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Dermatology Nursing

News and practice for dermatology nurse specialists



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Boost in access to new treatments for psoriasis

8-Jun-2015

A number of new treatment options for patients with psoriasis and related conditions have been recently approved or are nearing approval for us by the NHS in England and Scotland.

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NICE provisionally backs antibody as add-on treatment for hives

11-Mar-2015

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published draft guidance recommending omalizumab (Xolair) as an add-on treatment for severe chronic spontaneous episodes of hives.

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

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

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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Does mandatory training have to be boring?

1-Jul-2015

In his book Do No Harm retired neurosurgeon Henry Marsh described the irritation of taking time away from his work to sit though mandatory training.

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It is unclear whether a similar effect would occur in humans

Can plucking hairs stimulate new hair growth?

“Plucking hairs ‘can make more grow’,” BBC News reports, while the Daily Mail went as far as saying scientists have found “a cure for baldness”. But before you all reach for your tweezers, this discovery was made in mice, not humans.

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