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Psoriasis causes as much disability as other major medical diseases.
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Different aspects of psoriasis are related to the different dimensions of HRQL supporting the need for multidimensional treatment models, similar to that of other major medical diseases.
Skin cancer is among the most costly of all cancers to treat for the Medicare population.
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In addition to classifying cancers by number of cases and number of deaths, the financial impact of treatment can also be used to prioritize different malignancies and ranks NMSC far higher than would death statistics.
The self-administered psoriasis area and severity index is valid and reliable.
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It is concluded that this structured patient self-report instrument facilitates quantitative assessment of psoriasis and was responsive to changes in severity over time as demonstrated by correlation with changes in PASI scores.
Pyoderma Gangrenosum A Comparison of Typical and Atypical Forms with an Emphasis on Time to Remission. Case Review of 86 Patients from 2 Institutions
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A retrospective analysis of the medical records of 86 patients with pyoderma gangrenosum who were evaluated and treated over 12 years at 2 university-based dermatology departments found that inflammatory bowel disease was the most common association in patients with PG, whereas hematologic disease or malignancy was most common in those with APG.
Cost of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Treatment in the United States
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Compared to other cancers, the relative magnitude of N MSC treatment costs is currently small because NMSC is managed efficiently and effectively, primarily in office-based settings.
Ultraviolet exposure is a reinforcing stimulus in frequent indoor tanners.
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When exposed to UV and non-UV under blinded conditions, frequent tanners can distinguish the two conditions and undertake further UV exposure, indicating that UV is a reinforcing stimulus.
Progression of actinic keratosis to squamous cell carcinoma revisited: clinical and treatment implications.
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Although the rate of progression over time remains to be determined by large prospective studies, actinic keratosis is a marker for an increased rate of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), even in the absence of specific lesion progression.
Incidence estimate of nonmelanoma skin cancer in the United States, 2006.
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The number of skin cancers in Medicare beneficiaries increased dramatically over the years 1992 to 2006, due mainly to an increase in the number of affected individuals.
The Burden of Atopic Dermatitis: Impact on the Patient, Family, and Society
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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, psychossocial, and family outcomes.
Efficacy and safety of ivermectin 1% cream in treatment of papulopustular rosacea: results of two randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled pivotal studies.
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Ivermectin 1% cream was effective and safe in treating inflammatory lesions of papulopustular rosacea and significantly more subjects receiving IVM 1% reported having an "excellent" or "good" improvement, along with an improved QoL.
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