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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227736/dermatological-tracking-of-chronic-acne-treatment-effectiveness
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Sergiu Lucut, Michael R Smith, Sergiu Lucut, Michael R Smith, Michael R Smith, Sergiu Lucut
Acne can lead to severe physical and psychological implications on chronic sufferers if not treated promptly and properly. Ramli et al. proposed a k-means cluster based algorithm to provide computer-assisted support for the manual grading of digital images. We propose an improved, automated, and more objective, grading method which involves optimizing the k-means clustering algorithm by identifying the actual number of clusters rather than basing analysis on a fixed K= 3 assumption for all images. The Hough transform was used to further analyze the found acne cluster leading to an approach to more accurately automatically determine the number and type of lesions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225977/identifying-the-incidence-of-rash-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-patients-taking-lamotrigine-a-systematic-review-of-122-randomized-controlled-trials
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Romi Bloom, Kyle T Amber
Lamotrigine is an antiepileptic drug used for the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder and numerous off-label uses. The development of rash significantly affects its use. The most concerning of these adverse reactions is Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis. We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials using lamotrigine as a monotherapy to quantify the incidence of cutaneous reactions, particularly Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis. Of a total of 4,364 papers regarding lamotrigine, 122 studies met our inclusion and exclusion criteria...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225952/initial-basal-cell-carcinomas-diagnosed-in-the-national-campaign-for-skin-cancer-prevention-are-smaller-than-those-identified-by-the-conventional-medical-referral-system
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Thweicyka Pinheiro Wakiyama, Maria Laura Marconi França, Larissa Pierri Carvalho, Mariangela Esther Alencar Marques, Hélio Amante Miot, Juliano Vilaverde Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Basal cell carcinoma is the malignant tumor most often diagnosed in the National Campaign for Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP). Little is known about the profile of these lesions compared to the profile of lesions diagnosed by conventional routes of public dermatological care. OBJECTIVE: To identify if basal cell carcinomas identified in prevention campaigns and referred to surgery are smaller than those routinely removed in a same medical institution...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225542/historical-overview-of-leprosy-control-in-cuba
#4
Enrique Beldarraín-Chaple
INTRODUCTION Leprosy, an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, affects the nervous system, skin, internal organs, extremities and mucous membranes. Biological, social and environmental factors influence its occurrence and transmission. The first effective treatments appeared in 1930 with the development of dapsone, a sulfone. The main components of a control and elimination strategy are early case detection and timely administration of multidrug therapy. OBJECTIVES Review the history of leprosy control in Cuba, emphasizing particularly results of the National Leprosy Control Program, its modifications and influence on leprosy control...
January 2017: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223753/five-cases-of-phytophotodermatitis-caused-by-fig-leaves-and-relevant-literature-review
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Jin-Hwa Son, Hyunju Jin, Hyang-Suk You, Woo-Haing Shim, Jeong-Min Kim, Gun-Wook Kim, Hoon-Soo Kim, Hyun-Chang Ko, Moon-Bum Kim, Byung-Soo Kim
Phytophotodermatitis is a condition caused by sequential exposure to photosensitizing substances present in plants followed by ultraviolet light. Several plants (e.g., limes, celery, fig, and wild parsnip) contain furocoumarin compounds (psoralens). It is important for dermatologists to be aware of phytophotodermatitis because it may be misdiagnosed as cellulitis, tinea, or allergic contact dermatitis. We present five patients with a sharply defined erythematous swollen patch with bullae on both feet. They described soaking their feet in a fig leaves decoction to treat their underlying dermatologic diseases...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222229/leg-ulcers-caused-by-genetic-disease-prolidase-deficiency
#6
F Bertolini
I have just read the new guidelines for diagnostics and treatment of venus leg ulcers pubblished by the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 2016; 30: 1843-1875 (1), and I think that at this time it would be useful to also include leg ulcers caused by genetic disease "prolidase deficiency" in the differential diagnosis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 21, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220373/body-dysmorphic-disorder-history-and-curiosities
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Katlein França, Maria Grazia Roccia, David Castillo, Mana ALHarbi, Georgi Tchernev, Anastasia Chokoeva, Torello Lotti, Massimo Fioranelli
Body dysmorphic disorder is a chronic psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive preoccupation with an absent or minimal physical deformity. It causes severe distress and impairs normal functioning. In the last centuries, this disorder has been mentioned in the medical literature by important mental health practitioners by different names, such as "dysmorphophobia" or "dermatologic hypochondriasis". However, not until the last century was it included among the obsessive-compulsive disorders, although its classification has changed over time...
February 20, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219634/management-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-in-routine-clinical-practice-following-the-eaaci-ga-2-len-edf-wao-guidelines
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I Marín-Cabañas, L Berbegal-de Gracia, F de León-Marrero, P Hispán, J F Silvestre
INTRODUCTION: Chronic spontaneous urticaria is a prevalent and difficult-to-treat condition that has a very negative impact on patient quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients presenting with chronic spontaneous urticaria and the response to treatment administered according to the EAACI/GA(2)LEN/EDF/WAO consensus guideline. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Descriptive cross-sectional study of all the patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria who consulted a skin allergy unit in the dermatology department of a tertiary hospital in Spain between July 2011 and July 2015...
February 17, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218404/topical-medication-instillation-techniques-for-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Li Xu, Xuemei Wang, Meijing Wu
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide and the second most common cause of blindness after cataracts. The primary treatment for glaucoma aims to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) with the use of topical medicines. Topical medication instillation techniques, such as eyelid closure and nasolacrimal occlusion when instilling drops, have been proposed as potential methods to increase ocular absorption and decrease systemic absorption of the drops. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of topical medication instillation techniques compared with usual care or another method of instillation of topical medication in the management of glaucoma or ocular hypertension...
February 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217649/effects-of-the-schema-therapy-and-mindfulness-on-the-maladaptive-schemas-hold-by-the-psoriasis-patients-with-the-psychopathology-symptoms
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Parvin Jamali Gojani, Mohsen Masjedi, Shahnaz Khaleghipour, Ehsan Behzadi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare the effects of the schema along with mindfulness-based therapies in the psoriasis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This semi-experimental study with post- and pre-tests was conducted on the psoriasis patients in the Dermatology Clinic of the Isfahan Alzahra Hospital, Iran using the convenience sampling in 2014. The patients had a low general health score. The experimental groups included two treatment groups of schema-based (n = 8) and mindfulness (n = 8)...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217552/effectiveness-and-safety-of-topical-tacrolimus-in-treatment-of-vitiligo
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Ghasem Rahmatpour Rokni, Massoud Golpour, Alimorad Heidari Gorji, Alireza Khalilian, Hamta Ghasemi
Vitiligo is one of the most primitive well-known dermatoid disorders with different suggested therapies. Therefore, this study investigated the efficiency and safety of topical tacrolimus in treatment of patients with vitiligo. This study was a clinical randomized designed study pre- post-test method, has been conducted on thirty cases with vitiligo who have referred to polyclinic and dermatology clinic. Participant's evaluated and demographic information recorded in designed checklist. In the next stage, the disease activity scored by vitiligo index disease activity system...
January 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217464/utility-of-immunofluorescence-in-dermatology
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REVIEW
Varsha M Shetty, Kumudhini Subramaniam, Raghavendra Rao
Immunofluorescence (IF) tests have redefined our understanding of many immune-mediated skin diseases, especially autoimmune blistering diseases (AIBDs). Nomenclature of certain AIBDs (for example, linear IgA diseases and IgA pemphigus) has been done based solely on the finding of tissue-bound immunoreactants as detected by IF tests. Direct and indirect are the two major types of IF tests; they are not only useful in the diagnosis but also guide the clinician in the treatment at least in certain AIBDs, as the titer of circulating antibodies as detected by IF reflects the disease activity...
January 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216888/effect-of-absolute-from-hibiscus-syriacus-l-flower-on-wound-healing-in-keratinocytes
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Seok Won Yoon, Kang Pa Lee, Do-Yoon Kim, Dae Il Hwang, Kyung-Jong Won, Dae Won Lee, Hwan Myung Lee
BACKGROUND: Proliferation and migration of keratinocytes are essential for the repair of cutaneous wounds. Hibiscus syriacus L. has been used in Asian medicine; however, research on keratinocytes is inadequate. OBJECTIVE: To establish the dermatological properties of absolute from Hibiscus syriacus L. flower (HSF) and to provide fundamental research for alternative medicine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified the composition of HSF absolute using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216722/interdepartmental-dermatology-characteristics-and-impact-of-dermatology-inpatient-referrals-at-a-teaching-hospital-in-eastern-india
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Satyendra Nath Chowdhury, Indrasish Podder, Abanti Saha, Debabrata Bandyopadhyay
BACKGROUND: Dermatology is primarily considered to be an outpatient-centered specialty. However, several inpatient admissions to other specialties require dermatologic consultation for optimum management. AIMS: To analyze the causes of inpatient dermatology referrals, departments sending referrals, and impact of dermatology consultation on patient management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study by analyzing the records of 486 patient referrals over a 4-year period...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214318/clinical-course-treatment-modalities-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-data-from-the-german-cmn-registry
#15
Maria Elisabeth Wramp, Anna Langenbruch, Matthias Augustin, Detlef Zillikens, Sven Krengel
BACKGROUND: Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are associated with mental stress as well as medical risks for those affected. The German CMN registry was initiated in 2005. Herein, we present results from an interim analysis focusing on disease course, treatment modalities, and quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred patients enrolled in the registry between 2005 and 2012 were included in this prospective cohort study, and asked to participate in a follow-up survey...
February 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213862/apremilast-a-review-in-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
#16
Gillian M Keating
Apremilast (Otezla(®)) is an orally administered, small molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4). Apremilast 30 mg twice daily reduced the severity of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in the phase 3 ESTEEM trials, as well as improving difficult-to-treat nail, scalp and palmoplantar psoriasis. Most patient-reported outcomes, including pruritus and the total Dermatology Life Quality Index, also improved to a significantly greater extent with apremilast than with placebo, with significant improvements in pruritus and skin discomfort/pain visual analogue scale scores seen as early as week 2 with apremilast...
February 18, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213845/topical-formulation-containing-beeswax-based-nanoparticles-improved-in-vivo-skin-barrier-function
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Carla Souza, Luis Alexandre Pedro de Freitas, Patrícia Maria Berardo Gonçalves Maia Campos
Lipid nanoparticles have shown many advantages for treatment/prevention of skin disorders with damaged skin barrier function. Beeswax is a favorable candidate for the development of nanosystems in the cosmetic and dermatological fields because of its advantages for the development of products for topical application. In the present study, beeswax-based nanoparticles (BNs) were prepared using the hot melt microemulsion technique and incorporated to a gel-cream formulation. The formulation was subsequently evaluated for its rheological stability and effect on stratum corneum water content (SCWC) and transepidermal water loss (TEWL) using in vivo biophysical techniques...
February 17, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210571/unmasking-histoplasmosis-immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-in-a-patient-recently-started-on-antiretroviral-therapy
#18
Reuben Kiggundu, Henry W Nabeta, Richard Okia, Joshua Rhein, Robert Lukande
Histoplasmosis is the most common endemic mycoses among HIV-infected people. Patients with suppressed cell immunity mainly due to HIV are at increased risk of disseminated disease. Dermatological manifestations of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) and cutaneous manifestations of histoplasmosis similar to an IRIS event have been previously described. We report the case of a 43-year-old male who presented with cutaneous disseminated histoplasmosis due to Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum 4 months after the onset of the antiretroviral therapy and some improvement in the immune reconstitution...
October 2016: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210385/high-dose-rate-electronic-brachytherapy-a-nonsurgical-treatment-alternative-for-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer
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REVIEW
Ajay Bhatnagar, Rakesh Patel, William Philip Werschler, Roger I Ceilley, Robert Strimling
The authors summarized data from a group of physicians with experience using high-dose rate electronic brachytherapy for the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer. The data have been published or presented in abstract format at national dermatology and radiation oncology meetings. The data included 1,822 treated lesions from 2009 to 2014 in patients ranging in age from 52 to 104 years. Most lesions were basal cell carcinoma (57%) or squamous cell carcinoma (38%) less than 2cm in size (97%). Median follow-up at the various centers ranged from 4 to 16 months, and results yielded an extremely low recurrence rate of less than one percent...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208086/measuring-of-quality-of-life-in-autoimmune-blistering-disorders-in-poland-validation-of-disease-specific-autoimmune-bullous-disease-quality-of-life-abqol-and-the-treatment-autoimmune-bullous-disease-quality-of-life-tabqol-questionnaires
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Agnieszka Kalinska-Bienias, Beata Jakubowska, Cezary Kowalewski, Dedee F Murrell, Katarzyna Wozniak
PURPOSE: Autoimmune bullous dermatoses (AIBD) are rare, severe diseases resulting from some antibodies activity against the different adhesion structures within the skin and/or mucosa. Few studies investigated quality of life (QOL) in AIBD by generic and dermatology-specific instruments, all reporting strong impact on QOL. Recently, disease-specific measurement tools have been developed: Autoimmune Bullous Disease Quality of Life (ABQOL) and Treatment of Autoimmune Bullous Disease Quality of Life (TABQOL) questionnaires...
February 13, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
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