Pressure/neuropathic Ulcers

Granulex Aerosol Spray Discontinued

By December 31, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed that Granulex Aerosol Spray (trypsin, balsam peru, castor oil; Mylan) has been discontinued due to market conditions.

2008 Initiative Had Minimal Impact on Pressure Ulcer Charges

July 28, 2015

Hospital-Acquired Conditions Initiative cut payment in 0.003 percent of discharges

Questions Raised for Telemedical Monitoring of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

July 06, 2015

Telemedicine monitoring is not associated with any significant difference in amputation or healing, but may be linked to increased mortality for patients with diabetic foot ulcers.

Smart Bandage Could Prevent Bed Sores With Early Detection

By March 17, 2015

A new "smart bandage" has been developed that can detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers before they are visible to the human eye.

ACP: Guidelines for Management of Pressure Ulcers

March 03, 2015

Two clinical practice guidelines provide recommendations on prevention, treatment

Specific Supplements Can Improve Pressure Ulcer Healing

February 03, 2015

Eight weeks of formula enriched with arginine, zinc, and antioxidants linked to improved healing

BioBag Now Available for Biosurgical Wound Debridement

By January 06, 2015

BioMonde announced the launch of BioBag, a biosurgical medical device for wound debridement.

Hospital Error Rates, Related Health Costs on the Decline

December 02, 2014

Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) experienced a 17% decline from 2010-2013 and a 9% reduction from 2012-2013, according to figures released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Patient-Specific Orthoses Reduce Foot Ulcers in Diabetics

May 01, 2014

Patient-specific orthoses manufactured on the basis of foot shape and barefoot plantar pressure are better compared to those manufactured only on the basis of foot shape and clinical insight.

Teledermatology Is Reliable for Initial Triage Consultations

February 18, 2014

Teledermatology is reliable for initial triage of patients, according to a study published online.

Aquacel Ag Foam Dressing Now Available

June 25, 2013

ConvaTec has launched Aquacel Ag Foam dressing, the latest addition to the Aquacel family of wound management products.

Oxandrolone Not Effective for Pressure Ulcer Treatment

May 21, 2013

Among patients with spinal cord injury, oxandrolone is no more effective than placebo for healing target pressure ulcers.

SilvrSTAT Wound Dressing Gel Now Available

March 20, 2013

SilvrSTAT Antibacterial Wound Dressing Gel , from ABL Medical, manages 1st and 2nd-degree burns, stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, lacerations, abrasions, skin tears, surgical incision sites, device insertion site wounds, and graft and donor sites. SilvrSTAT is available in 1oz or 3oz tubes.

Altrazeal Blister Pack Available for Chronic Wound Care

January 14, 2013

Uluru announced that Altrazeal Blister Pack is now available for the treatment of chronic wounds.

Derma Sciences Launches Medihoney HCS

September 06, 2012

Derma Sciences, Inc. announced the U.S. launch and first commercial sales of Medihoney HCS (hydrogel colloidal sheet) for the treatment of first- and second-degree burns, in addition to various chronic and acute wounds.

Spray-Based Therapy Promising for Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers

August 03, 2012

A spray-based therapy containing growth-arrested allogeneic neonatal keratinocytes and fibroblasts, HP802-247, is associated with a reduction in the wound area of chronic venous leg ulcers.

Good Long-Term Limb Salvage for Diabetic Foot Patients

July 30, 2012

For patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), long-term limb salvage is favorable; however, long-term survival remains poor, particularly for those with peripheral artery disease (PAD) or chronic renal insufficiency.

Correlates of Diabetic Foot Complications Identified

July 09, 2012

For patients with diabetes, increased poly(ADP-ribose) (PAR) immunoreactivity, reduced abundance of type 1 procollagen, and impaired skin structure correlate with foot complications.

Factors ID'd in Healing Failure of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

June 15, 2012

Patients with diabetes whose foot ulcers fail to heal have increased inflammation and aberrant growth factor levels.

Excellagen Gel for Wound Care Management

March 30, 2012

Cardium Therapeutics announced the launch of Excellagen (bovine Type I collagen gel, 2.6%), a syringe-based wound care product for the management of diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, and other dermal wounds.

Skin Cancer Frequency in Chronic Leg Ulcers >10 Percent

February 22, 2012

Chronic leg ulcers (CLUs) that don't heal after three months of appropriate treatment have an overall skin cancer frequency of 10.4%.

Atrapro Brand Launched for Skin and Wound Care

February 22, 2012

Quinnova has made available its Atrapro brand with two products, Atrapro Antipruritic Hydrogel and Atrapro Dermal Spray with Preservatives.

Hylase Wound Gel Available

January 18, 2012

Hi-Tech Pharmacal and its subsidiary ECR Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of Hylase Wound Gel for the management and treatment of leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and exuding wounds prone to bleeding.

Phase 2 study of DSC127 for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers

February 04, 2011

Derma Sciences announced positive results from its Phase 2 clinical trial with DSC127 in patients with diabetic foot ulcers.

Fast Track Application Submitted for CVBT-141B for Ischemic Diabetic Wounds

February 04, 2011

CardioVascular BioTherapeutics (CVBT) announced that it has submitted an application to the FDA to obtain "fast track" designation for CVBT-141B for the treatment of ischemic diabetic wounds.

Phase 2 Studies of CVBT-141B for Diabetic Wounds

January 05, 2011

CardioVascular BioTherapeutics (CVBT) announced data from its Phase 2 studies of CVBT-141B for the treatment of diabetic wounds.