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Experiences of Dermatologic Surgeons With the Sunshine Act: A National Survey.

Dermatol Surg 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine, California Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine, California.

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December 2018

A covert complication of arteriovenous fistulas.

J Cardiol Cases 2015 May 21;11(5):132-135. Epub 2015 Feb 21.

Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA.

Our patient is a 65-year-old man with a history of hypertension, aortic stenosis, and end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis who presented with worsening dyspnea. On examination, he exhibited signs of volume overload and had a radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) with a significantly palpable thrill. Coronary angiogram showed normal coronary arteries. Read More

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The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Hair Loss: A Review.

Dermatol Ther (Heidelb) 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1475 NW 12th Ave. Suite 2175, Miami, FL, 33136, USA.

People commonly inquire about vitamin and mineral supplementation and diet as a means to prevent or manage dermatological diseases and, in particular, hair loss. Answering these queries is frequently challenging, given the enormous and conflicting evidence that exists on this subject. There are several reasons to suspect a role for micronutrients in non-scarring alopecia. Read More

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December 2018
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Clinicopathologic features and outcomes of primary vaginal adenosis as a dermatologic and gynecologic burden: A retrospective study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13470

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In the recent 20 years, primary vaginal adenosis is extremely rare and the data of clinical presentations, management, and outcome have not been studied systematically.In this retrospective study, women with vaginal adenosis between January 1997 and June 2017 were identified from the hospital's medical records. Data on patient age, history, symptoms, mass location, size, diagnosis, complications, treatment, and recurrence were analyzed by SPSS 20. Read More

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December 2018
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Diagnosis and Management of Delusional Parasitosis.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina.

Delusional parasitosis is a monosymptomatic hypochondriacal state that causes great suffering for the patient and those around them. Dermatologists are experts in the diagnosis of cutaneous disease and frequently encounter such patients. This review provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of delusional parasitosis as well as the differential diagnosis. Read More

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December 2018

Salvage or Solution: Alloplastic Reconstruction in Hemifacial Microsomia.

Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 Dec 13:1055665618817669. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

4 American Craniofacial Associates, Athens, Greece.

Introduction:: Skeletal reconstruction in severe grades of hemifacial microsomia (HFM) continues to be challenging. Traditional techniques of autografts and osseous distraction for reconstruction of the glenoid fossa, condyle, and ramus can fall short of expectations and can create new problems. This intercontinental study analyzes the role of alloplastic skeletal rehabilitation in severe HFM. Read More

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December 2018

Skin adverse events in recently approved targeted therapies in solid malignancies.

Future Oncol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Unité de Génétique Médicale, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon.

Targeted anticancer therapies are an important weapon in the fight against cancer. Targeted therapies interfere with specific molecules necessary for tumor growth and cancer progression. They are divided mainly to either monoclonal antibodies or small molecules inhibitors. Read More

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December 2018

Nomenclature of cutaneous vasculitides - German translation of the dermatologic addendum to the 2012 Revised International Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature of Vasculitides.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Dec;16(12):1425-1432

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.

The nomenclature system agreed upon by the Chapel Hill Consensus Conference (CHCC) with respect to the terminology and precise definition of the various types of vasculitis has gained widespread interdisciplinary and international acceptance. As the revised version from 2012 (CHCC 2012) does not address the special features of vasculitis of the skin, it has recently been supplemented with an addendum containing the nomenclature of cutaneous vasculitides (D-CHCC). The present article provides the German translation of the terms and defintions of the D-CHCC as well as additional explanatory comments. Read More

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December 2018
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Variability in the Diagnosis of Surgical Site Infections After Full-Thickness Skin Grafting: An International Survey.

Br J Dermatol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Division of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.

Background: Diagnosis of a surgical site infection (SSI) in dermatologic surgery can be entirely based on a subjective assessment according to the 4 criterion of the most common definition of an SSI, which was established by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Objectives: To investigate the interobserver agreement between dermatologists in their diagnosis of SSI of dermatosurgical wounds.

Methods: An international electronic photographic survey with eight photographs of wounds 1 week after full-thickness skin grafting (FTSG) was sent to dermatologists. Read More

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December 2018
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To what extend is nail ultrasound discriminative between psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and healthy subjects?

Rheumatol Int 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Social Psychology and Methodology, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

To assess the discriminative utility of nail features detected by B-mode (BM) and color Doppler (CD) ultrasound (US) between patients with psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and healthy controls. Sixty patients with PsA, 21 patients with PsO, and 20 healthy controls were prospectively included. All patients underwent a dermatologic assessment and PsA patients also a rheumatologic assessment. Read More

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December 2018

Non-battle Emergency Department Utilization of the First Modular Army Field Hospital Prototype in Support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.

Mil Med 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

San Antonio Military Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, Joint Base San Antonio, TX.

Introduction: The 2010-2011 withdrawal from Iraq included the closure of all fixed-facility military medical resources. Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, the United States-led counter-terrorism mission in Iraq and Syria, subsequently commenced in 2014. With increasing combat operations, the 28th Combat Support Hospital deployed to Iraq to support that mission as a limited footprint unit prototyped after the new modular Army Field Hospital. Read More

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December 2018

Dismissing the fallacies of childhood eczema management: case scenarios and an overview of best practices.

Drugs Context 2018 3;7:212547. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Pediatrics, The University of Calgary, Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Background: Eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common relapsing childhood dermatologic illness. Treatment of AD is primarily topical with emollients and corticosteroid/calcineurin inhibitor, which is efficacious for the majority of patients. However, AD is often complicated and difficult to manage in many Asian cities. Read More

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December 2018

Malakoplakia complicating cutaneous septic vasculitis in an immunosuppressed liver transplant patient.

Authors:
Carlo Tomasini

Eur J Dermatol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

University of Pavia, Dermatologic Clinic, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy.

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December 2018

Electrodissection for Nevus Lipomatosus Cutaneous Superficialis Removal.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Chief and profesor for dermatology department; Place where work was done: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Medicina, Hospital Universitario ''Dr. José E. González'' Servicio de Dermatología, Monterrey, NL, México. Electronic address:

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December 2018

Can sentinel node biopsy be safely omitted in thin melanoma? Risk factor analysis of 1272 multicenter prospective cases.

Eur J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV-IRCCS, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology (DISCOG), University of Padova, Via Gattamelata, 64, 35128, Padova, Italy.

Background: The indication to sentinel node biopsy (SNB) for thin melanomas (Breslow <1 mm) is still subject to controversies. The aim of this paper is to review all SNB performed for thin melanoma and to analyze factors related to lymphatic metastasis. Moreover, the diagnostic performance of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th AJCC classifications for cutaneous melanoma were investigated. Read More

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December 2018

Dermatologic manifestations in end stage renal disease.

Hemodial Int 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Nephrology, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron, Ohio, USA.

Skin manifestations are commonly seen in end stage renal disease (ESRD). Skin involvement in this population can be extensive and dramatically worsen quality of life. Close observation of the skin and nails of ESRD patients by clinicians allows for timely diagnosis and treatment, which ultimately improves quality of life and reduces mortality. Read More

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December 2018
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European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies (ESSCA): contact allergies in relation to body sites in patients with allergic contact dermatitis.

Contact Dermatitis 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Dermatology, The Netherlands.

Background: Analyses of the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies (ESSCA) database have focused primarily on prevalence of contact allergies to the European baseline series; overall and in subgroups of patients. However, affected body sites have hitherto not been addressed.

Objective: To determine prevalence of contact allergies for distinct body sites in patients with allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Read More

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December 2018
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Dermoscopic features of conjunctival melanocytic lesions.

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2018 Dec;153(6):878-881

Dermatologic Clinic, Polytechnic University of Marche Region, Ancona, Italy.

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December 2018

Clinical and instrumental evaluation of the efficacy of an emollient cream and a cleansing cream in the management of mild to moderate adulthood atopic dermatitis.

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2018 12;153(6):855-859

Department of Clinical Pathology Cristo Re Hospital, Rome, Italy.

Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory skin disorder which may persist or directly start in adults. This is an open-label prospective study to clinically and instrumentally evaluate the effects of an emollient glycerin and paraffin-based cream and a gentle refatting cleanser in the management of mild to moderate adulthood AD.

Methods: Fifty adult patient with mild to moderate AD were recruited at the Professional Dermatology and Allergology Outpatient Clinic of the San Gallicano Dermatological Institute of Rome, between November 2016 and January 2018. Read More

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December 2018
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Split ear helix advancement flap for lesions of the ear involving the helical rim and adjacent skin.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Department of Medical University Innsbruck, Central Hospital Bolzano/Bozen, Italy.

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December 2018
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Pityriasis Rosea: Clinical Profile from Central India.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2018 Nov-Dec;9(6):414-417

Department of Dermatology, AIIMS, Raipur, India.

Background: Pityriasis rosea (PR) is a common, self-limiting dermatologic disorder. The information regarding the clinical profile of the disease in India is limited because of inadequate studies.

Materials And Methods: A retrospective, record-based study on the clinical presentation of PR was conducted in a tertiary care center based in Central India. Read More

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December 2018
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Evaluating the Unusual Histological Aspects of Granuloma Annulare: A Study of 30 Cases.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2018 Nov-Dec;9(6):409-413

Department of Pathology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

Background: Granuloma annulare (GA) is an uncommon dermatologic disorder that presents as annular, skin-colored to erythematous plaques. Histopathologically, it is characterized by palisaded histiocytic granulomas. A definitive diagnosis of GA is based on clinicopathologic correlation. Read More

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December 2018
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A Four-Year Retrospective Assessment of Post-Operative Complications in Immunosuppressed Patients Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Director of Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery, Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology, University of California San Diego. Electronic address:

Background: Many patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery for basal and squamous cell carcinomas are immunocompromised, yet post-operative complications associated with different types of immunosuppression are largely unstudied.

Objective: To determine the incidence and nature of post-operative complications in immunosuppressed patients undergoing Mohs surgery.

Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional chart review of patient characteristics, clinical characteristics, and complications. Read More

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November 2018

Afamelanotide in the Treatment of Dermatologic Disease

Skin Therapy Lett 2018 11;23(6):6-10

Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

Afamelanotide, an α-melanocyte stimulating hormone analogue, has become an emerging therapeutic option for a variety of skin conditions previously refractory to other treatments. Its efficacy has been demonstrated in several dermatologic conditions, including erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), solar urticaria, polymorphic light eruption (PMLE), vitiligo, acne, and Hailey-Hailey disease. Its relatively low risk side effect profile makes it an attractive treatment option and also paves the way for innovative use in other disorders. Read More

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November 2018
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The Therapeutic Potential of Cannabinoids in Dermatology

Skin Therapy Lett 2018 11;23(6):1-5

Department of Dermatology, The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, Washington, DC, USA

Cannabinoids have demonstrated utility in the management of cancer, obesity, and neurologic disease. More recently, their immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory properties have been identified for the treatment of several dermatologic conditions. This review thus assesses the therapeutic potential of phytocannabinoids, endoocannabinoids, and chemically synthetic cannabinoids in the management of cutaneous disease. Read More

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November 2018
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Drug-induced liver injury with skin reactions: Drugs and host risk factors, clinical phenotypes and prognosis.

Liver Int 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Dermatology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India.

While dermatologic manifestations of adverse drug reactions are frequent, drug-induced liver injury is rare. Numerous drugs are implicated in either Drug-Induced Liver Injury or Drug-Induced Skin Injury. However, concomitant Drug-Induced Liver Injury and Drug-Induced Skin Injury are uncommon, not well characterized and appear to be caused by a limited number of drugs. Read More

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December 2018
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Anogenital Verrucous Carcinoma-A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 Nov 27;54:7-9. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Plastic Surgery and Breast Surgery, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark.

Introduction: Verrucous carcinoma is an uncommon variant of low-grade squamous cell malignancy with a low malignant potential but a high risk of recurrence.

Presentation Of Case: We report a case of a Human Papilloma Virus negative local verrucous carcinoma in the perianal area of a 45-year old otherwise healthy female. The tumor presented clinically as a persistent genital wart not responding to usual dermatologic local therapy. Read More

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November 2018
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[Skin shrinkage study for skin oncologic surgery. Clinical study of 79 cases].

Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Service de chirurgie maxillo-faciale, stomatologie, plastique de la face et réparatrice, hôpital d'Aix-en-Provence, avenue des Tamaris, 13616 Aix-en-Provence, France.

Background: Skin tumors surgery is common and well established. There is discrepancy between recommendations on macroscopic margins to apply and therapeutic decisions taken on histological margins. The purpose of this study is to examine skin shrinkage upon exeresis, then in formalin, to understand the anatomo-clinical discrepancy, which is often found. Read More

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November 2018
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Management Decisions Made by Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma Patients: Impact of a 31-Gene Expression Profile Test

J Drugs Dermatol 2018 Nov;17(11):1220-1223

Importance: The 31 gene-expression profiling test (31-GEP) has been shown to provide useful prognostic information in patients with cutaneous melanoma. The test dichotomizes patients into lower risk (Class 1) or higher risk (Class 2) for melanoma metastasis. Previous studies have demonstrated the clinical utility of the test in impacting dermatologists’ management decisions. Read More

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November 2018
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Topical Oxymetazoline Cream 1.0% for Persistent Facial Erythema Associated With Rosacea: Pooled Analysis of the Two Phase 3, 29-Day, Randomized, Controlled REVEAL Trials

J Drugs Dermatol 2018 Nov;17(11):1201-1208

Background: Rosacea is a chronic dermatologic condition with limited treatment options. Methods: Data were pooled from two identically designed phase 3 trials. Patients with moderate to severe persistent erythema of rosacea were randomized to receive oxymetazoline cream 1. Read More

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November 2018
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Combination Therapy of Apremilast and Biologic Agent as a Safe Option of Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis.

Curr Rheumatol Rev 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Rheumatology , Covina Arthritis Clinic, Covina, CA. United States.

Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory dermatologic condition that is often associated with psoriatic arthritis. There are multiple regimens for the treatment of psoriasis including disease modifying anti rheumatics drugs, biologic agents, phototherapy, topical retinoid and steroids creams, as well as apremilast. Apremilast is an oral phosphodiesterase inhibitor that was approved by the FDA in March 2014 for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis and September 2014 for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Read More

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November 2018
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Clinical Experience of Chinese Herbal Medicine Ameliorates Dermatologic Events from Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors for Lung Cancer: A Case Series.

Explore (NY) 2018 Nov 6. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Department of Chinese Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung 83301, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, Research Center for Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: To summarize the clinical efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) in the treatment of dermatologic events resulting from epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors according to our experience of ten patients.

Methods: Four males and six females, 35-73 years old, mainly with acneiform rash associated with EGFR inhibitors on the face, scalp, perineum, four limbs, and upper trunk, were treated at our traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinic in 2016 and 2017. CHM was prescribed thrice daily for 3. Read More

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November 2018
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Antibiotic-associated adverse drug events at a Japanese academic hospital.

J Infect Chemother 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Division of Infection Control and Prevention, Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, Japan.

Introduction: To promote antimicrobial stewardship activity, an understanding of the incidence of antibiotic-associated adverse drug events (ADEs) is essential. In this study, we aimed to describe the occurrence of antibiotic-associated ADEs at our hospital.

Methods: We retrospectively searched the ADE registration system in Osaka University Hospital between 2010 and 2017. Read More

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November 2018
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Basal Cell Carcinoma Review.

Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 2019 Feb;33(1):13-24

High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic, Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery Center, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1153 Centre Street, Suite 4J, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3446, USA. Electronic address:

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignancy and the incidence is rising. BCCs have low mortality but can cause significant morbidity primarily through local destruction. The pathogenesis is linked to the interplay between environmental and patient-derived characteristics. Read More

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February 2019

Investing in the future of inpatient dermatology: the evolution and impact of specialized dermatologic consultation in hospitalized patients.

Cutis 2018 Oct;102(4):226-228

Department of Dermatology, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, New Hyde Park, New York, USA.

Inpatient dermatology has transitioned from units that admitted and cared for patients with chronic dermatoses to consultative services that provide a wide breadth of care, leading to a paradigm shift in the role and impact of dermatologists in the inpatient setting. Consultative dermatology provides a distinct and essential service in the care of hospitalized patients, leading to improved care quality along with reductions in inappropriate health care spending. Read More

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October 2018

Trichodysplasia spinulosa in the setting of colon cancer.

Cutis 2018 Oct;102(4):262-264

Silver Falls Dermatology, Salem, Oregon; Department of Dermatopathology, Western University of Health Sciences, Lebanon, Oregon, USA.

Trichodysplasia spinulosa (TS) is a rare skin condition seen in immunosuppressed patients that is characterized by folliculocentric papules with central spiny spicules mainly on the face. We report the case of an 82-year-old woman with a history of treated non-Hodgkin lymphoma and a recent diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer. She presented with clinical and histopathologic findings consistent with TS occurring prior to starting immunosuppressive therapy for colon cancer. Read More

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October 2018
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Cutaneous manifestations of hematologic malignancies the experience of an Italian dermatology department.

Hematol Oncol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Di.S.Sal. Section of Dermatology, University of Genoa, San Martino Polyclinic Hospital, Genoa, Italy.

In recent years, dermatologic manifestations in oncohematologic patients have become more common. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence and heterogeneity of skin manifestations in patients followed at our Hematology Department. This observational monocentrical study was conducted on 60 patients. Read More

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November 2018
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Proceeding report of the Second Symposium on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advances (SHSA) 2017.

Exp Dermatol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA.

The 2nd Annual Symposium on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advances (SHSA) took place on 03-05 November 2017 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. This symposium was a joint meeting of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (HSF Inc.) founded in the USA, and the Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (CHSF). Read More

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November 2018
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Utility of Naltrexone Treatment for Chronic Inflammatory Dermatologic Conditions: A Systematic Review.

JAMA Dermatol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine.

Importance: Dermatology is encountering increasing rates of autoimmune disease manifesting in primary skin conditions that are difficult to treat without a risk of immunosuppression. Naltrexone is an orally active opioid antagonist that influences a variety of systemic pathways, including the immune system, in low doses of 1.5 to 4. Read More

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November 2018
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Expert-Level Diagnosis of Nonpigmented Skin Cancer by Combined Convolutional Neural Networks.

JAMA Dermatol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Vienna Dermatologic Imaging Research Group, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Importance: Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) achieve expert-level accuracy in the diagnosis of pigmented melanocytic lesions. However, the most common types of skin cancer are nonpigmented and nonmelanocytic, and are more difficult to diagnose.

Objective: To compare the accuracy of a CNN-based classifier with that of physicians with different levels of experience. Read More

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November 2018
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Melanoma Early Detection: Big Data, Bigger Picture.

J Invest Dermatol 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA; Melanoma Program, Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA. Electronic address:

Innovative technologies, including novel communication and imaging tools, are affecting dermatology in profound ways. A burning question for the field is whether we will retrospectively react to innovations or proactively leverage them to benefit precision medicine. Early detection of melanoma is a dermatologic area particularly poised to benefit from such innovation. Read More

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October 2018
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Treatment of benign pigmented lesions using a novel Dermal Cooling System.

Lasers Surg Med 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Dermatology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla 92122, California.

Benign pigmented lesions are among the most common dermatologic diagnoses that patients seek treatments for. Treatment modalities range from cryotherapy to light and laser-based technologies. These treatments have been shown to be effective, yet may lead to dyschromia or significant downtime. Read More

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November 2018
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Improving Dermatologic Care for Sexual and Gender Minority Patients Through Routine Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection.

JAMA Dermatol 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Department of Dermatology, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, California.

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November 2018

Vaginal wellness: whose turf is it?

Semin Cutan Med Surg 2018 Dec;37(4):238-241

The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, Walnut Creek, California, USA.

Dermatologists were the pioneers in the development of laser technology and have the most experience using these lasers to treat the external genitalia for many cutaneous disorders. Dermatologists who have experience and expertise using lasers and devices, are already using them to treat the external genitalia, and are comfortable performing female gynecologic exams may want to explore the wide range of options that are available to treat the functional and aesthetic needs of the female population. Dermatologists should work with obstetricians and gynecologists to ensure that patients are proper candidates for the procedures. Read More

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December 2018

Updates on the understanding and treatment of cellulite.

Semin Cutan Med Surg 2018 Dec;37(4):242-246

SkinCare Physicians, Inc., Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA.

Cellulite is a common dermatologic condition and frequent cause of cosmetic concern among women. This paper aims to update what is known about the pathogenesis of cellulite and reviews targeted treatment modalities that address its underlying components of microvascular dysfunction, endocrine-mediated inflammation, and connective tissue fibrosclerosis. Read More

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December 2018

Italian validation of the functional difficulties questionnaire (FDQ-9) and its correlation with major determinants of quality of life in adults with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome/hypermobility spectrum disorder.

Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Division of Medical Genetics, IRCCS-Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG), Italy.

The 2017 nosology defines the new criteria for hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS), which is now considered one end of a continuous spectrum encompassing isolated, nonsyndromic joint hypermobility (JH) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSDs). Preliminary data indicate a link between JH and neurodevelopmental disorders and, in particular, developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in children. Assessing DCD in adults is difficult and the recently described functional difficulties questionnaire 9 (FDQ-9) is one of the few available tools. Read More

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November 2018
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The emotional burden of chronic skin disease dominates physical factors among women, adversely affecting quality of life and sexual function.

J Psychosom Res 2018 Dec 22;115:53-57. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

El-Houd El-Marsood Dermatology Hospital, Ministry of Health, Egypt; Department Of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Egypt.

Background: Both physical and emotional effects are linked with the natural history of chronic skin diseases (CSD). Skin lesions can be confined to covered areas or involve emotionally charged regions (genitalia/exposed areas).

Objective: To investigate the contribution of the physical effects of CSD and their emotional burden in adversely affecting the quality of life (QOL) and sexual function. Read More

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December 2018