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Nutritional screening for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy

One of the keys to a successful patient outcome is assessing nutritional status. If the patient is malnourished, there is insufficient nutritional substrate from which to build new tissue to heal a wound. One out of three patients treated...

source: By Tiffany Hamm and Jeff Mize
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Researchers at Duke University and the University of California, Los Angeles, have developed a biomaterial that significantly reduces scar formation after wounding, leading to more effective skin healing. This new material, which quickly...

source: Science Codex

Diabetes mellitus is the sixth leading cause of death in North America1 and also poses a socioeconomic burden. In 2017 alone, the U.S. spent $327 billion dollars in medical costs for the treatment of diabetes.

source: Podiatry Management

Six research institutions are launching the first-ever multicenter network to study diabetic foot ulcers, which are the leading cause of lower-limb amputations in the United States. The Diabetic Foot Consortium aims to lay the foundation for a clinical trial network to...

source: Lower Extremity Review

here is a growing recognition in health care that many chronic conditions can be improved by addressing social determinants of health first. “Social determinants of health are those aspects of how we grow, how we live, how we play and how we worship that affect our...

source: Medical Economics

Routine patient care received a devastating blow earlier...

source: By Scott E. Rupp

A new study explores the potential of fucoidan for wound healing when incorporated into biopolymer polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs). In the study, the popular biopolymer chitosan, was combined with the polysaccharide fucoidan....

source: Nutritional Outlook

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