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Taking Care of a Wound: The Basics

POSTED ON November 27, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

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

Minor cuts and scrapes can be cared for at home.

Everyone suffers a cut or a scrape on occasion – it’s an inevitable part of life. Most of the time,wound care is simple; the injured party may want to bandage up his or her body and can get on with the day. If the wound seems deep or looks severe, then it is time to seek advice from a clinician on how best to proceed.

New Discovery May Improve Plasma Treatment for Wound Care

POSTED ON October 20, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

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Research into plasma pen treatment could improve its use as a wound care treatment.

A recent discovery into the unpredictable nature of plasma jets could possibly pave the way to its improved use as a treatment for wound care.

According to ScienceDaily, researchers from the University of Michigan, using computer simulations, were able to determine the source of turbulence that caused the plasma jets to drastically alter direction and velocity.

Clinical Trials for “Smart Bandages” to Commence in 2017

POSTED ON May 3, 2017  - POSTED IN Wound healing

Technology is revolutionizing every major industry, and the medical field is certainly no exception.

Technology is revolutionizing every major industry, and the medical field is certainly no exception.

Technology is revolutionizing every major industry, and the medical field is certainly no exception. The same digital solutions powering your smartphone and tablet could soon be playing a critical role in your wound healing process.

Everything You Need In your Family’s First-Aid Kit

POSTED ON March 22, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

Every home should have a fully-stocked first aid kit on hand.

Every home should have a fully-stocked first aid kit on hand.

 

No matter how careful you might be, household accidents are sometimes unavoidable. You may cut yourself cleaning up broken glass, or strain a muscle simply putting away boxes. When these injuries do occur, it’s essential you receive proper treatment right away. Otherwise, improperly treated injuries, especially wounds, can cause a host of other health conditions down the line.

New Burn Device Continues to Prove Success in trials

POSTED ON February 21, 2017  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

The SkinGun device for treating severe burns is making headway in a number of ongoing trials.

The SkinGun device for treating severe burns is making headway in a number of ongoing trials.

Burn injuries are a real serious health issues across the U.S. In 2016 alone, there were an estimated 486,000 hospitalizations due to these injuries, according to the American Burn Association. In order to better treat these severe injuries, doctors are always looking for new treatments to help reduce the risk of infection and regrow tissue more efficiently.

One of the more recent advancements comes from a team out of Pittsburgh, which designed a special device to treat the worst burns. The so-called SkinGun works by applying stem cells to the burn, at which point the normal wound healing process is sped up. Early trials held at Pittsburgh’s UPMC Mercy Hospital Burn and Trauma Units have had some promising success, with faster healing times and less overall scar tissue.

Now, the SkinGun is making its way into other hospitals for early clinical trials.

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