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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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 www.convatecevidence.com. 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…Continue
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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 –…Continue
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Why we would need ultrasound imaging for studying a primary melanoma ?
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Join the discussion at the Journal Club about dermatologic ultrasound at the following link:
Sharing a link about the applications of diagnostic ultrasound for studying the scalp, hair and eyelashes pathologies:
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.
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According to Dermatology World's Richard Nelson, the top 10 conditions that lead to lawsuits against dermatologists include:
1. Malignant neoplasms of the skin
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…Continue
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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 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…
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i aske about groups for mycology
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(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: …Continue
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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…Continue
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Looking for the Galderma Dermatology In-Review Practice Exam and Study System? For complimentary access, check out the link - http://dermatologyinreview.com/Galderma/
The Study Guide…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue