Archive for July, 2015

New SIS Product Found to Manage Diabetic Foot Ulcer More Effectively

A recent study found that a new three-layer porcine small intestine submucosa (SIS) wound-care product manages diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) better than standard care. Foot ulcers treated with this product showed more rapid healing and a greater possibility for complete wound closure compared to standard care. Diabetic foot ulcers are a leading cause of lower […]

Nanotherapy for Faster Wound Healing

Wound healing is a complex process that requires migration of a variety of unique cell types from the wound margin to the wound zone. Nanotherapy is the latest wound care treatment in the spotlight that has been proved to expedite the wound healing process. A research team from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of […]

Cigarette Smoking Negatively Impacts Wound Healing

A recent study by researchers from the Ohio State University College of Nursing found that cigarette smoking drastically affects wound healing. According to the research, the association between smoking and wound problems is discussed very rarely during the doctor visits chronic wound patients frequently have. Some smokers won’t listen to health warnings from their doctors. […]

New Practice Guidelines from ACP to Address Pressure Ulcers

In March, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published a set of evidence-based clinical guidelines that address pressure ulcers (localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, typically over a bony prominence, due to pressure alone or in combination with shear) and enable imparting quality wound care. With the aging population in the U.S., it […]