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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...

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)..

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...

Health-related quality of life and assessment in patients with lower limb lymphoedema: a systematic review

We included published studies that assessed HRQoL in adults with LLL aged 18 and over. Only articles reported in the English language were included. Studies that were conducted using participants with...

Evaluation of a five-layer hydrocellular polyurethane foam dressing across wound care settings in southern Europe

The reduction in dressing change frequency observed here align with prior evaluations of the HPFD.2–3 The mechanism of T3 training delivery demonstrated in this evaluation has enabled these benefits...

The role of macronutrients and micronutrients in wound healing: a narrative review

When an acute wound initially takes place, an efflux of lymphatic fluid and blood occurs, resulting in the first phase of the wound healing process: haemostasis. This phase, usually triggered within...

Use of a bilayer biodegradable synthetic dermal matrix for the management of defects arising from necrotising fasciitis

Care can be divided into two overlapping phases. The first aim is the expedient surgical control of infection to achieve wound control and medical management of the effects of sepsis (e.g.,...

The influence of adequate debridement and placental-derived allografts on diabetic foot ulcers

Prospectively collected data from patients enrolled in two Institutional Review Board-approved RCTs (EFDFU003 and ECDFU001),14,22 and Medicare claims from 2015–2019 were retrospectively evaluated..

The characteristics and impact of hard-to-heal wounds: results of a standardised survey

The data reported in this study were collected via wound care surveys across 10 community wound care providers in the UK, Ireland, Finland, Norway and Denmark between February and August of 2017...

Treating hard-to-heal ulcers: biocellulose with nanosilver compared with silver sulfadiazine

To evaluate the efficacy of biocellulose with blue nanosilver, compared with silver sulfadiazine cream in the treatment of hard-to-heal diabetic ulcers..

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