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Raymond M Fertig, Shasa Hu, Austin J Maddy, Alexandra Balaban, Nouf Aleid, Adam Aldahan, Antonella Tosti
BACKGROUND: Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a rare inflammatory lymphocyte-mediated disease of the scalp considered to have an autoimmune pathogenesis. OBJECTIVES: To identify the prevalence of medical comorbidities in patients with classic LPP (CLPP) and frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA). METHODS: The medical records of 206 LPP patients and 323 control patients were retrospectively reviewed for existing comorbidities. The control group consisted of 257 patients with androgenetic alopecia (ICD 9 = 704...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
Ellen N Pritchett, Amit G Pandya, Nkanyezi N Ferguson, Shasa Hu, Alex G Ortega-Loayza, Henry W Lim
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has taken an active stance in addressing the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the specialty. At the AAD President's Conference on Diversity in Dermatology held August 5, 2017, key action items were identified in three main areas in order to increase the number of practicing, board-certified dermatologists who are underrepresented in medicine (UIM). These include: increasing the pipeline of UIM students applying to medical school; increasing the exposure and level of interest of UIM medical students in dermatology; and increasing the number of UIM students recruited into dermatology residency programs...
April 10, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Alexandra Price, Jessica Cervantes, Scott Lindsey, Divya Aickara, Shasa Hu
Nail-patella syndrome (NPS) is a rare autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by the classic triad of fingernail dysplasia, patellar absence/hypoplasia, and presence of iliac horns. We describe the various features of NPS, focusing on dermatologic and musculoskeletal findings. A 69-year-old man presented to the dermatology clinic for a routine skin cancer screening. Physical examination revealed hypoplastic fingernails with longitudinal ridging, splitting, and triangular lunulae; left patellar absence and right patellar hypoplasia; and bilateral iliac horns that had been present since birth...
February 2018: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
L L Gustafson, L H Creekmore, K R Snekvik, J A Ferguson, J V Warg, M Blair, T R Meyers, B Stewart, K I Warheit, J Kerwin, A E Goodwin, L D Rhodes, J E Whaley, M K Purcell, C Bentz, D Shasa, J Bader, J R Winton
In response to reported findings of infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) in British Columbia (BC), Canada, in 2011, U.S. national, state and tribal fisheries managers and fish health specialists developed and implemented a collaborative ISAV surveillance plan for the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Accordingly, over a 3-1/2-year period, 4,962 salmonids were sampled and successfully tested by real-time reverse-transcription PCR. The sample set included multiple tissues from free-ranging Pacific salmonids from coastal regions of Alaska and Washington and farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L...
February 2018: Journal of Fish Diseases
Jeremiah Easley, Desiree Shasa, Eileen Hackett
Vaginoscopy allows for diagnostic evaluation and treatment of the vaginal vault. A laparoscopic surgical port device and rigid telescope were utilized for serial vaginoscopy in 8 healthy anesthetized ewes. Vaginoscopy examinations were performed in each ewe at days 1, 14, and 28. This technique was well-tolerated and facilitated carbon dioxide vaginal inflation, complete vaginal examination, identification of the cervix, and targeted biopsy collection. No complications were encountered during or following the vaginoscopy procedures...
2017: Journal of Veterinary Medicine
Nuermaimaiti Tuersunjiang, John F Odhiambo, Desiree R Shasa, Ashley M Smith, Peter W Nathanielsz, Stephen P Ford
Studies in rodents highlight a role for leptin in stimulation of pituitary growth hormone (GH) secretion, with an impact on body composition regulation. We have reported that maternal obesity (MO) during ovine pregnancy results in hyperphagia, glucose-insulin dysregulation, increased adiposity, hypercortisolemia and hyperleptinemia in mature offspring subjected to a bout of ad libitum feeding. We hypothesized that MO reduces leptin signaling in the pituitary and down regulates the GH/IGF1 axis and increases circulating cortisol leading to increased adiposity in their adult offspring...
2017: PloS One
Lucy L Chen, Erin X Wei, Fangchao Ma, Jonette Keri, Shasa Hu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
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
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
Gaurav Singh, Tejas Patel, Shasa Hu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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
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