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2007-04-28 06:00:12

By Babin, Lynn A Dermatology Nursing Essentials: A Core Curriculum (2nd edition) was written to provde the reader with core knowledge about the specialty of dermatology nursing. Key points from the text are highlighted to test and review your dermatology nursing knowledge. These quick hits of information are no substitute for the indepth analysis provided in the Core Curriculum, but are designed to whet your appetite for the comprehensive content that the Core delivers. References for the...

2007-01-10 03:00:11

By Thirkill, C E ABSTRACT Cancers induce a loss of homeostasis through the uncontrolled production and release of a variety of biologically active cellular products, natural compounds produced in unnatural quantities within abnormal anatomical locations. Often, there is an immune response to which the cancerous growth may succumb, or have the characteristics required to survive. If, during its proliferation, the cancer should coincidentally express a potent autoantigen then the organ in...

2005-08-17 10:20:22

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Individuals with diabetes often develop a problem with the nerves that control internal body functions, known as diabetic autonomic neuropathy. Autonomic neuropathy is a common and serious complication of diabetes, one that increases the risk of death. Effective treatments are limited by a lack of any clear understanding of what causes the problem. Now, European researchers report that so-called self or autoantibodies that attack the...

2004-11-26 03:00:10

Cerebellar atrophy has been recognized as an occasional feature of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)1,2 but not systemic sclerosis. CASE HISTORY The patient was a woman whose illness had begun at the age of 40 with Raynaud's phenomenon, progressing to distal necrosis and ulceration of fingertips, with sclerosis of the hands, feet and face. The results of investigation were consistent with systemic sclerosis (SS). Subsequently she reported heartburn and regurgitation, and oesophageal...


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