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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079339/survey-of-bullous-pemphigoid-in-an-italian-university-hospital-clinical-epidemiological-characteristics-and-follow-up
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Riccardo Balestri, Giulia Odorici, Annalisa Patrizi, Salvatore D Infusino, Michela Magnano, Federico Bardazzi
BACKGROUND: The clinical-epidemiological characteristics and course of bullous pemphigoid in the general population is not clear. Few studies have been performed to date, and only one in the Italian population more than ten years ago. We decided to evaluate the characteristics and outcome of patients admitted for a bullous pemphigoid at our Hospital in the last 4 years. METHODS: We retrospectively review the last 4 years' medical records of the Department of Dermatology of the University of Bologna, identifying all patients with histological and immunological data typical for bullous pemphigoid...
January 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074521/assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-topical-propranolol-4-gel-for-infantile-hemangiomas
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Jacob Mashiah, Ana Kutz, Smail Hadj Rabia, Efrat Bar Ilan, Ilan Goldberg, Eli Sprecher, Avikam Harel
BACKGROUND: Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common vascular tumors in children. Because of their benign character and natural involution, the vast majority of IHs do not require any treatment. In the past few years, topical beta blockers have been reported to be an effective treatment of superficial IHs. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety profile of topical propranolol 4% gel for the treatment of IHs. METHODS: A retrospective study of all cases of IHs treated with topical propranolol 4% gel between 2013 and 2015 was performed...
February 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066529/biopsy-1-2-3-in-dermatologic-surgery-improving-smartphone-use-to-avoid-wrong-site-surgery
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James T Highsmith, David A Weinstein, M Jason Highsmith, Jeremy R Etzkorn
The smartphone has become a ubiquitous tool in modern culture. Given the current high quality of smartphone cameras, they should be considered a valuable tool for the dermatologic surgeon in the pre-operative consultation. The purpose of this technical note is to describe a methodology using smartphone camera technology to improve the process for capturing biopsy site photographs and including those photos in decision making to maximize cutaneous surgical outcomes. This technical note describes a three-step procedure (BIOPSY 1-2-3) to simplify and standardize the protocol for capturing a biopsy site photograph using the patient's own smartphone...
September 2016: Technology and Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066521/interventions-to-manage-residual-limb-ulceration-due-to-prosthetic-use-in-individuals-with-lower-extremity-amputation-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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M Jason Highsmith, Jason T Kahle, Tyler D Klenow, Casey R Andrews, Katherine L Lewis, Rachel C Bradley, Jessica M Ward, John J Orriola, James T Highsmith
Patients with lower extremity amputation (LEA) experience 65% more dermatologic issues than non-amputees, and skin problems are experienced by ≈75% of LEA patients who use prostheses. Continuously referring LEA patients to a dermatologist for every stump related skin condition may be impractical. Thus, physical rehabilitation professionals should be prepared to recognize and manage common non-emergent skin conditions in this population. The purpose of this study was to determine the quantity, quality, and strength of available evidence supporting treatment methods for prosthesis-related residual limb (RL) ulcers...
September 2016: Technology and Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062320/melanised-fungal-infections-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-contributions-to-optimize-the-clinical-management
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Daniel Wagner de Castro Lima Santos, Luis Fernando Aranha Camargo, Sarah Santos Gonçalves, Marília Marufuji Ogawa, Jane Tomimori, Milvia Maria Simões E Silva Enokihara, José Osmar Medina Pestana, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo
OBJECTIVES: This is a retrospective and observational study addressing clinical and therapeutic aspects of melanised fungal infections in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of all patients admitted between January 1996 and December 2013 in a single institution who developed infections by melanised fungi. RESULTS: We reported 56 patients aging between 30 and 74 years with phaeohyphomycosis or chromoblastomycosis (0...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060172/applications-of-burow-s-grafts-in-the-reconstruction-of-mohs-micrographic-surgery-defects
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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/28056956/effectiveness-of-regionally-specific-immunotherapy-for-the-management-of-canine-atopic-dermatitis
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Jon D Plant, Moni B Neradilek
BACKGROUND: Canine atopic dermatitis is a common pruritic skin disease often treated with allergen immunotherapy (AIT). AIT in dogs traditionally begins with attempting to identify clinically relevant environmental allergens. Current allergen testing methodologies and immunotherapy techniques in dogs are not standardized. Immunotherapy with a mixture of allergenic extracts selected based on regional aerobiology rather than intradermal tests or serum IgE assays has been described. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of regionally-specific immunotherapy in dogs with atopic dermatitis...
January 5, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040823/update-on-new-drugs-in-dermatology
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Divya Shokeen
Medications in dermatology are used in a variety of different methods and dosages and for numerous different diseases entities that are not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however, there are medications that have only recently hit the market that require our attention, as they are either FDA approved for the intended dermatologic use or could be effective in treating conditions that previously have been poorly managed.
November 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032892/facing-the-dilemma-of-patient-centred-psoriasis-care-a-qualitative-study-identifying-patient-needs-in-dermatological-outpatient-clinics
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L R Khoury, L Skov, T Møller
BACKGROUND: Caregivers must be aware of patients' current needs by providing care responsive to the patients' values and preferences and by identifying what approach improves and encourages patients to participate in their treatment and disease management. Patients with psoriasis healthcare needs perhaps change as medical knowledge improves, new drugs emerge and the healthcare system improves its efficiency due to constant structural development. OBJECTIVES: To explore the unmet needs and health perceptions of people with psoriasis, regarding interaction with clinicians and the structure inherent to consultations in a hospital outpatient dermatological clinic...
December 29, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032340/the-burden-of-common-skin-diseases-assessed-with-the-eq5d-a-european-multi-centre-study-in-13-countries
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F Balieva, J Kupfer, L Lien, U Gieler, A Y Finlay, L Tomas-Aragonés, F Poot, L Misery, F Sampogna, H van Middendorp, J A Halvorsen, J C Szepietowski, A Lvov, S E Marrón, M S Salek, F J Dalgard
BACKGROUND: Generic instruments measuring health related quality of life (HRQoL), like EQ5D, enable comparison of skin diseases with healthy populations and non-dermatological medical conditions, as well as calculation of utility data. OBJECTIVES: The aims were to measure HRQoL in patients with common skin diseases and healthy controls across Europe using the EQ5D. METHODS: This multi-center observational cross-sectional study was conducted in 13 European countries...
December 29, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028989/thymosin-%C3%AE-as-an-actin-binding-protein-with-a-variety-of-functions
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Aleksandra Kuzan
According to current data, the thymosin β family is composed of 20 short (40-44 amino acid) peptides, but in a healthy human body only 2 are expressed - thymosin β4 and β10. Their most characteristic feature is the ability to form a complex with monomeric actin, thereby preventing polymerization into a filamentous form, hence the name Actin-Binding Protein (ABP). These peptides play numerous different functions. Among others, they affect the processes of carcinogenesis, differentiation and angiogenesis, influence metalloproteinase activity and accelerate wound healing...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025853/rifampicin-treatment-of-canine-pyoderma-due-to-multidrug-resistant-meticillin-resistant-staphylococci-a-retrospective-study-of-32-cases
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Michela De Lucia, Mar Bardagi, Elisabetta Fabbri, Diana Ferreira, Lluis Ferrer, Fabia Scarampella, Giordana Zanna, Alessandra Fondati
BACKGROUND: Rifampicin has received increased interest in veterinary dermatology because of its activity against multidrug-resistant meticillin-resistant staphylococci (MRS). There is limited knowledge about the efficacy and safety of rifampicin in dogs. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVE: To provide information on response to treatment and adverse effects in dogs treated with rifampicin for multidrug-resistant MRS pyoderma. ANIMALS: Thirty two dogs treated with rifampicin for rifampicin-susceptible multidrug-resistant MRS pyoderma...
December 26, 2016: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019062/complete-resolution-of-trichodysplasia-spinulosa-in-a-pediatric-renal-transplant-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
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Lauren P Coogle, Kristen E Holland, Cynthia Pan, Scott K Van Why
TS of immunosuppression is a rare, disfiguring dermatologic condition caused by TS-associated polyomavirus in immunosuppressed patients. It is difficult to treat, with no clearly described approach to resolve the condition completely and safely. We report a child with a renal transplant who developed TS and was treated with significant reduction in immunosuppression and transient use of cidofovir cream. The combined approach, primarily with significant long-term reduction in immunosuppression guided by monitoring BK viremia in our patient, led to complete resolution of TS without recurrence or graft rejection by 5 years after transplant...
December 25, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018764/specialty-preferences-and-the-factors-influencing-them-among-pre-clerkship-medical-students-the-first-study-from-alfaisal-university-college-of-medicine-saudi-arabia
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Nouf Alsubaie, Hadeel S Aldhofaian, Lamya Alhuwaimel, Noorah Ruxshan, Fatimah Alghamdi, Ahmad Shamia, Ahmed Abu-Zaid
AIM: To explore the specialty preferences and the factors influencing them among pre-clerkship (second-year and third-year) medical students at Alfaisal University-College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: An online, anonymous, cross-sectional, self-rating survey was administered. The survey explored socio-demographical data, specialty preferences and the factors influencing such preferences. A gender-wise statistical analysis was performed. RESULTS: Two hundred fifty-two students participated in the survey (n=252/308; response rate: 81...
November 23, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004652/cutaneous-changes-in-internal-malignancy-study-from-a-tertiary-care-center
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Iffat Hassan, Sumaya Zeerak, Sanaullah Kuchay, Safia Bashir, Yasmeen J Bhat, Syed Mubashir, Farhan Rasool, Gousia Sheikh, Peerzada Sajad
BACKGROUND: A wide variety of systemic diseases and internal malignancies have cutaneous manifestations. In the context of internal malignancy, many cutaneous changes are highly specific to the underlying malignancy, while other changes are nonspecific. Some changes are also due to the modalities employed in the treatment of malignancies. METHODS: Two hundred and fifty patients who were diagnosed with internal malignancy and who were attending the department of radiation oncology, were evaluated at the Department of Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Leprosy of Government Medical College, Srinagar...
December 20, 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004553/-untreated-syphilis-from-oslo-to-tuskegee
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Anniken Sandvik, Anne Kveim Lie
In the period from 1891 - 1910, around 2000 patients with syphilis were admitted to the Department of Dermatology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet. The head of the department, Cæsar Boeck (1845 - 1917), believed in allowing the disease to take its natural course and withheld treatment. He made detailed notes of the diagnosis and the clinical course of the disease for all his patients. Boeck's material is unique, and forms the basis for our current knowledge about the prognosis and course of syphilis infections...
December 2016: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994839/romidepsin-controls-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-in-a-patient-with-mycosis-fungoides
#17
David M Lemchak, Oleg E Akilov
Romidepsin belongs to a class of medications called histone deacetylase inhibitors and is currently approved for treatment of cutaneous and peripheral T-cell lymphomas. Romidepsin was previously investigated for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and demonstrated potential benefit, but interest in its use declined following phase I clinical trials that showed poor tolerance of a significant side effect profile. We presented a patient with a history of stage II CLL, referred to dermatology for treatment of new-onset of mycosis fungoides (MF), who was treated with romidepsin over seven months...
November 2, 2016: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984271/effects-of-colloidal-oatmeal-lotion-on-symptoms-of-dermatologic-toxicities-induced-by-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitors
#18
Ya-Ting Ke, Chia-Chi Kuo
OBJECTIVE: The common adverse effects associated with targeted therapy for cancer, such as epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors (EGFRIs), are dermatologic toxicities that cause the patient physical discomfort and affect treatment. Colloidal oatmeal lotion (COL) has been proven to help prevent dermatitis and xerosis. Evidence of its effect on EGFRI-induced dermatologic toxicities, however, is limited. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of COL on EGFRI-induced dermatologic toxicities...
January 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981617/utility-of-the-hemangioma-severity-scale-as-a-triage-tool-and-predictor-of-need-for-treatment
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Jamie L Mull, Sarah L Chamlin, Jin-Shei Lai, Jennifer L Beaumont, David Cella, Elizabeth A Rancour, Eulalia Baselga, Anita N Haggstrom
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are commonly encountered in primary care and most often remain asymptomatic, resolving without sequelae. Certain characteristics are associated with a greater risk of complications, associated anomalies, and disfigurement. The heterogeneous presentation poses a clinical challenge for physicians in determining the need for treatment and subspecialty referral. This study aims to evaluate the utility of the previously published Hemangioma Severity Scale (HSS) to predict the need for treatment...
December 16, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956314/-a-stereotypical-clinical-presentation-of-childhood-linear-purpura-of-the-arms-analysis-of-six-cases
#20
S Hosteing, C Uthurriague, F Boralevi, J Mazereeuw-Hautier
Among causes of childhood purpura, other- or self-induced mechanical purpura, such as factitious purpura, needs to be considered. This cause is unfamiliar to pediatricians, usually compromising early diagnosis. We report on the cases of six children, seen between 1998 and 2014 at the Toulouse and Bordeaux Departments of Dermatology, presenting with a stereotypical linear purpura on the arms. All were females, aged 6-14 years. One patient had a psychiatric history, whereas the others were undergoing a stressful time period...
January 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
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