Infection

Researchers have created an antibiotic spider silk that heals wounds

After five years of work, scientists in the UK have found a way to create synthetic spider silk that’s loaded with antibiotic properties, and could help deliver drugs and close open wounds with a decreased risk of infection. While it might seem odd, spider silk is actually a pretty incredible

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Infection

Effects of Smoking on Wound Healing

Smoking has a known negative effect on healing due to a direct toxic effect and the vasoconstriction induced by nicotine. In 2003, Sorenson et al [6] followed 78 smokers for 15 weeks. They showed that the infection rate in smokers was 12%, compared with 2% in nonsmokers. Source: Effects of Smoking

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