The researchers from Illinois have developed a bandage that 33% accelerates the healing of wounds and skin damages in people with diabetes.
As patients with diabetes often have problems with the nervous system/blood circulation, they may not pay attention to ulcers, wounds or tooth erosion. Because of slow wound healing, such inattention can lead to complications such as chronic wounds. A new regenerative bandage, however, can help avoid this.
A band device, created by researchers at the Northwest University of Illinois, uses its ability to regenerate the body and does not contain drugs or other pharmaceutical products. According to the author of the study, Professor Guillermo Amer, the primary active substance of the bandage is artificially synthesized protein of the body.
“We found the protein segment in the skin, the most important for healing wounds, single it out and included in the antioxidant hydrogel bandage that was first applied to the skin, and then, after heating to the body temperature, thickens in a solid gel,” commented Professor Amer.
Due to its components, the bandage aligns the surface of the wound, filling all its depths and corners. For the development of new cells, it creates a three-dimensional structure, similar to the scaffold, which promotes the rapid regeneration of tissues. After the expiration date, the bandage is washed off with a fresh salt solution.
“The wounds have the wrong shape and depth. Our liquid can fill in any shape and then stay in place. The basis of other bandages is often collagen films or sponges moving and moving away from the damaged zone, “added Professor Amer.
Laboratory tests conducted today indicate that the bandage accelerates wound healing by 33% faster than the most popular of existing dressings without side effects. Researchers at Northwestern University are planning to conduct some more large-scale band tests and receive official approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the spread of the bandage in the medical sector.
Although this new technology can be used to treat any wounds, the research team has focused on helping people with diabetes at risk of lower limbs injuries.
Most people with diabetes will have at least one peptic ulcer at some point in their lives. If you contact a specialist in time and get proper medical care, you can quickly get rid of sores. If not treated, it can lead to infection or even amputation.