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Nutritional screening for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy

One of the keys to a successful patient outcome is assessing nutritional status. If the patient is malnourished, there is insufficient nutritional substrate from which to build new tissue to heal a wound. One out of three patients treated...

source: By Tiffany Hamm and Jeff Mize
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This study evaluates the clinical and cost effectiveness of a 2-layer compression system (2LBA; 3M Coban Two-Layer Compression System; 3M, St Paul, MN) compared with other 2-layer (2LB) and 4-layer (4LB)...

source: WOUNDS

By the end of the decade, Medicare Advantage plans are projected to cover nearly half of eligible beneficiaries. This author examines the impact of Medicare Advantage plans, what the plans cover, and how the preauthorization appeals process works.

source: Today's Wound Clinic

Pediatric burns are a major source of injury and in the absence of adequate care can lead to lifelong functional loss and disfigurement. While split thickness skin autografts are the current standard of care for deep partial and full-thickness...

source: Mary Ann Liebert Inc.

Over the past several decades, major advances have been made in the practice of skin and wound care. At the same time, standard documentation has been defined and refined to help the clinician record skin and wound assessment. Now, more than ever before, a solid foundation...

source: Advances in Skin & Wound Care

Oregon State University researchers have led the development of a new model for studying vitamin D's role in infection prevention, and tests using the model suggest that vitamin D treatment can dramatically reduce the number of disease-causing bacteria in skin wounds. In...

source: Oregon State University via The Chronicle

Scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute have discovered that the ability of cancers to metastasize to other organs is dependent upon their ability to coopt natural wound-healing pathways. The findings provide a new way of...

source: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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