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A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing a Bioengineered Skin Substitute to a Human Skin Allograft

A prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted to compare an in vitro-engineered, human fibroblast-derived dermal skin (HFDS) substitute and a biologically active cryopreserved human skin allograft (HSA) to determine the relative number of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) healed (100% epithelialization without any drainage) and the number of grafts required by week 12....

A Prospective Assessment of Sacral Pressures in Healthy Volunteers Seated Upright and Reclined With Legs Elevated in a Recliner

Using convenience sampling methods, 23 healthy participants (four men, 19 women, mean age 45 years, body mass index [BMI] range 20–45) participated in a prospective pilot study to evaluate the effect of BMI and two commonly used seating positions in standard hospital reclining chairs on tissue (especially sacral) interface pressures....

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From the Editor

   Several recent events made me think about the “basics” of healthcare and wonder why they appear to be so easily forgotten. Why, in the year 2014, do we continue to need major campaigns and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention efforts to remind healthcare workers to wash their hands?

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A Clinical Minute

   Infection rates are staggering, continue to challenge the healthcare system, and have been shown to increase mortality, hospital readmission rates, length of stay (LOS), and overall healthcare expenditures.

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 Janice Smiell, MD, received a BA in chemistry with math and biology minors from Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA) and an MD from Drexel Medical School (Philadelphia, PA). During her surgery residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital (Morristown, NJ), she suffered a chronic wound as a result of vasculitis.

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