MMPs Made Easy

This article describes what MMPs are and the importance of their role in normal and disrupted wound healing. In particular, it discusses the relevance of MMPs to clinical practice, including current and potential interventions aimed at modulating their activity.

Exudate Management Made Easy

Exudate production by open wounds is essential for moist wound healing. However, when wounds produce insufficient or too much exudate, and/or the composition of the exudate is harmful, a wide range of problems can occur that ultimately delay healing, distress patients and consume considerable...

Soft silicones Made Easy

Soft silicone dressings have been available for over 10 years and were developed to minimise the problems of pain and trauma at dressing change, to protect the periwound skin and promote comfort during wear. However, not all soft silicone dressings are the same and clinicians need to understand how...

EPA Made Easy

Elevated protease activity (EPA) may disrupt wound healing. This Made Easy describes the types of wounds that may have EPA and how wounds with EPA may be identified. The methods that may be used to reduce protease activity to a level where healing can progress are also discussed.

V.A.C.Ulta™ NPWT System Made Easy

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) offers clinicians an important option for the advanced management of many wound types[1]. Over the past 15 years NPWT has revolutionised care for many patients with chronic and acute wounds and has prompted the development of new NPWT systems, including...

Exit site wounds Made Easy

Crude tracheotomies have been depicted on Egyptian artefacts as far back as 3600BC1, while the ancient Syrians used catheters fashioned from reeds. Percutaneous devices are now in common use in clinical practice over a wide range of therapy areas. These devices create a wound (exit site) that needs...

Cutimed® Sorbact® Made Easy

Bacterial colonisation and infection may contribute to delayed healing and present a major challenge for wound care clinicians[1]. Intervention with antimicrobial dressings using active ingredients is recommended to control bacterial load and prevent spreading infection[2]. Cutimed® Sorbact® (BSN...