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First Skin Cancer Patients Treated With Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) At University of Wisconsin Riverview Cancer Center

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this month the University of Wisconsin Cancer Center Riverview became the first medical facility in the world to treat patients with a breakthrough treatment of skin cancer. Located within Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids, ...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Summer Skin Problems, Low Vision and Pilates

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the June issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource . You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the follow...

Trius Announces Positive Results From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Torezolid in Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections

Second Generation Oxazolidinone Demonstrates Safety and Efficacy with Once-Daily, 200 milligrams (mg) Dosing over Five to Seven Days of Treatment SAN DIEGO, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Trius Therapeutics, Inc. today announced results from its Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the safety and effic...

Encouraging First Data on New Targeted Treatment for Patients With Melanoma - the Deadliest Form of Skin Cancer

PLX4032 (R7204) Phase I Results Offer Hope of First Highly Effective Drug in Melanoma Along With Companion Diagnostic BASEL, Switzerland, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today results from a Phase I study with PLX4032 (R7204) a new, highly selective and promising treatment for patients...

Muscadine Grape Skin Dietary Supplement Protects against Cancer Therapy Radiation Side Effects

LEWISVILLE, N.C., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Muscadine grape skin powder, from Muscadine Naturals, Inc , (http:// www.muscadinenaturals.com /), provided significant protection against radiation damage in an independent study conducted on mice. The finding was reported in April of 2009 at the 1...

New Study Suggests Rx Estrogen Delivery Through the Skin May Show Safety Benefits as Opposed to Oral Delivery

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Transdermal delivery of estrogen therapy available by prescription "seems not to alter" the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clotting, in postmenopausal patients when compared to oral delivery, a new study suggests. The study was conducted by res...

Research Shows VASER(R) Lipo Results in Excellent Skin Tightening

LOUISVILLE, Colo., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Preliminary findings from a multi-center clinical study measuring postoperative skin retraction in VASER Lipo patients shows 40% to 60% tightening. Patients in the study underwent body contouring treatments in one or more body areas with the VASER Lipo S...

New Study Using Combination of Bioengineered Skin and Stem Cells Shows Promise in Treatment of Non-Healing Wounds

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that leads to thickening and severe scarring of skin as well as thickening and failure of internal organs, including the lungs, heart, kidneys and intestines. The disease -- which the Scleroderma Foundation esti...

New Study Published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Finds DOT Microablative CO2 Laser Optimum for Skin Rejuvenation

DALLAS, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published by Deborah S. Sarnoff, M.D. et al in the February issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology explores the new generation of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser skin resurfacing technologies, specifically, the SmartXide DOT(TM) laser. DOT utilizes a...

Trius Completes Enrollment in Phase 2 Clinical Trial Evaluating Torezolid (TR-701) in Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections

180 Patient Trial of 2nd Generation Oxazolidinone Enrolls in Four Months SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Trius Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the completion of enrollment in its randomized, double-blind Phase 2 clinical trial testing the oral dosage form of torezolid (also known as TR...

EpiDerm's Skin Irritation Test Fully Validated in European Union

Significant milestone met in development and validation of non-animal alternative test methods ASHLAND, Mass., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- MatTek Corporation today announced that the ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) endorsed the scientific validity of the Modified EpiDerm Skin Irrit...

Topical Treatment for Cold Sores Achieves Efficacy of Oral Drugs; Represents Paradigm Shift in the Treatment of Skin Infections

Data to be presented at annual ICAAC/IDSA meeting in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at NanoBio Corporation have demonstrated for the first time in humans that a novel topical treatment for cold sores (herpes labialis), NB-001, speeds healing of lesions as effe...

Pivotal Phase III Data Confirm the Efficacy and Safety of Arpida's Intravenous Iclaprim in Treating Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections

Iclaprim also achieved high eradication rates for the most common pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) REINACH, Switzerland, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arpida (SWX: ARPN) today presented the combined results from two pivotal Phase III clinical tri...

DOT Therapy: Newest Breakthrough Technology in Laser Skin Resurfacing

- Dr. Robert Weiss, Director of Maryland Laser, Skin and Vein Institute, Introduces DOT Therapy to his practice - BALTIMORE, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Weiss, M.D., board certified dermatologist, is among the first physicians in the U.S. to offer his patients DOT Therapy (Dermal Optical T...

Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 2 Trial for RX-3341 In Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections

- Company Reports Favorable Phase 1 RX-3341 Results - NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Rib-X" or the "Company"), a development-stage company focused on the discovery and development of novel antibiotics for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant i...

Forest Laboratories Announces Positive Results from Phase III Clinical Studies of Ceftaroline for the Treatment of Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections

Company's Next-Generation Cephalosporin Effective Against Difficult-to-Treat Skin Infections, Including Those with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) today announced posi...

deCODE Discovers Novel Genetic Links Between Pigmentation Traits and Risk of Skin Cancer

Discoveries help to detail how some fair coloring traits contribute to risk of skin cancer; findings will be integrated into the deCODEme(TM) service REYKJAVIK, Iceland, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In two papers published today, deCODE scientists and academic colleagues from Europe and the U.S. expa...

Foamix and Galderma to Develop Medicated Foam for Certain Skin Diseases

NESS ZIONA, Israel and SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Foamix Ltd, a global leader in the development of dermatological foam medications and Galderma, a worldwide specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, today announced that they have signed an agreement to d...

Echo Therapeutics Announces Positive Results with the Prelude(TM) SkinPrep System, the Next-Generation Skin Permeation Medium for its Symphony(TM) Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

FRANKLIN, Mass., April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Echo Therapeutics (OTC Bulletin Board: ECTE) today announced positive results from its human feasibility study of the Prelude(TM) SkinPrep System, Echo's next-generation, needle-free, non-invasive skin permeation medium for its Symphony(T...

Data Demonstrate that Obagi Medical Products' Condition & Enhance Skin Care System is an Effective Complement to Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

Study of more than 2,500 patients shows marked improvement of skin texture, color and overall appearance SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Obagi Medical Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMPI ), a leader in topical aesthetic and therapeutic skin health systems, announced ...

Male Birth Control Pill, Blackberry Extract for Gingivitis, Skin Cancer and Digestive Health Top List of New Medical Discoveries

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition Kicks-Off in San Diego November 11 - 15 SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2007 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition starts today at the San Diego Conve...

Phase 3 Data Show New Anti-TNF, Golimumab, Significantly Improved Arthritis, Skin and Nail Manifestations in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis

Golimumab Achieved Primary and Major Secondary Endpoints in the Largest Phase 3 Biologic Trial Completed to Date in Psoriatic Arthritis BOSTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with active psoriatic arthritis receiving monthly subcutaneous (SC) injections of golimumab (CNTO 148) experienced ...

New Topical Therapy Safely Treats Serious Skin Infections Without Systemic Side Effects

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new topical lotion that penetrates the skin deeply enough to target and eliminate serious skin infections, but without being systemically absorbed, has shown a high degree of safety and tolerability in patients with onychomycosis, or toenail fungus,...

New Data Show Ceftobiprole as Effective as Combination Therapy in Treating Patients With Complicated Skin Infections, Including MRSA

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C., today announced that the investigational antibiotic ceftobiprole was as effective as commonly used combination therapy in treating patients with complicated skin infections caused by a broad spec...

Saving Lives of Florida Residents Who Develop Skin Cancer Each Year: The Key is Early Detection and Treatment

Tallahassee Dermatologist Encourages Regular Skin Examinations TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Once every two hours a Florida resident is diagnosed with a new case of melanoma skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. A local dermatologist is working to decrease t...

Saving Lives of California Residents Who Develop Skin Cancer Each Year: The Key is Early Detection and Treatment

San Diego Dermatologist Promoting Regular Skin Examinations SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Once every ninety minutes a California resident is diagnosed with a new case of melanoma skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. A local dermatologist is working to decrease this...

Estrogen Getting Cool Reception From Dermatologists for Mixed Results in Improving Appearance of Skin

BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can alleviate the physical symptoms associated with the change of life. But despite the initial hype generated by post-menopausal women who noticed a marked improvement in their skin's appea...

Glycerin Proven to Improve Bruising and Swelling Caused By Trauma to Skin

Study Findings Confirm Glycerin Accelerates the Healing Process in Damaged Tissue and Cells MANDEVILLE, La., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today , a leading expert in the field of non-surgical skin rejuvenation announced results from a study demonstrating that glycerin helps to spee...

Study in Cell by Magen BioSciences Co-Founder David E. Fisher Identifies New Roles in Skin Cancer Prevention for Key Tumor Suppressor Protein

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 8, 2007 - Magen BioSciences, Inc., a specialty dermatology company, today announced the publication of a paper in the March 9, 2007 issue of the journal Cell by its co-founder and board member, David E. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., that identifies two new functions fo...

AGI Dermatics Data Shows the 8 Oxo-Guanine Repair Enzyme OGG1 Encapsulated in Liposomes, Reduces MMP-1 and TNF-alpha in UV Irradiated Skin Cells

Clinical Data Presented at the Society for Investigative Dermatology FREEPORT, N.Y., May 16, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AGI Dermatics today announced new clinical research that the 8-oxo-guanine DNA glycosylase (OGG1) encapsulated in liposomes enhances DNA repair and reduces MMP-1 and TNF-alph...

Researchers Discover Gene For Rare Skin Disorder

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2007-Researchers funded in part by the National Institutes of Health have identified the gene that accounts for most cases of Goltz syndrome, a rare skin disorder that can also affect bone and eye development. The cases appear to result from a defect in the gene known as PORCN...

Tiny Cup Attached to Eye Improves Drug Delivery For Retinal Diseases

...diseases like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, endophthalmitis and retinoblastoma. Working much like an organ-specific transdermal skin patch, the tiny cup isolates the medication targeted to the eye from being absorbed into the blood stream. This new delivery system is a safe and non-...

Vectibix(R) in Combination With Chemotherapy Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

...based chemotherapy, including known events such as skin toxicity, hypomagnesemia and diarrhea. Orig...o, dermatitis acneiform, pruritus, erythema, rash, skin exfoliation, paronychia, dry skin, and skin fissures. Subsequent to the development of severe ...

New Powder Speeds Healing of Difficult Foot Wounds

...en sores on the feet as a result of inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes or skin cancer. The study results will be released at the American Podiatric Medic...for further interventions that are sometimes needed, including options like skin grafts or the use of sutures. "My colleagues and I are excited to ...

Study Shows Cancer Vaccines Led to Long-Term Survival for Patients with Metastatic Melanoma and to Long Periods of Disease Control After Completion of Therapy

...and/or repeated appearance of new metastases despite various therapies. The vaccine treatment was well-tolerated, with most patients experiencing mild skin irritation and redness at the injection site. "The one-year and projected five-year survival rates of 85% and 54%, respectively, are remarkable...

Video: New Dove(R) Body Washes with NutriumMoisture(TM) Restore Skin's Natural Moisture

... Until now, all regular body washes caused dry skin damage. Now, Dove has discovered how to restore s...ding to the loss of critical moisture. Recognizing skin lipids require different care than skin proteins, Dove developed its latest liquid cleansi...

Accent on Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Medical Center Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler

...Artefill are not absorbed by the body and therefore provide the support the skin needs for long lasting natural feeling results. This is different from temp...y over time and require repeat injections to maintain wrinkle correction. A skin test is required prior to treatment or approximately four (4) weeks ahead o...

R-Tech Ueno, Ltd. Completes Phase 1 Clinical Study on RK-023

...step, patch tests were conducted to obtain data on skin irritation. Using RK-023 preparation and a placebo...pen patch test: Open patch dressing to the forearm skin for 48 hours (2) Closed patch test: Closed patch dressing to the back skin for 48 hours (3) Photo-patch test: Closed patc...

FDA Approves Tekturna HCT(R) as Initial Treatment in Patients Unlikely to Achieve Their Blood Pressure Goals With a Single Agent

...n a sugar pill included dizziness, flu-like symptoms, diarrhea, cough, and tiredness. Other less common reactions to TEKTURNA and TEKTURNA HCT include skin rash and, additionally with TEKTURNA, cough. Disclaimer The foregoing release contains forward-looking statements that can be ide...

New Results From ARTEN Study of Nevirapine Plus Tenofovir and Emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) Versus Boosted Protease Inhibitor Regimen of Atazanavir/Ritonavir Plus TDF/FTC Revealed

... VIRAMUNE can cause severe liver disease and skin reactions that can cause death. These reactions oc...o ask their HCP about how to recognize symptoms of skin and liver problems. VIRAMUNE should be discontinue...duce your chances of getting a potentially serious skin rash. Patients who have a...
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