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Topical oxygen therapy stimulates healing in difficult, chronic wounds: a tertiary centre experience

Most wounds exhibit a degree of hypoxia, low oxygen levels lead to reduced rates of wound healing.

Medical applications of cold atmospheric plasma: state of the science

Schematic illustration of a cold plasma apparatus. Plasma can be generated by sending a gas through a high energy field.

New antioxidant therapy for hard-to-heal neuroischaemic diabetic foot ulcers with deep exposure

The prevalence of diabetes worldwide increases every year, mainly due to an increase in the average age of the population and unhealthy lifestyles (sedentary habits, malnutrition and obesity). Among...

Traditional and advanced therapeutic modalities for wounds in the paediatric population: an evidence-based review

The following databases were searched for relevant sources: Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science and DynaMed. Search terms used included ‘wound care’, ‘wound management’, ‘paediatrics’, ‘children’, ‘skin...

A fresh approach to partnership forming and relationship building

In the rapidly evolving landscape of wound care, collaboration and strategic partnerships have become instrumental in driving innovation and addressing shared challenges across the industry. The...

Pain and analgesics in patients with hard-to-heal ulcers: using telemedicine or standard consultations

The main finding of the study was the high percentage of ulcer pain (46%) in patients with hard-to-heal ulcers, of which 71% reported severe pain intensity (VAS 5–10). This finding endorses the idea...

Experiences implementing hydrocolloid dressings after caesarean section

We performed a retrospective cohort study after implementation of a dressing change. In a secondary level obstetric unit in regional (i.e., not in a large city) New Zealand, hydrocolloid dressings...

Cold plasma treatment is safe for diabetic foot ulcers and decreases Staphylococcus aureus bacterial load

Between April 2016 and March 2018, we enrolled 20 patients. Two patients did not complete the two-week treatment period; one patient was admitted because of an infection at the ulcer site and one...

Topical oxygen therapy in acute traumatic musculoskeletal wounds of the foot and ankle

Of the 20 patients in the test cohort, 17 were male and three female. The mean age was 31.4 years (range: 18–65 years)..

Punch grafting for pain reduction in hard-to-heal ulcers

Patients with hard-to-heal wounds treated with punch grafting were included in a prospective, non-interventional, single-centre study, from April 2016 to June 2018. Punch grafting was performed in an...

Incorporating attention to detail on lymphatic support to optimise speed of recovery

An intact and functioning lymphatic system plays an important role in the mobilisation of stagnant lymphatic fluid and moving lymph fluid throughout the body, recycling and returning interstitial...

Polyhexamethylene biguanide and its antimicrobial role in wound healing: a narrative review

Subunit structure of polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB). Schematic structure of mono-protonated PHMB with chloride as counter-ion (a) and monomers: hexamethylenediamine (b) and sodium dicyanamide (c).

A 24-hour interval compression plan for managing chronic oedema: part 1—the science and theory behind the concept

The 24-hour interval compression plan creates a clinician and patient partnership using a compression regimen comprising a range of devices with dedicated self-selected intervals to remove, reapply or...

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