Archive for April, 2017

Factors that Can Slow Down the Wound Healing Process

Wound healing, which is a normal biological process in the human body includes four precisely and highly programmed phases: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. In most wounds, healing progress should be visible within a four-week period. Large numbers of cell types including neutrophils, macrophages, lymphocytes, keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and endothelial cells are involved in this process. […]

Surgery Not Always Recommended for Abdominal Gunshot Wounds

While severe gunshot injuries almost always require an operation to repair damaged organs, selective non-operative management (SNOM) is emerging as an alternative for less severe injuries that do not involve any major organ damage or significant blood loss. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website highlights that in […]

New Wound Dressings Using Already Known Dextranomer Powder

Advanced wound care EMR is indispensable for your healthcare practice, hospital or wound care center since effective care of chronic wounds and those with other underlying health conditions require constant monitoring. Without monitoring and documentation, it becomes impossible to ascertain the state of the wound at various stages. This could result in poor outcomes for […]

Mental Health, a Factor in Increasing Surgery Wound Complications

Postoperative complications may either be general or specific to the type of surgery a patient undergoes. Common general complications include postoperative fever, atelectasis, wound infection, embolism and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Surgical wound complications may lead to higher costs and reduced quality of life. The highest incidence of postoperative complications is between one and three […]