Joshua L Fox

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Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in fair-skinned populations in many parts of the world. The incidence, morbidity and mortality rates of skin cancers are increasing and, therefore, pose a significant public health concern. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the major etiologic agent in the development of skin cancers. UVR causes DNA damage and(More)
Occupational exposure to bacterial or fungal antigens has been associated with hypersensivity pneumonitis (HP), an immunologically-mediated pulmonary disease. Between August 1995 and April 1996, 34 employees working in machining and assembly areas of an engine manufacturing plant were clinically diagnosed with HP. Of these, 20 employees met an epidemiologic(More)
Occupational respiratory diseases have been reported following exposure to metal working fluids. We report a spectrum of respiratory illnesses occurring in an outbreak in 30 workers of an automobile parts engine manufacturing plant. Workers presented with respiratory complaints and, after clinical and laboratory evaluations, were classified as those having(More)
Melanoma is the deadliest form of all skin cancers and is highly linked to sun-related behavior in patients. However, sun-protection behavior to prevent melanoma in this population has been shown to be inadequate to date. The objective of this study was to compare changes in sun protection habit before and after patients' diagnosis with malignant melanoma.(More)
Computed tomography (CT) has traditionally been the standard radiographic modality for diagnosing and monitoring non-small cell; lung cancer (NSCLC) after treatment. Given the limitations of CT, the utility of 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) has been investigated for the management of NSCLC, with promising findings. Its(More)
BACKGROUND Botulinum toxin (BTX) therapy is currently the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. However, few studies exist regarding post-procedure perceptions of the patients' BTX therapy. OBJECTIVE The aim of this cohort study was to determine patients' responses from pre- to post-BTX treatment experience. METHODS AND MATERIALS One(More)
This article reports on traction alopecia among Sikh males as a result of stress on the hair from wearing a turban. Treatment for this condition in such a population is difficult. Permanent removal of the turban is religiously forbidden. Therefore, the traction continues, as will the alopecia, possibly accompanied by seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.