Wounds International Journal - Issue Contents

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  1. Common complications involved in body piercing
    Common complications involved in body piercing
    Wounds International, Vol 1, Issue 5

    As the prevalence of body piercing has increased in recent years so has the associated list of documented risks and complications. Some of the more common localised dermatologic risks include infection, hypertrophic scarring and keloid formation, and traumatic...

  2. Avoiding pressure damage when using ventilators
    Avoiding pressure damage when using ventilators
    Wounds International, Vol 1, Issue 5

    Noninvasive positive pressure ventilators (NIPPV) require the use of nasal or facial masks. Due to the need for these masks to tightly adhere to prevent air leaks, they can cause facial pressure ulcers. The author developed an innovative method to reduce the...

  3. Combating wound infection with documentation and antiseptic sutures
    Wounds International, Vol 1, Issue 5

    Preventing surgical site infection (SSI) has always been a difficult task. For example, the development of infection in incisional wounds is the most common complication in open and laparoscopic surgery. This short paper provides an overview of developments...

  4. Draining postoperative abdominal abscesses through a trocar
    Draining postoperative abdominal abscesses through a trocar
    Wounds International, Vol 1, Issue 5

    Abdominal abscesses that develop as a result of surgery can cause deep space surgical site infection (SSI). These abscesses are usually drained by percutaneous abscess drainage (PAD), however the draining tube can become blocked by necrotic tissue and blood...

  5. Managing the lower limb in coronary artery bypass grafting
    Wounds International, Vol 1, Issue 5

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is often used to treat patients with heart disease. However depending on the number of coronary vessels to be bypassed, veins may be harvested from both legs leaving difficult-to-manage wounds. This article examines how...

  6. Using preoperative colon preparation to prevent surgical site infection
    Wounds International, Vol 1, Issue 5

    Elective colon and rectal resections have the highest rates of surgical site infection (SSI) of any elective procedure in contemporary surgery. One technique that can be used to prevent SSI is preoperative preparation of the colon. This article examines the...