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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 »
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 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 »
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 »
Silver in Tiny Doses Kills Bacteria, Helps Wounds Heal by SimpleSolution2HealthyAgain Posted Sun 04 Apr 2010 10:46am NaturalNews) In a recent presentation before the annual American Chemical Society meeting held in Washington, D.C., scientist Ankit Agarwal revealed that he's come up with an approach to healing that can kill 99.9999 percent of bacteria in a wound using a natural substance -- silver. And he claims he's found a way to help skin heal by using tiny, ... Read on »
Why is Litigation related to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) on the Rise? by Victoria Powell Posted Wed 03 Nov 2010 12:00am Since the 1990s, wound care took a substantial leap forward.  The new device was first marketed in the US by (San Antonio, TX) in 1995 as the V.A.C. Therapy System.  It efficiently provided a means to apply negative pressure (sub-atmospheric pressure) via the V.A.C. pump ranging from 50 to 200 mmHg to the wound beds of both acute and chronic ... Read on »
Nitric Oxide-Releasing Polyvinylpyrrolidone-Based Polymers for Wound Healing and Related Applications by nih.gov Posted Sun 25 Nov 2012 7:00pm Description of Invention: Novel nitric oxide-releasing polyvinylpyrrolidone-based polymers, their compositions, and use in treating wounds. The disclosed polymers appear to be stable, biocompatible and bioabsorbable, while providing for extended nitric oxide release at therapeutic levels. The invention also encompasses medic ... 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 »