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Gene Delivery Directly into Arthritic Joints is Making the Leap to Patients

Localized gene delivery to diseased joints to achieve sustained drug production at the site of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis is gaining momentum, with clinical trials underway in the U.S. and the first arthritis gene therapy recently approved in Korea.

A detailed review of current trends in the field, gene delivery strategies, and ongoing clinical trials and product development are presented in an article published in Human Gene Therapy.

Radiological Diagnosis and Management of Renal Dysplasia

The European Society for Pediatric Nephrology (ESPN) Working Group on Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract hypothesized that the current diagnostic approach with regard to renal dysplasia was not homogeneous. Researchers also mindful of the observation that the appearance of kidneys on ultrasound (US) scanning is often currently used as a basis for the diagnosis of RD.  

Wound Care app could Reduce Readmissions and Improve Patient Care

A new smartphone app called Wound Care is successfully enabling patients to remotely send images of their surgical wounds for monitoring by nurses.

The app was developed by researchers from the Wisconsin Institute of Surgical Outcomes Research (WiSOR) with the goal of earlier detection of surgical site infections (SSIs) and prevention of hospital readmissions. The study results appear as an "article in press" on the website of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.