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October 17, 2017

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New Minimally Invasive Treatments for Varicose Veins

Bulging varicose veins are not only unsightly; they can also be very painful. Today, thanks to new technology, several minimally or noninvasive treatment options are available to treat varicose veins and provide symptom relief. These procedures are as effective as surgical options such as vein stripping, but with a much shorter recovery period, enabling patients to quickly resume their daily activities. Read More

Analyzing Self-Repairing Tendency of Flax Plants for Developing Innovative Materials

Researchers from EPFL's Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC) have investigated how the self-repair nature of the flax plant heals upon being damaged. They evaluated alterations in the mechanical properties of the plant (e.g. damping and stiffness) and investigated the self-healing mechanisms of the plant. Read More

Palliative Wound Care: A New Frontier

Those of us who care for patients with pressure ulcers know that some wounds will not heal, and cure is an unrealistic goal. Pressure ulcers can also herald the terminal stage of illness. As the number of people living with chronic illness soars, it is increasingly recognized that there are limited benefits of curative treatment. This is where palliative care offers an alternative to aggressive wound healing interventions by changing to the focus to wound stabilization, symptom management and patient well-being. Read More

This Student has Invented a new Wound Care Technology

This year, Karthikeyan, a student in UVA's School of Engineering and Applied Science, will present his invention, Phoenix-Aid - a new type of five-layered wound care technology set to revolutionize how chronic wounds are treated in developing countries and impoverished areas around the world. He knew he wanted to create and market his own invention, and became interested in wound care technologies after the death of a coworker the summer before he came to UV. Read More