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Routine Computer Tomography Imaging for the Detection of Recurrences in High-Risk Melanoma Patients

Background The use of routine CT imaging for surveillance in asymptomatic patients with cutaneous melanoma is controversial. We report our experience using a surveillance strategy that included CT imaging for a cohort of patients with high-risk melanoma. Methods A total of 466 patients with high-risk cutaneous melanoma enrolled in adjuvant immunotherapy trials were followed for ...

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus: Current Treatment Options

Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) is a heterogeneous autoimmune skin disease that can present with or without systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Managing CLE is important in order to reduce potential and established areas of damage, as well as improve quality of life (QOL). Non-drug therapy should be used in every case, which includes photoprotection, smoking cessation, and ...

Review of Occupational Contact Dermatitis—Top Allergens, Best Avoidance Measures

Occupational contact dermatitis accounts for a significant proportion of occupational disease. Although dermatitis can occur anywhere on the body, hands are the most frequently affected location. Long-term or repetitive exposure to allergens and irritants can lead to chronic dermatitis resulting in significant reduction in quality of life. The first-line treatment for both irritant ...

Cosmeceutical Contact Dermatitis—Cautions To Herbals

The global appeal of cosmetic products to the consumer is unmistakable, with a reach that extends virtually across every household in the USA. There has been increasing interest in natural remedies containing plant-based ingredients, popularly perceived to be less harmful than products made from synthetic chemical ingredients. The true prevalence of allergic reactions to cosmetics ...

Galactose-Alpha-1,3-Galactose, Mammalian Meat and Anaphylaxis: A World-Wide Phenomenon?

Mammalian meat allergy following tick bites is known to occur in Australia, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America. Over the last decade, the condition has become increasingly prevalent in tick-endemic areas of Australia and the USA. In mammalian meat-allergic individuals, gelatine allergy and/or cow’s milk allergy may co-exist. Awareness of tick-induced allergies ...

Therapeutic Considerations in Individuals at Clinical Risk for Developing Psychosis

In the last two decades, increased focus has been placed on earlier identification and treatment of psychotic illness in an effort to prevent illness onset and/or long-term sequelae of schizophrenia. Typically, a 16- or 17-year-old young man or woman is referred to our clinic by a mental health provider who has noted thought disorder (referential thoughts, suspiciousness) in ...

Postmastectomy Radiotherapy: An American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and Society of Surgical Oncology Focused Guideline Update

Purpose A joint American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and Society of Surgical Oncology panel convened to develop a focused update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline concerning use of postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT). Methods A recent systematic literature review by Cancer Care Ontario provided the primary evidentiary ...

Use of Preclinical Drug Vs. Food Choice Procedures to Evaluate Candidate Medications for Cocaine Addiction

Drug addiction is a disease that manifests as an inappropriate allocation of behavior towards the procurement and use of the abused substance and away from other behaviors that produce more adaptive reinforcers (e.g., exercise, work, family, and social relationships). The goal of treating drug addiction is not only to decrease drug-maintained behaviors but also to promote a ...

Surgical Downstaging in an Open-Label Phase II Trial of Denosumab in Patients with Giant Cell Tumor of Bone

Background Surgical resection with curative intent for giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) may be associated with severe morbidity. This interim analysis evaluated reduction in surgical invasiveness after denosumab treatment in patients with resectable GCTB. Methods Patients with primary or recurrent GCTB, for whom the initially planned surgery was associated with functional compromise ...

Embedded Cervical Esophagogastrostomy: A Simple and Convenient Method Using a Circular Stapler After Esophagectomy for Esophageal Carcinomas

Background Cervical esophagogastrostomy is currently the most common method for esophageal reconstruction after esophagectomy. The advantages and disadvantages of hand-sewn, linear-stapled, or circular-stapled anastomoses have been subject to debate in recent years. We explored a new method of end-to-side anastomosis using a circular stapler that embeds the anastomosis and the ...

Re: Axillary Staging in the Neoadjuvant Setting

TO THE EDITORS: 0 0 Oded Olsha, MB , BS, and Moshe Carmon, MD Department of Surgery, Shaare Zedek Medical Center , Jerusalem, Israel - We commend Chung and Giuliano for their attempt to bring some