By The Associated Press and Reuters/ABC News WASHINGTON (AP) An infected wound may be easier to treat than it used to be thanks to new treatments that can treat the damage from the bacteria that causes most wounds.
The most common type of infection in the United States is called erythema multiforme, or E.M.M., a common cause of inflammation and pain that often leads to infections.
It is also caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, or Staph.
The bacteria also can cause other infections including MRSA, the cause of the flu.
But doctors and patients say the most effective way to treat a wound with an E. M.M.-related infection is to remove the infected tissue and leave the rest of the body to heal.
Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say they have developed a way to inject the bacteria directly into the wound and use a needle and string to deliver the infection.
The researchers, led by Jeffrey Farr, director of the University’s Center for Infectious Diseases, say the new method is less invasive than traditional methods and could be used for a wider range of wounds, including wounds from burns, burns from car accidents and wounds from wounds caused by wounds from other infections.
They are the first to demonstrate the potential for injection-delivery of bacteria directly from the patient’s own body, Farr said in a news release.
The method was described in a research paper published online by the journal Science Advances.
Farr is a professor of biochemistry and biophysics and microbiology at Penn and a member of the Penn Medicine team that developed the injectable wound delivery system.
He says the injector-delivered bacteria could eventually be used to treat many different types of infections.
“The way to get the best benefit out of this is to inject it directly into wounds, and we have shown it can deliver antibiotics directly to wound sites, including burns,” Farr told AP by telephone from the University Medical Center of Philadelphia.FARR said the team is developing a test that could be easily used to test the effectiveness of the injectors for wound healing.
Fars said it is possible to deliver antibiotics through the skin of a wound without causing any discomfort, and there are no serious side effects to injector delivery.
But Farr cautioned that the new technology is not for everyone and may not work for everyone.
“I think the general public is not necessarily the most adept at diagnosing E.m.m., and we need to be careful about that, but the technology is there,” Fars said.
The injector was designed to be inserted into a wound on the side of the patient with the skin around the wound.
Farr says the needle is inserted into the patient through the patient and then injected.
The researchers suggest injecting the bacteria into wounds at the same time the patient is having a painful and painful procedure, but Farr did not specify which procedures would be considered painful.
“If it is painful, then the needle will not be effective,” Farg said.
“It’s like a painkiller, and it’s not going to help you if you’re having a really painful procedure,” Farsh said.FAR also cautioned that people should consult their doctors before using the injectables for a serious infection.
“They should make sure you’re not getting any other infections, because if you are, then you’re at risk for E. m.m.,” Farr warned.
The new method of delivery is still in early testing stages, Farg and his colleagues say.FARS is working with other groups and other institutions to refine the technology and develop a test to monitor the effectiveness and safety of the injection.
They plan to share their results with patients and medical staff.
“We are very excited about this breakthrough, and our goal is to get it out into the world as quickly as possible so that it is used by a broad range of people,” FARR said.