Human skin wounds: a major and snowballing threat to public health and the economy.

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ABSTRACT In the United States, chronic wounds affect 6.5 million patients. An estimated excess of US$25 billion is spent annually on treatment of chronic wounds and the burden is rapidly growing due to increasing health care costs, an aging population and a sharp rise in the incidence of diabetes and obesity worldwide. The annual wound care products market… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1524-475X.2009.00543.x
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@article{Sen2009HumanSW, title={Human skin wounds: a major and snowballing threat to public health and the economy.}, author={Chandan K. Sen and Gayle Gordillo and S. G. Roy and Robert Scott Kirsner and Lynn Lambert and Thomas K Md Hunt and Finn Gottrup and Geoffrey C. Gurtner and Michael Thornton Longaker}, journal={Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society}, year={2009}, volume={17 6}, pages={763-71} }