Use of composite acellular dermal matrix-ultrathin split-thickness skin in hand hot-crush injuries: a one-step grafting procedure - Fan Y, Pan Y, Chen C, Cui S, Li J, Jin G, Huang N, Xu S.
BACKGROUND: Hot-crush injuries to the hands can be devastating, and early debridement and coverage with skin autograft remains the golden standard of wound treatment. However, this type of treatment is not feasible or unlikely to succeed due to limited don... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Atrium Health ’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute first in the world to use implantable fish-skin grafting in reconstructive surgery
Atrium Health ’s Sanger Heart& Vascular Institute has received a Center of Excellence designation from Kerecis ®, a medical device manufacturer pioneering the use of fish skin and fatty acids in cellular therapy, tissue regeneration and protection. Sanger Heart& Vascular Institute surgeon Dr. Hector Crespo Soto is the first physician in the world to use SurgiBind implantable reinforcement fish-skin commercially. With this designation, Crespo Soto and the team at Sanger Heart& Vascular Institute … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

New IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) Data in Fixed-Duration Combination Regimen Presented at EHA 2022 Shows Deep, Durable Response at Three Years in Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
June 10, 2022 (VIENNA) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new and updated results from the Phase 2 CAPTIVATE study evaluating IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in combination with venetoclax (I+V) as a potential fixed-duration (FD) treatment in adult patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). Updated data from the FD cohort with three years of follow-up shows that I+V continues to demonstrate deep and durable responses and clinically meaningful progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in the first-line tre...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Omega-3-Rich Fish Skin for Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers Omega-3-Rich Fish Skin for Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Might the application of a fish skin graft help promote healing in chronic diabetic foot ulcers? How does this compare to standard of care treatments?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Phase 3 SHINE Results Show IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib)-Based Combination Regimen Significantly Reduced the Risk of Disease Progression or Death in Older Patients with Newly Diagnosed Mantle Cell Lymphoma
This study is one of the largest clinical trials ever conducted in first-line MCL and the first for a Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor (BTKi).[1] The data are being presented in an oral session and featured in a press briefing during the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, and were published in The New England Journal of Medicine today. The data will also be presented as an oral presentation at the 2022 European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Congress. MCL is a type of aggressive, rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) that is incurable and difficult to treat.[2] It commonly affects people o...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Science, Innovation and Advances in Robust Oncology Portfolio and Pipeline Through More Than 60 Data Presentations at ASCO and EHA
RARITAN, N.J., May 31, 2022 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that new research and data from its robust oncology portfolio and pipeline of investigational therapies will be presented at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place June 3-7 in Chicago, and the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2022 Congress taking place in Vienna, Austria, June 9-12. More than 60 presentations from company-sponsored studies across the two congresses, including 14 oral presentations, will feature new data and updates for both approved and investigation...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 31, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dermal Regeneration Template in Hidradenitis Reconstruction Dermal Regeneration Template in Hidradenitis Reconstruction
Patients who underwent axillary hidradenitis reconstruction with a dermal regeneration template and skin grafting realized complete healing with no complications.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Ultrathin Skin Graft in Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Ultrathin Skin Graft in Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Find out how ultrathin skin grafting may help promote earlier healing of diabetic foot ulcers over conventional methods.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

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Discussion Beanbag ballistic projectiles, as well as other Kinetic Impact Projectiles (KIPs), have been scrutinized in their role for crowd control due to the risk of blunt trauma including skull fractures, intracranial bleeds and retained beanbag components.[1] Previous research into injury rates from KIPs shows that 15.5% of patients who presented for injuries from KIPs had permanent disabilities — typically from ocular trauma or abdominal organ trauma, which required subsequent operations. About 84.2% of patients had permanent blindness if they sustained ocular trauma. KIPs utilizing metal, including beanbag rounds, h...
Source: EPMonthly.com - April 11, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeffrey Lyles Source Type: news

Keep an eye out
Discussion Beanbag ballistic projectiles, as well as other Kinetic Impact Projectiles (KIPs), have been scrutinized in their role for crowd control due to the risk of blunt trauma including skull fractures, intracranial bleeds and retained beanbag components.[1] Previous research into injury rates from KIPs shows that 15.5% of patients who presented for injuries from KIPs had permanent disabilities — typically from ocular trauma or abdominal organ trauma, which required subsequent operations. About 84.2% of patients had permanent blindness if they sustained ocular trauma. KIPs utilizing metal, including beanbag rounds, h...
Source: EPMonthly.com - April 11, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeffrey Lyles Source Type: news

Man Who Got First Pig Heart Transplant Dies After Two Months
The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the groundbreaking experiment, the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery announced Wednesday. David Bennett, 57, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Doctors didn’t give an exact cause of death, saying only that his condition had begun deteriorating several days earlier. Bennett’s son praised the hospital for offering the last-ditch experiment, saying the family hoped it would help further efforts to end the organ shortage. “We are grateful for every innovative moment, every crazy dream, every...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD and CARLA K. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine News Desk wire Source Type: news

UCLA gene therapy gives new life to girl born with fatal immune disorder
In every visible way, Marley Gaskins is an average 12-year-old — she enjoys painting, playing online games like Roblox with her friends and taking ukulele lessons. But until recently, her life was far from normal.Marley was born with a one-in-a-million genetic disorder called leukocyte adhesion deficiency-1, or LAD-1, which cripples the immune system and results in recurring infections, coupled with slow wound healing.“She started getting what looked like ant bites on her skin when she turned 1,” said Marley’s mother, Tamara Hogue. “When she was 3, she got a really big skin abscess on her stomach that landed her ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Data from Phase 3 GLOW Study Show Fixed-Duration Treatment with IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) Plus Venetoclax Demonstrated Deeper and Sustained Undetectable Minimal Residual Disease Outcomes in First-Line Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
ATLANTA, Ga., December 11, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data from two studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) plus venetoclax (I+V) as a potential fixed-duration treatment in adult patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). These data were both featured today during the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2021 Annual Meeting. New secondary endpoint data from the Phase 3 GLOW study (NCT03462719) showed that fixed-duration treatment with I+V resulted in undetectable min...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Outcomes of grafted skin on the dorsum of the foot after car-tire friction injuries - Kim SH, Lee WJ.
This study describes the clinical appearance of the injured areas and surgical complications that occurred during the follow... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Split-Thickness Skin Grafting Split-Thickness Skin Grafting
Find out what there is to know about split-thickness skin grafting in the management of soft-tissue defects due to orthopedic injuries.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news