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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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Shedding light on melanin pigment

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation from Dr Cédric Delevoye of the Curie Institute in France on the clinical aspects of melanin pigmentation 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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Keeping GPs informed on dermatological developments during the pandemic

Niamh Cahill speaks to Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland (PCDSI) Treasurer Dr Finbar Fitzpatrick about how the Society has successfully gravitated to online meetings in response to Covid-19 and its webinar on dermoscopy later this month Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland webinar series, 2021 There are very few parts of society that Covid-19…

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CPD Module- Chronic plaque psoriasis in adults

2 CPD Hours Authors Dr Laoise Griffin, Dermatology SPR, and Dr Trevor Markham, Consultant Dermatologist, UHG Dermatology Department. University Hospital Galway Reviewed By Dr Trevor Markham, Consultant Dermatologist, UHG Dermatology Department. University Hospital Galway The goal of this module is to review the diagnosis and treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis (CPP) in adults. The content…

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