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In this final edition of 2023, our cover story examines the antimicrobial effects of a borate-based bioactive glass wound matrix on wound-relevant pathogens. The efficacy and safety of autologous platelet-rich plasma for diabetic foot ulcers is the focus of a systematic review and meta-analysis. A case series describes the continuum of care in hard-to-heal wounds in which copper dressings were applied, and a single-centre retrospective study examines the clinical characteristics of Martorell hypertensive ischaemic leg ulcer. The impact of comorbidities on mortality in patients with non-traumatic major lower extremity amputation were evaluated, and a prospective study evaluates the impact of Corynebacterium striatium on hard-to-heal peripheral wounds.
The WUWHS supplement edition features a retrospective study on the epidemiology of alcohol burns at a major burn centre in North China; an evaluation of the use of policresulen to treat hypergranulation tissue around drainage tubes; a multicentre study on the management of diabetic foot ulcers using topical probiotics in a soybean-based concentrate; and the wound healing efficacy of a polymeric spray film solution containing Centella asiatica leaf extract on acute wounds is discussed.