A B Fleischer

Summary

Affiliation: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pediatricians who prescribe clotrimazole-betamethasone diproprionate (Lotrisone) often utilize it in inappropriate settings regardless of their knowledge of the drug's potency
    Divya Railan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Dermatol Online J 8:3. 2002
  2. pmc Effects of systematic asymmetric discounting on physician-patient interactions: a theoretical framework to explain poor compliance with lifestyle counseling
    Steven R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology, Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2:8. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Are patients' chief complaints generally specific to one organ system?
    A B Fleischer
    Westwood Squibb Center for Dermatology Research, Departments of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Am J Manag Care 7:299-305. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Condylomata acuminata (genital warts): patient demographics and treating physicians
    A B Fleischer
    Bristol Myers Squibb Center for Dermatology Research and Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 28:643-7. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Tacrolimus ointment is more effective than pimecrolimus cream in adult patients with moderate to very severe atopic dermatitis
    Alan B Fleischer
    Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 18:151-7. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Black box warning for topical calcineurin inhibitors and the death of common sense
    Alan B Fleischer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Dermatol Online J 12:2. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Dapsone gel 5% in combination with adapalene gel 0.1%, benzoyl peroxide gel 4% or moisturizer for the treatment of acne vulgaris: a 12-week, randomized, double-blind study
    Alan B Fleischer
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 9:33-40. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint An approach to pruritus in atopic dermatitis: a critical systematic review of the tacrolimus ointment literature
    Alan B Fleischer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 9:488-98. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Introduction. The magnitude of skin disease in the United States
    A B Fleischer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Dermatol Clin 18:xv-xxi. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Atopic dermatitis. Perspectives on a manageable disease
    A B Fleischer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Postgrad Med 106:49-55; quiz 246. 1999

Detail Information

Publications115 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Pediatricians who prescribe clotrimazole-betamethasone diproprionate (Lotrisone) often utilize it in inappropriate settings regardless of their knowledge of the drug's potency
    Divya Railan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Dermatol Online J 8:3. 2002
    ..Our advice is to refrain from using high-potency steroids, such as C-BMV, in pediatric cases as there are more appropriate, safer alternatives with many fewer side effects...
  2. pmc Effects of systematic asymmetric discounting on physician-patient interactions: a theoretical framework to explain poor compliance with lifestyle counseling
    Steven R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology, Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2:8. 2002
    ..This study advances the use of a utility model to model physician-patient interactions from the perspectives of physicians and patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint Are patients' chief complaints generally specific to one organ system?
    A B Fleischer
    Westwood Squibb Center for Dermatology Research, Departments of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Am J Manag Care 7:299-305. 2001
    ..The coordinator of care function is one of the most important roles played by primary care physicians. This role is essential for efficient delivery of healthcare to patients with unfocused medical problems...
  4. ncbi request reprint Condylomata acuminata (genital warts): patient demographics and treating physicians
    A B Fleischer
    Bristol Myers Squibb Center for Dermatology Research and Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 28:643-7. 2001
    ..Condylomata acuminata (genital warts), caused by the human papillomavirus, are common and sexually transmitted. However, the use of healthcare services for condylomata has never been characterized from a national probability sample study...
  5. ncbi request reprint Tacrolimus ointment is more effective than pimecrolimus cream in adult patients with moderate to very severe atopic dermatitis
    Alan B Fleischer
    Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 18:151-7. 2007
    ..To compare the efficacy and safety of tacrolimus ointment 0.1% and pimecrolimus cream 1% in adult patients with moderate to very severe atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Black box warning for topical calcineurin inhibitors and the death of common sense
    Alan B Fleischer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Dermatol Online J 12:2. 2006
    ..This commentary is designed to provide a clinical viewpoint regarding the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its recent decision to imposed a "black box warning" on the topical calcineurin inhibitors, pimecrolimus and tacrolimus...
  7. ncbi request reprint Dapsone gel 5% in combination with adapalene gel 0.1%, benzoyl peroxide gel 4% or moisturizer for the treatment of acne vulgaris: a 12-week, randomized, double-blind study
    Alan B Fleischer
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 9:33-40. 2010
    ..To evaluate the safety and efficacy of dapsone gel 5% in the treatment of acne when used in combination with adapalene gel 0.1%, benzoyl peroxide gel 4% or moisturizer...
  8. ncbi request reprint An approach to pruritus in atopic dermatitis: a critical systematic review of the tacrolimus ointment literature
    Alan B Fleischer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 9:488-98. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Introduction. The magnitude of skin disease in the United States
    A B Fleischer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Dermatol Clin 18:xv-xxi. 2000
    ..Skin disease is not simply a cosmetic problem. As the data on psoriasis show, skin disease has a tremendous impact on HRQL. The magnitude of this impact on the individual patient is comparable to the impact of other medical disorders...
  10. ncbi request reprint Atopic dermatitis. Perspectives on a manageable disease
    A B Fleischer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Postgrad Med 106:49-55; quiz 246. 1999
    ..Improved understanding of the immunologic basis of atopic dermatitis may provide opportunities for the development of new therapies...
  11. ncbi request reprint Treatment of atopic dermatitis: role of tacrolimus ointment as a topical noncorticosteroidal therapy
    A B Fleischer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 104:S126-30. 1999
    ..The agent may be of particular benefit in children, among whom an alternative to the chronic use of corticosteroid agents, either topically or systemically, is highly desirable...
  12. ncbi request reprint Are there racial and sex differences in the use of oral isotretinoin for acne management in the United States?
    Alan B Fleischer
    Bristol Myers Squibb Center for Dermatology Research, Wiston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:662-6. 2003
    ..Treatment of various diseases has been noted to vary by patient demographics. There is reason to suspect that there may be sex and racial differences in the treatment of severe acne...
  13. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of common dermatoses in children: atopic, seborrheic, and contact dermatitis
    Alan B Fleischer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 47:332-46. 2008
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Characterization of diaper dermatitis in the United States
    D B Ward
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 154:943-6. 2000
    ..This study evaluates the frequency of outpatient visits resulting in this diagnosis, specialties of physicians providing services, demographics of patients, and leading agents used in treatment...
  15. ncbi request reprint Women commonly seek care for rosacea: dermatologists frequently provide the care
    S R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Cutis 68:156-60. 2001
    ..People with rosacea should be aware of the experience that dermatologists have in treating this disorder...
  16. ncbi request reprint Three times weekly tacrolimus ointment reduces relapse in stabilized atopic dermatitis: a new paradigm for use
    Amy S Paller
    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University s Feinberg Medical School Children s Memorial Hospital, 676 North St Clair St, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e1210-8. 2008
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Tacrolimus ointment: utilization patterns in children under age 2 years
    Tamara Salam Housman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Dermatol Online J 10:2. 2004
    ....
  18. pmc Disease severity and associated family impact in childhood atopic dermatitis
    R Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Arch Dis Child 88:423-7. 2003
    ..To examine the association between childhood atopic dermatitis (AD) severity and family impact at baseline and after an intervention by a physician specialist, using validated measures of both severity and family impact...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dermatologists and allergists have far more experience and use more complex treatment regimens in the treatment of atopic dermatitis than other physicians
    R L Henderson
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Dermatology Research and Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Cutan Med Surg 5:211-6. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Dermatologists and allergists have more expertise in the management of AD than other physicians, as suggested by their higher per capita visits and greater use of complex topical corticosteroid regimens...
  20. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting prescription of ultra-high potency topical corticosteroids in skin disease: an analysis of US national practice data
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 4:699-706. 2005
    ..Education efforts and novel preparations of Class I agents will help to ensure the best possible care for patients suffering from significant skin diseases like psoriasis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Simplifying regimens promotes greater adherence and outcomes with topical acne medications: a randomized controlled trial
    Brad A Yentzer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Cutis 86:103-8. 2010
    ..Both CTG and separate applications of C gel + T cream improved mild to moderate acne. The use of a once daily combination product has the advantage of promoting better adherence and clinical outcomes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Adherence to clocortolone pivalate cream 0.1% in a pediatric population with atopic dermatitis
    Jennifer F Conde
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 e, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Cutis 81:435-41. 2008
    ..Midpotency topical corticosteroids such as clocortolone pivalate cream 0.1% are highly effective treatments for AD. Poor adherence should be considered when AD is not responding to topical corticosteroid treatment...
  23. ncbi request reprint Patients seen in a dermatology clinic have unmet preventive health care needs
    S R Feldman
    Bristol Myers Squibb Center for Dermatology Research and the Departments of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
    J Am Acad Dermatol 44:706-9. 2001
    ..We found that patients seeing a dermatologist often had unmet preventive health needs. Dermatologists and primary care providers must work together to provide optimal skin care and preventive health care needs for the patient...
  24. ncbi request reprint Is prior authorization of topical tretinoin for acne cost effective?
    S R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Am J Manag Care 5:457-63. 1999
    ..To determine whether prior authorization of topical tretinoin for acne is in the best interest of health insurers and, if so, to determine the optimal prior authorization age for topical tretinoin...
  25. ncbi request reprint Class I topical corticosteroid use by psoriasis patients in an academic practice
    D J Pearce
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University of Helath Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 15:235-8. 2004
    ..Their use is most appropriate for the treatment of plaques in regions excluding the face, axilla, groin and genitals...
  26. ncbi request reprint A topical azithromycin preparation for the treatment of acne vulgaris and rosacea
    R C McHugh
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 15:295-302. 2004
    ..Topical formulations such as erythromycin have been a major clinical therapy for acne. To date, no topical solution of azithromycin is available for the treatment of acne...
  27. ncbi request reprint Betamethasone valerate in foam vehicle is effective with both daily and twice a day dosing: a single-blind, open-label study in the treatment of scalp psoriasis
    S R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Cutan Med Surg 5:386-9. 2001
    ..Superior efficacy over a BMV lotion preparation has been demonstrated with twice-daily use. Even greater compliance would be expected if the drug is effective with once-daily application...
  28. ncbi request reprint Demographics of aging and skin disease
    E S Smith
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 17:631-41, v. 2001
    ..Dermatologic accompaniments of aging are briefly reviewed, as are issues in health care financing...
  29. ncbi request reprint The most common dermatologic problems identified by family physicians, 1990-1994
    A B Fleischer
    Department of Dermatology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Fam Med 29:648-52. 1997
    ..Data are needed to help program directors know which areas of dermatology deserve the most time and emphasis. This study determined what types of skin problems family physicians most commonly diagnose...
  30. ncbi request reprint Tacrolimus ointment for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in adult patients: part II, safety
    N A Soter
    New York University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, NY 10016 6451, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 44:S39-46. 2001
    ..Tacrolimus ointment is a safe therapy for the treatment of adult patients with atopic dermatitis on the face, neck, or other body regions...
  31. doi request reprint A pramoxine-based anti-itch lotion is more effective than a control lotion for the treatment of uremic pruritus in adult hemodialysis patients
    Trudye A Young
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 20:76-81. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a commercially available anti-itch lotion containing 1% pramoxine hydrochloride versus control lotion in the treatment of uremic pruritus in adult hemodialysis patients...
  32. doi request reprint Interaction of topical sulfacetamide and topical dapsone with benzoyl peroxide
    Meghan I Dubina
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Arch Dermatol 145:1027-9. 2009
    ..To investigate these interaction phenomena, topical dapsone gel and sulfacetamide sodium lotion were combined with various topical acne treatments, including benzoyl peroxides, clindamycin phosphate, and retinoids...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prescribing patterns for topical retinoids within NAMCS data
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology and Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 4:172-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to examine whether prescribing patterns of a nationally representative sample of US physicians shed light on the incidence of use of topical retinoids for indications other than acne...
  34. ncbi request reprint Tacrolimus ointment: the treatment of atopic dermatitis and other inflammatory cutaneous disease
    Christie L Carroll
    Department of Dematology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Wiston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 5:2127-37. 2004
    ..Overall, tacrolimus has proven to be a safe and useful topical therapy for many inflammatory dermatological conditions, with AD being the principal indication...
  35. ncbi request reprint Lack of efficacy of tacrolimus ointment 0.1% for treatment of hemodialysis-related pruritus: a randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled study
    Maria I Duque
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 52:519-21. 2005
    ..1% for the treatment of hemodialysis-related pruritus. The results of this study do not demonstrate that tacrolimus ointment 0.1% is more effective than vehicle in relieving uremic pruritus...
  36. ncbi request reprint Psoriasis treatment in the United States at the end of the 20th century
    Daniel J Pearce
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Int J Dermatol 45:370-4. 2006
    ..A cornerstone of therapy has been topical corticosteroids, although over the past 10 years there have been many additions to the medication armamentarium. Furthermore, various combination regimens and approaches have been advocated...
  37. ncbi request reprint The burden of atopic dermatitis: impact on the patient, family, and society
    Christie L Carroll
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 25157, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 22:192-9. 2005
    ..Targeting parents and caregivers with education and psychosocial support can decrease family and personal burden, which in turn may decrease the cost of treating the condition because of better medical, psychosocial, and family outcomes...
  38. ncbi request reprint Patients with psoriasis prefer solution and foam vehicles: a quantitative assessment of vehicle preference
    Tamara Salam Housman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Cutis 70:327-32. 2002
    ..Although validated measures of adherence to topical therapy are not yet available, the results of this study suggest that the characteristics of solution and foam may favor improved adherence to topical therapy...
  39. ncbi request reprint Anger and acne: implications for quality of life, patient satisfaction and clinical care
    D A Rapp
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Biology, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Br J Dermatol 151:183-9. 2004
    ..Trait anger (TA), which is related to heart disease and other morbidities, may also affect acne and patients' adjustment to it...
  40. ncbi request reprint Over-the-counter topical antipruritic agents are commonly recommended by office-based physicians: an analysis of US practice patterns
    M I Duque
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 15:185-8. 2004
    ..However, there are few scientific controlled studies evaluating the effect of these drugs on pruritus...
  41. ncbi request reprint Pruritus in adult dermatomyositis
    Z Shirani
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Clin Exp Dermatol 29:273-6. 2004
    ..Clinicians must be aware of the significant pruritus and provide adequate therapy to improve quality of life...
  42. ncbi request reprint Physicians underutilize topical retinoids in the management of acne vulgaris: analysis of U.S. National Practice Data
    R Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 14:172-6. 2003
    ..Topical retinoids are effective in the treatment of acne, yet no current guidelines existed in the literature until recently recommending their use as an integral part of mild to moderate acne treatment...
  43. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the treatment of pigmentation disorders in outpatient settings: analysis of US national practice data
    R Balkrishnan
    Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 15:227-30. 2004
    ..An understanding of why certain patients or races present more frequently to physicians would help guide attempts for early interventions and education for these patients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle high-risk behaviors and demographics may predict the level of participation in sun-protection behaviors and skin cancer primary prevention in the United States: results of the 1998 National Health Interview Survey
    B R Santmyire
    Bristol Myers-Squibb Center for Dermatology Research and Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Cancer 92:1315-24. 2001
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Most common dermatologic problems identified by internists, 1990-1994
    S R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Arch Intern Med 158:726-30. 1998
    ..Thus, their education in dermatology is important. Information on which areas of dermatology are most commonly seen in internal medicine practices is necessary for designing effective educational programs on skin disease...
  46. ncbi request reprint Tacrolimus: focusing on atopic dermatitis
    Christie L Carroll
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Drugs Today (Barc) 42:431-9. 2006
    ..Overall, tacrolimus ointment is a safe and effective treatment for atopic dermatitis and can be used as an adjunctive treatment to standard management with topical corticosteroids...
  47. ncbi request reprint Trends in prescription of acne medication in the US: shift from antibiotic to non-antibiotic treatment
    Suganthi Thevarajah
    Center for Dermatology Research and Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 16:224-8. 2005
    ..To describe trends in the prescription of medication for acne vulgaris in the USA from 1990 to 2002 with particular reference to the shift from antibiotic to non-antibiotic treatment...
  48. ncbi request reprint Gel vehicles are not inherently more irritating than creams
    C Ryan Kirkland
    Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 5:269-72. 2006
    ..Nevertheless, the irritancies of topical products are potentially quite variable, and a priori assumptions about relative irritancy of gels versus creams may not be accurate...
  49. ncbi request reprint Capitation payment, length of visit, and preventive services: evidence from a national sample of outpatient physicians
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:332-40. 2002
    ..To test the hypothesis that capitation payment to physicians reduces the length of physician-patient encounters but increases use of preventive and health counseling services...
  50. ncbi request reprint The Acne Quality of Life Index (Acne-QOLI): development and validation of a brief instrument
    Stephen R Rapp
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Am J Clin Dermatol 7:185-92. 2006
    ..Assessing the impact of acne on quality of life requires well-validated and reliable measures of acne-specific quality of life that are brief and easy to administer and interpret...
  51. ncbi request reprint Differences in acne treatment prescribing patterns of pediatricians and dermatologists: an analysis of nationally representative data
    Brad A Yentzer
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 25:635-9. 2008
    ..Acne vulgaris is a very common disease process that is seen frequently by both pediatricians and dermatologists. However, treatment may be different depending on specialty...
  52. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic codes associated with hypnotic medications during outpatient physician-patient encounters in the United States from 1990-1998
    W Vaughn McCall
    The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Sleep 25:221-3. 2002
    ..This investigation tabulates the most common diagnostic codes associated with use of hypnotic medications during physician-patient encounters in the U.S...
  53. ncbi request reprint Pterygium among Latino migrant farmworkers in North Carolina
    Sarah L Taylor
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 61:27-32. 2006
    ..Research on the causes of pterygium among farmworkers is needed. In the interim, improvements in farmworkers' preventive behaviors, such as wearing ultraviolet protective lenses and brimmed hats, are reasonable and inexpensive measures...
  54. pmc Teledermatology consultations provide specialty care for farmworkers in rural clinics
    Quirina M Vallejos
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    J Rural Health 25:198-202. 2009
    ..Rural patients have limited access to dermatologic care. Farmworkers have high rates of skin disease and limited access to care...
  55. pmc Health care utilization among migrant Latino farmworkers: the case of skin disease
    Steven R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Rural Health 25:98-103. 2009
    ..Skin diseases are common occupational illnesses for migrant farmworkers. Farmworkers face many barriers in accessing health care resources...
  56. doi request reprint Self report of skin problems among farmworkers in North Carolina
    Quirina M Vallejos
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:204-12. 2008
    ..This study estimates the prevalence of self-reported skin problems among Latino farmworkers and identifies associated risk factors...
  57. doi request reprint Green tobacco sickness and skin integrity among migrant Latino farmworkers
    Thomas A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:195-203. 2008
    ..The primary aim of this analysis is to expand existing knowledge of GTS risk factors by delineating the association of measures of skin integrity with the prevalence of GTS among Latino farmworkers...
  58. ncbi request reprint The association of dermatologist-diagnosed and self-reported skin diseases with skin-related quality of life in Latino migrant farmworkers
    Sara A Quandt
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Int J Dermatol 47:236-41. 2008
    ..Farmworkers are at high risk for skin diseases, and are an appropriate population in which to explore these associations...
  59. ncbi request reprint Self-treatment with bleach by a Latino farmworker
    Shelley Cathcart
    Department of Dermatology, The Department of Family and Community Medicine, and the Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Dermatitis 19:102-4. 2008
    ..This patient illustrates a common practice that exacerbates skin disease and sheds light on social and cultural factors of which health care providers serving this community should be aware...
  60. doi request reprint Vision problems, eye care history, and ocular protection among migrant farmworkers
    Sara A Quandt
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 63:13-6. 2008
    ..Of all, 38% reported never having visited any eyecare professional. Farmworkers have a high level of unmet need for both routine preventive eye care and treatment or correction of vision problems...
  61. ncbi request reprint Increase in procedures performed at dermatology office visits from 1995 to 2001
    Julie A Neville
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Dermatol Surg 31:160-2. 2005
    ..Over the past few decades, dermatologists have expanded the scope of their practice to include many surgical and cosmetic procedures in response to the development and demand for new procedures...
  62. ncbi request reprint The family impact of atopic dermatitis in children: the role of the parent caregiver
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 20:5-10. 2003
    ..These parent caregiver factors may be important in identifying suitable audiences and areas for education for optimal management of children's AD...
  63. ncbi request reprint Over-the-counter topical skin products--a common component of skin disease management
    Curt A Vogel
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Cutis 74:55-67. 2004
    ..Physician specialty, gender, race, and age appear to be factors associated with those recommendations...
  64. ncbi request reprint Ultraviolet exposure is a reinforcing stimulus in frequent indoor tanners
    Steven R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 51:45-51. 2004
    ..Investigations into tanners' reasons for tanning have focused primarily on the perception of improved appearance. Reported relaxing effects of tanning suggest the possibility of a physiologic effect of UV that drives tanning behavior...
  65. ncbi request reprint Effects of an episode of specialist care on the impact of childhood atopic dermatitis on the child's family
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Pediatr Health Care 17:184-9. 2003
    ..An exploratory analysis of change in impact on families dealing with AD before and after an episode of medical care in a physician office setting was conducted...
  66. ncbi request reprint Coding multiple diagnoses for patient visits at which procedures were performed: no evidence for abuse by physicians
    Steven R Feldman
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:150-4. 2003
    ..Insurers are concerned that frequent reporting of diagnoses unrelated to procedures may represent an abuse of the claims process...
  67. ncbi request reprint Patients spend more time with the physician for excision of a malignant skin lesion than for excision of a benign skin lesion
    Steven R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology and the Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Dermatol Surg 30:351-3; discussion 353-4. 2004
    ..Currently, there is a difference in reimbursement between excision of malignant and benign lesions. There is concern that there is not sufficient rationale for differential reimbursement for these two procedures...
  68. ncbi request reprint Nonmelanoma skin cancer: an episode of care management approach
    Tamara S Housman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Center for Dermatology Research, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:700-11. 2003
    ..It is the most common form of cancer in the United States, more common than all other cancers combined. To determine the contributors to the cost of NMSC care, an episode of care of NMSC needed to be defined...
  69. ncbi request reprint Analysis of factors associated with prescription of a potentially inappropriate combination dermatological medication among US outpatient physicians
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:133-8. 2004
    ..This research was performed to better understand the physician and patient characteristics associated with the prescription of this combination medication in outpatient settings...
  70. ncbi request reprint Waiting times to see a dermatologist are perceived as too long by dermatologists: implications for the dermatology workforce
    T Suneja
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Arch Dermatol 137:1303-7. 2001
    ..The issue of workforce requirements in dermatology has come to attention in recent years because it affects the delivery of dermatologic care in the United States...
  71. ncbi request reprint Treatment of pityriasis versicolor in the United States
    L A Mellen
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27175, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 15:189-92. 2004
    ..Pityriasis versicolor is a common chronic superficial fungal infection of the skin...
  72. ncbi request reprint Diagnosed skin diseases among migrant farmworkers in North Carolina: prevalence and risk factors
    T A Arcury
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1084, USA
    J Agric Saf Health 13:407-18. 2007
    ..Skin diseases are highly prevalent among farmworkers. Research is needed to delineate specific factors causing high levels of infection and inflammation in this population...
  73. ncbi request reprint Implications of a utility model for ultraviolet exposure behavior
    S R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology, Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 45:718-22. 2001
    ..Only by changing public perceptions of a tan will efforts to decrease ultraviolet exposure behavior likely be successful...
  74. ncbi request reprint Use of the Self-Administered Eczema Area and Severity Index by parent caregivers: results of a validation study
    T S Housman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Br J Dermatol 147:1192-8. 2002
    ..Additionally, the use of self-assessed severity indices in dermatology is restricted to adult subjects and conditions, thereby not addressing the needs of paediatric patients...
  75. ncbi request reprint Oral corticosteroid use is effective for cutaneous hemangiomas: an evidence-based evaluation
    M L Bennett
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
    Arch Dermatol 137:1208-13. 2001
    ..001). No significant difference was observed as to the occurrence of adverse effects (P =.3). CONCLUSION: Systemic corticosteroid treatment seems to be effective for problematic cutaneous hemangiomas of infancy...
  76. ncbi request reprint The specialty of the treating physician affects the likelihood of tumor-free resection margins for basal cell carcinoma: results from a multi-institutional retrospective study
    A B Fleischer
    Westwood-Squibb Center for Dermatology Research and the Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 44:224-30. 2001
    ..10). Dermatologists and general surgeons did not differ in the likelihood of performing an incomplete excision (P >.4). CONCLUSION: The physician specialty may affect the quality of care in the surgical management of BCC...
  77. ncbi request reprint Role of the dermatologist in the delivery of dermatologic care
    S R Feldman
    Westwood Squibb Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Dermatol Clin 18:223-7, viii. 2000
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint The emerging role of physician assistants in the delivery of dermatologic health care
    A R Clark
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Dermatol Clin 18:297-302. 2000
    ..Similar to much of medicine, the PA profession continues to evolve, with many members moving awa..
  79. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of rosacea treatments
    Kristen Thomas
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, The Ohio State University Colleges of Pharmacy, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 20:72-5. 2009
    ..Topical and oral antibiotic/anti-inflammatory agents are mainstays of therapy for rosacea. However, costs and efficacies of these therapies vary widely...
  80. ncbi request reprint Changes in rosacea comorbidities and treatment utilization over time
    Brad A Yentzer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 9:1402-6. 2010
    ..Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that requires lifelong treatment. Given the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, many physicians are re-evaluating their use of antibiotics for long-term treatment of rosacea...
  81. ncbi request reprint The economic burden of skin disease in the United States
    Seena Dehkharghani
    Bristol Myers Squibb Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:592-9. 2003
    ..Because accurately calculating the cost of skin disease has proven difficult in the past, we present here multiple comparative techniques allowing a more expanded approach to estimating the overall economic burden...
  82. ncbi request reprint Trends in the treatment of acne vulgaris: are measures being taken to avoid antimicrobial resistance?
    Megan A Kinney
    Center for Dermatology Research, Departmentof Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 9:519-24. 2010
    ..Antibiotic-resistance of Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) was first documented in the late 1970s, and, over 20 years later, the problem of antibiotic resistance still exists...
  83. ncbi request reprint In the United States, blacks and Asian/Pacific Islanders are more likely than whites to seek medical care for atopic dermatitis
    Shirisha R Janumpally
    Bristol Myers Squibb Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Arch Dermatol 138:634-7. 2002
    ..There have been population-based studies conducted in England and the United States that suggest an increase in prevalence of atopic dermatitis among black and/or Asian children...
  84. ncbi request reprint Increasing use of more potent treatments for psoriasis
    Lindsay C Strowd
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 60:478-81. 2009
    ..Psoriasis therapy has evolved during the past 25 years as newer and more effective medications become available. Furthermore, various combination regimens and approaches have been advocated...
  85. doi request reprint Evaluation of the efficacy of the combination of oral bexarotene and methotrexate for the treatment of early stage treatment-refractory cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
    Ajith P Kannangara
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 20:169-76. 2009
    ..Although bexarotene has been studied in combination with psoralen photochemotherapy (PUVA), IFN-alpha and denileukin difitox, there have been no published data assessing the efficacy of the combination of bexarotene and methotrexate...
  86. ncbi request reprint Azelaic acid 15% gel once daily versus twice daily in papulopustular rosacea
    Diane M Thiboutot
    Department of Dermatology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 7:541-6. 2008
    ..In order to test this hypothesis, an exploratory study was conducted...
  87. ncbi request reprint A comparison of 15% azelaic acid gel and 0.75% metronidazole gel in the topical treatment of papulopustular rosacea: results of a randomized trial
    Boni E Elewski
    Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Arch Dermatol 139:1444-50. 2003
    ..75% metronidazole gel (MetroGel; Galderma Laboratories LP, Fort Worth, Tex) as topical therapy for moderate, papulopustular facial rosacea...
  88. ncbi request reprint Stealth monitoring of adherence to topical medication: adherence is very poor in children with atopic dermatitis
    Jennifer Krejci-Manwaring
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 56:211-6. 2007
    ..Adherence to topical treatment of atopic dermatitis has not been well characterized. Poor adherence to topical medication could account for failure of topical therapy...
  89. ncbi request reprint Tacrolimus ointment for the treatment of atopic dermatitis is not associated with an increase in cutaneous infections
    Alan B Fleischer
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 47:562-70. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of cutaneous infection in patients with atopic dermatitis treated with tacrolimus ointment...
  90. ncbi request reprint Induction of withdrawal-like symptoms in a small randomized, controlled trial of opioid blockade in frequent tanners
    Mandeep Kaur
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 54:709-11. 2006
    ..Opioid blockade reduced ultraviolet preference in frequent tanners. Four of 8 frequent tanners, but no infrequent tanners, exhibited withdrawal-like symptoms with naltrexone administration. A limitation of this study is its small size...
  91. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of adverse effects associated with topical treatments for psoriasis
    Christine R Bruner
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Dermatol Online J 9:2. 2003
    ..Since clearance is not a realistic expectation, reasonable goals should be set as excessive use of topical treatments may increase the risk of both cutaneous and systemic side effects...
  92. ncbi request reprint Cost of nonmelanoma skin cancer treatment in the United States
    J G Chen
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1071, USA
    Dermatol Surg 27:1035-8. 2001
    ..Legislative or regulatory measures that discourage office treatment of NMSC will lead to increased cost...
  93. ncbi request reprint Frequency and cost of actinic keratosis treatment
    Lindsey Warino
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1070, USA
    Dermatol Surg 32:1045-9. 2006
    ..Actinic keratosis (AK) is a common lesion with its highest incidence in the aged population. Although treatment strategies for AK have continued to develop, the cost of such treatments has not been recently investigated...
  94. ncbi request reprint Nonmelanoma skin cancer: is the incidence really increasing among patients younger than 40? A reexamination using 25 years of U.S. outpatient data
    Mary Margaret Bivens
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Dermatol Surg 32:1473-9. 2006
    ..We performed additional analyses using nationally representative patient samples to confirm these trends...
  95. ncbi request reprint The safety of liposuction: results of a national survey
    Tamara Salam Housman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Dermatol Surg 28:971-8. 2002
    ..Deaths associated with liposuction and previous surveys of liposuction safety have raised concern about the safety of office-based surgery...
  96. ncbi request reprint Azelaic acid gel 15%: clinical versatility in the treatment of rosacea
    James Q Del Rosso
    Department of Dermatology, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, USA
    Cutis 78:6-19. 2006
    ..In a roundtable discussion, information leaders discussed the pathophysiology of rosacea and other issues of importance to successful rosacea management, such as skin care regimens, quality of life (QOL), and compliance...
  97. ncbi request reprint Oral griseofulvin remains the treatment of choice for tinea capitis in children
    M L Bennett
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 17:304-9. 2000
    ..Newer antifungals are currently under investigation, and their role in treating tinea capitis in children is still being defined...
  98. ncbi request reprint Clinical diagnosis of actinic keratosis identifies an elderly population at high risk of developing skin cancer
    G John Chen
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Dermatol Surg 31:43-7. 2005
    ..Development of actinic keratoses (AK) involves some of the same processes as nonmelanoma skin cancer and may serve as a marker for overall increased risk of skin cancer...
  99. ncbi request reprint Tacrolimus ointment is safe and effective in the treatment of atopic dermatitis: results in 8000 patients
    John Y M Koo
    University of California San Francisco Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 53:S195-205. 2005
    ..We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of tacrolimus ointment in a large cohort of adult and pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
  100. ncbi request reprint Clobetasol propionate 0.05% lotion in the treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis: a randomized evaluation versus clobetasol propionate emollient cream
    Debra Breneman
    Dermatology Clinical Research Institute, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 4:330-6. 2005
    ..Clobetasol propionate lotion is effective, safe, well tolerated and offers a better remission profile in the treatment of moderate to severe AD as compared to clobetasol propionate emollient cream...