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Hospitals tout benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy
U.S. News & World Report
At first glance, the room resembles a scene from a science fiction movie: People lying in cylindrical chambers breathing 100 percent oxygen to boost the body's natural healing process and promote the growth of new blood vessels in areas ravaged by disease. It's actually a scene being replicated at hospitals across the country as more Americans turn to hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat serious conditions, such as chronic wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injury, bone infections, burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, compromised skin grafts and more.
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The controversial use of Bag Balm in skin care management
Wound Source
What is Bag Balm and why is it the subject of a wound care blog? Bag Balm is more than 100 years old, invented in 1899 to treat chapped and irritated cows' udders and teats. Of course, the Bag Balm was applied by hand to the cows' udder and teats and farmers noticed that not only were there cows doing better with healthy udders and teats, their hands were better — not chapped or reddened, not as sore and much softer. Their calluses were reduced, too. Because of this, Bag Balm became indispensable to the farmers and virtually every farm kitchen had a green can of Bag Balm.
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Drug-resistant microbes may 1 day be defeated by 'programmable' antibiotic
Medical News Today
The multitude of microbes scientists have found populating the human body, have good, bad and mostly mysterious implications for our health. But when something goes wrong, we defend ourselves with the undiscriminating brute force of traditional antibiotics, which wipe out everything at once, regardless of the consequences. Researchers at Rockefeller University and their collaborators are working on a smarter antibiotic.
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Phosphorescent glow emitted by 'smart' bandage'
Medical News Today
Inspired by wounded warriors, new paint-on, see-through bandage not only protects wounds and severe burns but enables direct measurement of tissue oxygenation.
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Sweat-eating, ammonia-oxidizing bacteria may benefit skin health
Healio
The ammonia-oxidizing bacteria, Nitrosomonas, may have a future as a self-regulating topical delivery agent for nitrite and nitric oxide to the skin, according to data from a poster presented at the 5th American Society for Microbiology Conference on Beneficial Microbes. The Gram-negative chemolithoautotrophic bacteria derive energy solely from the oxidation of ammonia to nitrite and are capable of generating nitric oxide, according to the poster.
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Case report: Elective proximal lower limb amputation in spinal cord injury patients with chronic pressure ulcers
MDLinx
The aim of this study is to report the outcome of three spinal cord injury patients with a history of chronic pressure ulcers who underwent elective proximal lower limb amputations. The data suggest that proximal amputations of the lower limbs are procedures that can be considered as part of the treatment for complicated pressure ulcers. In properly selected patients, it can reduce the number of hospital stay, improve the quality of life and functional outcome.
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Survey: 43 percent of Americans ages 40 and older have experienced symptoms of PAD
Medical News Today
More than 40 percent of Americans aged 40 and older have experienced one or more of the most common symptoms of peripheral arterial disease. However, the majority are unfamiliar with the disease and relatively few who experience symptoms see a doctor, according to a recent online awareness survey conducted by Harris Poll.
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Bacteria may help treat acne, ulcers
Medical News Today
Researchers from the biotech company AOBiome are developing a skin product that they hope will one day treat skin disorders, like acne and ulcers, by restoring levels of a friendly type of bacteria known as ammonia-oxidizing bacteria.
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