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BARA-MED Select hyperbaric chamber

By the WoundSource Editors

Southampton, PA – September 24, 2015 – Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTC Pink: ETCC) announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a noteworthy patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,138,366, which covers certain hyperbaric chambers with undercarriage-gurney-storage compartments, such as those available on ETC's BARA-MED® Select™ chamber.

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By The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders submitted two sets of formal written comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) during September 2015 in response to the proposed updates to CMS' outpatient payment rates and to the physician payment schedule. The Alliance's comments focused on provisions that have potential impact to wound care. These proposed rules have important implications to health care providers and health care administrators as CMS sets future reimbursement for services and procedures.

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By Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

Most of us will treat wounds primarily with Western-medicine techniques and materials, though, occasionally a "side step" is made. MEBO Wound Ointment is a non-Western, botanical cream that is used in the Middle East and the Far East for the management of partial-thickness burns. Although the exact working mechanisms of the ointment are not known, results often are good and some Western physicians have adopted its use.

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By the WoundSource Editors

September 8, 2015 – DermaRite®, manufacturers of cost effective advanced wound care, skin care and nutritional supplements for health and senior-care facilities, is proud to introduce their Healing In D.E.P.T.H. program.

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By the WoundSource Editors

Gaithersburg, MD – July 30, 2015 – Nuo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQX:NUOT), a pioneer in biodynamic therapies, today announced that its previously reported collaboration with Net Health to add data collection functionality within WoundExpert® for the Aurix™ Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) program (Au Study) will go live in August.

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By The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders submitted formal comments in response to the Novitas draft local coverage determination (LCD) for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) DL35021.

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Span-America Topper

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Greenville, SC – June 4, 2015 – Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. has launched The Topper Microenvironment Manager™, an add-on powered mattress cover designed to reduce heat, moisture, shearing, pressure and odor as an aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers through stage IV.

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By The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders submitted formal written comments in response to the First Coast Service Option (FCSO) draft local coverage determination (LCD) for Application of Skin Substitute Grafts for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU) and Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) of Lower Extremities DL36013 - note: this directs you to a CMS landing page where you must accept a license/disclaimer, and once accepted it connects you to the LCD).

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By the WoundSource Editors

Topeka, KS – April 13, 2015 – Lohmann & Rauscher (L&R) is pleased to announce the launch of Debrisoft® Active Monofilament Debriding Device for the U.S. wound care market. Debrisoft has been available in Europe for several years where it has rapidly established itself as a proven alternative to both traditional and advanced debriding products.

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Vashe Wound Solution

By Keval Parikh and James McGuire DPM, PT, CPed, FAPWHc

An important aspect of the field of wound care is the proper preparation of the wound bed. Key points in wound bed preparation include minimizing exudate, assistance in the facilitation of the body’s healing process, and helping to produce a well-vascularized, stable wound that is free of microbes.

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