Ida F Orengo

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BACKGROUND Previous studies of the incidence and the most common causes of cutaneous metastasis have not led to a consensus. We compiled data from many retrospective studies and from patient data registries and autopsies to increase the total number of cases available for a larger analysis of this subject. This study was conducted to gain a better(More)
BACKGROUND Laser therapy for removal of cosmetic tattoos has been proven efficacious in lighter skin. Few studies have been reported using the Q-switched neodymium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser to treat tattoos in darkly pigmented or type VU skin, however. OBJECTIVE To report results using the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to remove tattoos from type(More)
It is estimated that half of all Americans will be bitten by an animal or another human being during their lifetimes. The vast majority of the estimated 2 million annual mammalian bite wounds are minor, and the victims never seek medical attention. Nonetheless, bite wounds account for approximately 1% of all emergency department visits and more than $30(More)
BACKGROUND Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is a subtype of melanoma initially described only two and half decades ago, but well-recognized by dermatologists today. However, several areas of controversy surround this entity. OBJECTIVE The primary aims of this article are to review the literature, highlight recent advances, and review some of the ongoing(More)
A previous study using the hairless mouse model demonstrated that diets containing a fish-oil lipid source, which contained high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, markedly increased the minimum erythema dose (MED) when compared with diets containing other polyunsaturated fatty acids. To determine whether fish oil supplementation could produce a similar effect(More)
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer; 47,700 persons were expected to be diagnosed and 9,600 were expected to die from melanoma in 2000 (American Cancer Society, 2000). It is important for dermatology nurses to understand the epidemiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of cutaneous malignant(More)
BACKGROUND Darkly pigmented individuals may manifest unusual or uncharacteristic presentations of various skin conditions, including heavy pigmentation of cutaneous tumors. OBJECTIVE To increase the awareness of an unusual presentation of Bowen's disease in a darkly pigmented individual. METHODS We report the case of a 52 year old black woman that(More)
BACKGROUND Depth of melanoma invasion is critical because it dictates patient treatment and prognosis. Recent reports indicate melanoma transection with initial biopsy does not impact patient survival; however, tumor transection can lead to misdiagnosis and inaccurate staging. OBJECTIVE This study assessed the rate of melanoma transection with various(More)