Dermatology - Pioneering melanoma test to be made available within two years
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  October 10, 2019  
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#ALT# How to Avoid Heel Pressure Ulcers

A pressure ulcer is a localized injury to the skin and/or primary tissue that normally spreads over a bony prominence because of pressure or pressure with friction or shear forces. As the heels have a small amount of subcutaneous fat to shield against pressure, shear, and friction forces, this area of the body is the second most likely to develop a pressure sore.

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   Pioneering melanoma test to be made available within two yearsPioneering melanoma test to be made available within two years
 
Scientists at Newcastle University in the UK have developed a new test that can more accurately predict whether skin cancer is likely to return. The researchers say that for patients with the earliest stages of melanoma, the test can reliably predict whether the cancer is likely to spread to other parts of the body or recur once it has been removed.
 
   Nitric Oxide as a Treatment for EczemaNitric Oxide as a Treatment for Eczema
 
Eczema is a skin condition that causes the skin to become red, cracked, dry, and very irritated. There are many different forms of topical treatment for eczema and its related skin conditions. The anti-inflammatory effects of nitric oxide may be useful as a preventive and therapeutic agent for skin conditions such as eczema.
 
 Improving care and educational outreach for lupus patients
 
Improving care and educational outreach for lupus patientsA new grant will allow MUSC doctors and researchers to test several ideas for improving care and outreach to people with lupus or at risk of developing the autoimmune disease. "I know our whole group is very excited," said rheumatologist Gary Gilkeson, M.D., who serves as director of the MUSC Improving Minority Health in Rheumatic Diseases (IMHRD) Core Center for Clinical Research (CCCR). "When it came through we were thrilled."
 
 
 Gut bacterial changes influence lupus treatment results in pregnancy
 
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 Australians traveling overseas urged to make sure their measles vaccinations are up to date
 
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 Researchers study how allergens get on our nerves to drive inflammation in atopic dermatitis
 
Researchers study how allergens get on our nerves to drive inflammation in atopic dermatitisDry skin, pain, and itching... Atopic dermatitis affects the everyday lives of nearly 20% of children, and up to 5% of adults. The condition can have a significant impact on the quality of life of these patients.
 
 
 Using tape strips to obtain skin biomarkers in children with atopic dermatitis
 
Using tape strips to obtain skin biomarkers in children with atopic dermatitisApplying strips of adhesive tape to skin lesions and non-lesional skin is a non-invasive way to obtain biomarkers to track the severity of early-onset pediatric eczema or atopic dermatitis in infants and young children, researchers report for the first time.
 
 
 Acne may be a natural, transient inflammatory state when facial skin is exposed to microbes
 
Acne may be a natural, transient inflammatory state when facial skin is exposed to microbesAdolescent acne does not always result in a pathological condition; rather, it may be a natural, transient inflammatory state occurring when the maturing facial skin is exposed to new microbes and enhanced production of an oily substance called sebum, according to a Forum article published on September 26 in the journal Trends in Immunology.
 
 
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