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Joseph Charles Kvedar, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Dermatology
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentDermatology
AddressPartners Telemedicine
2 Longfellow Place
Suite 216
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/726-4447
Fax617/726-7530

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Available: 10/01/13, Expires: 09/30/14

The Center for Connected Health has a mission to improve the access to and quality and efficiency of care by providing care in non-traditional settings using communications technologies. We have research programs exploring a number of alternative care models using remote monitoring and online patient provider communications. www.connected-health.org

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  1. Shive M, Bhatt M, Cantino A, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. Perspectives on acne: what twitter can teach health care providers. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 May 1; 149(5):621-2.
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  2. Agboola S, Havasy R, Myint-U K, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. The impact of using mobile-enabled devices on patient engagement in remote monitoring programs. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2013; 7(3):623-9.
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  3. Zai AH, Ronquillo JG, Nieves R, Chueh HC, Kvedar JC, Jethwani K. Assessing hospital readmission risk factors in heart failure patients enrolled in a telemonitoring program. Int J Telemed Appl. 2013; 2013:305819.
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  4. Agboola SO, Ball M, Kvedar JC, Jethwani K. The future of Connected Health in preventive medicine. QJM. 2013 Sep; 106(9):791-4.
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  5. Ternullo J, Jethwani K, Lane S, Myint-U K, Havasy R, Carter M, Kvedar J. Partners HealthCare Center for Connected Health. Telemed J E Health. 2013 May; 19(5):363-7.
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  6. Jethwani K, Ling E, Mohammed M, Myint-U K, Pelletier A, Kvedar JC. Diabetes connect: an evaluation of patient adoption and engagement in a web-based remote glucose monitoring program. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012; 6(6):1328-36.
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  7. Watson AJ, Singh K, Myint-U K, Grant RW, Jethwani K, Murachver E, Harris K, Lee TH, Kvedar JC. Evaluating a web-based self-management program for employees with hypertension and prehypertension: A randomized clinical trial. Am Heart J. 2012 Oct; 164(4):625-31.
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  8. Thorndike AN, Sonnenberg L, Healey E, Myint-U K, Kvedar JC, Regan S. Prevention of weight gain following a worksite nutrition and exercise program: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Jul; 43(1):27-33.
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  9. Hoch DB, Watson AJ, Linton DA, Bello HE, Senelly M, Milik MT, Baim MA, Jethwani K, Fricchione GL, Benson H, Kvedar JC. The feasibility and impact of delivering a mind-body intervention in a virtual world. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e33843.
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  10. Watson A, Bickmore T, Cange A, Kulshreshtha A, Kvedar J. An internet-based virtual coach to promote physical activity adherence in overweight adults: randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2012; 14(1):e1.
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  11. Grant RW, Pandiscio JC, Pajolek H, Woulfe A, Pelletier A, Kvedar J, Park ER. Implementation of a web-based tool for patient medication self-management: the Medication Self-titration Evaluation Programme (Med-STEP) for blood pressure control. Inform Prim Care. 2012; 20(1):57-67.
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  12. Kvedar JC, Nesbitt T, Kvedar JG, Darkins A. E-patient connectivity and the near term future. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Nov; 26 Suppl 2:636-8.
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  13. Watson AJ, O'Rourke J, Jethwani K, Cami A, Stern TA, Kvedar JC, Chueh HC, Zai AH. Linking electronic health record-extracted psychosocial data in real-time to risk of readmission for heart failure. Psychosomatics. 2011 Jul-Aug; 52(4):319-27.
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  14. Everett W, Kvedar JC, Nesbitt TS. Telemonitoring in patients with heart failure. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 17; 364(11):1079; author reply 1079-80.
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  15. Pelletier AC, Jethwani K, Bello H, Kvedar J, Grant RW. Implementing a web-based home monitoring system within an academic health care network: barriers and facilitators to innovation diffusion. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Jan; 5(1):32-8.
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  16. Pena-Robichaux V, Kvedar JC, Watson AJ. Text messages as a reminder aid and educational tool in adults and adolescents with atopic dermatitis: a pilot study. Dermatol Res Pract. 2010; 2010.
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  17. Kulshreshtha A, Kvedar JC, Goyal A, Halpern EF, Watson AJ. Use of remote monitoring to improve outcomes in patients with heart failure: a pilot trial. Int J Telemed Appl. 2010; 2010:870959.
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  18. Watson AJ, Bergman H, Williams CM, Kvedar JC. A randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of online follow-up visits in the management of acne. Arch Dermatol. 2010 Apr; 146(4):406-11.
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  19. Pena V, Watson AJ, Kvedar JC, Grant RW. Mobile phone technology for children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes: a parent survey. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2009 Nov; 3(6):1481-9.
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  20. Armstrong AW, Watson AJ, Makredes M, Frangos JE, Kimball AB, Kvedar JC. Text-message reminders to improve sunscreen use: a randomized, controlled trial using electronic monitoring. Arch Dermatol. 2009 Nov; 145(11):1230-6.
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  21. Kvedar JC, Hwang J, Moorhead T, Orlov LM, Ubel PA. Up from crisis: overhauling healthcare information, payment, and delivery in extraordinary times. Dialogue with featured speakers from the 6th annual connected health symposium. Telemed J E Health. 2009 Sep; 15(7):634-41.
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  22. Idriss SZ, Armstrong AW, Kvedar JC, Lio PA. Digital imaging in dermatology: attitudes, behaviors, and innovations. Skin Res Technol. 2009 Aug; 15(3):376-7.
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  23. Bashshur RL, Shannon GW, Krupinski EA, Grigsby J, Kvedar JC, Weinstein RS, Sanders JH, Rheuban KS, Nesbitt TS, Alverson DC, Merrell RC, Linkous JD, Ferguson AS, Waters RJ, Stachura ME, Ellis DG, Antoniotti NM, Johnston B, Doarn CR, Yellowlees P, Normandin S, Tracy J. National telemedicine initiatives: essential to healthcare reform. Telemed J E Health. 2009 Jul-Aug; 15(6):600-10.
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  24. Bergman H, Tsai KY, Seo SJ, Kvedar JC, Watson AJ. Remote assessment of acne: the use of acne grading tools to evaluate digital skin images. Telemed J E Health. 2009 Jun; 15(5):426-30.
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  25. Yeung A, Johnson DP, Trinh NH, Weng WC, Kvedar J, Fava M. Feasibility and effectiveness of telepsychiatry services for chinese immigrants in a nursing home. Telemed J E Health. 2009 May; 15(4):336-41.
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  26. Kvedar JC, Herzlinger R, Holt M, Sanders JH. Connected health as a lever for healthcare reform: dialogue with featured speakers from the 5th Annual Connected Health Symposium. Telemed J E Health. 2009 May; 15(4):312-9.
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  27. Watson AJ, Kvedar JC, Rahman B, Pelletier AC, Salber G, Grant RW. Diabetes connected health: a pilot study of a patient- and provider-shared glucose monitoring web application. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2009 Mar; 3(2):345-52.
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  28. Idriss SZ, Kvedar JC, Watson AJ. The role of online support communities: benefits of expanded social networks to patients with psoriasis. Arch Dermatol. 2009 Jan; 145(1):46-51.
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  29. Singh K, Kvedar JC. Innovations in connected health. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009; 149:111-29.
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  30. Doarn CR, Yellowlees P, Jeffries DA, Lordan D, Davis S, Hammack G, McClosky-Armstrong T, Kvedar J. Societal drivers in the applications of telehealth. Telemed J E Health. 2008 Nov; 14(9):998-1002.
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  31. Watson AJ, Kvedar JC. Staying on top in dermatology: why we must act now to address the capacity challenge. Arch Dermatol. 2008 Apr; 144(4):541-4.
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  32. Krupinski E, Burdick A, Pak H, Bocachica J, Earles L, Edison K, Goldyne M, Hirota T, Kvedar J, McKoy K, Oh D, Siegel D, Antoniotti N, Camacho I, Carnahan L, Boynton P, Bakalar R, Evans R, Kinel A, Kuzmak P, Madden BC, Peters S, Rosenthal L, Simmons S, Bernard J, Linkous J. American Telemedicine Association's Practice Guidelines for Teledermatology. Telemed J E Health. 2008 Apr; 14(3):289-302.
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  33. Heinzelmann PJ, Kvedar JC, Kibbe DC. Beyond EHRs: how technology can help you treat chronic illness. Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Mar; 15(3):29-32.
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  34. Watson AJ, Bell AG, Kvedar JC, Grant RW. Reevaluating the digital divide: current lack of internet use is not a barrier to adoption of novel health information technology. Diabetes Care. 2008 Mar; 31(3):433-5.
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  35. Mathur A, Kvedar JC, Watson AJ. Connected health: a new framework for evaluation of communication technology use in care improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2007 Nov; 3(4):229-34.
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  36. Armstrong AW, Dorer DJ, Lugn NE, Kvedar JC. Economic evaluation of interactive teledermatology compared with conventional care. Telemed J E Health. 2007 Apr; 13(2):91-9.
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  37. Myint-U K, Ternullo JL, Kvedar JC. Third Annual Connected Health Symposium. J Telemed Telecare. 2007; 13(4):214-6.
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  38. Qureshi AA, Brandling-Bennett HA, Wittenberg E, Chen SC, Sober AJ, Kvedar JC. Willingness-to-pay stated preferences for telemedicine versus in-person visits in patients with a history of psoriasis or melanoma. Telemed J E Health. 2006 Dec; 12(6):639-43.
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  39. Kvedar J, Heinzelmann PJ, Jacques G. Cancer diagnosis and telemedicine: a case study from Cambodia. Ann Oncol. 2006 Jun; 17 Suppl 8:viii37-viii42.
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  40. Qureshi AA, Brandling-Bennett HA, Giberti S, McClure D, Halpern EF, Kvedar JC. Evaluation of digital skin images submitted by patients who received practical training or an online tutorial. J Telemed Telecare. 2006; 12(2):79-82.
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  41. Thomas VD, Yang FC, Kvedar JC. Biologics in psoriasis: a quick reference guide. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 Aug; 53(2):346-51.
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  42. Williams CM, Kedar I, Smith L, Brandling-Bennett HA, Lugn N, Kvedar JC. Teledermatology education for internal medicine residents. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 Jun; 52(6):1098-9.
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  43. Heinzelmann PJ, Williams CM, Lugn NE, Kvedar JC. Clinical outcomes associated with telemedicine/telehealth. Telemed J E Health. 2005 Jun; 11(3):329-47.
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  44. Kvedar JC. Telethinking. Interview by Vicki P. Glaser. Telemed J E Health. 2005 Feb; 11(1):6-11.
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  45. Brandling-Bennett HA, Kedar I, Pallin DJ, Jacques G, Gumley GJ, Kvedar JC. Delivering health care in rural Cambodia via store-and-forward telemedicine: a pilot study. Telemed J E Health. 2005 Feb; 11(1):56-62.
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  46. Heinzelmann PJ, Jacques G, Kvedar JC. Telemedicine by email in remote Cambodia. J Telemed Telecare. 2005; 11 Suppl 2:S44-7.
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  47. Heinzelmann PJ, Lugn NE, Kvedar JC. Telemedicine in the future. J Telemed Telecare. 2005; 11(8):384-90.
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  48. Schwamm LH, Rosenthal ES, Hirshberg A, Schaefer PW, Little EA, Kvedar JC, Petkovska I, Koroshetz WJ, Levine SR. Virtual TeleStroke support for the emergency department evaluation of acute stroke. Acad Emerg Med. 2004 Nov; 11(11):1193-7.
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  49. Baer CA, Williams CM, Vickers L, Kvedar JC. A pilot study of specialized nursing care for home health patients. J Telemed Telecare. 2004; 10(6):342-5.
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  50. Kedar I, Ternullo JL, Weinrib CE, Kelleher KM, Brandling-Bennett H, Kvedar JC. Internet based consultations to transfer knowledge for patients requiring specialised care: retrospective case review. BMJ. 2003 Mar 29; 326(7391):696-9.
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  51. Qureshi AA, Kvedar JC. Patient knowledge and attitude toward information technology and teledermatology: some tentative findings. Telemed J E Health. 2003; 9(3):259-64.
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  52. Qureshi AA, Kvedar JC. Telemedicine experience in North America. Curr Probl Dermatol. 2003; 32:226-32.
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  53. Shannon G, Nesbitt T, Bakalar R, Kratochwill E, Kvedar J, Vargas L. Telemedicine/telehealth: an international perspective. Organizational models of telemedicine and regional telemedicine networks. Telemed J E Health. 2002; 8(1):61-70.
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  54. Kvedar JC, Menn ER. Decision support is changing health care. Arch Dermatol. 2000 Feb; 136(2):249-50.
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  55. Shafqat S, Kvedar JC, Guanci MM, Chang Y, Schwamm LH. Role for telemedicine in acute stroke. Feasibility and reliability of remote administration of the NIH stroke scale. Stroke. 1999 Oct; 30(10):2141-5.
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  56. Tannous Z, Baldassano MF, Li VW, Kvedar J, Duncan LM. Syringolymphoid hyperplasia and follicular mucinosis in a patient with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1999 Aug; 41(2 Pt 2):303-8.
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  57. Baer CA, Di Salvo TG, Cail MI, Noyes D, Kvedar JC. Electronic home monitoring of congestive heart failure patients: design and feasibility. Congest Heart Fail. 1999 May-Jun; 5(3):105-113.
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  58. Kvedar JC, Menn ER, Baradagunta S, Smulders-Meyer O, Gonzalez E. Teledermatology in a capitated delivery system using distributed information architecture: design and development. Telemed J. 1999; 5(4):357-66.
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  59. Wirthlin DJ, Buradagunta S, Edwards RA, Brewster DC, Cambria RP, Gertler JP, LaMuraglia GM, Jordan DE, Kvedar JC, Abbott WM. Telemedicine in vascular surgery: feasibility of digital imaging for remote management of wounds. J Vasc Surg. 1998 Jun; 27(6):1089-99; discussion 1099-100.
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  60. Kvedar JC, Menn E, Loughlin KR. Telemedicine. Present applications and future prospects. Urol Clin North Am. 1998 Feb; 25(1):137-49.
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  61. Kvedar JC, Edwards RA, Menn ER, Mofid M, Gonzalez E, Dover J, Parrish JA. The substitution of digital images for dermatologic physical examination. Arch Dermatol. 1997 Feb; 133(2):161-7.
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  62. Li VW, Baden HP, Kvedar JC. Loose anagen syndrome and loose anagen hair. Dermatol Clin. 1996 Oct; 14(4):745-51.
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  63. Greco MA, Lorand L, Lane WS, Baden HP, Parameswaran KN, Kvedar JC. The pancornulins: a group of small proline rich-related cornified envelope precursors with bifunctional capabilities in isopeptide bond formation. J Invest Dermatol. 1995 Feb; 104(2):204-10.
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  64. Menn ER, Kvedar JC. Teledermatology in a changing health care environment. Telemed J. 1995; 1(4):303-8.
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  65. Ming ME, Daryanani HA, Roberts LP, Baden HP, Kvedar JC. Binding of keratin intermediate filaments (K10) to the cornified envelope in mouse epidermis: implications for barrier function. J Invest Dermatol. 1994 Dec; 103(6):780-4.
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  66. Baden HP, Kvedar JC. Epithelial cornified envelope precursors are in the hair follicle and nail. J Invest Dermatol. 1993 Jul; 101(1 Suppl):72S-74S.
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  67. Baden HP, Kvedar JC, Magro CM. Loose anagen hair as a cause of hereditary hair loss in children. Arch Dermatol. 1992 Oct; 128(10):1349-53.
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  68. Kvedar JC, Manabe M, Phillips SB, Ross BS, Baden HP. Characterization of sciellin, a precursor to the cornified envelope of human keratinocytes. Differentiation. 1992 Apr; 49(3):195-204.
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  69. Baden HP, Goldaber ML, Kvedar JC. Keratinocytes stimulate prostaglandin I2 synthesis by 3T3 cells and exhibit enhanced cornification when exposed to prostaglandin I2 analogues. J Cell Physiol. 1992 Feb; 150(2):269-75.
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  70. Kvedar JC, Pion IA, Bilodeau EB, Baden HP, Greco MA. Detection of substrates of keratinocyte transglutaminase in vitro and in vivo using a monoclonal antibody to dansylcadaverine. Biochemistry. 1992 Jan 14; 31(1):49-56.
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  71. Kvedar JC, Daryanani HA, Baden HP. A comparison of the cross-linked components of stratum corneum of epidermis and the cuticle of the cortex of hair. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1991 Dec 26; 642:44-50.
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  72. Kvedar JC, Baden HP, Baden LA, Shih VE, Kolodny EH. Dietary management reverses grooving and abnormal polarization of hair shafts in argininosuccinase deficiency. Am J Med Genet. 1991 Aug 1; 40(2):211-3.
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  73. Kvedar JC, Daryanani HA, Baden HP. Cross-linked components of the cuticle of the cortex of hair. J Invest Dermatol. 1991 May; 96(5):84S-85S.
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  74. Kvedar JC, Baden HP. Nail changes in cutaneous disease. Semin Dermatol. 1991 Mar; 10(1):65-70.
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  75. Kubilus J, Phillips SB, Goldaber MA, Kvedar JC, Baden HP. Involucrin-like proteins in non-primates. J Invest Dermatol. 1990 Feb; 94(2):210-5.
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  76. Fallon JD, Kvedar JC, Margolis RJ, Pathak MA. Erythropoietic protoporphyria presenting in adulthood. Arch Dermatol. 1989 Sep; 125(9):1286-7.
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  77. Kvedar JC, Baden HP, Levine L. Selective inhibition by minoxidil of prostacyclin production by cells in culture. Biochem Pharmacol. 1988 Mar 1; 37(5):867-74.
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  78. Baden HP, Kubilus J, Wolman SR, Steinberg ML, Phillips SB, Kvedar JC. NM1 keratinocyte line is cytogenetically and biologically stable and exhibits a unique structural protein. J Invest Dermatol. 1987 Dec; 89(6):574-9.
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  79. Baden HP, Kubilus J, Phillips SB, Kvedar JC, Tahan SR. A new class of soluble basic protein precursors of the cornified envelope of mammalian epidermis. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1987 Jul 16; 925(1):63-73.
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  80. Kubilus J, Kvedar J, Baden HP. Identification of new components of the cornified envelope of human and bovine epidermis. J Invest Dermatol. 1987 Jul; 89(1):44-50.
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  81. Baden HP, Kubilus J, Kvedar JC, Steinberg ML, Wolman SR. Isolation and characterization of a spontaneously arising long-lived line of human keratinocytes (NM 1). In Vitro Cell Dev Biol. 1987 Mar; 23(3):205-13.
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  82. Kubilus J, Kvedar JC, Baden HP. Effect of minoxidil on pre- and postconfluent keratinocytes. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1987 Mar; 16(3 Pt 2):648-52.
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  83. Kvedar J, Levine L. Modulation of arachidonic acid metabolism in a cultured newborn rat keratinocyte cell line. J Invest Dermatol. 1987 Feb; 88(2):124-9.
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  84. Kvedar JC, Baden HP. Topical minoxidil in the treatment of male pattern alopecia. Pharmacotherapy. 1987; 7(6):191-7.
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  85. Kvedar JC, Kubilus J, Baden HP. Cytokeratins of the bovine hoof: classification and studies on expression. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1986 Dec 10; 884(3):462-73.
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  86. Kvedar JC, Fewkes J, Baden HP. Immunologic detection of markers of keratinocyte differentiation. Its use in neoplastic and preneoplastic lesions of skin. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1986 Mar; 110(3):183-8.
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  87. Kubilus J, Scott I, Harding CR, Yendle J, Kvedar J, Baden HP. The occurrence of profilaggrin and its processing in cultured keratinocytes. J Invest Dermatol. 1985 Dec; 85(6):513-7.
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  88. Kvedar JC, Gibson M, Krusinski PA. Hirsutism: evaluation and treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1985 Feb; 12(2 Pt 1):215-25.
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