Vascular intervention saves patient from amputation | Wound-ostomy care nurses needed in skilled-nursing facilities | Study: Diesel exhaust can impede wound healing
May 10, 2017
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Vascular intervention saves patient from amputation
Renaldo Reyna, who has diabetes and myopathy, faced amputation as a result of a total artery blockage in his right leg below the knee. Interventional cardiologist Vijay Ramanath, at the Wound Care Center at Texas Health Plano, was able to drill through the plaque to create a pathway for his blood and restore blood flow to save Reyna's leg.
Plano Star-Courier (Texas) (5/7) 
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Research, Technology & Innovation
Wound-ostomy care nurses needed in skilled-nursing facilities
A study in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing found that close to 90% of patients in nursing homes developed incontinence-associated dermatitis within two weeks of the onset of incontinence. The results indicate that wound and ostomy care nurses are needed in skilled-nursing facilities, researchers concluded.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News online (5/6) 
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Study: Diesel exhaust can impede wound healing
Exhaust particles from diesel fuel can trigger inflammatory responses from cytokines known to slow wound healing, especially for patients with diabetic ulcers, according to researchers in South Korea. Their study, conducted with laboratory rats, appeared in the journal Wounds.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News online (5/6) 
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Health Policy & Regulation
CDC recommends hygiene, antimicrobials to prevent SSIs
The CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee published a guide online in JAMA Surgery for preventing surgical site infections based on a review of literature from 1998 through April 2014. The guide covers preoperative antimicrobial prophylaxis, the use of topical antimicrobial agents, intraoperative skin preparation, oxygen administration and transfusion.
MedPage Today (free registration) (5/4) 
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Insurers make palliative care a priority
Health insurers are implementing palliative care programs that seek to identify patients who would benefit from such services and connect them with care teams. Priority Health's Tandem365 initiative has reduced inpatient stays.
Managed Healthcare Executive (5/3) 
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