Delayed-onset psoriasiform eruption secondary to a phosphoinositide 3-kinase inhibitor: A case report and literature review [Case Report]
Seasonality of photosensitive eruptions: Using google trends data to monitor peaks and troughs [Letter]
Contact Dermatitis in the Surgical Patient: A Focus on Wound Closure Materials
ABSTRACT/UNASSIGNED:Irritant and allergic contact dermatitis from wound closure materials can occur in patients after surgical procedures. The resulting inflammation from contact dermatitis can compromise wound healing, mimic surgical site infections, and result in wound dehiscence. Components of wound closure material, such as antibiotic coatings, dyes, sterilizing compounds, or the material itself, have been implicated as contact allergens. This article provides the latest overview of the components of 3 major forms of wound closure materials-sutures, staples, and tissue adhesives-associated with contact dermatitis, discusses their cross-reactivity, and provides diagnostic and treatment guidelines.
Permanent chemotherapy-induced alopecia presenting with erosive pustular dermatosis-like retention hyperkeratosis [Case Report]
Wet Your Whistles: Alcohol-Induced Flushing With Use of Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors
Localized flushing after alcohol ingestion is a reported adverse effect of 2 topical calcineurin inhibitors, tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, which are approved to treat atopic dermatitis and used off label for other dermatologic conditions. We propose techniques for alleviating this phenomenon.
Profound leukemia cutis in a patient with relapsed T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia [Case Report]
Dermatologic sequelae of breast cancer: From disease, surgery, and radiation
The care of breast cancer patients is important to dermatologists. Breast cancer's initial presentation, clinical progression, and its associated treatments can result in a variety of cutaneous complications. Dermatologists may be the first to identify a breast cancer diagnosis, as a subset of patients first present with direct extension of an underlying tumor or with a cutaneous metastasis. The surgical treatment of breast cancer also begets a variety of skin sequelae, including postoperative lymphedema, soft tissue infections, seromas, pyoderma gangrenosum, and scarring disorders. Moreover, breast cancer radiation treatment commonly results in skin changes, which can range from mild and temporary dermatoses to chronic and disfiguring skin ulceration, fibrosis, and necrosis. Radiation may also precipitate secondary malignancies, such as angiosarcoma, as well as rarer dermatologic diseases, such as radiation-induced morphea, lichen planus, and postirradiation pseudosclerodermatous panniculitis. Finally, breast cancer is also associated with an array of paraneoplastic phenomena, including Sweet's syndrome and the rarer intralymphatic histiocytosis. Herein, we review the dermatological manifestations of breast cancer, including conditions associated with its presentation, progression, and treatment sequelae. Chemotherapy-induced cutaneous side effects are beyond the scope of this review. This article provides a comprehensive review for dermatologist to be able to identify, diagnose, and manage breast cancer patients from initial presentation to treatment monitoring and subsequent follow-up.
An approach to cosmeceuticals
Hoboken, NJ, US: Wiley Blackwell, 2021
Art in Medical Education: A Review
Background/UNASSIGNED:The use of fine art in medical education has a long history. Numerous studies have investigated the potential benefits of incorporating art in medical education; however, there are gaps in knowledge regarding the efficacy, methodology, and clinical significance of these studies. Objective/UNASSIGNED:This scoping review of the literature aims to describe the available literature on the incorporation of art education in medical school and residency. Methods/UNASSIGNED:PubMed, Google Scholar, and MedEDPortal were queried from their inception dates through December 2019. English-language studies providing a detailed methodology and detailed analysis were included. A total of 37 studies were identified. Upon further screening of the studies' methodologies and results, 16 studies describing art education implemented with medical students and 12 studies describing art education implemented with residents were included for final review. Results/UNASSIGNED:Various methods of art education exist, including Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), rigorous curricula, and unstructured roundtable discussions with art curators or artistically minded clinicians. Studies range in duration, art media, and type of analysis. Conclusions/UNASSIGNED:There has been an increasing effort to incorporate fine art education into medical training, primarily to enhance visual perception skills and empathy. Although there is limited research on its efficacy, and wide variations in study methodologies exist, results consistently indicate that participants find the incorporation of art into curricula beneficial. Further research analyzing which methodologies are most likely to yield statistically and clinically significant improvements in visual perception and empathy may lead to increased utilization of this teaching method.
Occupational Contact Dermatitis: An Update
Occupation contact dermatitis (CD) is a common inflammatory skin condition impacting every professional industry in the United States. It is associated with significant personal and professional distress, loss of revenue, and decreased productivity. Occupational CD is further subdivided into irritant CD and allergic CD. Frequently, workers may suffer from a combination of both types. Numerous workplace exposures are implicated, but there are several themes across professions, such as CD related to frequent handwashing and wet work. A detailed occupational history, physical examination, and patch testing can help to make the diagnosis. Treatment includes identification of the substance and avoidance, which often is quite challenging.