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Ureterocutaneous Fistula In Setting Of Recurrent Gluteal Abscesses: A Case Report, Catherine Alapatt, Young Son, Benjamin Fink, Brian Thomas, Sean Coulson, Shawon Akanda, Jacob Thatcher, Thomas Mueller 2023 Rowan University

Ureterocutaneous Fistula In Setting Of Recurrent Gluteal Abscesses: A Case Report, Catherine Alapatt, Young Son, Benjamin Fink, Brian Thomas, Sean Coulson, Shawon Akanda, Jacob Thatcher, Thomas Mueller

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Ureteral fistulas are a rare occurrence that can arise from iatrogenic trauma, radiation, malignancy, and inflammation. Treatment options of urinary tract fistulas are handled on a case-by-case basis and can necessitate a surgical approach. We present the case of an 85-year-old patient with a ureterocutaneous fistula where conservative management with PCN is a viable alternative to surgical intervention.


Case Report And Brief Review: A Case Of Erythema Ab Igne Due To A Space Heater, Adam Kandil, James Espinosa, Alan Lucerna, James Lee, Robin Lahr 2023 Rowan University

Case Report And Brief Review: A Case Of Erythema Ab Igne Due To A Space Heater, Adam Kandil, James Espinosa, Alan Lucerna, James Lee, Robin Lahr

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

A 35 year old male presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with a rash of his left lateral lower leg of a 2 months duration. The patient had been using an electric space heater and the affected area was the closest part of his body to the heater. A diagnosis of erythema ab igne was made. Here we discuss erythema ab igne in reference to the medical history of the diagnosis, pathophysiology, modern causative heat sources such as laptop computers and treatment.


Dorsal Wrist Impingement Syndrome Pain After Ganglion Cyst Removal – A Case Report, Sidharth Sahni, Joseph Fares, Natty Jumreornvong, Arpun Shah, Mariam Zakhary 2023 Rowan University

Dorsal Wrist Impingement Syndrome Pain After Ganglion Cyst Removal – A Case Report, Sidharth Sahni, Joseph Fares, Natty Jumreornvong, Arpun Shah, Mariam Zakhary

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

A ganglion cyst is a benign fluid-filled sac that develops idiopathically on the dorsal aspect of the wrist by the joint capsule or tendon sheath. It is diagnosed clinically, with MRI and ultrasound used for confirmation. Treatment includes immobilization, aspiration, hydrossection, steroid or hyaluronidase injection, and surgery. Although uncommon, Dorsal Ganglion Cysts (DGC) can lead to Dorsal Wrist Impingement (DWI) syndrome. This syndrome is caused by a thickening of the wrist capsule from overuse, injury, or repetitive procedures. This thickness leads to capsule pinching commonly by the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) tendon during wrist extension and tenderness by the …


An Unusual Ed Case: Spontaneous Necrotizing Fasciitis Presenting As Hypoxic Pneumonia, Chetna Thawani, Kishan Patel 2023 Rowan University

An Unusual Ed Case: Spontaneous Necrotizing Fasciitis Presenting As Hypoxic Pneumonia, Chetna Thawani, Kishan Patel

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

We present a case of necrotizing fasciitis initially presenting as septic hypoxic pneumonia, and discuss imaging modalities and diagnostic evaluation. Necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) is a rapidly progressive surgical emergency with a mortality rate of 30%. In approximately 80% of cases, it is introduced through a break in the skin. It can also occur after any invasive procedure or surgery. It is most commonly associated with skin flora including staph and strep, though polymicrobial infections are most common. It usually presents with signs of systemic infection, including fever, chills, sepsis, altered mental status - and signs of cutaneous involvement …


New Onset Lichen Planus And Back Pain Leading To Discovery Of A Peri Aortic Abscess, Monica Diep, Wayne Tamaska, Philip Carhart, James Espinosa, Alan Lucerna 2023 Rowan University

New Onset Lichen Planus And Back Pain Leading To Discovery Of A Peri Aortic Abscess, Monica Diep, Wayne Tamaska, Philip Carhart, James Espinosa, Alan Lucerna

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Back pain is a common chief complaint in the emergency department. With the differential ranging from musculoskeletal pain to cauda equina, there are a plethora of diagnoses. Differentiating between benign back pain and back pain that warrants further evaluation and even possible emergent surgical intervention is often a challenge in the acute setting. In this case report, a strange combination of all new symptoms including lichen planus, fevers, chills and atraumatic back pain lead to the eerie and very unexpected diagnosis of a peri-aortic abscess.


Introduction Of Probiotics To Improve Eczema Symptoms In Children In One Pediatric Primary Care Practice: A Quality Improvement Project, Christie Potter 2023 University of Massachusetts Boston

Introduction Of Probiotics To Improve Eczema Symptoms In Children In One Pediatric Primary Care Practice: A Quality Improvement Project, Christie Potter

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

Background: There is emerging interest in alternative approaches to treating children with eczema because there is currently no allopathic cure. Non-pharmacological approaches are regarded as generally safe, well tolerated, and cost effective. Eczema is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory, itchy skin condition that adversely affects quality of life in many individuals, including children. Eczema interferes with sleep, leads to secondary skin infections, and causes intractable itching. Topical steroids are the current standard of practice in treating patients but, evidence suggests that they can cause unwanted side effects and can lead to serious systemic reactions. The purpose of this quality improvement project …


Adipocytes And Innate Immunity In Systemic Sclerosis, Nancy Wareing 2023 The Texas Medical Center Library

Adipocytes And Innate Immunity In Systemic Sclerosis, Nancy Wareing

Dissertations & Theses (Open Access)

Systemic sclerosis (SSc; scleroderma) is a chronic systemic autoimmune and connective tissue disorder characterized by vasculopathy, autoimmune phenomena, and widespread fibrosis. Skin thickening and tightening is the cardinal feature of SSc and is responsible, in part, for the considerable morbidity of this disease. There are currently no targeted treatments for skin manifestations in SSc, primarily due to our fragmented understanding of its pathophysiologic mechanisms. In PART I, we report a previously unappreciated link between aberrant expression of the developmental gene sine oculis homeobox homolog 1 (SIX1) in skin-associated adipocytes in SSc skin and the early loss of dermal white adipose …


Death Due To Drug Reaction With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms (Dress) Syndrome: A Case Report, Samantha P. Sternad, Jane Pangburn, Chad Johnston, David Rowe 2023 LewisGale Hospital Montgomery

Death Due To Drug Reaction With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms (Dress) Syndrome: A Case Report, Samantha P. Sternad, Jane Pangburn, Chad Johnston, David Rowe

HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine

Background

Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a life-threatening, multi-organ adverse drug reaction with an incidence of 1 in 1000 to 1 in 10 000 highrisk drug exposures.

Case Presentation

An elderly female presented to the hospital with progressive weakness and a diffuse erythematous macular rash covering most of her body that started 3 days prior. Over the next 3 days, the patient quickly deteriorated, developing disorientation with acute onset left-sided weakness, leukocytosis, thrombocytopenia, eosinophilia, liver and kidney failure, and hypoxia. Clinical and histological changes supported the diagnosis of DRESS syndrome caused by intravenous (IV) ampicillin …


Presentations Of Tumor Recurrence Of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer After Treatment With Low-Energy Superficial Radiation Therapy, Marshall Hall, Henry Lim, Christian Scheufele, Christopher M. Wong, Daniel A. Nguyen, Michael Carletti, Stephen Weis 2023 HCA Healthcare

Presentations Of Tumor Recurrence Of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer After Treatment With Low-Energy Superficial Radiation Therapy, Marshall Hall, Henry Lim, Christian Scheufele, Christopher M. Wong, Daniel A. Nguyen, Michael Carletti, Stephen Weis

North Texas Research Forum 2023

Background: Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types of non-melanoma skin cancers.1 Superficial radiation therapy (SRT) is a treatment modality that utilizes low-energy x-rays to disrupt cell mitosis.2 While this technique has been used for over a century, it has recently gained favor in clinical practice.3,4 This method of treatment offers favorable outcomes and advantages for select patients. Although the incidence of cancer recurrence after superficial radiation therapy is low, relatively little is known regarding predictive patterns. The frequency and timing of cancer recurrence is not well defined using SRT delivered technology with an image-guided …


Retrospective Review Of Adverse Events Following Treatment Of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer With Low-Energy Superficial Radiation Therapy, Marshall Hall, Henry Lim, Christian Scheufele, Christopher Wong, Daniel A. Nguyen, Michael Carletti, Stephen Weis 2023 HCA Healthcare

Retrospective Review Of Adverse Events Following Treatment Of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer With Low-Energy Superficial Radiation Therapy, Marshall Hall, Henry Lim, Christian Scheufele, Christopher Wong, Daniel A. Nguyen, Michael Carletti, Stephen Weis

North Texas Research Forum 2023

Background: Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types of non-melanoma skin cancer.1 Superficial radiation therapy (SRT) is a treatment modality that utilizes low-energy x-rays to disrupt cell mitosis directly and indirectly.2 This method of treatment offers advantages for select patients. While this technique has been utilized for over a century, it has recently begun to gain favor in clinical practice.1,3 Although SRT has shown favorable outcomes with a low risk of complications, it still poses a risk for adverse events.1,3,4 The frequency and severity of adverse events are not well-defined with SRT delivered technology with …


A Case Of Erythema Nodosum, Mahmood Ahmad, Sunitha Valayil 2023 HCA Healthcare

A Case Of Erythema Nodosum, Mahmood Ahmad, Sunitha Valayil

North Texas Research Forum 2023

Background: Erythema nodosum (EN) is characterized as a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to subcutaneous adipose tissue. This panniculitis process presents as erythematous, tender nodules and plaques most commonly located on the pretibial areas. EN may be idiopathic or may be caused by a number of factors such as infection, chronic systemic inflammatory processes, drugs or malignancy.

Case presentation: A 29-year-old male with no significant past medical history presented with a 2-week history of worsening bilateral lower extremity erythema, nodules and pain. This patient was initially seen in the emergency department after a 4-day history of his symptoms. At this time, he …


Lesion Size Inclusion On Dermatopathology Requisition Forms: A Quality Improvement Project, Christopher M. Wong, Henry Lim, Christian Scheufele, Daniel A. Nguyen, Ashleigh E. Hermann, Michael Carletti, Stephen Weis 2023 HCA Healthcare

Lesion Size Inclusion On Dermatopathology Requisition Forms: A Quality Improvement Project, Christopher M. Wong, Henry Lim, Christian Scheufele, Daniel A. Nguyen, Ashleigh E. Hermann, Michael Carletti, Stephen Weis

North Texas Research Forum 2023

Introduction: Dermatopathology requisition forms (RFs) are a critical communication tool between dermatologists and dermatopathologists. Including detailed information on RFs improves the diagnostic accuracy of the consulting dermatopathologist. However, the diameter of the biopsied lesion is often omitted on RFs. This study aimed to increase the rate of reporting lesion diameters on RFs from an academic outpatient dermatology clinic to greater than 65% through education, reinforcement, and evaluation. Methods: This quality improvement project retrospectively and prospectively analyzed the inclusion rate of lesion diameters on dermatopathology RFs from a single institution. In Phase 1, data was collected from all skin biopsies performed …


A Challenging Mimicker: Uncovering Hypopigmented Mycosis Fungoides From Common Benign Dermatoses, Paola Torres-Laboy, Rachel Dykes, Michelle Foley, Karthik Krishnamurthy 2023 HCA Healthcare

A Challenging Mimicker: Uncovering Hypopigmented Mycosis Fungoides From Common Benign Dermatoses, Paola Torres-Laboy, Rachel Dykes, Michelle Foley, Karthik Krishnamurthy

South Atlantic Division Research Day 2023

No abstract provided.


A Case Of An African American Female Presenting With Idiopathic Granulomatous Lobular Mastitis, Wendy Timirau, Esra Sari, Maham Shahid, Nilmarie Guzman, Augusto Villegas 2023 HCA Healthcare

A Case Of An African American Female Presenting With Idiopathic Granulomatous Lobular Mastitis, Wendy Timirau, Esra Sari, Maham Shahid, Nilmarie Guzman, Augusto Villegas

South Atlantic Division Research Day 2023

No abstract provided.


Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm, Jacquelyn Medina, Adam Chahine, Courtney Bernett, Karthik Krishnamurthy 2023 HCA Healthcare

Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm, Jacquelyn Medina, Adam Chahine, Courtney Bernett, Karthik Krishnamurthy

South Atlantic Division Research Day 2023

No abstract provided.


A Case Of Aquagenic And Cholinergic Urticaria, Marilian A. Canals Rivera, Kyle Rauch, Amanda Brenner, Victoria Charry 2023 HCA Healthcare

A Case Of Aquagenic And Cholinergic Urticaria, Marilian A. Canals Rivera, Kyle Rauch, Amanda Brenner, Victoria Charry

South Atlantic Division Research Day 2023

No abstract provided.


Trametinib-Induced Epidermal Thinning Accelerates A Mouse Model Of Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa, Grace Tartaglia, Pyung Hung Park, Michael H. Alexander, Alexander Nyström, Joel Rosenbloom, Andrew P. South 2023 Thomas Jefferson University

Trametinib-Induced Epidermal Thinning Accelerates A Mouse Model Of Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa, Grace Tartaglia, Pyung Hung Park, Michael H. Alexander, Alexander Nyström, Joel Rosenbloom, Andrew P. South

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) patients experience skin and epithelial fragility due to a pathological deficiency in genes associated with epidermal adhesion. Disease severity ranges from post-natal lethality to localized skin involvement with persistent blistering followed by granulation tissue formation and atrophic scarring. We evaluated the potential of utilizing Trametinib, an MEK inhibitor previously shown to target fibrosis, with and without the documented EB-anti-fibrotic Losartan for reducing disease severity in a mouse model of JEB; Lamc2jeb mice. We found that Trametinib treatment accelerated disease onset and decreased epidermal thickness, which was in large part ameliorated by Losartan treatment. Interestingly, a range …


Alopecia In Patients With Collagen Vi-Related Myopathies: A Novel/Unrecognized Scalp Phenotype, Michela Starace, Francesca Pampaloni, Francesca Bruni, Federico Quadrelli, Stephano Cedirian, Carlotta Baraldi, Cosimo Misciali, Alberto Di Martino, Patrizia Sabatelli, Luciano Merlini, Bianca Maria Piraccini 2023 Thomas Jefferson University

Alopecia In Patients With Collagen Vi-Related Myopathies: A Novel/Unrecognized Scalp Phenotype, Michela Starace, Francesca Pampaloni, Francesca Bruni, Federico Quadrelli, Stephano Cedirian, Carlotta Baraldi, Cosimo Misciali, Alberto Di Martino, Patrizia Sabatelli, Luciano Merlini, Bianca Maria Piraccini

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Collagen VI-related myopathies are characterized by severe muscle involvement and skin involvement (keratosis pilaris and impaired healing with the development of abnormal scars, especially keloids). Scalp involvement and hair loss have not been reported among cutaneous changes associated with collagen VI mutations. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical, trichoscopic, and histological findings of the scalp changes in patients affected by COL VI mutations and to estimate their prevalence. Patients with Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy were enrolled and underwent clinical and trichoscopic examinations and a scalp biopsy for histopathology. Five patients were enrolled, and all complained of …


Venous Leg Ulcers: An Analysis Of Nursing Knowledge, Shelia Moore-Miller 2023 Abilene Christian University

Venous Leg Ulcers: An Analysis Of Nursing Knowledge, Shelia Moore-Miller

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This project evaluated the knowledge level of wound center nursing staff on venous leg ulcer etiology and treatments after an educational intervention. To determine the effectiveness of the educational intervention, participants completed a pretest and posttest evaluation. Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are chronic lower extremity ulcers affecting older Americans. VLUs are painful and negatively affect activities of daily living. Inadequate VLU treatment can become an infectious process that can ultimately threaten limb existence. A quantitative, quasi-experimental study was conducted over three weeks in a hospital-based wound care center in central Florida. The theoretical framework applied to this project is Lydia …


Racial Differences In Perceived Risk And Sunscreen Usage, Rebecca Fliorent, Alicia Podwojniak, Lianne Adolphe, Katharine Milani 2023 Rowan University

Racial Differences In Perceived Risk And Sunscreen Usage, Rebecca Fliorent, Alicia Podwojniak, Lianne Adolphe, Katharine Milani

Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Scholarship

Background Although White individuals have higher incidence of melanoma, clinical outcomes are worse among patients with skin of color. This disparity arises from delayed diagnoses and treatment that are largely due to clinical and sociodemographic factors. Investigating this discrepancy is crucial to decrease melanoma-related mortality rates in minority communities. A survey was used to investigate the presence of racial disparities in perceived sun exposure risks and behaviors. Methods A survey consisting of 16 questions was deployed via social media to assess skin health knowledge. Over 350 responses were recorded, and the extracted data were analyzed using statistical software. Results Of …


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