Chronic, non-healing ulcers are expensive to treat and heal. Approximately 2% of the United States’ general population suffers from non-healing wounds. Conservatively, the cost of treating these chronic wounds is estimated to exceed $50 billion per year. This is approximately ten times more than the annual budget of the World Health Organization. The prevalence of wound healing is similar to that of heart failure and cardiac diseases. However, unlike cardiac diseases little is known regarding the comparative treatments of wounds and their respective outcomes. Additionally, the field of monitoring and tracking wound care lacks the awareness compared with cardiac diseases.
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Using 3D Modeling and Neural Networks to Predict Time-to-Heal for Chronic, Non-Healing Wounds
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Chin, JS, Zeid, I, & Kamarthi, S. "Using 3D Modeling and Neural Networks to Predict Time-to-Heal for Chronic, Non-Healing Wounds." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Conference on Frontiers in Medical Devices: Applications of Computer Modeling and Simulation. ASME 2013 Conference on Frontiers in Medical Devices: Applications of Computer Modeling and Simulation. Washington, DC, USA. September 11–13, 2013. V001T11A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FMD2013-16091
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