Emerging topics in cutaneous wound repair


Valter Travagli, Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via Aldo Moro 2-53100 Siena, Italy. Phone: +39 0577 234317. Fax: +39 0577 234333. valter.travagli@unisi.it


The intervention strategies in various types of skin wounds include several treatment programs that depend on the identified disease. Several factors such as aging, defective nutrition, traumatism, atherosclerosis, and diabetes may contribute to the formation of a wound that has no tendency to heal due to a defective and complicated repair process. The numerous advances in the understanding of the wound-healing process in both acute and chronic lesions have been recently described. The purpose of this paper is to describe relatively new approaches as viable alternatives to current wound-healing therapies. The future challenges for both the best targeting and optimization of these potential treatments are also described.