Coffee May Cut Skin Cancer Risk
A newly published study suggests that drinking caffeinated coffee could lower the chances of developing basal cell carcinoma, which is the most common form of skin cancer
FDA Clears Device to Manage Closed Surgical Incisions
The Food and Drug Administration has given 501(k) clearance to the V.A.C. Therapy System for the management of closed surgical incisions.
New Melanoma Drug Could Extend Survival
In clinical trials, dabrafenib—a drug that blocks a signaling protein and is used to treat melanomas with a specific genetic mutation—or an existing drug was given to 250 patients with spreading or inoperable melanoma. Patients receiving the new drug survived for an average of 5.1 months without getting worse.
Register Now for Symposium!
Registration is now open for the 27th Annual Clinical Symposium on Wound Care, October 20-23, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ll see you there!
From the pages of Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Earn CE/CME credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from Advances in Skin & Wound Care
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Twelve Common Mistakes in Pilonidal Sinus Care
Connie L. Harris, MSc, RN, ET, IIWCC; Karen Laforet, MCISc, BA, RN, IIWCC; R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC(Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA; and Richard Bishop, BScN, RN, IIWCC