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Avanced wound care

Tanya Brandon
Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) imparts a number of clinical effects that promote a healing response and, as such, is a well-established means of treating a variety of wound types. Historically, the technique has been primarily used in the hospital setting; however, the introduction of more portable devices has led to an increase in the use of NPWT in the homecare setting, thereby facilitating early discharge of patients from hospital and continuity of care in the community. Portable NPWT devices also have the potential to impact positively on patients' quality of life, allowing increased mobility and freedom to undertake normal activities of daily living...
January 22, 2015: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Michelle Porter
Over the past two decades, topical negative pressure wound therapy has gained wide acceptance as a genuine strategy in the treatment algorithm for a wide variety of acute and chronic wounds (Bovill et al, 2008) and over 1000 peer-reviewed publications describing the clinical efficacy and safety of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for all wound types have been published over this period (Vig et al, 2011). Wound care and learning disabilities are very rarely discussed as joint issues. This case study aims to highlight the successful use of topical NPWT on a patient with moderate learning disabilities and examines how wound management should be individualised to meet the needs of the patient...
October 24, 2013: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Andrew J A Holland, Diane Ward, Bree Farrell
The objective of this study was to determine the impact of burn wound dressings on Laser Doppler imaging assessment of a cutaneous injury model. A healthy volunteer was subjected to a standardized mechanical stimulus to produce a triple response. This was scanned under ideal conditions using the moor LDI2 before and after application of the following dressings: GLAD Wrap , Bactigras, Hypafix, Omiderm, DuoDERM, Acticoat, and Avance. The triple response was readily and consistently detected on the LDI blood flow image...
November 2007: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
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