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Topical statins may provide a treatment option for diabetic foot ulcers.

Study Finds Topical Statin Aids Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

An NIH-funded study by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that topical treatment with mevastatin will block two common healing inhibitors in diabetic foot ulcers, a life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus with limited treatment options that often results in amputations.

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Miller School researchers have identified the genetic triggers for chronic itch in patients with atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis.

Miller School Dermatologists Identify Genetic Triggers for Chronic Itch

A groundbreaking study by a team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine dermatologists has identified the genetic triggers for chronic itch in patients with atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis. “This is the first study examining all the molecular targets of chronic itch in humans with these widespread skin diseases,” said Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., professor of dermatology and director of the Miami Itch Center.

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From left, Brian Morrison, M.D., Andrea Maderal, M.D., Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., and Shasa Hu, M.D.

UHealth Dermatology Opens South Miami Clinic, Offers Discounts

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery has opened a new clinic at 7000 S.W. 62nd Avenue in South Miami. Just a mile from the UM’s Coral Gables campus, it offers general dermatology services, as well as cosmetic and Mohs micrographic surgery.

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From left, Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., and Professor Dr. Lidia Rudnicka, president of the Polish Dermatological Society, receive medals from Professor Dr. Marek Zietek, rector of Wroclaw Medical University, at the 9th World Congress on Itch.

Miller School Dermatologist Honored at 9th World Congress on Itch

Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., professor of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored at the 9th World Congress on Itch (WCI), held October 15-17 at Wroclaw Medical University in Poland. Yosipovitch and Professor Dr. Lidia Rudnicka, president of the Polish Dermatological Society, received the Medal of Wroclaw Medical University at the opening ceremony of the international congress.

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Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., examines a patient's leg ulcer.

Dermatology Chair Co-Authors Guidelines for Treating Lower-Extremity Ulcers

A Miller School of Medicine dermatologist offers guidance to physicians diagnosing and treating leg and foot ulcers in a collaborative article published October 19 in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Chronic lower-extremity wounds affect millions worldwide, and optimizing results through evidenced-based care can improve patient outcomes, restore healthy limbs and save lives,” said Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D.

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