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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

In Vitro Cellular Response to Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Provides Proof of Concept

Aug. 4, 2015 — In vitro studies of the cellular effects of modeled osteopathic manipulative therapy provide proof of concept for the manual techniques practiced by doctors of osteopathic medicine, according to ... read more

Researchers Identify Model to Predict Successful Wound Healing

July 27, 2015 — Battlefield surgeons and civilian physicians could have a powerful new tool to help patients recover from traumatic injuries, including life-threatening wounds from explosions. Researchers have ... read more

New Mussel-Inspired Surgical Protein Glue: Close Wounds, Open Medical Possibilities

July 21, 2015 — Inspired by nature's wonders, scientists have developed new light-activated adhesive hydrogel that is mussel protein-based. The innovative surgical protein glue, called LAMBA, not only closes an ... read more

Ultrasound Accelerates Skin Healing, Especially for Diabetics and the Elderly

July 12, 2015 — Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists have ... read more

Study Finds Variation in Rates of Secondary Cleft Lip, Palate Surgery

July 10, 2015 — For children with cleft lip and palate, the chances of undergoing secondary surgery vary depending on the center where they're treated, reports a new ... read more

Cause of Heart Damage in Sepsis Patients Identified

July 9, 2015 — Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospitalized critically ill people and affects up to 18 million people world-wide annually. A common cause of heart damage in patients with sepsis has now ... read more

Bone-Tendon-Bone Grafts Not Necessarily a Better Choice for ACL Reconstruction

July 9, 2015 — Surgeons making reconstruction choices for an injured ACL can consider both bone-tendon-bone grafts and hamstring autografts as equally viable options in regards to healing, researchers ... read more

Peppermint Oil and Cinnamon Could Help Treat and Heal Chronic Wounds

July 8, 2015 — Infectious colonies of bacteria called biofilms that develop on chronic wounds and medical devices can cause serious health problems and are tough to treat. But now scientists have found a way to ... read more

Live Imaging Reveals How Wound Healing Influences Cancer

July 1, 2015 — Scientists have known for some time that inflammation is one of the ten hallmarks of cancer. Cancer has also been described as a "wound that does not heal." Now researchers have studied the ... read more

Researchers Repurpose Technology to Reduce Psychological and Physical Scars of Burn Injuries

June 30, 2015 — It’s the season for backyard grilling, campfires, fireworks – and burn injuries. Over the next few months, U.S. burn centers will see thousands of severe burns requiring painful skin grafts and ... read more

Hope for Patients With Chronic Wounds

June 29, 2015 — Most wounds clear up by themselves, but some fail to heal and become chronic. An international team of researchers has now unveiled the important role of so-called microRNAs in regulating skin wound ... read more

Body's Response to Injury, Inflammation May Hinder Wound Healing in Diabetes

June 15, 2015 — Scientists have found that they could speed up wound healing in diabetic mice by keeping immune cells called neutrophils from producing bacteria-trapping neutrophil extracellular traps ... read more

Implantable Antibiotic-Laced Sponges Reduce Sternal Infections in Cardiac Surgery

June 11, 2015 — Cardiac surgeons often "crack open" the flat bone that forms the middle front section of the chest, known as the sternum, in order to reach important structures. When a sternal wound ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Research is revealing the heavy surgical consequences of severe obesity. The study looked at the results of severely obese patients in need of emergency surgery. Of the patients studied, nearly half ... read more

Plasma Makes Wounds Heal Quicker

June 10, 2015 — Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster ... read more

Eyes Sealed Shut: Seamless Closure of Surgical Incisions

June 2, 2015 — A researcher has spent much of his career honing his pioneering technique called 'laser welding,' which heats incisions in a precisely controlled manner for optimal wound closure. His ... read more

Infusions of Donor Bone Marrow Cells Help Children With Inherited Skin Blistering

May 26, 2015 — Promising results from a trial of a new stem-cell based therapy for a rare and debilitating skin condition suggest that the therapy, involving infusions of stem cells, provide pain relief and to ... read more

May 14, 2015 — The most detailed study to date showing how electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing has now been carried ... read more

New Care Approach to Colorectal Operations Speeds Patients' Recovery Times

May 7, 2015 — Patients undergoing colorectal operations who participated in an enhanced recovery program left the hospital sooner and had significantly lower hospital costs than patients who had the traditional ... read more

Photoactive Dye Could Prevent Infection During Bone-Repair Surgery

May 7, 2015 — A green dye that sticks to bone grafts becomes antimicrobial with the flick of a light switch and could help reduce the risk of infections during bone-reconstruction surgeries, scientists report. In ... read more

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