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J Biophotonics ; : e202000449, 2021 Feb 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33583143

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Autoimmune bullous diseases (AIBDs) still represent a considerable a source of morbidity and mortality: early identification of a specific AIBD is often difficult due to overlapping clinical and/or laboratory features and time-consuming invasive laboratory tests. We aimed to investigate the potential role of a new imaging technology, line-field confocal optical coherence tomography (LC-OCT), in the non-invasive diagnosis of AIBDs. LC-OCT was performed at lesional, perilesional and contralateral healthy sites in 30 patients, before histology and direct immunofluorescence. LC-OCT examination was able to identify the level of split (subcorneal/suprabasal/subepidermal/sublamina densa), to provide detailed images of the bulla roof morphology and content (eg, erythrocytes/acantholytic cells/polymorphonucleates). Areas of intra/subepidermal detachment were also detected also at clinically normal perilesional skin sites. LC-OCT can support physicians, real time and at bed-site, in the differential diagnosis of various AIBDs and their mimickers. Moreover, it can be used for the identification of subclinical lesions and therapy tapering.

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J Am Acad Dermatol ; 84(1): 102-119, 2021 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32454102

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BACKGROUND: There is lack of uniformity in the reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) terminology for melanocytic lesions. OBJECTIVE: To review published RCM terms for melanocytic lesions and identify redundant, synonymous terms. METHODS: A systematic review of original research articles adhering to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines was conducted until August 15, 2018. Two investigators gathered all published RCM terms used to describe melanoma and melanocytic nevi. Synonymous terms were grouped based on similarity in definition and in histopathologic correlation. RESULTS: Out of 156 full-text screened articles, 59 studies met the inclusion criteria. We identified 209 terms; 191 (91.4%) corresponding to high-magnification/cellular-level terms and 18 (8.6%) corresponding to low-magnification/architectural patterns terms. The overall average use frequency of RCM terms was 3.1 times (range, 1-31). By grouping of individual RCM terms based on likely synonymous definitions and by eliminating terms lacking clear definition, the total number of RCM terms could be potentially reduced from 209 to 40 terms (80.8% reduction). LIMITATIONS: Non-English and non-peer-reviewed articles were excluded. CONCLUSIONS: This systematic review of published RCM terms identified significant terminology redundancy. It provides the basis for subsequent terminology consensus on melanocytic neoplasms.

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Pharm Pract (Granada) ; 17(3): 1455, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31592287

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Background: Skin cancer incidence is increasing alarmingly, despite current efforts trying to improve its early detection. Community pharmacists have proven success in implementing screening protocols for a number of diseases because of their skills and easy access. Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of skin cancer risk factors and the photoprotection habits with a questionnaire in community pharmacy users. Methods: A research group consisting of pharmacists and dermatologists conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study to assess photoprotection habits and skin cancer risk factors by using a validated questionnaire in 218 community pharmacies in Barcelona from May 23rd to June 13th 2016. All participants received health education on photoprotection and skin cancer prevention. Patients with ≥1 skin cancer risk factor were referred to their physician, as they needed further screening of skin cancer. Results: A total of 5,530 participants were evaluated. Of those, only 20.2% participants had received a total body skin examination for skin cancer screening in the past by a physician and 57.1% reported using a SPF 50+ sunscreen. 53.9% participants presented ≥1 skin cancer risk factor: 11.8% participants reported having skin cancer familial history and 6.2% reported skin cancer personal history; pharmacists found ≥10 melanocytic nevi in 43.8% participants and chronically sun-damaged skin in 21.4%. Lesions suspicious for melanoma were reported in 10.9% of the participants and urgent dermatological evaluation was recommended. Conclusions: Pharmacists can detect people with skin cancer risk factors amongst their users. This intervention can be considered in multidisciplinary strategies of skin cancer screening.

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Pharm. pract. (Granada, Internet) ; 17(3): 0-0, jul.-sept. 2019. tab
Artigo em Inglês | IBECS | ID: ibc-188112

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Background: Skin cancer incidence is increasing alarmingly, despite current efforts trying to improve its early detection. Community pharmacists have proven success in implementing screening protocols for a number of diseases because of their skills and easy access. Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of skin cancer risk factors and the photoprotection habits with a questionnaire in community pharmacy users. Methods: A research group consisting of pharmacists and dermatologists conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study to assess photoprotection habits and skin cancer risk factors by using a validated questionnaire in 218 community pharmacies in Barcelona from May 23rd to June 13th 2016. All participants received health education on photoprotection and skin cancer prevention. Patients with ≥1 skin cancer risk factor were referred to their physician, as they needed further screening of skin cancer. Results: A total of 5,530 participants were evaluated. Of those, only 20.2% participants had received a total body skin examination for skin cancer screening in the past by a physician and 57.1% reported using a SPF 50+ sunscreen. 53.9% participants presented ≥1 skin cancer risk factor: 11.8% participants reported having skin cancer familial history and 6.2% reported skin cancer personal history; pharmacists found ≥10 melanocytic nevi in 43.8% participants and chronically sun-damaged skin in 21.4%. Lesions suspicious for melanoma were reported in 10.9% of the participants and urgent dermatological evaluation was recommended. Conclusions: Pharmacists can detect people with skin cancer risk factors amongst their users. This intervention can be considered in multidisciplinary strategies of skin cancer screening


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Humanos , Serviços Comunitários de Farmácia/organização & administração , Neoplasias Cutâneas/epidemiologia , Proteção Radiológica/estatística & dados numéricos , Protetores Solares/farmacocinética , Radiação Solar/efeitos adversos , Detecção Precoce de Câncer/métodos , Estudos Transversais , Fatores de Risco , Variação Biológica da População
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Oncotarget ; 7(40): 66299-66309, 2016 10 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27602777

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Mast cell sarcoma (MCS) is a rare form of mastocytosis characterized by the presence of solid tumor(s) comprising malignant mast cells that harbor destructive infiltration capability and metastatic potential. Here, we present an extensive literature review and report on 23 cases of MCS, including 3 new cases from the French National Reference Center for Mastocytosis. From our analysis, it appears that MCS can occur at any age. It can manifest de novo or, to a lesser extent, may evolve from a previously established mastocytosis. Bone tumor is a frequent manifestation, and symptoms of mast cell activation are rare. Histological diagnosis can be difficult because MCS is frequently composed of highly atypical neoplastic mast cells and can thus mimic other tumors. Unexpectedly, the canonical KIT D816V mutation is found in only 21% of MCS; therefore, complete KIT gene sequencing is required. The prognosis of patients with MCS is poor, with a median survival time of less than 18 months, and progression to mast cell leukemia is not unusual. Because conventional chemotherapies usually fail, the role of targeted therapies and bone marrow transplantation warrants further investigation in such aggressive neoplasms.


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Sarcoma de Mastócitos/patologia , Sarcoma de Mastócitos/terapia , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Prognóstico
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