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Update: pH plays a vital role in wound healing

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VOL: 103, ISSUE: 9, PAGE NO: 39

pH is an important factor in wound healing and different pH ranges are required for distinct phases of wound healing, according to a review in the Archive of Dermatology Research.

pH is an important factor in wound healing and different pH ranges are required for distinct phases of wound healing, according to a review in the Archive of Dermatology Research.

The pH within a wound influences all biochemical reactions that take place in wound healing. The authors identify that contrary to the popular opinion that a low pH is favourable to wound healing, some healing processes, such as the take-rate of skin grafts, require an alkaline environment. They suggest that further research is required and this will help to develop pH-targeted therapeutic strategies.

Schneider, L.A. et al (2006) Influence of pH on wound-healing: a new perspective for wound-therapy? Archives of Dermatological Research [Epub ahead of print] PMID 17108769

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