New technology aims to create a new paradigm in the medical care for survivors of burns and traumatic scars. Jill Waibel shares her experience using lasers for trauma rehabilitation. New non-profit hopes to help injured military heroes and first responders.
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is often described as ‘the worst disease you’ve never heard of,’ and the young sufferer of this condition are referred to as ‘butterfly children’ because their skin is said to be fragile as the wings of butterflies. A potential new topical treatment option, in phase 3 trials, could help to change the EB treatment landscape.
When routine skin injuries such as mild burns, skin tears, uncomplicated stasis ulcers and minor post-operative wound complications become a routine part of the wound care center purview and are no longer considered a part of what dermatologists can do or wish to do, the dermatology discipline shrinks further toward a marginalized specialty. Learn more
As a pediatrician accompanying friends, family, or youth groups, or because of coincidental proximity to accidents, we may be looked on to provide initial medical care for injured or sick children (or adults) in a wilderness setting far from our usual practice, and far from our usual comfort zone.