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Knowing the Warning Signs Could Help Prevent Chronic Wounds

POSTED ON December 8, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

A gel created from blood pressure medicine is showing promise as a treatment for chronic wounds.

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.

Chronic Pain Management Tactics

POSTED ON October 18, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

chronic pain management tactics

Some people find it helpful to meditate when coping with pain.

Patients who live with chronic pain learn to cope in ways that some people find unimaginable. While many clinicians present pain management in the form of medication,  one living with a severe wound or other difficult condition can learn to live more comfortably. Sometimes, extremely intense wounds can have a harder time healing. An article on the Pain News Network website took a closer look at one woman’s experience with a diabetic wound and how she cared for it. Some of the treatments she was offered were more modern and invasive than careful wound bandaging, yet she still had to cope with the associated wound discomfort.

Is Fish Skin the Answer to Chronic Wound Care?

POSTED ON July 5, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

Is fish skin a beneficial and effective treatment for chronic wounds?

Is fish skin a beneficial and effective treatment for chronic wounds?

According to the National Institute of Nursing Research, more than five million Americans are impacted by chronic wounds every year. The elderly, plus those living with disabilities and diabetes, have a greater chance of developing this condition. For these individuals, finding a way to prevent development, alleviate the symptoms and speed up the healing process is critical, but have any of them considered fish skin as a treatment method?

Researchers Develop Ultrasound Device for Wound Care

POSTED ON December 22, 2016  - POSTED IN wound care

An ultrasound device could help patients living with diabetic chronic wounds.

A new, portable approach could help millions of patients living with chronic wounds.

In late 2015, a team from the U.K.’s University of Sheffield launched a study with a simple premise: Could ultrasounds help heal chronic diabetic ulcers. Publishing their results in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the scientists found that wounds in laboratory mice healed up to 30 percent faster. According to the study’s results, the ultrasound works by facilitating cellular movement, actually “waking up” those in your skin to begin the healing process.

Now, another similar project is being launched using ultrasound, and it may be ready to use in just a few years’ time.

Scientists Develop Innovative Self-Adhesive Wound Dressing

POSTED ON October 20, 2016  - POSTED IN Wound dressings

Scientists have developed a dressing that uses a constant electrical charge to improve healing in chronic wounds.

A new electronic device could heal wounds through a method that cannot be replicated with other dressings.

In the U.S. alone, there are nearly 7 million who must live with nonhealing chronic wounds, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are several methods to deal with these problematic wounds, including specialized dressings and innovations in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. An exciting new treatment on the horizon is electrical stimulation.

Doctors use varying forms of electrical charge to help stimulate wound healing. One such project, created by a team from Washington State University, makes use of an electronic scaffold device to help wounds heal more effectively.

Now, a team from the Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science has announced an exciting breakthrough in the use of electrical currents to maximize wound care potential.

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