Multidisciplinary Application of an External Tissue Expander Device to Improve Patient Outcomes: A Critical Review.

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Significance: Continuous external tissue expansion (CETE) is a versatile tool in soft tissue injury management, and could be an addition to the traditional reconstructive ladder. Recent Advances: This critical review […]

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Preventing Pressure Injuries in Nursing Home Residents Using a Low-Profile Alternating Pressure Overlay: A Point-of-Care Trial.

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Pressure injuries (PIs) are a significant concern for patients with very limited mobility in skilled nursing facilities. Conflicting clinical guidelines and a lack of effectiveness data for the various support […]

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Meta-analysis of the outcomes of metatarsal head resection for the treatment of neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers.

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Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are associated with high morbidity, mortality, and health costs. Standard care (SC) associated with nonsurgical offloading is the mainstay treatment for DFUs, but it has high […]

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Diagnostic Accuracy of Point-of-Care Fluorescence Imaging for the Detection of Bacterial Burden in Wounds: Results from the 350-Patient FLAAG Trial.

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High bacterial load contributes to chronicity of wounds and is diagnosed based on assessment of clinical signs and symptoms (CSS) of infection, but these characteristics are poor predictors of bacterial […]

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Putting the 2019 Nutrition Recommendations for Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment into Practice.

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To explore the changes in the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Treatment of […]

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Reliability and feasibility of registered nurses conducting web-based surgical site infection surveillance in the community: A prospective cohort study.

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Surgical site infections increase health care costs, morbidity, and mortality in 2% to 5% of surgical patients. Standardised post-surgical surveillance is rare in community settings, causing under-reporting and under-serving of […]

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Pathologic Scarring after Eyebrow Micropigmentation: A Case Report and Systematic Review.

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Skin tattooing and cosmetic eyebrow definition and reshaping (micropigmentation) have been growing exponentially in popularity. The pigment used in these procedures can activate the skin’s inflammatory response, promoting the formation […]

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Pre-Clinical Assessment of Single-Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy During In Vivo Porcine Wound Healing.

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Objective: Traditional negative pressure wound therapy systems can be large and cumbersome, limiting patient mobility and adversely affecting quality of life. PICO™, a no canister single-use system offers a lightweight, […]

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Prevention of Nasal Ala Pressure Injuries With Use of Hydroactive Dressings in Patients With Nasotracheal Intubation of Orthognathic Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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To compare a hydroactive dressing to an adhesive tape standard of care in the prevention of nasal ala pressure injuries associated with nasotracheal intubation during orthognathic surgery.Randomized controlled trial.The study […]

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An exploration of nursing home residents’ experiences of a non-powered static air mattress overlay to prevent pressure ulcers.

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Pressure ulcers are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue and are associated with a negative impact on well-being and health-related quality of life. This explorative, qualitative study aimed to […]

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Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Regenerative Medicine: State of Play, Current Clinical Trials, and Future Prospects.

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Significance: Wound healing is a complex process involving pain and inflammation, where innervation plays a central role. Managing wound healing and pain remains an important issue, especially in pathologies such […]

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The association between thrombotic and inflammatory biomarkers and lower-extremity peripheral artery disease.

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Lower-extremity peripheral artery disease (LEAD) is associated with increased rates of mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations among inflammatory and thrombotic markers and […]

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Effectiveness of implementation strategies for venous leg ulcer guidelines: A systematic review.

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The aim of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) is to improve patient care; however inconsistencies between recommended practice and what actually happens in clinical practice continues. Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs) have […]

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Neurosurgical Post-Operative Wound Infections: A retrospective study on surgical site infections for quality improvement.

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Despite efforts to maintain a meticulous aseptic environment, wound infection is one of the most common complications following surgery and may be related to dehiscence, haemorrhage, infection, and/or poor surgical […]

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Management of people with venous leg ulcers by Australian general practitioners: An analysis of the national patient-encounter data.

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Venous Leg Ulcers cost Australia’s healthcare system millions yearly, as they are underdiagnosed, and possibly undertreated. Most Venous Leg Ulcers are seen in general practice. However, it is currently unknown […]

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Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Pieper-Zulkowski Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test in Nursing Practice: A Cross-sectional Survey.

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To translate the Pieper-Zulkowski Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test into Chinese and analyze the internal consistency of the adapted questionnaire.The Pieper-Zulkowski Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test was translated into Chinese, and the […]

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Heel Pressure Injuries: Consensus-Based Recommendations for Assessment and Management.

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Significance: A systematic approach to develop experts-based recommendations could have a favorable impact on clinical problems characterized by scarce and low-quality evidence as heel pressure ulcers. Recent Advances: A systematic […]

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Risk and clinical impact of bacterial resistance/susceptibility to silver-based wound dressings: a systematic review.

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To perform a systematic review of the literature on bacterial resistance, tolerance and susceptibility of silver within the context of wound therapy using silver-based dressings.A literature search was carried out […]

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Association Between Uncemented vs Cemented Hemiarthroplasty and Revision Surgery Among Patients With Hip Fracture.

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Consensus guidelines and systematic reviews have suggested that cemented fixation is more effective than uncemented fixation in hemiarthroplasty for displaced femoral neck fractures. Given that these recommendations are based on […]

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Cocaine Use and Levamisole-Induced Vasculitis: A Multiple Case Study.

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Levamisole is an immunomodulatory medication previously used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and some types of cancers; it was banned for use in humans in 2000 owing to its harmful side […]

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