Murad Alam

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Oblique advancement flap for defects of the lateral nasal supratip
    Murad Alam
    Division of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Dermatol 139:1039-42. 2003
  2. doi request reprint State medical board regulation of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures
    Samreen Choudhry
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 66:86-91. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Increased incidence and mortality associated with skin cancers after cardiac transplant
    M Alam
    Departments of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery Transplant, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 11:1488-97. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Delayed treatment and continued growth of nonmelanoma skin cancer
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 64:839-48. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Ultrasound tightening of facial and neck skin: a rater-blinded prospective cohort study
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 62:262-9. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint The future of noninvasive procedural dermatology
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair Street, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 32:59-61. 2013
  7. doi request reprint American Society for Dermatologic Surgery dermatologic surgery drug and device nomenclature recommendations
    Murad Alam
    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA
    Dermatol Surg 39:1158-66. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of nonpurpuragenic 595-nm pulsed dye laser and microsecond 1064-nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser for treatment of diffuse facial erythema: A double-blind randomized controlled trial
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 69:438-43. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Abbreviations for device names: a proposed methodology with specific examples
    Murad Alam
    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Rolling Meadows, IL 60611, USA
    Dermatol Surg 39:548-50. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Association between type of reconstruction after Mohs micrographic surgery and surgeon-, patient-, and tumor-specific features: a cross-sectional study
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Dermatol Surg 39:51-5. 2013

Detail Information

Publications88

  1. ncbi request reprint Oblique advancement flap for defects of the lateral nasal supratip
    Murad Alam
    Division of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Dermatol 139:1039-42. 2003
    ..Reconstruction of nasal alar defects is difficult because of the complex anatomy of the region. A frequent challenge in this area is repair of small cutaneous defects involving the lateral nasal supratip and the superior alar groove...
  2. doi request reprint State medical board regulation of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures
    Samreen Choudhry
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 66:86-91. 2012
    ..There is little information regarding commonalities, differences, and trends in the regulation of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures (MICP) across different state medical boards in the United States...
  3. doi request reprint Increased incidence and mortality associated with skin cancers after cardiac transplant
    M Alam
    Departments of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery Transplant, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 11:1488-97. 2011
    ..Skin cancer screening and prophylaxis may be of some utility in reducing morbidity and mortality in cardiac transplant patients...
  4. doi request reprint Delayed treatment and continued growth of nonmelanoma skin cancer
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 64:839-48. 2011
    ..Patients may delay treatment for skin cancer for various reasons. Prior research on treatment delay has focused on melanoma rather than nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), which is much more common...
  5. doi request reprint Ultrasound tightening of facial and neck skin: a rater-blinded prospective cohort study
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 62:262-9. 2010
    ..The excellent safety profile is mitigated by the limited efficacy of such procedures...
  6. ncbi request reprint The future of noninvasive procedural dermatology
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair Street, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 32:59-61. 2013
    ..Dermatologists are well equipped to retain their leadership in noninvasive esthetic medicine, and they will, to the extent that they continue to pioneer outstanding therapies that are effective, affordable, and safe...
  7. doi request reprint American Society for Dermatologic Surgery dermatologic surgery drug and device nomenclature recommendations
    Murad Alam
    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA
    Dermatol Surg 39:1158-66. 2013
    ..There is a lack of consensus regarding appropriate nomenclature for drugs and devices used in surgical and cosmetic dermatology...
  8. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of nonpurpuragenic 595-nm pulsed dye laser and microsecond 1064-nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser for treatment of diffuse facial erythema: A double-blind randomized controlled trial
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 69:438-43. 2013
    ..Facial erythema is a common symptom that responds to vascular laser treatment, but there are few comparative studies...
  9. doi request reprint Abbreviations for device names: a proposed methodology with specific examples
    Murad Alam
    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Rolling Meadows, IL 60611, USA
    Dermatol Surg 39:548-50. 2013
    ..Many devices used in dermatology lack generic names. If investigators use commercial device names, they risk the appearance of bias. Alternatively, reliance on ad-hoc names and abbreviations may confuse readers who do not recognize these...
  10. doi request reprint Association between type of reconstruction after Mohs micrographic surgery and surgeon-, patient-, and tumor-specific features: a cross-sectional study
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Dermatol Surg 39:51-5. 2013
    ..There are few data to indicate whether the type of final wound defect is associated with the type of post-Mohs repair...
  11. doi request reprint Complications of lasers and light treatments
    Murad Alam
    Departments of Dermatology, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Dermatol Ther 24:571-80. 2011
    ..With few exceptions, there are management strategies for avoiding laser adverse events, and, if they do occur, for mitigating their impact...
  12. pmc GLI1 genotypes do not predict basal cell carcinoma risk: a case control study
    Andrea Watson
    1Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Mol Cancer 8:113. 2009
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  13. doi request reprint Association between number of stages in Mohs micrographic surgery and surgeon-, patient-, and tumor-specific features: a cross-sectional study of practice patterns of 20 early- and mid-career Mohs surgeons
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Dermatol Surg 36:1915-20. 2010
    ..To determine the number of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) stages per tumor taken by early- to mid-career Mohs surgeons and to assess other factors affecting number of stages...
  14. doi request reprint Safety of peak serum lidocaine concentration after Mohs micrographic surgery: a prospective cohort study
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 63:87-92. 2010
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  15. doi request reprint Botulinum toxin and the facial feedback hypothesis: can looking better make you feel happier?
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 58:1061-72. 2008
    ..Based on the facial feedback hypothesis, this net change in facial expression may potentially have the secondary effect of reducing the internal experience of negative emotions, thus making patients feel less angry, sad, and fearful...
  16. doi request reprint Large-particle calcium hydroxylapatite injection for correction of facial wrinkles and depressions
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 65:92-6. 2011
    ..There is patient demand for similar fillers that may be longer lasting...
  17. doi request reprint To ablate or not: a proposal regarding nomenclature
    Murad Alam
    Departments of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 64:1170-4. 2011
    ..Vague and inexact word usage can complicate conversations about cutaneous energy devices, especially novel technologies...
  18. doi request reprint Blinded vs. unblinded peer review of manuscripts submitted to a dermatology journal: a randomized multi-rater study
    M Alam
    Department of Dermatology Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Br J Dermatol 165:563-7. 2011
    ..One concern has been that manuscript reviews in which the reviewer is unblinded (e.g. knows author identity) may be biased, with an increased likelihood that the evaluation will not be strictly on scientific merits...
  19. doi request reprint The use of brachytherapy in the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer: a review
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 65:377-88. 2011
    ..This article reviews the indications, efficacy, and adverse effects of brachytherapy in the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers...
  20. doi request reprint ASDS guidelines of care: injectable fillers
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, 676 N St Clair St, Ste 1600, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Dermatol Surg 34:S115-48. 2008
  21. ncbi request reprint Aesthetic and functional efficacy of subcuticular running epidermal closures of the trunk and extremity: a rater-blinded randomized control trial
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Arch Dermatol 142:1272-8. 2006
    ..To ascertain whether subcuticular epidermal closures of elliptical excisions of the trunk and extremities result in better functional and cosmetic outcomes than simple running epidermal closures of the same sites...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sterility assessment of multiple use botulinum A exotoxin vials: a prospective simulation
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 55:272-5. 2006
    ..A preponderance of evidence now indicates that storage of reconstituted botulinum toxin solution for longer than the 4 hours recommended by the manufacturer does not result in loss of effectiveness...
  23. doi request reprint Needs assessment for cosmetic dermatologic surgery
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Dermatol Clin 30:177-87, x. 2012
    ..Key comparative effectiveness studies are briefly reviewed, and areas of substantial deficiency in such research are highlighted...
  24. doi request reprint Effectiveness, safety, and effect on quality of life of topical salicylic acid peels for treatment of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation in dark skin
    Smita S Joshi
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Dermatol Surg 35:638-44; discussion 644. 2009
    ..There are no randomized split-face model studies investigating treatments for postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) in dark skin...
  25. doi request reprint Adverse events associated with mohs micrographic surgery: multicenter prospective cohort study of 20,821 cases at 23 centers
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois2Department of Otolaryngology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois3Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois4Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
    JAMA Dermatol 149:1378-85. 2013
    ..Much of the data regarding complications of MMS are anecdotal or report findings from single centers or single events...
  26. doi request reprint The comparative effectiveness of suction-curettage and onabotulinumtoxin-A injections for the treatment of primary focal axillary hyperhidrosis: a randomized control trial
    Omer Ibrahim
    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 69:88-95. 2013
    ..Botulinum toxin injections and suction-curettage have been separately shown to be effective in treating axillary hyperhidrosis but have not been compared in the same patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Clinical effect of a single pulsed dye laser treatment of fresh surgical scars: randomized controlled trial
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Dept of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Dermatol Surg 32:21-5. 2006
    ..There is limited evidence indicating improved surgical scar appearance if pulsed dye laser treatments are commenced immediately at the time of suture removal...
  28. doi request reprint Multidisciplinary approach to the management of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
    Donald W Buck
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 67:861-6. 2012
    ..Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is the most common cutaneous sarcoma. Tentacle-like extensions of neoplastic cells create a high incidence of local recurrence and pose challenges to resection and reconstruction...
  29. ncbi request reprint A quality rating scale for aesthetic surgical procedures
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 54:272-81. 2006
    ..While in recent years the number of available procedures has proliferated, there are few objective methods for evaluating the relative quality of these procedures for particular indications or specific patients...
  30. doi request reprint Barbed sutures: a review of the literature
    Mark T Villa
    Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Chicago, IL, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:102e-108e. 2008
    ..The authors review the literature to estimate several clinical parameters pertaining to barbed thread suspensions...
  31. doi request reprint Comparison of electrodesiccation and potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser for treatment of dermatosis papulosa nigra
    Roopal V Kundu
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Dermatol Surg 35:1079-83. 2009
    ..There is a lack of randomized split-face studies investigating treatments for dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN) in dark skin...
  32. doi request reprint Injectable fillers for facial rejuvenation: a review
    Donald W Buck
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 62:11-8. 2009
    ..A multitude of soft-tissue fillers exist, each with their own chemical constituents, indications, and effectiveness. It is imperative that plastic surgeons understand these agents when treating patients with cosmetic complaints...
  33. ncbi request reprint Frequency of use of suturing and repair techniques preferred by dermatologic surgeons
    Beth Adams
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Dermatol Surg 32:682-9. 2006
    ..There are many closure techniques and suture types available to cutaneous surgeons. Evidence-based data are not available regarding the frequency of use of these techniques by experienced practitioners...
  34. ncbi request reprint Brighter eyes: combined upper cheek and tear trough augmentation: a systematic approach utilizing two complementary hyaluronic acid fillers
    Rebecca Tung
    Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, LaGrange Park, IL, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 11:1094-7. 2012
    ..Overall, this combination filler procedure was found to produce both statistically significant and clinically apparent improvement and was associated with an extremely high degree of patient satisfaction...
  35. ncbi request reprint A prospective trial of fungal colonization after laser resurfacing of the face: correlation between culture positivity and symptoms of pruritus
    Murad Alam
    Division of Cutaneous Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:255-60. 2003
    ..After full-face laser resurfacing of the face, patients often complain of pruritus, which may be intense. It has been suggested that some cases of postresurfacing pruritus may be associated with subclinical fungal infection...
  36. doi request reprint Comparison of treatment of cherry angiomata with pulsed-dye laser, potassium titanyl phosphate laser, and electrodesiccation: a randomized controlled trial
    James Collyer
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair St, Ste 1600, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Dermatol 146:33-7. 2010
    ..To assess the comparative efficacy of energy treatments in resolving cherry angiomata...
  37. ncbi request reprint Low-level laser therapy for wound healing: mechanism and efficacy
    William Posten
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Dermatol Surg 31:334-40. 2005
    ..Given the recent interest in light-emitting diode (LED) photomodulation and minimally invasive nonablative laser therapies, it is timely to investigate reports that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) may have utility in wound healing...
  38. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous surgery in the elderly: ensuring comfort and safety
    Lisa M Rhodes
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Dermatol Ther 16:243-53. 2003
    ..A rational approach to surgery can increase the comfort and safety of surgery in such patients. Overall, cutaneous surgery is well-tolerated in even the oldest patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Clinically significant facial edema after extensive treatment with purpura-free pulsed-dye laser
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, 675 North St Clair, Ste 19 150, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:920-4. 2003
    ..However, there are anecdotal reports of treatment-associated discomfort even when purpura is not elicited...
  40. ncbi request reprint Nonablative laser and light treatments: histology and tissue effects--a review
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Lasers Surg Med 33:30-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this analysis is to critically evaluate what is known about histologic and tissue effects of nonablative laser therapy and suggest future directions for research...
  41. ncbi request reprint Complications with the use of botulinum toxin type A for cosmetic applications and hyperhidrosis
    Miguel A Pena
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 26:29-33. 2007
    ..Patients who do experience uncommon, transient effects can be reassured that these are not dangerous and will resolve completely without intervention...
  42. ncbi request reprint Patient satisfaction and reported long-term therapeutic efficacy associated with 1,320 nm Nd:YAG laser treatment of acne scarring and photoaging
    Ashish C Bhatia
    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Dermatol Surg 32:346-52. 2006
    ..Topical anesthesia was applied 1 hour before each treatment. Patients were interviewed at least 3 months after cessation of treatment (range 3-12 months)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Technique for calcium hydroxylapatite injection for correction of nasolabial fold depressions
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 56:285-9. 2007
    ..Injectable calcium hydroxylapatite is a soft-tissue augmentation material that is used off-label for facial augmentation, including repletion of depressed nasolabial folds...
  44. doi request reprint Treatment of forehead/glabellar rhytide complex with combination botulinum toxin a and hyaluronic acid versus botulinum toxin a injection alone: a split-face, rater-blinded, randomized control trial
    Meghan Dubina
    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Cosmet Dermatol 12:261-6. 2013
    ..Forehead and glabella rhytides are treated mostly with neurotoxins, although some practitioners prefer the concurrent use of fillers. It has been suggested that combination treatments can result in a better overall improvement...
  45. doi request reprint Flammability of topical preparations and surgical dressings in cutaneous and laser surgery: a controlled simulation study
    Katharine Arefiev
    Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Redwood City, California, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 67:700-5. 2012
    ..Given the lack of data regarding basic fire safety principles, many dermatologists remain unaware of this potential risk...
  46. ncbi request reprint Peripheral excision margins for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a meta-analysis of spatial data
    Zebadiah Kimmel
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:2113-20. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze available datasets to assess the degree of asymmetry typically associated with DFSP, and to study the optimal surgical approach for extirpating these tumors by clearing lateral margins...
  47. ncbi request reprint Safety of radiofrequency treatment over human skin previously injected with medium-term injectable soft-tissue augmentation materials: a controlled pilot trial
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Lasers Surg Med 38:205-10. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the safety of RF treatment over skin areas recently injected with medium-term injectable soft-tissue augmentation materials...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous oncologic and cosmetic surgery in geriatric patients
    Noah Scheinfeld
    Department of Dermatology, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1090 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 11 D, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Dermatol Clin 22:97-113. 2004
    ..If patients are treated holistically and comprehensively, their surgical experience can be enhanced and their health and appearance improved...
  49. ncbi request reprint The development of actinic keratosis into invasive squamous cell carcinoma: evidence and evolving classification schemes
    Jamshaid Anwar
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Clin Dermatol 22:189-96. 2004
    ..In the future, disparate classification schemes may be unified into a single pragmatic approach which accurately reflects the biological process whereby actinic keratoses devolve into invasive squamous cell carcinoma...
  50. ncbi request reprint Serious adverse vascular events associated with perioperative interruption of antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy
    Murad Alam
    Division of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Dermatol Surg 28:992-8; discussion 998. 2002
    ..Antithrombotic medications may increase perioperative bleeding during cutaneous surgery. Whether to discontinue these medications before surgery is controversial...
  51. doi request reprint Floaters in Mohs micrographic surgery
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Department of Otolaryngology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
    Dermatol Surg 39:1317-22. 2013
    ..Floaters are dislodged pieces of tumor tissue than can obscure Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) frozen sections and confound their interpretation...
  52. ncbi request reprint Treatment of facial telangiectasia with variable-pulse high-fluence pulsed-dye laser: comparison of efficacy with fluences immediately above and below the purpura threshold
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611 2923, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:681-4; discussion 685. 2003
    ..Pulsed-dye laser treatment has been shown to be highly effective for the treatment of facial telangiectasia. Posttreatment purpura after such treatment has limited patient acceptance of the procedure...
  53. doi request reprint Resistance of acellular dermal matrix materials to microbial penetration
    Elizabeth N Fahrenbach
    Department of Medicine, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    JAMA Dermatol 149:571-5. 2013
    ..Acellular dermal matrices have many current and potential applications, but their long-term safety has not been extensively studied. In particular, limited information exists regarding such materials' resistance to infection...
  54. ncbi request reprint Power and sample size of therapeutic trials in procedural dermatology: how many patients are enough?
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Dermatol Surg 31:201-5. 2005
    ..Many new devices and therapeutic interventions are continually introduced in cutaneous surgery. The efficacy of these new techniques must be compared with that of preexisting standards so that patients can be appropriately counseled...
  55. doi request reprint Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion
    Lora AlKhawam
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Facial Plast Surg 25:301-10. 2009
    ..Both techniques can result in clinically significant improvements in the appearance of skin and may become increasingly relevant among practitioners as new applications are developed...
  56. ncbi request reprint Two-lobed advancement flap for cutaneous helical rim defects
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:1044-9. 2003
    ..A variant of the bilobe, the two-lobed flap based on the W-plasty, is a transposition flap that shifts tissue predominantly via advancement...
  57. ncbi request reprint Skin cancer prevention education for kidney transplant recipients: a systematic evaluation of Internet sites
    June K Robinson
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Ilinois, USA
    Prog Transplant 20:344-9. 2010
    ..Repeated patient education about skin cancer prevention is important to self-care after transplant...
  58. ncbi request reprint Breaking strength of barbed polypropylene sutures: rater-blinded, controlled comparison with nonbarbed sutures of various calibers
    Rashid M Rashid
    Division of Dermatology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    Arch Dermatol 143:869-72. 2007
    ..To assess the strength of 2.0 barbed polypropylene suture, and, specifically, to determine the load required to break this suture, and to compare this with the strength of nonbarbed polypropylene suture...
  59. ncbi request reprint Techniques for cutaneous sutured closures: variants and indications
    Beth Adams
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 22:306-16. 2003
    ..In particular, for each technique, we discuss the method for placement, generally accepted indications, controversies regarding utility, and objective evidence of efficacy...
  60. ncbi request reprint Utility of fully buried horizontal mattress sutures
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 50:73-6. 2004
    ..Deep absorbable stitches should provide a firm closure, hemostasis, and good wound-edge eversion, but this is not always achieved with standard techniques...
  61. ncbi request reprint Vitreous floaters following use of dermatologic lasers
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Dermatol Surg 28:1088-91. 2002
    ..Laser eye protection has been designed to protect operators and patients from severe eye injuries...
  62. ncbi request reprint Management of complications and sequelae with temporary injectable fillers
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 120:98S-105S. 2007
    ..In this article, the authors review the management of the few common and minor undesirable effects that may be associated with temporary fillers; in addition, the authors mention the rare incidence of serious complications...
  63. ncbi request reprint Confidence intervals in procedural dermatology: an intuitive approach to interpreting data
    Murad Alam
    Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Dermatol Surg 31:462-6. 2005
    ..Significant differences observed in therapeutic trials in procedural dermatology are typically denoted by p values of less than .05. Alternatively, significance can be conveyed by use of confidence intervals...
  64. doi request reprint Epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors in the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers
    Misbah H Khan
    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Dermatol Surg 37:1199-209. 2011
    ..EGFR is a transmembrane tyrosine kinase receptor involved in the proliferation and survival of cancer cells. EGFR is the first molecular target against which monoclonal antibodies have been developed for cancer therapy...
  65. doi request reprint Safety of a novel microneedle device applied to facial skin: a subject- and rater-blinded, sham-controlled, randomized trial
    Fridolin J Hoesly
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Arch Dermatol 148:711-7. 2012
    ..To assess the safety of a novel microneedle device on facial skin of healthy individuals of all Fitzpatrick skin types...
  66. ncbi request reprint Dermatologic surgery in geriatric patients: psychosocial considerations and perioperative decision-making
    Murad Alam
    Division of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Dermatol Surg 28:1043-50. 2002
    ..Dermatologic surgery, both for cutaneous malignancies and for management of the visible signs of photodamage, is frequently performed on older persons...
  67. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus-associated digital squamous cell carcinoma: literature review and report of 21 new cases
    Murad Alam
    Division of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:385-93. 2003
    ..Specifically, we examined evidence for the tumor's (1) infectious origin and spread, (2) response to therapy, and (3) prognosis and metastatic risk...
  68. ncbi request reprint Two atypical fibroxanthomas of the ear
    Suneel Chilukuri
    Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:408-10. 2003
  69. doi request reprint Tangential lighting AIDS in the identification of biopsy sites
    Sandra Y Han
    Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
    Dermatol Surg 37:292-3. 2011
    ..The authors have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters...
  70. ncbi request reprint Gabapentin treatment of multiple piloleiomyoma-related pain
    Murad Alam
    Department of Dermatology, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 46:S27-9. 2002
    ..The unusual unilateral distribution of leiomyomas in this case is discussed...
  71. ncbi request reprint Pain associated with injection of botulinum A exotoxin reconstituted using isotonic sodium chloride with and without preservative: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial
    Murad Alam
    SkinCare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Dermatol 138:510-4. 2002
    ..Botulinum A exotoxin is used for various indications, including the treatment of dynamic forehead lines...
  72. ncbi request reprint Severe, intractable headache after injection with botulinum a exotoxin: report of 5 cases
    Murad Alam
    DermSurgery Associates, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 46:62-5. 2002
    ..Botulinum A exotoxin is a safe agent in common use in dermatology. Occasionally, patients receiving botulinum toxin injections report postprocedure discomfort, including headaches...
  73. ncbi request reprint Reduction in injection pain with botulinum toxin type B further diluted using saline with preservative: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial
    S van Laborde
    SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:875-7. 2003
    ..Injection with botulinum A exotoxin reconstituted with preserved saline has been shown to be less uncomfortable than injection with the same toxin reconstituted with preservative-free saline...
  74. ncbi request reprint Keratoacanthoma as a postoperative complication of skin cancer excision
    Leonard H Goldberg
    DermSurgery Associates, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 50:753-8. 2004
    ..Multiple keratoacanthomas are rarely seen. Keratoacanthomas may also develop after trauma, laser resurfacing, radiation therapy, and at the donor site after skin grafting...
  75. ncbi request reprint Clinical appearance of full-thickness skin grafts of the nose
    Sirunya Silapunt
    DermSurgery Associates, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Dermatol Surg 31:177-83. 2005
    ..Full-thickness skin grafting (FTSG) is an option for reconstruction of nasal defects...
  76. ncbi request reprint Management of Merkel cell carcinoma: What we know
    Murad Alam
    Arch Dermatol 142:771-4. 2006
  77. ncbi request reprint A method for pulsed carbon dioxide laser treatment of epidermal nevi
    Murad Alam
    SkinCare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 46:554-6. 2002
  78. ncbi request reprint Surgical repair of temple defects after Mohs micrographic surgery
    Leonard H Goldberg
    DermSurgery Associates, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 52:631-6. 2005
    ..In the temple, these lines generally run parallel to the orbital rim. However, closures parallel to RSTLs are not feasible for many medium and large surgical defects because of anatomic constraints...
  79. ncbi request reprint Clinical application of lasers in Asians
    Henry H Chan
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR
    Dermatol Surg 28:556-63. 2002
    ..In Asians, some conditions such as nevus of Ota are frequently seen and certain adverse reactions, especially postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, tend to be more common...
  80. ncbi request reprint Botulinum a exotoxin for hyperfunctional facial lines: where not to inject
    Murad Alam
    DermSurgery Associates, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Dermatol 138:1180-5. 2002
  81. ncbi request reprint Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers
    Stanley J Miller
    The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 5:506-29. 2007
  82. ncbi request reprint Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
    Stanley J Miller
    The Sidney Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 5:550-5. 2007
  83. ncbi request reprint Permanent injectables for soft tissue augmentation: avoiding misinformation and a reprise of the breast implant debacle
    Murad Alam
    Arch Facial Plast Surg 7:370-3. 2005
  84. ncbi request reprint Topical and light-based treatments for actinic keratoses
    Sirunya Silapunt
    DermSurgery Associates, Department of Medicine Dermatology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 22:162-70. 2003
    ..As the first stage of squamous cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis is worthy of prompt evaluation and active treatment...
  85. ncbi request reprint Subcision for acne scarring: technique and outcomes in 40 patients
    Murad Alam
    SkinCare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA
    Dermatol Surg 31:310-7; discussion 317. 2005
    ..Treatment of acne scars is a therapeutic challenge that may require multiple modalities. Subcision is a technique that has been anecdotally reported to be of value in treating so-called "rolling scars."..
  86. ncbi request reprint Merkel cell carcinoma
    Stanley J Miller
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 4:704-12. 2006
  87. doi request reprint Peripheral excision margins for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
    Zebadiah Kimmel
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:2617. 2008
  88. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of narrow-margin excision of well-demarcated primary facial basal cell carcinomas
    Arash Kimyai-Asadi
    DermSurgery Associates, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 53:464-8. 2005
    ..As such, facial excisions of BCCs are typically performed with the appropriate margin determined by the surgeon based on clinical features of the tumor...