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Do dressings prevent infection?

There is insufficient evidence to know whether dressings reduce the risk of wound infection after surgery and, in some cases, leaving a wound exposed may be better, say researchers in The BMJ today.

May 24, 2016
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How maggots made it back into mainstream medicine

A writhing mass of maggots in a wound might seem like a good reason to seek medical help. But, reports Carrie Arnold, sometimes it's the doctors who have put them there, adopting an ancient treatment to help heal painful ...

May 10, 2016
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Gene identified that helps wound healing

Researchers at Ohio State University have pinpointed a human gene product that helps to regulate wound healing and may control scarring in people recovering from severe injuries and damage to certain internal organs.

Mar 02, 2016
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