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Clinical help in the healing process

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation by Dr Marjana Tomic-Canic on the latest translational research into wound healing and tissue repair and regeneration The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging from skin cancer to…

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Treatment resistance in malignant melanoma

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation by Dr Jens Rauch on research into malignant melanoma and the mutations that so often frustrate clinicians The Charles Institute, Ireland’s dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging from skin cancer to psoriasis,…

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The impact of dermato-oncological training programme for GPs

Niamh Cahill examines a paper highlighting the benefits of a dermato-oncological training programme on the diagnostic skills and quality of referrals for suspicious skin lesions by general practitioners The Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland (PCDSI) looks forward to hosting a webinar this summer on paediatric dermatology, with details to be announced shortly. The Society…

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Getting to the point on microneedles

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation by Dr Eoin O’Cearbhaill on current research into 3D printed microneedles and their potential applications The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging from skin cancer to psoriasis, among…

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Key regulators for growth and inflammation

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation from Dr Colin Adrain on the catalysts for inflammatory and growth factor signalling The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging from skin cancer to psoriasis, among others. The…

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The science behind air pollution and skin health

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation and evidence from Dr Jean Krutmann on the effects of air pollution on skin ageing and overall skin health The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging from skin…

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Artificial intelligence algorithms now have some skin in the game in dermatology

The ‘rise of the machines’ in medicine is nothing new and certainly has advantages in terms of the quantities of data artificial intelligence (AI) can process and analyse. Last year, the virtual and interdisciplinary ‘Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging Conference’ discussed just that, with cardiologist and author Dr Eric Topol extolling the virtues of…

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Melanoma from bench to bedside

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation from consultant surgeon and researcher Dr Shirley Potter on the complex challenges and advances involved in treating melanoma The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging from skin cancer…

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Psoriasis in 2021

A comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology, presentation, classification and management of psoriasis Psoriasis is an immune-mediated skin condition which affects approximately 1-to-3 per cent of the population. The Burden of Psoriasis Report estimated that there are 73,000 patients with the skin condition psoriasis in Ireland, suggesting a prevalence of 2 per cent and at least…

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Wound care and pressure sores

Eamonn Brady, MPSI, provides a clinical overview of wound care Pressure ulcers are lesions caused by unrelieved pressure that results in damage to the underlying tissue. Generally, these are the result of soft tissue compression between a bony prominence and an external surface for a prolonged period of time. Pressure ulcers are among the most…

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