Ask the Expert: A healthy foot is a happy foot

May 14, 2018
Star Press

Right now, 6.7 million Americans are living with a chronic ulcer or open sore, and more than two million of those are suffering from a diabetic foot ulcer. This National Foot Health Awareness Month, take a moment to stand up for your feet by learning more about proper foot care and ulcer prevention.

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Microscopic oxygen bubbles could help improve cancer therapeutics and accelerate wound healing

May 14, 2018
Purdue University

A Purdue University-patented technology shows promise in using microscopic bubbles filled with oxygen to help with various medical treatments, including improving cancer therapeutics and helping wounds heal faster. Samara Biotech LLC, a Purdue startup, has developed an easy-to-use method to inject oxygen “nanobubbles” intravenously so they can be targeted precisely at wounds or cancerous tumors.

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HMP’s Why Wound Care?™ Initiative Launches Web Portal for Medical Students

May 14, 2018
News Wise

Kyle Quinn, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Arkansas, has published a review highlighting recent advances in autofluorescence imaging and discussing its role in evaluating cell metabolism. Autofluorescence is the emission of light by molecules naturally present in cells and tissue when those molecules have absorbed light

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UVA Entrepreneurship Team Wins ACC Competition

May 14, 2018
UVA Today

Led by Ashwinraj Karthikeyan, a fourth-year student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the squad won first place and earned the People’s Choice award at the ACC InVenture Prize competition on Friday night at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Going up against teams from every ACC school except Clemson University, Karthikeyan pitched a wound site dressing called Phoenix-Aid, which he designed to help diabetic foot ulcer patients.

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Doctor’s Orders: Leeches and maggots and your health

May 14, 2018
Chicago Sun Times

I first learned about the value of maggots and their use in the care of diabetic wounds at a conference. A primary care physician from Appalachia told me how a patient arrived at the primary care physician’s office with her foot wrapped in gauze. When the nursing staff removed the gauze, they noted the wound was teaming with maggots!

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Cool research: Pressure sore closed with frozen placenta

May 14, 2018
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

Cryopreserved membrane from human placentas helped close a hard-to-heal pressure wound in a series of case studies reported in the March issue of Wounds.

Though the bene­fits of using human amniotic tissue are well documented, the doctors wanted to explore the bene­fits of using cryopreserved, or frozen, tissue on three types of wounds under-represented in previous studies. They focused on treatment of an arterial ulcer, a pressure ulcer, and a recurring immune-related pyoderma gangrenosum ulcer.

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These sweat patches can tell when you are tired, among other things

May 14, 2018
Medical Design & Outsourcing

A new organization called NextFlex has teamed up with GE Global Research and is looking to scale up hybrid, flexible electronics called sweat patches that measure fatigue in pilots, elite athletes and other potential medical users — all by analyzing their sweat.

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