Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy appears to accelerate wound healing and improve blood circulation in chronic diabetic foot ulcers, according to a small study by researchers.
Updated guidelines on preventing and managing pressure ulcers are now available for use.
Turning, repositioning and mobilization are important interventions to assist in pressure ulcer prevention. Many clinicians continue to maintain an every two-hour turning intervention that has been indicated for years.
There are a lot of questions still swirling around why certain residents develop pressure ulcers, but it's unquestionable they remain a costly problem for long-term care providers.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute investigators have developed an advanced smartphone application, called Sugar, for those with diabetes. The app can measure status of chronic foot ulcers.
Gentell Inc. announced its latest version of Gentell Wound Advisor, 3.15.1, has been released.
It may sound fishy, but a popular dinner in many homes — tilapia — could also help wounds heal faster, according to a study out of Shanghai Jiatong University School of Medicine.
Palliative care is focused on the relief of symptoms with a goal to improve the quality of the individual's life.
There are approximately 2.5 million pressure ulcers treated in acute care yearly, according to the Joint Commission. By 2017, the number of pressure, venous and diabetic ulcers will increase to 60 million worldwide.
Bariatric residents require special care related to pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, along with safe practices to prevent injury to both the resident and staff during caregiving activities.
Researchers have identified a molecule that may explain why wound healing is impaired in people with diabetes. The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine investigators also offer a possible new target for therapies that could improve healing.
Exposure to smoke from just one cigarette decreases blood flow to chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. A new study shows the habit's impact on healing is rarely discussed with patients.
Gentell Inc. has recently opened a West Coast sales office, with Arnie Anderson as its leader.
Gentell Inc. has announced its Fastcare wound documentation and ordering now includes Quality Assurance Performance Improvement reporting capabilities.
A new solution may be an option for management of non-infected partial- and full-thickness wounds, including chronic and acute wounds such as diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, chronic vascular ulcers, tunnel/undermined wounds, surgical wounds (donor sites/graft, dehiscence), trauma wounds (abrasions, lacerations, second-degree burns, and skin tears), and draining wounds.
Smith & Nephew announced its advanced wound dressing, ALLEVYN Life, was awarded the Innovative Technology designation by Novation at its recent Innovative Technology Expo in Irving, TX.
Nurse Rosie Products has introduced two Negative Pressure Wound Therapy pumps and Progressive Wound Care products.
BIOVANCE, an amniotic membrane allograft derived from a human placenta, is now available for those looking for a wound care product.
A rise in diabetes and obesity will drive the increase in the wound care market over the next four years, a research group asserts.
Negative pressure wound therapy may increase a patient's quality of life in the short-term, a study has found, although researchers acknowledge further investigation is needed.
Gentell has bought H&H Products, a division of Tri-State Surgical Supplies, the company announced. H&H manufactures products under the H+H, Sterex Medical, and Gentle Plus brand names.
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Those who are treating diabetic foot ulcers should evaluate modern total contact casting techniques, according to a new analysis.
Lost in all the recent hubbub about the Ebola virus, Justin Bieber going to anger management class and a guy eating a nursing home resident's pain patch, is breaking news from the exciting world of stress, mice, science and skin.
Did your mom or grandmother ever tell you to leave a wound open so it could get air?
As the science of wound care develops, long-term care clinicians are faced with myriad options — and some cost constraints — when it comes to treatments
Former resident with pressure ulcer sues retirement community for falsely advertising skilled nursing servicesMay 12, 2014
A retirement community in Pennsylvania does not provide the skilled nursing services it claims to offer in promotional materials, according to charges filed by a former resident who developed a serious pressure ulcer.
A new drug nearly doubled the diabetic foot-ulcer healing rate in a recent clinical trial, which researchers are touting as a potential breakthrough in wound care.
Today's the day: Long-term care professionals, top vendors and subject matter experts are convening for the eighth annual McKnight's Online Expo. Minimum Data Set changes, technology adoption and wound care practices are the topics on tap in the virtual conference rooms, while the online exhibition hall will feature 15 vendor booths.