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Years after Scare, Risk of Superbug Infections Remains High

By Phil Bowler, MPhil, Bsc, FIBMS, director, infection prevention and control, research and development, ConvaTec.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently celebrated a decline in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections[i], incidences of several other types of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) known as ‘superbugs’ continue to rise and precautions need to be taken in hospitals and home…


Added by Andrea Coan on August 24, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

Large Scale Study Results Show ConvaTec Moldable Technology™ Skin Barriers Help Prevent and Improve Peristomal Skin Issues

ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced observational study results showing that use of ConvaTec Moldable Technology™ Skin Barriers helped to maintain skin integrity and improve peristomal skin issues in stoma patients. The final study results were presented…


Added by Andrea Coan on June 20, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

International Webcast on Effectiveness of Silver in Wound Dressings

On Monday, May 28, ConvaTec will host a live international webcast to review data on the effectiveness of silver in wound dressings. The webcast will be held at 16:30 (KST) from the ASAN Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea and will be available at It will include a live question and answer session following the presentation. Participants can pre-register for the webcast and submit a question for the speakers in advance…


Added by Andrea Coan on April 19, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Play the Diagnostic Champions’ Challenge for a Chance to Win Real Gold!

Can you recognize a patient's malady quickly and correctly? Then face-off against your peers – test your skills in a battle for diagnostic supremacy and go for the gold. Yes, real gold!

The first week of the Diagnostic Champions’ Challenge has now begun on our partner site ConsultantLive –…


Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on April 18, 2012 at 2:41am — No Comments


Why we would need ultrasound imaging for studying a primary melanoma ?

Check the new article on:

Sonography of the Primary Cutaneous Melanoma

Added by Ximena Wortsman on March 2, 2012 at 9:56am — No Comments


Join the discussion at the Journal Club about dermatologic ultrasound at the following link:


Added by Ximena Wortsman on January 27, 2012 at 6:43am — 2 Comments


Sharing a link about the applications of diagnostic ultrasound for studying the scalp, hair and eyelashes pathologies:

Sonography of the Scalp and Hair Pathologies

Added by Ximena Wortsman on January 18, 2012 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

Malpractice Claims against Dermatologists - Latest Statistics - Part 2

So what were the actual claim amounts against dermatologists in malpractice lawsuits?

According to the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA), the payouts against dermatologists have dropped in recent years after rising between 1986 and 2005.  The average indemnity payment was approximately $240,000 between 2006 and 2010 but previously was approximately $290,000 between 2001 and 2005.  

Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on January 15, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Malpractice Claims against Dermatologists - Latest Statistics - Part 1

According to Dermatology World's Richard Nelson, the top 10 conditions that lead to lawsuits against dermatologists include:

1.  Malignant neoplasms of the skin

2.  Acne

3.  Dyschromia

4.  Psoriasis

5.  Melanoma

6.  Benign neoplasms of skin

7.  Contact dermatitis or other eczema

8.  Viral warts

9.  Disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue - NOS

10.  Plastic surgery, desire for

* SOURCE: Risk…


Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on January 15, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Dermatology Residency Interviews - Frequently Asked Questions

Tis the season for residency interviews. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to be prepared for! Go and nail one of those ~270 spots!

Why derm?

Why this program?

Why this city?

What are you looking for in a program?

What other programs are you considering?

If not derm, what would you do?

Tell me about yourself.

Tell me about a difficult situation you have been in.

Tell me about a medical case where an ethical problem came…


Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on December 24, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments


i aske about groups  for mycology

Added by DR.mostafa yehia on December 12, 2011 at 7:01am — No Comments

Why Medical Students Choose Dermatology as a Medical Specialty

(BOSTON) - Why do medical students choose dermatology?  In a well done article in the NYTimes a few years back, the author explores why medical students go into dermatology.  Even top medical students at elite universities such as Harvard Medical School (as covered in this article) choose dermatology over other fields such as primary care.

Read more at the NYTimes: …


Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on December 2, 2011 at 11:41pm — No Comments

ASDS Cutting Edge Research Grant Program (CERG) -2012

In 2012, up to $100,000 of grants will be awarded ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 per recipient. Awards will be announced at the ASDS Annual Meeting, October 11-14, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia.


Research must be of specific relevance to dermatologic surgery and/or cutaneous oncology. This is a competitive award program for research projects not funded by other sources. This year, the ASDS Research Work Group has made a special request for investigator research…


Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on November 24, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

Michael Jackson's Dermatologist, Dr. Klein, speaks out against allegations of wrong doing

BEVERLY HILLS, California (MECURY NEWS) —In this interview, the dermatologist to the stars and celebrities, Dr. Arnold Klein in Beverly Hills, California speaks out against all the charges made by Conrad Murray's defense team during the now infamous trial. Charges include but not limited to the fact that Dr. Klein got Michael Jackson addicted to Demerol. Read full article at Mercury News

Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on October 15, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

"Real Skin" Videos and Series launched by Celebrity Dermatologist from UCLA

STUDIO CITY, Calif., Oct 13, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Gene Rubinstein, Clinical Instructor at UCLA and Director of the Dermatology & Laser Centre of Studio City is thrilled to introduce his latest project, "Reel Skin." In an entertaining series of cleverly designed webisodes, Dr. Rubinstein teams up with Manny on the Streetz to find real people with real questions about their skin, and he is giving them the answers they have been waiting for! The… Continue

Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on October 13, 2011 at 6:28pm — No Comments

George Cotsarelis New Chair of Dermatology at Penn

George Cotsarelis, MD has been appointed chair of the Department of Dermatology. Cotsarelis succeeds John Stanley, MD, under whose leadership the department has consistently ranked in the top tier of dermatology departments in terms of NIH grant funding, publications, and academic leadership… Continue

Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on October 13, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Galderma Dermatology in Review


Looking for the Galderma Dermatology In-Review Practice Exam and Study System? For complimentary access, check out the link -




The Study Guide…


Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on August 30, 2011 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Call for Poster Abstract Submissions - ODAC

Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical (ODAC) is now accepting abstracts for poster sessions!!

January 13 - 16, 2012 



General Poster Session

This session is judged in advance by members of the ODAC 2012 and Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) Advisory Boards.


Third Annual Resident and Fellows Poster Competition

This session is for resident poster submissions only and is judged onsite by…


Added by Luciana Halliday on August 11, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

The Derm Directory 2011 is Now Available

Free Copy of The Derm Directory 2011


The Derm Directory is the most comprehensive product reference guide in dermatology, and was created to be a valuable resource for dermatologists and all medical professionals.

Search through more than 600 FDA approved drugs, devices, injectables, skin care, and sunscreens, all easily outlined by application. Enhanced listings include important label…


Added by Luciana Halliday on July 18, 2011 at 10:33pm — 1 Comment

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