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The Effects Of Moderate-Severe Plaque Psoriasis On Patient Well-Being And Prevention Of Flares, Glenn Devera 2020 Dominican University of California

The Effects Of Moderate-Severe Plaque Psoriasis On Patient Well-Being And Prevention Of Flares, Glenn Devera

Nursing | Senior Theses

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that is indicated by red, patchy and scaly skin that can be painful when irritated. Patients with psoriasis have an increased risk for a number of chronic diseases. Despite the expansion of treatments for moderate-to-severe psoriasis over the last decade, patients may still find that treatment strategies are not as successful, leaving them dissatisfied with their treatments. A relationship built upon trust between the nurse and the patient diagnosed with psoriasis may serve to help ensure optimal care. A comprehensive literature review was performed and found that best practices for patient management need to ...


A Case Of Simpson-Golabi-Behmel Syndrome Presenting With Cutaneous Findings, Tessa B. Mullins DO, Abigail Russell DO, Chad Johnston DO, FAAD 2020 HCA Healthcare

A Case Of Simpson-Golabi-Behmel Syndrome Presenting With Cutaneous Findings, Tessa B. Mullins Do, Abigail Russell Do, Chad Johnston Do, Faad

Capital Division Virtual Research Day 2020

Simpson-Golabi-Behmelsyndrome is a rare, X-linked recessive syndrome associated with mutations in the genes encoding glypican 3 (GPC3). The majority of cases have been described in pediatric males, with those affected showing manifestations of overgrowth, congenital heart defects, and increased incidence of neoplasia. Due to the X-linked nature of this disorder, penetrance is not well understood in female cases. Very few cases of female presentations of Simpson-Golabi-Behmelsyndrome have been described. We present a case of GPC3 gene mutation suggestive of Simpson-Golabi-Behmelsyndrome in an adult female patient, diagnosed based on genetic testing performed due to a diagnosis of sebaceous carcinoma.


Optimizing Dry Skin Management Utilizing Np Led Phone Follow-Up, Christine Vazquez BSN, RN, DNP - FNP/AGNP Student 2020 University of San Diego

Optimizing Dry Skin Management Utilizing Np Led Phone Follow-Up, Christine Vazquez Bsn, Rn, Dnp - Fnp/Agnp Student

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to evaluate the impact of a healthcare provider-led standardized dry skin protocol for outpatient geriatric patients to promote overall well-being and improve quality of life.

Background: Current literature supports using the dry skin protocol to help primary care teams identify patients that require xerosis cutis skin care, particularly of the lower extremities. The primary focus of this project will be timely detection of patients with the dry skin condition that will be identified with the standardized Overall Dry Skin (ODS) scale. When the patient meets the ODS criteria, a timely discussion will be ...


Sweets Syndrome: A Case Report, Michael Waddick, Elizabeth Deyo 2020 Providence Milwaukie Family Medicine

Sweets Syndrome: A Case Report, Michael Waddick, Elizabeth Deyo

Milwaukie Family Medicine

Title: Add Sweet’s Syndrome to your dermatologic differential

Authors: Dr. Elizabeth Deyo, Dr. Mike Waddick

Context: Sweet’s Syndrome, an uncommon acute painful inflammatory rash, can be easily misdiagnosed. Early recognition and treatment can speed clinical recovery for patients with this difficult condition.

Objective: Here we describe an interesting case report of Sweet’s Syndrome in one of our patients in order to help providers remember this diagnosis on their dermatologic differential diagnosis.

Case report synopsis: Our 44 year old male HIV positive patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus presents with athralgias, chills, malaise and a plaque-like rash on ...


A Unique Presentation Of Cutaneous Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Mary Awad, Erik Holzwanger, Sandeep Jubbal 2020 University of Massachusetts Medical School

A Unique Presentation Of Cutaneous Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Mary Awad, Erik Holzwanger, Sandeep Jubbal

Open Access Articles

Cutaneous B-cell lymphomas (CBCL) are rare heterogeneous neoplastic diseases composing about 22.5% of all cutaneous lymphomas. These diseases can be divided into primary and secondary cutaneous variants with primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (PCBCL) divided into three distinct entities including primary cutaneous marginal zone lymphoma, primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma, and primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, leg type (PCDLBCL, LT). Secondary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (CDLBCL) and PCDLBCL, LT are more aggressive neoplasms compared to the aforementioned CBCL with survival rates of 37% and 50% after 5 years, respectively. CDLBCL can present as cutaneous or subcutaneous nodules, papular ...


Laser Therapy In Superficial Morphea Lesions – Indications, Limitations And Therapeutic Alternatives, Alin Laurentiu Tatu, Diana Sabina Radaschin, Vlad Denis Constantin, Paunica Stana, Valeriu Ardeleanu 2020 ST. PARASCHEVA` INFECTIOUS DISEASES CLINICAL HOSPITAL GALATI, ROMANIA

Laser Therapy In Superficial Morphea Lesions – Indications, Limitations And Therapeutic Alternatives, Alin Laurentiu Tatu, Diana Sabina Radaschin, Vlad Denis Constantin, Paunica Stana, Valeriu Ardeleanu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Morphea or localized scleroderma is an uncommon autoimmune and inflammatory disease which affects patients of any age. Even if morphea lesions present systemic symptoms as myalgias or arthritis, it is distinct from systemic sclerosis because it does not associate Raynaud’s phenomena or sclerodactyly, which are encountered in systemic scleroderma. The most common form of morphea in children is `en coup de sabre`, which can alter the local anatomy by deep tissue involvement. In contrast, the most frequent form that affects adults is represented by circumscribed morphea. The initial lesions present an inflammatory phase that manifests in the form of ...


Treatment Of Lipomas And Diffuse Lipomatosis With Ndyag 1064 Nm Laser And Their Impact On The Quality Of Life, Valeriu Ardeleanu, Liliana Florina Andronache, Florentina Gherghiceanu, Stana Paunica, Cristian Balalau, Anca Pantea Stoian 2020 DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY, UNIVERSITY “DUNAREA DE JOS”, 800008 GALATI, ROMANIA;

Treatment Of Lipomas And Diffuse Lipomatosis With Ndyag 1064 Nm Laser And Their Impact On The Quality Of Life, Valeriu Ardeleanu, Liliana Florina Andronache, Florentina Gherghiceanu, Stana Paunica, Cristian Balalau, Anca Pantea Stoian

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Lipomas, the most common type of benign tumours, are generally developed from adipose tissue and present an incidence of 2.1 per 1000 inhabitants. In addition to lipomas, at least three other maladies of the adipose tissue lead patients to consult a doctor, especially for aesthetic purposes: multiple familial lipomatosis, diffuse congenital lipomatosis, and adiposa doloris. Unlike lipomas, these maladies are characterized by numerous lipomas, encapsulated or not, of different sizes, symmetrical or not, which may appear in the neck, limbs, or the trunk, sometimes being painful. The life quality of these patients is affected, not only from an aesthetic ...


A Case Of Secondary Syphilis, Naeha Gupta DO, Megan Jones-Sheets DO, Stephen M. Purcell DO 2020 Lehigh Valley Health Network

A Case Of Secondary Syphilis, Naeha Gupta Do, Megan Jones-Sheets Do, Stephen M. Purcell Do

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Tailored For Real-World: A Whole Slide Image Classification System Validated On Uncurated Multi-Site Data Emulating The Prospective Pathology Workload., Julianna D. Ianni, Rajath E. Soans, Sivaramakrishnan Sankarapandian, Ramachandra Vikas Chamarthi, Devi Ayyagari, Thomas G. Olsen, Michael J. Bonham, Coleman C. Stavish, Kiran Motaparthi, Clay J. Cockerell, Theresa A. Feeser, Jason B. Lee 2020 Proscia Inc.

Tailored For Real-World: A Whole Slide Image Classification System Validated On Uncurated Multi-Site Data Emulating The Prospective Pathology Workload., Julianna D. Ianni, Rajath E. Soans, Sivaramakrishnan Sankarapandian, Ramachandra Vikas Chamarthi, Devi Ayyagari, Thomas G. Olsen, Michael J. Bonham, Coleman C. Stavish, Kiran Motaparthi, Clay J. Cockerell, Theresa A. Feeser, Jason B. Lee

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

Standard of care diagnostic procedure for suspected skin cancer is microscopic examination of hematoxylin & eosin stained tissue by a pathologist. Areas of high inter-pathologist discordance and rising biopsy rates necessitate higher efficiency and diagnostic reproducibility. We present and validate a deep learning system which classifies digitized dermatopathology slides into 4 categories. The system is developed using 5,070 images from a single lab, and tested on an uncurated set of 13,537 images from 3 test labs, using whole slide scanners manufactured by 3 different vendors. The system's use of deep-learning-based confidence scoring as a criterion to consider the ...


Identification Of The Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (Kshv) Surface Glycoprotein Targets Of Human Kshv-Specific Neutralizing Antibody Responses, Yasaman Mortazavi 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Identification Of The Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (Kshv) Surface Glycoprotein Targets Of Human Kshv-Specific Neutralizing Antibody Responses, Yasaman Mortazavi

Dissertations and Theses in Biological Sciences

Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), also known as human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), is the etiological agent of Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS), and is also associated with two B cell malignancies, primary effusion lymphoma and multicentric Castleman's disease. The distribution of KSHV varies globally with high prevalence in some areas of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where seroprevalence can be as high as 80%. It is estimated that nearly 44,000 new cases of KS emerge annually globally, with the highest incidents occurring in Africa, where KSHV is endemic. Currently, there is no prophylactic vaccine against KSHV, and efforts to develop prophylactic ...


Characterizing Patch Test Findings In African American Acd Patients, Vaibhav Garg, Bruce Brod, Anthony Gaspari 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Characterizing Patch Test Findings In African American Acd Patients, Vaibhav Garg, Bruce Brod, Anthony Gaspari

Phase 1

Introduction: Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD) in African Americans has not been well studied, and there is little information related to differences in patterns of ACD between African Americans and Caucasians. This paper aims to investigate relative differences in patterns of sensitization in African American ACD patients.

Methods: This study is a retrospective descriptive study. Data of ACD patients patch tested from 2009-2019 by Dr. Gaspari and Dr. Brod at TJUH and HUP/UPHS were reviewed. Patch test findings for African American and Caucasian patients were compared. Outcomes such as positive allergens, strength, clinical relevance, patient occupation, and personal product use ...


Phenotype-Genotype Correlations In Patients With Epidermolysis Bullosa With Plec Mutations, Elizabeth Zhang, Masoomeh Faghankani, Hassan Vahidnezhad, Jouni Uitto 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Phenotype-Genotype Correlations In Patients With Epidermolysis Bullosa With Plec Mutations, Elizabeth Zhang, Masoomeh Faghankani, Hassan Vahidnezhad, Jouni Uitto

Phase 1

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a heterogeneous group of genetic disorders characterized by blistering skin and mucous membranes. Mutations of the protein plectin, encoded by PLEC, cause autosomal recessive EB simplex with muscular dystrophy (EBS-MD) and EB simplex with pyloric atresia (EBS-PA). Until now, no clear genotype-phenotype correlation has been identified from the positions of mutations in the PLEC gene. How do ten distinct families with PLEC mutations manifesting as various EB disorders compare with regard to gene mutations? The hypothesis is that clinical manifestations of EB will be more extreme in patients with more severe gene mutations.

The design of ...


Plasma Exosome Mir-155-5p As An Independent Prognostic Risk Factor For Mycosis Fungoides, Adam Cohen-Nowak, Neda Nikbakht 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Plasma Exosome Mir-155-5p As An Independent Prognostic Risk Factor For Mycosis Fungoides, Adam Cohen-Nowak, Neda Nikbakht

Phase 1

Introduction: Mycosis Fungoides (MF) is a rare non-Hodgkin Lymphoma with variable progression that comprises half of all cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs). Previous studies have shown higher expression of the micro-RNA miR-155-5p isolated from biopsies of MF tumors compared to early-stage lesions and healthy skin, illustrating the potential for miR-155-5p to serve as a prognostic indicator. Small extracellular vesicles (30-150 nm) called exosomes are known to play a role in cancer signaling and progression by carrying micro-RNAs. However, no studies have measured circulating exosomal miR-155-5p in the blood of patients with MF. We hypothesize that miR-155-5p is expressed higher in plasma ...


In Vivo T Cell Genetic Engineering With Melanoma-Specific Tcr And Car, Toby Mathew, Vitali Alexeev 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

In Vivo T Cell Genetic Engineering With Melanoma-Specific Tcr And Car, Toby Mathew, Vitali Alexeev

Phase 1

Introduction: Adoptive cell transfer (ACT) using T cells genetically engineered to express tumor-specific T cell receptors (TCR) and Chimeric Antigen receptors (CAR) have demonstrated high remission rates in patients with advanced cancers. Targeting of metastatic melanoma with TCR-modified recombinant T cells showed clinically significant response in the majority of patients. However, due to certain drawbacks, this powerful strategy is not yet available for broad clinical application. We propose that in vivo genetic engineering approach may allow overcoming several drawbacks associated ACT and could convert it into generic and cost-effective modality to bring recombinant T cell therapies to general patient population ...


The Effect Of A Sun Damage Simulation Photography App On The Skin-Protective Behavior Intentions Of Women With Children Age 18 Or Younger, James Bowlds 2020 University of Kentucky

The Effect Of A Sun Damage Simulation Photography App On The Skin-Protective Behavior Intentions Of Women With Children Age 18 Or Younger, James Bowlds

DNP Projects

Abstract

Background: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in the U.S. annually, despite being a largely preventable disease through the limitation of ultraviolet radiation exposure. Attempts to decrease its incidence have focused on appearance-based interventions. These have been effective at improving sun-protective behaviors among various subpopulations including people of color. Anecdotal observations suggest mothers more frequently utilize sun protection for their children than on themselves.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to gain an understanding of the sun protection practices and beliefs of Caucasian and African American mothers, to assess the response to an ...


In Vitro And In Vivio Evaluation Of A Moisture Treatment Cream Containing Three Critical Elements Of Natural Skin Moisturization, David H. McDaniel, Jeffrey S. Dover, Mitchell Wortzman, Diane B. Nelson 2020 Old Dominion University

In Vitro And In Vivio Evaluation Of A Moisture Treatment Cream Containing Three Critical Elements Of Natural Skin Moisturization, David H. Mcdaniel, Jeffrey S. Dover, Mitchell Wortzman, Diane B. Nelson

Biological Sciences Faculty Publications

Objectives

To evaluate skin barrier and hydration effects of a new rebalancing moisture treatment (TRMT) and to assess efficacy and tolerability in subjects with photodamaged skin.

Methods

In an epidermal skin model, tissues (n = 5/group) were topically treated with 25 µL of TRMT, 25 µL of a market‐leading moisturizer (MLM), or untreated for 60 minutes. Hydration was measured at 0, 15, and 30 minutes. Tissues were harvested for gene expression analysis of markers associated with skin barrier and hydration: Claudin (CLD), Aquaporin (AQP), Hyaluronic Acid Syntheses (HAS), and Hyaluronidase (HYAL). A clinical study evaluated twice‐daily application of ...


Does Enhancing Epidermal Barrier Function With Moisturizing Topical Products Improve Acne Vulgaris In Adult Patients Compared To Non-Moisturizing Products Or Non-Intervention?, Aziza Jadallah 2020 Arcadia University

Does Enhancing Epidermal Barrier Function With Moisturizing Topical Products Improve Acne Vulgaris In Adult Patients Compared To Non-Moisturizing Products Or Non-Intervention?, Aziza Jadallah

Capstone Showcase

Introduction: Acne is a common skin disorder with multifactorial causes that can persist beyond adolescence or appear for the first time in adulthood. Treatments of varying potency exist, ranging from over-the-counter face washes and creams to prescription topical and oral treatments. Current treatment guidelines target sebum production, exfoliation of excess skin cells, and the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes. Research as early as 1995 suggests dysfunctions of the skin barrier, such as abnormal ceramide levels and increased water loss, play a role in the pathophysiology of acne and are not addressed by current treatments. This review analyzes the role of moisturizing products ...


From Clinical Phenotype To Genotypic Modelling: Incidence And Prevalence Of Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (Rdeb), Shaundra Eichstadt, Jean Y. Tang, Daniel C. Solis, M. Peter Marinkovich, Nedra Whitehead, Fang Fang, Stephen W. Erickson, Mary E. Ritchey, Max Colao, Kaye Spratt, Amir Shaygan, Mark Ahn, Kavita Y. Sarin 2019 Stanford University

From Clinical Phenotype To Genotypic Modelling: Incidence And Prevalence Of Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (Rdeb), Shaundra Eichstadt, Jean Y. Tang, Daniel C. Solis, M. Peter Marinkovich, Nedra Whitehead, Fang Fang, Stephen W. Erickson, Mary E. Ritchey, Max Colao, Kaye Spratt, Amir Shaygan, Mark Ahn, Kavita Y. Sarin

Engineering and Technology Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

Background: Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is an inherited genetic disorder characterized by recurrent and chronic open wounds with significant morbidity, impaired quality of life, and early mortality. RDEB patients demonstrate reduction or structural alteration type VII collagen (C7) owing to mutations in the gene COL7A1, the main component of anchoring fibrils (AF) necessary to maintain epidermal-dermal cohesion. While over 700 alterations in COL7A1 have been reported to cause dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB), which may be inherited in an autosomal dominant (DDEB) or autosomal recessive pattern (RDEB), the incidence and prevalence of RDEB is not well defined. To date, the ...


Molluscum Contagiosum Infection With Features Of Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma., Doaa Shalabi, John Ringe, Jason B. Lee, Neda Nikbakht 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

Molluscum Contagiosum Infection With Features Of Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma., Doaa Shalabi, John Ringe, Jason B. Lee, Neda Nikbakht

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

CD30+ T cell pseudolymphomas (CD30+ PSL) are a group of benign inflammatory cutaneous disorders that can develop in settings of viral infections or drug reactions. Owing to their histological similarities to malignant lymphomas, these benign infiltrates are occasionally misdiagnosed as malignant, causing significant concerns for patients and physicians. Herein, we report a patient with CD30+ PSL associated with molluscum contagiosum whose initial biopsy revealed atypical large CD30-expressing cells, leading to a misdiagnosis of primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma and referral to our cutaneous lymphoma clinic. We report this case to demonstrate that reactive CD30+ infiltrate associated with molluscum contagiosum ...


Hypotrichosis With Juvenile Macular Dystrophy: Combination Of Whole-Genome Sequencing And Genome-Wide Homozygosity Mapping Identifies A Large Deletion In Cdh3 Initially Undetected By Whole-Exome Sequencing-A Lesson From Next-Generation Sequencing., Amir Hossein Saeidian, Hassan Vahidnezhad, Leila Youssefian, Soheila Sotudeh, Meisam Sargazi, Sirous Zeinali, Jouni Uitto 2019 Thomas Jefferson University

Hypotrichosis With Juvenile Macular Dystrophy: Combination Of Whole-Genome Sequencing And Genome-Wide Homozygosity Mapping Identifies A Large Deletion In Cdh3 Initially Undetected By Whole-Exome Sequencing-A Lesson From Next-Generation Sequencing., Amir Hossein Saeidian, Hassan Vahidnezhad, Leila Youssefian, Soheila Sotudeh, Meisam Sargazi, Sirous Zeinali, Jouni Uitto

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers

BACKGROUND: Hypotrichosis with juvenile macular dystrophy (HJMD) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by abnormal growth of scalp hair and juvenile macular degeneration leading to blindness. We have explored the genetic basis of HJMD in a large consanguineous family with 12 affected patients, 1-76 years of age, with characteristic phenotypes.

METHODS: We first applied genome-wide homozygosity mapping to 10 affected individuals for linkage analysis to identify the genomic region of the defective gene. All affected individuals shared a 7.2 Mb region of homozygosity on chromosome 16q21-22.3, which harbored 298 genes, including CDH3, previously associated with HJMD. However, whole-exome ...


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