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Cell-Based Therapy Helps Leg Ulcers Heal In The Form Of Spray-On Skin
2012-08-03 08:47:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A topical spray containing a unique formula of living human cells developed and studied by US and Canadian researchers has been shown to provide a 52 percent greater chance of healing chronic venous leg ulcers than treatment with compression bandages alone. Findings of the study are published in the latest issue of the journal The Lancet. Leg ulcers, painful open wounds that can last for months without proper treatment, are...

2009-08-07 08:00:00

SKILLMAN, N.J., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading provider of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced the launch of a new campaign and best practice statement supporting Versiva((R)) XC((R)) gelling foam dressing. Backed up by extensive in vivo and in vitro data, the new campaign shows how healthcare professionals can "Expect More" with Versiva((R)) XC((R)) dressing. The only cover dressing to contain ConvaTec's proprietary...

2009-02-13 06:30:00

Eleven of eleven wounds healed in 6 weeks or less PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a provider of advanced wound care products, announced today that its MEDIHONEY Dressings were the focus of a case series on eleven non-healing venous leg ulcers. These wounds had previously failed to heal while being managed with such therapeutic modalities as multi-layered compression, silver antimicrobial dressings, antibiotic therapy, and...

2008-09-15 09:00:11

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: DSCI) announced today that its key product, MEDIHONEY(TM) Wound & Burn Dressing with Active Leptospermum Honey, has been found in a large randomized controlled clinical trial to significantly improve the healing rates of stalled venous leg ulcers. Prior to this study, no other advanced wound care dressing, under compression therapy, had been shown to improve healing rates of leg ulcers. Physicians...

2008-08-22 03:00:11

By Obermayer, A Gostl, K; Partsch, H; Benesch, T Aim. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that venous surgery promotes ulcer healing, even in the presence of peripheral arterial disease. Methods. In this retrospective study, 33 patients (49 legs) with venous leg ulcers and reduced arterial ankle brachial pressure index (=0.8) were followed up 3 months to 7 years (median: 3.11 years) after venous surgery (group I). Venous reflux was considered to be the main cause of ulceration, and no...


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