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Study: Decellularized dermis remains best acellular skin substitute for reconstruction

March 3, 2015

In a literature review of various skin substitutes, the plastic surgery principle of replacing like tissue with like tissue was found to still be the best practice, with products most resembling the natural dermal extracellular matrix as the most preferred.

Originating from de-epithelialized cadaveric skin, acellular dermal allografts typically do not involve cross-linking and are often freeze-dried, allowing them to be stored for many months without refrigeration. Within this category, AlloDerm (LifeCell) and its injectable version, Cymetra (LifeCell), is used as a dermal substitute in deep partial- and full-thickness burn wounds, other types of soft-tissue replacement and implantable prosthesis coverage, pelvic and abdominal well defect repair, lip augmentation, laryngoplasty and vaginal prolapse repair.

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Novel knot technique shows effectiveness in treatment of ingrown nails

March 3, 2015
A novel knot technique was found to be effective in treating patients with stages 2 and 3 ingrown nails, according to recently published study results.Thirty patients…

CMS releases 2015 Quality Measures Report

March 3, 2015
CMS released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report, demonstrating that the nation has made significant progress in improving the health care…
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Prevalence of teen dating violence associated with health risks

March 3, 2015
More than 20% of female students and 10% of male students experience some form of teen dating violence, according to findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior…
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Preparing for ICD-10 implementation

March 3, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Damian Novak, BS, MBA, discusses how orthopedic surgeons can begin preparing for the implementation of the ICD-10…
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Best of Lipid Forum III

Best of Lipid Forum III

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen, Inc.

Appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain a challenge for practitioners struggling to reduce residual risk…
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Quality of Nursing Home Environments

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, March 2015, Volume 41 Issue 3
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Potential biomarker identified for neonatal sepsis in preterm infants

March 3, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Leena Mithal, MD, pediatric infectious diseases fellow at Ann and Robert H. Lurie…
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