Pitiporn Suwattee

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Rosiglitazone and pioglitazone are medications from the thiazolidinedione class of compounds currently available for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Traditionally used to enhance insulin sensitivity and decrease plasma insulin levels, added applications have emerged beyond those involving glycemic control. Cardiovascular risk factors associated(More)
BACKGROUND Although several studies have documented an undersupply of dermatologic services in the United States, little is known about the dermatopathology workforce. OBJECTIVE Objectives included the following: (1) describe the dermatopathology workforce in the United States; (2) identify characteristics associated with academic dermatopathologists; and(More)
Cutaneous leiomyomas are benign tumors of smooth muscles. We report a rare case of bilateral segmental leiomyomas in an 81-year-old man. We also provide a concise review of the literature on leiomyomas, their associations, and genetic defects of multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis (MCUL) and hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer (HLRCC)(More)
BACKGROUND Plaque-type syringoma is a rare variant of syringoma. This benign neoplasm may be easily misdiagnosed as microcystic adnexal carcinoma (MAC), potentially resulting in unnecessary surgery with disfiguring consequences. METHODS We report two cases of plaque-type syringoma that were initially diagnosed as MAC. Microscopically, these lesions were(More)
A valid and reliable measure that captures onychodystrophy disease severity is important for both clinical and research applications. Three hundred and twenty-two patients at two Veterans Affairs Medical Centers with clinical evidence of onychodystrophy suggesting onychomycosis (at least 25% in a distal subungual pattern) were examined using Naildex(More)
BACKGROUND Hand-held dermoscopy improves the malignant/benign excision ratio for melanocytic lesions. Much has been described about its use in pigmented lesions; however, the use of dermoscopy in clinically nonpigmented lesions is less well studied. Existing studies have used a combination of traditional immersion dermoscopy and polarized light dermoscopy.(More)
Sweet syndrome is a reactive neutrophilic dermatosis that develops in response to various systemic illnesses. The cutaneous manifestations include an acute eruption of painful, edematous papules, plaques, pustules, or vesicles associated with fever and other constitutional symptoms. Although the etiology cannot always be determined, Sweet syndrome most(More)