Researchers are hoping to determine if mature B lymphocytes can speed and improve diabetic wound healing
A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team said they have discovered that mature B lymphocytes may greatly speed the healing process of acute and chronic wounds, including a diabetic foot ulcers, according to a news release from MGH.
Monitoring the progress of a wound can help it from becoming more severe.
Scrapes, cuts and bruises are a part of life and our bodies are generally built to withstand the damage. We clean the areas, sterilize them, wrap them in protective bandages and let our natural healing processes do the rest of the work in the pursuit of wound healing.
The color of a wound can tell you a lot about the progress of treatment.
Color is often used as a signal and to issue a warning: think stoplights and fire trucks. It’s an instantly recognizable way to indicate the condition of healing wounds, of which you need to be aware.
Immune skills helped quicken healing in mice.
Wound care Centers defines a chronic wound as one that does not heal in the generally-expected timeframe, which a clinician determines to be appropriate for that wound type. For some wounds this is a couple of weeks, and for others it is closer to six weeks.
Contracting the flu can mean wound treatment patients need to take special precautions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 9.2 million and 35.6 million people have contracted the flu in the U.S. each year since 2010, and many of those patients are also undergoing wound care.