radiodermatitis


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radiodermatitis

[¦rad·ē·ō‚dər·mə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
Degenerative changes in the skin following excessive exposure to ionizing radiation. Also known as radiation dermatitis.
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ProCertus has a novel approach to prevent radiodermatitis, a significant unmet medical need among the majority of cancer radiotherapy patients," added Paul Weiss, PhD, President and CEO of ProCertus and Managing Director at Venture Investors.
MPA) announced today that its wound management emulsion, Biafine(R), is now separately packaged in the United States specifically for two applications: Biafine Wound Dressing Emulsion (WDE) for the management of dermal wounds and burns and Biafine Radiodermatitis Emulsion (RE) for protection against skin reactions induced by radiation therapy and management of these reactions.
Biafine, a leading wound, radiodermatitis and burn care product in Europe, has been used for more than two decades by physicians, fire departments, emergency room personnel and radiation therapy facilities.
Biafine RE is available in 45-ml and 20-ml tubes as a prophylaxis against radiodermatitis and for the management of the condition.