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IMAGING Management

Infrared Thermography Offers Faster Diagnosis of Orthopaedic Injuries

2015 04 Dec

Researchers in Spain have confirmed the effectiveness of infrared thermography for detection and early diagnosis of orthopaedic injuries, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics. Results show that this technology is a great support tool to correctly identify the presence or absence of injuries in a particular... Read more

ICU Management

Infection Risk on Removing PPE

2015 13 Oct

The skin and clothing of healthcare workers were prone to contamination during the removal of gloves or gowns, based on a simulation study that used fluorescent lotion and black light. The findings are published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.Curtis J. Donskey, MD, of the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and colleagues conducted the study... Read more

Executive Health Management

Ultrasound Speeds Skin Healing, Especially for Diabetics and Elderly

2015 15 Jul

Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, according to a pioneering study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Researchers from the University of Sheffield discovered the ultrasound transmits a vibration through the skin and wakes up cells in wounds helping to stimulate... Read more

IT Management

Stick It On: The Skin Patch For Electronic Health Monitoring

2014 09 Apr

Engineers at the US University of Illinois and Northwestern University have showcased soft stick-on patches thin enough to move and stretch with the skin, and equipped with chip-based electronics for latest technology enabled wireless health monitoring. The researchers have published their design in the April 4  issue of ‘Science’.An innovative microfluid... Read more

Executive Health Management

Artificial Skin Grown from Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

2013 25 Nov

The University of Granada has developed a major scientific breakthrough which will aid the immediate use of artificially-grown skin for major burn patients, as the skin could be stored in tissue banks and made available when needed.Up to now, one of the major challenges faced in the treatment of major burn victims is a long wait. As per current protocols... Read more

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