The Journal of Wound Care provides the latest evidence-based information and best practice procedures. Keep up-to-date on all aspects of wound care, including the prevention and treatment of wounds and associated skin conditions. All articles are peer-reviewed by an expert panel of advisors and reviewers, and include the latest state-of-the-art research and clinical practice articles. Subscribe now to make sure you receive the latest issue in newsstand as soon as it is published
In this first edition of 2023, our cover paper focuses on understanding the mechanisms of spontaneous and skin-grafted wound repair and the path to engineered skin grafts. The anti-inflammatory and collagenation effects of zinc oxide-based nanocomposites biosynthesised with Mentha longifolia leaf extract are examined, and a retrospective study examines stomal and peristomal complications management. A clinical observational study investigates the incidence and risk factors of pressure ulcers in hospital patients. The term ‘granulitis’ is proposed to define a common, biofilm-induced hyperinflammatory wound pathology, and a narrative review presents evidence for the use of polyhexamethylene biguanide and its antimicrobial role in wound healing. In the special ISWCAP supplement, a non-systematic review assesses the evidence to determine if prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy allows for the prevention of surgical site infections in abdominal surgery. Surgical wound care preferences and priorities from the perspectives of patients is the focus of a qualitative analysis, and a report of a rare laser complication and successful management of an extensive severe intraorbital arteriovenous malformation is presented. A cross-sectional study assesses nurses’ clinical knowledge and practices in the management of acute wounds in four large hospitals in Saudi Arabia.