Kaveri Korgavkar

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BACKGROUND Safety of cosmetic procedures in pregnant women has not been extensively studied. Maternal and fetal health risks are important to consider in any procedure performed. With the increasing popularity of cosmetic procedures, dermatologic surgeons will be faced with scenarios necessitating knowledge regarding the safety of such procedures during(More)
BACKGROUND Previously considered safe for typical use, concerns have recently been expressed regarding the potential effect of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) on human skin and, in particular, on skin cancer risk. OBJECTIVE We sought to address this concern by reviewing the current literature on CFLs, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and photocarcinogenic(More)
Striae gravidarum (SG), or stretch marks developing during pregnancy, affect up to 90% of women. While not medically dangerous, SG can be disfiguring, causing emotional and psychological distress. However, studies specifically addressing the prevention of SG, especially during pregnancy, are sparse. Furthermore, the molecular pathogenesis of SG is unclear(More)
The incidence of melanoma is increasing and there is significant variation by geographical location between and within countries. We sought to determine the incidence of melanoma in coastal versus inland counties in California. Data on melanoma incidence were obtained for 2000-2009 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program of the National(More)
Teledermatology makes 3 promises: better, cheaper, and faster dermatologic care. It is "better" because, although it cannot offer as much to the patient as a traditional visit, it extends the dermatologist's reach to places and in ways not previously possible as a result of time and place limitations; it is "cheaper and faster" because it has the potential(More)
BACKGROUND Topical 5% 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is known to cause toxicity, such as erythema, pain, and crusting/erosions. OBJECTIVES We sought to develop a scale to measure this toxicity and test the scale for reliability. METHODS A scale was developed involving four parameters: erythema severity, percentage of face involved in erythema, crusting/erosions(More)
The prevalence of low vitamin D levels and associated risks has led to an increase in supplementation. However, a "U-shaped" relationship has been suggested between vitamin D status and adverse effects, with risks observed both in low and high levels. While risks associated with low levels of vitamin D have been extensively studied, the risks of higher(More)
Importance Photoaging, which is premature skin aging caused by long-term UV exposure, is of aesthetic concern to many patients. Objective To investigate the effect of topical fluorouracil, 5%, cream on photoaging using validated photonumeric scales. Design, Setting, and Participants The Veterans Affairs Keratinocyte Carcinoma Chemoprevention Trial was a(More)
The authors describe the first report in the literature of central retinal artery occlusion as the presenting manifestation of sarcoidosis. A 33-year-old man with asthma, headache, and 6 days of intermittent, transient vision loss in the OS presented with persistent vision loss in the OS. Ophthalmic examination was consistent with diagnosis of central(More)