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Using bacteria to heal wounds
Texas A&M Today
It's no surprise then that chronic wounds and related dressing expenditures are also climbing. With costs for related treatments and medical supplies totaling $2.8 billion annually in the United States, a glaring need exists for cost-effective dressing that decreases healing times and reduces pain. Research out of Texas A&M Health Science Center might have the answer, in the form of a new, recombinant designer collagen.
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Alliance Advocacy Update — Spring 2015
Alliance of Wound Care
Contents in this issue:
  1. 2015 Legislative Issues Impacting Wound Care
  2. Submitted Comments: Ensuring our Expert Perspective is Heard
  3. Key Meetings: Building Relationships with In-Person Advocacy
  4. Alliance News to Note

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  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.
 


Zip me up! Zooming into wound healing
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main via ScienceDaily
Scientists explain skin fusion at a molecular level, and pinpoint the specific molecules that do the job. "In order to visualize this orchestra of healing, a very high-resolution picture of the process is needed. For this purpose we have recorded an enormous amount of data that surpasses all previous studies of this kind," says one researcher.
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High-tech ointment speeds diabetic wound healing
Newsmax Health
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new high-tech but simple skin ointment that helps speed healing of wounds in diabetic patients. Chemist Chad A. Mirkin and dermatologist Dr. Amy S. Paller, created the topical treatment using new gene regulation technology that speeds the healing of stubborn and painful diabetes-related foot ulcers.
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Finding effective, cost-effective treatments for complex wounds
St. Michael's Hospital via ScienceDaily
Two new papers identify which of the hundreds of available treatments for complex wounds are most likely to be effective and which are most likely to be cost-effective. Complex wounds are a significant burden on patients and on the economy, costing the North American health-care system $10 billion a year. That doesn't include indirect costs such as patient or caregiver frustration, economic loss and decreased quality of life.
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Expert: Conservative treatment of blisters in burn wounds is the best
The Gulf Today
Blisters in burn wounds are usually treated with puncturing and draining their fluid out and it is a painful procedure for the patients endangering the wounds with increased chances of infection. However, recently, an Abu Dhabi-based doctor has been awarded for his ground-breaking research into the treatment of serious burns, which could help simplify and quicken the healing process, reduce scarring and lower the risk of infection.
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Doctors: We need to delay ICD-10 again
By Scott E. Rupp
This whole ICD-10 delay thing continues to bear some fruit, and there's still quite a bit of steam behind the effort. With rumors swirling that congressional leaders are finally ready to take action this year, many providers may not be sharing the joy, nor are they looking to celebrate. Healthcare Informatics recently commissioned a survey through QuantiaMD, and the results are not (ICD-10) friendly. Doctors are not backing down in their distaste for the mandate.
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