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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...

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...

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...