Tag Archives: wound healing

Hypertrophic scarring: the rabbit ear model for studying dermal fibrosis

Skin is the largest organ in body with multiple vital functions. Apart from its significant role in maintaining the body temperature and prevention of water loss, the appearance of skin has a significant effect on one’s psychological

Smart silk dressings – for treating chronic wounds

Breaching of integral structure of skin causes cutaneous wounds, healing of which becomes difficult in certain diseased or pathological conditions like diabetes, obesity, infection or traumatic injuries. According to the recent report from Diabetes Atlas, more than

Novel surgical technique as a substitute to painful skin grafts

Skin grafting is a surgical technique which involves the transfer of patients’ own skin to the wound for wound coverage. Split-thickness skin graft (SSG), the most common form of skin grafting performed, is usually offered for larger

Effects of natural remedies on wound healing

Chronic wounds are a frequent finding in clinical practice and one of the problems with high impact on social health, affecting mainly the elderly people with chronic diseases (diabetes, nutritional abnormalities, cardiovascular diseases, chronic motor deficit and

Topical application of hyaluronidase accelerates cutaneous wound healing

Chronic wound care poses a significant biomedical burden. The management and treatment of chronic wounds affect millions of people annually; these numbers are rapidly growing worldwide owing to the increase in the aging population and a sharp

Epithelial wound healing: a matter of life and death

Wound healing is a crucial property for the maintenance of the structural and functional integrity of an individual. In the whole organism it usually requires the participation of many cellular types. The fundamental aspects of wound healing,

Electric fields drive macrophage healing functions

When the skin is cut, or otherwise injured, a spontaneous electrical current is created immediately at the wound and this promotes healing. Several studies have demonstrated how naturally generated electrical fields cause movement of skin epithelial cells,