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New delivery method for pressure wounds and diabetic foot ulcers improves healing

from McKnight's Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living

Researchers have developed a new growth factor delivery system that heals wounds such as pressure sores and diabetic foot ulcers faster than previous treatments. The scientists found that fabricating nanospheres containing keratinocyte growth factor - the protein that promotes healing - improved healing of deep skin wounds in diabetic laboratory mice when the compounds were suspended in fibrin gel. The researchers, from Massachusetts General Hospital, were pleased that one dose of the growth factor resulted in new tissue regeneration within two weeks. more

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