Recent advances in dermal wound healing : biomedical device approaches

Rizzi, Simone C., Upton, Zee, Bott, Katrin, & Dargaville, Tim R. (2010) Recent advances in dermal wound healing : biomedical device approaches. Expert Review of Medical Devices, 7(1), pp. 143-154.

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Successful repair of wounds and tissues remains a major healthcare and biomedical challenge in the 21st Century. In particular, chronic wounds often lead to loss of functional ability, increased pain and decreased quality of life, and can be a burden on carers and health-system resources. Advanced healing therapies employing biological dressings, skin substitutes, growth factor-based therapies and synthetic a cellular matrices, all of which aim to correct irregular and dysfunctional cellular pathways present in chronic wounds, are becoming more popular. This review focuses on recent advances in biologically inspired devices for would healing and includes a commentary on the challenges facing the regulatory governance of such products.

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ID Code: 33100
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1586/ERD.09.57
ISSN: 1743-4440
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2010 22:20
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:27

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