- Expert commentary: Understanding how honey impacts on wounds: an update on recent research findings VIEW PDF
On reading this article by Seckam and Cooper, we are reminded of both the traditional uses of honey in wound care over the past 2000 years, and the renewed interest in honey over the past two decades. This renewed interest has been prompted primarily by concerns...
- Understanding how honey impacts on wounds: an update on recent research findings VIEW PDF
Honey is a topical antimicrobial agent that has been used for millennia in wound care. Licensed wound care products containing medical-grade honey first became available in 1999 and are now widely used. Honey's therapeutic properties are largely attributed...
- Developments in wound management down under VIEW PDF
Wound infection. Those two words have been the source of much debate in recent years. Like many other countries, Australia has been swept up in the tide of products and strategies to minimise the burden of this ever-present scourge. The more cynical side of...
- How to...Top tips on when to use silver dressings VIEW PDF
Silver dressings play an important role in wound management; indeed, silver has been used in the management of infected wounds for hundreds of years (Lo et al, 2008). Over time, the use of silver has changed dramatically, from the original application of silver...
- Innovations in topical antimicrobials VIEW PDF
The need for topical antimicrobials in the treatment of wounds is self-evident. Acute injuries will often be contaminated by the surroundings where the injury occurred and the risk of subsequent infection developing in these wounds is high, while chronic wounds...
- TIME for an update? Potential changes to wound assessment VIEW PDF
The concept of TIME has been discussed for 10 years and is widely accepted in clinical practice. However, since it was originally proposed in 2003, much has changed in both the fields of research and clinical practice. Therefore, it was felt necessary by the...
- Wound infection and diagnostics in practice: what is emerging? VIEW PDF
Wound infection unquestionably impairs healing, but many chronic wounds do not have high levels of planktonic bacteria as measured by standard clinical microbiology laboratory culturing methods.
- How to... Top tips for wound dressing selection VIEW PDF
December 2012 3(4)
There are a myriad of dressings available to manage chronic wounds and, as a result, it can be quite daunting for the clinician to make a decision as to the ‘best’ dressing for a given wound at a given time. Understanding the basic principles of wound...
- Leg ulcer update 3(4) VIEW PDF
December 2012 3(4)
Wounds International clinical updates present recent developments in the field of leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, skin integrity and diabetic foot, including the latest from associations, clinicians and industry. If you use an innovative technique in your practice...