Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been used in hospitals for over 20 years; over 100 studies have been completed. However, conclusions on benefit and harm are in part uncertain because study initiators are withholding results. In the summer of 2018, the proportion of missing data was still so large for the area of application […]Continue Reading ...
UNIVERSITY of Huddersfield researchers have taken part in an award-winning project that will enable healthcare companies to develop and supply more effective wound dressings. Professor Karen Ousey directs the University’s Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention and she played a key role in research that was awarded funding by the Government-backed Innovate UK. She […]Continue Reading ...
Boris Hinz, a distinguished professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, was the principal investigator of the study that identified the mechanisms underlying the development of fibrosis in the lungs. Credit: University of Toronto Researchers have long known that fibrosis – scarred tissue and organs – is caused by a wound healing mechanism that goes awry […]Continue Reading ...
A new, low-cost wound dressing developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient’s own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the site of an injury. In rodent tests, the dressings reduced healing times to a mere three days […]Continue Reading ...
Healogics®, the nation’s wound healing expert, is proud to participate in a national diabetes awareness campaign October 29 through November 2. This campaign will highlight the important connection between diabetes and chronic wounds and their recurrence. Throughout this week, Wound Care Centers® from across the country will dedicate their time to visiting local physician offices […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have identified a new mechanism involving ginsenoside Rb1, which has the ability to stimulate keratinocyte migration and promote cutaneous wound healing. They report the results of a study showing that Rb1 enhances keratinocyte migration in an article published in Journal of Medicinal Food, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article […]Continue Reading ...
Surgical site infections are a significant complication that can prevent proper wound healing, require expensive treatment and may even lead to death in severe cases. Patients with higher body mass indices and with diabetes have an increased risk of developing incision infections. With a $1.7 million, two-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Prof. Harding, CBE, and Dr Dixon, PhD, conducted by Alina Shrourou, BSC What is a hard-to-heal wound? There are many definitions of hard-to-heal. More conventionally, it’s based on underlying etiology of the wound, but in practice it’s any wound that has not healed within a timely fashion. This is often due to […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers in Germany have employed a plasma protein found in blood to develop a new method for making wound-healing tissue scaffolds. The team’s new scaffold can be attached or detached from a surface, for either in vitro laboratory tissue studies or direct applications in the body. Their discovery, reported today in the journal Biofabrication, could […]Continue Reading ...
New insights on circumventing a key obstacle on the road to anti-scarring treatment have been published by Maksim Plikus, an associate professor in development and cell biology at the UCI School of Biological Sciences and colleagues in Nature Communications. The research team discovered that the natural scar-free skin repair process relies partially on assistance from […]Continue Reading ...
Peptide internalization into keratinocytes. A) Fluorescent images after 30 min of incubation with 10 µM CF-labeled peptides, green: carboxyfluorescein-labelled peptide; blue: Hoeschst 33342 nuclear blue stain. B) Corresponding flow cytometric uptake studies of the CF-labeled peptides in cells after 30 min incubation. Experiments were conducted in triplicate with n=3. Credit: Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-34684-1. In the […]Continue Reading ...
By incorporating a gene-suppressing drug into an over-the-counter gel, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their colleagues cut healing time by half and significantly improved healing outcomes compared to control treatments. Results from the combination therapy, which was tested in mice, were published online today in Advances in Wound Care. “Not only did […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the Salk Institute have found a way to convert the cells in open wounds into new skin cells, potentially eliminating the need for plastic surgery in the treatment of large wounds. As reported recently in the journal Nature, the team managed to heal large cutaneous ulcers by reprogramming the wound cells to turn […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 23 2018 Neem Biotech, a South Wales based R&D pharmaceutical biotech working in the field of novel antimicrobial drug development, and the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre recently attended the Royal College of Physicians’ Innovation in Medicine Conference 2018 where Neem presented their data around wound-relevant biofilms. The promising laboratory data presented reinforces the role […]Continue Reading ...
July 3, 2018 Former Head of Vascular Surgery at Bradford’s Royal Infirmary Professor Peter Vowden gave the opening address at the 3rd International Skin Integrity and Tissue Viability Conference which explored advances in and the management of all aspects wound care It is estimated that annually the NHS treats over two million wounds at a […]Continue Reading ...
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