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Scientists develop artificial skin that may help treat burn victims
The Japan Times
Researchers said they have developed an easy-to-use artificial skin that acts like a bandage and could be used as a temporary treatment for patients with severe burns until their undamaged skin can be harvested for grafting.
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Scientists find way to accelerate wound healing in diabetic mice
Boston Children's Hospital via News-Medical.Net
One of the body's own tools for preventing wound infections may actually interfere with wound healing, according to new research from Boston Children's Hospital. In a study published online in Nature Medicine, scientists from the hospital's Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine found they could speed up wound healing in diabetic mice by keeping immune cells called neutrophils from producing bacteria-trapping neutrophil extracellular traps.
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Quitting smoking improved pressure sore healing in patients with spinal cord injuries
The Clinical Advisor
A smoking cessation intervention boosted quit rates among patients with spinal cord injuries and was associated with improvements in pressure ulcer wound healing. "Smoking has a negative effect on overall health and secondary complications of spinal cord injury, including pressure ulcer development and poor wound healing," said Cheryl A. Lane, nurse practiioner of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.
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Multicultural communities resistant to orthopedic surgery
Latin Post
Through surgical and nonsurgical means, orthopedic surgeons can mend musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders. However, all too often, multicultural communities are resistant to the help that orthopedic surgery can provide, as many are distrustful of medical professionals and/or fearful of diagnosis.
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New PlasmaDerm solution facilitates faster healing of wounds
Fraunhofer via News-Medical.Net
Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds. Working in collaboration with the company Cinogy and the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the University Medical Center Göttingen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST has successfully developed a new medical technology solution for treating wounds and skin disorders known as "PlasmaDerm."
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Injectable gel speeds up wound healing
In yet another example of engineering and medicine colliding, a team of research engineers has created an injectable gel that speeds up the healing of wounds. The material produces a scaffold that helps new tissue grow.
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    Alliance update: Comments to First Coast LCD addressing treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers (Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders)
Plasma makes wounds heal quicker (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft via
Accelerated wound healing by injectable microporous gel (Next Big Future)
Carbon dioxide laser treatment beneficial for post-traumatic, lower-extremity ulcers (MD Magazine)
Pentraxin 3 innately preps damaged tissue for wound healing (The Journal of Experimental Medicine)

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