ABPI reporting and compression recommendations in global clinical practice guidelines on venous leg ulcer management: A scoping review
Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for venous leg ulcer (VLU) management recommend below ‐knee compression to improve healing outcomes after calculating the ankle‐brachial pressure index (ABPI) to rule out significant arterial disease. This systematic scoping review aimed to complete a qualitative and quantitative content analysis of international CPGs for VLU management to determin e if consensus existed in relation to recommendations for compression application based on an ABPI reading and clinical assessment. Our review shows that there is a lack of consensus across 13 VLU CPGs and a lack of clear guidance in relat...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Carolina D. Weller, Victoria Team, John D. Ivory, Kimberley Crawford, Georgina Gethin Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Comparison of the efficacy and safety of povidone ‐iodine foam dressing (Betafoam), hydrocellular foam dressing (Allevyn), and petrolatum gauze for split‐thickness skin graft donor site dressing
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a povidone ‐iodine (PVP‐I) foam dressing (Betafoam) for donor site dressing versus a hydrocellular foam dressing (Allevyn) and petrolatum gauze. This prospective Phase 4 study was conducted between March 2016 and April 2017 at eight sites in Korea. A total of 106 consenting patients (aged ≥ 19 year s, scheduled for split‐thickness skin graft) were randomised 1:1:1 to PVP‐I foam, hydrocellular, or petrolatum gauze dressings for up to 28 days after donor site collection. We assessed time to complete epithelialisation, proportion with complete epit...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Chang Sik Pak, Dae Hwan Park, Tae Suk Oh, Won Jai Lee, Young Joon Jun, Kyung Ah Lee, Kap Sung Oh, Kyung Hee Kwak, Jong Won Rhie Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Carboxytherapy: Controls the inflammation and enhances the production of fibronectin on wound healing under venous insufficiency
To examine the influence of carboxytherapy on wound healing under venous insufficiency, full ‐thickness excisional wounds were created onWistar rats. We used three groups with 32 rats each: Group (I): daily cleaning with 0.9% saline solution; Group Sulfadiazine (II): 1% silver sulfadiazine; and Carboxytherapy (III): subcutaneous application of 0.3 mL of carbon dioxide. The predetermined periods of analysis were the 3rd, 7th, 14th, and 30th day. The slides were stained with haematoxylin and eosin and Picrosirius red and submitted for immunohistochemistry. Groups II and III presented a statistically significant decrease in...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Themis M. M. Brochado, Laynna de Carvalho Schweich, Naudimar Di Pietro Sim ões, Rodrigo J. Oliveira, Andréia C. M. B. Antoniolli‐Silva Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The use of fat grafting and platelet ‐rich plasma for wound healing: A review of the current evidence
Fat grafting is becoming a common procedure in regenerative medicine because of its high content of growth factors and adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) and the ease of harvest, safety, and low cost. The high concentration of ADSCs found in fat has the potential to differentiate into a wide range of wound ‐healing cells including fibroblasts and keratinocytes as well as demonstrating proangiogenic qualities. This suggests that fat could play an important role in wound healing. However retention rates of fat grafts are highly variable due in part to inconsistent vascularisation of the transplanted f at. Furthermore, cond...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Oliver J. Smith, Gavin Jell, Ash Mosahebi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Wound ‐healing effect of adipose stem cell‐derived extracellular matrix sheet on full‐thickness skin defect rat model: Histological and immunohistochemical study
The potential use of extracellular matrix (ECM) as a source of wound dressing material has recently received much attention. The ECM is an intricate network of various combinations of elastin, collagens, laminin, fibronectin, and proteoglycans that play a key role in stimulating cell proliferation and differentiation. We evaluated the efficacy of an ECM sheet derived from human adipose tissue as a wound dressing material to enhance healing. We prepared a novel porous ECM sheet dressing scaffold from human adipose tissue. in vitro analysis of the ECM sheets showed efficient decellularisation; absence of immunostimulatory co...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Yoon J. Lee, Seung E. Baek, Sujin Lee, Yong W. Cho, Yeon J. Jeong, Ki J. Kim, Young J. Jun, Jong W. Rhie Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Using a muscle pump activator device to stimulate healing for non ‐healing lower leg wounds in long‐term care residents
The objective of this LTC Innovation pilot was to test the value of a promising new neuromuscular stimulation device in elevating the experience and satisfa ction of the residents, engaging and empowering the nursing staff, and improving healing and/or reducing costs. Small, wireless, and worn at the knee, this muscle pump activator is self‐contained, wearable, and battery‐powered to increase lower‐leg blood circulation (up to 60% of that achieved by walking). It has no wires, weighs just 10 g, and is easy to use. Nurses in four LTC homes identified residents with non‐healing lower leg wounds. Consent was obtained,...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Connie Harris, Dorace Ramage, Azi Boloorchi, Lisa Vaughan, Gabriella Kuilder Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Management of sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease
The ideal treatment for patients who suffer from pilonidal sinus disease should lead to a cure with a rapid recovery period allowing a return to normal daily activities, with a low level of associated morbidity. A variety of different surgical techniques have been described for the primary treatment of pilonidal sinus disease and current practice remains variable and contentious. Whilst some management options have improved outcomes for some patients, the complications of surgery, particularly related to wound healing, often remain worse than the primary disease. This clinical review aims to provide an update on the manage...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Rhiannon L. Harries, Abdullah Al ‐Qallaf, Jared Torkington, Keith G. Harding Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Nutritional management of older hospitalised patients with pressure injuries
This cross ‐sectional, multicentre study was conducted in hospitals to investigate nutritional interventions conducted in patients aged 70 years or older with (risk of) pressure injuries. A total of 1412 patients from 33 hospitals with 208 wards participated in the study. A standardised questionnaire was use d to collect demographic data and data on care dependency, malnutrition risk, risk for/prevalence of pressure injuries, and nutritional interventions. Data analyses were conducted by using descriptive statistics, chi‐square tests, or independent t‐tests. According to the Braden Scale, 678 (48.0% ) of the patients...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Doris Eglseer, Manuela H ödl, Christa Lohrmann Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Use of platelet ‐rich plasma to facilitate wound healing
Platelet ‐rich plasma (PRP) is widely used nowadays in different fields of medicine, affecting physiological processes including tissue regeneration. The use of PRP in maxillofacial surgical interventions and its efficiency in the improvement of postoperative wound healing were analysed. Patients undergoin g plastic and reconstructive surgeries in the maxillofacial region were recruited: 50 patients were enrolled into a control group (received no PPRP injection) and 50 patients were enrolled into a treatment group, where PRP was applied during the surgical procedure. Evaluation of treatment outcomes w as carried out by d...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Yuliya Menchisheva, Ulmeken Mirzakulova, Rudolf Yui Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The clinical dynamic changes of macrophage phenotype and function in different stages of human wound healing and hypertrophic scar formation
The pathogenesis of hypertrophic scar (HS) is still poorly understood. Macrophages, especially the polarisation of that to M1 or M2, play a pivotal role in control of the degree of scar formation. Profiling of macrophage phenotypes in human specimens during long ‐term period of wound healing and HS formation may provide valuable clinical evidence for understanding the pathology of human scars. Human wound and HS specimens were collected, the macrophage phenotype was identified by immunofluorescence, and biomarkers and cytokines associated with M1 and M2 m acrophages were detected by RT‐PCR. The correlation between the ...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Lin Chen, Jianzhang Wang, Shengxu Li, Zhou Yu, Bei Liu, Baoqiang Song, Yingjun Su Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Comparative study on the donor site aesthetic outcome between epidermal graft and split ‐thickness skin graft
Donor site aesthetic outcomes of epidermal graft (EG) vs split ‐thickness skin graft (SSG) have yet to be objectively compared. Here, we evaluate donor site healing using a validated scar assessment tool and digital colorimetric technique, which compares colour in a consistent and objective manner. Ten patients (SSG (n = 5) and EG (n = 5)) were included. Donor site scarring was evaluated using the Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS) at Week 6 and Month 3. Colorimetric measurement was performed at Weeks 3 and 6 and Month 3. The mean donor site healing time for EG was significantly shorter (EG: 4.6 days (95% c.i. 3.8...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Muholan Kanapathy, Afshin Mosahebi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

“Pikachu‐shaped” flap for extramammary Paget's disease
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - November 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Chan Woo Kim, Tae Hwan Park Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Health benefits of an innovative model of care for chronic wounds patients in Queensland
Wound management in Australia suffers from a lack of adequate coordination and communication between sectors that impacts patient outcomes and costs. Wound Innovations is a specialist service comprising of a transdisciplinary team that aims to streamline and improve patient care and outcomes. We compared patient experiences and outcomes prior to accessing this specialist service, and the 3 months following their enrolment at the clinic. Information on patient experiences, wound history, and outcomes was collected through interviews and a review of medical records for the 12  months prior to enrolment at the clinic. ...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ruth Tulleners, David Brain, Xing Lee, Qinglu Cheng, Nicholas Graves, Rosana E. Pacella Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Calendar
International Wound Journal, Volume 15, Issue 6, Page 1053-1053, December 2018. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - November 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: CALENDAR OF EVENTS Source Type: research

Issue Information
International Wound Journal, Volume 15, Issue 6, Page 857-860, December 2018. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - November 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Can health care catch up with technology
International Wound Journal, Volume 15, Issue 6, Page 861-861, December 2018. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - November 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Douglas Queen, Keith Harding Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

News and views
International Wound Journal, Volume 15, Issue 6, Page 862-865, December 2018. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - November 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: NEWS Source Type: research

Independent risk factors for pressure ulcer development in a high ‐risk nursing home population receiving evidence‐based pressure ulcer prevention: Results from a study in 26 nursing homes in Belgium
This study was part of a randomised controlled trial examining the (cost‐)effectiveness of static air support surfaces compared with alternating pressure air mattresses. The sample consisted of 308 residents at a high risk o f PU development (presence of non‐blanchable erythema, Braden score ≤ 12 or Braden subscale “mobility” ≤ 2). PU incidence was monitored for 14 days. Demographic variables; functional, physical, and psychological characteristics; and data on skin assessment were collected. Indepen dent risk factors were identified using multiple logistic regressio...
Source: International Wound Journal - November 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Charlotte Anrys, Hanne Van Tiggelen, Sofie Verhaeghe, Ann Van Hecke, Dimitri Beeckman Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Overview of psychosocial problems in individuals with stoma: A review of literature
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - November 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sultan Ayaz ‐Alkaya Source Type: research

Melanoma arising in a chronic pressure ulcer
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - November 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Osman Kelahmetoglu, Fatma Pelin Cengiz, Pelin Yildiz, Ethem Guneren Source Type: research

Perceptions and experiences of diabetic foot ulceration and foot care in people with diabetes: A qualitative meta ‐synthesis
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - November 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Laura Coffey, Conor Mahon, Pamela Gallagher Source Type: research

Marjolin's ulcer in a paraplegic man: A further example of the immunocompromised district
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - November 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Claudio Marasca, Maria C. Annunziata, Mariateresa Cantelli, Dario Marasca, Gabriella Fabbrocini Source Type: research

Non ‐uraemic calciphylaxis successfully treated with pamidronate infusion
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - November 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: David H. Truong, Marcus M. Riedhammer, Kathya Zinszer Source Type: research

Wound management: Investigating the interprofessional decision ‐making process
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - November 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Corey Heerschap, Andrew Nicholas, Meredith Whitehead Source Type: research

Epidemiology of venous leg ulcers in primary health care: Incidence and prevalence in a health centre —A time series study (2010‐2014)
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - November 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Miriam Berenguer P érez, Pablo López‐Casanova, Raquel Sarabia Lavín, Héctor González de la Torre, José Verdú‐Soriano Source Type: research

Methylene blue staining: A novel application to identify the damaged tissues on the surface of pressure ulcers
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Chao Lian, Jun ‐Zhe Zhang, Yan‐Ran Li, Hai‐Li Liu, Xiao‐Jun Liu, Xue‐Lei Li Source Type: research

Acute otitis externa because of negative pressure wound therapy applied over the head and ear canal for scalping treatment
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: J úlio C. D. Castro, Pedro S. Coltro, João L. G. Jorge, Jayme A. Farina Junior Source Type: research

Late ‐onset extensive haematoma mimicking cellulitis
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Yoo S. Baek, Jin Y. Song, Kyung M. Jeong, Jiehyun Jeon Source Type: research

Towards algorithm ‐enabled home wound monitoring with smartphone photography: A hue‐saturation‐value colour space thresholding technique for wound content tracking
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Runjie B. Shi, Jimmy Qiu, Vincent Maida Source Type: research

What is the optimal treatment time for larval therapy? A study on incubation time and tissue debridement by bagged maggots of the greenbottle fly, Lucilia sericata
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Michael R. Wilson, Yamni Nigam, John Knight, David I. Pritchard Source Type: research

Two cases of pressure ulcers related to acute calcium pyrophosphate crystal arthritis: A new concept of “disease‐specific unexpected external forces”
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Fumihiro Mizokami, Yoshiko Takahashi, Zenzo Isogai Source Type: research

Comparison of perfusion values after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty according to the severity of ischaemia in the diabetic foot
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sik Namgoong, Jong ‐Phil Yang, Ki‐Hyun Yoo, Seung‐Kyu Han, Seung‐Woon Rha, Ye‐Na Lee Source Type: research

Effects and safety of atmospheric low ‐temperature plasma on bacterial reduction in chronic wounds and wound size reduction: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ojan Assadian, Karen J. Ousey, George Daeschlein, Axel Kramer, Christina Parker, Judith Tanner, David J. Leaper Source Type: research

Experience with gluteal V ‐Y fasciocutaneous advancement flaps in vulvar reconstruction after oncological resection and a modification to the marking: Playing with tension lines
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Alessandra Fin, Emanuele Rampino Cordaro, Gianni F. Guarneri, Susanna Revesz, Michele Vanin, Pier C. Parodi Source Type: research

An inexpensive method of negative pressure wound therapy for extremities
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Sri Vengadesh Gopal, Ashley Solomon Source Type: research

A prediction tool for hospital ‐acquired pressure ulcers among surgical patients: Surgical pressure ulcer risk score
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Fazila Aloweni, Shin Yuh Ang, Stephanie Fook ‐Chong, Nurliyana Agus, Patricia Yong, Meh Meh Goh, Lisa Tucker‐Kellogg, Rick Chai Soh Source Type: research

Measuring costs and quality of life for venous leg ulcers
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Louise Barnsbee, Qinglu Cheng, Ruth Tulleners, Xing Lee, David Brain, Rosana Pacella Source Type: research

Characterisation of impaired wound healing in a preclinical model of induced diabetes using wide ‐field imaging and conventional immunohistochemistry assays
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Mayer Saidian, Jonathan R.T. Lakey, Adrien Ponticorvo, Rebecca Rowland, Melissa Baldado, Joshua Williams, Maaikee Pronda, Michael Alexander, Antonio Flores, Li Shiri, Stellar Zhang, Bernard Choi, Roni Kohen, Bruce J. Tromberg, Anthony J. Dur Source Type: research

Pressure injury prevention and management practices among nurses: A realist case study
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - October 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Charlene Si Min Teo, Cynthia Allyssa Claire, Violeta Lopez, Shefaly Shorey Source Type: research

Chronic wounds in Australia: A systematic review of key epidemiological and clinical parameters
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - September 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Laura McCosker, Ruth Tulleners, Qinglu Cheng, Stefan Rohmer, Tamzin Pacella, Nick Graves, Rosana Pacella Source Type: research

Pressure ulcers in cardiac surgery: Few clinical studies, difficult risk assessment, and profound clinical implications
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - September 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Camilla Chello, Mario Lusini, Davide Schilir ò, Salvatore Matteo Greco, Raffaele Barbato, Antonio Nenna Source Type: research

Relationship between depression scores and degree of skin perspiration: A novel cross ‐sectional study
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - September 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Daniel L ópez‐López, Ricardo Becerro‐de‐Bengoa‐Vallejo, Marta Elena Losa‐Iglesias, David Rodríguez‐Sanz, Patricia Palomo‐López, César Calvo‐Lobo Source Type: research

The neurosurgical wound and factors that can affect cosmetic, functional, and neurological outcomes
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - September 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: James A. D. Berry, Dan E. Miulli, Benjamin Lam, Christopher Elia, Julia Minasian, Stacey Podkovik, Margaret R. S. Wacker Source Type: research

A multicentre prospective randomised controlled comparative parallel study of dehydrated human umbilical cord (EpiCord) allograft for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - September 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: William Tettelbach, Shawn Cazzell, Felix Sigal, Joseph M. Caporusso, Patrick S. Agnew, Jason Hanft, Cyaandi Dove Source Type: research

Varicella zoster reactivation immediately following keystone flap reconstruction of a radiated back wound
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - September 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Chan Woo Kim , Jeong Hyun Kim , Jang Won Lee , Tae Hwan Park Source Type: research

Idea and innovation: Secure fixation between dermis and periosteum using perforator flap to prevent recurrence of pilonidal sinus disease
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - September 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Li ‐Ying Liao , Tzong‐Shiun Li , Hung Chi Chen Source Type: research

Beyond 2D: 3D bioprinting for skin regeneration
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - September 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Rui Wang , Yihui Wang , Bin Yao , Tian Hu , Zhao Li , Sha Huang , Xiaobing Fu Source Type: research

The direct cost of pressure injuries in an Australian residential aged care setting
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - September 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Lauren Wilson , Suzanne Kapp , Nick Santamaria Source Type: research

Epidemiological study of burn patients hospitalised at a burns centre, Manipal
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - September 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Thittamaranahalli Muguregowda Honnegowda , Pramod Kumar , Padmanabha Udupa , Pragna Rao Source Type: research

Calendar
International Wound Journal,Volume 15, Issue 5, Page 853-853, October 2018. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - September 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research