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Quantification of Wound Healing

  • Laura Bolton
  • Ann-Jeanette Vasko
  • Karyn Monte

Abstract

Scientific study has improved cutaneous wound healing outcomes more since 1948 than at any time in recorded history. To accomplish this, scientists and clinicians measured the outcomes of healing and its intermediary processes and carefully documented what treatments yielded the best results and what measured changes were correlated with clinical healing (e.g., Bates-Jensen, 1997). In order to measure effects of any treatment on healing, one must quantify the aspect of healing affected. This chapter summarizes reliable, valid techniques for quantifying cutaneous repair and its mediating events so that clinicians and scientists can use these same principles to further elucidate and improve wound healing outcomes based on the best available evidence

Keywords

Pressure Ulcer Bleed Time Hypertrophic Scar Venous Ulcer Collagen Fleece 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Bolton
    • 1
  • Ann-Jeanette Vasko
    • 2
  • Karyn Monte
    • 3
  1. 1.ConvaTecA Bristol-Myers Squibb CompanySkillman
  2. 2.ConvaTecA Bristol-Meyers Squibb CompanySkillman
  3. 3.ConvaTecA Bristol-Meyers Squibb CompanySkillman

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