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Skin manifestations of psoriatic arthritis respond best to twice weekly etanercept

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with psoriatic arthritis, once weekly etanercept (Enbrel) is suitable for joint symptoms but twice weekly dosing is needed to best address skin lesions, according to a report in the February 9th Online First issue of BMJ “Inflammation in the skin seems to...

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Chlorhexidine-alcohol tops povidone-iodine for surgical site antisepsis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Prepping a patient’s skin with chlorhexidine-alcohol rather than with povidone-iodine reduces both superficial and deep incisional infections after clean-contaminated surgery, according to a report in The New England Journal of Medicine for January 7. “No published...

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Antiretroviral therapy start-up linked to genital ulcers in women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Genital ulcers are common in HIV-infected women when antiretroviral therapy (ART) begins, particularly when CD4 counts are low or when women have had these ulcers in the past, according to prospective data from Kenya. “The most surprising finding was that this increased...

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