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Feb
18

Development and use of biomaterials as wound healing therapies

There is a vast number of treatments on the market for the management of wounds and burns, representing a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide. These include conventional wound dressings, dressings that incorporate growth factors to stimulate and facilitate the wound healing process, and skin substitutes that incorporate patient-derived cells.

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Feb
18

MolecuLight camera can see bacteria invisible to human eye

Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic is one of fifteen centers in the U.S. that is taking part in a clinical trial to prove that an FDA-approved camera does what it says it does. Diabetics and people with nerve damage are often prone to wounds that won’t heal. Many times the wound may look healthy, but dangerous and infectious bacteria is lurking inside that can’t be seen.

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Feb
18

Local Doctor: The impact of heart health on wound healing

Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to a diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. Of those individuals living with an amputation, 54 percent lost their limb(s) due to complications related to vascular disease.

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Feb
18

Axolotl Biologix launches DualGraft for faster healing

To help physicians facilitate wound healing, Axolotl Biologix, a biotechnology leader in regenerative medicine, is proud to announce the launch of Axolotl DualGraft™, a bi-layered human amnion membrane patch that serves as a barrier to protect wounds while advancing skin repair and reconstruction.

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Feb
15

The combination of high bacterial count and positive biofilm formation is associated with the inflammation of pressure ulcers

Evaluating the bacterial bioburden of pressure ulcers through bacterial count and pathogenicity is important but is currently difficult to perform in the clinical setting. In order to address this problem, we proposed two methods: 1) measurement of bacterial count using a quantitative device and 2) detection of biofilm formation by wound blotting.

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Feb
15

This bandage uses electrical zaps to heal wounds faster

One day, bandages could speed healing by zapping wounds with gentle bursts of electricity. They wouldn’t even need a battery pack. A patient’s own body movements would power the device. And such a system may not be that far off. Researchers have already produced a working prototype.

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