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Nick Carcioppolo, Yixin Chen, Kevin K John, Andrea Martinez Gonzalez, Andy J King, Susan E Morgan, Shasa Hu
OBJECTIVES: Research indicates that mood-based motivations may be an important predictor of indoor tanning bed use and may be related to indoor tanning dependence. Problematically, little research has been conducted to develop a psychometric measure of mood-based tanning motivations. The current study seeks to develop and validate the moodbased indoor tanning scale (MITS). METHODS: Two studies were conducted to identify and verify the MITS factor structure as well as assess construct validity...
January 2017: American Journal of Health Behavior
Kyle T Amber, Romi Bloom, Mohammad-Ali Yazdani Abyaneh, Leyre A Falto-Aizpurua, Martha Viera, Martin N Zaiac, Keyvan Nouri, Shasa Hu
Objective: Mohs micrographic surgery is widely utilized for the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers with the advantage of tissue sparing and higher cure rate. The preoperative tumor size and post-Mohs micrographic surgery defect size are useful surrogate measures of nonmelanoma skin cancer morbidity. The authors sought to evaluate whether gender, Hispanic ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sun-safe practices and self-skin exams affected tumor size and Mohs micrographic surgery defect size. They also investigated factors associated with self-skin exams...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Adam S Aldahan, Alyx C Rosen, Shasa Hu
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August 17, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
Gaurav Singh, Tejas Patel, Shasa Hu
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July 2015: JAAD Case Reports
Heather B Barkin, Samantha B Saltz, Joshua D Fox, Katherine L Baquerizo Nole, Gazelle Rouhani, Shasa Hu, Robert S Kirsner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Kyle T Amber, Romi Bloom, Shasa Hu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: JAMA Dermatology
Romi Bloom, Kyle T Amber, Shasa Hu, Robert Kirsner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2015: JAMA Dermatology
Xiaolong Zhou, Shasa Hu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2015: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Mina Zarei, Samantha Schneider, Alexandra Villasante, Gabriel Villada, Tejas Patel, Shasa Hu, Paolo Romanelli
Chromoblastomycosis (CBM) is a slowly progressive cutaneous and subcutaneous mycosis mostly seen in tropical and subtropical areas and Fonsecaea pedrosoi is the most common cause. The authors describe the case of a diabetic Haitian woman, presenting with a chronic verrucous plaque without any history of trauma. Her histopathologic results showed epidermal hyperplasia and sclerotic bodies, which are diagnostic for CBM. Her therapy began with itraconazole 200 mg tablets twice a day. The unique feature of this patient is the coincidence of diabetes and CBM...
September 2015: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Jason Corburn, Shasa Curl, Gabino Arredondo
Poor and minority residents of Richmond, California, have faced a host of place-based hazards and stressors such as pollution, gun violence, and a dearth of economic opportunities, all of which have likely contributed to their poor health outcomes. In this article we describe the city's efforts to reverse its fortunes by embracing a health-in-all-policies strategy for community development. Starting in 2007, the city organized a series of participatory planning projects with residents, community activists, school officials, and other stakeholders to ensure that the city took health equity into account when devising each phase of its new community development strategy...
November 2014: Health Affairs
D R Shasa, J F Odhiambo, N M Long, N Tuersunjiang, P W Nathanielsz, S P Ford
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We have reported that maternal overnutrition/obesity (OB) in sheep resulting from feeding 150% of National Research Council (NRC) requirements throughout gestation leads to maternal hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia. Further, newborn lambs born to OB vs control-fed (CON, 100% of NRC) ewes exhibited greater adiposity, increased blood cortisol, insulin and glucose and the elimination of the postnatal leptin spike seen in lambs born to CON ewes. This early postnatal leptin peak is necessary for the development of hypothalamic circuits, which program appetite in later life...
April 2015: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Jason Corburn, Shasa Curl, Gabino Arredondo, Jonathan Malagon
In April, 2014, the City of Richmond, California, became one of the first and only municipalities in the USA to adopt a Health in All Policies (HiAP) ordinance and strategy. HiAP is increasingly recognized as an important method for ensuring policy making outside the health sector addresses the determinants of health and social equity. A central challenge facing HiAP is how to integrate community knowledge and health equity considerations into the agendas of policymakers who have not previously considered health as their responsibility or view the value of such an approach...
August 2014: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
Kyle T Amber, Romi Bloom, Patrick Staropoli, Sonam Dhiman, Shasa Hu
Sunscreen use is recommended for the prevention of sunburn and skin cancer. Little is known regarding sunscreen availability in high versus low income communities. We analyzed sunscreen availability in three large metropolitan counties to determine the relationship between availability and community demographics. We included sun care products in all pharmacies and supermarkets open as of July 2013 in representative high and low income zip codes in Cook County, Illinois, Miami-Dade County, Florida, and San Diego County, California...
2014: Journal of Skin Cancer
Shasa Hu, Recinda Sherman, Kristopher Arheart, Robert S Kirsner
Minority populations have disproportionately more advanced stage melanoma and worse survival. To clarify the impact of race and ethnicity on late-stage melanoma diagnosis, we performed spatial analysis of geocoded melanoma cases diagnosed in Florida, 1999-2008, to identify geographic clusters of higher-than-expected incidence of late-stage melanoma and developed predictive models for melanoma cases in high-risk neighborhoods accounting for area-based poverty, race/ethnicity, patient insurance status, age, and gender...
April 2014: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Anna H Chacon, Brian Morrison, Shasa Hu
primary (hereditary) or secondary (acquired). The acquired type most commonly occurs after massive intake of iron supplements or blood transfusions and is also known as transfusional iron overload. In the past, hemochromatosis was usually recognized at an advanced stage by the classic triad of hyperpigmentation, diabetes mellitus ("bronze diabetes"), and hepatic cirrhosis. Cutaneous hyperpigmentation is present in 70 percent of patients due to two different mechanisms: (1) hemosiderin deposition resulting in diffuse, slate-gray darkening and (2) increased production of melanin in the epidermis...
October 2013: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Nuermaimaiti Tuersunjiang, John F Odhiambo, Nathan M Long, Desiree R Shasa, Peter W Nathanielsz, Stephen P Ford
Obesity at conception and excess gestational weight gain pose significant risks for adverse health consequences in human offspring. This study evaluated the effects of reducing dietary intake of obese/overfed ewes beginning in early gestation on fetal development. Sixty days prior to conception, ewes were assigned to a control diet [CON: 100% of National Research Council (NRC) recommendations], a diet inducing maternal obesity (MO: 150% of NRC recommendations), or a maternal obesity intervention diet (MOI: 150% of NRC recommendations to day 28 of gestation, then 100% NRC) until necropsy at midgestation (day 75) or late (day 135) gestation...
October 1, 2013: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Nathan M Long, Desiree R Shasa, Stephen P Ford, Peter W Nathanielsz
OBJECTIVE: Synthetic glucocorticoid administration to women threatening preterm delivery increases neonatal survival. However, mounting evidence shows that fetal exposure to glucocorticoid levels higher than appropriate for current maturation adversely programs offspring development. We examined fetal synthetic glucocorticoid multigenerational metabolic effects on F1 and F2 female offspring. STUDY DESIGN: At 0.7 gestation, pregnant F0 ewes received 4 injections of dexamethasone (2 mg, approximately 60 ug...
September 2012: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jonathan Weiss, Robert S Kirsner, Shasa Hu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate trends and identify deficiencies and disparities in primary skin cancer prevention efforts among Hispanics in the US. METHODS: PubMed/MEDLINE and SCOPUS were searched using the following keywords: awareness, knowledge, behavior, sunscreen, hat, clothing, minorities, ethnic skin, Hispanic, Latino, and skin. Reference lists of selected studies were checked for additional studies. Studies that quantitatively evaluated primary skin cancer prevention efforts among US Hispanics were selected...
May 2012: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Andrea F Chen, Stacy M Chimento, Shasa Hu, Margaret Sanchez, Martin Zaiac, Antonella Tosti
Manicures can result in nail damage via instrumentation, nail polish, nail polish removers, and artificial nails. We report nail weakness, brittleness, and thinning in five subjects after the application of a new manicure system called gel polish and removal with acetone and manual peeling. All subjects complained that the polish was very difficult to remove and that their nails became much thinner after the procedure. Pseudoleukonychia and onychoschizia lamellina were noted on examination. One subject underwent ultrasound and reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) measurements of nail plate before and after the gel polish application, which showed thinned nail plate (0...
March 2012: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Daniele Torchia, Maria Miteva, Shasa Hu, Carlos Cohen, Paolo Romanelli
BACKGROUND: Even after the description of papuloerythroderma of Ofuji (PEO) in 1984, little is known about this clinical entity. OBJECTIVE: To report on 2 new cases of PEO and review of the worldwide literature on this topic. METHODS: Article citations were searched on several biomedical search engines (PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Google Scholar). Papers were retrieved either online or in print. RESULTS: A grand total of 170 PEO cases were identified...
2010: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
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