Bryan E. Anderson

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BACKGROUND Contact allergy to formaldehyde, Bioban, and other formaldehyde releasers and cross-reactivity between them have been reported in the literature; however, not many studies have data on this cross-reactivity. OBJECTIVE To study (1) the rates of allergy to formaldehyde and to Bioban and other formaldehyde releasers and (2) the rates of(More)
The stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a common weed that can cause a wide range of cutaneous reactions. Contact with the hairs or spines on the stems and leaves of the stinging nettle causes the release of several biologically active substances. The released chemicals act to cause itching, dermatitis, and urticaria within moments of contact. Extracts from(More)
There is a growing body of evidence supporting the synergistic roles of radiotherapy and immunotherapy in the treatment of malignancy. Published case studies of the abscopal effect have been reported with the use of ipilimumab and radiotherapy in metastatic melanoma, but evidence supporting the routine use of this combination of therapy is limited. We(More)
OBJECTIVES To observe the effects of etanercept treatment on the cutaneous manifestations of hidradenitis suppurative (HS) and to evaluate physician and patient global assessment scores of cutaneous manifestations. DESIGN Single-center, randomized, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. SETTING Academic dermatology practice. PATIENTS(More)
OBJECTIVE Tolerability and safety of 0.1% tacrolimus ointment in treating nickel-induced allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) were evaluated. METHODS Patients allergic to nickel applied nickel patches to each upper inner aspect of the arm for 4 to 8 hours daily. Tacrolimus was applied to patch site on one arm and vehicle to patch site on the other, twice(More)
BACKGROUND Lidocaine hydrochloride is the preferred anesthetic agent used in outpatient surgical procedures. While type I hypersensitivity reactions to lidocaine are uncommon, type IV hypersensitivity is reported even less frequently. OBSERVATIONS Between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2001, 183 patients were patch tested at the Penn State Milton S.(More)