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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...

2013-04-17 00:21:47

COLUMBIA, Md., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A patient diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis was successfully treated and discharged after ACell MatriStem was used in an effort to save her leg from amputation, reported Marcie Fraser of Your News Now. Jonna Rue went to the hospital when her foot became blood-red and swollen. A flesh eating bacteria was quickly destroying the tissues in her leg. Doctors intervened surgically to remove a great deal of tissue in an attempt to stop the bacteria...

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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2010-05-19 09:21:18

TAU researcher develops tool to measure tissue damage in the bedridden and paralyzed There's currently no reliable tool to help prosthetic developers fit artificial limbs without ensuing discomfort or pain, or tell medical personnel when bed-ridden patients need to be moved to avoid bedsores and other problems. But help is now on the way. Prof. Amit Gefen of Tel Aviv University's Department of Biomedical Engineering has developed the prototype for a new device he calls the Soft Tissue Stress...

2009-05-05 07:00:00

ADDISON, Texas, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ULURU Inc. (NYSE AMEX: ULU) announced today that clinical evidence utilizing Altrazeal(TM) Nanoflex Transforming Powder Dressing has been published in the respected peer-reviewed publication, International Wound Journal. The article, which is the first peer-review publication detailing clinical experience using Altrazeal(TM), was authored by a team of clinicians and scientists working at Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance ("SALSA") at the...

2009-03-30 11:33:05

Gas gangrene, the notorious infectious disease of two world wars can still be a problem today. Professor Richard Titball of the University of Exeter, told the Society of General Microbiology Meeting at the International Centre, Harrogate today (Monday, 30 March) that Clostridium perfringens, the bacterium responsible for gas gangrene in people, can also cause necrotic enteritis in intensively raised chickens. This frequently fatal disease has significant financial implications for the poultry...

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2009-03-26 10:38:09

An $8.5 million ruling given to a woman who lost use of her arm from "flesh-eating" bacteria that was originally not found by an Air Force doctor has been enforced by a federal judge. Magistrate Judge Philip Frazier fulfilled a part of the U.S. government's petition to reduce the $1.13 million in damages he accrued in 2008 from Jean Phillips. Frazier reduced damages requested that covered Phillips' medical expenses by $62,748, making it an $8.46 million payout. Frazier had found that Dr. Dan...


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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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