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Physiology of wound healing and surgical wound care.
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PMID:  11110286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Wound healing is a systemic process, which occurs stepwise and involves the stages of hemostasis, inflammation, and repair. Hemostasis with fibrin formation creates a protective wound scab. The scab provides a surface beneath which cell migration and movement of the wound edges can occur. Inflammation brings nutrients to the area of the wound, removes debris and bacteria, and provides chemical stimuli for wound repair. Repair begins immediately after wounding and proceeds rapidly through the processes of epithelialization, fibroplasia, and capillary proliferation into the healing area. Different tissues have their own normal rates of growth during the process of healing. The optimal rate of healing is approached when factors advantageous to healing are present and factors having the ability to disturb or retard the healing processes are controlled or absent. These factors are discussed.
S J Phillips
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1058-2916     ISO Abbreviation:  ASAIO J.     Publication Date:    2000 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-01     Completed Date:  2001-04-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204109     Medline TA:  ASAIO J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S2-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Foreign Bodies
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Postoperative Care
Uremia / physiopathology
Wound Healing / physiology*
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