Practice


  1. Implementing evidence-based leg ulcer care in an Azorean healthcare centre
    Implementing evidence-based leg ulcer care in an Azorean healthcare centre VIEW PDF
    February 2014 Volume 5 Issue 1

    The Azores are a Portuguese territory and comprise nine volcanic islands situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. The largest and most populous island in this archipelago is São Miguel, which is famous for its beautiful lakes and green mountains.

  2. Ten Top Tips... Promoting your wound care centre
    Ten Top Tips... Promoting your wound care centre VIEW PDF
    February 2014 Volume 5 Issue 1

    In many countries, health care is largely provided by private sector businesses. Elsewhere, traditionally state-run health services are currently undergoing a shift – not least due the burden of providing care for aging populations – towards the provision...

  3. Ten Top Tips... Taking high-quality digital images of wounds
    Ten Top Tips... Taking high-quality digital images of wounds VIEW PDF
    February 2014 Volume 5 Issue 1

    "Use a picture. It's worth a thousand words."

  4. Ten Top Tips... The management of burn wounds
    Ten Top Tips... The management of burn wounds VIEW PDF
    February 2014 Volume 5 Issue 1

    Many people will experience a burn injury in their lifetime. Burn injuries range from the most severe – requiring high levels of critical care and surgical intervention – to simple burns, for which self-treatment may suffice. Burn injuries pose a...

  5. 30-month post-breast cancer treatment lymphoedema
    30-month post-breast cancer treatment lymphoedema VIEW PDF

    Background: Quantification of lymphoedema (LE) has been problematic, and the reported incidence of LE varies greatly among women treated with surgery and radiation for breast cancer. Aims: This study aims to describe LE occurrence over time among breast cancer...

  6. A new way to assess superficial changes to lymphoedema
    A new way to assess superficial changes to lymphoedema VIEW PDF

    Background: Appropriate management of lymphoedema requires an accurate diagnosis of the changes in fibrotic induration in order to target treatment. Tonometry is used to measure tissue’s resistance to compression and provide an objective assessment of the...

  7. A practice guideline for the management of lymphoedema
    A practice guideline for the management of lymphoedema VIEW PDF

    Management and treatment options for lymphoedema in Japan have traditionally varied between different healthcare institutions. The authors of this article have developed guidelines to standardise treatment of lymphoedema patients, based on scientific evidence....

  8. Acupuncture in lymphoedema management: a feasibility study
    Acupuncture in lymphoedema management: a feasibility study VIEW PDF

    Background: Acupuncture in lymphoedema management is controversial, with assumptions it will introduce infection or exacerbate swelling. Aims: This three-step, patient-centred, mixed-methods study assessed acceptability, impact on quality of life, and adverse...

  9. ALFP: identifying issues in lymphoedema in the US
    ALFP: identifying issues in lymphoedema in the US VIEW PDF

    The American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP) is a national initiative introduced in 2008 to improve the management of lymphoedema (LE) and related disorders in the United States. A National Stakeholders Conference was held in March 2009 to share perspectives...

  10. An overview of lower limb lymphoedema and diabetes
    An overview of lower limb lymphoedema and diabetes VIEW PDF

    The prevalence for individuals diagnosed with lower limb lymphoedema and coexisting diabetes is unknown. However, both conditions cause significant problems that can compromise the viability of the lower limbs. An extensive search of the literature including...