According to the Stanford University of Medicine:
“Currently available treatments for chronic wounds are inadequate. A clearly effective therapy does not exist, and treatment is often supportive. This is largely because the cellular and molecular processes underlying failure of wound repair are still poorly understood. With an increase in comorbidities, such as diabetes and vascular disease, as well as an aging population, the incidence of these intractable wounds is expected to rise. As such, chronic wounds, which are already costly, are rapidly growing as a tremendous burden to the health-care system. Stem cells have garnered much interest as a therapy for chronic wounds due to their inherent ability to differentiate into multiple lineages and promote regeneration.”
Chronic conditions like diabetes, vascular disease, and aging have no cures yet, but ongoing therapies and support for stem cells make a world of difference for your health while the science moves forward.
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Check out this paper to learn about the types of stem cells used for chronic wound therapy, especially mesenchymal stem cells, endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), and induced pluripotent stem cells.
“Stem cells promise improved therapies for healing chronic wounds.”