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Management of ungual warts
Abstract Warts are the most common nail tumor generally caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) 1, 2, 4, 27, and 57. HPV 16 and 18 are associated with malignant transformation to squamous cell carcinoma, while HPV 2 and 7 are associated with “butcher's warts.” Current treatments range from topical and intralesional therapies to systemic agents and surgical procedures. Despite the numerous available possibilities for treatment, intralesional bleomycin appears to be the most effective treatment for periungual warts.
Source: Dermatologic Therapy - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Jordana Herschthal, Michael P. McLeod, Martin Zaiac Tags: Invited Article Source Type: research
Flaps in nail surgery
Abstract Nail surgery, particularly when it involves the matrix, may lead to permanent nail deformity, with associated disruption in digital function. Soft tissue rearrangement of the nail tissues, nail flaps, can be used to reconstruct the nail to preserve a more normal nail plate. Other nail flaps can also be used to correct congenital malalignment, to cover full thickness nail unit defects, and for nail fold reconstruction. The indications and techniques for successful flap reconstruction are reviewed.
Source: Dermatologic Therapy - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Nathaniel J. Jellinek Tags: Invited Article Source Type: research
Treatment of inflammatory nail disorders
This article provides an updated review on diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory nail disorders including psoriasis, lichen planus, trachyonychia, and autoimmune bullous disorders. Despite the significant negative repercussion of the nail psoriasis in the quality of life of patients, treatment is often not sufficiently effective. The efficacy of topical therapies is limited to nail bed psoriasis. Intralesional corticosteroid injections are extensively utilized in nail matrix psoriasis. Systemic immunosuppressant drugs such as methotrexate and cyclosporine have shown efficacy. Biologics, particularly infliximab and etaner...
Source: Dermatologic Therapy - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Luis Dehesa, Antonella Tosti Tags: Invited Article Source Type: research
Ungual melanoma – controversies in diagnosis and treatment
Abstract Ungual melanomas are considered rare, being difficult to diagnose, and having a poor prognosis. The aim of the present study was to discuss the epidemiology, potential causes, treatment options, and outcome of ungual melanomas. In contrast to assumptions in many articles, ungual melanomas are not rare when calculated for the cumulative size of the nail apparatus of both the fingers and toes. The prognosis is not worse than that of melanomas with the same thickness, mitotic rate, or presence of ulceration on other sites. Melanomas of the nail apparatus behave similar to melanomas in other localizations. What makes ...
Source: Dermatologic Therapy - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Eckart Haneke Tags: Invited Article Source Type: research
Surgical management of ingrown toenails – an update overdue
Abstract For decades, every year sees a wide number of articles about treatment of ingrown toenails. There is still a debate about the cause of this painful condition. Surgical treatments rely on two main approaches: either narrowing the nail plate or debulking the soft tissues. It is up to the surgeon to select the most appropriate approach in each case. All procedures cited in this article have high cure rates as long as they are properly performed. As with all surgical procedures, they are operator dependent. Chemical cautery is the easiest and most versatile technique that may help in almost all instances for lateral i...
Source: Dermatologic Therapy - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Bertrand Richert Tags: Invited Article Source Type: research
Longitudinal melanonychia: when to biopsy and is dermoscopy helpful?
Abstract Longitudinal melanonychia (LM) is a common presenting problem in general dermatology, and represents a diagnostic challenge to clinicians given its broad differential diagnosis that includes both benign and malignant entities. The decision of when a biopsy is required is incredibly challenging for dermatologists. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive technique that enhances the clinical evaluation of LM, and has demonstrated potential in improving the clinical decision making as to whether or not to biopsy LM. However, it is critical for clinicians to understand the limitations of dermoscopy, and that although it is able to...
Source: Dermatologic Therapy - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Chris Guest Adigun, Richard K. Scher Tags: Invited Article Source Type: research
Update on nail cosmetics
Abstract Nail cosmetics are used by millions of people worldwide who desire smooth, lustrous nails. The nail cosmetic industry continues to expand to meet increasing consumer demand. In 2011 alone, consumers spent $6.6 billion on nail salon services. Although nail cosmetics are relatively safe, poor application techniques can promote disease, deformity, and allergic and irritant contact dermatitis. The foundation for managing nail cosmetic problems is prevention through education. Familiarity with the procedures and materials used in the nail cosmetic industry is necessary in order to recommend safe nail care strategies.
Source: Dermatologic Therapy - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Julie Jefferson, Phoebe Rich Tags: Invited Article Source Type: research
Risk factors for abscess formation in patients with superficial cellulitis (erysipelas) of the leg
Conclusion: Alcohol abuse and delayed initiation of antibiotic treatment are risk factors for abscess formation in patients with cellulitis of the leg. Patients with these predictors must be monitored carefully for abscess formation.
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: D. Picard, A. Klein, S. Grigioni, P. Joly Source Type: research
Epidemiology of acne vulgaris
Abstract Despite acne being an almost universal condition in younger people, relatively little is known about its epidemiology. We sought to review what is known about the distribution and causes of acne by conducting a systematic review of relevant epidemiological studies. We searched Medline and Embase to the end of November 2011. The role of P. acnes in pathogenesis is unclear: antibiotics have a direct antimicrobial as well as an anti‐inflammatory effect Moderate to severe acne affects around 20% of young people and severity correlates with pubertal maturity. Acne may be presenting at a younger age because of earlier...
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: K. Bhate, H.C. Williams Source Type: research
Efficacy of ustekinumab in refractary palmoplantar pustular psoriasis
Palmoplantar pustulosis is characterized by sterile pustules with hyperkeratosis, erythema, scaling, and fissuring on the palms and soles.1 It has been reported to be more frequent in middle‐aged women, smokers, and diabetic patients2, and it is increasingly reported as a paradoxical reaction to antitumor necrosis factor alpha (anti‐TNF) biological agents.3, 4. It can present itself alone (PPP), or in association with psoriasis vulgaris (palmoplantar pustular psoriasis, PPPP).
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: C. Morales‐Múnera, E. Vilarrasa, L. Puig Source Type: research
Identification of a Novel Missense Mutation in EDAR Causing Autosomal Recessive Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia with Bilateral Amastia and Palmoplantar Hyperkeratosis
Ectodermal dysplasias (EDs) are a large group of heritable complex conditions with more than 200 members and common clinical characteristics of anomalies of the hair, teeth, nails, and sweat glands with or without involvement of other organs 1. Anhidrotic or hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (EDA/ HED) is the most common form of EDs which is characterized by the clinical triad of hypotrichosis (sparse hair), abnormal or missing teeth (anodontia or hypodontia), and deficient sweating (hypohidrosis or anhidrosis) 2. Different modes of inheritance have been described for HED. X‐linked HED (OMIM: 305100) is caused by mutatio...
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: A. Haghighi, P. Nikuei, H. Haghighi‐Kakhki, N. h Saleh‐Gohari, S. Baghestani, P.M. Krawitz, J. Hecht, S. Mundlos Source Type: research
Diphencyprone immunotherapy for viral warts in immunosuppressed patients
Recalcitrant viral warts are a common problem in immunosuppressed patients. The universal allergic contact sensitizer diphencyprone (diphenylcyclopropenone, DCP) is an effective treatment for resistant warts in immunocompetent patients.1 However, in a report of two immunosuppressed patients with viral warts DCP treatment resulted in slight improvement in only one patient.2 In this retrospective case series, we compare the outcome of treatment of viral warts with DCP in immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients.
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: H. Audrain, H. Siddiqui, D. A. Buckley Source Type: research
The utility of the ‘temporary marginal lid suture’ in facilitating Mohs surgery for tumours involving the eyelid
The application of temporary sutures placed through the tarsus of the lower eyelid are well documented in the Oculoplastic and Dermatologic surgery literature. They are generally used as a suspension suture (Frost suture) to reduce the risk of ectropion due to wound contraction after reconstructive procedures involving the lower eyelid.1−5 The use of temporary sutures to facilitate Mohs surgical extirpation of eyelid tumours has not previously been described.
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: E. Tan, N. Mortimer, W. Hussain, P. Salmon Source Type: research
Triple swabbing allows sensitive MRSA detection in dermatologic patients of a university tertiary care hospital
Conclusions: Highest sensitivity to detect MRSA can be reached by combining three swabs: nares, wounds and skin lesions (“triple‐test”). Culture of screening specimens for 72 hours is recommended.
Source: JDDG - December 4, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Georg Daeschlein, Tina Bloom, Sebastian von Podewils, Ojan Assadian, Johann HT Wagenvoort, Helene Riebe, Sebastian Fochler, Abdulkareem Al‐Jebori, Syrus Karsai, Ellen Kaisermayer, Hermann Haase, Sebastian Scholz, Michael Jünger Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Superficial Granulomatous Pyoderma. Report of 2 Cases Treated With Topical Tacrolimus.
PMID: 23218461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Ormaechea-Pérez N, López-Pestaña A, Lobo-Morán C, Tuneu-Valls A Tags: Actas Dermosifiliogr Source Type: research
Update on the Classification and Treatment of Localized Scleroderma.
Abstract Morphea or localized scleroderma is a distinctive inflammatory disease that leads to sclerosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. It comprises a number of subtypes differentiated according to their clinical presentation and the structure of the skin and underlying tissues involved in the fibrotic process. However, classification is difficult because the boundaries between the different types of morphea are blurred and different entities frequently overlap. The main subtypes are plaque morphea, linear scleroderma, generalized morphea, and pansclerotic morphea. With certain exceptions, the disorder does n...
Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Bielsa Marsol I Tags: Actas Dermosifiliogr Source Type: research
Periungual Acral Fibrokeratoma: Surgical Excision Using a Banner Flap.
PMID: 23218463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Yélamos O, Alegre M, Garcés JR, Puig L Tags: Actas Dermosifiliogr Source Type: research
Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia With Eosinophilia: Analysis of 7 Cases.
PMID: 23218464 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Padilla-España L, Fernández-Morano T, Del Boz J, Fúnez-Liébana R Tags: Actas Dermosifiliogr Source Type: research
Leprosy and Tuberculosis Co-Infection: Clinical and Immunological Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature.
Abstract A review of the records of patients seen between 2004 and 2011 at the Dermatology Clinic of the São Paulo University Medical School showed that only two leprosy patients had been co-infected with tuberculosis (TB). One patient showed a type 1 leprosy reaction during the first 3 months of treatment of pleural TB and in the other patient, pulmonary TB was diagnosed during the first 3 months of treatment of a type 1 leprosy reaction. Both patients showed normal cellular immune response tests, including those of the interferon-gamma (IFN-γ)/interleukin 12 (IL-12) axis. Although both mycobacterial infections ...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - December 3, 2012 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Trindade MA, Miyamoto D, Benard G, Sakai-Valente NY, Vasconcelos DD, Naafs B Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
Pachydermodactyly: Three new cases in Taiwan.
We report three new cases of PDD in Taiwan, including two female patients. Except for patient 1 having the habit of cracking the knuckles, and patient 2 having a history of patent ductus ateriosus post catheterization, the histories of all three patients were unremarkable. X-ray of bilateral hands revealed no abnormal finding except for soft tissue swelling around proximal interphalangeal joints. Laboratory examinations all showed negative results. No local or systemic treatment was given to these patients to treat PDD, with the exception of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs prescribed to one patient for a short period...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - December 3, 2012 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chen CK, Shyur SD, Chu SH, Huang LH, Kao YH, Liu LC Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research
4‐n‐butylresorcinol, a highly effective tyrosinase inhibitor for the topical treatment of hyperpigmentation
Conclusion The present in vitro and in vivo data prove the high inhibitory capacity of 4‐n‐butylresorcinol on human tyrosinase activity, exceeding by far the potency of hydroquinone, arbutin and kojic acid. The resulting clinical improvement of skin hyperpigmentations reveals 4‐n‐butylresorcinol as a very valuable active compound for the management of pigmentation disorders.
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: L. Kolbe, T. Mann, W. Gerwat, J. Batzer, S. Ahlheit, C. Scherner, H. Wenck, F. Stäb Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
A focused review on acne‐induced and aesthetic procedure‐related postinflammatory hyperpigmentation in Asians
Abstract Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a common consequence following cutaneous inflammation in dark‐skinned individuals with Fitzpatrick skin phototypes (SPTs) III–VI. The exact pathogenesis of this condition is unknown, but is believed to be an integral part of the normal response of the skin to inflammatory stimuli. PIH can last from months to years and may significantly impair quality of life of affected individuals. The primary treatment of PIH is prevention and treatment of the underlying inflammatory condition. In addition to prevention, there are a variety of medication and procedures used to trea...
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: S. Eimpunth, R. Wanitphadeedecha, W. Manuskiatti Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
Melasma pathogenesis and influencing factors – an overview of the latest research
Abstract Melasma is an acquired, symmetrical hypermelanosis of the face. The pathogenesis of melasma is complex and the treatment is often challenging with frequent relapses. Genetic background, exposure to ultraviolet radiation, and female sex hormones are classical influencing factors. To the light of the recent literature, other factors could promote melasma lesions. Moreover, there are increasing evidences showing that melanocytes are not the only cells involved, and that other players probably have a key role in the development and the relapses of melasma. Identifying those associated factors should provide new target...
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: T. Passeron Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Hyperpigmentation: types, diagnostics and targeted treatment options
Conclusions The effective treatment of pigment disorders is characterized by influence of melanin formation, but the therapy should be based on a the correct diagnosis and always targeted to the other histopathological processes in the skin. The Woods light examination shows clinical aspect of the lesions and may be helpful in the determination of the diagnosis.
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: L. Nieuweboer‐Krobotova Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Hyperpigmentary disorders: a therapeutic challenge in the dermatological practice
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Yuliya Zielinski Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Letter: Platelet‐Rich Plasma for Treating Male Pattern Baldness
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Kui Young Park, Hyun Kyu Kim, Beom Joon Kim, Myeung Nam Kim Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Letter: Subcutaneous Island Pedicle Flap Mobilization for Large Defects of the Upper Cutaneous Lip—in Support of the “Method of Chan”
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Walayat Hussain Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Response to Letter: Skin Cancer Treatment Fee Comparisons Not Inaccurate
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Leslie S. Wilson, Rituparna Basu, Maryam Asgari, Mary‐Margaret Chren Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Letter: Skin Cancer Treatment Fee Comparisons Inaccurate
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Howard W. Rogers, Brett M. Coldiron, Scott M Dinehart, Ali Hendi, George Hruza, Scott W. Fosko, Brent R. Moody Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Commentary on Clinical Protocol for Punctuated 88% Phenol Peels in the Treatment of Photoaging: A Histopathologic Study of Three Cases
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Gary D. Monheit Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Commentary: Lichen Planopilaris After Hair Transplantation
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Francisco Jiménez Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Lichen Planopilaris After Hair Transplantation: Report of 17 Cases
ConclusionThese data provide further support for an association between hair transplant surgery and the development of LPP. Traumatic skin injury from recipient site creation may be relevant to the pathogenesis. The incidence of this phenomenon and risk factors remain to be clarified.
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Jeff Donovan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Nitroglycerin: A Review of Its Use in the Treatment of Vascular Occlusion After Soft Tissue Augmentation
ConclusionsOur experience with nitroglycerin paste and our review of the medical literature supports the use of nitroglycerin paste on the skin to help improve flow in the dermal vasculature because of its vasodilatory effect on small‐caliber arterioles.
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Kate Kleydman, Joel L. Cohen, Ellen Marmur Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Refractory Pyoderma Gangrenosum Effectively Treated Using a 10,600‐nm Carbon Dioxide Fractional Laser
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Jihun Park, Min Ju Choi, Boncheol Goo, Sung Bin Cho Tags: Communications and Brief Reports Source Type: research
Primary Cutaneous Carcinosarcoma of the Shoulder: Case Report with Literature Review
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Sun Hwa Hong, Suk‐Joo Hong, Youngsuk Lee, Eun‐Young Kang Tags: Communications and Brief Reports Source Type: research
Superficial Frostbite Masquerading as Ecchymosis from Improper Cryotherapy Use After Q‐Switched Laser Tattoo Treatment
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: William Kirby, Madeline Tarrillion, Alpesh Desai Tags: Communications and Brief Reports Source Type: research
Self‐Adhering Foam: A Simple Method for Pressure Relief During Sleep in Patients with Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Christie R. Travelute Tags: How I Do It Source Type: research
Simulation in Dermatologic Surgery: A New Paradigm in Training
ConclusionSimulation offers an excellent model for the acquisition and assessment of dermatologic procedural skills. Cost and availability of instructors remain obstacles. Further studies are required to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of these models.
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Luke Nicholas, Kristen Toren, Jonathan Bingham, Jason Marquart Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Comparison of Fractional Erbium‐Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet and Carbon Dioxide Lasers in Resurfacing of Atrophic Acne Scars in Asians
ConclusionsFractional Er:YAG and CO2 lasers provided comparable outcomes of scar treatment, but fractional CO2 laser was associated with greater treatment discomfort.
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Woraphong Manuskiatti, Thanawan Iamphonrat, Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha, Sasima Eimpunth Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
U.K. consensus statement on safe clinical prescribing of bexarotene for patients with cutaneous T‐cell lymphoma
Conclusion Clinical prescribing of bexarotene for patients with CTCL requires careful monitoring to allow safe administration of bexarotene at the optimal dose.
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: J.J. Scarisbrick, S. Morris, R. Azurdia, T. Illidge, E. Parry, R. Graham‐Brown, R. Cowan, E. Gallop‐Evans, R. Wachsmuth, M. Eagle, A.S. Wierzbicki, H. Soran, S. Whittaker, E.M. Wain Tags: THERAPEUTICS Source Type: research
Therapy with compression stockings in Germany – results from the Bonn Vein Studies
Conclusions: These results show that MCS is the most common treatment of venous disorders in the German population. At the same time, these figures also demonstrate severely lacking treatment with MCS in CVI.
Source: JDDG - December 3, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Eberhard Rabe, Sabine Hertel, Eva Bock, Barbara Hoffmann, Karl‐Heinz Jöckel, Felizitas Pannier Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Genital warts in men: a large population-based cross-sectional survey of Danish men
Conclusions Almost 8% of Danish men aged 18–45 years reported having had a diagnosis of genital warts. The results provide baseline information for developing and monitoring prevention strategies against genital warts, such as vaccination against human papillomavirus types 6 and 11.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Infections - December 3, 2012 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Munk, C., Nielsen, A., Liaw, K.-L., Kjaer, S. K. Tags: Drugs: infectious diseases, Vaccination / immunisation, Dermatology, Other viral STIs Epidemiology Source Type: research
HIV and STI control in El Salvador: results from an integrated behavioural survey among men who have sex with men
Conclusions We found a high prevalence of HIV, high levels of recent infection, and low condom usage. In El Salvador, targeted interventions towards MSM are needed to promote condom use, as well as to diagnose, treat and prevent HIV and other STIs.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Infections - December 3, 2012 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Creswell, J., Guardado, M. E., Lee, J., Nieto, A. I., Kim, A. A., Monterroso, E., Paz-Bailey, G. Tags: Epidemiologic studies, Drugs: infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, Reproductive medicine, Ophthalmology, Condoms, HIV / AIDS, Dermatology, Chlamydia, Syphilis, HIV infections Epidemiology Source Type: research
Exploring staff attitudes to routine HIV testing in non-traditional settings: a qualitative study in four healthcare facilities
Conclusions The routine offer of HIV testing in general medical services is feasible, but implementation requires training and support for staff, which may be best provided by the local sexual health service.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Infections - December 3, 2012 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Thornton, A. C., Rayment, M., Elam, G., Atkins, M., Jones, R., Nardone, A., Roberts, P., Tenant-Flowers, M., Anderson, J., Sullivan, A. K., on behalf of the HINTS Study Group Tags: General practice / family medicine, Drugs: infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, HIV / AIDS, HIV infections Health services research Source Type: research
Highlights from this issue
Like all journals, STI increasingly functions ‘in the cloud’, with our podcasts, tweets and blogs forming an ever richer addition to the traditional online journal. We hope that you have explored our various online offerings, and always welcome new contributors. So it is good to see our first randomised controlled trial in cyberspace this month, presented by Kang et al1. The ‘white hot technological revolution’ of the new millennium, the internet has been prophesied to solve all problems, with telecare, electronic health records and social marketing gone wild. So what does a real RCT look like? Kang...
Source: Sexually Transmitted Infections - December 3, 2012 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Cassell, J. A. Tags: Vaccination programs, Drugs: infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, Vaccination / immunisation, Reproductive medicine, Adolescent health, Child health, Condoms, HIV / AIDS, Dermatology, HIV infections, Other viral STIs, Sex workers Whistlestop tour Source Type: research
Treatment of Contact Dermatitis Associated With Spinal Cord Stimulator Pulse Generator—Technical Note
ConclusionsThis technique is an effective way of treating contact dermatitis related to implantable pulse generators, without the need for explantation of the neuromodulation system.
Source: Neuromodulation - December 3, 2012 Category: Neurology Authors: Nisha Gadgil, Allen W. Burton, Ashwin Viswanathan Tags: Technical Note Source Type: research
A pragmatic strategy for the review of clinical evidence
ConclusionsWe verified in a sample of SRs that the conclusion of a research strategy based on a pre‐defined set of general and specialist medical journals is able to replicate almost all the clinical recommendations of a formal SR.
Source: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice - December 1, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Luciano Sagliocca, Salvatore De Masi, Luigina Ferrigno, Alfonso Mele, Giuseppe Traversa Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Central corneal thickness in patients with mild to moderate rosacea.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with rosacea have thinner corneas, which could be attributed to the observed deteriorated tear function parameters. Candidates for corneal photoablation surgery should be evaluated regarding rosacea disease because the postoperative period could be complicated by decreased ocular wetting and corneal thinning, even in overlooked mild forms. PMID: 23217504 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - December 1, 2012 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Onaran Z, Karabulut AA, Usta G, Ornek K Tags: Can J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
A review of patients managed at a combined psychodermatology clinic: a Singapore experience.
Conclusion: Managing patients with psychocutaneous disorders can be challenging, with many patients defaulting treatments. Psychodermatology clinics will benefit both patients and their caregivers. A collaborative approach using a consultation-liaison relationship between two medical departments in a friendly environment would result in more effective, integrated and holistic treatment strategies for such patients. Further studies should be conducted to determine how beneficial such services are to patients. With more experience, we hope to improve this service. PMID: 23268151 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Singapore Medical Journal - December 1, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Chung WL, Ng SS, Koh M, Peh LH, Liu TT Tags: Singapore Med J Source Type: research