Improved Electrospinning for Wound Care Applications

December 29, 2019
3D Print

In the recently published ‘Bi-Layered Polymer Carriers with Surface Modification by Electrospinning for Potential Wound Care Applications,’ researchers from both Finland and Estonia are exploring electrospinning techniques in polymeric wound-care.

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Wound Care center at Rome Memorial gets new medical director

December 23, 2019
Rome Sentinel

Keneth Hall, MD, FACS, FASMBS, has been named medical director of Rome Memorial Hospital’s Regional Center for Wound Care. Hall is board certified by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Hall earned his medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC in 2005.

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Bellin Health: Chronic wound care

December 18, 2019
We Are Green Bay

VIDEO: Our skin acts as the first line of defense for our immune system by protecting everything inside but what happens when our skin struggles to do its job? Bellin Health Care’s wound care specialist, Dr. Rance Hafner stopped by with some information on how we can help our skin to heal and stay healthy.

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Vein Care Services Now Available at IVCH Wound Center

December 18, 2019
The Mendota Reporter

Outpatient treatment for vascular disease of the vein is now available through the Wound Care Center at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. Jill Smoode, the Center’s program director, said IV VeinCare uses a minimally-invasive laser treatment in an outpatient setting to deliver a higher level of care in a more convenient manner.

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Beta-caryophyllene enhances wound healing through multiple routes

December 16, 2019
Plos One

Beta-caryophyllene is an odoriferous bicyclic sesquiterpene found in various herbs and spices. Recently, it was found that beta-caryophyllene is a ligand of the cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2). Activation of CB2 will decrease pain, a major signal for inflammatory responses.

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Handheld Fluorescence Imaging Device Aids Wound Management

December 16, 2019

A portable fluorescence imaging device enables real time point-of-care (POC) visualization of bacterial presence in wounds, digitally recording images and area measurements. The MolecuLight i:X device aids visualization and quantitative tracking of bacterial contamination, wound healing, and connective tissue remodeling of surgical sites and wounds, by the analysis of intrinsic fluorescence signals resulting from illumination with a violet light.

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Pressure Ulcer Education 4: Selection and Use of Support Surfaces

December 14, 2019
Nursing Times

The use of support surfaces is one of the most common interventions for preventing pressure ulcers. These support surfaces can include mattresses, chairs, cushions, foot/heel protection and offloading. Nurses need to understand their impact on skin integrity, associated risk factors and how to select the correct equipment for a patient’s needs. This article discusses surface selection and use.

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How Will Collagen Help Healing Wounds?

December 13, 2019
Healthcare Tech Outlook

The increasing number of surgical site infections gives rise to the development of new surgical procedures in the U.S. Chronic wounds caused by diabetes do not heal quickly and often surface the wound with a wide range of bacteria in the form of biofilm. Biofilm bacteria are very tough to treat, and the antimicrobial resistance only stimulates the possibility of an infection in the wound.

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