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Use of plastic adhesive drapes during surgery for preventing surgical site infection | Cochrane

Following surgery, up to 30% of wounds may become infected. This complication of surgery may cause distress for the patient and lead to higher treatment costs. Many interventions have been designed to reduce postoperative infections. One of these is the use of a drape which adheres to the skin, and through which the surgeon cuts. It is thought that adhesive drapes prevent germs (which may be on the skin) from entering the open wound. This updated review of over 4000 patients, in seven separate trials could find no evidence that adhesive drapes reduce surgical site infection rates, and some evidence that they may increase infection rates.  
cochrane.org
almost 7 years ago
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Skin Biopsies with a Click (VIDEO) |

At the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and the Institute for Health Research of the Hospital “Ramón y Cajal” in Spain researchers have developed a new dev  
medgadget.com
over 6 years ago
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Gastrulation Lecture

Following the implantation of the blastocyst into the endometrium of uterus, the embryo begins another important embryological process called gastrulation. Gastrulation is the formation of the three distinct germ layers - the ectoderm, the mesoderm and the endoderm. The ectoderm is the outermost layer of the developing embryo and it consists of cells that eventually give rise to the integumentary system (the outer skin, nails and hair) as well as the nervous system (central and peripheral system). The mesoderm is the middle layer of the developing embryo and it consists of cells that eventually give rise to the musculoskeletal system (bone, cartilage, skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, smooth muscle), cardiovascular system (the heart and blood vessels), excretory system (kidneys) and reproductive system (gonads). The endoderm is the innermost layer of the developing embryo and it gives rise to the epithelial layer of the digestive tract, lungs, pancreas, bladder, liver as well as the thyroid gland, parathyroid gland and thymus.  
aklectures.com
over 6 years ago
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Lymph node biopsy followed by lymph node dissection for localised skin cancer | Cochrane

Melanoma arises from the uncontrollable growth of cells in the skin that produce the pigment melanin; it is the leading cause of skin cancer-associated mortality. In invasive melanoma, the tumour has infiltrated into the dermis (a deep layer in the skin).  
cochrane.org
over 6 years ago
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Histology IJS (1)

The penis consists of three cylindrical bodies of erectile tissue. They are known as cavernous bodies. Each cavernous body is enclosed within a dense connective tissue sheath. The cavernous bodies are held together by connective tissue containing elastic fibres, overlain with thin skin.  
homepages.abdn.ac.uk
over 6 years ago
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Antibiotic lock to prevent catheter infection in infants | Cochrane

Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit require medicines and fluids through their veins. To do this, a small tube (described as a central venous catheter, CVC) is inserted into the infant's vein through the umbilical cord or through the skin. This tube is placed just outside the heart. This tube is then used to give medicines and fluid without causing any discomfort. However, this tube does lead to an increased risk of infection, which can be life threatening. There are many measures taken to try to prevent this, but infection still occurs. This review looks at one way to prevent this infection by putting an antibiotic solution into the tube and leaving it to stay there for a certain length of time (called antibiotic lock) compared with a solution containing no antibiotic.  
cochrane.org
over 6 years ago
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Treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare, severe skin disease in which progressive ulceration develops spontaneously or after skin trauma. Unrecognised pyoderma gangrenosum may result in the destruction of an entire leg or arm or large parts of the trunk, and the condition is potentially lethal. Patients with severe disease are usually treated with immunosuppressants such as prednisolone. Because of the rarity of the disease, clinical trials are scarce.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) to treat acute pain in adults | Cochrane

Acute pain is pain of recent onset and limited duration. Acute pain is associated with surgery, physical trauma (e.g. broken bones, burns and cuts) and medical procedures (e.g. venepuncture and sigmoidoscopy). Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a treatment to relieve pain by administering mild electrical currents to the body using electrode pads attached to the surface of the skin.  
cochrane.org
over 6 years ago
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How China debated whether dark or light skin ages better - BBC News

A Harvard study indicating that black people are more likely to have younger-looking skin became the subject of a huge debate in China, where lighter skin is highly prized.  
bbc.co.uk
over 6 years ago
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Treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare, severe skin disease in which progressive ulceration develops spontaneously or after skin trauma. Unrecognised pyoderma gangrenosum may result in the destruction of an entire leg or arm or large parts of the trunk, and the condition is potentially lethal. Patients with severe disease are usually treated with immunosuppressants such as prednisolone. Because of the rarity of the disease, clinical trials are scarce.  
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over 6 years ago
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Treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare, severe skin disease in which progressive ulceration develops spontaneously or after skin trauma. Unrecognised pyoderma gangrenosum may result in the destruction of an entire leg or arm or large parts of the trunk, and the condition is potentially lethal. Patients with severe disease are usually treated with immunosuppressants such as prednisolone. Because of the rarity of the disease, clinical trials are scarce.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare, severe skin disease in which progressive ulceration develops spontaneously or after skin trauma. Unrecognised pyoderma gangrenosum may result in the destruction of an entire leg or arm or large parts of the trunk, and the condition is potentially lethal. Patients with severe disease are usually treated with immunosuppressants such as prednisolone. Because of the rarity of the disease, clinical trials are scarce.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare, severe skin disease in which progressive ulceration develops spontaneously or after skin trauma. Unrecognised pyoderma gangrenosum may result in the destruction of an entire leg or arm or large parts of the trunk, and the condition is potentially lethal. Patients with severe disease are usually treated with immunosuppressants such as prednisolone. Because of the rarity of the disease, clinical trials are scarce.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Massage therapy for preventing pressure ulcers | Cochrane

Pressure ulcers (also called bed sores or pressure sores) are injuries caused by constant pressure or friction. They usually affect people who are immobilised or find it difficult to move themselves, for example the elderly or paralysed. Pressure ulcers frequently occur on bony parts of the body, such as the heels and hips, and also on the buttocks. Prolonged pressure on these areas leads to poor circulation, followed by cell death, skin breakdown, and the development of an open wound - the pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers take a long time to heal - and some do not heal – so, if possible, it is important to prevent them from developing.  
cochrane.org
over 6 years ago