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DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY (164 journals)                     

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Acta Dermato-Venereologica     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Skin & Wound Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
African Journal of AIDS Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AIDS Patient Care and STDs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AIDS Research and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aktuelle Dermatologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Allergo Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Dermatopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anaplastology     Open Access  
Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de Pédiatrie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de sciences sociales des religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux - Pratique     Hybrid Journal  
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Archives of Medical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Australasian Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Berkala Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin / Periodical of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access  
Biomedical Dermatology     Open Access  
BMC Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Skin Cancer     Full-text available via subscription  
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinics in Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contact Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cosmetics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Current Dermatology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Fungal Infection Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current HIV Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current HIV/AIDS Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Sexual Health Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Der Hautarzt     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dermato-Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dermatología Venezolana     Open Access  
Dermatologic Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Dermatologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal  
Dermatologic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Dermatologic Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatologica Sinica     Open Access  
Dermatological Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Dermatology and Cosmetic     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Dermatology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dermatology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatology Times     Free  
Dermatopathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EMC - Cosmetologia Medica e Medicina degli Inestetismi Cutanei     Full-text available via subscription  
EMC - Dermatología     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Expert Review of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Forum Dermatologicum     Hybrid Journal  
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Güncel Dermatoloji Dergisi     Open Access  
HautinForm     Full-text available via subscription  
hautnah     Hybrid Journal  
hautnah dermatologie     Hybrid Journal  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
HIV Clinical Trials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
HIV Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Indian Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Archives of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Dermatology and Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Research in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of STD & AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Women's Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International STD Research & Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAAD Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAIDS : Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
JAMA Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48)
JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
JMIR Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Cutaneous Immunology and Allergy     Open Access  
Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Dermatological Research     Open Access  
Journal of Dermatological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatological Science Supplement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dermatological Treatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of General-Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia     Open Access  
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Sexual Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin and Stem Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Surgical Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Egyptian Women’s Dermatologic Society     Partially Free  
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the International AIDS Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Karger Kompass Dermatologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Karger Kompass Pneumologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Medical and Surgical Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Medical Mycology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
OA Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open AIDS Journal     Open Access  
Open Dermatology Journal     Open Access  
Perspectives On Sexual and Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pigment International     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psoriasis : Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista Internacional de Ciencias Podológicas     Open Access  
SAHARA : Journal of Social Aspects of HIV / AIDS Research Alliance     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Scars, Burns & Healing     Open Access  
Serbian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sexual Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Sexually Transmitted Infections     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Skin Appendage Disorders     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Skin Research and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sri Lanka Journal of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine     Open Access  
Studies in Gender and Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
The Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
The Rose Sheet     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Vestnik dermatologii i venerologii     Open Access  
Veterinary Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)

           

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Dermatologic Surgery
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.168
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 8  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1076-0512 - ISSN (Online) 1524-4725
Published by LWW Wolters Kluwer Homepage  [299 journals]
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery as the Standard of Care for Nail Unit Squamous
           Cell Carcinoma
    • Authors: Gou; Darlene; Nijhawan, Rajiv I.; Srivastava, Divya
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND There is no established standard of care for treatment of nail unit squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).OBJECTIVE The aim of the study is to further characterize the clinical characteristics and diagnostic considerations of nail unit SCC and to examine the outcomes of patients with nail unit SCC treated with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS).MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of patients treated for nail unit SCC with MMS from January 1, 2006, to December 30, 2016. Demographic data were collected along with lesion characteristics, treatment characteristics, and follow-up results.RESULTS Forty-two cases of nail unit SCC were treated with MMS. Recurrences were observed in 3 patients (7.1%). Recurrent cases were treated with MMS. There were no cases of distant metastases, subsequent recurrence, or death. Two of 3 recurrences occurred in patients with histologic features of verruca vulgaris.CONCLUSION Mohs micrographic surgery provides an excellent cure rate for the treatment of nail unit SCC. This technique offers the greatest ability to achieve histological clearance while maximizing tissue sparing, thereby reducing unnecessary amputations and patient morbidity.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Commentary on Mohs Surgery as the Standard of Care for Nail Unit Squamous
           Cell Carcinoma
    • Authors: Knackstedt; Thomas
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Assessing the Feasibility of an Alternative Payment Model for Mohs
           Micrographic Surgery at an Academic Center
    • Authors: Auh; Sogyong; Chitgopeker, Pooja; Hammel, Josh; Ferguson, Nkanyezi; Johnson-Jahangir, Hillary; Van Beek, Marta
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is a cost-effective treatment for nonmelanoma skin cancer that bundles costs for surgical excision, tissue processing, and histopathological interpretation. A comprehensive MMS bundle would include all aspects of an episode of care (EOC), including costs of reconstruction, preoperative, and postoperative care.OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility of an alternative payment model for MMS and reconstruction.METHODS Retrospective chart review and payment analysis for 848 consecutive patients with 1,056 tumors treated with MMS. Average Medicare payment of an EOC was compared with bundles based on specific repair types.RESULTS The bundle for a flap/graft repair averaged $1,028.08 (confidence interval [CI] 95% $951.37–1,104.79), whereas the bundle for a linear closure (LC) averaged $585.07 (CI 95% $558.75–611.38). The average bundle including all repairs was $730.05 (CI 95% $692.31–767.79), which was statistically significant from both the flap/graft and LC bundles.CONCLUSION Bundling surgical repairs with MMS based on an average payment does not represent the heterogeneity of the care provided and results in either underpayment or overpayment for a substantial portion of cases. Consequently, EOC payments bundling MMS and surgical repairs would inaccurately reimburse physicians for work completed. Current payment methodology allows for accurate payment for this already cost-effective therapy.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Characteristics of Patients Hospitalized for Cutaneous Squamous Cell
           Carcinoma
    • Authors: Tripathi; Raghav; Knusel, Konrad D.; Ezaldein, Harib H.; Bordeaux, Jeremy S.; Scott, Jeffrey F.
      Abstract: BACKGROUND Knowledge regarding the inpatient burden of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is limited.OBJECTIVE To provide nationally representative estimates for hospitalization characteristics due to cSCC and determine predictors for increased length of stay (LOS) and cost of care.METHODS/MATERIALS A retrospective cohort study of the 2009 to 2015 National Inpatient Sample. Weighted multivariate logistic/linear regression models were created to evaluate sociodemographic factors associated with cSCC hospitalization and to assess characteristics associated with cost of care and LOS.RESULTS This study included 15,784 cSCC and 255,244,626 non-SCC inpatients (prevalence = 6.2/100,000 inpatients). On average, cSCC hospitalizations lasted 5.8 days and cost $66,841.00. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma most often occurred on the scalp (30.57%), face (21.08%), and lower limb (11.93%). Controlling for all other factors, cSCC inpatients presented to larger/urban/teaching hospitals and were most often older non-Hispanic white women. More chronic conditions/diagnoses/procedures and nonwhite race were associated with greater cost of care and LOS. Cost of care and LOS significantly differed between cSCCs of different anatomical sites. The most common procedures performed were skin grafts (27.96%), excisions (25.83%), and lymph node biopsies (11.39%).CONCLUSION This study highlights the substantial burden of inpatient cSCC in the United States. Further research is necessary to prevent cSCC hospitalizations and improve inpatient dermatologic care for cSCC.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Superficial Basal Cell Cancers Demonstrate Higher Rates of Mixed Histology
           on High-Risk Anatomical Sites
    • Authors: Petersen; Erik T.; Ahmed, Saqib R.; Pradhan, Dinesh; MacFarlane, Deborah F.
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND The Mohs Appropriate Use Criteria (MAUC) have come into question recently regarding the most appropriate treatment for superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC). At the heart of this debate is the limited body of evidence describing tumor behavior of sBCC based on clinical factors relevant to the MAUC.OBJECTIVE To determine whether sBCC is more likely to harbor aggressive subtypes in high-risk anatomical locations and in immunocompromised patients.MATERIALS AND METHODS A single institution retrospective review produced 133 evaluable Mohs cases performed on sBCC over a 10-year period. All slides from the respective cases were reviewed for the presence of histologic patterns other than known sBCC. Cases were then grouped by both MAUC anatomical zone (H, M, and L) and patient immune status for statistical analysis.RESULTS A significantly higher rate of mixed histology (MH) was observed when comparing Zone H with Zone L across all patients, healthy patients, and immunocompromised patients. The same was true when comparing Zone M with Zone L for all patients and healthy patients (immunocompromised did not reach significance).CONCLUSION The authors' data very clearly demonstrate a higher rate of MH in sBCC of the head and neck which provides strong support to the current MAUC scoring.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Commentary on Superficial Basal Cell Cancers Demonstrate Higher Rates of
           Mixed Histology on High Risk Anatomic Sites
    • Authors: Kaufman; Andrew J.
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • How Wide Should the Excision Margins for Facial Small Aggressive Basal
           Cell Carcinoma Be' Experience With 306 Cases
    • Authors: Ariza; Santiago A.; Calderón, Diana C.; Aristizábal, Juan C.; Parra-Medina, Rafael
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND Subclinical extension (SCE) of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) may be responsible for incomplete resection of the tumor. The aggressive histological patterns (micronodular, infiltrative, and morpheaform) have greater tendencies toward invading surrounding tissues in an irregular pattern.OBJECTIVE To determine the SCE of small facial aggressive BCCs excised using Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS).MATERIALS AND METHODS An observational case series study. Data of patients with facial BCCs with aggressive histological patterns, less than or equal to 6 mm in diameter in high risk site (H zone), and 10 mm in intermediate risk site (M zone), treated with MMS between January 2008 and December 2016, were included.RESULTS This study included 306 histologically confirmed lesions retrieved from 1,196 clinical records reviewed. Median size of tumors was 5.7 mm (interquartile range: 5–6 mm). Resection of the tumors using 2, 3, and 4 mm margins achieves complete excision of the lesion including the subclinical extension area in 73.9%, 94.4%, and 99% of cases, respectively.CONCLUSION The present study demonstrated that a 4-mm resection margin was enough to eradicate the lesion completely in 99% of cases of primary small facial BCCs with aggressive histological patterns.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Quantification of Erythema Associated With Continuous Versus Interrupted
           Nylon Sutures in Facial Surgery Repair: A Randomized Prospective Study
    • Authors: Majd; Ali; Akbari, Ardalan; Zloty, David
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND Patients are often concerned about the cosmetic appearance of scars following Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), including residual erythema. However, few studies have compared the cosmetic outcomes between different suturing techniques.OBJECTIVE To compare the erythema intensity (EI) associated with interrupted sutures (IS) and continuous sutures (CS), and the degree of its reduction over time.MATERIALS AND METHODS Mohs micrographic surgery patients were randomized to have half of their defect repaired with IS and the other half with CS. Postoperatively, subjects were assessed at 1 week, 2 months, and 6 months and close-up photographs of their scars were taken. Computer-assisted image analysis was utilized to quantify the EI in each half-scar.RESULTS The average EI of IS was greater than that of CS by 9.3% at 1 week (p < .001) and 7.2% at 2 months (p < .021) but comparable at 6 months. These differences were clinically detectable, but EI differences resolved by 6 months in most cases. At 6 months, EI regressed by 33.5% in IS and 26.3% in CS.CONCLUSION Continuous sutures are associated with less erythema during early scar maturation but are comparable to IS at 6 months. These results may guide the choice of suturing technique to improve early cosmetic outcomes and overall patient satisfaction.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Ergonomics in Dermatologic Surgery: Lessons Learned Across Related
           Specialties and Opportunities for Improvement
    • Authors: Chan; Justin; Kim, Dong Joo; Kassira-Carley, Sama; Rotunda, Adam M.; Lee, Patrick K.
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND As the practice of dermatology becomes increasingly procedurally based, there is a concordant rise in musculoskeletal injury (MSI) risk. Dermatologic surgeons are most susceptible and, although the majority suffer from MSI, few have received any formal ergonomics training. This stems from a lack of awareness of this troubling trend and a paucity of research and education on the ergonomics of dermatologic surgery.OBJECTIVE To highlight pertinent ergonomics principles and strategies from other specialties that could be translated into dermatology, and to synthesize general recommendations aimed at reducing MSI among dermatologic surgeons.MATERIALS AND METHODS A comprehensive search of the PubMed and Cochrane Reviews databases from 1975 to 2019 was conducted, using a combination of ergonomics-related search terms, generating 6 publications from the dermatology literature and 58 from the fields of dentistry, medicine, and select surgical subspecialties.RESULTS This multidisciplinary approach yielded multiple interventions that could be applied directly (i.e., adequate lighting, adjustable operating tables, and surgical seat heights) or indirectly pending further investigation into their feasibility (i.e., video displays of the surgical field to allow neutral head and neck postures).CONCLUSION Although much can be learned from decades of prior ergonomics research from other specialties, considerations that are unique to dermatology remain and must be addressed with specialty-specific research.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Positive Bacterial Culture Results at a Dermatologic Surgery Center: A
           Single-Site Retrospective Review
    • Authors: Dietert; Jessica B.; Ko, James; Hurst, Eva. A.
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND Typical prophylactic coverage of suspected cutaneous surgical-site infections (SSIs) predominantly covers gram-positive bacteria. Data regarding the frequency of infection with unusual bacteria, not covered by prophylaxis, are not available.OBJECTIVE A retrospective 10-year review of culture-positive infections at a single academic site was performed.MATERIALS AND METHODS All positive bacterial culture results at the Washington University Center for Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery between October 31, 2007, and October 31, 2017, were collected and analyzed.RESULTS Coagulase-negative staphylococcus accounted for 20.8% of positive culture results. Staphylococcus aureus caused 45.4% of infections. The remaining 33.8% were due to non–S. aureus bacteria, most frequently with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (10.8%). Numerous other gram-negative organisms and unusual gram-positive organisms were cultured. The lower extremity and ear were the only sites more likely to be infected with non–S. aureus bacteria. Smokers and immunosuppressed individuals were not more likely to have an SSI with non–S. aureus bacteria.CONCLUSION A significant proportion of all SSIs with positive culture results was due to bacteria that are not sensitive to beta-lactam prophylaxis. Broader coverage for suspected SSI should be considered, particularly on the lower extremity and ear.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • 1550-nm Nonablative Fractional Laser Versus 10,600-nm Ablative Fractional
           Laser in the Treatment of Surgical and Traumatic Scars: A Comparison Study
           on Efficacy and Treatment Regimen
    • Authors: Chitgopeker; Pooja; Goettsche, Lainee; Landherr, Matthew J.; Ye, Alice; Johnson-Jahangir, Hillary; Ferguson, Nkanyezi; VanBeek, Marta
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND The appearance and symptoms of scars can cause significant distress to patients.OBJECTIVE To assess and compare efficacy of the 1,500-nm nonablative fractional laser (NAFL) and 10,600-nm ablative fractional laser (AFL) in reducing symptoms and improving the appearance of traumatic or surgical scars.MATERIALS AND METHODS Single-center prospective, randomized, blinded, split-scar study was conducted on 100 patients with a scar obtained through trauma or surgery. Three treatments of NAFL or AFL were administered to each half of the scar at 4-week intervals. Scars were self-rated by the patient using the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale and a satisfaction score and objectively evaluated by blinded dermatologists using the Manchester Scar Scale and visual analog scale.RESULTS Blinded observers found no statistically significant difference in scar appearance. Patient rating showed improvement of scar appearance (p < .0001). Pain was worse after treatment with AFL (p = .0492). Overall, there was no statistically significant evidence of one laser being superior or inferior to the other for patient and blinded observer scores (p = .3173 and p = .2513, respectively).CONCLUSION Scar treatment with AFL or NAFL is associated with high patient satisfaction. Objective evaluation of scars did not identify improvement in scar appearance.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Treatment of Hypertrophic Burn and Traumatic Scars With a 2,940-nm
           Fractional Ablative Erbium-doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet Laser: A Pilot
           Study
    • Authors: Wulkan; Adam J.; Rudnick, Ashley; Badiavas, Evangelos; Waibel, Jill S.
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND In recent years, fractional ablative lasers at low density have proven to be the centerpiece in a multimodality approach to treating hypertrophic burn scars.OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and efficacy of fractional ablative erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Er:YAG) laser in the treatment of hypertrophic burn scars.METHODS Eleven patients received 3 fractional ablative Er:YAG laser to hypertrophic burn scars at 400 to 800 μm, density 11%, no coagulation, and single pass at 4-week intervals.RESULTS Overall, average improvement was noted to be 2.27 of 3 as determined by blinded observers. A significant improvement was noted in all measured parameters including dyschromia, atrophy hypertrophy, vascularity, and texture.CONCLUSION This is a pilot study showing the safety and efficacy of fractional ablative Er:YAG laser treatment is a safe and effective treatment modality in the treatment of hypertrophic scars.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Commentary on Treatment of Hypertrophic Burn and Traumatic Scars With 2940
           mm Fractional Ablative Er: YAG
    • Authors: Ozog; David M.
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Combination Therapy of Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency and Topical
           
    • Authors: An; Min K.; Hong, Eun H.; Suh, Suk B.; Park, Eun J.; Kim, Kwang H.
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND Acne scarring occurs at a young age and causes distress for many patients. Various treatment modalities have been tried.OBJECTIVE This study investigated the efficacy of combination therapy with topical poly-lactic acid and microneedle fractional radiofrequency (MFRF) for acne scars.MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with acne scars on both the cheeks were included. Poly-lactic acid was applied to the acne scars on one side of the face before MFRF treatment. The other side of the face was treated with MFRF and normal saline. Patients received 3 treatment sessions and were evaluated based on visual assessment and patient satisfaction. After the last treatment, objective scar assessment of scar smoothness, size, brightness, and overall improvement was performed.RESULTS Both acne scar assessment scores and patient satisfaction were better with combination therapy (p = .036 and p = .009, respectively) than with monotherapy. Combination therapy resulted in significantly better efficacy for scar smoothness (p < .001), scar size (p = .003), and overall improvement (p < .001), but not for brightness (p = .151).CONCLUSION Combination therapy resulted in significantly better clinical outcomes, including better scar smoothness and smaller scar size. Therefore, we believe this combination therapy is a safe and effective treatment for acne scars.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Safety and Efficacy of Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Field Treatment of
           Sebaceous Gland Hyperplasia
    • Authors: Munavalli; Girish S.; Zelickson, Brian D.; Selim, Mona M.; Kilmer, Suzanne L.; Rohrer, Thomas E.; Newman, James; Jauregui, Lauren; Knape, William A.; Ebbers, Edward; Uecker, Darrin; Nuccitelli, Richard
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND Nanosecond pulsed electric field (nsPEF) technology involves delivery of ultrashort pulses of electrical energy and is a nonthermal, drug-free technology that has demonstrated favorable effects on cellular structures of the dermis and epidermis.OBJECTIVE Determine the tolerability and effectiveness of nsPEF treatment of sebaceous gland hyperplasia (SGH).METHODS This study was a prospective, randomized, open-label, multisite, nonsignificant risk trial in which each subject served as their own control. After injection of local anesthetic, high-intensity, ultrashort pulses of electrical energy were used to treat 72 subjects resulting in a total of 222 treated lesions. Subjects returned for 3 to 4 follow-up evaluations with photographs.RESULTS At the final study visit, 99.6% of treated SGH lesions were rated clear or mostly clear and 79.3% of the subjects were satisfied or mostly satisfied with the outcome. At 60 days after nsPEF treatment, 55% of the lesions were judged to have no hyperpigmentation and 31% exhibited mild post-treatment hyperpigmentation. At the last observation for all lesions, 32% of the 222 lesions were noted as having slight volume loss.CONCLUSION Nanosecond pulsed electric field procedure is well tolerated and is very effective in the removal of SGHs.TRIAL REGISTRATION ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03612570.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Maximizing Panfacial Aesthetic Outcomes: Findings and Recommendations From
           the HARMONY Study
    • Authors: Kaminer; Michael S.; Cohen, Joel L.; Shamban, Ava; Werschler, William Philip; Shumate, Garrett T.; Drinkwater, Adrienne; Gallagher, Conor J.
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND Aesthetic medicine has evolved from targeting individual treatment areas to a global approach of panfacial rejuvenation. HARMONY was the first clinical study to systematically demonstrate positive physical and psychosocial impacts of panfacial treatment.OBJECTIVE Provide evidence-based guidance on treatment strategies to help maximize outcomes in patients seeking panfacial rejuvenation.MATERIALS AND METHODS Study sites with the lowest (n = 2) and highest (n = 2) improvements based on FACE-Q Satisfaction with Face Overall scores were analyzed to understand differences in treatment strategy that may contribute to incrementally greater patient satisfaction.RESULTS The highest scoring sites exhibited greater improvement in all patient-reported outcomes and investigator-assessed measures related to dermal filler treatment compared with the lowest scoring sites. The highest sites favored lateral malar augmentation and used less volume medially versus the lowest sites. In the lower face, the highest sites used greater volumes and more HYC-24L than HYC-24L+. Initial treatment volumes were more conservative at highest than lowest sites; greater volumes were used by highest sites in touch-up treatments.CONCLUSION Product usage trends common to the highest scoring sites (including injection volume, injection sites, and product selection) may provide guidance on best practices for a panfacial approach to aesthetic treatment to maximize patient satisfaction.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Commentary on Maximizing Panfacial Aesthetic Outcomes
    • Authors: Hooper; Deirdre
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Sequential Scalp Assessment in Hair Regeneration Therapy Using an
           Adipose-Derived Stem Cell–Conditioned Medium
    • Authors: Narita; Keigo; Fukuoka, Hirotaro; Sekiyama, Takuya; Suga, Hirotaka; Harii, Kiyonori
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND An adipose-derived stem cell–conditioned medium (ADSC-CM) reportedly exerts skin-rejuvenating and hair growth-promoting effects. In the therapeutic application of ADSC-CM for alopecia, changes to the interfollicular scalp remain unclear although some evidence has indicated hair growth-promoting effects.OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of ADSC-CM not only on hair follicles, but also on the interfollicular scalp.METHODS Forty patients (21 men, 19 women; age range, 23–74 years) with alopecia were treated by intradermal injection of ADSC-CM every month for 6 months. Eighty fixed sites on patients were investigated by trichograms, physiological examinations, and ultrasonographic examinations at 4 time points (before treatment and 2, 4, and 6 months after the initial treatment).RESULTS Hair density and anagen hair rate increased significantly. As physiological parameters, transepidermal water loss value gradually increased, with significant differences at 4 and 6 months after the initial treatment, but hydration state of the stratum corneum and skin surface lipid level showed no obvious changes. As ultrasonographic parameters, dermal thickness and dermal echogenicity were increased significantly.CONCLUSION Intradermal administration of ADSC-CM on the scalp has strong potential to provide regenerative effects for hair follicles and the interfollicular scalp. An adipose-derived stem cell–conditioned medium offers a promising prospect as an alternative treatment for alopecia.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Trial Comparing Platelet-Rich Plasma to
           Topical Minoxidil Foam for Treatment of Androgenic Alopecia in Women
    • Authors: Bruce; Alison J.; Pincelli, Thais P.; Heckman, Michael G.; Desmond, Cheryl M.; Arthurs, Jennifer R.; Diehl, Nancy N.; Douglass, Erika J.; Bruce, Charles J.; Shapiro, Shane A.
      Abstract: imageBACKGROUND Androgenic alopecia (AGA) is a common hair loss disorder. Studies have demonstrated successful treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in men, but studies in women are few.OBJECTIVE To evaluate PRP in the treatment of AGA in women, compared with topical minoxidil.MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty women with AGA received topical minoxidil for 12 weeks and injectable PRP for 12 weeks in a randomized crossover design with an 8-week washout between treatments. Standardized TrichoScan analysis and quality-of-life questionnaires were assessed at baseline and 12-week follow-up for each treatment.RESULTS After PRP, significant increases from baseline to Week 12 in TrichoScan analysis hair count (p = .002) and vellus hair density (p = .009) occurred. However, minoxidil resulted in significant increases in hair count (p < .001), vellus hair density (p = .03), terminal hair density (p = .004), and cumulative thickness (p = .004). Several quality of life responses improved from baseline to Week 12 after PRP treatment, whereas no improvements were noted after minoxidil.CONCLUSION Platelet-rich plasma is an effective treatment for hair regrowth in female AGA, although not as effective as minoxidil. However, the improved quality of life responses after PRP, but not minoxidil, suggest a potential overall greater degree of satisfaction with PRP.LEVELS OF EVIDENCE I.CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION NCT03488108.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Reconstruction of a Full-Thickness Nasal Defect
    • Authors: Williams; Ramone F.; Tinklepaugh, Adam J.; Libby, Tiffany J.; Ciocon, David H.
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Reconstruction of Medium to Large Scalp Defects by Progressive Tightening
           of Pulley Sutures for Staged Primary Closure
    • Authors: Croley; Julie A.; Malone, C. Helen; Hirshburg, Jason M.; Wagner, Richard F. Jr
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Eruptive Keratoacanthomas of the Upper Extremities Successfully Treated
           With Intralesional Corticosteroid After Multiple Treatment Failures
    • Authors: Marka; Arthur; Hoyt, Brian S.; Linos, Konstantinos; Vidal, Nahid Y.
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Epithelial Stripping for Divided (Kissing) Nevus of the Eyelid: A
           Minimally Invasive Technique
    • Authors: Naik; Milind N.; Ali, Mohammad J.; Kaliki, Swathi
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Mechanism of Action of Topical Garlic on Wound Healing
    • Authors: Sepehripour; Sarvnaz; Filobbos, George
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Plasmacytoma: A Potentially Dangerous Mimicker of Subgaleal Lipoma
    • Authors: Lebowitz; Emily; Bander, Thomas; Minkis, Kira
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Recurrent Xanthelasmas Treated With Intralesional Deoxycholic Acid
    • Authors: Patel; Jigar; Ranjit-Reeves, Roshni; Woodward, Julie
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Successful Treatment of Keratosis Follicularis Spinulosa Decalvans With an
           800-nm Diode Laser
    • Authors: Bhoyrul; Bevin; Sinclair, Rodney
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Hypertrophic Scar After Treatment of Ecchymoses With Pulsed-Dye Laser
    • Authors: Al Janahi; Sara; Lee, Sang Ju; McGee, Jean S.; Chung, Hye Jin
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment for Lower Extremity Ulcers Associated
           With Livedoid Vasculopathy
    • Authors: Chow; Maggie; Swift, Reyna; Sutton, Adam; Wysong, Ashley
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Passive Stereophotogrammetry and Structured Light Scanning for
           3-Dimensional Imaging in Dermatologic Surgery
    • Authors: Kantor; Jonathan
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • In Response to Dayan SH et al, “Assessment of the Impact of Perioral
           Rejuvenation With Hyaluronic Acid Filler on Projected First Impressions
           and Mood Perceptions”
    • Authors: Rieder; Evan A.
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
 
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