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A natural ligand for the orphan receptor GPR15 modulates lymphocyte recruitment to epithelia
We describe the purification from porcine colonic tissue extracts of an agonistic ligand for GPR15 and its functional characterization. In humans, this ligand, which we named GPR15L, is encoded by the gene C10ORF99 and has some features similar to the CC family of chemokines. GPR15L was found in some human and mouse epithelia exposed to the environment, such as the colon and skin. In humans, GPR15L was also abundant in the cervix. In skin, GPR15L was readily detected after immunologic challenge and in human disease, for example, in psoriatic lesions. Allotransplantation of skin from Gpr15l-deficient mice onto wild-type mic...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Suply, T., Hannedouche, S., Carte, N., Li, J., Grosshans, B., Schaefer, M., Raad, L., Beck, V., Vidal, S., Hiou-Feige, A., Beluch, N., Barbieri, S., Wirsching, J., Lageyre, N., Hillger, F., Debon, C., Dawson, J., Smith, P., Lannoy, V., Detheux, M., Bitsch Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Gene therapy trial offers hope for Harry
Harry and his father at Dana/Farber-Boston Children’s In their Brookline home-away-from-home, 2-year-old Duy Anh “Harry” Le plays with blocks and pop-up toys on the floor with his mother, Thao Nguyen. He is lively and happy, and his skin is clear. He looks almost nothing like the sickly baby covered in eczema who arrived in Boston from his native Vietnam in November of 2016 to participate in a gene therapy clinical trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Children with the potentially life-threatening, inherited immune system deficiency have difficulty producing platelets, the blood component that fosters clot...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Sung-Yun Pai gene therapy Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome Source Type: news

Pain and itch outcome trajectories differ among European American and African American survivors of major thermal burn injury
Over half of individuals experiencing major thermal burn injury (MThBI) receive an autologous skin graft (autograft), in which skin is removed from a healthy " donor " site and transplanted to the burn site. Persistent pain/itch at the graft site are major causes of suffering and disability in MThBI survivors. African Americans have a higher risk of MThBI, and in other clinical settings African Americans experience a greater burden of pain and itch relative to European Americans. However, to our knowledge, ethnic differences in skin graft site pain/itch outcomes after MThBI have not been assessed. We evaluated sk...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early ambulation after-grafting of lower extremity burns
Early ambulation of lower extremity burns that undergo a skin graft may help to avoid some of the complications associated with immobilization. Despite recent evidence supporting early ambulation, post-operative immobilization following lower extremity skin grafting is still a common practice. The purpose of this single centre, observational study was to retrospectively assess the outcomes of lower extremity skin graft cases dressed with a multi-layer compression bandage who were ambulated in the immediate post-operative period (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin Graft-based Gene Therapy Treats Diabetes in Mice
A small patch of engineered cells makes an enzyme that stimulates insulin release. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 4, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,The Scientist Source Type: news

Skin transplants could treat type 2 diabetes and obesity
Scientists have described a novel approach using CRISPR and skin grafts to boost insulin levels and reduce weight in mice. The study was published inCell Stem Cell.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Genetically engineered skin grafts may help with diabetes, obesity
Genetically engineered skin grafts are effective on wild type mice with healthy immune systems, but diet-induced diabetes and obesity, study finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics Source Type: news

Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice
'Therapeutic skin grafts' might someday treat multiple diseases, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Genes and Gene Therapy, Stem Cells (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avita to seek PMA for ReCell burn indication, considers making US operations hub
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) today released an update on its future plans, saying it it intends to submit an application to the FDA for Premarket Approval for its ReCell device for use in patients with severe burns and that it’s considering making the US its center of operations. The ReCell device is designed to use the patient’s own skin cells to treat a variety of skin issues, including burns, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, the company said. Avita said that the decision to pursue FDA approval for the device under the indication came after it completed a US pivotal trial of the device for treating bur...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Avita Medical Ltd. Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for July 3, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. BD extends Bard note exchange offering again Becton Dickinson said today is once again extending its exchange offering for up to $1.1 billion in outstanding C. R. Bard notes from July 3 to August 1. The company is offering exch...
Source: Mass Device - July 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Avita Medical touts ReCell skin graft study data
This study suggests that its use [on] skin graft donor [sites] should promote healing and improve long-term aesthetic results,” trial investigators wrote. In evaluations of the donor sites, both patients and independent observers reported that the sites treated with autologous skin cell suspension “displayed better physical attributes” and patients were reportedly more satisfied with the healing quality. “We are excited about these results, as together, the data show that ReCell can be deployed both to reduce patient trauma, and to help patients heal faster. Our pivotal trial in the US, announced la...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Avita Medical Ltd. Source Type: news

New trial data bolsters case for ‘spray on skin’ for burns
The developers of a “spray on skin” product claim new trial findings show the innovative technique can significantly improve the treatment of burns victims by reducing the need for skin grafts. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt launches pivotal trial for StrataGraft regenerative skin graft
Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK) said today that it enrolled the 1st patient in the pivotal Phase III trial of its StrataGraft skin tissue graft. The study is slated to include patients with 3% to 49% total body surface area of severe thermal burns. Researchers intend to evaluate outcomes including the area of StrataGraft treatment site that requires a subsequent autograft compared to the control site and the proportion of participants that achieve durable wound closure of the treatment site without autograft placement. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Mallinckrodt launches pivo...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat Mallinckrodt Source Type: news

Man Whose Hand Was Sewed Into Stomach Is On The Road To Recovery
Carlos Mariotti’s life changed forever in March 2016.  The machine operator in São Ludgero, Brazil, suffered a horrific accident to his left hand when it was trapped in a machine used to make plastic tableware. The skin of the hand was torn off and the bones and tendons were exposed, according to Barcroft TV. Some doctors who looked at Mariotti thought amputation was the only possibility, but Dr. Boris Brandao, an orthopedic and traumatology doctor, had another solution: Insert the damaged hand into the patient’s belly to protect it from infections until skin graft operations could be done...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man Whose Hand Was Sewn Into Stomach Is On The Road To Recovery
Carlos Mariotti’s life changed forever in March 2016.  The machine operator in São Ludgero, Brazil, suffered a horrific accident to his left hand when it was trapped in a machine used to make plastic tableware. The skin of the hand was torn off and the bones and tendons were exposed, according to Barcroft TV. Some doctors who looked at Mariotti thought amputation was the only possibility, but Dr. Boris Brandao, an orthopedic and traumatology doctor, had another solution: Insert the damaged hand into the patient’s belly to protect it from infections until skin graft operations could be done...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man Whose Hand Was Sewn Into Abdomen Is On The Road To Recovery
Carlos Mariotti’s life changed forever in March 2016.  The machine operator in São Ludgero, Brazil, suffered a horrific accident to his left hand when it was trapped in a machine used to make plastic tableware. The skin of the hand was torn off and the bones and tendons were exposed, according to Barcroft TV. Some doctors who looked at Mariotti thought amputation was the only possibility, but Dr. Boris Brandao, an orthopedic and traumatology doctor, had another solution: Insert the damaged hand into the patient’s belly to protect it from infections until skin graft operations could be done...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man Whose Hand Was Sewn Into Abdomen Is On The Road To Recovery
Carlos Mariotti’s life changed forever in March 2016.  The machine operator in São Ludgero, Brazil, suffered a horrific accident to his left hand when it was trapped in a machine used to make plastic tableware. The skin of the hand was torn off and the bones and tendons were exposed, according to Barcroft TV. Some doctors who looked at Mariotti thought amputation was the only possibility, but Dr. Boris Brandao, an orthopedic and traumatology doctor, had another solution: Insert the damaged hand into the patient’s belly to protect it from infections until skin graft operations could be done...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Avita ReCell pivotal meets endpoints, shares jump
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) saw shares rise over 5% today after announcing that the pivotal clinical trial of its regenerative ReCell device for treating severe burns met both co-primary endpoints. The ReCell device is designed to use the patient’s own skin cells to treat a variety of skin issues, including burns, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, the Cambridge, U.K.-based said. The company said that the data from the 30-patient trial would be submitted to the FDA as it pursues PMA approval for its ReCell autologous cell harvesting device, which it hopes to submit in mid-2017, with a hopeful timeline of a...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Avita Medical Ltd. Source Type: news

In A Bold New Book, Earth Is Left Uninhabitable By War
Lidia Yuknavitch’s latest novel, The Book of Joan, pays homage to a figure who’s inspired the author since her Catholic upbringing: a woman and a martyr, Joan of Arc. In an interview with The Rumpus, Yuknavitch explained how the historic idol allowed her to turn her suffering into “something more like girl power,” and her novel makes that personal connection clear. Honoring the story of 1400s Joan, Yuknavitch’s book follows another Joan on a near-future expedition. As a girl, she learns that she’s intimately connected with Earth, down to her anatomy, which includes a blue light that emi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Salve and burdock: a safe, effective Amish remedy for treatment of traumatic wounds? - Flurry MD, Herring KL, Carr LW, Hauck RM, Potochny JD.
BACKGROUND: Amish patients show a demonstrated preference for traditional, herbal remedies over modern medical interventions such as skin grafting. One such remedy is a mixture of Burn& Wound Ointment (B& W Ointment; Holistic Acres, LLC; Newcomerstown, O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Toddler Who Lost Eye To Cancer Forms Special Bond With Toy That Looks Like Her
A 3-year-old girl who lost her eye to cancer found a special friend in a toy bunny with the same condition. Danielle Munger’s daughter Brynn was diagnosed with a rare cancer called undifferentiated sarcoma shortly after her first birthday when doctors discovered a tumor behind her left eye. As a result, she had to undergo multiple surgeries and ultimately lost her eye. Today, Brynn has been in remission for over 16 months. In honor of her third birthday in March, Danielle gave her daughter a custom-made bunny, who also has one eye. The Utah mom ordered the bunny from Jessica Sebastian of Sebastian Design. Danielle t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case 66: Aspergillus invasive skin graft infection in a child suffering from severe burns.
Medical images: Paediatric aspergillosisImages (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

The stem cell ‘skin gun’ that’s aiming to disrupt wound care
RenovaCare’s SkinGun uses a patient’s own stem cells to heal their wounds faster and more efficiently than a traditional skin graft. Pennsylvania state police officer Matthew Uram suffered severe second-degree burns to his face, right arm and leg after a friend’s bonfire got out of control. Uram was facing months of painful skin grafts, the standard treatment in wound care for burns. But instead, he was one of the first patients to be treated with RenovaCare’s stem-cell-spraying SkinGun. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post The stem cell ‘skin gun&r...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Stem Cells Wound Care RenovaCare Source Type: news

[In Depth] iPS cell therapy reported safe
Japanese researchers reported this week that the first trial of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in a human has proved safe and effective in halting the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), though there was minimal improvement in vision. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly. The team took a skin sample from the patient and derived iPS cells, which can be used to create all the tissues within a body. They differentiated the iPS cells into the kind of retinal tissue damaged by AMD and surgically slipped a small replacement graft into one of the patient's eyes. Starting with the patient...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dennis Normile Tags: Regenerative Medicine Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Spineology wins expanded FDA clearance for Elite interbody fusion system Spinal tech developer Spineology said today it won expanded FDA clearance for its Elite expandable interbody fusion system designed for spinal fusion proc...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Merit Medical backs Bluegrass Vascular ’ s Surfacer ‘ inside-out ’ catheter
Bluegrass Vascular Technologies said today that it entered a “strategic relationship” with Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) for its Surfacer “inside-out” catheter that includes an equity stake and a distribution agreement. The Surfacer device is designed to provide access to the jugular vein to restore central venous access in hemodialysis patients with blocked neck veins; it won CE Mark approval in the European Union last August. The catheter is threaded through the femoral vein up to and into blockage in the jugular, which acts as a stabilizer. The head of the catheter is then al...
Source: Mass Device - March 6, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Distribution Funding Roundup Vascular Wall Street Beat Bluegrass Vascular Technologies Merit Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Robots could be covered in human flesh to grow skin grafts
Researchers from the University of Oxford have predicted that robots built in our own likeness will one day be used to grow anatomically accurate skin, muscle and tendons for those in need. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missouri University researchers use autograft harvesting to treat chronic wounds
Dr. Jeffery Litt is a burn and wound care physician at University Hospital. The Acelity graft harvesting device eliminates the need for doctors to handle skin grafts with their hands. [Photo courtesy Missouri University]Chronic wound sufferers were able to get skin grafts in an outpatient clinic—all through a Missouri University research team’s work. The researchers used the Acelity Cellutome Epidermal Harvesting System. It is an automated, precise and reproducible process that offers minimal pain and less donor-site trauma. It features suction microsomes that harvest epidermal micrografts automatically, e...
Source: Mass Device - February 10, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Diabetes Missouri University skin graft Source Type: news

New skin-graft system a ‘better fix for chronic wounds’
A recently developed skin-graft harvesting system aids in chronic wound recovery and reduces care costs by accelerating the healing process, a US study has indicated. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New skin-graft system a better fix for chronic wounds
More than six million cases of chronic wounds cost $20 billion each year in the United States. Diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical site wounds and traumatic injuries to high-risk patients account for most wounds that won't heal. However, data indicates that a recently developed skin-graft harvesting system aids in chronic wound recovery and reduces care costs by accelerating the healing process. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New skin-graft system a better fix for chronic wounds
(University of Missouri-Columbia) According to the National Institutes of Health, more than six million cases of chronic wounds cost $20 billion each year in the United States. Diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical site wounds and traumatic injuries to high-risk patients account for most wounds that won't heal. However, data from a University of Missouri School of Medicine study indicates that a recently developed skin-graft harvesting system aids in chronic wound recovery and reduces care costs by accelerating the healing process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

This 3D bioprinter can make functional human skin
A group of scientists in Spain has created a 3D bioprinter that can 3D print functional human skin, one of the first living human organs created with bioprinting. The bioprinted skin mimics the structure of human skin. It has an external layer—the epidermis with its stratum corneum—that protects against environmental factors and a thicker, deeper layer—the dermis—that gives the bioprinted skin its elasticity and mechanical strength. Bioprinting skin is used to make allogeneic skin on a large scale for industrial purposes and from a stock of cells. It is also used to make autologous skin for therapy ...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Biotech Research & Development Source Type: news

Covidien spinout Mallinckrodt closes $690m sale of nuclear imaging biz
Covidien spinout Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE:MNK) said today that it closed the $690 million sale of its nuclear imaging business to IBA Molecular. Mallinckrodt’s nuclear imaging business includes 2 manufacturing facilities and more than 800 employees. The $690 million deal, which was announced in August last year, consists of Mallinckrodt’s portfolio of diagnostic imaging products, including medical isotope molybdenum-99, the parent isotope to technetium 99m which is used in nearly 80% of all nuclear medicine procedures around the world. “The divestiture of our nuclear imaging business is another im...
Source: Mass Device - January 30, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Covidien IBA Molecular Mallinckrodt Source Type: news

Mother, 41, left with 'extreme' scarring
Tammie Stanley, 41, from Witney, suffered third degree burns when she was a baby. In what she thought was her final operation, surgeons performed a skin graft without her consent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research on sweat glands suggests a route to better skin grafts
Scientists have discovered the signaling pathways that help hair follicles and sweat glands form during development, and identified the mechanism that allows both of these features to coexist in human skin. The findings may improve the methods used to grow tissue used in grafting procedures. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research on sweat glands suggests a route to better skin grafts
(Rockefeller University) Scientists have discovered the signaling pathways that help hair follicles and sweat glands form during development, and identified the mechanism that allows both of these features to coexist in human skin. The findings may improve the methods used to grow tissue used in grafting procedures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Research on sweat glands suggests a route to better skin grafts
Scientists have discovered the signaling pathways that help hair follicles and sweat glands form during development, and identified the mechanism that allows both of these features to coexist in human skin. The findings may improve the methods used to grow tissue used in grafting procedures. More » (Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire)
Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire - December 23, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Katie Fenz Tags: Science News BMP signaling Elaine Fuchs hair follicles Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development skin grafts sweat glands Source Type: news

​FDA approves Cambridge-based Vericel's knee cartilage repair product
Shares of Cambridge-based Vericel surged late Tuesday after the FDA approved a treatment for knee cartilage repair that involves harvesting a patient ’s own cells. The FDA said it had approved Vericel's Maci, a product that collects and expands a patient’s cells — called autologous cells — then places them onto a collagen membrane that is implanted over the area where tissue was removed. Vericel has two other FDA-approved products, skin graft treatment Epicel and another knee cartilage repair… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 14, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

​FDA approves Cambridge-based Vericel's knee cartilage repair product
Shares of Cambridge-based Vericel surged late Tuesday after the FDA approved a treatment for knee cartilage repair that involves harvesting a patient ’s own cells. The FDA said it had approved Vericel's Maci, a product that collects and expands a patient’s cells — called autologous cells — then places them onto a collagen membrane that is implanted over the area where tissue was removed. Vericel has two other FDA-approved products, skin graft treatment Epicel and another knee cartilage repair… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 14, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Evaluation of Epidermal Skin Grafts for Complex Wounds Evaluation of Epidermal Skin Grafts for Complex Wounds
The authors report their experience using an automated device for harvesting autologous epidermal skin grafts.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for November 21, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Zimmer Biomet readies $1B tenders for senior debt Zimmer Biomet said today that it plans to float tender offers for some $1.1 billion worth of senior notes. The tenders are aimed at lowering the debt load it took on when Zimmer...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Efficacy of Epidermal Skin Grafts Over Complex Wounds Efficacy of Epidermal Skin Grafts Over Complex Wounds
Is epidermal skin grafting a safe and effective alternative to traditional autografts?Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 15, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Common Causes of Elbow Pain
There are many conditions that can be associated with elbow pain. Elbow pain is not usually a serious condition. Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow can also be referred to as lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is an inflammation, soreness or pain on the outside (lateral) area near the elbow (Figure 1). The condition is usually seen in patients who perform manual labor or sports that require twisting and extension of the wrist against resistance. Tennis elbow is often associated with degeneration, irritation, tears and pain of the extensor tendons. Treatment: Treatment of tennis elbow includes ice, wearing an elbow pad, a decrea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeing Phoenix
It seems like people have been looking at our son Phoenix — without seeing him, without talking to him — since before he was born. When I was pregnant and the ultrasound showed severe spina bifida and kyphosis (an excessive forward curve in his spine), the specialist told us he had never seen a spine like Phoenix’s. He wasn’t sure how it could be treated and recommended terminating my pregnancy. My husband Mike and I chose not to. Phoenix was born on June 29, 2009, with a lesion at the base of his spine. His spinal cord and nerves were exposed, so his first surgery was a skin graft to cover the lesi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 3, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Megan Reuwer Tags: Our Patients’ Stories clubfoot Dr. Benjamin Warf Dr. Lawrence Karlin Dr. Nedda Hobbs Hydrocephalus kyphosis spina bifida Spina Bifida Clinic Source Type: news

How Medical Tattoos Can Help People With Skin Grafts And Scars
By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Patients who get tattoos to cover facial skin grafts and scars may feel happier with both their appearance and quality of life, a Dutch study suggests. The practice of using tattoos to cover damaged skin isn’t that new. Doctors even have a term for it: dermatography. These medical tattoos are not butterflies or lightning bolts; rather doctors use subtle coloration to make discolored areas match surrounding skin more closely. While it doesn’t cure disease, cosmetic changes made by tattoo needles can still have lasting health benefits, said one of the study’s authors, Dr. ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Medical Tattoos Can Help People With Skin Grafts And Scars
By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Patients who get tattoos to cover facial skin grafts and scars may feel happier with both their appearance and quality of life, a Dutch study suggests. The practice of using tattoos to cover damaged skin isn’t that new. Doctors even have a term for it: dermatography. These medical tattoos are not butterflies or lightning bolts; rather doctors use subtle coloration to make discolored areas match surrounding skin more closely. While it doesn’t cure disease, cosmetic changes made by tattoo needles can still have lasting health benefits, said one of the study’s authors, Dr. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How tattoos can help patients with skin grafts and scars
(Reuters Health) - Patients who get tattoos to cover facial skin grafts and scars may feel happier with both their appearance and quality of life, a Dutch study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA releases July 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD July 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 236 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 220 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 16 DEVICE: Dakin's Skin and Wound Cleanser CENTURY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 510(k) NO: K150208(Traditional) ATTN: Stephen Deardorff PHONE NO : 1 317 8494210 10377 HAGUE RD. SE DECISION MADE: 21-JUL-16 INDIANAPOLIS IN 46256 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: Sheath Introducer BIOTEQUE CORP. 510(k) NO: K150932(Traditional) ATTN: Simon Lin PHONE NO : 886 2 25710269 5 F-6, NO. 2...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Implant made from pig skin offers minimal scarring and speedy recovery for patients
The Japanese inventors of the new grafting technique claim it improves strength and function by more than 80 per cent and provides pain relief and English hospitals are already offering the treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Lesson My Scars Taught Me
When I was about 18 months old, I was burned quite badly. These were scalding hot water burns. This was an unfortunate household accident that could have happened to anyone ― and as a parent myself now, I can only imagine how difficult this must have been for my parents at the time. This took place in the 1970s, so technology wasn’t what it is today. I did get skin grafts, but it was still pretty bad. Most of the damage was on my chest and skin was grafted from my upper thigh to my chest leaving another large scar on my leg. As I grew up, I struggled with my scars. They seemed so big, ugly, and disfiguring. Kids wo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news