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Emerging Drug Targets And New Drugs In The Treatment Of Psoriatic Arthritis, Carmen Lariccia, Natalie Lennartz, Jessica Lewe, Jeffery Allison 2022 Ohio Northern University

Emerging Drug Targets And New Drugs In The Treatment Of Psoriatic Arthritis, Carmen Lariccia, Natalie Lennartz, Jessica Lewe, Jeffery Allison

Pharmacy and Wellness Review

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease characterized by painful skin lesions. When joints and connective tissue also become involved, the condition is referred to as psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Current treatments for moderate to severe PsA include therapies used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) despite differences in disease presentation which includes factors such as peripheral disease, sacroiliitis, stiffness, presence of rheumatoid factor and psoriasis. Treatment out-comes for PsA are measured by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Responder Index (ACR20) and the Dis-ease Activity Score for 28 joints (DAS28). First-line treatment includes disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) such as methotrexate, sulfasalazine or leflunomide …


Human Papillomavirus Associated Prevention: Knowledge, Attitudes, And Perceived Risks Among Men Who Have Sex With Men And Transgender Women In Pakistan: A Qualitative Study, Muslima Ejaz, Anna Mia Ekström, Alyan Ahmed, Aymen Haroon, Dania Ali, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Mariano Salazar 2022 Aga Khan University

Human Papillomavirus Associated Prevention: Knowledge, Attitudes, And Perceived Risks Among Men Who Have Sex With Men And Transgender Women In Pakistan: A Qualitative Study, Muslima Ejaz, Anna Mia Ekström, Alyan Ahmed, Aymen Haroon, Dania Ali, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Mariano Salazar

Community Health Sciences

Objectives: Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender individuals are at higher risk of genital warts and anal cancer due to sexually transmitted human papillomavirus infection. This study explores MSM and transgender women's perceptions of Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV prevention strategies (screening and vaccination) in Pakistan.
Design: A qualitative study using focus group discussions (FGD) with self-identified MSM, male sex workers and transgender women were conducted between March 2019 to August 2019 in Karachi, Pakistan.
Methods: Participants were recruited from community-based organization (CBO) working for MSM and transgender women. A total of 38 men and 10 …


Benign Vs. Malignant: Improving Prevention And Detection Of Cancerous Vs. Non-Cancerous Skin Lesions Through Inclusive Patient Education, Simran Kalsi, Sam Afshari 2022 The University of Vermont

Benign Vs. Malignant: Improving Prevention And Detection Of Cancerous Vs. Non-Cancerous Skin Lesions Through Inclusive Patient Education, Simran Kalsi, Sam Afshari

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Vermont consistently has one of the highest annual rates of melanoma in the United States. This is likely due to a range of factors including population demographics (predominantly white, aging population), active outdoor lifestyles, intense seasonal bursts of sun exposure, and inadequate Winter sun protection. The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated shutdowns have caused significant delays in healthcare delivery, further exacerbating the incidence and severity of melanoma. Primary care providers are therefore an increasingly essential first line of defense in detecting suspicious skin lesions and expediting treatment of skin cancer, but patients should be aware of when to seek evaluation. …


A Rare Case Of Ibrutinib-Induced Panniculitis In A Patient With Chromic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Elise Weisert, Kevin Dimas, Michelle Hebert, Nawaf Alrehani 2022 HCA Healthcare

A Rare Case Of Ibrutinib-Induced Panniculitis In A Patient With Chromic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Elise Weisert, Kevin Dimas, Michelle Hebert, Nawaf Alrehani

Gulf Coast Division Research Day 2022

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Incidence And Potential Co-Morbidities In Facial Pigmentary Demarcation Lines In Indian Populations, Lakkireddygari Sujana, Savitha L. Beergouder, Alekhya Rallapalli, Sujatha Alla, Prasanthi Chidipudi 2022 Old Dominion University

Incidence And Potential Co-Morbidities In Facial Pigmentary Demarcation Lines In Indian Populations, Lakkireddygari Sujana, Savitha L. Beergouder, Alekhya Rallapalli, Sujatha Alla, Prasanthi Chidipudi

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

Background: The most noticeable part of human body is face. The obvious boundaries on the skin known as Pigmentary Demarcation Lines (PDL) found over face and have clear borders of abrupt transition between more hyper-pigmented skin and areas of normal skin pigmentation due to differences in melanocyte distribution that may be influenced by multiple factors. Facial pigmentary demarcation lines (PDL) directly reflect on patient’s physical appearance and self-image as they may contribute to dysmorphism and even central to depressive illness in susceptible individuals posing cosmetic concern for the patient and a challenge for dermatologist. Therefore, it is important for early …


A Clinical Study Of Venereal And Non Venereal Genital Dermatoses In Women, Lakkireddygari Sujana, Savitha L. Beergouder, Alekhya Rallapalli, Prasanthi Chidipudi, Sujatha Alla 2022 Old Dominion University

A Clinical Study Of Venereal And Non Venereal Genital Dermatoses In Women, Lakkireddygari Sujana, Savitha L. Beergouder, Alekhya Rallapalli, Prasanthi Chidipudi, Sujatha Alla

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

Background: Any genital lesion or related symptoms are erroneously considered to be sexually transmitted as it is the most covered regions of the body and seems truly to be a forgotten pelvic organ it is the significant and important group of dermatological conditions may be associated with considerable morbidity, discomfort, and embarrassment. The most common conditions seen in a Dermatology Clinic are vulvar dermatoses, which comprise of lichen sclerosis, lichen planus, vulvar eczema, and psoriasis. Other conditions such as vulvar pain syndromes, vulvar disorders associated with systemic diseases, and blistering diseases are also seen.

Materials and Methods: This was a …


Case Report: Fournier's Gangrene, Abigail Groos 2022 Arcadia University

Case Report: Fournier's Gangrene, Abigail Groos

Capstone Showcase

•Fournier’s gangrene is a rare manifestation of the already sparse skin infection known as necrotizing fasciitis, specifically of the scrotal and perineal region. This case illustrates a patient in the emergency department with a severe necrotizing skin infection who quickly progressed to sepsis and multiorgan damage. It is important to understand the common presentation, complications, and ideal management of patients with necrotizing fasciitis.


In Vivo Metabolic Analysis Of The Anticancer Effects Of Plasma-Activated Saline In Three Tumor Animal Models, Miao Qi, Dehui Xu, Shuai Wang, Bing Li, Sansan Peng, Qiaosong Li, Hao Zhang, Runze Fan, Hai-Lan Chen, Michael G. Kong 2022 Old Dominion University

In Vivo Metabolic Analysis Of The Anticancer Effects Of Plasma-Activated Saline In Three Tumor Animal Models, Miao Qi, Dehui Xu, Shuai Wang, Bing Li, Sansan Peng, Qiaosong Li, Hao Zhang, Runze Fan, Hai-Lan Chen, Michael G. Kong

Bioelectrics Publications

In recent years, the emerging technology of cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) has grown rapidly along with the many medical applications of cold plasma (e.g., cancer, skin disease, tissue repair, etc.). Plasma-activated liquids (e.g., culture media, water, or normal saline, previously exposed to plasma) are being studied as cancer treatments, and due to their advantages, many researchers prefer plasma-activated liquids as an alternative to CAP in the treatment of cancer. In this study, we showed that plasma-activated-saline (PAS) treatment significantly inhibited tumor growth, as compared with saline, in melanoma, and a low-pH environment had little effect on tumor growth in …


Dermatologic Manifestations Of Rheumatic Disease: Cutaneous Manifestations Of Sarcoidosis, Sarah Shapiro, Sindhuja Koppu, Mavra Masood, Beth Rubinstein, Huzaefah Syed 2022 Virginia Commonwealth University

Dermatologic Manifestations Of Rheumatic Disease: Cutaneous Manifestations Of Sarcoidosis, Sarah Shapiro, Sindhuja Koppu, Mavra Masood, Beth Rubinstein, Huzaefah Syed

Open and Affordable Course Content at VCU

Cutaneous Manifestations of Sarcoidosis is a Powerpoint based learning module that depicts fictional patient scenarios detailing sarcoidosis and erythema nodosum. It explores other cutaneous and non-cutaneous manifestations, diagnostic criteria, and medical evaluation of sarcoidosis and the possible etiologies, workup, treatment, and prognosis of erythema nodosum. Health and racial disparities experienced by patients with sarcoidosis are also highlighted and discussed. It takes approximately 25 minutes to complete. This module was created for use in the VCU School of Medicine M1 Movement block, Rheumatology and Dermatology sections.

It is part of the Dermatologic Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease project, which provides overviews of …


Improving Identification Of Dermatological Conditions In Skin Of Color, Sam Afshari B.S., Simran Kalsi M.S. 2022 University of Vermont

Improving Identification Of Dermatological Conditions In Skin Of Color, Sam Afshari B.S., Simran Kalsi M.S.

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Vermont primary care practitioners are less likely to have experience diagnosing dark skin tones given that the state population is 94.2% white. Only 4.5% of images in general medicine textbooks and 4-19% of images in dermatology textbooks depicted darker skin. Black patients are significantly less likely to see a dermatologist, which highlights the importance of diagnosis at the primary care office.


Early-Life Farm Exposures And Eczema Among Adults In The Agricultural Lung Health Study, Annah B. Wyss, Thanh T. Hoang, Hilde K. Vindenes, Julie D. White, Sinjini Sikdar, Marie Richards, Laura E. Beane-Freeman, Christine G. Parks, Mikyeong Lee, David M. Umbach, Stephanie J. London 2022 Old Dominion University

Early-Life Farm Exposures And Eczema Among Adults In The Agricultural Lung Health Study, Annah B. Wyss, Thanh T. Hoang, Hilde K. Vindenes, Julie D. White, Sinjini Sikdar, Marie Richards, Laura E. Beane-Freeman, Christine G. Parks, Mikyeong Lee, David M. Umbach, Stephanie J. London

Mathematics & Statistics Faculty Publications

Background

Several studies conducted in Europe have suggested a protective association between early-life farming exposure and childhood eczema or atopic dermatitis; however, few studies have examined associations in adults.

Objectives

We investigated associations between early-life exposures and eczema among 3217 adult farmers and farm spouses (mean age, 62.8 years) in a case–control study nested within an US agricultural cohort.

Methods

We used sampling-weighted logistic regression to estimate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals for associations between early-life exposures and self-reported doctor-diagnosed eczema (273 cases) and polytomous logistic regression to estimate odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) for a 4-level outcome combining …


Dermoscopic Features Of Uncomplicated Tinea Versus Steroid-Modified Tinea: An Observational Study In Indian Patients, Mithila Ninad Gadekar, Nausheen Syed, Ashutosh Chate, Sushrut Save 2021 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Vikhe Patil Institute of Medical Sciences, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

Dermoscopic Features Of Uncomplicated Tinea Versus Steroid-Modified Tinea: An Observational Study In Indian Patients, Mithila Ninad Gadekar, Nausheen Syed, Ashutosh Chate, Sushrut Save

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Background: Tinea is one of the most common superficial fungal skin infections. Steroid-modified tinea infections may present with atypical morphology. This study aims to observe the difference between dermoscopic features of uncomplicated dermatophytosis and steroid-modified dermatophytosis.
Methods: This observational study was conducted in 60 patients with tinea cruris, tinea corporis and tinea faciei in the outpatient dermatology department of a tertiary care center. Patients were divided into group A and group B. Group A included 30 patients with no history of steroid use in the past three months. Group B included 30 patients with a history of steroid …


Plasma Malondialdehyde Levels Related To Acne Vulgaris Severity, Fitri Puspita, Nelva Karmila Jusuf, Ariyati Yosi 2021 Department Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia

Plasma Malondialdehyde Levels Related To Acne Vulgaris Severity, Fitri Puspita, Nelva Karmila Jusuf, Ariyati Yosi

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Background: Acne vulgaris (AV) is a multifactorial disorder characterized by the formation of open and closed comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. Oxidative stress plays a role in the pathogenesis of AV. Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), especially lipid peroxides (LPO), plays a role in mediating acne inflammation. Malondialdehyde (MDA) is one of the byproducts of LPO commonly used as a biomarker of cell damage.
Methods: This cross-sectional analytic study consisted of sixty patients with AV. The samples were taken from the blood plasma of AV subjects. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) examination was performed. The normality of data …


Intense Pulsed Light (Ipl) As Adjuvant Therapy For Acne Vulgaris: A Case Series, Widyaningsih Oentari, Angie Regina Sutrisno, Nelva Karmila Jusuf, Khairina Nasution 2021 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Intense Pulsed Light (Ipl) As Adjuvant Therapy For Acne Vulgaris: A Case Series, Widyaningsih Oentari, Angie Regina Sutrisno, Nelva Karmila Jusuf, Khairina Nasution

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Background: Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous follicle with polymorphic clinical manifestation typically found on facial, neck and/or back area. The pathogenesis is complex and multifactorial. Management of acne vulgaris is determined based on its severity. Adjuvant therapies, such as intense pulsed light (IPL), have been described in accelerating the healing process during treatment.
Case Illustration: We report two cases regarding the usage of IPL as adjuvant therapy in acne vulgaris. Both patients were diagnosed with moderate acne vulgaris. The first patient was given topical adapalene 0.1% gel every night and sunscreen in the …


The Differences Of Blood Type In Relation To Psoriasis And Its Onset: Cross Sectional Study, Nugrohoaji Dharmawan, Suci Widhiati, Triasari Oktavriana, Irene Jessica Pinarsinta Harahap 2021 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Sebelas Maret, Dr. Moewardi General Hospital, Surakarta, 57126, Indonesia

The Differences Of Blood Type In Relation To Psoriasis And Its Onset: Cross Sectional Study, Nugrohoaji Dharmawan, Suci Widhiati, Triasari Oktavriana, Irene Jessica Pinarsinta Harahap

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Background: Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease caused by inflammatory response and attacks 2% of population, with the prevalence influenced by age, geographical location, and genetic background. Until this day, there are several studies that discuss about the relationship between blood type with disease. However, discussion about the difference between blood type and the relationship with skin disease remains limited. The objective of this study is to know the relationship between blood type, psoriasis, and onset of psoriasis.
Methods: This study adopted cross-sectional design of analytic observational study. The subjects of this study were patients in Department of …


Indonesian Clinical Practice Guidelinesfor Systemic And Biologic Agents For Adults With Plaque Psoriasis, Novianto E, Budianti WK, Fitri EM, Wiryadi BE, Soebaryo RW, Pusponegoro EHD, Effendi EH, Rahmayunita G 2021 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Central General Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesian Clinical Practice Guidelinesfor Systemic And Biologic Agents For Adults With Plaque Psoriasis, Novianto E, Budianti Wk, Fitri Em, Wiryadi Be, Soebaryo Rw, Pusponegoro Ehd, Effendi Eh, Rahmayunita G

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Background: In response to various biologic and non-biologic systemic agents available in Indonesia, proper and accredited treatment guidelines are required to ensure patient safety. Appropriate treatment is crucial and may affect remission time and morbidities. These guidelines were developed by the Indonesian Society of Dermatology and Venereology – Kelompok Studi Psoriasis Indonesia (INSDV-KSPI) to provide updated decision-making algorithms for the biologic and non-biologic systemic agents for the treatment of adult patients with plaque psoriasis.
Methods: Experts from twelve institutions across Indonesia were involved in developing the guidelines. Subsequently, a focus group discussed various journals, researchable questions, eligibility criteria, …


Platelet-Rich-Fibrin For Venous Leg Ulcer Therapy, Karin Rachmani, Lis Surachmiati Suseno, Mutiara Ramadhiani 2021 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Central General Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia

Platelet-Rich-Fibrin For Venous Leg Ulcer Therapy, Karin Rachmani, Lis Surachmiati Suseno, Mutiara Ramadhiani

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Background: Venous leg ulcer (VLU) is a chronic condition in the chronic venous insufficiency clinical spectrum. It’s becoming a burden because of its chronicity, slower wound healing, accumulated high cost, and treatment is a challenging task. Platelet-rich-fibrin (PRF) is one of the newer modalities available for treating VLU. Previous studies have shown successful results by using PRF in leg ulcers. We reported a case of venous leg ulcer treated with PRF.
Case Illustration: A 47-year-old male came with an ulcer on the lower left leg for one year. The ulcer was preceded with a reddish, tender nodule with …


Generalized Pustular Psoriasis And Cushing’S Syndrome In Childhood Due To Corticosteroids Misuse, Fitri Azizah, Yusnita Rahman, Rahadi Rihatmadja, Triana Agustin, Rinadewi Astriningrum, Githa Rahmayunita 2021 Department of Dermatology and Venereology Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia/Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital, Indonesia

Generalized Pustular Psoriasis And Cushing’S Syndrome In Childhood Due To Corticosteroids Misuse, Fitri Azizah, Yusnita Rahman, Rahadi Rihatmadja, Triana Agustin, Rinadewi Astriningrum, Githa Rahmayunita

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Background: Generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) is characterized clinically by yellowish sterile pustules surrounded by erythema. GPP in children is very rare and may appear following steroid withdrawal in psoriasis vulgaris.
Case Illustration: A 14-year-old female presented to the emergency unit with generalized erythematous plaques and multiple pustules with lake of pus after abruptly stopped oral and topical corticosteroid for two weeks. The patient had used topical and oral corticosteroids for almost a year to treat psoriasis. Physical examination revealed moderately ill and tachycardic, with short stature, moon face, amenorrhea, and multiple erythematous plaques with multiple pustules and lake …


Low-Calorie Diet Improves Pasi Score In Psoriasis Patients With Obesity: An Evidence-Based Case Report, Kristian Kuniawan, Alessa Fahira, Edwin Ti Ramadan, Windy Keumala Budianti 2021 Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia

Low-Calorie Diet Improves Pasi Score In Psoriasis Patients With Obesity: An Evidence-Based Case Report, Kristian Kuniawan, Alessa Fahira, Edwin Ti Ramadan, Windy Keumala Budianti

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Background: The association between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome is appealing as the two may share a similar cross-linking systemic inflammation process. The inflammation processes occurring in obesity and psoriasis may aggravate one another. This raised the question of whether a low-calorie diet would possibly reverse the aforementioned process. This study aims to determine whether calorie restriction reduces psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) in obese patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis receiving conventional treatment compared to no calorie restriction.
Methods: We searched Pubmed/Pubmed Central, ScienceDirect, Cochrane library, EBSCOhost, and Scopus databases using keywords derived from our clinical question. The inclusion …


Management Of Basal Cell Carcinoma With Excision Followed By Rotation Advancement Flap, Remenda Siregar, Fitri Puspita, Widyaningsih Oentari, Ari Karmila Sari 2021 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Dr. Pirngadi General Hospital Medan

Management Of Basal Cell Carcinoma With Excision Followed By Rotation Advancement Flap, Remenda Siregar, Fitri Puspita, Widyaningsih Oentari, Ari Karmila Sari

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Background: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignant skin tumor and is derived from pluripotent cells in the basal layer of the epidermis. One of the BCC management options is surgery followed by a skin flap to close the wound defect.
Case Illustration: We present a 43-year-old woman with a major complaint of non-healing sores on the left zygomatic region, close to the medial canthus, with frequent episodes of bleeding and itching since one year before admission. The lesion was excised and followed by histopathological examination, which revealed the BCC diagnosis with tumor-free edges. Closure of …


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