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December 12, 2018

Shape-Shifting Cell Breakthrough 

A new computational model developed by researchers from The City College of New York and Yale gives a clearer picture of the structure and mechanics of soft, shape-changing cells that could provide a better understanding of cancerous tumor growth, wound healing, and embryonic development. Read More

New Insole Uses Oxygen to Help Heal Diabetes-Related Foot Ulcers

When it comes to treating, managing, and preventing diabetes-related complications, it seems oxygen is a key ingredient. Along that line, researchers at Purdue University have created a customizable insole to treat diabetic foot ulcers. It’s similar to evolving medical technology with contact lenses that help prevent and treat diabetic retinopathy. Read More

New ATTRACT Data Show Catheter-Based Therapy Significantly Reduces Leg Symptoms and PTS Severity to Two Years

A new study, recently published online in the journal Circulation, reports on outcomes from a subgroup of 391 patients with acute iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in whom pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis (PCDT) was evaluated within the ATTRACT trial.  Read More

Carriage of ESBL-PE May Increase the Risk of Colorectal Surgical Site Infections

Although the 2013 Infectious Diseases Society of America and 2017 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines recommend a combination of oral antimicrobials, mechanical bowel preparation (MBP), and intravenous (IV) cephalosporin and metronidazole for colorectal surgical prophylaxis, screening for extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) in high-risk patients and coverage are not included. Despite the high rates of morbidity and mortality with ESBL-PE infections, little is known about the prevalence of ESBL-PE fecal carriage and its effect on rates of surgical site infections (SSIs) after colorectal surgery. Read More