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Laser Therapy for Wound Healing

January 28, 2016
By Aletha Tippett MD It would be interesting to know how many people reading this blog have tried laser therapy for wound healing. I suspect not many, and that is unfortunate because laser therapy ...

Management of Burn Injuries

July 2, 2018
Burn management is typically based on the severity of the wound, and the goals are to prevent shock, relieve pain and discomfort, and reduce the risk of infection. Pathogens are present everywhere, an...

Non-Western Techniques in Wound Management: Acupuncture and Burn Care

September 16, 2015
By Michel H.E. Hermans, MD Most of us will treat wounds primarily with Western-medicine techniques and materials, though, occasionally a "side step" is made. MEBO Wound Ointment is a non-Western, b...

Review: Utilizing Stem Cells in Burn Treatment

April 10, 2019
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Journal Review Club Editor's note: This post is part of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) journal review club blog series. In e...

Scar Management: Topical Treatments

January 31, 2020
After an injury or surgery, the body responds by forming scar tissue. Scar formation is a normal part of the wound healing process, but not all scars are the same. Some scars form in only the superfic...

When it Doesn't Pay to Be Patient: Aggressive Treatment of Non-Healing Burns

February 10, 2016
By Michel H.E. Hermans, MD Recently I paid a visit to one of the better known wound care centers in the North East. As I expected, treatment of the common lesions seen in this center, such as venou...

Why Clinical Trials in Wound Care Are So Difficult

May 20, 2014
By Michel H.E. Hermans, MD To do a Randomized Controlled Trial within a reasonable time frame, the disease to be studied should be common and the patient population large and accessible. In additio...

Wound Dressing Selection: Types and Usage

August 4, 2011
By Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS The sheer number of dressings available makes choosing the correct dressing for clients a difficult proposition. Clinicians today have a much wider vari...
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