Doctor Fish Under Attack

A few weeks ago, JAMA Dermatology published an article by Dr. Shari Lipner about a woman whose toe nails fell off due to onychomadesis after visiting a fish spa. Dr. Lipner suggested that the fish were Gurra Rufa, since this is the fish commonly used in fish therapy (ichthyotherapy), but did not actually provide evidence…

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Check out our Biotherapy Journal Review

Have you seen our Biotherapy Journal Review?  It is targeted to researchers, medical professionals, and laypeople alike.  Each issue includes several reviews of published journal articles within the broad umbrella of biotherapy.  The Biotherapy Journal Review also provides a convenient reference list for each biotherapy discipline, including all research published in that discipline within the last corner. …

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Biotherapy Journal Review just published!

Have you seen our Biotherapy Journal Review?  It is targeted to researchers, medical professionals, and laypeople alike.  Each issue includes several reviews of published journal articles within the broad umbrella of biotherapy.  The Biotherapy Journal Review also provides a convenient reference list for each biotherapy discipline, including all research published in that discipline within the…

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Rothenberger et. al. Biotherapy Journal Review Fall 2017

Journal Citation Rothenberger J, Petersen W, Schaller HE, Held M. Determining the appropriate number and duration of leech therapy in congested tissues using tissue spectrophotometry and laser Doppler flowmetry. Wound Repair Regen. 2016;24:1023-1029. Published Abstract A universal protocol determining the number of leeches and their application time does not exist. The aim of this study,…

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Leitner et. al. Biotherapy Journal Review Fall 2017

Journal Citation Leitner L, Sybesma W, Chanishvili N, Goderdzishvili M, Chkhotua A, Ujmajuridze A, Schneider MP, Sartori A, Mehnert U, Bachmann LM, Kessler TM. Bacteriophages for treating urinary tract infections in patients undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial. BMC Urol. 2017;17:90. Published Abstract BACKGROUND:  Urinary tract infections (UTI) are…

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Daeschlein et al. Biotherapy Journal Review Fall 2017

Journal Citation Daeschlein G, Napp M, Assadian O, von Podewils S, Reese K, Hinz P, Matiasek J, Spitzmueller R, Humphreys P, Jünger M, Kramer A. Viability of Lucilia sericata maggots after exposure to wound antiseptics. Int Wound J 2017; 14:512–515 Published Abstract After debridement and before dressing a wound with maggots of calliphorid flies, one…

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