wound healing

Synthetic hydrogel shows promise in wound healingResearchers report that tests in healthy mice show that use of a unique gel closes wounds faster and with more normal tissue within one week. Learn more.
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
Intracorneal inlays for the correction of presbyopia and low hyperopiaNew alloplastic materials are being used as intracorneal inlays to offer predictable and safe refractive surgical correction of presbyopia and low hyperopia. The major problem with such inlays is the wound-healing response following their insertion; however, they can easily be removed.
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.
Probiotics for healthy skinProbiotics, which are helpful bacteria that protect the body from harmful bacteria, are literally everywhere. In light of increasing antibiotic resistance due to over- and misuse, coupled with patients’ preferences for more holistic, natural approaches to healing, are we entering an era of anti-antibiotics and pro-probiotics?
Advances in wound healing tools and techniquesNew wound-healing tools arising from evolving knowledge of the wound-healing process include drugs, debridement techniques, advanced skin grafting tools and stem cell delivery strategies.
Model predicts risk for delayed wound healingA research team from the University of Pennsylvania designed a study to identify risk factors that may be modified and to create a model to assess patient risk of these complications.
Fidgetin like 2 identified as promising wound healing targetResearchers have identified the previously uncharacterized microtubule-severing enzyme, Fidgetin-like 2 (FL2), as a potential therapeutic target
Study finds silver sulfadiazine to be far from gold-standardA new study, however, strongly refutes Silver sulfadiazine as being the gold standard for treating wounds. Learn why.
Purse-String Suture vs. Second Intention HealingA team of dermatologists tried to determine whether purse-string sutures improve cosmetic outcome, healing time, and scarring, when compared with second-intention healing for circular defects on the trunk and extremities. Get results from their findings