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).
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.
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.
Swift Medical, a wound care company based in Toronto, has launched its AutoDepth technology, a mobile phone app that measures the depth of wounds by waving it over the injury without ever making contact. Read more.
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.
Jitka Petrlova at Lund University, Sweden, together with Peter Bond’s team at the A*STAR Bioinformatics Institute, has discovered a strategy that the body uses to neutralize invading microbes. This finding is a critical development in fighting bacteria in skin wounds. Read more.
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…)
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…)
The microbiome is known to play a major role in gut health, but what about our skin? Billions of bacteria reside there, and the probiotic types may hold great potential to prevent infections during wound healing.
Our skin provides a natural barrier to the environment. This is crucial for our health, as skin protects us from invasive pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. (more…)