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A nonhealing wound could signal peripheral artery disease
Sioux City Journal
Myra Wessel developed an ulcer on her left ankle in January 2014. The wound, which was about the size of a half dollar, wouldn't heal. The 66-year-old, who thought the ulcer was caused by running shoes, sought treatment in her hometown. The wound began to yellow and increase in odor and pain. Eight months later, Wessels asked to be referred to Mercy's Advanced Wound Care Center in Sioux City, Iowa, where staff evaluated the arteries in her legs.
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Alliance Advocacy Update, Summer 2015: Caring About Wounds
APWCA
Welcome to Alliance Advocacy Update, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders' new quarterly update on our ongoing advocacy initiatives on behalf of our clinical association members to ensure access, coverage and payment to wound care procedures and technologies for patients and providers. Here is an update on some of our key areas of focus this past quarter of 2015 (Q2: April – June), as well as a look ahead on issues keeping us busy today and tomorrow. Please feel free to share this update within your organization.
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Vitro testing provides proof of concept for osteopathic manipulative therapy
American Osteopathic Association via News-Medical.Net
In vitro studies of the cellular effects of modeled osteopathic manipulative therapy provide proof of concept for the manual techniques practiced by doctors of osteopathic medicine, according to researchers from the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix.
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Tips on staging pressure ulcers
Wound Care Advisor
Pressure ulcers have been a health concern for a long time — since at least 5,000 years ago, when evidence of a pressure ulcer was found on an ancient Egyptian mummy. But not until 1975 did the staging classification system we're familiar with begin. This system was designed to make things easier by creating a universal way to describe and communicate the various levels of tissue destruction.
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Patient warming pays off
Outpatient Surgery
In an effort to standardize how we warm patients, we tested three warming options on more than 800 patients at our hospital-affiliated surgery center: forced air, heat reflective technology and warmed cotton blankets. Rather than let our anesthesia providers decide, which method was the most effective and economical choice to prevent hypothermia, we wanted to put the warming methods to the test. The results might surprise you.
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Report sheds light on wound debridement products market trends, forecasts
WhaTech
Wound debridement is a procedure to remove contaminated, dead tissue and foreign substance from a wound. Wound debridement product helps to reduce various types of microbes, toxins and other foreign material that inhibit healing of the wound.
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The impact of health IT on workflow
By Scott Rupp
A new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality examines the enhanced understanding of the causal relationship between health information technology implementation and various ambulatory care workflow aspects. The report was conducted across six ambulatory care practices from across the United States, and reviewed health systems that had implemented different health IT products or systems.
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Hackers could go after medical devices next
Fortune
Nothing, it seems, is safe from hackers — not Yahoo's ad network, the federal government or even electronic skateboards. Another item to add to the list: medical devices.
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