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DFSP is an uncommon mesenchymal neoplasm originating in the dermis. About 1,000 cases have been reported since DFSP was first described. It usually occurs as an indurated plaque that slowly increases in size and develops multiple firm nodules. Rarely, the initial plaque may be atrophic or depressed, and this atrophic appearance may persist. Lambert et […]

A 33-year-old female presented with gray de­pressed atrophic lesion accompanying a skin-colored pea-sized nodule arising from it, and erythematous indurated plaque with intermittent itching and pricking on her upper back. She had first noticed an asymptomatic erythematous plaque 7 years ago. Later, a skin-colored nodule had developed on the left lateral rim of that lesion […]

INTRODUCTION Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a slow-growing, locally aggressive tumor marked by its high rate of local recurrence. It usually begins as a red-brown indurated plaque, and develops nodules slowly over many years. Rarely, the initial skin lesion may be atrophic or depressed, and may persist despite the advance stage of tumor. Atrophic DFSP is […]

Changes in both technical and organizational strategies are often required to prevent medication errors, and a combined approach may be superior to making changes in only one of these areas. Unfortunately, it may be difficult to implement changes in both areas, but the incentive of accreditation may be helpful. In addition to the difficulty of […]

This survey was the first to systematically examine the reporting of medication errors and adverse drug events in Canadian ICUs. Responses came from a wide variety of Canadian ICUs, and only 3 provinces were not represented. Responses were obtained almost equally from academic, community teaching, and community nonteaching hospitals. In a similar recently reported survey […]

Voluntary Reporting Paper reports were the most popular method (16/26 [62%]) for voluntary reporting of medication errors (Figure 2). Other methods were intranet, phone calls, and Internet (Figure 2). Netsafe, Meditech EMR, and Risk MonitorPro were reported as the web-based systems in use. An internal e-mail system built into the computer system was reported by […]

Responses were received from 34 pharmacists working in 31 ICUs. The survey response rate was 39% (31/79) in terms of the number of ICUs or 23% (34/146) in terms of the num­ber of respondents. Response rates by question, according to number of individuals responding, were 100% (34/34) for questions 1, 4, 5, and 6; 91% […]