The Winthrop wound healing program is currently involved in or about to launch the following clinical investigations. To learn more about each of these research projects, click on the links below:
1. A clinical trial evaluating the use of the Online Wound Electronic Medical Record as a clinical decision support tool for treating chronic wounds.
2. A study on how emotional stress affects the wound healing process in patients with diabetic foot ulcers.
3. A project to identify cellular biomarkers that correlate with the ability of diabetic foot ulcers to heal.
4. We are preparing to begin a clinical trial investigating the benefits of stromal vascular fraction cells (a source of adult stem cells) as a regenerative medicine therapy for non-healing diabetic foot ulcers.
5. Several other clinical trials that are about to commence will evaluate the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as a regenerative medicine therapy for chronic non-healing wounds. One trial will study the benefits of injecting donor-derived PRP into chronic, non-healing diabetic ulcers, while two others will study the use of autologous PRP (harvested from the patient's own blood) as a treatment for chronic, non-healing diabetic ulcers and chronic pressure ulcers.