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Treatment Approved for Late-Stage Skin Cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the monoclonal antibody Yervoy to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. The drug is administered intravenously.


New Antifungal Cream Launched

A new Cavilon Antifungal Cream from 3M is designed to relieve redness, irritation, scaling, itching, and burning associated with fungal infections.


Register Now for Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care

Join us September 9-12, 2011, at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD (just on the outskirts of Washington, DC), for the 26th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Conference for Prevention and Healing.


Study Shows Promise for Psoriasis

Preliminary results of a clinical trial using the XTRAC Velocity 700 laser from PhotoMedex in combination with clobetasol spray and calcitriol is showing new signs of hope for patients with moderate to severe psoriasis.



  FROM THE JOURNAL

From the pages of Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Earn CE/CME credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from the April 2011 issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care and taking the test.

Leveraging Certified Nursing Assistant Documentation and Knowledge to Improve Clinical Decision Making: The On-Time Quality Improvement Program to Prevent Pressure Ulcers
Siobhan Sharkey, MBA; Sandra Hudak, RN, MS; Susan D. Horn, PhD; and William Spector, PhD

Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from Advances in Skin & Wound Care. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

The Improvement Blitz in Wound Care
Richard "Sal" Salcido, MD

Checklist for Factors Affecting Wound Healing
Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN


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Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

 

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