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
In this practice-packed edition of JWC, the impact of a novel hidradenitis suppurativa-specific wound dressing system on patient quality of life and dressing-related pain is evaluated in a pilot study; and the preliminary results of a study assessing the efficacy of St John’s wort oil macerates on intractable skin lesions of patients with idiopathic granulomatous mastitis are presented.
Case series include: the use of maggot debridement therapy and complementary wound care in Nigeria; the impact of a novel synthetic nanofibre matrix to treat hard-to-heal wounds; and the multidisciplinary management of a complex abdominal wound post necrotising fasciitis.
The management of ulcers feature in a number of papers, including: the management of diabetic ulcers of the dorsum of the foot and distal leg ulcers; the effectiveness of silver dressings in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is the focus of a systematic review and meta-analysis; a narrative review summarises the evidence of the non-surgical treatment of arterial leg ulcers; and a descriptive analysis and comparison examines the complications related to DFU and associated social vulnerability factors at a referral centre in Brazil.
A wound alkalinity measurement to predict non-healing wound outcomes is described, as is the clinical application of polylactic acid/gelatin nanofibre membrane in hard-to-heal lower extremity venous ulcers, and the antibacterial and antibiofilm activity of Granudacyn in vitro in a 3D collagen wound infection model is evaluated.