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OBJECTIVE To compile current legislation of indoor tanning throughout the world and compare them with existing legislation found in 2003. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING International. PARTICIPANTS All nations with legislation regarding access to indoor tanning found through web-based Internet search. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Number of nations(More)
IMPORTANCE With advancements in mobile technology, cellular phone-based mobile applications (apps) may be used in the practice and delivery of dermatologic care. OBJECTIVE To identify and categorize the variety of current mobile apps available in dermatology for patients and providers. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Dermatology-related search terms(More)
IMPORTANCE The use of social media by dermatology journals and professional and patient-centered dermatology organizations remains largely unknown and, to our knowledge, has yet to be fully evaluated. OBJECTIVE To evaluate and quantify the extent of involvement of dermatology journals, professional dermatology organizations, and dermatology-related(More)
Patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) have incurable skin fragility, blistering, and skin wounds due to mutations in the gene that codes for type VII collagen (C7) that mediates dermal-epidermal adherence in human skin. In this study, we evaluated if topically applied human recombinant C7 (rC7) could restore C7 at the(More)
While the prevalence of various dermatologic journals on social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are increasing, the activity of dermatologic journal podcasting has yet to be investigated. To determine journal social media impact, on June 2, 2012 we examined over 102 journals listed by SciMago (www.scimagojr.com/) for any podcast(More)
This anecdotal, non-systematic review serves to explore the principles and methods of effective oil decontamination from cutaneous wounds, particularly crush injuries. The current expansion of the petroleum industry is necessary to meet increasing world demands for oil. Most stages of oil refining and applications involve significant injury risks,(More)
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