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How shape influences wound healing
Asian Scientist
A collaborative study led by scientists at the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore has described a universal mechanism that regulates forces during epithelial tissue repair. Their work has been published in Nature Communications. The epithelial tissue, or the epithelium, is one of four major types of tissue that lines the surfaces of all organs and hollow spaces in our body. The epithelium protects the organs from damage and maintains the body in a state of balance by allowing a selective in-and-out passage of substances. Proper function of the epithelium requires an intact layer of epithelial cells.
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'Star Trek'-style skin-healing technology could be the end of chronic wounds
IFL Science
The ability to quickly heal wounds is among the most appealing of all technologies imagined by science fiction. Perhaps most famously, doctors in Star Trek are able to patch up cuts and burns by instantly regenerating their patients' skin using a kind of medical ray gun. The injured crew of the Enterprise can return to action almost immediately instead of spending months recovering. Such technology might seem like pure fantasy, but it might now be closer to reality than you think.
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Should you use hyperbaric oxygen to cure diabetic foot ulcers?
David Medosa Blog
We seem to have been successful in using hyperbaric oxygen therapy for more than 40 years. Yet we still don't know if it works and for what conditions. Many of our doctors use it to cure chronic diabetic foot ulcers that otherwise could lead to amputation. Since these ulcers are a common complication of diabetes, and when you lose a foot your life will be so seriously impacted, this therapy, known as HBOT, is something we need to carefully consider.
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Wound closure more effective when surgeons listen to their preferred music
Medical News Today
All over the world, you will find surgeons listening to music as they operate. Some studies say this can help them relax and reduce stress. However, until now, there was no evidence to suggest it may also help them close their incisions more effectively.
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Awareness key to treating arterial disease
Fremont Tribune
A lack of symptoms may be giving you a false sense of security about your health. In reality, there are several serious health conditions that can be asymptomatic, meaning your body doesn't give you signals that something is wrong. When it comes to peripheral arterial disease, for example, some patients feel pain or numbness in their legs. Other possible symptoms include dark or blue-tinged skin on the legs, and, for men, erectile dysfunction. Other patients notice none of these symptoms at all.
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How pressure ulcers impact patient care: 5 key takeaways
Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
Accounting for roughly $10 billion in annual healthcare spending, pressure ulcers are a vast and growing problem in the United States, according to a recent whitepaper published by Leaf Healthcare, a wireless patient monitoring solutions provider. Highlighted are five things to know about pressure ulcers, their effect on patient care and their burden on the healthcare system.
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Ultrasound accelerates skin healing — especially for diabetics, elderly
OrthoSpineNews
Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found.
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Antimicrobial dressings: Comparison to ability of panel dressings to prevent biofilm formation by key burn wound pathogens
MDLinx
Following on from a previous study where the authors demonstrated good antibiofilm properties of acetic acid, the authors assessed and compared the in vitro anti–biofilm activity of a range of AMDs and non–AMDs to AA. Large variation exists in the ability of AMD to prevent biofilm formation and colonization of wounds. A standardized in vitro methodology should be developed for external parties to examine and compare the efficacies of commercially available AMDs, along with robust clinical randomized controlled trials. This is essential for informed clinical decision making and optimal patient management.
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