Avita touts ReCell use in treating flesh eating bacteria, announces Chinese trial

Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) this week announced that its ReCell technology had been used to treat a patient with necrotizing fasciitis, and that it launched a Chinese trial of the device exploring its use treating second-degree burns. The ReCell autologous cell harvesting device is designed to use the patient’s own skin cells to treat a variety of skin issues, including burns, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, the company said. The company said that a woman at Arizona’s Maricopa Integrated Health Systems Burn Center with necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacteria, has been treated with its ReCell device. Avita Medical said that the patient, Peoria, Ariz. resident Christin Lipinski, and her treating physician Dr. Kevin Foster appeared today in a local news conference to discuss use of the device for treating the bacteria. The woman was treated with the ReCell device under an FDA approved compassionate use investigational device exemption program, according to a press release. Earlier this week, the company announced it launched a randomized, controlled trial of its ReCell device in China exploring the device’s usefulness in treating second degree burns. In the trial, which is being funded by the China National Health and Family Planning Commission, burn patients will be randomly selected to either receive treatment with the ReCell device, a standard-of-care treatment or one of two other treatments. The study is being led by Dr. Dahai Hu of The Fir...
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Authors: Leite MR, Zanetta DMT, Antonangelo L, Marçal LJ, Ramos D, Almeida Burdmann E, Paula Santos U Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of burnt sugarcane harvesting on the plasmatic and urinary concentrations of the club cell secretory protein (CC16) and inflammatory systemic biomarkers in a group of sugarcane cutters. METHODS: Seventy-eight sugar cane workers were evaluated. The plasmatic and urinary concentrations of CC16, a pulmonary damage marker and inflammatory systemic biomarkers were collected at three time points: before, three months after and six months after the onset of the burnt ...
Source: Inhalation Toxicology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Inhal Toxicol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2018Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and StrabismusAuthor(s): Mark P. Breazzano, H. Russell Day, Sarah Tanaka, Uyen TranAbstractPurposeTo present data on chemical ocular burns in children seen at a single tertiary care facility resulting from accidental eye exposure to the contents of laundry detergent pods.MethodsAll emergent pediatric ophthalmology consultations specific for chemical ocular burns at a level I trauma center were included as part of a prospective quality improvement investigation over a 13-month period. Age, causative agent, a...
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Danny Sullivan recalls his incarcerated friend, the peace activist Jim Forest, receiving an iconic photo from one of Nasa ’s astronautsRe the letter from David Nowell (The most iconic photograph of Earth, 18 October), my friend Jim Forest, still a peace activist, was in prison in 1969 during the first manned flight to the moon as he was one of the Milwaukee 14 who had publicly burned thousands of draft cards calling up young men to fight in Vietnam.Not long after the space flight returned to Earth, Jim received a package from Nasa. At first the prison governor would not let him have it as Nasa was not on Jim ’s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Nasa Space Science US news Photography World news Technology US military Source Type: news
(Reuters Health) - Even though many people swear by fitness trackers to help lose weight and stay in shape, a review of existing research confirms that many of these gadgets are not very good at measuring how much energy we burn.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
On November 6th, Massachusetts will vote on mandatory nursing levels. Proponents cite burnout, injuries and patient safety as reasons to vote YES. Opponents claim ERs wait times will rise, small hospitals will close and patient bills will increase. There is no better way to get a sense of what is on the minds of healthcare leaders than talking with fellow conference attendees. At the recent SHSMD18 event, I had the opportunity to attend a social gathering hosted by the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo). There was one topic that dominated the discussion – the upcoming vote on November 6th on m...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Digital Health Healthcare Human Resources Healthcare Labor Management hospital staffing mandatory nurse levels Nursing Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2018Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Tarik D. Madni, Karen Lu, Jonathan B. Imran, Audra T. Clark, John E. Hoopman, Jeffrey M. Kenkel, Herb A. Phelan
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Burn-related injuries represent a severe trauma and its consequences affects the physical, psychological and social life of the survivors and their family. Caring for the skin and scars is essential for burn survivors, since this influences the healing process, scar quality, and functionality of the affected limbs.
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The International Society for Burn Injuries gratefully acknowledges the contributions of many individuals to the development of these guidelines. Membership of the Steering and Advisory Subcommittees are listed in Table 2. Additional contributions were made by Drs. Gerald Abesamisto (Burns Fellow, Melbourne, Australia), Sandeep Moola (The Joanna Briggs Institute), Edward Raby (Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Consultant, Western Australia), and Peter J. Carr (AVATAR Group Menzies Health Institute) for the section on Indwelling Catheters; Leopold Cancio (Chemical Burns); and Karel Kapek (Metabolic Manipulation).
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Experimental Physiology,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Experimental Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Yolande FN, Sayantan B, Paramita G, Deblina S, Simplice MR, Christopher TB, Nabendu M Abstract Cancer is a disease resulting from the deregulation of cell growth control, caused by an interaction between dietary, genetic, and environmental risk factors. Melanoma accounts for about 4% of cancers diagnosed; however they represent 75% of skin cancer-related deaths, with the incidence and death rates having increased globally over the past few decades. Spondias cytherea is a plant from the family Anacardiaceae. Its usage in the treatment of wounds, sores, and burns is reported from several countries, but the a...
Source: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology - Category: Environmental Health Tags: J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol Source Type: research
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