Chih-ho Hong

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BACKGROUND Alefacept is an effective intermittent treatment for psoriasis that can provide long-lasting remissions. Combination therapy with narrow-band ultraviolet B (nbUVB) phototherapy may enhance treatment outcomes and accelerate the onset of clinical response. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of alefacept in combination with nbUVB phototherapy(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We wish to develop and evaluate a user-friendly online interactive teaching and examination model as an adjunct to traditional bedside teaching of medical students during a clinical rotation in dermatology. METHODS Following completion of an online examination, senior medical students at the University of British Columbia (n =(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous metastases are an uncommon phenomenon that occurs in a few patients with metastatic disease. Early recognition of a cutaneous metastasis is important as it may be the presenting sign of an underlying malignancy. These metastases usually indicate advanced disease and carry a poor prognosis. OBJECTIVES We present two cases with(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, pruritic inflammatory skin disease resulting from defects in skin barrier and aberrant immune responses. AD significantly affects the quality of life. Not all patients respond to topical therapies, and often systemic therapy is required to control the disease. OBJECTIVE To review the treatment options for(More)
BACKGROUND Elastosis perforans serpiginosa (EPS) is a rare skin disease in which abnormal elastic tissue fibers, other connective tissue elements, and cellular debris are expelled from the papillary dermis via transepithelial elimination. It is characterized by an eruption of small grouped hyperkeratotic papules in a serpiginous arrangement. This condition(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop preliminary treat-to-target (T2T) recommendations for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) for Canadian daily practice. METHODS A task force composed of expert Canadian dermatologists and rheumatologists performed a needs assessment among Canadian clinicians treating these diseases as well as an extensive literature search on the(More)
BACKGROUND Most treatment guidelines for acne are based on clinical severity. Our objective was to expand that approach to one that also comprised individualized patient features: a case-based approach. METHODS An expert panel of Canadian dermatologists was established to develop demographic and clinical features considered to be particularly important in(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common and chronic inflammatory skin disease. Approximately 10% of adults with AD do not respond adequately to topical therapies and require phototherapy and/or systemic therapy. OBJECTIVE To provide a patient-focused approach to the identification and management of adults with AD who require systemic treatment. (More)
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