How many wounds heal with current standard-of-care?

The UK National Health Service (NHS) has a database containing 11 million patient records from 550 general practices (primary care) in the UK and studies have shown that this database is representative of the UK in general. As the UK healthcare system is not substantially different to other countries with a well-funded healthcare system, the data will…

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Can MPPT (Aprobaxil) help my Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

The exact underlying cause of HS is unknown, but both genetic and environmental factors seem to be involved. Recently it has been established that HS is associated with an unusually reduced microbiome. The biofilm in HS affected areas is thinner than usual and it contains fewer bacteria1 and the composition of microbes shows differences to what is…

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Why may some ulcers need more applications of MPPT than wounds?

Diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers originate as secondary symptoms of a primary disease process that affects the entire body, i.e. diabetes and cardiovascular disease, respectively. Among the symptoms of both diseases are ulcers, and in particular diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers. Both types of ulcers are caused by internal disease processes in the…

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What is primary intention, secondary intention and tertiary intention healing?

Healing by first intention or Primary intention healing happens when the wound edges are approximated e.g. by sutures, staples or glue. Healing by second intention or Secondary intention healing takes place when the wound edges cannot be approximated and the wound needs to heal from the bottom. Tertiary intention healing is a combination of both of the…

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Can MPPT benefit burns?

Yes. The skin hosts a microbiome, which is a complex ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, viruses and mites living in a balance that is influenced by a long array of factors and is different between individuals and even between locations on the same individual. The microbiome does not only live as a "extra layer" on top of the…

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Can MPPT benefit acute and chronic wounds, e.g. post-surgical wounds, trauma wounds and burns?

Yes, MPPT can benefit all types of non-sterile wounds that are to close by secondary or tertiary intention; in other words any wound that cannot be sutured or needs to clear up and start granulating before suturing can be assisted by MPPT. MPPT can be used on low to highly exuding wounds, as well as wounds with…

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