Monday, May 28, 2007

High speed healing with a gel made from your own blood

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A gel made from patients' own blood cells dramatically speeds up the rate at which wounds heal after surgery.

The DIY gel could slash the risk of life-threatening hospital infections by shortening the recovery process.

Doctors who tested it on a small group of patients found that, two weeks after surgery, the wounds treated with the gel had healed completely in almost 80 per cent of cases.

But only 50 per cent of identical wounds treated with antibiotics had healed, researchers found.

Source : Dailymail

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