Ohio wound care centers strive to treat growing number of patients | How to diagnose and treat calciphylaxis | Multiple surgeries save necrotizing fasciitis patient
 
April 15, 2015
CONNECT WITH ADVTIS  Facebook
Advanced Tissue SmartBrief
Your resource for current wound care information
SIGN UP|FORWARD|ARCHIVE

Wound Care Update
Ohio wound care centers strive to treat growing number of patients
Fort Hamilton Hospital operates two wound care centers in the Hamilton, Ohio, area, and Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital operates a third area clinic. Atrium Medical Center also plans to open a wound care center in Middletown. The growth mirrors a national trend in demand for specialized wound care as more Americans become aware of the service and as diabetes rates continue to climb, health care providers say. The Journal-News (Hamilton, Ohio) (free registration) (4/12)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
How to diagnose and treat calciphylaxis
Calciphylaxis, or calcific uremic arteriolopathy, usually starts as tender, violaceous plaques and nodules and progresses to painful, linear necrotic ulcerations that follow the underlying vessels. Patients with kidney failure or liver disease and those who use corticosteroids, are obese and female are at highest risk for calciphylaxis. Multimodal treatment including debridement and broad-spectrum topical wound care should be initiated, according to this article. Medscape (free registration)/ePlasty (4/14)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Multiple surgeries save necrotizing fasciitis patient
A Georgia woman has recovered from a necrotizing fasciitis infection that nearly claimed her right arm last September. Medical staff at Northeast Georgia Medical Center induced a six-day coma, performed five surgeries to remove the affected muscle and tissue, and later performed a muscle graft and two skin grafts. The woman has regained manual dexterity and mobility in the arm. The Times (Gainesville, Ga.) (4/10)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Research, Technology & Innovation
Medical school to pilot diabetes monitoring tool
The University of Massachusetts Medical School will pilot a diabetes management application called Sugar that can be used for Android devices. The app was designed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to help people with diabetes track the healing status of chronic foot ulcers and monitor blood glucose levels and weight. Thirty patients who are being treated at the facility for foot ulcers will participate. MobiHealthNews.com (4/13)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Directional atherectomy tool from Medtronic debuts in U.S.
The HawkOne, a directional atherectomy device developed to address extremely calcified lesions in blood vessels of the lower extremities, is being launched by Medtronic. The company obtained the device in its recent acquisition of Covidien. MassDevice.com (Boston) (4/9)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Health Policy & Regulation
CMS proposes 90-day MU attestation period for 2 years
The CMS has proposed a rule that would shorten the attestation period for Medicaid and Medicare EHR meaningful use to 90 days instead of one year. According to the agency's proposal, the 90-day period will be applicable to all MU participants in 2015, while the shortened period will apply only to new participants in 2016. A yearlong EHR reporting period will apply to all providers beginning 2017, under the proposed rule. BeckersHospitalReview.com (4/10)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
SmartQuote
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy."
-- Saadi,
poet
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Learn more about ADVTIS ->Meet Our People | Placing an Order | Why Use Advanced Tissue | Home
About Advanced Tissue
Advanced Tissue is a leading wound care supply company offering a comprehensive line of wound care products from virtually all manufacturers. We understand the many obstacles associated with effective wound treatment and use this insight to provide the efficient delivery of dressings to enable enhanced compliance and improved patient outcomes.
 
Contact Advanced Tissue
7003 Valley Ranch Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
1-866-217-9900
www.AdvancedTissue.com/
info@advtis.com
Subscriber Tools
Please contact one of our specialists for advertising opportunities, editorial inquiries, job placements, or any other questions.
 
Editor:  Kathryn Doherty
 
 

Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2015 SmartBrief, Inc.®
Privacy policy |  Legal Information