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J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(Sup4):S3

Prof, Dr, S.I.S KMN, MD, FRCPI, FCWCSH(NIOSH), OHD(DOH), CMIA(MAL), CHM (USA) ESWT (Austria, Germany) FMSWCP, PG in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (Cardiff, UK), Chairman Wounds Malaysia, Head and Consultant, Wound Care Unit, Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

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Application of acellular human dermis and skin grafts for lower extremity reconstruction.

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(Sup4):S12-S17

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Objective: To use both acellular human dermis and skin grafting simultaneously for improved skin grafting without contracture. The study also aims to address the lack of research on the application of an acellular human dermis in diverse clinical cases.

Method: The study examined patients who had received acellular human dermis (CGDerm, CGBio, Seoul, Korea) and split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) simultaneously for lower limb, full-thickness skin defects between September 2012 and June 2014. Read More

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April 2019
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Use of autologous platelet rich fibrin-based bioactive membrane in pressure ulcer healing in rats.

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(Sup4):S23-S30

Physician, Department of Intensive Care Units, Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xiasha Campus; The First Affiliated Hospital and First Clinical College of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, 310018, Zhejiang, China.

Objective: To verify the feasibility of treating pressure ulcers (PUs) with autologous platelet-rich fibrin-based (PRF) bioactive membrane, both in vitro and in vivo.

Method: An animal model using adult male Sprague-Dawley rats was used. Pressure was periodically exerted on the skin to induce localised ischaemia by using an external magnet and transplanted metal disc. Read More

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April 2019
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Changes of tissue images visualised by ultrasonography in the process of pressure ulcer occurrence.

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(Sup4):S18-S22

Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Objective: Ultrasonography is suitable for assessing pressure ulcers, and several features of ultrasonographic images that indicate abnormalities have been reported. However, no study has compared ultrasonographic images between normal and pressure-loaded skin and subcutaneous tissue from the same patients. This study aimed to assess lateral thoracic tissue using ultrasonography for both pre- and postoperative conditions and investigate changes in the tissue caused by loading. Read More

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April 2019
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Pressure ulcer prevalence and prevention rates in Abu Dhabi: an update.

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(Sup4):S4-S11

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Objective: This article compares the results from a recent pressure ulcer (PU) prevalence audit at the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) hospital in Abu Dhabi to identify the impact of new prevention initiatives introduced around 2013 and establish the effectiveness of PU prevention strategies, judged quality of nursing care, and costs associated with patients developing a hospital-acquired pressure ulcer (HAPU).

Method: The methods used were based on a previous point prevalence study involving 441 acute care patients, who were assessed using the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence (IPUP) Survey. Following pre-selection of a 24-hour period for data capture, hospital staff collected PU data. Read More

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April 2019
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Use of abdominal negative pressure wound therapy in different indications: a case series.

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(4):240-244

Professor, Marmara University School of Medicine, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey.

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a widely used wound management system. Several articles have been published on the advantages and complications of this system. Abdominal dressing negative pressure system (abdominal NPWT) is a newer technology, developed and used in open abdomen cases. Read More

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April 2019
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Pies are for eating, not for drawing.

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John Stephenson

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(4):195-196

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Statistics at the University of Huddersfield.

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The significance of 'non-significant'.

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Rachel Webb

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(4):193

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Cost-effectiveness of a bacterial-binding dressing to prevent surgical site infection following caesarean section.

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(4):222-228

Health Economist.

Objective: A randomised controlled trial (RCT) recruited women undergoing caesarean section (CS) in Poland. The aim of the trial was to assess the efficacy of a dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC)-impregnated surgical dressing (bacterial-binding dressings) compared with standard of care (SoC) in preventing surgical site infection (SSI). The aim of the present analysis was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the bacterial-binding dressings in the context of the UK National Health Service (NHS). Read More

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Management of purpura fulminans skin lesions in a premature neonate with sepsis: a case study.

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(4):198-203

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

Purpura fulminans is a severe and rapidly progressive septic process characterised by the development of haemorrhagic and ecchymotic lesions and skin necrosis. It can appear on any part of the body but predominantly affects the limbs. Purpura fulminans is a rare but possible complication in paediatric patients, especially neonates. Read More

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Negative pressure wound therapy versus microcurrent electrical stimulation in wound healing in burns.

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(4):214-219

Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Science for Physical Therapy, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt.

Objective: To compare the efficacy of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with that of microcurrent electrical stimulation (MES) on wound surface area, length of stay (LoS) and colony count of wounds in patients with burns.

Method: Patients with thermal dermal burn injuries covering 25-40% of total body surface area were enrolled in this clinical trial. Participants were randomly allocated into three, equal-sized groups: patients receiving NPWT, patients receiving MES and a control group which received standard wound care. Read More

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Re-evaluation of polihexanide use in wound antisepsis in order to clarify ambiguities of two animal studies.

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(4):246-255

Consultant Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control, Consultant Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department for Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

Objective: Due to classification of the agent polihexanide (PHMB) in category 2 'may cause cancer' by the Committee for Risk Assessment of the European Chemicals Agency in 2011, the users of wound antiseptics may be highly confused. In 2017, this statement was updated, defining PHMB up to 0.1% as a preservative safe in all cosmetic products. Read More

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April 2019
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Use of a new pneumatic system to support capillary microperfusion in surgical wound healing: an animal model.

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(4):229-237

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

Objective: To test the efficacy of the a developed medical device, based on the principle of mechanical support of capillary microperfusion.

Method: In this pilot study involving experimental animals, each pig had two standardised surgical wounds. A cuff that delivered pneumatic three-second micropulses was applied to the wound designated as the 'experimental wound'. Read More

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April 2019
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Effect of swim bladder matrix treated with hyaluronic acid on wound healing: an animal model evaluation.

J Wound Care 2019 Apr;28(4):206-213

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

Objective: To investigate the potential restorative effects of the white fish (Rutilus frisii kutum) swim bladder matrix (FSBM) treated with hyaluronic acid (HA) in the repair of skin wounds in an animal model.

Method: Wistar rats were used to investigate the repair function of FSBM as a biological scaffold. Rats were given four round wounds on their back. Read More

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Role of sugar-based compounds on cutaneous wound healing: what is the evidence?

J Wound Care 2019 Mar;28(Sup3b):s13-s24

Department of Surgery and Radiology, Dr. Moshiri Veterinary Clinic, Tehran, Iran.

Cutaneous wound healing is a complex orchestrated process influenced by many endogenous and exogenous imbalances. The main goal of tissue regeneration in wound healing is to increase wound contraction and reduce scar formation, effectively to regenerate a new healthy epidermis and prevent scar contracture. Additionally, prevention, control and treatment of wound infections, particularly in burn wounds, is a vital strategy in the healing process. Read More

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March 2019
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WUWHS 2020, back to make a difference!

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Gulnaz Tariq

J Wound Care 2019 Mar;28(Sup3b):s3

President IIWCG, President Elect WUWHS.

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March 2019
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Hard-to-heal wounds: TIMERS for action.

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Rachel Webb

J Wound Care 2019 Mar;28(3):131

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Evaluation of TLC-NOSF dressing with poly-absorbent fibres in exuding leg ulcers: two multicentric, single-arm, prospective, open-label clinical trials.

J Wound Care 2019 Mar;28(3):164-175

Clinical Research Department, Laboratoires Urgo, Chenôve, France.

Objective:: To assess the efficacy, safety and acceptability of a new TLC-NOSF dressing with poly-absorbent fibres in the management of exuding leg ulcers, at the different stages of healing.

Method:: This work presents the results of two prospective, multicentric clinical studies: NEREIDES and CASSIOPEE. Patients with a non-infected, moderate-to-strongly exudating leg ulcer of venous or mixed origin, were treated with the dressing and an appropriate compression system for 12 weeks. Read More

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March 2019
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De-prescription of medical devices and technologies in skin and wound care.

J Wound Care 2019 Mar;28(3):133-134

Research Assistant. King's College London.

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TIME CDST: an updated tool to address the current challenges in wound care.

J Wound Care 2019 Mar;28(3):154-161

Global Medical Director Wounds, Smith & Nephew, London, UK.

Despite the understanding that wounds are a common problem affecting the individual, the health service and society as a whole, there continues to be a lack of a systematic, structured, evidence-based approach to wound management. The TIME principle was first published in 2003, and has since been integrated by many into clinical practice and research. However, this tool has been criticised for its tendency to focus mainly on the wound rather than on the wider issues that the patient is presenting with. Read More

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Home care nurses' experience of providing health-care to patients with hard-to-heal wounds.

J Wound Care 2019 Mar;28(3):178-187

Institute of Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Gjøvik, Norway.

Objective:: To investigate and describe the experience of nurses working in home care, with responsibility for providing health-care to patients with hard-to-heal wounds.

Method:: A qualitative method with exploratory and descriptive design was used. Nurses from in three municipalities in Norway were recruited. Read More

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March 2019
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Topical application of haemoglobin: a safety study.

J Wound Care 2019 Mar;28(3):148-153

Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

Objective:: Ischaemia is one of the biggest problems in wound healing. It causes chronic wounds and also prevents normal wound healing because the tissue is oxygen deprived. Most oxygen-supplying therapies are only feasible in a clinical setting, but topical haemoglobin applications, such as Granulox, can be used in a non-clinical setting. Read More

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March 2019
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Graduating student nurses' and student podiatrists' wound care competence: a cross-sectional study.

J Wound Care 2019 Mar;28(3):136-145

University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science, Finland.

Objective:: To explore and describe graduating student nurses' (SNs) and student podiatrists' (SPs) theoretical wound care competence, as well as students' own perceptions of their wound care competence and their opinions about the received wound care education.

Method:: A descriptive cross-sectional design was used. Data were collected from five Finnish universities using a graduating SNs and SPs wound care competence (WCC) questionnaire, which included a wound care knowledge test and a wound care competence self-evaluation. Read More

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Thrombosis after sclerotherapy and poorly applied bandaging for venous leg ulcers: case reports.

Authors:
Didier Rastel

J Wound Care 2019 Mar;28(Sup3b):s25-s28

Selurl Philangio, 30 Place Louis Jouvet, Grenoble, France.

Side-effects occurring in patients treated by multilayer bandaging may be neurological, dermatological or arterial. We report on two cases of venous thrombosis involving outpatients treated for venous leg ulcers (VLU). In the first case, a lack of understanding of multilayer bandages and training on their use by the nursing staff was likely the cause of a superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) in a great saphenous vein tributary. Read More

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March 2019
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Clinical indicators of wound infection and biofilm: reaching international consensus.

J Wound Care 2019 Mar;28(Sup3b):s4-s12

Professor of Primary Health Care and Community Nursing, Silver Chain Group and Curtin University, School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Objective: To achieve international consensus relating to clinical indicators for a chronic wound, wound infection and biofilm presence to inform the development of international clinical guidance for assessing and managing wound infection.

Method: An online Delphi consensus process of international key opinion leaders in infection was undertaken. A literature search underpinned the development of issue statements related to terminology, emerging topics and debate in the field of wound infection. Read More

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March 2019
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The protective effect of Lactobacillus plantarum against meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections: an experimental animal model.

J Wound Care 2019 Mar;28(Sup3b):s29-s34

Professor of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Sihhiye Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: To determine and quantitatively measure the protective and/or therapeutic effect of Lactobacillus plantarum (LP) application on a burn wound before and after the onset of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.

Method: Third-degree scald burns affecting 10% of body surface area were formed on the back of five groups of rats. Group 1 was designated as the control group. Read More

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March 2019
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Implementing TIMERS: the race against hard-to-heal wounds.

J Wound Care 2019 03;23(Sup3a):S1-S50

Associate Chief Medical Officer, MiMedx, Georgia. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina. Medical Director of Wound Care and Infection Prevention, Landmark Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, US.

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March 2019
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Wound Curriculum for Nurses: Post-registration qualification wound management - european qualification framework level 6.

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(Sup2a):S1-S33

Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Medical Faculty, Masaryk University, Department of Nursing, Brno, Czech Republic; Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic, Department of Quality of Care Assessment, Head of Department, Prague, Czech Republic.

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February 2019

Treatment of diabetic foot wounds with acellular fish skin graft rich in omega-3: a prospective evaluation.

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(2):76-80

Consultant Vascular Surgeon; Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Cornwall Hospital, UK.

Objective:: To evaluate the potential benefit of an intact fish skin graft rich in omega-3 (Kerecis Omega3), in the management of postoperative diabetic foot wounds.

Method:: Prospective evaluation in eight patients with diabetes following forefoot surgery. The dressing was applied weekly for a period of six weeks in the diabetic foot clinic. Read More

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February 2019
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Biofilm formation and antibiotic resistance in meticillin-resistant and meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus isolated from burns.

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(2):66-73

Professor; Oral Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Objective:: To investigate the relationship between biofilm formation and antibiotic resistance patterns in meticillin-resistant and meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, isolated from burns.

Methods:: In a cross-sectional study, pus/wound swab samples were obtained from burns. Presence of Staphylococcus aureus was confirmed, and biofilm formation-related icaABCDR and eta, etb genes were detected by polymerase chain reaction. Read More

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February 2019
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Impregnated acetate gauze compared with lipido-colloid contact layer at dressing removal pain: a single-blind cross-over randomised control trial.

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(2):89-101

Dermatologist; Dermatology and out-patients consultations, Hôpital Dupuytren, Limoges, France.

Objective:: To evaluate the performance of Jelonet Plus (JP) and UrgoTul (UT), assessing pain at dressing removal when managing acute or chronic wounds at granulation and epithelialisation stages.

Methods:: This was a randomised, multicentre, controlled single-blinded study using a cross-over design. Hospitalised and ambulatory patients presenting with non-infected acute or chronic wounds (at least 40% of wound area of ≤100cm covered with granulation tissue) were randomly allocated to be treated with either JP or UT dressings applied according to a standardised local care procedure for two days. Read More

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February 2019
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Face the future with confidence.

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Rachel Webb

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(2):57

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February 2019
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Technological features of advanced skin protectants and an examination of the evidence base.

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(2):110-125

Head of Vascular Surgery Unit and Wound Centre; Department of Surgery, HFR Fribourg - Cantonal Hospital, Fribourg, Switzerland.

Products that provide a protective skin barrier play a vital role in defending the skin against the corrosive effect of bodily fluids, including wound exudate, urine, liquid faeces, stoma output and sweat. There are many products to choose from, which can be broadly categorised by ingredients. This article describes the differences in mechanisms of action between barrier products comprising petrolatum and/or zinc oxide, silicone film-forming polymers and cyanoacrylates, and compares the evidence on them. Read More

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February 2019
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Hard-to-heal diabetic foot ulcers treated using negatively charged polystyrene microspheres: a prospective case series.

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(2):104-109

Diabetic Foot Unit, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Hospital Clínico San Carlos (IdISSC), Madrid, Spain.

Objective:: To describe the outcomes of a new product based on negatively charged polystyrene microspheres (NCM) technology, in non-responding diabetic foot ulcers (DFU).

Methods:: A clinical case series of patients with a hard-to-heal DFU treated with NCM were recruited between March and June 2017 in a specialised diabetic foot unit. DFUs were treated daily with NCM over four weeks, although the health professional could decide to continue NCM treatment in some patients. Read More

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February 2019
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Scanning electron microscopic examination of absorption potency of various fibrous dressings.

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(2):82-88

Associate Professor; Chair and Department of Palliative Medicine, Laboratory of Chronic Wound Management, K. Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences. O. Rusa 55, 61-245 Poznań.

Objective:: There is a lack of literature on the characteristics and properties of fibre dressings available on the market. This study analysed the structure and absorption properties of different fibrous dressings used in wound treatment.

Method:: This in vitro experiment was performed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and absorption test. Read More

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February 2019
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Genetic biases related to chronic venous ulceration.

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(2):59-65

Head of Center for Human Molecular Genetics and Pharmacogenomics, Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics; University of Maribor, Faculty of Medicine, Center for human molecular genetics and pharmacogenomics, Taborska ulica 8, SI-2000 Maribor, Slovenia. University of Maribor, Faculty for Chemistry and Chemical engineering, Laboratory for Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genomics, Smetanova 17, SI-2000 Maribor, Slovenia.

Chronic wounds represent a major socioeconomic problem. Chronic venous ulceration is one of the least well-understood types of chronic wounds. A chronic venous ulcer arises as a result of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), which affects approximately 10-35% of people in the developed world, yet not all people with CVI develop ulceration. Read More

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February 2019
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Pilot study to assess the use of a fluorescence imaging system for assessment of amputation healing.

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(Sup2):S24-S29

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, Michigan, US.

Objective:: The purpose of this study was to use a fluorescence imaging system (FIS) (SPYElite, NOVADAQ, US) during lower extremity amputations and develop parameters to predict amputation healing, for which there are no proven, objective tests. We hypothesised that the FIS may identify areas of poor perfusion at the time of amputation and predict potential healing complications. There are no studies involving the FIS used in this study in lower extremity amputation. Read More

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February 2019
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Effects of a topical botanically-enriched salve on cutaneous oxygenation.

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(Sup2):S16-S22

Helfgott Research Institute, National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, US.

Objective:: There is a medical need to evaluate new treatments that may improve wound healing. This study aimed to determine if Original Healing Salve (OHS, Puremedy, Inc.) a topical, botanically-enriched salve (BES), changes distal leg tissue oxygenation in people with type 2 diabetes. Read More

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February 2019
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The role of collagenase ointment in acute burns: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(Sup2):S9-S15

Assistant Professor; Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, US. Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, US.

Objective:: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to summarise the state of the literature in regard to the efficacy and uses of clostridial collagenase ointment (CCO) in the burn patient.

Method:: A systematic review of articles available on PubMed, Scopus and OvidSP Medline was performed. Keywords used in the search process included burns, thermal injury, collagenase, enzymatic debridement, wound care. Read More

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February 2019
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Skin integrity and infection prevention: ideas to action.

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Rachel Webb

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(Sup2):S3

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February 2019
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Cryopreserved amniotic membrane and umbilical cord for a radiation-induced wound with exposed dura: a case report.

Authors:
David Fernandez

J Wound Care 2019 Feb;28(Sup2):S4-S8

Florida Hospital Orlando, Orlando, US.

An 87-year old male received surgical excision of scalp melanoma and subsequent radiotherapy due to metastasis to the skull. A radiation-induced wound developed with osteoradionecrosis that required necrotic bone excision resulting in a 7.5x8. Read More

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February 2019
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Patient experiences of living with chronic leg ulcers and making the decision to seek professional health-care.

J Wound Care 2019 Jan;28(Sup1):S18-S25

Physiotherapist; Research and Development Center Södra Älvsborg, Närhälsan Research and Development, Primary Health Care Region Västra Götaland, Sweden; and University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Health and Rehabilitation, Unit of Physiotherapy, Sweden.

Objective:: The aim of the study was to elucidate how patients experience living with chronic leg ulcers before consulting a health professional, and to determine the reasons behind the decision to visit a health-care centre.

Method:: A qualitative interview study was carried out. There were 11 participants, five men and six women (age range: 27-83 years old). Read More

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January 2019
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New generation technology in the educational field of dermatology.

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Ellie Lindsay

J Wound Care 2019 Jan;28(Sup1):S33-S34

President, The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation.

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January 2019
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Risk factor analysis on the healing time and infection rate of diabetic foot ulcers in a referral wound care clinic.

J Wound Care 2019 Jan;28(Sup1):S4-S13

Drug and Herbal Research Centre, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Objective:: Objectives. To determine the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic foot infection (DFI), and to identify factors associated with delayed wound healing of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU).

Method:: The retrospective study was performed in a referral wound care clinic in Hospital Kuala Lumpur. Read More

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January 2019
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The use of bioactive glass S53P4 in the treatment of an infected Charcot foot: a case report.

J Wound Care 2019 Jan;28(Sup1):S14-S17

Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, US.

Objective:: To report a case of successful limb-salvage staged treatment in the treatment of an infected diabetic Charcot foot.

Case Summary:: A 45-year-old male with long-term, uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, six months' history of progressive deformity on the right foot and 45 days of purulent drainage in the lateral aspect of the foot. Patient was diagnosed with an infected Charcot foot with extensive midfoot bone involvement as shown by radiographic and MRI images. Read More

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January 2019
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Is it really just a small world?

J Wound Care 2019 Jan;28(Sup1):S3

President WUWHS, Associate Professor of Dermatology. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. University of Pisa, Italy.

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Improving the quality of clinical research on chronic wound infection treatment: expert-based recommendations.

J Wound Care 2019 Jan;28(Sup1):S26-S31

Southwest Regional Wound Care Center, Lubbock, Texas, US.

Objective:: To produce recommendations for the design of reliable and informative clinical investigations in chronic wound infection.

Method:: A multidisciplinary panel of international experts from four countries (Italy, UK, Ireland and the US) were involved in a detailed, semi-structured discussion on how to better select and describe a target population, interventions and outcomes, and which infection-related criteria to apply in order to achieve a high-quality trial. Consent among the experts was measured using the Delphi method and GRADE Working Group suggestions. Read More

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It is not diabetic foot: it is my foot.

J Wound Care 2019 Jan;28(1):30-37

Professor, Health Sciences University, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism Etlik-Ankara, Turkey.

Objective:: To examine the experiences of patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).

Method:: This qualitative study, using patient interviews, focused on how inpatients receiving treatment for diabetes experience the disease. Patients were selected using a purposive sampling method. Read More

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Application of a static magnetic field as a complementary aid to healing in an in vitro wound model.

J Wound Care 2019 Jan;28(1):40-52

Professor of Biophysics, Head of Laboratory, Laboratory of Membrane Biophysics and Macromolecules. Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran; Biomaterials Research Center (BRC), University of Tehran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Objective:: Static magnetic field (SMF) has long been used as a therapeutic means, though its effects on the activity of cells and the mechanism(s) involved remain unknown. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of a moderate-intensity SMF on the activity, growth and migration of mouse embryonic fibroblast (NIH 3T3), aiming to mimic wound healing and to study it in real time.

Method:: A cell-free area (a scratch with a 200-500µm width) was formed in NIH 3T3 cultured cells and used as a wound model. Read More

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Treatment of partial-thickness burns with a tulle-gras dressing and a hydrophilic polyurethane membrane: a comparative study.

J Wound Care 2019 Jan;28(1):24-28

Associate Professor, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, US.

Objective:: The purpose of this revisited study was to compare the clinical efficacy and long-term scar evaluation of a hydrophilic polyurethane membrane (HPM), Omiderm (Omikron Scientific Ltd., Rehovot, Israel) and an antimicrobial tulle-gras dressing (TGD), Bactigras (Smith & Nephew) in the management of partial-thickness burns.

Method:: Patients with partial-thickness burns were enrolled in this prospective study. Read More

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January 2019
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