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Telaprevir-Induced Acquired Perforating Dermatosis

from ArchDerm - 01 Dec 14

Since its approval in 2011, a novel serine protease inhibitor, telaprevir, has been increasingly used in combination with pegylated interferon and ribavirin as an effective treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, it was found to cause cutaneous eruption, mostly pruritic eczematous dermatitis, in 56% of patients as opposed to 34% of patients taking peginterferon and ribavirin alone. Moreover, severe adverse cutaneous events were reported to be more frequent in telaprevir



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Balancing the Cardiovascular Risk and Dermatologic Hazard in Patients With Hypertension

from ArchDerm - 01 Dec 14

To the Editor We greatly appreciated the article by Wu et al, which showed the independent association between long-term hypertension, long-term administration of ß-blockers, and incident psoriasis in a large prospective cohort. However, although the study presented new evidence of the association, no management advice was proposed. How should patients with hypertension, who have the propensity to have psoriasis, be treated?



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Treatment of Chronic Ulcers of the Leg With Frog Flesh Poultice

from ArchDerm - 01 Dec 14

The Journal of Cutaneous DiseasesDecember 1914JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE.(Feb. 2, 1914, xvii, No. 3)Abstracted by R. C. Jamieson, M.D.treatment of chronic ulcers of the let with frog flesh poultice. Lim Boon Keng, p. 34.This method has been used by the author with success in treating this condition in coolies and even in the ulcerations of leprosy. The ulcers are cleansed with sterile water, the flesh removed antiseptically from the legs and backs of the frogs, pounded in a clean m



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Apple of the Dermatologist’s Eye

from ArchDerm - 01 Dec 14

Dermatology is an intrinsically visual specialty, with pattern recognition a vital skill for clinical practice. It therefore follows that many of the classic descriptions of cutaneous pathologic abnormalities draw on parallels from the natural world, particularly the realm of botany. Trees, leaves, fruits, and flowers have all lent themselves to morphological descriptions over the centuries.



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World War One The Department of Masks for Facial Disfigurements

from ArchDerm - 01 Dec 14

The First World War devastated the political, economic, and social landscape of the early 20th century. Equally pervasive, ruinous consequences were evidenced by the many thousands of soldiers who sustained disfiguring facial injuries during battle. Born in Keswick, Francis Derwent Wood (1871-1926) crafted a career as a sculptor, first as a pupil at the National Art Training School and later during a series of apprenticeships with the great artists of the time. In 1914, Wood joined the Royal Arm



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White Shadows in a Dark Land

from ArchDerm - 01 Dec 14

The documentary In the Shadow of the Sun captures Josephat Torner, an advocate for Tanzania’s albino community, stating “It’s my dream in my life that people with albinism are respected and given all rights which other human beings are being given.” Since 2000, nearly 200 albinos in East Africa have been killed and dozens more mutilated by the intentional severing of limbs. Recent efforts from local and international albino advocacy organizations, along with the United Nations, have increased pr



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Dermatologic Etymology Distribution

from ArchDerm - 01 Dec 14

A cutaneous disease can be classified according to its distribution (Latin. dis-, apart + tribuere, assign, allot ? distribuere ? distribut, divided up). The distribution of skin disease may be described as follows:




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JAMA Dermatology

from ArchDerm - 01 Dec 14

Mission Statement: JAMA Dermatology publishes information concerning the skin, its diseases, and their treatment. Its mission is to explicate the structure and function of the skin and its diseases and the art of using this information to deliver optimal medical and surgical care to the patient. We attempt to enhance the understanding of cutaneous pathophysiology and improve the clinician's ability to diagnose and treat skin disorders. This journal has a particular interest in publishing clinica



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Long-term health defects in Peru's children directly associated with El Niño

from MNTpaeds - 29 Nov 14

Extreme weather events, such as El Niño, can have long-lasting effects on health, according to research published in the open access journal Climate Change Responses.



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Folic acid prior to conception may lower risk of small-for-gestational-age offspring

from MNTpaeds - 29 Nov 14

A new study by researchers from the UK claims that women who start taking folic acid prior to conception may be less likely to have babies born small for gestational age.



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Freshers told 'it's not too late' for MenC vaccine, UK

from MNTpaeds - 28 Nov 14

Immunisation experts and university leaders urge first year university students (Freshers) to come forward for a vaccine to protect them against meningococcal C infection following recent reports...



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Follow-up on psychiatric disorders in young people after release from detention

from MNTpaeds - 28 Nov 14

Juvenile offenders with multiple psychiatric disorders when they are incarcerated in detention centers appear to be at high risk for disorders five years after detention, according to a report...



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WMA urges more action to tackle problem of street children

from MNTpaeds - 27 Nov 14

To mark UNESCO's 'Street Children Day' on November 26, the World Medical Association has highlighted the rights of children and in particular their rights to health.



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E-cigarette advertising too glamorous say adolescents

from MNTpaeds - 27 Nov 14

"Glamorous, cool and sexy" is how adolescents described advertising posters for e-cigarettes during a roundtable discussion on children and smoking.



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'Utter neglect' of rheumatic heart disease revealed by results from global study

from MNTpaeds - 26 Nov 14

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) - the most common acquired heart disease in children in many countries of the world - is being neglected and poorly treated, according to new findings from the Global...



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Diagnosing deafness early will help teenagers' reading development

from MNTpaeds - 26 Nov 14

Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they were identified as deaf by the time they were nine months old, research from the University of Southampton has shown.



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Reported link between early life exposure to paracetamol and asthma 'overstated'

from MNTpaeds - 26 Nov 14

Respiratory infections likely to have influential role; current evidence doesn't warrant change in guidance.



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Premature baby prompts advance in neuro-genetics

from MNTpaeds - 26 Nov 14

Take a deep breath and hold it. Keep holding it. Keep waiting ... wait ... don't breathe yet ... Feel that burning in your lungs?



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School lunches from home not up to national lunch program standards

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

Lunches brought from home by elementary and middle school students are not measuring up to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) guidelines used for meals served in schools, according to a study...



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Breakfast in classroom program linked to better participation, attendance

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

Schools offering Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) had higher participation in the national school breakfast program and attendance, but math and reading achievement did not differ between schools...



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Up to 34% of antibiotic scripts for kids are "inappropriate"

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

UP to 34% of prescriptions for antimicrobials given to hospitalized Australian children may be inappropriate, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.



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Are children better off than they were 25 years ago?

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

Twenty-five years ago this month, the countries that compose the United Nations reached a landmark agreement that laid the foundation for much-needed strengthening of children's rights and...



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Preschoolers of working moms get less sleep, at greater risk of becoming overweight

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, according to a new study.



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Teenage boys' weight perception

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

Almost one third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight. This can influence their eating habits and, consequently, their health, according to a study led by the UAB and conducted with...


 

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