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A topical gel formulated from a medication commonly used for hypertension accelerated and improved healing when applied to chronic wounds in mice and pigs, researchers reported in a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. If validated in human clinical trials, the treatment could be used for diabetic foot ulcers, an increasing and costly health care problem. Read More
Your internal body clock is the reason why wounds heal faster if an injury occurs during the day rather than at night, new research suggests. Experiments with skin cells and other cells in mice showed that daytime wounds healed about twice as fast as night-time wounds. Read More
The prognosis for people with an infected diabetic foot ulcer is worse than was previously thought, according to new research. More than half the patients in the research study did not see their ulcer heal over a year -- and one in seven had to have part or all of their foot amputated. Read More
In the global context of health, good nutrition naturally has long been one of the most powerful weapons against disease. Until recently, however, its precise biochemical connection with wound healing hasn't achieved the level of awareness that experts such as the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel would like to see. Read More