Potential Advantages of Tape Strips Over Biopsy Potential Advantages of Tape Strips Over Biopsy
The concept of using adhesive strips to remove surface skin cells for clinical study has been around for more than 20 years, but there has been recent progress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

‘Covid Toes’ Are Caused By Coronavirus Infecting The Lining Of Blood Vessels, Says New Study
Researchers have found the coronavirus in skin biopsy samples from people experiencing "Covid toes" (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus business pharma & Source Type: news

Doctors motivated by both health, malpractice concerns when ordering additional tests
FINDINGSA UCLA-led studyhas found that dermatopathologists, who specialize in diagnosing skin diseases at the microscopic level, are motivated both by patient safety concerns and by malpractice fears— often simultaneously —when ordering multiple tests and obtaining second opinions, with a higher proportion of these doctors reporting patient safety as a concern.When ordering additional microscopic tests for patients, 90% of the dermatopathologists surveyed cited patient safety as a concern and 71% of them reported malpractice fears. Similarly, when obtaining second reviews from a consulting pathologist or recomm...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Chilblains in Recent Case Series Not Tied to COVID - 19 Infection
SARS - CoV - 2 undetected by PCR on nasopharyngeal swabs and in biopsy samples of skin in 31 patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

What Causes Pyogenic Granulomas?
Discussion Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a benign, vascular lesion of the skin. PGs are red, small, often pedunculated nodules that can rapidly increase in size (up to 1-2 cm). They also can often ulcerate and bleed. They frequently occur on the head and neck, with back and chest being the next most common locations but can occur in other locations. They usually are solitary and do not regress. They are seen in children (mean age 6.7 years), young adults and pregnant women (5%). Treatment is electrocautery or excision. Learning Point PG’s cause is not fully understood. A gene has recently been identified with PG sugge...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Unusual Symptoms of Coronavirus: What We Know So Far
While most people are familiar with the hallmark symptoms of COVID-19 by now—cough, fever, muscle aches, headaches and difficulty breathing—a new crop of medical conditions are emerging from the more than 4 million confirmed cases of the disease around the world. These include skin rashes, diarrhea, kidney abnormalities and potentially life-threatening blood clots. It’s not unusual for viruses to directly infect and affect different tissues and organs in the body, but it is a bit unusual for a primarily respiratory virus like SARS-CoV-2, which is responsible for COVID-19, to have such a wide-ranging reach...
Source: TIME: Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

A 12-year-old girl with blisters on the arm - Weijns ME, Starink TM, van Doorn R.
This case concerns a girl with geometrically round blisters, mainly on the left arm since 1 month. Histopathologic examination of a skin biopsy showed a necrotic epidermis with subepidermalclefting suggesting thermal damage. Recently, similar thermal burns... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New imaging technique may ID colorectal cancer in real-time
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Optical imaging technique better predicts heart attacks Is an accurate two-minute biopsy viable? Skin imaging firm lauds CPT recommendation for OCT Australian group develops new optical breast imaging technique (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hospital First in U.S. to Gain Imactis CT-Navigation System
UW Health, the academic medical center and health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is using a new approach to computed tomography (CT) guided procedures. It is the first U.S. hospital to acquire the Imactis CT-Navigation system, which can be used during percutaneous interventional radiological procedures performed under CT such as tumor ablations, biopsies, musculoskeletal interventions, and other needle-based interventions, Imactis reported in a news release. With the Imactis CT-Navigation system, a “radiologist can select and check a needle’s planned trajectory in real ti...
Source: MDDI - November 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Expert second opinion improves reliability of melanoma diagnoses
Getting a reliable diagnosis of melanoma can be a significant challenge for pathologists. The diagnosis relies on a pathologist ’s visual assessment of biopsy material on microscopic slides, which can often be subjective. Now, UCLA researchers have found that obtaining a second opinion from pathologists who are board certified or have fellowship training in dermatopathology can help improve the accuracy and reliability of diagnosing melanoma, one of the deadliest and most aggressive forms of skin cancer.“A diagnosis is the building block on which all other medical treatment is based,” said Dr. Joann ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Adhesive Strips An Alternative to Biopsy for Kids With Atopy? Adhesive Strips An Alternative to Biopsy for Kids With Atopy?
Applying strips of tape to collect skin samples for biomarker testing may be a viable alternative to biopsy for serial evaluation of early-onset atopic dermatitis in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - October 9, 2019 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Biomarkers for REM sleep behavior disorder in idiopathic and narcoleptic patients - Antelmi E, Pizza F, Donadio V, Filardi M, Sosero YL, Incensi A, Vandi S, Moresco M, Ferri R, Marelli S, Ferini-Strambi L, Liguori R, Plazzi G.
To search for discriminating biomarkers, 30 patients with idiopathic rapid-eye-movements sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) were compared with 17 patients with RBD within narcolepsy type 1. Both groups underwent extensive examinations, including skin biopsy se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Top 4 natural remedies for skin cancer the FDA does NOT want you using: Part I
(Natural News) For decades now, dermatologists have pushed the slash and burn methods for treating skin cancer. That means they take a biopsy of the suspected cancer flesh, then, after lab results return, they pull out the scalpel or “freeze” (burn) it off for you. Then, it’s off to the store to buy lots of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GW pilot study finds collagen to be effective in wound closure
(George Washington University) Researchers in the George Washington University Department of Dermatology found that collagen powder is just as effective in managing skin biopsy wounds as primary closure with non-absorbable sutures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is This Itchy Rash?
Discussion Atopic dermatitis (AD) has a prevalence of 3-5% in the overall U.S. population but is increasing with an estimated 10-15% lifetime risk in childhood. It is even more common in children of color with a prevalence in African-American/black children of 17% and Hispanic children of 14%. Health care utilization data also appears to support more severe disease in children of color also. Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a common dermatological skin problem which characteristically is a pruritic, papular eruption with erythema. Like most papulosquamous eruptions it often occurs in intertrigenous areas in people with alle...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Simple Blood Draw Detects Dangerous Pathogens
Liquid biopsy has attracted a surge of companies that are trying to change the way cancer is detected and monitored. But the benefits of this new type of technology can - and should - seep into other disease categories. Redwood City, CA-based Karius, for example, is leveraging liquid biopsy technology to give doctors an upper hand on difficult-to-diagnose infectious diseases. New findings show the potential clinical utility of its the Karius Test to detect pathogens causing serious infections using a simple blood draw. This includes pathogens that are otherwise difficult to culture or identify witho...
Source: MDDI - June 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Rutgers scientist creates 'virtual biopsy' device to detect skin tumors
(Rutgers University) Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new 'virtual biopsy' device that can quickly determine a skin lesion's depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Skin patch shows promise for children with milk-induced eosinophilic esophagitis
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia finds that a skin patch may be useful in treating children with a painful, chronic condition called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) triggered by milk. Among 20 children with EoE who wore Viaskin Milk -- a skin patch measuring just over an inch long containing trace amounts of milk protein -- nine saw an improvement in their symptoms and normalization of their biopsies after 11 months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teaching by Touch
The devices and tools used by medical professionals today certainly appear a lot different than from just a short time ago. In general, medical professionals—and their patients—have become much more accepting of smart, data-driven medical technologies that streamline and improve the accuracy of a treatment process. Wearable therapeutic and drug-delivery devices, robotic surgical systems, and telehealth monitoring devices represent some of the many recent advancements that have changed the medical device industry for the better. However, even with the introduction ofÂ&nb...
Source: MDDI - May 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Rob Podoloff and  Andy Dambeck Tags: Design Source Type: news

Cancer Is Especially Dangerous for Immigrants in Texas. Here ’s Why
McALLEN, Texas — Edgar carries a red folder bulging with paperwork, bills and medical records. Before his lung cancer diagnosis in September, he had about $11,000, he said, money he was saving to purchase a used truck and to pay an immigration attorney to pursue legal residency. By February, it was gone, and Edgar was relying on friends and family to cover doctor appointments, food and other basics. His treatment had been complicated by a collapsed lung. “I’m not able to work — I’m breathing with just one lung,” said the 50-year-old painter, who asked to be identified by only his first n...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Huff / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

FDA Proposes Changes To Mammography Standards For First Time In Over 20 Years
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration announced proposed changes to mammography standards Wednesday. These are the first changes to the regulation of mammography screening in more than 20 years, aimed at improving quality and modernizing breast cancer screening, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said. The key changes include providing patients with information about breast density, in the form of a letter, with screening results. Mammograms of dense breasts are known to be more difficult to read and interpret. “The dense tissue can obscure signs of breast cancer and lower the sensitivity of the image,&r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Mammograms Source Type: news

FDA wants to update mammography standards
The FDA today issued a proposed rule that would modernize mammography quality standards and require mammography facilities to provide more information to patients and healthcare providers. The proposed rule would be the first update in 20 years, amending regulations issued under the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992, which authorizes FDA oversight over mammography facilities, including their accreditation, certification, annual inspections and enforcement of standards. The new proposal could help patients and providers make more informed decisions regarding care, and boost the FDA’s regulatory power over the ...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Mammography News Well Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health nationalcancerinstitute Source Type: news

Mother, 43, who was told her skin cancer was just a wart have has her ear AMPUTATED after five years
Anthea Smith, of Greater Manchester, saw her ear become covered in a black warty growth which bled. A GP 'reluctantly' referred her and a biopsy showed stage 3C melanoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘A thank you to the hospital carers helping me battle cancer’
Four months ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, I’ve had biopsies, a mastectomy, lymph node removals, countless scans and blood tests, an imminent death scare and two rounds of chemotherapy. Today, I’ll be having my third round and by rights I should be feeling terrified. Chemo’s pretty toxic – my oncologist told me semi-jokingly that the aim is to get as close to killing me as possible. But I don’t feel scared – I’m feeling calm and secure. This is because, thanks to the NHS team at south London’s St George’s hospital, a trip to the chemo ward feels as ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Magazine cancer NHS Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing skin cancer
ThisSpecial Collection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews brings together a large body of research on the accuracy of tests used to diagnose skin cancer.The suite of eleven reviews was  led by Dr Jac Dinnes at the University of Birmingham and supported by theCochrane Skin Group and a team of over 30 researchers and expert advisors, funded by the  National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).   The reviews  summarise research evidence assessing the accuracy of different diagnostic tests to support clinical and policy related decision making in the diagnosis of all types of skin cancer. D...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

I Won a Historic Lawsuit, But May Not Live to Get the Money
Dewayne Anthony Lee Johnson has always just gone by Lee. He lived a modest life for 42 years, and was devastated when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2014. Now 46, as he struggles with his advancing illness, Johnson has found sudden celebrity with a historic victory over one of the world’s most powerful and controversial corporations – Monsanto Co. Johnson sued Monsanto alleging that he developed a deadly form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma after being drenched with the company’s herbicides, which he sprayed as part of his job as school groundskeeper. In Aug. 2018, a jury in San Francisco unanimously f...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carey Gillam Tags: Uncategorized Cancer monsanto Source Type: news

Non-Invasive Gene Expression Testing to Rule Out Melanoma Non-Invasive Gene Expression Testing to Rule Out Melanoma
A new gene expression test, the Pigmented Lesion Assay, can help clinicians rule out melanoma and avoid a surgical biopsy of concerning pigmented lesions.Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Treating Breast Cancer Using the Immune System
As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
Source: TIME: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Frontiers of Medicine Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Treating Breast Cancer Using the Immune System
As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
Source: TIME: Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Frontiers of Medicine Source Type: news

‘ This Is How I Save My Life ’ Excerpt From Amy B. Scher
Amy B. Scher’s “This Is How I Save My Life” is the true story of a fiery young woman diagnosed with late-stage, chronic Lyme disease whose journey takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. This excerpt coincides with the book’s release in paperback from Gallery Books, an imprint CBS sister company Simon & Schuster. I am twenty-eight years old when I arrive in magnificent India. I am here with my parents, an updated vaccine record, and a visa, searching for something I cannot find at home: a cure. In a tiny hospital on the outskirts of...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Simon and Schuster Source Type: news

Doctors Think a Woman ’s Tattoo May Have Been Causing Her Severe Leg Pain
Doctors in Scotland believe a woman’s large tattoo on her leg may have been the cause of her unexplained inflammation and severe leg pain. The authors of a report on the woman’s case, published in BMJ Case Reports, say it is a reminder to physicians that they should be mindful of their patients’ tattoos if they encounter unusual and unexplained symptoms. The 31-year-old woman was suffering a condition called inflammatory myopathy, which affected her left leg and caused pain severe enough to disrupt her sleep. The woman had a double lung transplant in 2009, and was taking drugs to suppress her immune syst...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime tattoos Source Type: news

Robotic nav platform developer Xact Robotics raises $5m
Israeli medical device developer Xact Robotics has raised $5 million in a new round of financing to help support its medical robotic navigation and steering platform, according to a Globes Israel report. Funds in the round came from existing shareholders, and bring the total raised by the group to date up to $15 million, according to the report. Xact Robotics, which is controlled by the Medx Ventures Group, is developing a robotic platform for procedures which require the insertion of a thin device at precise points within the body, such as biopsies and drug injections into internal organs. “The system includes a han...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics xactrobotics Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Skin Biopsy
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PAs Less Accurate Than Dermatologists at Diagnosing Melanoma PAs Less Accurate Than Dermatologists at Diagnosing Melanoma
Compared with dermatologists, physician assistants (PAs) are less likely to diagnose melanoma and more likely to perform more biopsies for each case of diagnosed skin cancer, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

PAs May Have Lower Diagnostic Accuracy for Melanoma
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Physician assistants (PAs) perform more skin biopsies per case of skin cancer diagnosed and diagnose fewer melanomas in situ than dermatologists, according to a study published online April 18 in JAMA Dermatology. Alyce M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Spouses Can Boost Early Detection For Melanoma Patients, Study Says
CHICAGO (AP) — There’s an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study says. Spouses may be apt to notice suspicious moles on their partners that could signal melanoma, the most dangerous type skin cancer. More importantly, they may also be more inclined to nag their partners to get those moles checked out, the researchers said. The findings suggest that unmarried people should ask relatives or friends to do skin checks or seek frequent skin exams with dermatologists. Why marriage might...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Local TV Melanoma Skin Cancer Source Type: news

The Medical Device Behind the Discovery of a New Human Structure
What on Earth is this thing? That is the question David Carr-Locke, MD, and his colleagues asked when they discovered a microanatomical network of interconnected spaces, filled with fluid and lined by collagen with a unique arrangement, that appears to be present throughout the body. Whether or not this network is actually a newly discovered human organ is debatable. What is clear, however, is that this discovery is very widespread throughout the body and contains a lot of fluid, said Carr-Locke, clinical director of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian...
Source: MDDI - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body
It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues and other organs do their jobs, as well as in some diseases like cancer. In a study published in Scientific Reports, a New York University-led team of researchers describe the interstitium, which is a series of connected, fluid-filled spaces found under skin as well as throughout the gut, lungs, blood vessels and muscles. The bubble wrap-like network only became visible when the pathologists used a new laser endoscope, called a confocal laser endomicroscope, that allowed ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?
It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues and other organs do their jobs, as well as in some diseases like cancer. In a study published in Scientific Reports, a New York University-led team of researchers describe the interstitium, which is a series of connected, fluid-filled spaces found under skin as well as throughout the gut, lungs, blood vessels and muscles. The bubble wrap-like network only became visible when the pathologists used a new laser endoscope, called a confocal laser endomicroscope, that allowed ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime medicine Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Anticancer Skin Bacteria; RT Misperceptions; Liquid Biopsies
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. Here ’s How Much That Costs
Barbra Streisand cloned a beloved dog, as revealed in a wide-ranging cover story for Variety. Her two pups Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett (who appear periodically on her Instagram) are clones of her Coton du Tulear Samantha, who passed away in May of 2017. Streisand has a third Coton du Tulear named Miss Fanny, who is a distant cousin of Samantha. “They have different personalities,” Streisand told Variety, of the cloned dogs. “I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and seriousness.” This has left us wondering, “What does it take to clone a pet?” ...
Source: TIME: Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Gray Tags: celebrity cloning entertainment onetime Pets Science Source Type: news

Light & #039;Em Up: S & amp;N & #039;s Device Images Bacteria in Wounds
Smith & Nephew has begun selling a handheld imaging device that can detect bacteria in hard-to-heal wounds and instantly measure wound surface area. MolecuLight i:X is already available in Canada, where its inventor stumbled across the idea for the device. Ralph DaCosta, MD, now a principal investigator at Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, was a PhD student researching fluorescent imaging of gastrointestinal cancer in 2007. The big, expensive device he was using didn’t produce any green images, which would have indicated cancer, but a red image that he couldn’t identify. DaCosta took a photo of t...
Source: MDDI - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Almost One in Four Skin Biopsies Is Melanocytic Proliferation
83.1 percent classified as nevi, other benign proliferations such as mildly dysplastic lesions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Philips wins FDA 510(k) for small parts ultrasound transducer
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its eL18-4 ultrasound transducer designed for ‘small parts’ assessments to detect abnormalities in small organs close to the skin. The Amsterdam-based company said the device is part of its Ultimate Small Parts Solution which also features the company’s MicroFlow Imaging, Elastography and Precision Biopsy technology. The eL18-4 transducer is also designed to assess musculoskeletal injuries. “The superb image quality derived from Philips’ breakthrough, ultra-broadband frequency transducer along with full solution Elastogra...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance royalphilips Source Type: news

Hologic wins expanded FDA nod for Cynosure SculpSure
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its subsidiary Cynosure’s SculpSure non-invasive body contouring laser, now cleared to treat the submental area. The new treatment indication expands the total for the company to 6, as the device is already cleared to treat the abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. “Most patients in the 57-person clinical trial received two brief treatments six weeks apart. The short treatment time, 100% satisfaction rate, and dramatic contour reductions typically seen in the study patients give Sculp...
Source: Mass Device - September 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Cynosure Inc. Hologic Source Type: news

Imported fire ant envenomation: a clinicopathologic study of a recognizable form of arthropod assault reaction - Villada G, Hafeez F, Ollague J, Nousari CH, Elgart GW.
BACKGROUND: Skin reactions to the sting of the imported fire ant have characteristic clinicopathological features. METHODS: One case of experimental envenomation was prospectively followed during 48 hours, with biopsies. In addition, six cases from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news