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FDA approve Lymphoseek to evaluate head and neck cancer

A diagnostic imaging agent approved in 2013 to identify lymph nodes near primary tumors in skin and breast cancer is now also approved for sentinel nodes in head and neck cancer.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Skin with blood and lymphatic capillaries grown for the first time

For the first time, scientists have grown full-thickness skin that contains fully functioning blood and lymphatic capillaries. They say the skin could improve graft outcomes.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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How green tea could help improve MRIs

Green tea's popularity has grown quickly in recent years. Its fans can drink it, enjoy its flavor in their ice cream and slather it on their skin with lotions infused with it.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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NIH-funded researchers find off-patent antibiotics effectively combat MRSA skin infections

Researchers funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have found that two common antibiotic treatments work equally...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Drugs stimulate body's own stem cells to replace the brain cells lost in multiple sclerosis

A pair of topical medicines already alleviating skin conditions each may prove to have another, even more compelling use: instructing stem cells in the brain to reverse damage caused by...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Wearable, skin-like device 'monitors cardiovascular, skin health 24/7'

Researchers have developed a skin-mounted device that can alert wearers to problems with cardiovascular and skin health by detecting temperature changes, according to a new study.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Comparing the genomes of the leprosy bacteria

Leprosy is a chronic infection of the skin, peripheral nerves, eyes and mucosa of the upper respiratory tract, affecting over a quarter million people worldwide.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Generics Tested for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, reviews treatment choices, recent research, and his 'bottom line' for treating skin and soft tissue infections.  
medscape.com
over 5 years ago
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Necrotizing Fasciitis: What We Have Learned - emdocs

Everything you need to know about this difficult-to-diagnose and potentially life-threatening skin infection  
emdocs.net
over 5 years ago
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PV Card: Skin and Soft Tissue Ultrasound

PV Card: Skin and Soft Tissue Ultrasound in this Paucis Verbis card series. Card by Drs. Alissa Genthon, Patricia Henwood, and Mike Stone  
aliem.com
over 5 years ago
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ZO SKIN HEALTH, INC. INTRODUCES OCLIPSE® SMART TONE: THE NEW GENERATION OF HIGHLY ADVANCED SUNSCREENS |

Exclusive 12‐hour Time Release Antioxidant Complex Provides Optimal Skin Health Benefits April 15, 2015 – Irvine, California – ZO Skin Health, Inc. is plea  
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over 5 years ago
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How the Apple Watch measures heart rate, and why it (hopefully) won't give you a rash

Just a few days before the first units start shipping, Apple has posted some support documents that pull back the curtain on some of the technical details of its heart rate monitor, and also give some insight into steps Apple has taken to head off potential skin irritation issues.  
mobihealthnews.com
over 5 years ago
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Folic acid may help elderly weather heat waves

Supplemental folic acid can enhance blood vessel dilation in older adults, according to Penn State researchers, suggesting that folic acid supplements may be an inexpensive alternative for helping older adults to increase skin blood flow during heat waves and reduce cardiovascular events.  
eurekalert.org
over 5 years ago
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lump-in-my-throat

A 19-year-old-male with no known past medical history, presents in progressive respiratory distress shortly after undergoing a tooth extraction about 6 hours prior to presentation. Symptoms began initially as “a lump in his throat” and difficulty swallowing, but eventually progressed to mild dyspnea after 1-2 hours. Denies FB or allergies. On arrival he appears anxious and is breathing at 18 breaths per minute with an O2 saturation of 100%. There is no stridor at presentation. There is no intra-oral, facial, or obvious neck swelling. There is no skin involvement or abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. You suspect allergic reaction and give IM epi, IV steroids, benadryl and pepcid. ENT is consulted for scope.  
sinaiem.org
over 5 years ago
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Chalk Talk: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections - CanadiEM

This BoringEM chalk-talk on skin and soft tissue infections is a great and quick review of the must-knows on the topic.  
boringem.org
over 5 years ago
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SGEM#69: Cry Me A River (Early Goal Directed Therapy) ProCESS Trial

Case Scenario: You are working in a rural community emergency department. The next patient you see is a 71 year old man who has been sick for three days with fever, chills and a productive cough.  On arrival, the vital signs were as follows: Temp 38.7C, HR 110, RR 24, BP 95/60 (after a 500cc normal saline bolus by ambulance), oxygen saturations 88% on room air.  Skin looks mottled, and the patient seems to be confused on questioning.  
thesgem.com
over 5 years ago
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Quick Hits: Some recent pearls gleaned from the literature

The proportion of patients with skin and soft tissue abscesses that are sedated is low, according to one study. Females and patients with employer-based insurance were more likely to be sedated, whereas older patients and African American patients were less likely to be sedated.  
pemcincinnati.com
over 5 years ago
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Podcast #9: Who Let the Dogs Out? (Wound Care)

45 year old man presents to the ED with a laceration to his finger. He was washing the dishes and a glass broke. There is a 1cm full thickness laceration on the pad of his index finger. The bleeding has stopped, skin edges look good, tetanus is up-to-date and he wants to know does he need stitches?  
thesgem.com
over 5 years ago
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Preoperative skin antiseptic for prevention of surgical wound infections after clean surgery | Cochrane

Patients' skin at the operation site is routinely cleansed with antiseptic solutions in the operating theatre before surgical incisions are made. This skin cleansing with an antiseptic aims to reduce the microorganisms present on the skin and therefore reduce the risk that the surgical wound will become infected. It is not known whether one antiseptic treatment is better than any other(s) at preventing infection, so our team examined the evidence for antiseptic skin preparation prior to clean surgery (i.e. surgery that does not involve the breathing system, gut, genital or urinary tract or any part of the body with an existing infection) to see if there are differences between preoperative antiseptic treatments. Unfortunately there is very little good quality research around skin cleansing before surgery and we cannot say whether one antiseptic is better than another at preventing wound infections. More research is required to show whether one antiseptic is better than the others at preventing wound infection after clean surgery.  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago
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Warmed fluids for preventing hypothermia during operations | Cochrane

During surgical operations, patients may become cold as the result of a combination of factors including the action of anaesthetic drugs, the presence of uncovered skin and the administration of cold fluids into the veins or to parts of the body where surgery is taking place to wash them. Becoming cold during surgery can be unpleasant and can cause excessive shivering after the operation. It can also cause heart problems and bleeding problems and can contribute to problems with pressure sores and wound healing and longer hospital stay. This review seeks to find out whether warming the fluids given into veins or used to wash parts of the body may prevent patients from becoming cold.  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago