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September 19, 2017

3-D Printing Materials for Wound Care and Decorative Elements

Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3-D-printing pastes. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a 3-D wound care product for monitoring wound condition in hospital care. However, the first commercial nanocellulose applications will be seen in indoor decoration elements, textiles and the production of mock-ups. Read More

Hurricane Harvey First Responder Gets Flesh-Eating Bacteria From Texas Storm Water

A man in Texas says he got infected with flesh-eating bacteria while helping his neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey last week. At first he wasn't concerned, but when the swelling spread the next morning, Atkins went to Houston Methodist in Sugar Land, according to KPRC, a local news station. The hospital figured out he had flesh-eating bacteria, or necrotizing fasciitis, and quickly prepared him for several surgeries. Read More

Compression: Answers from the Experts

Chronic venous disease (CVD) affects more than 10 million men and more than 20 million women in the United States, with some 8 percent experiencing advanced CVD with skin changes and ulceration. Health care professionals make it their goal to prevent skin changes and dangerous ulcers by applying treatments that address edema (swelling) and the body's natural process of releasing fluids, and that help redirect blood flow back toward the heart. Read More