Estee L. Psaty

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In this practical review, we aim to help clinicians identify patients who are at significant risk of developing malignant melanoma. Universal screening is challenging, thus it is important to effectively single out patients who have a high risk of developing the disease. We provide a summary of pertinent questions to review when taking the patient's(More)
Nevi are important risk markers of melanoma. The study aim was to describe changes in nevi of children using longitudinal data from a population-based cohort. Overview back photography and dermoscopic imaging of up to 4 index back nevi was performed at age 11 years (baseline) and repeated at age 14 years (follow-up). Of 443 children (39% females) imaged at(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between oral vitamin D supplementation and cutaneous photosynthesis is not well understood. OBJECTIVE We sought to provide estimates of the equivalency of vitamin D production from natural sun exposure versus oral supplementation. METHODS Using the FastRT simulation tool, we determined sun exposure times needed to achieve(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to determine the incidence of radiation-induced cavernomas in children treated for medulloblastoma. METHODS A retrospective chart and film review was performed for all patients treated for medulloblastoma at the Insitute for Neurology and Neurosurgery/Beth Israel Medical Center between August 1996 and the present. The(More)
Relative to other specialties, dermatologists have been slow to adopt advanced technologic diagnostic aids. Most skin disease can be diagnosed by simple visual inspection, and the skin is readily accessible for a diagnostic biopsy. Diagnostic aids, such as total body photography and dermoscopy, improve the clinician's ability to diagnose melanoma beyond(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Intrathecal baclofen delivery for the treatment of spasticity has been used for almost 20 years with a great deal of success. A wide variety of complications and pitfalls have been described. This report details a novel complication involving inadvertent and initially unrecognized canalization of the subdural space with the spinal(More)
Recent research showed that the supplementary motor area (SMA) can be divided into a rostral pre-SMA, involved in higher-level processing and a caudal SMA proper, involved with motor execution. As surgical insults to the medial frontal lobes may cause variable neurological deficits and an incomplete understanding of structure-function relationships of the(More)
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