Predicting Pressure Ulcers in Older Patients
Using OASIS data, researchers were able to determine a set of factors that raise the risk of developing pressure ulcers in older home care patients. Factors included in the top predictors of developing a new ulcer were bowel incontinence and patient inability to transfer self.
Advanced Wound Dressing Launched
Allevyn Life foam dressing with low-trauma silicone adhesive offers a contoured design and includes a change indicator to avoid unnecessary dressing changes.
Common Skin Cancer a Chronic Condition
A new study affirms that basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, should be viewed as a chronic disease because once most people have a single occurrence, they are at risk of getting another.
Derma Sciences Investigates Promising New Drug
Derma Sciences, Inc, was awarded 2 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which provide additional intellectual property protection for the company’s investigational drug DSC127 by describing the angiotensin peptide in a specific formulation and a method of using the same to treat diabetic foot ulcers.
Register Now for Symposium!
Early registration is open for the 27th Annual Clinical Symposium on Wound Care, October 20-23, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ll see you there!
From the pages of Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Earn CE/CME credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from Advances in Skin & Wound Care
and taking the test.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Hand Dermatitis
Afsaneh Alavi, MD, FRCPC (DERM); Sandra Skotnicki, MD, BSc, FRCPC (DERM);
Gordon Sussman MD, FRCP(C), FACP, DIP.ABIM, FAAAAI; R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC (MED DERM), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA