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Dermatology Nursing

News and practice for dermatology nurse specialists



Study sheds light on why scratching worsens itch

Study sheds light on why scratching worsens an itch

31-Oct-2014

Scratching triggers the release of a nerve chemical that intensifies the itch sensation, US scientists have discovered.

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New drug that targets melanoma approved by NICE

23-Oct-2014

Guidance has been issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommending another drug in the battle against a serious type of skin cancer.

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“Self-care support in leg ulcer services should be the priority”

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Venous leg ulcer recurrence is common. Many patients will develop at least three or more leg ulcers during their lifetime, and sometimes will have an ulcer that never heals. They often experience alternating periods of healed ulceration and open ulcers.

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'Why do so many patients with COPD still have no access to specialist nurses?'

24-Nov-2014

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) must come to terms with having a progressive and incurable disease that will increasingly limit their capacity for physical activity, and is almost certain to cause their death. And the fact that it affects the ability to breathe means they are constantly reminded of this frightening prospect.

Scarlet fever cases on the rise in England

Scarlet fever cases on the rise in England

“More than 3,500 cases of scarlet fever – the vast majority in children – have been reported since September,” The Daily Telegraph reports.

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