Monthly Archives: October 2018

World Thrombosis Day (WTD): impacts of hospitalization, cancer-bearing, and earthquakes


The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) recognizes the birthday of Dr. Rudolf Carl Virchow, October 13, as World Thrombosis Day (WTD) to commemorate his contribution in defining the concept of thrombosis in 2013. Since then, a variety of campaign events have been organized to increase global awareness of thrombosis, including its causes, risk factors, symptoms, prevention, treatment, and ultimately to reduce death and disability caused by the condition.


The gender gap in critical care medicine: how are we doing globally?


Female enrollment into medical schools is increasing worldwide, but gender disparities persist in certain specialties, especially in critical care medicine. Published data on the scale of this issue is scarce and a recent article published in Critical Care sought to understand availability of international data by surveying critical care organisations and national training bodies. In this blog, co-author Geeta Mehta discusses this study and the issues it has highlighted.

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Precision dermatology—a vibrant field where diversity, immunotherapy, and precision medicine intersect

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Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. Successes in immunotherapy and the translational arena of melanoma extend to other key areas of dermatology, including vitiligo, melasma, albinism, and other pigmentary diseases. New research, published today in the Journal of Translational Medicine identifies challenges and advances in the treatment, diversity, and diagnosis of major skin disease.