Elizabeth Bailey

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BACKGROUND Melanoma incidence and mortality in Europe are high but there are significant gaps in the epidemiological information available across the continent. OBJECTIVES With the aim of enhancing the planning of educational programmes for reducing the melanoma burden in Europe, we analysed the most recent incidence and mortality data for Europe with a(More)
Plastic resin pellets collected from remote islands in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans and the Caribbean Sea were analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichloro-diphenyltrichloroethane and its degradation products (DDTs), and hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs). Concentrations of PCBs (sum of 13 congeners) in the pellets were 0.1-9.9(More)
Fasting and other dietary regimens have been used to treat epilepsy since biblical times. The ketogenic diet, which mimics the metabolism of fasting, was used by modern physicians to treat intractable epilepsy beginning in the 1920s. With the rising popularity of drug treatments however, the ketogenic diet lost its previous status and was used in only a(More)
Anti-epiligrin cicatricial pemphigoid is an autoimmune blistering disorder that has recently been associated with the development of solid organ malignancy. We describe a patient with recurrent metastatic prostate carcinoma who was diagnosed with this disorder. We provide a hypothesis as to the relationship between the development of this disease and its(More)
This paper describes the land property rights and tenure systems in the western escarpments of the Yemeni Highlands, and analyses the impact of land tenure arrangements and other socioeconomic factors on terrace maintenance. Owner-cultivated land is dominant in the terraced area, but more than one-third of the land is sharecropped. Terraces cultivated by(More)
We present an analysis of price competition under asymmetric information where the equilibrium price reacts asymmetrically to changes in the marginal costs of different competitors. In a model where one firm has private information concerning the profitability of serving a subset of customers in the market, an increase in the marginal cost of an uninformed(More)
Amyopathic dermatomyositis can be a challenging diagnosis because patients lack traditional muscle findings. "Clinically amyopathic" dermatomyositis (CADM) accounts for the presence of subclinical muscle disease in some of these patients. These patients represent a substantial minority of dermatomyositis cases and have similar co-morbidities to "classic"(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize the current state of evidence for combination topical and systemic therapies for mild to severe psoriasis. DATA SOURCES We performed a systematic search for all entries in PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Review, and EMBASE related to combination treatments for psoriasis through July 2010. STUDY SELECTION We included randomized controlled(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine factors related to the observation of suspicious lesions on the scalp, neck, and face of customers by hair professionals (cosmetologists and barbers). DESIGN Survey of hair professionals in January 2010. SETTING Single hair professional educational conference. PARTICIPANTS Hair professionals from a chain of 17 salons in the(More)