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March 19, 2009

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Stay on the cutting edge of new product and industry news, prevention and treatment strategies, and regulation updates to help you meet your wound care challenges with The Wound Care Insider. You're receiving this issue of The Wound Care Insider, because you've subscribed to Advances in Skin & Wound Care's eNews, because you're a member of the American Professional Wound Care Association or the National Alliance of Wound Care, or because you've indicated in your NursingCenter.com registration profile that you're a wound care specialist.

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ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

Wound Care Market Growing Despite Economy
Although many markets will be impacted by the current economic climate, the treatment of wounds is not one of them, according to a healthcare market research publisher's latest report on the wound care industry.
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KCI Launches New V.A.C. Dressing
KCI has launched its new V.A.C. GranuFoam Bridge Dressing in the United States, further expanding the portfolio of dressings used in the treatment of chronic wounds.
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Smith & Nephew Introduces Portable NPWT System
Smith & Nephew Inc's Advanced Wound Management division announced the US launch of its next negative pressure wound therapy product, the new RENASYS GO, designed to address the needs of clinicians and their active, mobile patients.
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New Therapies May Ease Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis
A new understanding of the cause of atopic dermatitis in adults and children has led to an improved and more targeted treatment approach.
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Study Identifies Protein's Potential Use in Melanoma Treatment
In a new study, researchers have shown that a specific protein plays an important role in inhibiting the development and spread of melanoma tumors in mouse and in human skin models.
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FDA Advises on Serious Adverse Event with Psoriasis Drug
The Food and Drug Administration issued a public health advisory concerning 3 confirmed and 1 possible report of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a rare brain infection, in patients using the psoriasis drug Raptiva (efalizumab).
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APWCA Hosts Annual Conference in April
A new scientific agenda and a roster on internationally renowned faculty will be among highlights of the American Professional Wound Care Association's annual conference April 2-5, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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FROM THE PAGES OF ADVANCES IN SKIN & WOUND CARE

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Coming in Advances in Skin & Wound Care's April 2009 issue:

  • Pressure ulcer prevention
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Detecting skin erythema
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Advances in Skin & Wound Care is currently soliciting manuscripts on clinical topics for our Clinical Management Extra section. We also invite you to tell us what's on your mind. Send a Letter to the Editor to question, criticize, or respond to papers we've published in the journal. And if you have an interesting dermatology dilemma, feel free to submit those case examples for consideration. For additional information, see the Author Guidelines on the journal's Web site, http://www.woundcarejournal.com. To submit an article to the journal, follow the new online submission process: http://lwwesubmissions.edmgr.com.

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