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JUL 26, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Regular wound cleaning tied to faster healing

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers may heal faster when they are cleaned out frequently, a new study suggests. So-called debridement involves removing dead or infected tissue and any foreign bodies or bacteria from slow-healing wounds, such as with a scalpel or special cream. It's traditionally performed when a patient first comes in with a wound, said Dr. Robert Kirsner, a dermatologist and wound researcher from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. ...

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