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Stem Cell Therapy in Wound Care

  • Makram E. Aljghami
  • Saeid Amini-NikEmail author
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Part of the Updates in Clinical Dermatology book series (UCD)

Abstract

Stem cell therapy has become an attractive new approach in wound care due to the limited effectiveness of traditional treatment methods. This is especially true in chronic wounds, where healing takes much longer times than acute wounds due to impairments in the various healing stages. However, challenges remain in the application of stem cell therapy due to different concerns such as cell viability, differentiation, immune rejection, or risks of tumor growth. New sources of stem cells are being researched, and different methods of delivery are being developed in order to improve stem cell delivery and enhance wound healing and skin regeneration. This chapter aims to discuss some of the advancements in stem cell therapy in the context of skin wound repair.

Keywords

Stem cell therapy Wound care Chronic wounds Cell viability Differentiation Immune rejection Tumor growth 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sunnybrook Health Science CentreRoss Tilley Burn CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathobiologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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