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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...

Biofilm-based efficacy of a bacterial fluorescence imaging device in an outpatient wound care clinic: a pilot study

Using a imaging device has a number of advantages in the outpatient wound care clinic setting. It is simple to use, requiring little training and can be used by all health professionals. It has been...

Advances in wound debridement techniques

Any decision regarding wound debridement should be part of a holistic patient assessment. This assessment should consider the person's general condition, prognosis, health, and wishes. If, for...

Amniotic and umbilical cord particulate in the management of keloid and hypertrophic scars

Before initiating this study with human subjects, approval was obtained from Western Institutional Review Board (Washington, US). Written consent was obtained for the use of all details and...

Hydrogel dressings and their application in burn wound care

Food and Drug Administration classification of wound dressings1.

Pyoderma gangrenosum demographics, treatments and outcomes: an analysis of 2,273 cases

The NIS database, developed for the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), is maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It is the largest publicly-available...

Assessment and management of chronic wounds

The concept of biofilm in human health and disease is now universally accepted.7 Biofilms are communities of bacteria, that have diverse characteristics, these include communication with other...

Disrupting the biofilm matrix improves wound healing outcomes

Existing technologies directed to the treatment of biofilms are intended to either penetrate the EPS that encapsulates the bacteria in a biofilm, or use dispersing agents, which typically target a...

Early wound infection identification using the wire tool in community health-care settings: an audit report

Wound infection is defined as the presence of microbes in the wound, which multiply and cause a host reaction either locally, in surrounding tissues, or systemically.6 This host reaction is manifested...

Biofilm-based wound care: the importance of debridement in biofilm treatment strategies

Biofilms are now a major area of research for both clinicians and scientists. This research has increased significantly in the past decade due to advancements in emerging technologies and techniques...

Cleansing Versus Tailored Deep Debridement, a Fresh Approach to Wound Cleansing: an Italian experience

‘Today, debridement refers to deeply removing adherent, dead or contaminated tissue from a wound and must be clearly separated from the act of cleansing, defined as the removal of dirt (loose...