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Plasma Treatment Continues to Evolve in Wound Healing

POSTED ON January 24, 2018  - POSTED IN wound care

Cold plasma treatment represents another step forward in plasma being effectively used to treat wounds.

The German company COLDPLASMATECH specializes in using plasma to treat wounds. Plasma is the fourth state of matter, one substantially less common than gas, liquid or solid. While plasma has been in use in the health care industry for some time, it continues to improve as a possible treatment for wound victims.

Understanding Wound Types Key to Using the Right Dressing

POSTED ON January 12, 2018  - POSTED IN wound care

Understanding wound types can help lead to using the right dressing.

The basic approach to wound care management is to keep the area moist – but not excessively so – to encourage the proper healing process, according to Medscape. But because there are different types of wounds, there are various forms of wound coverage needed. According to Wound Educators, there are more than 3,000 types of wound dressings.

Winter is the Season for Special Wound Care

POSTED ON January 8, 2018  - POSTED IN wound care

Winter means those with wound healing issues should take special precautions.

In many part of the country, winter is settling in and while that can mean fun activities like skiing and sledding, it can also mean trouble for patients undergoing wound healing.

Cold weather can negatively impact the wound healing process, including diabetic wounds. In addition, the change in temperature affects how you will have to care for the wound, including dressing and drainage.

Let’s look at how cold weather can affect the progress of wound healing and what you can do to keep the progress moving in a positive direction.

Researchers Use Skin Cells to Create New Diabetic Wound Drugs and Reduce Animal Testing

POSTED ON December 13, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

Researchers are hoping to use skin cells to test new diabetes wound drugs and reduce the need for animal testing.

Researchers at Scotland’s Glasgow Caledonian University are utilizing donated skin cells to help them develop drugs that can aid in the treatment of diabetic wounds, according to the school’s website. The scientists are also hoping that their discovery makes it unnecessary to perform testing on animals.

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