Tag: "wound" at medical news
Should adult male circumcision be recommended for HIV prevention in the US?
...m sexual intercourse following circumcision, until wound
healing is complete. Men should also understand th at male circumcision has only proven effective in reducing the risk of infection through insertive vaginal sex."...
UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue
...that can be injected as a low-viscosity gel into a wound
where it rigidifies nearly on contact--opening the...way of potentially delivering cells and drugs to a wound
or diseased organ. Collaborations with physicians at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Del....
Phase II study shows combination improves survival of metastatic melanoma patients
...is process is essential for tissue repair, such as wound
healing, and for the overall the health of the body. VEGF is also important for tumor growth, which depends to a large extent on the formation of new blood vessels to satisfy the increasing oxygen and nutritional needs of the growing tumor. Further...
New technique effective in closing accidental colonoscopy wounds
...of these patients need urgent surgery to close the wound
and spend 10 days in the hospital. One in 10 dies,...case with laparoscopic procedures. As for colon wound
repair, Raju said if human clinical trials are as successful as those done in pigs, he would expect ...
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
...fibrin glue (biological product that can stimulate wound
healing) alone or in addition to Cx401 (20 million stem cells) intralesionally. If not healed, a second dose of fibrin glue or 40 million cells plus fibrin glue was administered. Fistula healing was evaluated at eight weeks. Healing was defined as...
Soldiers acquired drug-resistant infections in field hospitals
An outbreak of drug-resistant wound
infections among soldiers in Iraq likely came from...nts known to be infected with ABC, intra-operative wound
dressing management, cohorting of infected patients when possible, antibiotic prescribing guidelines...
Scavenger cells may have role blocking obesity, Stanford study shows
...reased blood flow of inflammation is necessary for wound
healing and clearing infections, but long-term inflammation interferes with normal cellular processes and leads to many of the chronic conditions that plague modern society, including heart disease, obesity and type-2 diabetes. Chawla's group inves...
Patient's own platelets may speed up skin wound healing
...with APG had a statistically significant increased wound
closure compared with the antibiotic-treated sites...eased growth factor levels, which are essential in wound
healing. "Overall, some of the APG-treated wound
sites healed two to three days faster," says Hom....
Topical retinol helps reduce wrinkles associated with natural skin aging
...ed production of the protein collagen and may slow wound
healing, presenting a public health issue. "Safe and effective therapies to reverse the atrophy of natural skin aging do not exist currently," the authors note. Reza Kafi, M.D., then of the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, and now ...
Gel derived from a patient's own blood may help promote wound healing
...telet geltreated sites had statistically increased wound
closure compared with controls by visual clinical ...s and microscopic signs of healing) at the treated wound
sites looked similar to the skin at the control wounds. However, when the count of platelets in the ...
US soldiers in Iraq fighting drug-resistant bacteria after injuries
...ry the bacteria responsible for difficult-to-treat wound
infections found in military hospitals treating so...iers skin before injury and simply traveled to the wound
site to cause the infection. However, our research shows that this is not the case." Although the...
Alzheimer's weight gain initiative also improved patients' intellectual abilities
...issues, such as increased infection rates, delayed wound
healing and increased risk of hip fractures." The aim of the study was to measure weight changes in patients with moderate and severe dementia and analyse whether providing staff training and a more supportive environment could lead to weight gain....
UW study tests topical honey as a treatment for diabetic ulcers
...ey heal, to evaluate whether honey or the standard wound
gel is better for healing. If honey proves the more effective method, Eddy cautions patients against using it at home without a physician's involvement. "Unfortunately, diabetic ulcers are very complicated, and honey would only be part of the solut...
New, less painful wound treatment for pediatric patients
Houston May 02, 2007 -- Negative pressure wound
therapy is a new innovation in treating severe and...ons with children, and can be life-saving. "This wound
therapy is usually delivered via a vacuum system which applies negative suction pressure to the woun...
JCI table of contents: May 1, 2007
...als with diabetes often experience slow or limited wound
healing. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), whic...e essential for the formation of blood vessels and wound
healing. In a study reported in the May 1st issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Omaida V...
Don't use drains in uncomplicated open cholecystectomy
...ter the operation, others say that drains increase wound
and chest infections. To assess the benefits and...ever, significantly increase the rate of chest and wound
infections. "Our review has shown that routine drain use after open cholecystectomy does not benef...
Hospital errors rise 3 percent -- HealthGrades patient-safety study
...e Post-operative sepsis Post-operative abdominal wound
dehiscence Transfusion reaction Distinguished Hospital Awards and Findings Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals studied, the HealthGrades study identified 242 hospitals those in the top five percent of all hospitals -- to serve as a benchmark agains...
Treatment of in-hospital cardiac patients is focus of Jefferson University presentations
...heyve identified a protein that contributes to the wound
healing process after a heart attack. The resear...r matrix protein, to better understand its role in wound
repair. Fibulin-2 is naturally occurring in embryonic development as well as in tissue remodeling af...
Trans-Atlantic Healing Collaborative gets underway at DFCon 07
...will focus on issues relating to diabetic foot and wound
healing research and care. "We hope to create a new level of international cooperation and to help break down therapeutic obstacles that frequently exist between medical communities in different countries and continents," Dr. Armstrong said. "Our g...
Major discovery raises prospect of better patient care by improving platelet life span
...od cells that are essential for blood clotting and wound
healing. Consequently, the well being of some patients depends upon platelet transfusions, particularly during the vulnerable periods that follow anti-cancer treatment. The significant demand for high quality platelets, coupled with their short shelf...
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