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New mussel-inspired surgical protein glue: Close wounds, open medical possibilities
Medical News Today
One of the most basic yet important surgical skills to keep a patient alive and intact may be closing wounds. It seems that doctors will now get the job done with more ease thanks to new, nontoxic surgical glue that instantly seals a bleeding wound and helps it heal without a scar or inflammation.
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Alliance News Update: Comments submitted to Novitas LCD addressing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders submitted formal comments in response to the Novitas draft local coverage determination (LCD) for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (DL35021). HBOT is a valuable treatment option for improving wound healing in patients with diabetes, radiation complications, compromised flaps and grafts and complex nonhealing wounds. It has contributed to a decrease in the national amputation rate. The Alliance supports the need for a LCD to ensure the safe and effective use of HBOT but also one that minimizes administrative burdens while still easy to implement and enforce.
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Research analyzes impact of case volume on outcomes for DVT treatment
Temple University via Medical Xpress
Patients who have lower extremity proximal deep vein thrombosis, or a blood clot in their leg, are increasingly undergoing minimally invasive catheter-based blood clot removal — also referred to as catheter-directed thrombolysis — rather than solely being treated with traditional blood-thinning medications. This trend is due to recent literature showing reductions in lifestyle-limiting post-thrombotic complications of acute DVT in patients who undergo CDT compared to those that are treated with anticoagulation alone.
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No more non-healing wounds
OSNovative's Enluxtra “smart” wound dressing jump-starts the healing of most complex non-healing wounds of any etiology. Proven on over 100,000 patients. Adopted by leading hospitals. MORE
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Abstract: Rapid reperitonealization, wound healing in preclinical model of abdominal trauma repair
The results suggest that composite mesh products used for abdominal wall repair do not significantly delay mesothelial repopulation. Study results also support the hypothesis that mesothelial cells involved in healing are derived, at least in part in this model, from free–floating precursor cells located within the peritoneal cavity.
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Providing patient centered pressure ulcer care
Nursing in Practice
A pressure ulcer is a "localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear," which usually occurs in those confined to a bed/chair by illness, or in those using a wheelchair.
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Health IT implementation cuts into workflow
A new Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality study found that health IT caused interruptions to clinical workflow across all participating clinics and work roles.
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