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February 20, 2013
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  • 2 Topeka, Kan., hospitals expand wound care centers to meet demand
    Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center moved its existing wound clinic to a larger space and added a second hyperbaric oxygen chamber. St. Francis Health Center expanded operating hours from one day a week to five days a week and also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In 2009, 1,206 people with diabetes in Kansas were hospitalized for lower-limb wounds, according to a report from the Kansas Diabetes Action Council. The Topeka Capital-Journal (Kan.) (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Misunderstandings lead to hospital readmissions, study finds
    Doctors sometimes assume that patients who have been living for years with a chronic condition already know how to manage their conditions and fail to give them proper instructions upon discharge from a hospital, a recent study found. In addition, patients may say they understand discharge instructions when they do not, the study found. Doctors and nurses must learn to talk to patients and hospitals must improve discharge programs if they want to prevent readmissions, writes Howard Gleckman, author of "Caring for Our Parents." Forbes (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Manufactured platelets may help heal wounds
    Artificial platelets, made of biomaterial mimicking the human platelet in blood, could be used to stop bleeding and help seal a wound, researchers said at an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Scientists suggest the materials could be freeze-dried and injected into wounded soldiers during battle, increasing their survival chances. Researchers found that the artificial platelets reduced clotting time by 30% and blood loss by nearly 40%. MyHealthNewsDaily.com (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Clinical trials test sugar's wound-healing properties
    Three hospitals in the U.K. are conducting randomized, controlled trials to test the effect of topical sugar on wounds. The folk remedy might work by drawing moisture from wounds, thereby preventing bacterial growth. BBC (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Treatment shows promise as adjunctive calciphylaxis therapy
    Thrombolytic tissue plasminogen activator was associated with a 30% increase in the survival rate for patients with calciphylaxis, according to a study in the journal JAMA Dermatology. Complications included major and minor bleeding, and six out of 15 patients had blood transfusions. Healio (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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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. Advanced Tissue works with clinics throughout the U.S. and its territories to deliver a turnkey wound-supply solution for patients in the home setting as well as long-term care residents. Unit Dose Packaging provides a daily supply of advanced wound dressings packaged in an easy-open package. Our relationship with clinicians in the industry was forged on our innovative delivery model of Unit Dose Packaging and our commitment to not substituting product for financial gain. The ease and simplicity of this system has established Advanced Tissue as an invaluable partner in wound care.

 
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