Judy H Borovicka

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OBJECTIVE To report the financial impact of diagnosing and treating the dermatologic toxicities (dTs) that develop in patients receiving targeted anticancer therapies. DESIGN Single-center retrospective and prospective medical record data extraction. SETTING Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. PATIENTS One hundred(More)
BACKGROUND Vitiligo significantly affects a person's health-related quality of life (HRQL). Although a small number of generic, and disease-specific, dermatologic HRQL measures exist, currently no vitiligo-specific instrument is available to capture disease-targeted concerns and issues. OBJECTIVE We sought to develop and validate a vitiligo-specific(More)
BACKGROUND Hair loss may significantly impact an individual's self-image, and studies indicate that patients with both clinically apparent and clinically imperceptible hair loss may have significantly decreased quality of life (QoL). Moreover, clinical severity of hair loss does not necessarily predict impact on QoL. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Cicatricial or scarring alopecia results in the destruction of hair follicles and is a significant cosmetic concern in African-American women. OBJECTIVE To correlate the clinical examination and histologic findings in African-American women with scarring alopecia with a history of hairstyling practices. METHODS We reviewed retrospectively the(More)
This case report describes a patient who developed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) after receiving courses of two investigational biologic agents and cyclosporine followed by more than four years of subcutaneous efalizumab for the treatment of extensive chronic plaque psoriasis. Three years later, the patient remains free of lymphoma and his psoriasis(More)
BACKGROUND The Internet is a commonly utilized health information resource that provides access to information of varying quality. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the use of the Internet as a health information resource within a keloid patient population and the effects of an educational intervention on patient knowledge about keloids.<BR> METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety of a novel microneedle device on facial skin of healthy individuals of all Fitzpatrick skin types. DESIGN Subject- and live rater–blinded, sham-controlled, randomized trial. SETTING University-based ambulatory dermatology service providing both primary and referral care. PARTICIPANTS Healthy adults recruited from(More)
IMPORTANCE Common noninvasive to minimally invasive cosmetic dermatologic procedures are widely believed to be safe given the low incidence of reported adverse events, but reliable incidence data regarding adverse event rates are unavailable to date. OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of adverse events associated with noninvasive to minimally invasive(More)
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