Publications by authors named "Hilary C Reich"

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Benefit of Mohs Micrographic Surgery Over Wide Local Excision for Melanoma of the Head and Neck: A Rational Approach to Treatment.

Dermatol Surg 2019 03;45(3):381-389

All authors are affiliated with the Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Background: There are limited published data comparing wide local excision (WLE) with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) for the treatment of melanoma.

Objective: To describe a novel treatment algorithm for the surgical management of head and neck melanoma and compare rates of local recurrence for tumors treated with either MMS using immunohistochemistry or WLE.

Materials And Methods: A 10-year retrospective chart review including all in situ and invasive melanomas of the head and neck treated at one institution from January 2004 to June 2013.

Results: Among 388 patients with melanoma, MMS was associated with decreased rates of local recurrence (p = .0012). However, patient and tumor characteristics varied significantly, and WLE subgroup was largely composed of higher stage and risk tumors. Subgroup analysis found that patients with in situ or thin invasive tumors (<0.8 mm) treated with MMS had improved local recurrence outcomes (p = .0049), despite more frequent tumor location on high risk anatomic sites (e.g., central face). In addition, MMS was associated with a favorable delay in time to local recurrence among in situ tumors (HR = 31.8; p = .0148).

Conclusion: These findings further support the use of MMS for treatment of melanoma of the head and neck and help to validate our proposed clinical decision tree.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000001715DOI Listing
March 2019

A Novel Alternate Dosing of Vismodegib for Treatment of Patients With Advanced Basal Cell Carcinomas.

JAMA Dermatol 2017 04;153(4):321-322

Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.5058DOI Listing
April 2017

Evaluation of a novel home skin care platform.

J Drugs Dermatol 2015 Apr;14(4):391-9

The home beauty device market is rapidly growing, having more than tripled in the last four years. This study evaluates several specific attachment heads using a novel home skincare platform (HSP). By incorporating multiple treatment heads for cleansing, skin smoothing, and skin infusion, this device has the potential to address many potential treatment goals. The first subset of this study is a blinded, randomized split-face study evaluating the efficacy of the HSP device with a standard brush head for make-up removal and compares the HSP device to a currently marketed home cleansing device. The results show that the HSP cleansing head was comparable to the leading home skin cleansing device on the market. The HSP's skin smoothing head showed statistically significant improvement in erythema and dryness over baseline levels with significant histologic changes including normalization of epidermal thickness in only 10 days of use. This is comparable to and exceeds many well-studied antiaging treatments after weeks and months of therapy. Finally, the infusion head demonstrated improvement in skin hydration over baseline levels.
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April 2015

Allergic contact dermatitis from formaldehyde textile resins.

Dermatitis 2010 Mar-Apr;21(2):65-76

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Formaldehyde-based resins have been used to create permanent-press finishes on fabrics since the 1920s. These resins have been shown to be potent sensitizers in some patients, leading to allergic contact dermatitis. This review summarizes the history of formaldehyde textile resin use, the diagnosis and management of allergic contact dermatitis from these resins, and current regulation of formaldehyde resins in textiles.
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