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Whether you are a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, or other healthcare provider interested in dermatology and skin care information, take some time to become familiar with the valuable resources found in our clinical updates. More...  

 Biologic Agents for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis: Mechanisms of Action and Treatment Considerations
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, immune-mediated skin disease that affects roughly 2% of adults in the United States. The immunopathogenic pathways associated with psoriasis are complex, and to effectively target the underlying cytokine networks involved in disease progression, drugs are needed that act on specific components of the immune system. As understanding of the role of proinflammatory signaling molecules in the psoriatic disease process has evolved, several biologic agents have been engineered to block key cytokines associated with psoriasis. 
 

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Sometimes an article or resource related to dermatology and skin care is one that is a definite “must-read!” More...

 Alternate Light Source Findings of Common Topical Products
Journal of Forensic Nursing 

One of the important roles of a forensic clinician is to perform examinations of patients who are victims and suspects of crime. Alternate light source (ALS) is a tool that can improve evidence collection and enhance visualization of injuries. The purpose of this study was to examine if commonly used topical products fluoresce or absorb when examined with an ALS. Second, we aimed to identify patient and examination variables that may impact findings. 

 

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The skin is the largest organ of the human body, yet we are able to see dermatologic disorders and skin changes fairly easily. More...  
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Source: Marchese, N. & Primer, S. (2013). Targeting Lyme diseaseNursing2013, 43(5). 

Erythema migrans is the most well-known sign of early localized Lyme disease. Note the targetlike concentric rings with no scale.

 


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