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Text Atlas of Wound Management

The authors in the preface of Text Atlas of Wound Management acknowledge that this is a challenging and difficult area of medicine. Their book aims to deconstruct and simplify the management of different types of wound by showing us real...

Wound moisture sensing in traumatic wounds

Wounds can be small and unpleasant, or may be large and life-threatening. The skin is a physical and an immunological barrier to infection, and any defect in the integrity of the skin may allow bacterial or fungal invasion to occur....

The role of angiogenesis in wound healing, scarring and tissue regeneration

In the UK alone there are 175,000 people who visit Accident & Emergency departments with burns each year. This results in around 13,000 hospital admissions, of which 1000 are due to severe burns [1]. Over half of these admissions are...

Delayed intraoral wound healing in patients on bisphosphonates

Since Marx first described bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ), the literature is now replete with cases of BRONJ. There are no internationally accepted protocols. A three month cessation of drug treatment, a ‘drug holiday’ has been advocated. The...

A practical guide to the most commonly used dressings in wound care

The author explores and reviews the most popular classes of dressings used for acute, chronic and problem wounds, their properties and indications based on direct observation and research studies. With an ever-increasing armamentarium of wound care tools, different brands and...

Poor glycaemic control associated with worse outcomes in primary wound closure

This study is the first to specifically investigate the effects of chronic and perioperative glycaemic control in high risk patients undergoing primary closure of wounds. Seventy-nine patients were included – 93% of closures were of the lower limb and only...

Rectal ketamine during paediatric burn wound dressing procedures

Ketamine is well reported as being safe to use in providing analgesia, sedation and amnesia in paediatric populations. This prospective, randomised, double-blinded study aimed to establish an optimum dose of ketamine in burns treatment settings in children aged six months...

The FLIR ONE thermal imager for the assessment of burn wounds

The authors look at a new system called the FLIR ONE thermal imager in the assessment of burn wound depth. This is a small, handheld device with two cameras that can be attached to iOS or android tablets or smartphones....

A systematic review of silver sulphadiazine in the conservative management of burns

Silver sulphadiazine (SSD) has been used in conservative management of partial thickness burns (PTB), for over 50 years. Concerns have been raised over potential disadvantages of SSD including need for daily dressing changes, impairment of wound healing and expense. The...

VAC therapy and instillation

Vacuum assisted closure (VAC) therapy is now a common sight in plastic surgery departments for the management of difficult wounds, to encourage granulation tissue formation, reduce wound size and facilitate closure or reconstruction. The combined use of VAC dressing with...