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January 3, 2018

Clinical Education Available On-Demand!  "Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Implementing a Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Strategy."

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Doctors Mend Cancer Wound With World’s Largest Skin Flap

A team of doctors at KRIMS hospital, Ramdaspeth reconstructed a wound on a young man's face using perhaps world's largest skin flap. The PMMC (pectoralis major myocutaneous) flap, as it is technically called, was taken from right side of patient's chest and used for facial reconstruction on the wound of patient who has cancer in a severe stage. Read More

A Risk Factor for Drug-Induced Skin Disease Identified

Researchers have identified a type of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) that is associated with the skin disease bullous pemphigoid (BP) in diabetic patients administered with DPP-4 inhibitory drugs. DPP-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) is widely used to treat type 2 diabetes, but increased cases of bullous pemphigoid (BP) have been reported among patients taking the medicine. BP is the most common autoimmune blistering disorder, characterized by itchy reddening of the skin as well as tense blisters over the whole body. Read More

Researchers Create Unique Bioengineered Organoids for Modeling Colorectal Cancer

A new study describes a unique bioengineered tissue construct, or organoid, into which colorectal cancer cells are embedded, creating a model of the tumor and surrounding extracellular matrix (ECM). The authors propose that in the future these organoids could be made using a patient's own cells for personalized medicine applications. Read More

Can Probiotics Help Relieve Atopic Dermatitis Symptoms?

A new randomized clinical trial published in JAMA Dermatology explores the effectiveness of oral probiotics in treating atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease estimated to occur in up to 20% of children around the world. In addition to recurrent bouts of intense inflammation and itching, children with atopic dermatitis are more likely to develop other disorders such as asthma and chronic sinusitis. Read More

Nurses Should Practice Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Pressure ulcer or injury prevention remains one of the most common and significant tasks in healthcare for decreasing harm. We would much rather prevent injury than watch a patient live through preventable pain, wounds or diagnoses. A paradigm shift is in progress toward education efforts in communities to help people maintain or achieve healthy lifestyles so preventable conditions are avoided. Read More