Topical Pirfenidone Effective in Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

June 10, 2015

By Nancy A. Melville

BOSTON -- June 10, 2015 -- The addition of topical pirfenidone to conventional treatment significantly improves the healing of chronic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes, according to late-breaking results from a crossover study presented on June 6 at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).



The Most Important Vaccine, 1980-2014

John G. Bartlett, MD

Editor's Note: This is the fifth installment of the Medscape Awards in Infectious Diseases, a series that honors the greatest achievements in the field of infectious diseases. In this article, John G. Bartlett, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, offers his choice for the most important vaccine developed since 1980. 



Atopic Dermatitis: Online Follow-up Effective

Jenni Laidman

Online communication with a dermatologist for follow-up treatment of atopic dermatitis proved just as effective as in-person patient visits, according to a study published online October 22 in JAMA Dermatology.


Battle of the Bacters in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Reuters Staff

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Helicobacter and Campylobacter species appear to play opposing roles in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.



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