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Tips for Preventing and Treating Sunburns This Summer

POSTED ON May 8, 2017  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

Basking in those sunny rays isn't free from negative consequences - without proper protection, you're at risk for developing sunburns

It’s great to get outside and absorb all that vitamin D, but without proper protection you’re at risk for developing sunburns.

When the weather gets warmer and the sun grows stronger, it’s tempting to spend every day outdoors. After all, you’ve waited all winter long – now’s your chance to soak up the sun and have some summer fun.

Don’t Get Burned by Exploding Electronics

POSTED ON May 5, 2017  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

Cutting-edge tech devices are making headlines - but not for the reason you may think.

Cutting-edge tech devices are making headlines – but not for the reason you may think.

Cutting-edge tech devices are making headlines – but not for the reason you may think. The news has been buzzing about many of today’s hottest gadgets not for their explosive popularity, but for their tendency to actually explode.

How to Prevent Burn Injury Infection

POSTED ON April 19, 2017  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

Blinding the bacteria in burn wounds has proven effective.

Binding the bacteria in burn wounds has proven to be an effective way to avoid infection.

In 2011 alone, 486,000 patients received medical attention for burn injuries, according to figures published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These wounds are particularly susceptible to infection, which requires medical professionals to be frequently updated on the healing process.

Hospital Takes Multidisciplinary Approach to Burns

POSTED ON March 17, 2017  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

Presbyterian hospital in New York is taking a multi-tiered approach to treating burns.

Presbyterian hospital in New York is taking a multi-tiered approach to treating burns.

 

Caring for burns, regardless of severity, is one of the more complicated approaches in the entirety of the wound care industry. Given the depth of these injuries, and how easy it easy to make large-scale mistakes, researchers are always finding new ways to treat burns.

In the last few months alone, there have been a number of exciting developments, including a SkinGun that uses stem cells to repair burns and a video game system to help patients cope with dressing changes.

Now, a group of doctors from the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center are taking a slightly different approach to treating burns.

New Burn Device Continues to Prove Success in trials

POSTED ON February 21, 2017  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

The SkinGun device for treating severe burns is making headway in a number of ongoing trials.

The SkinGun device for treating severe burns is making headway in a number of ongoing trials.

Burn injuries are a real serious health issues across the U.S. In 2016 alone, there were an estimated 486,000 hospitalizations due to these injuries, according to the American Burn Association. In order to better treat these severe injuries, doctors are always looking for new treatments to help reduce the risk of infection and regrow tissue more efficiently.

One of the more recent advancements comes from a team out of Pittsburgh, which designed a special device to treat the worst burns. The so-called SkinGun works by applying stem cells to the burn, at which point the normal wound healing process is sped up. Early trials held at Pittsburgh’s UPMC Mercy Hospital Burn and Trauma Units have had some promising success, with faster healing times and less overall scar tissue.

Now, the SkinGun is making its way into other hospitals for early clinical trials.

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