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Treatment of Patients taking Bisphosphonates by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 1:07pm Bisphosphonates are a group of drugs that are commonly prescribed in the prevention and treatment of resorptive bone conditions. These would include osteoporosis, bone metastasis associated with breast & prostate cancer, multiple myeloma, Paget's disease & other conditions that cause chronic bone fragility. Some common bisphosp ... Read on »
How Your Diabetes Can Affect Wound Healing by Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sat 16 Apr 2011 9:52pm 2 Comments Diabetes is a condition where the body cannot use blood sugar effectively. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, an estimated 18 million Americans are known to have diabetes, and in 5.2 million the condition is undiagnosed. Patients with diabetes will often find themselves needing surgery for one re ... Read on »
The Tongue Does Not Heal All Wounds by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Thu 01 Aug 2013 7:00am Dr. Coates is a veterinarian based in the other “Sunshine State” – that's Colorado to the rest of you – where she lives and plays with a varied range of animals. She shares her professional and personal experiences, Monday through Friday, here on petMD's blog, the Fully Vetted. Log in for your daily dose of her insight and wisdom. < Previous P ... Read on »
Wound Management Company Gets FDA Approval for SilverStream(TM) Product – Prescription and Over the Counter Products by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 17 Dec 2009 8:23am This is good news and I would think diabetics with wounds that will not heal or are very slow in healing would benefit from this technology.  Basically the product provides a continuous flow of the cleaning solution to remove bacteria and speeds up the healing process instead of manually cleaning wounds.  Of course for the military this is right ... Read on »
Maggots Quickly Clean Up Wounds, Study Shows by HealthFinder Posted Tue 20 Dec 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink Use of bagged fly larvae can be effective for standard lesions, but only within first week. By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Sacramento Company, Diabetic MD, Has New Technology To Help Heal Diabetic Wounds by prettywell Posted Sat 27 Nov 2010 7:57am Sacramento, CAcompany, Diabetic MD, is now offering a new way out for those suffering from hard healing wounds. This new technology in the wound care market is helping diabetics in a huge way. While most treatments prescribed by doctors try to kill the infection from the inside, Diabetic MD’s spray works from the outside providing all the nut ... Read on »
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 »
Is there a CPT Code for Maggots Yet? by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 3:00pm Specially prepared maggots have been approved by the FDA since 2004 for neuropathic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers,venous stasis ulcers, and traumatic and post-surgical wounds.  Insurance companies spend thousands of dollars for an amputation but back off at a $100.00 maggot treatment.  The American Medical Association and the CMS clarified its ... Read on »
Medicinal Honey - The News Just Keeps Getting Sweeter by Braxton P. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:14pm Have you ever noticed that the honey in your cupboard never goes bad? Honey has been used externally to treat burns and wounds for thousands of years, from Ancient Egypt though World War II. It fell out of favor in recent decades when antibiotic drugs became widely available. Now the appeal has come full circle, as some bacteria have become resis ... Read on »
Topical Antibiotic with Immune Stimulating Oligodeoxynucleotide Molecules to Speed Wound Healing by nih.gov Posted Sun 21 Oct 2012 8:00pm Description of Invention: The present technology provides a mean of improving the activity of topical antibiotics. Currently available topical antibiotic formulations effectively eliminate bacteria at a wound site. But in eliminating bacteria in the wound, such antibiotics also eliminate the molecular signals present in bact ... Read on »