Navigation Links
New Technology and Improved Techniques Arm Dermatologists With Tools to Minimize Facial Scars From Skin Cancer Surgery
Date:2/3/2008

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- While most skin cancer patients would like nothing more than to put their experience behind them, the majority carry constant reminders of their battle with cancer in the form of surgical scars. In some cases, skin cancer surgical scars can cause serious disfigurement, particularly on facial areas that are hard to hide or camouflage. Now, thanks to pioneering research, dermatologists can offer patients more effective facial reconstruction options to reduce the appearance of scars following skin cancer surgery.

Speaking today at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, dermatologist Tri H. Nguyen, MD, FAAD, associate professor of dermatology, director of Mohs micrographic and dermatologic surgery, and program director of procedural dermatology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, discussed how dermatologists are improving patient satisfaction by using the newest innovations and techniques to minimize surgical scars from facial skin cancers.

"For years, dermatologists have used a number of tried-and-true healing options for wounds resulting from skin cancer surgery -- from effectively allowing Mother Nature to heal wounds without medical or surgical intervention to various closure techniques, surgical flaps and skin grafts," said Dr. Nguyen. "While these methods have proven quite effective in minimizing surgical scars, dermatologists are drawing on their expertise in how the skin heals to expand the current treatment options and further enhance results."

Barbed Stitch Technique

One relatively new development is the barbed suture (or stitch) technique, reported Dr. Nguyen, which has simplified how dermatologists close difficult wounds. Instead of tying multiple stitch knots in the wound as is common with traditional closure techniques, Dr. Nguyen explained that a dermatologic surgeon threads a running "baseball stitch" through the wound -- or a co
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Renews its Contract with Beaumont Technology Usability Center for Leadership of Patient Safety Project
2. NxStage Medical to Present at the Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Medical Device Conference on February 7, 2008
3. Medarex to Present at the Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Medical Device Conference
4. 2008 Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Conference to Webcast Millennium Presentation
5. Cardinal Health CEO of Clinical & Medical Products to Speak at Merrill Lynchs Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Conference
6. Palomar to Debut New Technology at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
7. Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Conference
8. MAP Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Conference
9. Nektar Therapeutics President and CEO, Howard W. Robin, to Present at Merrill Lynch 19th Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Medical Device Conference in New York City
10. Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 2008 Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Conference
11. BD to Present at the Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Worldwide Power Products acquires new ... its reach in Texas. Effective July 1st of this year, Worldwide Power Products ... With the North Texas acquisition, Worldwide Power Products (“WPP”) now services 1000 ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Recent studies in the United ... binge drinking among certain populations and specific locations. Researchers, who have ... trends and evidence to help facilitate health care treatment to meet current needs. ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , ... August 04, 2015 , ... Members receiving care ... care metrics – at a cost that is nine percent lower -- than those ... Blue Shield of New Jersey’s patient-centered programs. , “The promise of patient-centered, or ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Buckeye Health ... kindergarten. All required immunizations are covered for members under the Healthchek program . ... aren’t caught up with their immunizations may not be allowed to attend when ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... manufacturing, label design, product packaging, and fulfillment services, joined over 200 other Long ... event was held on Tuesday, July 28th at Jones Beach State Park in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North Texas Acquisition Press Release 2Health News:DARA Responds To International Trends in Binge Drinking 2Health News:DARA Responds To International Trends in Binge Drinking 3Health News:Horizon BCBSNJ: 2014 Results Show Patient-Centered Care Continues to Deliver on Promise of Better Quality Care at a Lower Cost 2Health News:Horizon BCBSNJ: 2014 Results Show Patient-Centered Care Continues to Deliver on Promise of Better Quality Care at a Lower Cost 3Health News:Buckeye Health Plan Reminds Parents to Keep Immunizations In Mind As School Year Kicks Off 2Health News:NutraScience Labs "Steps Up" to the 2015 Marcum Workplace Challenge 2
... available in Spanish . , The ... Clinical Research of European Legislation ) a project with ... the European Directive on Clinical Trials (2001/20/EC) in all ... also has the active participation of the different stakeholders: ...
... public policy effort to boost safety , , MONDAY, July 28 ... in your town or your route to work through an ... of the need to drive safely. , Researchers at ... (CERS) developed www.saferoadmaps.org, so you can simply enter your address ...
... launches new website offering convenient http://www.terrimilen.com [Online Counseling via ... comfort of their own home or office. , ... ... provide clients with an alternative to traditional therapy which requires clients ...
... sample traced back to Mexican farm, FDA announces ... a week after uncovering the first big clue in ... that tainted jalapeno peppers had been definitively traced to ... Drug Administration gave the all-clear to jalapeno and serrano ...
... to discuss second quarter financial results -, LAVAL, ... DDSS) today announced that it will host a conference ... discuss its second quarter 2008,financial results. Labopharm will report ... approximately 7:00 a.m. the same day., To access ...
... function, increases asthma risk, studies find, , , FRIDAY, July ... actually be bad for your health, depending on what ... , Recent research suggests that exposure to cleaning products ... compound (VOC) called 1,4 dicholorobenzene (1,4 DCB), can reduce ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers Map America's Deadliest Roads 2Health News:Online Counseling and Life Coaching Practice Launches New Website 2Health News:Mexican Peppers ID'd as Salmonella Culprits 2Health News:Mexican Peppers ID'd as Salmonella Culprits 3Health News:Labopharm to host conference call Friday, August 8, 2008 at 8:30 A.M. (ET) 2Health News:Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed 2Health News:Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed 3
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 4, 2015 HeartWare International, ... of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are ... that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Doug ... Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference at 8:30 a.m. EDT ... held August 12-13, 2015 at the InterContinental Boston. ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... LOS ANGELES , Aug. 4, 2015 ... the world,s leading provider of diagnostic information services, ... announced acquisition of MemorialCare Health System,s laboratory outreach ... of the transaction, patients and physicians now have ... and network of nearly 200 patient service centers ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... SAN FRANCISCO , Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Nicki Vasquez , Ph.D., as vice president ... have a leadership role in the management of ... cancer therapeutics pipeline, including antibody-drug conjugates, bispecific antibodies ... Dr. Vasquez brings more than 22 years of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:HeartWare Presentation At The Canaccord Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference To Be Webcast 2Quest Diagnostics Completes Acquisition of MemorialCare Health System's Laboratory Outreach Service Business in Southern California 2Sutro Biopharma Appoints Nicki Vasquez, Ph.D. as VP of Alliance and Project Management 2
... Mass., Jan. 17, 2012  CardioFocus, Inc., developer of ... treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announces that a ... Electrophysiology demonstrates the high acute and chronic ... procedure using HeartLight EAS. The study was conducted ...
... Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTN ) announced today ... of non-dilutive funding through the New Jersey Economic Development ... New Jersey net operating losses and research and development ... Palatin Technologies received approximately $637,000 under this program. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Study Shows Promising Single Ablation Procedure Outcomes With HeartLight EAS for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation 2Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Study Shows Promising Single Ablation Procedure Outcomes With HeartLight EAS for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation 3Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Study Shows Promising Single Ablation Procedure Outcomes With HeartLight EAS for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation 4
... designed for the retraction of nerves, ... Reduced obstruction when working within a ... of blade sizes from 2 mm ... and release, malleable material allows preferred ...
Telescopic Diamond-Dissectors for delicate sharp tissue preparation. Total/working lengths 220/240 mm with protective sleeve....
Cobb Spinal Curettes, tip size 13.00 mm, length 11" (279 mm)....
Scoville Ruptured Disc Curettes, length 10" (254 mm), cup size 4 x 10 mm....
Medicine Products: