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Low-dose gene therapy may relieve diabetic neuropathy pain
Neurology Advisor
A new gene therapy, VM202, may help relieve and even regenerate damaged nerves at the source of painful diabetic neuropathy. The results of a phase two, double-blind, placebo-controlled study included a more than 50 percent reduction in neuropathy symptoms and hardly any side effects, according to a study published in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.
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Children's National research invents app for assessing wounds — without poking at them
Washington Business Journal
When monitoring a patient's wound and how well it's healing, nurses often have to poke the wound itself to manually measure how deep it is. Not only is that painful, the process is just plain inconsistent, said Dr. Peter Kim, vice president of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System. That's why researchers at Children's recently developed an app to take out the guesswork.
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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.
 


ACP guidelines address prevention, treatment of pressure ulcers
AAFP
The so-called aging of America has been widely acknowledged, and the medical community is preparing — to the best of its ability — to deal with an impending onslaught of health conditions that affect primarily older adults, particularly those in long-term care facilities. The American College of Physicians recently released a pair of evidence-based clinical guidelines that address one such condition: pressure ulcers.
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Smokers not informed of ways habit can affect wound healing
McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Exposure to smoke from just one cigarette decreases blood flow to chronic wounds, such as pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. A new study shows the habit's impact on healing is rarely discussed with patients.
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Viable health information exchange not likely until 2017
By Scott E. Rupp
The results of a new survey show broad insight into the "tentative" progress that health information exchange and true interoperability have made. After polling nearly 2,000 health plan members and patients, 800 independent and employed physicians, 700 hospital executives, 1,200 insurers and 500 health information technology vendor staffers in a span of eight months, analysts have boiled down their findings thusly: "Persistent unpredictability describes the current state of operative HIEs."
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    ACP releases new guidelines for preventing and treating bedsores (American College of Physicians via Medical Xpress)
Save the date: March 25-29, 2015 (APWCA)
Telehealth is changing the landscape of diabetes management (By Karen R. Thomas)
Study: Stem cell generated from fat tissue speeds healing of stubborn diabetes wounds (Express Healthcare)
Childhood burn care: A telemedicine success story (Dermatology Times)

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