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Monthly Archives: May 2006

Negative pressure wound therapy: an option for hard-to-heal wounds

How Does NPWT Work? Two NPWT devices are primarily used in the United States: the V.A.C. (Vacuum Assisted Closure) Therapy system, offered by Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), and the Versatile 1 Wound Vacuum System by...

Brain-to-comp links yield neurotherapies

Technology that can establish a direct connection between human thought and computer operations has been a visionary proposition for decades. Now, thanks to the entrepreneurial efforts of some longtime researchers in the field, techniques...

Making a bid for Beijing

For speed, Maureen McKinnon-Tucker leans as hard as she can to leeward as she and teammate Mark Lewis train with nearly no wind in Duxbury. "That which doesn’t kill you can...

How V.A.C. Therapy Works

V.A.C.® Therapy is the controlled application of sub-atmospheric pressure to a wound using a therapy unit to intermittently or continuously convey negative pressure to a specialized wound dressing to help promote wound healing. The...

Pressure Ulcer (Bed Sore) Care

Review the pressure ulcer care instructions with your healthcare professional on a regular basis. Be sure that you have directions for: ·wound cleansing ·skin care ·wound dressings ·turning & repositioning ·pressure relief When in bed, turn or shift at...

USA Diving accident survivor Brooke Burns helps raise awareness about diving injury prevention

It's a startling fact that as many as 1,000 spinal cord injuries occur each year due to shallow water diving. With swimming pools officially opening nationwide this Memorial Day weekend, millions of American families...

Coping with the Pressure of Wound Care

The American Medical Directors Association crafts guidelines specifically for long-term care Pressure ulcers are serious problems not only for nursing home residents, but for the long-term care industry, as well. In today's litigious climate, nursing...

Police, friends run for a buddy

Several hundred people, including two groups of recent police recruits, are walking and running this morning to help a stricken fellow officer. The John Pou Race/Walk and Fun Run started under sunny skies and muggy...

Lakeville man’s spinal cord bruised in water park accident

MINNEAPOLIS - A Lakeville man underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his bruised spinal cord at Hennepin County Medical Center after he was injured during an accident at the Water Park of America in...

Spinal injury led to helpful invention

Elaine Wolfe was 18 when she broke her neck in a swimming accident. The spinal cord injury meant she'd never walk again, and would have no use of her hands and only minimal use of...