Methods of Diagnosing and Treating Recalcitrant Chronic Wounds

Categories: “Other Disorders

Reference #: 2012-024

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Research has shown that inducible COX-2 is upregulated in non-healing wounds and lesions compared to healing wounds. This suggests inhibition of COX-2 may aid in the transition from inflammatory to healing phases in chronic skin wounds. This invention claims a method aimed specifically to treat, and potentially diagnose, recalcitrant, chronic, and otherwise “non-healing” skin wounds.



Stage of Development

Preliminary results recorded. Further verification of findings and future pilot program/study is planned.

Relevant Publications

Manuscript in preparation.

Patent Status

Provisional application filed.