Therapeutic Advances in Wound Healing.

Therapeutic Advances in Wound Healing. J Dermatolog Treat. 2020 Feb 14;:1-77 Authors: Oliveira A, Simões S, Ascenso A, Reis CP Abstract Wound healing is a complex physiological process that occurs in the human body involving the sequential activation of multiple cell types and signaling pathways in a coordinated manner.Chronic wounds and burns clearly decrease quality of life of the patients since they are associated with an increase in physical pain and socio-economical complications. Furthermore, incidence and prevalence of chronic wounds (unlike burns) have been increasing mainly due to population aging resulting in increased costs for national health systems. Thus, the development of new and more cost-effective technologies/therapies is not only of huge interest but also necessary to improve the long-term sustainability of national health systems.This review covers the current knowledge on recent technologies/therapies for skin regeneration, such as: wound dressings; skin substitutes; exogenous growth factor based therapy and systemic therapy; external tissue expanders; negative pressure, oxygen, shock wave and photobiomodulation wound therapies. Associated benefits and risks as well as the clinical use and availability are all addressed for each therapy. Moreover, future trends in wound care including novel formulations using metallic nanoparticles and topical insulin are herein presented. These novel formulations have shown to be promising th...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research

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