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Dr. Barbara Delmore
was recently appointed to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
(NPUAP) Board of Directors.
The NPUAP serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes
in pressure injury prevention and treatment through public policy, education
and research. Recent NPUAP achievements include the collaboration with the European
Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) to
develop a new pressure injury prevention and treatment clinical guideline. The intent of the
collaboration is to advance international consensus in pressure injury prevention and
In her new role, Delmore will be responsible for helping to develop policy and set
organizational goals for the NPUAP.
An experimental treatment that sprays on your own stem cells to treat second degree burns and wounds is one of the latest trends in advanced wound care medicine. According to research firm, Markets and Markets, the advanced wound care market is expected to grow to $14.9 billion by 2020. Advanced wound care is anything outside of standard wound care treatments such as collagen products, antimicrobial dressings, foam dressings, hydrogels, etc.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Neuropathic pain erodes quality of life. In this chronic pain state, nerves in the central nervous system have become damaged, dysfunctional or injured, sending incorrect signals to other pain centers. Nearly 50 million American adults have significant chronic pain or severe pain, according to a recent study. But help may be on the way, as researchers have discovered a connection between neuropathic pain and microglia cells.
Wound Care Advisor
For an ostomy pouching system to adhere properly, the skin around the stoma must be dry and intact. Otherwise, peristomal skin problems and skin breakdown around the stoma may occur. In fact, these problems are the most common complications of surgical stomas. They can worsen the patient's pain and discomfort, diminish quality of life, delay rehabilitation, increase use of ostomy supplies and raise healthcare costs.
American Chemical Society via Medical Xpress
Most people start racking up scars from an early age with scraped knees and elbows. While many of these fade over time, more severe types, such as keloids and scars from burns, are largely untreatable. These types of scars are associated with permanent functional loss and, in severe cases, carry the stigma of disfigurement. Now, scientists are developing new compounds that could stop scars from forming in the first place.
By Christina Thielst
Wayne Gretzky famously said his success came from "skating to where the puck will be." The recent InTouch Health Innovation Forum was an exploration of the telehealth ecosystem, and it highlighted a number of healthcare organizations that are creating strategies to deliver care to where the patients will be. A rural physician set the tone of the day by describing his experience as a stroke patient. He received care from a neurologist located several states away using telemedicine technologies.
Podiatry Management Online
On a Friday night, at 5
p.m., you are about to go
home after clinic, when
one of your residents calls
with a new patient consultation
at the hospital: a septic diabetic
patient with an abscess. Isn't
that always the way it goes? As a very
astute attending commented, "pus
doesn't take a holiday."
Tonight, it seemed that for
this patient situation, pus
actually did take a holiday
and decided to come back
just at the right time.
Unfortunately for this patient,
this needed to go to
the operating room.
It's tough to have an
emergent case at just the
wrong time, but this situation is much
sadder than any personal inconvenience.
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