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Lichen Planus Pemphigoides In A Patient After Combination Ipilimumab And Nivolumab Therapy, Steven Oberlender MD, PhD, Marc T. Mitton DO 2019 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Lichen Planus Pemphigoides In A Patient After Combination Ipilimumab And Nivolumab Therapy, Steven Oberlender Md, Phd, Marc T. Mitton Do

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


An Atypical Presentation Of A Rare Disease, Elizabeth Schoenberg, Kathleen P. McGuinn, Deirdre Connolly, Sherry Yang 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

An Atypical Presentation Of A Rare Disease, Elizabeth Schoenberg, Kathleen P. Mcguinn, Deirdre Connolly, Sherry Yang

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

A 76-year-old white woman presented for evaluation of asymptomatic skin lesions on her right shin, right buttock, and left arm. All lesions initially underwent slow growth and plateaued and then remained stable in size. A complete review of systems revealed normal results. She had 3 well-demarcated erythematous round plaques ranging from 1.5 to 3 cm, all with a central depression, yellow hue, and prominent telangiectasias (Figs 1 and 2). An excisional biopsy was performed. Histologically, there were palisading granulomas within the papillary and reticular dermis, predominantly composed of a histiocytic cell population with multiple large giant cells (S100-; Fig ...


Effectiveness Of Honey For Healing Chronic Wounds Compared To Standard Treatments, Erin J. Miller 2019 University of Lynchburg

Effectiveness Of Honey For Healing Chronic Wounds Compared To Standard Treatments, Erin J. Miller

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

OBJECTIVE: To determine if medical-grade honey is efficacious to other products such as in concomitant use with calcium alginate or standalone to hydrogel or PluroGel for healing chronic wounds in the adult population.

METHODS: Retrospective chart review for the adult population ages 18-89 with chronic wounds. Exclusion criteria included hospice or terminal prognosis (expectancy), active cancer or receiving cancer treatments, and inconsistent treatment application (consecutive weekly treatments for at least 3 weeks).

SETTING: long-term care facilities (nursing homes)

RESULTS: Hydrogel (n = 21 wounds) had a 16.53 percent mean weekly change and 17.43 percent mean weekly improvement with a ...


High Density Of Tumor-Associated Macrophage Staining Correlates With Poor Clinicopathologic Markers In Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Meta-Analysis, Alexander Knops, BA, Ayan Kumar, BS, Brian Swendseid, MD, Ubaldo E. Martinez-Outshoorn, MD, Larry Harshyne, PhD, Nancy Philp, PhD, Ulrich Rodeck, MD, PhD, Christopher Snyder, Adam Luginbuhl, MD, David Cognetti, MD, Jennifer Johnson, MD, Joseph Curry, MD 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

High Density Of Tumor-Associated Macrophage Staining Correlates With Poor Clinicopathologic Markers In Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Meta-Analysis, Alexander Knops, Ba, Ayan Kumar, Bs, Brian Swendseid, Md, Ubaldo E. Martinez-Outshoorn, Md, Larry Harshyne, Phd, Nancy Philp, Phd, Ulrich Rodeck, Md, Phd, Christopher Snyder, Adam Luginbuhl, Md, David Cognetti, Md, Jennifer Johnson, Md, Joseph Curry, Md

Phase 1

Background: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) develops within a complex cellular microenvironment that promotes tumor growth, but also represents many potential therapeutic targets. Macrophage presence within that environment has been implicated in the growth, aggression, and persistence of HNSCC. Current literature reports variable degrees of association between tumor-associated macrophage (TAMs) density and clinicopathologic markers of disease.Inconsistent findings may result from grouping of TAM subtypes, which include both M1 (pro-inflammatory) and M2 (immunosuppressive). Our aim is to define the prognostic significance of the phenotypes of tumor-associated macrophages in HNSCC.

Methods: We conducted a meta-analysis of the existing publications ...


Total Body Skin Exam And Number Needed To Screen, Audra Hugo, Michael Bui, Alexander Sherban, Shayan Waseh, Elizabeth Jones, MD 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

Total Body Skin Exam And Number Needed To Screen, Audra Hugo, Michael Bui, Alexander Sherban, Shayan Waseh, Elizabeth Jones, Md

Phase 1

Introduction/Background: Skin cancer screening could impact mortality and morbidity in US adults; however, the effectiveness of widespread screening remains unclear. Further research is necessary to determine what age groups, with what risk factors, might benefit from routine total body skin exams (TBSE) in the US.

Objective: This study sought to determine, on average, the number of patients, per decade, needed to screen via TBSE to identify one person with skin cancer.

Methods: A retrospective review of Jefferson Dermatology outpatient data in Epic was conducted. All patient charts from 1/1/2017 - 1/1/2018 were reviewed if they received ...


Efficacy Of Combination Of Immunotherapies In A Murine In A Murine Squamous Cell Carcinoma Model, E. Correia, C. Portocarrero, U. Rodeck 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

Efficacy Of Combination Of Immunotherapies In A Murine In A Murine Squamous Cell Carcinoma Model, E. Correia, C. Portocarrero, U. Rodeck

Phase 1

Introduction: Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) are a type of neoplasm found in the epithelium of the oral cavity, oropharynx, nasopharynx, larynx, or hypopharynx. Recent evidence has demonstrated that 70-90% of HNSCC are associated with Human Papillomavirus (HPV), particularly strain 16 producing oncogenic proteins E6/E7. Currently, HNSCCs are treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, however immunotherapy with immune checkpoint (PD-1) blocking agents promises to improve outcomes in HNSCC.

Objective: This study examined the therapeutic effects of dual and triple combination immunotherapies in a mouse model of HPV-associated HNSCC.

Methods: Treatment modalities included a tumor vaccine (attenuated Listeria ...


Koebner Phenomenon: Pemphigus Vulgaris Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery., Georgette Hattier, Sarah Beggs, Joya Sahu, Joshua Trufant, Elizabeth Jones 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

Koebner Phenomenon: Pemphigus Vulgaris Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery., Georgette Hattier, Sarah Beggs, Joya Sahu, Joshua Trufant, Elizabeth Jones

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Koebnerization of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an infrequently reported reaction. We present a 65-year-old man with Koebnerized pemphigus vulgaris after Mohs microscopic surgery for a basal cell carcinoma. We present this case to heighten awareness of the phenomenon in the dermatological community.


The Doctor's Office Is The Best Setting For Most Cutaneous Procedures., Hannah J. Anderson, Matthew Keller 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

The Doctor's Office Is The Best Setting For Most Cutaneous Procedures., Hannah J. Anderson, Matthew Keller

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Although most dermatologic procedures are done in an office setting, some providers are performing them instead in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). This relocation of care comes with significantly higher expenses for patients and insurers. Compounding the issue of increased costs is the paucity of evidence demonstrating better outcomes associated with the use of ASCs. The most common cutaneous procedures have low complication rates when performed in an office setting and regular use of ASCs for these procedures is not justified.


Dachshund Depletion Disrupts Mammary Gland Development And Diverts The Composition Of The Mammary Gland Progenitor Pool., Xuanmao Jiao, Zhiping Li, Min Wang, Sanjay Katiyar, Gabriele Di Sante, Mehdi Farshchian, Andrew P. South, Cinzia Cocola, Daniele Colombo, Rolland Reinbold, Ileana Zucchi, Kongming Wu, Ira Tabas, Benjamin T. Spike, Richard G. Pestell 2019 Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Research Center

Dachshund Depletion Disrupts Mammary Gland Development And Diverts The Composition Of The Mammary Gland Progenitor Pool., Xuanmao Jiao, Zhiping Li, Min Wang, Sanjay Katiyar, Gabriele Di Sante, Mehdi Farshchian, Andrew P. South, Cinzia Cocola, Daniele Colombo, Rolland Reinbold, Ileana Zucchi, Kongming Wu, Ira Tabas, Benjamin T. Spike, Richard G. Pestell

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

DACH1 abundance is reduced in human malignancies, including breast cancer. Herein DACH1 was detected among multipotent fetal mammary stem cells in the embryo, among mixed lineage precursors, and in adult basal cells and (ERα+) luminal progenitors. Dach1 gene deletion at 6 weeks in transgenic mice reduced ductal branching, reduced the proportion of mammary basal cells (Lin CD24med CD29high) and reduced abundance of basal cytokeratin 5, whereas DACH1 overexpression induced ductal branching, increased Gata3 and Notch1, and expanded mammosphere formation in LA-7 breast cells. Mammary gland-transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) activity, known to reduce ductal branching and to reduce ...


Cold Burn Injury After Treatment At Whole-Body Cryotherapy Facility, Mackenzie O'Connor, Jordan V. Wang, Anthony Gaspari 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

Cold Burn Injury After Treatment At Whole-Body Cryotherapy Facility, Mackenzie O'Connor, Jordan V. Wang, Anthony Gaspari

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


Modern Product Based Solutions For Psoriasis Patients, Vivek Biololikar 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

Modern Product Based Solutions For Psoriasis Patients, Vivek Biololikar

Phase 1

Background: Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease with a relapsing and remitting course affecting persons of all ages. Psoriasis can involve any part of the skin, with the estimated prevalence at 5.1%. We aimed to develop product-based solutions to the issues that patients face every day.

Methods: An IRB approved, 32- query, anonymous survey was posted online in the summer of 2018. Individuals completed the questionnaire voluntarily. . Questions focused on the social, and treatment issues that patients faced daily. Then we developed product-based solutions to the most significant problems identified by the survey results.

Results: The final study population ...


Impact Of Copper And Iron Binding Properties On The Anticancer Activity Of 8-Hydroxyquinoline Derived Mannich Bases., Veronika F.S. Pape, Nóra V. May, G. Tamás Gál, István Szatmári, Flóra Szeri, Ferenc Fülöp, Gergely Szakács, Éva A. Enyedy 2018 Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Semmelweis University

Impact Of Copper And Iron Binding Properties On The Anticancer Activity Of 8-Hydroxyquinoline Derived Mannich Bases., Veronika F.S. Pape, Nóra V. May, G. Tamás Gál, István Szatmári, Flóra Szeri, Ferenc Fülöp, Gergely Szakács, Éva A. Enyedy

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

The anticancer activity of 8-hydroxyquinolines relies on complex formation with redox active copper and iron ions. Here we employ UV-visible spectrophotometry and EPR spectroscopy to compare proton dissociation and complex formation processes of the reference compound 8-hydroxyquinoline (Q-1) and three related Mannich bases to reveal possible correlations with biological activity. The studied derivatives harbor a CH2-N moiety at position 7 linked to morpholine (Q-2), piperidine (Q-3), and chlorine and fluorobenzylamino (Q-4) substituents. Solid phase structures of Q-3, Q-4·HCl·H2O, [(Cu(HQ-2)2)2]·(CH3OH)2·Cl4·(H2O)2, [Cu(Q-3)2]·Cl2 and [Cu(HQ-4)2(CH3OH)]·ZnCl4·CH3OH ...


The Genomic Landscape Of Cutaneous Scc Reveals Drivers And A Novel Azathioprine Associated Mutational Signature., Gareth J. Inman, Jun Wang, Ai Nagano, Ludmil B. Alexandrov, Karin J. Purdie, Richard G. Taylor, Victoria Sherwood, Jason Thomson, Sarah Hogan, Lindsay C. Spender, Andrew P. South, Michael Stratton, Claude Chelala, Catherine A. Harwood, Charlotte M. Proby, Irene M. Leigh 2018 University of Dundee

The Genomic Landscape Of Cutaneous Scc Reveals Drivers And A Novel Azathioprine Associated Mutational Signature., Gareth J. Inman, Jun Wang, Ai Nagano, Ludmil B. Alexandrov, Karin J. Purdie, Richard G. Taylor, Victoria Sherwood, Jason Thomson, Sarah Hogan, Lindsay C. Spender, Andrew P. South, Michael Stratton, Claude Chelala, Catherine A. Harwood, Charlotte M. Proby, Irene M. Leigh

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) has a high tumour mutational burden (50 mutations per megabase DNA pair). Here, we combine whole-exome analyses from 40 primary cSCC tumours, comprising 20 well-differentiated and 20 moderately/poorly differentiated tumours, with accompanying clinical data from a longitudinal study of immunosuppressed and immunocompetent patients and integrate this analysis with independent gene expression studies. We identify commonly mutated genes, copy number changes and altered pathways and processes. Comparisons with tumour differentiation status suggest events which may drive disease progression. Mutational signature analysis reveals the presence of a novel signature (signature 32), whose incidence correlates with chronic ...


Total Body Skin Exams: Sensitivity, Specificity, And Number Needed To Screen, Shayan Waseh, Michael Bui, Audra Hugo, Alexander Sherban, Elizabeth Jones, MD 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Total Body Skin Exams: Sensitivity, Specificity, And Number Needed To Screen, Shayan Waseh, Michael Bui, Audra Hugo, Alexander Sherban, Elizabeth Jones, Md

Phase 1

Introduction: Skin cancer, the most common form of cancer worldwide, has one of the highest cure rates among cancers if diagnosed and treated early in its course. The Total Body Skin Exam (TBSE) is the primary modality used to screen for skin cancers. Currently, few studies have characterized the effectiveness of the TBSE in contemporary populations.

Objective: Characterizing the number-needed-to-screen (NNS) to diagnose a case of skin cancer through TBSEs will make it possible to better understand its effectiveness as a screening modality and its utility in an increasingly population health-based healthcare system.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of 3155 ...


Widespread Presentation And Spontaneous Regression Of Porokeratotic Eccrine Ostial And Dermal Duct Nevus, Stephanie Petkiewicz, Julia Baltz, Kristine M. Cornejo, April C. Deng, Karen Wiss 2018 University of Ottawa

Widespread Presentation And Spontaneous Regression Of Porokeratotic Eccrine Ostial And Dermal Duct Nevus, Stephanie Petkiewicz, Julia Baltz, Kristine M. Cornejo, April C. Deng, Karen Wiss

Open Access Articles

Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus (PEODDN) is an uncommon hamartomatous growth with disordered keratinization. The lesions typically appear on the limbs, often at birth or in early childhood, as linearly distributed papules and plaques. We report 4 cases of PEODDN, 2 of which showed significant spontaneous regression.


Metformin Clinical Trial In Hpv+ And Hpv- Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Impact On Cancer Cell Apoptosis And Immune Infiltrate., Joseph M. Curry, Jennifer Johnson, Mehri Mollaee, Patrick Tassone, Dev Amin, Alexander Knops, Diana Whitaker Menezes, My Mahoney, Andrew P. South, Ulrich Rodeck, Tingting Zhan, Larry A. Harshyne, Nancy Philp, Adam J. Luginbuhl, David Cognetti, Madalina Tuluc, Ubaldo E. Martinez-Outshoorn, MD 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Metformin Clinical Trial In Hpv+ And Hpv- Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Impact On Cancer Cell Apoptosis And Immune Infiltrate., Joseph M. Curry, Jennifer Johnson, Mehri Mollaee, Patrick Tassone, Dev Amin, Alexander Knops, Diana Whitaker Menezes, My Mahoney, Andrew P. South, Ulrich Rodeck, Tingting Zhan, Larry A. Harshyne, Nancy Philp, Adam J. Luginbuhl, David Cognetti, Madalina Tuluc, Ubaldo E. Martinez-Outshoorn, Md

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Faculty Papers

Background: Metformin, an oral anti-hyperglycemic drug which inhibits mitochondrial complex I and oxidative phosphorylation has been reported to correlate with improved outcomes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and other cancers. This effect is postulated to occur through disruption of tumor-driven metabolic and immune dysregulation in the tumor microenvironment (TME). We report new findings on the impact of metformin on the tumor and immune elements of the TME from a clinical trial of metformin in HNSCC. Methods: Human papilloma virus-(HPV-) tobacco+ mucosal HNSCC samples (n = 12) were compared to HPV+ oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) samples (n ...


Biological Therapy In The Treatment Of Melanoma, Simona Roxana Georgescu, Mihaela Roxana Ioghen, Maria Isabela Sarbu, Alexandra-Florentina Ion, Ela Ghita, Cristina-Iulia Mitran, Madalina-Irina Mitran, Vasile Benea, Mircea Tampa 2018 Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Bucharest, Romania

Biological Therapy In The Treatment Of Melanoma, Simona Roxana Georgescu, Mihaela Roxana Ioghen, Maria Isabela Sarbu, Alexandra-Florentina Ion, Ela Ghita, Cristina-Iulia Mitran, Madalina-Irina Mitran, Vasile Benea, Mircea Tampa

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Melanoma is one of the most aggressive tumors and its incidence is on the rise. The low rates of survival in metastatic melanoma has led to the development of new drugs for this type of patient, such as biological therapy which has shown remarkable results. This therapy is based on stimulation of the immune system to fight tumoral cells through: injection of cytokines with immunomodulatory properties (interleukin-2, alpha-interferon), vaccination with tumor antigens or immune cells that process tumor antigens, adoptive immunotherapy, inhibition of immune checkpoints (PD-1, CTLA-4), inhibition or stimulation of immune modulator molecules (OX-40, LAG-3), inhibition of signaling pathways ...


In Vitro Transport Of Methotrexate By Drosophila Multidrug Resistance-Associated Protein., Agnes Karasik, András Váradi, Flóra Szeri 2018 Hungarian Academy of Sciences

In Vitro Transport Of Methotrexate By Drosophila Multidrug Resistance-Associated Protein., Agnes Karasik, András Váradi, Flóra Szeri

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Methotrexate (MTX) is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent, immune suppressant and antimalarial drug. It is a substrate of several human ABC proteins that confer multidrug resistance to cancer cells and determine compartmentalization of a wide range of physiological metabolites and endo or xenobiotics, by their primary active transport across biological membranes. The substrate specificity and tissue distribution of these promiscuous human ABC transporters show a high degree of redundancy, providing robustness to these key physiological and pharmacological processes, such as the elimination of toxins, e.g. methotrexate from the body. A similar network of proteins capable of transporting methotrexate has ...


Verrucous Plaques On The Nose And Palate, Melia Hernandez Holt, Loreen A Herwaldt, Karolyn A Wanat 2018 University of Iowa

Verrucous Plaques On The Nose And Palate, Melia Hernandez Holt, Loreen A Herwaldt, Karolyn A Wanat

Department of Dermatology Publications

No abstract provided.


The Human Cib1-Ever1-Ever2 Complex Governs Keratinocyte-Intrinsic Immunity To Β-Papillomaviruses., Sarah Jill de Jong, Amandine Créquer, Irina Matos, David Hum, Vignesh Gunasekharan, Lazaro Lorenzo, Fabienne Jabot-Hanin, Elias Imahorn, Andres A. Arias, Hassan Vahidnezhad, Leila Youssefian, Janet G. Markle, Etienne Patin, Aurelia D'Amico, Claire Q.F. Wang, Florian Full, Armin Ensser, Tina M. Leisner, Leslie V. Parise, Matthieu Bouaziz, Nataly Portilla Maya, Xavier Rueda Cadena, Bayaki Saka, Amir Hossein Saeidian, Nessa Aghazadeh, Sirous Zeinali, Peter Itin, James G. Krueger, Lou Laimins, Laurent Abel, Elaine Fuchs, Jouni Uitto, Jose Luis Franco, Bettina Burger, Gérard Orth, Emmanuelle Jouanguy, Jean-Laurent Casanova 2018 Rockefeller University

The Human Cib1-Ever1-Ever2 Complex Governs Keratinocyte-Intrinsic Immunity To Β-Papillomaviruses., Sarah Jill De Jong, Amandine Créquer, Irina Matos, David Hum, Vignesh Gunasekharan, Lazaro Lorenzo, Fabienne Jabot-Hanin, Elias Imahorn, Andres A. Arias, Hassan Vahidnezhad, Leila Youssefian, Janet G. Markle, Etienne Patin, Aurelia D'Amico, Claire Q.F. Wang, Florian Full, Armin Ensser, Tina M. Leisner, Leslie V. Parise, Matthieu Bouaziz, Nataly Portilla Maya, Xavier Rueda Cadena, Bayaki Saka, Amir Hossein Saeidian, Nessa Aghazadeh, Sirous Zeinali, Peter Itin, James G. Krueger, Lou Laimins, Laurent Abel, Elaine Fuchs, Jouni Uitto, Jose Luis Franco, Bettina Burger, Gérard Orth, Emmanuelle Jouanguy, Jean-Laurent Casanova

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Patients with epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) and biallelic null mutations of TMC6 (encoding EVER1) or TMC8 (EVER2) are selectively prone to disseminated skin lesions due to keratinocyte-tropic human β-papillomaviruses (β-HPVs), which lack E5 and E8. We describe EV patients homozygous for null mutations of the CIB1 gene encoding calcium- and integrin-binding protein-1 (CIB1). CIB1 is strongly expressed in the skin and cultured keratinocytes of controls but not in those of patients. CIB1 forms a complex with EVER1 and EVER2, and CIB1 proteins are not expressed in EVER1- or EVER2-deficient cells. The known functions of EVER1 and EVER2 in human keratinocytes are ...


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