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Vacuum sealing drainage with instillation in the treatment of necrotising soft-tissue infection: a retrospective analysis

A total of 17 patients were included in the study. Average age was 52.88±14.32 years. The ratio of male to female patients was 11:6. Detailed patient information is shown in Table 1..

Management of postoperative bleeding in surgically debrided wounds: topical hemostat versus electrocautery

Electrocauterisation of a surgical wound. A mid-foot amputation, 12×8cm. An electrocautery pen was used to achieve hemostasis (image provided by Dr Matthew Regulski).

Treatment of hard-to-heal leg ulcers with hyaluronic acid, sodium alginate and negative pressure wound therapy

Among the 25 included patients, 18 (72.0%) were male and seven (28.0%) were female, with a mean age of 59.6±13.5 years. Median wound area was 14.0 cm2 (6.0–100.0 cm2). The 25 patients were randomly...

Prevalence and characteristics of lymphoedema at a wound-care clinic

Of 1539 entries in the administrative database, a total of 326 (21.2%) patients made up the final study sample, Table 1 shows the demographic characteristics of these patients. Mean age at diagnosis...

A dual compression system: preliminary clinical insights from the US

In the US, chronic wounds affect 6.5–7 million patients,5,6 with most occurring on the distal part of the lower extremity. Chronic wounds include diabetic foot ulcers, VLUs, mixed-aetiology leg...

Management of postoperative bleeding in surgically debrided wounds: topical hemostat versus electrocautery

Electrocauterisation of a surgical wound. A mid-foot amputation, 12×8cm. An electrocautery pen was used to achieve hemostasis (image provided by Dr Matthew Regulski).

Hand hygiene and handwashing: key to preventing the transfer of pathogens

Situations during which the transfer of microoganisms takes place.

Unavoidable pressure ulcers at the end of life and nurse understanding

‘One that develops even though the provider has evaluated the patient's clinical condition and pressure ulcer risk factors; defined and implemented interventions that are consistent with the...

Pressure ulcer healing with an intensive nutrition intervention in an acute setting: a pilot randomised controlled trial

Participants were inpatients of a tertiary referral hospital in Brisbane, Australia. Eligible patients with a stage II–IV PU, either existing on admission or acquired during admission, were identified...

Supporting the spread of health technology in community services

An early review noted that health technology evolves rapidly and found few studies demonstrating impacts on patient outcomes.2 Health technology's rate of change is increasing, with implications for...