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Orofacial Granulomatosis Responding to Weekly Azithromycin Pulse Therapy

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG), also termed granulomatous cheilitis, oral granulomatosis, and cheilitis granulomatosa, is an uncommon disorder. The presentation can be very varied; pathogenesis is not very clear; and the treatment result is often disappointing. It is characterized by persistent enlargement of the soft tissues of the lip, oral mucosa, and the area around the mouth. Other granulomatous disorders like sarcoidosis, Crohn disease, leprosy, and tuberculosis must be ruled out before ma



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Topical Anti-inflammatory Agents for Seborrheic Dermatitis of the Face or Scalp Summary of a Cochrane Review

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

Clinical QuestionAre there differences in effectiveness between topical anti-inflammatory treatments (steroids, calcineurin inhibitors, or lithium salts) and placebo or azoles in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis of the face and scalp in adults?Bottom LineThe topical anti-inflammatory treatments were more effective in achieving total clearance of symptoms than placebo by 1.4-fold to 8.5-fold, but there are no considerable differences in the anti-inflammatory topical treatments or in compari






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Rates of Sunburn Among Dermatology Patients

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

The association between excessive UV light (UVL) exposure and skin cancer is well documented. Therefore, it is essential that individuals with a history of skin cancer or other risk factors are able to successfully implement precautions to protect their skin. While studies show that many dermatology patients, particularly those who have a history of skin cancer, are motivated to engage in UVL protective behaviors, it is unclear how successful they are in avoiding excessive UVL exposure (ie, freq



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Cydnidae (Burrowing Bug) Pigmentation A Novel Arthropod Dermatosis

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

Insects can cause a variety of dermatologic problems usually presenting with inflammatory skin lesions. Cydnidae insects (family, Cydnidae; order, Hemiptera; suborder, Heteroptera; superfamily, Pentatomoidea), also known as burrowing (or burrower) bugs, are uncommon in urban areas and usually considered harmless to humans, though there have been anecdotal reports of the development of inflammatory plaques with stink bugs (also in the Pentatomoidea superfamily).



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In Vivo High-Definition Optical Coherence Tomography A Bedside Diagnostic Aid for Morphea

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive imaging technique that allows real-time high-definition cross-sectional visualization of tissues. Conventional OCT was introduced in dermatology in 1997 and has shown benefit in evaluating malignant neoplasms and inflammatory skin disorders. High-definition OCT (HD-OCT) scanners have recently been developed; they provide a higher resolution than conventional OCT and horizontal, in additional to vertical, sectional imaging, which conventional OC



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Error in Byline

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

In the Case Report titled “A 2-Year-Old Girl With Skin Fragility” published online November 26, 2014 (doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.2772), there was an error in the byline; hyphens were missing from 2 author names. The byline should have read “Juan Francisco Mir-Bonafe, MD; Eulalia Baselga-Torres, MD, PhD; Rogelio Gonzalez-Sarmiento, MD, PhD.” This article was corrected online.



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Error in Table

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

In the Original Investigation entitled “Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study of the Incidence of Adverse Events Associated With Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures: Lasers, Energy Devices, and Injectable Neurotoxins and Fillers,” published online November 5, 2014, in JAMA Dermatology (doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.2494), an error occurred in Table 4. In column 1 of Table 4, under All fillers, “Artefill (Valeant Aesthetics)” should read as “ArteFill (Suneva Medical).” This article was corrected onli



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Quotable Quotes

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

There are times when it is nice to hear a good quote. Quotes can be inspiring, humorous, and entertaining. They can even express some witty thoughts about the skin. And so we offer you 4 such quotes made by famous people, sharing with you the stories behind them.



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The Multifarious Adirondack Chair

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

In Northeastern New York State bordering the majestic Adirondack Mountains is the small town of Westport. In 1903, Thomas Lee, a resident of Westport, built a pine chair with a long sloping seat and wide armrests. He intended only to furnish his patio and build comfortable chairs for his family. However, he built what would eventually become the hallmark “Adirondack chair.” Lee did not know that this chair would serve as an icon of the Adirondacks for over a century, or serve a medical purpose i



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Cupid and Cutis

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

“Everybody loves somebody sometime.”



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Changing Skin Colors

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

The term chameleon frequently creeps into the dermatologic literature. Diseases with a pleomorphic presentation, such as syphilis, borreliosis, or leprosy, are often described as “chameleons.” But the usage is not very precise, because no skin disease can truly alter its colors almost instantly, whereas several groups of reptiles show physiological color change or metachrosis.



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Dangerous Plants of the Southwestern United States

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

The Southwestern United States features a tricultural population (ie, Native Americans, descendants of early Spanish settlers, and Anglos), pleasant climate, and spectacular scenery ranging from mountains to deserts. While everyone is aware of rattlesnakes and scorpions as dangerous desert denizens, several desert plants also can be hazardous.



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Three-Dimensional Printing of the Skin

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

Three-dimensional (3-D) printing is the creation of a 3-D object from a digital model through the successive layering of material, a process known as additive manufacturing. The first 3-D printer was developed in 1984 by Charles W. Hull, but only since the beginning of this decade has the technology become widely available for a multitude of applications in engineering, industrial design, biotechnology, and medicine. In a process known as 3-D “bioprinting,” researchers have refashioned ink jet p



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Cleopatra, Queen of Dermatology

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

In the history of classical antiquity, one woman stands out as the sole ruler of a major empire: Cleopatra VII (69 BCE–30 BCE). She was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt in the Ptolemaic dynasty of Macedonian Greek origin.



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JAMA Dermatology

from ArchDerm - 01 Feb 15

Mission Statement: JAMA Dermatology publishes information concerning the skin, its diseases, and their treatment. Its mission is to explicate the structure and function of the skin and its diseases and the art of using this information to deliver optimal medical and surgical care to the patient. We attempt to enhance the understanding of cutaneous pathophysiology and improve the clinician's ability to diagnose and treat skin disorders. This journal has a particular interest in publishing clinica



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'Sleep spindles' turn experience into knowledge as babies nap

from MNTpaeds - 30 Jan 15

Recently, we looked at a study that showed napping improves babies' learning skills. Now, a new study explains the mechanism behind this sleep-learning association.



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More than a third of kids in England are overweight/obese

from MNTpaeds - 30 Jan 15

More than a third of children in England are overweight/obese, finds a 20 year study of electronic health records, published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood.



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Frequent sugary drink consumption linked to earlier menstruation onset

from MNTpaeds - 29 Jan 15

A new study finds girls who drink 1.5 servings or more of sugary drinks each day may start menstruation earlier than those who consume less than two servings a week.



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What are the health benefits of zinc?

from MNTpaeds - 29 Jan 15

Find out about the potential health benefits of zinc including maintaining skin integrity and structure, aiding growth in children and fighting age-related macular degeneration.



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In infants, pain from vaccinations shows up in brain activity

from MNTpaeds - 29 Jan 15

EEG measure may aid efforts to make vaccinations less painful for babies, suggests study in PAINInfants show distinct, consistent patterns of brain activity in response to painful vaccinations...



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Inherited gene variation helps explain drug toxicity in patients of East Asian ancestry

from MNTpaeds - 29 Jan 15

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have linked inherited variations in a second gene to reduced tolerance of a key cancer drug; findings will aid efforts to improve chemotherapy safety...



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Study shows salivary biomarkers predict oral feeding readiness in preterm newborns

from MNTpaeds - 29 Jan 15

Results from a study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics hold the potential to substantially improve clinical decision-making to determine when a premature newborn is ready for oral feeding.


 

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