Winthrop Wound Healing Center Teams with Gemstone Biotherapeutics to Test New Wound Healing Technologies
April 12, 2016 — WInthrop-University Hospital has announced a strategic alliance with the Baltimore-based regenerative medicine company Gemstone Biotherapeutics. As part of the collaboration, Winthrop’s wound healing specialists will work to refine and clinically validate Gemstone's current wound healing technology, including its biosynthetic scaffold, shown to improve wound healing in a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and its angiotensin receptor blocker-based technology, newly licensed from Johns Hopkins University. The two parties will also collaborate on research projects aimed at uncovering new breakthroughs and insights in the wound care field. Read the full Gemstone press release.
MD News Article Highlights Winthrop Wound Healing Center's Multimodal Approach to Complex Wounds
May 3, 2015 — The Winthrop Wound Healing Center's innovative approach to treating complex wounds was the focus of a recent article in MD News magazine. The article describes how Winthrop's wound healing team treats chronic wounds by combining advanced regenerative medicine therapies with hyperbaric oxygen therapy and prompt surgical debridement. Read the article.
February 21, 2014 — Dr. Harold Brem, chief of the Winthrop-University Hospital Division of Wound Healing & Regenerative Medicine, was a featured presenter at The Association of Specialty Professors (ASP) Workshop on Wound Repair and Healing in Older Adults, held on February 20-21, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. To view Dr. Brem’s PowerPoint presentation, "Defining Outcomes for Clinical Wound Research on Older Adults," click here. To view a presentation on "Topical Agents: Cell Therapies and Tissue Engineering Products" by Nasreen Jacobsen and Vincent Ronfard of Smith&Nephew Biotherapeutics, click here.
June 2, 2013 — Dr. Harold Brem, director of the Winthrop-University Hospital Wound Healing Center, has been been invited to participate in an upcoming workshop entitled "Diabetic Wound Healing—Translation and Clinical Opportunities," which will take place on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop is sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and will be held in conjunction with the Diabetes Limb Salvage Conference, sponsored by Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Brem will participate in the panel discussion for the workshop session on population studies and databases. View the workshop's full schedule.
February 20, 2013 — Dr. Scott Gorenstein, clinical director of the Winthrop-University Hospital Wound Healing Center and director of Winthrop's Hyperbaric Medicine Program, presented back-to-back lectures at the 2013 conference of the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing (APWH), which will took place on April 4–7 in Teaneck, NJ. His presentations were on "Regenerative Medicine to Heal Wounds—Combining Cell Therapy, Growth Factors and Hyperbaric Medicine," and "The Scientific Rationale for Antibiotic Choice." Visit the APWH website.
February 12, 2013 — In this online article, Dr. Scott Gorenstein, clinical director of the Winthrop-University Hospital Wound Healing Center and director of Winthrop's Hyperbaric Medicine Program, comments on a recently published clinical trial of tedizolid, a promising new antibiotic. Read full article.
Winter, 2012 — A report in Winthrop-University Hospital's publication CornerStone describes how prompt treatment by Dr. Scott Gorenstein, clinical director of the Winthrop-University Hospital Wound Healing Center, saved the eysight of 74-year-old John Hannon after Mr. Hannon suddenly lost his vision due to an arterial blockage. Read full article.
July 1, 2012 — This feature article, "Following a New Type of Protocol," focuses on Winthrop-University Hospital's comprehensive, multi-disclipinary approach to wound healing. Read full article.
January 15, 2012 — In the Winter 2011-2012 issue of the Winthrop-University Hospital publication Progressive Cardiovascular & Thoracic Medicine, Dr. Harold Brem, Dr. Scott Gorenstein and Dr. Thomas Davenport outline their ground-breaking multifaceted approach to wound therapy. Read full article.