February 16, 2010Dear Subscriber,
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• Study Examines Bioburden and Wound Healing
• Biatain Silicone Foam Dressing Available
• Treatments for Plaque Psoriasis Compared
• Gene Influences Diabetes Development
• Infection Rates in Healthcare Facilities Reported
• APWCA Plans National Clinical Conference
• Physician-Specific Wound Care Certification Available through CMET
Study Examines Bioburden and Wound Healing
Healthpoint, Fort Worth, Texas, is providing research grants to the University of Florida, Gainesville, and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, to support a joint study evaluating bioburden and potential healing markers in chronic wounds.
Biatain Silicone Foam Dressing Available
Biatain Silicone, the newest product in the Biatain range, has been launched by Coloplast, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Gene Influences Diabetes Development
Five of 13 newly discovered genetic variants increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Treatments for Plaque Psoriasis Compared
A phase 3 clinical study has compared the efficacy of 2 treatments for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
Infection Rates in Healthcare Facilities Reported
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supports public reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) as an important component of national HAI elimination efforts.
APWCA Plans 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 Pennsylvania.
http://www.apwca.org/apwca2010. For further information on these programs and other APWCA activities, visit http://www.apwca.org.
Physician-Specific Wound Care Certification Available through CMET
The Council for Medical Education and Testing is the first organization to offer physician-specific certification of this type. For more information call 215-364-1111 or visit
From the Pages of Advances in Skin & Wound
Earn CME/CE credit by reading the peer-reviewed, continuing education article in the February 2010 issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care and taking the test.
Lipedema: A Frequently Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood Fatty Deposition Syndrome
Caroline E. Fife, MD; Erik A. Maus, MD; and Marissa J. Carter, PhD, MA
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Basic Ostomy Management: Part 1
Diane Deitz, MSN, ACNP, CWON, CWS, and Judy Gates, MSN, RN-BC, CWS, FAACCWS
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