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2014-07-24 08:34:00

Dr. Crew worries that people are dying or losing limbs unnecessarily from this deadly disease because they or their doctors aren't aware that a new treatment is available DALY CITY, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today is calling attention to an interview on RadioMD with Dr. John Crew, Medical Director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California. The subject: A new treatment for deadly...

2014-07-02 16:24:57

A new treatment for life-threatening 'flesh eating' disease pioneered by Dr. John Crew can fight the resistant bacteria that turn scratches into deadly infections DALY CITY, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. John Crew, director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California, today reacted to British Prime Minister David Cameron's warning about the increasing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. "This is indeed a huge and growing problem...

2014-06-25 08:31:04

Many more people will die or lose limbs unless new medical treatments are developed and used MEDINA, Ohio, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today announced a campaign to raise awareness of the tragic inadequacy of the current standard of care for necrotizing fasciitis, or 'flesh-eating' infection --and to push for the adoption of new treatments for this deadly condition. "Too many people are losing their lives or their limbs because...

2014-05-19 08:28:53

The new treatment, pioneered by Dr. John Crew, uses NovaBay Pharmaceuticals' NeutroPhase® BLOOMFIELD, N.J., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today announced a successful new referral initiative that is saving the lives and limbs of patients with necrotizing fasciitis, or 'flesh-eating' disease. In the program, the NNFF is connecting patients and their families from all over the United States and other countries with Dr. John Crew,...

2014-03-25 23:32:10

The comprehensive outpatient treatment program at the Memorial Center for Wound Healing specializes in the prevention and treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds. Pembroke Pines, Fla. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Months after his surgery, 66-year-old Lawrence Liburd knew that the gaping 6-inch wound on the sole of his right foot just didn’t look right. After his podiatrist referred him to the Memorial Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Memorial Hospital Pembroke,...

2014-02-25 23:00:11

New book ‘One Little Miracle’ rivets readers with the tale of the little girl who was the test case for penicillin. Roseville, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Bringing fresh hope to every bookshelf, author Yvonne Nunes invites readers to look into another angle of the remarkable story behind the most important medical event in the twentieth century. One Little Miracle, her new book released through Xlibris, tells the inspiring true tale of the seven-year-old girl whose life was saved...

2014-02-03 08:24:31

KAYSVILLE, Utah, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's entertainment industry flooded by media, filmmakers have found it difficult to find audiences for their work. The Gangrene Film Festival, held every fall in the scenic benches of the Northern Utah Mountains, has offered large audiences for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their work for over 14 years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/PH56971-a)(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/PH56971-b) In...

2013-08-06 23:26:03

Diabetics are at a heightened risk for foot wounds in the midst of the summer. Marc Kaplan of Save Rite Medical wants to make a statement on the dangers of improper wound care and offer tips about how to avoid ulcers. BROOKLYN, NY (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 With summer in full-swing, warm-weather inhabitants are frequently wearing sandals or even going barefoot to keep cool. Everyone loves the beach and having their toes in the sand, but Marc Kaplan, manager of Save Rite Medical, thinks that...

2012-01-12 20:57:42

A study led by Russell R. Russo, MD, a third-year Orthopaedic Surgery resident at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has identified a new source of life-threatening necrotizing fasciitis — "bath salts." The study, describing the first known case of necrotizing fasciitis from an intramuscular injection of the street drug known as "bath salts," is published in the January 2012 issue of Orthopedics, now available online. Necrotizing fasciitis is an orthopedic...


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2011-04-15 14:02:16

Clostridium perfringens (formerly known as C. welchii) is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium of the genus Clostridium. It is always present in nature and is a normal component of decaying vegetation, marine sediment, the intestinal tract of humans, other vertebrates, insects, and soil. It can be a human pathogen and also harmlessly ingested. Commonly it is encountered in infections as a component of the normal flora where it takes a minor role in the disease....

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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
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