Precision Scaffolds Tailor Biomaterials to Promote Wound Healing

February 14, 2020
Physics World

Biomaterials are used in the clinic as dressings that promote healing of wounds or burns. In addition to conventional wound dressings, scientists are developing skin substitutes containing patient-derived cells, as well as biomaterials that incorporate growth factors to stimulate and facilitate the healing process.

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Upper Valley Medical Center Offering Vein Services

February 14, 2020
Piqua Daily Call

The Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Services at Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) is introducing advanced vein services provided through Healogics VeinCare. With VeinCare, endovenous laser ablation – a procedure to address problematic veins – is now available in the wound care center along with diagnostic and follow-up care exams.

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Chronic Wounds Require Special Treatment

February 8, 2020
West Kentucky Star

Millions of people throughout the United States suffer each day from an epidemic that is expected to grow over the next decade. Chronic wounds drastically affect people by diminishing their overall quality of life and potentially decreasing life expectancy, if left untreated. Not only is this condition painful, dangerous and scary, but it is also estimated to cost the healthcare industry more than $50 billion annually.

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Handheld 3D Bioink Printer for Wound Healing

February 5, 2020
Medgadget

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a handheld 3D printer that can deposit a stem cell-loaded bioink onto wounds, such as burns, to promote tissue healing. The device acts like a paint roller, and a clinician could use it to deposit the biomaterial in even stripes on a wound surface.

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Patient’s Hearing Improves Thanks to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at RMH

February 3, 2020
Rome Sentinel

Patient’s hearing improves thanks to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Rome Memorial Hospital’s Regional Center for Wound Care. George Cooley, an 18-year veteran in the Army National Guard, somehow lost the hearing in one ear. Perplexed, he made an appointment with an ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT) for help.

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