Imagine 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.
Choosing 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.
Olfactory 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.
Leg 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.
Pediatric 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.
New research indicates that outer skin cells are able to unite to form a bridge during wound healing. The finding may lead to advances in tissue engineering, artificial skin design and improved wound treatment.