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  1. News 3(4)
    News 3(4) VIEW PDF
    December 2012 3(4)

    News Update presents up-to-date wound care news, including the latest from associations, clinicians and industry. If you have a news item for the next edition, please email the editor at: scalne@woundsinternational.com

  2. NPWT system reduces SSI following Caesarean section
    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.

  3. Pressure ulcer awareness needed in Mexican hospitals
    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.

  4. New foreign language Made Easy editions available online
    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.

  5. Knowing how to deal with stress helps women adhere to lymphoedema avoiding behaviours
    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.

  6. Earlobe probes may increase risk of pressure ulcers
    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.

  7. Fungi cause necrotising infections in patients injured during tornado
    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.

  8. Update of TIME framework assesses wound care practice from the past ten years
    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.

  9. Men more likely to have diabetic foot problems
    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...