Rose Cooper

IWII: Wound infection in clinical practice

This update provides an opportunity to explore contemporary advances in wound infection knowledge and practice. Since 2008, scientific and clinical understanding of chronic wound infection has developed significantly. In particular, awareness of the presence and impact of wound biofilm has advanced...

Position document: Management of biofilm

Antimicrobial and multi-drug resistance loom large on the global healthcare landscape, in particular in the treatment of chronic, hard-toheal wounds where current figures put the presence of biofilm in 60%–100% of non-healing wounds. While the role that biofilm play in the chronicity of wounds is...

Ten top tips: reducing antibiotic resistance

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s 2014 report on global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance reveals that antibiotic resistance is no longer a prediction for the future; it is happening now, across the world. This has been driven by antibiotic overuse in humans and food-producing animals,...

Cutaneous infections in lymphoedema

The typical diagnosis of skin infection in patients with lymphoedema includes erysipelas and cellulitis, but the true picture is more complex with the possibility of secondary complications such as lymphadenitis (adeno-lymphangitis) and lymphangitis. The recent description of acute infammatory...

Cutaneous infections in lymphoedema

The typical diagnosis of skin infection in patients with lymphoedema includes erysipelas and cellulitis, but the true picture is more complex with the possibility of secondary complications such as lymphadenitis (adeno-lymphangitis) and lymphangitis. The recent description of acute inflammatory...

Silver Sulphadiazine: a review of the evidence

This review provides a summary of the literature on the antimicrobial and clinical effects of silver sulphadiazine, and, on emerging patterns of resistance. This will, by nature of the two components, require separate focus on both silver and on the sulphonamide sulphadiazine. Silver has become a...