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'Nanosheets' to protect from burn wound infections
Business Standard
A new "nano" coating technology promises to dress burn wounds, not only on the flat and broad part of human body, but also at curves, wrinkles and ridges to heal and control bacterial infections. The ultrathin coatings called "nanosheets" can cling to the body's most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay, Japanese researchers reported.
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 APWCA Highlights


Business course, Sept. 13-14
APWCA
This day and a half course will address the issues associated with opening a new wound care and hyperbaric center. In addition, the program introduces techniques to increase the efficiency and profitability of established centers.

Join us Sept. 13-14 at the Hilton Philadelphia Airport.

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 Industry News


Extracorporeal shock wave therapy as an adjunct wound treatment
Ostomy Wound Management
Standard care procedures for complex wounds sometimes are supported and reinforced by physical treatment modalities, such as extracorporeal shock wave therapy. To evaluate available evidence of ESWT effectiveness in humans, a systematic review of the literature was conducted using MEDLINE, PubMed, Scopus, EBSCOhost and PEDro databases.
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Study: Acute stress promotes skin healing in mice
Plastic Surgery Practice
Acute psychological stress promotes healing in three mouse models of skin irritation, a new study suggests. Researchers from the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center studied mouse models of irritant contact dermatitis, acute allergic contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis. Stressed mice showed significantly reduced inflammation and faster healing in all three types of skin irritation, the researchers report.
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5 reasons you can benefit from Medihoney dressings after surgery
Surgery Supplements
Contributing writer for Surgery Supplements writes: "Medical honey wound dressings have long been perceived as an alternative, and thus unproven and ineffective, treatment. It's not even two years ago that I asked my sister's surgeon about his opinion on these natural wound care products. Not surprisingly, the medical professional's answer was that there was no clinical evidence for such alternative remedies and that they are not of any use in Western medicine."
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Low-income patients more likely to undergo diabetes-related amputation
The Clinical Advisor (free registration)
Income-related disparities in access to preventive care have been found in patients diagnosed with diabetes and other chronic conditions, according to a study published in Health Affairs.
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Looking to share your expertise?
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of Wound Care Report, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of APWCA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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