Predicting the Presence of Pathogenic Bacteria in Wounds

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Why wouldn’t you want to be 100% certain about bacterial presence? In the recent publication in the Journal of Wound Care ‘Point-of-care fluorescence imaging predicts the presence of pathogenic bacteria in wounds: a clinical study1, the authors demonstrated that red fluorescence observed on MolecuLight i:X images of 60 wounds predicted the presence of bacteria 100% […]

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Fish Skin for Human Wounds: Iceland’s Pioneering Treatment (July 26, 2017)

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This story was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek. Kerecis Ltd, a small company in Iceland has the only FDA-approved skin substitute derived from fish. Fertram Sigurjonsson is the Chairman and CEO of Kerecis. His small company has spent the past nine years applying fish skin to the treatment of chronic wounds, those that take longer than […]

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How will fluorescence imaging impact wound care? (April 24, 2017)

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Effective wound management is a challenge for healthcare.  In Canada, wounds cost $3.9 billion annually (approximately 3% of total healthcare expenditures).  Individuals with chronic wounds experience harmful consequences including intractable pain, infectious complications, hospitalization, reduced quality of life, depression, and increased risk of death.  With the continued rise in the incidence of diabetes and obesity, […]

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