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- Conference to ‘educate, empower and energise’ wound care specialists in Abu Dhabi
The fifth annual Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference (ADWCC), hosted by the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), will be held on 15–16 March 2013 in the Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
- NPWT system reduces SSI following Caesarean section
Two independent clinical studies have shown that the PICO™ negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system (Smith & Nephew) is effective in reducing the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) following Caesarean section.
- Pressure ulcer awareness needed in Mexican hospitals
A recent study on point prevalence of pressure ulcers in second-level hospitals in Mexico has shown that there is a need for increased awareness and prevention methods.
- New foreign language Made Easy editions available online
Wounds International continues to expand the number of translations and languages available online for our international readers to download and use in practice.
- Knowing how to deal with stress helps women adhere to lymphoedema avoiding behaviours
Researchers at Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA, have found that reducing the stress from preventative lifestyle and behavioural changes decreases the risk of lymphoedema in women after breast cancer surgery.
- 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.