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CLINICAL REPORT
Auditory System Involvement in Psoriasis
Francesco Borgia, Francesco Ciodaro, Fabrizio Guarneri, Annunziata Bartolotta, Valeria Papaianni, Claudio Guarneri, Natalia Catalano, Francesco Galletti, Serafinella P. Cannavò
Psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory disorder associated with many other chronic and progressive diseases. There are few studies on the association of psoriasis with alterations in auditory function. A clinical and instrumental pilot study of auditory function was performed with 77 psoriatic patients and 77 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. The main results were: (i) hearing loss, mostly of s ...
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CLINICAL REPORT
Structured Diagnostic Approach and Risk Assessment in Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid with Oesophageal Involvement
Sandrine Benoit, Michael Scheurlen, Matthias Goebeler, Johanna Stoevesandt
Oesophageal involvement in mucous membrane pemphigoid is considered rare, but it may be underdiagnosed. To assess the incidence of oesophageal involvement in a group of patients with newly diagnosed mucous membrane pemphigoid we retrospectively analysed the medical records of 30 consecutive patients with mucous membrane pemphigoid diagnosed between 2006 and 2016 at the Department of Dermatology, U ...
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CLINICAL REPORT
Lower-limb Ulcers in Systemic Sclerosis: A Multicentre Retrospective Case-control Study
Gérôme Bohelay, Sophie Blaise, Pierre Levy, Antoine Claeys, Nathalie Baudot, Jean-Francois Cuny, Hervé Maillard, Florence Granel-Brocard, Thierry Boyé, Catherine Lok, Nathalie Bénéton, Camille Francès, Patricia Senet
Lower-limb ulcers in systemic sclerosis patients are rarely reported. The aim of this study was to describe the main causes and outcomes of lower-limb ulcers in systemic sclerosis patients and to assess factors associated with ischaemic causes (arterial disease and/or microvascular impairment). A retrospective, multicentre, case-control study was conducted in 2013 and 2014, including 45 systemic s ...
SHORT COMMUNICATION
Patient Burden is Associated with Alterations in Quality of Life in Adult Patients with Atopic Dermatitis: Results from the ECLA Study
Laurent Misery, Julien Seneschal, Ziad Reguiai, Stéphanie Merhand, Stéphane Héas, Flavien Huet, Charles Taïeb, Khaled Ezzedine
Abstract is missing (Short communication)
CLINICAL REPORT
Clinical Features of Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria that Predict Disease Prognosis and Refractoriness to Standard Treatment
Laia Curto-Barredo, Laura Riba Archilla, Guillem Roura Vives, Ramon M. Pujol, Ana M. Giménez-Arnau
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is characterized by heterogeneous activity, evolution, associated comorbidities and response to treatment. The aim of this study was to identify prognostic factors in patients with CSU that predict disease course and response to standard treatments. An observational retrospective study was conducted in a cohort of 549 patients with CSU, comparing patients with i ...
CLINICAL REPORT
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Series of 37 Cases and Systematic Review of the Literature
Raphael Lhote, Jérôme Lambert, Jumie Lejeune, Jeremy Gottlieb, Antoine Badaoui, Maxime Battistella, Jennifer Roux, Cecile Pages, Laetitia Vercellino, Catherine Vilmer, Christine Le Maignan, Catherine Escande, Besma MBarek, Martine Bagot, Celeste Lebbé, Nicole Basset-Seguin
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common skin cancers and can lead to patient death. Early diagnosis of node metastasis is a major goal for dermatologists and oncologists. The sentinel lymph node procedure has been proposed to improve this issue but is still debated. To evaluate the efficacy and the impact of this technique on prognosis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, 37 p ...
CORRESPONDENCE
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease and Echovirus 3: A Comment to Høgsberg & Bygum
Pascal Del Giudice, Thomas Hubiche
Abstract is missing (Correspondence)
REVIEW
Effect of Age on Melanoma Risk, Prognosis and Treatment Response
Simone Ribero, Luigia Stefania Stucci, Elena Marra, Riccardo Marconcini, Francesco Spagnolo, Laura Orgiano, Virginia Picasso, Paola Queirolo, Guiseppe Palmieri, Pietro Quaglino, Veronique Bataille
As for all types of cancer, the incidence of melanoma increases with age. However, naevus counts (the principal risk factor for melanoma) decrease with age; hence the relationship between ageing and melanoma is complex. Subjects who maintain a high naevus count after the age of 50 years are more likely to be affected by melanoma, as their lesions do not senesce. Longer telomere length, which is st ...
CLINICAL REPORT
A Clinical Prediction Model for Surgical Site Infections in Dermato­logical Surgery
Xiaomeng Liu, Nicole W.J. Kelleners-Smeets, Melissa Sprengers, Vishal Hira, Klara Mosterd, Patty J. Nelemans
To adequately identify patients at risk for surgical site infection in dermatological surgery and effectively prescribe antibiotic prophylaxis, a prediction model may be helpful. Such a model was developed using data from 1,407 patients who underwent dermatological surgery without antibiotic prophylaxis. The multivariable logistic regression model included type of closure, tumour location and defe ...
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Genotype–Phenotype Correlations of Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa in India: Experience from a Tertiary Care Centre
Vamsi K. Yenamandra, Shamsudheen K. Vellarikkal, Madhumita R. Chowdhury, Rijith Jayarajan, Ankit Verma, Vinod Scaria, Sridhar Sivasubbu, Subrata Basu Ray, Amit K. Dinda, Madhulika Kabra, Vinod K. Sharma, Gomathy Sethuraman
Recent advances in the field of genomics have seen the successful implementation of whole exome sequencing as a rapid and efficient diagnostic strategy in several genodermatoses. The aim of this study was to explore the potential of molecular studies in dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) in India. Whole exome sequencing was performed using genomic DNA from each case of epidermolysis bullosa, f ...
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Mortality in Patients with Bullous Pemphigoid: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Khalaf Kridin, Reuven Bergman
There is little consensus regarding mortality data in bullous pemphigoid (BP). The aim of this study was to evaluate mortality among a relatively large cohort of Israeli patients with BP and to perform a meta-analysis synthesizing existing data on 1-year mortality rates of patients with BP. This retrospective cohort study of 287 patients diagnosed with BP between 2000 and 2015 compared the mortali ...
SHORT COMMUNICATION
Soluble Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products: A Novel Biomarker for Psoriasis Severity with Therapeutic Implications?
Aleksandra Batycka-Baran, Wojciech Baran, Danuta Nowicka-Suszko, Jacek C. Szepietowski
Abstract is missing (Short communication)
CLINICAL REPORT
Course and Predictors of Pruritus Following Burns: A Multilevel Analysis
Kelly A.A. Kwa, Anouk Pijpe, Zjir M. Rashaan, Wim E. Tuinebreijer, Roelf S. Breederveld, Nancy E. Van Loey
Itch is a common problem after burns. Although the topic receives increasing attention, the number of prospective studies is limited. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of acute traumatic stress symptoms, controlled for injury characteristics, age and sex, on itch over a period of 18 months using multilevel analysis. A total of 226 respondents provided itch scores. Participants comp ...
CLINICAL REPORT
Effect of Maternal Psoriasis on Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes: A Population-based Cohort Study from Denmark and Sweden
Gabriella Bröms, Ann Haerskjold, Fredrik Granath, Helle Kieler, Lars Pedersen, Ingegärd A. Berglind
Studies on pregnancy and birth outcomes in women with psoriasis are scarce and the findings inconsistent. The effect of maternal psoriasis and its severity on the risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes was examined. A cross-national population-based cohort study was performed using prospectively collected data from Denmark and Sweden. Singleton births in women with psoriasis were identified ...
SHORT COMMUNICATION
Nanostring Analysis of Skin Biopsies from Patients with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Reveals Genes Associated with Pathology and Heterogeneity in the Disease Process
Yingrou Tan, Jackson Liang Yao Li, Bernett Teck Kwong Lee, Josephine Lum, Zacharias Aloysius Dwi Pramono, Maximilien Evrard, Michael Poidinger, Hong Liang Tey, Lai Guan Ng
Abstract is missing (Short communication)
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Outcome of Combined Treatment of Surgery and Adjuvant Radio­therapy in Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Eckhard Fiedler, Dirk Vordermark
In recent analyses of Merkel cell carcinoma, prognosis is poor even in stages I and II. We performed a monocentric retrospective study of 37 consecutive cases with Merkel cell carcinoma stage I to III treated with a combination of surgery and adjuvant radiation to evaluate progression-free and overall survival. The median primary tumour diameter was 17.9 mm. Cases consisted of 31 primary tumours, ...
CLINICAL REPORT
Longer Duration of Untreated Psychosis is Associated with Poorer Outcomes for Patients with Delusional Infestation
Dmitry V. Romanov, Peter Lepping, Anthony Bewley, Markus Huber, Roland W. Freudenmann, Andrey Lvov, Stephen Bertel Squire, Eric O. Noorthoorn
We examined the association between the duration of untreated psychosis and outcome for patients with delusional infestation. This multi-centre international study included consecutive 211 patients. Illness severity was evaluated at first presentation and outcome was measured with the Clinical Global Impression scale (CGI) at baseline and follow-up. A regression analysis showed a clear clinical an ...
QUIZ
An Erythematous-squamous Lesion of the Foot: A Quiz
Stefano Veraldi, Paolo Pontini, Gianluca Nazzaro
Abstract is missing (Quiz)
SHORT COMMUNICATION
Two Minimal Clinically Important Difference (2MCID): A New Twist on an Old Concept
Faraz M. Ali, M. Sam Salek, Andrew Finlay
Abstract is missing (Short communication)
BOOK REVIEW
Genetic Skin Disorders, 3rd edition
Anders Vahlquist
Abstract is missing (Book review)
BOOK REVIEW
Hurwitz Clinical Pediatric Dermatology: A Textbook of Skin Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence, 5th Edition
Regina Fölster-Holst
Abstract is missing (Book review)
BOOK REVIEW
Skin Barrier Function
Magnus Lindberg
Abstract is missing (Book review)
BOOK REVIEW
Current Problems in Dermatology, Vol. 48. Tattooed Skin and Health
Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen
Abstract is missing (Book review)
BOOK REVIEW
Chemical Immunology and Allergy, Vol. 100. History of Allergy
Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren
Abstract is missing (Book review)