Researchers: Company's ultrasound scans could lead to better wound care

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Better preventive wound care may be accomplished with the use of high-resolution ultrasound imaging, according to researchers in two separate studies.

The ultrasound scanners could "detect soft tissue damage and edema before visible clinical signs could lead to earlier and more focused pressure ulcer prevention programs." That could result in "reduced pain and suffering for improved patient quality of life and wound-care cost savings," conclude authors in a recent issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care.

The technology featured comes from Longport Inc., a co-sponsor of the McKnight's Online Expo next week (March 14-15). Free registration for the unique online trade show and convention can be performed at: http://events.unisfair.com/index.jsp?eid=171.

High-frequency ultrasound technology also was featured in an article in the "Tissue Viability Supplement of the British Journal of Nursing" late last year. Experts say their research shows that the technology can detect potential skin and wound care problems before they blossom into costly, harmful conditions. Full references to both studies can be found at http://www.longportinc.com/about/news1.html and http://www.longportinc.com/about/news2.html.

McKnight's Online Expo will feature top national speakers covering hot-button topics in five presentations. In addition, exhibitors will accept visitors and their questions at online booths. (Note: No special computer equipment, just pre-registration, is needed to take part in the online meeting and trade show.)

For more on McKnight's Online Expo, click on www.mcknightsonline.com/content/index.php?id=153.