November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the Wound Care Center at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital would like to remind patients living with diabetes how important it is to take care of themselves from head to toe.Read More
Maggots in ‘teabags’: Is it time to resurrect this ancient solution to antibiotic resistance and wound care?
Maggot therapy has a long history dating back to tribal and ancient medicine, and now it is slowly crawling back for therapeutic medicinal purposes in Australia.Read More
Statistics About 25 percent of people living with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer. And once healed, foot ulcers have an alarming recurrence rate. As many as 40 percent of people with a healed diabetic foot ulcer develop a new ulcer within a year.Read More
Independent risk factors for pressure ulcer development in a high-risk nursing home population receiving evidence-based pressure ulcer prevention: Results from a study in 26 nursing homes in Belgium
The aim of this study was to identify independent risk factors for pressure ulcer (PU) development in a high‐risk nursing home population receiving evidence‐based PU prevention. This study was part of a randomised controlled trial examining the (cost‐)effectiveness of static air support surfaces compared with alternating pressure air mattresses.Read More
Cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) have attracted great interest as delivery vehicles in medicine, with potential for the development of novel therapeutic agents or cosmetic products. Biological membranes are typically impermeable to almost all compounds with a molecular weight greater than 500 Da.Read More
Efficacy of a repair cream containing Rhealba oat plantlets extracts, L-ALA-L-GLU dipeptide, and hyaluronic acid in wound-healing following dermatological acts: a meta-analysis of >2,000 patients in eight countries corroborated by a dermatopediatric clinical case
Background: The frequency of dermatological acts is increasing. These procedures often cause injuries and traumatic alterations in specific skin layers, slowing down wound healing.
Diabetic foot ulcers can take up to 150 days to heal. A biomedical engineering team wants to reduce it to 21 days. They’re planning to drop the healing time by amplifying what the body already does naturally: build layers of new tissue pumped up by nitric oxide.Read More
A new sensor can monitor oxygen levels inside the human body, by scanning the surface of the skin. The new device can be used to track the progress of oxygenation in relation to healing wounds in real time, providing valuable medical data.Read More
Micro Medical Solutions (MMS), an innovator in the field of microvascular interventions designed to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life, announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for a 4Fr.-compatible MicroStent 120 cm delivery catheter, as well as MicroStent devices in five lengths and five diameters to meet individual patient needs.Read More