Dirk M Elston

Summary

Affiliation: Geisinger Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Aquatic antagonists: Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Cutis 80:186-8. 2007
  2. ncbi What's eating you? Schistosoma japonicum
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Laboratory Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 1406, USA
    Cutis 73:299-300. 2004
  3. ncbi What's eating you? Common striped bark scorpion (Centruroides vittatus)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 1782, USA
    Cutis 78:233-4. 2006
  4. ncbi What's eating you? Schistosoma mansoni
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology and Laboratory Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 1406, USA
    Cutis 73:387-9. 2004
  5. ncbi What's eating you? Cheyletiella mites
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 1406, USA
    Cutis 74:23-4. 2004
  6. ncbi Patient safety: Part I. Patient safety and the dermatologist
    Dirk M Elston
    Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822 1406, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 61:179-90; quiz 191. 2009
  7. ncbi Aquatic antagonists: sponge dermatitis
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Cutis 80:279-80. 2007
  8. ncbi What's eating you? Blister beetles
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 1406, USA
    Cutis 74:285-6. 2004
  9. ncbi What's eating you? Flat rock scorpion (Hadogenes granulatus)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    Cutis 79:273-4. 2007
  10. ncbi What's eating you? Chiggers
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Cutis 77:350-2. 2006

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Publications86

  1. ncbi Aquatic antagonists: Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Cutis 80:186-8. 2007
  2. ncbi What's eating you? Schistosoma japonicum
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Laboratory Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 1406, USA
    Cutis 73:299-300. 2004
  3. ncbi What's eating you? Common striped bark scorpion (Centruroides vittatus)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 1782, USA
    Cutis 78:233-4. 2006
  4. ncbi What's eating you? Schistosoma mansoni
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology and Laboratory Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 1406, USA
    Cutis 73:387-9. 2004
  5. ncbi What's eating you? Cheyletiella mites
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 1406, USA
    Cutis 74:23-4. 2004
  6. ncbi Patient safety: Part I. Patient safety and the dermatologist
    Dirk M Elston
    Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822 1406, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 61:179-90; quiz 191. 2009
    ..The article also focuses on how medical societies, payers, the US government, and the Board of Medical Specialties are responding to calls for accountability and improvements in patient safety...
  7. ncbi Aquatic antagonists: sponge dermatitis
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Cutis 80:279-80. 2007
  8. ncbi What's eating you? Blister beetles
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 1406, USA
    Cutis 74:285-6. 2004
  9. ncbi What's eating you? Flat rock scorpion (Hadogenes granulatus)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    Cutis 79:273-4. 2007
  10. ncbi What's eating you? Chiggers
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Cutis 77:350-2. 2006
  11. ncbi Optimal antibacterial treatment of uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections: applying a novel treatment algorithm
    Dirk M Elston
    Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822 9800, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 4:s15-9. 2005
    ..When the history and physical exam suggest CA-MRSA infection, and there is no fluctuant collection of purulent material to be drained, a sulfa drug or tetracycline is generally the best choice for initial empiric therapy...
  12. ncbi What's eating you? The South African fattail scorpion (Parabuthus transvaalicus)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    Cutis 76:299-300. 2005
  13. ncbi What's eating you? Trichuris trichiura (human whipworm)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Cutis 77:75-6. 2006
  14. ncbi Aquatic antagonists: lionfish (Pterois volitans)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    Cutis 77:215-6. 2006
  15. ncbi What's eating you? Psoroptes mites
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    Cutis 77:283-4. 2006
  16. pmc Laboratory results that should be ignored
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    MedGenMed 8:9. 2006
  17. ncbi Aquatic antagonists: sea anemone dermatitis
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology and Laboratory Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    Cutis 78:31-2. 2006
  18. ncbi Aquatic antagonists: stingray injury
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Cutis 78:93-4. 2006
  19. ncbi What's eating you? Plain eastern stripeless scorpion (Vaejovis carolinianus)
    Dirk M Elston
    Departments of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    Cutis 78:393-4. 2006
  20. ncbi What's eating you? Schistosoma haematobium
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 1406, USA
    Cutis 73:233-4. 2004
  21. ncbi What's eating you? Saddleback caterpillar (Acharia stimulea)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    Cutis 80:110-2. 2007
  22. ncbi Commentary: Iron deficiency and hair loss: problems with measurement of iron
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 5206, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 63:1077-82. 2010
    ..This commentary discusses the sensitivity and specificity of available tests for iron deficiency and presents practical guidelines for testing and supplementation...
  23. ncbi What's eating you? Tarantulas (Theraphosidae)
    Dirk M Elston
    Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Cutis 70:162-3. 2002
  24. ncbi Demodex mites: facts and controversies
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822 5206, USA
    Clin Dermatol 28:502-4. 2010
    ..The evidence linking Demodex mites to human disease has implications regarding treatment...
  25. ncbi What's eating you? Enterobius vermicularis (pinworms, threadworms)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 1406, USA
    Cutis 71:268-70. 2003
  26. ncbi Tick bites and skin rashes
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Ave, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:132-8. 2010
    ..This paper will review the major ticks of medical importance and the diseases they transmit, including important emerging pathogens...
  27. ncbi Patient safety: Part II. Opportunities for improvement in patient safety
    Dirk M Elston
    Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822 1406, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 61:193-205; quiz 206. 2009
    ..It also examines efforts to measure clinical effectiveness and outcomes in the practice of medicine...
  28. ncbi How to handle a CA-MRSA outbreak
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822, USA
    Dermatol Clin 27:43-8. 2009
    ..The recurrence and attack rates of close contacts are high and relate to persistent colonization...
  29. ncbi Topical antibiotics in dermatology: emerging patterns of resistance
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Dermatol Clin 27:25-31. 2009
    ..Other agents, such as zinc salts, are promising in this regard. This article discusses alternatives to antibiotics and mechanisms to stem the emergence of resistance...
  30. ncbi Status update: hospital-acquired and community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cutis 79:37-42. 2007
    ..Incision and drainage is of paramount importance in the treatment of cutaneous abscesses and is sufficient treatment in most uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections...
  31. ncbi Eosinophils in mycosis fungoides: an uncommon finding in the patch and plaque stages
    Scott R Dalton
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Am J Dermatopathol 34:586-91. 2012
    ..However, in cases where fewer than 3 eosinophils are present in sections, patch stage MF cannot be excluded...
  32. ncbi Bullous eruption: a manifestation of lupus erythematosus
    Ronea Harris-Stith
    Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, USA
    Cutis 72:31-7. 2003
    ..We review the spectrum of bullous disease in patients with LE and discuss the pathogenesis and histology of these eruptions, as well as current therapeutic options...
  33. ncbi Re-examination of features to distinguish polyarteritis nodosa from superficial thrombophlebitis
    Lawrence D Hall
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Am J Dermatopathol 35:463-71. 2013
    ..Our findings suggest that no single histopathologic feature is completely reliable and combining the histopathologic features with clinicopathologic correlation is essential for correct vessel identification...
  34. ncbi Is superficial spreading melanoma still the most common form of malignant melanoma?
    Seth B Forman
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 58:1013-20. 2008
    ..Most epidemiological studies suggest that superficial spreading melanoma is the most common histological subtype of malignant melanoma, but past data may not reflect current patterns of sun exposure or other risk factors...
  35. ncbi Mohs micrographic surgery for granular cell tumor using S-100 immunostain
    Sidney B Smith
    Department of Dermatology MCHE DD, San Antonio Uniformed Health Services Educational Consortium, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA
    Dermatol Surg 28:1076-8. 2002
    ..The standard treatment is complete excision. Two previous cases of GCTs treated by Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) have been reported in the English literature. The immunohistochemical stain S-100 was not used in these cases...
  36. ncbi Scabies
    Maria I Hicks
    Geisinger Dermatology, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Dermatol Ther 22:279-92. 2009
    ..scabiei DNA. The most commonly used treatment modalities are permethrin and ivermectin. Persistence of symptoms for 2-6 weeks after successful treatment is common. Most recurrences are because of reinfection from untreated contacts...
  37. ncbi Atypical junctional melanocytic proliferations in benign lichenoid keratosis
    Scott R Dalton
    Department of Pathology, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
    Hum Pathol 34:706-9. 2003
    ..Pathologists should approach a diagnosis of BLK cautiously in the setting of severely sun-damaged skin...
  38. ncbi What's eating you? Fire ants
    Richard Burroughs
    Department of Dermatology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Cutis 75:85-9. 2005
  39. ncbi Life-threatening stings, bites, infestations, and parasitic diseases
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Clin Dermatol 23:164-70. 2005
    ..Bites, stings and infestations can be fatal. Anaphylaxis to vespids and bees can be prevented with immunotherapy. Patients should be referred to an allergist. The acute care and prevention of arthropod injury is discussed below...
  40. ncbi What's eating you? Loxosceles reclusa (brown recluse spider)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234 6200, USA
    Cutis 69:91-2, 94-5. 2002
  41. ncbi Comparison of colchicine, dapsone, triamcinolone, and diphenhydramine therapy for the treatment of brown recluse spider envenomation: a double-blind, controlled study in a rabbit model
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Arch Dermatol 141:595-7. 2005
    ..The animals were evaluated for the presence of coagulopathy to determine if the incidence of systemic findings correlated with the type of treatment...
  42. ncbi Handling a community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus outbreak: emerging data
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cutis 82:13-7. 2008
    ..Recurrence and spread of infection can be reduced by addressing the carrier state. Strategies for treatment and elimination of staphylococcal carriage are discussed...
  43. ncbi Update on cutaneous manifestations of infectious diseases
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Med Clin North Am 93:1283-90. 2009
    ..Travelers are often contagious before they are aware that they have the disease, contributing to the spread. This article reviews bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens important to dermatologists...
  44. ncbi Methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: management principles and selection of antibiotic therapy
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822, USA
    Dermatol Clin 25:157-64, vi. 2007
    ..Linezolid, and the newer parenteral antibiotics should be reserved for serious infections...
  45. ncbi Urticarialike plaques on the breasts of a 72-year-old woman
    Samantha Carp
    Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Dermatol 141:1161-6. 2005
  46. ncbi Smooth muscle pattern is more reliable than the presence or absence of an internal elastic lamina in distinguishing an artery from a vein
    Scott R Dalton
    Department of Pathology, Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
    J Cutan Pathol 33:216-9. 2006
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  47. ncbi Dense lymphocytic infiltrates associated with non-melanoma skin cancer in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia
    Morgan L Wilson
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Dermatol Online J 16:4. 2010
    ..We report a series of three cases of SCC with a coexisting infiltrate of CLL, including one with perineural involvement, one involving metastatic SCC, and one in which this histologic finding spurred the initial diagnosis of CLL...
  48. ncbi Rickettsial skin disease: uncommon presentations
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Clin Dermatol 23:541-4. 2005
    ..Early diagnosis is mandatory for better outcome. Clinical symptoms and patient's history are essential, but uncommon presentation of these arthropod-borne diseases may be a challenge...
  49. ncbi Treatment of common skin infections and infestations during pregnancy
    Carly A Elston
    The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
    Dermatol Ther 26:312-20. 2013
    ..This article examines the evidence basis for the treatment of common cutaneous infections in women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. ..
  50. ncbi What is your diagnosis? Periungual squamous cell carcinoma
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cutis 78:161, 173-4. 2006
  51. ncbi Infantile digital fibroma treated with mohs micrographic surgery
    John G Albertini
    Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA
    Dermatol Surg 28:959-61. 2002
    ..Infantile digital fibroma (IDF) is a rare benign fibrous tumor of childhood that frequently recurs despite local excision. Conservative, nonsurgical management may result in regression and/or joint deformity...
  52. ncbi Tumors composed of malignant epithelial and melanocytic populations: a case series and review of the literature
    Elizabeth K Satter
    Department of Dermatology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Cutan Pathol 36:211-9. 2009
    ..We review all previous case reports in the English literature and attempt to clarify the terminology and summarize what is currently known about these unique tumors...
  53. ncbi What's eating you? Centruroides exilicauda
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Cutis 69:16, 20. 2002
  54. ncbi Treating pediculosis--those nit-picking details
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 24:415-6. 2007
  55. ncbi Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 56:1-16; quiz 17-20. 2007
    ..The typical associated gene cassette is quite small and codes only for methicillin resistance. Abscesses generally respond to drainage...
  56. ncbi A comparison of vertical versus transverse sections in the evaluation of alopecia biopsy specimens
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 53:267-72. 2005
    ..Even though the trend in recent years has been toward transverse sections in this setting, we are not aware of any published data directly comparing the two methods...
  57. ncbi Leishmaniasis acquired in the Iraqi Theater of Operations: lessons learned
    Dirk M Elston
    Departments of Dermatology and Laboratory Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822 1406, USA
    Cutis 74:253-5. 2004
    ..Among the factors to be considered are environment, exposure, vector control, and the failure to deliver insect repellent to deployed US personnel...
  58. doi Quality in laboratory medicine. Preface
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Pathology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Clin Lab Med 28:xi-xii. 2008
  59. ncbi Vertical vs. transverse sections: both are valuable in the evaluation of alopecia
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Am J Dermatopathol 27:353-6. 2005
  60. ncbi Diseases encountered during war and rebuilding: lessons from past conflicts
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    Cutis 72:39-41. 2003
    ..These efforts serve as models for the types of problems we may encounter today. It also is critical to review available data concerning the unique aspects of cutaneous diseases in that part of the world...
  61. ncbi New and emerging infectious diseases
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 52:1062-8. 2005
    ..Infectious diseases that emerge in Africa or Asia may arrive on US shores within days. This article reviews the new and emerging pathogens important to dermatologists...
  62. ncbi "Anisotrichosis": a novel term to describe pattern alopecia
    Lindsay D Sewell
    Geisinger Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, Danville, PA 17822, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 56:856. 2007
  63. ncbi Controversies concerning the treatment of lice and scabies
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology MCHE DD, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 46:794-6. 2002
  64. ncbi What's eating you? Io moth (Automeris io)
    Eric W Hossler
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822, USA
    Cutis 82:21-4. 2008
  65. ncbi Elastic staining versus fluorescent and polarized microscopy in the diagnosis of alopecia
    Carly A Elston
    Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 69:288-93. 2013
    ..Recently, polarized microscopy was reported as helpful in the evaluation of alopecia biopsy specimens...
  66. ncbi Metastatic aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma
    Coleman E Altman
    Department of Dermatology, Brooke Army Medical Center, Building 3600, San Antonio, TX 78234, USA
    Cutis 72:145-7. 2003
    ..Ferritin antibody may prove useful in the diagnosis of aggressive digital papillary adenoma (ADPA) and ADPAca...
  67. ncbi Cutaneous onchocercoma
    Jason F Okulicz
    Dermatology and Internal Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas, USA
    Int J Dermatol 43:170-2. 2004
    ..The antiparasitic agent ivermectin is the drug of choice for both prophylaxis and treatment of active disease...
  68. ncbi Fontana-positive grains in mycetoma caused by Microsporum canis
    Sasha C Kramer
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 23:473-5. 2006
    ..canis staining Fontana positive. Differentiation of dermatophyte-induced mycetoma from kerion is important because mycetomas require a combined approach including surgical debridement in addition to oral antifungal therapy...
  69. ncbi Prevention of arthropod-related disease
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 51:947-54. 2004
    ..Strategies for prevention of illness include avoidance, vector reduction programs, chemoprophylaxis, and repellents. Strategies must be tailored to regional risks...
  70. ncbi The dermatopathology of new and emerging infectious diseases
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Adv Dermatol 23:165-76. 2007
  71. ncbi Opportunities to improve quality in laboratory medicine
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Pathology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Clin Lab Med 28:173-7, v. 2008
    ..Errors in the postanalytic phase often relate to turn-around time, delivery of reports, or interpretation of results. This article focuses on the key opportunities for improvement in quality...
  72. ncbi The physician quality reporting initiative
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Pathology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA
    Clin Lab Med 28:351-7, viii. 2008
    ..This article describes the evolution of the PQRI program and the methodology involved in measure development. Key points are summarized...
  73. ncbi What's eating you? Latrodectus mactans (the black widow spider)
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 78234 6200, USA
    Cutis 69:257-8. 2002
  74. ncbi What is your diagnosis? Waardenburg syndrome
    Dirk M Elston
    Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cutis 73:20, 45-6. 2004
  75. ncbi What's eating you? Megalopyge opercularis
    Gregg Anthony Severs
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cutis 71:445-8. 2003
  76. ncbi Nit picking
    Dirk M Elston
    J Am Acad Dermatol 53:164-7. 2005
  77. ncbi Cutaneous and systemic effects of varying doses of brown recluse spider venom in a rabbit model
    David L McGlasson
    Clinical Research Squadron MSRL, Lackland AFB, TX 78236 5300, USA
    Clin Lab Sci 20:99-105. 2007
    ..Establishment of a dose-response relationship is an important first step in determining if the NZW rabbit is a suitable model to study both cutaneous and systemic effects of the venom...
  78. ncbi Tackling the anterior nares and other sites of colonization: implications for the dermatologist
    James Q Del Rosso
    University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, USA
    Cutis 79:52-9. 2007
    ....
  79. ncbi War and rebuilding: what can we expect in the aftermath of the war in Iraq?
    Dirk M Elston
    Cutis 72:17-8. 2003
  80. ncbi Practical management tips for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Dirk M Elston
    Cutis 81:311-3. 2008
  81. ncbi Drug-resistant lice
    Dirk M Elston
    Arch Dermatol 139:1061-4. 2003
  82. ncbi Pediculosis
    Christine J Ko
    Department of Dermatology, University of California at Irvine, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 50:1-12; quiz 13-4. 2004
    ..Major types of resistance include knock-down resistance, glutathione-S-transferase-based resistance, and monooxygenase-based resistance. Research is needed to identify new effective treatments...
  83. ncbi Making sense of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Dirk M Elston
    Cutis 81:205-6. 2008
  84. ncbi Human infestation by larval Amblyomma ticks
    Dirk M Elston
    Arch Dermatol 142:497-500. 2006
  85. ncbi Long-term suppression of chronic Sweet's syndrome with colchicine
    Steven Ritter
    J Am Acad Dermatol 47:323-4. 2002
  86. ncbi Treatment options in the management of uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections
    Richard K Scher
    Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA
    Cutis 75:3-23. 2005