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UE Researchers Create Fabric Dressing that Could Improve Wound Recovery

Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey’s medical staff stays current on the latest research on wound care recovery.  Here’s one study published last month that caught our interest. Research engineers at the University of Edinburgh (EU) have devised a fabric dressing whose thickness and elasticity can be custom-matched to specific areas of the body, being able …

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Look for Primary and Revision Total Joint Replacement to Skyrocket in the Coming Decades

According to a study presented last year at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, researchers analyzed models to more accurately predict the future volume of total joint replacement (TJR) procedures throughout the nation.  TJR is considered the most commonly performed, elective procedure, and the volume of primary and revision, using this procedure, …

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Study Tracks Long-Term Cognitive Decline in Relations to CHD incidents

Adults with a history of coronary heart disease (CHD) are at higher risk for faster cognitive decline in the long-term, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. CHD, occurring when coronary arteries become damaged due to a build-up of fat and cholesterol and can result in a heart …

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Penn Study Identifies Microbes in Wound Healing That Can Lead to Foot Amputation

A University of Pennsylvania study, published April 18, 2019, in Cell Host and Microbe, finds whether wounds, including a diabetic foot ulcer, heal or progress to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that wound. Researchers at the University’s Perelman School of Medicine identified specific strains of the …

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Cardiovascular Study Finds Bleeding After PAD Treatments Can Increase Risk of Death

Researchers find that bleeding after minimally invasive peripheral artery disease (PAD) treatments can increase the risk of death, Major bleeding occurs in about 4 percent of surgical procedures to treat blockages in the arteries of the lower leg and an increased risk of in-hospital deaths, according to a new study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. …

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Study Says Most Patients Can Now Benefit from TAVR Procedure

According to the Columbia Surgery blog, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), is considered the new “gold-standard” for treating people suffering from aortic valve disease. In the TAVR procedure, considered less-invasive for fixing stiff, damaged aortic valves (called aortic stenosis) than traditional valve surgery, doctors get to the aortic valve through by using very small incisions …

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Researchers Call for Standardizing Acute Care Rehab for Poststroke Patients

Researchers taking a look at hospital-based rehabilitation programs found that not all rehabilitation is equal for acute care hospital patients with ischemic stroke.  According to research findings published in the May 2019 issue of Physical Therapy, the researchers found “significant variation” in the use of hospital-based rehabilitation services that “suggest a timely opportunity to standardize rehabilitation …

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Study Reinforces Value of Heart Team Approach When Making Treatment Decisions

Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey’s medical staff stays current on the latest research on cardiothoracic surgery.  Here’s one study we found interesting published last month. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may be the best treatment option for most patients with more than one blocked heart artery, according to the findings of a research study published the …

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IU Research Find Shocking Ways to Heal Wound Infections

Researchers at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine’s Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, have found a way to fight against bacterial infections by using a dressing that uses an electronic field to disrupt biofilm infection in wounds. Chandan Sen, Ph.D. and Sashwati Roy, Ph. D’s research finding were published in the April 1, 2019 issue of the …

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AHRQ Analysis Finds Hospital-Acquired Conditions Are Declining

A recent federal study says patient safety in hospitals continues to improve due to a decrease in hospital-acquired conditions The new data released by the Rockville, Maryland-based  and centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, Maryland, show that reductions in hospital-acquired conditions (such as adverse drug events and healthcare-associated infections) helped to prevent …

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