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New Surfactant-based Dressing Product to Improve Wound Closure Rates of Nonhealing Wounds: A European Multicenter Study Including 1036 Patients

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Abstract: Objective. A new surfactant-based biomaterial containing the antimicrobial 1% silver sulfadiazine (SSD) was developed at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) to improve outcomes for nonhealing wounds. This study’s objective was to clinically test the wound care outcomes of the new surfactant-based antimicrobial wound dressing (SAWD) in a multicenter trial....

A Single-center, Retrospective Study of Cryopreserved Umbilical Cord for Wound Healing in Patients Suffering From Chronic Wounds of the Foot and Ankle

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Abstract: Objective. Chronic wounds are a significant issue not only in wound care facilities, but also in daily practice for general practitioners and specialists across a wide variety of disciplines. These wounds are primarily foot or lower extremity ulcers and can result from a combination of factors including neuropathy, vascular insufficiency, and impaired wound healing. In addition to a significant health care cost, ulcerations have a devastating impact on virtually every aspect of the affected patient’s daily life such as extensive pain, sleep impairment, restricted mobility, and work capacity....

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Abstract: Skin reactions are known adverse effects of radiation therapy. Despite advances in skin care products, there is still a demand for optimal skin care products to improve the therapy of these lesions. The authors report the use of a polylactide-based copolymer as a temporary skin substitute for covering the skin defects of a patient with moist desquamation due to radiation. ... continue reading

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