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Cutaneous malignant melanoma in the Swedish organ transplantation cohort: A study of clinicopathological characteristics and mortality.

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, May 2015
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Title
Cutaneous malignant melanoma in the Swedish organ transplantation cohort: A study of clinicopathological characteristics and mortality.
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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, May 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.jaad.2015.03.045
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Krynitz, Britta, Rozell, Barbro Lundh, Lyth, Johan, Smedby, Karin E, Lindelöf, Bernt

Abstract

Risk of cutaneous melanoma is increased among organ transplant recipients (OTRs) but outcome has rarely been evaluated. We sought to assess melanoma characteristics and prognosis among OTRs versus the general population. Using Swedish health care registers, we identified melanomas in OTRs (n = 49) and in the general population (n = 22,496), given a diagnosis between 1984 and 2008 and followed up through December 31, 2012. Tumor slides of posttransplantation melanomas were reviewed. Odds ratios for comparison of histopathological characteristics and hazard ratios of melanoma-specific death were calculated. Among OTRs the trunk was the most common anatomic melanoma site (50% among female vs 51% among male) and 73% (n = 36) of all melanomas were histologically associated with a melanocytic nevus, 63% (n = 31) atypical/dysplastic. Compared with population melanomas, posttransplantation melanomas were more advanced at diagnosis (Clark level III-V: odds ratio 2.2 [95% confidence interval 1.01-4.7, P = .03], clinical stages III-IV: odds ratio 4.2 [1.6-10.8, P = .003]). Risk of melanoma-specific death was increased among OTRs: adjusted hazard ratio 3.0 (1.7-5.3, P = .0002). Only posttransplantation melanoma slides were reviewed. Melanomas were more advanced at diagnosis and melanoma-specific survival was poorer in OTRs than in the general population. Prophylactic excision of truncal nevi among OTRs may be advised.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 33%
Student > Master 4 27%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 13%
Student > Bachelor 2 13%
Other 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 67%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 20%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 7%
Social Sciences 1 7%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 September 2015.
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#2,590,393
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#1,280
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#81,566
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
#24
of 39 outputs
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