Clinical innovations: lymphoedema management

With regards to recent advances in imaging and surgical approaches, what is new in the lymphoedema world? What has been proven through clinical trials and which of this evidence/information is translatable into clinical practice? What needs to be done and what seems to work in the clinic, but does...

Wounds digest 7(3)

In this section, a brief synopsis is presented of a range of recently published articles that may be of interest to health professionals working in the wound care setting. The aim of this round-up is to provide an overview, rather than a detailed summary and critique, of the research papers...

The use of a novel antimicrobial and purified native collagen matrix combination to manage bioburden and support healing in challenging wounds: a clinical evaluation

Biofilm is present on the vast majority of chronic wounds and is suggested to be a key factor contributing to impaired healing. Biofilm provokes a heightened and prolonged inflammatory response with excessive proteolytic enzymes that degrade newly formed extracellular matrix and delay the healing...

Wound assessment: exudate

Wound assessment is a skill that is an essential part of successful wound care. Information gained from wound assessment is used to decide what stage of healing the wound is at, whether it is progressing or deteriorating, and whether the treatment plan is appropriate or not. Documenting this...

Ten top tips: the legalities of pressure ulcers

When it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits, a large number of them are brought to lawyers as a result of the patient and/or the patient’s family being frustrated or angry about an unexpected event or outcome occurring in relation to his/her medical treatment. This should come as no surprise as...

Clinical innovations: lymphoedema management

With regards to recent advances in imaging and surgical approaches, what is new in the lymphoedema world? What has been proven through clinical trials and which of this evidence/information is translatable into clinical practice? What needs to be done and what seems to work in the clinic, but does...