Wound Repair - Updates in Dressing Patents and Regeneration Biomarkers
Vlad D. Constantin,
Only in the last year, over 100 reports were published focusing on innovative dressing for hard to heal wounds.
Complex technologies were developed to tackle the intricate mechanisms of wound healing and moreover to overcome
the chronic status of the wound. The essential wound management recommendations include compression and moist
wound environment maintanance. In clinical practice semi-occlusive/occlusive, antimicrobial, and advanced wound matrix
dressings are already implemented. In the last 10 years, several patents disclosing materials, new approaches and
technologies for biomarkers detection were published. Moreover patents that can indicate the stage of wound healing were
also disclosed. The criteria for choosing the primary dressings should be patient-oriented meeting both patient’s characteristics
and wound peculiarities, while not ignoring healthcare costs.
Keywords: Biomarkers, inflammation, innovative dressings, nanotechnology, patents, proliferation, wound healing phases.
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