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Feb
15

New method may better predict the best treatment for burn wounds

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 180 000 deaths every year are caused by burns, with the majority occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Upon arriving at the emergency room with a burn, the patient undergoes a clinical inspection to assess both the severity of the lesion in relation to the affected area of the body and the depth of the injury (1st, 2nd or 3rd-degree burns).

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Feb
15

Hope and healing through Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

“I had such a sweet peace on me. I knew God had this and He would see me through.” Collette Dishman knew that God was taking care of her even when she came close to losing her life. Collette was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2010, that stemmed from an infection in her foot or pressure points caused by uneven pressure when walking. The infection resulted in the partial amputation of her left foot.

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Feb
6

Wound therapy device wins FDA authorization

Applied Tissue Technologies (ATT) announced Monday it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) device. NPWT devices have been used in the U.S. to help heal wounds since the 1990s but currently require healthcare professionals to place foam, gauze or another filler material over the area being treated.

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