Podimetrics bags $13.4M for connected diabetic foot ulcer detection platform
The company will be using the funds to expand its business with the VA and other commercial payers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Linked To Bleeding In The Skull, New Report Says
(CNN) — Taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the skull in people without a history of those conditions, according to a new report. Researchers analyzed data from 13 previous studies in which over 130,000 people ages 42 to 74, who didn’t have a history of heart disease or stroke, were given either aspirin or a placebo for the prevention of these conditions. All the trials reported on the risk of head bleeding. People who took the placebo had a 0.46% risk of having a head bleed during the combined trial periods. For those who took aspirin,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aspirin CNN Source Type: news

PolarityTE Announces Clinical Data from Two Studies Showing 12-Week Closure of Difficult-to-Treat Lower Extremity Chronic Wounds Using SkinTE
SALT LAKE CITY, May 10, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PolarityTE, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTE), a biotechnology company developing and commercializing regenerative tissue products and biomaterials, announced today data from two pilot studies on ... Regenerative Medicine, Wound Care PolarityTE, SkinTE, diabetic foot ulcers (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Podimetrics completes $13.4 million funding for disease-detecting foot mat
Podimetrics, the maker of a smart foot mat that detects warning signs of diabetic foot ulcers, said on Thursday it raised $13.4 million in a funding round led by a group of investors, including venture capital firm Scientific Health Development. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Microbiota of Diabetic Wounds Linked to Healing Outcomes Microbiota of Diabetic Wounds Linked to Healing Outcomes
Different strains of bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes and therapeutic efficacy, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New biomaterials could promote natural wound healing
While doctors have various materials on hand to dress wounds, researchers continue to look for ways to improve those supplies. A recent development from a team at Imperial College London involves a new molecule that can change how traditional wound care materials react with the body. By interacting with tissues as healing takes place, the molecule can promote accelerated yet natural wound healing. Here are the details on this innovative wound care development: What is this new molecule? The researchers named the new molecules traction force-activated payloads, or TrAPs for short. They're designed to connect wound care ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 23, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound healing Source Type: news

Microbes in Diabetic Foot Ulcers May Help Predict Treatment Success
Title: Microbes in Diabetic Foot Ulcers May Help Predict Treatment SuccessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - April 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Microbes in Diabetic Foot Ulcers May Help Predict Treatment Success
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Some strains of Staph bacteria may slow the healing of diabetic foot ulcers, while other types of bacteria may promote healing, according to a new study. The results suggest that monitoring the bacterial populations... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Microbiomes of diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) New research suggests that the microbial communities associated with chronic wounds common in diabetic patients affect whether those wounds heal or lead to amputations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

10 Biggest Myths About Sleeping, According To Researchers
(CNN) — Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream. Many of us have notions about sleep that have little basis in fact and may even be harmful to our health, according to researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine, who conducted a study published Tuesday in the journal Sleep Health. “There’s such a link between good sleep and our waking success,” said lead study investigator Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. “And yet we often find ourselves debunking myths, whether ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News CNN Sleep Source Type: news

What is regenerative medicine and how can it promote wound healing?
  When traditional treatments fail to heal wounds, many doctors look to modern alternatives to help patients recover. Regenerative medicine is one of the most recent developments to become a worthy treatment alternative. Here’s an overview of regenerative medicine and its role in wound care: What is regenerative medicine? The National Institutes of Health defines regenerative medicine as the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace lost tissue or organ function. Through regeneration, replacement and rejuvenation, regenerative-medicine techniques work with the body’s nat...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 9, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Source Type: news

Use warm water and turmeric to cleanse your body, support digestion
(Natural News) The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) researches a wide range of digestive disorders — chronic constipation, gastrointestinal infections, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, ulcers, diverticulitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) among others. According to their 2010 data, the NIDDK states that “60 to 70 million people [in the U.S.] are affected by all digestive diseases.”  It’s likely that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Science-Backed Ways to Prevent Heart Attacks, According to New Guidelines
Experts have issued a new set of guidelines on the best ways to prevent first heart attacks, strokes and heart failure — and for the first time, they focus squarely on the patient. The new guidelines recognize how doctors can support people to not only address their medical risk factors, but also to change their behaviors and lifestyles in order to reduce their risk. The latest revisions to the guidelines, issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), were announced at the annual meeting of the ACC. They are intended to help doctors figure out a patient’s risk of h...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Heart Disease Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended To Prevent Heart Attacks In Older Adults
(CNN) — If you’re a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don’t turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It’s no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don’t have a high risk or existing heart disease, according to guidelines announced Sunday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. “For the most part, we are now much better at treating risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and especially high cholesterol,” said North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell, who wa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aspirin CNN Source Type: news

3 common types of chronic wounds
  How do you know if your wound is chronic? The severity of your injury, as well as complications that cause significant delays in healing, are common indicators. There are also certain kinds of wounds that often end up high on the chronic scale. Here are the three most common types of chronic wounds: Infectious wounds, surgical sites and ulcers are among the most common chronic wounds. 1. Infectious wounds When infection causes significant delays in healing, the wound often becomes chronic. According to Wound Care Centers, typical signs of chronic infectious wounds include bad odors, pus drainage, dead ti...
Source: Advanced Tissue - March 7, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection chronic wounds Source Type: news

Top tips for diabetic foot care
  Diabetes presents dangers for your feet, leaving you at a higher risk for developing an infection or encountering other serious complications from even the slightest of wounds. This is because diabetes can cause nerve damage and loss of feeling in your feet, as well as a reduction in blood flow that makes it more difficult for your body to heal wounds. With that said, there are preventative measures you can practice to keep your feet in good shape. Follow these diabetic foot care tips to prevent wound development and complications: Diabetic patients must take care of their feet to prevent wound development. Inspec...
Source: Advanced Tissue - March 1, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: diabetic wound care diabetic foot ulcer Source Type: news

Infrared smartphone cameras can detect diabetic foot ulcers
Research, published inDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice, suggests that infrared smartphone cameras can effectively detect diabetic foot ulcers, which may enhance daily clinical practice.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ROKIT Healthcare Announces a Novel Application of Dermal Regeneration Platform Using Proprietary Three-Dimensional Bioprinting Strategy
Applications of the treatment will expand to different indications in need to regenerative therapeutic strategies, including scar removal, burns, and pressure/diabetic foot ulcers SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 20, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Networ... Regenerative Medicine ROKIT Healthcare, INVIVO , 3D bioprinter, biofabrication (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Clever plasters cut the amputation risk for diabetics 
The patches are designed to treat diabetic leg and foot ulcers – long-term wounds that often fail to close for months or even years and affect 115,000 Britons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UrgoStart Lower Limb Ulcer Treatment Could Prevent 3,000 Amputations a Year
Interactive wound dressing UrgoStart is proven to reduce the healing time of leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 8, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Devices and Products Source Type: news

NICE recommends new wound dressing for diabetes patients
A unique wound dressing for venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers which could help prevent 3,000 diabetes-related amputations has been recommended by the National Institute For Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Why does a diabetic wound take longer to heal?
  Diabetes and wound healing have a complicated relationship, namely because many symptoms of the condition impact the body’s ability to recover at an average pace. As a result, patients with diabetes are also more susceptible to infection and other complications during the wound healing process. Even minor cuts, scrapes and blisters require cautious and mindful care. Here are the main reasons why diabetic wound healing is a slower process: Patients with diabetes are prone to delayed wound healing. Blood sugar levels Patients with diabetes have high blood sugar levels, which can inhibit nutrients and oxyg...
Source: Advanced Tissue - January 31, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: diabetic wound care diabetic ulcers diabetic foot ulcers diabetic wounds Source Type: news

6 medical device news stories to watch in 2019
Sandra Maddock, president & CEO of IMARC Research With new technology and groundbreaking medical device news making headlines every day, there has never been a more exciting time to be involved in clinical research. So much is changing so fast — faster than at any other time in the history of clinical research. At IMARC Research, we take pride in innovation. We’re constantly monitoring medical device trends and regulatory updates to determine how they might apply to the clinical research teams who enlist our oversight. We know this will be a transformational year, so we’re excited to kick off 201...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Verily, Sanofi-backed diabetes management program to offer Orpyx's foot ulcer sensors
The SurroSense Rx system will be available to Onduo's members in 2019. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

U.S. FDA removes safety warning from Smith & Nephew's diabetic gel
British medical products maker Smith& Nephew said on Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved the removal of a safety warning on its treatment for lower extremity diabetic neuropathic ulcers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Generex Biotechnology Expands Medical Device Portfolio With Acquisition of Olaregen Therapeutix Inc.
Announces Commercial Launch of FDA Approved Excellagen®, Proprietary, Patented Wound Care Product Focused on the Treatment of Complicated Wounds including Diabetic Ulcers and 16 Other FDA Approved Indications MIRAMAR, Florida, November 28, 2018 -- (... Devices, Wound Care, Mergers & Acquisitions Generex Biotechnology, Olaregen Therapeutix, Excellagen, flowable dermal matrix (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ulcers from diabetes? New shoe insole could provide healing on-the-go
(Purdue University) Purdue University researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for the 15 percent of Americans who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: What Triggers Peptic Ulcers?
-- The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is a dull or burning pain in your stomach, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says. Pain typically is felt between your belly button and breast bone, most often when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetic foot ulcers heal quickly with nitric oxide technology
(Michigan Technological University) Around the world, 425 million people live with diabetes and upwards of 15 percent develop foot ulcers, which increases their risk of death 2.5 times. A new nitric oxide-releasing technology has the potential to cut down the healing time of diabetic foot ulcers from 120 days to 21 days. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Be'Smart' With New Technology for Diabetic Foot Monitoring Be'Smart' With New Technology for Diabetic Foot Monitoring
Dr Neil Reeves urges clinicians to embrace new technologies such as pressure-sensing insoles to help patients take control of monitoring their health and prevent diabetic foot ulceration. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Report: MiMedx held lower-cost grafts from federal hospitals
MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG), already embroiled in an internal accounting snafu and several federal probes, reportedly held from government hospitals some of the lower-cost products it made available to private hospitals. In limiting its regenerative wound care offering to U.S. Veteran Affairs Dept. and other federal caregivers, Marietta, Ga.-based MiMedx ran up the tab on taxpayers, the Wall Street Journal reported. In September, MiMedx said a probe into its accounting practices turned up “conduct detrimental to the business or reputation of the company” on the part of four departed executives, following ...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Regenerative Medicine Wound Care defensedepartment MiMedx Group Inc. U.S. Veterans Affairs Dept. (VA) Source Type: news

' Smart' Insoles Reduce Diabetic Foot Ulcer Recurrence'Smart' Insoles Reduce Diabetic Foot Ulcer Recurrence
Pressure-sensing smart insoles that provide a wearer with feedback on high pressure points on their feet reduced diabetic foot ulcer recurrence in high-risk patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

LeucoPatch Promising in Hard-to-Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers LeucoPatch Promising in Hard-to-Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Patches made of autologous leucocytes, platelets, and fibrin (LeucoPatch) improve and hasten healing in hard-to-heal diabetic foot ulcers compared with good standard of care, show new trial data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

EO2 Announces Positive Results from Two Recent Studies: Double-Blind Randomized Study Evaluates Continuous Diffusion of Oxygen in Patients with Chronic Wounds and Second Pilot Study Builds on Growing Body of Clinical Evidence for the EO2 O2 Delivery System
SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 28, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- EO2 Concepts announced today the publication of a randomized, double-blind, multi-center study to evaluate the company's innovative, wearable EO2 Oxygen Delivery System (EO2 System) ... Devices, Wound Care EO2 Concepts, EO2 System, CDO therapy, diabetic foot ulcer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Blood Clot Product for Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulcers A Blood Clot Product for Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulcers
How did the application of a blood clot product to chronic neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers perform in terms of adverse events and wound healing?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 3, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Esaote launching its new ultrasound device to Nipro’s Infraredx launching in Japan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Esaote launches new ultrasound devices Esaote announced in an Aug. 2 press release that it has launched its new MyLab X7, MyLab X6 and MyLab X5 ultrasound systems. The MyLab X7 offers faster and more reliable ultrasounds with intuitive usability and ergonomics. MyLab X5 has zero-click automatic that speeds up assessments and enhances image quality. 2. Bonesupport inks deal with MTF Biologics Bonesuppor...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Catheters Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Ultrasound Bonesupport Esaote InfraReDx Inc. ivwatch MedTech Mindshare Medical Modulated Imaging MTF Bi Source Type: news

Driving Medical IoT Concepts with Force-Sensitive Resistor Technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a growing wave of change that brings several new challenges to design engineers across all industries and markets. While it is a somewhat nebulous concept, IoT is broadly defined as a network of smart devices that communicate with one another wirelessly, with little-to-no direct human interaction. In general, physicians and patients are becoming more accepting of medical treatment methods that offer the best opportunity for patients to live a normal life. Human contact will always be an important part in all medical treatment, but the development of smart medical devices, systems, an...
Source: MDDI - July 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Rob Podoloff and  Andy Dambeck Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 13, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Angiodroid receiving CE Mark approval to Masimo launching its vital signs app, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Angiodroid wins CE Mark for Angiopulse IABP Angiodroid announced in a July 11 press release that it has received CE Mark approval for its AngioPulse intra-aortic balloon pump device. The AngioPulse uses a new system for intra-aortic balloon pumps based on pressure regulation. It is designed for weaning solutions and is suitable for all types of patients needing intra-aortic balloon pump therapy. 2. Visura Technol...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound angiodroid Healcerio Lipogems Masimo MedTech Oculocare ReDress Visura Technologies Source Type: news

Sanuwave Health, HyperMed partner for DermaPace diabetic foot ulcer study
Sanuwave Health (OTC:SNWV) said yesterday it is partnering with HyperMed to sponsor a clinical investigation exploring Sanuwave’s DermaPace system designed for treating diabetic foot ulcers. The joint study will look to quantify the level of increased perfusion and oxygenation during and after treatment with the DermaPace, Suwanee, Ga.-based Sanuwave said. The study will use HyperMed’s Hyperview spectral imaging device to measure oxygen saturation, oxyhemoglobin levels and deoxyhemoglobin levesl in superficial tissue. Sanuwave said that an initial case series in the study will be performed at two sites, Ne...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Wound Care SANUWAVE Health Inc. Source Type: news

Turning Surgeons Into Innovators Without Taking Them Out of the OR
Academic hospitals have all the makings for rich medical device development. They have physicians to identify surgical needs, researchers to test theories, bioengineers to design and create devices and patients to participate in clinical trials. However, disconnect between engineering and surgical departments makes innovation a challenge. So does surgeons' all-consuming job Number One—treating patients. Surgical Innovations, part of the University of California, San Francisco's Department of Surgery and Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, aims to open communication between clinical academic surgeons and bioeng...
Source: MDDI - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

New plaster uses nitric oxide gas to heal wounds faster
Professor Steve Bain, from the Diabetes Research Unit at Swansea University, said the gas plaster had the potential to radically improve healing in many patients with foot ulcers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hemoglobin A1c Levels Not Tied to Wound Outcomes
THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 -- There does not appear to be a clinically meaningful association between baseline or prospective hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Dressing Improves Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers New Dressing Improves Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
A new wound dressing that generates nitric oxide (EDX110) improves healing of diabetic foot ulcers, according to results from the ProNOx1 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New device ‘dramatically’ improves diabetic foot ulcer healing
A new wound care device, that harnesses the properties of nitric oxide, can heal diabetic foot ulcers faster and more effectively than current standard care, according to those behind the technology. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

These Smart Socks Could Kick Diabetic Foot Ulcers to the Curb
A new digital health company wants to has a new wearable technology that could knock the socks off of patients with diabetes. San Francisco, CA-based Siren launched a diabetic sock and monitoring system designed to proactively and continuously track foot temperature, helping patients detect signs of inflammation, the precursor to diabetic foot ulcers, a condition that leads to more than 100,000 foot and leg amputations each year in the United States. Don't miss the Sensors Zone at the BIOMEDevice Boston Conference and Expo, April 18-19. This dedicated area of the expo floor will showcase how sensors are disr...
Source: MDDI - March 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Digital Health Electronics Source Type: news

Siren launches smart sock for diabetes patients, announces $3.4M in funding
San Francisco-based microsensor textile company Siren has announced the first product using its proprietary Neurofabric material. The Siren Diabetic Sock and Foot Monitoring System and its accompanying app monitor wearers ’ foot temperature as an early warning sign of inflammation and, subsequently, diabetic foot ulcers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Hydrogel may help heal diabetic ulcers
(Rice University) A hydrogel invented at Rice University that is adept at helping the body heal may also be particularly good at treating wounds related to diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Organogenesis launches new sizing option for PuraPly wound care device
MIT-spinoff Organogenesis announced today that its PuraPly antimicrobial wound care device is now available in a 1.6-cm disc size. The Canton, Mass.-based company’s PuraPly AM product includes a broad-spectrum antibiotic, polyhexamethylene biguanide, embedded into a purified native collagen matrix. The device is cleared to treat an array of wound types, including pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, trauma wounds and diabetic ulcers. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Organogenesis launches new sizing option for PuraPly wound care device appeared first on MassDevi...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wound Care Organogenesis Inc. Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt Enrolls First Patient in Phase 1 Study of ExpressGraft(TM)C9T1 Skin Tissue
Study of Genetically Engineered Human Skin Substitute to Assess Safety and Tolerability in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers STAINES-UPON-THAMES, United Kingdom, Feb. 14, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK... Devices, Wound Care Mallinckrodt plc, ExpressGraft-C9T1, diabetic foot ulcers (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news