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October 20, 2009

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ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

Posey Introduces PRO-heeLx Heel Protector
The Posey Company has introduced its new PRO-heeLx Heel Protector, which helps protect against pressure ulcers and foot drop.
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Excellarate Shows Potential in Treating Nonhealing Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Cardium Therapeutics reported positive data from its Matrix Phase 2b clinical trial of Excellarate for the potential treatment of patients with chronic nonhealing diabetic foot ulcers based on the company's gene-activated matrix technology platform.
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Expedited Shipping of Medical Maggots to Begin
Monarch Labs LLC, the exclusive supplier of Medical Maggots in the United States, has partnered with MNX to provide expedited shipping of the Medical Maggots product (disinfected Phaenicia sericata larvae) for maggot therapy.
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Free H1N1 Flu Patient Handouts
In response to the growing concern about the H1N1flu epidemic, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, in conjunction with Lippincott's http://www.NursingCenter.com, has developed a free educational handout for health professionals to use to help explain the H1N1 virus to patients.
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Wound Care Review Course Scheduled
The American Professional Wound Care Association will offer "The Essentials--A Comprehensive Review Course on Wound Care Management and Intervention" on January 16-17, 2010, in Los Angeles, California.
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APWCA Plans 9th National Clinical Conference
APWCA2010, Wound Care and the Related Sciences, highlighted by more than 40 world-renowned experts from all wound-care disciplines, will be held April 8-11, 2010, at the Sheraton, Philadelphia City Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://www.apwca.org/apwca2010. For further information on these programs and other APWCA activities, visit http://www.apwca.org.

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FROM THE PAGES OF ADVANCES IN SKIN & WOUND CARE

Earn CME/CE credit by reading the peer-reviewed, continuing education article in the October 2009 issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care and taking the test.

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

  • Peristomal skin complications
  • Pressure ulcers and spinal cord injury
  • Herpes zoster

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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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