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Moist-Healing Bandage Helps Diabetic Foot Wounds

Podiatrists argue that moist-wound healing is of utmost importance for diabetic foot wounds to properly heal. According to Debashish Chakravarthy, PhD, head of consumer business development for Advanced Medical Solutions, a new bandage, called the Spyroflex, is specially designed to provide this type of healing environment.

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FDA Approves Apligraf for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers—Live Skin Used to Heal Foot Wounds

Only a month and 12 days after receiving recommendation for approval from a FDA advisory board, Apligraf was formally given approval for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers of greater than a three-week duration.

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Live Skin Used to Heal Foot Wounds

On May 8, an advisory panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended approval of the bioengineered skin substitute Apligraf.

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The Brave New World of Skin Grafting — From Foreskins to Foot Ulcers

Dermagraft, a human skin replacement for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers has been recommended to the FDA for approval on the condition that Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc. and its partner Smith & Nephew plc perform a post marketing study.

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Wound Care: It’s Not Just Skin Deep

An estimated 1.2 million people with diabetes suffer from lower extremity ulcers each year, and of all the foot amputations in the United States, 84 percent, or 60,000 amputations, are related to diabetic foot ulcers.

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A Gel Remedy for Wounds

The FDA found an experimental drug safe and effective for the treatment of diabetic ulcers that occur on the lower limbs and feet.

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Wound Healing Made Easier

A new topical skin cream, Iamin Hydrating Gel, promises to ease the pain associated with chronic wounds by speeding the healing process and promoting a moister environment.

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Frustrated Doctor Starts Wound Care Newsletter

Dr. Tamara Fishman has begun her crusade. With her free newsletter, The Wound Care Institute, Fishman has taken it upon herself to improve the distribution of current medical information.

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Maggot Therapy Re-Emerging: Fly Larvae Doing "Grub" Work

To most people, maggots are not their idea of a medical treatment. However, to many doctors, fly larvae do have a place in modern medicine - that place being inside open wounds.

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