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Wound Repair - Updates in Dressing Patents and Regeneration Biomarkers

Author(s): Carolina Constantin, Georgeta Paunica-Panea, Vlad D. Constantin, Monica Neagu.

Abstract:

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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Article Details

VOLUME: 4
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2014
Page: [133 - 149]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/2210309005666150113000845
Price: $100