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Chronic wound exudate is associated with stalled or delayed healing. Excess amounts will break down healthy tissue, increasing the production of slough and necrotic tissue. This will also create an ideal environment for microbial proliferation and place the surrounding skin at risk of maceration. It is vital, therefore, to select an absorbent dressing that can retain excessive exudate. This article describes how to achieve this. It introduces an absorbent dressing, Aquacel Foam, which not only retains exudate, but can also help remove devitalised tissue and promote healing.
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Name: Journal of wound care
To evaluate the impact of the specially designed medical dressing screen during wound dressing changes for children aged 1-3 who experienced a burn on their hand or foot.
Dressing is an essential element of standard wound care. The main purpose of wound dressing is: a) provide a temporary protective physical barrier, b) absorb wound drainage, and c) provide the moistur...
Hard-to-heal wounds such as leg (LU) or diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are slow healing, have a high recurrence rate and are associated with infection, smell and exudate. Current therapeutic approaches ar...
An attempt was made to formulate moxifloxacin loaded alginate beads incorporated into spongy wound dressing to heal chronic wounds as well as to reduce frequency of painful dressing change. Moxifloxac...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a bioelectric wound dressing, a silver-coated dressing, or a silver-foam dressing are effective in the treatment of wounds resulting from ...
This study will look at whether ELECT, a new adhesive foam dressing, can offer an alternative to traditional wound care methods. Patients will be treated with ELECT for 14 days. Data rela...
The study is a prospective randomised, controlled study of 136 patients undergoing vascular surgery. Their closed wounds were covered with either aquacel, a hydrofiber dressing, or a tradi...
A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial (RCT) using a cross-over (repeated measures) design to evaluate safety and efficacy of three foam wound dressings in the local manageme...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of treatment with hydrofibre dressing in comparison with the efficacy of standard dressing in terms of prevalence of surgical site inf...
The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.
The occupation concerned with the cutting and dressing of the hair of customers and, of men, the shaving and trimming of the beard and mustache. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.
Disorder characterized by recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving cross-dressing in a heterosexual male. The fantasies, urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other areas of functioning. (from APA, DSM-IV, 1994)
A group of cognitive disorders characterized by the inability to perform previously learned skills that cannot be attributed to deficits of motor or sensory function. The two major subtypes of this condition are ideomotor (see APRAXIA, IDEOMOTOR) and ideational apraxia, which refers to loss of the ability to mentally formulate the processes involved with performing an action. For example, dressing apraxia may result from an inability to mentally formulate the act of placing clothes on the body. Apraxias are generally associated with lesions of the dominant PARIETAL LOBE and supramarginal gyrus. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp56-7)
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine are whole medical systems that did not fit with conventional medicine as they have completely different philosophies and ideas on the causes of disease, methods of diagnosis and approaches to treatment. Although often overlapping, co...