Peter J Lynch

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The Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) used to create Web pages is an attractive alternative to the proprietary authoring software that is now widely used to produce multimedia content for CD-ROMs. This paper describes the advantages and limitations of HTML as a non-proprietary and cross-platform CD-ROM authoring system, and the more general advantages of(More)
Acrodermatitis enteropathica is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of zinc deficiency. The genetic defect has been mapped to 8q24 and the defective gene identified as SLC39A4, which encodes the zinc transporter Zip4. The diagnosis is made by way of clinical presentation together with histopathology and laboratory tests. Here we provide an overview of zinc(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide a review of the literature and make known expert opinion regarding the treatment of vulvodynia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Experts reviewed the existing literature to provide new definitions for vulvar pain and to describe treatments for this condition. RESULTS Vulvodynia has been redefined by the International Society for the Study of(More)
Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as acne inversa, is a chronic, often debilitating disease primarily affecting the axillae, perineum, and inframammary regions. Prevalence rates of up to 4% have been estimated. Our understanding of the disease has changed over time. It is now considered a disease of follicular occlusion rather than an inflammatory or(More)
Left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) is commonly assessed by equilibrium radionuclide angiography and echocardiography. These methods are presumed to be interchangeable for this purpose. This study (1) compares quantification of LVEF by equilibrium radionuclide angiography with visual estimation of LVEF by echocardiography, (2) determines the(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest that paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is a heterogeneous autoimmune syndrome involving several internal organs and that the pathophysiological mechanisms mediating cutaneous, mucosal, and internal lesions are not limited to autoantibodies targeting adhesion molecules. OBJECTIVE To classify the diverse mucocutaneous and(More)
The International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) has, as one of its major societal goals, the development and promulgation of nomenclature and classification of vulvar disease. A committee of the ISSVD has developed new nomenclature and classification for the specific area of vulvar dermatoses. This classification was approved by the(More)
BACKGROUND Erosive pustular dermatosis (EPD) is a rarely reported condition that primarily involves the actinically damaged scalp of elderly women. Although the condition is well recognized in the United Kingdom and Europe, no US cases have heretofore been reported. OBJECTIVES We sought to document the presence, and determine the clinical characteristics,(More)