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J Wound Care. 2010 Jan;19(1):5-8.

The effects of smoking on the wound healing process.

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Duke of Kent Plastic Surgery, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and the National Blood Services Stem Cell Research Laboratory, Oxford, UK. jenniferkean@nhs.net

Abstract

Cigarette smoking is associated with delayed healing, wound infection and dehiscence. Smokers with wounds can avoid these risks if they refrain from smoking, even if only for a short-term period while the wound is healing.

PMID:
20081567
DOI:
10.12968/jowc.2010.19.1.46092
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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