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A lightweight, portable ultrasound patch may help speed up the healing time for people with venous ulcers, a recent study suggests. The pocket-sized technology, which weighs less than a pound, could potentially help reduce the $1 billion spent each year on treating these types of ulcers. Read the full story on ZipTrials.us
Scientists at Drexel University are using a band-aid-like patch that emits low-frequency ultrasound to heal chronic wounds. Read the full story on Gizmag.com
A new invention about the size of a large Band-Aid delivers low-frequency ultrasound waves to skin wounds to hyper-charge the healing process. A small clinical trial at Drexel University in Pennsylvania examined 20 patients with chronic leg ulcers, assigning them to five-person groups. Read the full story on Healthline.com
Researchers at Drexel University, Philadelphia, used an ultrasound patch to dramatically reduce the size of leg ulcers in just four weeks. The patch, which weighs just three ounces, is battery-operated and sends low frequency ultrasound directly to the wound. It is thought that the ultrasound stimulates the production of connective tissue and the immune cells that play a critical role in healing. Read the full story at Telegraph.co.uk
In a small clinical study, researchers administered a new method for treating chronic wounds using a novel ultrasound applicator that can be worn like a band-aid. The applicator delivers low-frequency, low-intensity ultrasound directly to wounds, and was found to significantly accelerate healing in five patients with venous ulcers. Read the full article on ScienceDaily.com
Mark Brezinski is a major believer in the benefits of optimizing one’s environment when it comes to learning and using a “reverse education approach” to train people in his lab and teach his undergraduate, graduate and junior faculty students. Read the full article at BWH Clinical & Research News.
NIBIB and other NIH-funded scientists have teamed up to develop an adhesive that mimics the grip of a parasitic worm. Composed of a sheet of microneedles whose tips swell upon contact with water, the device could be used to adhere skin grafts to wounds, deliver drugs to target tissues, and numerous other applications. Read the full article at the-scientist.com