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Study: Topical platelet growth factor does not improve healing of diabetic foot ulcers

April 17, 2015

A study of the efficacy of topical platelet derived growth factor in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers found that it did not appear to significantly improve healing in comparison with a placebo, according to results published in Wounds.

Researchers conducted a randomized, controlled trial of 46 patients with Wagner grade I ulcers and a wound area of 1 cm² to 16 cm². A fiberglass cast was applied to all participants at randomization with a window slightly larger than the study wound dimensions. Study therapy was conducted for 4 months, with a final follow-up visit scheduled after healing or 10 months after randomization if the wound was not healed at 4 months.

SoldierSocks Advisory Board welcomes new members In the Field

SoldierSocks Advisory Board welcomes new members

April 17, 2015
The SoldierSocks Advisory Board recently welcomed two new members. U.S. Navy SEAL Commander Rorke Denver and former Congressman and NFL player Jon D. Runyan
Supreme Court again holds key to future of Affordable Care Act: Preparing for the fallout Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Supreme Court again holds key to future of Affordable Care Act: Preparing for the fallout

April 16, 2015
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of…

Amputees invited to ‘show their mettle’ for Limb Loss Awareness Month

April 16, 2015
The Amputee Coalition invites amputees to “show their mettle” by “showing their metal” – wearing their prosthesis in public and posting a…

Use of AFO may improve functional stability for people with stroke

April 15, 2015
Functional stability was improved in patients who have had a stroke when they used AFOs, according to a study recently published in Disability and
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3D printing has applications, challenges in a variety of medical specialties

March 20, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Scott Hollister, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, talks…
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March 13, 2015
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Peer mentorship provides support for amputees

February 9, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Pedro Pimenta, Hanger patient advocate, visited the Hanger Education Fair and National Meeting to…
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