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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905650/-aseptic-techniques-for-minor-surgical-procedures
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Marcela Concha-Rogazy, Catalina Andrighetti-Ferrada, Maximiliano Curi-Tuma
Aseptic techniques are those practices designed to reduce the risk of surgical site infection (SSI), defined as such, all those that occur within the first 30 days of the procedure. While the patient’s risk of developing an SSI in dermatologic surgery is low since many of the procedures are considered sterile, there are different factors associated with an increased or decreased risk of developing SSI. The characteristics of the surgical wound (such as involving infected or inflamed tissue or when breaks in the aseptic technique occur), patient characteristics (such as age, comorbidities, medication use and smoking) and procedure factors (such as setting, surgical technique, type of procedure, duration and body region involved)...
August 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904272/awareness-of-atopic-dermatitis-and-attitudes-toward-different-types-of-medical-institutions-for-its-treatment-among-adult-patients-and-the-parents-of-pediatric-patients-a-survey-of-500-participants
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Nam Kyung Roh, Song Hee Han, Min Jung Kim, Gyeong-Hun Park, Bark-Lynn Lew, Eung Ho Choi, Hyun Chang Ko, Young Lip Park, Sang Wook Son, Young Jun Seo, Yang Won Lee, Sang Hyun Cho, Chun Wook Park
BACKGROUND: Physicians can play a crucial role in the knowledge that patients have about a disease and its prognosis. Recently, patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) are increasingly turning from western medicine to oriental herbal medicine. However, their awareness of AD and attitude toward Western medicine and oriental herbal medicine clinics are scarcely reported. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the understanding of AD among patients and their parents and to identify their awareness of and attitude toward Western medicine and oriental herbal medicine as treatments for AD...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904174/on-the-history-of-classification-in-dermatology
#3
Amiya Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Since the early days of cutaneous medicine, naming of the entities had remained a confusing subject. Earlier texts of all ancient civilisations are almost similar in this topic The Biblical controversy regarding the actual translational meaning of the original Hebrew term Zara 'at has become a centre of controversy amongst many research scholars of the medical history. Similar debate exists about the Ayurvedic term Kustha---- whether it meant leprosy or stood for a number of skin affliction is a matter of controversy...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892584/a-short-history-of-phototherapy-vitamin-d-and-skin-disease
#4
Paul Jarrett, Robert Scragg
The earliest record between sun exposure and skin disease goes back five millennia to the ancient Egyptians. The modern scientific era of medical light therapy and skin diseases started in 1877 when Downs and Blunt reported that exposure to light inhibited fungal growth in test tubes. Continuing research generated a growing medical interest in the potential the effects of light to treat and cure skin diseases considered as parasitic. This culminated in the awarding of the 1903 Nobel Prize in Medicine to Niels Finsen for his pioneering work showing that light could successfully treat cutaneous mycobacterium tuberculosis (lupus vulgaris), a disfiguring disorder common at the time...
November 28, 2016: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891728/obesity-related-male-genital-lichen-sclerosus
#5
P R Doiron, C B Bunker
BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasing. Male genital lichen sclerosus (MGLSc) is almost exclusively a disease of the uncircumcised. An apparent increasing challenge is MGLSc in previously circumcised obese males. OBJECTIVES: To characterise patients with obesity-related MGLSc. METHODS: Case chart review of patients managed in specialist clinics. RESULTS: Nineteen patients with obesity-related MGLSc were identified. All had been previously circumcised...
November 5, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879085/potential-drug-drug-interactions-and-adverse-drug-reactions-in-dermatological-inpatients
#6
Lukas Koch, Birger Kränke, Werner Aberer
OBJECTIVES: To present information on the frequency of drug-drug interactions and adverse drug reactions, and to provide assistance on how to minimize these major problems in the pharmacological treatment of dermatological inpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The medications given to 1,099 dermatological inpatients were retrospectively analyzed for drug-drug interactions and adverse drug reactions using web-based drug interaction software (Diagnosia(®) Check). RESULTS: We report an overall frequency of relevant drug-drug interactions of 51...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879084/topical-preparations-and-their-use-in-dermatology
#7
Johannes Wohlrab
The challenges of everyday clinical routine require dermatologists to have a basic knowledge of the composition of topical preparations as well as the regulatory background associated with their prescription. Proper selection, prescription, and application of topical preparations, depending on the respective indication, are key to professional and responsible medical practice. Problems commonly arise with respect to regulatory classifications (medicinal products, medical devices, or cosmetics), eligibility for reimbursement by the statutory health insurances (GKV), and insufficient declaration of vehicle systems...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878059/assessment-of-online-patient-education-materials-from-major-dermatologic-associations
#8
Ann M John, Elizabeth S John, David R Hansberry, William Clark Lambert
Objective: Patients increasingly use the internet to find medical information regarding their conditions and treatments. Physicians often supplement visits with written education materials. Online patient education materials from major dermatologic associations should be written at appropriate reading levels to optimize utility for patients. The purpose of this study is to assess online patient education materials from major dermatologic associations and determine if they are written at the fourth to sixth grade level recommended by the American Medical Association and National Institutes of Health...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874892/idiopathic-livedo-racemosa-presenting-with-splenomegaly-and-diffuse-lymphadenopathy
#9
Laura Bukavina, Joshua Weaver, Teri Nagy, Robert T Brodell, Eliot N Mostow
Sneddon syndrome (SS) is a rare condition and the diagnosis is made only when other more common disease entities have been excluded. Common manifestations in SS patients include hypertension, coronary artery disease, venous thrombosis, miscarriages, psychiatric disturbances, and arterial and venous thrombotic events. Most patients present in their early 30s with classic neurovascular and dermatologic signs. Currently, the main criteria for the diagnosis of SS include livedo racemosa, focal neurological deficits or evidence of stroke on magnetic resonance imaging, or characteristic vascular alterations seen on biopsy...
October 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873285/prescription-drug-use-and-polypharmacy-among-medicaid-enrolled-adults-with-autism-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-analysis
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Rini Vohra, Suresh Madhavan, Usha Sambamoorthi, Claire StPeter, Susannah Poe, Nilanjana Dwibedi, Mayank Ajmera
BACKGROUND: A lack of gold standard treatment for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), no clear ASD management guidelines, and lack of evidence-based pharmacological interventions other than aripiprazole and risperidone elevate the risk of off-label prescribing and adverse effects among individuals with ASD, more so among adults. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify and compare the types of prescription drug use, rates of polypharmacy, and characteristics associated with polypharmacy among adults with and without ASD in a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of a three-state Medicaid Analytic eXtract database (2000-2008)...
December 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867742/dermoscopic-appearance-of-an-amelanotic-mucosal-melanoma
#11
Andreas Blum, Ulrike Beck-Zoul, Laura Held, Sylvie Haase
BACKGROUND: Hypomelanotic or amelanotic melanomas are challenging to identify, especially at mucosal sites. The dermoscopic clues to the diagnosis of mucosal melanomas have been reported to be structureless zones with the presence of blue, gray, or white colors. CASE: A female in her seventies noted a new lesion on the inside of her right labia that first appeared two months prior. Her past medical history was significant for rheumatoid arthritis requiring ongoing treatment with methotrexate for 20 years and adalimumab for 10 years...
October 2016: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866183/resolution-of-allergic-rhinitis-and-reactive-bronchospasm-with-supplements-and-food-specific-immunoglobulin-g-elimination-a-case-report
#12
Laura Kwiatkowski, Jessica Mitchell, Jeffrey Langland
Context • Allergies are a common affliction, whether they are respiratory, food related, or dermatological. People often resort to continuous use of over-the-counter medications, such as antihistamines, to manage their symptoms. Controversy still remains over testing serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G to diagnose food allergies. Objective • This study intended to examine the benefits of treatment of a pediatric patient with natural supplements and an elimination diet for IgG food allergies. Design • The research team reported a case study...
October 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862331/the-concept-of-fragile-skin-a-case-of-disease-mongering-in-dermatology
#13
Peter Elsner
"Disease mongering" is a term proposed by medical journalist Lynn Payer in 1992 as "trying to convince essentially well people that they are sick, or slightly sick people that they are very ill" [1]. Scientifically, it has been defined as the "selling of sickness that widens the boundaries of illness in order to grow markets for those who sell and deliver treatments" [2]. While the promotion of medical products to physicians is a legal right of manufacturers that may serve a legitimate purpose, i.e. informing physicians on innovative treatment options for their patients, disease mongering refers to the medicalisation of conditions that do not fulfil the definition of disease...
November 11, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859716/response-to-the-concept-of-fragile-skin-a-case-of-disease-mongering-in-dermatology
#14
Ulrike Blume-Peytavi
We thank Dr Elsner for his interest in our supplement "Fragility of epidermis in newborns, children and adolescents" recently published in this journal, but note his concern about the value of the term "fragile skin" as a scientifically useful disease definition, given the wide spectrum of conditions covered by the term [1]. Contrary to what is suggested in the letter by Dr Elsner, fragile skin is not a "disease" and should not be confounded with skin fragility existing in the repertoire of dermatological diseases requiring medical treatment using pharmaceutical interventions (e...
November 11, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858846/the-efficacy-of-fractional-carbon-dioxide-co2-laser-combined-with-luliconazole-1-cream-for-the-treatment-of-onychomycosis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Bing Rong Zhou, Yan Lu, Felicia Permatasari, He Huang, Jin Li, Juan Liu, Jia An Zhang, Dan Luo, Yang Xu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy of fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser combined with luliconazole 1% cream for the treatment of onychomycosis and to compare it with that of fractional CO2 laser alone. METHODS: This was a randomized, parallel group, 2-arm, positive-controlled, single-center, superiority trial with a 1:2 allocation ratio. Sixty patients with clinical and mycological diagnosis of onychomycosis were enrolled from the Dermatology Department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University in Nanjing, China from March 2015 to May 2015...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855965/prescribing-practices-for-systemic-agents-in-the-treatment-of-severe-pediatric-atopic-dermatitis-in-the-us-and-canada-the-pedra-treat-survey
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Christine R Totri, Lawrence F Eichenfield, Kirsty Logan, Laura Proudfoot, Jochen Schmitt, Irene Lara-Corrales, Jeffrey Sugarman, Wynnis Tom, Elaine Siegfried, Kelly Cordoro, Amy S Paller, Carsten Flohr
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of literature to direct physicians in the prescribing of immunomodulators for patients with severe atopic dermatitis (AD). OBJECTIVE: To survey systemic agent prescribing practices for severe childhood AD among clinicians in the United States and Canada. METHODS: The TREatment of severe Atopic dermatitis in children Taskforce (TREAT), US&CANADA, a project of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), developed an online multiple-response survey to assess clinical practice, gather demographic information and details of systemic agent selection, and identify barriers to their use in patients with recalcitrant pediatric AD...
November 14, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847548/needlestick-and-sharps-injuries-in-dermatologic-surgery-a-review-of-preventative-techniques-and-post-exposure-protocols
#17
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Christopher Rizk, Holly Monroe, Ida Orengo, Theodore Rosen
Background: Needlestickand sharps injuries are the leading causes of morbidity in the dermatologicfield. Among medical specialties, surgeons and dermatologists have the highest rates of needlestickand sharps injuries.The high rates of needlestickand sharps injuries in dermatology not only apply to physicians, but also to nurses, physician assistants, and technicians in the demnatologic field. Needlestickand sharps injuries are of great concern due to the monetary, opportunity, social, and emotional costs associated with their occurrence...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846617/real-world-experience-with-apremilast-in-treating-psoriasis
#18
Julia N Mayba, Melinda J Gooderham
BACKGROUND: Clinical trial data have shown apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor, to be efficacious and safe for the treatment of psoriasis. However, little real-world experience using apremilast in the community setting has been documented. OBJECTIVES: Many patients with psoriasis are often unresponsive to various treatment modalities, including topical, systemic, and biologic medications. The aim of this chart review was to assess the overall patient experience while using apremilast to treat psoriasis...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846016/botanicals-in-dermatology-essential-oils-botanical-allergens-and-current-regulatory-practices
#19
Sarah Mortimer, Margo Reeder
Largely because of their perceived safety, the use of essential oils and other botanically derived products has become increasingly popular. Recent evidence raises concern about the safety of these products, frequently found in cosmetics and sought as an alternative to standard medical treatments. Essential oils are challenging to standardize because of the variable growing conditions, genetics, and harvesting of botanicals. There exists a potential for adverse reactions, in particular allergic contact dermatitis...
November 2016: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843924/south-italy-a-privileged-perspective-to-understand-the-relationship-between-hidradenitis-suppurativa-and-overweight-obesity
#20
Gabriella Fabbrocini, Valerio De Vita, Marianna Donnarumma, Giuseppe Russo, Giuseppe Monfrecola
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that involves the terminal hair follicles of apocrine gland-bearing skin areas. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between HS and systemic medical conditions, such as overweight/obesity during adolescence. METHODS: Epidemiologic data was collected from January 2014 up to December 2015 from 27 patients affected by HS, outpatients of the Dermatology Department of University of Naples Federico II, to examine the correlation between HS and overweight/obesity...
September 2016: Skin Appendage Disorders
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