wound healing

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
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.