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CHRONIC WOUND TREATMENT. WHAT IS A WOUND AND HOW DOES OUR BODY REACT TO IT???????

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  • CHRONIC WOUND TREATMENT
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  • WHAT IS A WOUND AND HOW DOES OUR BODY REACT TO IT???????
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  • Acute process Factors supporting the process missing Chronic process
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  • Chronic wound ISCHAEMIA (POOR CIRCULATION) Arterial and venous ulcers Pressure ulcers NEUROPATHY (DIABETES MELLITUS) Diabetic ulcers SYSTEMIC ILLNESS, AGE & REPEATED TRAUMA ABSENCE OF GROWTH FACTORS BACTERIAL COLONIZATION
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  • SYSTEMIC ILLNESSES Comorbid ailments e.g vasculitis Immune suppression Pyoderma gangrenosum Drug induced immune suppression Emotional stress Malignancy Age
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  • GROWTH FACTORS V/S PROTEOLYTIC ENZYMES GROWTH FACTORS PROTEOLYTIC ENZYMES MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES (MMP) SERUM ALBUMINELASTASE KEATINOCYTE GROWTH FACTOR PLATLET- DERIVED GROWTH FACTOR
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  • OTHER TREATMENTS ULTRASOUND THERAPHY MAGNETIC THERAPHY DIET IMPROVEMENT
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  • Biologically advanced methods Bioengineered skin Skin equivalents may contain living cells, such as fibroblasts or keratinocytes, or both, while others are made of acellular materials or extracts of living cells. Gene therapy The introduction of naked plasmid DNA encoding the gene for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been reported to enhance healing and angiogenesis in selected patients with ulcers resulting from arterial insufficiency. Stem cell therapy Although most PSCs are derived from human embryonic research, which is the subject of some controversy, pluripotential mesenchymal stem cells, which are the source of new connective tissue, may be present in bone marrow.

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