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December 12, 2012
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  • CDC study links fungal infection to tornado victims
    A report in the New England Journal of Medicine advises physicians treating patients injured in a natural disaster, such as the Joplin, Mo., tornado, to watch for soft tissue fungal infections that can occur following penetrating wounds. The CDC study documented 13 cases of necrotizing cutaneous mucormycosis following the Joplin tornado, and five of the patients died. Medscape (free registration) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Bovine scaffold helps heal difficult wounds in study
    More than 75% of the chronic or deep wounds debrided and treated with an acellular bovine dermal repair scaffold healed successfully, according to a retrospective review of 83 wounds. Nearly 64% re-epithelialized, and 12% were closed with a skin graft. Some of the wounds involved exposed tendons and bone. Causes included pressure ulcers, trauma and diabetes. Medscape (free registration) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Researchers discover how maggots help heal wounds
    Doctors have known for centuries that maggots can help heal wounds, but how they worked was poorly understood. Not only do maggots eat dead tissue, they secrete proteins that reduce inflammation, researchers reported in the journal Wound Repair and Regeneration. The researchers are working to develop a wound-healing drug based on the secretions. ScienceMag.org/ScienceNOW (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Foam safer than clay in halting open-wound blood flow
    In vitro tests by researchers from the U.S. and Singapore indicated that a silica mesocellular foam was less toxic but performed as well as aluminosilicate-layered clay in promoting blood clotting in open wounds. Foams could be considered as a safer alternative to current hemostatic agents, according to researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore. Royal Society of Chemistry (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FDA considers updating antiseptic manufacturing rules
    Recent cases of contaminated surgical swabs and antiseptics may prompt the FDA to issue new manufacturing rules. A review of cases by FDA scientists was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and the agency scheduled public hearings for next Wednesday and Thursday. The FDA should mandate that antiseptic products be manufactured in sterile environments or at least require packaging to disclose manufacturing conditions, said Mohamed Fakih, medical director of infection prevention and control at Detroit's St. John Hospital and Medical Center. HealthDay News (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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