Raja Sivamani's research while affiliated with University of California, Davis and other places

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Background: Although skin cancer is less common, minorities present with more advanced stages at diagnosis and have worse outcomes. Literature on this disparity is limited. Objective: To evaluate attitudes influencing sun protective behaviors, skin cancer risk perception, and dermatologist access among an underserved, racially/ethnically diverse co...
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Background: Numerous studies in the clinical literature have explored the link between nutrition and skin physiology. However, it is unclear whether patients visit their dermatologists with knowledge of these studies, and unknown where they obtain their skin health information. We characterized patient perceptions surrounding nutrition and skin, i...
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The increasing legalization of Cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes in the United States has spurred renewed interest in the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids (CBs) for human disease. The skin has its own endocannabinoid system (eCS) which is a key regulator of various homeostatic processes, including those necessary for normal phys...
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Objectives To investigate the effects of mango intake on skin wrinkles (SW) and skin carotenoids (C) in postmenopausal women. Methods A randomized, two-arm parallel study was conducted to assess 16 weeks (wk) of mango intake on SW development in the left and right lateral canthus (crow's feet) of healthy postmenopausal women, aged 50 to 70. Partic...
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Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic, painful disease that significantly reduces quality of life. Laser hair reduction is one modality that can be used in combination with other treatments to ameliorate the condition. We argue that insurance should provide coverage for this necessary service.
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Objective: To compare the effect of natural oils and white petrolatum on skin barrier function in patients with xerosis.Design, Setting, and Participants: Randomized, open label, comparison pilot study (NCT03093597).Interventions: Participants were randomized to apply 1 of 4 moisturizers to assigned treatment areas twice daily for 2 weeks. Clinical...

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... Moreover, recent works demonstrated the therapeutic potential of CS to improve human skin wound healing [35][36][37]. There is evidence that cannabinoids can regulate cellular and molecular pathways involved in wound restoration, have anti-inflammatory properties, reduce fibrosis and proliferation of hyperproliferative keratinocytes and accelerate injury closure [38]. In addition to this, numerous reports have demonstrated the excellent antibacterial activity of CS, principally against Gram-positive bacteria [39,40]. ...