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What Does A Steroid Injection Do For My Face?
Elle inquires…What exactly are steroid injections and where can I get them? The Right Brain Replies: Steroids are a hormone-like chemical that can reduce inflammation in the body. They’re in the news a lot, usually related to some kind of abuse in the sports world, because certain types of steroids can be used to increase muscle mass. If you’re interested, read this general discussion of what’s good and bad about steroids. In the beauty world, the hormone Triamcinolone has been used to treat scars to make them less visible. We’re assuming this is the type of steroid you’re interested in...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 27, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Questions steroid injection Source Type: blogs
Update: December 26, 2009
GIDEON what's new: December 24 to December 26, 2009 Infectious Diseases - Outbreaks AnthraxScotland RubellaAustria, India Infectious Diseases - Diseases Adenovirus infectionBangladesh, Israel, United Kingdom Anthrax< Worldwide >, <Bioterrorism simulator >, Kenya, Russian Federation, Scotland BotulismGreenland BrucellosisPoland CampylobacteriosisUnited States ChancroidUnited States ChikungunyaReunion Chlamydia infections, misc.United States Cholera< Worldwide >, Bangladesh, Benin, India, Italy, Norway, Russian Federation, Switzerland ChromomycosisIndia Coccidioidomycosis< Worldwide >, United Stat...
Source: GIDEON blog - December 26, 2009 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Steve Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Maggots’ Taste For Flesh May Cure Leg Ulcers
From ABCNews.go.com: With a worsening ulcer and the threat of losing a foot, Pam Mitchell was willing to try something drastic; she had live maggots put in her wound. “I didn’t have a choice, I didn’t have any options, I had to have [it] amputated,” she recalled. But she heard about maggot therapy from a friend who had seen it on The Learning Channel. While it took some convincing of her doctors, Mitchell said they agreed to try it before amputation. Her dermatologist, she recalled, said, “Why not, let’s try it.” The doctors sent off to a lab in California to have specially bred ma...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - December 25, 2009 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. Perlmutter Tags: Heads Up Source Type: blogs
I took this photo when my mom was in the hospital earlier this year. My hand looks like I wash dishes for a living. Her hand shows many of the spots that come with age and sun exposure: actinic keratosis, liver spots, etc. There is a decent article that gives an overview of hand rejuvenation in the Sept/October issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. The epidermis thins as we age. Lentigines, actinic keratoses and seborrheic keratoses, general dyschromia, and textural roughness appear. Capillary fragility may make bruising common. Fat atrophy may make tendons and bony prominences more noticeable and the veins appear to b...
Source: Suture for a Living - December 24, 2009 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: rejuvenation hand plastic surgery article review skin Source Type: blogs
Update: December 24, 2009
GIDEON what's new: December 22 to December 24, 2009 Infectious Diseases - Outbreaks InfluenzaAlbania, Armenia, Cyprus, Georgia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Venezuela Infectious Diseases - Diseases Adenovirus infectionPoland, Spain, United States Aeromonas & marine Vibrio infx.United States Amoeba - free living< Worldwide > Anaplasmosis< Worldwide >, Denmark, France, Slovakia AnthraxScotland, Zambia BabesiosisFrance Bacillus cereus food poisoningUnited States Bacterial vaginosisIndia BrucellosisClinical Notes CampylobacteriosisUnited Kingdom Chlamydia infections, misc.Benin, India Chlamydophila pneumoniae inf...
Source: GIDEON blog - December 24, 2009 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Steve Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Update: December 22, 2009
GIDEON what's new: December 17 to December 22, 2009 Infectious Diseases - Outbreaks DengueAustralia, Bolivia MeaslesBulgaria, Switzerland, Zimbabwe Mumps< Worldwide >, Canada, Israel, United Kingdom, United States RabiesIndonesia Typhus - scrubIndia Infectious Diseases - Diseases Adenovirus infectionJapan, South Africa, United States Amoeba - free living< Worldwide >, Brazil, United States AnthraxIndia, Scotland, Switzerland AspergillosisIsrael Bartonellosis - South American< Worldwide > Bartonellosis - cat borneClinical Notes, < Worldwide > Bartonellosis - other systemic< W...
Source: GIDEON blog - December 23, 2009 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Steve Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
American Academy of Dermatology Offers Shade Structure Grants to Organizations Serving Children and Youth http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=277700005 Grants of $8,000 will be awarded to nonprofits or public schools that install permanent shade structures designed to alleviate direct sun exposure and provide ultraviolet ray protection for outdoor areas. Intel Schools of Distinction Awards Open for Applications http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=277800004 One winner out of eighteen finalists will receive up to $100,000 worth of products and services in addition to a $15,000 cash grant ...
Source: BHIC - December 21, 2009 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: siobhan Tags: Scholarships and Grants Source Type: blogs
PeRSSonalized Dermatology: Quality News, Blogs, Journals, Twitter and Youtube
I launched PeRSSonalized Medicine to help patients and doctors keep themselves up-to-date more easily without any kind of IT knowledge. It is an easy-to-use, free aggregator of quality medical information that lets you select your favourite resources and read the latest news and articles about a medical specialty or a medical condition in one personalized place. Now here is the newest category, PeRSSonalized Dermatology with all the quality news sites, blogs, peer-reviewed journals and web 2.0 tools focusing on dermatology. Some reasons why it is unique: You can search in the database. It means you will find medical info...
Source: ScienceRoll - December 16, 2009 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Bertalan Meskó Tags: Health Health 2.0 Medicine Medicine 2.0 PeRSSonalized Medicine Web 2.0 Webicina Source Type: blogs
SilverStream from Enzysurge Streams Through to FDA Approval
A month ago we've reported that Enzysurge out of Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel was working toward getting FDA approval for its SilverStream wound therapy system. And in no time the company is already announcing regulatory clearance to sell both its prescription and over-the-counter systems in the US. Here are some details about the DermaStream technology: The patent pending DermaStream CST device provides the mechanism for EnzySurge's proprietary Continuous Streaming Therapy™ (CST). CST is a modality based on continuously streaming of fresh therapeutic solutions to the wound bed while removing exudates by vacuum assisted dr...
Source: Medgadget - December 15, 2009 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Michael Source Type: blogs
Amazing English Words
The longest English word:The question of determining the longest English word inevitably boils downto defining what is acceptable as a word, since prefixes/suffixes can beadjoined to words to make longer words and because medical/chemical termscan get arbitrarily long. Further, most contenders for the honor of beingthe longest word are likely to be very rare in actual usage - so rare, infact that they could be considered nonce words. The most common candidatesfor the crown, in my opinion, are antidisestablishmentarianism (28 letters),floccinaucinihilipilification(29 letters) and pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosi...
Source: "Reflections" - Doctor Bruno's Blog - December 15, 2009 Category: Surgeons Authors: புருனோ Bruno Source Type: blogs
PeRSSonalized Medicine: Quality Psoriasis News, Blogs, Journals, Twitter and Youtube
I launched PeRSSonalized Medicine to help patients and doctors keep themselves up-to-date more easily without any kind of IT knowledge. It is an easy-to-use, free aggregator of quality medical information that lets you select your favourite resources and read the latest news and articles about a medical specialty or a medical condition in one personalized place. Now here is the newest category, PeRSSonalized Psoriasis with all the quality news sites, blogs, peer-reviewed journals and web 2.0 tools focusing on psoriasis. What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious disease that affects mainly the skin. It is cu...
Source: ScienceRoll - December 15, 2009 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Bertalan Meskó Tags: Health Health 2.0 Medicine Medicine 2.0 PeRSSonalized Medicine Web 2.0 Webicina Source Type: blogs
Journal of Medical Genetics 2009 (Volume 46 No 11)
This article establishes PSORS6 as a confirmed psoriasis susceptibility locus showing interaction with PSORS1. (NHS Athens is required to access this article online) Posted in Athens Password, Current Awareness, E-Journals Tagged: Athens Password, Current Awareness, Dermatology, E-Journals, Genetics
Source: Fade Library - December 15, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: western4uk Tags: Athens Password Current Awareness E-Journals Dermatology Genetics Source Type: blogs
Update: December 15, 2009
GIDEON what's new: December 12 to December 15, 2009 Infectious Diseases - Outbreaks Meningitis - bacterialBrazil, Democratic Rep. of CongoInfectious Diseases - Diseases Adenovirus infectionNetherlandsAngiostrongyliasisChinaAnthraxIndia, Sweden, ZambiaAspergillosisUnited KingdomBaylisascariasis< Worldwide >BotulismUnited StatesBrazilian purpuric feverClinical Notes, < Worldwide >Brucellosis< Worldwide >, United StatesBunyaviridae infections - misc.KenyaCampylobacteriosisNew Zealand, NorwayChandipura and Vesicular stomatitis viruses< Worldwide >ChikungunyaMalaysiaChlamydophila pneumoniae infection...
Source: GIDEON blog - December 15, 2009 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Steve Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Till Dermatitis Do Us Part
Thousands of women and a growing number of men develop "wedding ring dermatitis," an itchy red rash that is often the result of a reaction to nickel.
Source: WSJ.com: Health Journal - December 14, 2009 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Tags: FREE Source Type: blogs
Diamonds and Bedbugs
It was a late night call from my daughter’s boyfriend. He needed to talk to me right away. It had to be something bad – an accident maybe? A parent always thinks the worst first. Then, it dawned on me. They were leaving for Hawaii in the morning, so maybe it wasn’t bad news.I was called so that he could ask my permission to marry my daughter. This was one of the two caveats that my daughter established years ago, if they were to be married. The other was a big ring. Chuck had done both. He even emailed a photo of the ring to me to get my comments.It was a beautiful sentiment and an even more beautiful ring. His bigge...
Source: All Ears - December 14, 2009 Category: Physician Assistants Authors: Rod Moser_PA_PhD Source Type: blogs
What’s a typical day of a primary care doctor like?
by Ed Volpintesta, MD It’s common knowledge that fewer medical students are entering primary care and that patients are having a hard time finding a primary care doctor. Part of the reason is that insurance companies place little value on much of the work that primary care doctors do. Even though physicians’ complaints are seen in the medical and lay media, it is rare to see descriptions of a primary care physician’s “typical day” in either. Of course, there is no such thing as a “typical” day. Each day is different. But the administrative demands and coordination of the human drama are matters with which all...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 14, 2009 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: primary care Source Type: blogs
Can You Trust Cosmetic Claims?
While we here at The Beauty Brains don’t usually put much stock in “research” done by television stations, in this story they got things mostly right. Essentially, they found that cosmetics which claim to be “dermatologist recommended, skin organics and hydrating,” are really misleading. Here’s what these claims really mean. “Dermatologist recommended” Companies make this claim simply by paying a dermatologist to endorse their product. Unfortunately, some of these doctors will do anything to make a buck. Don’t even get me started on Perricone! The prices he charges for the products he sells are unconscion...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 12, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Left Brain Tags: Beauty Industry Source Type: blogs
Atul Gawande is too optimistic about health care cost control
The subtitle of Atul Gawande’s Testing, Testing article in the December 14 New Yorker is: The health-care bill has no master plan for curbing costs. Is that a bad thing? In Gawande’s view, the answer is: no, it’s not a bad thing at all. Because: No one really knows which of the many cost control ideas out there will actually work so we can’t just pick one and enact it There are lots of pilot programs in the bill, and from those we will learn what works The agricultural extension agent program, which revolutionized American farming through a diffuse, government-run model, can work in health care, to...
Source: Health Business Blog - December 11, 2009 Category: Health Managers Authors: David E. Williams of the Health business blog Tags: Policy and politics Source Type: blogs
Why Medical Students Should Choose Primary Care - Not for the Reasons You Think
The current generation of medical students are not choosing primary care and instead are flocking to specialty care medicine in droves. Unlike decades ago when the best and brightest often went into internal medicine, the vast majority of students opt for dermatology, radiology, anesthesiology, and ophthalmology. Reasons for doing so include better predictable schedules, work-life balance, and compensation. (read more via davisliumd.blogspot.com)
Source: Ideal Medical Practices - December 10, 2009 Category: Family Physicians Authors: L Gordon Moore Source Type: blogs
Special Ultrasound Accurately Identifies Skin Cancer
CHICAGO — High-frequency ultrasound with elastography can help differentiate between cancerous and benign skin conditions, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "High-frequency ultrasound with elastography has the potential to improve the efficiency of skin cancer diagnosis," said lead author Eliot L. Siegel, M.D., vice chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSM) in Baltimore. "It successfully delineated the extent of lesions and was able to provide measurable differentiation among a variety of b...
Source: radRounds - December 10, 2009 Category: Radiologists Authors: radRounds Radiology Network Source Type: blogs
New skin stem cells surprisingly similar to those found in embryos
Scientists have discovered a new type of stem cell in the skin that acts surprisingly like certain stem cells found in embryos: both can generate fat, bone, cartilage, and even nerve cells. These newly-described dermal stem cells may one day prove useful for treating neurological disorders and persistent wounds, such as diabetic ulcers, says Freda [...]
Source: Biosingularity - December 10, 2009 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Snowcrash Tags: Biotechnology Source Type: blogs
Are Hand Sanitizers Bad For Nails?
Michelle’s concern…I’m freaked out about getting the piggy flu so I use a hand sanitizer like 10 times a day. Now my nails look like crap. Is there a connection? The Left Brain responds: Yes, Michelle, hand sanitizers are effective against germs but they can have a negative effect on your skin and nails. Sanitizer insanity One of the Beauty Brains’ favorite resources is North Carolina dermatologist Dr. Zoe Draelos. In a recent article in the Dermatology Times, Dr. Draelos talks about the damage that waterless sanitizers can do to your hands. In fact, she claims that they are the biggest cause of i...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 10, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Left Brain Tags: Questions hand sanitizer nail cream Source Type: blogs
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Bay Area begs to know…I am 22 and recently went to a spa for a free consultation. It was recommended that I try the photofacial with the microdermabrasion. I am mostly interested in removing the fine lines on my forehead and the fine lines under my eyes! The Left Brain responds: When done properly, microdermabrasion is a legitimate way to significantly improve the appearance of skin. However, keep in mind that home microdermabrasion kits are not the same quality as treatments performed by professional dermatologists. Those treatments, which use a diamond studded tool to abrade the top layers of skin, have actu...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 9, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Left Brain Tags: Questions Microdermabrasion Source Type: blogs
Immersion: A Short Fiction Film http://www.immersionfilm.com/ Ten-year-old Moises has just immigrated to California from Mexico. He doesn’t speak English, but he’s good at math, so he hopes to do well on his first math test in the USA. Using untrained child actors from public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, “Immersion” plunges its audience into the visceral experience of a child who cannot understand his teacher. The film puts a human face on the debate about the education of English Language Learners. [Nebraska Association of Translators and Interpreters] Live in My Skin http://www.thedoctorschannel...
Source: BHIC - December 8, 2009 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: siobhan Tags: Minority Health Concerns Websites Source Type: blogs
Update: December 7, 2009
GIDEON what's new: December 5 to December 7, 2009 Infectious Diseases - Outbreaks AnthraxPhilippinesFungal infection - invasiveTurkeyGastroenteritis - viralUnited StatesHepatitis ATajikistanOrbital and eye infectionsTurkeyQ-feverNetherlandsInfectious Diseases - Diseases Adenovirus infectionItaly, United StatesAnthraxPhilippinesAspergillosisUnited Kingdom, United StatesBabesiosisRussian Federation, United StatesBacterial vaginosisChinaBlastomycosis< Worldwide >BotulismCanadaBrazilian purpuric fever< Worldwide >, BrazilBrucellosisCanada, ItalyBunyaviridae infections - misc.United StatesCampylobacteriosisClini...
Source: GIDEON blog - December 8, 2009 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Steve Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Does My Acne Treatment Stop Working Over Time?
Jaune’s question…Is it possible that a skin product loses its efficacy after repetitive use or is it me? I have tried some soaps, scrubs and creams to help fight persistent acne scars on my face and other parts of my body. Some products worked wonders on my skin but after months of usage twice a day I didn’t notice anymore noticeable improvement/effect on my skin and I’m back to square one. Is it me or the products? The Right Brain’s reply: As you know if you’ve read our previous posts on what causes acne, there are three basic classes of topical active ingredients that are used to trea...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 7, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Acne acne treatment Source Type: blogs
Friday Foolery #14: Pronouncing Hoechst
Ever had that? You ‘re giving a scientific lecture and you mispronounce one or a few words. Sometimes you know a word is hard to pronounce, but, knowing that, it even gets harder to pronounce the word correctly. For instance, I find it hard to pronounce certain gynecological and dermatological diseases. Sometimes you don’t know that [...]
Source: Laika's MedLibLog - December 4, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: laikaspoetnik Tags: Friday Foolery Science twitter Friday post First language FedEx Linguistics Lab Lab Science Source Type: blogs
J&J - Natrecor: felony marketing? - Dan Levine writes
Four years after the first subpoena, the government's investigation of health care fraud at Johnson & Johnson has reached zero hour. Lawyers from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges who represent the company are scheduled to meet with Assistant Attorney General Tony West and other Justice Department attorneys in Washington, D.C., next week, say lawyers familiar with the situation. Their goal: to persuade prosecutors not to indict Johnson & Johnson for off-label marketing at Scios Inc., a Bay Area subsidiary. A handful of former executives are also under the microscope, but the dynamics involving the corporat...
Source: PharmaGossip - December 3, 2009 Category: Pharma Commentators Source Type: blogs
Bacteria Are Your Skin’s BFF
We’ve all heard how important antibacterial products are but let’s not rush to condemn ALL bacteria. A recent study by researchers at the University of California has revealed that the normal bacteria we all have on our skin can help reduce injury-related inflammation. Hello hygiene! “These germs are actually good for us” declared Richard L. Gallo, MD, PhD, chief of UCSD’s Division of Dermatology. Gallo also pointed out that this work gives us a basis for understanding the alleged ‘hygiene hypothesis,’ an idea introduced in the late 1980s that suggests if you’re not exposed t...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 3, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Mid Brain Tags: Beauty Research Source Type: blogs
Grey hair and genes
This study offers us a fascinating insight into the reason why women go grey and it certainly suggests that environmental factors are not as important as we once thought.’ The expert revealed that genes also appear to play a role in thinning hair from the top of the forehead in women, whereas thinning on the top of the head is more likely to be caused by environmental factors. Nina Goad, from the British Association of Dermatologists, told the BBC that in most cases, ‘greying hair is not down to something you have done, but to genetic factors beyond your control’.
Source: Genomics Policy - December 2, 2009 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Juping Yu Source Type: blogs
Big Hope for Tiny Particles
Nanoparticles that deliver two or more drugs simultaneously can significantly shrink pancreatic cancer tumors and also reduce its spread, say researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. Tayyaba Hasan, who is also a professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, led the development and testing of two “nanocells.” These nanocells combine light-based therapy with molecules that inhibit [...]
Source: Biosingularity - November 30, 2009 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Snowcrash Tags: Biotechnology Source Type: blogs
Onshoring of Pathology Services
Last week Dark Daily ran a story about DermatopathologyConsultations.com. Robert Michel wrote: DermatopathologyConsultations.com demonstrates how innovative pathologists are stepping up to apply new information technologies to make it easier for local pathologists to refer cases to expert subspecialist pathologists. The fact that Zembowicz and his colleagues are getting second opinion case referrals from other countries outside the United States is an early sign that—when it comes to recognized pathology subspecialty expertise—borders won’t mean much. Physicians will want their specimens reviewed by the best patholo...
Source: pathtalk.org - November 30, 2009 Category: Pathologists Authors: Keith Kaplan Tags: General Informatics Source Type: blogs
Deaf Pit Bull in NY is in Danger
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Source: Deaf Village - November 30, 2009 Category: Other Conditions Authors: Deaf Animals Tags: Deaf eab Source Type: blogs
Acne Hypertrophica or Rhinophyma
Flipping through the 1908 textbook A Text-Book of Minor Surgery by Edward Milton Foote, MD the photos accompanying the acne hypertrophica section caught my eye. Allow me to share that section of the book with you. Acne Hypertrophica This is an overgrowth of the nose, which is generally considered to be one of the forms of acne rosacea, but is here included with the tumors to which it belongs clinically, for the appearance of the lesion and the treatment warrant this classification. This is a disease of middle life, or later, marked by a great overgrowth of the sebaceous follicles, with thier ducts, as well as of blood-...
Source: Suture for a Living - November 30, 2009 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: surgery history nose skin Source Type: blogs
Top 10 Beauty Science Toys
(Since it’s Cyber Monday Lefty and Righty said I could rerun last year’s post on beauty science toys.) The mission of the Beauty Brains is to educate our community on the science behind beauty care. It’s especially important to get this message to Teens and Tweens who may not have the critical thinking skills they’ll need to sort out the BS from the Beauty Science. Unfortunately, many kids are turned off by science because it’s not presented to them in an entertaining and meaningful way. Fortunately, there are a number of educational toys on the market that make learning about science fun. So to do our p...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - November 30, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Sarah Bellum Tags: Baby/Kid Products Beauty Industry beauty science science toys Source Type: blogs
Can the Right Foods Fight Inflammation?
No one likes inflammation, right?(Photo: sethrt)There's been a great deal of interest lately in the possible connection between what we eat, and the medical problems that come with chronic inflammation. These problems may include cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, insulin resistance, depression, dementia, arthritis, psoriasis, and bursting into flames.Researchers have long noticed that some foods make inflammation worse, while other foods make it better. Plus, people with certain inflammatory markers are more likely to end up with an assortment of unpleasant medical conditions.So not surprisingly, there are now diet ...
Source: Cranky Fitness - November 29, 2009 Category: Eating Disorders Authors: Crabby McSlacker Source Type: blogs
Update: November 27, 2009
GIDEON what's new: November 24 to November 27, 2009 Infectious Diseases - Outbreaks CholeraPapua New Guinea, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, ZimbabweGastroenteritis - viralNew ZealandMeaslesIrelandRabiesIndonesiaRotavirus infectionSouth AfricaInfectious Diseases - Diseases AIDS< Worldwide >, Latvia, Portugal, SpainAdenovirus infectionSouth Africa, TaiwanAnthraxZimbabweBabesiosisNetherlandsBacillus cereus food poisoningMalaysia, TurkeyBotulism< Worldwide >, Canada, United StatesBrucellosisYemenCalifornia encephalitis groupUnited StatesCampylobacteriosisUnited StatesCercarial dermatitisJapanChancroidUnited States...
Source: GIDEON blog - November 27, 2009 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Steve Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Which province's doctors earn the most? Which specialties are most lucrative?
The following data on physicians' gross income is from the latest iteration of the Canadian Institute for Health Information's National Physician Database.Average Gross Fee-for-Service Payment per Family Medicine Specialist Who Received at Least $60,000 in Payments by Province, 2007–2008NATIONAL AVERAGE: $225,5211. PEI: $307,6552. AB: $267,4433. SK: $262,5324. MB: $236,3955. ON: $235,0876. BC: $232,6837. NB: $226,4378. NL: $214,9179. NS: $201,10710. QC: $176,552Average Gross Fee-for-Service Payment per Other Specialist Who Received at Least $60,000 in Payments by Province, 2007–2008NATIONAL AVERAGE: $311,1711. SK: $393...
Source: Canadian Medicine - November 27, 2009 Category: Medical Publishers Source Type: blogs
Peristomal Skin Complications and Management -- an Article Review
There is a very nice review article in the “throw away” journal Advances in Skin & Wound Care (full reference below) which discusses the causes and management of peristomal skin complications. The photo (credit) to the right shows normal, healthy skin around a stoma. Peristomal complications are one of the most challenging aspects of living with ostomies. The purpose of this review article was stated to be “to illustrate practical approaches to prevent and treat common peristomal skin conditions.” The authors propose the use of the mnemonic MINDS to help clinicians remember and be mindful of the pot...
Source: Suture for a Living - November 25, 2009 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: complications wounds article review treatment skin Source Type: blogs
Update: November 24, 2009
GIDEON what's new: November 21 to November 24, 2009 Infectious Diseases - Outbreaks DengueCape Verde, Senegal, Taiwan, ThailandEbola< Worldwide >, Democratic Rep. of CongoInfectious Diseases - Diseases AIDSBruneiAdenovirus infection< Worldwide >, Israel, United StatesAmoebic abscessPakistan, TurkeyAngiostrongyliasis< Worldwide >AnthraxCanada, China, Mexico, ZimbabweAscariasisNigeriaBabesiosisUnited StatesBacillus cereus food poisoningSingaporeBaylisascariasis< Worldwide >Blastocystis hominis infectionTurkeyBotulismPuerto Rico, United StatesCalifornia encephalitis groupUnited StatesCampylobacteri...
Source: GIDEON blog - November 24, 2009 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Steve Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Archives of Dermatology 2009 (Vol. 145 No. 11)
content page Fade Fave: Text-Message Reminders to Improve Sunscreen Use Fade Skinny: Despite awareness of the benefits of sunscreen, adherence is low, even in this population, for whom adherence was knowingly monitored. Short-term data demonstrate that using existing cellular telephone text-message technology offers an innovative, low-cost, and effective method of improving adherence to sunscreen application. The use of ubiquitous communications technology, such as text messaging, may have implications for large-scale public health initiatives. (NHS Athens is required to access this article online) Posted in Athens Passwo...
Source: Fade Library - November 23, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: tracyjulia Tags: Athens Password Current Awareness E-Journals Mobile Telephony Sun care Source Type: blogs
The Importance of Getting Your Beauty Rest
Many women know that a sleepless night can take a toll on the way you look. The next morning you may see dark circles under your eyes or newly formed fine lines on your face. You may also have a sickly complexion.Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad told the Los Angeles Times that with age, sleep loss can affect skin more visibly because of progressive loss of cellular water.Sleep allows your body to restore and prepare for the next day. Sleeping well enables you to feel, think, and perform at your fullest potential.According to the article, cell and tissue repair occurs during the fourth stage of sleep, known as...
Source: Sleep Education - November 22, 2009 Category: Sleep Medicine Tags: wome sleep deprivation Source Type: blogs
Update: November 21, 2009
GIDEON what's new: November 20 to November 21, 2009 Infectious Diseases - Outbreaks InfluenzaAustria, Bahamas, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Korea, Scotland, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom, UruguayRift Valley fever< Worldwide >Infectious Diseases - Diseases AIDSClinical NotesAdenovirus infectionAustralia, Czech Republic, United StatesAngiostrongyliasisVanuatuAnthraxIsraelBotulismUnited StatesBrucellosisNigeriaCampylobacteriosisSweden,...
Source: GIDEON blog - November 22, 2009 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Steve Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
Using cell phone text messages to remind people to use sunscreen
Originally published in Insidermedicine Daily text messages sent to individuals’ cells phones can help remind them to use sunscreen, according to research published in the latest issue of the Archives of Dermatology. Here is some information from the American Academy of Dermatology on sun exposure, sunscreen use, and vitamin D synthesis: • Unprotected ultraviolet (UV) exposure to the sun or indoor tanning devices is a known risk factor for the development of skin cancer • There is no scientifically validated, safe threshold level of UV exposure from the sun that allows for maximal vitamin D synthesis without ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 21, 2009 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: cancer patient Source Type: blogs
Requirements for research in cosmetic dermatology
Research in Cosmetic Dermatology: Reconciling medicine with business: (Part II / IV) The complete article is available as a printable pdf file from the Munich Personal RePEc Archive (MPRA) below:http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/16515/The term research has a different meaning in cosmeceutical industry. Some big organisations use the term for product or service improvement. Optimization of existing technology for specific needs (not necessarily different indications) is a common practice in cosmeceutical industry. Each organization conducts its on research for optimizing the...
Source: Skin Deep - A Dermatology Blog - November 21, 2009 Category: Dermatologists Tags: research cosmetic dermatology Source Type: blogs
Are Photofacials Worth The Cost?
Amy asks…I was wondering about photofacials. Are they either effective, worth it, or a good idea? The Right Brain responds: Effective? Yes, at least to some extent. Worth it? Maybe, if you can afford several thousand dollars and can wait a few months for results. Good idea? Read on and decide for yourself. Lasers have been used for decades to “burn” away upper layers of the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They also have had some application in the treatment of acne and spider veins. Click here for a detailed description of the benefits and risks of laser skin resurfacing. In recent years, the...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - November 21, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Beauty Industry How cosmetics work Questions Skin Source Type: blogs
Three Topical Treatments for Rosacea Compared
In a small, randomized double-blinded study, researchers have found that azelaic acid 20% cream is as effective as metronidazole 0.75% cream and permethrin 20% cream for treating rosacea. The study, published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, included 24 patients (23 women, 1 man), aged 42 to 61 years, with facial rosacea. Participants were randomly assigned to three groups. Each received one topical treatment on one side of their face and another on the other side. The creams were applied twice daily for 15 weeks. Follow-up occurred at week 3, 6, 9 and 15. To check for recurrence, mont...
Source: The Rosacea Forum - Papulopustular, Telangiectatic, and Phymatous - November 20, 2009 Category: Dermatologists Authors: admin Tags: Causes Topicals and Creams medicine Source Type: blogs
Meet the Virtual Dermatopathology Lab
The DarkDaily has an interesting story: Meet the Virtual Dermatopathology Lab, doing business from Boston:Telepathology, Federal Express, and internet technologies are the cornerstones of a flourishing second opinion business by dermatopathologists in Boston, Massachusetts. In just a few years, the practice has built a national and international clientele. This confirms that there is already overseas demand for access to expert pathologists with subspecialty skills.Another unique twist to this pathology second opinion business is its use of a subscription arrangement. Referring pathology groups can pay...
Source: The Daily Scan - November 20, 2009 Category: Pathologists Authors: Ole Eichhorn Source Type: blogs
The "pain" of primary care vs. the needs of the nation
If you survey medical students who are in their clinical clerkships, most will tell you that they are not interested in primary care. Some have horrendous experiences and will eagerly describe the "painful" experience of routine outpatient practice, chronic management of diseases, social issues, demanding patients, and drug-seeking individuals who are trying to abuse the system. Is this really the world of primary care?What will happen to primary care in the future? The vast majority of current medical students choose to pursue specialties that involve higher salaries or better lifestyles. Very few choose primary care. Eve...
Source: Medicine and Technology by Dr. Joseph Kim - November 19, 2009 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dr. Joseph Kim Source Type: blogs
The Latest Advance Against Acne
From USNews.com: In the war against her acne, Veronica Prudencio was losing. Proactiv Solution, Clearasil, Murad, Neutrogena, grease-free diets, medical spa treatments, lemon juice, rice water facials—none of them worked. Not even remotely. She’d “spent thousands upon thousands of dollars, and tried everything,” says Prudencio, 21, a college student in Arlington, Va. Then, at her “breaking point,” Prudencio decided to test out a newly approved treatment for persistent acne that dermatologists and patients alike describe as a breakthrough. In photopneumatic therapy, the skin is suctioned with...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 19, 2009 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. Perlmutter Tags: Heads Up Source Type: blogs