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The February edition of JWC features as its cover a narrative review from a neurological perspective of the management of scalp wounds. Hard-to-heal wounds are the focus of two papers: a double-blind trial compares an antimicrobial combination to standard of care in the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds, and the use of remote assessment and monitoring with advanced wound therapy to optimise clinical outcomes, access and resources for patients with hard-to-heal wounds is described. Malignant wound aetiology, diagnosis and management is the focus of a case series and literature review, and a retrospective study of consecutive patients examines the treatment of clinically uninfected diabetic foot ulcers, with and without antibiotics. The impact of haemoglobin A1c on wound infection in patients with diabetes with implanted synthetic graft was evaluated, and a cross-sectional study and random forest were used to assess pressure injury risk factors in adult orthopaedic surgical patients.
This issue also features the WUWHS Supplement which includes a study of the effect of prophylactic dressings in reducing pressure injuries using a polymer-based skin model; a description of the ability of sprayable hydroxypropyl chitin/collagen extract of Ampelopsis brevipedunculata hydrogel to accelerate wound healing; a case series investigating the role of medical-grade maggots in facilitating healing of diabetic foot ulcers; and a study of nutritional factors and pressure injury risk in hospitalised patients post-stroke.
In the Research Supplement (online only) this month, papers are present on: the therapeutic effect of concentrated growth factor gel on skin wounds with bone or tendon exposure; the healing effect of a mixture of Arnebia euchroma and animal fat on burn wounds in rats in comparison with sulfadiazine; the use of polyurethane foam dressing with non-adherent membrane to improve negative pressure wound therapy in pigs; a case report on complex decongestive therapy in hidradenitis suppurative-related genital lymphoedema; and a comparison of different concentrations of chlorhexidine-iodophor composite solution on human skin fibroblasts.