4,179 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/2003
Your debriding arsenal just became a little fuller with the introduction of two new sizes of popular debriding ointments. New from Healthpoint, Panafil and Accuzyme are now available in 6-gram unit packages. According to the company, the smaller packaging of these ointments provides patients with convenience and is a safe, easy option for first time applications. Healthpoint notes the unit dose will reduce potential waste and is appropriate for situations requiring less therapy. Company: Healthpoint Product: Accuzyme and Panafil Unit Dose For more information, Circle 399 on your read
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3,441 reads | 0 comments | 01/03/2003
Is it possible to foster improved wound healing as patients return to work? KCI has attempted to answer that question in the affirmative with its VACFreedom, the latest model of the successful Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) device. Recently showcased at the National Association of Home Care 21st Annual Meeting and HOMECARE Expo in Salt Lake City, the V.A.CFreedom system offers improved portability and ease of use for patients, according to KCI. The system provides a large 300ml canister that facilitates fewer dressing changes and a TRAC (Therapeutic Regulated Accurate Care) Pad that maximiz
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2,843 reads | 0 comments | 11/03/2002
Looking for a more durable antifungal medication that can give your patients better penetration?
You may want to consider Loprox Topical Suspension (TS), a new antifungal medication from Medicis. According to Medicis, the cream- based Loprox TS permeates the skin’s cracks and crevices and does not rinse off after vigorous washing and rinsing in warm water.
The company says you can use Loprox TS to treat large or hairy areas of the skin. The new cream is available in 30 and 60 mL sizes.
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3,104 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/2002
A new line of comfort walking shoes may address a wide range of individual foot needs without straining the wallet.
The Etonic DRx line from Etonic Athletic features five new shoes to fit multiple widths of both men and women. According to the company, all of the shoes also offer enhanced comfort via Etonic’s Footrest Comfort System, a dual density, multi-layered footbed with a gel heel insert.
In addition to these features, Etonic says the DRx Journey, a men’s walking shoe, offers double depth sizing, a Dri-lex multi-zone sock liner system, a heel Stable Air chamber and other notabl | Continue reading
5,484 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/2002
Looking for a custom orthotic that will improve the gait of your patients?
Look no further than the Langer L.XCEL orthotic line, which minimizes energy consumption and absorbs forces created by weight stress transmission during gait. According to Langer, the new orthoses are the result of computer-aided technology that is used to evaluate patient models and create custom orthotics from two proprietary materials: LangerFlex and LangerZorb.
Langer notes the L.XCEL orthotics are made from either a plastic cast or foam impression, and are value-priced at $55. For an additional charge, patie | Continue reading
2,370 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/2002
If you want to give your patients an advanced healing alternative, you may want to check out a new product line that promises quicker results and reduced scar visibility.
The Spenco Medical Corporation is offering the Spenco 2nd Skin Advanced First Aid products with hyaluronan. According to Spenco, the patented hyaluronan formula provides a pattern for tissue repair in wounds that facilitates shortened healing time and has been clinically proven to minimize the formation of scar tissue on various wounds. Spenco says this product line will offer an alternative to antibiotic ointments.
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3,260 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/2002
Are you looking for a new advance to help promote quicker wound healing for your patients?
You may want to check out Xenaderm, a new prescription ointment unveiled by Healthpoint, Ltd. According to the company, Xenaderm stimulates the capillary bed, increasing circulation in the wound site. Using the ointment helps improve epithelialization by reducing premature epithelial desiccation. Healthpoint also notes that Xenaderm acts as a protective covering for the wound.
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5,434 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/2002
As a sign of the technology times, MediNotes recently introduced the most updated version of its Charting Plus software. The Charting Plus Version 4.2 features updated components and enhanced functionality for all your electronic medical recordkeeping.
Some of the revisions to the software include new ways to format note text, an enhanced chief complaint section and tables that you can now lay out in rows and columns. New customization allows you to add new folders to the Object Explorer and referral letters now have custom layouts. An image and graphics tool allows you to store digital ima | Continue reading
4,496 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/2002
Are you trying to get a more accurate handle on a patient’s diabetic neuropathy? If so, you may want to check out the SmartPen dual filament sensor from Koven Technology. It says the SmartPen combines a sterile sharp tip sensor and a replaceable, calibrated, retractable Semmes-Weinstein monofilament. According to Koven, the sterile sensor enables you to test for sharp sensations in areas near diabetic foot ulcers. Using the 10gm monofilament helps you assess diabetic neuropathy assessment with touch-pressure sensation and is calibrated for 100 uses, according to the company. Koven adds tha
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3,365 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/2002
The sight of a needle can strike fear into your bravest patient. Now a new product promises to minimize the pain. Milestone Scientific’s CompuMed system consists of the CompuMed computer and the Wand handpiece. The CompuMed computerized anesthetic system allows you to control the flow rate to your patients. Modes range from slow mode (one drop every two seconds) to the aspiration mode. This controlled distribution enables you to deliver the anesthetic below the patient’s threshold of pain. According to Milestone, the microprocessor automatically provides safe delivery for different ti
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