Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs and three universities looked at prescribing data on more than 50,000 VA patients taking opioids and found that increased doses did not improve pain control.
Research from Japan's University of Tsukuba examined impacts of mandated cognitive testing at driver's license renewal for people aged 75+. Such testing aims to identify potentially dangerous drivers and remove them from the road, upon which they may start bicycling or walking. The study found significant increases in traffic injuries among these older unprotected road users. This suggests need for testing that fully considers the safety of older people who lose their permission to drive.
Recently, a type of biodegradable hydrogel, dubbed microporous annealed particle (MAP) hydrogel, has gained much attention for its potential to deliver stem cells for body tissue repair. But it is currently unclear how these jelly-like materials affect the growth of their precious cellular cargo, thereby limiting its use in regenerative medicine.
A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds - and its 'bio ink' can accelerate the healing process. The device, developed by a team of researchers from the University of Toronto Engineering and Sunnybrook Hospital, covers wounds with a uniform sheet of biomaterial, stripe by stripe.
A new study in Burns & Trauma, published by Oxford University Press, reveals promising new strategies to prevent skin scarring after injuries.
Rice University bioengineers print 3D implants with layered cells destined to become distinct combinations of tissue, like bone and cartilage. The scaffolds degrade over time to leave the natural tissues in place.
A team of researchers in Canada have successfully trialled a new handheld 3D skin printer, which treats severe burns by 'printing' new skins cells directly onto a wound. Although the new system is in the early stages of development, it may eventually provide a way to treat patients whose burn injuries are too extensive to allow skin grafts. The results are reported today in the IOP Publishing journal Biofabrication.
Researchers examined how often homicide was the cause of death among women in Louisiana who were pregnant or up to one year postpartum compared with other causes.
A new survey from dermatology and emergency medicine researchers at the George Washington University suggests that the dermatology community is inadequately prepared for a biological disaster and would benefit from a formal preparedness training program.
British newspapers are routinely glamorizing combat by creating a moral separation between combat and non-combat injuries, according to new research published in the journal Media, War and Conflict.