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New autofluorescence imaging platform detects, tracks bacteria in chronic wounds
Medgadget
Chronic wounds are a significant burden to patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare systems worldwide. Diagnosis of wound infection currently relies on clinical judgment, which varies widely and is subjective in nature, as well as culture-based tests, which can take days to yield results. This can lead to inappropriate use of empiric antibiotics, which is an increasing healthcare concern due to the emergence of drug resistant microbes. Thus, there is a need for better methods of early wound diagnosis and treatment guidance.
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 APWCA Highlights


Business course, Sept. 13-14
APWCA
This day and a half course will address the issues associated with opening a new wound care and hyperbaric center. In addition, the program introduces techniques to increase the efficiency and profitability of established centers.

Join us Sept. 13-14 at the Hilton Philadelphia Airport.

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Save the date: March 25-29, 2015
APWCA
Join us for the 14th Annual APWCA National Clinical Conference
March 25-29
Loews Philadelphia Hotel

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New therapeutic target for diabetic wound healing
Medical News Today
Research led by scientists in Dr. Song Hong's group at LSU Health New Orleans has identified a novel family of chemical mediators that rescue the reparative functions of macrophages (a main type of mature white blood cells) impaired by diabetes, restoring their ability to resolve inflammation and heal wounds. Evidence is mounting that they and another type of blood cell, called platelets, also play important roles in healing.
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Positive results of phase III trials with Oleogel-S10 for accelerated wound healing in patients with partial thickness wounds
Medical News Today
Birken AG, a biopharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetic company, announces positive results from three clinical phase III trials with Oleogel-S10, an ointment based on dry extract from birch bark for patients with partial thickness wounds. The phase III results demonstrate a faster wound healing with Oleogel-S10 compared to current standard of care consisting mainly of applying wound dressing materials.
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Can low dose Naltrexone help heal certain wounds?
Wound Source
Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist originally approved by the FDA in the early 1980s for the treatment of heroin addiction. The high dose of 50mg was used, but caused people to become too sick with withdrawal effects, thus falling out of use as few people would take it. What has since been developed in 1986 is low dose naltrexone, in the 1.5 to 4.5mg range. This low dose has demonstrated some benefit in helping with autoimmune disease. There have been few published studies of limited research showing remarkable results with multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, Crohn's, HIV, fibromyalgia and Parkinson's disease.
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Quick, effective wound healing in mice promoted by salamander skin peptide
Medical News Today
Move over antibiotic ointment, there might be a new salve to dominate medicine cabinets of the future, and it comes from an unlikely place — the lowly salamander. New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that a short peptide called tylotoin exerts the promotion of wound healing with epidermal growth factor in a murine model of a full thickness dermal wound.
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Diabetic foot infections fall — not!
MedPage Today
The incidence of diabetic foot infections in the U.S. appears to have dropped by half in a 15-year period, but the numbers don't tell the whole story, a researcher said. In 1996, diabetic foot infections were observed in every 2.3 of 100 diabetes-related discharges from hospitals in the U.S., compared with 1.1 per 100 discharges in 2010, said Bryson Duhon, doctor of pharmacy, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin.
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UT Southwestern Medical Center's multidisciplinary wound care efforts
UT Southwestern Medical Center via News-Medical.Net
UT Southwestern Medical Center's multidisciplinary wound care efforts have converged in a new, state-of-the-art clinic. The Wound Care Clinic is one of the first clinics in North Texas to offer comprehensive, streamlined wound care. The clinic provides all-encompassing care for patients who suffer from chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers, traumatic injury wounds, pressure ulcers, and wounds that occur following cancer treatment.
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