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Updated leg ulcer pathway: improving healing times and reducing costs

Prevalence of lower limb ulceration is reported at 1.5% of the UK's adult population (Guest et al, 2015), increasing to 3% for those over 80 years old (Gohel and Poskitt, 2010). It is estimated that...

Service improvement study to improve care for patients who developed a surgical site infection after discharge

An SSI is a wound infection that can develop after a surgical procedure (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 2019). Between 2013 and 2018 the incidence of SSIs following surgery...

A multicentre, observational evaluation of the product characteristics of two absorbent foam dressings

The skin or integumentary system is the largest organ in the body and comprises intricate and complex tissue that acts as a protective barrier between internal organs and the external environment....

NPWT: a gate of hope for patients with diabetic foot ulcers

A 51-year-old man with a history of 17 years of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes was referred to Imam Khomeini hospital in Urmia, West Azerbaijan Province, in 2018. He had a history of hepatitis B and...

Negative pressure wound therapy for skin graft closure in complex pilonidal disease

A 40-year-old man was referred by a district hospital for a consultation regarding plastic surgery at the authors' department for multiple fistulas at the sacrococcygeal region. The patient was a...

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