Self-Adhesive Drug-Eluting Patch to Treat Mouth Ulcers
Researchers at the University of Sheffield, UK and the Danish company Dermtreat have jointly developed an innovative patch, known as the Rivelin, to improve treatment for mouth ulcers. The patch allows for highly-targeted treatment of ulcers with steroids and other drugs, while providing a protective barrier around the affected area. Current treatments require mouthwashes or ointments that distribute the treatment over the entire mouth and only offer short contact times between the drug and lesion. The patch is created with a manufacturing technique known as electrospinning, where a scaffold of ultrafine biocompatible fibe...
Source: Medgadget - June 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tom Peach Tags: Dentistry Medicine Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 40-year-old woman with amenorrhea
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 40-year-old woman is evaluated for amenorrhea of 4 months’ duration. She has had weight gain, facial hair, alopecia, and debilitating fatigue. Her medical history is significant for psoriasis. She seems to be gaining weight in her face, abdomen, and neck. She also bruises easily. Her only medication is clobetasol for psoriasis. On physical examination, temperature is 37.6 °C (99.7 °F), blood pressure is 148/90 mm Hg, pulse rate is 88/min, and respiration rate is 12/min. BMI is 38. She is ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag" > mksap < /a > Tags: Conditions Endocrinology OB/GYN Source Type: blogs

Test your medicine knowledge: 27-year-old woman with an intensely pruritic rash
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 27-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-week history of an intensely pruritic rash on her eyelids. She applied a new brand of eye makeup just prior to the onset of the rash. She immediately discontinued its use and has been applying a moisturizing lotion to both eyelids since then without improvement in her symptoms. She notes no other areas of rash and generally feels well. The patient has no significant medical history and takes no medications. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. There is...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 26, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Dermatology Source Type: blogs