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Society Transactions

from ArchDerm - 01 Nov 14

The Journal of Cutaneous DiseasesNovember 1914Dr. Dade told of an interesting case of a woman who had been brought to him with a very marked generalized syphilide covering her from head to foot. For the past two years she had suffered from ulcer of the stomach, the last hemorrhage being so severe that she was transfused from her brother. Six weeks later she broke out with this eruption. He denied everything, but gave a 4+ Wassermann. The possibility of her having gotten the eruption elsewhere wa



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Arsenicosis The Greatest Public Health Disaster in History

from ArchDerm - 01 Nov 14

Thanks to stories like the play Arsenic and Old Lace, familiarity with arsenic poisoning is widespread. Few have even heard of chronic arsenic toxicity or arsenicosis, which initially is a dermatological problem. Patients present with mottled hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation, known as “raindrops on a dusty road,” and palmoplantar keratoses as well as multiple squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas. Later, internal cancers can develop, most often involving the lungs and bladder. Only inorg



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On Trichotillomania and Its Hairy History

from ArchDerm - 01 Nov 14

The act of hair pulling has been observed for centuries and was accepted as meaningful and even encouraged at certain points in history in societies spanning the ancient Egyptians, early Greeks, and the Jains in India; however, the term trichotillomania is now specifically reserved for the aberrant act of hair pulling or, more specifically, the compulsive urge to pull one’s hair in situations of stress and anxiety. It is a disease that is mysterious in nature and fascinating in its historical ba



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First Look: Google Glass in Dermatology, Mohs Surgery, and Surgical Reconstruction

from ArchDerm - 01 Nov 14

Technology continues to revolutionize the practice of dermatology, and the past decades have seen a paradigm shift in the way dermatologists practice medicine and surgery, deliver care to patients, and keep abreast of developments in our field. Google Glass (Google Inc) is a recently developed, first-in-class wearable computer that includes an optical display, camera, microphone, bone-conduction speaker, touchpad, gyroscope, and accelerometer. I have used the Google Glass device in the context o



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Chemical Depilatories in Ancient Rome The Torpedo Formula

from ArchDerm - 01 Nov 14

Depilation was widely performed in ancient Rome and was considered a class identifier. A clean-shaven person symbolized civilization and progress, whereas a beard was regarded as a mark of slavery and barbarism. Besides the use of razors with curved tweezers (forcipes aduncae), chemical depilatory agents were very popular. In the famous treatise on Cosmetics, written in the second century ad by Criton of Heraclea, chief physician of the Roman Emperor Trajan, a chemical depilatory recipe was ment



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Joe Roth The Star Quarterback Who Played Despite Melanoma

from ArchDerm - 01 Nov 14

As the college football season approaches, it behooves us to recall Joe Roth (1955-1977), the University of California, Berkeley, star quarterback in the mid-1970s, and perhaps the most famous athlete to die of melanoma. His story demonstrates extreme personal courage and dramatically documents changes in melanoma diagnosis and management.



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Leishmaniasis A Disease With Many Names

from ArchDerm - 01 Nov 14

Leishmaniasis is known by a myriad of popular names: Aleppo boil, Aleppo button, and Aleppo evil; Baghdad boil; Biskra button and Biskra nodule; Calcutta ulcer; chiclero ulcer; Delhi boil; Jericho button; Kandahar sore; Lahore sore; Oriental button and Oriental sore; Pian bois; Uta for cutaneous leishmania; black fever; dum-dum fever; and Kala-azar for visceral leishmania.



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JAMA Dermatology

from ArchDerm - 01 Nov 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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Changing health revealed by largest ever dataset on individual deaths in Africa and SE Asia

from MNTpaeds - 31 Oct 14

An unprecedented insight into the changing health of people across Africa and Asia - including the fluctuating burdens of HIV, malaria and childhood mortality - is revealed by the publication of the...



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No need for needles when premature babies medicated with caffeine

from MNTpaeds - 31 Oct 14

Empa researchers have developed a UV-activated membrane which releases a gentle dose of medication to the skin of a patient.



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Sequences of enterovirus D68 circulating in St. Louis

from MNTpaeds - 31 Oct 14

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have sequenced the genome of enterovirus D68 sampled from patients treated at St. Louis Children's Hospital.



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Communicating with cerebral palsy: Ruby's story

from MNTpaeds - 30 Oct 14

Tree of Hope, a charity linked to MNT, is helping a young girl with cerebral palsy get access to vital technology to help her communicate. In this story, we report on her journey.



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Hearing loss in one infant twin affects mother's speech to both babies

from MNTpaeds - 30 Oct 14

Is it possible that hearing loss in one infant from a pair of twins can affect the mother's speech to both infants?



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Reminders to take meds via text messages could be useful tool in fight against malaria

from MNTpaeds - 30 Oct 14

Each year, malaria kills over 600,000 people, more than half of them children.



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Children with autism benefit from 'integrated play groups'

from MNTpaeds - 30 Oct 14

It's an often agonizing challenge facing any parent of a child with autism: How can I help my son or daughter socialize with his or her typically developing peers?



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Halloween doesn't need to be a frightening night with safety advice from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

from MNTpaeds - 29 Oct 14

Halloween is an exciting time for children to dress up and go trick-or-treating, but parents need to be aware that it can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year.



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Asthma medications can lead to adverse drug reactions in children

from MNTpaeds - 29 Oct 14

In a new study based on EU adverse drug reaction reports, researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Southern Denmark now document that children's use of asthma medications...



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Placebos are 'more effective than no treatment' for children's coughs

from MNTpaeds - 28 Oct 14

Both agave nectar and a placebo were more effective at reducing cough symptoms among children under 2 years than watchful waiting, according to a new study.



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Which U.S. airports are breastfeeding friendly?

from MNTpaeds - 28 Oct 14

More than half of women with children less than a year old are working, and work travel can make breastfeeding a challenge. A study of 100 U.S.



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Children in high-quality early childhood education are buffered from changes in family income

from MNTpaeds - 28 Oct 14

While losses in family income predict increases in behavior problems for many children, attending high-quality early childhood education and care centers offers some protection against families...



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Two days later: Adolescents' conflicts with family spill over to school, vice versa

from MNTpaeds - 28 Oct 14

The lives of adolescents at home and at school may seem quite separate, but recent research has highlighted important connections.



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Down syndrome study reveals clues to genetics of congenital heart defects

from MNTpaeds - 28 Oct 14

Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality in humans, involving a third copy of all or part of chromosome 21.



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Omega 3 can help children with ADHD

from MNTpaeds - 27 Oct 14

Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a certain kind of ADHD.



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Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss

from MNTpaeds - 27 Oct 14

Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.



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Early intervention could boost education levels

from MNTpaeds - 26 Oct 14

Taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills could raise overall population levels of academic achievement by as much as 5%, and reduce socioeconomic inequality in education...


 

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