Chronic Wounds

Avoid treating persistent wounds with aspirin: Study

Avoid treating persistent wounds with aspirin: Study

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Non-aspirin pain relievers may be a better choice for residents with chronic wounds, according to new research.

Aspirin not best for wound care?

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Non-aspirin pain relievers may be best for residents with chronic wounds, according to new study results.

Aspirin inhibits chronic wound healing, providers should dispense it with caution, researchers warn

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Long-term care professionals might want to opt for non-aspirin pain relievers for residents with chronic wounds, as researchers have discovered that aspirin appears to suppress healing.

Fostering friendly skin bacteria could promote chronic wound healing, researchers say

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Caregivers might soon be able to heal seniors' chronic wounds by manipulating the bacteria that live on the skin, according to research out of the University of Manchester Healing Foundation Centre in England.

Vibration holds promise for wounds, researchers discover

Vibration holds promise for wounds, researchers discover

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Diabetic foot ulcers and other chronic wounds might heal more quickly if they are exposed to gentle vibrations, according to new research from the University of Illinois-Chicago and Stony Brook University in New York.

Vibration could heal chronic diabetic wounds, researchers find

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Diabetic foot ulcers and other chronic wounds might heal more quickly if they are exposed to gentle vibrations, suggests new research from the University of Illinois-Chicago and Stony Brook University in New York.

New findings explain stubborn wounds

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Why do chronic wounds repair so slowly? Blame a toxic healing environment, new study results assert.

Venous leg ulcers respond better to compression stockings than normal bandages, study finds

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Multi-layer compression stockings promote more long-lasting healing of venous leg ulcers than traditional bandages, according to a recently published study.

Molecule could be harnessed to improve healing of chronic wounds, researchers say

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Immune system cells in the skin promote wound healing by producing a particular molecule, according to newly published research. The discovery could lead to more effective treatments for diabetic ulcers and other chronic wounds common in the elderly.

Ultrasound patch treats venous ulcers

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Drexel University researchers have found a new method for treating chronic wounds: an ultrasound applicator that can be worn like an adhesive bandage.

Discovery could lead to faster, fuller healing of diabetic wounds, researcher says

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Injecting a plasma protein called plasminogen around chronic diabetic wounds can lead to complete healing, according to new research from Umea University in Sweden.

Investigators find wound healing 'switch'

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Researchers recently identified a molecular "switch" mechanism that takes place during successful wound care healing. The discovery is likely to aid in the understanding of how wounds get better, and fuel preventive treatments.