Diagnostics Masterclass: Current And Future Perspectives

A one-day advanced wound care masterclass, aimed at creating awareness of the importance of effective and efficient diagnosis and assessment. The event was sponsored by Systagenix Wound Management.

  1. Predicting where to cut and what will heal: a surgeon's view Predicting where to cut and what will heal: a surgeon's view

    Peter Vowden, Bradford, UK discusses the need for simple cost-effective diagnostic tools to be available to assist in the management of both acute and chronic wounds.

  2. The need for better assessment and diagnosis in wounds: the nurse’s view The need for better assessment and diagnosis in wounds: the nurse’s view

    Kathryn Vowden, Bradford, UK discusses that while nurses have a vast array of wound care products available to them, they often lack the diagnostic framework to know which product to use, when and for how long.

  3. MMPs as diagnostic tools for chronic wound healing MMPs as diagnostic tools for chronic wound healing

    Professor Greg Schultz, Florida, USA, focuses on the role MMPs in wound healing and the need for a point of care indicator that measures the levels of MMPs in wounds.

  4. Measurement of physical parameters of wounds Measurement of physical parameters of wounds

    Mr Robert Warr, Bristol, UK, looks at existing technology and potential for objective wound analysis. He emphasises the need to recognise the strengths and limitations of wound parameters and the need for improved instrumentation in this area.

  5. Wound nitric oxide bioactivity: a diagnostic indicator for healing Wound nitric oxide bioactivity: a diagnostic indicator for healing

    Dr Joseph Boykin, Richmond, USA, discusses the potential for wound nitric oxide to be a wound healing biomarker or surrogate endpoint for DFU treatment.

  6. VAscular assessment methodologies VAscular assessment methodologies

    Dr Jon Evans, Cardiff, UK, provides an overview of the various methodologies for vascular assessment, including ABPI, TBPI, photoplethysmography, Doppler and Duplex ultrasound.

  7. Diagnostic methods for wound infection Diagnostic methods for wound infection

    Professor Valerie Edward-Jones, Manchester, UK, focuses on traditional diagnostic methods for wound infection and problems with interpretation. Modern diagnostic methods are reviewed including molecular diagnostics.

  8. POC diagnostic development and its future in wound care POC diagnostic development and its future in wound care

    Dr Douglas Queen, Cardiff, UK, picks up on the work of Professor Paul Davies and discusses how wound diagnostics can build on some of the innovative thinking and development behind pregancy point of care tests.

  9. The need to link diagnostic tools with selected treatments The need to link diagnostic tools with selected treatments

    Dr Breda Cullen, Skipton, UK, focuses on how predictive markers could revolutionise wound care and improve clinical efficacy by linking the right therapy to the right wound at the right time.

  10. Impact of diagnostic tools on the economics of wound care Impact of diagnostic tools on the economics of wound care

    Professor David Armstrong, Arizona, USA, joined the masterclass by video link to discuss the importance of diagnostics to better define success in healing and prevention. This will have an important impact on the economics of wound care.

Masterclass resources