Omega-3-Rich Fish Skin for Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers Omega-3-Rich Fish Skin for Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers
What benefits might omega-3-rich fish skin grafts offer in the management of treatment-resistant diabetic foot ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Renal Replacement Therapies?
Discussion Kidneys are amazing in that they filter the blood, eliminate toxins, balance fluids and electrolytes plus have a lot of reserve to do the job they need to do even when injured. Therefore, depending on the problem, chronic renal disease (CRD) often allows time before renal replacement therapy (RRT) is needed. RRT currently is dialysis (peritoneal or hemodialysis) or renal transplant. In general, the patient’s own kidneys do the best job for them but there is always a balance between the problems of CRD and its management, versus the potentially improved renal function with RRT. RRT itself though has a diffe...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

NIDCR's Summer 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Summer 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR to Release Report on Oral Health in America As a 20-year follow-up to the seminal Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, NIDCR will release Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges in the fall of 2021. The report will illuminate new directions...
Source: NIDCR Science News - July 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

AI spots healthy stem cells quickly and accurately
(Tokyo Medical and Dental University) Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have designed a deep learning-based system that accurately identifies individual skin stem cells grown under artificial conditions and tracks their motion. Using this system to perform quality control of stem cell cultures could improve the speed and efficiency of growing skin grafts for use in regenerative medicine and may also be useful for other types of stem cell cultures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves StrataGraft for Deep Partial-Thickness Thermal Burns
WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 -- The StrataGraft skin graft is approved for treatment of deep partial-thickness thermal burns in adults, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. The StrataGraft, produced from keratinocytes and dermal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Study Results Show IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib)-Based Combination Regimen as an All-Oral Fixed-Duration Treatment Demonstrated Superior Progression-Free Survival in Adult Patients with Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Raritan, N.J., June 12, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced primary results from the pivotal Phase 3 GLOW study (NCT03462719) evaluating fixed-duration IMBRUVICA® plus venetoclax (I+V) compared to chlorambucil plus obinutuzumab (Clb+O) for first-line treatment of elderly or unfit patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). The study demonstrated superior progression-free survival (PFS) of a once-daily, all-oral, fixed-duration regimen of I+V versus Clb+O as first-line treatment of CLL; the study also showed improved duratio...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Commitment to Advancing Transformative Innovations in Oncology with Scientific Updates from Deep, Diverse Pipeline and Portfolio at ASCO and EHA Virtual Scientific Programs
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 30 company-sponsored studies, including six oral presentations, will be featured during the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 4-8. Janssen presentations will include new data and updates for both approved and investigational therapeutics that are being studied for the treatment of various solid tumors and blood cancers. Immediately following ASCO, additional data will be featured during the European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Congress, June 9-17. A ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib)-Based Combination Regimen as a Fixed-Duration, First-Line Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Demonstrates High Rates of Disease Control
May 19, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data from the fixed-duration cohort of the investigational Phase 2 CAPTIVATE study, showing that 95 percent of patients treated with combined IMBRUVICA® plus venetoclax were alive and progression-free at two years.[1] Deep remissions were seen across all subgroups, including patients with high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).1 In addition, long-term data from the RESONATE-2 (PCYC-1115/1116) study will be presented, providing the longest follow-up Phase 3 data for any BTK inhibitor to date. Thes...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

New Recommendations on Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection New Recommendations on Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection
To keep the guideline manageable, recommendations are limited to the practice of reconstruction defined as'cutaneous closure that requires a flap, graft, or tissue rearrangement. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Scientists Report Creating the First Embryo With Human and Non-Human Primate Cells
In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera. The work, published in the journal Cell, describes the the first embryo containing both human and monkey cells that was cultured for 20 days. Led by Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, the study represents the culmination of decades of work in understanding early embryo development in non-human species, which Belmonte hopes will now apply to humans. But it is bound to raise serious ethical questions about the implications of combining human cells with those from a different species (even if it is a closely related one), and the...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fat grafting shows promise for cancer patients with radiation-induced skin injury
(Wolters Kluwer Health) As cancer survival rates improve, more people are living with the aftereffects of cancer treatment. For some patients, these issues include chronic radiation-induced skin injury - which can lead to potentially severe cosmetic and functional problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NPWT for Split-Thickness Skin Grafts on Trunk or Neck Wounds NPWT for Split-Thickness Skin Grafts on Trunk or Neck Wounds
Could negative pressure dressings offer another option for maintaining skin graft fixation on the difficult areas of the trunk or neck?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Breast Surgery?
Discussion Common reasons for seeing a breast surgeon would include management of benign or malignant masses with or without breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, and other reasons can be infection or trauma that need surgical treatment. The breast is formed starting around the 6th week of gestation by breast buds along the mammary line. Breasts then develop from the downgrowth of epithelia into the mesenchymal tissue, which continues to grow. Around 8-9 months a pit forms as entry into the lactiferous ducts. “Nipple inversion is caused either by failure of the lactiferous ducts to develop and grow during matur...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New Data Demonstrate Long-Term Benefit of IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) as First-Line Treatment for High-Risk Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
This study highlighted the need for cytogenetic/molecular testing before CIT treatment, consistent with clinical treatment guidelines.[8],[9]Real-World Prognostic Biomarker Testing, Treatment Patterns, And Dosing Among Patients With CLL/SLL From the informCLL™ Prospective Observational Registry (Abstract #547)An oral presentation on Monday, December 7, will feature results from the informCLL™ real-world prospective observational registry assessing treatment patterns in the era of novel agents.4 Key Study Findings:· The most common index treatment was IMBRUVICA®; the majority of patients treated with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Disease-Free Survival Data from CAPTIVATE Study Demonstrate Benefit of IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib)-Based Regimen as Fixed Duration, First-Line Treatment for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
December 5, 2020 (RARITAN, N.J.) – New data from the Phase 2 CAPTIVATE study were presented today during an oral session at the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting (Abstract #123). The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) plus venetoclax in the treatment of adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) and showed that, after achieving undetectable minimal residual disease (uMRD) in both the blood and bone marrow with the IMBRUVICA® combination regimen, the one-year disease-free survival (DFS) of patients randomized ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

NIDCR's Winter 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Winter 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Welcomes New Director Rena D’Souza Rena N. D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, was sworn in as the director of NIDCR by NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, on October 13. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. D’Souza was the assistant vice president for academic affairs and education for health s...
Source: NIDCR Science News - December 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cost Effectiveness of Fish Skin Grafts for Chronic DFUs Cost Effectiveness of Fish Skin Grafts for Chronic DFUs
Are fish skin grafts a more cost-effective treatment option for chronic diabetic foot ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Interventions for basal cell carcinoma of the skin
Why is this question important?Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer among people with white skin.BCC is not usually life ‐threatening but if left untreated, it can cause important disfigurement, especially on the face.Surgical removal of the affected area and surrounding skin is usually the first option for treating BCC. Several different surgical approaches exist as well as non ‐surgical treatments, such as radiotherapy (high doses of radiation that kill cancer cells), and anti‐cancer creams, gels and ointments.We reviewed the evidence from research studies, to find out which treatments ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Janssen Headlines American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting With More Than 35 Presentations Highlighting Deep, Diverse Oncology Pipeline and Portfolio
RARITAN, N.J., November 5, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today more than 35 company-sponsored studies, including 10 oral presentations, will be featured at the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place virtually December 5-8, 2020.In multiple myeloma, highlights include Phase 1b/2 results for the B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-targeted chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel); new and updated data for the anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody DARZALEX® (daratumumab) and the subcutane...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Treatment of deliberate self-harm scars with rotated thin-skin graft and minced-skin graft - Takaya K, Hayashi R, Aramaki-Hattori N, Okabe K, Sakai S, Asou T, Kishi K.
Scars developing after wrist cutting (a deliberate action of self-harm) have various patterns and are difficult to treat. In addition, they can occur at anatomically prominent sites and are easily recognized as caused by self-harm; thus, scars can cause li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

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 15, 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 2, 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:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology 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 27, 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