Steven R Lamb

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A 61-year-old woman with a persistent hand and foot dermatitis developed multiple contact allergies to topical steroids. She had a past history of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) to a hormone replacement patch containing both estrogen and progesterone. The aim of this report is to highlight the potential cross-reactions between topical corticosteroids and(More)
BACKGROUND There is an increasing expectation of shortened postoperative recovery times and a suggestion that shorter convalescence times may not compromise lower leg split-thickness skin graft results. OBJECTIVE To determine whether mobilization after 2 days of convalescence compromises graft survival or patient morbidity. METHODS AND MATERIALS A pilot(More)
Between 1994 and 2000, 63 isolates of Trichophyton violaceum and five isolates of Trichophyton soudanense were recorded in both private and public laboratories in Hamilton, New Zealand. A retrospective analysis of medical records of these patients was performed. From these 68 isolates, 58 were recovered from scalp specimens and 10 were recovered from other(More)
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is standard therapy for primary immunodeficiencies, Kawasaki Disease and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. More recently, the use of high dose IVIg (2 g/kg in divided doses) has widened to include a number of inflammatory diseases, including atopic eczema. The mechanism of IVIg's anti-inflammatory action has yet to be(More)
Atopic dermatitis is an increasingly prevalent common childhood disease. While the majority of patients have mild disease, atopic dermatitis can cause considerable distress to patients and their caregivers, with significant social and financial cost to families. With a prevalence of 15 - 20% in Western countries, atopic dermatitis also has a considerable(More)
BACKGROUND Referral for patch testing is important in managing patients with eczema/dermatitis. These referrals come from many different sources. OBJECTIVES To assess the appropriateness of referrals from general practitioners (GPs) to a dedicated patch test clinic. METHODS Referral sources were recorded for patch testing in a dedicated contact(More)
altered gene transcription , through which previous exposure to cocaine can influence the subsequent subjective qualities of the drug. Repeated exposure to cocaine causes an up-regulation of dynorphin expression through stimulation of dopamine D1-type receptors and the cAMP pathway (2, 7, 15). Upon subsequent exposure to cocaine, augmented release of(More)