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In this edition of JWC, we present two systematic reviews: one examining the performance of portable objective wound assessment tools, the second considers the role of proinflammatory cytokines in the detection of early pressure ulcer (PU) development. PUs also feature in a study of single-session repair of multiple PUs in non-ambulatory patients.
Wound dressings are the focus of two papers: one examining a five-layer hydrocellular polyurethane foam dressing across wound care settings in southern Europe; the other evaluating the use of octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive wound dressing in circumcision healing. A prospective interventional study focuses on the use of topical oxygen therapy in acute traumatic musculoskeletal wounds of the foot and ankle.
A prospective cohort study compares the use of staples versus sutures in wound closure in hip and knee arthroplasty. Negative pressure sealing drainage with antibiotic bone cement in the treatment of skin and soft tissue defects in the older population with bone exposure is evaluated, and the quality of life of patients with venous leg ulcers treated by a one-stop clinic is the focus of an exploratory study.
In the first edition of the North American Supplement of 2023, we present a review of hyperbaric and topical oxygen therapies in thermal burn wound healing; a case series examining the use of autologous whole blood clot in the treatment of complex surgical wounds; a case study of a crush injury with significant soft tissue loss managed utilising biological and dynamic tissue systems; and an open-label prospective clinical study on the use of fetal bovine dermal repair scaffold in diabetic foot ulcers with recidivism.