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Forcing wounds to close
National University of Singapore via Medical Xpress
A collaborative study led by scientists from the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore has revealed the mechanical forces that drive epithelial wound healing in the absence of cell supporting environment. This research was published in Nature Communications in January 2015.
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Human cadavers provide new skin for chronic wounds
LiveScience via FOX News
Human skin from cadavers that has had its cells removed can help treat wounds, researchers say. This new treatment could prove especially helpful for chronic skin wounds, which are a growing threat to public health, scientists added. According to the National Institutes of Health, treating such wounds costs the United States more than $25 billion annually.
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  Enluxtra makes wound healing simple

Numerous reports of faster healing in chronic wounds prove the effectiveness of Enluxtra "smart" dressing. Over 100,000 patients received this easy, affordable, and painless treatment, with impressive results. Enluxtra's "no-guesswork" feedback-driven material changes its function from absorption to hydration as needed, which makes it a perfect dressing for any wound.
 


Precision medicine research is a misplaced national priority
The Hill
President Barack Obama launched the new National Institutes of Health Precision Medicine Initiative by highlighting how advances in precision medicine have already led to many people's lives being saved. He invoked the American spirit of innovation, while stating that the most important impact of precision medicine was not to be measured in terms of dollars, but in terms of helping people live long and healthy lives.
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How long should the antibiotic therapy for nonsurgically treated diabetic foot osteomyelitis be?
Diabetes in Control
Little is known about the optimal duration of antibiotic therapy for diabetic foot osteomyelitis. French researchers compared the effectiveness of six versus 12 weeks of antibiotic therapy in patients with DFO treated nonsurgically.
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Telehealth hits the mark on Triple Aim requirements
By Karen R. Thomas
In today's healthcare environment, care providers are looking for new ways to meet the needs of patients, while also reducing overall care costs. Hence, the development of Triple Aim. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement developed the Triple Aim as an approach for the healthcare system to use new innovations to improve three things: the patient care experience, the health of all populations and the per capita cost of healthcare. Telehealth is a critical tool in helping providers hit the mark on Triple Aim for a variety of reasons.
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