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Polish Doctors Explore New Ways to Improve Wound Care

POSTED ON March 28, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

New research out of Poland has found that pulsed current and ultrasound wound treatments work similarly.

New research out of Poland has found that pulsed current and ultrasound wound treatments work similarly

Anyone who pays even the slightest attention to the wound care industry will know there are always several groundbreaking research projects in the works. For instance, in February 2017, doctors in Pennsylvania unveiled a new way to heal wounds that prevents the accompanying scars.

Yet a large percentage of the ongoing scientific work is about finding quick and effective ways to expand upon the existing basics of everyday wound care. Just recently, a group of Polish researchers has done just that, revealing a study into two techniques that could prove extremely valuable to patients with chronic ulcers.

Diving deeper into wound technology 

As part of a recent study published the Journal of Wound Care, the Polish collective has found that high-voltage monophasic pulsed current and high-frequency ultrasounds are equally effective in healing long-standing pressure ulcers.

According to Electrotherapy on the Web, the pulsed current technique has been used since the 1940s and involves two currents of electricity that stimulate tissue activity. Meanwhile, ultrasounds are also a regular feature in wound care regimens, and just recently a team from Drexel University created a portable soundwave device to heal wounds.

As part of their efforts, the Polish group gathered 77 patients, all of whom were between the ages of 60 and 95 and had stage IV pressure ulcers. The 77 were split into two groups, with one receiving pulsed current treatments and the other undergoing ultrasounds. This was in addition to standard wound care treatments for both pools of participants.

After the end of six weeks, both groups experienced about the same level of wound healing. These techniques still proved more effective than the control group, which involved the use of traditional wound dressings. Compared to this control group, wounds treat with electrical stimulation shrunk by at least 50 percent overall.

While it seems like a tie score between these two methods isn’t necessarily important, this study is nonetheless essential. As McKnight’s Long Term Care News explained, this new data helps researchers better understand effective technologies for wound care. With that kind of insight, doctors will be able to further fine tune treatment protocols in the coming years, and that’s going to be a huge win for millions of patients worldwide.

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Myths About Wound Care All Patients Should Know

POSTED ON March 27, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions around what works - and what does not - when it comes to efficient wound care.

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions around what works and what doesn’t when it comes to wound care.

Proper healing is essential for wounds of all shapes and sizes. Whether you are dealing with a scraped knee or recovering from an invasive surgical procedure, it is essential that you give your body the care it needs.
Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions around what works – and what does not – when it comes to efficient wound care.

Insights Revealed About Immune System in Pregnant Women

POSTED ON March 23, 2017  - POSTED IN Wound healing

A new study from Ohio State University has found that the fetus can impact a pregnant woman's inflammatory response.

A new study from Ohio State University has found that the fetus can impact a pregnant woman’s inflammatory response.

 

When it comes to warding off bacteria and viruses, the human body has a surefire defense: the immune system. It’s this collection of cells that seek out those invading microbials and destroy them. But your immune system is also essential to proper wound healing, activating mechanisms like inflammation and tissue regeneration to help wounds close promptly and without harmful infection.

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.

Depression, Anxiety May Lead to Post-Surgical Wounds

POSTED ON March 20, 2017  - POSTED IN wound care

A new study has found that depression and anxiety in patients can increase their risk of post-surgical complications.

A new study has found that depression and anxiety can increase the risk of post-surgical complications

Depression and anxiety are normal parts of everyday life for millions of Americans. According to figures from Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is the most common form of mental disorders, affecting about 40 million U.S. adults. Depression, meanwhile, impacts the lives of 15 million American adults.

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