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French Researchers Use Maggots to Clean Wounds
2011-12-21 05:56:59

According to a new study released by French scientists in the Archives of Dermatology, maggots may be the best tool known to man for healing large, infected wounds quickly. Whether they confer any real long-term benefits, however, is another question. In Western medicine, doctors have traditionally used a combination of razor-sharp scalpels and enzyme solutions to excise portions of dead or infected wound tissue, a process known as ℠debridement´ in medical jargon. Yet as...

2011-06-17 17:00:00

Pressure Ulcers Account for $3.2 Billion Annually in Medical Error Costs CHICAGO, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair: WHAT: "Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers and Beyond: the Wound Care Clinician as Safety and Quality Champion." WHO: Timothy McDonald, MD, JD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago; Chief Safety and Risk Officer for Health Affairs for...

2011-01-05 05:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbylan BioSurgery, Inc. announced today the completion of patient enrollment in their double-blinded, multi-center COR1.0 feasibility trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of two products - Hydros and Hydros TA Joint Therapies - in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Hydros and Hydros TA are next generation viscosupplement and viscosupplement/steroid combination products. "Hydros and Hydros TA are designed to offer...

2010-09-30 10:02:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthpoint today announced that the results of a new study conducted by Catherine T. Milne APRN, MSN, CWOCN, BC-ANP, will be presented on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 7:15pm (Eastern) at the Healthpoint booth (#110) during the 25th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Conference for Prevention and Healing. The conference is being held from September 30 to October 3, 2010, at the Gaylord Palms Resort &...

2010-09-28 11:15:00

CANTON, Mass., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Organogenesis, Inc. announced that its Apligraf® bilayered living cellular construct has been approved for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers and other chronic wounds by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Apligraf is a living cell based product used by physicians to heal chronic wounds in patients in the U.S. and around the world. "With diabetes being a widespread and growing medical problem...

2010-08-24 12:41:00

PLYMOUTH, Mass., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Hospital is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the opening of its new, state-of-the-art Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center (Wound Center) located on the hospital campus in Plymouth, Mass. The Wound Center features the only hospital-based hyperbaric treatment chamber in the greater Plymouth and Cape Cod region. The new Wound Center provides individuals with chronic,...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.