Archive for February, 2018

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 […]