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Wound dressing from cattle tissue developed in Kazakhstan
Tengrinews
Effective biological wound dressing based on cattle tissue has been developed at the National Research Center of Oncology and Transplantation in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tengrinews reports, citing the press service of JSC National Center for Scientific and Technical Information. The biological wound dressing is made from animal tissue. Cells are first removed from the animal tissue and then the remaining biological frame is used to make the dressing.
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Blood turned into nerve cells may be used for specialized pain treatment
Medical Daily
Over the course of a month, scientists from McMaster University, Canada, have turned an ordinary sample of blood into functioning nerve cells. Their findings, published in the journal Cell Reports, suggest a radically new approach to specializing pain treatment and delivering important prognostic information for people with chronic disease.
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Biofilms: Bacterial wound communities that protect themselves from attack
The Conversation
Wound infections can occur when bacteria from the skin or from the environment are introduced into damaged tissues. Crucially, all wounds are colonized by bacteria but under certain conditions these bacteria can multiply unchecked, growing to reach numbers that overwhelm the immune system. Despite rigorous cleaning and hygiene regimens, infections are often unavoidable because of the prevalence of bacteria in the environment and as part of normal human flora.
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Smart-e-Pants for preventing pressure ulcers: A stimulating idea
Hospital News
Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are a serious health problem for many patients. For those with reduced mobility or sensation, the risk of developing pressure ulcers is high. And once developed, not only are they painful and debilitating, but they can also lead to local infection, sepsis — and even death. Pressure ulcers can be difficult to treat and take a long time to heal. So, it's better to prevent them before they happen. Because this, devices to help prevent pressure ulcers have been developed, such as specialized beds and mattresses and, very recently, Smart-e-Pants.
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High hopes, unfulfilled promise: Healthcare groups look beyond portals
By Christina Thielst
The patient portal is sometimes envisioned by healthcare leaders as the one-stop shop for patient-facing technologies. However, the patient portals of most electronic health record vendors today were not designed to accommodate all of the business and functional requirements needed for population health, meeting meaningful use requirements and truly engaging patients to improve outcomes and build loyalty. The healthcare delivery system currently being transformed is moving us much closer toward longitudinal health and a virtual care team approach.
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