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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

HBOT for Diabetic Foot: Hint of Benefit for Wound Closure

July 6, 2016 — Diabetic foot wounds can heal better with additional HBOT, report investigators, but no advantages were found for other aspects of ... read more

Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair Technique Supports Knee Movement Sooner After Surgery

May 16, 2016 — Researchers have found that suture anchors, a less-invasive tendon repair technique, responded better to strength-testing after the surgery, supporting more movement in the knee earlier in the ... read more

Burn Injuries: Better Methods of Treatment Using Soluble Factors from Irradiated White Blood Cells

May 12, 2016 — Extensive burn injuries are usually treated by transplanting layers of skin from other parts of the body. Although this is a commonly used method, the wounds do not always heal completely. A research ... read more

Patients May Not Need to Wait Two Weeks to Shower Following Knee Replacement Surgery

May 12, 2016 — It may not be necessary for knee replacement patients to wait up to two weeks after surgery before showering, as many surgeons now require, new research ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Sepsis constitutes the main cause of disease in people suffering from burns. Researchers studied the effect of exudates on the survival and the virulence of these bacteria. The results demonstrate ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A plant-based polyphenol promotes the migration of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) in blood circulation and accumulates them in damaged tissues to improve wound healing, scientists have found. It is ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Immune system cells linked to allergies also turn out to direct healing of mouse muscle wounds when paired with biologic 'scaffolding' to support them, researchers report. The finding adds ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — Sepsis represents a serious complication of infection and is one of the leading causes of death and critical illness worldwide due in part to the lack of effective therapies. A report provides ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — In a proof-of-concept study, researchers show that genetically engineered green bottle fly larvae can produce and secrete a human growth factor -- a molecule that helps promote cell growth and wound ... read more

Need Your Thyroid Removed? Seek a Surgeon With 25+ Cases a Year

Mar. 14, 2016 — Patients who need to have their thyroid gland removed should seek surgeons who perform 25 or more thyroidectomies a year for the least risk of complications, a new study ... read more

Enzyme Involved in Glucose Metabolism Promotes Wound Healing, Study Finds

Mar. 10, 2016 — An enzyme involved in glucose metabolism in cells plays a major role in the early steps of wound healing, a finding that could lead to new therapeutic approaches for wound care, according to ... read more

Is Hip Arthroscopic Surgery a Sham? Researchers Seek Answer

Mar. 10, 2016 — Arthroscopic hip surgeries have replaced open surgeries as the go-to cure for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). The number of such procedures increased 18-fold in the U.S. within a decade. However, ... read more

Nurse Staffing Levels Key to Keeping Rehospitalizations Down for Hip/knee Surgery Patients

Mar. 2, 2016 — Patients, who undergo elective hip and knee surgery in hospitals with inadequate nurse staffing and poor nurse work environments, are more likely to require re-hospitalization, research ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Researchers have pinpointed a human gene product that helps regulate wound healing and may control scarring in people recovering from severe injuries and damage to certain internal organs. The ... read more

New Definitions Created for Sepsis, Septic Shock

Feb. 22, 2016 — Updated definitions and clinical criteria for sepsis should facilitate earlier recognition and more timely management of patients with or at risk of developing sepsis, report ... read more

Ensuring Ongoing Care for Patients Treated During Short-Term Surgical Mission Trips

Feb. 17, 2016 — Each year, hundreds of orthopaedic surgeons travel to developing countries to treat and care for patients. Yet despite the successful completion of many surgical procedures on patients who may not ... read more

Wound-Healing Intestinal Bacteria: Like Shrubs After a Forest Fire

Feb. 9, 2016 — In injured mouse intestines, specific types of bacteria step forward to promote healing, scientists have found. Potentially, some of these microbes could be exploited as treatments for conditions ... read more

Newer Pain Management Strategies Can Lead to Quicker, Shorter Recovery After Total Knee Replacement

Feb. 8, 2016 — According to a new literature review , a team-based care approach (consisting of the patient, family members, the orthopaedic surgeon and other medical practitioners) on total knee replacement (TKR) ... read more

New Method for Rapid Detection of Infection in Wounds

Feb. 5, 2016 — A new method for detection of infection in wounds could take physicians less than a minute to complete, rather than the current 24 hours it takes for ... read more

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