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2013-12-09 23:25:08

NeuLife Neurological Services announces the opening of a residential post-acute program providing care and offering specialized services to individuals with catastrophic injuries and challenging diagnoses, with a focus on moving the clients from trauma to independence. Mount Dora, Florida (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 NeuLife Neurological Services announces the opening of a residential post-acute program providing care and offering specialized services to individuals with catastrophic...

2013-12-06 20:22:10

HOPKINTON, Mass., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arteriocyte Medical Systems, Inc., a leading biotechnology company with offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Hopkinton, Massachusetts, announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final Medicare payment regulations for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). CMS's reimbursement decision will allow Medicare patients with chronic,...

2013-12-06 08:24:43

LANGHORNE, Pa., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical procedures have come a long way, thanks to technological advancements and better-trained surgeons. This means that superior results can be expected even in high-risk surgeries. However, surgery is one thing; healing is another. A gap exists between what is and what could be. For example, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2009 rates of death from complications of medical and surgical care per 100,000...

2013-12-05 12:29:37

Results show addition of simultaneous irrigation therapy to NPWT reduces wound bioburden over NPWT alone POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first randomized, controlled study to compare the efficacy of NPWT with and without simultaneous irrigation, researchers found that NPWT with or without irrigation reduced the wound size at a far greater rate than the control therapy. In addition, results showed NPWT with simultaneous irrigation further reduced the amount of...

2013-12-05 08:31:09

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR) and the Angiogenesis Foundation jointly released a first-of-its-kind white paper, "Patient-Centered Outcomes in Wound Care," that addresses the outcomes important to patients suffering from chronic and delayed healing wounds--a condition that costs the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $20 billion annually.The white paper is the result of a multi-stakeholder...

2013-12-04 23:04:44

The new Centers for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy at CarePoint Health provide the latest cutting-edge technology in wound treatment. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 In a move to expand the availability of its innovative treatment for chronic wounds, CarePoint Health has opened state-of-the-art wound care centers at two Hudson County hospitals. The new Centers for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy at CarePoint Health provide the latest cutting-edge technology in wound...

2013-12-04 08:30:44

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE MKT: CXM) today announced that Cardium's Excellagen®, a wound care product indicated for the treatment of hard to heal wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers as well as other dermal wounds, has been assigned a new and unique, Level II HCPCS (Health Care Common Procedure Coding System) product reimbursement code, Q4149. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made their...

2013-12-03 23:21:02

Industry leader in wound care education adds intensive two-day prep course to portfolio, announces 2014 training schedule. Malvern, PA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, a leader in healthcare communications and education, is proud to announce the acquisition of Wound Certification Prep Course (WCPC), an in-depth, two-day preparatory course for clinicians interested in preparing for the wound certification board examinations, becoming re-certified, or gaining a...

2013-12-03 14:01:34

Neurological functions following spinal cord injury have generally been assessed using the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) impairment scale. However, the scale primarily evaluates motor function, and little attention has been given to autonomic nerve functions, such as defecation, sweating or skin response. The sympathetic skin response test is a simple, safe, noninvasive electrophysiological detection method, and can objectively assess autonomic nerve functions in patients with...

2013-12-03 08:34:30

New Kessler Center to offer specialized treatment for healing chronic wounds RAMSEY, N.J., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has announced the opening of its new center for the specialized care of individuals with chronic wounds. Kessler Center for Wound Care, located at 470 North Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey, offers leading-edge treatment to help heal wounds, including diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue...


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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
2013-07-19 15:31:29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder characterized by adverse anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that results from exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma. Examples of events that could lead to PTSD include the threat of harm or death to oneself or to someone else, or witnessing an event that overwhelms the individual's ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares,...

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