Alternative treatment options for wound recovery

  Traditional wound healing consists of using gauze, lint, plasters and wadding to prevent bleeding, absorb fluids and protect the affected area from exposure to harmful elements. This treatment option has been trusted for centuries and continues to take precedence as an immediate and effective option in the event of an accident. But wound healing is complex, and it happens in phases: the inflammatory phase, proliferative phase and maturation phase, according to the School of Medical Sciences at Universiti Sains Malaysia. With the intricacies of the process, alternative routes to treatment may be considerable. Below, we’ve listed a few uncommon treatment choices for wound healing. Before committing to another option, however, it’s important to discuss it with your doctor and learn about potential risks and side effects. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy Johns Hopkins Medicine describes hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a treatment option that exposes the body to 100% oxygen in a pressurized environment. When more oxygen enters the bloodstream, it enhances tissue function and can lead to increased healing. The treatment is performed in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which is a special type of room that delivers 100 percent oxygen at elevated pressure. Because wounds need oxygen during the healing process, hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be an effective option to speed up the recovery. Those who seek this type of treatment generally have a wound from radiation burns, other type...
Source: Advanced Tissue - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Wound Care wound care treatment healing wounds Source Type: news

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Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
Authors: Alexis AF, Rendon M, Silverberg JI, Pariser DM, Lockshin B, Griffiths CE, Weisman J, Wollenberg A, Chen Z, Davis JD, Li M, Eckert L, Gadkari A, Shumel B, Rossi AB, Graham NM, Ardeleanu M Abstract Dupilumab, a monoclonal antibody that blocks the shared receptor subunit for interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13, is currently approved for the treatment of adults with inadequately controlled moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD). The efficacy and safety of dupilumab for AD among racial subgroups is unknown. This post hoc analysis from three phase 3 trials assessed the efficacy and safety of dupilumab vs placebo by ...
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
Authors: Green LJ, Yamauchi PS, Kircik LH Abstract Psoriasis (PsO) is a common, systemic, chronic inflammatory disease characterized by key clinical symptoms, including itching, pain, and scaling, and is associated with substantial physical, psychosocial, and economic health burdens. Currently, there is no cure for PsO; however, the introduction of biologic therapies has revolutionized the clinical management of patients with PsO by expanding treatment options to include multiple therapies with different mechanisms of action targeting cytokines, including tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFis), interleukin (IL)-1...
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: Trends in Food Science &TechnologyAuthor(s): Qingying Fang, Jielun Hu, Qixing Nie, Shaoping NieAbstractBackgroundAs an important role of host homeostasis, the glycometabolism was closely related to the process and metabolic pathways of carbohydrates such as glycolysis, hexosamine biosynthetic pathway, and pentose phosphate in the host. Disorders of glycometabolism result in a series of metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, hypoglycemia, and etc.Scope and approachPolysaccharides, which were widely existing in daily diet and cannot be directly digested by ...
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: J Health Care Poor Underserved Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: J Health Care Poor Underserved Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research
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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Space Medicine astronautics chernobyl disaster fiction Health Healthcare Innovation mars nuclear power plant public health radiation radiation exposure radiation protection technology Source Type: blogs
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Source: The Procedural Pause - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
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