Tag: Wound

Indianapolis Woman Dies From Misdiagnosed Necrotizing Fasciitis: What Are The Symptoms Of Flesh-Eating Disease?

Carol Martin may have been saved if her condition was diagnosed correctly. Symptoms of the flesh-eating disease can be confusing because they appear to be like any other illness or injury. When should you see a doctor?

Public Health May 13, 2018

Boy Dies From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Bike Accident: How To Avoid Necrotizing Fasciitis Infection

An 8-year old boy died after bacteria entered his body through a wound. Wounds and blisters can put anyone at risk of contracting necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease and here are some precautions to avoid infection.

Public Health January 28, 2018

FDA Approves First Shock Wave Device To Heal Foot Ulcers In Diabetes Patients

The FDA approved the use of the Dermapace System, a shock wave device that can promote healing of diabetic foot ulcers. What are some of its side effects?

Medicine January 1, 2018

Wounds May Heal Faster When Sustained During The Day: Study

A new study revealed that wounds sustained during the day heal 60 percent faster than those sustained at night. Researchers say the finding can help doctors find effective wound-healing drugs and also improve surgery.

Medicine November 10, 2017

Researchers Turn To Fat Cells To Heal Wounds Without Scarring

What if wounds could heal without scarring? Researchers want to turn that into reality and they’re actually a step closer after learning how to leverage fat cells in the wound-healing process.

Biotech January 7, 2017

Four Oklahoma Veterans Facility Employees Resign After Maggots Were Found In Resident's Wound

Four employees resigned from a veterans facility at Talihina after maggots were found in the wound of a resident who later died of sepsis. The employees decided to resign before the start of the termination process.

Public Health December 5, 2016

Researchers Develop 'Smart Bandage' That Speeds Up Healing By Sucking Out Bacteria

Researchers are developing a new type of bandage that will serve the purpose of not only protecting wounds against further infection, but also sucking bacteria right out of wounds. This will quicken the repair process, especially among people whose wounds don’t easily heal.

Life September 10, 2015

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