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A dual pressure indicator, two-layer compression system for treatment of venous leg ulcers: a review

The two-layer bandage with pressure indicators (UrgoKTwo Compression Bandage with PresSure System, Urgo Medical, France) (2LB+I) comprises two dynamic layers: the short-stretch layer combines viscose...

Cost-effectiveness of dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allografts in lower extremity diabetic ulcer treatment

DHACM FPFU was associated with lower overall costs in the first year, despite higher treatment costs. This cost saving was due to lower amputation rates and lower healthcare resource utilisation (for...

The efficacy of sodium hypochlorite antiseptic: a double-blind, randomised controlled pilot study

This prospective, randomised, double-blind pilot study, conducted at a single outpatient wound care centre located in Western Pennsylvania, US, evaluated the efficacy of a topical antiseptic (Anasept)...

The challenges of abdominal wall defects: algorithmic integration of a placenta-derived allograft

The individual in this manuscript provided the primary author with written informed consent for images obtained and for publication of these case details. As this was a single case report on the use...

Fetal bovine acellular dermal matrix for the closure of diabetic foot ulcers: a prospective randomised controlled trial

This prospective multi-centre RCT demonstrated that FBADM plus SOC led to a significantly greater number of patients with DFUs achieving complete wound closure in 12 weeks compared with SOC alone. The...

Clinical and cost efficacy of advanced wound care matrices in the treatment of venous leg ulcers: a systematic review

We sought to analyse products that have been identified in the literature as advanced matrices in the treatment of VLUs. These products were determined to be: advanced matrix (AM) (Talymed, Marine...

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for paediatric patients: an unintended consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic

With approval from the hospital's Institutional Review Board, a retrospective review was conducted of patients 18 years of age or younger who were referred for HBOT at our tertiary wound care and...

Single use negative pressure wound therapy in vascular patients: clinical and economic outcomes

Data were extracted retrospectively from patient notes on patients consecutively treated for femoral endarterectomy between January 2013 and December 2019. The sNPWT system was introduced into...

A guillotine amputation at the ankle level—how to quickly remove a septic foot: a case report

A 62-year-old female patient with poorly controlled diabetes and hypertension presented to a local medical centre's emergency department for evaluation of her right foot. One month before, while...

Proposal for a new pressure ulcer (pressure injury) classification based on depth, infection, and perfusion

One of the first documented pressure ulcer classification systems was developed by Shea in 1975. ‘Bedsores’ were classified by the depth of soft tissue damage and exposure into grades I–V; an...

Evaluation and treatment algorithm for pressure ulcers based on the dip pressure ulcer classification

The first step in the algorithm (Fig 1) is to identify people at risk of developing a PU, such as those with reduced mobility, urinary or fecal incontinence, and those who are malnourished.1 Once...

Observed impact of skin substitutes in lower extremity diabetic ulcers: lessons from the medicare database (2015–2018)

In the analysed dataset, 9,738,760 patients had a confirmed diabetes diagnosis, within which the metagroup of 909,813 had a confirmed diagnosis of LEDU, spanning 1,336,415 treatment episodes (Fig 1)....