Volume 24 - Issue 1 - January 2011
News and Trends »
Are Silver Dressings Worth The Expense?
By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
While there are a fair number of wound dressings that utilize the antibacterial properties of silver, a new study in Advances in Skin and Wound Care suggests the only difference between silver dressings and a less expensive gauze dressing may be the cost.
New Products »
Lower extremity bone lesions can have an intricate presentation as well as overlapping characteristics shared by benign and malignant bone tumors. Given these challenges, these authors discuss the pros and cons of different imaging modalities, and offer key insights on a variety of bone lesions ranging from osteosarcomas and fibrosarcomas to osteoblastomas and unicameral bone cysts.
Surgical Pearls »
Diabetes Watch »
The prevalence of diabetes is increasing rapidly and is expected to reach epidemic proportion over the next decade. Recent research estimates that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes will rise from 23.7 million to 44.1 million between 2009 and 2034.1 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) further predict that up to one-third of U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if Americans continue to gain weight and avoid exercise.2