Flying blind: we need companion diagnostics in wound healing 

See this manuscript from our friends at Tor Vergata, Roma.

If high protease levels are associated with (expensive) biologic graft failure, then why are we not pairing diagnostics/theragnostics that identify this problem (or others)with these expensive products?

How can we have “wound management” without “wound measurement”? Until this happens, we are collectively flying blind.

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Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2014 Sep;13(3):191-6. doi: 10.1177/1534734614544959. Epub 2014 Aug 8.

Source: High matrix metalloproteinase levels are associated with dermal graft failure in diabetic foot ulcers. – PubMed – NCBI

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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