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
The cover feature in this penultimate edition of JWC for 2023 assesses the efficacy of blue light photobiomodulation on reactivating wound healing in lower limb wounds not responding to standard treatment. Medicare data features in two papers: one examining the treatment patterns and outcomes of Medicare enrolees who developed venous leg ulcers, the other examines the challenges impacting the sustainability of Medicare-funded wound care pricing. The role of community pharmacy in wound care is the focus of a scoping review, and a quality improvement project looking at ways of enabling community nurses to implement holistic wound care is described. Findings from a study on the use of an oxygen-releasing agent in wound healing in rats are also shared.
November’s edition also includes the WUWHS supplement. This edition features a prospective study on skin and soft tissue infections; an evaluation of the effect of 500mg/kg hydroalcoholic extract of Trigonella foenum-graecum leaves on wound healing in diabetic rats; and a study of patients with suspected difficult-to-treat wounds with a high risk of infection treated with conventional negative pressure wound therapy and continuous administration of 1200μg/ml of gentamicin solution to the wound.