Wound Care Center Opened at Medina Hospital

December 9, 2019
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Orleans Community Health has opened a Wound Care Center at Medina Memorial Hospital. The Center offers advanced wound care for people living with chronic, non-healing wounds. Orleans Community Health partnered with Healogics, the nation’s leading provider of advanced, chronic wound care services. Healogics is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. and has a nationwide network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers, including one at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

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Wound Healing Capacity, Antibacterial Activity, and GC-MS Analysis of Bienertia sinuspersici Leaves Extract

December 5, 2019
IOP Science

This study evaluates the wound healing efficacy of Bienertia sinuspersici leaves, a recently discovered species in the Arabian Gulf. A topical cream was formalized from the leaves and its wound healing activity was evaluated for incision, excision, and burn wound models. Bienertia sinuspersici extract was prepared and used for preliminary phytochemical screening, Gas Chromatography-MS analysis, antibacterial assay (disk diffusion method S. aureus, S. pyogenes, E. coli, and P. aeruginosa), antioxidant study, and to formulate a cream that was used for wound healing clinical trial.

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Healogics® Launches Give Thanks; Give Back Campaign

December 5, 2019
Business Wire

Healogics®, the nation’s wound expert, announced that it has launched its first-ever Give Thanks; Give Back campaign to over 600 Wound Care Centers® in the United States. All Centers, including the home office in Jacksonville, FL, are collecting newly packaged, cotton socks to distribute to various homeless shelters across the nation until November 29th.

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Patient’s Skin May Close Venous Ulcers

December 4, 2019
McKnight's Long-Term Care News

A pilot of a new cellular and tissue-based product derived from a patient’s own skin showed promise in closing venous stasis leg ulcers, even after conventional treatments had failed. Researchers treated 10 venous leg ulcer patients whose wounds remained open after at least a month of routine treatments with SkinTE, a first-of-its-kind product designed to regenerate full-thickness, functional skin that repairs and replaces a patient’s own.

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Healing Before the Holidays with Pure Oxygen

November 30, 2019
Parma Observer

Ken Sikora lay in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber, dozing on and off while breathing 100 percent oxygen. With each breath, the oxygen traveled through Ken’s tissues, delivering healing properties to the deep wound in his big toe.

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Patch Repair of Deep Wounds by Mobilized Fascia

November 27, 2019
Nature

Mammals form scars to quickly seal wounds and ensure survival by an incompletely understood mechanism. Here we show that skin scars originate from prefabricated matrix in the subcutaneous fascia. Fate mapping and live imaging revealed that fascia fibroblasts rise to the skin surface after wounding, dragging their surrounding extracellular jelly-like matrix, including embedded blood vessels, macrophages and peripheral nerves, to form the provisional matrix.

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Mothers Donating Placenta for Wound Care

November 16, 2019

New mothers are donating their placentas to help patients with diabetic ulcers, severe burns and chronic wounds. Organ donor network Lifeline of Ohio has been working with a small number of Ohio hospitals, including Lima Memorial Health System and Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, to educate soon-to-be mothers about how their donated birth tissues can be used in wound care.

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Bioresorbable Scaffold Effectively Treats Below-the-Knee Lesions

November 14, 2019
Healio

A bioresorbable scaffold was shown to be safe and effective for treatment of below-the-knee lesions in two studies presented at VIVA 19. In the 5-year results of the ABSORB BTK trial of the bioresorbable scaffold (Absorb, Abbott), more than 90% of patients did not require revascularization, whereas in the 1-year results of the DISAPEAR registry, there were high rates of patency, wound healing and limb salvage.

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Baptist Health Wound Care Provides Tips for Diabetes Awareness Month

November 13, 2019
Murray Ledger & Times

Baptist Health Wound Care is helping raise awareness of diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers by providing tips for National Diabetes Awareness Month in November to help at-risk patients living with diabetes detect wounds earlier, receive better treatment options and avoid complications such as infections, amputations and decreased quality of life.

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