Bart Ramsay

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AIM To analyse inpatient consultation referrals to the Dermatology Department and to identify the educational needs of junior/trainee doctors. METHODS Consultation data of inpatients referred to the Dermatology Department between 2001 and 2006 was reviewed. RESULTS There were 703 referrals identified. Patients were referred from all wards in the(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Vascular abnormalities play an acute role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. In order to characterize vascular involvement in psoriasis and its regular clinical assessment in vivo, non-invasive high speed imaging with high resolution and high sensitivity is needed. METHODS The correlation mapping optical coherence tomography (cmOCT)(More)
A patient is described who had generalized plane xanthomas, cutaneous vasculitis, peliosis hepatis, and intraabdominal giant lymph node hyperplasia of the plasma cell type. After excision of the abdominal mass, the xanthomas resolved and the liver returned to its normal size, but the patient continued to develop skin lesions. A review is presented of the(More)
The debate surrounding the safety of vaginal breech delivery compared to Caesarean delivery may be close to resolution, with a large randomized trial underway. However, trends in the management of vaginal breech delivery over recent years have led to suggestions that training in the technique of such deliveries may be inadequate. We have attempted to(More)
OBJECTIVE Acne vulgaris is androgen dependent but the hormonal mechanisms are unclear. Although there have been many studies of serum hormones in women with acne there are few studies in men and the results are conflicting. We have therefore carried out a further study in men. DESIGN AND PATIENTS Fifty men with acne vulgaris were age-matched against 50(More)
We report a 57-year-old woman with a 12-year history of ulcerative pyoderma gangrenosum (PG). Five years after the onset of PG, she developed subcorneal pustular dermatosis (SPD) and biclonal IgA and IgG gammopathy. She developed PG at two bone-marrow biopsy sites, showing pathergy. Finally, she developed multiple myeloma. Although PG and SPD may occur(More)
Delusional parasitosis manifests in the patient's firm belief that they have skin symptoms due to an infestation with insects. Patients often refuse to seek psychiatric care. This study reassessed patients with delusional parasitosis in order to review and learn from them, which is important due to the significant morbidity of this condition and the(More)