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- Earlobe probes may increase risk of pressure ulcers
Patients experiencing low-perfusion states may be at risk of developing pressure ulcers on their earlobes if pulse oximeter probes are used to monitor their haemoglobin saturation.
- Fungi cause necrotising infections in patients injured during tornado
In a recent study of patients treated for wounds inflicted during the 2011 category-5 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, USA, it was found that there was a nearly nine-fold increased risk for fungal infection resulting in necrotising skin infection.
- Update of TIME framework assesses wound care practice from the past ten years
The International Wound Infection Institute (IWII) has prepared a review updating the TIME framework using new data and evidence from the past ten years.
- Men more likely to have diabetic foot problems
In a recent study of patients who were either at risk of or were already diagnosed with diabetic foot ulceration, it was found that men should receive more aggressive treatment for the problem due to them performing more strenuous physical work and having...
- One in 20 patients in Irish hospitals contract an infection
In a recent study, carried out by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in Ireland, it was found that during the month of May 2012, one in 20 patients contracted a hospital-acquired infection, most prominently surgical site infection.
- Free webcast on TIME and wound bed preparation
In a new webcast being broadcast on Thursday 13 December 2012, both Professor David Leaper and Dr Caroline Dowsett will be giving presentations about the recent review of TIME (tissue, infection/inflammation, moisture balance and edge of wound). Using a series...
- Stop Pressure Ulcer Day encourages clinicians to share treatment and prevention tips
Today, 16 November 2012, clinicians around the world are coming together to share their information and tips on preventing and treating pressure ulcers with the public, other clinicians and policy makers.
- Biggest wound care event in the UK kicks off
Wounds International, alongside Wounds UK, are exhibiting at the biggest wound care event in the UK this week.
- Novel camera assesses diabetic feet with 3D imaging
A novel imaging system, developed at the University of Oxford, UK, takes 3D images of diabetic feet to help assess damage and treatment options.
- Decrease in amputations for patients with peripheral artery disease
A study of patients with lower-extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) from 2000 to 2008 has shown a significant decrease in the need for amputations.