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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 JOURNAL

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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

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Patient Safety: It Is in Our Hands
Richard ‘‘Sal’’ Salcido, MD

Smart Workflows Support Compliance
Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN

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