Nathan S. Uebelhoer

Guest Editor for the following articles:

Vol. 34. No. 1

Fractional epidermal grafting in combination with laser therapy as a novel approach in treating radiation dermatitis

Andrew Ziegler | Martin Purschke, PhD | Minh Van Hoang, MD | Quynh-Anh Ngoc Phan, MD | R Rox Anderson, MD | Sameer Sabir | Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD | Thanh-Nga Trinh Tran, MD, PhD | Thuy L Phung, MD, PhD | William A Farinelli
Radiation injury to the skin is a major source of dysfunction, disfigurement, and complications for thousands of patients undergoing adjunctive treatment for internal cancers. Despite the great potential for affecting quality of life, radiation injury has received little attention from dermatologists and is primarily being managed by radiation oncologists. During our volunteer work in Vietnam, we encountered numerous children with significant scarring and depigmentation of skin from the outdated use of radioactive phosphorus P32 in the treatment of hemangiomas. This dangerous practice has left thousands of children with significant fibrosis and disfigurement. Currently, there is no treatment for radiation dermatitis. Here, we report a case series using the combination of laser treatment, including pulsed-dye laser, fractional CO2 laser, and epidermal grafting to improve the appearance and function of the radiation scars in these young patients. We hope that by improving the appearance and function of these scars, we can improve the quality of life for these young patients and potentially open up a new avenue of treatment for cancer patients affected with chronic radiation dermatitis, potentially improving their range of motion, cosmesis, and reducing their risk of secondary skin malignancies. Semin Cutan Med Surg 34:42-47 © 2015 Frontline Medical Communications
Vol. 27. No. 4

Future Considerations in Cutaneous Photomedicine

Douglas A. Winstanley, DO | Nathan S Uebelhoer, DO

Laser and light technology and their use in dermatology are rapidly advancing. Radiofrequency
devices have recently integrated lasers to augment the beneficial effects of both
while minimizing potential complications of each. Laser-assisted liposuction is becoming
more commonplace, and new investigations into the noninvasive selective destruction of
fat with lasers have been undertaken. A better understanding of photobiology has generated
renewed interest in the effects of low-level laser therapy on skin and wound healing.
Lasers also are being used in novel ways for the purposes of in vivo diagnosis, producing
some incredible imaging that may prove useful in the early diagnosis and evaluation of
cutaneous disease. Finally, more recent work in the field of photochemical tissue bonding
may be bringing us closer to sutureless and scarless surgery. Although not an exhaustive
review, this article explores some recent advances in laser and light technologies for
dermatologic applications and diagnosis.
Semin Cutan Med Surg 27:301-308 © 2008 Published by Elsevier Inc.

Vol. 34. No. 1

Letter of Apology and Notice of Retraction

Pedram Yazdan

The paper I authored and published 3 years ago in Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery1 contains significant portions of wording and sections from this other article.2 This was highly negligent on my behalf and I deeply apologize for my actions. As a trainee at the time I submitted my paper, I had limited experience in publishing manuscripts. Without any malicious intent, due to ignorance and poor judgment, I plagiarized the words of another author in my paper and without proper citation. I apologize to Dr Leona Yip, Dr Nick Rufaut and Dr Rod Sinclair, the authors whose knowledge and words I appropriated. I also apologize to Dr Stephen Shumack and Dr H. Peter Soyer from the Australian Journal of Dermatology for breaching the copyright of their Journal. I apologize to the editors of the Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery for using their trust and submitting an original contribution that fell short of originality. Most of all, I apologize to the national and international research community for presenting a part of another authors’ work as my own. I respectfully ask that the article “Yazdan P. Update on the genetics of androgenetic alopecia, female pattern hair loss, and alopecia areata: implications for molecular diagnostic testing. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2012 Dec;31(4):258-266.” be retracted.