Utility of perioperative skin perfusion pressure measurement for treatment of ulcers caused by arteriovenous access ischaemic steal
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - January 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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International Wound Journal, Ahead of Print. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - January 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Metataxonomic approach to decipher the polymicrobial burden in diabetic foot ulcer and its biofilm mode of infection
Chronic diabetic foot is a global burden affecting millions of people, and the chronicity of an ulcer is directly linked to the diverse bacterial burden and its biofilm mode of infection. The bacterial diversity of 100 chronic diabetic ulcer samples was profiled via traditional culturing method as well as metagenomic approach by sequencing the 16S rRNA V3 hyper‐variable region on Illumina Miseq Platform (Illumina, Inc., San Diego, CA). All the relevant clinical metadata, including duration of diabetes, grade of ulcer, presence of neuropathy, and glycaemic level, were noted and correlated with the microbiota. The occurren...
Source: International Wound Journal - January 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Karthika Suryaletha, Joby John, Megha Periyappilly Radhakrishnan, Sanil George, Sabu Thomas Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Trichloroacetic acid (80%) as a chemical debridement method for chronic venous leg ulcers —A pilot study
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - January 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

The effect of 22.5 kHz low ‐frequency contact ultrasound debridement (LFCUD) on lower extremity wound healing for a vascular surgery population: A randomised controlled trial
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - January 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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International Wound Journal, Ahead of Print. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - January 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

The effect of 22.5 kHz low ‐frequency contact ultrasound debridement (LFCUD) on lower extremity wound healing for a vascular surgery population: A randomised controlled trial
This study was a randomised controlled trial. The study was conducted in a vascular surgery service, including outpatient wound clinic and inpatient ward, in a tertiary care academic centre. In total, 70 patients with vasculopathy and lower‐extremity wounds of mixed aetiology were enrolled in the trial; 68 completed the study. Patients were randomised to receive LFCUD plus usual care (n = 33) or usual care (n = 37) at 4 weekly visits, and were followed thereafter for up to 12 wk. The main outcome measures included closed wounds, change in wound surface area (WSA), and wound appearance b...
Source: International Wound Journal - January 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Christine Anne Murphy, Pamela Houghton, Tim Brandys, Gregory Rose, Dianne Bryant Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Topical oxygen therapy & micro/nanobubbles: a new modality for tissue oxygen delivery
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - January 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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International Wound Journal, Ahead of Print. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - January 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Effectiveness of using a new polyurethane foam multi ‐layer dressing in the sacral area to prevent the onset of pressure ulcer in the elderly with hip fractures: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - January 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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International Wound Journal, Ahead of Print. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - January 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Perceptions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy among podiatrists practicing in high ‐risk foot clinics
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - January 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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International Wound Journal, Ahead of Print. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - January 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Comparing the effects of 3 different pressure ulcer prevention support surfaces on the structure and function of heel and sacral skin: An exploratory cross ‐over trial
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 26, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Predicting delayed healing: The diagnostic accuracy of a venous leg ulcer risk assessment tool
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 26, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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International Wound Journal, Ahead of Print. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 26, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Predicting delayed healing: The diagnostic accuracy of a venous leg ulcer risk assessment tool
The aim of this study was to validate a newly developed tool that can predict the risk of failure to heal of a venous leg ulcer in 24 weeks. The risk assessment tool was validated, and performance of the tool was assessed using Area Under the Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve (AUC) analysis. Retrospective and prospective validation was conducted through multi‐site, longitudinal studies. In the retrospective study (n = 318), 30% of ulcers did not heal within 24 weeks, with the tool demonstrating an AUC of 0.80 (95% CI, 0.68‐0.93, P 
Source: International Wound Journal - December 26, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Helen E Edwards, Christina N Parker, Charne Miller, Michelle Gibb, Suzanne Kapp, Rajna Ogrin, Jacinta Anderson, Kerrie Coleman, Dianne Smith, Kathleen J Finlayson Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Pseudomonas infection following total contact cast application
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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International Wound Journal, Ahead of Print. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pseudomonas infection following total contact cast application
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Source: International Wound Journal - December 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Ay şegül Ercengiz, Zehra Y Mutlu, Mesut Mutluoğlu Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

The sausage toe as a sign of diabetic foot osteomyelitis
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pressure injury identification, measurement, coding, and reporting: Key challenges and opportunities
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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International Wound Journal, Ahead of Print. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pressure injury identification, measurement, coding, and reporting: Key challenges and opportunities
Pressure injury (PI) rates are a commonly used indicator of performance of health care facilities, both in acute and subacute settings. However, measuring PI rates in an accurate and reproducible fashion has been challenging. The consequences of poor measurement may include failure to identify poorly performing institutions or incorrect accusations of poor quality care. In this article, we describe the main challenges in identification, coding, and reporting of PIs. Issues include inconsistent identification of PIs at the time of admission, variations in the intensity of PI detection, and differing approaches to coding and...
Source: International Wound Journal - December 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Carolina D Weller, Esther R Gershenzon, Sue M Evans, Victoria Team, John J McNeil Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Changing the way we think about wounds: A challenge for 21st century medical practice
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Factors associated with physical activity levels in people with venous leg ulcers: A multicentre, prospective, cohort study
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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International Wound Journal, Ahead of Print. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Factors associated with physical activity levels in people with venous leg ulcers: A multicentre, prospective, cohort study
Increasing levels of physical activity among people with venous leg ulcers (VLUs) can potentially reduce the health cost burden, improve functional aspects of patients’ lives and increase ulcer healing rates. The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with physical activity levels in patients with VLUs. Data from 2016 to 2017 Aspirin for Venous Leg Ulcer cohort study were analysed for the present study. Ninety participants were recruited from 5 outpatient specialist wound clinics across Victoria, Australia between August 2016 and April 2017. There was a statistically significant association between d...
Source: International Wound Journal - December 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Daisy Smith, Victoria Team, Georgina Barber, Jane O'Brien, Karen Wynter, Rosemary McGinnes, Ellie Tsiamis, Carolina D Weller Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

An uncommon localization of black heels in a free climbing instructor
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A web ‐based survey to identify current practice in skeletal pin site management
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Subepidermal moisture detection of heel pressure injury: The pressure ulcer detection study outcomes
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Identifying risk factors associated with infection in patients with chronic leg ulcers
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Effects of ambient conditions on the risk of pressure injuries in bedridden patients —multi‐physics modelling of microclimate
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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International Wound Journal, Ahead of Print. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Identifying risk factors associated with infection in patients with chronic leg ulcers
Leg ulcers are hard to heal. Infection causes delayed healing, negatively impacting patients’ quality of life, the healthcare system, and society. Early recognition of patients at high risk of infection is essential to prevent complications and reduce negative impacts. However, at present, factors associated with infection in this population are not yet clearly understood. The study aimed to identify factors that were significantly associated with infection in chronic leg ulcers. A sample of 561 patients with chronic leg ulcers, who were previously recruited at outpatient clinics and community settings within Austral...
Source: International Wound Journal - December 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Ut T Bui, Helen Edwards, Kathleen Finlayson Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Effects of ambient conditions on the risk of pressure injuries in bedridden patients —multi‐physics modelling of microclimate
In this study, we incorporated these microclimate factors into a novel, 3‐dimensional multi‐physics coupled model of the human buttocks, which simultaneously determines the biothermal and biomechanical behaviours of the buttocks in supine lying on different support surfaces. We compared 3 simulated thermally controlled mattresses with 2 reference foam mattresses. A tissue damage score was numerically calculated in a relevant volume of the model, and the cooling effect of each 1°C decrease of tissue temperature was deduced. Damage scores of tissues were substantially lower for the non‐foam mattresses compared with...
Source: International Wound Journal - December 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Tal Zeevi, Ayelet Levy, Neima Brauner, Amit Gefen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Subepidermal moisture detection of heel pressure injury: The pressure ulcer detection study outcomes
We examined subepidermal moisture (SEM) and visual skin assessment of heel pressure injury (PrI) among 417 nursing home residents in 19 facilities over 16 weeks. Participants were older (mean age 77 years), 58% were female, over half were ethnic minorities (29% African American, 12% Asian American, 21% Hispanic), and at risk for PrI (mean Braden Scale Risk score = 15.6). Blinded concurrent visual assessments and SEM measurements were obtained at heels weekly. Visual skin damage was categorised as normal, erythema, stage 1 PrI, deep tissue injury (DTI) or stage 2 or greater PrI. PrI incidence was...
Source: International Wound Journal - December 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Barbara M Bates ‐Jensen, Heather E McCreath, Gojiro Nakagami, Anabel Patlan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

An uncommon localization of black heels in a free climbing instructor
Black heels, also known as talon noir or calcaneal petechiae, are asymptomatic superficial cutaneous haemorrhages of the feet, mostly seen as post‐traumatic lesions in young athletic individuals who practice sports such as tennis, football, or gymnastics. Here, we present a case of black heels in a young male rock climber. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Antonella Tammaro, Francesca Magri, Elisa Moliterni, Francesca Romana Parisella, Matteo Mondello, Severino Persechino Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

A 2000 patient retrospective assessment of a new strategy for burn wound management in view of infection prevention and treatment
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 15, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Turning frequency in adult bedridden patients to prevent hospital ‐acquired pressure ulcer: A scoping review
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 15, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Health ‐related quality of life and patient burden in patients with split‐thickness skin graft donor site wounds
International Wound Journal, EarlyView. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 15, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research