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Practice papers for June’s edition of JWC, cover a range of issues including: the prevalence and associated factors of skin tears in older adult residents of long-term care facilities; a randomised controlled, single-blinded phase III study on the use of hypericum and neem oil in dehisced post-surgical wounds; a comprehensive review of the management of chronic venous insufficiency; and the relationship between pressure ulcer risk and sarcopenia in patients with hip fractures. The cost-effectiveness of Debrichem in managing hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers in the UK, and the significant and rapid reduction of free endotoxin using a dialkylcarbamoyl chloride-coated wound dressing feature in two research papers. A systematic review describes the use of topical haemoglobin spray in hard-to-heal wound management. June’s supplement is from the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS), and presents a position statement by WUWHS on the ethical considerations for wound care research in humans and animals; a multicentre, prospective, comparative clinical trial on concurrent optical and magnetic stimulation therapy in patients with lower extremity hard-to-heal wounds; a discussion on the risk factors, prevention and management of sternal wound infections after sternotomy; and a study on the diagnostic methods and medical management used in leprosy ulcers, and the need for change.