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April 11, 2012
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  • Next step for wound care centers may be infusion services
    Wound care centers evolved to serve patients in need of care from multiple specialists, such as podiatrists, vascular surgeons, radiologists, infectious disease experts and hyperbaric oxygen technicians, writes Dr. Thuan Le, chief of staff at Loma Linda University of Murrieta, Calif. But patients who need intravenous therapies often must seek care outside the wound clinic, making infusion services the next logical step in the integrated wound care model, he writes. Today's Wound Clinic magazine (4/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Consider atypical pathogens in nonresponsive infections
    Mycobacterium massiliense is an emerging pathogen that should be suspected in skin and soft tissue infections that do not respond to antibiotics, according to a case study presented at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery's 2011 meeting. The pathogen is resistant to some chemicals used to sterilize surgical instruments and has been traced to contaminated medications, footbaths, spa beds, tattoo dyes and surgical marking pens, the study authors said. Dermatology Times (4/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FDA issues warning to wound therapy device maker
    The FDA sent a warning letter to device maker Ogenix for failing to adequately test design changes to its Epiflo wound healing device, failing to analyze risks involving the device's strength and durability, and failing to follow recordkeeping requirements. The letter was "routine," said Craig Davis, a managing director with Ogenix, and the company has already responded. MedCityNews.com (4/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Campaign aims to limit unnecessary procedures
    A coalition of medical societies aims to spark discussion and improve decision-making with its Choosing Wisely campaign. The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation sponsored the effort, which amassed a list of 45 tests and therapies that "should be questioned" because they are often unnecessary or may even cause harm. A variety of tests were addressed in the effort, including imaging for certain cancers. The Washington Post/The Checkup blog (4/4), Chicago Tribune (4/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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