Category Archives: Dermatology

Stroke risk: For whom the bell tolls

Those who work 55 hours or more per week increase their risk of stroke by up to 33 percent. The authors of a recently published meta-analysis have come to this conclusion after evaluating data including 528,908 men and women from Europe, USA and Australia. more...

Hair Analysis: Few Facts, A Great Number Of Rapunzel Myths

Hair analyses are increasingly playing a role in medicine. Drug analytics, evidence of alcohol use, the uncovering of mineral and vitamin deficits are just a few of the fields of use. Not so rarely however some findings turn out to be somewhat far-fetched. more...

Color Patch: Go Green

Burn patients often receive antibiotics as a precaution. It's not always so that current tests confirm the presence of infection. In order to avoid unnecessary antibiotic treatment, researchers have developed a wound dressing that alters its colour once the wound is more...

Flexikon Write Club

The Flexikon is all about medical knowledge. Get ready for the battle: We show you all the important tips and tricks to win the fight against ignorance! The principle of the Flexikon Write Club is simple: Participate – share your medical knowledge. But there are some more...

Article by Alexandra Schritz

Drug Reactions: Skin Pure

Medications often have undesirable effects on the skin – from harmless rashes to severe organ damage. Many effects first show up only after introduction of the medication into the market place. This is just one more reason to systematically collect data. more...

Corneal Skin: Good Eyesight Ahead!

The European Commission recently approved the first stem cell-based medical product. Holoclar uses autologous stem cells in order to enable patients with severe corneal injury to be able to see again. We have here the first step towards new forms of therapy. more...

Black Skin Cancer: Prospects Become Brighter

Although true that the successes of the past five years in the fight against metastatic melanoma can certainly be classified as historic, the disease is far from defeated. Therapeutic advances are however already there to see before our eyes, or looming on the horizon. more...

Article by Franz Mechsner

Unusual rash

Recently, I had a case of an unusual rash including elements which are similar to the chickenpox's rash, but the child I am treating already got it a year ago. more...

Blog entry by Oksana Zhurbij

Tissue engineering: Crocheting with cells

Biotechnologists in the fast lane: articular cartilage, nostrils or a new vagina – tissue cultures make it possible. Researchers have even managed to create organs in the bioreactor using the body's own cells. Does its application stand at the threshold of being a more...

Pruritus: Who’s itching for it?

Scratching is a reflex which is supposed to smother annoying itching with pain production. For a long time research has therefore been seeking out alternatives to acts of self-injury in the battle with acute and chronic pruritus. more...

Article by Erich Lederer
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