Malene Eun Vestergaard

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this project was to evaluate local decision support tools used in the Danish hospital sector from a theoretical and an empirical point of view. METHODS The use of local decision support was evaluated through questionnaires sent to all county health directors, all hospital managers, and all heads of clinical departments in(More)
BACKGROUND Dermoscopy is a noninvasive technique that enables the clinician to perform direct microscopic examination of diagnostic features, not seen by the naked eye, in pigmented skin lesions. Diagnostic accuracy of dermoscopy has previously been assessed in meta-analyses including studies performed in experimental and clinical settings. OBJECTIVES To(More)
Cells that exclude Hoechst 33342 have been found in many tissues, and common for these cells is a characteristic profile when analysed by flow fluorimetry (sp, side population). Since sp cells in some cases function as multipotent stem cells, we investigated whether the epidermis contains sp cells (Esp cells) and whether these cells were epidermal stem(More)
A 56-year-old man with recalcitrant psoriasis was treated with efalizumab, resulting in complete clearing of his skin lesions. However, multiple brown patches and papules, in the exact distribution of the previous psoriasis plaques, appeared on his lower legs. The pathological diagnosis was seborrhoeic keratoses (SKs) with overlapping features of solar(More)
The objective of this review is to report and discuss the evidence for fully automated diagnostic instruments for cutaneous melanoma tested in a real-world clinical setting directly compared with human diagnosis. A systematic review was performed and articles excluded when studies did not report sensitivity or specificity for melanoma directly compared with(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic reactions to spectacle frames are not unusual. A patient had a reproducible strong allergic patch test reaction to scrapings from the plastic material, and negative patch test results with available spectacle frame chemicals. OBJECTIVES To identify the culprit allergen in this patient's spectacle frame. MATERIALS AND METHODS An(More)
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