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Alliance update: Comments to First Coast LCD addressing treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers
Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders
The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders submitted formal written comments in response to the First Coast Service Option draft local coverage determination for Application of Skin Substitute Grafts for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Venous Leg Ulcers of Lower Extremities.
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Accelerated wound healing by injectable microporous gel
Next Big Future
Injectable hydrogels can provide a scaffold for in situ tissue regrowth and regeneration, yet gel degradation before tissue reformation limits the gels' ability to provide physical support. Here, we show that this shortcoming can be circumvented through an injectable, interconnected microporous gel scaffold assembled from annealed microgel building blocks whose chemical and physical properties can be tailored by microfluidic fabrication.
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Pentraxin 3 innately preps damaged tissue for wound healing
The Journal of Experimental Medicine
The mechanisms regulating wound injury and tissue repair involve complex enzymatic cascades and inflammatory processes, and new components are still being discovered. In this issue, Doni et al. report that the innate immune pattern recognition molecule, pentraxin 3, has a novel and nonredundant role in the orchestration of tissue repair and remodeling during wound healing.
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Carbon dioxide laser treatment beneficial for post-traumatic, lower-extremity ulcers
MD Magazine
In elderly patients who experience chronic, post-traumatic, lower-extremity ulcers, fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment was found to accelerate wound healing. In a case study published in JAMA Dermatology, Dr. Tania J. Phillips and colleagues documented the healing process of three elderly patients' wounds that were treated with Deep FX fractional carbon dioxide lasers.
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Plasma makes wounds heal quicker
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft via Phys.org
Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds.
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World's1st 'feeling' leg prosthesis offers hope to amputees
Medical Xpress
The world's first artificial leg capable of simulating the feelings of a real limb and fighting phantom pain was unveiled by researchers in Vienna. The innovation is the result of a two-fold process, developed by Professor Hubert Egger at the University of Linz in northern Austria.
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