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Skin Glue Reduces IV Failure Rate in the Emergency Department

Securing peripheral intravenous catheters with skin glue in the emergency department leads to lower failure rates, according to a new randomized trial.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Wrist-Worn Sweat Sensor Measures Multiple Metabolites, Electrolytes in Skin Sweat |

Wearable health trackers are all the rage these days, but in many ways they're still glorified pedometers. Some measure the heart rate, or even blood press  
medgadget.com
over 3 years ago
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A Case-Based Approach to Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections CME

: Your patient has an ABSSSI. What do the guidelines tell you about treating it?  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 190 Answer

The chest x-ray shows a linear density along the left lung field due to a skin fold, which can sometimes be mistaken for a pneumothorax.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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Rosacea May Be Associated With Development of Glioma

Danish researchers have linked the common facial skin disorder rosacea to the most frequent type of primary brain tumor in adults.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pediatric Rash - emdocs

“Rash” seems to be a ubiquitous complaint some days in the Ped ED. Knowing that the skin is the largest organ, it seems only appropriate that we should take these complaints seriously. Unfortunately, often I feel a little inadequate when trying to decipher the code of the Pediatric Rash.  
emdocs.net
over 3 years ago
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Eczema – an itchy problem – Don't Forget the Bubbles

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. In most cases it develops in early childhood. It is typified by dry itchy skin and is episodic in nature (except in severe cases). Most children with eczema will experience flares, sometimes as often as three- four times per month. (NICE Guidelines 2007). In today’s part we will look at an overview of eczema and it’s potential impact on patients who suffer from it. Tomorrow we will focus on management strategies.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
over 3 years ago
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Clinical Experience Using Epidermal Skin Grafts on Wounds

Read about epidermal grafting and its potential roles in wound care and closure.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Hypopigmentation of newborn skin

A full term baby girl was initially seen on the neonatal unit with respiratory distress, thought to be transient tachypnoea of the newborn. While on the unit she was noted to have a hypopigmented, whorl-like pattern extending over her right arm, leg, torso, and back. Examination was otherwise normal, with good tone, active movements, and a good suck.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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A Young Child With Peeling Skin and Bullae

This toddler's rash is accompanied by peeling and bullae formation, but only on the skin. What's going on?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Skin Abscess Outcomes Improve With Antibiotics Postdrainage

Adjunctive trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole led to higher cure rates than drainage alone in a randomized trial of patients with uncomplicated skin abscesses treated in the emergency department.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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SGEM#148: Stuck on You – Skin Glue for Peripheral IVs

Guest Skeptic: Dr. Simon Carley. Simon is Professor of Emergency Medicine in Manchester, England. He is a keen educator and loves sharing what he knows through the blog and podcast at St. Emlyn’s.  
thesgem.com
over 3 years ago
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Off-Label Uses of Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors

Studies show that topical calcineurin inhibitors may be effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, and as an alternative to long-term topical corticosteroids. What's the latest evidence?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Ibrutinib for Lymphocytic Leukemia Prompts Skin and Nail Changes

Although generally well tolerated, ibrutinib, a Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor effective against chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), may lead to nail and hair abnormalities, according to a new report.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Rosacea Linked to Increased Parkinson's Risk

The chronic inflammatory skin condition may have 'systemic implications' and should be considered more than just a cosmetic disorder, researchers say.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Promising lab-grown skin sprouts hair and grows glands - BBC News

Scientists create artificial skin, made from mouse stem cells, that integrates successfully and even sprouts hairs when transplanted into another mouse.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago