Dr. William Ting, Board-Certified Dermatologist
at California Dermatology Care

2262 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
Tel: 925-328-0255
Email: staff@CalDermCare.com


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Dr. William Ting has expertise in treating the entire spectrum of medical dermatology, with emphasis in preventive medicine and personalized recommendations. He enjoys taking care of patients with acne, eczema, hair and nail disorders, rashes, psoriasis and skin cancers.

He is at the forefront of medical dermatology and dermatologic research. He continues to publish articles in peer-reviewed dermatology journals. He is an early pioneer of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and one of the most experienced practitioners of PDT in the Bay Area. He is the first dermatologist in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California to introduce Lutronic Spectra Laser for melasma, acne, scar revision, pore size reduction as well as the Cutera GenesisPlus laser for advanced nail fungus laser treatment, keloid and hypertrophic scar, warts and scar revision.

Dr. Ting is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). He is a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation and International Hyperhidrosis Society.

Innovative Therapeutic Approach to Common Skin Conditions

Acne

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Hair and Nail disorders

  • Maximize therapeutic synergy and efficacy by utilizing both prescription-strength and over-the counter products when available
  • Comprehensive workup including bloodwork and biopsy if necessary
  • Systemic oral hormonal therapy for women and men when indicated

Psoriasis 

Rosacea

  • Multi-prong approach to minimize redness
  • Low-dose 'non-antibiotic' anti-inflammatory oral medication for long-term remission 
  • Emphasis on prevention
  • Fotofacial/IPL laser utilizing Cynosure XPL/Elite MPX
  • Cutera GenesisPlus Laser with or without combination with IPL 
  • Diode laser for facial veins
  • VBeam Pulse Dye Laser, the new gold standard for rosacea and facial redness

Skin Cancer 

  • Emphasis on prophylactic treatments with topical 5-FU, imiquimod, diclofenac, ingenol mebutate and oral chemopreventive therapy such as Soriatane.
  • Reduce future risks of skin cancer with photodynamic therapy, TCA chemical peels and/or fractional CO2 resurfacing laser  
  • Mohs Surgery to achieve highest cure rate and tissue sparing
  • Close colloboration with plastic surgeon(s) as needed  

Sweating Disorder (Hyperhidrosis) 

Vitiligo

Warts 


ABCD of Mole Check

 

 

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Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Cutaneous tuberculosis: diagnosis, histopathology and treatment - Part II

This article critically examines laboratory and histological investigations, treatment regimens for tuberculosis and possible adverse reactions to the most frequently used drugs. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

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Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Evaluation of cases of pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus from a reference service in Pará state, Brazil

CONCLUSIONS: The occurrence of the disease is rare, there are no familiar/endemic outbreaks in the sample. Evolution is usually favorable, but secondary infection is associated with worse prognosis. The choice of best drugs to treat pemphigus remains controversial. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Invasive head and neck cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: clinical and histopathological characteristics, frequency of local recurrence and metastasis

CONCLUSIONS: Most patients had good prognosis in the first year of follow-up, confirming that head and neck cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma has a better prognosis than squamous cell carcinoma of other regions such as mucosa, oral cavity, and internal organs. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Efficacy of gabapentin in the improvement of pruritus and quality of life of patients with notalgia paresthetica

CONCLUSION: Gabapentin is a good option for the treatment of severe itching caused by nostalgia paresthetica. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Dissatisfaction and acne vulgaris in male adolescents and associated factors

CONCLUSION: This population-based study found a high prevalence of acne on the face, back and chest, with high rates of dissatisfaction. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Onychomycosis: clinical, mycological and in vitro susceptibility testing of isolates of Trichophyton rubrum

CONCLUSIONS: Poor agreement was observed between direct mycological examination and culture for the diagnosis of onychomycosis, with direct mycological examination being significantly more sensitive. Except for fluconazole, the other three antifungals tested showed good in vitro activity against clinical isolates of T. rubrum. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

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Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Sports-related dermatoses among road runners in Southern Brazil

CONCLUSION: In this group of athletes, rashes, blisters, sunburn, and nail disorders were recurrent complaints regardless of running distance. Calluses, athlete's foot, chapped lips, and jogger's nipple predominated in individuals who ran longer routes. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Quality of life and self-esteem in patients submitted to surgical treatment of skin carcinomas: long-term results

CONCLUSION: Patients submitted to surgical treatment of skin carcinoma improved mental health and self-esteem in the late postsurgical testing. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the American Skindex-29 quality of life index

CONCLUSIONS: The Skindex-29 quality of life questionnaire was properly translated and validated to Brazilian Portuguese. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Sample size: how many participants do I need in my research?

The importance of estimating sample sizes is rarely understood by researchers, when planning a study. This paper aims to highlight the centrality of sample size estimations in health research. Examples that help in understanding the basic concepts involved in their calculation are presented. The scenarios covered are based more on the epidemiological reasoning and less on mathematical formulae. Proper calculation of the number of participants in a study diminishes the likelihood of errors, which are often associated with adverse consequences in terms of economic, ethical and health aspects. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Effects of low-power light therapy on wound healing: LASER x LED

Several studies demonstrate the benefits of low-power light therapy on wound healing. However, the use of LED as a therapeutic resource remains controversial. There are questions regarding the equality or not of biological effects promoted by LED and LASER. One objective of this review was to determine the biological effects that support the use of LED on wound healing. Another objective was to identify LED´s parameters for the treatment of wounds. The biological effects and parameters of LED will be compared to those of LASER. Literature was obtained from online databases such as Medline, PubMed, Science Direct and Scielo. The search was restricted to studies published in English and Portuguese from 1992 to 2012. Sixty-eight studies in vitro and in animals were analyzed. LED and LASER pr...

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Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Prevalence of self-medication for skin diseases: a systematic review

This study revealed that published data on self-medication in dermatology are scarce, although the findings showed that it was a common practice. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Oral chronic graft-versus-host disease: analysis of dendritic cells subpopulations

The graft-versus-host disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Aiming at contributing to the understanding of the role of myeloid and plasmacytoid dendritic cells, and natural killer cells in chronic graft-versus-host disease, we examined biopsies of jugal mucosa of 26 patients with acute myeloid leukemia who had undergone allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Half of these patients developed oral chronic graft-versus-host disease. Microscopic sections were immunohistochemically stained for anti-CD1a, anti-CD123 and anti-CD56. We calculated the number of immunostained cells in the corium per square millimeter and applied the Mann-Whitney test. Results showed a statistically significant increas...

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Application of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of chronic skin ulcer - Case report

The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has proved promising regarding its applicability in dermatology, especially in the healing of chronic ulcers. The autologous platelet-rich plasma is obtained by centrifuging the blood, so that the components are separated by density gradient. The final product is a gel rich in growth factors that act in tissue repair by activating fibroblasts and inducing extracellular matrix remodeling. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis: a case with exuberant cutaneous horns in nipples

This reports the case of a 50-year-old female patient who referred vaginal discharge associated with vulvar ulcerated lesions and whitish plaques on oral and genital mucous membranes of onset in adolescence besides cutaneous horns in nipples. The clinical picture, family history, culture and anatomopathological studies were consistent with chronic infection by candida. Treatment with systemic antifungals obtained partial response of lesions characterizing a clinical picture of Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Ectopic cutaneous schistosomiasis - Case report

Schistosomiasis is best known in its visceral form but it can attack the skin, its ectopic cutaneous manifestation being rare and clinically difficult to diagnose. It is characterized by isolated or coalescent papules, erythematous, pruritic or asymptomatic, with zosteriform distribution, often located on the trunk. The authors report a case of a 28-year-old female patient with lesions on the abdomen, with positive stool results for Schistosoma and absence of active symptoms of visceral disease. The case reveals rare exuberant cutaneous manifestation and the importance of the diagnosis of this entity in patients from endemic regions. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

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Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Phaeohyphomycosis of the ungual apparatus - Case report

We report the case of a 57-year-old woman with phaeohyphomycosis in the ungual apparatus. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

The use of ustekinumab in a patient with severe psoriasis and positive HBV serology

We report the case of a patient with severe psoriasis with positive serology for the Hepatitis B virus, who received ustekinumab (a human monoclonal antibody against interleukin 12 and 23). In this patient, the use of ustekinumab did not reactivate the Hepatitis B virus. Given the high prevalence of chronic viral infections in patients who are candidates for biologic therapy, as well as the potential for reactivate chronic viral illness, randomized controlled studies are needed to assess the risks and benefits of such therapy in these populations. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Poikilodermatous changes on the forearms of a woman practicing aroma-therapy: extracervical poikiloderma of Civatte?

We report the case of a 48-year-old, Caucasian female who presented with slowly progressing asymptomatic poikilodermatous changes of the extensor aspects of the forearms. She also had typical Poikiloderma of Civatte on the V of the neck and erythemato-telangiectatic rosacea of the central face. The patient had been practicing aroma-therapy for many years. Histologic examination revealed findings consistent with PC. Patch-testing revealed positive reactions to Fragrance mix and Nickel sulphate. Based on clinical and histological findings, a diagnosis of extracervical PC was suggested. PC with extra-cervical or extra-facial involvement is rare. In addition, this case supports the theory that contact sensitization to fragrances may contribute to the development of PC. (Source: Anais Brasileir...

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Pseudo-acne fulminans associated with oral isotretinoin

Acne fulminans is a rare and serious condition characterized by the sudden onset of nodular and ulcerative acne lesions associated with systemic symptoms. It has been recognized a subset of patients with a sudden worsening of acne, often during treatment with oral isotretinoin, but without the strong presence of systemic involvement. Recognized by some authors as "pseudo-acne fulminans" or " acne fulminans sine fulminans," we report a case with these features in order to draw attention to the recognition and early management of this manifestation. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Musculoskeletal and cutaneous sarcoidosis: exuberant case report

This report aims to demonstrate a rare case of osteoarticular sarcoidosis with characteristic clinical presentation, and highlight the importance of detecting osteoarticular involvement in this pathology. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

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Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Dermoscopy as an auxiliary tool for the diagnosis of furuncular myiasis

Furuncular myiasis occurs after larvae penetrate on the skin. The disease is characterized by the presence of a nodule with a central hole through which there is serosanguinous exudate drainage. The authors present a case of furuncular myiasis by Dermatobia hominis in which late diagnosis made it necessary to have the orifice margins surgically enlarged in order to extract the larva. They also emphasize that dermoscopy is a useful auxiliary tool in this diagnosis. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Polypoid melanoma and superficial spreading melanoma different subtypes in the same lesion

We presented a rare case of polypoid melanoma and superficial spreading melanoma in the same lesion. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Cutaneous New World Leishmaniasis on a Port-wine stain birthmark

We present an interesting case report of two sarcoid-like lesions on a port-wine stain (PWS) birthmark in a Brazilian patient which on investigation proved to be cutaneous leishmaniasis. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Case for diagnosis

Idiopathic Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini (IAPP) is a rare, exclusively cutaneous disease. It is more frequent in females, with incidence peak in the second and third decades of life. The etiopathogenesis remains unknown. IAPP most commonly affects the back, abdomen and proximal regions of the limbs. Lesions may be rounded, oval or circular; single or multiple. The evolution is variable and the course is initially progressive. Collagen changes such as atrophy, thinning, condensation and sclerosis may be observed in the papillary dermis. This paper describes a case of Idiopathic Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini with histopathologic findings. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Syndrome in Question

Rendu-Osler-Weber Syndrome also known as Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia is a rare systemic fibrovascular dysplasia, with dominant autosomal inheritance. It is characterized by recurrent epistaxis, mucocutaneous telangiectasia, visceral arteriovenous malformation and positive family history. There may be hematologic, neurologic, dermatologic and gastrointestinal complications. Therapy is supportive and aimed at preventing complications. In this article we report a case of Rendu-Osler-Weber in a 64 year-old man, with history of mucocutaneous telangiectasia since the third decade of life, recurrent epistaxis, positive family history and vascular ectasia in the gastrointestinal tract. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Epidermal curettage technique (ECT) for tissue harvest from the donor area for melanocyte autologous grafting in cases of vitiligo

This study presents a simple technique for melanocyte harvest that has been performed in our service for more than ten years and includes epidermal curettage of the donor area, grafting of the obtained material, which was homogenized with saline or hyaluronic acid, on the achromic area, and the application of a semipermeable dressing that is removed 1 week later. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Trichostasis spinulosa of the scalp mimicking Alopecia Areata black dots

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disorder that leads to nonscarring hair loss. Black dots, also called comedo-like cadaver hairs, can be found in almost 50% of alopecia areata patients and indicate disease activity. Trichostasis spinulosa is a follicular disorder resulting from the retention of numerous hairs surrounded by a keratinous sheath in dilated follicles. Trichostasis spinulosa is a relatively common but underdiagnosed disorder of hair follicles. Here, we describe a man with alopecia areata of the eyebrows, androgenetic alopecia and trichostasis spinulosa at the vertex and show how dermoscopy can be useful in distinguishing black dots from Trichostasis spinulosa lesions. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Porphyria cutanea tarda and Sjogren's syndrome

We report a case of porphyria cutanea tarda associated with primary sjogren's syndrome. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

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Jul 22, 2014 06:12PM

Erratum

We report a case of porphyria cutanea tarda associated with primary sjogren's syndrome. (Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia)

Jul 22, 2014 07:13AM

Factors Associated With Sun Protection ComplianceFactors Associated With Sun Protection Compliance

Why do campaigns and health advice designed to promote sun protection often fail to induce long-term changes in behavior? The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Jul 21, 2014 04:00PM

Chinese medicine combined with calcipotriol betamethasone and calcipotriol ointment for Psoriasis vulgaris (CMCBCOP): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

DiscussionTo address the effectual remission of the YXBCM01 granule for PV, this trial may provide a novel regimen for PV patients if the granule can decrease relapse rate without more adverse effects.Trial registration: Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (www.chictr.org): ChiCTR-TRC-13003233, registered 26 May 2013. (Source: Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations)

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Jul 21, 2014 03:22PM

Meaningful Use: October 1, 2014 Is the Final Deadline to Meet Meaningful Use Stage 1

No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)

Jul 21, 2014 03:22PM

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Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

Two sisters reveal autosomal recessive inheritance of epidermodysplasia verruciformis: a case report

Conclusions: In this report, the patient's parents did not have epidermodysplasia verruciformis lesions or a consanguineous marriage. EV did not develop in the elder sister until five years of age, so the parents did not perceive EV as an inherited disease. The probability that EV developed in both sisters was only 6.25%. Thus, it is rare for both sisters to develop epidermodysplasia verruciformis lesions considering that the parents were presumed to be carriers and the disease reveal an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance. (Source: BMC Dermatology)

Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

Clinical Spectrum of Capillary Malformation?Arteriovenous Malformation Syndrome Presenting to a Pediatric Dermatology Practice: A Retrospective Study

This study is limited by its small and retrospective nature. (Source: Pediatric Dermatology)

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Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

Aspirin Therapy in Venous Malformation: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Benefits, Side Effects, and Patient Experiences

This study suggests that aspirin may be a beneficial treatment for VM, with a reduction in pain and soft tissue swelling and an acceptable side?effect profile, but the retrospective nature of the study and the small size of the cohort limited our conclusions. Larger prospective studies of aspirin for VM using clinical and laboratory outcome measures are needed to confirm these observations. (Source: Pediatric Dermatology)

Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

Pediatric Dermatology: Past, Present, and Future

Abstract Up to 30% percent of pediatric primary care visits include a skin?related problem, and referrals are hampered by appointment wait times among the longest of any pediatric subspecialty. Despite the clear demand for pediatric dermatologists, there has been a long?standing shortage of providers, leaving dermatology as one of the most underserved pediatric subspecialties. Another consequence of the workforce shortage is the limited opportunity for pediatric dermatology training for residents and postgraduate general pediatricians and dermatologists. This review includes the evolution of the subspecialty from conception through the present, along with obstacles to workforce expansion and potential solutions to improve access to care for children with skin diseases. (Source: Pediatr...

Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

From bedside to bench ? reverse translational medicine. Scientific lessons from revertant mosaicism in ?knockout? humans

Abstract While the transition from basic life science research to clinical applications is often much more cumbersome than promised, Gosty?ski et al. took the opposite approach and demonstrated how a scholarly, biology?guided perspective on human skin disease can reveal basic principles of human biology. Hereditary blistering diseases represent not only a disastrous fate for affected patients, but also an opportunity for understanding human molecular physiology and pathophysiology. On the basis of their clinical expertise, Gosty?ski et al. have elegantly used differences between lesional and non?lesional as a unique opportunity to dissect the role of structural skin proteins ? namely type XVII collagen, laminin ?3 and type VII collagen ? in melanocyte biology, thus elucidating...

Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

Why mammalian wound?healing researchers may wish to turn to Drosophila as a model

Abstract Wound healing is an essential and complex biological process that allows tissue continuity and functioning to be restored after injury. Understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying wound repair is essential to develop new therapies that could be useful not only to accelerate the normal healing process but also to treat healing pathologies that appear as a consequence of improper wound resolution. Numerous models have been developed to study wound healing both in vitro and in vivo. In vitro models have been useful to study some steps of epithelial repair. However, the development of effective treatments for wound healing is still required, and this could mainly be achieved using animal models. Although rodent models are currently preferred to study this process, t...

Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

Reconstructive strategies for dermatofibrosarcomas of the face: Role of regenerative dermal templates

ConclusionIn facial dermatofibrosarcomas protuberans, staged reconstruction with regenerative dermal templates provides a conservative yet safe and effective management, achieving optimal aesthetic outcomes. We suggest its adoption as first?line treatment in facial dermatofibrosarcomas protuberans that cannot be repaired by direct suture and in equivalent benign yet challenging cases. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2014 (Source: Head and Neck)

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Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

Real?time three?dimensional imaging of epidermal splitting and removal by high?definition optical coherence tomography

ConclusionHD?OCT imaging permits real?time 3?D visualization of the impact of selected agents on human skin allografts.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Experimental Dermatology)

Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

Activation of autophagic pathways is related to growth inhibition and senescence in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Experimental Dermatology)

Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

Meaning of relative gene expression in multilayered cultures of epidermal keratinocytes

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Experimental Dermatology)

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Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

Role of endothelin?1/endothelin receptor signaling in fibrosis and calcification in nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Experimental Dermatology)

Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

Developing a provisional, international Minimal Dataset for Juvenile Dermatomyositis: for use in clinical practice to inform research

Conclusions: An internationally agreed minimal dataset has the potential to significantly enhance collaboration, allow effective communication between groups, provide a minimal standard of care and enable analysis of the largest possible number of JDM patients to provide a greater understanding of this disease. This preliminary dataset can now be developed into a consensus-approved minimum core dataset and tested in a wider setting with the aim of achieving international agreement. (Source: BioMed Central)

Jul 20, 2014 04:00PM

Cell fate regulated by NF-?B and AP-1-dependent signalling in human melanocytes exposed to UVA and UVB.

CONCLUSION: We conclude that AP-1 induces pro-apoptotic signalling, whereas NF-?B is a key anti-apoptotic/pro-survival factor in both UVA- and UVB-induced cellular damage in human melanocytes, which might in turn impact melanoma development and progression. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 25046326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)

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Jul 20, 2014 02:03PM

Leadership: Workforce Management Research in Wound Care

No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)

Jul 20, 2014 02:03PM

The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine Consensus Statement on Physician Credentialing for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

ABSTRACTThe American College of Hyperbaric Medicine provides this document for hospital credentialing committees as national standards for credentialing hyperbaric physicians. These recommendations represent the consensus opinion of expert leaders in the field of hyperbaric medicine. The principles set forth in this document are intended to serve as a guideline to assist healthcare organizations. This document applies to both hospital-based and nonhospital-affiliated centers. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)

Jul 19, 2014 10:00PM

Aloe vera and coconut oil: two superfoods shown to treat acne

(NaturalNews) According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 40 to 50 million people across the nation. While acne usually begins in puberty, this unpleasant inflammatory condition -- which manifests... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Jul 19, 2014 12:43PM

2014 Survey Results: Wound Care and Prevention

PURPOSE:To provide information about the results of a survey on wound care practices. TARGET AUDIENCE:This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. OBJECTIVES:After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Analyze the survey results related to established wound care standards.2. Identify evidence-based wound care interventions. ABSTRACTThe results of the 2012 Wound Care Survey are presented. A total of 647 nurses participated in this follow-up to the 2005 survey conducted by the authors. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)

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Jul 19, 2014 02:05AM

HOXA9 regulates angiogenesis in human hypertrophic scars: induction of VEGF secretion by epidermal stem cells.

Authors: Cao PF, Xu YB, Tang JM, Yang RH, Liu XS Abstract Hypertrophic scars are fibroproliferative disorders of excessive wound healing after skin injury. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced angiogenesis plays a major role in fibrogenesis and hypertrophic scar formation. Over recent years, there has been a major interest in homeobox gene regulation of VEGF-VEGFR mediated angiogenesis in dermal tissue. In the current study, we investigated the role of homeobox genes in the epidermis, for their role in angiogenesis, with a focus on epidermal-mesenchymal interactions. As epidermal stem cells (ESCs) have a central role in epidermal homeostasis, we tested the hypothesis that these cells play a key role in the pathogenesis of hypertrophic scars through the HOXA9-VEGF/VEGFR...

Jul 18, 2014 04:00PM

Contact sensitizer 2,4?dinitrochlorobenzene is a highly potent human TRPA1 agonist

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Allergy)

Jul 18, 2014 04:00PM

DC?T cell Virological Synapses and the Skin: Novel Perspectives in Dermatology

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Experimental Dermatology)

Jul 18, 2014 11:42AM

IgA nephropathy and polymyositis: a rare association

A polimiosite é uma miopatia inflamatória idiopática sistêmica que, além da manifestação muscular, pode eventualmente cursar com acometimento respiratório, do trato gastrintestinal e, raramente, renal. Neste último caso, há descrição de apenas dois casos de nefropatia por IgA em pacientes com miopatia, ambos em dermatomiosite. Em contrapartida, relatamos pela primeira vez esta rara associação em polimiosite.Polymyositis is a systemic and idiopathic inflammatory myopathy that, besides muscle manifestation, may occur with respiratory involvement, gastrointestinal tract and rarely renal involvement. In this latter, there are only two cases of IgA nephropathy, but both in dermatomyositis. On the other hand, we reported, for the first time, a case of IgA nephropathy in polymyositi...

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Jul 18, 2014 09:07AM

Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies

The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) consist of rare heterogeneous autoimmune disorders that present with marked proximal and symmetric muscle weakness, except for distal and asymmetric weakness in inclusion body myositis. Despite many similarities, the IIM are fairly heterogeneous from the histopathologic and pathogenetic standpoints, and also show some clinical and treatment-response differences. The field has witnessed significant advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of these rare disorders. This review focuses on dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and necrotizing myopathy, and examines current and promising therapies. (Source: Neurologic Clinics)

Jul 18, 2014 02:00AM

Triphenylguanidine, a new (old?) rubber accelerator detected in surgical gloves that may cause allergic contact dermatitis

ConclusionsChemical analysis of extracts for patch testing is important in the identification of new possible allergens. In this case, a rubber accelerator previously not reported as a possible contact allergen was found in extracts of surgical gloves. (Source: Contact Dermatitis)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Epicutaneous exposure to nickel induces nickel allergy in mice via a MyD88?dependent and interleukin?1?dependent pathway

ConclusionThis new model for nickel allergy that reflects epicutaneous exposure to nickel in humans shows that nickel allergy is dependent on MyD88 and IL?1 receptor signalling, but independent of TLR4. (Source: Contact Dermatitis)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Occupational contact dermatitis in blue?collar workers: results from a multicentre study from the Danish Contact Dermatitis Group (2003?2012)

ConclusionContact allergy is a major problem among blue?collar workers. The data indicate a healthy worker effect among blue?collar workers diagnosed with dermatitis, as blue?collar workers were diagnosed significantly less often with atopic dermatitis than were controls. (Source: Contact Dermatitis)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Failure of total hip implants: metals and metal release in 52 cases

ConclusionsWe found that cobalt and nickel were released from some failed total hip arthroplasties, and corrosion was frequently observed. Metal ions and particles corroded from metal?on?polyethylene may play a role in the complex aetiopathology of implant failure. (Source: Contact Dermatitis)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Readability of product ingredient labels can be improved by simple means: an experimental study

ConclusionsSimple adjustments in the design of product ingredient labels would significantly improve their readability, benefiting the many allergic individuals and others in their daily struggle to avoid harmful or unwanted exposure. (Source: Contact Dermatitis)

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Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Patch test study of 90 patients with tattoo reactions: Negative outcome of allergy patch test to baseline batteries and culprit inks suggests allergen(s) are generated in the skin through haptenization

Discussion/conclusionThe allergen or allergens responsible for tattoo reactions are not present directly in tattoo ink stock products. This is despite the fact that clinical histories suggest that the vast majority of clinical reactions, especially reactions to red and red nuances, are likely to be allergic events caused by the injected inks. We suggest that the responsible allergen results from a complicated and slow process of haptenization, which may even include photochemical cleavage of red azo pigment. (Source: Contact Dermatitis)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

How do I look?

M RamamIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):283-284 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Treatment of pemphigus: An Indian perspective

Amrinder J Kanwar, Keshavamurthy VinayIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):285-288 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

A new patch test unit

Sanjeev HandaIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):289-290 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

A new occlusive patch test system comparable to IQ and Finn chambers

Conclusions: The results demonstrate that the Chamber X offers a cost effective patch test system comparable to IQ and Finn chambers in terms of safety, adhesion, leakage and occlusivity. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

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Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Factors affecting the duration of phase I of dexamethasone - cyclophosphamide pulse therapy

Conclusion: The findings from our study help us to address patient expectations and apprehensions regarding duration of therapy. A detailed understanding of the various patient and disease related factors responsible for affecting Phase I duration will help in better management of the patient, and the disease. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Intermediate doses of rituximab used as adjuvant therapy in refractory pemphigus

Conclusion: Rituximab is able to induce a prolonged clinical remission in pemphigus after a single course of four infusions. The high cost and limited knowledge of long term adverse effects are limitations to the use of this biologic agent. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Clinical features of primary cicatricial alopecia in Chinese patients

Conclusions: Dermatoscopy provides a rapid, practical and useful aid for the diagnosis of PCA and also to assess disease activity. Patulous follicular openings are a specific dermoscopic sign of alopecia mucinosa. Lichen planopilaris is less common in China than in the West. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Comparison of acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules in men and women

Conclusion: Significant differences were noted between men and women in the appearance of concurrent pigmentary lesions and the distribution of lesions. Extra-facial acquired dermal melanocytosis was noted in men. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Lyme disease in Haryana, India

Vijayeeta Jairath, Manu Sehrawat, Nidhi Jindal, VK Jain, Parul AggarwalIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):320-323Lyme disease is a multiorgan animal-borne disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. This case series highlights its presence in Haryana, a nonendemic zone. The first case was a 27-year-old housewife who presented with an annular erythematous patch with a central papule following an insect bite on the left upper arm. The second case was a 32-year-old farmer who gave a history of insect bite on the right arm followed by the development of an erythematous patch with a central blister. The third case, a 17-year-old boy presented with a history of tick bite over right thigh and a typical bull's eye lesion with central ulceration. ...

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Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Trichosporon inkin and Trichosporon mucoides as unusual causes of white piedra of scalp hair

We report three cases of this disorder all of whom presented with nodules on the hair. Potassium hydroxide preparations of the hair revealed clustered arthrospores and mature, easily detachable nodules. Cultures grew Trichosporon inkin in 2 patients and Trichosporon mucoides in one patient. Both these fungi are unusual causes of white piedra. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Paraneoplastic autoimmune multiorgan syndrome (paraneoplastic pemphigus) with unusual manifestations and without detectable autoantibodies

We describe a patient with paraneoplastic autoimmune multiorgan syndrome (PAMS) secondary to a lymphoblastic T- cell lymphoma who presented with a lichenoid dermatitis and vitiligo, later developing bronchiolitis obliterans and autoimmune hepatitis. Notably, he had no detectable autoantibodies. The development of vitiligo and autoimmune hepatic involvement probably indicate a role for cytotoxic T- cell lymphocytes in the pathogenesis of this syndrome. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Cutaneous Paecilomyces lilacinus infections in immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients

We report two cases in which Paecilomyces lilacinus was isolated from cutaneous and subcutaneous lesions in an immunocompromised and an immunocompetent host. The first case was a subcutaneous infection due to P. lilacinus in a patient with a renal transplant and diabetes mellitus. The second case was an immunocompetent young woman who developed a cutaneous infection, with no identified predisposing factors. A biopsy from each patient provided an initial diagnosis of fungal elements in the tissues under examination and multiple positive fungal cultures were obtained from the tissue biopsy samples. Both microscopic and macroscopic examinations of the biopsy revealed the presence of P. lilacinus. Each of the two cases was successfully treated with oral ketoconazole (200 mg/day) and itraconazo...

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Pediatric tuberous xanthomas

Yugal K Sharma, Aayush Gupta, Nitin D ChaudhariIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):335-335 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Narrow-band ultraviolet B home phototherapy in vitiligo

Xiaofeng Shan, Changliang Wang, Hongqing Tian, Baoqi Yang, Furen ZhangIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):336-338 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

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Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Changing trends in leprosy among patients attending a tertiary care institution

Sarita Sasidharanpillai, Olasseri K Reena Mariyath, Najeeba Riyaz, Manikoth P Binitha, Biju George, Anisha K Janardhanan, Neethu HaridasIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):338-340 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Seroprevalence of syphilis and biologically false positive cases in a tertiary care center

Supriya Sanjay Tankhiwale, Sonal Rahul NaikwadeIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):340-341 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Isospora induced diarrhea in a pemphigus vulgaris patient

Aparna R Sahu, Avani H Koticha, Sunil S Kuyare, Uday S KhopkarIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):342-343 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Isolated oral mucosal leishmaniasis

Nishat Hussain Ahmed, Anjan Mukherjee, Jyotish Chander Samantaray, Hemanta Kumar KarIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):343-345 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Progressive symmetric erythrokeratoderma with dermatophytosis

Fan Wu, Jun Chen, Zong-hui Li, Zhi-li Hu, Lin Deng, Hong SangIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):345-347 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

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Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Multiple morphological presentations of skin tuberculosis in a patient

Neelakantababu Rasineni, P Venkata Ramana, Sridevi Kota, Ramesh Kumar GandikotaIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):347-349 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Severely disfiguring multiple familial trichoepitheliomas with basal cell carcinoma

Mohammad Ali Mapar, Nastaran Ranjbari, Nasim Afshar, Iman Karimzadeh, Amin KarimzadehIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):349-352 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Panniculitis-polyarthritis-pancreatitis syndrome

Subhash Kashyap, Vinay Shanker, Sandhya Kumari, Lokesh RanaIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):352-354 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

EMPACT syndrome

Uma Rajan, Sarita Sasidharanpillai, Anza Khader, Manju MohanIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):354-356 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Muir-Torre syndrome

Ashutosh Kansal, Shruti Aggarwal, Divya GuptaIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):356-358 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

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Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Adult T cell leukemia-lymphoma

Najeeba Riyaz, Ettappurath N Abdul Latheef, Sarita Sasidharanpillai, Saleem Rahima, Valiaveetil Bindu, Ahmedali NerminIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):358-361 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Persistent skin donor site erythema: A simple physiological phenomenon

Sidharth Sonthalia, Rahul Arora, Rashmi SarkarIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):361-362 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Bullous pemphigoid induced by topical PUVASOL

Najeeba Riyaz, Naazneen Nasir, Valiaveetil Bindu, Sarita SasidharanpillaiIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):363-364 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Bullous pemphigoid in a female with hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism

Varadraj V Pai, Pankaj Shukla, Rakhi GodgeIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):364-367 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Primary mucinous carcinoma of skin with psammoma bodies

Debarshi Saha, Urmila N Khadilkar, Radha R Pai, Ashwani KumarIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):367-369 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

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Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Primary melanoma in rare locations: Clinical and dermatoscopic features

Grazyna Kaminska-Winciorek, Jacek Calik, Jerzy Wydmanski, Robert A Schwartz, Rafal CzajkowskiIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):369-371 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Dermoscopy in tungiasis

Alvaro Abarzua, Karina Cataldo, Sergio AlvarezIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):371-373 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Calcipotriol and adapalene therapy for disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis

Yoshitaka Nakamura, Michiya Yamaguchi, Akiko Nakamura, Masahiko MutoIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):373-374 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Multiple reactive keratoacanthomas in a patient with hypertrophic lichen planus treated with cyclosporine: Successful treatment with acitretin

Maria Letizia Musumeci, Francesco Lacarrubba, Raffaele Gibilisco, Giuseppe MicaliIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):374-376 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Hidradenitis suppurativa treated with carbon dioxide laser followed by split skin thickness graft

Karthika Natarajan, CR Srinivas, Maria Thomas, M Aruchamy, S Rajesh KumarIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):376-378 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

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Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Electrochemotherapy for a locally advanced basal cell carcinoma on the forehead

Alessandro Gatti, Giuseppe Stinco, Nicola di Meo, Cecilia Noal, Vincezo Maione, Giusto TrevisanIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):378-380 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

The molecular fingerprint of human papillomavirus infection and its effect on the Langerhans cell population in squamous cell carcinomas of the genital skin

Conclusion: HPV infection was related to lower pRb expression and higher Ki-67 expression in comparison with HPV negative samples. We could not find a relationship between HPV infection and the degree of expression of p53 and E-cadherin or with Langerhans cell density. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

Jul 17, 2014 04:00PM

Borderline tuberculoid leprosy with scrofuloderma: An uncommon association

Sneha Ghunawat, Shivani Bansal, Bijaylaxmi Sahoo, Vijay Kumar GargIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2014 80(4):381-381 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)