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Jul
12

A Silver Bullet in Reducing Infections?

Silver is precious not only for its beauty and monetary value, but it may also have significant benefits in fighting off bacterial infections. Although silver is not new in the medical world—Hippocrates described its use in wound care as far back as 400 BC—the reason silver is so effective in infection control has only recently been identified.

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Jul
12

Septin-dependent remodeling of cortical microtubule drives cell reshaping during epithelial wound healing

Wounds in embryos heal rapidly through contraction of the wound edges. Despite well-recognized significance of the actomyosin purse string for wound closure, roles for other cytoskeletal components are largely unknown. Here, we report that the septin cytoskeleton cooperates with actomyosin and microtubules to coordinate circumferential contraction of the wound margin and concentric elongation of wound-proximal cells in Xenopus laevis embryos.

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Jul
12

EvergreenHealth pumps oxygen for healing effects

Time may not actually be able to heal all wounds. An estimated 6.7 million people reported having a wound that wouldn’t get better last year, according to EvergreenHealth. Hyperbarics medicine, or oxygen therapy, is one way professionals treat those chronic ailments.

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Jul
12

Healogics Wins Aetna Workplace Wellness Award

Healogics, the wound healing experts, is proud to be one of 18 customers in Aetna’s Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to receive the 2018 Workplace Wellness Award. This award was given based on existing workplace wellness programs. “The health and wellbeing of our employees are extremely important. By providing a comprehensive wellness program, we hope to encourage our employees to make themselves a priority,” said Lynn Merritt, Healogics Chief HR Officer.

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Jun
19

This Handheld Device Could Print New Skin On to Burn Victims

A patient with severe burn injuries is brought to a burn center, in need of a skin graft immediately. A surgeon comes in with a small, handheld device and quickly dispenses thin sheets of artificial skin onto the wounds as easily as rolling out Scotch tape.

This scenario could become reality, thanks to a new device developed by Canadian scientists: a handheld 3D skin printer that deposits layers of skin tissue on burns and other injuries.

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Jun
19

Dressed for Success: Wound care dressing options have exploded, but deciding which material is best for which injury sometimes is an elusive quest for providers. No more.

A few years back, Mary Madison’s husband developed a pressure injury caused by sitting for long periods behind the wheel of a city bus. Her many years as a long-term care director of nursing and most recently as clinical consultant for Briggs Healthcare taught her one thing in this instance: Those types of wounds should never be treated lightly.

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Jun
19

Organogenesis Comparative Effectiveness Research Demonstrating Faster VLU Time to Healing with Apligraf® Showcased at ISPOR

New comparative effectiveness research from Organogenesis Inc. demonstrating faster time to healing and greater healing rates with Apligraf® for the treatment of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) was showcased last week at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 2018 meeting held May 19-23, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Jun
19

Regenerative bandage accelerates healing in diabetic wounds

A simple scrape or sore might not cause alarm for most people. But for diabetic patients, an untreated scratch can turn into an open wound that could potentially lead to a limb amputation or even death. A Northwestern University team has developed a new device, called a regenerative bandage, that quickly heals these painful, hard-to-treat sores without using drugs.

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