Case Studies


  1. Patient story: the importance  of dressing selection after  heart surgery
    Patient story: the importance of dressing selection after heart surgery VIEW PDF
    September 2014 Volume 5 Issue 3

    In this article, the author describes undergoing open heart surgery for bicuspid aortic valve disease describes how the dressings chosen for his postoperative care affected his recovery. He explains how, despite having more than 25 years experience working...

  2. Use of a bioplastic material containing hyaluronic acid on a chronic leg ulcer
    Use of a bioplastic material containing hyaluronic acid on a chronic leg ulcer VIEW PDF
    September 2014 Volume 5 Issue 3

    Chronic leg ulcers of various aetiologies are commonly seen in a regional dermatology unit in Russia and patients are treated with a range of surgical and therapeutic techniques. An important trend in the modern treatment of patients with complex chronic ulcers...

  3. Pyoderma gangrenosum associated with melanoma
    Pyoderma gangrenosum associated with melanoma VIEW PDF
    May 2014 Volume 5 Issue 2

    Pyoderma gangrenosum – a rare, neutrophilic dermatosis – is associated with diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and haematologic disease. This case story describes an unusual association between pyoderma gangrenosum and malignant melanoma....

  4. UTILIZACIÓN DE ASKINA® CALGITROL® PASTE EN EL TRATAMIENTO DE LA INFECCIÓN DEL PIE DIABÉTICO: CASOS CLÍNICOS
    UTILIZACIÓN DE ASKINA® CALGITROL® PASTE EN EL TRATAMIENTO DE LA INFECCIÓN DEL PIE DIABÉTICO: CASOS CLÍNICOS VIEW PDF

    El riesgo de amputación de las extremidades inferiores en la población diabética es 20 veces superior al de la población sin diabetes1. En Reino Unido, alrededor de 6000 personas con diabetes sufren cada año una amputación de pierna, pie o dedos. Muchas...

  5. A rare case of lymphoedema-distichiasis
    A rare case of lymphoedema-distichiasis VIEW PDF

    Lymphoedema-distichiasis is a rare autosomal-dominant condition characterised by a second row of eye lashes (distichiasis) and pubertal onset of lower limb lymphoedema. It was first described in 1964 by Falls and Kertesz, but it took almost 40 years for...

  6. Holistic management of lymphoedema in Japan: two contrasting cases
    Holistic management of lymphoedema in Japan: two contrasting cases VIEW PDF

    One of the roles of a nurse is to keep patients with secondary lymphoedema from breast cancer treatment motivated to self-care, as its symptoms are chronic and debilitating. Patients need an easy, quick, cheap, and effective self-care programme because...

  7. Lymphoedema and delusional parasitosis
    Lymphoedema and delusional parasitosis VIEW PDF

    The false and fixed belief of being infected/infested by one or many different living organisms, such as insects or parasites, is not a common condition. Although several cases have been recorded since the end of the nineteenth century, it was the Swedish...

  8. Lymphoedema is part of who I am
    Lymphoedema is part of who I am VIEW PDF

    In 1999, when I was 19 years old and in my second year of university, I remember standing in the living room saying to my housemates, ‘Do my legs look swollen to you?’ They agreed they did look a little swollen but we did not know why, so left it there....

  9. Star of track and field remains undefeated by lymphoedema
    Star of track and field remains undefeated by lymphoedema VIEW PDF

    Deborah Cordner was a college track and field star, with a promising athletics career ahead of her when, in her third year at college, after a lump in her groin was removed she developed lymphoedema. She was told she should give up her training altogether...

  10. A reflection on a young life with lymphoedema
    A reflection on a young life with lymphoedema VIEW PDF

    As the mother of a young person with lymphoedema, I have often reflected on the life of my child and how the condition has affected our family. This article is the first time those thoughts have been articulated to a wider audience, and my purpose is to reflect...