Host tissue T cells may have an unexpected role in graft-versus-host disease
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new study has found that skin and intestinal T cells in the recipient survive conditioning regimens and continue to perform their normal functions. Under certain conditions, these T cells can become activated by donor white blood cells and play a previously unappreciated role in acute GVHD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is a compound fracture wound?
  There are over one million broken bone injuries in the U.S. on a yearly basis, as estimated by the Cleveland Clinic. Among the several types of these injuries is a compound fracture. In the event that you hear that fateful crack, here’s a quick guide to compound fractures: A compound fracture is a type of broken bone. What is a compound fracture? Also known as an open fracture, compound fractures occur when there is an open wound or skin tear in the affected area, making the broken bone visible. It’s often the fragment of the bone itself that breaks through the skin and causes the open wound....
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 24, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care wound healing wound care treatment Source Type: news

MolecuLight Launches i:X(R) Sterile Surgical Sleeve for Imaging of Bacteria in Wounds in a Surgical Setting
New Disposable Sleeve allows MolecuLight i:X to Be Used in Operating Rooms (for skin grafts and skin substitutes), in Covid-19 Wards and in MRSA Isolation Wards TORONTO, July 9, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - MolecuLight Inc., the lea... Devices, Surgery, Wound Care, Product Launch MolecuLight, MolecuLight i:X, fluorescence imaging, i:X Sterile Surgical Sleeve (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hairy human skin generated from stem cells
Researchers created hair-growing skin from human stem cells and successfully grafted it to mice. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Facial Fat Grafting Used For?
Title: What Is Facial Fat Grafting Used For?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 5/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) Plus Rituximab for the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
HORSHAM, Pa., April 21, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in combination with rituximab for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) who are new to therapy. The approval is based on positive results from the landmark Phase 3 E1912 study that was designed and conducted by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) and sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. Today’s mi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Handheld 3D Printer Could Be Game Changer in Burn and Trauma Care
A new handheld 3D printer that looks sort of like a packing tape dispenser can apply sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds, and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process, according to researchers from University of Toronto Engineering and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. The handheld 3D printer can apply sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds. It could be seen in a clinical setting within the next five years, according to researchers. Image courtesy Daria Perevezentsev/University of Toronto Engineering News. The device covers wounds with a uniform sheet of bio...
Source: MDDI - March 8, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news

Is Vaping a Scourge on Your Skin?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 -- Burns on the face, arms and hands that require skin grafts. Acne boils and ugly rashes. Black hairy tongue and other oral lesions. These are some of the ways that vaping can do serious damage to someone's skin, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Best treatment for a burn is 20 minutes of cooling with running water
Study shows children treated in this way are 40% less likely to need skin grafts Related items fromOnMedica Abused babies sicker and younger than those accidentally injured Blackouts or loss of consciousness Avoid benzodiazepines in people treated for opioid dependence Speed of MI symptom onset affects patients ’ response Pay more heed to parent concern over sick children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

To best treat a burn, first cool with running water, study shows
(American College of Emergency Physicians) New research in the January edition of Annals of Emergency Medicine reveals that cooling with running water is the best initial treatment for a child's burn. Researchers found that cool running water can reduce the odds of needing a skin graft, expedite healing and lessen the chance that a young burn victim requires admission to the hospital or an operating procedure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six patients with rare blood disease are doing well after gene therapy clinical trial
UCLA researchers are part of an international team that reported the use of a stem cell gene therapy to treat nine people with the rare, inherited blood disease known as X-linked chronic granulomatous disease, or X-CGD. Six of those patients are now in remission and have stopped other treatments. Before now, people with X-CGD – which causes recurrent infections, prolonged hospitalizations for treatment, and a shortened lifespan – had to rely on bone marrow donations for a chance at remission.“With this gene therapy, you can use a patient’s own stem cells instead of donor cells for a transplant,&rdqu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Five-inch HORN removed from man's back was skin cancer
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: The horn was the result of a common cancer called a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Doctors in Chester removed it and covered the hole with a skin graft. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The man with a five-inch HORN sticking out of his back: Labourer's lump turned out to be skin cancer
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: The horn was the result of a common cancer called a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Doctors in Chester removed it and covered the hole with a skin graft. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Split-Thickness Skin Grafting for Foot and Ankle Wounds Split-Thickness Skin Grafting for Foot and Ankle Wounds
What have we learned about lower extremity wound healing among patients with peripheral arterial disease who underwent split-thickness skin grafting?Wounds (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Canadian skin banks ready to help New Zealand treat volcanic eruption victims
International tissue banks have mobilized to help New Zealand meet its need for an estimated 1.2 million square centimetres of skin to be grafted onto victims of Monday's eruption on White Island, which killed 16 people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Community Tissue Services to aid victims of White Island volcanic eruption
One of Dayton ’s largest nonprofits is at the forefront of efforts to aid victims of a volcanic eruption overseas. Community Tissue Services, based in Kettering, has shipped nearly 1,000 skin grafts to New Zealand to treat victims of the recent White Island volcanic eruption. New Zealand has requested 1,292 s quare feet of skin to treat patients who were injured in the eruption. Christopher Graham, chief business development officer at Community Tissue Services, said the organization has provided… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Community Tissue Services to aid victims of White Island volcanic eruption
One of Dayton ’s largest nonprofits is at the forefront of efforts to aid victims of a volcanic eruption overseas. Community Tissue Services, based in Kettering, has shipped nearly 1,000 skin grafts to New Zealand to treat victims of the recent White Island volcanic eruption. New Zealand has requested 1,292 s quare feet of skin to treat patients who were injured in the eruption. Christopher Graham, chief business development officer at Community Tissue Services, said the organization has provided… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Acellular Fish Skin Graft Use for Diabetic Wound Healing Acellular Fish Skin Graft Use for Diabetic Wound Healing
Might a novel acellular fish skin graft offer a new effective treatment option for diabetic foot ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Boston Hospital Completes First African American Full Facial Transplant
BOSTON (CNN) — Robert Chelsea just got a new face, and with it, he is the latest milestone in the burgeoning world of facial transplant surgery. He is the first African American to receive a full facial transplant, with a successful surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. A black patient in Paris received a partial face transplant in 2007. At 68 years old, he’s the oldest person to undergo the surgery as well. “It’s a great wonder,” Chelsea told CNN in a phone interview on Friday. “This whole process gave me a whole new dimension on seeing myself.” After the standa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Offbeat Syndicated CBSN Boston Brigham and Women's Hospital Source Type: news

He ’s the First African American to Receive a Face Transplant. His Story Could Change Health Care
Robert Chelsea turned down the first face he was offered. It was a fine face, one that could have taken him off the transplant waiting list after just a couple months. But Chelsea—severely disfigured after a catastrophic car accident five years earlier—was in no hurry. He’d gotten used to tilting his head back so food and water wouldn’t fall out of his nearly lipless mouth. He knew how to respond compassionately to children who stared in shock and fear. The face, offered in May 2018, had belonged to a man with skin that was much fairer than what remained of Chelsea’s—so light that Chelse...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Source Type: news

Creatine powers T cells ’ fight against cancer
Creatine, the organic acid that is popularly taken as a supplement by athletes and bodybuilders, serves as a molecular battery for immune cells by storing and distributing energy to power their fight against cancer, according to new UCLA research.The study, conducted in mice and published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, is the first to show that creatine uptake is critical to the anti-tumor activities of CD8 T cells, also known as killer T cells, the foot soldiers of the immune system. The researchers also found that creatine supplementation can improve the efficacy of existing immunotherapies.“Because oral ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Non intentional burns in children: analyzing prevention and acute treatment in a highly developed country - Moehrlen T, Landolt MA, Meuli M, Moehrlen U.
The objective of this study was to evaluate where and when pediatric burn injuries occurred. Furthermore the quality of first aid treatment, ratio of skin grafting and length of hospital stay were evaluated. The patient records of 749 children with acute b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

In a first, MGH surgeons use genetically modified pig skin in graft
Pig skin isn ’t just for football these days.  Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons have successfully used genetically engineered pig skin for the temporary closure of a burn wound, the first time pig tissue derived from an animal with gene edits has been transplanted directly onto a human wound.  The F DA-cleared phase one clinical trial was led by surgeon Dr. Jeremy Goverman of MGH's Sumner Redstone Burn Center.  “It is not the trial itself that is so mind-boggling and intriguing to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Comparison of NPWT and Mechanical Fixation in Skin Grafts Comparison of NPWT and Mechanical Fixation in Skin Grafts
How do these fixation methods for skin grafting compare in terms of efficacy and wound complications?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Argentum Targets Emerging Superbug with Antimicrobial Dressing
Argentum Medical’s antimicrobial dressings received an extra bit of validation after strong results from recent lab findings. The Geneva, IL-based company’s Silverlon antimicrobial dressing was found to effectively kill Candida Auris (C. Auris), the emerging “superbug” causing invasive, potentially fatal human infection in more than 30 countries, including the U.S. Argentum Medical commissioned Microbiological Consultants, an independent FDA-registered pharmaceutical testing laboratory, to establish if its metallic wound dressings can destroy C. Auris ...
Source: MDDI - September 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Large-Defect Resurfacing: A Comparison of Skin Graft Results Large-Defect Resurfacing: A Comparison of Skin Graft Results
This study reports the clinical results of large skin grafts after sarcoma resection or traumatic injury repair.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Cool running water first aid decreases skin grafting requirements in pediatric burns: a cohort study of two thousand four hundred ninety-five children - Griffin BR, Frear CC, Babl F, Oakley E, Kimble RM.
STUDY OBJECTIVE: First-aid guidelines recommend the administration of cool running water in the early management of thermal injury. Our objective is to analyze the associations between first aid and skin-grafting requirements in children with burns. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New hydrogels show promise in treating bone defects
Bioengineers and dentists from the UCLA School of Dentistry have developed a new hydrogel that is more porous and effective in promoting tissue repair and regeneration compared to hydrogels that are currently available. Once injected in a mouse model, the new hydrogel is shown to induce migration of naturally occurring stem cells to better promote bone healing. Current experimental applications using hydrogels and stem cells introduced into the body or expensive biological agents can come with negative side effects.The findings, published online in the journal Nature Communications, suggest that in the near future the...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Surgeons save carpenter's hand in 17 hours of surgery after he caught it in an electric saw
Anthony Lelliott, 46, from Walton-on-Thames, feared he would lose his hand after the accident. A team of surgeons worked on his hand over weeks, the first 13-hour operation involving two skin grafts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New hydrogels show promise in treating bone defects
Bioengineers and dentists from the UCLA School of Dentistry have developed a new hydrogel that is more porous and effective in promoting tissue repair and regeneration compared to hydrogels that are currently available. Once injected in a mouse model, the new hydrogel is shown to induce migration of naturally occurring stem cells to better promote bone healing. Current experimental applications using hydrogels and stem cells introduced into the body or expensive biological agents can come with negative side effects.The  findings, published online in the journal Nature Communications, suggest that in the near future th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MDX Viewer Detects Early Warning Signs in Brain Oxygenation During Cardiovascular Surgeries
Patients who undergo open heart surgeries sometimes suffer from post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD), which could be caused by lack of oxygen to the brain while under anesthesia. Of the roughly 500,000 patients receiving coronary artery bypass grafting procedures each year, 14–48 percent can be affected with this condition, according to David Platt, PhD, CEO of MDX Life Sciences. If the anesthesiologist notices when a patient’s brain is becoming hypoxic during surgery, steps can be taken to restore oxygen flow. However, detecting that the brain is not receiving enough oxygen is no...
Source: MDDI - July 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Woman, 32, needed 10 surgeries to treat an infected 'flesh-eating' abscess mistaken for tonsillitis
Stacey Raymond, 32, of London, went to A&E when her suspected tonsillitis persisted. An abscess in the neck ate away at the tissue in her neck, needing ten surgeries and a skin graft. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man has his penis reconstructed using tissue from his arm after it was burnt off
The 25-year-old man, known as Ramesh, said the surgery was 'nothing less than a miracle'. Surgeons in India used a skin graft with tissue, vessels and nerves. Later they will insert implants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypochlorous Acid as Topical Therapy After Skin Grafting Hypochlorous Acid as Topical Therapy After Skin Grafting
Is this topical wound dressing an effective means of controlling infection and postoperative pain after skin grafting?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Inuit sue federal government over medical experiments that included skin grafts
Five Inuit have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over medical experiments, including skin grafts, they say were performed on them in the 1960s and '70s. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

The healing power of fish skin for a dog named Stella
(Michigan State University) Michigan State University veterinarians used a creative approach to treat the burns of Stella, a 1-year-old Rottweiler puppy, who escaped a house fire. Smoke inhalation prohibited Stella from being sedated for skin grafts, so the team from the MSU Veterinary Medical Center used cod fish skins to help heal Stella's burns. This successful treatment could help other animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neurofilament Antibodies-Check Them Out
Widely Used and Frequently PublishedOurNeurofilament Antibodies are well characterized and research ready. Here is a recent publication using one of ourNeurofilament Heavy Antibodies. Jennifer M. Hahn, Kelly A. Combs, Christopher M. Lloyd, Kevin L. McFarland, Steven T. Boyce, and Dorothy M. Supp.Identification of Merkel cells associated with neurons in engineered skin substitutes after grafting to full thickness wounds. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3): e0213325. Published online 2019 Mar 5. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213325.Figures: Merkel cells in grafted ESS are associated with neurons expression neurofilament heavy (NF-M) by eigh...
Source: Neuromics - May 22, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Neurofilament Antibody Neurofilament Markers Neurofilament-H Antibody Neuronal Markers NF-H antibody Source Type: news

What is road rash and how can you treat it at home?
Also known as raspberries or strawberries, road rash wounds are a type of skin abrasion. Most road rash wounds are minor injuries that you can easily treat at home if you know the right steps to take. Here's your quick guide to road rash: Biking accidents are common causes of road rash. What is road rash? Caused by an unfortunate run-in with a rough surface, road rash occurs when a layer of skin is scraped away from the body. Road rash injuries commonly result from falls when biking, skateboarding or running outside. Severe injuries that rip away multiple layers of tissue may require skin grafting surgery to rep...
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 20, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Source Type: news

Surgeons to use product from Cambridge's Vericel on baby born without skin
Vericel Corp. said Tuesday that it growing skin grafts for Ja ’bari Gray has been intensive care since being born earlier this year with skin only on his head. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Surgeons to use product from Cambridge's Vericel on baby born without skin
Vericel Corp. said Tuesday that it growing skin grafts for Ja ’bari Gray has been intensive care since being born earlier this year with skin only on his head. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

'We are not monkeys': Inuit speak out about skin grafts done without consent in 1970s
Inuit remember researchers in Igloolik, Nunavut, removing pieces of their skin and grafting it on other people. The procedures are outlined in a 2005 memoir by a well-known Canadian physician who later became recognized as an expert in medical ethics. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Parascapular Free Flap for Burnt Hand Parascapular Free Flap for Burnt Hand
Find out how a thermal injury of the hand was managed with a parascapular fascial free flap and split-thickness skin graft.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Autologous grafting of cryopreserved prepubertal rhesus testis produces sperm and offspring
Testicular tissue cryopreservation is an experimental method to preserve the fertility of prepubertal patients before they initiate gonadotoxic therapies for cancer or other conditions. Here we provide the proof of principle that cryopreserved prepubertal testicular tissues can be autologously grafted under the back skin or scrotal skin of castrated pubertal rhesus macaques and matured to produce functional sperm. During the 8- to 12-month observation period, grafts grew and produced testosterone. Complete spermatogenesis was confirmed in all grafts at the time of recovery. Graft-derived sperm were competent to fertilize r...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Fayomi, A. P., Peters, K., Sukhwani, M., Valli-Pulaski, H., Shetty, G., Meistrich, M. L., Houser, L., Robertson, N., Roberts, V., Ramsey, C., Hanna, C., Hennebold, J. D., Dobrinski, I., Orwig, K. E. Tags: Development r-articles Source Type: news

Guide to chronic wound treatment methods
  A wound becomes chronic when it fails to progress through the normal healing stages. According to Wound Source, if the wound doesn’t show significant signs of healing within 30 days, doctors should begin treating it as a chronic wound. In the event that a wound becomes chronic, doctors may prescribe one or more of the following treatment methods: Some chronic wounds require surgery to promote healing. Cleansing Chronic wounds require careful attention and cautious yet frequent cleansing between dressing changes to promote healing. The exact steps will vary depending on the wound. For instance,...
Source: Advanced Tissue - February 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing chronic wounds healing wounds Source Type: news

Several Minor Surgeries Preferred in Some Dermatology Cases Several Minor Surgeries Preferred in Some Dermatology Cases
Multiple step-by-step surgeries in place of a major procedure to remove diseased skin related to hidradenitis suppurativa can eliminate the need for skin grafts, a small pilot study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Connective tissue on the wrong road -- When organs start to scar
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) The increased deposition of connective tissue is a problem in chronic diseases of many organs such as the lungs (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis), liver (cirrhosis), kidneys (kidney fibrosis), gut (graft versus host disease), and the skin (systemic sclerosis). Up to 40 percent of all deaths in industrial nations are caused by the deposition of connective tissue with subsequent tissue scarring. In spite of this, there are currently very few effective treatments available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reconstruction of Giant Facial Congenital Melanocytic Nevi Reconstruction of Giant Facial Congenital Melanocytic Nevi
In this report, the surgical reconstruction of a facial giant congenital melanocytic nevus using partial-thickness scalp skin graft is described.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

RenovaCare chairman ponies up nearly $16m for wound-healing stem cell SkinGun
RenovaCare (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has announced an equity financing for $15.5 million from Kalen Capital Corporation, the family office of Harmel Rayat, who is the majority shareholder and chairman of RenovaCare. The equity financing increases his family office’s total equity investment in RenovaCare to over $20 million. “Our long-term investment in RenovaCare speaks to our conviction that patients worldwide urgently need and deserve our regenerative SkinGun therapy, which sprays a patient’s own stem cells for rapid self-healing,” Rayat said in a press release. “I’m more confident...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Regenerative Medicine Stem Cells RenovaCare Source Type: news

Cornea Problem? Precise Bio Can Print You Out a New One
Winston-Salem, NC-based Precise Bio, a regenerative medicine company that is working on advancing the use of bio-printed tissue and organs to patients, recently launched a dedicated ophthalmology business unit to support attainment of near-term opportunities in the ophthalmology arena as it builds a portfolio of programs in additional indications. The company has developed what it calls a 4D bio-fabrication platform technology that comprises cell expansion, bio-materials, processes, and printing technology. According to Aryeh Batt, co-founder and CEO of Precise Bio, the company is the first to transplant a 3D-printed corne...
Source: MDDI - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: 3-D Printing Implants Source Type: news