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Green tea ointment clears genital warts.(Dermatologic Therapy)

Green tea ointment clears genital warts.(Dermatologic Therapy) Sullivan, Michele G. ST. LOUIS — An investigational ointment containing extract of green tea successfully clears genital warts in about 60% of patients, Karl Beutner, M.D., said at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. The ointment, polyphenon E, is being developed by MediGene AG, Martinsried, […]

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Starting up a medical spa? Get the right equipment.(Dermatologic Surgery)

Starting up a medical spa? Get the right equipment.(Dermatologic Surgery) Wachter, Kerri Orlando — For those who are thinking about going into the medical spa business, Dr. Mitchel P. Goldman, a dermatologist in private practice in La Jolla, Calif., named the essential services to offer: * Intense pulsed light. “If you can only buy one […]

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Rising anal cancer incidence commensurate with HPV, AIDS.(Clinical Rounds)

Rising anal cancer incidence commensurate with HPV, AIDS.(Clinical Rounds) Kirn, Timothy F. SAN FRANCISCO — The HIV epidemic has brought to light evidence that males who have sex with males now have a rate of anal cancer as high as the incidence rate of cervical cancer in women prior to Pap smear. The incidence in […]

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Physicians pushed into concierge care.(Letters)(Letter to the editor)

Physicians pushed into concierge care.(Letters)(Letter to the editor) Romano, Thomas J. The article on concierge motives was informative, but it raised more questions than answers (“Concierge Care: Money Is Not the Sole Motive,” August 2006, p. 49). I have a fee-for-service rheumatology/pain management practice. I have opted out of the Medicare program, and I do […]

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Paint Ingredient Sparked Allergic Dermatitis.(triglycidyl isocyanurate allergy causes allergic dermatitis)

Paint Ingredient Sparked Allergic Dermatitis.(triglycidyl isocyanurate allergy causes allergic dermatitis) McNAMARA, DAMIAN HERSHEY, PA. — Workers in the powder-paint coating industry may be exposed to an ingredient that causes allergic contact dermatitis, as the case of a 43-year-old man with a 2-year history of skin problems illustrates. An initial rash on the patient’s face spread […]

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Pediatric surgery patients require special care.(Dermatologic Surgery)

Pediatric surgery patients require special care.(Dermatologic Surgery) Napoli, Denise WASHINGTON — Simple techniques can smooth the dermatologic surgery experience and outcomes for children, Dr. Brandie J. Metz said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. For instance, while it may seem obvious to explain a procedure as thoroughly as possible without scaring […]

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Early flap division safe after modified Hughes.(Dermatologic Surgery)

Early flap division safe after modified Hughes.(Dermatologic Surgery) MacNeil, Jane Salodof NEW ORLEANS — In lower eyelid reconstruction, early division of a tarsoconjunctival pedicle can be safely performed 7 days after the first stage of a modified Hughes procedure, Igal Leibovitch, M.D., said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Leibovitch […]

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Case of the month.(epidermolysis bullosa acquisita)

Case of the month.(epidermolysis bullosa acquisita) Brunk, Doug A 16-year-old female first noted blistering of her left elbow and mild dysphagia 4 years ago. She developed widespread bullae on her extremities. Dysphagia progressed to difficulty swallowing her own saliva. What’s your diagnosis? BANFF, ALTA. — Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita is a chronic, acquired, autoimmune, subepidermal blistering […]

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Look beyond Fitzpatrick scale to classify skin.(Clinical Rounds)

Look beyond Fitzpatrick scale to classify skin.(Clinical Rounds) Schneider, Mary Ellen DALLAS — A new classification system is needed to take race and ethnicity out of the equation when identifying skin color, Dr. Rebat M. Halder said at the annual meeting of the National Medical Association. Descriptions of skin color using the Fitzpatrick scale may […]

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Dermatologists and free care

Dermatologists and free care Denny L. Tuffanelli I’ve practiced dermatology for 40 years in San Francisco. Our city is, in some ways, unique. It has been called the People’s Republic of San Francisco, the Capital of the Left Coast, and the Home of the Latte Liberals. We have a five-physician office. We belong to all […]