Mayfield Heights, OH February 4, 2020 – Dr. Gregory Delost of Apex Dermatology in Mayfield Heights has co-authored three new dermatology articles.
Identifying the prevalence and disability-adjusted life years of the most common dermatoses worldwide
Mehrmal S, Uppal P, Giesey RL, Delost GR. Identifying the prevalence and disability-adjusted life years of the most common dermatoses worldwide. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020;82(1):258–259. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2019.09.066
The first article, published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), finds that a few easily treated skin disorders are negatively impacting mortality rates, or more specifically, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). In other words, people, primarily in undeveloped countries, are losing years of life due to skin conditions such as fungal skin diseases, atopic dermatitis and scabies.
According to Dr. Delost, “Our goal in this study is to bring awareness to the disproportionate impact these diseases have in some areas of the world.”
Cutaneous lymphomas in adolescents and young adults: Clinical spectrum and physician-reported and patient-reported outcomes
Delost GR, Giesey RL, Christensen LF, Scott J, Cooper KD. Cutaneous lymphomas in adolescents and young adults: Clinical spectrum and physician-reported and patient-reported outcomes [published online ahead of print, 2019 Aug 7]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019;S0190-9622(19)32499-5. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2019.07.104
The second article sought to investigate cutaneous lymphomas at a greater level of specificity for the adolescent and young adult population. The findings were that for this age range, certain variants of cutaneous lymphomas were in fact more common. In addition, this group experiences higher itch.
“These details help us as clinicians to better offer patient-specific care,” says Dr. Delost.
Safety and efficacy of mohs micrographic surgery in children and adolescents: A systematic review
Wang S, Ezaldein HH, Delost GR, et al. Safety and Efficacy of Mohs Micrographic Surgery in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review [published online ahead of print, 2019 Dec 11]. Dermatol Surg. 2019;10.1097/DSS.0000000000002282. doi:10.1097/DSS.0000000000002282
The third publication presented findings on the safety and efficacy of Mohs Micrographic surgery on the younger population. While this technique for removing and curing skin cancer has been widely researched for adult patients, little was known regarding children and adolescents. The systematic review determined that Mohs Micrographic Surgery does indeed demonstrate high safety and efficacy for patients ages 0 to 18 years.
Dr. Delost adds, “We already know that Mohs is safe and effective in the adult population. Our study adds reassurance that this success holds true in the pediatric population.”
Apex Dermatology in Mayfield Heights is located at 5800 Landerbrook Drive, Suite 250. Same-day appointments are available.
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