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 Minoxidil Use in Alopecia
Journal of the Dermtology Nurses' Association

When used topically as a scalp treatment, minoxidil increases the duration of the anagen phase of the hair follicles. This results in stimulation and growth of follicles at rest in addition to enlargement of miniaturized follicles. In addition, topical minoxidil has been found to induce vascular endothelial growth factor resulting in sustained vascularity and increased size of dermal papillae. Minoxidil also stimulates production of prostaglandins within the dermal papillae. 

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 Management of Central Venous Access Device-Associated Skin Impairment: An Evidence-Based Algorithm
Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing

Patients relying on central venous access devices (CVADs) for treatment are frequently complex. Many have multiple comorbid conditions, including renal impairment, nutritional deficiencies, hematologic disorders, or cancer. These conditions can impair the skin surrounding the CVAD insertion site, resulting in an increased likelihood of skin damage when standard CVAD management practices are employed.

 

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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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