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April 20, 2009

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ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

Successful MRSA Wound Disinfection Study Announced
Ondine Biopharma Corporation has published a study demonstrating the first successful decontamination of heavily methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in animals.
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Study Investigates Cell Therapy for Venous Leg Ulcers
HEALTHPOINT, Ltd has initiated a Phase II clinical trial investigating the efficacy of a topical spray containing living keratinocytes and fibroblasts in venous leg ulcers.
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Companies Partner to Prevent Pressure Ulcers and Reduce Patient Falls
KCI and Carroll Hospital Group have joined forces to improve the overall safety of hospital patients.
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Collaboration Formed to Address Diabetic Foot Ulcers
The Department of Surgery at The University of Arizona College of Medicine and OmegaGenesis, Inc, announced an agreement to collaborate on potential remedies to address diabetic foot ulcers.
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New Treatment Evaluated for Atopic Dermatitis
InfoMedics, Inc presented a poster detailing patients' experience with desonide hydrogel for the treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis.
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NAWC Announces Awards/Scholarship Program for 2009
The National Alliance of Wound Care, a multidisciplinary professional wound care certification and membership organization offering the WCC credential to nurses of all levels, therapists, and physicians and their assistants, has announced its 2009 annual Awards and Scholarship Program.
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Awards Presented at NPUAP Conference
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel presented several awards at its biennial conference.
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APWCA Offers Wound Care Review Course
The American Professional Wound Care Association will offer "The Essentials--A Comprehensive Review Course on Wound Care Management and Intervention" on September 12-13, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://www.apwca.org/woundCareReview/. For further information on this course and other APWCA activities, visit http://www.apwca.org.

EWMA Will Hold Conference in Finland
The 19th Conference of the European Wound Management Association will be held May 20-22, 2009, in Helsinki, Finland.
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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 May 2009 issue:

  • ABCs of skin care
  • Guidelines for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment
  • Computerized planimetry of digital images

LEARNING CENTER

Hospital Acquired Conditions: Prevent and Reduce the Impact
New CMS mandate presents challenges to nursing staff. Reducing the incidence of hospital acquired conditions, including pressure ulcers, catheter-related bloodstream infections and surgical site infections, is not only critical to patient care, it is crucial to minimizing the financial impact on the hospital.
Click here for key strategies.

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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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