wound care

New products for November 2017A round-up of the latest products hitting the dermatology market including treatment for eczema and wounds, plus care for rejuvenating procedures.
Types of wounds and dressing options
Types of wounds and dressing optionsThe March Table of the Month discusses various dressing options and review times for certain wound types.
Burn depth difficult to determine with the naked eyeVisual assessment of a burn injury is insufficient to judge the depth of a burn; hypertrophic scars left by burn injuries are increasingly being treated with lasers with impressive results.
Silver shows promise in early wound treatmentAn expert debunks common myths and considers future possibilities for the use of topical nanosilver in wound healing.
Help for patients with life-altering scars
Help for patients with life-altering scarsNew technology aims to create a new paradigm in the medical care for survivors of burns and traumatic scars. Jill Waibel shares her experience using lasers for trauma rehabilitation. New non-profit hopes to help injured military heroes and first responders.
Hope for butterfly children
Hope for butterfly childrenEpidermolysis bullosa (EB) is often described as ‘the worst disease you’ve never heard of,’ and the young sufferer of this condition are referred to as ‘butterfly children’ because their skin is said to be fragile as the wings of butterflies. A potential new topical treatment option, in phase 3 trials, could help to change the EB treatment landscape.
Dermatologists are wound care specialistsWhen routine skin injuries such as mild burns, skin tears, uncomplicated stasis ulcers and minor post-operative wound complications become a routine part of the wound care center purview and are no longer considered a part of what dermatologists can do or wish to do, the dermatology discipline shrinks further toward a marginalized specialty. Learn more
5 vital wound care factors
5 vital wound care factorsFactors such as moisture and compression are necessary for wounds to heal and obstacles such as pressure and friction need to be removed.
Advances in burn care for kidsThe use of closed dressings in pediatric wound care has shortened hospital stays, decreased dressing changes, and lessened the need for feeding tubes and pain medication.
Heading into mosquito territory? Here’s what you needSome OTC products designed to keep those summer adventures fun