Microbial predictors of healing and short-term effect of debridement on the microbiome of chronic wounds

Intriguing work from Verbanic and coworkers from UCSB and UCLA. Microbial predictors of healing and short-term effect of debridement on the microbiome of chronic wounds Chronic wounds represent a large and growing disease burden. Infection and biofilm formation are two of the leading impediments of wound healing, suggesting an important role for the microbiome of […]

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Can probiotics improve healing of diabetic foot ulcers? Results from a randomized controlled trial

This fascinating work from Mohseni and coworkers seems to support the contention that our bacterial overlords have more power over us than we’d like to let on. Perhaps we should further consider submitting? Patients with a diabetic foot ulcer who received probiotic supplementation for 12 weeks experienced faster wound healing coupled with an improved glycemic […]

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