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  THIS JUST IN September 2012  


According to a pilot study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, sequential therapy with oral tacrolimus and topical tacrolimus may be an effective treatment for severe atopic dermatitis.

A study published in the September issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease finds that the promotion of sun safety is not likely to inhibit physical activity.

The FDA has approved Nuvail™ (poly-ureaurethane, 16%) nail solution, a novel prescription product to help manage nail dystrophy.

Mark your calendars for some exciting events coming up from the Dermatology Nurses’ Association!  On October 10, 2012 is a webinar entitled Social Media 101 and on November 10, 2012 the DNA will host a  Virtual Psoriasis Symposium.


Developing and Investigating Skin and Wound Cleaning Approaches Within Rural Africa
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, July/August 2012

This article investigates the use of PUR-a product that, without the use of fuel or expensive equipment, converts even the most contaminated water into drinking quality that may also be used for wound care.

Skin Care Nursing in Europe
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, August 2012

This article presents an overview of the development of skin care nursing in Europe in recent years. Gain  a greater understanding of relevant dermatology organizations and consider ideas for more collaborative working across continents.

The Science Behind Peptides
Plastic Surgical Nursing, June 2012

The majority of the research supporting the use of peptides in the skincare industry surrounds their antiaging properties. They can be used to fight the decrease of certain biomarkers in the skin as we age.


Make sure that the care you provide is based on current evidence-based practice. Check back here often for dermatology research news from professional journals and organizations, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses, Dermatology Nurses’ Association, American Academy of Dermatology, New England Journal of Medicine, and others.

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