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23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- * Advanced medical technology that simulates a fluid environment, maintaining near normal blood flow and optimizing tissue oxygenation * Prevents and treats pressure-related injuries, including advanced wounds, muscle flaps and skin grafts * Designed for use across the care continuum, including ER, ICU, OR, spinal cord injury unit, long term acute care, and skilled nursing facilities Joerns Healthcare has launched the Dolphin Fluid Immersion Simulation system that more effectively prevents and treats pressure-related injuries than other surfaces.
Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town A J Vlok, MB ChB, MMed (Neurosurg), FCNeurosurg (SA) R N Dunn, MB ChB, MMed (Orth), FCOrth (SA) J Stander, MB ChB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University, W Cape I Petersen, MB ChB Corresponding author: A J Vlok (ianvlok@gmail.
In this randomized, double-blind, cross-over trial, conducted at the Spinal Cord Injury Unit of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Boston, MA, 16 subjects had 21 UTIs while taking the placebo, compared to only 6 subjects who had 7 UTIs while taking the Cran-Max cranberry concentrate.
Procedure Patients consecutively admitted to the Spinal Cord Injury unit of the collaborating centers over a 24-month period were asked to participate in the research project.
This center, located at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, will work in conjunction with their spinal cord injury unit to provide both physical rehabilitation as well as vocational training to ensure that injured veterans enhance their skills and secure solid careers.
The acute service was transferred to Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), and the Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit (ASCI) established.
WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Five new outpatient clinics, a potential new spinal cord injury unit in Minneapolis and renovation of two medical facilities are part of a comprehensive plan by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to modernize its nationwide system of health care facilities.
The project includes a new 120-bed inpatient bed-tower with a 30-bed spinal cord injury unit, plus a separate 30-bed nursing home community living center.