Taking a radically new approach to eradicate topical infections, LIMR researchers have developed a set of topical over-the-counter (OTC) formulations of safe and effective agents. Their new approach is based on the concept of treating the infection ecology, which includes not only the microbial agent but also (1) the local supportive microbiome for the microbe, […]
HealSuture is conceptualized in two forms for different surgical uses. The first is a dissolvable polylactic acid (PLA)-based suture infused with the active compound. The second is a compound-coated silk suture with similar properties. In essence, these sutures locally re-activate a latent fetal program of stem cell-based regenerative healing that avoids fibrotic deposition (scar tissue).
The use of supports for limbs during medical procedures and recovery is common. A wide variety of limb support devices are available on the market, however, none are ideal. Some are bulky and not easily maneuverable. Others are permanently fixed to hospital beds. Other types of limb supports are intricate and expensive, and some can […]
Electronic Medical Record systems (EMRs) have become virtually ubiquitous in the medical field and are widely used at hospitals around the world. Current EMRs provide robust medical records organized and arranged on an individual, per-patient basis. However, there are certain circumstances when the care of two patients is interrelated, such as during breastfeeding and other […]
Falling is a significant cause of mortality or injury among patients recovering from surgery, the elderly and the infirm, especially within a hospital or a caregiving facility. In-patient falls cost US health systems over $34 billion annually. Despite the prevalence of fall reduction programs in hospitals, fall rates in US hospitals range from 3.3 to […]