Cristina Carrera

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Affiliation: Hospital Universitario
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Impact of sunscreens on preventing UVR-induced effects in nevi: in vivo study comparing protection using a physical barrier vs sunscreen
    Cristina Carrera
    Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    JAMA Dermatol 149:803-13. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Early stages of melanoma on the limbs of high-risk patients: clinical, dermoscopic, reflectance confocal microscopy and histopathological characterization for improved recognition
    Cristina Carrera
    Department of Dermatology, Melanoma and Dermatopathology Units, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Derm Venereol 91:137-46. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Seborrheic keratosislike melanoma with folliculotropism
    Cristina Carrera
    Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Spain
    Arch Dermatol 143:373-6. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Pyoderma vegetans associated with severe psoriatic arthritis: good response to etanercept
    Cristina Carrera
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatology 214:77-81. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Characterization of 1152 lesions excised over 10 years using total-body photography and digital dermatoscopy in the surveillance of patients at high risk for melanoma
    Gabriel Salerni
    Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Acad Dermatol 67:836-45. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Development of a two-step method for the diagnosis of melanoma by reflectance confocal microscopy
    Sonia Segura
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Passeig Maritim 25 29, Barcelona 08003, Spain
    J Am Acad Dermatol 61:216-29. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Ex vivo dermoscopy for biobank-oriented sampling of melanoma
    Joseph Malvehy
    Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain2Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red Enfermedades Raras, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain
    JAMA Dermatol 149:1060-7. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Development of a human in vivo method to study the effect of ultraviolet radiation and sunscreens in melanocytic nevi
    Cristina Carrera
    Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatology 217:124-36. 2008
  9. pmc Genetic counseling in melanoma
    Celia Badenas
    Centro Investigación Biomédica en Red en Enfermedades Raras CIBERER, Biochemical and Molecular Genetics Service, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel, Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatol Ther 25:397-402. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Homogeneous blue pattern in an acral congenital melanocytic nevus
    Anastasia A Garrido-Ríos
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
    Dermatology 217:315-7. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Impact of sunscreens on preventing UVR-induced effects in nevi: in vivo study comparing protection using a physical barrier vs sunscreen
    Cristina Carrera
    Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    JAMA Dermatol 149:803-13. 2013
    ..Sun damage is the most important environmental factor associated with malignant melanoma. To address the health threat, as well as the economic burden, primary prevention and early detection are crucial...
  2. doi request reprint Early stages of melanoma on the limbs of high-risk patients: clinical, dermoscopic, reflectance confocal microscopy and histopathological characterization for improved recognition
    Cristina Carrera
    Department of Dermatology, Melanoma and Dermatopathology Units, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Derm Venereol 91:137-46. 2011
    ..Although the biological behaviour of these incipient tumours remains uncertain, the most appropriate treatment seems to be recognition and proper excision...
  3. ncbi request reprint Seborrheic keratosislike melanoma with folliculotropism
    Cristina Carrera
    Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Spain
    Arch Dermatol 143:373-6. 2007
    ..Dermoscopic examination of pigmented tumors improves the diagnostic accuracy in these challenging lesions. In these tumors, numerous comedolike openings are present...
  4. ncbi request reprint Pyoderma vegetans associated with severe psoriatic arthritis: good response to etanercept
    Cristina Carrera
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatology 214:77-81. 2007
    ..Etanercept was introduced, which resulted in a marked improvement within 3 weeks. Herein, we report a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge of the first case of PV associated with psoriasis that presented a good response to etanercept...
  5. doi request reprint Characterization of 1152 lesions excised over 10 years using total-body photography and digital dermatoscopy in the surveillance of patients at high risk for melanoma
    Gabriel Salerni
    Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Acad Dermatol 67:836-45. 2012
    ..The combined use of total-body photography and digital dermatoscopy, named "two-step method of digital follow-up," allowed the detection of incipient melanoma as a result of dermatoscopic or macroscopic changes during follow-up...
  6. doi request reprint Development of a two-step method for the diagnosis of melanoma by reflectance confocal microscopy
    Sonia Segura
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Passeig Maritim 25 29, Barcelona 08003, Spain
    J Am Acad Dermatol 61:216-29. 2009
    ..Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) has been shown to improve accuracy in the differentiation of nevus from melanoma, but only a few studies have evaluated both melanocytic lesions (ML) and non-ML...
  7. doi request reprint Ex vivo dermoscopy for biobank-oriented sampling of melanoma
    Joseph Malvehy
    Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain2Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red Enfermedades Raras, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain
    JAMA Dermatol 149:1060-7. 2013
    ..In the era of targeted therapy for cancer, translational research identifying molecular targets in melanoma offers novel opportunities for potential new treatments...
  8. ncbi request reprint Development of a human in vivo method to study the effect of ultraviolet radiation and sunscreens in melanocytic nevi
    Cristina Carrera
    Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatology 217:124-36. 2008
    ..The aim was to design and validate an in vivo human model to study the influence of UVR and sunscreen protection on nevi...
  9. pmc Genetic counseling in melanoma
    Celia Badenas
    Centro Investigación Biomédica en Red en Enfermedades Raras CIBERER, Biochemical and Molecular Genetics Service, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel, Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatol Ther 25:397-402. 2012
    ..In countries with a high incidence, families with three cases of melanoma, with two melanomas and one pancreatic adenocarcinoma, or patients with three primary melanomas, may benefit from genetic testing...
  10. doi request reprint Homogeneous blue pattern in an acral congenital melanocytic nevus
    Anastasia A Garrido-Ríos
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
    Dermatology 217:315-7. 2008
    ..The recognition of this pattern in benign acral congenital nevi is relevant in the clinical decision making concerning acral tumors...
  11. pmc Benefits of total body photography and digital dermatoscopy ("two-step method of digital follow-up") in the early diagnosis of melanoma in patients at high risk for melanoma
    Gabriel Salerni
    Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Acad Dermatol 67:e17-27. 2012
    ..Early detection of melanoma is the best way to improve prognosis. Digital follow-up (DFU) programs of populations at high risk could be an efficient strategy for detecting early melanomas with low morbidity...
  12. doi request reprint Adult xanthogranuloma mimicking basal cell carcinoma: dermoscopy, reflectance confocal microscopy and pathological correlation
    Louise Lovato
    Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, CIBER de Enfermedades Raras, Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatology 220:66-70. 2010
    ..To our knowledge this is the first description of the clinical, dermoscopic and confocal microscopy correlations of a xanthogranuloma...
  13. pmc Genetic alterations in RAS-regulated pathway in acral lentiginous melanoma
    Joan A Puig-Butille
    Centro Investigación Biomédica en Enfermedades Raras, ISCIII, Barcelona, Spain
    Exp Dermatol 22:148-50. 2013
    ..Gains of 11q13 and 20q13 were mutually exclusive, and 1p13.2 gain was associated with 5p15.33. Our findings showed that alterations in RAS-related pathways are present in 87.5% of acral lentiginous melanomas...
  14. doi request reprint Pigmented spindle cell nevus: clues for differentiating it from spindle cell malignant melanoma. A comprehensive survey including clinicopathologic, immunohistochemical, and FISH studies
    Alba Diaz
    Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Surg Pathol 35:1733-42. 2011
    ..However, ancillary techniques such as proliferation antigen Ki-67, cyclin D1, survivin, and FISH can be useful as adjunctive tools...
  15. doi request reprint In vivo confocal reflectance microscopy in melanoma
    Cristina Carrera
    Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatol Ther 25:410-22. 2012
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  16. doi request reprint Melanomas detected in a follow-up program compared with melanomas referred to a melanoma unit
    Gabriel Salerni
    Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Dermatol 147:549-55. 2011
    ..To compare melanomas diagnosed in patients included in follow-up programs with melanomas diagnosed in patients referred to a melanoma unit...
  17. doi request reprint Correlation among Dermoscopy, Confocal Reflectance Microscopy, and Histologic Features of Melanoma and Basal Cell Carcinoma Collision Tumor
    Gabriel Salerni
    Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology Department of Pathology Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Service, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatol Surg 37:275-9. 2011
    ..The authors have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters...
  18. ncbi request reprint Dendritic cells in pigmented basal cell carcinoma: a relevant finding by reflectance-mode confocal microscopy
    Sonia Segura
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Dermatol 143:883-6. 2007
    ..We studied 3 consecutive pigmented BCC by means of RCM and performed a histological and immunohistochemical correlation focusing on the presence of dendritic structures...
  19. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of PAX3 genetic variants and nevus number
    Zighereda Ogbah
    Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain
    Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 26:666-76. 2013
    ..This study suggests that SNPs in PAX3 are associated with nevus number, providing support for PAX3 as a candidate nevus gene. Further studies are needed to examine the role of PAX3 in melanoma susceptibility. ..
  20. ncbi request reprint TERT and AURKA Gene Copy Number Gains Enhance the Detection of Acral Lentiginous Melanomas by Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization
    Alba Diaz
    Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Mol Diagn 16:198-206. 2014
    ..015). Our results indicate that addition of specific FISH probes to the current probe could improve sensitivity for the diagnosis of acral melanomas. Further studies in larger numbers of cases are needed to validate these results. ..
  21. ncbi request reprint In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy to monitor the response of lentigo maligna to imiquimod
    Ivette Alarcón
    Dermatology Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Institut de Recerca Biomédica August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Acad Dermatol 71:49-55. 2014
    ..Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a noninvasive method that has not been validated for monitoring the treatment of LM with imiquimod...
  22. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy in epidermodysplasia verruciformis
    Sonia Segura
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, 170 Villaroel, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatol Surg 32:103-6. 2006
    ..Patients affected with EV are not able to eliminate oncogenic viruses within lesions, leading to a malignant transformation...
  23. doi request reprint Fast evaluation of 69 basal cell carcinomas with ex vivo fluorescence confocal microscopy: criteria description, histopathological correlation, and interobserver agreement
    Antoni Bennassar
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clínic and Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques Agustí Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    JAMA Dermatol 149:839-47. 2013
    ..Fluorescence confocal microscopy (FCM) represents a first step toward a rapid "bedside pathology" in the Mohs surgery setting and in other fields of general pathology...
  24. doi request reprint Dermoscopic rosettes as a clue for pigmented incipient melanoma
    Tatiana González-Álvarez
    Dermatology Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic and Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatology 228:31-3. 2014
    ..Based on a proper dermoscopic- confocal-histopathological correlation, we hypothesize that rosettes could correspond to optic phenomena due to changes in the superficial epidermal reaction and in the acrosyringia...
  25. doi request reprint In vivo confocal microscopy features of cutaneous leishmaniasis
    Ivette Alarcón
    Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Dermatology 228:121-4. 2014
    ..Confocal microscopy is a technique which allows in vivo examination of the skin at cellular resolution...
  26. ncbi request reprint Shiny white streaks: a sign of malignancy at dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions
    Danielle Shitara
    Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Derm Venereol 94:132-7. 2014
    ..These results corroborate the clinical applicability of SWS in aiding the diagnosis of malignancy and helping to raise the general dermatologist's awareness in cases of doubt and featureless lesions...
  27. ncbi request reprint Biochemotherapy with temozolomide, cisplatin, vinblastine, subcutaneous interleukin-2 and interferon-alpha in patients with metastatic melanoma
    María González Cao
    Medical Oncology Department, Clinic Institute of Hematologic and Oncologic Diseases ICHMO, Clinic Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
    Melanoma Res 16:59-64. 2006
    ..2%). It can be concluded that this regimen is well tolerated and has a modest activity despite the poor prognosis of our patient population. The low haematological toxicity rate obtained suggests that higher doses could be tried...
  28. ncbi request reprint Dermoscopy improves accuracy of primary care physicians to triage lesions suggestive of skin cancer
    Giuseppe Argenziano
    Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 24:1877-82. 2006
    ..The aim of this randomized study was to determine whether the adjunct of dermoscopy to the standard clinical examination improves the accuracy of PCPs to triage lesions suggestive of skin cancer...
  29. ncbi request reprint Long-term complete remission of cutaneous melanoma metastases in association with a folk remedy
    Cristina Carrera
    J Am Acad Dermatol 52:713-5. 2005