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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

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

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

Face the future with confidence.

Authors:
Rachel Webb

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

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February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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January 2019

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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January 2019

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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January 2019

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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January 2019

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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What does the future hold for 2019?

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Rachel Webb

J Wound Care 2019 Jan;28(1)

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January 2019

Iterative codesign and testing of a novel dressing glove for epidermolysis bullosa.

J Wound Care 2019 Jan;28(1):5-14

Professor of Nursing Innovation and Technology, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King's College London.

Objective:: Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is a rare genetic skin disorder which requires intensive hand therapy to delay fusion of the digits. Existing dressings do not conform to the complex structure of the hand and are applied in patches held with additional bandages, leading to an occlusive environment. The aim was to co-design with patients a dressing glove based on their user experiences and needs. Read More

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January 2019
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Use of platelet-rich plasma and platelet-derived patches to treat chronic wounds.

J Wound Care 2019 Jan;28(1):15-21

Department of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan.

Objective:: To compare the healing results between platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-derived patches versus traditional advanced wound dressings in patients with chronic wounds.

Method:: Patients with and without diabetes were divided into two groups, each of which received either PRP patch treatments or the advanced wound dressings. All wounds were cleaned, debrided and assessed by physicians. Read More

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January 2019
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Letters.

J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):892-893

Plasma Physicist, HAWK - University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Göttingen, and Application Center for Plasma and Photonics, Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Göttingen, Germany.

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December 2018
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Letters.

Authors:
Richard White

J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):891

Professor of Tissue Viability, DDRC Wound Care, Plymouth Science Park, PL6 8BU, UK.

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December 2018
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Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention Las Vegas: transform uncertainty into quality wound healing.

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J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):860-861

The 4th International Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention conference, in hosted by the Journal of Wound Care and the University of Huddersfield, was held in Las Vegas. The last in our series of reports, which describe the key points discussed at the sponsored symposia, looked at wound bed preparation, concentrating on debriding a wound using a surfactant gel when sharp debridement is not an option. Read More

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December 2018
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Photodynamic therapy in infected venous and mixed leg ulcers: a pilot experience.

J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):816-821

Consultant, Angiology Department, MD Barbantini Clinic, Lucca, Italy.

Objective:: To assess the tolerability and efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with RLP068, a novel phthalocyanine-derived photosensitiser, in controlling the bacterial load in different leg ulcers, due to vascular pathophysiology.

Method:: An observational study of patients with infected leg ulcers of different pathophysiology, admitted to the hospital for a skin grafting procedure, were included. All patients underwent two sessions of PDT at time zero and after 72 hours. Read More

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December 2018
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An MMP/TIMP ratio scoring system as a potential predictive marker of diabetic foot ulcer healing.

J Wound Care 2018 12;27(12):849-855

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Objectives: The mechanism of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is unclear. The purpose of this study was to describe changes in MMP-1, MMP-9, and TIMP-1 levels during DFU healing, and to search for any correlation in the changes in MMP levels with wound healing, in order to find possible predictors of healing.

Methods: Patients with a DFU were recruited and placed into two groups, according to the degree of wound healing: 'good healers' and 'poor healers'. Read More

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December 2018
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Photobiomodulation therapy in neuroischaemic diabetic foot ulcers: a novel method of limb salvage.

J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):837-842

Assistant Professor-Senior Scale, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Objective:: Low-level laser therapy (also known as photobiomodulation therapy, PBMT) promotes accelerated healing of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), thereby preventing the risk of future complications and amputation. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of PBMT, with structured, graded mobilisation and foot care, on DFU healing dynamics.

Method:: Patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, diabetic peripheral neuropathy and presenting with a chronic neuroischaemic DFU, were treated with PBMT using scanning and non-contact probe methods. Read More

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December 2018
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Cryopreserved amniotic membrane in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: a case series.

J Wound Care 2018 12;27(12):806-815

Department of General Surgery, Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca. Biomedical Research Institute of Murcia (Instituto Murciano de Investigación Biosanitaria, IMIB-Arrixaca). El Palmar, Spain.

Objective: The amniotic membrane (AM) is a tissue with low immunogenity and high therapeutic potential due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic and antimicrobial effects. This paper describes the use of cryopreserved amniotic membrane allografts to treat diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) in patients with diabetes.

Method: In this case series, AM was processed to obtain a final medicinal product: cryopreserved amniotic membrane. Read More

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December 2018
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Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention Las Vegas: continuous delivery of oxygen enhances closure of diabetic foot ulcers.

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J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):856-857

The 4th International Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention conference, hosted by the Journal of Wound Care and the University of Huddersfield in Las Vegas, included a series of sponsored symposia. This is the third in our series of reports on the key points of the symposia, which outlined the effects of hypoxia on wound healing, and how reduced oxygen levels can lead to chronic, non-healing wounds. The speaker, Mark Niederauer, explained what can be done to combat low oxygen levels using a new continuous diffusion of oxygen (CDO) device. Read More

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December 2018
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What difference does a year make?

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Rachel Webb

J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):801

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December 2018
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Diabetic foot ulcer treatment with focused shockwave therapy: two multicentre, prospective, controlled, double-blinded, randomised phase III clinical trials.

J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):822-836

Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY, US.

Objective:: To investigate the efficacy of focused extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) as an adjunctive treatment for neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) (1A or 2A on the University of Texas grading scheme), compared with sham treatment.

Method:: We performed two multicentre, randomised, sham-controlled, double-blinded, phase III clinical trials using focused ESWT compared with sham examining DFUs that did not reduce in volume by ≥50% over 2 weeks' standard treatment immediately prior to randomisation. Patients were enrolled into the trials and randomised for either standard care and focused ESWT (pulsed acoustic cellular expression. Read More

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December 2018
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How many patients do I need? (Part 2).

Authors:
John Stephenson

J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):803-804

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Statistics at the University of Huddersfield.

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December 2018
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Surgical site infections after craniotomy: a matched health-care cost and length of stay study.

J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):885-890

Clinical Nurse Instructor, Faculty of Nursing, Adult Health Nursing Department, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.

Objective:: To assess the extra health-care costs and length of stay resulting from surgical site infection (SSI), as well as to identify the most frequent aetiological microorganisms of SSIs among Jordanian craniotomy surgery patients.

Method:: A retrospective, descriptive, correlational and nested 1:1 matched case-control design was used. A computerised list of patients, who underwent surgery between May 2009 and March 2015, was generated in the targeted hospital. Read More

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December 2018
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The relationship between pressure ulcer risk assessment and preventative interventions: a systematic review.

J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):862-875

Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, 1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo, QLD, Australia 4014. Nursing Research and Practice Development Centre, The Prince Charles Hospital, Rode Rd, Chermside, QLD, Australia 4032. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Objective:: Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (PU) continue to occur despite an ongoing focus on prevention. The aim of this review was to identify and evaluate primary research which links pressure ulcer risk assessment with prescription and implementation of preventative interventions for hospitalised adults.

Method:: A systematic review of the databases EBSCO CINAHL Complete, EBSCO MEDLINE Complete, Scopus and Web of Science was undertaken, using search terms related to pressure ulcers, hospital-acquired, risk, planning, implementation, prevention and outcome. Read More

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December 2018
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Greek nurses' knowledge on the prevention of surgical site infection: an investigation.

J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):876-884

Professor, Department of Nursing, University of West Attica.

Objective:: The aim of the study was to investigate nurses' knowledge regarding the prevention of surgical site infection (SSI), and to examine the relationship between nurses' demographic characteristics and educational level and their level of knowledge in prevention of SSIs. A further aim was to examine the differences in nurses' knowledge with respect to selected variables and to identify the most significant predictors of nurses' knowledge regarding the prevention of SSIs, to support the provision of high-quality nursing care.

Method:: A prospective, observational study of a convenience sample of nurses and assistant nurses working in surgical departments, in a public general hospital for adults in Attica, during May to August 2016. Read More

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December 2018
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Investigation of galectin-3 levels in diabetic foot ulcers.

J Wound Care 2018 Dec;27(12):843-848

Professor, Harran University, School of Medicine, Department of Endocrinology, Sanliurfa, Turkey.

Objective:: It has been shown that galectin-3 (Gal-3) promotes angiogenesis and new vessel formation. Serum Gal-3 is a risk factor for vascular complications in type 2 diabetes. The aim of this study is to compare Gal-3 levels with a range of biochemical parameters. Read More

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December 2018
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The use of an antimicrobial primary wound contact layer as liner and filler with NPWT.

J Wound Care 2018 Aug;23(Sup8):S3-S14

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Professor of Wound Study, Birmingham City University.

In negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), wound fillers are used to ensure that the negative pressure is applied across the entire wound surface. At present, foam and gauze are the most commonly used fillers. Both ensure equal distribution of negative pressure, but foam is more absorbent, while gauze is more malleable and conformable. Read More

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August 2018
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Ensuring healthy skin as part of wound prevention: an integrative review of health professionals' actions.

J Wound Care 2018 Nov;27(11):707-715

Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre, Healthy Ageing Node, Flinders at Tonsley, Clovelly Park, Australia.

Objective:: To provide a synthesis of the best available, recent primary or secondary research evidence on early preventative activities taken to increase skin health, and reduce the incidence of facility-acquired skin tears and pressure ulcers (PUs) in community, residential and health-care institutions.

Method:: An integrative review focusing on a 10-year period, 2007-2017. A literature search of health databases was carried out, as well as a search of grey literature in relevant skin, wound care and nursing association journals. Read More

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Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention Las Vegas: the science of biofilm, a multifaceted challenge to healing.

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J Wound Care 2018 Nov;27(11):756-757

At the 4th International Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention conference, hosted by the Journal of Wound Care and the University of Huddersfield, in Las Vegas, one of the main themes was the control and resolution of biofilm. A series of reports will describe the key points of four sponsored symposia at the event. The first of these concentrates on the role of biofilm in chronic wounds and new therapies to aid the healing of these wounds by disrupting biofilm. Read More

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November 2018
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Evaluation of fluorescence biomodulation in the real-life management of chronic wounds: the EUREKA trial.

J Wound Care 2018 Nov;27(11):744-753

Clinic of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Padova University-Hospital, Italy.

Objective:: Fluorescence biomodulation (FB), a form of photobiomodulation (PBM) that is also known as low energy level light (LELL), has become an increasingly used clinical tool to induce wound healing in wounds that remain recalcitrant to treatment. In a real-life clinical setting, the aim of the EUREKA (EvalUation of Real-lifE use of Klox biophotonic system in chronic wound mAnagement) study was to confirm the efficacy and safety of LumiHeal, a system based on FB, in the treatment of chronic wounds such as venous leg ulcers (VLUs), diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and pressure ulcers (PUs). The effects of this FB system on the modulation of wound healing in chronic ulcers through FB induction were previously examined in an interim analysis of this study. Read More

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November 2018
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Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention Las Vegas: don't bust on biofilm, bet on dHACM.

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J Wound Care 2018 Nov;27(11):764-766

The 4th International Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention conference, hosted by the Journal of Wound Care and the University of Huddersfield, was held earlier this year in Las Vegas. A key theme was the impact of biofilm on wound healing. In the second of our sponsored symposia reports, the manner in which delayed healing can be reversed through effective biofilm management, and the introduction of regulatory proteins found in dehydrated human amnion chorion membrane allograft were explained. Read More

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November 2018
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Do you know what we did last fall?

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Rachel Webb

J Wound Care 2018 Nov;27(11):705

Editor Journal of Wound Care.

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November 2018
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Antimicrobial assessment of a chitosan microfibre dressing: a natural antimicrobial.

J Wound Care 2018 Nov;27(11):716-721

Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology, Visiting Professor of Medical Microbiology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK V, University of Huddersfield, UK.

Objective:: Chitosan is a natural biopolymer and is the main structural component of the cuticles of crustaceans, insects and molluscs and the cell walls of certain fungi. It is abundant in nature and is naturally antimicrobial. A natural fibre has been created with chitosan and is being used as a wound dressing, namely Kytocel. Read More

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November 2018
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The need for a timely diagnostic workup for patients with venous leg ulcers.

J Wound Care 2018 Nov;27(11):758-763

Department of Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands. School for Public Health and Prim Care, Fac, Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Objective:: To explore the need for an extended diagnostic workup in patients with venous leg ulcers (VLUs) and to establish the prevalence of the underlying causes of VLU.

Method:: This retrospective cohort study analysed data from patients with VLU. The visual analogue scale (VAS) was used for pain assessment. Read More

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November 2018
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Topical sucralfate cream treatment for aplasia cutis congenita with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa: a case study.

J Wound Care 2018 Nov;27(11):768-771

Associate Professor, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Pediatric Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.

Bart syndrome consists of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) and dominant or recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB), associated with skin fragility and nail dysplasia. ACC in DEB is thought to be caused by trauma, the most cited cause being in utero formation of bullae consequent to friction of the limbs. Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) refers to a hereditary mechanobullous disease following trauma, characterised by formation of blisters on the skin and mucous membranes. Read More

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November 2018
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Uncontrolled gelatin degradation in non-healing chronic wounds.

J Wound Care 2018 Nov;27(11):724-734

Professor, Copenhagen Wound Healing Center, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Digestive Disease Center, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Objective:: To compare matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and the antiproteinase tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1 in wound fluids and sera from patients with chronic non-healing or acute healing wounds. In addition, the functional consequences on MMP-9 activity and general gelatinase activity were assessed.

Method:: In this observational study, samples were collected from patients with venous leg ulcers (VLUs), patients with type 2 diabetes with neuropathic foot ulcers (DFUs), and from another cohort of VLU patients with sterile split-thickness skin graft donor sites after autologous skin grafting, serving as healing control wounds. Read More

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November 2018
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