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    Advances in wound healing tools and techniques

    Diverse tools and technique advances


    43-year-old female with chronic post-heart-transplant wound before (April 2010) and after (September 2010) approximately eight weeks' treatment with topical timolol.

    More recently, he published a case series in which three of five diverse chronic wounds treated with topical timolol healed completely, and a fourth achieved dramatic improvement.5 "Not everybody does well. But beta blockers provide an opportunity to reverse previously nonhealing wounds."

    Clinically, Dr. Kirsner uses topical timolol for modestly sized superficial wounds – to achieve not granulation but epithelialization. Since optimal dosing has not yet been determined, he added, "We use it consistent with the standard of care," which ranges from daily to weekly.

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    John Jesitus
    John Jesitus is a medical writer based in Westminster, CO.


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