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13 Jul 2020
Deep vein thrombosis or atrial fibrillation patients with a non-O blood type appear to require higher warfarin doses, a recent study has found.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 22 Jun 2019
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) perform better than warfarin for stroke prevention in Asian patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and supranormal renal function, according to a study.
05 Jun 2020
Fungal infections are generally mild and commonly affect the outer layer of the skin, nails and hair. Fungi that commonly cause infections include dermatophytes (eg, tinea), yeasts (eg, candida) and molds.
Pearl Toh, 5 days ago
The direct oral anticoagulant apixaban may help prevent deaths when given at prophylactic or therapeutic doses in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with elevated D-dimer levels, according to an analysis presented during the ISTH 2020 Congress.

Diaper Rash (Patient Counselling Guide)

05 Jun 2020
The most common infant skin problem is diaper rash, a kind of dermatitis or skin irritation that is likely the result of a combination of factors that includes wetness, friction, urine and feces, and the presence of microorganisms. The main irritants are fecal enzymes, whose activity is increased greatly by elevated pH. An acidic skin surface is also essential for the maintenance of the normal microflora, which provides innate antimicrobial protection against invasion by pathogenic bacteria and yeasts. The wearing of diapers also causes a significant increase in skin wetness and pH. Prolonged wetness leads to maceration (softening) of the stratum corneum, the outer, protective layer of the skin, which is associated with extensive disruption of intercellular lipid lamellae. Weakening of its physical integrity makes the stratum corneum more susceptible to damage by friction from the surface of the diaper and by local irritants eg, soaps, acids in the stool, and ammonia ie, a chemical produced when bacteria break down urine.

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Most Read Articles
13 Jul 2020
Deep vein thrombosis or atrial fibrillation patients with a non-O blood type appear to require higher warfarin doses, a recent study has found.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 22 Jun 2019
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) perform better than warfarin for stroke prevention in Asian patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and supranormal renal function, according to a study.
05 Jun 2020
Fungal infections are generally mild and commonly affect the outer layer of the skin, nails and hair. Fungi that commonly cause infections include dermatophytes (eg, tinea), yeasts (eg, candida) and molds.
Pearl Toh, 5 days ago
The direct oral anticoagulant apixaban may help prevent deaths when given at prophylactic or therapeutic doses in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with elevated D-dimer levels, according to an analysis presented during the ISTH 2020 Congress.