Acelity ’ s KCI wins $645m in trade theft suit
Acelity subsidiary Kinetic Concepts Inc was awarded $645 million in trebled damages in a suit against Healthcare Essentials Inc in which KCI alleges that the company stole its VAC negative pressure wound therapy technology, rebranded it and sold it as its own, according to recently released court documents. US District Judge Benita Pearson said that defendants in the case, which included Healthcare Essentials and select executives from the company, engaged in “flagrant discovery abuses,” including filing false affidavits, refusing to produce relevant communications and documents, fabricating invoices ...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Acelity Kinetic Concepts Inc. Source Type: news

Health Tip: Suggestions for Excessive Sweating
Title: Health Tip: Suggestions for Excessive SweatingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 11, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Clip shows pus erupting from a spot on a man's back in Hanoi
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT The four-minute video shows a dermatologist in Hanoi struggling to remove the thick-yellow liquid. The patient had complained of a pain in his back. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
But physician adoption of virtual care technologies is low; few plan to add video visit capability (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Nauseating clip shows pus erupting from a spot on a man's back that had been there for 10 YEARS
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT The four-minute video shows a dermatologist in Hanoi struggling to remove the thick-yellow liquid. The patient had complained of a pain in his back. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnostic Criteria for Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita Diagnostic Criteria for Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita
Review the findings of a recent consensus conference which established clinical and laboratory criteria defining the classification of and diagnostic testing for epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Severe Dermatitis Tied to Dupilumab-Associated Conjunctivitis Severe Dermatitis Tied to Dupilumab-Associated Conjunctivitis
Severe disease at baseline may be one of the factors associated with the development of conjunctivitis following treatment of atopic dermatitis with dupilumab, according to a small retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Novartis to sell parts of Sandoz to India ’s Aurobindo
Novartis has announced that it will sell its Sandoz U.S. dermatology business and generic U.S. oral solids portfolio to India ’s Aurobindo Pharma. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the best home treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection that causes skin lumps, which can be itchy. Home remedies, such as apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil, can relieve symptoms. Medical treatments are also an option. Learn about home remedies for molluscum contagiosum and how to prevent it from spreading here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

A 50-Year-Old Woman With a Skin Lesion: USMLE Question A 50-Year-Old Woman With a Skin Lesion: USMLE Question
A 50-year-old woman presents to the dermatologist with a pigmented skin lesion. What is the most important prognostic factor for this lesion?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Issues raised at AMA discussion include knowledge gaps for transgender women, screening guidelines (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Novartis unloads U.S. assets at loss to bargain-hunting Aurobindo
New Novartis Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan has further reshaped the Swiss drugmaker, announcing on Thursday he is selling U.S. dermatology and generic pill assets to India's Aurobindo Pharma Ltd for up to $1 billion. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause a bump on the lip?
Lip bumps can come in many shapes and sizes with various associated symptoms. They have numerous possible causes, including infections, allergic reactions, and lip injuries. Many lip bumps are harmless, and a person can often treat them with home remedies. Some may be more severe and require medical treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Novartis to divest the Sandoz US dermatology business and generic US oral solids portfolio to Aurobindo
Novartis today announced it has agreed to sell selected portions of its Sandoz US portfolio, specifically the Sandoz US dermatology business and generic US oral solids portfolio, to Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc., for USD 0.9 billion of cash plus USD 0.1 billion of potential earn-outs. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Stigma Another Burden for Many With Psoriasis
Title: Stigma Another Burden for Many With PsoriasisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 6, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Bee venom may help treat eczema
(Wiley) Bee venom and its major component, melittin, may be effective treatments for atopic dermatitis (or eczema), according to a British Journal of Pharmacology study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Would global warming increase childhood viral infection rates?
(Wiley) Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood viral infection that is most common in warmer summer months. A new International Journal of Dermatology review of published studies reveals a positive relationship between HFMD and temperature and humidity. No significant relationship was identified between HFMD and precipitation, wind speed, and/or sunshine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma acquires dermatology business from Sandoz in a $900 million cash deal
The acquisition will add approximately 300 products including projects in development as well as commercial and manufacturing capabilities in the US for Aurobindo. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NYC dermatology group enters Philadelphia area
A large New York City-based dermatology practice is entering the Philadelphia area. Schweiger Dermatology Group, which operates more than 40 offices with more than 120 health care providers in New York and New Jersey, added Center City-based Pennsylvania Centre for Dermatology to its group. Financial terms of the deal are being kept confidential. The Pennsylvania Centre for Der matology is led by Dr. Glen Crawford, who founded the practice in 2004. Crawford serves as the chief of dermatology at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

NYC dermatology group enters Philadelphia area
A large New York City-based dermatology practice is entering the Philadelphia area. Schweiger Dermatology Group, which operates more than 40 offices with more than 120 health care providers in New York and New Jersey, added Center City-based Pennsylvania Centre for Dermatology to its group. Financial terms of the deal are being kept confidential. The Pennsylvania Centre for Der matology is led by Dr. Glen Crawford, who founded the practice in 2004. Crawford serves as the chief of dermatology at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Syneron Candela Announces Acquisition Of Ellipse
Acquisition of Danish Ellipse adds globally renowned IPL and laser technologies to Syneron Candela's portfolio, further strengthening their position in multi-application, multi-technology devices WAYLAND, Mass., Sept. 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Mark... Devices, Dermatology, Mergers & Acquisitions Syneron Candela, Ellipse, Nordlys, Selective Waveband Technology (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Vaccine to Prevent Acne? It May Be Possible One Day
Title: A Vaccine to Prevent Acne? It May Be Possible One DayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 5, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Enrollment in High - Deductible Health Plans Up From ‘ 07 to ‘ 17
Almost one - quarter of adults aged 18 to 64 with employment - based coverage had HDHP without HSA (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

04.09.18: LEO Pharma closes acquisition of Bayer's prescription dermatology business in the United States
LEO Pharma closes acquisition of Bayer's prescription dermatology business in the United Statesmehr ... (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

10x Genomics Seeks to Take Larger Piece of Genomics Market
With the genomics market slated to be worth $24 billion in the next five years, 10x Genomics is moving forward with plans to boost its offerings in the space. The Pleasanton, CA-based firm said it is acquiring Epinomics, a specialist in the growing epigenetics space, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will give 10x Genomics ATAC-seq technology and fundamental IP to accelerate discoveries and further research in epigenomics, paving the way for a new understanding of disease, diagnostics and therapeutics. Epinomics’ ATAC-seq technology is an approach to measure and understand the epigenome. â ...
Source: MDDI - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Inovio launches Ph1 study of Hep C vaccine
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:INO) and its partner, GeneOne Life Science (KSE:011000), said today that the companies have dosed the first patient in a Phase I study designed to test a preventive vaccine against hepatitis C infection. The companies plan to recruit 24 study participants to evaluate Inovio’s GLS-6150 candidate. Participants will include people who have a sustained virologic response following treatment for Hep. C, as well as healthy controls. They are slated to receive one of two doses of vaccine, administered intra-dermally and followed by electroporation with Inovio’s Cellectra device. Get t...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Inovio Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

August 2018 Briefing - Dermatology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Dermatology for August 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Subcutaneous Methotrexate in Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis Subcutaneous Methotrexate in Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis
A new study investigates the efficacy of an intensified two-step dosing schedule of subcutaneous methotrexate in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Egg scientists crack hair loss
An egg a day may keep hair loss at bay, according to dermatologists in Japan. A series of studies, in which human hair follicles were implanted into mice, found that egg yolk stimulated growth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes itchy nipples while breastfeeding?
Itchy nipples are a common complaint, especially in the initial weeks of breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy nipples and breasts while breastfeeding, including thrush, a bad latch, contact dermatitis, and the let-down reflex. We also cover how to get relief at home and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Skin Eruptions in Dermatomyositis Tied to Autoantibodies Hydroxychloroquine Skin Eruptions in Dermatomyositis Tied to Autoantibodies
Cutaneous adverse reactions to hydroxychloroquine in patients with dermatomyositis appear to be associated with autoantibody phenotype, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat and prevent drool rash
It is common for healthy infants to drool during their first 18 months, especially while teething. However, saliva that comes into contact with the skin may cause irritation and lead to a red, itchy rash. Parents and caregivers can easily treat drool rash using simple home remedies. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Mediating roles probable for increases in health insurance coverage and incomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A new vaccine could wipe out acne
Acne can cause severe discomfort and affect one's quality of life, but existing treatments fall short of expectations. Can a new vaccine outmatch them? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: What Can You Tell Her About these Patches?
(MedPage Today) -- A 33-year-old Hispanic woman who had recently started taking oral contraceptives again after the birth of her second child went to her dermatologist to ask about hyperpigmented patches that had appeared on her cheeks. She thought she saw the start of lesions on her forehead as well. They were in a confluent configuration. She wanted to know how to get rid of them--or at least decrease their appearance. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 30, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Stigmatizing views and myths about psoriasis are pervasive in the United States
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The stigma associated with the autoimmune disease psoriasis may lead people to avoid patients who show signs of the condition, including not wanting to date, shake hands, or have people in their homes if they suffer from the disease. New multidisciplinary research involving both psychologists and dermatologists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the first to examine how common this stigma may be among the general population of the United States as well as among medical students. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alopecia Areata Trial Results, Skin Oncology Top EADV Agenda Alopecia Areata Trial Results, Skin Oncology Top EADV Agenda
Early results from a trial of JAK inhibitors for hair loss will be unveiled at the upcoming dermatology meeting. Specialists will also delve into the adverse skin effects of immunotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Eadv 2018 eadv 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EADV 2018.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Marketplace premiums 50 percent higher in rating areas with monopolist insurer versus>2 insurers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

10 Things You ’re Doing That Make Dermatologists Cringe
1. “When people come in for full body skin exams completely sunburnt." (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI Set to Transform Skin Cancer Screening AI Set to Transform Skin Cancer Screening
Advanced algorithms outperform dermatologists at diagnosing some skin cancers, but many questions remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

On the horizon: An acne vaccine
(Elsevier) A new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reports important steps that have been taken towards the development of an acne vaccine. The investigators demonstrated for the first time that antibodies to a toxin secreted from bacteria in acne vulgaris can reduce inflammation in human acne lesions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes stasis dermatitis and ulcers?
Stasis dermatitis is a skin condition that affects the lower legs and can cause swelling, itching, and ulcers. It often occurs in people with conditions that affect blood flow in the legs, such as chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. Without treatment, it can lead to severe complications. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Tampa dermatologist agrees to pay $4M in False Claims Act settlement
A Tampa-based dermatology center has agreed to pay $4 million in a settlement after being accused of obtaining money through false claims. U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced Tuesday the $4 million settlement with Dermatology Healthcare LLC; Robert A. Norman, DO, PA, the chief physician and owner of Dermatology Healthcare; Robert A. Norman, DO; and Carol Norman, owner and officer. As part of the settlement, the parties resolv e allegations that Dermatology Healthcare violated the False Claims… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
It offers opportunities - - and associated challenges - - for early detection, triage, diagnostics (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Demise of NGC in July 2018 is likely to impact evidence - based health care around the world (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Tretinoin Lotion for Acne (Altreno) FDA Clears First Tretinoin Lotion for Acne (Altreno)
Tretinoin 0.05% lotion provided the proven efficacy of tretinoin in a generally well-tolerated formulation; skin dryness, pain, swelling, irritation, and peeling were reported in 4% of patients or less in clinical trials.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

NAFLD in Psoriasis: A Consequence of Inflammatory Burden? NAFLD in Psoriasis: A Consequence of Inflammatory Burden?
This review examines the role of chronic, low-grade inflammation in the pathogenesis of NAFLD in patients with psoriasis. Could biological therapies prevent progression of NAFLD in these patients?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Are B Cells a New Target in Dermatomyositis?
(MedPage Today) -- First successful case report of belimumab treatment (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 27, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news