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Dermatology Residency Research

Residents are encouraged to participate in research and scholarly activity. Loyola dermatology will often have a full-time research fellow to help with the completion of projects. Below is a list of some recent publications by our faculty and residents:

Scholarly Activity

Injection technique in neurotoxins and fillers: Planning and basic technique.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Sep;79(3):407-419. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.01.034.
Alam M1, Tung R2.

Cosmetic Dermatology Training During Residency: Outcomes of a Resident-Reported Survey.
Dermatol Surg. 2018 Sep;44(9):1216-1219. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001557.
Champlain A1, Reserva J1, Webb K1, Griffin D1, Moy L1, Joyce C2, Glaser DA3, Lawrence N4, Lee KC5, Antonovich DD6, Duffy DM7, Kim J8, Ozog D9, Sobanko J10, Alam M11, Tung RC1.

One Thousand Five Hundred Fifty Nanometer Erbium-Doped Nonablative Fractional Laser for the Treatment of Striae Distensae in Patients of Skin of Color (Fitzpatrick Skin Types IV-VI).
Dermatol Surg. 2018 Aug;44(8):1151-1153. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001411.
Park KK1, Roberts E, Tung RC.

Extensive Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma of the Feet Treated with High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy and External Beam Radiation.
Case Rep Dermatol Med. 2018 Aug 7;2018:5610925. doi: 10.1155/2018/5610925. eCollection 2018.
Tao J1, Hentz C2, Mysz ML2, Rashed I2, Eilers D3, Swan J4, Tung R4, Emami B2.

Incidence of androgenic dermatologic side effects following placement of a levonorgestrel intrauterine device for menorrhagia: A survey-based study.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Aug;79(2):364-365. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.12.051. Epub 2017 Dec 27.
Lullo JJ1, Ethington E2, Arshanapalli A2, Reserva J2, Jiang A2, Adams W2, Graziano S2, Tung R2.

Cutaneous Cytomegalovirus Infection in an Immunocompetent Patient: Innocent Bystander or Culprit?
Am J Dermatopathol. 2018 Apr;40(4):295-298. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000001009.Grushchak S1, Hutchens KA, Joy C, Peterson A, Speiser J, Mudaliar K.

Perianal extramammary Paget disease treated with topical imiquimod and oral cimetidine.
Cutis. 2018 Apr;101(4):E19-E22.
Gray J1, Gray A2, Swan J1, Eberhardt J3, Mudaliar K4, Tung R1

Association of Facial Exercise With the Appearance of Aging.
JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Mar 1;154(3):365-367. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.5142.
Alam M1,2,3, Walter AJ1,4, Geisler A1, Roongpisuthipong W1,5, Sikorski G6, Tung R7, Poon E1.

Treatment of burn scars in Fitzpatrick phototype III patients with a combination of pulsed dye laser and non-ablative fractional resurfacing 1550 nm erbium:glass/1927 nm thulium laser devices.
Scars Burn Heal. 2018 Feb 23;4:2059513118758510. doi: 10.1177/2059513118758510. eCollection 2018 Jan-Dec.
Tao J1, Champlain A1, Weddington C2, Moy L1, Tung R1.

Chemoprevention of Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma With a Single Course of Fluorouracil, 5%, Cream: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Feb 1;154(2):167-174. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3631.
Weinstock MA1,2, Thwin SS3, Siegel JA1, Marcolivio K1,2, Means AD1,2, Leader NF1,2, Shaw FM1, Hogan D4, Eilers D5, Swetter SM6, Chen SC7, Jacob SE8, Warshaw EM9, Stricklin GP10, Dellavalle RP11, Sidhu-Malik N12, Konnikov N13, Werth VP14, Keri JE15, Robinson-Bostom L2, Ringer RJ16, Lew RA3, Ferguson R13, DiGiovanna JJ17, Huang GD18; Veterans Affairs Keratinocyte Carcinoma Chemoprevention Trial (VAKCC) Group

Pernio as the presenting sign of blast crisis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Jan;35(1):e74-e75. doi: 10.1111/pde.13366. Epub 2017 Dec 12.
Park KK1, Tayebi B2, Uihlein L3, Speiser J4, Mir A5, Gerami P6,7, Mancini A6,7, Kim W3.

A Retrospective Analysis of Surveillance Adherence of Patients after Treatment of Primary Cutaneous Melanoma.
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2017 Dec;10(12):44-48. Epub 2017 Dec 1.Reserva J1,2,3,4, Janeczek M1,2,3,4, Joyce C1,2,3,4, Goslawski A1,2,3,4, Hong H1,2,3,4, Yuan FN1,2,3,4, Balasubramanian N1,2,3,4, Winterfield L1,2,3,4, Swan J1,2,3,4, Tung R1,2,3,4.

Novel treatment of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm: A case report.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9452. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000009452.Grushchak S, Joy C, Gray A, Opel D, Speiser J, Reserva J, Tung R, Smith SE.

Comparison of three embedding media for preparation of frozen sections for Mohs micrographic surgery.
Int J Dermatol. 2017 Dec;56(12):1499-1501. doi: 10.1111/ijd.13704. Epub 2017 Aug 1.
Reserva J1, Krol C1, Speiser J2, Adams W3, Tung-Hahn E1, Alam M4, Tung R1.

Chemical Peels: Indications and Special Considerations for the Male Patient.
Dermatol Surg. 2017 Nov;43 Suppl 2:S163-S173. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001281.
Reserva J1, Champlain A, Soon SL, Tung R.

Processing Adipose-Rich Mohs Samples: A Comparative Study of Effectiveness of Pretreatment With Liquid Nitrogen Versus Flash Freezing Spray.
Am J Dermatopathol. 2017 Nov;39(11):838-841. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000000826.
Reserva J1, Kozel Z, Krol C, Speiser J, Adams W, Tung R.

Topical imiquimod for the palliative treatment of recurrent oral squamous cell carcinoma.
JAAD Case Rep. 2017 Jul 18;3(4):329-331. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2017.04.008. eCollection 2017 Jul.
Wester A1, Eyler JT2, Swan JW2.

Mucinous hidradenoma in a child-A case report and review of the literature.
J Cutan Pathol. 2017 Apr 21. doi: 10.1111/cup.12957. [Epub ahead of print]
Ahmed A1, Kim W2, Speiser J1.

The microenvironment in primary cutaneous melanoma with associated spontaneous tumor regression: evaluation for T-regulatory cells and the presence of an immunosuppressive microenvironment.
Melanoma Res. 2017 Apr;27(2):104-109. doi: 10.1097/CMR.0000000000000331.
Gray A1, Grushchak S, Mudaliar K, Kliethermes S, Carey K, Hutchens KA.

Development of Asymmetric Facial Depigmentation in a Patient Treated with Dasatinib with New-Onset Hypovitaminosis D: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Case Rep Dermatol Med. 2017;2017:9359086. doi: 10.1155/2017/9359086. Epub 2017 Mar 23.Webb KC1, Harasimowicz M2, Janeczek M2, Speiser J3, Swan J1, Tung R1.

Prevention of poison ivy dermatitis with oral homeopathic Rhus toxicodendron.
Dermatol Online J. 2017 Jan 15;23(1). pii: 13030/qt3rm4r9hk.
Signore RJ1.

Novel Use of Preoperative Epidermal Coloring of Very Small Dermatological Specimens-Protocol for Reduction of Lost Specimens.
Am J Dermatopathol. 2016 Jul;38(7):510-2. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000000452.
Surprenant D1, Garib G, Hutchens K, Dreifke M, Speiser J, Winterfield L, Peterson A, Krol C, Adams W, Tung R

Changing Dermatopathology Protocols for Processing Small Skin Biopsies: Decreases in Slide Quantity Does Not Affect Patient Care and Allows for Optimal Efficiency.
Am J Dermatopathol. 2016 Jun;38(6):409-12. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000000457.
Mudaliar K1, Speiser J, Hutchens KA.

Eruptive Penile Syringomas in an Adolescent: Novel Approach with Serial Microexcisions and Suture-Adhesive Repair.
Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Mar-Apr;33(2):e57-60. doi: 10.1111/pde.12745. Epub 2016 Jan 14.
Todd PS1, Gordon SC1, Rovner RL1, Tung R1.

A Rare Collision in Dermatopathology: Basal Cell Carcinoma and Atypical Fibroxanthoma.
Am J Dermatopathol. 2015 Dec;37(12):950-3. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000000208.Speiser JJ1, Aggarwal S, Wold L, Tung R, Hutchens KA

Treatment of Acne Vulgaris With Salicylic Acid Chemical Peel and Pulsed Dye Laser: A Split Face, Rater-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial.
J Lasers Med Sci. 2015 Fall;6(4):167-70. doi: 10.15171/jlms.2015.13. Epub 2015 Oct 27.
Lekakh O1, Mahoney AM2, Novice K1, Kamalpour J2, Sadeghian A3, Mondo D2, Kalnicky C4, Guo R4, Peterson A2, Tung R2.

Effect of Needle Size on Pain Perception in Patients Treated With Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Nov;151(11):1194-9. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.2232.
Alam M1, Geisler A2, Sadhwani D2, Goyal A2, Poon E2, Nodzenski M2, Schaeffer MR2, Tung R3, Minkis K4.

Actinic Keratosis, Transected: What Lies Beneath?
Am J Dermatopathol. 2015 Oct;37(10):759-60. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000000366.
Speiser JJ1, Garib G, Novice K, Peterson A, Hutchens KA.

Aggressive Squamous Cell Carcinoma Within A Burn Scar Complicated by M. Fortuitum Infection: Combination Treatment With Antibiotic Therapy, Mohs Surgery, Amnion-Chorion Graft, and Low-Intensity Pulsed Dye Laser.
FDermatol Surg. 2015 Sep;41(9):1079-82. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000407.ancher W1, Desai S, Peterson A, Tung R.

Tumour necrosis factor-α inhibition can stabilize disease in progressive vitiligo.
Br J Dermatol. 2015 Sep;173(3):641-50. doi: 10.1111/bjd.14016. Epub 2015 Aug 25.
Webb KC1, Tung R1, Winterfield LS1, Gottlieb AB2, Eby JM3, Henning SW3, Le Poole IC4.

Long-term Efficacy of Topical Fluorouracil Cream, 5%, for Treating Actinic Keratosis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Sep;151(9):952-60. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.0502.
Pomerantz H1, Hogan D2, Eilers D3, Swetter SM4, Chen SC5, Jacob SE6, Warshaw EM7, Stricklin G8, Dellavalle RP9, Sidhu-Malik N10, Konnikov N11, Werth VP12, Keri J13, Lew R14, Weinstock MA15; Veterans Affairs Keratinocyte Carcinoma Chemoprevention (VAKCC) Trial GroupJ Clin Aesthet Dermatol.

Light-emitting Diodes: A Brief Review and Clinical Experience.
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2015 Jun;8(6):36-44.
Opel DR1, Hagstrom E2, Pace AK1, Sisto K1, Hirano-Ali SA3, Desai S1, Swan J1.

Blastomycosis and Pregnancy: An Unusual Postpartum Disease Course.
Case Rep Dermatol. 2015 May 28;7(2):107-12. doi: 10.1159/000431033. eCollection 2015 May-Aug.
Surprenant D1, Kaniszewska M1, Hutchens K2, Go C1, O'Keefe P3, Swan J1, Tung R1.

Oral glycopyrrolate for the treatment of Hailey-Hailey disease.
JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Mar;151(3):328-9. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.4578.
Kaniszewska M1, Rovner R1, Arshanapalli A2, Tung R1.

A novel closure method for surgical defects in atrophic skin using cyanoacrylate adhesive and suture.
Dermatol Surg. 2015 Jan;41(1):177-80. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000215.Tayebi B1, Kaniszewska M, Mahoney AM, Tung R

Use of a brief educational video administered by a portable video device to improve skin cancer knowledge in the outpatient transplant population.
Dermatol Surg. 2014 Nov;40(11):1233-9. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000148.
Trinh N1, Novice K, Lekakh O, Means A, Tung R.

Vitiligo treatment demystified: a flowchart for stratified treatment approaches.
Exp Dermatol. 2014 Jul;23(7):469-70. doi: 10.1111/exd.12433.Tung R1, Le Poole IC.

Adrenergic urticaria: review of the literature and proposed mechanism.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Apr;70(4):763-766. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.10.062. Epub 2013 Dec 25.  Hogan SR1, Mandrell J2, Eilers D3.

Resolution of recalcitrant pyogenic granuloma with laser, corticosteroid, and timolol therapy.
Dermatol Online J. 2014 Mar 17;20(3). pii: doj_21726. Millsop JW1, Trinh N, Winterfield L, Berrios R, Hutchens KA, Tung R.

Mobile teledermatopathology: using a tablet PC as a novel and cost-efficient method to remotely diagnose dermatopathology cases.
Am J Dermatopathol. 2014 Jan;36(1):54-7. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e3182863186.
Speiser JJ1, Hughes I, Mehta V, Wojcik EM, Hutchens KA.