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Healing hard-to-heal diabetic foot ulcers: the role of dehydrated amniotic allograft with cross-linked bovine-tendon collagen and glycosaminoglycan matrix

We evaluated a prospective case series of patients with complicated full-thickness ulcers, and comorbidities such as diabetes and peripheral vascular disease who were treated with DAMA (Integra...

Extracellular matrix graft for reconstruction over exposed structures: a pilot case series

The retrospective case series was conducted in accordance with institutional guidelines conforming to the Declaration of Helsinki and informed written consent was obtained from patients. All patient...

Bacteriophage treatment of intransigent diabetic toe ulcers: a case series

More than 50% of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) become infected1 with ~18% resulting in minor amputation at best.2 The most common infective organism is meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA),...

Comparison of two pixelated insoles using in-shoe pressure sensors to determine percent offloading: case studies

The under-use of TCCs is well-established in existing literature. Across the US, in 2010, TCC was used regularly in only 6% of wound care clinics.13 Despite higher healing rates achieved using TCC,...

Dehydrated human amnion/chorion tissue in difficult–to-heal DFUs: a case series

The case series consisted of patients over the age of 45 with DFUs that were refractory to therapy. Patient selection was based on good blood perfusion with an ankle brachial pressure index...

Guidance on physician credentialing for outpatient wound clinics

A panel of physician experts from a variety of medical specialties met virtually to address the immediate problems with physician certification in wound care. The panel represented clinicians from all...

Ultrasonic-assisted wound debridement: report from a closed panel meeting

The two main modes of action of UAW are cavitation and microstreaming..

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...