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Jul
30

Hospital Board appoints new member, reviews financials for month

CEO Jim Lambert presented his report for the month that covered several growth subjects. They included an update on the development of the Wound Care Center that will be located in the former urology building. There is now a signed contract with Healogics, and it should take approximately 150 days to renovate the building, hire staff and work through all of the processes.

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Jul
30

Topical oxygen therapy stimulates healing in difficult, chronic wounds: a tertiary centre experience

Objective: Oxygen plays a central role in wound healing. Recent technological advances have miniaturised oxygen delivery systems, with novel topical oxygen therapy allowing patients to receive oxygen therapy 24 hours a day while remaining completely mobile. Here we aim to examine the efficacy and safety of continuous topical oxygen diffusion in a ‘real-world’ setting.

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Jul
30

KCI Announces Availability of ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Open Abdomen Dressing

KCI, an Acelity Company, today announced the U.S. launch of the ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Open Abdomen Dressing. ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Dressing is the next generation temporary abdominal closure device leveraging the technology and success of ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy in bridging abdominal wall openings where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary.

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Jul
30

A Dress Rehearsal: Prototype Smart Bandage for Wound Healing

Chronic wounds are a major health issue affecting tens of millions of people the world over. With high susceptibility to infection, they are the major cause of limb amputations, not including from traumatic injuries. Although skin is well-adapted to fast healing and swift immune response when injured, chronic wounds can often overwhelm the immune system and lead to bacterial infection, namely from S. aureus.

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