October 01, 2014 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: October 01, 2014

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An app piloted by orthopedics company Zimmer Biomet will allow patients who have hip or knee replacements to send heart rate data, steps taken and standing hours directly to their surgeons from their Apple Watches.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

Verify payroll totals for rankings: letter

Federal regulators need to collect nursing home staffing data directly from payroll systems rather than from providers themselves, members of the Congressional Seniors Task Force said in a recent letter to a top healthcare official.

Ionic ‘magic bullet’ could aid wound care

A unique class of materials called ionic liquids could be a “magic bullet” for treating wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers and more, according to researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

A gel form of the peptide ACT1 sped healing in a trial.

Heart research leads to new unexpected wound therapy

Scientists researching electrical signals that regulate heartbeats have stumbled across a new, highly effective treatment for venous leg ulcers. The team from Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute recently published the results of a phase 2, randomized clinical trial in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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