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Encapsulated stem cells accelerate wound healing
Cornell University via Medical Xpress
A team of Cornell scientists has shown that stem cells confined inside tiny capsules secrete substances that help heal simulated wounds in cell cultures, opening up new ways of delivering these substances to locations in the body where they can hasten healing.
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Study: Topical platelet growth factor does not improve healing of diabetic foot ulcers
A study of the efficacy of topical platelet derived growth factor in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers found that it did not appear to significantly improve healing in comparison with a placebo, according to results published in Wounds.
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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.

Scanner could be 'game changer' in pressure ulcer prevention
Nursing Times
Nursing teams at U.K. hospitals are trialling a hand-held scanner that could transform diagnosis and prevention of pressure ulcers, according to the U.S. nurse behind the idea. The device is designed to detect the early warning signs of pressure-related skin damage days before it is visible to the naked eye, allowing nurses to take swift preventative action.
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Smart spray that heals old wounds
Daily Express
Nonhealing or chronic wounds, including bed sores, foot and leg ulcers and post-surgical lesions, are often caused by poor blood supply and place a huge burden on resources. It is estimated that about 7,000 amputations will be required in the coming year due to nonhealing wounds in diabetic patients. The new treatment called Granulox is a water-based red haemoglobin solution, which, when sprayed on to a wound, binds oxygen from the surrounding air and transports it to the base of the wound, where it diffuses into the body's cells.
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Outlook to 2020: Research delivers insight into wound debridement products market
Wound debridement is a procedure to remove contaminated, dead tissue and foreign substance from a wound. Wound debridement product helps to reduce various types of microbes, toxins and other foreign material that inhibit healing of the wound. On the basis of method of debridement, wound debridement products market can be segmented into selective methods and nonselective methods.
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Fixing the gender gap in nursing pay
By Keith Carlson
According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, full-time female workers earned 78 cents on the dollar as compared to their male counterparts in 2013. So-called "pay parity" has long been on the minds of many stakeholders, but the rate of change in this regard has been woefully slow. Recently, a study published by the American Medical Association elucidated that men working as nurses earn considerably more than female nurses, even though men make up only 9 percent of the nursing workforce.
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    Algorithm helps identify proper surfaces for pressure ulcer treatment, prevention (Rutgers-Camden News)
Researchers: Carefully alternating antibiotics can prevent bacteria developing resistance (Medical News Today)
Glue and sponges revolutionize the way we treat wounds (GMA News)
New instrument helps doctor find hidden vein (Highlands Today)
GE's new multiparameter probe to prevent pressure ulcers (MedGadget)

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