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How to Accurately Identify, Evaluate and Document Surgical Site Wounds

A surgical wound is caused by a cut or incision made by a surgeon using a scalpel on a patient’s body during a surgery. Usually, these wounds are made in a sterile environment where many variables can be controlled such as bacteria, size, location and the nature of the wound itself. However, there are chances […]

Lactic Acid Bacteria Play a Key Role in Accelerated Wound Healing, Says Study

Scientists at Uppsala University, Sweden have found a new technique to accelerate the wound healing process and reduce the chance of infection. The technology and the mode of action method published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) involves using lactic acid bacteria as vectors to […]

Study Finds that Low Intensity Exercises Could Accelerate Healing of Diabetic Wounds

Recent research found that low-intensity exercises including walking, swimming, biking, step aerobics, or yoga can help heal diabetic wounds faster. Researchers even suggested that healthcare professionals should recommend these low-intensity exercises as part of wound healing regimens in diabetic patients. However, exhaustive or high intensity exercise may not help heal the wounds, as these types […]

Study Finds that Cold Plasma Can Heal Non-healing Wounds

Cold atmospheric-pressure plasma can be used to treat non-healing wounds. In fact, non-healing wounds are very difficult to treat. As per the U.S. National Institutes of Health, chronic wounds currently affect 6.5 million people in the U.S. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to loss of limbs or even death. Upon admission to a […]

Study Finds that Vitamin D May Help in the Healing of Burn Wounds

A study conducted by researchers at the Institute of Inflammation and Aging in Birmingham, U.K and presented at the Society of Endocrinology’s annual conference in Harrogate found that vitamin D could not only promote the healing of diabetic foot ulcers but also help in the healing of burn wounds. The research team also suggests that giving vitamin D […]

Study Finds Salt Consumption Increases the Risk of Diabetes

A recent study conducted by Dr. Bahareh Rasouli of The Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and other teams from Finland as well as Sweden indicates that consuming large amounts of added sodium could contribute to diabetes development in some cases. The study presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of […]

EHR-EMR Market to Grow at a CAGR of 10.9% by 2017-2023

Electronic health records (EHRs) enable healthcare providers to access data from any location and provide emergency care whenever needed. Most wound clinics are using wound care EHR that allows the wound care team to provide excellent patient care, and ensure better documentation of wound outcomes. According to the latest report from Market Research Future, the […]

Study Shows Use of Skin Cells Could Reduce the Need for Animal Testing

Scotland’s Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) researchers are creating human stem cells from skin cells to investigate diabetes and reduce the need for animal testing. These skin cells are collected from the school’s Skin Research Tissue Bank, which are donated by patients with Type II diabetes and critical limb ischemia. The three-year study was funded by Animal […]

Consumption of Alcohol Could Delay Wound Healing

The consumption of alcohol hinders the wound healing process. It also has the capability of increasing the risk of infections in the hospital including surgical site infections. A study conducted by researchers from the Loyola University Health System found that binge alcohol exposure decreases the number of macrophages in the body, a type of white blood […]

How to Care for a Puncture Wound

A puncture wound occurs when a sharp,pointed object such as a nail, a jagged piece of metal or a piece of wood pierces the skin. This wound can be deep or shallow; large or small. In fact, a puncture wound does not usually cause excessive bleeding. Treatment for the puncture wound depends on its severity as […]