Keywords: Woundmanagement

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09/04/2012

Aiming to beat infectious diseases

Annick Chapoy reports on plans to create a Centre of Excellence in Marseille, France. …

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09/04/2012

A new POC test transforms non-healing wound care

The world’s first point-of-care wound test, unveiled last November at the Wounds UK conference, is now used by the National Health Service (NHS) -- and internationally. …

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07/11/2012

W.A.R. against wound infections

Prevention is better than a fight against an infected wound – but, to avoid a battle you must know your enemy – and the wound’s infection risk level. Unfortunately, there …

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02/07/2012

Better therapeutic results urgently required in chronic wound management

Every year in Germany, four million wounds leave a legacy of 30 000 amputations and six billion Euros in treatment costs. These shocking figures drew wound experts to the Pflege …

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02/05/2012

Wound healing

Modern wound management can shorten treatment and turn in-patient treatment into out-patient care, reducing time and costs. It’s all down to today’s more sophisticated …

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12/30/2010

Plasma therapy: an alternative to antibiotics?

Cold plasma jets could be a safe, effective alternative to antibiotics to treat multi-drug resistant infections, says a study published this week in the January issue of the …

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08/03/2010

The psychology of healing

People suffering from diabetes-related foot ulcers show different rates of healing according to the way they cope and their psychological state of mind, according to new research …

07/08/2010

Negative pressure wound healing technology

Despite some uncertainty about how it works, there is a growing consensus that Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) – also known as Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) – is …

 

07/07/2010

Intelligent temperature management

The normal regulation of the core body temperature of a healthy, resting adult human (around 37°C) is affected during surgery, which can lead to an increased rate of wound …

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07/07/2010

Surgical site infections

Post-operative wound infection occurs after an estimated 17% of surgical operations – sometimes with devastating consequences for the patient. The list of preventive measures is …

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07/07/2010

Negative pressure wound therapy

Quality in wound care no longer centres only on a successful healing process but is taking a more holistic, patient-orientated approach. Wounds cause pain, impair quality of life, …

 

04/15/2010

Secret to Healing chronic wounds might lie in tiny pieces of silent RNA

Scientists have determined that chronic wounds might have trouble healing because of the actions of a tiny piece of a molecular structure in cells known as RNA. The Ohio State …

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11/21/2009

Start-up firm shoots towards success

The road from a great idea to a marketable product is long, rocky and often too expensive. Thus innumerable ground breaking, even revolutionary ideas have never seen daylight and …

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11/21/2009

Wound healing

The new Traumastem biodress is the world’s first oxidised cellulose preparation to treat acute and chronic wounds, its Czech manufacturer Bioster a.s. reports. …

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07/01/2009

Accidents? We can all make mistakes!

Paramedics and other first-aid workers are often confronted with severe bleeding that can be arrested relatively easily. However, inappropriate approaches are frequent, and …

 

07/01/2009

Qualified wound treatment starts with the identification of risks

The content of training courses on wound care and risk assessment would have one believe that chronic wounds are merely a marginal problem of medical care. The opposite is the …

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07/01/2009

RUT -

A system of national quality registers, established in recent decades in Sweden's health and medical services, now numbers 64 registers. Along with three competence centres, these …

 

07/01/2009

Changing approaches to wound management

In recent years wound management has been primarily nurse-led, and not benefited from a multi-disciplinary approach. This must change, said Madeleine Flanagan, Principal Lecturer …

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07/01/2009

Hard-to-heal wounds

In `Hard-to-heal wounds: a holistic approach´ a paper produced by the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), the authors analyse the calculation of treatment costs, based …

 

05/01/2009

Comprehensive diabetic foot care

The Wound Care Unit at the Clinic Pasteur in Toulouse, France, was successfully set up to deliver a multidisciplinary approach to diabetic wound care. …

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