properties. Oral treatments also appear to have shorter treatment times and better cure rates. Our review will assist those needing to make an evidence-based choice for treatment...
July 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707710/perception-and-image-of-dermatology-in-the-german-general-population-2002-2014
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M Augustin, L Eissing, P Elsner, K Strömer, I Schäfer, A Enk, M Reusch, R Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: In contrast to other European countries, dermatologists in Germany provide healthcare for a broad spectrum of diseases of the skin and mucous membranes. Current population-based data on the perception of dermatology were lacking to date. OBJECTIVE: Analysis of the perception of dermatology from the general population's perspective with regard to utilization, satisfaction, and responsibility. METHODS: Nation-wide survey on awareness, utilization, rating, and image of dermatology in Oct/2014 through computer-assisted telephone interviews on a representative sample of the adult general population (n = 1,015), performed by the FORSA institute...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707638/mimicking-rashes-use-of-moulage-technique-in-undergraduate-assessment-at-the-aga-khan-university-karachi
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Saniya Raghib Sabzwari, Azam Afzal, Kashmira Nanji
BACKGROUND: The use of simulated patients in student assessment is supported by the Best Evidence Medical Education and U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and it provides a safe and effective alternative to real patients in many situations. To assess the validity and feasibility of moulage technique-where a cosmetically constructed rash is used on simulated patients-two dermatologic rashes were developed using moulage simulation on standardized patients at Aga Khan University Hospital for 3rd year medical summative Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)...
January 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706297/harmless-effects-of-argon-plasma-on-caudal-fin-regeneration-and-embryogenesis-of-zebrafish-novel-biological-approaches-for-safe-medical-applications-of-bioplasma
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Min-Kyung Nam, Goo-Young Kim, Si-Eun Yun, Ja-Young Jang, Yong-Hee Kim, Eun Ha Choi, Seongman Kang, Hyangshuk Rhim
The argon plasma jet (Ar-PJ) is widely used in medical fields such as dermatology and dentistry, and it is considered a promising tool for cancer therapy. However, the in vivo effects of Ar-PJ for medical uses have not yet been investigated, and there are no biological tools to determine the appropriate clinical dosages of Ar-PJ. In this study, we used the caudal fin and embryo of zebrafish as novel in vivo tools to evaluate the biosafety of Ar-PJ. Typically, Ar-PJ is known to induce cell death in two-dimensional (2D) cell culture systems...
July 14, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705285/childhood-onset-keratosis-lichenoides-chronica-accompanied-by-severe-hair-loss
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Sibel Dogan, Efsun Kılınç, Gül Erkin Özaygen, Nilgün Atakan, Özay Gököz, Sibel Ersoy Evans
A 37-year-old woman attended the dermatology outpatient clinic because of recent hair loss from the eyebrows and axillae. Her past medical history revealed mild generalized erythema and hyperpigmented papules and plaques since childhood. On dermatologic examination, there were flat-topped, purple to brown hyperkeratotic lichenoid papules and linear plaques on the elbows, trunk, and buttocks, some of which coalesced into hyperpigmented reticular plaques on the axillae, neck, and groin. Mild erythema was noted...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702963/duncan%C3%A2-s-dermatosis-from-the-%C3%A2-terra-firma-forme%C3%A2-to-a-possible-syndromic-condition-the-story-of-a-dirty-disease
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E Unal, J Lotti, M Fioranelli, M G Roccia, T Lotti, C Guarneri, N Parlak
Since its first description by Duncan, Tschen and Knox in 1987 in the former Archives of Dermatology (1), “Terra firma-forme dermatosis” has been variously described in medical literature, representing a strange, probably underestimated, cutaneous disease. During the last 40 years, the condition has been recorded as an undesirable as well as unexplained event, occurring mainly in childhood, characterized by a brownish-black appearance of the whole skin, resembling dirt. Recently, authors described several cases of atypical patterns of the disease, sometimes with impressing topographic clinical pictures, evocative for syndromic phenotypes...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700490/side-effects-associated-with-the-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-at-a-tuberculosis-referral-hospital-in-south-korea-a-retrospective-study
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Tae Won Yang, Hyun Oh Park, Ha Nee Jang, Jun Ho Yang, Sung Hwan Kim, Seong Ho Moon, Joung Hun Byun, Chung Eun Lee, Jong Woo Kim, Dong Hun Kang
Patients with drug-susceptible tuberculosis (TB) show good tolerance of the medications used and have few side effects. However, medications used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) have many known side effects. Here, we studied the occurrence of side effects due to treatment of patients with MDR-TB.We conducted a retrospective and consecutive review of the medical records of 256 patients who received treatment for MDR-TB between January 2006 and December 2011.One or more side effects were observed in 95 (37...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696480/a-picture-is-worth-1-000-words-the-use-of-clinical-images-in-electronic-medical-records
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Angela C Ai, Francine L Maloney, Thu-Trang Hickman, Allison R Wilcox, Harley Ramelson, Adam Wright
OBJECTIVE: To understand how clinicians utilize image uploading tools in a home grown electronic health records (EHR) system. METHODS: A content analysis of patient notes containing non-radiological images from the EHR was conducted. Images from 4,000 random notes from July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010 were reviewed and manually coded. Codes were assigned to four properties of the image: (1) image type, (2) role of image uploader (e.g. MD, NP, PA, RN), (3) practice type (e...
July 12, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695565/dental-patch-testing-in-patients-with-undifferentiated-oral-lichen-planus
#14
Shevya M Tiwari, Kurt Gebauer, Agnieszka M Frydrych, Sally Burrows
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Distinguishing between oral lichen planus (LP) and lichenoid reactions to dental restorations can be impossible on clinical and histopathological grounds. Epicutaneous patch testing is an investigation that may guide patients and physicians in making timely and costly decisions to replace or cover existing dental restorations. This study aimed to assess the role of epicutaneous patch testing with a battery of dental allergens in patients with undifferentiated oral LP...
July 11, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693933/-partially-matched-us-senior-diagnostic-radiology-applicants-scope-of-the-problem-and-implications-for-applicants-residency-training-programs-and-the-academic-diagnostic-radiology-community
#15
Keith D Herr, Sravanthi Reddy, Elizabeth A Krupinski, Mark E Mullins, Christopher Straus
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Anecdotal reports have recently surfaced of an increase in the number of US senior diagnostic radiology (DR)-bound residency applicants who did not secure a preliminary year position through the Main Resident Match (the Match) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), so-called "partial matches." This study sought to determine the scope of this phenomenon and address potential causes and solutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Publicly available and proprietary data from the National Resident Matching Program were analyzed from 2005-2016 to determine the number of partially matched US senior applicants, selectivity of DR residency training, availability of preliminary year positions, number of unique preliminary year applicants, distribution of preliminary year matches by successfully matched applicants in relevant specialties (DR, anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and radiation oncology), and percentage of categorical training programs participating in the Match...
June 5, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691193/fluralaner-as-a-single-dose-oral-treatment-for-caparinia-tripilis-in-a-pygmy-african-hedgehog
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Camilo Romero, Galia Sheinberg Waisburd, Jocelyn Pineda, Rafael Heredia, Enrique Yarto, Alberto M Cordero
BACKGROUND: African pygmy hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris) are popular pets belonging to the Erinaceidae family of spined mammals. Amongst the most common skin diseases occurring in this species is infestation caused by the mite Caparinia spp. Due to their skin anatomy and spiny coat, detection of skin lesions in these hedgehogs can be difficult. This may result in delays in seeking medical care, which may lead to secondary bacterial infection and self-inflicted trauma. Multiple therapies have been used in the treatment of this skin condition including ivermectin, amitraz, fipronil and selamectin...
July 9, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686773/isotretinoin-monitoring-trends-a-national-survey-of-dermatologists
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Julia G Hobson, Michael J Cunningham, Kendra Lesiak, Elizabeth B Lester, Andrew R Tegeder, Elizabeth Zeeck, Jeremy M Hugh, Julie H Lin
<p>BACKGROUND: Isotretinoin is an effective treatment for nodulocystic acne. Outside of required pregnancy testing, laboratory monitoring suggested by the manufacturers is vague. Dermatologists, therefore, monitor a variety of tests with variable frequency. Despite intense monitoring, the majority of patients do not have gross laboratory abnormalities that warrant changes in management.</p> <p>OBJECTIVE: To survey US dermatologists regarding laboratory monitoring practices while prescribing isotretinoin...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681230/probiotics-prebiotics-and-synbiotics-for-the-treatment-and-prevention-of-adult-dermatological-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Manisha Notay, Negar Foolad, Alexandra R Vaughn, Raja K Sivamani
BACKGROUND: Probiotic, prebiotic, and synbiotic supplementation is becoming more prevalent nowadays. Clinical studies have demonstrated some of the medical benefits of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics within dermatology but an evidence-based review of their effects in adults is needed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify evidence for the use of supplementation with probiotics, prebiotics, or synbiotics for the prevention and treatment of dermatological diseases in adults...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670358/aesthetic-treatment-of-bruxism
#19
REVIEW
Shino Bay Aguilera, Liza Brown, Viviana Andrea Perico
Bruxism is a diurnal or nocturnal parafunctional activity that includes unconscious clenching, grinding, or bracing of the teeth. An extensive medical history should be taken in these patients so proper diagnosis can be made. Habits such as biting the tongue, cheeks or lips, chewing gum or eating seeds for many hours per day, biting nails, and/or biting hard objects, will cause and/or exacerbate pre-existing bruxism. The etiology of bruxism is uncertain, but it is hypothesized to be associated with genetic, structural, and psychosocial factors...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664692/the-direct-costs-of-drug-induced-skin-reactions
#20
Nina Kiepurska, Elwira Paluchowska, Witold Owczarek, Monika Szkultecka-Dębek, Karina Jahnz-Różyk
[b] Abstract Objective.[/b] The aim of the study was an assessment of direct costs of patients hospitalised for for skin adverse drug reactions during 2002-2012 in the Department of Dermatology at the Military Institute of Medicine (Ministry of Defence) in Warsaw. The analysis was carried out from the perspectives of the public payer and service provider. [b]Materials and method. [/b]The retrospective study was carried out in a group of 164 adult patients due to skin adverse drug reactions. Analysis was based on data from patient medical records and medical orders which provided information on the used resources, including diagnostic tests, medical consultations, medicinal products, hospitalisation duration, together with cost estimation, regardless of the treatment being the cause of the skin reaction...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
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