Better Fix for Chronic Wounds Uses Minimally-Invasive Skin Graft

Photo of Jeffrey Litt, D.O., assistant professor of surgery at the MU School of Medicine

A team at MU Health Care used a recently developed, minimally-invasive autograft harvesting system to care for patients with various types of chronic wounds.

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Better Diabetic Footcare in Australia Can Save Billions

Diabetic Foot Care in Australia

Australia could save billions of dollars in healthcare costs by investing in proven treatments for people with diabetic foot disease, according to QUT research.

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Potential Treatment for Better Diabetic Wound Healing Found

Better Diabetic Wound Healing

Findings from a recent study of wound healing in people living with diabetes may lead to the development of new treatment methods and better outcomes.

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Australian First Study: Massive Diabetic Foot Disease Costs

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New research from Queensland University of Technology shows preventable hospitalization from diabetic foot disease is costing Australia hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

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Patient Attitude About Diabetic Foot Ulcers Impacts Survival

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Researchers expanded on previous research which linked depression to poorer clinical outcomes for diabetic ulcer patients.

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Skin and Wound Healing Accelerated by Ultrasound in Diabetics

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Scientists were able to reduce healing time for skin ulcers and bedsores by a third, as well as reduce the chance of wound infection, by using low-intensity ultrasound. Treatment was especially effective in people with diabetes.

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Protein That Normally Aids Tissue Repair Inhibits Healing When Sugar Levels are High Instead

protein that helps also hurts wound healing

New study finds that a protein that normally fosters tissue repair instead acts to inhibit healing when sugar levels are high. The role reversal helps explain why wounds heal slowly in people with diabetes.

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