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Global Health Institutions Implement Plans to Curb Sepsis

POSTED ON July 21, 2017  - POSTED IN Wound infections

Sepsis is a degenerative condition caused by the body’s response to wound infection

Sepsis is getting the attention it deserves.

Sepsis, a degenerative condition caused by the body’s response to wound infection that can result in tissue damage, organ failure and potential death, has become an increasingly severe problem worldwide. The disastrous nature of the global ailment has pushed the World Health Organization and the World Health Assembly to create a resolution to better prevent, treat and inform the world about sepsis.

Safety Tips to Make Camping a Breeze

POSTED ON April 12, 2017  - POSTED IN Wound infections

People should be mindful of their shoes, especially when hiking is involved.

People should be mindful of their shoes, especially when hiking is involved.

Now that spring is in full force, families can take advantage of the longer days by spending as much time outside as possible. While there are many activities these groups can do together, one of the most popular is camping. According to the 2017 North American Camping Reports, compared to 2016 data, 13 million U.S. more households plan to camp in 2017.As people start planning these outings, it’s important to think about doing so safely.

Depression, Anxiety May Lead to Post-Surgical Wounds

POSTED ON March 20, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

A new study has found that depression and anxiety in patients can increase their risk of post-surgical complications.

A new study has found that depression and anxiety can increase the risk of post-surgical complications

Depression and anxiety are normal parts of everyday life for millions of Americans. According to figures from Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is the most common form of mental disorders, affecting about 40 million U.S. adults. Depression, meanwhile, impacts the lives of 15 million American adults.

Researchers Destroy Superbugs with New Polymer

POSTED ON October 28, 2016  - POSTED IN Infection

Anushka Naiknaware's innovative wound dressing uses sensors to let patients know if their wound is too dry.

A new polymer could yield promising defense against drug-resistant bacteria that cause wound infections.

Superbugs are one of the most worrisome of all the modern medical scourges. These antibiotic-resistant bacteria are plentiful, resulting in more than 2 million illnesses annually, according to the Harvard School of Medicine.

To improve the medical community’s odds of effectively combating these superbugs, researchers across the globe have developed a number of new and innovative techniques. For instance, a team from Columbia University has used specialized UV light to destroy the bacteria. Meanwhile, a group from the U.K. found that chemical manipulation can impede this bacteria.

A PhD student at the University of Melbourne has recently unveiled another exciting form of therapy that can prevent wound infections. And while this new method is still in the early stages, it is already being heralded as having the potential to change the entire scope of modern medicine, as The Telegraph reported.

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