wound healing

Compression vital in management of venous leg ulcersDermatologists should know the etiology of patient ulcers to most effectively manage them, according to an expert at AAD. He offered keys for treating wounds.
Wearable technology meets dermatologyImagine wearing electronics powerful enough to transdermally measure things like hydration, electrophysiological activity and pulse and cerebral oximetry. But the technology is so thin, breathable, soft and malleable, that you don’t notice it on your skin. It can be on your eyelid, on your lips, over hair. It seamlessly does its job while you live your life without constraint.
‘Bad’ molecules found to be good for wound healingMolecules long thought to be destructive of tissues and cells actually play a key role in the wound-healing process, according to a recent discovery by researchers in California.
Stem cells, lasers poised to join woundcare armamentarium
Stem cells, lasers poised to join woundcare armamentariumWoundcare options today ranges from looking for suture alternatives to seeking better modes of compression to manage venous leg ulcers.
Nanotechnology accelerates wound healingChoosing the right nanotechnology agent to aid in wound healing requires matching its properties to the stage of the wound being treated, an expert says. Agents being used include nanoscale technology to deliver include curcumin, nitric oxide, growth factors and siRNA.
Harnessing ‘smell’ to heal skinOlfactory receptors in the nose that allow us to smell are also present on the surface of keratinocytes. According to new research, stimulating a particular receptor with a specific synthetic sandalwood oil causes those keratinocytes to proliferate and migrate, processes that are essential to wound healing and skin regeneration.
PODCAST: Strategies for managing leg ulcersLeg ulcers are a common and difficult management problem for all dermatologists. Robert Kirsner, M.D., professor and vice chairman, dermatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, director of the University of Miami Hospital Wound Center, elucidates the diagnosis and management of these challenging skin problems.
Researchers ID protein involved in wound healing, tumor growthA protein that plays a role in healing wounds and in tumor growth could be a future therapeutic target, recent research suggests.
Pediatric woundcare requires collaboration in hospital, communityPediatric woundcare differs from adult woundcare, and that principle should guide what clinicians do in the community setting and in hospitals, according to clinicians speaking at a pediatric woundcare symposium.
In wound healing, standard treatments may still be bestAn analysis of 60 papers related to skin ulcer treatment suggests that the research presented in the majority of the papers is flawed, leading to unreliable results.