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FDA Classifies CollPlant Wound Dressing Sheets as a Medical Device-Collagen Made From Tobacco Plants-Regenerative Medicine (Bio- by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 29 Aug 2010 7:41pm One comment up front here is good use for tobacco plants in healing wounds so there’s another market for the plant.  Tobacco companies I am guessing will see this as a plus. Device licensing is a shorter amount of time than what is required for drugs.  The product is a sheet containing a scaffold made up of human type collagen to treat ... Read on »
Tumeric as a Wound Dressing? by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 19 Feb 2010 12:00am This nice elderly Chinese gentleman with a hand wound became a patient over a month ago. Like many Asian patients he uses some Eastern remedies in his daily life. I have not seen the use of tumeric before for open wounds. This gentleman has been using it regularly for this hand wound as a dressing. He does not wish to have the wound t ... Read on »
Wound Care Skin: What are the hydrocolloid dressings? by laiamile Posted Mon 15 Apr 2013 3:03am skin wound care is essential for the healing of skin trauma. The market is full of skin care products for various wounds, made from various materials and technologies. Hydrocolloid dressings are one such type of dressing. care is essential for skin wound healing of skin trauma. The market is full of skin care products for various wounds, ma ... Read on »
FDA Clears PICO* Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System–Instructions for Application Use Provided by a MS Tag ( by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 07 Jan 2012 1:58am The device is available off the shelf and can be used at home or in hospital and is disposable and works for about a week. The device manages fluids and is small enough so it can be carried discreetly for patients being treated.  The PICO unit has already been approved in other countries and it can be used after plastic surgery or other general ... Read on »
Tapeless Bandages for Wounds, Diabetic Ulcers, and More… by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 03 Jul 2009 2:06pm The company, Tapeless Medical   just announced some additional new products this week and for anyone who had had the sticky tape on any wound bandage, you know what I am talking about here.  The wrap is re-useable too.  I could think of sometimes in the past where I wished I would have had one of these versus the sticky tape.   They even have one ... Read on »
FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems by FDA Posted Thu 24 Feb 2011 12:00am Date Issued: February 24, 2011 Audience: Health Care Providers: Prescribing physicians and clinicians responsible for the ongoing care of patients whose wounds are being managed with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Patients and Caregivers Device: NPWT promotes healing ... Read on »
FDA Approves XStat Syringe Which Seals Gunshot Wounds in 15 Seconds.. by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 05 Apr 2014 10:37pm This is pretty neat invention and of course it is for military use but you could think of it being in a paramedic kit as well for those responding to where someone has been shot too.  It’s purpose of course is to stop the bleeding and 15 seconds is pretty fast.  The syringe is full of sponges.  The company received a grant to do some rese ... Read on »
Can Sugar Really Heal Wounds by Swarnam J. Posted Sun 17 Feb 2013 1:36am During our family outings, I will be always on tenterhooks and I hope all the mammas around the globe would agree with me. The kids love to run, not just run but with their heads looking high above the heavens. They do not see what is beneath down the earth. Their father yells not to run at the top of his voice, but they run and jump and sk ... Read on »
What might the future look like for E-Patients? by Jamie C. Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 Oct 2010 11:23am What does the future hold for an online patient? On a personal note, I believe the future looks rosy for the internet based patient (but that could easily be because of my day job). The online health care realm has penetrated remote areas and is taking medical care facilities right to the bedroom of the patients. In the financially ... Read on »
Wound V.A.C Medical Device Helps Wounds Heal After Cancer Surgery by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 3:00pm This technology is amazing.  I have included a video from YouTube that is home made and not related this this patient or case,  but shows the procedures used with the machine and how the unit and dressing is changed.  The cancer was so rare that it has only been seen twice at the M.D. Anderson Center where he spent 6 weeks.  The funny part abo ... Read on »