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Nutritional screening for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy

One of the keys to a successful patient outcome is assessing nutritional status. If the patient is malnourished, there is insufficient nutritional substrate from which to build new tissue to heal a wound. One out of three patients treated...

source: By Tiffany Hamm and Jeff Mize
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As a service to our readers, this author provides a summary of the new/revised wound care diagnosis code updates that will go into effect on Oct. 1 every year when they are released by the National Center for Health Statistics. The...

source: Today's Wound Clinic

By conducting advanced analyses of immune system activation in patients with severe COVID-19, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to identify several cell types that play a key part in the immune response to the new coronavirus...

source: Karolinska Institutet via Medical Xpress

Viruses may be getting a lot of bad press lately, but it's important to remember that there are some species that may be helpful to us. Bacteriophages (or just phages) are viruses that prey on bacteria, and now scientists have used them...

source: New Atlas

A University of Sydney team of biomedical engineers has developed a plasma technology to robustly attach hydrogels ­­— a jelly-like substance which is structurally similar to soft tissue in the human body — to polymeric materials, allowing manufactured...

source: Laboratory News

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Aug. 3 to expand...

source: By Scott E. Rupp

As a member of the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders, APWCA submitted comments to CMS this month urging the Agency to update select wound care coverage and payment policies in light of the needs of wound patients and front-line wound care providers amid the pandemic. While...

source: APWCA

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