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Silk wound dressing helps eliminate scar tissue formation

Researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China have developed a new type of wound dressing, based on a silk protein sericin hydrogel, that can achieve skin regeneration with little to no scar tissue formation. Testing has shown the hydrogel is able to block bacteria from entering the wound, promoting accelerated healing.

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Webinar: Innovations in Wound Care


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American Nurse Today, Woundcare Advisor and Angelini present: Innovations in Wound Care: Case Studies Basic Wound Cleansing and use of Collagen in Diabetic Foot Ulcer

This 30-minute presentation featurea learning opportunities that will provide in-depth instruction and demonstration in wound care treatments. After this webinar, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the role of proper wound cleansing
  • Discuss how to select and use non-toxic wound cleansers
  • Describe advantages of collagen for managing a chronic wound

Martha Kelso, RN, HBOT, CEO, WCP Wound Care Plus, LLC, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC (WCP). As a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine, she has operated mobile wound care practices nationwide for many years. She enjoys educating on the art and science of wound healing and how practical solutions apply to healthcare professionals today. Martha enjoys being a positive change in healthcare impacting clients suffering from wounds and skin issues of all etiologies. Martha started her career as a Certified Nurse Aide at the age of 15 in Kansas before moving to Kansas City, MO to attend nursing school. Long Term Care nursing was her first love and her biggest challenge.

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FDA approves wound retraction system that fights surgical site infections

The FDA has approved a wound retraction system created by Prescient Surgical. The company’s CleanCision wound retraction and protection system is a sterile, single-use irrigating wound device that integrates surgical retraction, wound barrier protection, and fluid delivery and removal to protect against surgical site infections (SSIs).

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Electrically charged bandages help to heal burn wounds, combat antibiotic resistance

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center researchers have created electrically charged bandages that can combat antibiotic resistance, enable healing in burn wounds, and help prevent infections. When the dressing comes in contact with bodily fluids it becomes electrically activated.

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Creating an Ideal Microenvironment for Wound Cleansing eBook

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Topical gel containing blood pressure drugs shown effective in healing chronic wounds

An international research team led by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking approval from the FDA for a topical gel they have created from oral blood pressure pills that has shown to be effective in the healing of chronic skin wounds in mice and pigs. A report of the team’s findings have been published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Read more.

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UVA student invents a new type of five-layered wound technology

Ashwinraj Karthikeyan, a student in UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, presented his invention, Phoenix-Aid – a new type of five-layered wound care technology set to revolutionize how chronic wounds are treated in developing countries and impoverished areas around the world, at the Collegiate Inventors Competition in November. Read more.

pc: Dan Addison, University Communications, UVA

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Salivary peptide promotes wound healing, research reveals

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A study published online in The FASEB Journal delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere. Until now, it was understood that saliva played a part in the wound healing process, though the extent of its role was unknown. The study examined the effects of salivary peptide histatin-1 on angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), which is critical to the efficiency of wound healing. Researchers found that histatin-1 promotes angiogenesis, as well as cell adhesion and migration. (more…)

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Omentum flap as a salvage procedure in deep sternal wound infection

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Introduction: Deep sternal wound infections (DSWIs) are rare but devastating complication after median sternotomy following cardiac surgery. Especially in the presence of artificial material or inadequate preliminary muscle flaps, the pedicled omentum flap is due to its immunological properties, the predetermined flap in salvage procedures. (more…)

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