CXCL13 is an activity marker for systemic, but not cutaneous lupus erythematosus: a longitudinal cohort study

Serum levels of the IFN-regulated cytokine CXCL13 have been found to correlate with SLEDAI and renal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus. This study investigates whether CXCL13 can also be a marker of disease activity in patients with subacute cutaneous or chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE, CCLE). We analysed CXCL13 levels in 60 patients’ sera (18 [...]

CXCL13 is an activity marker for systemic, but not cutaneous lupus erythematosus: a longitudinal cohort study2019-01-02T18:59:02+00:00

Cyclosporine Reduces Sclerosis in Morphea: A Retrospective Study in 12 Patients and a Literature Review

BACKGROUND: The treatment of severe morphea is challenging, and treatment experience concerning the use of immunosuppressive agents for this condition is limited. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to analyze the use of cyclosporine, its tolerability, and its effect on skin sclerosis. Materials and METHODS: Patients with severe morphea who underwent treatment with cyclosporine [...]

Cyclosporine Reduces Sclerosis in Morphea: A Retrospective Study in 12 Patients and a Literature Review2019-01-02T18:59:02+00:00

Mobile dermatology helping patients control high need-acne: a randomized controlled trial

BACKGROUND: Acne is an important health issue with a major psychological impact in addition to the physical problems it causes. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the superiority of mobile teledermatology in the care of patients with high‐need facial acne in comparison to outpatient services with particular attention to treatment efficacy, safety, and patient compliance. Further, patient satisfaction [...]

Mobile dermatology helping patients control high need-acne: a randomized controlled trial2019-01-02T18:59:02+00:00

Teledermatology for skin cancer prevention: an experience on 690 Austrian patients

BACKGROUND: Recent studies investigated the value of teledermatology (TD) as a valid tool for a dermatologist-directed triage systems. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of a store-and-forward TD triage system in a large number of patients. METHODS: Previously trained general practitioners selected suspicious skin tumours in the setting of a general preventive medicine screening programme and [...]

Teledermatology for skin cancer prevention: an experience on 690 Austrian patients2019-01-02T18:59:02+00:00

Mobile Teledermatology in Sub-Saharan Africa

In developing countries, such as Uganda, skin problems are among the most common ailments seen in primary healthcare settings (1). Due to the dire lack of trained dermatologists, the vast majority of patients with skin diseases in these countries are treated by substitute auxiliary health workers with a limited education in skin disease management (1). [...]

Mobile Teledermatology in Sub-Saharan Africa2019-01-02T18:59:02+00:00

Patient acceptance and diagnostic utility of automated digital image analysis of pigmented skin lesions

BACKGROUND: Computerized analysis of pigmented skin lesions may help to increase diagnostic accuracy for melanoma, help to avoid unnecessary procedures and reduce health care costs. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated both the patient acceptance and diagnostic utility of such an analysis tool in a real clinical setting. METHODS: Two hundred nine consecutive patients (median age: 34 years, [...]

Patient acceptance and diagnostic utility of automated digital image analysis of pigmented skin lesions2019-01-02T18:59:02+00:00

Pilot study on the acceptance of mobile teledermatology for the home monitoring of high-need patients with psoriasis.

BACKGROUND: The willingness to be educated is one of the highest desires among patients with psoriasis. Therefore, a collaborative model of management would appear to be essential in enhancing patient satisfaction in this challenging condition. The present study aimed at examining the applicability of a mobile teledermatology service in this regard and assessing the association [...]

Pilot study on the acceptance of mobile teledermatology for the home monitoring of high-need patients with psoriasis.2019-01-02T18:59:02+00:00

Design and development of a mobile computer application to reengineer workflows in the hospital and the methodology to evaluate its effectiveness.

This paper describes a new method of collecting additional data for the purpose of skin cancer research from the patients in the hospital using the system Mobile Computing in Medicine Graz (MoCoMed-Graz). This system departs from the traditional paper-based questionnaire data collection methods and implements a new composition of evaluation methods to demonstrate its effectiveness. [...]

Design and development of a mobile computer application to reengineer workflows in the hospital and the methodology to evaluate its effectiveness.2019-01-02T18:59:02+00:00

Mobile teledermatology for skin tumour screening: diagnostic accuracy of clinical and dermoscopic image tele-evaluation using cellular phones.

BACKGROUND: The ability to diagnose malignant skin tumours accurately and to distinguish them from benign lesions is vital in ensuring appropriate patient management. Little is known about the effects of mobile teledermatology services on diagnostic accuracy and their appropriateness for skin tumour surveillance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of clinical and dermoscopic image tele-evaluation [...]

Mobile teledermatology for skin tumour screening: diagnostic accuracy of clinical and dermoscopic image tele-evaluation using cellular phones.2019-01-02T18:59:02+00:00

Dermatoscopy of genital warts.

Erratum in J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 May;66(5):829. Soyer, Peter [corrected to Soyer, H Peter]. BACKGROUND: Genital warts may mimic a variety of conditions, thus complicating their diagnosis and treatment. The recognition of early flat lesions presents a diagnostic challenge. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the dermatoscopic features of genital warts, unveiling the possibility of [...]

Dermatoscopy of genital warts.2019-01-02T18:59:02+00:00