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2012-02-22 08:00:00

According to FairWarning report published on Jan. 23, 2012, gas fireplace makers offered a proposal to include protective screens with all of their products because of the increasing number of severely burned toddlers. The court documents [case no. 4:08-cv-00836-CW (JCS)] indicate that, on June 2nd, 2011, a federal judge in Oakland, California, approved a class action settlement requiring Lennox International, a top fireplace maker, to offer to send protective screens to more than 500,000...

2012-02-06 19:10:00

Protica has announced that their newly released protein shot, Profect, can be helpful to aid burn patients in the healing process Whitehall, PA (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 Protica has announced that their newly released protein shot, Profect, can be helpful to aid burn patients in the healing process. Severe burn injury over 30% or more of the body surface can result in pronounced metabolic response that requires specialized nutrition. Profect was designed to help medical patients, including...

2012-01-23 15:15:00

2012 Safety Campaign Focuses on Teaching Children and Families to Be Burn Aware Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 Feb. 5-11, 2012 is Burn Awareness Week, and during this week, Shriners Hospitals for Children® will begin its annual burn prevention campaign. This year´s focus is on teaching children to “Be Burn Aware,” especially at home. Information and materials pertaining to the effort can be found on the health care system´s website dedicated to burn...

2012-01-23 20:50:00

Feb. 5-11, 2012 is the National Burn Awareness Week and last month, the American Burn Association, representing burn surgeons, nurses and therapists, became the latest to call for adoption of a mandatory safety standard. In the petition CP 11-1 for a Standard for Gas Fireplaces dated May 2011 Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D., Independent Safety Consultant, mentions that last year Carol Pollack-Nelson retained as an expert witness in a lawsuit filed (District Court of California, Case...

Hydrogel Helps Grow New, Scar-free Skin For 3rd Degree Burn Patients
2011-12-14 05:33:03

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a jelly-like material and wound treatment method that, in early experiments on skin damaged by severe burns, appeared to regenerate healthy, scar-free tissue. In the Dec. 12-16 online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers reported their promising results from mouse tissue tests. The new treatment has not yet been tested on human patients. But the researchers say the procedure, which promotes the formation...

2011-12-07 22:25:53

Massive, consistent changes in inflammatory gene expression seen in trauma, burns Serious traumatic injuries, including major burns, set off a "genomic storm" in human immune cells, altering around 80 percent of the cells' normal gene expression patterns. In a report to appear in the December Journal of Experimental Medicine, members of a nationwide research collaborative describe the initial results of their investigation into the immune system response to serious injury, findings which...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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