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Jul
13

Avoiding injuries

Pressure ulcers and the accompanying task of preserving residents’ skin integrity are never-ending challenges for long-term care providers. Not only is the treatment of pressure ulcers lengthy, it also costs an estimated $11 billion per year in the United States, with some $500 to $70,000 spent on each single wound.

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Jul
13

Smart bandages designed to monitor and tailor treatment for chronic wounds

A team of engineers has developed a prototype bandage designed to actively monitor the condition of chronic wounds and deliver appropriate drug treatments to improve the chances of healing. While the lab-tested bandages remain to be assessed in a clinical context, the research is aimed at transforming bandaging from a traditionally passive treatment into a more active paradigm to address a persistent and difficult medical challenge.

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Jul
13

RedDress Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for RD1 System

RedDress Ltd announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its RD1 system. RD1 is an innovative wound care product which enables healthcare providers to produce in real time, in vitro whole blood clots, for use as a chronic wound care product. It has been developed to address the need for cost-effectiveness and clinical effectiveness of wound care.

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Jul
13

Therapy can accelerate wound healing

Using microcurrent therapy along with traditional wound care approaches significantly reduces wound size and lessens pain, according to a study in the Journal of Wound Care. Harikrishna K.R. Nair, M.D., head of the wound care unit at Malaysia’s Hospital Kuala Lumpur, studied the effect of microcurrents on 100 chronic wound patients over four months in 2016. Their diagnoses included diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers and pressure ulcers.

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Jul
13

Nanofiber-based wound dressings induce production of antimicrobial peptide

Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur the production of an antimicrobial peptide, a key step forward in the battle against surgical site infections, or SSIs. The findings by Oregon State University researchers and other collaborators, published Wednesday in Nanomedicine, are important because SSIs are the most common healthcare-associated infection and result in widespread human suffering and economic loss.

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Jul
13

Medilight develops light system to heal wounds

European project makes bandage that bathes wound in blue light to speed recovery. With the objective of using light to improve wound healing and within the framework of the European project MEDILIGHT, Swiss company CSEM and six partners have developed a new solution for treating chronic wounds. This portable device delivers blue light to improve and accelerate the healing process. The prototype was first presented this week at the project wrap-up event on July 2nd, at the URGO Laboratories in Dijon, France.

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Jul
13

Accelerated skin wound healing by soy protein isolate–modified hydroxypropyl chitosan composite films

In this study, a series of hydroxypropyl chitosan (HPCS)/soy protein isolate (SPI) composite films (HCSFs) with different SPI contents were developed via crosslinking, solution casting, and evaporation process. Effects of the SPI content on the structure and physical properties of the HCSFs were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction patterns, scanning electron microscopy, swelling kinetics analysis, and mechanical testing.

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