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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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Jun
19

Blood sugar control doesn’t improve diabetic foot ulcers

Having a healthy baseline HbA1c reading or improving blood glucose levels did not improve wound healing time among patients with diabetic foot ulcers, according to a new observational study. Though chronically high blood glucose levels are known harbingers of wound development, bringing those levels under control didn’t speed up healing among 270 patients seen at the Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot and Wound Clinic over a five-year period.

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Jun
19

Goshen Wound Center hosts tour

While local health center provides healing for injuries the body can’t heal, few community members are aware of its services. Mayor Jeremy Stutsman brought awareness to the Goshen Wound Center by touring it and proclaiming this week Wound Care Awareness Week.

Often, patients with wounds don’t realize the center can help, said Robyn Radford, director of Goshen Wound Center. Stutsman’s proclamation will help increase awareness, she said.

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Jun
19

Healogics Shines a Light on Chronic Wounds with Fifth Annual Wound Care Awareness Week

Healogics, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of advanced wound care services, is proud to sponsor the fifth annual Wound Care Awareness Week from June 4 to June 8, 2018. Throughout this week, Healogics team members from around the country will be working together to shed light on the chronic wound epidemic and bring awareness to the advanced wound care options available.

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Jun
19

Wound Care Center helps save woman’s legs

‘With the hyperbaric oxygen treatment, we can help to improve the quality of people’s lives.’ About a year ago, Jacoba Yess faced the prospect of losing both legs.  Ravaged by skin cancer treatments, painful ulcers covered her shins. “The surgeon came in and took a look. He was talking about amputation and I said, ‘What?’ And he says, ‘Yeah, probably two of them,’” Yess said.

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May
31

Management of diabetic foot ulcers

It is estimated that 30.3 million people in the US have diabetes. Presently, 12.2% of all U.S. adults are affected and 25% of all patients will develop a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). Why is this important? First, DFU’s precede 85% of all diabetic lower extremity amputations. Second, the chance of needing a second amputation over the next year is 10- 15%.

Moreover, a below the knee amputation in a diabetic patient is associated with a 50% five-year mortality rate. Locally, it is estimated that in Kenton, Campbell, and Boone Counties there are approximately 12,000 active DFU’s at any given point in time

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