Erin Kelly McMeniman

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BACKGROUND There are various known familial and environmental risk factors that influence the risk for melanoma. This study sought to define the risk factors for multiple primary melanoma. METHODS A telephone survey of patients with multiple primary melanomas was conducted from a private practice in south-east Queensland, in order to examine various risk(More)
Melanoma incidence in Australia remains the highest in the world; hence understanding its causation is paramount for future therapeutic developments. Multiple primary melanomas are also common occurrences among the Australian population with identified risk factors such as personal and family history of melanoma, fair skin type, dysplastic naevus syndrome(More)
DEAR EDITOR, Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is clinically defined with recognized diagnostic criteria and recognizable physical characteristics. Untreated, the disease causes significant morbidity. The prevalence varies between 0 0003% and 4% depending on the study population. Estimates from insurance databases suggest a prevalence of < 0 1%. This variation(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Clinical photography has long been an important aspect in the management of dermatological pathology and has many applications in contemporary dermatology practice. With the continuous evolution of digital and smartphone technology, clinicians must maintain ethical and medico-legal standards. This article reviews how dermatology(More)
BACKGROUND The most common skin infections affecting children in remote Aboriginal communities are scabies and impetigo. Group A streptococcal skin infections are linked to the high rates of heart and renal disease occurring in Aboriginal Australians. METHODS A retrospective review of medical records was conducted in a primary health care centre in the(More)
Erosive genital lichen planus is a disabling, inflammatory mucocutaneous condition that can cause significant patient morbidity and loss of function. Treatment initially involves topical corticosteroids but some patients can have severe treatment-resistant courses requiring systemic immunosuppression. With potentially unfavorable adverse effect profiles and(More)
The Registrar Research Workshop has been a feature of Australian general practice training since 1994. Twenty five general practice registrars attend the annual 3 day event, which aims to develop registrars' understanding of the research process. Presenters and facilitators are drawn from the academic general practitioner and primary health care research(More)
A 76-year-old man with a medical history of malignant melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer presented to the dermatologist for his 6-monthly skin examination. He was of English descent with type II skin and was raised in Queensland. He reported no lesions of concern. The examination revealed a 2-cm diameter pigmented lesion in his tattoo on his right upper(More)
General practitioners (GPs) are ideally placed to identify and treat childhood obesity, but its prevalence continues to rise and evidence for effective GP interventions is lacking. Further analysis of the barriers to effective identification and management of childhood obesity is warranted. This survey aimed to explore how Queensland GPs feel about managing(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Melanoma apps are smartphone applications that assess risk of pigmented lesions using a smartphone camera and underlying algorithm. We aimed to assess the capability of melanoma smartphone applications (apps) in making clinical decisions about risk, compared with lesion assessment by specialist trained dermatologists. METHODS A(More)