Wound Care, despite the plethora of wound care products and resources available, remains an often expensive and resource intensive area of care delivery. Here is a simple tip for saving time and money, when you are managing chronic wounds!
Research is continuing into ways to effectively deliver antibiotics to assist in wound healing. In two recent papers, published in Drug Delivery and Translational Research, researchers from Bath University’s Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology explain their concept of a ‘smart wound dressing’ which allow clinicians to deliver drugs directly to the site of an infection.
The University of Cincinnati has researchers focusing on Hard-to-heal wounds. Hard-to-heal wounds, like diabetic ulcers, fester because of insufficient blood supply at the wound site.
‘Human skin is a remarkably plastic organ that sustains insult and injury throughout life. Its ability to expeditiously repair wounds is paramount to survival and is thought to be regulated by wound components such as differentiated cells, stem cells, cytokine networks, extracellular matrix, and mechanical forces.