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  THIS JUST IN January 2011  
Stem Cells Save Diabetic Foot from Amputation

At the recently held International Cellular Medicine Society’s Annual International Congress on Regenerative and Cell Based Medicine Conference, it was announced that a patient recovered from a gangrenous diabetic foot ulcer through stem cell therapy.

New Reimbursement Codes Assigned

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services assigned 2 new procedure codes for the application of Dermagraft, for diabetic foot ulcers, that went into effective January 1, 2011.

Peptides Promote Wound Healing

Researchers at the Tufts Center for Innovations in Wound Healing Research, Boston, Massachusetts, found that newly-created bioactive peptides increased angiogenesis in vitro by 200 percent.

Clinical Trial Data Shows Promise for Diabetic Wounds Drug

Phase II clinical trial data for a biological drug appears to be delivering efficacy at a level significantly greater than has been seen in any other treatments for patients suffering from chronic ischemic diabetic wounds, according to the manufacturer.

Save the Date: Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care

Mark your calendars now for the 26th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care, which will be held September 9-12, 2011, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, just outside of Washington, DC.

WOCNCB Is Accepting Award and Grant Applications

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board is accepting applications for its 2011 Employer Recognition Award and Certification Grants until January 31, 2011.

APWCA offers review course

The American Professional Wound Care Association will hold “The Essentials – a comprehensive review course on wound care management and intervention” in Los Angeles, California, 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Saturday, January 29, 2011, and 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Sunday, January 30, 2011.

Physician-specific wound care certification exams

The Council for Medical Education and Testing is the only physician-specific wound care certifying organization in the United States. The next examination date is: February 26, 2011, 11 AM to 4 PM, at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at LAX-Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Los Angeles, California.

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

Use of Honey in Wound Care: An Update
Jason J. Song, MD, PhD, and Richard Salcido, MD

Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from Advances in Skin & Wound Care. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

Neurogenic, Orthogenic, and Myogenic Contractures and Chronic Wounds
Richard "Sal" Salcido, MD

EHR and Meaningful Use Checklist
Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN

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